We can’t seem to get enough of the movies, huh? Whether seen on the big screen or streamed on your laptop, they’ve remained an American standby. Surely, there’s got to be some good movie trivia out there, right?
Much of the best movie trivia out there at the moment isn’t just board games, it’s available through apps that can be played on your computer or smart device. The days of Scene It? may be long gone, but its legacy lives on through apps like these.
We’ve compiled 15 of the very best movie trivia apps to form this guide. There’s something for everyone in here, so no matter your preferred gameplay style or clue format (i.e., a visual quiz versus something more traditional), you can find your next download here. Without further ado, here are our recommendations for the best movie trivia apps online.
If you’re looking for a truly comprehensive film quiz app, Popcorn Trivia is your best bet.
On Popcorn Trivia, you choose a specific movie to be quizzed on. Then, the app will generate questions about that movie from major plot points to minor, seemingly throwaway details. As you complete quizzes, you accrue points to increase your rank, framed as a job on a movie set—i.e. you begin as a cleaning crew member and work your way up to studio head. Pretty fun, right?
Popcorn Trivia is constantly working to add new movies to its database, so keep checking back for more favorites. There’s also a multiplayer option in case you want to play movie trivia with company.
With over 1200 ratings giving it a 4.7 star rating, you know Noovie Trivia is a quiz app you can trust.
Noovie will create a trivia quiz from a genre of your choosing—either action, animation, comedy, drama, horror, romance, or sci-fi. There are quite a few quiz formats available, from guessing the film from stills or featured lines to matching an actor to the film they were involved with.
If you don’t have friends to engage with movie trivia in person, no worries! Using Noovie, you can create a multiplayer game with another random movie buff. And if your friends live far away, try out their new Friends multiplayer gameplay.
Framed isn’t an app—it’s available for free online at framed.wtf. Born of the Wordle craze of early 2022, Framed gives users six chances to guess a movie from stills of its scenes.
Upon seeing a frame, players can type their guess into a box to choose from a (very large) word bank of potential movies. If they’re correct, the game will end; if not, they’ll get to view the next frame. The movie changes day by day, so you only get one daily chance to play.
One’s score is displayed through a series of colored boxes; get it right in one, and you’ll have a single green box followed by five black boxes to represent the turns you didn’t take. Get some guesses wrong, and they’ll be represented by red boxes preceding the green. And if you don’t manage to guess it at all, you’ll only have six red boxes to show for it. No matter how you fare, you get a chance to share your score via text or social media upon your completion of the game.
This is a fun and quick way to get your daily movie trivia fix in—it’s easy to finish within a minute or two unless you get really stumped.
Movie Quiz – Guess Which Movie
This app has a relatively simple structure. First, it shows you a screencap of a movie frame and gives you a letter bank and a space for every letter in the movie’s title. Then, you must unscramble the correct letters to form the title. Guess it right, and you’ll move on to the next film.
Movie Quiz: Guess Which Movie features eight levels of gameplay at varying difficulty, and each level has 20 different movies for you to guess. For example, level 1 movies include The Hangover and Fight Club, AKA movies you can probably guess just from a photo of their lead actors. However, as the levels progress, the screencaps become less obvious.
Available on iOS.
Movie Trivia: Guess the Film
As its title might suggest, Movie Trivia: Guess the Film has a very similar premise to the app above: the app shows you photos of a film and you receive a letter bank from which to unscramble the film’s title. However, instead of showing you a single frame of the film, Movie Trivia: Guess the Film provides four different moments from the film to provide extra context.
And if you get stuck, no need to abandon the game. The app has a function that allows you to reveal the correct letters of the film’s title one by one to allow you to keep playing with hints.
Personally, I love this app for its quiz categories. Not only does it sort movies by category, like action, comedy, and horror, the app also groups movies by decades. So, if you want to get your fill of 80s movies, or you’re on an early aughts cinema kick, Movie Trivia: Guess the Film should be an instant download for you.
Available on iOS.
Cinerama Movie Quiz
As far as film trivia quiz apps go, Cinerama has a pretty unique format. Instead of being quizzed on photos from the movie or minor plot details, you’ll only be shown a small, bare-bones graphic illustrating one of the film’s key plot points. This small cartoon will often consist of a stick figure or two demonstrating an action that takes place in the film. From there, you can type the movie’s title, or pass to the next turn.
If you can’t guess the movie’s title on your own, you can opt for a multiple-choice turn, or to be given the number of letters in the title, as well as a letter or two to help you on your way. Regardless, every turn can help you accrue points and work your way up Cinerama’s public leaderboard.
Cinerama covers big-budget blockbusters as well as smaller cult classics, so no matter your preference, there’s a category for you. You can also play Cinerama without internet, so you can get your fill of movie trivia anywhere, anytime.
If you’re a passionate crossword puzzler who loves a good movie (I sure am!), then Movie Cross should be on your radar. To solve their movie trivia, you first must work on a crossword. The answers to this crossword will give you hints as to what the movie may be—they might be the names of the film’s starring actors or important props or objects from the film. Once you solve the entire crossword, you have a chance to guess the movie.
Each level in this game features five crosswords, each one designated to a different movie. However, these movies all have an important through-line. After you solve them all, you get a chance to guess which actor or actress starred in all five. If you guess correctly, you’ve officially completed the level and its name, previously shown as a series of question marks (i.e. ???????), will be revealed as the name of its featured actor or actress. Pretty cool, right?
Movie Cross is an excellent app for those who love more than just trivia and want to get their daily word game fix in.
What’s the Movie?
Do you know your movie posters? Let’s find out using What’s the Movie?!
