Movies of the 20th Century Quiz

How well do you know your movies?

The following questions are all about movies from the 20th Century. They tend to favour the 80's and 90's and certain genres are disproportionately represented, not to mention a predominance of Hollywood films; however, hopefully you will forgive any faults and have fun doing the quiz.

Remember that some movies have been remade multiple times and more than one actor may have played the same character.

1)Who said: "I remember every detail. The Germans wore gray, you wore blue."

2)Ingrid Bergman starred with Spencer Tracey in:
    Father of the Bride (1950)
  Notorious (1946)
  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
  Adam's Rib (1949)

3)Ruth Gordon, who wrote Adam's Rib, co-starred with Bud Cort in which movie:
    Why Shoot the Teacher?
  Harold and Maude
  Electric Dreams
  Rosemary's Baby

4)Bud Cort played a small part in the movie MASH, directed by Robert Altman. Which of the following actors were also in that movie?
(tick all that apply)
    Robert Duvall
  Angela Lansbury
  Donald Sutherland
  Elliott Gould

5)Angela Lansbury played Edwina Brown in the movie National Velvet (1944). In that story, Velvet was the name of:
    a feisty horse
  a young girl
  a horse race
  a village in Yorkshire

6)Which actor appeared in Dark City, The Hot Spot, Labyrinth and Requiem for a Dream?
    Jennifer Connelly
  Naomi Watts
  Elizabeth Hurley
  Virginia Madsen

7)In Blake Edwards' movie, The Pink Panther (1963), what was the Pink Panther?
    a weapon
  a cartoon character
  Inspector Clouseau's adversary
  a diamond

8)Which of the following movies starred Peter Sellers as a French police detective?
    The Great Race
  A Shot in the Dark
  Inspector Clouseau
  Curse of the Pink Panther

9)To save the world from the Doomsday Machine, Peter Sellers had to recall a fleet of B-52's. The recall code was:

10)Which of the following wasn't said by Richard E. Grant in Withnail & I?
    Free to those that can afford it, very expensive to those that can't.
  Nonsense. This is a far superior drink to meths.
  Who says it's a Camberwell Carrot?
  I have just narrowly avoided having a buggering, and have come in here with the express intention of wishing one upon you.

11)Which of the following is not true?
    Star Wars was set "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away"
  Soylent Green was based on a novel by Philip K. Dick
  Blade Runner was based on the story "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"
  In Clockwork Orange there is a copy of the 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack album sitting clearly visible in the music shop

12)Which of the following movies was not shot entirely in Black & White?
    Victor Fleming's, The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  Stanley Kubrick's, Paths of Glory (1957)
  John Ford's, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  Kevin Smith's, Clerks (1994)
  Woody Allen's, Celebrity (1998)

13)Which of the following movies was not set against the background of the First World War?
    Paths of Glory (1957)
  All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)
  Gallipoli (1981)
  The English Patient (1996)

14)The Manchurian Candidate, starring Frank Sinatra, was set during and immediately after which war?
    The Crimean War
  World War II
  The Korean War
  The Vietnam War

15)Which actor had a leading role in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Eagle Has Landed, The Italian Job and Hannah and Her Sisters
    Ian Holm
  John Hurt
  Michael Caine
  Emilio Estevez
  Harry Dean Stanton

16)Which actor appeared in Alien, Repo Man, Pretty in Pink and The Last Temptation of Christ?
    Ian Holm
  John Hurt
  Michael Caine
  Emilio Estevez
  Harry Dean Stanton

17)Which movie's cast included: Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Willem Dafoe and David Bowie?
    Repo Man
  Holy Smoke
  The English Patient
  The Last Temptation of Christ

18)The following quotes are all from the same movie, except which one?
    Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
  Is this a kissing book?
  I ask for so little. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave.
  I do not mean to pry, but you don't by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?

19)Which of the following films did not involve a bank robbery?
    Killing Zoe
  Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  Sexy Beast

20)Which of the following movies did not have Andie MacDowell in a leading role?
    Sex, Lies, and Videotape
  Four Weddings and a Funeral
  Little Shop of Horrors
  Green Card
  Bad Girls

21)Before Four Weddings and a Funeral, Richard Curtis wrote another romance about an American and a Brit. Jeff Goldblum plays the American, and his character is staring in the title role of a stage musical of which famous story?
    Oliver Twist
  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  The Phantom of the Opera
  The Elephant Man

22)Who played agent 007 in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)?
    David Niven
  George Lazenby
  Roger Moore
  Sean Connery

23)Which of the following actors was playing a human?
    Ian Holm in Alien
  Woody Allen in Sleeper
  Sean Young in Blade Runner
  Daryl Hannah in Blade Runner

