Can You Name All Of These Robert Downey Jr. Movies From A Screenshot?

By: Lauren Lubas

Can You Name All Of These Robert Downey Jr. Movies From A Screenshot?
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About This Quiz

From Brat Packer to Iron Man and all the way to the doctor who talks to animals, Robert Downey Jr. can seemingly do anything with his acting chops, but it wasn't always smooth sailing for the actor. RDJ started with very small roles in the early 1970s under the name Bob Downey. By the time "Weird Science" was released in 1985, his presence on the screen became a delight for audiences, and he began getting more significant roles. 

As Hollywood and audiences watched his talent grow, callings for more and more RDJ filled the hills, and his films have grossed over 14 billion dollars worldwide. 

These days, he's best known as Iron Man, a role he has embodied for over 12 years (and counting). His current films are breaking box-office records and tearing down the competition. As a gold star member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, RDJ has created career momentum that just won't quit. He has two films coming out in 2020 and two more in 2021. 

If you're an RDJ fan, you probably flock to see him on the big screen because you know you won't be disappointed, but do you think you can name all of these films? Take this quiz to see if you can tell us what RDJ movie is in each screenshot. 

Question 1 - Iron Man This is the first time we see Robert Downey Jr. play one of his most famous roles. Can you name the movie?
"Iron Man"
His role as Iron Man was memorable, to say the least. However, it didn't end with this movie. RDJ played Iron Man and Tony Stark in 11 MCU films, and it isn't going to stop there, as he is slotted to make an appearance in 2020's "Black Widow."
"The Avengers"
"Captain America: Civil War"
"Black Widow"

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Question 38 - Zodiac Can you name this thriller about a killer?
"Sam"
"Zodiac"
The Zodiac killer is no one to mess with ... but when you're a bored cartoonist in San Francisco, you might just want to take things a step further. Becoming an amateur detective when you're obsessed with a serial killer might help.
"LA Today"
"The Black Dahlia"

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Question 2 - Sherlock Holmes Can you name this film in which RDJ plays a famous detective?
"Elementary"
"Sherlock Holmes"
How do you save all of England? Obviously through some creative problem solving and detective work ... and with the help of your trusty sidekick. "Sherlock Holmes" was released in 2009, just after "Iron Man" debuted.
"Watson"
"Gigs"

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Question 10 - Chaplin RDJ plays a comedy film icon in which film?
"The Stooge"
"Chaplin"
Directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Robert Downey Jr., this film takes us on the journey of Charlie Chaplin, a lover of all things film and comedy. RDJ perfectly encompasses the troubled life of the comedian.
"Belushi"
"Life and Times"

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Question 27 - Home For The Holidays What is the name of this movie that has RDJ with some pretty long '90s hair?
"Ghostbusters II"
"Reconstruction"
"Home For The Holidays"
Holly Hunter has to go home for the holidays, and that's not exactly something she expected. RDJ plays her witty brother who is a little bit of a snot, but he brings out the best of the comedy in the film.
"Volatilized"

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Question 31 - Dolittle Can you name this film where RDJ realizes he has a special power?
"Sherlock Holmes"
"Under fire"
"Dolittle"
While the reviews for "Dolittle" might be a little dismal, there is no doubt that Robert Downey Jr. put in 100% of his abilities to create the perfect character. Perhaps the CGI could have been better, but it's hard to follow up Iron Man.
"Heart and Souls"

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Question 8 - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Do you know the name of this film about a crook and a cop?
"Kiss The Girls"
"Gone Girl"
"Murder in the First"
"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"
Alongside Val Kilmer, Robert Downey Jr. stars in "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang." It's a fast-moving and unapologetic film about a criminal who gets put in an interesting situation with a casting call and a detective.

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Question 4 - Due Date Zach Galifianakis stars alongside RDJ in which road-trip film that was released in 2010?
"Love & Distrust"
"The Soloist"
"Tropic Thunder"
"Due Date"
"Due Date" seems like a mix between "Rainman" and "Planes, Trains & Automobiles." The unlikely duo has to team up to get RDJ's character back home before his wife has their baby, which is a big moment for him.

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Question 14 - Weird Science Can you remember the name of this movie in which RDJ plays an older brother?
"Sixteen Candles"
"Weird Science"
What is a young boy to do when he can't seem to get a date in high school? He can always make a girlfriend, of course! All it takes is his parents being out of town, a computer and some crazy weird science.
"American Pie"
"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"

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"Basketball Diaries"
"Julian's Way"
"Less Than Zero"
Although recreational drugs were in their prime in the 1980s, few movies put a spotlight on them. This one took young kids learning just what it's like deal with a drug problem, both as the users and the witnesses.
"Mannequin"

