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Test Your Summer Cinema Smarts

Test Your Summer Cinema Smarts

by Dayna Gross and Carla Hay

Can't wait to get to the theater during these warm-weather months for some big laughs, big chills, big explosions and big fun? Then why not indulge a little right now? Take our quiz and see how much you know about some of the most unforgettable summer blockbusters ever.

What was the nickname given to the elusive killer in Steven Spielberg's first blockbuster film that premiered in summer?
1 of 10 questions

Option A

Chunk

Option B

Spike

Option C

Bruce

Option D

Ben

What summer blockbuster was the first movie to win an Oscar for best animated feature film?
2 of 10 questions

Option A

“The Lion King”

Option B

Cars”

Option C

“Finding Nemo”

Option D

Shrek”

Will Smith, the arguable king of the summer blockbuster, had his first big-budget film with which apocalyptic hit?
3 of 10 questions

Option A

“Deep Impact”

Option B

“Independence Day”

Option C

Armageddon”

Option D

“Wild Wild West”

Who provided the voice for America's favorite alien in the heartwarming summer classic of 1982, "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"?
4 of 10 questions

Option A

Debra Winger

Option B

Drew Barrymore

Option C

Meryl Streep

Option D

Steven Spielberg

Tom Hanks won an Oscar for his icon-making work in which summer movie?
5 of 10 questions

Option A

“Forrest Gump”

Option B

“A League of Their Own”

Option C

“Joe Versus the Volcano”

Option D

“The Terminal”

Summer is the time of comic-book superhero movies. But which of these superhero movies wasn't released in the summer?
6 of 10 questions

Option A

X-Men”

Option B

“The Fantastic Four”

Option C

Daredevil”

Option D

Spider-Man”

In 2006, which of these summer releases failed to crack the year's list of top 20 box-office hits?
7 of 10 questions

Option A

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”

Option B

“The Devil Wears Prada”

Option C

“Snakes on a Plane”

Option D

“Superman Returns”

George Lucas did not direct which of these movies in the "Star Wars" series?
8 of 10 questions

Option A

“Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace”

Option B

“Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones”

Option C

“Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith”

Option D

“Stars Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back”

What actress played Tom Cruise's love interest in the 2000 blockbuster "Mission: Impossible II"?
9 of 10 questions

Option A

Thandie Newton

Option B

Michelle Monaghan

Option C

Keri Russell

Option D

Emmanuelle Beart

In the 1999 hit thriller "The Sixth Sense," what was the famous (and often-parodied) line that Haley Joel Osment's character uttered?
10 of 10 questions

Option A

“I’ll be back.”

Option B

“I see dead people.”

Option C

“You talkin’ to me?”

Option D

“Show me the money!”