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Free Fun Movie Brainteasing Riddles and Trivia (With Answers)
Who doesn't like movies, and who doesn't like trivia based on the movies, especially when the questions set the little grey cells thinking and the movies are often really well known, but you can't quite figure out which ones they are?
Right, the two of you who put your hands up can leave. The other 998 of you—follow me and enjoy these fun movie quizzes, where you have to guess the movie from the rhyming clues.
See how many of these 21 riddles you can guess correctly; you'll find the answer key at the end. Good luck!
Movie Riddles #1–5
Test your knowledge with these riddles.
Coconuts for horses
A Shrubbery and Ni
Lots of French insolence
What movie can I be?
The Windy City
And one that's wet
Two lonely people
Who haven't yet met
A small boy travels
To the Empire State
What movie is this
That's also a remake?
Starring hairy-footed people
With no desire to leave their home
Adventure comes a-calling
And across their world, they roam
Chased by evil forces
As they go upon their quest
It's a fascinating trilogy
What is it, can you guess?
A firehouse and an ambulance
A gatekeeper and Zool
Be careful not to cross the streams
It really isn't cool.
A storm, a fall, and in a dream
A house flies way up high
To a world that's filled with colors
And where you might weigh a pie.
Movie Riddles #6–10
Can you guess the movie?
A matrimonial entertainer
Loses girl and finds another
Sings a love song on an airplane
Grandma raps in front of others.
Sir Kenneth Moore and Sean Connery
Are just two of the all-star cast
John Wayne was acting ornery
It's a drama that hard to surpass
The BIG man Tom made a movie
With beach scenes dramatic to view
Same place and date, different movie though
Is this enough to give you a clue?
I'm sure some by now will have guessed
But if not, how about Ham and Jam
The movie's not short, did that help at all?
I gave out all the clues that I can.
With Little Green Men and a scary boat ride
This movie is really bizarre
Four in a bed eating cabbage soup
And a bubbling machine for a car
I'm sure this is really easy to guess
With gold eggs and a Violet balloon
A boy and his granddad take a factory tour
I'm sure you will get this real soon.
His wife becomes pregnant
Life changes a lot
But he's not really ready for this
They split then get back; it's part of the plot
Can you tell me which movie this is?
The gestation period is all in the name
In a toy store, a dinosaur fight
A doctor that's scared of needles as well
Enjoy it? I think you just might.
Tom, Dick, and Harry went under the ground
It was all going well, but one got found
A man forging papers went too blind to see
And stumbled and fell as he tried to flee
A man on two wheels almost got away
As did two in a plane, till their fuel gave way
Two more went downstream in a rowboat they stole
Can you guess this, or are you stuck in a hole?
Movie Riddles #11–15
How many have you gotten so far?
Served tea by a penguin in a make-believe world
She came to look after a boy and a girl
She showed them some magic that tidied their room
Had a dirty-faced friend with a long-handled broom
She floats through the air with the greatest of ease
But this is one lady without a trapeze
Surely you've got it; we don't have all night
While waiting, I think I'll just go fly a kite.
While diving, they find giant eggs in the sea
And take them back home, oh what could they be?
Placed in a pool so they don't all go dry
Some old folks go swimming, and the eggs start to die
But the people they find the secret of youth
Their renewed life is for them enough proof
The secret gets out, and there are aliens too
I think these are really quite enough clues.
Gold in a bank behind enemy lines
It's a daring escapade
With an oddball crapgame
And a real motley crew
Can you guess this movie's name?
It's a '50s classic, a little girl says
The title, it's just one word
It's desert radiation, a mutation occurred
It could mean the end of the world
Of legs they have six, antennas too
They grow to giant size
In Los Angeles, they make their stand
You will know this if you like sci-fi.
A big-hearted genius who is larger than life
Falls in love with the girl of his dreams
But the formula to turn him to normal size
Doesn't go as well as it would seem
It's like Jekyll and Hyde, alter egos collide
And there are multiple personalities
It's big and it's funny, with plenty of gas
Can you guess this movie for me?
Movie Riddles #16–21
Here's the last round! What will your final score be?
His family desert him, alone in the woods
He finds his way to a home
A young boy soon becomes his friend
But he doesn't know where he came from
He likes to dress up in a young girl's clothes
But the military appears on the scene
A quick phone call home, an amazing escape
What movie can these clues all mean?
They taxed his people and stole their land
And most had a really tough life
This man went blue-faced and showed his rage
After they went and murdered his wife
With families united, they had all to gain
But plotting, it kept them apart
And so it all ended tragically
Till Robert made a brave new start.
Back to school, back to school
To re-sit his final exam
This idle rich boy has lots to prove
And a year into each week must cram
But a bad man is plotting to make him fail
And is wanting to take his place
A would-be assassin takes aim with his gun
And he is shot in an awkward place.
