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Movies by Year, 1990-present

Answer these questions about movies and actors. One per year since 1990.
Last updated: December 11, 2018
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Year
Clue
Answer
2018
This singer makes her debut as a lead actress in the movie "A Star is Born"
Lady Gaga
2017
This movie about an evil clown shatters the box office record for horror movies
It
2016
Ryan Reynolds stars in this R-rated, yet juvenile, super hero movie
Deadpool
2015
This movie, the seventh in the "Star Wars" franchise, grosses a record
$238 million in its first weekend
Star Wars: The Force
Awakens
2014
This song from the movie "Frozen" wins an Oscar for Best Original Song
Let it Go
2013
This "Lincoln" actor wins an unprecedented third Oscar for Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis
2012
Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman star in the movie version of this musical
Les Misérables
2011
Meryl Streep stars as Margaret Thatcher in this movie
The Iron Lady
2010
Jeff Bridges stars in a remake of this John Wayne film
True Grit
2009
This movie, the highest-grossing of all time, is released
Avatar
2008
The Coen brothers share a Best Director Oscar for this movie
No Country for Old Men
2007
This movie about Ancient Spartan warriors hits theaters
300
2006
This actor goes on an anti-Semitic rant after being arrested for drunk driving
Mel Gibson
2005
Jamie Foxx wins a Best Actor award for his portrayal of this singer
Ray Charles
2004
Aramaic and Latin are the only languages used in this Biblical movie
The Passion of the Christ
2003
The Wachowskis release the final film of this trilogy
The Matrix
2002
This "Monster's Ball" actress becomes the first African-American
to win an Oscar for Best Actress
Halle Berry
2001
George Clooney stars in a remake of this Frank Sinatra movie
Ocean's 11
2000
This Chow-Yun Fat movie becomes the highest-grossing
foreign film in U.S. history
Crouching Tiger,
Hidden Dragon
1999
This low-budget horror movie, featuring "found" footage, becomes
a surprise success
The Blair Witch Project
1998
Armageddon and this other asteroid impact movie hit theaters
Deep Impact
1997
This movie, the first to gross over $1 billion, hits theaters
Titanic
1996
Michael Jordan stars in this basketball movie
Space Jam
1995
This movie, the first by Pixar, is released
Toy Story
1994
This Quentin Tarantino movie wins the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival
Pulp Fiction
1993
This actor is killed by a prop gun while filming "The Crow"
Brandon Lee
1992
This Kevin Costner movie is released - its soundtrack is the best-selling of all time
The Bodyguard
1991
"JFK", by this director, implies that Kennedy was killed by a high-level conspiracy
Oliver Stone
1990
Johnny Depp stars in this movie, the first of his many
collaborations with director Tim Burton
Edward Scissorhands
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level 49
Oct 5, 2013
To be honest, I thought "A Bug's Life" was Pixar's first movie until I took this quiz. Guess I learned something new today!
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level 70
Mar 10, 2014
must have spelled scissorhands wrong because I was fairly certain that it was right...
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level 76
Sep 18, 2014
I love that Space Jam is on this list
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level 49
Dec 30, 2014
Great quiz. Thank for posting. I would love to do more like this
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level 55
Dec 30, 2014
Great quiz, except the 2006 clue/answer doesn't technically have anything to do with a movie besides it involving an actor.
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level 75
Dec 31, 2014
I was thinking that, too, but hoping that someone is planning to make a movie about it. Gibson already gets cast as the crazy guy a lot so he could play himself.
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level 60
Jan 4, 2016
I thought that too. It was a great quiz. And that was an easy question, but how does it fit with the rest of the quiz? Were there just no movies in 2006 worth asking about?
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level 58
Jul 27, 2016
Scorsese got his first directing Oscar for the Departed in 2006 (well, he got the award in 2007, but the movie came out in 2006). I think the Da Vinci Code and Casino Royale (first Bond film to star Daniel Craig) were that year too, but I might be off by a year.
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level 82
Dec 23, 2015
I was sure the Costner flick would be Prince of Thieves. Not my favorite actor, but can't argue with either of those soundtracks.
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level 75
Feb 20, 2017
Now now, the Canadian government has apologized many times for Bryan Adams.
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level 73
Dec 31, 2015
Okay, I obviously shouldn't bother with Movie quizzes. I only got 1.
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level 66
Dec 31, 2015
Deep Impact was a comet, not an asteroid. Just saying.
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level 75
Dec 31, 2015
But what was the comet's motivation?
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level 75
Jan 4, 2016
Glad QM included the word impact in the clue or I would never have gotten that one. Finished all with 1:58 left - I think this is the first movie quiz I've gotten 100%.
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level 58
Jan 2, 2016
The other "asteroid" movie actually featured a comet
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level ∞
Dec 11, 2018
Oh, in that case the movies weren't similar at all.
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level 67
Dec 13, 2018
You could rephrase the question as something like, "Along with Armaggedon, one of two movies to make a big impact at the box office"
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level 67
Dec 12, 2018
I thought it was Space Invaders. I always get those two confused.
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level 37
Jul 1, 2016
it saddens me that 88% got Let it Go, and only 54% got the Matrix ...... Sad sad world we live in!
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level 58
Jul 27, 2016
I mean, Let It Go is still very recent. Give it 12 years and see how many people remember it. The clue also mentions "Frozen" specifically, so it's pretty easy to come up with that song. The Matrix clue is less obvious, because not everyone knows directors.
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level 62
Nov 27, 2016
Unless you've never seen Frozen.
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level 76
Nov 3, 2017
^ You don't have to have watched Frozen to have heard the song about a thousand times over.
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level 72
Nov 8, 2017
I checked now what song you mean, but I can't say I had heard it before. It does sound like a thousand other pop songs though, so I might have,
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level 73
Nov 4, 2016
How is that sad? Frozen was very good and the song was awesome...and incredibly overplayed. Of course people are going to know it. And let's be real...there have been the same number of good Matrix movies as good Frozen movies...one.
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level 77
Nov 11, 2016
buck nails it.
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level 69
Apr 2, 2017
I could only remember the word Let. I tried so many variations but still missed it even knowing the other two words were small. Frankly, I thought the movie and the song were overrated. There've definitely been better Disney films and soundtracks.
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level 67
Dec 12, 2018
Let it go, let it go. Can't hold it back anymore? Turn away and slam the door, I don't care what they're going to say, let the storm rage on.
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level 51
Aug 21, 2017
The only one I had trouble with was the Frozen question. The rock I live under is fine.
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level 72
Jan 2, 2018
Just throwing this out here, but could you accept "Misérables" without the "The", since the answer appears on so many other quizzes? After all, "Les" means "The" and you don't require it for English answers... Otherwise, great quiz! Very enjoyable.
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level 67
Dec 23, 2018
I think the name of the movie is 'Les Miserables' and that should be needed, as in The Godfather etc.
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level 53
Dec 12, 2018
Correction: The Force Awakens made $247m in its opening weekend (North America only, non-adjusted)
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level 34
Feb 2, 2019
I typed "Dances with Wolves" and "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" about 10 different ways before remembering "The Bodyguard"
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