24)Who played more roles in the same movie?
    Alec Guinness in Kind Hearts and Coronets
  Graham Chapman in Life of Brian
  Eddie Murphy in Coming to America
  Mike Myers in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

25)Alec Guinness played a leading role in all but which of the following movies?
    Where Eagles Dare
  Lawrence of Arabia
  The Lavender Hill Mob
  The Bridge on the River Kwai
  Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope

26)Which of the following lines is from Platoon?
    I was going to the worst place in the world and I didn't even know it yet.
  If I say its safe to surf this beach Captain, then its safe to surf this beach.
  We train young men to drop fire on people. But their commanders won't allow them to write "fuck" on their airplanes because it's obscene!
  We've been kicking other peoples asses for so long, I figured it's time we got ours kicked.
  I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

27)Which of the following wasn't a "Carry On" movie?
    Carry On Dick
  Carry On China
  Carry On Teacher
  Carry On Constable
  Carry On Up the Jungle

28)Which of the following movies from the 80's did not have a famous female singer in a leading role?
  The Delinquents
  The Witches of Eastwick
  Desperately Seeking Susan

29)The lead character was an Assassin in all but which of the following movies?
    Leon (also called The Professional)
  Nikita (also called La Femme Nikita)
  Midnight Run
  The Long Kiss Goodnight
  Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

30)Which of the following were Marx Brothers movies?
(tick all that apply)
    Duck Soup
  Monkey Business
  Chickens Come Home
  Horse Feathers

31)Who appeared in the movies The Italian Job (1969), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965)?
    Benny Hill
  Sid James
  Bob Hope
  Dame Edna Everidge

32)In which movie did Sidney Poitier say "They call me Mister Tibbs!"?
    To Sir, with Love (1967)
  In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
  Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

33)Which of the following movies was not directed by Martin Scorsese?
    Kundun (1997)
  Cape Fear (1991)
  Goodfellas (1990)
  The Color Purple (1985)
  Raging Bull (1980)
  Taxi Driver (1976)

34)Which of the following movies were directed by Alfred Hitchcock?
    The Birds (1963)
  Psycho (1960)
  North by Northwest (1959)
  Rear Window (1954)
  Rebecca (1940)
  The 39 Steps (1935)

35)Which of the following movies was not directed by Peter Jackson?
    The Frighteners (1996)
  Heavenly Creatures (1994)
  Braindead (1992)
  Bad Taste (1987)
  Re-Animator (1985)

36)The Odd Couple (1968) were?
    Felix Madison
  Felix Ungar
  Madison Ungar
  Madison Oscar
  Oscar Madison
  Oscar Ungar

37)The movie Working Girl (1988) starred which two of:
    Sigourney Weaver
  Diane Keaton
  Melanie Griffith
  Kirstie Alley

38)Which of the following movies was not set in New Zealand?
    Once Were Warriors (1994)
  The Piano (1993)
  My Brilliant Career (1979)
  An Angel at My Table (1990)

39)A submarine run through the Strait of Gibraltar results in the craft bottoming out on the seabed of the Mediterranean Sea in:
    Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
  Das Boot (1981)
  The Hunt for Red October (1990)
  Crimson Tide (1995)

40)Which of the following actors appeared in the movie Kelly's Heroes?
    Clint Eastwood
  Don Rickles
  Donald Sutherland
  George Peppard
  Telly Savalas

41)Which movie was directed by Dennis Hopper?
    Red Rock West (1992)
  Blue Velvet (1986)
  Rumble Fish (1983)
  Easy Rider (1969)

42)Which actor has not played Raymond Chandler's private-eye Philip Marlowe?
    Cary Grant
  Elliott Gould
  Robert Mitchum
  Humphrey Bogart

43)Which of the following is not true?
    Béatrice Dalle starred as Betty in 37°2 le Matin (also called Betty Blue)
  Juliette Binoche starred as Tereza in The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  Kate Winslet starred as Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View
  Jennifer Jason Leigh starred as Dorothy in Mrs. Parker & the Vicious Circle

44)Which of the following are true?
    Apocolypse Now (1979) was based on the book Heart of Darkness
  Unforgiven (1992) was based on the musical Sheriff Little Bill
  The Magnificent Seven (1960) was based on the movie Seven Samurai
  Roxanne (1987), starring Steve Martin, was based on the play Cyrano de Bergerac

45)The following quotes are all from the same movie, except which one?
    It's just a flesh wound
  Half a shekel for an old ex-leper?
  Let me have just a little bit of peril
  No, now go away before I taunt you a second time
  If she weighs the same as a duck, she's made of wood


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