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Opening Lines of Movies

Can you guess these movies based on their opening line?
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First submittedAugust 25, 2013
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Opening Line
Movie
(text) A long time ago in a galaxy far far away...
Star Wars
Hello. My name's _______, _______ ____. You want a chocolate?"
Forrest Gump
The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster
Goodfellas
Please, sir, I want some more
Oliver
Three billion human lives ended on August 29, 1997. The survivors of the
nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day.
Terminator 2:
Judgment Day
I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being
Stand by Me
I believe in America. America has made my fortune.
The Godfather
Too much garbage in your face? There's plenty of space out in space!
BnL StarLiners leaving each day. We'll clean up the mess while you're away
WALL-E
I owe everything to George Bailey. Help him, dear Father.
It's A Wonderful Life
Let me tell you what "Like a Virgin" is about
Reservoir Dogs
I was born a poor black child
The Jerk
We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert
when the drugs began to take hold
Fear and Loathing
in Las Vegas
Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.
He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
Patton
There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie and Dim
A Clockwork Orange
It was the summer of 1963, when everybody called me Baby
and it didn't occur to me to mind
Dirty Dancing
Rosebud
Citizen Kane
It all began on New Year's Day, in my thirty-second year of being single. Once again,
I found myself on my own... and going to my mother's annual turkey curry buffet.
Bridget Jones's Diary
48 Comments
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Level 85
Dec 11, 2013
Excellent quiz! Good mix of movies.
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Level 42
Dec 12, 2013
Great quiz!
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Level 41
Jul 14, 2014
I got only four but was surprised the only 37 % recognised the Godfather.
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Level 66
Apr 26, 2024
I only got it (and Goodfellas) by randomly guessing gangster movies.
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Level 83
Jul 14, 2014
Great quiz! Can't believe I missed the "I believe in America." one. Going to have to watch that again as penance.
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Level 85
Jul 16, 2014
It took me a few minutes. The key is that it is spoken by Bonasera in his plea to the Godfather, instead of by one of the major characters.
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Level 55
Jul 14, 2014
I thought I wasn't a movie buff any more, but 19/20 has restored my faith!
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Level 56
Nov 4, 2015
I've never seen the Jerk, but I knew the quote. Seen the clip so many times I could hear Steve Martin saying it in my head as I read it!!
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Level 56
Feb 28, 2016
Same here! :-P
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Level 71
Dec 25, 2023
However it isn't the first line. He says "Huh. I am not a bum. I'm a jerk."

"I was born a poor black child" is about 5 lines later.

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Level 65
Nov 4, 2015
one day i will learn to actually read the clues properly.

no idea what movie "there was me, that is alex, and my three dogs" was from, but would of know what "there was me, that is alex, and my three droogs" is from

