The Great Movie Music Quiz 🍿🎬🎧

The aim of this quiz is for members to listen to the music tracks and link them up with the movie posters, which should be printed out for the tables.

If playing the quiz over Zoom, there are some questions linked to each film to ask. And of course, YouTube movie music clips. Encourage reminiscence and discussion about each movie. Ask who has seen each movie and how they would rate it. (Maybe do a Top 3 at the end?)

Enjoy singalongs if members appear to respond well to a particular song. To help with movie recognition, actors and actresses are listed, together with movie quotes and some fun facts. Simplify and reduce content as necessary.

Links to the Spotify playlist and Movie Poster PowerPoint are to be found here ...

Spotify 'Movie Posters Music Match' -

Photos 'Movie Posters Music Match' -

NB. As there are a lot of movies here (40 in fact), you might like to break the quiz up and spread it over a few sessions.

Movies are arranged in chronological order.

'Gone With The Wind', 1939

Starring - Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh (Rhett Butler & Scarlet O'Hara) Quote - "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn." Music - 'Main Title', Max Steiner -

Fun fact - The burning of Atlanta scene is filmed in front of the set of 'King Kong' which was deliberately destroyed for the scenes.

1. Question - What were the two factions fighting each other in the American Civil War?

'Wuthering Heights', 1939

Starring - Merle Oberon & Laurence Olivier (Catherine Earnshaw Linton & Heathcliff)

Quote - "He seems to take pleasure in being mean and brutal. And yet, he's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

Song - 'Wuthering Heights', Kate Bush -

Fun fact - Kate Bush shares a birthday with Emily Bronte - 30th July

2. Question - Where was the story set?

'Casablanca', 1942

Starring - Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman (Rick Blaine & Ilsa Lund) Quote - "Here's looking at you kid." Song - 'As Time Goes By', Dooley Wilson -

Fun fact - There are only a few Hollywood actors and actresses who have autographs that routinely sell for $1,000 or more, and Humphrey Bogart is one of them. In contrast, a signature of Clark Gable sells for around $500 and John Wayne's is worth around $200.

3. Question - In which country is Casablanca?

'The Dam Busters', 1955

Starring: Richard Todd & Michael Redgrave (Wing Commander Guy Gibson & Barnes Wallis)

Quote: "All you've got to do is watch through the cockpit blister and keep the two spots plumb together on the ground, or the water, and there you are at 150 feet. Accurate to an inch!"

Music: 'The Dambusters Theme', Eric Coates -

Fun fact: The film recreates the true story of 'Operation Chastise' when in 1943 the RAF's 617 Squadron attacked the Möhne, Eder, and Sorpe dams in Nazi Germany with Barnes Wallis's bouncing bomb, in attempt to destroy steel production.

4. Question - Which aeroplane dropped the bombs?

'The Magnificent Seven', 1960

Starring: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn, and Horst Buchholz

Quote: "You think I am brave because I carry a gun; well, your fathers are much braver because they carry responsibility, for you, your brothers, your sisters, and your mothers."

Music: 'The Magnificent Seven Theme', Elmer Bernstein -

Fun fact: 'The Magnificent Seven' is itself a remake, of a 1954 movie by Japanese master director Akira Kurosawa called 'Seven Samurai'.

5. Question - True or False. 'The Magnificent Seven' inspired 'The A-Team'?

'Breakfast At Tiffany's', 1961

Starring - Audrey Hepburn & George Peppard (Miss Holly Golightly & Paul Varjak) Quote - "You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage." Song - 'Moon River', Audrey Hepburn -

Fun fact - There is no cafe or restaurant at Tiffany's, so you can't get breakfast there.

6. Question - Who played Mr Yunioshi, the Japanese man who lived upstairs?

'Cleopatra', 1963

Starring - Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton (Cleopatra & Mark Antony)

Quote - "We must not disappoint the mighty Caesar! The Romans tell fabulous tales of my baths and handmaidens... and my morals!"

