Can You Identify These Steve McQueen Movies From a Screenshot?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo

Can You Identify These Steve McQueen Movies From a Screenshot?
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About This Quiz

Ready to spend some time with the King of Cool? Here is a "magnificent" chance to immerse yourself in all things McQueen!

Steve McQueen was an iconic actor and fearless racer who played some of the most memorable roles on the big screen. He was not one to back away from roles in films that featured non-stop action from start to finish. His skill at car and motorcycle racing as well as horseback riding easily translated into his films and added depth to his characters.

For instance, McQueen burning rubber in a green Ford Mustang kept fans on the edge of their seats through what is hailed as the movie industry's most epic car chase scene. That scene was so powerful and influential that it led Ford Motor Company to release a version of the car in 2001. Can you name the movie? Think fast - it's coming up in the quiz!

Apart from being an accomplished actor, McQueen also ran his own production company named Solar Productions. It enjoyed some success, with one film in particular garnering continued praise. We're hinting at that one about motorcycle racing, and we think you can you figure out which one it is!

You don't have to be as cool as Terrence Steven McQueen to ace this quiz, but channeling a little of his tough guy persona might help! Show us what you've got - take the quiz!

The Great Escape 1963 Can you name the 1963 Mirisch Company production this image is taken from?
"The Great Escape"
McQueen leads a star-studded list of actors in this World War II prisoner-of-war epic. Among the many accolades for this 1963 film is the fact that it was one of the year’s 20 highest grossing films. The top spot that year was taken by “Cleopatra,” which starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
"Nevada Smith"
"The Cincinnati Kid"
"Never So Few"

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The Magnificent Seven 1960 Which 1960 Western shown here co-starred Yul Brynner?
"Hell Is for Heroes"
"Girl on the Run"
"The Magnificent Seven"
Steve McQueen joins a lineup of “tough guys” in this 1960 Western film that has since become regarded as a classic. Other actors in the film include Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner, Robert Vaughn and Eli Wallach. Just like McQueen, they went on to become highly acclaimed actors.
"The Hunter"

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Bullitt 1968 Do you know the name of this 1968 crime thriller?
"Junior Bonner"
"Le Mans"
"Bullitt"
"Bullitt" is one of McQueen’s most successful films. The car chase scene, which takes place through the streets of San Francisco, is widely acclaimed as one of the best ever in film. McQueen was an avid racer and is actually the one driving in some parts of the almost 11-minute scene.
"The Getaway"

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The Towering Inferno 1974 Can you name this 1974 film in which McQueen plays a firefighter?
"The Towering Inferno"
“The Towering Inferno” is a suspense-filled drama with McQueen playing the hero alongside Paul Newman. Critics hailed the “The Towering Inferno” as one of the best disaster films at the time. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards and went on to win three of them.
"The Thomas Crown Affair"
"Tom Horn"
"The Cincinnati Kid"

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The Thomas Crown Affair 1968 Which 1968 film produced by The Mirisch Corporation is this?
"The Thomas Crown Affair"
McQueen starred in two films in 1968: “The Thomas Crown Affair,” which was released in June, and “Bullitt,” which hit theaters in October. Although “Bullitt” was by far the more successful of the two, “The Thomas Crown Affair” also turned a profit at the box office.
"Never Love a Stranger"
"The Hunter"
"The Honeymoon Machine"

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Papillon 1973 What is the name of this 1973 film that means “butterfly” in French?
"Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans"
"Papillon"
"Papillon” starred McQueen as the main character with Dustin Hoffman as his co-star. This successful 1973 film was remade under the same name in 2017 with Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek in the lead roles.
"On Any Sunday"
"The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery"

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The Blob 1958 Can you name this classic 1958 horror film?
"The Blob"
Before appearing in films, McQueen was a stage actor and even performed in a Broadway production. His career in films began in 1956 with minor parts, but his big break came 2 years later with “The Blob.” McQueen, whose real name is Terrence Stephen McQueen, is credited as Steven McQueen in this film.
"The Great Escape"
"The Towering Inferno"
"The Honeymoon Machine"

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The Cincinnati Kid 1965 What's the name of this film in which McQueen portrays a poker player?
"Soldier in the Rain"
"The Cincinnati Kid"
"The Cincinnati Kid” was released in October 1965 following January’s release of “Baby the Rain Must Fall.” McQueen’s co-stars in this film include the legendary Edward G. Robinson and Rip Torn, who was appearing in one of his very first films.
"The Great Escape"
"An Enemy of The People"

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Never Love a Stranger 1958 Do you recognize this 1958 film starring Drew Barrymore’s father?
"Bullitt"
"The Getaway"
"The Sand Pebbles"
"Never Love a Stranger"
"Never Love a Stranger" is a crime drama with John Drew Barrymore in the lead role as a crime boss. McQueen’s role in the film is as Martin Cabell, a young Jewish law student who later becomes district attorney.

