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Hollywood produces some of America's most successful cultural exports. Are you a real movie buff? Test your knowledge of the silver screen with our 50-question mega quiz.

What 1990 box-office flop was the first film to pair Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan?

Sleepless in Seattle

 

You've Got Mail

 

Joe Versus the Volcano

 

City of Angels

 

In real life as in the 1969 film, in what landlocked country were the bank robbers Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid believed to have been killed?

Bolivia

 

Paraguay

 

Kyrgyzstan

 

Austria

 

What was the most recent film to win Academy Awards for both Best Actor and Best Actress?

The Silence of the Lambs

 

American Beauty

 

Forrest Gump

 

As Good as It Gets

 

The sudden popularity of the name "Jennifer" in the 1970s is often attributed to the character Jennifer Cavelleri from what 1970 film and novel?

Airport

 

Love Story

 

Ryan's Daughter

 

MASH

 

What American playwright wrote screenplays for the films Ronin, Wag the Dog, The Spanish Prisoner, and Glengarry Glenn Ross?

Neil Simon

 

David Mamet

 

Neil LaBute

 

William Goldman

 

The 1995 comedy "Clueless," is a loose adaptation of what 1815 Jane Austen novel?

Pride and Prejudice

 

Sense and Sensibility

 

Emma

 

Mansfield Park

 

Who is the only person ever to be nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Original Screenplay, all for the same film?

Clint Eastwood

 

Woody Allen

 

Kenneth Branagh

 

Orson Welles

 

What 1985 film, which was based on a children's fantasy series by American author Lloyd Alexander, was the first Disney animated film to earn a PG rating?

The Sword in the Stone

 

The Great Mouse Detective

 

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

 

The Black Cauldron

 

What African country's civil war is the setting for the 2006 film, "Blood Diamond"?

Liberia

 

Sierra Leone

 

South Africa

 

Côte d'Ivoire

 

What 1986 movie used the famous tagline, "Be afraid. Be very afraid."?

 

Aliens

 

Platoon

 

The Fly

 

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

 

Starring Lea Thompson and Tim Robbins, what was the first movie to be adapted from a Marvel Comic series?

The Punisher

 

X-Men

 

Howard the Duck

 

Hulk

 

Mr T's catchphrase, "I pity the fool," comes from what 1982 film, in which he played a character named James "Clubber" Lang?

Rocky III

 

Penitentiary II

 

Spy Hard

 

D.C. Cab

 

What 2007 film directed by Jason Reitman contained what critic Roger Ebert called "the only lovable parents in the history of teen comedies"?

Daddy's Little Girls

 

Juno

 

Knocked Up

 

The Nanny Diaries

 

"Don’t Be Shy" and "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out" were two songs composed by Cat Stevens for what 1971 cult-classic?

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

 

Pink Flamingos

 

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

 

Harold and Maude

 

In The Big Lebowski, the Dude reports to the police that cassette tapes by what 60s and 70s American rock band were among the items of value in his stolen car?

The Eagles

 

Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

The Doors

 

Crosby, Stills & Nash

 

In the 1975 film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," what oily fish of the genus Clupea did the Knights who say Ni demand that King Arthur use to cut down the mightiest tree in the forest?

Salmon

 

Trout

 

Herring

 

Mackerel

 

In 1983, Francis Ford Coppola filmed "The Outsiders" and "Rumble Fish," both of which were adaptations of novels by what Oklahoman author?

Tony Hillerman

 

S.E. Hinton

 

John Grisham

 

Maya Angelou

 

What film starring John Travolta is named for the password to a speakeasy in the 1932 Marx Brothers' film "Horse Feathers"?

 

Be Cool

 

Basic

 

Swordfish

 

Michael

 

With the exception of an early made-for-TV film titled "Duel," what is the only feature-length film directed by Steven Spielberg whose soundtrack was not scored by John Williams?

Munich

 

The Color Purple

 

Schindler's List

 

The Terminal

 

What Star Wars character did Carrie Fisher bestow a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 MTV Movie Awards, as compensation for Princess Leia's not having given him a medal in the final scene of the first film twenty years earlier?

Lando Calrissian

 

C-3PO

 

Chewbacca

 

Ponda Baba

 

The 1999 romantic comedy "10 Things I Hate About You" is a loose adaptation of what early comedy by William Shakespeare?

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

 

The Taming of the Shrew

 

The Comedy of Errors

 

Love's Labour's Lost

 

What 1997 film, which critic Gene Siskel referred to as "Dances with Myself," won five five Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Picture, Worst Actor, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, and Worst Original Song, being the first film in Razzie history to win an award for every category in which it was nominated?

 

 

Showgirls

 

The Bodyguard

 

Armageddon

 

The Postman

 

In the 1980 film "The Gods Must Be Crazy," a band of Kalahari bushmen see their society disrupted when what object falls from an airplane?

A rifle

 

A teddy bear

 

A Coke bottle

 

A soccer ball

 

With a budget of over $300 million what 2007 film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer ranks as the most expensive film ever made?

 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

 

Transformers

 

Spider-Man 3

 

In the movie "Airplane!" the character played by Barbara Billingsley offers her services as a translator between English and what language?

