50+ Movie Emoji Trivia for Virtual Team Building

Ben Aflalo
Ben Aflalo

Head of Product at Gloww

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Just because your teams are working exclusively online, doesn’t mean that team-building needs to suffer. In fact, bringing icebreakers and morale-boosting activities into the virtual realm is easier than you think. 

Looking for entertaining games that everyone will enjoy? Pop culture is a treasure trove of inspiration. Take your lead from the music charts or turn to television for ideas. Alternatively, you can play movie trivia online. If standard questions aren’t taxing enough for your liking, why not make things more interesting with a brain-bending round of movie emoji trivia? 

How to Play the Movie Emoji Trivia Game

The movie emoji trivia game is guaranteed to put everyone through their paces. Even a self-declared film buff will struggle to provide a full set of correct answers. Never played it before? Those colorful hieroglyphs can seem a little enigmatic, but that’s exactly the point. 

This game involves you taking the title of a famous movie, and then replicating it in emoji form. You can be as literal or as vague as you want. However, it’s best to stick to popular movies if you want everyone to stand a decent chance of landing on the right answer. 

To play the game, simply put together a list of iconic movies. Once you’ve got this, you’ll need to think about how to reverse-engineer and retool their titles in an emoji format. Ideally, try and limit each title to a few emojis. However, there’s no hard and fast rule here. Some movie titles are going to be harder to translate than others, so feel free to go overboard occasionally. 

Reveal one emoji puzzle at a time, giving participants a few moments to try and work them out before moving on to the next one. At the end of the round, ask players to send in their answers and reveal the results at the end of your event. If that sounds too much like hard work, go with a multiple-answer format instead. 

Another approach is to ask participants to come up with their own movie emojis. Secretly give each player a movie title, then ask them to come up with a string of emojis that best capture the meaning. It’s up to you how to award points here. Award maximum points to those who come up with an emoji that everyone guesses, or reward those who create one that leaves everybody else clueless. 

Tips for Hosting a Successful Movie Emoji Trivia Night

You can incorporate a round of movie emojis into a larger virtual team trivia event. If you’re hosting an entire event centered around the silver screen, think about including several rounds of movie emoji trivia. If you’re going to be testing participants with dozens of individual riddles, think about grouping them together into genres or themes. Start things off with a selection of action movies reimagined in emoji form, before moving on to horror classics, romantic comedies, and science-fiction masterpieces

While movie title emojis offer a refreshing take on trivia games, it’s best to mix things up if you want your event to be as engaging as possible. Think about adding a guess-the-soundtrack round to your event, teasing players with a snippet of iconic theme songs. A quick game of spot the difference can also work well, while caption games allow your teams to get creative. 

Keen to make your event as interactive as possible? Use collaboration tools to encourage participants to work together as you take a breather from emoji movie trivia. Digital whiteboards can be used to play movie-inspired Pictionary virtually. To break the ice, why not use live polls to get an idea of everybody’s cinematic tastes? 

If you want to go all out, think about making fancy dress mandatory. Ask participants to come costumed as their favorite movie character, then launch a poll and ask everyone to vote on the best-dressed. As a show of thanks, you can even mail out care packages to your remote employees ahead of the event. Load up on those parcels with popcorn, party props, and more. 

53 Movie Emoji Trivia 

Never used an emoji before in your life? Below are some movie emoji trivia questions you can use for your next team-building event. 

1. 📓💑🏞️

Answer: The Notebook

2. 🚗🏎️🏁

Answer: Fast & Furious

3. 🦁👑

Answer: The Lion King

4. 🧙‍♂️📚

Answer: Harry Potter

5. 🧟‍♂️🧟‍♀️🌐

Answer: World War Z

6. 🍃🌪️

Answer: The Wizard of Oz

7. 👨‍🚀🚀

Answer: Apollo 13

8. 🕵️‍♂️🕰️

Answer: Sherlock Holmes

9. 🚢🌊

Answer: Titanic

10. 🤖🤖🤖

Answer: The Matrix

11. 🍔🍟

Answer: Pulp Fiction

12. 👨‍🍳🐀

Answer: Ratatouille

13. 🌍🌋🦖

Answer: Jurassic Park

14. 🚀🤠

Answer: Toy Story

15. 🤵🔫🍸

Answer: James Bond (007)

