Super Movie Quiz
Super Movie Quiz

Super Movie Trivia Quizzes

Test your knowledge of Movie Trivia
in a fun and compelling quiz format.

There are hundreds of multiple choice questions (with explanatiory answers) that include interesting film facts, quotes, the Oscars, milestones, and information about actors and directors.

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Quiz # 1

1. Which two actors directed themselves in movies and won Oscars for Best Actor?

  • Al Pacino and Timothy Hutton
  • Jack Nicholson and Kevin Spacey
  • Laurence Olivier and Roberto Benigni
  • Tom Hanks and Paul Newman

2. "After all, tomorrow is another day!" was the last line in which Oscar-winning Best Picture?

  • Gone With the Wind
  • Great Expectations
  • Harold and Maude
  • The Matrix

3. Who is the only person to win an Oscar for Best Director for the only movie he ever directed?

  • Bob Fosse
  • Frank Borzage
  • Leo McCarey
  • Jerome Robbins

4. Who is the most nominated actor in Academy history?

  • Jack Nicholson
  • Laurence Olivier
  • Spencer Tracy
  • Paul Newman

5. In which movie was the Oscar-winning song "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin'" prominently featured?

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • Calamity Jane (1953)
  • High Noon (1952)
  • Song of the South (1946)

6. Which classic Billy Wilder film noir was the basis for the plot in director Lawrence Kasdan's neo-noir Body Heat (1981), starring Kathleen Turner and William Hurt?

  • Ace in the Hole (1951)
  • Double Indemnity (1944)
  • The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • Sunset Boulevard (1950)

7. What was the first Western to win the Academy Award for Best Picture?

  • Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  • Cimarron (1930/31)
  • The Last Wagon (1956)
  • Stagecoach (1939)

8. What was the first film to receive an Academy Award nomination in each of the performance categories?

  • A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
  • The Color Purple (1985)
  • My Man Godfrey (1936)
  • The Turning Point (1997)

9. What Cameron Crowe-directed Hollywood remake was the setting for the on-screen and real-life romance of married actor Tom Cruise and Spanish star Penelope Cruz?

  • Magnolia (1999)
  • Almost Famous (2000)
  • Vanilla Sky (2001)
  • Jerry Maguire (1996)

10. Which movie ended with this final line of dialogue: "Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly"?

  • Diabolique (1996)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • To Die For (1995)
  • Monster (2004)

11. In which plot-twisting movie was it revealed in the surprise ending that the crippled con man who was released after being interrogated in a police station was in fact the criminal mastermind Keyser Soze?

  • Dial M for Murder (1954)
  • The Getaway (1972)
  • Memento (2000)
  • The Usual Suspects (1995)

12. "The Loverliest Motion Picture of Them All" was the tagline to which popular movie?

  • A Star Is Born (1954)
  • Les Girls (1957)
  • Let's Make Love (1960)
  • My Fair Lady (1964)

13. Who said: "Greed, for lack of a better word, is good," and in which movie?

  • Tom Hanks as Sherman McCoy in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Danny Archer in Blood Diamond (2006)
  • Ben Affleck as Jim Young in The Boiler Room (2000)
  • Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street (1987)

14. Which was the shortest movie to win Best Picture?

  • Annie Hall (1977)
  • Marty (1955)
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  • Sunrise (1927)

15. What was most notable about the 96-minute long movie Russian Ark (2002) from director Aleksandr Sokurov?

  • It had no cuts.
  • It was shot in 3D.
  • The opening scene had an 18-minute tracking shot.
  • There was no talking for the first 25 minutes.

16. What was the name of the American actor who starred in Sergio Leone's low-budget spaghetti westerns in the 1960s?

  • Clint Eastwood
  • Gary Cooper
  • John Wayne
  • Robert Redford

17. Which Billy Wilder movie seriously tackled the taboo subject of alcoholism for the first time in Hollywood?

  • Ace in the Hole (1951)
  • The Lost Weekend (1945)
  • The Seven Year Itch (1955)
  • Witness For the Prosecution (1957)

18. "To enter the mind of a killer she must challenge the mind of a madman" was a tagline from what movie?

  • Bordertown (2007)
  • Copycat (1995)
  • Monster (2004)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

19. What was the first feature-length Hollywood talkie to use spoken dialogue as part of the dramatic action?

  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  • Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  • The Jazz Singer (1927)
  • Show Girl in Hollywood (1930)

20. Who were the only two actresses to win the Best Actress Oscar (Academy Award) two years consecutively?

  • Bette Davis and Kate Winslet
  • Jessica Tandy and Elizabeth Taylor
  • Katharine Hepburn and Luise Rainer
  • Meryl Streep and Judi Dench

21. Which movie had this line of dialogue as its last line: "Two more months"?

  • Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
  • Fargo (1996)
  • The Life Aquatic (2004)
  • Memento (2000)

22. Mogambo (1953), with Clark Gable, Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly, was a remake of which earlier movie also starring Clark Gable but opposite Jean Harlow and Mary Astor?

