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Movie Riddles - Guess The Movie From The Rhyming Clues

Updated on January 12, 2015

Free Fun Movie Riddles And Trivia

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 - just follow me, and enjoy these fun Movie Quizzes, where you have to guess the movie from the rhyming clues.

I hope you enjoy these movie quizzes, which I originally compiled and published in a different format on Yahoo Contributor Network, but which I think work really well on Squidoo and lend themselves to the format that I have used.

Please take the polls, and feel free to leave comments to let people know what you think about each set of movies.

Above all, have fun, and if you enjoy these riddles, I am sure others will too if you let them know about this page.


This page was transferred from another site and unfortunately the method I used to hide the answers to the riddles doesn't work on here, so I need to completely revamp the design so it works again.

To Reveal The Answers

Drag Your Mouse Over The Green Box Below Each Movie.

No Cheating Though!

Movie Riddle #1

Coconuts for horses

A Shrubbery and Ni

Lots of French insolence

What movie can I be?

Monty Python And The Holy Grail

Movie Riddle #2

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?

Sleepless In Seattle

Movie Riddle #3

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?

Lord Of The Rings (All 3 Parts)

Movie Riddles 1-3 - Did you enjoy them?

How many did you get right?

See results

Enjoy some random videos based on phrases from the rhymes. Just there to break up the quizzes.

Monty Python & The Holy GrailCHECK PRICE

Sleepless In SeattleCHECK PRICE

Lord Of The RingsCHECK PRICE

Movie Riddle #4

A firehouse and an ambulance

A gatekeeper and Zool

Be careful not to cross the streams

It really isn't cool.


Movie Riddle #5

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.

The Wizard Of Oz

Movie Riddle #6

A matrimonial entertainer

Loses girl and finds another

Sings a love song on an airplane

Grandma raps in front of others

The Wedding Singer

Movie Riddles 4-6 - Did you enjoy them?

How many did you get right?

See results


The Wizard of Oz

The Wedding Singer

Movie Riddle #7

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

The Longest Day

Movie Riddle #8

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.

Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

Movie Riddle #9

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.

Nine Months

Movie Riddles 7-9 - Let me know what you think?

How many did you get right?

See results

The Longest Day

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

(40th Anniversary)

Nine Months

Movie Riddle #10

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?

The Great Escape

Movie Riddle #11

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

Mary Poppins

Movie Riddle #12

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's aliens too

I think these are really quite enough clues


Movie Riddles 10-12 - How did you do?

How many of these did you get right?

See results

The Great Escape

(2-Disc Collector's Set)

Mary Poppins

(Two-Disc 45th Anniversary)

Cocoon / Cocoon

The Return

Movie Riddle #13

Gold in a bank behind enemy lines

It's a daring escapade

With an oddball crapgame

And real motley crew

Can you guess this movie's name?

Kelly's Heroes

Movie Riddle #14

It's a 50's classic, a little girl says

The title, it's just one word

It's desert radiation, 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.


Movie Riddle #15

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 ego's collide

And there's multiple personalities

It's big and it's funny, with plenty of gas

Can you guess this movie for me?

The Nutty Professor

Movie Riddles 13-15 - How about this time?

How many did you get right?

See results

Kelly's Heroes / Where Eagles Dare

TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection:

The Nutty Professor I & II

Movie Riddle #16

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 appear on the scene

A quick phone call home, an amazing escape

What movie can these clues all mean?

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

Movie Riddle #17

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


Movie Riddle #18

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

Billy Madison

Movie Riddles 16-18 - What's the news?

How did you do on this trio of movies?

See results


The Extra-Terrestrial


(Two-Disc Special Edition)

Billy Madison

(Widescreen Special Edition)

Movie Riddle #19

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

The Day After Tomorrow

Movie Riddle #20

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?

Ella Enchanted

Movie Riddle #21

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?

The Sound Of Music

Movie Riddles 19-21 - The final set... Well?

How did you do this time?

See results

The Day After Tomorrow

Ella Enchanted

The Sound of Music

About The Author Of This Page

Tony is a freelance writer who lives on the South Coast of England with his wife Debbie.

He has worked in the IT Industry all his life, and has been writing on various sites for the last 10 years, and although you might expect that he writes about technical topics, it's anything but that.

He enjoys writing about many different topics, often writing about something that grabs him impulsively at the time. Ancient History and Humor are just two diverse topics that he has a passion for, and he also likes to write about his travel experiences and to share his love of photography.

Tony has traveled extensively, both for business and leisure, and has lived in New Zealand and the USA, becoming an American Citizen before returning to his native England.

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      5 years ago

      You got really creative here, nice lens!

    • TonyPayne profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony Payne 

      6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @QuizSquid: Thanks. I really enjoyed writing the riddles. Must do some more one of these days.

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      6 years ago

      A lot of work and creativity went into that. Great job!

    • joinyobsn profile image


      6 years ago

      Awesome lens thank you for sharing :)

    • chrisilouwho profile image


      6 years ago

      This was great, thanks!

    • Joebeducci profile image


      6 years ago

      Great! I loved it! :) Greets, Joebeducci

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      Jackie Jackson 

      6 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      Such a lot of fun!

    • TonyPayne profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony Payne 

      6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @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.

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      6 years ago from Royalton

      Fun to read the riddles. I guess a few correctly. I love the way you made your lens so interactive.