Song - 'Walk Like An Egyptian', The Bangles (A 'tongue in cheek' selection, sorry!) -

Fun fact - Adjusted for inflation, this is one of the most expensive movies ever made. Its budget of forty-four million dollars is equivalent to approximately three hundred forty-four million dollars in 2016 dollars.

7. Question - How many times was Elizabeth Taylor married (including how many times to Richard Burton)?

'The Great Escape', 1963

Starring: Steve McQueen (Captain Virgil Hilts)

Quote: "Wait a minute. You aren't seriously suggesting that if I get through the wire... and case everything out there... and don't get picked up... to turn myself in and get thrown back in the cooler for a couple of months so you can get the information you need?"

Music: 'Great Escape Theme', Elmer Bernstein -

Fun fact: On the night of March 24, 1944, 76 men crawled out of one of the tunnels (named Harry) and made their bid for freedom. Three made it back to England, 23 were recaptured and locked up again, and 50 were executed by the Gestapo, on direct orders from Adolf Hitler. It was a shattering end to the ultimate boy's own tale.

8. Question - Did Steve McQueen himself perform the 60ft jump over barbed wire on his Triumph TR6, or was it undertaken by a stunt double?

'The Pink Panther', 1963

Starring: Peter Sellers (Inspector Clouseau)

Quote: "When I went on my first zsrafari... frazari... wild animal hunt."

Music: 'Pink Panther Theme', Henry Mancini -

Fun fact: The first film in the series derives its name from a pink diamond that has enormous size and value. The diamond is called the "Pink Panther" because the flaw at its center, when viewed closely, is said to resemble a leaping pink panther.

9. Question - What was the name of his Chinese manservant?

'Dr Zhivago', 1965

Starring - Omar Sharif (Yuri Zhivago) Quote - "Good marriages are made in heaven... or some such place." Song - 'Lara's Theme', Percy Faith & His Orchestra -

Fun fact - This movie was not shown in the country in which it was set until 1994.

10. Question - In which country was the movie set?

'The Graduate', 1967

Starring - Anne Bancroft & Dustin Hoffman (Mrs Robinson & Ben Braddock) Quote - “Oh no Mrs. Robinson, I find you very desirable. I think you are the most desirable of all my parents' friends.” Song - 'Mrs Robinson', Simon & Garfunkel -

Fun fact - Although Mrs. Robinson is supposed to be much older than Benjamin, Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman were just under six years apart in age.

11. Question - Which movie director was married to Anne Bancroft?

'2001: A Space Odyssey', 1968

Starred: Keir Dullea & Gary Lockwood (Dave Bowman & Frank Poole)

Quote: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.”

Music: 'Also Sprach Zarathustra', Richard Strauss -

Fun fact: Stanley Kubrick's initial title was 'Journey Beyond the Stars', which he discarded because he thought it sounded like a B-movie title. The eventual title was inspired by Homer’s 'Odyssey'. It was also jokingly called in private, 'How the Solar System Was Won'.

12. Question - Where was the spaceship headed?

'Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid', 1969

Starring: Paul Newman & Robert Redford

Quote: "Oh Good.For a moment there, I thought we were in trouble."

Song: 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head', BJ Thomas -

Fun fact:The real Butch Cassidy (whose name was actually Robert Leroy Parker) got his nickname because he once worked in a butcher's shop. The Sundance Kid, real name Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, got his nickname because he once was arrested in the Wyoming town of Sundance.

13. Question - What type of products, which you can still buy today, are 'Newman's Own'?

'Midnight Cowboy', 1969

Starring: Dustin Hoffman & Jon Voight (Ratso Rizzo & Joe Buck)

Quote: "I'm walking here!I'm walking here!"

Song: 'Everybody's Talkin', Harry Neilson -

Fun fact: The movie chronicles the naïve Texan Joe Buck's odyssey from Texas to New York City, where he plans on realizing his dream of becoming a male prostitute servicing rich women.

