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Movie Newspaper Headlines

Guess the movies whose plots correspond with these fanciful newspaper headlines.
Quiz idea and some questions from Clims0n
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Last updated: January 15, 2021
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First submittedApril 2, 2014
Times taken25,469
Average score58.8%
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Headline
Movie
Orca escapes from amusement park. Police question local boy.
Free Willy
Kazakhstani national deported after stalking former Baywatch star
Borat
Harvard to offer degree in "Symbology"
The Da Vinci Code
Unobtanium in short supply after Pandora terrorist attack
Avatar
Puzzling design flaw blamed for destruction of quadrillion-dollar space station
Star Wars
Factory tour ends in tragedy for local children
Willy Wonka and the
Chocolate Factory
Man in critical condition after joining bareknuckle boxing club
Fight Club
Archaeologist investigated by ethics board after damaging sacred site
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Turkish mob leader still at large after police foul-up
The Usual Suspects
Gruesome scene as dozens murdered at Tokyo nightclub. Single swordsman to blame?
Kill Bill, Vol. 1
Three-breasted woman spotted on Mars Colony
Total Recall
Tense standoff in Indian ocean. Soviets demand answers after four MiGs shot down.
Top Gun
Animal rights activists protest exhibition of rare ape
King Kong
Local running enthusiast profits from investment in computer startup
Forrest Gump
MI6 employee to face sexual harassment charges
Austin Powers
Presidents strike again! String of bank robberies continues
Point Break
Polar vortex responsible for unseasonably cold weather in Arendelle
Frozen
54 Comments
+15
Level 78
Apr 6, 2014
I kept thinking to myself "why isn't James Bond working for the MI6 Sexual Harassment question? Who in MI6 is more inappropriate towards women than Bond?" Then it hit me...DUH! Very creative quiz idea. Would like to see more of these.
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Level 66
Oct 27, 2017
Same, except it never did hit me. I just kept trying a bunch of different Bond movies, and then eventually gave up.
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Level 71
Dec 6, 2018
I did try "the spy who shagged me" but not the name of the character..
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Level ∞
Feb 12, 2020
James Bond will work now.
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Level 70
Jan 16, 2021
Starfleet should certainly look into Commander Riker's behavior
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Level 68
Feb 9, 2021
But has Bond ever faced sexual harassment charges?
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Level 64
Feb 10, 2021
He probably should....
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Level 47
Sep 23, 2021
Jimmys got game, thats all.
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Level 57
Apr 19, 2014
I just watched the last part of Forrest Gump yesterday... I don't remember him investing in anything related to computers. He makes all his money from the Bubba Gump shrimp, does he not?
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Level 57
Apr 19, 2014
I'll clarify a little bit... I've seen the whole thing before. As I remember his progression goes: football, military, ping pong, shrimping. Was there even a computer in the movie?
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Level 77
Apr 19, 2014
I just saw it last night and missed that question too. Lieutenant Dan invested Forrest's money in Apple for him.
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Level 78
Apr 19, 2014
It was a small joke about him not understanding investments or technology. It also served as a plot device to show how he earned his money and why he never had to go back to shrimping
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Level 76
Apr 19, 2014
Immediately thought of Forrest Gump as the running enthusiast but dismissed that due to the computer reference. Seemed awfully obscure to me but the 42% getting it right proves me wrong!
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Level ∞
Feb 12, 2020
He got rich at the end because Captain Dan invested his money in a "fruit" company which turned out to be Apple. That does seem pretty obscure to be honest.
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Level 80
Jan 21, 2021
My favourite movie, very easy from the clue as written.
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Level 59
Feb 9, 2021
...if it's your favourite movie
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Level 92
Jan 28, 2021
It was a brief part in the movie, but one of the scenes I remember very clearly as he talks about not having to worry about money anymore. That's good, one less thing.
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Level 69
Apr 19, 2014
Pretty funny quiz... Hope to have some of these in French, my original langage
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Level 57
Apr 20, 2014
At best the factory tour ended in misfortune- for 4 children from across the globe, and incredible fortune for the one local boy.
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Level 48
Aug 14, 2016
Absolutely right. No one dies, therefore no tragedy. Lots of comeuppance, but zero tragedy. It only gets on my nerve because it's a favorite movie of mine.
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Level 62
Aug 14, 2016
Yeah, this site seems to suggest a lot that Willy Wonka is some sort of homicidal maniac. I don't remember any of those kids actually dying.
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Level ∞
Feb 12, 2020
A lot of those accidents seem pretty terrible....
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Level 90
Feb 9, 2021
I mean, even if nobody died, they very easily could have if the situations were handled worse.
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Level 48
Aug 14, 2016
...and if by 'local children' you mean 2 from USA, a Brit, a German and some undetermined European town.
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Level 31
Apr 21, 2014
Nice Quiz!

