Movie Firsts Trivia Quiz

Think you're an expert on Hollywood movie history? Test your knowledge with this fun trivia quiz!


1. In 1934, one film was the first to win an Oscar in all 5 major categories (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay). The film starred Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable. What was the name of the film?

The Thin Man
Cleopatra
It Happened One Night
The Count of Monte Cristo

2. What film, released in 1927, was the first feature-length talkie?

The Jazz Singer
The Unknown
My Best Girl
Two Arabian Knights

3. Released in 1969, this was the first X-Rated film to win the Oscar for Best Picture:

The Prime of Miss Jean Brody
Midnight Cowboy
Easy Rider
The Italian Job

4. What was the first U.S. feature-length film shown in its entirety?

The Birth of a Nation
Oliver Twist
The Toll of the Sea
The Big Trail

5. The first film to receive a PG Rating from the Motion Picture Association of America was:

A Man for All Seasons
Alfie
Torn Curtain
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

6. What was the first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar?

Beauty and the Beast
Fantasia
Aladdin
The Little Mermaid

7. Which of these was the first movie to be released on DVD?

Independence Day
The Cable Guy
Twister
Jurassic Park

8. What film featured the first Academy Award-winning performance by an African American?

Young Mr. Lincoln
Gone with the Wind
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Of Mice and Men

9. Released in 1975, what film is widely considered as the first summer blockbuster?

Jaws
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Dog Day Afternoon
Three Days of the Condor

10. What was the first commercially released film to use a Steadicam in production?

Carrie
Taxi Driver
Marathon Man
King Kong