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From the number of Spartan warriors who fought a doomed stand at Thermopylae300
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
From a principle in chaos theory that tiny fluctuations in air pressure could, in theory, cause a typhoon thousands of miles awayThe Butterfly Effect
From the third line in the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhymeAll the King's Men
From the proverbial '________ in the room,' since school shootings are a problem no one will discussElephant
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
This becomes the main character's Lakota name after his Indian friends see him frolicking with his canine palDances with Wolves
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
Comes from the English translation of 'Orbis non sufficit,' the Bond family mottoThe World Is Not Enough
The title only appears as graffiti very late into this Vietnam War film: 'Our motto: _______________'Apocalypse Now
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Named for the magi of biblical fame, despite the fact that the film has four main charactersThree Kings
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
Comes from a note Jack the Ripper sent to the police, which he began with this two-word phraseFrom Hell
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?
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
In the aftermath of the failed WWII Operation Market Garden, a general opines, 'I always felt we tried to go _________________'A Bridge Too Far
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
From the poem Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope, in which forgetfulness became the heroine's only comfort.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Originally called 1984 1/2, this dystopian film ultimately took its title from a song played over the opening creditsBrazil
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

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