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Question 5 - Iron Man 2 Tony Stark's health is on the decline in which "Iron Man" sequel?
"Iron Man 2"
In the first "Iron Man," we realized that Tony Stark created only a temporary solution for the shrapnel issue he was facing. Luckily, he lives long enough to see all of the "Avengers" movies as well as a few other MCU hits.
"Iron Man 3"
"Iron Man 4"
"Thor"

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"Grease Lightning"
"Tropic Thunder"
Some say that RDJ's remarks on Joe Rogan's podcast were a little insensitive to the times, and bringing up his ability to play in blackface was arrogant. However, this is something that RDJ discusses in the interview, and the entire uproar is a bit ironic when you think about it.
"Lucky You"
"Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die"

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Question 24 - Natural Born Killers Wayne Gale wants to do a story on two murders in which movie?
"Bonnie and Clyde"
"murder in the First"
"Patched Up"
"Natural Born Killers"
Oliver Stone is a well-known director of unapologetic films. "Natural Born Killers" shows us an odd romanticism of death and destruction in a way that terrifies and grabs the audience.

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Question 18 - The Pickup Artist In which film does RDJ fall in love with Molly Ringwald?
"Sixteen Candles"
"The Pick-Up Artist"
Men of the 1980s were always credited when they could get the numbers and time of the ladies that they spoke to. There are dozens of movies about womanizers from the decade, but "The Pick-Up Artist" is one that shows a womanizer who accidentally falls in love.
"The Breakfast Club"
"Stand By Me"

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Question 30 - Captain America Civil War In which MCU film do we see RDJ taking a stand against his friends?
"Spiderman: Homecoming"
"Captain America: Civil War"
With over 20 films and counting, the MCU doesn't seem to be stopping any time soon. Although Tony Stark might be out as a character, the essence of RDJ will be remembered in all of his roles as Iron Man.
"Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2"
"The Incredible Hulk"

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Question 20 - Johnny Be Good Can you name this movie about a football star?
"She's Having a Baby"
"Heart and Souls"
"Less Than Zero"
"Johnny Be Good"
When a high school football star has his choice of any college he wants, he starts taking the advice of those around him to make his final decision. This leads to some disputes and dilemmas.

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Question 26 - Soapdish Robert Downey Jr. plays David Barnes in which film?
"Weird Science"
"Soapdish"
Robert Downey Jr. plays the producer of a show in this film about the ridiculousness of soap opera actors on the set and behind the scenes. The comedy film is well-loved, even if the acting isn't that great.
"In & Out"
"Heart and Souls"

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"Sherlock Holmes"
"Sherlock Holmes 3"
"Elementary"
"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"
This installment of "Sherlock Holmes" takes us to royalty. The prince of Austria is dead, and there is only one detective who can help (along with his partner, of course). This film is the mystery and intrigue you'd expect from the franchise.

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Question 37 - Charlie Bartlett A rich kid goes to a private school in which movie?
"Charlie Bartlett"
Not only does Charlie Bartlett have a high intelligence, he also has a psychiatrist on call. He learned how to use it to help the kids at his new school, rather than letting them slip through the cracks, as the adults do.
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower"
"Rushmore"
"The Edge of Seventeen"

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Question 23 - Heart and Souls In which film does RDJ get possessed by spirits?
"Omen"
"Ominous"
"Heart and Souls"
RDJ's complete range comes through in this movie. In the film, he gets possessed by multiple spirits and takes on their personas. The film is both funny and heartwarming at the same time.
"The Pretenders"

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Question 6 - Fur In which film do we see RDJ play Nicole Kidman's love interest?
"Sweeney Todd"
"Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus"
2006 might seem a little late for RDJ to be playing love interests, but the actor's range and ability beg to differ. Not only do we get to see him mentor a woman, but we see how they fall in love.
"Blue on Black"
"In The Heat of the Night"

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Question 7 - Eros This film is actually three short films, and RDJ stars in one of them. Can you name it?
"Penny Wise"
"Dark Forces"
"Eros"
While the 2000s gave us a lot of story compilations that had to do with love and lust, "Eros" proves to be one of the most memorable. Robert Downey Jr. stars in the "Equilibrium" segment of this film.
"To You I Am Free"

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Question 3 - The Incredible Hulk In a very short cameo, RDJ reprises the role of Tony Stark in which film?
"The Avengers"
"Captain America: The First Avenger"
"The Incredible Hulk"
If you were one of the few who saw this film, look out. Blink and you might miss Robert Downey Jr. in this quick role. As a matter of fact, it's such a small moment in the film that RDJ isn't even in the credits.
"Avengers: Endgame"

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Question 11 - Firstborn This is one of his first films. Can you name it?
"She's Having a Baby"
"Marry Me"
"Firstborn"
Even though "Firstborn" includes a whole lot of science and action, it is no "Weird Science." The film is about a boy genius who builds a bomb in order to both win a science fair and expose illegal nuclear activity in the U.S.
"Weird Science"

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Question 12 - Tuff Turf James Spader is also in this 1985 film with RDJ. Can you name it?
"Pretty In Pink"
"Morgan's Reign"
"Whiplash"
"Tuff Turf"
Looking for a stroll down cheesy '80s movie memory lane? This movie has it all: love, best friends and outlandishly angry teens ready to murder each other. A young RDJ plays Spader's best friend in the film.

