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Movie Taglines Trivia: Vol. 1

Updated on July 13, 2011

How Well Do You Know Your Movie Taglines?

Whenever a movie is released in theaters, part of the marketing campaign for the film is a tagline (or slogan). Taglines can usually be found on the movie poster, or during commercials, previews (trailers) and other advertisements for the film.

Usually a tagline is no longer than five or six words, or a sentence or two and acts as a short descriptor of the plot or theme of the film.

Movie taglines can range from funny, to corny, to catchy to provocative. Sometimes they are completely bizarre with almost no relation or relativity to the film and sometimes they are just plain bad (see this list of the 15 worst movie taglines from the Huffington Post).

Whereas, a good tagline, like the Apollo 13 tagline (Houston, we have a problem.) can become a part of the pop culture lexicon. You just never know.

So? How well do you know your movie taglines?

Below is a list of 50 taglines from some of the more popular films over the last 30 to 40 years. Some are easy. Some are hard. Keep score and see if you are a movie buff, or maybe just a buffoon? Good luck!

Test Your Tagline Trivia Knowlege!


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50 Famous Movie Taglines:

(Answers are below. No peaking.)

  1. From zero to hero.
  2. Family isn't a word. It's a sentence.
  3. Whatcha gonna do?
  4. Size does matter.
  5. Reality is a thing of the past.
  6. What we do in life echoes in eternity.
  7. The greatest fairy tale never told.
  8. Love is in the hair.
  9. An Adventure 65 Million Years in the Making.
  10. He is the best there is! (Actually he is the only one there is.)
  11. In space, no one can hear you scream.
  12. The mission is a man.
  13. He's having the day of his life ... over and over again.
  14. Nothing is as simple as black and white.
  15. Yule crack up.
  16. Are you in or out?
  17. We are not alone.
  18. Five good reasons to stay single.
  19. You won't know the facts until you've seen the fiction.
  20. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.
  21. Get ready for rush hour.
  22. 3% body fat. 1% brain activity.
  23. The most beautiful love story ever told.
  24. The mob is tough but it's nothing like show business.
  25. This is Benjamin. He's a little worried about his future.
  26. The coast is toast.
  27. Her life was in their hands. Now her toe is in the mail.
  28. Trust me.
  29. Laughter is contagious.
  30. His whole life was a million-to-one shot.
  31. On the air. Unaware.
  32. A lot can happen in the middle of nowhere.
  33. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
  34. Earth. It was fun while it lasted.
  35. Every dream has a price.
  36. Catch it.
  37. After a night they can't remember comes a day they'll never forget.
  38. Hello, my name is Andy and this is my movie.
  39. It's not like they didn't warn us.
  40. Five criminals. One lineup. No coincidences.
  41. There's something about your first piece.
  42. They'll never get caught. They're on a mission from God.
  43. The snobs against the slobs!
  44. See it with a bud.
  45. Mischief. Mayhem. Soap.
  46. Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
  47. Welcome to the suck.
  48. Cocktails first. Questions later.
  49. First comes love. Then comes the interrogation.
  50. Collide with destiny.

The Answers:

1) The Mask 2) The Royal Tenenbaums 3) Bad Boys 4) Godzilla 5) The Matrix 6) Gladiator 7) Shrek 8) There's Something About Mary 9) Jurassic Park 10) Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 11) Alien 12) Saving Private Ryan 13) Groundhog Day 14) Pleasantville 15) Christmas Vacation 16) Oceans Eleven 17) Close Encounters of the Third Kind 18) Four Weddings and a Funeral 19) Pulp Fiction 20) The Shining 21) Speed 22) Zoolander 23) Beauty and the Beast 24) Get Shorty 25) The Graduate 26) Volcano 27) The Big Lebowski 28) Liar, Liar 29) Patch Adams 30) Rocky 31) The Truman Show 32) Fargo 33) The Fly 34) Armageddon 35) Wall Street 36) Saturday Night Fever 37) Dude, Where's My Car? 38) Man on the Moon 39) Signs 40) Usual Suspects 41) American Pie 42) The Blues Brothers 43) Caddyshack 44) Dazed & Confused 45) Fight Club 46) Shawshank Redemption 47) Jarhead 48) Swingers 49) Meet the Parents 50) Titanic


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    • bogerk profile image

      bogerk 7 years ago from Midwest

      Hi kereeves -

      I tried to mix in some easy and hard taglines, but there probably are a few more hard ones as so many could possibly relate to a lot of movies.

      Thanks for reading!

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      Karen 7 years ago from Salem, OR

      Wow, tag lines were a lot harder to guess that I imagined. Harder than regular movie quotes. But there were some that I knew right away. Great Hub!

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      bogerk 7 years ago from Midwest

      Thanks for reading! I went to a bar a year or so a go that had a weekly trivia game and sometimes tagline trivia was a category. I always thought it was a fun idea.

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      giselle2323 7 years ago from Peterborough, Ontario

      Great hub. As a huge film buff, this was a fun and entertaining hub to read. Than k you.