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These movie trivia questions will test your general knowledge of movies across genres.
We have simple yet tricky film questions ranging from horror to comedy to action movies that go as far back as the 1930s when the first full movies were produced on an industrial scale.
If you are looking for a set of movie trivia questions to baffle your friends on your upcoming trivia night, the Smartbackyard has what you need.
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The First Movie
Trivia Question: In which year was the very first movie made?
The first-ever movie was made in 1888 by Louis Le Prince. It was titled Roundhay Garden Scene.
The Longest Movie
Trivia Question: What is the longest movie ever?
Answer: “Logistics” .
Released in 2012, Logistics is the longest film to have ever been recorded. It is 35 days, 17 hours long.
The Shortest Movie
Trivia Question: What is the shortest movie ever?
Answer: Fresh Guacamole.
Fresh Guacamole is the shortest movie to have ever been nominated for an Oscar. It is 1 minute, 41 seconds long and was directed by Adam Paperman.
Trivia Question: What is the first animated movie?
Fantasmagorie is considered the first fully animated film made byCohl back in 1908.
The Game of Thrones
Trivia Question: Which year did the first episode of the novelty Game of Thrones series premiere?
The first episode of the novelty HBO’s Game of Thrones, “Winter is Coming” premiered on the 17th of April 2011. It was 55 minutes long.
The Marvel Series
Trivia Question: What is the real name of Colonel Nicholas Joseph Fury actor, best known as Doctor Fury in the Marvel series?
Answer: Samuel Jackson.
Samuel Jackson is an American actor who takes the role of Doctor Fury in the Marvels TV series.
Movie with Most Sequels
Trivia Question: Which movie has the most sequels in history?
The Godzilla franchise has a total of 29 movies. The first episode was aired in 1954 and more movies are being produced to this day.
First Horror Movies
Trivia Question: What was the very first horror movie to be made?
Answer: The Haunted Castle is arguably the first horror movie to have ever been made. It was aired in 1896 in Paris, France.
Trivia Question: What is the very first fiction movie?
Answer: L’Arroseur arrosé.
L’Arroseur arrosé is probably the first fiction movie to have ever been made and aired in December 1895.
Trivia Question: When was the first Academy Awards held?
Answer: 16 May 1929.
It was held in Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Los Angeles – California,
Winning the Oscars
Trivia Question: Who was the first person to win an Oscar for the best actor?
Answer: Emil Jannings.
Emil Jannings is the first winner of Oscar’s best actor category. Janet Gaynor is the first woman to win an award in this category.
Trivia Question: Which year were the Oscar Awards held twice?
1930 is the only year when the Academy awards ceremony was held twice in the same year.
The Lord of Rings
Trivia Question: What is the name of the most famous hobbit played by Elijah Wood in the Lord of Rings?
Answer: Frodo Baggins.
Trivia Question: Which movie made Leonardo DiCaprio an overnight sensation?
Answer: the Titanic.
The Titanic brought Leonardo DiCaprio more fame in his career as an actor than in all other movies he has ever played a role in. However, other people give him more credit in “The Wolf of Wall Street” than they do in the “Titanic”.
Tricky Movie Trivia Questions I
Trivia Question: Who plays Rose DeWitt Bukater in the Titanic?
Answer: Kate Winslet and Gloria Stuart.
Scariest Movies Ever
Trivia Question: What is the scariest horror movie ever?
Answer: The Exorcist (1973).
The Exorcist is arguably the scariest horror movie to have ever been produced in the history of the movie industry.
The Black Panther
Trivia Question: What is the main idea behind The Black Panther?
Answer: Challenging the existing leadership and power structures.
T’challa is the king of Wakanda but people like M’Baku and Killmonger and many others want him out of power.
Highest Earning Box Office Movie
Trivia Question: What is the highest-earning box office movie of all time?
Answer: Avengers Endgame.
Avengers Endgame grossed over $2.7 billion.
Disney Movie Trivia For Kids
Trivia Question: What is the first Disney movie?
Answer: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was released by Walt Disney Animation Studios back in 1937.
Chinese Comedy Fantasy
Trivia Question: What is the name of the Chinese comedy fantasy released in 2004 with the legendary Hong Konger Stephen Chow as its director?
Answer: Kung Fu Hustle.
Easy Movie Trivia Questions II
Trivia Question: When was Hollywood founded?
Trivia Question: What was the first movie shot in Hollywood?
Answer: Old California (1910).
“In Old California” is the first movie entirely shot in Hollywood, California.
Best TV Series
Trivia Question: What is the oldest TV series in history?
Gunsmoke aired the first episode in 1955 on CBS and went on until 1975. It was aired for 20 years and had a total of 635 episodes.
Trivia Question: What is the name of the famous Indian film industry?
Bollywood was established in 1930 and produced its first film in 1934.
Trivia Question: What is the name of the famous Nigerian-based African movie industry, also known as African Magic?
