Quiz: Can You Guess The Most Popular Movies of All Time From a Single Sentence Summary?
Can You Guess The Most Popular Movies of All Time From a Single Sentence Summary?
By: J.P. Naomi
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About This Quiz

Let's go to the movies! Before you head out and buy your ticket, we're talking about this "most popular" quiz! For over a century, people have been going to the movies for a quick escape into a story outside of their own lives. From classics like "Gone with the Wind" and "Titanic," can you guess the most popular movies of all-time from a single sentence?

Although the history of the film begins in the 1880s, the closest form of film to what we would recognize today came about during the first decade of the 20th century. What started out as silent, black-and-white films would soon develop into major motion pictures filled with color and booming sound. Since then actors, directors, and production companies have been teaming up to produce some of your favorite motion pictures. 

While some films have faded into the obscurity of time, many others have left a permanent mark on the film industry. As early as 1939, moviegoers fell in love with Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable in "Gone with the Wind." Love stories would continue into 1997 with the timeless favorite, Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Millions of people signed up to join the adventure in "Star Wars." When it comes to these films, could you recognize them from a single sentence?

Movies give their viewers a chance to escape their own reality and jump into another. How many realities have you jumped into? From the most popular films in the past 80 years, can you guess them? Let's find out! Get those movie stubs ready!

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A 17-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor, artist aboard a luxurious, ill-fated ship.
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A simple man with a low IQ waits at a bus stop and shares life stories with strangers.
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A troubled child finds the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.
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A criminal rebels against an oppressive nurse at a mental institute and rallies up the scared patients.
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A young woman is swept away in a tornado from a farm in Kansas to a magical land.
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During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown and finds its cloned dinosaur exhibits have run amok.
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A bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con as they run across the country robbing banks together.
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A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
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An aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
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A group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
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During World War II, a man becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.
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An archaeologist is hired by the U.S. government to find a gold-covered wooden chest before the Nazis.
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Two imprisoned men bond and find solace through acts of common decency.
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An English officer successfully unites and leads Arab tribes during World War I to fight the Turks.
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A servant in a house tells a traveler the unfortunate tale of lovers, Cathy and Heathcliff.
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A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a naval officer widower.
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An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
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An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
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Two male musicians hide from the mob, disguised as women in an all-female band.
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A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works at night in New York City, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
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Set in 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover with unforeseen complications.
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A young man joins forces with unlikely partners in an attempt to rescue a princess from an evil force.
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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
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A young F.B.I. cadet gets help from an imprisoned killer in order to catch a serial killer who skins his victims.
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The incredible story of Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri, who is now confined to an insane asylum.
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A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.
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An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.
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A Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend.
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A secretary embezzles money from a client and encounters a young man under the domination of his mother.
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When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he seeks revenge.
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A private detective is hired to expose an adulterer and finds himself caught in a web of deceit, corruption and murder.
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Two men fall in love with the same woman in a city in France.
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A violent-tempered boxer makes his way to the top and leaves his old life behind.
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During the Vietnam War, a captain is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel.
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
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