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Level 60
Feb 29, 2016
I did the exact same thing.
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Level 60
Nov 14, 2015
So glad Stand by Me was mentioned - I think the voiceovers are some of the most powerful parts of the movie!
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Level 67
Dec 14, 2015
This was surprisingly difficult. I love it when a quiz challenges me! Thank you.
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Level 58
Jan 22, 2016
It certainly didn't stop me from getting the right answer so it's not a big deal, but "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" doesn't scroll
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Level 70
Apr 23, 2019
Hahaha, it scrolled in my mind :D
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Level ∞
Mar 17, 2024
Finally fixed.
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Level 66
Feb 27, 2016
The one film ("Wonderful Life") that has been televised 4,782 times and in which the protagonist is George Bailey merits only 36% !?
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Level 75
Mar 18, 2024
I'd argue that it's probably a movie that is only famous really in North America. And it's not super popular with a lot of younger people. So anyone younger that Elder Millennial probably doesn't know it or hasn't even heard of it.
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Level 83
Apr 26, 2024
I only know it because it was mentioned in Red Dwarf, and became a plot point in a novelisation. Outside of that, I've never heard it mentioned, I don't think it's well known at all this side of the pond.
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Level 56
Apr 29, 2024
I've only seen four and a half of these films. Some of those I wouldn't particularly wish to see again, and the half was because I was bored and turned it off.
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Level 76
Feb 27, 2016
"I was born a poor black child" is my favourite start to a movie
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Level 83
Mar 10, 2017
One of the greatest "quotable" movies ever!
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Level 59
Feb 28, 2016
If the category is movies, always try "Star Wars," "The Godfather," "Goodfellas," and/or "Reservoir Dogs." "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is also frequently one of the answers.
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Level 75
Feb 18, 2017
The Big Lebowski also used to be one, but after I finally remembered to try it, it seems to have fallen from favor. Monty Python is another good one to try.
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Level 51
Feb 28, 2016
knew 2, saw only 1...
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Level 53
Mar 22, 2016
Same. But I didn't know the one I saw.
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Level 82
May 7, 2017
Have seen all but one of these (all but two all the way through), and I only missed one but not the one I haven't seen.
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Level 22
Feb 28, 2016
Great quiz! I've just made my first movies quiz if you wouldn't mind checking it out http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/180804/directors-that-work-with-the-same-actors :-)
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Level 36
Jun 11, 2016
I some how didn't see the Star Wars question... The one percent.
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Level 70
Apr 23, 2019
It had probably scrolled out of view....
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Level 41
Feb 1, 2017
please sir can I have some more is not the first line of Oliver there is an entire song before that is said
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Level 70
May 7, 2017
I think Oliver is the musical, the best film is 'Oliver Twist' 1948, with Alec Guinness as Fagin and Robert Newton as Bill Sykes ...... great film. (Robert Newton also made pirates say AhAAAH when he played Long John Silver in the old 'Treasure Island'.
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Level 85
Mar 17, 2024
Thanks for bringing my attention to the 1948 version. It looks amazing! But just to be clear, "Please, sir, I want some more" doesn't occur until about the 15 minute mark of that version.
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Level 85
Mar 10, 2017
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." - A Tale of Two Cities.
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Level 39
Apr 5, 2017
Thought "Field of Dreams" was "Moneyball" for a sec but then it came to me. Good quiz tho!
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Level 70
May 7, 2017
I've seen 10 of these movies but could only think of 3 Titles. If you liked the movie 'Burn after Reading' try ... .... http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/120558/burn-after-reading-the-movie
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Level 68
Dec 29, 2021
Lmao at first for Terminator I was thinking of a war movie like Saving Private Ryan and then I'm like "Wait a minute 3 Billion human lives ??? 🤨"
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Level 43
Mar 18, 2024
HOW THE HECK HAVE I MISSED WALL-E *Facepalm*
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Level 43
Mar 18, 2024
OK guess this one, maybe u can add it to the quiz!

"On the twenty-third day of the month of September, in a decade not to long before our own... the human race suddenly encountered a threat to its existance...a threat, like most others, in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places"

I might've said it wrong

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Level 68
Mar 18, 2024
Little Shop of Horrors!
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Level 68
Apr 26, 2024
I tried Forrest, Forrest Gump. Tried Forrest Forrest Gump. Tried misspelling Forest. Seriously, there are 3 blanks, so the answer should be 3 words.
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Level 67
Apr 26, 2024
It asks for the title of the movie. The title of the movie is Forrest Gump.
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Level 43
Apr 26, 2024
the first line in Ferris Bueller's Day Off is not "The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands", and it's not even the first line Ferris says smh
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Level 90
Apr 27, 2024
A couple of these aren't actually the first lines spoken or seen in the movie, but the Ferris Bueller one is the most egregious. It's not even close to the opening line; there's a bunch more that come before that one.
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Level 70
Apr 26, 2024
Its Judgment day. Not judgement day.
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Level ∞
Apr 26, 2024
Fixed
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Level 51
Apr 30, 2024
It's "Oliver!," not "Oliver."