Can You Name These Classic Sci-Fi Movies from a Single Frame?

By: Kennita Leon
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Can You Name These Classic Sci-Fi Movies from a Single Frame?
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About This Quiz

What we all know about science fiction is that it dabbles in ideas that are not usually accepted by normal or mainstream science, and contrary to popular belief isn't a new concept. In fact, the first sci-fi movie was filmed over 100 years ago. The genre saw a major change with the Star Wars series in the late '70s and was soon one of the most popular film genres in the world. 

While many sci-fi movies are released each year, only a few can be called classics. They either needed to have garnered a fan following, sometimes huge enough to be called a cult, or are still being talked about today. Whichever the case is, these sci-fi movies are some of the best the world has ever seen, either for its graphics, characters, script or ground-breaking technology. 

But not many people were huge sci-fi fans from the start. Most people have only just started watching the genre, and thus won't be able to name the classics only true fans know. Come prove to us that you're not a sci-fi newbie by acing this sci-fi movie classic quiz. Come show us that you deserve to be called a fan of this amazing movie genre, right here, right now!

Invasion of the Body Snatchers What's this movie's name?
"Invasion of the Body Snatchers"
"Fast Five"
"Edge of Tomorrow"
"Elite Squad"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Invasion of the Body Snatchers" is an American film which depicts the population of a town being replaced by extraterrestrials.

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Godzilla Tell us this sci-fi movie's name.
"Casino Royale"
"Godzilla"
"Hanna"
"Hero"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Godzilla" is a Japanese sci-fi kaiju film about a 164-foot-tall creature which wreaks havoc on the Japanese population.

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Back to the Future Which of these names matches this movie?
"Three"
"Exiled"
"Back to the Future"
"Jack Reacher"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Back to the Future" is a 1985 American centering an eccentric scientist and a teenager who accidentally time-traveled into the past.

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Jurrasic Park Can you match this movie to the name it goes by?
"Drug War"
"Fast Five"
"Jurassic Park"
"13 Assassins"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Based on the 1990 novel of the same name, "Jurassic Park" is a film about a group of visitors who navigate their way in wildlife park overrun with cloned dinosaurs.

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Terminator Which popular sci-fi movie is this?
"Hero"
"Three"
"The Terminator"
"Elite Squad"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Terminator" is a 1984 sci-fi action film about a future assassin-cyborg sent to the past to kill the mother of a future resistance leader.

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Maria-Futura (Metropolis) Match this classic to its name.
"Man on Fire"
"Shoot 'Em Up"
"Metropolis"
"Jack Reacher"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Metropolis" is a 1927 German sci-fi silent film which follows the wealthy son of the city's master who attempts to bridge the upper and lower classes.

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Robocop Which favorite is this?
"Hot Fuzz"
"The Guest"
"Robocop"
"Blackhat"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Robocop" is an American cyberpunk action film about a murdered police officer who is revived as a law enforcing superhuman cyborg.

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"Inception"
"The Matrix"
"Unleashed"
"Sleepless Night"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Written and directed by The Wachowskis, "The Matrix" is a sci-fi film that depicts a dystopian world where sentient machines subdue humans in a simulated reality.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind What is this sci-fi movie called?
"The Bourne Identity"
"District 9"
"Hanna"
"Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" is an American film written and directed by Steven Spielberg about a small town which is visited by extraterrestrials.

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The Thing Which favorite is this?
"Dredd"
"District 9"
"Skyfall"
"The Thing"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Thing" is a sci-fi horror film which revolves around a group of scientists in Antarctica who encounter a parasitic alien life-form.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still Do you remember this classic's name?
"Edge of Tomorrow"
"Dredd"
"Skyfall"
"The Day the Earth Stood Still"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Day the Earth Stood Still" is a black-and-white sci-fi American film about a humanoid alien who visits earth with an important message.

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Frankenstein Can you name this film?
"Fast Five"
"Frankenstein"
"Three"
"Elite Squad"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Based on a novel of the same name, "Frankenstein" tells the story of a scientist and his assistant who create a monster using parts from various corpses.

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Star Wars A New Hope Tell us which sci-fi movie this is.
"District 9"
"Star Wars: A New Hope"
"Hanna"
"Three"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Written and directed by George Lucas, the 1977 "Star Wars" centers around Princess Leia who leads the Rebel Alliance to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station.

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The Fly Tell us this sci-fi movie's name.
"The Fly"
"Exiled"
"Non-Stop"
"Casino Royale"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Fly" is a sci-fi horror film about an eccentric scientist who slowly turns into a fly-hybrid following an experiment gone wrong.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Which movie is in this image?
"E.T. the Extra-terrestrial"
"Fast Five"
"The Bourne Identity"
"Sleepless Night"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" is a film which centers around a young boy and his siblings who befriend an alien stranded on Earth.

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Planet of the Apes Can you match this movie to the name it goes by?
"Planet of the Apes"
"Inception"
"Hot Fuzz"
"Edge of Tomorrow"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Planet of the Apes," set in the distant future, tells the story of a group of astronauts who crash land on a distant planet ruled by apes.

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2001 A Space Odyssey Can you identify the movie shown in this picture?
"Hero"
"Dredd"
"2001: A Space Odyssey"
"Shoot 'Em Up"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"2001: A Space Odyssey" depicts a space crew's voyage to Jupiter following the discovery of a black monolith which influenced humanity's evolution.

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The Empire Strikes Back What's this movie's name?
"Fast Five"
"Elite Squad"
"Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back"
"Unleashed"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Written by George Lucas, "The Empire Strikes Back" is the second installment in the Star Wars trilogy which is set three years after the first film.

