35 classic cinematic themed questions and answers
Q1: In Risky Business, what song did Tom Cruise famously lip-sync to in his underwear?
A: “Old Time Rock and Roll” by Bob Seger
Q2: What was the first feature-length animated movie ever released?
A: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Q3: For what movie did Tom Hanks score his first Academy Award nomination?
Q4: The head of what kind of animal is front-and-center in an infamous scene from The Godfather?
A: A horse
Q5: What movie, starring Matt Damon, was based on a novel written by an ex-Computer Programming Intern at Sandia Lab?
A: The Martian
Q6: In what 1976 thriller does Robert De Niro famously say “You talkin’ to me?”
A: Taxi Driver
Q7: What TV show was Jack Nicholson referencing when he ad-libbed “Here’s Johnny!” in The Shining?
A: “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”
Q8: What famous L.A. landmark is heavily featured in Rebel Without a Cause?
A: Griffith Observatory
Q9: What is the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time?
Q10: What movie popularized the phrase: “Show me the money”?
A: Jerry Maguire
Q11: What is the first rule of Fight Club?
A: You do not talk about fight club
Q12: What famous film character quipped, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”?
A: Rhett Butler played by Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind
Q13: What character does Will Ferrell play in Anchorman?
A: Ron Burgundy
Q14: Which movie was incorrectly announced as the winner of Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards, during the greatest Oscars flub of all time?
A: La La Land
Q15: In what movie does Tom Hanks say, “There’s no crying in baseball”?
A: A League of Their Own
Q16: In Back to the Future, where does Doc Brown get the plutonium to power his time machine?
A: Libyan terrorists
Q17: “Well, nobody’s perfect” is the final line (and punchline) from what classic 1959 comedy starring Marilyn Monroe?
A: Some Like it Hot
Q18: Who played the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown in Titanic?
A: Kathy Bates
Q19: How many suns does Luke’s home planet of Tatooine have in Star Wars?
Q20: What’s the Los Angeles hotel prominently featured in Pretty Woman?
A: The Beverly Wilshire by Four Seasons
Q21: What is the highest-grossing war movie of all time and Clint Eastwood’s highest-grossing movie ever?
A: American Sniper
Q22: What was the name of Ian McKellen’s character in Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring?
A: Gandalf the Gray
Q23: What does police chief Martin Brody use to kill the shark at the end of Jaws?
A: Scuba tank
Q24: What Martin Scorsese movie holds the all-time record for F-bombs?
A: The Wolf of Wall Street
Q25: What are the names of the characters played by actresses Sandra Oh and Virginia Madsen in Sideways?
A: Stephanie (Oh) and Maya (Madsen)
Q26: What actor played the school principal in E.T., only to have his scene cut when Spielberg decided that his presence would be too distracting?
A: Harrison Ford
Q27: What is the name of Riley’s imaginary friend in Inside Out?
A: Bing Bong
Q28: In MGM Studios, the MGM stands for?
Q29: Who played the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz?
A: Margaret Hamilton
Q30: Only three movies in history have won the “big five” at the Oscars (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress). Name one.
A: It Happened One Night, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and The Silence of the Lambs.
Q31: What was the first movie for which the cost of obtaining rights to the soundtrack outweighed all other production costs?
Q32: What school does Harry Potter attend?
A: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Q33: In The Wizard of Oz, what was used to simulate snow during the poppy scene?
Q34: According to Director David Fincher, what can be found in every shot of Fight Club?
A: A Starbucks cup
Q35: The green symbols trailing down the screen in the Matrix are not some type of complicated code, but were actually taken out of what kind of book?
A: Sushi recipe book