14. Question - Who is Jon Voight's daughter?

'Love Story', 1970

Starring - Ryan O'Neal & Ali MacGraw (Oliver Barrett & Jenny Cavilleri) Quote - "Love means never having to say you're sorry." Song - 'Where Do I Begin', Andy Williams -

Fun fact - To prepare for their roles, Ryan O'Neal learned to ice skate and Ali MacGraw learned to play the harpsichord.

15. Question - Which 1973 movie did Ryan O'Neal co-star with his daughter Tatum?

'The Exorcist', 1973

Starring: Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn & Max von Sydow (Regan, Chris McNeil & Father Lancaster Merrin)

Quote: "The Power of Christ compels you!"

Music: 'Tubular Bells', Mike Oldfield -

Fun fact: "The Exorcist" was the first horror movie to receive an Oscar nomination for best picture.

16. Question: Who founded 'Virgin Records' with this album?

'Jaws', 1975

Starring: Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss & Robert Shaw (Chief Brody, Matt Hooper & Quint)

Quote: "You're gonna need a bigger boat!"

Music: 'Jaws Theme', John Williams -

Fun fact: The shark doesn’t fully appear in a shot until 1 hour and 21 minutes into the two-hour film. The reason it isn’t shown is because the mechanical shark that was built rarely worked during filming, so Spielberg had to create inventive ways (like Quint’s yellow barrels) to shoot around the non-functional shark.

17. Question: What was the name of the town and beach where the story was set?

'A Star Is Born', 1976

Starring - Barbra Streisand & Kris Kristofferson (Esther Hoffman Howard & John Norman Howard)

Quote - "You can trash your life but you're not going to trash mine."

Song - 'Evergreen', Barbra Streisand -

Fun fact - The film is a remake of the 1937 original drama starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, which had also been adapted in 1954 as a musical starring Judy Garland and James Mason. The story was again adapted in 2018 starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

18. Question - Which Barbra Streisand album did this song feature on?

'Star Wars', 1977

Starring: Mark Hamil, Harrison Ford & Carrie Fisher (Luke Skywalker, Hans Solo & Princess Leia)

Quote: "May the force be with you!"

Music: 'Star Wars Theme', John Williams -

Fun fact: Sir Alec Guinness, who played Obi-Wan, hated the movie.

19. Question - What were the names of the two robots?

'Chariots Of Fire', 1981

Starring: Ben Cross & Ian Charleson (Eric Liddell & Harold Abrahams)

Quote: "Everyone runs in her own way, or his own way. And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within."

Music: 'Chariots Of Fire Theme', Vangelis -

Fun fact: The true story on which the film was based was about a gold medal winning race in the'1924 Summer Olympic Games' in Paris.

20. Question: The film's title was inspired by the line "Bring me my Chariot of fire!" from which William Blake poem?

'Raiders Of The Lost Ark', 1981

Starring: Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones)

Quote: "Marion: You're not the man I knew ten years ago. Indiana: t's not the years, honey, it's the mileage."

Music: 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark Theme', John Williams -

Fun fact: The famous scene in which Indy shoots a marauding and flamboyant swordsman was not in the original script. Harrison Ford was supposed to use his whip to get the sword out of his attacker's hands, but the food poisoning he and the rest of the crew had gotten made him too sick to perform the stunt.

21. Question: What were the other 3 movies called?

'An Officer And A Gentleman', 1982

Starring - Richard Gere & Deborah Winger (Zack Mayo & Paula Pokrifki)

Quote - "Life gave him nothing, except the courage to win ... and a woman to love."

Song - 'Up Where We Belong', Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes -

Fun fact - Richard Gere and Debra Winger did not get along during filming, and would distance themselves from each other significantly while the camera wasn't rolling. Publicly, she called him a "brick wall", while he admitted there was "tension" between them.

22. Question - What branch of the military was Zack Mayo in?

'Sleepless In Seattle', 1983

Starring - Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan (Sam Baldwin & Annie Reed) Quote - "I knew it the first time I saw her. It was like coming home, only to no home I'd ever known. I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was...magic." Song - 'In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning', Carly Simon -

Fun fact - Despite playing the role of his sister in the movie, Rita Wilson, is the real life wife of Tom Hanks.