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Gattaca Can you identify the movie shown in this picture?
"Elite Squad"
"Gattaca"
"Shoot 'Em Up"
"Fast Five"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Gattaca," a 1997 film, centers around a man born outside genetic selection who attempts to realize his dream of going into space in a world where eugenics is the norm.

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The Fifth Element Which movie is represented by this picture?
"The Fifth Element"
"Shoot 'Em Up"
"Casino Royale"
"Dredd"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Set in the 23rd century, "The Fifth Element" is a sci-fi action film about a taxicab driver and a young woman who embark on a quest to destroy a great evil.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY What is this sci-fi movie called?
"Hanna"
"District 9"
"Independence Day"
"The Bourne Identity"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Directed and written by Roland Emmerich, "Independence Day" is an American film about a worldwide alien attack.

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Alien What is this sci-fi movie called?
"The Bourne Identity"
"Unleashed"
"Drug War"
"Alien"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Starring Sigourney Weaver, "Alien" is 1979 American film in which a spaceship crew is attacked by an aggressive extraterrestrial creature.

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12 Monkeys Which all-time sci-fi favorite is this?
"The Guest"
"Sleepless Night"
"Unleashed"
"12 Monkeys"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"12 Monkeys" is a neo-noir sci-fi film about a man from the future who travels to the past to the find the source of a virus outbreak.

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Robby the Robot (Forbidden Planet) Which favorite is this?
"Three"
"Edge of Tomorrow"
"13 Assassins"
"Forbidden Planet"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Forbidden Planet," set in the 23rd century, depicts a team of astronauts who travel to a distant planet, Altair IV.

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"Blade Runner"
"Dredd"
"Edge of Tomorrow"
"Skyfall"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Blade Runner" is an American-Hong Kong film set in the dystopian future about a former officer tasked with hunting down rogue synthetic humans.

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Total Recall Tell us this sci-fi movie's name.
"Total Recall"
"Skyfall"
"Exiled"
"Jack Reacher"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Total Recall" stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Douglas Quaid, a man who is unable to tell if his memories are real or implanted.

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Star Trek II The Wrath of Khan Which of these names matches this movie?
"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"
"Drug War"
"The Guest"
"Hero"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Directed by Nicholas Meyer, "Star Trek II" is the second movie of the Star Trek film franchise and sequel to the 1979 film.

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Dark City Match this classic to its name.
"Skyfall"
"Dark City"
"Blackhat"
"Non-Stop"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Dark City" is an American-Australian neo-noir sci-fi movie which revolves around an amnesiac man who is accused of murder.

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Mad Max Which all-time sci-fi favorite is this?
"Man on Fire"
"Elite Squad"
"Mad Max"
"Jack Reacher"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Mad Max" is one of the seminal dystopian future sci-fi movies. It also made a star out of Mel Gibson.

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Contact Can you name this film?
"Contact"
"13 Assassins"
"300"
"The Guest"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Contact," based on the 1985 novel of the same name, is a 1997 film starring Jodie Foster as the film's protagonist who is chosen to travel to a distant planet.

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The Man Who Fell to Earth Which sci-fi classic is this?
"Hanna"
"Shoot 'Em Up"
"The Man Who Fell to Earth"
"Three"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Directed by Nicolas Roeg, "The Man Who Fell to Earth" is a 1976 British film about an alien who comes to Earth in hopes of shipping water to his planet.

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THX 1138 Which popular sci-fi movie is this?
"The Guest"
"Hero"
"Drug War"
"THX 1138"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Set in a dystopian future, "THX 1138" relates the story of a world where the use of mind-altering drugs is mandatory and the population is ruled by androids.

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Stargate Can you identify the movie shown in this picture?
"Unleashed"
"13 Assassins"
"Fast Five"
"Stargate"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Stargate" tells the story of a group of scientists who are transported to a distant planet using a teleportation device unearthed in Giza, Egypt.

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"300"
"Tron"
"Sleepless Night"
"Man on Fire"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Tron" is a sci-fi action-adventure film which focuses on a computer programmer who finds himself transported into a computer software.

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Solaris Which of these names matches this movie?
"13 Assassins"
"Solaris"
"Drug War"
"Edge of Tomorrow"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Solaris" is a Soviet science fiction movie about a psychologist who is sent to evaluate an ongoing situation on a space station orbiting the fictional planet, Solaris.

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The Man In the White Suit (1951) Do you remember this classic's name?
"Edge of Tomorrow"
"The Man in the White Suit"
"Dredd"
"Elite Squad"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Man In the White Suit" is a sci-fi satirical comedy movie about a man who creates a suit made from a long-lasting fiber.

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Alphaville (1965) Which movie is in this image?
"Alphaville"
"Hanna"
"300"
"Exiled"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Alphaville" is a French sci-fi noir movie about a secret agent on a mission to destroy the creator of an inhuman, emotionless society.

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Phase IV (1974) Tell us which sci-fi movie this is.
"Non-Stop"
"The Bourne Identity"
"Phase IV"
"District 9"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Phase IV" is 1974 sci-fi horror film which revolves around a group of scientists who attempt to find the cause behind the rapid evolution of ants.

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Brazil Do you remember this classic's name?
"300"
"Skyfall"
"Unleashed"
"Brazil"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"Brazil," which is set in a consumer-driven dystopian world, tells the story of a man who attempts to find a woman who appears in his dreams.

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The Thirteenth Floor Which all-time sci-fi favorite is this?
"Three"
"Hanna"
"The Thirteenth Floor"
"Shoot 'Em Up"
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

"The Thirteenth Floor" is a sci-fi crime thriller film about a man who finds himself in a virtual reality where the people believe they are real.

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