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Charades Ideas: Movie and Film Titles

Kristy Callan enjoys coming up with fun ideas for the holidays ranging from charades lists to party games.

Need some good film titles for your next charades night? Get more than 150 movie ideas here!

Need some good film titles for your next charades night? Get more than 150 movie ideas here!

What Are Some Good Movies to Guess for Charades?

Charades is a great party game to fall back on because of its simplicity. It's easy to understand, it's suitable for any number of people, and all you need to play are some ideas.

When choosing a movie title for charades, do your best to choose a film that you think everyone in the group will know. There's nothing worse than spending ages trying act out a charades idea, and then when it's finally revealed, nobody actually knew the movie! The movie charades ideas in this article have all been selected because they are generally popular, well-known movies.

Movie Ideas for Charades


1. "Spiderman"

52. "Valentine's Day"

103. "Batman and Robin"

2. "The Shawshank Redemption"

53. "Little Miss Sunshine"

104. "Forrest Gump"

3. "Amelie"

54. "Black Hawk Down"

105. "The Sixth Sense"

4. "Pulp Fiction"

55. "Sweeney Todd"

106. "Kick-Ass"

5. "Schindler's List"

56. "21 Jump Street"

107. "Howl's Moving Castle"

6. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

57. "Batman Begins"

108. "Slumdog Millionaire"

7. "The Hangover"

58. "Shrek"

109. "The Exorcist"

8. "Monster's, Inc."

59. "The Bourne Identity"

110. "War of the Worlds"

9. "Grease"

60. "The Departed"

111. "Anastasia"

10. "American Pie"

61. "Anna Karenina"

112. "Shaun of the Dead"

11. "A Beautiful Mind"

62. "The Usual Suspects"

113. "The Matrix"

12. "American Beauty"

63. "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"

114. "Rosemary's Baby"

13. "The Dark Knight"

64. "Ice Age"

115. "The Omen"

14. "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back"

65. "Castaway"

116. "The Hunger Games"

15. "Inception"

66. "The Sting"

117. "Apocalypse Now"

16. "Back to the Future"

67. "All About Eve"

118. "Ted"

17. "Vertigo"

68. "Black Swan"

119. "The Apartment"

18. "The Lion King"

69. "Saw"

120. "Chinatown"

19. "Taxi Driver"

70. "Gone With the Wind"

121. "Sideways"

20. "Psycho"

71. "The Seven Year Itch"

122. "Chicago"

21. "Catwoman"

72. "When Harry Met Sally"

123. "Superbad"

22. "The Pianist"

73. "The Incredibles"

124. "Up In the Air"

23. "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"

74. "On the Waterfront"

125. "Mamma Mia"

24. "Scary Movie"

75. "Interview With the Vampire"

126. "Ben-Hur"

25. "The Dark Knight"

76. "Citizen Kane"

127. "The Shining"

26. "Die Hard"

77. "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

128. "King Kong"

27. "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back"

78. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

129. "50/50"

28. "Hancock"

79. "The Blair Witch Project"

130. "Edward Scissorhands"

29. "Sin City"

80. "Atonement"

131. "Troy"

30. "The Hurt Locker"

81. "Casablanca"

132. "Memoirs of a Geisha"

31. "Carrie"

82. "Alien"

133. "City of God"

32. "Se7en"

83. "Saving Private Ryan"

134. "The Graduate"

33. "Australia"

84. "Donnie Darko"

135. "Big Fish"

34. "Beauty and the Beast"

85. "Despicable Me"

136. "Clueless"

35. "Catch Me If You Can"

86. "Happy Gilmore"

137. "The Reader"

36. "The Godfather"

87. "Speed"

138. "P.S. I Love You"

37. "Fargo"

88. "Juno"

139. "Raiders of the Lost Ark"

38. "Blue Velvet"

89. "An Inconvenient Truth"

140. "The Time Traveler's Wife"

39. "Memento"

90. "Pitch Perfect"

141. "The Devil Wears Prada"

40. "Love Actually"

91. "Skyfall"

142. "Weekend at Bernie's"

41. "Rear Window"

92. "Mean Girls"

143. "The Grinch"

42. "Leon: The Professional"

93. "The Breakfast Club"

144. "Freaky Friday"

43. "Life of Pi"

94. "Up"

145. "The Da Vinci Code"

44. "The Amityville Horror"

95. "Jaws"

146. "District 9"

45. "The Truman Show"

96. "Witness for the Prosecution"

147. "Toy Story"

46. "Knocked Up"

97. "Titanic"

148. "Goodfellas"

47. "Inglorious Basterds"

98. "Finding Nemo"

149. "Madagascar"

48. "Star Trek"

99. "Chocolat"

150. "Daredevil"

49. "Bridesmaids"

100. "I Know What You Did Last Summer"

151. "Thank you for Smoking"

50. "Gladiator"

101. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

152. "Avatar"

51. "Shutter Island"

102. "The Silence of the Lambs"

153. "Zombieland"

Rules of Charades

  • One person must choose an idea to act out. This can be something like a book or movie title, or anything else they want.
  • This person must then try to act out the idea for the group so that they guess it correctly. The person who gets it right first takes the next turn acting something out.
  • Play until you get tired of it, or play to a pre-determined number of points.

Common Gestures and What They Mean

There are a few widely accepted actions in charades that have set meanings. For example:

  • Imitating opening a book means that the thing you're acting out is a book.
  • Pretending to crank an old-fashioned movie camera indicates that the idea is a film.
  • Holding up a certain number of fingers means the thing you're acting out has that many words.
  • Holding up your fingers again tells the guessers which word you're acting out first. (For example, hold up two fingers to indicate that Despicable Me has two words, then hold up one finger to show that you're acting out the first word—"despicable"—first.)
  • Placing a certain number of fingers on your arm indicates how many syllables the idea or word has. (For example, place four fingers on your arm to show that "despicable" has four syllables.)

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Pen on December 28, 2018:

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Love playing these games with the family, such a fat laugh x

Wynona Dunn on July 12, 2018:

Chardades are so much fun to do. And the list on the website called hobby

heh on May 04, 2018:

These are good...:3

bob on April 16, 2017:

donald trump

Trinity,jennifer,zoe on March 17, 2017:

More good ones

AUNNDELL on September 19, 2016:

GREAT. FANTASTIC, I work with the elderly they love this type of activity, but if you use a group of words once that's the task always remain to come up with more fun - CAN DO - words and phrases. Thanks for the help.

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