Do You Know What Year These Movies Were Released?

By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz

Calling all self-proclaimed movie buffs! How long have you been watching motion pictures? Do you like a bit of everything, or do you just stick to action movies? Well, you'll need to have varying tastes in films if you want to pass this quiz because we're taking movies from all genres and from every decade to make the ultimate movie quiz. Now, we aren't going to make this easy by just asking you the name of the movie. That would be too easy. We want to figure out whether or not you know the exact years they were released. Are you up to the challenge? 

We're going to give you a few hints (now and in the quiz) to help you figure out what the correct answers are. For starters, you should look at the quality of the graphics in the picture- that will be your biggest clue. Also, take a look at the actors- is Tom Cruise younger or older in the film we're showing you? Once you keep these things in mind, there's no way you'll fail. 

So, if you think you've got what it takes to become our movie master, let's get started on this quiz!

"Fist of Fury" was released in 1972. This Bruce Lee work, also known as The Big Boss, is a more conventional martial arts slugfest, with a bit of wry comedy as Lee plays a young man sworn to nonviolence.

"Moana" is a newer Disney movie, released in 2016. Moana is a Pacific Islander who decides to follow her heart and learn to sail. In the meantime, she works with demi-god Maui to find a legendary island in order to save her people.

"Dirty Harry" is a 1971 movie starring Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, and Harry Guardino. It was directed by Don Siegel, also known for the sci-fi classic, "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers." It was the start of a successful movie franchise starring Eastwood as Harry Callahan, a no-nonsense cop. It is well remembered for the line 'Do ya feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?'

"Suicide Squad" is a 2016 film about the antihero superheroes. It is based on DC Comics' antihero team with the same name (Suicide Squad). The film hosts an all-star cast, including Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and many more.

The making of "Rocky" is an underdog story in itself. Sylvester Stallone, who wrote the screenplay and starred in the film, was an unknown actor at the time, and the producers wanted a big name in the lead role. It's a good thing Stallone stuck to his guns and got the film made his way. It won three Academy Awards and went on to be an extremely successful seven-movie franchise!

"Mad Max: Fury Road" took a hellishly long time to create, starting as early as 1997 and not being released until 2015. It is about the world after a nuclear holocaust where Mad Max and a group of women attempt to outrun the evil henchman who is trying to track them down. It did quite well, grossing $378 million worldwide.

Disney was at it again with this one! There are some who lived the real-life story about a football team breaking racial barriers and inspiring change with its racially integrated squad in 1971. While some parts of the movie may or may not be totally true, "Remember the Titans" sure does a bang-up job of painting a picture of what it looks like to overcome adversity... together.

"The Bone Collector" is a movie based on a book written by Jeffery Deaver. The movie was released in 1999 and stars Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah, and Angelina Jolie. Jolie won a Yoga Award for Worst Foreign Actress... ouch! The movie differs from the novel in a few critical areas. For instance, in the novel, the part played by Queen Latifah is actually a male character.

In this 1991 film, "Beauty and the Beast," Belle's father was taken prisoner by a frightening outcast beast. Belle takes her father out of the beast's grasp by trading places with him. She is imprisoned in the beast's magical castle, then later finds out that he is a prince under a curse.

In "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin," a refugee from Manchu oppression goes through the usual training ritual and becomes a master of all weapons to wreak havoc. This 1978 film is also known as "The Master Killer" or "Shaolin Master Killer."

"The Bourne Ultimatum" is the third Jason Bourne film. Matt Damon stars as Bourne, as he does in all but the fourth film, "The Bourne Legacy." Jason Bourne is not a character in that film and the lead is played by Jeremy Renner.

Actor Sean Connery was the first to portray James Bond in a theatrical feature film. "From Russia with Love" (1963) is the second of his turns as Bond. It is also the second time for director Terence Young who would go on to direct "Thunderball" (1965), the fourth James Bond movie.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt star in the 2005 spy thriller, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith. It marks the beginning of their relationship and their “Brangelina” branding by fans and reporters.

"Mission: Impossible III" (2006) is the third installment in the "Mission: Impossible" film series. It is based on the very popular 1966–1973 television series created by Bruce Geller. The character of Ethan Hunt, portrayed by Tom Cruise in the films, is not a part of the TV series.

"Kung Fu Hustle" is a supreme comic martial arts adventure, featuring a chainsmoking landlady with a deadly voice, harp players whose notes become knives, and comically giant fight scenes. This 2004 film stars Stephen Chow.

Released in 1937, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was Walt Disney Studio's first animated film. It is said to be the greatest animated film of all time.

"Dirty Harry" is a 1971 movie starring Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, and Harry Guardino. It was directed by Don Siegel, also known for the sci-fi classic, "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers." It was the start of a successful movie franchise starring Eastwood as Harry Callahan, a no-nonsense cop. It is well remembered for the line 'Do ya feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?'