23. Question - Where did Sam and Annie meet at the end of the movie?

'Back To The Future', 1985

Starring: Michael j Fox & Christopher Lloyd (Marty McFly & Doc Emmett Brown)

Quote: “If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious shit.”

Song: 'The Power Of Love', Huey Lewis & The News -

Fun fact: Sid Sheinberg, the head of Universal, did not like the title “Back To The Future.” He asked to change it to “Spaceman From Pluto.”

24. Question - Which car took Marty back?

'Top Gun', 1986

Starring: Tom Cruise & Kelly McGillis (Maverick & Charlie)

Quote: "I Feel The Need… The Need For Speed!"

Song: 'Take My Breath Away', Berlin -

Fun fact: Tom Cruise had to wear lifts when appearing in scenes with McGillis. Cruise is 5'7", while his onscreen love interest stands 5'10".

25. Question: True or False - Tom Cruise is licensed to fly a P-51 propeller-driven fighter plane, as well as some helicopters?

'Dirty Dancing', 1987

Starring - Patrick Swayze & Jennifer Grey (Johnny Castle & Frances 'Baby' Houseman) Quote - "Nobody puts Baby in the corner." Song - '(I've Had) The Time Of My Life', Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - Fun fact - The scenes where Jennifer Grey giggles as Patrick Swazye funs his fingers down her body as part of their dance rehearsal were originally cut, as they were unrehearsed and a result of her being ticklish. Swayze's annoyance was also real.

26. Question - True or False. A Sky Movies survey saw this film rated as 'Number 1 Most Watched Movie By Women'?

'Fatal Attraction', 1987

Starring - Michael Douglas & Glenn Close (Dan Gallagher & Alex Forrest) Quote - "If you ever come near my family again, I'll kill you. Do you understand?" Song - 'Run Rabbit Run', Flanagan & Allen (This song choice is 'tongue in cheek'!) - Fun fact - Several scenes are set to the music of Puccini's opera 'Madame Butterfly', as Butterfly ultimately kills herself due to her longing (though in the movie Dan's wife shoots Alex).

27. Question - True or False. This film is where the phrase 'Bunny boiler' came from?

'Beaches', 1989

Starring: Bette Midler & Barbara Hershey (CC Bloom & Hillary Essex)

Quote: “You're not dead yet: so stop living as if you are!”

Song: 'Wind Beneath My Wings', Bette Midler -

Fun fact: Barbara Hershey had collagen lip injections to make herself look younger (she was 40 at the time and was playing Hilary from college age to mid-thirties).

28. Question - What is Bette Midler's nickname?

'When Harry Met Sally', 1989

Starring - Billy Crystal & Meg Ryan (Harry Burns & Sally Albright) Quote - "I'll have what she's having!" Song - 'It Had To Be You', Harry Connick Jnr -

Fun fact - The (ahem!) orgasm scene was filmed at Katz's Deli, an actual restaurant on New York's E. Houston Street. The table at which the scene was filmed now has a plaque on it that reads, "Where Harry met Sally...hope you have what she had!"

29. Question - Did Billy Crystal & Meg Ryan date during the movie?

'Ghost', 1990

Starring - Patrick Swayze & Demi Moore (Sam Wheat & Molly Jensen) Quote - "He's stuck, that's what it is. He's in between worlds. You know it happens sometimes that the spirit gets yanked out so fast that the essence still feels it has work to do here." Song - 'Unchained Melody', The Righteous Brothers -

Fun fact - Patrick Swayze said that the pottery scene was the sexiest thing he had ever done on film.

30. Question - Who played the role of Oda Mae Brown, the Medium?

'Pretty Woman', 1990

Starring - Richard Gere & Julia Roberts (Edward Lewis & Vivian Ward) Quote - “I appreciate this whole seduction thing you've got going on here, but let me give you a tip: I'm a sure thing.” Song - 'Oh Pretty Woman', Roy Orbison -

Fun fact - Richard Gere improvised the scene where Edward snaps the necklace case down on Vivian's (Julia Roberts's) fingers, and Roberts's reaction (laughter) was totally natural. The filmmakers liked it so much, they decided to leave it in.