With hail in Japan
And cracks in the ice
It's the beginning of something
That's really not nice
A storm is a brewing
Of that we are sure
But for millions, the cold
Is too much to endure
The Mexican border
It needs to be crossed
But can only be done
At an enormous cost
So what is this movie
Can you get it, oh buoy
If you can solve the clues
You will be full of joy.
A mischievous spell
Is a frightful curse
For a pretty young girl
It couldn't be worse
Her parents both die
In this often-told tale
And a wicked new mom
Makes home seem a jail
Her secret gets out
Stepsisters get bold
And before you know it
She has to do as she's told
She falls for a prince
But is put under a spell
And only true love stops
Her killing him as well
The ending is happy
They both share a kiss
But did you figure the clues
And guess which movie this is?
It begins in the mountains
This girl loves to sing
Her true love of music
Makes her late for everything
She is sent to take care of
A family of kids
Who terrorize their nannies
And where music is forbid
She dresses them in curtains
And they learn about songs
But Dad's money-grabbing mistress
Tries to make things all go wrong
They win a music contest
So long and off to bed
With Jerry in pursuit
To the mountains, they head
So can you guess this movie
The rhyme is full of clues
Is it a ray of golden sun
Or have you got the movie blues?
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
- Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
- Lord of the Rings (all three parts) (2001–2003)
- Ghostbusters (1984)
- The Wizard of Oz (1925)
- The Wedding Singer (1998)
- The Longest Day (1962)
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
- Nine Months (1995)
- The Great Escape (1963)
- Mary Poppins (1964)
- Cocoon (1985)
- Kelly's Heroes (1970)
- Them! (1954)
- The Nutty Professor (1996)
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
- Braveheart (1995)
- Billy Madison (1995)
- The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
- Ella Enchanted (2004)
- The Sound of Music (1965)
Please Leave a Comment
Niktravelfit on June 26, 2014:
You got really creative here, nice lens!
Tony Payne (author) from Southampton, UK on February 21, 2014:
@QuizSquid: Thanks. I really enjoyed writing the riddles. Must do some more one of these days.
QuizSquid on February 21, 2014:
A lot of work and creativity went into that. Great job!
joinyobsn on January 14, 2014:
Awesome lens thank you for sharing :)
chrisilouwho on December 16, 2013:
This was great, thanks!
Joebeducci on November 12, 2013:
Great! I loved it! :) Greets, Joebeducci
Jackie Jackson from Fort Lauderdale on July 14, 2013:
Such a lot of fun!
Tony Payne (author) from Southampton, UK on June 28, 2013:
@evelynsaenz1: Thanks Evelyn. It's a fun way to provide the answers, however Google can also penalise pages that have text the same color as the background, so it's a double edged sword.
Evelyn Saenz from Royalton on June 27, 2013:
Fun to read the riddles. I guess a few correctly. I love the way you made your lens so interactive.
abslim lm on May 28, 2013:
really cool lens. Fun and interactive
Michckmun on May 06, 2013:
This was fun!
Underrated on April 21, 2013:
Wow, a really great riddles.
momsfunny on January 23, 2013:
I like the idea of this lens. Very creative.
Chazz from New York on December 19, 2012:
Tony Payne (author) from Southampton, UK on October 28, 2012:
@Deborah Swain: Thanks, I'm pleased you liked it. The "drag over" concept is so simple, but very effective.
Deborah Swain from Rome, Italy on October 28, 2012:
great fun! and really quite ingenious!
flycatcherrr on October 10, 2012:
Whew, my brain is exhausted! :-) I definitely need to watch more movies. This was fun, but rather revealing of my ignorance.
Tony Bonura from Tickfaw, Louisiana on October 09, 2012:
This was a lot of fun. I like your lenses.
RaintreeAnnie from UK on September 09, 2012:
Loved this very entertaining page! Feels like a lot of work has gone into this and all those clues. Excellent! Congrats on the purple star:)
AlleyCatLane on September 08, 2012:
Thoroughly enjoyed your quizzes. Very clever, and I love the way you reveal the answers.
Gayle from McLaughlin on September 08, 2012:
Wow! How creative! This took a lot of time. Congrats on the purple star!
Tracey Boyer from Michigan on September 08, 2012:
This was really fun. Well done!
Tony Payne (author) from Southampton, UK on September 08, 2012:
@Pam Irie: Thanks, I'm pleased you enjoyed this lens.
Pam Irie from Land of Aloha on September 08, 2012:
Lots of work was put into the clues especially. Fun page!
Tamara14 on September 08, 2012:
For a movie lover I did horrible :) But it was a great fun. Excellent lens!
anonymous on September 08, 2012:
Congratulations on the Purple Star Tony. I love the layout of this page :)
Heather B on September 08, 2012:
You have a way with words, Tony! Too bad I don't have the right brain (or left brain?) for riddles :P
Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on September 08, 2012:
Congratulations on your well deserved Purple Star.