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Question 13 - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Blink and you'll miss RDJ in this '80s cult classic. Can you name it?
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
He's not credited, and you might not even be able to see him unless you look about 50 times, but you can probably see him during the punk-rock scene where the wild mob literally crashes through the window of a snob party and shows them just want kind of music they should be listening to.
"Caddyshack"
"Ghostbusters"
"Dirty Dancing"

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Question 15 - Mussolini This might be a toughy, but can you name this TV mini-series that gave us a glimpse of RDJ?
"The Rise of Hitler"
"Hitler's Friend"
"Mussolini: The Untold Story"
Mini-series were all the rage in the '80s. They gave us something to come back to again and again, but they were ultimately just really long movies that left us hanging each week. RDJ even had a moment in one, playing Bruno Mussolini in 1985.
"More Often Than not"

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Question 16 - Back to School Do you remember the name of this Rodney Dangerfield film?
"Ladybugs"
"Caddyshack"
"Whippleburry"
"Back to School"
While this film focuses on Rodney Dangerfield returning to school to get his degree, there are some exceptional moments between him and the other students on campus. This cult classic has been a fan favorite for over 30 years.

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Question 21 - That's Adequate Robert Downey Jr. plays Albert Einstein in which film?
"That's Adequate"
Not every actor can take on the role of Albert Einstein. However, RDJ is up for the challenge in "That's Adequate," a faux-documentary-style film that includes Bruce Willis and Jerry Stiller.
"IQ"
"Cold Fusion"
"That's Perfect"

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Question 22 - True Believer Do you remember which RDJ film also stars James Woods?
"Stand and Deliver"
"True Believer"
In the late '80s and early '90s, historical fiction films about the civil rights movement started cropping up. In this film, we see a civil rights lawyer who is simply exhausted with his work ... until a young man comes along and wants to learn from him.
"Dangerous Minds"
"In The Heart of Darkness"

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Question 25 - Air America Can you name this movie that stars Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr.?
"Air America"
Robert Downey Jr. has worked with nearly every well-known actor over the years. In "Air America," we see him alongside Mel Gibson as a pilot who just had his license revoked ... but there is more out there for him.
"Into the Heart"
"Braveheart"
"Rush Hour"

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Question 28 - Restoration RDJ has an epic wig in this film. Can you name it?
"Heart of Darkness"
"Wild America"
"Air America"
"Restoration"
When a lady's man and doctor is arranged to marry someone someone the king wants, he doesn't expect to actually fall in love. "Restoration" is a period piece about love and marriage.

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Question 29 - One Night Stand Can you name this Wesley Snipes movie that includes RDJ?
"One Night Stand"
Snipes plays a commercial director whose best friend is Charlie (played by RDJ). After Snipes has a one night stand, things get out of control, and it takes a lot to figure out how to solve his problem.
"Demolition Man"
"Turning Point"
"Point Break"

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Question 32 - Spiderman Homecoming RDJ takes a young boy under his wing in which film?
"The Amazing Spiderman"
"Captain America: The First Avenger"
"The Incredible Hulk"
"Spiderman: Homecoming"
Tony Stark helps Peter Parker realize his true potential when it comes to developing his intelligence and crime-fighting skills. Although Stark spends most of his time trying to keep Parker a secret, he realizes that the kid needs more guidance.

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"The Judge"
While the description of "The Judge" starts off in a very similar manner as a Hallmark movie, the crime drama is a little more intense. A big-city lawyer has to return home to help his father who has been arrested for murder.
"Judge Dred"
"The Jury"
"The Juror"

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Question 35 - Avengers Age of Ultron Do you remember in which MCU movie RDJ makes a super villain?
"Captain America: Civil War"
"Avengers: Endgame"
"Avengers: Age of Ultron"
In an attempt to learn, study and save the planet, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner decide to look into a relic they found. The relic turns out to be an AI system that manifests itself physically and turns against all of the avengers.
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

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Question 36 - Iron Man 3 This MCU film caused a lot of anger from fans. Can you name it?
"Iron Man 2"
"The Incredible Hulk"
"Thor: Ragnarok"
"Iron Man 3"
It wasn't that "Iron Man 3" was a terrible movie; it was just that the change in the villain from the comic books really rubbed fans the wrong way. The purists tore the movie apart for what it did to the franchise (which was, honestly, nothing).

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"The Pianist"
"Less Than Zero"
"The Soloist"
He finds one of the best violinists in the world and suddenly finds inspiration. It just goes to show you that there is more out there; even when you feel that all hope is lost, inspiration comes in a lot of forms.
"Microfilm"

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