16. 🧞‍♂️🕌

Answer: Aladdin

17. 🎤🕺

Answer: Bohemian Rhapsody

18. 🚂📚

Answer: Murder on the Orient Express

19. 🚗🚦🏁

Answer: Cars

20. 🕰️🛸

Answer: Back to the Future

21. 🏛️👩‍🎨

Answer: The Da Vinci Code

22. 👧👠

Answer: Cinderella

23. 🎭🎶

Answer: The Phantom of the Opera

24. 🚗🕵️‍♂️

Answer: Baby Driver

25. 👨‍🚀🚀🎶

Answer: Rocketman

26. 🚀🌌

Answer: Interstellar

27. 🏰👑👸

Answer: The Princess Diaries

28. 🚢🦁

Answer: Life of Pi

29. 🧙‍♀️🚗

Answer: Hocus Pocus

30. 🦊🌊

Answer: The Little Mermaid

31. 🦍🏝️

Answer: King Kong

32. 👻🚫

Answer: Ghostbusters

33. 🧟‍♂️🌃

Answer: Night of the Living Dead

34. 🌟🚀

Answer: Star Trek

35. 🧙‍♀️📚🏰

Answer: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

36. 🚶‍♂️🏞️

Answer: Forrest Gump

37. 🌊🐠

Answer: Finding Nemo

38. 🦇👨

Answer: Batman Begins

39. 🚀🌌👾

Answer: Space Invaders

40. 🧟‍♂️🍽️

Answer: Shaun of the Dead

41. 🕰️⚙️

Answer: The Time Machine

42. 🚶‍♂️👴👦

Answer: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

43. 🌌🤖

Answer: Star Wars

44. 🕵️‍♂️🎈🤡

Answer: IT (2017)

45. 🏹❤️

Answer: The Hunger Games

46. 🕷️🏙️🕸️

Answer: Spider-Man

47. 🚀🤖👾

Answer: WALL-E

48. 🏰👸

Answer: Sleeping Beauty

49. 👧👩‍❤️‍👩

Answer: Little Women

50. 🍫🏭

Answer: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

51. 🌌👾

Answer: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

52. 🏰🧙‍♂️

Answer: The Lord of the Rings

53. 🚢🏞️

Answer: Pirates of the Caribbean

Make it a Movie Trivia Night with Gloww

Now you’ve got the hang of movie emoji trivia, you can start planning your next cinema-inspired team-building event. Before you start coming up with games, activities, and emoji riddles for your teams to decipher, you’ll first need a reliable conferencing platform

Loaded with features to drive engagement and encourage collaboration, Gloww has everything you need for a memorable team-building event. With a user-friendly interface, it’s easy to create custom sessions in no time. There’s even a library of ready-made templates you can turn to if you’re feeling short on ideas. Add games, interactive elements, and multimedia assets to make your team-building movie night something truly special. 

Ready to call action? You can get started with Gloww today. Interested in learning more about Gloww’s advanced features? Take a look at our pricing tiers to find out what’s in store for premium users. Need to speak to the team? Feel free to get in touch with any questions. 

Movie Emoji Trivia FAQ

What movie is 💃 🐺?

If you’re thirsty for a final brain teaser, try this movie emoji on for a size. Still not worked it out yet? It’s the 1990 epic, Dances with Wolves

Is It based on a true story?

Fortunately for us, Pennywise the Clown from Stephen King’s classic horror is only loosely inspired by real-life events. It’s thought that the infamous murderer, John Wayne Gacy, had some influence on King when he was writing his iconic novel. 

How many movies are there?

This one is almost impossible to call, with tens of thousands of movies being produced every year. However, the general consensus is that, as of 2024, around half a million feature-length movies have been made. 

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Ben Aflalo heads Gloww's product team with over two decades of leadership experience. Passionate about leveraging innovative technology, he is committed to building products for the greater good.

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