  • Forbidden Paradise (1924)
  • Red Dust (1932)
  • Too Hot to Handle (1938)
  • White Man (1924)

23. What was Robert Duvall's first movie role, without dialogue?

  • The Detective (1968)
  • Lady Ice (1973)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
  • True Grit (1969)

24. The "jungle" scenes and other stock footage used in the studio's first Tarzan film with Johnny Weissmuller, Tarzan, the Ape Man (1932), were from which earlier MGM movie?

  • Africa Speaks! (1930)
  • Bo-ru, the Ape Boy (1930)
  • Trader Horn (1931)
  • West of Zanzibar (1928)

25. What was legendary director Cecil B. DeMille's first and only widescreen feature?

  • The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
  • Samson and Delilah (1949)
  • The Ten Commandments (1956)
  • Unconquered (1947)

26. Who was the first African-American Oscar nominee and winner (and for which movie) and also the first African-American guest at the awards ceremony?

  • Dorothy Dandridge for Carmen Jones (1954)
  • Hattie McDaniel for Gone with the Wind (1939)
  • Josephine Baker for Moulin Rouge (1940)
  • Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the Field (1963)

27. Which two movies have received the most Oscar nominations ever?

  • All About Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997)
  • Ben-Hur (1959) and Gone with the Wind (1939)
  • From Here to Eternity (1953) and Mary Poppins (1964)
  • Schindler's List (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994)

28. Who was the oldest performer to win Best Actress?

  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Marie Dressler
  • Jessica Tandy
  • May Robson

29. In which movie did the first major movie star, Mexican beauty Dolores Del Rio, wear a two-piece women's bathing suit on-screen?

  • Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)
  • The Bad One (1930)
  • Bird of Paradise (1932)
  • Flying Down to Rio (1933)

30. Which actor has lost the most times after being nominated for an Academy Award?

  • Albert Finney
  • Jon Voight
  • Peter O'Toole
  • Richard Burton

31. Which movie(s) have won the most Oscars?

  • Ben-Hur (1959)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  • Titanic (1997)
  • All of the Above

32. What was the only animated feature to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar?

  • Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  • The Incredibles (2004)
  • The Lion King (1994)
  • Toy Story (1995)

33. Who was the only female to win the Oscar for Best Director?

  • Sofia Coppola
  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • Greta Gerwig
  • Jane Campion

Quiz # 1: Answers

1. Answer: Laurence Olivier and Roberto Benigni
Laurence Olivier played the title character in Hamlet (1948) and Roberto Benigni was Guido in Life is Beautiful (1998).

2. Answer: Gone With the Wind (1939)
In Gone With the Wind (1939), Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) won't admit defeat after her husband Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) leaves her, and draws strength from Tara, the plantation.

3. Answer: Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins was the co-credited director (and choreographer) of West Side Story (1961) with Robert Wise. That same year the Academy honored him with a special award for his choreography in film.

4. Answer: Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson had 12 nominations, followed by Laurence Olivier with 10, Spencer Tracy with 9, and and Paul Newman with 9.

5. Answer: High Noon (1952)
Tex Ritter sang the song, also known as "The Ballad of High Noon," heard periodically throughout the classic Western. After winning the Academy Award for Best Song, it helped popularize the trend of using a theme song during the credit sequence.

6. Answer: Double Indemnity (1944)
The movie stars Barbara Stanwyck as femme fatale Phyllis Dietrichson and Fred MacMurray as the ensnared insurance salesman Walter Neff.

7. Answer: Cimarron (1930/31)
The movie is based on an Edna Ferber novel. She also wrote the books Giant, Show Boat and Stage Door -- all of which were turned into movies.

8. Answer: My Man Godfrey (1936)
My Man Godfrey (1936) received six nominations, including Best Actor (William Powell), Best Actress (Carole Lombard), Best Supporting Actor (Mischa Auer), and Best Supporting Actress (Alice Brady). None of them won. It was also nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, but lacked a nomination for Best Picture.

9. Answer: Vanilla Sky (2001)
The erotic thriller Vanilla Sky (2001) was a remake of Alejandro Amenabar's plot-twisting Abre Los Ojos ("Open Your Eyes") (1997). Cruz appeared in both the original and remake as the character Sofia.

