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A puzzle that makes use of cinematic knowledge, such as movie titles, actors, directors, and film awards.

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Which movie will we watch?

A friend invited me to a movie night. But instead of telling me which movie we are going to watch, she just gave me a bunch of movie tickets: Can you tell me which movie we will watch? Hint 1: Hint ...
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Film plots explained badly

Everybody slept for most of the movie. An Apple computer discovered some plant and eventually make everyone do exercise. It’s a Shakespeare adaptation but with cats and monkeys. 90+ year old ...
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Expert puzzler, apprentice movie-maker

During rand al'thor's unscheduled sabbatical from Puzzling, he's managed to keep himself busy. How, you ask? Why, by making movies, of course! Unfortunately, our resident Puzzling expert is not quite ...
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Reverend Spooner's Favorite Movies

Reverend Spooner dictated a list of his favorite movies to his befuddled secretary. That well-meaning lad, unaware of his master's tendency to swap some of the consonants in a phrase, did not realize ...
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Shakespeare. William Shakespeare

Can you determine these popular quotes as retold by Shakespeare? Before anyone points out, yes I'm aware that Bill used predominantly iambic pentameter, but I've never been a huge fan of that, so I'm ...
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An impressive body of work

To commemorate the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards being held today, here is a short and simple puzzle involving TV roles: Cersei Lannister, Game of Thrones Alexander Grayson, Dracula (2013) Bob Lee ...
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I've seen these movies countless ties

I wanted to make a puzzle for you all with some help from my friends so I dictated a list of my favourite movies to Paul and he typed them up. He then gave the list to Alice to describe the titles.I ...
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A rebus I've just watched

These two rebuses will give you a clue to what movie I've just watched. Can you guess it?
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Code Movie Wall

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36: Twisted Classics 1 I'm thinking of a movie. The Connecting Wall below (click it for a bigger version) should have made guessing the movie really simple, ...
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Mangled Movie Titles

I've taken a bunch of movies and done...something to each of their titles. In some instances, I've changed a single letter in one of the words. In others, I've added a letter to make one of the ...
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Misspelled Movies

Continuing in the Twisted TV Titles and TV Title Mondegreens vein, here are some Misspelled Movies. Each title is a homophone of (i.e. sounds the same as1) a real movie title, but is spelled and/or ...
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The secret research of Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth (a murder mystery puzzle)

The poster on the university bulletin board is definitely trying to drum up some hype: One Night Only Be one of the privileged individuals present when Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth reveals ...
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Grandpa avoids cutting the grass

Walking past Grandpa, who seemed to be snoozing, I saw a note in his left hand, with the name of a film I recognized on it. As I sat down opposite him, he opened his eyes. Me: "What's on your mind ...
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Another Sensational Crime Fiction?

William Herschel III, heir to the Herschel Paper Company, is dead. His body was found in fishing gear, discovered near the family estate's lake by his Labrador. Police immediately suspected foul play. ...
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At my Wits' End

Some years back, toward the beginning of the school year, I got a call from my kid about a leadership opportunity that he wanted to pursue after normal school hours. I was pleasantly surprised, so of ...
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The gang's all here

Of us there are three one of which is part tree; The other one you should not fear, but it will make you burst in tears; As for the last one, and there is no bluffing, that's the one you'll ...
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A quote in a program

Given the following bash program: sleep 120 exit echo "nothing" What movie quote is this referencing?
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Mr Ling Designed My Jewellery

I wonder about my wife sometimes. She's getting harder to comprehend all the time. Take last weekend, for example: my nephew had come over to visit and was telling me all about the movie club that ...
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The one with that guy who does stuff in those places

you! You, with the face! You're a right smart lookin' cookie, aren't you! Maybe you can help me. You see, there is this movie I've been trying to think of; it's right on the tip of my tongue (...
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Art Thou Addressing Me?

Yesterday's Shakespearean quotes went so well, I decided to give it another go. I tried to pick ones that were a tad more obscure (by which I mean featured on fewer top X lists), but all are in my ...
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The German Terrorist

The CIA has arrested and interrogated a German terror suspect who was trying to enter the country with a Syrian passport. The suspect is low on the totem pole, but he does have information that Daesh ...
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A family of movie lovers

In this family, each member has their favorite movies: Daniel: Interstellar, Top Gun, True Grit Deanna: The Fast and the Furious, Life of Pi, The Wizard of Oz Louise: Babe, Excalibur, Legion Michelle:...
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I send you all to the Connect-Wall

Here's a random code-wall for you though; I think of it as unfair to the point of impossible, but some people of this site never cease to surprise me. You need to split the 16 words into 4 groups, ...
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Zeebus Puzzle #10

My dreaming took a turn towards nostalgia last night...
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Post-Christmas - Christmas Movie Rebuses

You wait all holidays for a Christmas movie rebus and three come along at once! Can you deduce the films from the images? If you enjoyed these, there are some trickier ones here: The Revenge of ...
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A Fountain of Colors

A Fountain of Colors A rock overlooks as my garden unfurls. His pebble admires as the nice sky, it swirls. The odd-looking pink one is chipper today. The lily exposes when Chopin I play. There's ...
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A Quote from what Movie?

