Legend has it...

This is a two part connect wall puzzle. The sixteen movie and TV titles below can be arranged into groups of four that are related by a common theme. The four themes themselves have a common theme, which is the final answer.

Aladdin (1992)
Beaches (1988)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)   
Ghost (1990)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Iron Man (2008)
Monk (2002)
Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Schindler's List (1993)
Sesame Street (1969)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
The Odd Couple (1970)
The Sound of Music (1965)
The Umbrella Academy (2019)
Titanic (1997)

Note 1: The years are provided to disambiguate in cases where multiple versions of the title exist.

Note 2: You will definitely need to use the internet to solve this, although I hope the themes can be guessed with only minimal research.


2 Answers 2


The categories:

1. Tony (thanks @Stiv!):

Ghost (1990) - Tony Goldwyn
Some Like it Hot (1959) - Tony Curtis
The Odd Couple (1970) - Tony Randall
Iron Man (2008) - Tony Stark

2. Oscar:

Schindler's List (1993) - Oskar Schindler
Sesame Street (1969) - Oscar the Grouch
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) - Oscar Isaac
The Sound of Music (1965) - Oscar Hammerstein

3. Grammy:

Beaches (1988) - "Wind Beneath My Wings" won a Grammy
Titanic (1997) - "My Heart Will Go On" won a Grammy
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) - "Moon River" won a Grammy
Aladdin (1992) - "A Whole New World" won a Grammy

4. Emmy

Phantom of the Opera (2004) - Emmy Rossum
The Umbrella Academy (2019) - Emmy Raver-Lampman
Monk (2002) - Emmy Clarke
Gone With the Wind (1939) - Emmy Slattery

The main theme would be:

EGOT, that is, having won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. As the title says, (John) Legend has it.

  • $\begingroup$ Two of your categories have only odd-numbered years and the other two only even-numbered years ... coincidence? $\endgroup$ Sep 12, 2019 at 8:35
  • $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor Most definitely. $\endgroup$
    – NudgeNudge
    Sep 12, 2019 at 8:37
  • $\begingroup$ Think you're definitely on the right track now NudgeNudge! Over to you! $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Sep 12, 2019 at 8:57
  • $\begingroup$ So that you don't waste too much time, Gone With the Wind is out of place (it was the most obscure clue to begin with) $\endgroup$
    – JS1
    Sep 12, 2019 at 9:23
  • $\begingroup$ @JS1 Thanks for that! It was obscure indeed, but I think it should be correct now? $\endgroup$
    – NudgeNudge
    Sep 12, 2019 at 9:26

My current working solution has two groups in common with @NudgeNudge's (one member different), but a different third (and a missing fourth) and a different overall connection...

Group 1

Best Picture Oscar winners

Gone with the Wind (1939)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Schindler's List (1993)
Titanic (1997)

Group 2

Takes place in Manhattan

Sesame Street (1969) (different to @NudgeNudge)
Ghost (1990)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1962)
Beaches (1988)

Group 3

Features an actor or main character called 'Tony'

The Odd Couple (1970) - actor Tony Randall
Monk (2002) - actor Tony Shalhoub
Some Like It Hot (1959) - actor Tony Curtis
Iron Man (2008) - character Tony Stark

Group 4

Theme as yet unresolved

Aladdin (1992)
Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
The Umbrella Academy (2019)

Final answer

WEST SIDE STORY (1961) - This film set in Manhattan won Best Picture and features a main character called Tony. I'm just struggling to spot a connection with the four as yet uncategorised films (possibly something Shakespearean, since West Side Story is based on Romeo and Juliet and Aladdin features a character called Iago?)...

  • $\begingroup$ 1 category correct, not all items in it correct (although they all fit, some items may fit into more than 1 category). Compare with comment on NudgeNudge's answer for more info. $\endgroup$
    – JS1
    Sep 12, 2019 at 8:51
  • $\begingroup$ I thought you might have been on the right track with Group 3 because I also noticed that rot13(Tneel Znefunyy jnf vaibyirq jvgu obgu Ornpurf naq Gur Bqq Pbhcyr), but apparently not? $\endgroup$
    – Tonks
    Sep 12, 2019 at 9:04

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