Charades Word List: Ideas for Adults (Movies, Books, and TV)

Updated on October 17, 2019
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Kristy Callan enjoys coming up with fun ideas for the holidays ranging from charades lists to party games.

Find some challenging charades topics for your next party.
Find some challenging charades topics for your next party.

Charades is a fun party game for all age groups, but when you're just playing with adults, it opens up more possibilities. Just think of all the old (and new) movies and TV shows you can use. This list has attempted to compile the best TV show, movie, and book charades ideas for adults.

The rules of charades are simple: one person must act out one of the things on the list below for his team, who must guess what he is trying to act out.

Have fun!


Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Godfather
The Apartment
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Die Hard
Schindler's List
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Strangers on a Train
The Lord of the Rings
Slumdog Millionaire
Fight Club
Pulp Fiction
Gone With The Wind
The Grapes of Wrath
Black Swan
The Shining
Groundhog Day
Kill Bill
The Silence of the Lambs
The Terminator
The King's Speech
Forrest Gump
The Shawshank Redemption
Some Like It Hot
Citizen Kane
Pretty Woman
American Beauty
The Pianist
Stand by Me


Little Women
The Joy Luck Club
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Da Vinci Code
Pride and Prejudice
The Poisonwood Bible
Wuthering Heights
Valley of the Dolls
The Secret Life of Bees
Life of Pi
Under the Dome
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Memoirs of a Geisha
Water for Elephants
The Notebook
A Farewell to Arms
The Kite Runner
The Nanny Diaries
The Time Traveler's Wife
Animal Farm
Of Mice and Men
The Help
The Handmaid's Tale
Bridget Jones's Diary

TV Shows

The Flintstones
The West Wing
The Archie Show
Tom and Jerry
The Big Bang Theory
Big Brother
The Munsters
The Brady Bunch
Breaking Bad
The Wire
The Amazing Race
The Shield
Freaks and Geeks
The Jetsons
Hogan's Heroes
The Addams Family
Mad Men
Six Feet Under
Everybody Loves Raymond
Green Acres
Lost in Space
The Andy Griffith Show
Young Talent Time
Get Smart
Arrested Development
The Office
I Dream of Jeannie
That 70s Show
Planet Earth
Gilligan's Island
Two and a Half Men
The Walking Dead
Saturday Night Live
Orange Is the New Black


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