Carol Fisher from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK on September 08, 2012:
This is a real fun quiz that I enjoyed a lot even though I didn't do very well.
poppy mercer from London on September 08, 2012:
Great fun Tony!
piedromolinero on September 08, 2012:
That was a fun lens! Congrats on the purple star, well deserved!
Nathalie Roy from France (Canadian expat) on September 08, 2012:
VERY entertaining! So well done.
CruiseReady from East Central Florida on September 08, 2012:
Very Clever! Sadly, I only got five right. Still fun, though! Guess I need to see more movies. ;)
pkmcr from Cheshire UK on September 08, 2012:
Great idea for a Christmas type quiz :-)
Kara Hara on June 06, 2012:
FashionMommy on May 30, 2012:
Brilliant and entertaining. I had a nice time with these riddles, good job!
Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on May 28, 2012:
Ok, I spoke too soon! After leaving the last comment, everything finally loaded :) What a fun way to spend a bit of time!
Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on May 28, 2012:
Oh, man! I was so looking forward to this! I had just settled back to start and it didn't load the polls, only the riddles. Great sadness! I shall hopefully be able to return soon and try again.
Elyn MacInnis from Shanghai, China on May 12, 2012:
Love the riddles! I like some better than the movies. LOL
whats4dinner on March 18, 2012:
Cool. I had fun answering the riddles.
traveller27 on March 06, 2012:
Back for a second visit...neat riddles.
anonymous on February 23, 2012:
I must not be too good at movie riddles, I don't remember stuff.
This is a fun lens, and you made some good riddles to go with it. lol
Barbara Tremblay Cipak from Toronto, Canada on February 01, 2012:
Love the twist to Riddles here, lol!
Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on February 01, 2012:
How fun! You are very talented for coming up with this idea and writing these poems! They were tough but great fun!
Oosquid on January 22, 2012:
Enjoyed it, didn't do too well with the movies, especially the newer ones.
Tjoedhilde on January 17, 2012:
Really good job! :) I enjoyed this a lot even if I failed miserably at some of these. :D
nsixx99 on January 07, 2012:
This was an amazing page so much fun! I hope you add more or make more of these this was fun! Awesome!
Treasures By Brenda from Canada on January 01, 2012:
Love this page, Tony. I'm off to share the link on my Facebook page, Music and Movie Treasures By Brenda.
Paul from Liverpool, England on December 31, 2011:
Clever and fun movia trivia post. I like innovation so a Blessing for presentation :)
Nancy Oram on December 23, 2011:
Merry Christmas, Tony! I got a good half or more, especially the ones I had seen. I love movies and this was really fun!
thesuccess2 on December 19, 2011:
Tougher than I expected, some of them I knew which film but could remember its name
Ruthi on December 11, 2011:
Delightfully fun film lens even though I only knew the answers to a few of these riddles and rhymes.
agoofyidea on December 11, 2011:
Interesting riddles. I did okay. Great lens.
Lorelei Cohen from Canada on December 09, 2011:
Lol...I am awful at movie quizzes. I admit it. Hope you are having an absolutely fantastic holiday season. My very best wishes for a Happy Holiday for you and Deb.
julieannbrady on December 02, 2011:
Hey Tony, my dear! Oh wow ... what a challenging, yet fun page! Love riddles ... is there a movie riddles game I can buy so that I can practice up? Hmmm ... riddle me this ... a bigger riddle, I have tried over 6 times to leave this comment!
Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on November 29, 2011:
Loved your Riddles! I did not do well one the quizzes but sure had fun. Thanks.
Anthony Altorenna from Connecticut on November 27, 2011:
The quizzes are challenging, and the presentation is awesome! I especially like how you can hover over the Green fields to reveal the answers. Ingenious!
Richard from Surrey, United Kingdom on November 27, 2011:
Ingenious idea, Tony. Did pretty well on a couple, not so well on others. Need to brush up on my movie trivia :)
boomerex on November 27, 2011:
This is a fantastic idea, I forsee a new style of quizzes emerging thanks to this! Great work!
Leilani-m on November 27, 2011:
I love this quiz :) I know less about movies than I thought :)
BWDuerr from Henrietta, New York on November 26, 2011:
Lots of fun and great movie riddles, too. Thanks!
OldStones LM on November 26, 2011:
I had a lot of fun trying to solve these movie riddles. The last few stumped me though.
gottaloveit2 on November 25, 2011:
Interesting lens. Lots of fun to read and do.
whiteskyline lm on November 25, 2011:
That was cool Tony. I definitely need a large movie refresh to do better next time, but it was fun. There were a couple nostalgic movies for me.
Heather Burns from Wexford, Ireland on November 25, 2011:
Totally awesome movie lens! I love movies, and did farely well. Got 2 or 3 right on all of them.
Zut Moon on November 25, 2011:
I think I got 5 right which is good for me since I don't watch a whole lot of movies.