Movie trivia is a quiz topic that almost everyone can engage with, from classic film buffs to fans of superhero flicks. Whether your team considers themselves connoisseurs of the rom com or experts in action, you can put their knowledge to the test within the framework of a fun team-building game.
The question possibilities are endless, but we’ve put together a handful of headscratchers around some of the most popular movie franchises and standout film classics. All that’s left for you to do is divide your staff into groups, then it’s lights, camera, action!
Dive into a world of trivia excitement! We have multiple categories to help you find one to suit your taste. Experience the thrill of Sports, Music, Pop Culture trivia, and a hilarious stash of Funny Trivia Questions.
Looking for something more specific? Explore the magical worlds of Disney, Marvel, The Office, Harry Potter, and the cosmic saga of Star Wars. And don’t miss the festive fun with our Halloween and Christmas trivia questions!
1. What Is Movie Trivia?
Movie trivia covers the entirety of filmic history, from early black-and-white reels to CGI-powered blockbusters. Challenge your staff with questions on the Golden Age of Hollywood as well as modern movie trivia about billion-dollar blockbusters, plus everything in between! With more than 100 years of movies to draw upon, there’s no shortage of possibilities.
2. How Can Movie Trivia Games Be a Super Fun Team-building Activity?
Movie trivia is a quiz subject that most people can enjoy, since almost everyone has watched at least a few popular action thrillers or rom coms. Through this activity, your team will get the chance to chat, laugh, and learn a little about one another, developing their interpersonal relationships and improving team-wide communication.
3. 10 Best Movie Trivia Topics
3.1. Marvel Movies Trivia
Marvel has managed to turn a collection of lesser-known comic book characters into some of the biggest blockbusters of the past decade. Their films have accrued billions in box office receipts, but how invested is your team in Marvel movie mania?
Q: Iron Man is the Marvel movie that launched the current crop of interconnected films that make up the lucrative Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but what year was it released?
Q: While Iron Man was the first MCU movie released, what is the first MCU movie within the film series’ internal chronology?
A: Captain America: The First Avenger.
Q: Name the character who acts as the main villain for the Infinity Sage, which includes the movies Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame?
Q: Which actor plays the character of Doctor Strange, a master of the mystic arts who has the ability to cast spells, astral project, and see the future?
A: Benedict Cumberbatch.
Q: Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung are among the supporting cast of which superhero movie, which is so far the only Marvel movie to feature a predominantly Asian cast?
A: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Q: Can you identify the original quintet of lovable rogues in Guardians of the Galaxy? They join forces to stop Ronan the Accuser’s evil plans and harness the power of the Power Stone
A: Peter Quill, Gamora, Rocket, Drax, and Groot.
Q: As of the 2023 Academy Awards, what is the only superhero film ever to have been nominated for the Best Picture accolade?
A: Black Panther.
3.2. Harry Potter Trivia
Harry Potter has cast a spell on the hearts of children and adults alike. These questions focus on everybody’s favorite wizard, from his first steps into the magical world to his final battle with He Who Must Not Be Named.
Q: What is the exact address of the house where Harry Potter is living when he discovers he is a wizard?
A: 4 Privet Drive.
Q: Played by Kenneth Branagh, who is the second defense against the dark arts teacher that Harry Potter is taught by?
A: Gilderoy Lockhart.
Q: Who is the titular prisoner of Azkaban, whose escape from the infamous wizard gaol is at the heart of the third Harry Potter film?
A: Sirius Black.
Q: In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, what is the name of the French schoolgirl who competes in the Triwizard Tournament for Beauxbatons?
A: Fleur Delacour.
Q: What is the name of the magical skill that Severus Snape teaches to Harry, to help him shield his mind from Voldemort?
Q: Name the final film in which Albus Dumbledore appears.
A: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
Q: Which of these items was not one of Voldemort’s Horcruxes: the Sword of Godric Gryffindor, the Diadem of Rowena Ravenclaw, or the Cup of Helga Hufflepuff?
A: The Sword of Godric Gryffindor.
3.3. Animated Movie Trivia
Do your staff know their Disney from their Dreamworks, their Hayao Miyazaki from their Brad Bird? These questions will test their knowledge of all things animation, from computer-generated cartoons to stop-motion features.
Q: In 2011, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences inaugurated a new category, the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. What was the first movie to win the accolade?