31. Question - What was Julia Roberts occupation in this movie?

'Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves', 1991

Starring - Kevin Costner (Robin Of Locksley)

Quote - "Something vexes thee?" (Said by Mortinanna, played by Geraldine McEwan)

Song - 'Everything I Do, I Do It For You', Bryan Adams -

Fun fact - The shot of Robin shooting the flaming arrow was shot at three hundred frames per second (normal speed is twenty-four frames per second).

32. Question - Who played the Sheriff Of Nottingham?

'Bodyguard', 1992

Starring - Kevin Costner & Whitney Houston (Frank Farmer & Rachel Marron)

Quote - Rachel: "And you're ready to die for me?" Frank - "It's the job." Rachel - "And you'd do it? Why?" Frank - "I can't sing.”

Song - 'I Will Always Love You', Whitney Houston -

Fun fact - As of 2015, with over 37 million albums sold, the film had the best-selling soundtrack of all time. 'Saturday Night Fever' (1977) places second, with nearly 10 million fewer albums sold.

33. Question - Who wrote and originally recorded this song?

'Jurassic Park', 1993

Starred: Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum & Laura Dern (Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm & Ellie Sattler)

Quote: "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn't stop to think if they should."

Music: 'Jurassic Park Theme', John Williams -

Fun fact: Although 'Jurassic Park' runs for two hours and seven minutes, there are approximately only 15 minutes of dinosaur footage in the entire movie.

34. Question: Where did the dinosaur DNA come from?

'Four Weddings and A Funeral', 1994

Starring - Hugh Grant & Andie McDowell (Charles & Carrie) Quote - Why do you think it's called "honeymoon?" "Um, I don't know... I suppose it's, uh, "honey" because it's sweet as honey, and "moon" because it's the first time a husband got to see his wife's bottom." Song - 'Love Is All Around', Wet Wet Wet -

Fun fact - The poem read at the funeral is 'Funeral Blues', by W.H. Auden.

35. Question - This song was originally released in 1968 by which band?

'Titanic', 1998

Starring - Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet (Jack Dawson & Rose DeWitt Bukater) Quote - "I'm the king of the world!" Song - 'My Heart Will Go On', Celine Dion -

Fun fact - 'Titanic' is the most Oscar-nominated film (with 14 nominations) not to win in any acting categories.

36. Question - How long did it take Titanic to sink?

'Notting Hill', 1999

Starring - Hugh Grant & Julia Roberts (Will Thacker & Anna Scott) Quote - "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her." Song - 'When You Say Nothing At All', Ronan Keating -

Fun fact - During the birthday dinner scene, Anna Scott is asked how much she made on her last film, and her reply is $15 million. This is actually the amount she was paid for appearing in 'Notting Hill'.

37. Question - Who starred as Will's sister?

'Bridget Jones Diary', 2001

Starring - Rene Zellweger (Bridget Jones) Quote - “It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.” Song - 'All By Myself', Celine Dion -

Fun fact - To prepare for the role, Renee Zellwegger gained 25 pounds and then actually worked at a British publishing company for a month in preparation for the role. She adopted an alias as well as her posh accent and was apparently not recognised.

38. Question - Who originally sang this song?

'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone', 2001

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson & Rupert Grint (Harry Potter, Hermione Granger & Ron Weasley)

Quote: “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

Music: 'Harry Potter Theme', John Williams -

Fun fact: Every scene in which the word 'Philosopher' was said had to be filmed twice or redubbed, as the American version was called 'Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone'.

39. Question - Who was Harry's arch enemy?

'The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring', 2001

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen & Viggo Mortensson (Frodo Baggins, Gandalf & Aragorn)

Quote: "... it's mine... my own... my precious..."

Music: 'May It Be', Enya -

Fun fact: Sean Connery turned down Gandalf in Lord of the Rings because he 'just didn't get it'!

40. Question - Who wrote the 'Hobbit' and 'Lord Of The Rings' books?

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