A great activity for everyone


By Jon Zajac

Incorporating cinema-themed “This or That” icebreaker questions into your upcoming event is a great way to engage your guests and get them talking about their favorite movies and movie moments. By using the power of cinema to spark conversation, you can create a fun and dynamic atmosphere that helps build connections among your attendees. Here’s how to do it:

How to incorporate Cinema themed This or That questions

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to popular movies, genres, directors, actors, and other cinematic elements. You can find inspiration from movie databases, review sites, or online forums.
  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. Set a timer for 2-3 minutes per question, then move on to the next one.
  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about cinema to keep the conversation flowing.
  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. Use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.
  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a movie trivia game or create a photo booth with props inspired by iconic film moments.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your cinema-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to cinema. Here are some ideas:

  • Genres: Ask questions about popular movie genres such as comedy, romance, action, sci-fi, horror, or drama (e.g., “Which genre do you prefer watching?” or “What is your favorite romantic comedy of all time?”).
  • Directors and actors: Ask questions about famous directors and actors that are known for their unique styles and contributions to cinema (e.g., “Who is your favorite movie director?” or “Which actor’s performance has impressed you the most?”).
  • Classics vs. new releases: Ask questions that compare classic movies with recent releases (e.g., “Do you prefer watching old classics or new releases?” or “What is your favorite movie from the past decade?”).
  • Movie soundtracks and scores: Ask questions about iconic movie music, soundtracks, and scores (e.g., “What is your favorite movie soundtrack?” or “Which movie score do you find most memorable?”).
  • Cinematic settings and locations: Ask questions that explore the visual and cultural aspects of movies (e.g., “Which movie location would you like to visit?” or “What is your favorite movie set design?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your cinema-themed icebreaker activity, you can create a dynamic and engaging experience that brings your guests together through their shared love of movies. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Cinema themed This or That questions

  1. Comedy or Drama?
  2. Action or Romance?
  3. Horror or Thriller?
  4. Black and white or Color?
  5. Independent films or Hollywood blockbusters?
  6. Superhero movies or Animated films?
  7. Classic movies or New releases?
  8. Musicals or Documentaries?
  9. Foreign films or English language films?
  10. 3D movies or 2D movies?
  11. Plot-driven movies or Character-driven movies?
  12. Watching movies at the cinema or at home?
  13. Science fiction or Fantasy?
  14. Romantic comedies or Drama comedies?
  15. Biographical films or Historical dramas?
  16. Westerns or War movies?
  17. Crime movies or Courtroom dramas?
  18. Sports movies or Music movies?
  19. Based on a book or Based on a true story?
  20. Adaptation or Original screenplay?
  21. Batman or Superman?
  22. Rocky or The Karate Kid?
  23. Ghostbusters or Men in Black?
  24. Indiana Jones or James Bond?
  25. The Godfather or Scarface?
  26. E.T. or Close Encounters of the Third Kind?
  27. Forrest Gump or The Shawshank Redemption?
  28. Grease or Dirty Dancing?
  29. Titanic or The Notebook?
  30. Jurassic Park or Jaws?
  31. The Matrix or Inception?
  32. The Lion King or Aladdin?
  33. The Sound of Music or Mary Poppins?
  34. Back to the Future or Terminator?
  35. Pirates of the Caribbean or The Hobbit?
  36. Deadpool or Wolverine?
  37. Iron Man or Captain America?
  38. The Dark Knight or The Avengers?
  39. Wonder Woman or Black Widow?
  40. Animated Batman or Animated Spider-Man?
  41. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
  42. The Breakfast Club or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off?
  43. The Goonies or Stand By Me?
  44. Twilight Saga or Harry Potter?
  45. Transformers or G.I. Joe?
  46. Toy Story or Shrek?
  47. Finding Nemo or The Incredibles?
  48. Ratatouille or WALL-E?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.