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The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery 1959 Do you recognize this 1959 film based on a real heist?
"Love with the Proper Stranger"
"The Blob"
"The Magnificent Seven"
"The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery"
“The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery” retells the story of an actual failed attempt to rob the Southwest Bank in St. Louis, Missouri. McQueen’s role in the film is that of the getaway car driver, although names were changed in the film.

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Dixie Dynamite 1976 Can you name this 1976 film in which McQueen appears uncredited?
"Baby the Rain Must Fall"
"Dixie Dynamite"
While McQueen has an unmistakable face, fans of the actor will not recognize him in "Dixie Dynamite" – except by his motorcycle riding skills, that is! He makes a brief appearance as one of the show’s stuntmen, riding his bike and wearing a helmet. It is said that McQueen, who was already tremendously famous, took the role to ease his boredom between films.
"Tom Horn"
"The Reivers"

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Steve McQueen. The Man & Le Mans 2015 Which documentary film was released 35 years after McQueen’s death?
"Nevada Smith"
"Never So Few"
"The Sand Pebbles"
"Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans"
This 2015 documentary tells the story of how McQueen made a movie about one of his passions – racing. That film, “Le Mans,” was a box office failure. The documentary depicts McQueen’s struggle to make the film and also focuses on how his personal life affected the film’s production.

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Junior Bonner 1972 Do you recognize this 1972 film directed by Sam Peckinpah?
"The Cincinnati Kid"
"Junior Bonner"
McQueen starred in two films with Sam Peckinpah as the director. Both films, “Junior Bonner” and “The Getaway,” were released in 1972. The films are usually contrasted, with reviewers pointing out the gentle, slow-paced nature of “Junior Bonner” as opposed to the fast-paced action and violence in “The Getaway.”
"The Getaway"
"The War Lover"

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Soldier in the Rain 1963 What is the name of this 1963 film from McQueen’s Solar Productions?
"Soldier in the Rain"
Comedian Jackie Gleason co-stars in this film, which sees McQueen playing a character quite opposite to the tough-guy roles he had become famous for. The movie was well received by critics but was a box office disappointment, having been released just 5 days after President John F. Kennedy was killed.
"The Reivers"
"The Honeymoon Machine"
"The Towering Inferno"

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The Getaway 1972 What is the name of the action-packed crime film shown here?
"Love with the Proper Stranger"
"Never Love a Stranger"
"The Getaway"
“The Getaway” is one of two films released in 1972 that pair McQueen with director Sam Peckinpah. This film proved to be much more of a box office success than “Junior Bonner,” which had been released 4 months earlier. In fact, “The Getaway” would go on to become one of the most acclaimed films for both McQueen and Peckinpah.
"Somebody Up There Likes Me"

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The Magnificent Seven1 1960 Do you recognize this 1960 Western based on a Japanese samurai film?
"The Towering Inferno"
"The Magnificent Seven"
McQueen was the star of a very popular TV series, “Wanted: Dead or Alive,” when he was approached to appear in “The Magnificent Seven.” It is said that McQueen so much wanted to be a part of the film that he faked a car accident and subsequent injury to get time off from the series to film the movie.
"Hell Is for Heroes"
"The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery"

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An Enemy of the People 1978 Which 1978 drama is depicted here?
"Bullitt"
"The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery"
"An Enemy of the People"
McQueen is almost unrecognizable in his leading role as a Norwegian scientist named Thomas Stockmann. The film is based on a similarly titled famous play and sees McQueen acting outside of his usual action hero role. He would go on to make only 2 more films before his death in 1980.
"Nevada Smith"

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Le Mans 1971 Which film driven by McQueen’s love of racing is shown here?
"The Magnificent Seven"
"The Hunter"
"Girl on the Run"
"Le Mans"
McQueen had a great love of racing (cars and motorbikes), and he was very good at it. "Le Mans" was meant to help him share that passion with his fans, but the 1971 film about a 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race received negative reviews from critics and was a financial flop.

