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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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A riddle about a substance in a movie. (You will need to have seen it, sorry)

I contain a deadly poison of powerful effect, Don't worry you'll be safe from me, or so I should expect, My deadlyness is well reserved for beings otherworldly, For you I could well be useful ...
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Can you guess what am I?

I am a song, I am also a movie. And I am the recommended answer to the Lord of Death. What am I? HINT:
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Let's play the name game

An accident leaves only me and my spherical friend I'm quite the hubristic tricky trickster I break backs and grew up in gloom I'm a pompous member of the snake crew I die a lot to save the ...
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What's the phrase?

I was given the following number by an analyst for the government. He is a bit of a riddle buff and figures he should make my pursuit of a certain disturbance in my production line a game. He says ...
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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 classic image rebus

What classic movie line/catchphrase does this image represent?
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I'm Back in Black

I have worn black for pretty much the entirety of my adult life. I was 'killed' by something within me. When I came back from the 'dead' I was wearing black. I wore black for the rest of my life. Who ...
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Time to unlearn. What's this movie quote?

This Java snippet describes a quote from a movie. Can you find the quote? void function (int number, int attempts) { { if (number > 1) { do { System.out.println('something'); ...
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Another program movie rebus

Here's my take on the subject: a = new Date() b = new Date(a.getTime()+24*3600*1000) all: a.getDay() != b.getDay() Which movie quote is hidden in the above ...
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That's a good rebus; I don't know if it's worth $5,000 but it's pretty gosh-patootin' good

And since this is a movie rebus, if you need a clue:
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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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Another java program rebus

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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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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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Name that quote!

Here is a fairly easy rebus for you, a quote from a movie:
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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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Rebus: My Random Diary Notes

Checkout these notes from a random page of my diary and tell what it indirectly refers to. I have to join the Karate class next week. I bumped my head on the wall yesterday. I had my break ...
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The square of 44

I am made on a square of 44, preceded by purple, German and Germans then they sold meals for fifty pfennig What am I? Update: This one turns out to be hard. As the tag says, the answer is a movie. ...
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A lot of these firms were never watched by me

We replaced Paul's keyboard a second time, and this time I (not Gordon K) tried naming a bunch of movies that I hadn't ever watched, to see if that would help mitigate the keyboard curse. Turns out, ...
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Movies in movies

Each clue references a movie. Take all of the clues, combine them, and solve that clue to get you one final movie. Where did the literally animated little guy and his family come from? What type was ...
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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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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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Actual Movie Haikus: I'm sorry, Father / I should not have run away / I will avenge you

I think this should be pretty easy. Determine what movie each haiku references. 1 I'm sorry, Father I should not have run away I will avenge you 2 Little and broken I remember everyone ...
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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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Haiku about Movies: We are engaged / Year after year / Year after year

What movies are described by the haiku below? 1 We are engaged Year after year Year after year 2 No memory of you Every day is the same Every date is different 3 Stuck at one place ...
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A complete Change - Who am I?

Little known I was before, Now so many do me adore. I changed my life around you see, Now puzzle out who I may be. I shot that kid, the cover up. Not quite rain, can't fill your cup. I puzzle it ...
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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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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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Find The Third One From The First Two Riddles

HERE IS MY ENTRY TO THE FORTNIGHTLY TOPIC CHALLENGE #1 First One is the answer of this Even when my eyes are closed, I can see it. Even when my ears are covered, I can hear it. Even when ...
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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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This isn't really my life story

When this man was young, Frankenstein films inspired him to take up acting, but during a performance at The Rep (L.A.) cement splashed on his face so he switched to directing for a while and there ...
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Maybe we're all just pavement oil

I don't think it'll be a hard one, but hopefully it's fun : ) One is not unlike your home, albeit to some eyes, much darker. Another was abandoned and hidden, a shameful and suppressed existence. ...
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Encrypted Titles

Let's keep this movie train rolling! Below are a handful of Academy Award Best Picture winning movie titles, but each has been encrypted somehow. There is a common rule determining the encryption ...
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Scripts are like a box of sweets

Scripts are like a box of sweets, you never know if a line or two is going to stick in people's mind.  Just imagine if the scriptwriters asked the actors to say: 1 It's breathing! It's breathing! ...
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What really happened - Who am I?

The last thing you remembered, Or what happened at the start. From reality dismembered? That is a magician's art. He really wasn't funny, Neither the following curse. Can't sleep, dark or sunny, ...
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Gold Lamé swimsuit, / Asthmatic dad's dead. / Sorry Luke, she's your sister

Guess the movie (or movie series): Gold Lamé swimsuit, Asthmatic dad's dead. Sorry Luke, she's your sister. Plagued by movie curse, Odd-numbered installments bad. Is Vger God? No. ...
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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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What is a Spiel/Spieg Word™?

Here's my first puzzle attributed to the fortnightly topic, movies. I figured I'd try my hand at this series of pattern recognition puzzles. Below is a chart listing words that fall into one or ...
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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. ...
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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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Something for the real fans

Terry guessed the key based on clues she got from Jack In a music-linked movie roughly three decades back But you need to start from a more continental track From Harold G to Harrowing (as Schmieder ...
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Fill in the dashes Part 5 of 10

This is part of the Fill in the Dashes series of puzzles. Example : F_ in the B_ ⇒ Fill in the Blanks Some of the words will be Juxtaposed as in e.g. : C_ K_ S_ ⇒ Clark Kent Superman or Superman ...
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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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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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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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Hollywood Movie Rebus Puzzle #4

This is the fourth puzzle in the Hollywood Movie Rebus Puzzle series. See the others here. Puzzle #1 Hollywood Rebus Movie Puzzle Puzzle #2 Hollywood Rebus Movie Puzzle Puzzle #3 Hollywood Rebus ...
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Hollywood Movie Rebus Puzzle #3

This is the third puzzle in the Hollywood Movie Rebus Puzzle series. See the others here. Puzzle #1 Hollywood Rebus Movie Puzzle Puzzle #2 Hollywood Rebus Movie Puzzle . Background Your love for ...
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Hollywood Movie Rebus Puzzle #2

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, as ...
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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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What Movie Quote Am I?

Each of the 4 pictures below represents one word in a famous movie quote. The pictures (and thus, the words) are in order from left to right. Once you get the 4 words indicated by the pictures below,...