I haven’t done a film quiz for a long time. After such a long gap there were plenty of categoeis I could have chosen, but as my favourite film of the past few years was Nightcrawler (you can read my review here), it seemed right to chose loners as the theme. There are actually more on screen than you might imagine. Some are harmless, some deadly. Some are charming, some tortured. Please feel free to let me know how you do, if you have any favourites or even if there are any you think could have been added to the list.
1. M (1931)
2. The Searchers (1956)
3. Peeping Tom (1960)
4. Psycho (1960)
5. The Great Gatsby (1974)
6. Taxi Driver (1976)
7. Carrie (1976)
8. Rambo (1981)
9. American Psycho (2000)
10. Amelie (2001)
11. Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
12. Into the Wild (2007)
13. Brick (2008)
14. Drive (2011)
15. Her (2013)
I got 11, Alex. Great quiz and great movies!
Solid score Ann. Hope you’re having a great day.
great quiz once again Alex 12/15 for me 🙂 Missed M, Into the Wild and Carrie
Of the 12 you chose which character stands out most to you? I’ve not seen Carrie actually. M is astonishing.
The one u had me watch recently 😉
Well guess who just got an A for the semester? 🙂
Guess u love ur psychopaths!!!
I sure like my complex outsiders. And judging by the success of these films, I’m in good company!
Lots of weirdos in the world 😉
That’s Gr8at 😛
13 out of 15. I didn’t know “Brick,” and I couldn’t remember “Her.”
Superb score. Brick is a teen film noir, set in a high school. Very intense. I did enjoy Her. There were quite a few more loners who could have made the list.
Only 5! Terrible, as I am my own version of a loner 🙂
Both things surprise me. I demand a recount on your score and confirmation that you are a loner ha.
I got 11.
Solid stuff. There were quite a few interesting ones I could have added. The Shining, Fight Club, Dirty Harry, Gran Torino, Falling Down…
Yes, loners in cinema are an interesting bunch.
This was a great idea for a quiz Alex. I missed M and Lars and the real girl as I haven’t seen them but they seem very intriguing. I love the other movies on here.
There’s a strange movie called Ghost world that focuses on two girls (Enid and Rebecca) who only spend their time together away from other kids their age if that counts and Bill Murray in Lost in Translation.
I remember that film. The idea of having several loners in a film was taking the quiz in a different direction, but I do know exactly what you mean. They really were misfits, including Steve Buscemi’s character too. There certainly are less female loners in films. And whatever happened to Scarlet Johansson? 😉
Fantastic score too. I have never seen Lost in Translation which certainly something I need to remedy. I haven’t seen Lars and the Real Girl but I certainly recommend M.
I got 8 of the 15. I just saw Amelie for the first time recently and fell in love with it! They are making it into a Broadway musical… and I can’t wait to go!
I didn’t know that! I really liked the An American in Paris musical.
Yes, I am definitely planning to go!
1/15… some great movies in here!
1 out of 15?
That makes far more sense!
I got 10… Not bad considering I usually suck at quizzes 😀
That’s 66%. Not far off a First at university level. Feel free to suggest other ideas for quizzes.
I only got “Into the Wild” right ~ Maybe I’m too busy not being a loner and missed out on brushing up on my trivia…?! 😉
There are some great films in there. Probably not too many people to hang out with mind!
13/15 You stumped me with M and Peeping Tom. Great quiz.
Great score. Right up there. If you get the chance both M and Peeping Tom are superb.
13 out of 15. Older films “let me down”. I should watch more of them. Great quiz!
Superb score. Happy you enjoyed it so much.
Have you seen Passengers with Chris Pratt – a film about loneliness really. Really enjoyed it.
I haven’t seen it. I saw him in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 yesterday though. Both are really good actors.
You’re made of tough stuff though 😄