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Nevada Smith 1966 Can you identify this movie based on the novel "The Carpetbaggers"?
"Papillon"
"Baby the Rain Must Fall"
"Nevada Smith"
"Nevada Smith” was co-produced by McQueen’s company Solar Production. In it, McQueen portrays an Anglo-Indian young man named Max Sand (alias: Nevada Smith). Interestingly, McQueen appeared later that year in a film titled “The Sand Pebbles.”
"Bullitt"

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The Honeymoon Machine 1961 Do you recognize this 1961 film about a supercomputer?
"Dixie Dynamite"
"On Any Sunday"
"The Blob"
"The Honeymoon Machine"
It was no secret that McQueen was not a fan of “The Honeymoon Machine.” It and “The Blob” were two of the films he publicly spoke about not being pleased with. Interestingly, McQueen was the second choice to play the lead role in “The Honeymoon Machine” – Cary Grant had turned down the role earlier.

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Tom Horn 1980 Which 1980 Western based on a real bounty hunter is shown here?
"Tom Horn"
“Tom Horn” was released in March 1980, and it was while he was filming this movie that McQueen’s fatal illness was discovered – malignant mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer. McQueen would have only one other film released before his death in November 1980.
"Somebody Up There Likes Me"
"The War Lover"
"Never So Few"

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Girl on the Run 1953 Do you recognize this film in which McQueen had his very first role?
"The Magnificent Seven"
"Le Mans"
"Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans"
"Girl on the Run"
Fans of Steve McQueen will know this bit of trivia about his acting career: “Girl on the Run” was his first film! He goes uncredited and has no lines but can be seen in the background twice in this 1953 low-budget crime drama.

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Love with the Proper Stranger 1963 Which 1963 romantic comedy co-starring Natalie Wood is depicted here?
"Soldier in the Rain"
"Love With the Proper Stranger"
Natalie Wood earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of the love interest of McQueen’s character. She was similarly nominated for a Golden Globe, with McQueen also landing a nomination there for Best Actor.
"Baby the Rain Must Fall"
"The Thomas Crown Affair"

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Bullitt1 1968 Which film featuring McQueen in a green Ford Mustang is depicted here?
"The Getaway"
"Nevada Smith"
"The Great Escape"
"Bullitt"
The famous car chase scene in “Bullitt” lasts just 7 seconds short of 11 minutes. The chase takes viewers on a lightning-fast tour of San Francisco, but many people watching the movie might not realize that the route covered could not possibly be accomplished in real time.

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Hell Is for Heroes 1962 Which black-and-white 1962 film is this image taken from?
"The Great Escape"
"Hell Is for Heroes"
McQueen appeared in two war films in 1962: the American film “Hell is for Heroes” and the British film “The War Lover.” Both films were shot in black and white, and they were released within 4 months of each other.
"The Blob"
"The Cincinnati Kid"

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On Any Sunday 1971 Which documentary about motorcycle racing is shown here?
"On Any Sunday"
McQueen served as co-producer for this much-acclaimed 1971 documentary about motorcycle racing. The film shows off the talents of McQueen and other racers, but more importantly, it gives viewers a new perspective on motorcycle sports and the people who take part in them.
"Junior Bonner"
"The Sand Pebbles"
"The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery"

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The Reivers 1969 Do you recognize this 1969 film based on a Pulitzer Prize winning novel?
"Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans"
"Dixie Dynamite"
"The Reivers"
Child star Mitch Vogel is one of McQueen’s co-stars in this lighthearted drama. It was Vogel’s biggest role so far, and it earned him a Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Supporting Actor.
"The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery"

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The Cincinnati Kid1 1965 Which 1965 film from McQueen’s own Solar Productions is shown here?
"The Thomas Crown Affair"
"An Enemy of the People"
"The Cincinnati Kid"
Well-known director Sam Peckinpah had originally been slated to direct “The Cincinnati Kid,” in which McQueen stars as the title character. Peckinpah was replaced, but he would go on to direct McQueen in two films in 1972: “Junior Bonner” and “The Getaway.”
"Papillon"

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The Hunter 1980 Do you recognize McQueen’s final film from this image?
"Girl on the Run"
"The Hunter"
McQueen acted in 29 films during his career, which ran from 1953’s “Girl on the Run” to 1980’s “The Hunter.” He died on November 7, 1980, just 3 months after the film’s release.
"The Magnificent Seven"
"The Towering Inferno"