Heads up: It's possible to solve this puzzle without writing computer code, but it is intended to be solved with computer help. This is a 2-stage puzzle. Stage 1: Calculation Puzzle Rules: 1. You ...
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Another attempt at movie rebus puzzle

After I received a good response to my last movie rebus puzzle, and in the light of Fortnightly Topic Challenge #26: Rebus, here is another set of movie rebuses. Have fun solving. And all suggestions ...
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Another java program rebus

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Music from the movies ♬ ♬

The following six audio samples represent, perhaps, the best-known classical music compositions as they have been used in more than 150 mainstream movies. This question asks you to identify the six ...
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Minimalist posters - Can you find the movie?

- Let's watch your favorite movie ! - If you can guess what it is ! It's hidden in this five minimalist posters - But I don't have time to watch 5 movies... - Oh don't worry there's only one ! ...
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Some friends are happier than others

I have six friends whose favorite movies are inspired by our shared hobby. The first enjoys an action remake about a man with a licence to kill. The second prefers an epic about a traitor leading a ...
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Hollywood Movie Rebus Puzzle #1

Background: Your love for Hollywood movies and remarkable ability to remember movie titles is finally going to serve a purpose. There was indeed a time when you almost believed your mother's words, ...
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Word Ladders go to the movies

An entry in Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36: Twisted Classics 1 You love movies. You had several (9) VHS tapes, neatly organized in their sleeves, up on a shelf. However, due to a certain incident, ...
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Morse of the films that I've watched a lot

After my last attempt to compile a movie list, we replaced Paul's keyboard and tried again. Once again I dictated a list of my favourite movies to Paul and he typed them up. He then gave the list to ...
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Yet Another Simple Chess Rebus

This is an entry to the 19th Fortnightly Topic Challenge Here is a relatively simple chess rebus: Hope it will be answered soon. If not, will add hints. :) To Make it not too broad and take you ...
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Rebus - Who am I?

This is my first rebus, and I only mention that because I needed more characters. 0 false 1 = 2 Who am I? Hint: Hint 2:
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The Revenge of the Post-Christmas - Christmas Movie Rebuses

Rather enjoyed my first outing as a poser in Post-Christmas - Christmas Movie Rebuses so I have made some more. Hopefully these should be a little trickier! Deduce the three movies from the images. ...
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Password Strength

An entry to Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1 - based on this xkcd. I am the password manager, helping others remember passwords. I am the password manager, receiving many calls ...
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Program rebus (VBA)

The code snippet below in VBA contains all the clues to find an old movie quote. Who said it, and in what movie? ...
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Alien program rebus

Given the following Java program: public class Alien { public static void main(String[] args) { home(); } } ...
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How do you rank these actors?

Kickstarting the fortnightly challenge, here's a movies puzzle. The following actors have been ordered on a particular criteria: Gerard Depardieu Damon Wayans Jacques Perrin Maurice ...
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What's In A Name?

I've found a list of movie names, but I have no idea what the movies are about and I've never seen them before. Based on their names and my imagination, Ive guessed the genre and written a pitch for ...
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I'm back! With a film recommendation

Wow, it's been a long time since I posted a puzzle here... Sorry about that! I asked a friend the other day what was his favourite film, but he'd reply only in riddles. I don't remember how he ...
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I shouldn't have asked him.. again

My roommate (rm) always looks busy in front of his laptop, so I try to start talking to him Me: Hi, the last time we talked you told me your favorite book, and I like your taste! it's a very good ...
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Rebus: Guess this movie

Another Simple Rebus. Guess this movie name
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Tonight is movie night

Tonight I went to my friend's for a movie night and he asked me what we should watch. As I was playful, I handed him the following picture so he could guess the movie: He couldn't figure it out, so ...
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Riddle without a twist (this riddle may/may not kill you!)

This is a riddle without a twist. A straight forward one. Not almost, but all the lines will point you in the right direction. The puzzle is really really easy. I am sure someone is going to post the ...
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Legend has it… (a connect wall)

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 ...
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Well-known quotations

Continuing the Movie theme, can you unravel the well-known quotes below? I would encourage teamwork with this one. ...