Here is a list of my favorite movies in order.

The Godfather II




Dr. Strangelove

Seven Samurai

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre


Once Upon A Time In The West

French Connection

Which movie below replaces the question mark? Why?

  1. The Executioner's Song

  2. Gandhi

  3. The Good,The Bad And The Ugly

  4. North By Northwest

Note: Capitalization of words not important.

Hint 1

Titles are "in order". That and the Knowledge tag.

Hint 2

Follow the common letter -- also in the title

  • $\begingroup$ any hints? this is hard :P $\endgroup$
    – DialFrost
    Jun 23, 2022 at 3:29

1 Answer 1


Movie number eight on the list is

The Executioner's Song

As the movies follow the pattern

The Godfather II - helium
Ben-Hur - beryllium
Airplane! - neon
Goodfellas - iron
Dr. Strangelove - germanium
Seven Samurai - selenium
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - tellurium
The Executioner's Song - xenon
Once Upon A Time In The West - cerium
French Connection - rhenium
ordered by atomic number contains *e.

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    $\begingroup$ "*e where e makes its first appearance" except for in the "the"s $\endgroup$ Jun 24, 2022 at 3:28
  • $\begingroup$ Good spot Samathingamajig - have removed "first appearance" now from the answer. $\endgroup$
    – Tom
    Jun 24, 2022 at 5:30

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