Super Movie Quiz
Super Movie Quiz

Super Movie Trivia Quizzes

Test your knowledge of Movie Trivia
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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 # 2

1. Which movie won the most Oscars without winning the top award—Best Picture?

  • Cabaret (1972)
  • Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  • The King and I (1956)
  • Star Wars (1977)

2. What was the first James Bond movie to receive an Oscar?

  • Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
  • From Russia with Love (1963)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

3. Which was the first computer-animated feature by Pixar to receive a PG-rating in the U.S.?

  • Cars (2006)
  • The Incredibles (2004)
  • Monsters, Inc. (2001)
  • WALL-E (2008)

4. Which movie was one of three in Oscar history that won the Big Five: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay?

  • Ben-Hur (1959)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  • On Golden Pond (1981)
  • Titanic (1997)

5. Which of the following westerns most recently won Best Picture?

  • Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  • Dances With Wolves (1990)
  • Tombstone (1993)
  • Unforgiven (1992)

6. Who has won the most Oscars for Best Director?

  • Billy Wilder
  • Frank Capra
  • John Ford
  • William Wyler

7. Which was the only X-rated movie to win an Oscar for Best Picture?

  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • Last Tango in Paris (1972)
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  • Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989)

8. Which movie received eight nominations but not one for Best Picture—and marked the first time in Academy history that the movie with the most nominations in its year did not earn Best Picture?

  • Anne of a Thousand Days (1969)
  • Dreamgirls (2006)
  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
  • Sunset Boulevard (1950)

9. What was the most recent film to win both Best Actor and Best Actress?

  • As Good As It Gets (1997)
  • Coming Home (1978)
  • On Golden Pond (1981)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

10. Of the four Best Picture winners that had a "clean sweep"—winning an Oscar in every nominated category, which received the most awards?

  • Gigi (1958)
  • It Happened One Night (1934)
  • The Last Emperor (1987)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

11. Which famous character actor played the role of the merciless, evil gunslinger Wilson, known for saying "Prove it," in the classic western Shane (1953)?

  • Gary Cooper
  • Jack Palance
  • James Stewart
  • William Holden

12. In John Ford's classic western The Searchers (1956), the main character Ethan Edwards (John Wayne) searched for years to find his niece Debbie Edwards, who was kidnapped by Comanche Indians. Who played the (older) niece?

  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Lana Wood
  • Natalie Wood
  • Vivien Leigh

13. Which director did not win an Academy Award for his directorial debut?

  • Delbert Mann for Marty (1955)
  • Jerome Robbins for West Side Story (1961)
  • John Huston for The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • Sam Mendes for American Beauty (1999)

14. Who was the first actor or actress to win two consecutive Oscars?

  • Jason Robards
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Luise Rainer
  • Spencer Tracy

15. Which movie won Best Picture even though it had no female speaking roles?

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  • Cimarron (1930/31)
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Stagecoach (1939)

16. Which two movies hold the record for 11 Academy Award nominations without winning Oscars?

  • All About Eve (1950) and Blade Runner (1982)
  • The Color Purple (1985) and The Turning Point (1977)
  • Notorious (1946) and Munich (2005)
  • On Golden Pond (1981) and About Schmidt (2002)

17. Tom Hanks won his second Oscar and earned his third Best Actor nomination for what movie?

  • Cast Away (2000)
  • Forrest Gump (1994)
  • Philadelphia (1993)
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998)

18. Who were the members of the only brother/sister pair to win Academy Awards for acting?

  • Eric and Julia Roberts
  • Jane and Peter Fonda
  • Lionel and Ethel Barrymore
  • Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine

19. Who has received the most Oscar nominations for Best Director?

  • Frank Capra
  • John Ford
  • Billy Wilder
  • William Wyler

20. What was the only movie with three Best Supporting Actress nominations?

  • Dreamgirls (2006)
  • Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
  • On Golden Pond (1981)
  • Tom Jones (1963)

21. Which film was the first sequel to be nominated for Best Picture?

  • The Bells of St Mary's (1945)
  • Father's Little Dividend (1951)
  • The Godfather Part II (1974)
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

22. What was the first official Mickey Mouse cartoon made in Technicolor?

  • The Band Concert (1935)
  • Fantasia (1940)
  • Parade of the Award Nominees (1932)
  • Steamboat Willie (1928)

Quiz # 2: Answers

1. Answer: Cabaret (1972)
Cabaret (1972) won eight Oscars from its ten nominations, but lost the Best Picture prize to The Godfather (1972).

2. Answer: Goldfinger (1964)
Goldfinger (1964), the third James Bond movie in the long-running series, won an Oscar for Best Sound Effects Editing. It was also the first Bond movie to receive an Academy Awards nomination.

3. Answer: The Incredibles (2004)
The Incredibles (2004), Pixar's sixth feature, was rated PG by the MPAA due to its action-oriented violence.