10. Answer: Psycho (1960)
The phrase referred to the inner thoughts of crazed, schizophrenic Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) as he sat in a jail cell and imagined what people would think of him/her.

11. Answer: The Usual Suspects (1995)
Kevin Spacey played the dual roles of crippled con man Roger "Verbal" Kint and Keyser Soze.

12. Answer: My Fair Lady (1964)
Professor Henry Higgins transformed the unrefined Eliza Doolittle into a lady through speech training. She left him after he treated her harshly, which devastated him.

13. Answer: Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street (1987)
The movie was modeled after the junk bond scandal of the 1980s, and the quote was similar to part of a 1986 commencement speech given by Ivan Boesky, who paid the SEC $100 million to settle insider trading charges later that year.

14. Answer: Marty (1955)
Marty (1955) was the shortest, at 91 minutes, followed by Annie Hall (1977) at 93 minutes. The shortest Best Picture nominee was Mae West's She Done Him Wrong (1933) at 66 minutes.

15. Answer: It had no cuts.
It was the longest single-shot feature-length narrative movie in history; the camera roamed the halls of St. Petersburg's Hermitage.

16. Answer: Clint Eastwood
TV's Rawhide actor Clint Eastwood starred in the trilogy (aka the Dollars Trilogy): A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).

17. Answer: The Lost Weekend (1945)
The movie, starring Ray Milland, was Billy Wilder's fourth directorial effort. The alcohol industry offered to purchase the negative and remove the movie from circulation, but later praised and supported the movie following its popular release (and critical success).

18. Answer: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The tagline referred to Jodie Foster's FBI agent character Clarice Starling as she traded wits with Anthony Hopkins' insane and cannibalistic Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

19. Answer: The Jazz Singer (1927)
Often misunderstood as the first sound movie, the first talkie, or the first movie musical, The Jazz Singer (1927) was actually only 25% talkie. It also had musical numbers and accompaniment that were sound-synchronized. The first sound movie was the silent Don Juan (1926), with a synchronized musical score and sound effects. The first talkie (all dialogue) feature-length movie was Lights of New York (1928) and the first musical was The Broadway Melody (1929).

20. Answer: Katharine Hepburn and Luise Rainer
Luise Rainer for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and The Good Earth (1937), and Katharine Hepburn for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) and The Lion in Winter (1968).

21. Answer: Fargo (1996)
Marge Gunderson (Best Actress-winning Frances McDormand), the town's pregnant sheriff, was referring to the time remaining until her due date.

22. Answer: Red Dust (1932)
Red Dust (1932) was filmed on a rubber plantation in Indo-China, while Mogambo was set in Africa.

23. Answer: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Duvall played the part of the reclusive Arthur "Boo" Radley who lived in a neighboring house, and he only appeared in the movie's conclusion.

24. Answer: Trader Horn (1931)
Footage came from the Best Picture-nominated Trader Horn (1931) by director W.S. Van Dyke. It was the first non-documentary production to be filmed in Africa.

25. Answer: The Ten Commandments (1956)
The 1956 movie was actually De Mille's own remake of his 1923 movie.

26. Answer: Hattie McDaniel for Gone with the Wind (1939)
Hattie McDaniel was nominated for and won the Best Supporting Actress award for her unforgettable role as Scarlett O'Hara's devoted but sly Mammy in Gone With the Wind (1939).

27. Answer: All About Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997)
Two movies have been nominated for 14 Oscar nominations each: All About Eve (1950) with 6 Oscar wins and Titanic (1997) with 11 Oscar wins.

28. Answer: Jessica Tandy
The oldest Best Actress winner was Jessica Tandy (at 80 years and 293 days) for Driving Miss Daisy (1989).

29. Answer: Flying Down to Rio (1933)
The movie was also the first one to pair Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

30. Answer: Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole has been nominated 8 times for the Best Actor Oscar, and lost each time. His eight nominated movies were: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Becket (1964), The Lion in Winter (1968), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), The Ruling Class (1972), The Stunt Man (1980), My Favorite Year (1982), and Venus (2006).

31. Answer: All of the above
There are three movies that have won 11 Oscars each: Ben-Hur (1959), Titanic (1997), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

32. Answer: Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Since the establishment of the Best Animated Feature Film category in 2001, it is unlikely that any other animated feature will be nominated for Best Picture.

33. Answer: Kathryn Bigelow
As of 2020, only five women had been nominated for the directing Oscar: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker (2009)), Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties (1976, It.)), Jane Campion (The Piano (1993, NZ)), Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation (2003)) and Greta Gerwig (Little Women (2019)). Bigelow became the first and only female director to win in the category.