Hard Movie Trivia Questions III
Trivia Question: What are the three legendary movies directed by James Cameron?
Answer: The Titanic, the Terminator, and Avatar.
James Cameron has directed the best films the industry has ever seen and is so far unrivaled.
Trivia Question: In which television series do we get names like The High Garden, Kings Landing, Westeros, etc.?
Answer: The Game of Thrones.
Trivia Question: How many films are there in the Hobbit?
Here are the three Hobbit films in the order in which they were released.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Highest Grossing Actor
Trivia Question: Who are the highest-grossing actors of all time
Answer: Samuel L. Jackson ($27,560,738,592).
Samuel L. Jackson is the mono-eyed legend behind the title Dr. Fury in the Marvels and other superhero films.
Cold War Movies
Trivia Question: What is the name of the cold war movie superstar who became a governor of one of the US states?
Answer: Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger.
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is a Republican governor of California.
Trivia Question: Which US president had a career in the movie industry before venturing into politics?
Answer: Ronald Reagan.
Ronald Reagan was a Hollywood actor before he ventured into politics.
Movie Production Studios
Trivia Question: Name any five movie production studios you know?
20th Century Fox.
Walt Disney Studios.
Warner Bros Studios.
The Lord of Rings Series
Trivia Question: How many movies are in the Lord of the Rings?
There are 3 films in the Lord of the Rings and 3 more in The Hobbit.
Famous Movie Trivia Questions
Trivia Question: How many movies are there in the Harry Potter series?
Answer: Eight films.
The first film was released in 2001 and the last one in 2011.
First Harry Potter Series
Trivia Question: What is the first movie in the Harry Potter series?
Answer: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
The very first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was released in 2001.
Harry Potter Movie Trivia
Trivia Question: What is the last movie in the Harry Potter series?
Answer: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
Order of Harry Potter Series
Trivia Question: What is the correct order of the Harry Potter movies?
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Trivia Question: What is the name of Elsa’s sister in the movie, Frozen?
Anna is Elsa’s younger sister in the movie Frozen.
In the end, Anna becomes the queen of Ariendelle. Elsa takes the role of a shaman, a bridge between magical and non-magical worlds.
Trivia Question: What is the name of Cinderella’s stepmother?
Answer: Lady Tremaine.
Trivia Question: What is the name of the Spartan king-warrior in “The 300”?
Answer: Leonidas I.
As the king of Sparta, he together with 300 of his best soldiers held Persian advance, under Xerxes for days, in a suicidal mission to allow the rest of the Greek king to rally their troops and prepare for the assault.
The Black Panther Movie
Trivia Question: What is the name of King T’Challa’s sister in “The Black Panther”?
Shuri is the only daughter of T’Chaka and T’Challa’s step-sister.
Trivia Question: What are the names of Cinderella’s two stepsisters?
Answer: Anastasia and Drizella.
People of Color Oscar Winners
Trivia Question: Who is the first African American to win the Academy Awards?
Answer: Hattie McDaniel.
Hattie McDaniel is the first African-American to win an award in the Academy Awards in 1940 in her support role as Mammy in ‘Gone with the Wind.
Easy Movie Trivia Question II
Trivia Question: What is the other name for the Academy Awards?
Answer: The Oscars.
Disney Animation Characters
Trivia Question: Who is Disney’s first animated character?
Answer: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, 1928.
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
Trivia Question: Who were Oswald the Lucky Rabbit competitors back in the days?
Answer: Mickey Mouse.
Trivia Question: Which Disney princess dresses up like a male soldier to save her father?
Women Oscar Awards Winners
Trivia Question: Who is the first female actor to win the Oscars?
Answer: Janet Gaynor.
Janet Gaynor won the best actor category for her role in the “7th Heaven, Street Angel, and Sunrise” movie back in the year 1929.
Highest-grossing Animated Movie
Trivia Question: What is the highest-grossing animated movie of all time?
Answer: The Lion King.
The Game of Thrones Series
Trivia Question: How many imaginary languages were created for The Game of Thrones?
The most notable one is the Dothraki language and the High Valerian.
Disney, the Lion King
Trivia Question: How many languages are in The Lion King?
Swahili, English, Zulu, Xhosa
Movies Produced in Transylvania
Trivia Question: Name a few movies shot in the Transylvania region of Romania?
Answer: All count Dracula series and most vampire movies and TV series.
Movies Shot in African Savannah
Trivia Question: Name one famous animation film shot in the Kenyan Savannah Grassland?
Answer: The Lion King.
The Lion King was partly filmed in the Maasai Mara and partly in the Serengeti.
The Lion King Animation Trivia
Trivia Question: What is the first animal you see in Lion King?
Movies Based on Books
Trivia Question: Name any three writers whose books have been adapted into famous movies and TV series?
Answer: (1) Theodor Seuss Geisel, (2) J.K. Rowling, (3) J.R.R. Tolkien, (4) George R. R. Martin.
There you have your movie trivia questions.
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