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91 Classic Movie Trivia Questions Will Transport You To Yesteryear

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November 16, 2022

Have you seen every classic movie ever made? Take this classic movie quiz today! Classic movies are like time capsules that take us back to a specific period in cinema history. They give us a glimpse into the culture when they were made. We get to experience something that is unknown to us or something we wish we could experience again.

A classic movie is considered a classic because of its ability to stay with you long after it’s over. It is also a classic due to its contribution to the industry. From “The Wizard Of Oz” to “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” these movies have all stood the test of time. They are loved by many generations of movie watchers. These classic movie trivia questions and answers will make you feel very nostalgic.

Are you looking for more trivia? Check out our James Bond, Fast and Furious, and Lord of the Rings trivia. Top it off with some Oscar trivia questions to test your knowledge.

1. The movie 'Goodfellas' is based on a book called 'Wise Guy' written by what crime writer?

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2. In which year was E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial released, becoming the top-grossing movie of the 1980s?

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3. Who loses their head after taking their boat for a late night spin in 'Jaws'?

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4. What president's administration is the focus of the movie 'All the President's Men'?

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5. What is the formula called to estimate the probability of team A beating team B?

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6. What is George Bailey's guardian angel's class when they first meet in 'It's a Wonderful Life'?

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1. Who played private eye J.J. Gittes in 'Chinatown'?

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2. What oceanographer did Richard Dreyfuss play in 'Jaws'?

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3. In which 'Godfather' movie does Robert De Niro play a young Don Corleone?

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4. Who first tells Bob Woodward that one of the burglars got money from the president's campaign funds in 'All the President's Men'?

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5. Former Beatle George Harrison had his 'star' on Hollywood's Walk of Fame unveiled in which year?

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6. The first sound cartoon to feature Mickey Mouse was Steamboat Willie. When was it released?

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1. In which year did Shirley Booth win the Best Actress Oscar for Come Back Little Sheba?

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2. What composer's music does Alex love and eventually become sick upon hearing in 'A Clockwork Orange'?

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3. What year formed part of the title of a 1968 movie, in which the Discovery One embarked on A Space Odyssey?'

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4. What one word of advice does Benjamin's dad give to his son in 'The Graduate'?

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5. Who played the slob Oscar Madison in 'The Odd Couple'?

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6. Who played father and attorney Atticus Finch in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'?

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1. Who proclaims 'It was beauty killed the beast' in 'King Kong'?

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2. In which year was the classic war movie The Great Escape made and released?

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3. What is the number of Benjamin Pierce's mobile army hospital in 'M*A*S*H'?

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4. Who played a wheelchair bound murder witness in 'Rear Window'?

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5. What kind of massive, terrorizing animal is 'King Kong'?

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6. Who throws a garbage can through the window of Sal's pizza joint in 'Do The Right Thing'?

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1. In what fictional town does the movie 'It's a Wonderful Life' take place?

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2. Who has to see the Wizard in 'The Wizard of Oz'?

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3. Who rides a nuclear bomb like a bucking bronco in 'Dr. Strangelove'?

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4. What nickname did Steven Spielberg and his crew have for the mechanical shark while filming 'Jaws'?

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5. Who competes with Robert De Niro in a deadly game of 'Russian Roulette' in 'The Deer Hunter'?

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6. In what year did were the Golden Globe Awards not broadcast, due to a strike?

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1. The climactic scene in Alfred Hitchcock's 'North By Northwest' takes place at what landmark?

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2. Who helps Oskar Schindler compile his life saving list in 'Schindler's List'?

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3. Who played General George S. Patton in 'Patton'?

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4. What's the name of the fake soap opera that Dustin Hoffman dresses in drag for in 'Tootsie'?

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5. John Ford's 'The Grapes of Wrath' is based on a book by what acclaimed author?

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6. In what year did Harrison Ford enter our hearts as Indiana Jones in Raiders Of The Lost Ark?

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1. What dish does Fiorello keep asking for while hiding in Driftwood's stateroom in 'A Night at the Opera'?

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2. In what year of the 1980s did the first Lethal Weapon movie hit the big screen?