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The Great Escape1 1963 Which film about World War II POWs is this image taken from?
"The Great Escape"
Charles Bronson is one of the co-stars in this 1963 film. It was the third time the two actors appeared together. They also starred in "The Magnificent Seven" (1960) and "Never So Few" (1959).
"Le Mans"
"The Towering Inferno"
"Bullitt"

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Nevada Smith1 1966 Do you recognize this prequel to the 1964 film “The Carpetbaggers”?
"Somebody Up There Likes Me"
"Never Love a Stranger"
"Nevada Smith"
The 1966 film “Nevada Smith” is based on characters in a 1961 best-selling novel titled “The Carpetbaggers” by Harold Robbins. A film with the same name as the novel was released in 1964 and starred Alan Ladd as the character McQueen would portray 2 years later.
"Soldier in the Rain"

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Somebody Up There Likes Me 1952 Can you name McQueen’s second film from the image shown here?
"Hell is for Heroes"
"Somebody Up There Likes Me"
Some people consider “Somebody Up There Likes Me” to be McQueen’s first film. That’s because his appearance in “Girl on the Run” in 1952 was simply as a background extra in two scenes. He goes uncredited in both films.
"The War Lover"
"The Getaway"

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The Getaway1 1972 Can you name this 1972 action-filled crime film?
"Bullitt"
"Papillon"
"The Blob"
"The Getaway"
Although it was a box office success, “The Getaway” received mostly negative reviews from critics when it was released in 1972. Over the years, however, film critics have had much kinder things to say about the film in general and about McQueen’s acting skills in it.

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Never So Few 1959 Which 1959 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film is depicted here?
"The Towering Inferno"
"The Great Escape"
"Never So Few"
“Never So Few” would mark the first of four times that McQueen would work with director John Sturges. Their other films are “The Magnificent Seven” (1960), “The Great Escape” (1963) and 1971’s "Le Mans" (for which Sturges went uncredited).
"The Cincinnati Kid"

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The Towering Inferno1 1974 Do you recognize this 1974 film that co-stars Paul Newman?
"The Blob"
"An Enemy of the People"
"Dixie Dynamite"
"The Towering Inferno"
By the time “The Towering Inferno” was released, McQueen had become one of the most successful and highly paid actors in Hollywood. It therefore came as a surprise to many that he decided to take a break from acting after this film, returning in 1978 with “An Enemy of the People.”

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The Sand Pebbles 1966 What is the name of the 1966 film from which this image is taken?
"Junior Bonner"
"The Sand Pebbles"
McQueen delivers a powerful performance in “The Sand Pebbles” as Jake Holman, a senior engineer on a US gunboat stationed in China in 1926. His acting is so impressive that it earned him the Best Actor nomination at the Academy Awards. It would prove to be McQueen’s only run at an Oscar.
"The Reivers"
"Nevada Smith"

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"Nevada Smith"
"The Magnificent Seven"
"On Any Sunday"
"The War Lover"
In “The War Lover,” McQueen portrays a bomber pilot fighting in World War II. Robert Wagner co-stars as McQueen’s co-pilot. The pair would not appear in a movie again until 1974’s “The Towering Inferno.”

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Baby the Rain Must Fall 1965 Which black and white 1965 drama is shown here?
"Baby the Rain Must Fall"
“Baby the Rain Must Fall” features Lee Remick as the wife of McQueen's character. Upon its release, critics gave the films generally positive reviews and had some very kind words for the acting skill of both McQueen and Remick as well as for their on-screen chemistry.
"The Cincinnati Kid"
"The Blob"
"The Magnificent Seven"

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The Blob1 1958 Do you recognize this 1958 film about a gelatinous alien?
"The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery"
"Tom Horn"
"The Blob"
"The Blob" was McQueen’s first film for which he was billed as the star. It was a success at the box office and has gone on to become a cult classic among fans of 1950s horror films.
"The Getaway"

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The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery1 1959 Can you name this 1959 film about a failed burglary?
"Bullitt"
"The Great Escape"
"The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery"
“The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery” is based on actual events that took place in 1956. The film made use of the actual locations where the incident occurred and even featured some of the real townspeople and law enforcement officials.
"Love with the Proper Stranger"

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