Can you match the action movie to the decade it was released? Quiz

Action movies are great! They have us sitting on the edge of our seats, gripping our armrests, and losing our breath as heroes do the extraordinary to save themselves and often the world from terrible problems and enemies.

Over the years, the action genre has given us iconic heroes, breathtaking stunts, heart-stopping sequences, and a whole lot of unforgettable lines. Who could forget “Yippee ki yay” or “I’ll be back”? No one, that’s who – and that’s why this excellent quiz is here to help you remember some of your favourite movies and connect them to a point in history.

Yet, every action fan knows that these films are more than their high-octane moments. They often reflect the concerns, technologies, and aesthetics of their times, making them also a fun way to traverse cinematic history.

So, are you ready to embark on this high-speed chase down memory lane? Can you match these adrenaline-pumping classics to the decade they were released? Whether you’re an action aficionado or a casual moviegoer, this quiz promises an explosive journey through the world of action cinema.

It’s actually quite a lot harder than it seems to complete this quiz with 100 per cent – but the best of luck to you…

Can you match the action movie to the decade it was released?


In which decade were the following movies first released? A bonus point for the exact year!

  1. Die Hard
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road
  3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  4. The Dark Knight
  5. Speed
  6. The Matrix
  7. The Bourne Identity
  8. John Wick
  9. The French Connection
  10. The Avengers
  11. The Terminator
  12. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
  13. Dirty Harry
  14. Gladiator
  15. Skyfall
  16. Lethal Weapon
  17. Taken
  18. First Blood
  19. Jurassic Park
  20. Kill Bill: Volume 1


  1. Die Hard – 1980s (1988)
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road – 2010s (2015)
  3. Raiders of the Lost Ark – 1980s (1981)
  4. The Dark Knight – 2000s (2008)
  5. Speed – 1990s (1994)
  6. The Matrix – 1990s (1999)
  7. The Bourne Identity – 2000s (2002)
  8. John Wick – 2010s (2014)
  9. The French Connection – 1970s (1971)
  10. The Avengers – 2010s (2012)
  11. The Terminator – 1980s (1984)
  12. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – 2010s (2011)
  13. Dirty Harry – 1970s (1971)
  14. Gladiator – 2000s (2000)
  15. Skyfall – 2010s (2012)
  16. Lethal Weapon – 1980s (1987)
  17. Taken – 2000s (2008)
  18. First Blood – 1980s (1982)
  19. Jurassic Park – 1990s (1993)
  20. Kill Bill: Volume 1 – 2000s (2003)

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