Charades Movie Ideas

Updated on March 24, 2015

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

When choosing an idea for charades, do your best to choose one 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.

Rules of Charades:

  • One person must choose an idea to act out. This can be something like a book or a movie, or anything else they want.
  • This person must then try to act out the idea for the group so that they successfully guess what the person was trying to act out. The person who gets it right first gets to have the next turn acting something out.

There are a few widely accepted actions in charades that have set meanings. For example: holding up a certain amount of fingers means the thing they're acting out has that many words. Imitating opening a book means that the thing they're acting out is a book.

Movie Ideas for Charades

Valentine's Day
Batman and Robin
The Shawshank Redemption
Little Miss Sunshine
Forrest Gump
Black Hawk Down
The Sixth Sense
Pulp Fiction
Sweeney Todd
Schindler's List
21 Jump Street
Howl's Moving Castle
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Batman Begins
Slumdog Millionaire
The Hangover
The Exorcist
Monster's, Inc.
The Bourne Identity
War of the Worlds
The Departed
American Pie
Anna Karenina
Shaun of the Dead
A Beautiful Mind
The Usual Suspects
The Matrix
American Beauty
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Rosemary's Baby
The Dark Knight
Ice Age
The Omen
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
The Hunger Games
The Sting
Apocalypse Now
Back to the Future
All About Eve
Black Swan
The Apartment
The Lion King
Taxi Driver
Gone With the Wind
The Seven Year Itch
When Harry Met Sally
The Pianist
The Incredibles
Up In the Air
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
On the Waterfront
Mamma Mia
Scary Movie
Interview With the Vampire
The Dark Knight
Citizen Kane
The Shining
Die Hard
Breakfast at Tiffany's
King Kong
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Blair Witch Project
Edward Scissorhands
Sin City
The Hurt Locker
Memoirs of a Geisha
City of God
Saving Private Ryan
The Graduate
Donnie Darko
Big Fish
Beauty and the Beast
Despicable Me
Catch Me If You Can
Happy Gilmore
The Reader
The Godfather
P.S. I Love You
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Blue Velvet
An Inconvenient Truth
The Time Traveler's Wife
Pitch Perfect
The Devil Wears Prada
Love Actually
Weekend at Bernie's
Rear Window
Mean Girls
The Grinch
Leon: The Professional
The Breakfast Club
Freaky Friday
Life of Pi
The Da Vinci Code
The Amityville Horror
District 9
The Truman Show
Witness for the Prosecution
Toy Story
Knocked Up
Inglorious Basterds
Finding Nemo
Star Trek
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Thank you for Smoking
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Shutter Island
The Silence of the Lambs


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      6 months ago

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

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      Wynona Dunn 

      12 months ago

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

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      14 months ago

      These are good...:3

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      2 years ago

      donald trump

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      2 years ago

      More good ones

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      2 years ago

      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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