Do you know your films?

Try our Christmas film quiz by testing yourself against these 35 questions.

The answers are printed at the bottom of the quiz.

Best of luck...

1: What is the name of George Bailey’s little girl who finds the rose petals in his waistcoat in the film it’s a Wonderful Life?

2: George Bailey was played by the actor James Stewart, what was the name of the character he played in the film Harvey?

3: Who was Harvey?

4: Harvey Keitel appears in the cult classic film Reservoir Dogs. In the opening credits how many Reservoir Dogs are walking towards the camera?

5: Can you name all the false names given to each of the robbers in Reservoir Dogs?

6: Reservoir Dogs was director by Quentin Tarantino. Which popular American drama series which ran from 1994-2009 did he direct an episode of and recreated the ‘famous walk’ from Reservoir Dogs in the programme?

7: One of the actors who started in this American drama went on to become a famous actor and director. One of the films he directed was Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Can you name him?

8: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind stars Sam Rockwell. Can you name the other 4 famous actors who costarred with him in the film Seven Psychopaths?

9: The Seven Year Itch starred Marilyn Monroe.

Can you name the director of the film?

10: The main make actor in The Seven Year Itch is Tom Ewell. Can you name the film he star in with Jayne Mansfield in 1956?

11: In 1968, The Beatles were recording their double album The Beatles better known as The White Album. They stopped recording to watch the film starring Jayne Mansfield.

Paul McCartney was inspired to write which song on The White Album from having watched the film?

12: Can you name The Beatles song and which album these opening lyrics comes from: “Asked a girl what she wanted to be She said baby, can’t you see. I want to be famous, a star on the screen.....”

13: Taking the word Star...what is the name of the 1954 film starring James Mason and Judy Garland?

14: James Mason played many roles in his acting career, what was the name of the Alfred Hitchcock film he starred which was released in 1959?

15: The climax of the film in question 14 is at Mount Rushmore. Can you name the Presidents who are carved in the rock at Mount Rushmore?

16: Which 1996 sci-fi film which stars Tom Jones did the Martians in a UFO carve their leaders’ faces into Mount Rushmore, replacing the Presidents’ heads?

17: Can you name the 1965 film which starred Peter Sellers and Peter O’ Toole whose theme tune was sung by Tom Jones?

18: Peter Sellers appeared in the Boulting Brothers comedy I’m All Right Jack.

Can you name the character he played?

19: Taking the first name of the character played by Sellers in the above film can you name the 1962 hit song sung by Bernard Cribbins?

20: Bernard Cribbins has appeared with two Dr Who’s can you name the two actors who played this role?

21: Thinking about one of the Dr Who’s you have just named. Which character did he play in Star Wars?

22: Star Wars was directed by George Lucas. But which 1973 film did he direct starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard and Harrison Ford?

23: Name the 1993 Harrison Ford film which was an updated version of a famous American television show?

24: With the answer you have given who played the role of Deputy U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard?

25: In 1993, the actor who played Deputy U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard appeared in the final film of a trilogy of Vietnam films by Olive Stone. The third was Heaven and Earth. What were the other two?

26: In 1994 Oliver Stone made Natural Born Killers.

Can you have to two characters played by Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis?

27: In 1999, Woody Harrleson’s character of Woody from the tv series Cheers appeared in which hit spin off television series with one of the characters who frequented the bar at Cheers?

28: Cheers was set in Boston.

Thinking of that city which baseball film starring Kevin Costner has scenes filmed at Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox?

29: One player the Boston Red Sox sold to the New York Yankees was Babe Ruth. Which actor played him in the 1992 film entitled The Babe?

30: In 1998 this actor appeared in The Big Lebowski. This film starred Jeff Bridges as the Dude. Which actor who appeared in Reservoir Dogs also appeared in The Big Lebowski?

31: Using the answer you have just worked out. This actor also appeared in the Hudsucker Proxy starring Tim Robins. Can you name his character and the prison film which Tim Robins appeared in 1994?

32: One of the actors who could have played Tim Robins role in the film you have named was Tom Hanks.

Tom Hanks has a big hit in a film in which he said: “Life is like a box of chocolates”.

Which film is this?

33: This film was directed by Robert Zemeckis. What was the trilogy of films he directed which starred Michael J Fox?

34: Which is the trilogies you have named pays homage to It’s a Wonderful Life?

35: And finally we are back where wer started.

Thinking of It’s a Wonderful Life.

Donna Reed played Mary Bailey in the film. But do you remember which 1980s American tv series Donna Reed replaced Barbara Bel Geddes?


1: Zuzu Bailey
2: Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart)
3: Harvey is an invisible 6’ 3½” tall
rabbit named Harvey. As described
by Dowd, Harvey is a pooka, a benign
but mischievous creature from Celtic
mythology who is especially fond of
social outcasts (like Elwood).
4: Eight
5: Harvey Keitel as Mr. White Tim
Roth as Mr. Orange Michael Madsen as
Mr. Blonde Steve Buscemi as Mr. Pink
Chris Penn as “Nice Guy” Eddie Cabot
Lawrence Tierney as Joe Cabot Quentin
Tarantino as Mr. Brown Edward Bunker
as Mr. Blue
6: ER
7: George Clooney
8: Colin Farrell Sam Rockwell Woody
Harrelson Christopher Walken
9: Frank Tashlin
10: The Girl Can’t Help It
11: Birthday
12: Drive my Car
13: A Star is Born
14: North by North West
15: George Washington, Thomas
Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and
Abraham Lincoln.
16: Mars Attack
17: What’s New Pussycat
18: Fred Kite
19: Right Said Fred
20: Peter Cushing and David Tennant
21: Grand Moff Tarkin.
22: American Graffiti
23: The Fugitive
24: Tommy Lee jones
25: Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July
26: Mickey and Mallory
27: Frasier
28: Field of Dreams
29: John Goodman
30: Steve Buscemi
31: The Shawshank Redemption
32: Forrest Gump
33: Back to the Future
34: Back to the Future II
35: Dallas