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      abslim lm 

      7 years ago

      really cool lens. Fun and interactive

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      7 years ago

      This was fun!

    • Underrated profile image


      7 years ago

      Wow, a really great riddles.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      I like the idea of this lens. Very creative.

    • chezchazz profile image


      7 years ago from New York

      Very clever!

    • TonyPayne profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony Payne 

      7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @Deborah Swain: Thanks, I'm pleased you liked it. The "drag over" concept is so simple, but very effective.

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      Deborah Swain 

      7 years ago from Rome, Italy

      great fun! and really quite ingenious!

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      7 years ago

      Whew, my brain is exhausted! :-) I definitely need to watch more movies. This was fun, but rather revealing of my ignorance.

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      Tony Bonura 

      7 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      This was a lot of fun. I like your lenses.


    • Tennyhawk profile image


      7 years ago

      What a fun lens! Thanks for putting this together.

    • RaintreeAnnie profile image


      7 years ago from UK

      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:)

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      7 years ago

      Thoroughly enjoyed your quizzes. Very clever, and I love the way you reveal the answers.

    • Gayle Mclaughlin profile image


      7 years ago from McLaughlin

      Wow! How creative! This took a lot of time. Congrats on the purple star!

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      Tracey Boyer 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      This was really fun. Well done!

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      Tony Payne 

      7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      @Pam Irie: Thanks, I'm pleased you enjoyed this lens.

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      Pam Irie 

      7 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Lots of work was put into the clues especially. Fun page!

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      7 years ago

      For a movie lover I did horrible :) But it was a great fun. Excellent lens!

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      7 years ago

      Congratulations on the Purple Star Tony. I love the layout of this page :)

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      Heather B 

      7 years ago

      You have a way with words, Tony! Too bad I don't have the right brain (or left brain?) for riddles :P

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Congratulations on your well deserved Purple Star.

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      Carol Fisher 

      7 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      This is a real fun quiz that I enjoyed a lot even though I didn't do very well.

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      poppy mercer 

      7 years ago from London

      Great fun Tony!

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      7 years ago

      That was a fun lens! Congrats on the purple star, well deserved!

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      Nathalie Roy 

      7 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      VERY entertaining! So well done.

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      7 years ago from East Central Florida

      Very Clever! Sadly, I only got five right. Still fun, though! Guess I need to see more movies. ;)

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      7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Great idea for a Christmas type quiz :-)

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      Kara Hara 

      7 years ago

      Interesting quiz

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      8 years ago

      Brilliant and entertaining. I had a nice time with these riddles, good job!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      Ok, I spoke too soon! After leaving the last comment, everything finally loaded :) What a fun way to spend a bit of time!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      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.

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      Elyn MacInnis 

      8 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Love the riddles! I like some better than the movies. LOL

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      8 years ago

      Cool. I had fun answering the riddles.

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      8 years ago

      Back for a second visit...neat riddles.

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      nightbear lm 

      8 years ago

      Very clever and entertaining. I really enjoyed it!! I didn't do too badly either. Blessed.

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      8 years ago

      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

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      8 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Love the twist to Riddles here, lol!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      8 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      How fun! You are very talented for coming up with this idea and writing these poems! They were tough but great fun!

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      8 years ago

      Enjoyed it, didn't do too well with the movies, especially the newer ones.

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      8 years ago

      Really good job! :) I enjoyed this a lot even if I failed miserably at some of these. :D

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      8 years ago

      This was an amazing page so much fun! I hope you add more or make more of these this was fun! Awesome!

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Love this page, Tony. I'm off to share the link on my Facebook page, Music and Movie Treasures By Brenda.

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      8 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Clever and fun movia trivia post. I like innovation so a Blessing for presentation :)

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      Nancy Oram 

      8 years ago

      Merry Christmas, Tony! I got a good half or more, especially the ones I had seen. I love movies and this was really fun!

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      8 years ago

      Tougher than I expected, some of them I knew which film but could remember its name

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      8 years ago

      Delightfully fun film lens even though I only knew the answers to a few of these riddles and rhymes.

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      8 years ago

      Interesting riddles. I did okay. Great lens.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      8 years ago from Canada

      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.

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      8 years ago

      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!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Loved your Riddles! I did not do well one the quizzes but sure had fun. Thanks.

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      Anthony Altorenna 

      8 years ago from Connecticut

      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!

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      8 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Ingenious idea, Tony. Did pretty well on a couple, not so well on others. Need to brush up on my movie trivia :)

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      8 years ago

      This is a fantastic idea, I forsee a new style of quizzes emerging thanks to this! Great work!

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      8 years ago

      I love this quiz :) I know less about movies than I thought :)

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      Beth Webster-Duerr 

      8 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      Lots of fun and great movie riddles, too. Thanks!

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      OldStones LM 

      8 years ago

      I had a lot of fun trying to solve these movie riddles. The last few stumped me though.

      Well done.

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      8 years ago

      Interesting lens. Lots of fun to read and do.

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      whiteskyline lm 

      8 years ago

      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.

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      Heather Burns 

      8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Totally awesome movie lens! I love movies, and did farely well. Got 2 or 3 right on all of them.

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      Zut Moon 

      8 years ago

      I think I got 5 right which is good for me since I don't watch a whole lot of movies.


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