Quiz: Can You Identify These Movies From Their Main Character?

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Every movie on this list is regarded as a cinema classic. There are romances, historical epics, gangster films, and comedies. Some from the 50s, 60s, 70s, right up to 2019. What they have in common is that they are all recognized as titans in the world of film. The only question is, can you name them all?

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1. Which 1997 heartbreaker is this character from?

Paramount Pictures
  1. Avatar
  2. Terminator 2
  3. Titanic
  4. The Hunger Games
Titanic director, James Cameron, went on 12 dives to the real Titanic himself, and found it an overwhelming emotional experience to actually see the sunken ship.
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2. Audrey Hepburn starred in which 1961 romantic comedy?

Paramount Pictures
  1. The Help
  2. There Will Be Blood
  3. The Birds
  4. Breakfast At Tiffany's
Based on Truman Capote's novella of the same name, Audrey Hepburn was paid 750,000 dollars for her role in Breakfast at Tiffany's, making her the highest-paid actress per film at the time.
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3. Tom Hanks stars as the title character from this much loved 1994 classic. What's it called?

Paramount Pictures
  1. Forrest Gump
  2. Full Metal Jacket
  3. The Blues Brothers
  4. Killer Joe
Tom Hanks' younger brother, Jim, played his body double in many of the Forrest Gump running sequences.
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4. Arnold Schwarzenegger played this robotic killing machine in which 1984 movie?

Orion Pictures
  1. The Wind That Shakes The Barley
  2. Terminator
  3. Avengers: Endgame
  4. On The Road
During filming, Schwarzenegger accidentally went into a restaurant still wearing his Terminator costume - with a missing eye, burnt flesh, and an exposed jawbone.
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5. Marilyn Monroe stole hearts in this 50's comedy classic? What's it called?

United Artists
  1. The Searchers
  2. Cinema Paradiso
  3. Some Like It Hot
  4. La Haine
Some Like It Hot was listed as the ninth greatest movie of all time by Entertainment Weekly, making it arguably the greatest comedy ever made.
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6. Anthony Hopkins plays this terrifying cannibal in which film?

Orion Pictures
  1. The Silence of the Lambs
  2. Leaving Las Vegas
  3. A Hard Days Night
  4. Midnight Cowboy
The Silence of the Lambs is the third film to ever win all of the 'Big Five' Oscars - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay.
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7. Robert DeNiro won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in this boxing epic - but what's it called?

United Artists
  1. Raging Bull
  2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  3. SpiderMan
  4. The Road
DeNiro trained so hard for Raging Bull, that the real Raging Bull, Jake LaMotta, said DeNiro could've turned pro and would've been one of the best middleweights of all time.
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8. Which movie is this character from?

Universal Pictures
  1. The Simpsons Movie
  2. I Am Legend
  3. Vertigo
  4. Scarface
Oliver Stone wrote Scarface while also struggling with drug addiction, like the film's protagonist, Tony Montana.
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9. Which legendary romantic drama focussed on the life of Scarlett O'Hara during the American Civil War?

Loews Cineplex Entertainment
  1. Chicken Run
  2. Gone With The Wind
  3. Big Daddy
  4. Rock of Ages
Gone With The Wind was the first color film to ever win Best Picture. It's also the longest film to win Best Picture too at almost four hours long.
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10. This psychological thriller changed cinema forever, what's it called?

Paramount Pictures
  1. There's Something About Mary
  2. Django Unchained
  3. Ace Ventura
  4. Psycho
Alfred Hitchcock was so pleased with Psycho's score, he doubled the salary of the composer instantly.
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11. What's the name of this timeless cowboy classic starring Clint Eastwood?

United Artists
  1. Montparnasse 19
  2. The Lost Weekend
  3. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  4. My Left Foot
Eastwood was almost killed while filming The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. When the bridge is blown up, a large chunk of rock landed just two feet away from his head.
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12. Dustin Hoffman played the lead role in which 1967 risque romance?

