I need a movie!

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I need a movie!

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My team is celebrating the opening of our season with a pizza party of sorts. We will be doing a lot of monotonous logistics things too and I was thinking they could do these tasks while watching a movie and the whole party would be more fun. Are there any fun movies out there that feature quiz bowl or academic competitions? The only one I could think of was Mean Girls. Thanks in advance.
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Starter for 10
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Not a movie, but the episode "Bambi" of the show The Young Ones (highly recommended in general) centers on the main characters going on University Challenge (the same QB analogue as in Starter for 10). It also features Mötorhead, if you're into that.
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Thanks Michael and Jason! I have never heard of either of these so I will have to check them out.
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2013 in amusement parks wrote:Starter for 10
is bad
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There's also the quiz episode of Malcolm in the Middle, which seems to have been a great inspiration for a certain Harvard alum.
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I quite enjoyed Redford's 1994 film Quiz Show. It's got Ralph Fiennes and John Turturro as the two stars and it focuses on a trivia TV show in the 1950s. I watched it in high school and I don't remember anything bad in it.
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Quizbowl serves an important function in The Day After Tomorrow.
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That one episode of King of the Hill.
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jasongg17 wrote:Not a movie, but the episode "Bambi" of the show The Young Ones (highly recommended in general) centers on the main characters going on University Challenge (the same QB analogue as in Starter for 10). It also features Mötorhead, if you're into that.
Great choice!
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Rufous-capped Thornbill wrote:Quizbowl serves an important function in The Day After Tomorrow.
That's Academic Decathlon, you heathen.

Anyway, no one has mentioned Brahman Naman yet, which is available on Netflix and directed by someone named Mukherjee.
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Auks Ran Ova wrote:
Rufous-capped Thornbill wrote:Quizbowl serves an important function in The Day After Tomorrow.
That's Academic Decathlon, you heathen.
Quizbowl's dark cousin...
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What about the schlock-fest *The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes*?
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St Trinians features a buzzer quiz presented by Stephen Fry and is also just generally a great movie.
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Wow. I definitely have options. Great list!
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Slumdog Millionaire is about a quiz show and is substantially better than most of the movies listed above. Except for Mean Girls, of course.
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