The World War II Movies Quiz


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Are you ready to battle with history? From Casablanca to The Bridge on the River Kwai, see how far your memory can advance you on the definitive World War II movies quiz.

Which actress plays leading lady Ilsa Lund in the World War II film "Casablanca"?

Actress Ingrid Bergman played the role of Ilsa Lund. The 1942 film won three Oscars: best picture, best director and best screenplay writing.


Which World War II movie tells the story of American volunteer pilots fighting Japanese armed forces in China?

"Flying Tigers" tells the story of American volunteer pilots fighting Japanese armed forces in China before the U.S. enters the war. John Wayne plays the lead character, Capt. Jim Gordon, in the 1942 Oscar-nominated film.


Which World War II movie stars Spencer Tracy as Lt. Col. James Doolittle?

"Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" was released in 1944.


In the World War II movie "Sands of Iwo Jima," which actor plays Sgt. John Stryker?

Actor John Wayne plays Sgt. John Stryker in "Sands of Iwo Jima."


Which American bomber is featured in the movie "Memphis Belle"?

The American bomber featured in the World War II movie "Memphis Belle" is a B-17 Flying Fortress. On May 17, 1943, the crew of the real Memphis Belle became the first B-17 crew to complete 25 missions over Europe.


Which World War II movie features a famous beach scene starring Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr?

In 1953, the Motion Picture Association of America banned photos of the Lancaster-Kerr kiss on the beach in "From Here to Eternity" for being too erotic.


Which 2017 World War II movie told the story of Operation Overloard, when civilian ships rescued Allied soldiers stranded on a beach in France?

It's estimated that Axis forces had surrounded troops from Belgium, France, and Britain - until an estmated 340,000 were rescued with the help of civilian crafts of all shapes and sizes.


When was the World War II movie "Patton" released?

The World War II movie "Patton," released in the U.S. on April 2, 1970, stars George C. Scott as the title role of General George Patton - also know as Ol' Blood and Guts. The move won seven Oscars and was nominated for an additional three at the 1971 Academy Awards.


Which actor plays Capt. Queeg in the World War II film "The Caine Mutiny"?

Actor Humphrey Bogart plays Capt. Queeg, and Robert Francis plays Ensign Willis Keith.


Which World War II movie is loosely based on the true story of British prisoners of war?

The 1957 World War II movie "The Bridge on the River Kwai" won seven Academy Awards.


Which World War II film stars Steve McQueen as the character with the glove and ball, Virgil "The Cooler King" Hilts?

In "The Great Escape," Hilts escapes from a German prisoner of war camp.


The all-star cast of this 1961 World War II movie included Anthony Quinn, David Niven and Gregory Peck.

"The Guns of Navarone" is based on the novel of the same name by Alistair MacLean.


In the World War II film "Judgment at Nuremberg," which actor plays the Chief Judge Dan Haywood?

Spencer Tracy played Chief Judge Dan Haywood in the film. Near the end of the movie, Haywood gives an 11-minute speech. Spencer Tracy recorded the scene in one take.


Which future U.S. president does the actor Cliff Robertson portray in the World War II movie "PT 109"?

Cliff Robertson played John F. Kennedy in "PT 109." The 1963 film is a dramatization of Kennedy's real-life experiences as a PT boat captain during World War II.


What was the 1981 fiction starring a heroic archeologist/professor trying to keep a weapon of biblical proportions out of Axis hands in the 1930s?

Never intended on true historical accuracy, Speilberg's series on the adventures of Indiana Jones still transported audiences back to the time of the war in spirit, tone and style. And won a whole boatload of Academy Awards.


When was the World War II movie "Father Goose" released?

The World War II movie "Father Goose" stars actor Cary Grant. It was released in the U.S. on Dec. 10, 1964.


Which World War II movie is based on Germany's last major offensive in the European theater?

"The Battle of the Bulge" stars Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw and Robert Ryan.


Which actor co-stars with John Wayne in the 1965 World War II movie "In Harm's Way"?

Kirk Douglas plays Cmdr. Paul Eddington in the movie.


Which World War II film features Maj. John Reisman?

"The Dirty Dozen" features Lee Marvin as the character Maj. John Reisman.


The World War II movie "Tora! Tora! Tora!" depicts the Japanese attack on which U.S. naval base?

The movie depicts the events leading to the Pearl Harbor attack.


Which World War II film stars Millie Perkins as the title character?

Actress Millie Perkins played Anne Frank in the 1959 World War II film "The Diary of Anne Frank."


Which 1976 World War II movie stars Charlton Heston as the character Capt. Matt Garth?

"Midway" also stars Henry Fonda and James Coburn.


Which 1993 World War II film did Steven Spielberg direct?

At the 1994 Academy Awards, "Schindler's List" was nominated for 12 Oscars and won seven.


Which actor plays the character Hannibal Lee in "The Tuskegee Airmen"?

In the 1995 World War II movie "The Tuskegee Airmen," Fishburne plays the lead character Hannibal Lee.


In "Saving Private Ryan," the character Capt. Miller is a teacher of which subject?

Capt. Miller teaches English composition in his civilian life. Actor Tom Hanks was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Capt. Miller in the 1998 film.


Which Russian city is being defended in the World War II movie "Enemy at the Gates"?

The 2001 movie "Enemy at the Gates" depicts the Battle of Stalingrad and stars Joseph Fiennes and Jude Law.


Which 2001 World War II movie did Michael Bay direct?

"Pearl Harbor" won the Oscar for best sound editing.


Which movie depicts an attempted assassination of Adolf Hitler?

The 2008 movie "Valkyrie" is a dramatization of the real-life July 20, 1944, assassination attempt of Adolf Hitler. Tom Cruise plays the conspirator Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, who was executed the day of the failed assassination.


Which British actor plays King George VI in "The King's Speech"?

Firth won an Oscar for best actor in a leading role for his portrayal of the king.


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