United Artists
  1. The Green Mile
  2. Thelma and Louise
  3. The Graduate
  4. American Pie
The Graduate was the first movie a director was paid a flat salary of one million dollars.
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13. Which Best Picture-winning historical drama is this from?

Columbia Pictures
  1. Lawrence of Arabia
  2. Zero Dark Thirty
  3. When Harry Met Sally
  4. The Deer Hunter
Lawrence of Arabia is reportedly the longest film to have no female dialogue.
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14. What's the name of this groundbreaking science fiction movie?

20th Century Pictures
  1. IT
  2. The Inbetweeners Movie
  3. Animal House
  4. Planet of the Apes
All of the ape actors in Planet of the Apes were required to keep their full costumes on even during breaks - meaning that their on-set meals had to be liquified and drank through straws.
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15. Julie Andrews won Best Actress at the Oscars for her role in this Disney musical. What's it called?

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  1. Bridge Over The River Kwai
  2. Mary Poppins
  3. Backbeat
  4. Notting Hill
Walt Disney himself considered Mary Poppins to be one of the biggest achievements of his entire career.
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16. Daniel Radcliffe stars as a child wizard in which film based on a book by J.K. Rowling?

Warner Bros.
  1. As Good As It Gets
  2. The Exorcist
  3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  4. Bad Boys
Radcliffe went through around 160 pairs of glasses during filming the Harry Potter films.
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17. What's the title of this film about a group of men who attempt to stop a dangerous great white shark?

Universal Pictures
  1. Her
  2. Jaws
  3. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
  4. Evolution
The classic Jaws line, 'You're gonna need a bigger boat', was not in the original script but was ad-libbed by Roy Scheider.
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18. This gangster epic saw Marlon Brando win Best Actor at The Oscars. What's it called?

Paramount Pictures
  1. Our Man In Havana
  2. Trainspotting
  3. The Kill List
  4. The Godfather
Lenny Montana was so nervous about working with Marlon Brando on The Godfather that in one scene he stutters on some of his lines. Coppola liked his 'genuine nervousness' upon meeting The Godfather, so decided to keep the scene as it was.
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19. Sylvester Stallone stars as a poor up-and-coming boxer in the slums of Philadelphia in which sports drama?

United Artists
  1. Inception
  2. London Has Fallen
  3. Rocky
  4. Predator
Stallone had only $100 when he was offered $350,000 for the Rocky script. He refused unless he was allowed to star in the film. Eventually they agreed.
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20. This classic film features Macaulay Culkin as a youngster who has to fend off two hilariously bad Christmas burglars.

20th Century Fox
  1. Naked Gun
  2. Happy Gilmore
  3. True Grit
  4. Home Alone
Culkin's stunt double for Home Alone was a very short 30-year-old man.
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21. Which 1971 children's film stars Gene Wilder as the owner of a magical chocolate factory?

Paramount Pictures
  1. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  2. The Hurt Locker
  3. Bram Stoker's Dracula
  4. Dances With Wolves
The chocolate river in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was made from 150,000 gallons of water, real chocolate and cream. Because of the cream it began to spoil and, by the end of filming, smelled terrible.
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22. John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara star in which romantic comedy set in Ireland?

Republic Pictures
  1. Philadelphia
  2. The Quiet Man
  3. Reservoir Dogs
  4. The Big Lebowski
Green, the national color of Ireland, can be seen in every shot of The Quiet Man.
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23. What's the name of this time-traveling 80's epic?

Universal Pictures
  1. Magnolia
  2. Under The Skin
  3. Doubt
  4. Back to the Future
The Back to the Future script was rejected 44 times before it was finally green-lit.
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24. This 1984 film follows three ghoul-catchers who run a paranormal investigation service in New York City.

Columbia Pictures
  1. Ghostbusters
  2. Uncle Tom's Cabin
  3. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  4. Bohemian Rhapsody
Until the release of Home Alone, Ghostbusters was the highest grossing comedy of all time.
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25. Directed by Woody Allen, which 70's romantic-comedy stars Diane Keaton as the title character?

