Cryptic Movie Title Meanings Quiz Stats

Quiz Updated May 8, 2014

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Meaning Title % Correct
From the number of Spartan warriors who fought a doomed stand at Thermopylae300
96.8%
A phrase more often used in the UK to mean everything (e.g. 'the whole hog') here it refers to full frontal nudityThe Full Monty
63%
From a principle in chaos theory that tiny fluctuations in air pressure could, in theory, cause a typhoon thousands of miles awayThe Butterfly Effect
60.6%
From the third line in the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhymeAll the King's Men
57.7%
From the proverbial '________ in the room,' since school shootings are a problem no one will discussElephant
57.4%
The film's working title was 'In a Northwesterly Direction.' The current title was a placeholder, but the screenwriter and director never found anything betterNorth by Northwest
57%
This becomes the main character's Lakota name after his Indian friends see him frolicking with his canine palDances with Wolves
46.9%
From a nursery rhyme mentioned in the book. Also, relevantly, the bird in question is often used as a synonym for 'crazy'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
45.3%
Comes from the English translation of 'Orbis non sufficit,' the Bond family mottoThe World Is Not Enough
35.4%
The title only appears as graffiti very late into this Vietnam War film: 'Our motto: _______________'Apocalypse Now
34.8%
Meaning Title % Correct
Named for the magi of biblical fame, despite the fact that the film has four main charactersThree Kings
33.7%
This actioner takes its name from a US Supreme Court case which stated Congress could limit free speech if it presented a ________________________ to AmericaClear and Present Danger
27.6%
Comes from a note Jack the Ripper sent to the police, which he began with this two-word phraseFrom Hell
22.6%
Never mentioned in the movie, this Coen brothers comedy's title is an allusion to Preston Sturges' film 'Sullivan's Travels'O Brother Where Art Thou?
21.8%
An old Irish saying, 'May you be in heaven a full half-hour _____________________' applies to the evildoers in this filmBefore the Devil Knows You're Dead
19.2%
In the aftermath of the failed WWII Operation Market Garden, a general opines, 'I always felt we tried to go _________________'A Bridge Too Far
16.1%
Refers to the theoretical possibility that, during a meltdown, nuclear material could melt all the way through the earth to the other sideThe China Syndrome
14.7%
From the poem Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope, in which forgetfulness became the heroine's only comfort.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
12.5%
Originally called 1984 1/2, this dystopian film ultimately took its title from a song played over the opening creditsBrazil
10%
It's the location of the film's final act, but metaphorically refers to a place where there is no morality and bad things occur Chinatown
5.2%

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