To quiz you, What’s the Movie? uses recreated movie poster graphics and asks you to guess the films they pertain to by spelling the movie’s title from—you guessed it!—a letter bank. These graphics are pretty bare-bones, so sometimes you’ve got to use your imagination to brainstorm what movie it could mean. Hell, What’s the Movie? may only show you a single stylized letter to represent the film you’re supposed to guess!
Clearly, this game may not be easy for everybody, but if you need a hint, you have an option to ask a friend for help by inviting them to join the level with you. The game itself can also provide you with hints by revealing a letter or two from the title to make your big guess a little easier.
What’s the Movie has almost 300 levels, so it’s sure to keep you entertained for days, if not weeks. Brush up on your movie iconography and give it a shot!
Movie Junkies is an app that prides itself on going above and beyond other movie trivia apps by providing more details about the movies they feature through their trivia. For example, their trivia doesn’t just center around a film’s plot or its actors. It’ll also quiz you on the film’s director, writers, release date, and other specific pieces of information that only a true movie nerd would know.
Like many of the apps above, Movie Junkies has a fill-in-the-letters aspect. It asks its players to guess the movie in question letter by letter. There are a few different gameplay modes to choose from when doing this. In one, you can shuffle the letters to form the movie title. In another, letters fall from the top of the screen, and you can shift them to make the title, Tetris-style. And a third lets you drag and drop the letters to their right positions while being timed—you’ll earn more points the quicker you can spell the title.
If you’re bored with simply typing in a movie’s title once you’ve figured it out, Movie Junkies allows you to have a little more fun with the process of guessing.
Available on iOS.
I Know That Movie
You probably already know the drill of I Know That Movie. Like several of the aforementioned apps, its primary structure relies on users identifying famous films from cartoon portrayals of them. And, like even more of the apps above, you must unscramble the film’s title from a letter bank to move to the next level.
The stakes of I Know That Movie are a little higher, though—each round is timed, and you have a limited number of lives before you’re booted out of the round, so better guess correctly! If you’re really stuck, you can purchase tokens that give you hints, but if you’re this far down the list, we’ll assume you’re a big enough movie nerd that that won’t be a problem for you.
Available on iOS.
Hollywood iQ – Movie Quiz
In Hollywood iQ, you have the power to customize the difficulty of your trivia, question by question. You begin by selecting a virtual movie theater lobby of your choice. This lobby may feature movies from a certain genre or era, or be more generalized—the app’s “Main Lobby” covers over 4000 movies!
When you begin gameplay, the only clue you’re given about which movie to guess is an assortment of actors featured in the film. From there, you can type which film you think it is, or request more information. You can learn the movie’s genre, director, and release date, as well as read a brief synopsis of the film. Choose just one or all of these hints to help you progress throughout the game.
And don’t forget the visual hints! In the spirit of a traditional movie theater, Hollywood iQ gives you a blurred image of the film’s poster as a clue upon request.
Available on iOS.
Guess the Movie Game – Hollywood
Movie posters are also a key part of Guess the Movie Game—in fact, gameplay pretty much revolves around them. In this game, you’ll be shown a movie poster that’s been stripped of its title and actors’ names. From the image of the poster alone, you must guess the film’s title. You can request hints, but we find this game to be the most fun when you give it a go on the very first try.
Choose to look at movies only from your favorite genre or pick a blend of them. As you complete certain categories, you’ll level up and unlock new ones. Plus, they’ve got extra genre quiz packs available for in-app purchase.
Available on Android.
Guess the Movie – Emoji Quiz
Do you think you can identify a movie through only a handful of emojis? Find out in Guess the Movie – Emoji Quiz. In it, you’ll be provided with a collection of two to four emojis meant to represent important characters, objects, settings, or plot points from a movie. From these emojis alone, you must attempt to guess what movie the app is attempting to represent.
This might sound tough, but it isn’t necessarily, depending on the movie. For example, a snowman emoji, snowflake emoji, and musical note emoji clearly stands for a favorite wintry Disney flick (Frozen, hello?!). Question difficulty increases with each level, so if the previous example sounds too simple for you, you can breeze through the opening levels to get to the good stuff later on.
No WiFi is necessary to play this fun game, so it’s a great one to stay entertained with on a long road trip or while flying on a plane.
Available on Android.
Movie Trivia Madness
If you’re looking for a multiplayer game that you can play on a single phone—think Heads Up!—then you’ll love Movie Trivia Madness. Created by comedian Aries Spears, this app allows you to pass one phone back and forth between two or more players to easily create an at-home trivia competition.
Movie Trivia Madness requires you to play on a timer of your choosing, either for 30, 60, or 90 seconds. You begin by choosing an actor or actress—perhaps an old favorite or one you love to hate. Then, you have until the timer runs out to name all the movies they have starred in that you can think of. After the round is over, you pass the phone to the other player or team for them to try their hand at a different celebrity.
Warning: after each round, you may be subject to an impression of the celebrity in question from Aries himself. If you get a kick out of that, then all the better, but for those who like to stick to serious gameplay, this may grow a little tedious.
Available on iOS.
Ultimate Movie Quiz 2021
Ultimate Movie Quiz 2021 serves as an excellent all-around film trivia app. When in gameplay, you’ll be asked fifteen multiple choice questions about well-known movies. Some of these movies are huge award winners, and others are cult-classics—regardless, if you know film, you’ll know them.
For every question you get right, you’ll earn points that you can accumulate throughout your gameplay. Just be sure to answer carefully—for every incorrect answer, you lose a life, and too many lives lost stops the quiz where you are.
If you’re proud of your score, you can submit your points to try to make it into the Top 20, a score chart that brings together movie fans around the world.
Thanks for reading through our collection of Trivia Bliss’s favorite movie trivia apps available online. You can download many of these on your smartphone or reach them on the web.
Do you have a favorite movie trivia app we missed? Or a testimonial about any of the apps we listed above? Let us know down below in the comments.
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