United Artists
  1. Cleopatra
  2. Attack of the 50-Foot-Woman
  3. Murder on the Orient Express
  4. Annie Hall
Annie Hall is the shortest ever movie to win Best Picture at the Oscars.
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26. Jack Nicholson stars in which terrifying psychological horror film as a writer who descends into violent madness?

Warner Bros.
  1. Boyhood
  2. Kill Bill
  3. The Shining
  4. A Clockwork Orange
In the film, The Shining, Jack Nicholson was fed nothing but cheese sandwiches for two weeks - which he hates - to get him into character.
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27. What's the title of this 1966 superhero movie starring Adam West?

20th Century Fox
  1. Batman
  2. SpiderMan
  3. Superman
  4. Avengers: Civil War
Cesar Romero, who played The Joker, refused to shave his moustache for Batman, so it had to be painted over with make-up.
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28. This Oscar-winning WW2 musical follows the Von Trapp family. What's it called?

20th Century Fox
  1. Annie
  2. The Sound of Music
  3. Apocalypse Now
  4. Pulp Fiction
When The Sound of Music was first released on home video, it stayed in the charts for over 250 weeks, almost five years.
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29. What's the name of this teen comedy film about one boy's adventurous day off from school?

Paramount Pictures
  1. Serpico
  2. The Untouchables
  3. All About Eve
  4. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The script for Ferris Bueller's Day Off took only six days to write.
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30. Bruce Willis starred in what action-packed Christmas classic?

20th Century Fox
  1. Die Hard
  2. Santa Claus
  3. Jingle All The Way
  4. Bad Santa
Bruce Willis received a then unheard of $5 million fee for Die Hard.
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31. Set in the Vietnam War, what's the name of this film?

Orion Pictures
  1. Million Dollar Baby
  2. Platoon
  3. The Big Short
  4. The Hangover
Platoon was banned in Vietnam, because of its depiction of the Vietnamese.
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32. Starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, what's the title of this 1939 classic musical?

Loews Cineplex Entertainment
  1. The Wizard of Oz
  2. Casablanca
  3. The Departed
  4. George of the Jungle
Many of The Munchkins were in fact European Jews who took advantage of The Wizard of Oz being shot in America to escape the Nazi's and start new lives in the US.
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33. What's the title of this film about a green ogre who wants his home back?

Dreamworks Pictures
  1. Whiplash
  2. Stand By Me
  3. Shrek
  4. Cinderella
Shrek received his own gold star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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34. Which Quentin Tarantino cult-classic starred Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, and Uma Thurman?

Miramax
  1. The Day of the Jackal
  2. Midnight Express
  3. Pulp Fiction
  4. The 400 Blows
Initially, Uma Thurman didn't want to star in Pulp Fiction but Tarantino was so adamant that she took the role he read the script over the phone to her to convince Uma it was worth her time.
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35. This 1993 film won seven Oscars and stars Liam Neeson as a businessman who saved more than 1,000 jews during World War Two.

Universal Pictures
  1. Schindler's List
  2. Downfall
  3. There Will Be Blood
  4. Pearl Harbor
All of Schindler's List's royalties were given to the Shoah Foundation which helps protect those affected by Genocide. Steven Spielberg refused the royalties himself as he deemed it 'blood money'.
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36. Russell Crowe plays a betrayed general who rises through the ranks to avenge the murders of his family in which film?

Universal Pictures
  1. Lucky Jim
  2. Apollo 13
  3. Gladiator
  4. School of Rock
Mel Gibson was offered Gladiator's main role of Maximus but turned it down due to feeling too old to play the character.
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37. Starring Keanu Reeves as Neo, what's the name of this science fiction film?

Warner Bros.
  1. Frost/Nixon
  2. The Da Vinci Code
  3. Blade Runner
  4. The Matrix
The Matrix's opening action scene took six months of training and four days to shoot.
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38. Directed by Peter Jackson, what's the name of this epic-fantasy-adventure set in Middle Earth?

