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Can you name the film in AFI's Top 100 films (10th anniversary) from their IMDb plot description?

Updated Apr 23, 2015

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A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy [Title Character]
Mild mannered zoology professor Dr. David Huxley is excited by the news that an intercostal clavicle bone has been found to complete his brontosaurus skeleton
The slave [Title Character] leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman empire.
When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.
An unemployed actor with a reputation for being difficult disguises himself as a woman to get a role in a soap opera.
An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.
Epic rumination on a flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.
As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.
A small time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.
An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.
Upon arrival at a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients together to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched, a woman more a dictator than a nurse.
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government.**
Recent college [title] Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and her daughter Elaine.**
The Tramp struggles to help a blind flower girl he has fallen in love with.
A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a God among a local tribe. **
An in-depth examination of the way that the Vietnam war affects the lives of people in a small industrial town in the USA.
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
A cowboy toy is profoundly threatened and jealous when a fancy spaceman toy supplants him as top toy in a boy's room.
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of US soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
A bitter aging couple with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
A young woman steals $40,000 from her employer's client, and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor too long under the domination of his mother.
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
Fictional romantic tale of a rich girl and poor boy who meet on the ill-fated voyage of the 'unsinkable' ship.
A marshal, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him.
A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as nighttime [title] in a city whose perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out.**
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Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.
The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of [title] from throughout history.
A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
[Title Character] is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live in Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust
When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it singlehandedly and straight through enemy lines.
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate.**
A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles on to a scheme of murder that has something to do with water.
Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated individuals prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.
A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.
A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron.
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.
After settling his differences with a Japanese POW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors.**
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.
The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a [Title].
An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the 'traditional' American West is disappearing around them.
When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.
A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.
Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
Fred C. Dobbs and Bob Curtin, both down on their luck in Tampico, Mexico in 1925, meet up with a grizzled prospector named Howard and decide to join with him in search for gold.**
A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.
Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.
Deckard, a [Title], has to track down and terminate 4 replicants who hijacked a ship in space and have returned to earth seeking their maker.
In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
A TV network cynically exploits a deranged ex-TV anchor's ravings and revelations about the media for their own profit.
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her
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A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon and, with the intelligent computer HAL, sets off on a quest.
A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Musical about two youngsters from rival NYC gangs who fall in love.
A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.
[Title Character], pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen feeds her a poison apple, but Prince Charming awakens her with a kiss.
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
A group of 50's high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both economically and culturally.
An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.
Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.
The Tramp goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.
The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.
In Poland during World War II, Oskar [Title Character] gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.
A group of Earth children help a stranded alien botanist return home.
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.
Luke Skywalker leaves his home planet, teams up with other rebels, and tries to save Princess Leia from the evil clutches of Darth Vader.
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star.
A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.
[Title Character], while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny, eludes him.
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about Life...which gives him a rude awakening.
A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who's actually a reporter looking for a story. But then he falls for her...

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