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Can you answer these real Jeopardy questions about movies?

  • Can you answer these real Jeopardy questions about movies?

    Shouting out the answers to "Jeopardy!" questions from the comfort of a couch might be one of life's purest pleasures. Get one right, and you're grinning with pride and imagining yourself taking home a massive check as a "Jeopardy!" winner. If you don't know the answer, that's OK too—you still get to cheer on the brainiacs competing on the show.

    That's what makes "Jeopardy!" so much fun to watch: the legendary quiz questions. A carefully curated blend of obscure trivia and more common knowledge, "Jeopardy!" is just tough enough that the average viewer almost feels like he could make it on the show. While most viewers at don't have the knowledge to win big in categories like National Marine Sanctuaries, Deus X, or Diplomatic Relations, one category that most people know a little about is movies. All that time spent at the movie theater or binging Netflix might finally pay off. Technically, two hours spent watching a rom-com is just studying pop culture.

    But what kind of trivia questions about movies, actors, and actresses has "Jeopardy!" featured throughout the years? To see just how tough the game show's film categories have been, Stacker scoured all 369,210 questions memorialized in the Jeopardy! Archive, updated in April 2019. The following list of 25 "Jeopardy!" questions about movies represents the breadth and depth of the game show's questions, covering everything from classic Hollywood films, to beloved fantasy series, to recent blockbusters.

    Whether a serious film buff with an encyclopedic memory of IMDb or a more casual moviegoer, all fans can have a blast quizzing themselves and friends on their knowledge of movies. Click through the slideshow to see how well you would perform on an episode of Jeopardy! You might have just what it takes to trade witty remarks with Alex Trebek on the set.

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  • Clue #1

    The blonde preferred in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.”

    - Category: Actors & Roles
    - Value: $400
    - Date episode aired: Sept. 10, 1984

  • Answer #1

    Who is Marilyn Monroe?

    Classic film fans will no doubt know the answer to this question that appeared in the very first episode of "Jeopardy!" hosted by Alex Trebek. Those that knew the bombshell blonde who appeared in the 1953 comedy could have earned $400.

  • Clue #2

    In ‘61 movie, Audrey Hepburn's alternative to brunch in bed.

    - Category: “B” Movies
    - Value: $100
    - Date episode aired: Sept. 21, 1984

  • Answer #2

    What is “Breakfast at Tiffany's”?

    Hepburn fans, don't get up in arms: The name of this category doesn't refer to the quality of the movies named, but rather the first initial of each film's title.

  • Clue #3

    His first American movie with Fontaine & Olivier, in which title character never appears.

    - Category: Hitchcock
    - Value: $800
    - Date episode aired: Oct. 4, 1984

  • Answer #3

    What is “Rebecca”?

    Horror buffs might know the answer to this question about one of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock's films. Though Hitchcock was British, this film marked the beginning of his career in American cinema.

  • Clue #4

    The make of car that starts up immediately after 200 years in Woody Allen's “Sleeper.”

    - Category: Movies
    - Value: $400
    - Date episode aired: Oct. 3, 1985

  • Answer #4

    What is the Volkswagen Beetle?

    For those not familiar with all of Woody Allen's work, the reference to “Sleeper” might be a bit of a deep cut. The 1973 parody sci-fi film follows a health food store owner who is cryogenically frozen, then defrosted 200 years later.

  • Clue #5

    In his first feature film, he played The Scarecrow in “The Wiz.”

    - Category: Actors & Roles
    - Value: $200
    - Date episode aired: Nov. 14, 1985

  • Answer #5

    Who is Michael Jackson?

    Though Michael Jackson made his film debut as the Scarecrow in “The Wiz,” he was by no means unknown. For one thing, he had already released four solo albums with Motown Records—not to mention several more with Jackson 5.