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

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!

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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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ella on July 28, 2018:

thankyou it was helpful

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