4. Answer: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Only three movies have won the Big Five: It Happened One Night (1934), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), and The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

5. Answer: Unforgiven (1992)
Only three (or maybe four?) westerns have won Best Picture. In reverse chronological order, they are: Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven (1992) with 9 nominations and 4 wins, Kevin Costner's Dances With Wolves (1990) with 12 nominations and 7 wins, and Wesley Ruggles' Cimarron (1930/31) with 9 nominations and 3 wins. Some also count the Coen Bros.' No Country For Old Men (2007) with 8 nominations and 4 wins. Eastwood, Costner and the Coen Bros. also won Best Director.

6. Answer: John Ford
John Ford is currently the only director to win four Oscars for Best Director, followed by Frank Capra and William Wyler with three. As of 2020, there were 18 directors who had won two. Ford won his Oscars for his movies of social comment, rather than for his classic westerns. His winning movies were: The Informer (1935), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), and The Quiet Man (1952).

7. Answer: Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Midnight Cowboy (1969) was the first and only movie in Academy history to win Best Picture with an X-rating. When the film was re-released in late 1970, it was re-rated with an R rating.

8. Answer: Dreamgirls (2006)
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) actually had 9 Oscar nominations without getting nominated for Best Picture, but it didn't have the most Oscar nominations in its year of competition. Anne of a Thousand Days (1969) had 10 nominations, but did get nominated for Best Picture. With 11 nominations, Sunset Boulevard (1950) was actually nominated for Best Picture but didn't win.

9. Answer: As Good As It Gets (1997)
Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt won Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively, for As Good As It Gets (1997). Currently as of 2020, there are only seven films that have accomplished this feat: It Happened One Night (1934), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Network (1976), Coming Home (1978), On Golden Pond (1981), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and As Good as It Gets (1997).

10. Answer: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) was 11/11, more than any other "clean sweep" movie. The Last Emperor (1987) and Gigi (1958) were both 9/9, and It Happened One Night (1934) was 5/5.

11. Answer: Jack Palance
Jack Palance was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in Shane (1953), and throughout his career played scores of villains. In reality, he didn't lack for courage and daring. He was a professional heavyweight boxer in the 1940s and received a purple heart in combat during World War II.

12. Answer: Natalie Wood
At the start of The Searchers (1956), the young 10-year-old Debbie was portrayed by Lana Wood, younger sister of co-star Natalie Wood. Five years later, the teenage Debbie was portrayed by Natalie Wood herself.

13. Answer: John Huston for The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Six directors won Oscars for their debuts. Three directors are named in the answers; the others include Robert Redford for Ordinary People (1980), James L. Brooks for Terms of Endearment (1983), and Kevin Costner for Dances with Wolves (1990).

14. Answer: Luise Rainer
Luise Rainer won Best Actress for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and The Good Earth (1937). Others who won consecutive Oscars are Spencer Tracy in 1937-1938, Katharine Hepburn in 1967-1968, Jason Robards in 1976-1977, and Tom Hanks in 1993-1994.

15. Answer: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
David Lean directed the four-hour-long movie, which featured a star-studded cast, but no female speaking roles.

16. Answer: The Color Purple (1985) and The Turning Point (1977)
Both also did well at the Golden Globes: The Turning Point (1977) won Best Director (Herbert Ross) and The Color Purple (1985) won Best Performance by an Actress (Whoopi Goldberg).

17. Answer: Forrest Gump (1994)
Tom Hanks' first three Best Actor nominations were for Big (1988), Philadelphia (1993), and Forrest Gump (1994). He won Oscars for the latter two. As of 2020, Hanks has a total of five Best Actor nominations (and still only two wins).

18. Answer: Lionel and Ethel Barrymore
The first and only brother and sister to win Oscars for acting were Lionel Barrymore, who won the Best Actor for A Free Soul (1931) and Ethel Barrymore, who won Best Supporting Actress for None But the Lonely Heart (1944).

19. Answer: William Wyler
William Wyler holds the record for the most nominations as director - twelve. Runner-up is Billy Wilder with eight Best Director nominations.

20. Answer: Tom Jones (1963)
The three women nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the British movie Tom Jones (1963) are Diane Cilento, Edith Evans, and Joyce Redman. They lost to Margaret Rutherford in The V.I.P.s (1963), but the movie had ten nominations and won Best Picture and Best Director.

21. Answer: The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) was a sequel to the previous year's Going My Way (1944) - which lost to The Lost Weekend (1945). Other sequels (or second and third installments) that were nominated for Best Picture include The Godfather, Part II (1974) and The Godfather, Part III (1990). Also, although the Best Picture-nominated sequel The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) lost, its 'sequel' The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) was a Best Picture winner.

22. Answer: The Band Concert (1935)
Although Mickey made his first color appearance in Parade of the Award Nominees (1932), his first official cartoon in color was The Band Concert (1935).