The first public “moving picture” demonstration occurred in 1893, and by the next year it was a major success, with Kinetoscope parlors emerging worldwide.
The first narrative film, “The Great Train Robbery,” came ten years later, in 1903.
By the 1910s, several film industries were already established in Europe. Stateside, elegant new movie theaters were beginning to open, such as Manhattan’s Strand, which opened in 1914.
With over 100 years of movie history to draw from, there are nearly endless options for movie-themed trivia team names.
Choose one of the names from our list below, or see our tips below the list to create unique names that reflect your team’s favorite flicks!
Snapping Is a Legit Form of Gang Violence
reference to “West Side Story”
The Quizzard of Oz
reference to “The Wizard of Oz”
The Fellowship of the Quiz
reference to “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
You're a Quizzard, Harry!
reference to the “Harry Potter” series
Walken on Sunshine
reference to the actor Christopher Walken
Why So Serious?
reference to “The Dark Knight”
reference to movie “Ticket Stubs”
Making Fetch Happen
reference to “Mean Girls”
reference to the “Fast & Furious” franchise
There Was Room For Jack
reference to the “Titanic” floating door debate
The Catalina Wine Mixers
reference to “Step Brothers”
The Force is With Us
reference to the “Star Wars” series
The Groundbreaking Spring Florals
reference to “The Devil Wears Prada”
This Is How We Win
reference to “Uncut Gems”
We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
reference to “Jaws”
reference to “Cast Away”
One Quiz to Rule Them All
reference to the “Lord of the Rings” series
We Can't Handle the Truth!
reference to “A Few Good Men”
We Rob Banks
reference to “Bonnie and Clyde”
Once Upon a Time at Trivia Night
What, Like It's Hard?
reference to “Legally Blonde”
We Are Groot
reference to “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Jessica, Only Child, Illinois, Chicago
reference to the quote from “Parasite”
The Coulda-Been Contenders
reference to the quote “I coulda been a contender” from “On the Waterfront”
Not the Bees!
reference to “The Wicker Man”
The Stuff That Trivia Is Made Of
reference to “The Maltese Falcon”
reference to “Bring It On”
E.T.'s Home Phone
reference to “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”
The Popcorn Posse
reference to “The Shining”
We Want to Play a Game
reference to the “Saw” franchise
We Are Smartacus
reference to “Spartacus”
The Pocket Tots
reference to “Napoleon Dynamite”
We Volunteer as Tributes
reference to “The Hunger Games”
Quizfest at Tiffany's
reference to “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
Luca Brasi Sleeps With the Quizzes
reference to “The Godfather”
The Four Digit IQs
reference to “Limitless”
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stout
“Harry Potter” reference for a beer-loving team
Check Out the Big Brain on Brad
reference to “Pulp Fiction”
Liver, Fava Beans, & Chianti
reference to “The Silence of the Lambs”
Bill You Murray Me?
reference to the actor Bill Murray
Blockbuster Video Lifetime Members
Here's Looking at You, Quiz
reference to the famous quote “Here’s looking at you, kid” from “Casablanca”
reference to Alfred Hitchcock’s appearances in the movies he directed
reference to “Risky Business”
Lt. Dan's Ice Cream
reference to “Forrest Gump”
reference to the “Star Wars” series
Just Keep Swimming
reference to “Finding Nemo”
reference to “The Exorcist”
Popcorn & Candy
Two Thumbs Up
It's a Von Trapp!
reference to “The Sound of Music”
The Book Was Better
reference to book-to-movie adaptations
Three Men and a Baby Keg
reference to “Three Men and a Baby”
The Dirty Harrys
reference to “Dirty Harry”
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Quiz
reference to “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”
Rated A for Awesome
reference to “Despicable Me”
reference to the actor Clint Eastwood
I Wish I Knew How to Quiz You
reference to the famous quote “I wish I knew how to quit you” from “Brokeback Mountain”
The Tequila Mockingbirds
reference to “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Quizzes of Madison County
reference to “The Bridges of Madison County”
A Midsummer Night's Team
reference to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Movie Marathon Club
We Crave the Cinema
For more ideas, see our lists of Disney, Harry Potter, and Star Wars team name ideas.
How to Create Your Own Movie-Themed Trivia Team Names
To create your own movie trivia team names, use the following steps and tips to brainstorm with your team:
- Gather a favorite movie or movie quote from each team member. For an easy and interactive way to find a team name, have each team member contribute a favorite movie or iconic movie quote. You can then use the movie name or quote as your team name (if it’s short) or adapt it into a team name. You can even throw in a quiz-related pun to make the team name especially trivia-friendly!
- Think of iconic characters. Make a short list of the first characters that come to mind for you and your team, whether they’re popular favorites like Marvel heroes or lesser-known characters like the quirky art teacher from “Ghost World,” Roberta Allsworth. You can name your team after that character directly or add a few words to the character’s name, such as Roberta Allsworth’s Summer School Students.
- Get inspiration from the movie-watching experience. Are you a streamer or a theater-goer? Regardless of how you prefer to watch, you can get inspiration from how you watch movies. Perhaps you have a favorite movie snack in common with your team, for example, or you all really love watching movies in 3D. Name your team after any element of movie-watching!
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