Angelina Jolie stars as the titular character in "Salt," a 2010 critical and box office success. The film is directed by Phillip Noyce, who also directed another positively reviewed film, "The Bone Collector" (1999) in which Jolie starred opposite Denzel Washington.

"Lethal Weapon," a 1987 movie directed by Richard Donner, was dedicated to Dar Robinson, a legendary stuntman who died shortly after the filming of the movie. This action crime film stars Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Gary Busey. Busey credited the film for helping to reinvigorate his acting career.

"Casino Royale" (1967) is the first James Bond novel (1953) written by Ian Fleming. It is also Fleming’s first novel made into a film. it starred David Niven as Bond. The 2006 version of "Casino Royale" is the first to star Daniel Craig, who, at the time of this writing, has acted as Bond in four movies.

This martial arts take on the Robin Hood tale uses better special effects than its forebears, but the plot is nothing too complex. "Iron Monkey" was released in 1993.

"Octopussy" (1983) marks Roger Moore’s sixth turn starring as MI6 agent James Bond. It is not the only Bond film released that year, however, as a different production company released "Never Say Never Again" with Sean Connery as Bond.

Disney's "Pocahontas" animated movie was released in 1995. The real Pocahontas lived during the late 1500s and early 1600s. She was named Pocahontas for her playful nature, as it means "playful one" in her native tongue.

This comedy-action movie stars Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, and Ken Leung and was released in 1998. "Rush Hour" was directed by Brett Ratner, one of Hollywood's most successful filmmakers. The movie included some product placement as it was one of the first films to show the new blue Pepsi cans released that year. It was also Chan's first U.S. movie that wasn't dubbed, and to feature him speaking English.

"Patriot Games" (1992) stars Harrison Ford as the lead character, Jack Ryan. Alec Baldwin portrayed the character two years earlier in "The Hunt for Red October." James Earl Jones, the only actor to appear in both films, played the part of Admiral James Greer.

"Argo" is a real movie based on a fake movie. The fake movie was used in real-life as a cover to help six Americans escape from Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis. The real movie is directed by and stars Ben Affleck who received critical acclaim for both roles.

"The Recruit" stars veteran actor Al Pacino leading a cast that includes Colin Farrell and Bridget Moynahan. The on-screen chemistry between the characters played by Farrell and Moynahan is often favorably mentioned in reviews. Farrell appeared in five movies that year and Moynahan would go on to star opposite Will Smith in "I, Robot" in 2004.

"Training Day," released in 2001, stars Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawk in the lead roles. This crime drama focuses on the actions of corrupt narcotic officers. Washington won the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Alonzo. The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua.

This action-packed Jet Li vehicle is actually a biopic about the master who founded the Jin Wu Sports Federation. "Fearless" was released in 2006.

In "Clear and Present Danger" (1994), Harrison Ford plays CIA deputy director Jack Ryan, the main character in several Tom Clancy books and related films. These include "The Hunt for Red October" (Alec Baldwin, 1990), "Patriot Games" (Harrison Ford, 1992), "The Sum of All Fears" (Ben Affleck, 2002) and "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" (Chris Pine, 2014).

"Tangled" was released in 2010 and stars Mandy Moore as Rapunzel. The movie is based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, "Rapunzel."

"Goldfinger" was the third of the James Bond films and the first to win an Oscar. Sean Connery stars as agent James Bond, with Honor Blackman co-starring as Bond girl Pussy Galore.

Though Tom Cruise only had a very small part in this movie, his character was critical to the plot. "Endless Love" was released in 1981.

"Drunken Master" (1978) was a huge hit at the box office. This might be the film for which Jackie Chan is most remembered... a comic action masterpiece!

"Rain Man" won the Best Picture Oscar in 1988. Dustin Hoffman was originally slated to play Babbit but insisted on switching roles to play Raymond after watching Leslie Lemke, a blind autistic savant, play the piano.

"21 Jump Street" (2012) stars Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube. It was directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Tatum initially wanted nothing to do with the movie and had to be convinced by Hill before he accepted the role.

To call "Back to the Future" a classic is to understate the case. Michael J. Fox gets sent back in time, courtesy of mad scientist Christopher Lloyd's time-traveling DeLorean, and ends up having to make sure his parents hook up or he will have never been.

"The Protector" was released in 1985. Jackie Chan completes his move from East to West with this film, where he plays a New York cop heading back to Asia to solve a crime.

Many of the songs from "Frozen" became popular after its release in 2013. A few of the songs included are "Let it Go" by Idina Menzel, "Do you Want to Build a Snowman?" and "For the First Time in Forever." "Frozen" is now a Broadway musical.

"Wanted" stars James McAvoy as the lead character with Morgan Freeman and Angelina Jolie as his co-stars. The film is based on a comic book by Mark Millar and J. G. Jones.

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