New Line Cinema
  1. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  2. Rock'n'rolla
  3. The Fellowship of the Ring
  4. Tree of Life
The Fellowship of the Ring director, Peter Jackson, gave one of the rings used in the movies to Elijah Wood and Andy Serkis as a gift when the shoot was finished.
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39. Which Martin Scorcese mafia masterclass tells the story of Henry Hill?

Warner Bros.
  1. Apocalypto
  2. Breathless
  3. Goodfellas
  4. Shaun of the Dead
Apparently some real mobsters were used as extras in Goodfellas to make it more authentic.
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40. Mel Gibson plays patriotic Scottish rebel, William Wallace, in which movie?

Paramount Pictures
  1. Braveheart
  2. Saving Private Ryan
  3. War of the Worlds
  4. I Am Daniel Blake
Many of Braveheart's major battle scenes had to be re-shot because extras were wearing sunglasses and wristwatches.
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41. Danny Boyle's multi-Oscar winning film about a poverty-stricken Indian boy who uses his life experiences to win Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

Fox Searchlight Pictures
  1. It's A Wonderful Life
  2. Slumdog Millionaire
  3. Animal House
  4. Dodgeball
In Slumdog Millionaire, the pile of excrement that the young Jamal jumps into was actually made from peanut butter and chocolate.
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42. This film follows the complex homosexual relationship between two cowboys in the American mid-west. What's it called?

Focus Features
  1. Superbad
  2. Top Gun
  3. Dirty Harry
  4. Brokeback Mountain
While filming Brokeback Mountain, Heath Ledger reportedly almost broke Jake Gyllenhaal's nose while filming a kissing scene.
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43. What's the title of this epic-space film written and directed by George Lucas?

20th Century Fox
  1. King Kong
  2. The Incredibles
  3. 300
  4. Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars: A New Hope was the first movie to ever make over $300 million.
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44. What's the name of this record-breaking 2009 epic?

20th Century Fox
  1. Avatar
  2. Chinatown
  3. Toy Story 3
  4. Scooby-Doo
Avatar's director, James Cameron, also directed Titanic which was the highest grossing film of all time until Avatar was released.
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45. Which 1994 prison drama follows Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) and Ellis 'Red' Redding (Morgan Freeman)?

Columbia Pictures
  1. A River Runs Through It
  2. The Shawshank Redemption
  3. The Irishman
  4. Rosemary's Baby
Despite being considered one of the greatest movies of all time, The Shawshank Redemption didn't receieve one Oscar win.
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46. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, which 1942 American romance is this?

Warner Bros.
  1. Casablanca
  2. The African Queen
  3. School's Out
  4. Wings of Desire
Many of Casablanca's actors who played the Nazis were in fact German Jews who had escaped from Nazi Germany.
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47. This film is often recognized as the greatest horror movie of all time.

Warner Bros.
  1. Ghostbusters 2
  2. The Sixth Sense
  3. 1984
  4. The Exorcist
Many believe The Exorcist was cursed after nine people connected to the film died in suspicious or tragic circumstances.
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48. Kevin Spacey won a Best Actor Oscar for his role in which 1999 movie?

Dreamworks Pictures
  1. Airplane
  2. Happiness
  3. American Beauty
  4. Doubt
American Beauty was immediately hailed a masterwork and considered one of the greatest movies of all time.
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49. Posthumously starring Heath Ledger as The Joker, what's the title of this movie?

20th Century Fox
  1. Hot Fuzz
  2. The Fast and the Furious
  3. Big Hero 6
  4. The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight was dedicated to Heath Ledger who died months before the film was released.
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50. And finally. Often considered the greatest film of all time, what's the title of this movie written, directed, produced, and starring Orson Welles.

RKO Radio Pictures
  1. John Wick
  2. Citizen Kane
  3. Captain Phillips
  4. Big
Orson Welles was only 25 when he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in Citizen Kane - an unbelievable feat.
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