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Iconic Films Quiz

25 Film Questions

  1. Nurse Ratched is the main antagonist in which film?
  2. Benjamin Braddock is a character in which film?
  3. Whose breakthrough role came in the 1976 film Taxi Driver, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress?
  4. Which 1979 American epic psychological film, directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, is loosely based on the 1899 novella Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad?
  5. In which film does aspiring author and recovering alcoholic, Jack Torrance, drag his family to the secluded Overlook Hotel after taking a job as a caretaker?

  6. Writers Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis received a fan letter from a well known American engineer, executive and inventor thanking them for immortalizing his car. Name the film and the new fan?
  7. Which film is an adaptation of the 1985 nonfiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi?
  8. What's the real first name of "Indiana" Jones in the Indiana Jones series of films? The character first appeared in the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  9. In which film is a replicant a fictional bioengineered humanoid?
  10. In which film was a poster of Raquel Welch in One Million Years B.C. used to cover an escape tunnel?
  11. Pumpkin and Honey Bunny are two thieves in which film?
  12. Which film is said to have saved 20th Century Fox from near bankruptcy after the cost of making the 1963 film 'Cleopatra'?
  13. Which English actor played Captain Edward John Smith in the 1997 film Titanic?
  14. Which fictional island located off the coast of New England is the main setting of Jaws?
  15. At a time when it was considered inappropriate to show a toilet being flushed on screen, which film is regarded as the first to show a toilet flushing?
  16. Ten days into the shooting of which film did Buddy Ebsen suffer a reaction to the aluminum powder makeup he wore resulting in his hospitalization in a critical condition?
  17. Which 2004 German-language historical war drama depicting the final days of Adolf Hitler and is now famous for its Internet parodies?
  18. The noises made by raptors in Jurassic Park were sourced from the recordings of which animals mating?
  19. Which small to medium-sized bird is also the last name of the character played by Jodie Foster in the film Silence of the Lambs?
  20. In the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid what was the name of Butch and Sundance’s gang of bandits? In real life they were known as the Wild Bunch, but this name could not be used due to copyright issues.
  21. An Alaskan Malamute dog owned by George Lucas was the inspiration for which character?
  22. Who rose to international fame with his role as the "Man with No Name"?
  23. Who had the first ever number one on the UK Singles Chart and also played singer Johnny Fontane in The Godfather?
  24. Filmmaker Chris Columbus gained recognition as a director for which highly successful film?
  25. In the film Citizen Kane what is the last word spoken by elderly Charles Foster Kane on his deathbed?


  1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  2. The Graduate (played by Dustin Hoffman)
  3. Jodie Foster
  4. Apocalypse Now
  5. The Shining
  6. Back to the Future. John DeLorean.
  7. Goodfellas
  8. Henry
  9. Blade Runner
  10. The Shawshank Redemption
  11. Pulp Fiction (while dining at the coffee shop, they decided to rob it)
  12. The Sound of Music (1965)
  13. Bernard Hill
  14. Amity Island
  15. Psycho
  16. The Wizard of Oz (1939) (Ebsen was replaced by Jack Haley)
  17. Downfall
  18. Tortoises
  19. Starling (Clarice Starling)
  20. Hole-in-the-Wall Gang
  21. Chewbacca (Star Wars (1977))
  22. Clint Eastwood (in Sergio Leone's "Dollars Trilogy" of Spaghetti Westerns in the mid-1960s)
  23. Al Martino
  24. Home Alone (1990)
  25. Rosebud