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Not much was at stake on John's last visit to the oracle. But his grandfather had told him, in his dying moments, the location of a unimaginable treasure. Forgetful as usual, John messed up again. Although not fully prepared, he visits the oracle once more, only to take heat from the oracle in the form of these riddles:

When you are out prowling for friendly and helpful feelings?
If Kronos and Hyperion were to fight, it would be?
Roman warrior?
Faulty time machine landed you in circa 200, now what?
The day you get what everyone gets before being out in the field?
Height gained by a rocket travelling at 48feet/s in 14 mins and 40 seconds?
Einstein had it, so do we but not as pretty?
Saigō Takamori?
Boron?
Not so catchy moniker for one who sells baskets?
One who preys?
What is mostly eerie in novels, and more so if it's of young sheeps?

Someone make John rich!

Major Hint 1:

Use boxofficemojo.com as reference. Release dates..

Major Hint 2:

In case of ambiguity take the date which had a wide release...

Another Hint:

The treasure has an exact location(coordinates).

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  • $\begingroup$ Is 200 definitely correct for the time machine one? Just checking it's not missing a last digit $\endgroup$ – Mohirl May 31 '18 at 13:57
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    $\begingroup$ @Mohirl Yup. Correct. $\endgroup$ – peerless May 31 '18 at 14:12
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Partial answer

There's a common thread. All the answers are:

movies.

(Final answer removed as OP indicated I'm on the wrong track)

I'm guessing the treasure is in

Trinity Church, New York

because

The individual answers don't seem to point at anything. But maybe they just point towards a movie, and the backstory is also a clue. I'm sure there's plenty of others, but the most popular movie I can find involving someone being told a bout a treasure by their grandfather is National Treasure, which I haven't seen, but Wikipedia tells me the treasure is found in Trinity Church.

Some of these are building on answers from @prit.patel and @hagfy, a better suggestion than mine from @saltyeyes, and one from an anonymous edit

When you are out prowling for friendly and helpful feelings?

Good Will Hunting (1997) (credit @saltyeyes answer, deserves an upvote) looks more correct than my previous answer, The Pursuit of Happyness

If Kronos and Hyperion were to fight, it would be?

Clash of the titans (1981/2010) (based on answer from prit.patel) or possibly Titanic (1997), see answer below from EightAndAHalfTails

Roman warrior

Gladiator (2000)

Faulty time machine landed you in circa 200, now what?

Roman Holiday??? (1953) (Back to the Future was a suggestion by anonymous edit)

The day you get what everyone gets before being out in the field?

Training Day (2001)

Height gained by a rocket travelling at 48feet/s in 14 mins and 40 seconds?

42240 feet ... is 8 Mile (2002)

Einstein had it, so do we but not as pretty?

A Beautiful Mind (2001) (thanks to hagfy) (previously had Relativity?)

Saigō Takamori?

The last Samurai (2003) (based on answer from prit.patel)

Boron?

The Fifth Element (1997) (based on answer from prit.patel)

Not so catchy moniker for one who sells baskets?

The Wicker Man (1973/2006) (thanks to hagfy)

One who preys

Predator (1987) (thanks to prit.patel)

What is mostly eerie in novels, and more so if it's of young sheeps?

The silence of the lambs (1991) (corrected thank to pbhj's comment)

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  • $\begingroup$ But i wonder how these all will make up to find a treasure? I don't get that yet. $\endgroup$ – prit.patel May 31 '18 at 10:00
  • $\begingroup$ No, me neither!! $\endgroup$ – Mohirl May 31 '18 at 10:13
  • $\begingroup$ I think the backstory has the answer, in a similar manner to the clues. But no idea what that is. $\endgroup$ – Mohirl May 31 '18 at 10:39
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    $\begingroup$ @Mohirl For Einstein, maybe rot13(N Ornhgvshy Zvaq)? And basket seller could be rot13(Gur Jvpxre Zna)? $\endgroup$ – hagfy May 31 '18 at 11:49
  • $\begingroup$ Ah! I like both of those, I'll add them $\endgroup$ – Mohirl May 31 '18 at 11:57
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I came up with the same partial answers mentioned by Mohirl, except one:

When you are out prowling for friendly and helpful feelings?

Good Will Hunting

As to the answer itself, a theory:

Excluding the time travel one (which still stumps me), counting the letters/numbers in each title gives OPI_KENNOLHT. Seems like it could feasibly anagram to something?

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    $\begingroup$ I like your answer for that better - I might add it into mine if that's OK? $\endgroup$ – Mohirl Jun 6 '18 at 16:42
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    $\begingroup$ Go for it! :) all the others seem to fit perfectly except for the time machine one, but I can't come up with anything better. $\endgroup$ – saltyeyes Jun 7 '18 at 17:32
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Of the Partial Answers I came up with, only one was not already caught by the other answerers. I think the answer to:

"If Kronos and Hyperion were to fight, it would be?"

is

Titanic

and then

all the answers are Academy-award-nominated films.

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    $\begingroup$ Ah! That works too, and probably better known. $\endgroup$ – Mohirl Jun 8 '18 at 15:39
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Partial Answer:

If Kronos and Hyperion were to fight, it would be?

Titanomachy

Height gained by a rocket travelling at 48feet/s in 14 mins and 40 seconds?

42240 ft.

Einstein had it, so do we but not as pretty?

Girl - Einstien pretty girl relativity.

Saigō Takamori?

Samurai or Japanese ?

Boron?

Symbol: B, Atomic number: 5

One who preys?

Predator

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