Jive

 

Swahili

 

Esperanto

 

Pig Latin

 

What 2004 documentary was the most recent American film to win a Palm d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival?

Grizzly Man

 

Fahrenheit 9/11

 

Super Size Me

 

The Fog of War

 

In the 1984 comedy Ghostbusters, Sigourney Weaver plays the Gatekeeper? What actor plays the Keymaster?

William Atherton

 

Rick Moranis

 

Peter MacNicol

 

Dan Ackroyd

 

Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, what 2000 comedy is the highest grossing movie ever directed by an African American?

Scary Movie

 

Little Man

 

Mo' Money

 

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

 

What film holds the distinction of having the longest title of any Best Picture Oscar Winner?

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

 

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

 

Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

 

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

 

Directed by Thai director Wych Kaosayananda, or Kaos for short, what action film topped film-review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes' list of the 100 worst films of the decade?

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

 

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

 

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

 

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

 

What 1980 movie held the record for most cars destroyed in a single film, until it was surpassed by its own sequel in 1998?

 

Terminator

 

The Blues Brothers

 

Smokey and the Bandit II

 

48 Hrs.

 

Early in their careers, directors Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Jonathan Demme, and James Cameron all worked for what B-movie director, known for such films as "Teenage Cave Man," "Bloody Mama," and "The Wild Angels?"

Roger Corman

 

Russ Meyer

 

Ed Wood

 

David Cronenberg

 

In the 1942 film Casablanca, Rick convinces Ilsa to board a plane that is bound for what city?

Berlin

 

Lisbon

 

Paris

 

Brazzaville

 

Only three films have won the top five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. They are the 1934 film "It Happened One Night," the 1975 film "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest," and what 1991 film?

JFK

 

Thelma & Louise

 

The Silence of the Lambs

 

The Fisher King

 

The 1996 movie Swingers, introduced what word as a term of approval? The word was used 34 times in the film.

   

"Phat"

 

"Money"

 

"Wicked"

 

"Dope"

 

The 2006 Guillermo del Toro film "Pan's Labyrinth" is set in the aftermath of what war?

   

The Spanish Civil War

 

The Crimean War

 

War of the Austrian Succession

 

Chilean War of Independence

 

What film, which features appearances by Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, and Jennifer Grey, was the first movie to be released in the US with a PG-13 rating?

Dirty Dancing

 

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

 

Red Dawn

 

The Outsiders

 

The 1949 film "The Third Man" is set in what European capital?

Paris

 

Vienna

 

Berlin

 

Zurich

 

What 2005 film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson did Roger Ebert describe as being "like some kid came over and is using your computer and won't let you play"?

Walking Tall

 

Doom

 

The Scorpion King

 

Gridiron Gang

 

What last name is shared by Dustin Hoffman's character in "Midnight Cowboy" and Stockard Channing's character in "Grease"?

   

Buck

 

Rizzo

 

Zuko

 

Olson

 

Directed by Finnish filmmaker Renny Harlin and featuring Matthew Modine, what 1995 film is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest box office flop of all time?

Pacific Heights

 

Memphis Belle

 

Cutthroat Island

 

Funky Monkey

 

What make of motorcycle did New Zealander Burt Munro use to set land-speed world records in the 1950s and 60s, serving as the basis for the 2005 Anthony Hopkins film?

   

Harley-Davidson

 

Indian

 

BMW

 

Ducati

 

What 2002 James Bond film was the fourth and last film to star Pierce Brosnan as 007?

   

Tomorrow Never Dies

 

Die Another Day

 

Goldeneye

 

The World Is Not Enough

 

Named the Worst Sequel Ever by Entertainment Weekly, the 1983 film "Staying Alive" is a followup to what 1977 film?

Saturday Night Fever

 

Dog Day Afternoon

 

The Deer Hunter

 

Kramer vs. Kramer

 

What 1983 film does Turner television traditionally broadcast 12 times in a row every December 24th?

Die Hard

 

A Christmas Story

 

Scrooged

 

Gremlins

 

What is the only film based on a Saturday Night Live sketch to receive a PG rating?

   

MacGruber

 

A Night at the Roxbury

 

Coneheads

 

It's Pat

 

The line "I coulda been a contender," was spoken by Marlon Brando's character Terry Malloy in what 1954 film?

The Wild One

 

A Streetcar Named Desire

 

One-Eyed Jacks

 

On the Waterfront

 

The films "High Fidelity," "Backdraft," and "Adventures in Babysitting" were all set in what US city?

   

Detroit

 

Chicago

 

New York

 

Boston

 

The line "The stuff that dreams are made of" is spoken by Humphrey Bogart's character in what 1941 film?

The Maltese Falcon

 

Casablanca

 

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

 

The Big Sleep

 

What was Orson Welles last film role?

The voice of the planet-eating robot Unicron in the animated film "Transformers: The Movie."

 

Gen. Dreedle in "Catch-22."

 

The narrator in Mel Brooks's "History of the World, Part I."

 

The imposing producer Lew Lord in "The Muppet Movie"