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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?









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?



Love Story


Ryan's Daughter




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




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"?



Sierra Leone


South Africa


Côte d'Ivoire


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






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




Howard the Duck




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




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?









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








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?



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






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?





The Bodyguard




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




Spider-Man 3


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







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?




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?









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?



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.










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?









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




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"?










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?










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


Tomorrow Never Dies


Die Another Day




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






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




A Night at the Roxbury




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?






New York




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

The Maltese Falcon




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"