Film's called "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" though. And yeah, I tried several Bond movies before it hit me, baby. Shagadalic.

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Level 95
Apr 24, 2014
The original movie was "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." Obviously, either should work.
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Level 75
Aug 12, 2016
Agree. It was named for factory owner Willy Wonka in the '70s movie version, but Charlie was featured in the book title and the more recent film.
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Level 80
Jan 21, 2021
The book and film don't have the same name.
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Level 90
Feb 9, 2021
The Gene Wilder version doesn't but the Johnny Depp version does.
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Level 77
Oct 14, 2014
I never made the leap from James Bond. Tried most of the movies. Also could see those presidential masks in my mind's eye, but NOT think of the name of the movie. Also missed Keyzer Soze (he was Turkish???) and Total Recall. Was thinking more Mars Attacks! kinda thing.
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Level 70
Jan 16, 2021
As his legend is told, Soze was Turkish, but that's probably just a bunch of banter between barber shop singers in Skokie, Illinois.
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Level 62
Feb 10, 2021
Perfect ;-) Love this film
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Level 78
Dec 6, 2015
Really clever quiz. Could not remember Da Vinci Code, just kept typing the Dan Brown movie, the Dan Brown movie.
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Level 75
Mar 23, 2016
Great quiz.

I'm in the 'should allow james bond' camp too..

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Level 84
Jul 12, 2016
Am I the only one that thought the answer to the "Symbology" question was Boondock Saints? I mean I get it now, but I was certain I was misspelling something.
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Level 84
Aug 11, 2016
I think the word you're looking for is symbolism.
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Level 74
Aug 11, 2016
Good quiz idea. Some of these clues were pretty funny.
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Level 66
Aug 11, 2016
Very fun quiz! Hope to see more!
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Level 64
Aug 11, 2016
James Bond ought to be an answer for the MI6 question, but his was a really fun quiz.
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Level 63
Aug 11, 2016
Can't wait to see future versions of this quiz! Very clever!
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Level 83
Jan 15, 2021
I LOLd at the Star Wars clue. Definitely a "puzzling design flaw" :-)
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Level 74
Jan 15, 2021
Animal rights activists protest exhibition of rare ape - this could almost be Planet of the Apes
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Level 61
Jan 18, 2023
Came here to say this.
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Level 70
Jan 16, 2021
Great quiz! The "puzzling design flaw" clue is awesome :D
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Level 91
Feb 9, 2021
Was Keyser Soze, Turkish or Hungarian? I seems that it's never ascertained for sure.
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Level 74
Feb 9, 2021
So who are the terrorists in this Pandora example?
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Level 78
Feb 9, 2021
I'll give you a hint. They're blue.
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Level 35
Feb 9, 2021
Am I the only one who kept saying Avengers Endgame for the Tokyo Nightclub one? Anyone else remember the Hawkeye scene where he is in some Japanese city and he slaughters all of those people?
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Level 68
Feb 14, 2021
I tried it too
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Level 78
Jan 9, 2023
For the "symbology" one, I thought of Boondock Saints. It takes place in Boston, and the one detective takes flak for saying "symbology" instead of "symbolism."
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Level 65
Jan 9, 2023
I kept typing "The day after Tomorrow" for the Polar Vortex clue. I had no idea where Arendelle was? Some city in Australia?
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Level 75
Jan 9, 2023
I only got The Da Vinci Code because I finished reading the book yesterday.
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Level 56
Jan 11, 2023
Was fun and easy which tells me I watch way to many movies!
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Level 75
Apr 13, 2023
The headline buries the lead on Fight Club, assuming the terrorist demolition of multiple high-rises would be more newsworthy than Tyler Durden's club status