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3. What marshal must face ex-con Frank Miller in 'High Noon'?

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4. What is the first newspaper that Charles Foster Kane acquires and runs in 'Citizen Kane'?

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5. What cold hearted nurse tries to make Jack Nicholson's life hell in 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'?

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6. The first commercial television station began operating in Hollywood in which year?

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1. Who played legendary boxer Jake La Motta in 'Raging Bull'?

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2. What is the name of Quint's boat in 'Jaws'?

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3. What year do Marty and Doc travel forward to in Back to the Future Part II?

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4. What prize fighter does Rocky Balboa take on in the ring in 'Rocky'?

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5. Who seduces Benjamin Braddock in 'The Graduate'?

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6. What mental hospital resident did Danny DeVito play in 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'?

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1. Complete the title of a 1959 John Boulting film Im Alright....?

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2. Dooley Wilson who played Sam in 'Casablanca' couldn't play the piano. What instrument did he play in real life?

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3. The movie 'Apocalypse Now' is based on what book?

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4. What newscaster proclaims he's 'mad as hell' live on the air in 'Network'?

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5. What is Benjamin Pierce's nickname in 'M*A*S*H'?

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6. Who suffers from acrophobia in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Vertigo'?

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1. How many Grammy Awards have been awarded in total as of 2013?

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2. Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford play two reporters working for what newspaper in 'All the President's Men'?

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3. What year did Michael J. Fox travel back to in Back To The Future in the 1985 movie?

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4. What was the name of Dorothy's dog from the Wizard of Oz?

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5. What famous actor did an uncredited voiceover for Elvis Presley in 'Forrest Gump'?

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6. Who played the background source Deep Throat in 'All the President's Men'?

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1. What 'Saturday Night Live' actor almost got to play the lead in 'Batman' until Tim Burton took over the film?

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2. What's missing from the title of the spoof horror movie from 2010 'Vampires ...'?

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3. What murderous computer tries to kill the crew in '2001: A Space Odyssey'?

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4. The first ever 'Star Wars' was released in what year causing an international sensation overnight?

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5. Who wishes he'd never been born in 'It's a Wonderful Life'?

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6. What drug is Henry Hill arrested for selling in 'Goodfellas'?

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1. Who tells Ingmar Bergman 'Here's looking at you, kid' in 'Casablanca'?

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2. The movie 'Jaws' is based on a book by what author?

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3. Who proclaimed 'I love you, Spartacus' before dying at the end of 'Spartacus'?

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4. Marie Antoinette' is an early period movie starring Norma Shearer. When was it released?

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5. Complete the title of a 1983 classic movie Educating...?

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6. What is the name of Tarzan's female companion in the 1999 Disney movie?

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1. Complete the famous movie quote Mother of Mercy, is this the end of ____?

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2. Robert Redford and Paul Newman flee to what country in 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'?

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3. Where does Janet Leigh get stabbed to death in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho'?

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4. What is Larry David's manager's name in Curb Your Enthusiasm?

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5. A poster of what big screen beauty does Andy use to hide his escape tunnel once he escapes in 'The Shawshank Redemption'?

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6. Actor Richard Kiel is best known for playing the same character in two different films. What is the name of this character?

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1. Who directed 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'?

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2. What Marx Brother plays dictator Rufus T. Firefly in 'Duck Soup'?

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3. Who asks the Wizard for a brain in 'The Wizard of Oz'?

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4. What boy befriends and helps a lost alien in 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.'?

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5. What is the only Oscar that 'Citizen Kane' won in 1941?

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6. Who played Boo Radley in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'?

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1. Who played Don Corleone in 'The Godfather'?

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2. What room does Dick tell Danny never to go into in 'The Shining'?

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3. What band did author Anthony Burgess originally want to play the Droogs on screen in 'A Clockwork Orange'?

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4. The movie 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is based on a famous book by what author?

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5. Who played Gen. Buck Turgidson in 'Dr. Strangelove'?

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6. What general claims they discovered a Communist plot in 'Dr. Strangelove'?

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1. What song is playing as Jimmy and Tommy beat Billy Batts in 'Goodfellas'?

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