Q: Which film from Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli was based on a fantasy novel by British author Diana Wynne Jones?
A: Howl’s Moving Castle.
Q: Who is the main character of The Nightmare Before Christmas, who wants to go from King of Halloween Town to Santa Claus?
A: Jack Skellington.
Q: Name the principal antagonist of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, who leads a motley crew of villains to try and break through into parallel universes.
Q: What was the first-ever Pixar movie, directed by John Lasseter and released in 1995?
A: Toy Story.
Q: Who wrote the music for The Lion King, as well as singing “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?”
A: Elton John.
Q: A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, and A Matter of Loaf and Death are all entries in which animated film series?
A: Wallace and Gromit.
3.4. Classic Movie Trivia
Take your team back in time to the Golden Age of Hollywood, when iconic directors Orson Welles, Cecil B. DeMille, and Alfred Hitchcock helmed movies starring acting greats like Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Bette Davis, and Joan Crawford.
Q: What film stars Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as a pair of musicians on the run from the mob who masquerade as women and compete for the affections of Marilyn Monroe?
A: Some Like It Hot.
Q: Which actress starred in Gilda, a film about a femme fatale who finds herself caught between two men in 1940s Buenos Aires?
A: Rita Hayworth.
Q: Name the most iconic director of Westerns of all time, whose movies include Once Upon a Time in the West, A Fistful of Dollars, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
A: Sergio Leone.
Q: What’s the name of Dorothy’s pet dog in The Wizard of Oz?
Q: “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate” is a famous quote from which Paul Newman-starring movie?
A: Cool Hand Luke.
Q: Which Federico Fellini features a tabloid photographer called Paparazzo, the character who is the origin of the term paparazzi?
A: La Dolce Vita.
Q: Katherine Hepburn holds the record for the most acting Academy Awards of all time. What were the four movies that she won her Oscars for?
A: Morning Glory, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter, and On Golden Pond.
3.5. Star Wars Movies Trivia
It’s time for staff to get their (metaphorical) lightsabers out and duel for the title of Jedi Master or Sith Lord. This category will sort the savvy Leia Organas from the hopeless Jar Jar Binkses.
Q: Who is the creator of Star Wars?
A: George Lucas.
Q: What is the name of the substance that Han Solo is encased in by Darth Vadar?
Q: Which day each year is Star Wars Day, chosen because it sounds like the famous movie phrase, “May the Force be with you?”
A: May the 4th.
Q: What was the retroactive subtitle given to the very first Star Wars film?
A: A New Hope.
Q: Who was Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi mentor, killed by Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace?
A: Qui-Gon Jinn.
Q: Name the actress who played Rey in the new Star Wars trilogy?
A: Daisy Ridley.
Q: What planet does Natalie Portman’s Padme Amidala rule in the prequel trilogy?
3.6. Disney Movie Trivia
When people think of Disney movies, they tend to automatically bring to mind the animations, but there’s a lot more to the House of Mouse than just Snow White and her seven dwarves.
Q: What is the name of the Disney movie that sees a quartet of Jamaicans head to Calgary to compete in the Winter Olympics?
A: Cool Runnings.
Q: Kirk Douglas and James Mason starred in an adaptation of which Jules Verne novel, which sees the characters descend into the depths of the ocean in the Nautilus?
A: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Q: Which actor rose to fame playing Troy Bolton in the High School Musical film?
A: Zac Efron.
Q: Jodie Foster and Lindsay Lohan have both starred in different Disney adaptations of which novel, which sees a mother and daughter switch bodies?
A: Freaky Friday.
Q: What is the name of the princess played by Amy Adams in the 2007 film Enchanted?
Q: Which of these Disney cartoons has not been adapted into a live-action retelling: 101 Dalmatians, Sleeping Beauty, or Hercules?
Q: What 1963 Disney movie sees two dogs and a cat set out across the American wilds to reunite with their owners?
A: The Incredible Journey.
3.7. James Bond Movie Trivia
This category gives your team a license to kill – the answers, that is. There are 25 official Bond movies to shoot your way through, so these seven Qs are just the tip of the vodka martini.
Q: In most of the James Bond movies, what gun does the super spy carry?
A: A Walther PPK.
Q: In The World Is Not Enough, to which recurring character does James Bond utter the words: “The story of our relationship: close, but no cigar?”
