Can You Name the Movie with Only One Clue?

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Over the years there have been many iconic films that changed the world forever, but how well do you know them? See if you can guess famous films from a single clue with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

This film features a killer shark:

This 1975 film terrified audiences and became an instant classic. It famously caused real-life fear of great white sharks and led people to actively hunt them.

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The quote "There's no place like home." comes from which film?

This 1939 film is a childhood classic for generations of people. In it, Dorothy struggles to escape the dangerous and magical land of Oz and return home.

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The quote: "My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." comes from which film?

This 1994 film follows several decades in the life of Forrest Gump, played by Tom Hanks. It was the top-grossing film in North America in 1994.

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In ________ a man was raised as an elf.

In this 2003 Christmas comedy film, a man raised as an elf, played by Will Ferrel, goes to America to find himself. Due to his height, he did not fit in among the elves at the North Pole.

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Robert Downey Jr. stars in which film?

2008's "Iron Man" launched the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe and Robert Downey Jr. as a worldwide star. He plays the role of troubled tech genius Tony Stark.

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This film takes place during Christmas vacation:

In 1990's "Home Alone" a young boy left behind by his family on vacation has to protect his home from burglars. He does this with elaborate booby traps.

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In which movie does a Jurassic theme park idea turn deadly?

In 1993's "Jurassic Park," scientists end up in mortal danger when the cloned dinosaur exhibits of a fantasy theme park get loose. It's based on the 1993 novel by Michael Crichton.

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The Corleone family is at the center of which film?

"The Godfather" is a 1972 crime film widely considered to be one of the best films ever made. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

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Reese Witherspoon stars in which film?

"Legally Blonde" is a 2001 comedy film starring Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods, a sorority girl who tries to win back her ex by getting a law degree. Her performance was critically acclaimed and the film was a huge box office success.

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Meryl Streep is in which of these films?

This 2006 film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Lauren Weisberger. In it, Meryl Streep plays Miranda Priestly, an exacting and influential fashion magazine editor.

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Which film is about high school students?

"The Breakfast Club" is a 1985 film written and directed by John Hughes. It is considered to be one of the best high school films of all time.

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Which film shocked audiences by killing who they thought was the main character early on in the film?

"Psycho" is an iconic 1960 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Known as the master of suspense for his tightly wound and unpredictable films, "Psycho" is no different.

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In ______, the titular character is summoned when his name is said 3 times.

In this 1988 film, a recently deceased ghost couple hires a professional to get the annoying living human family that has moved into their home to leave. He ends up being way more than they bargained for.

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Which film does the song "Sixteen Going On Seventeen" come from?

In this 1965 classic, a young woman leaves an Austrian convent on the eve of World War II to become the governess of a wealthy naval officer and widower's children. This highly acclaimed film is widely considered to be one of the best films ever made.

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Which of these films centers around teen witches?

1996's "The Craft" was a surprise hit and later a cult film. In it, four teenage outcasts face consequences after using witchcraft for their own gain.

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The song "Tale As Old As Time" comes from ____________.

This 1991 Disney film was the first animated film to ever be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. It is based on a French fairy tale of the same name.

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In which film does a rift form between Captain America and Iron Man?

"Captain America: Civil War" is a 2016 film in which the Avengers find themselves at war with each other. This movie is one of the most expensive films ever made.

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In which film does a father set out return his kidnapped son home?

"Finding Nemo" is a computer-animated 2003 Pixar film. In it, an anxious clownfish takes on the whole ocean to rescue his son from divers.

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The quote "Say 'hello' to my little friend!" comes from which film?

This iconic 1983 film stars Al Pacino as Tony Montana, a Cuban immigrant who arrives in Miami with nothing and rises to become a drug kingpin. It is actually a remake of the 1932 film, also called "Scarface."

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In which movie do humans discover a lush, liveable planet called Pandora?

"Avatar" is a 2009 sci-fi epic directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. It used revolutionary technology to portray the film's alien race, the Na'vi, and their planet Pandora.

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This film follows a young boy who can see dead people:

"The Sixth Sense" is an acclaimed 1999 film with one of the most famous twists in cinema history. It stars Haley Joel Osment as Cole Sear, a young boy who can see ghosts.

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This film features a clique called The Plastics:

"Mean Girls" is a 2004 comedy film starring Lindsay Lohan and written by Tina Fey. In it new girl Cady Heron infiltrates the most popular clique in school, The Plastics.

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___________ is based on a novel by Truman Capote.

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, her most famous role. This film is loosely based on a novel of the same name by Truman Capote.

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Cher is in which of these movies?

In this 1987 film, Jack Nicholson plays a powerful and mysterious stranger who arrives in a small New England town. He courts 3 friends and awakens them to their supernatural powers.

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Halle Berry is in which film?

Halle Berry plays Storm in the 2000 film "X-Men" and reprises the role throughout the franchise. Berry is the first and only black woman to have won an Academy Award for Best Actress.

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Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed which of these films?

"Pulp Fiction" is a highly stylized 1994 black comedy crime film both written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. A critical and commercial success, this film is widely considered to be a modern masterpiece and Tarantino's best film.

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Leonardo DiCaprio does not star in which of these films?

1967's "The Graduate" was released before Leonardo DiCaprio's time. He was born in 1974.

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_________ takes on the world of modeling.

2001's "Zoolander" is a fashion industry spoof jam-packed with cameos. It stars Ben Stiller as an idiot male model at the end of his career, who is brainwashed into becoming an assassin.

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In which film do young people drink milk laced with drugs?

"A Clockwork Orange" is a 1971film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick. In this dystopian crime film, youth gangs are seen drinking laced milk at Korova Milk Bar.

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The quote "You talking to me?" comes from which film?

"Taxi Driver" is a 1976 film starring Robert De Niro as an unstable veteran suffering from insomnia, who drives a taxi. His character says this iconic line.

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Replicants are in which of these films?

"Blade Runner" is a 1982 film which changed sci-fi forever. In it, Harrison Ford plays a man tasked with hunting down rogue replicants, synthetic humans engineered for slave labor.

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Which of these films stars Al Pacino?

"Dog Day Afternoon" is a 1975 crime drama film starring Al Pacino as an inept bank robber who wants money to pay for his partner's sexual reassignment surgery. The situation spirals out of control.

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Robin Williams stars in which film?

In 1989's "Dead Poets Society" Robin Williams stars as an English teacher who attempts to inspire his students to live authentic emotional lives and appreciate poetry in a new way. This film was a critical and commercial success.

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__________ takes place entirely during the Christmas season.

2003's "Love Actually" follows eight London couples and their love lives over the weeks leading up to Christmas. This film was written and directed by Richard Curtis.

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Which of these films takes place in the 1940s?

The events of 2004's "The Notebook" take place in the 1940s. In the film, two people of different social classes engage in a doomed romance.

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