Q: Which of these Bond girl names was made up for the movies, rather than appearing in the original Ian Fleming novels: Pussy Galore, Holly Goodhead, or Kissy Suzuki?
A: Holly Goodhead.
Q: As of 2023, how many actors have played James Bond?
Q: Who is the only singer to have performed more than one Bond theme?
A: Shirley Bassey.
Q: What is the full name of the criminal mastermind behind Spectre?
A: Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Q: Which of the Bond films racks up the highest body count?
A: You Only Live Twice (196).
3.8. DC Movie Trivia
DC is the home of some of the most iconic superheroes of all. Will your team be able to emulate Superman and turn back time to recall the answers to these questions?
Q: Which of these actors has never played Superman in a cinematic feature: Christopher Reeve, Dean Cain, or Brandon Routh?
A: Dean Cain, although he did star as Superman on TV.
Q: What is the most critically derided Batman film so far, having amassed a woeful 11% on Rotten Tomatoes?
A: Batman and Robin.
Q: Which actress plays Wonder Woman in the Patty Jenkins-directed DC movies?
A: Gal Gadot.
Q: What DC Extended Universe film was directed by James Gunn, who also helmed Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies?
A: The Suicide Squad.
Q: Which 2009 adaptation of an award-winning DC Comics limited series includes depictions of sexual assault, murder, and nuclear war?
Q: Who plays Aquaman’s mother in the 2018 film?
A: Nicole Kidman.
Q: What accolade did Halle Berry win for her performance in Catwoman?
A: The Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress.
3.9. Holiday Movies Trivia
Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Year, Valentine’s Day – all sorts of occasions have holiday movies associated with them, running the gamut of genres from feel-good family affairs to gory horrors.
Q: In which John Hughes movie do characters played by Steve Martin and John Candy attempt to make it home in time for Thanksgiving?
A: Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Q: Who are the two stars of Sleepless in Seattle, a film in which the main characters agree to meet one another atop the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day?
A: Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.
Q: Which of the actors does not feature in the original Scream movie: Liev Schreiber, Drew Barrymore, or Timothy Olyphant?
A: Timothy Olyphant, though he did appear in the sequel.
Q: In which movie does Billy Bob Thornton play a hard-drinking, sex-addicted con artist who dresses up as a Father Christmas for malls?
A: Bad Santa
Q: Name the holiday movie from this synopsis: aliens invade and obliterate the White House but are eventually thwarted by a fighter pilot and a computer engineer.
A: Independence Day.
Q: Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, and Kate Hudson are among the stars of which 2016 ensemble movie?
A: Mother’s Day.
Q: Which animated film features the voices of Alec Baldwin as Santa Claus and Hugh Jackman as the Easter Bunny?
A: Rise of the Guardians.
3.10. Biographical Movie Trivia
All kinds of influential (and sometimes infamous) figures have had biographical movies made about their lives, from Nero, to Napoleon, to Neil Armstrong. Here’s a handful of questions on some of the most highly rated biopics ever.
Q: Who directed Lawrence of Arabia, which documented the incredible life of T. E. Lawrence and his experiences during World War I with the Arabian desert tribes?
A: David Lean.
Q: The “Father of the Atomic Bomb” is one of the grim names given to which physicist played by Cillian Murphy in a 2023 biopic?
A: J. Robert Oppenheimer.
Q: Who starred as John Merrick in The Elephant Man, a true story about a severely deformed man who is rescued from a freak show by a kind-hearted doctor?
A: John Hurt.
Q: Don’t be fooled by the title, King Richard is not about a long-dead English king but a look at the life of the father of which pair of tennis superstars?
A: The Williams sisters.
Q: Which of these movies is not a biopic about a musician: What’s Love Got to Do with It, Walk the Line, or The Diving Bell and the Butterfly?
A: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Q: The Hurricane, The Fighter, and Cinderella Man are all biographical films about stars of which sport?
Q: The Last Emperor is a movie by Bernardo Bertolucci about the life of the last imperial ruler of which country?
4.1. What are some good movie trivia questions?
Try to include a mixture of hard and easy movie trivia questions and answers, so that people who take part feel challenged but also don’t feel like all of the quiz is just going straight over their head.
4.2. How do you play trivia with teams?
Separating staff into teams provides a better platform for people to engage in discussions with one another. If you’re conducting the quiz online, consider creating breakout rooms where people in different groups can privately converse and debate their answers.