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Guess These Badly Described Films

Can you guess these badly-described movies or series?
Taken from Twitter #explainafilmplotbadly
Quiz by graceoq
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Last updated: December 8, 2019
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First submittedSeptember 8, 2014
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Half-fish, half-woman sells vocal cords to kiss random bloke
The Little Mermaid
A boy befriends a bearded hermit and two gay robots, goes into space,
snogs his sister, and kills his dad
Star Wars
Bloke punches himself. Encourages others to punch him. Leaves his job.
Shaves his head. Bad influence on Meatloaf.
Fight Club
Reclusive weirdo and his mutant employees lure children into his factory with sweets
then dispose of them one by one
Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory
A very old looking teenage girl wears tight leather pants & learns to smoke to
win her boyfriend back. Then they sing.
Grease
Hamlet with Lions, but better than Hamlet. Also singing.
The Lion King
Innocent staff turned into teapot, clock & candlestick rely on Stockholm Syndrome
to save themselves & loved ones
Beauty and the Beast
Man buys Furby from China Town, Furby gets wet and breeds lizards, lizards destroy city
Gremlins
Kid wants a gun. Gets it. Shoots himself. Lies to parents. Merry Christmas.
A Christmas Story
Old man with balloons abducts young boy after his wife leaves him. There's a dog involved.
Up
A large iceberg's peaceful, calm life comes to an abrupt end as large ship collides with it
Titanic
There's a tornado, and then a farm girl drops acid
The Wizard of Oz
Two tiny blokes take three long films to return a piece of unwanted jewellery
The Lord of the Rings
Boy learns to dance, with no effect on pit closure
Billy Elliot
Old man pretends to teach teenage boy martial arts to make him do chores
The Karate Kid
Hockey player falls into a lake, finds a machete, harshly reprimands teens for hooking up
Friday the 13th
Cross-dressing hotelier loves his mother
Psycho
100 Recent Comments
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Level 67
Nov 13, 2014
Bwahaha! Loved this quiz, the descriptions were very funny. Totally hit a wall with the unwanted jewelry one - and then wanted to hit my head on the wall when I saw the answer. So obvious!
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Level 43
Mar 12, 2015
Great laughs, fantastic quiz XD
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Level 84
May 23, 2017
Yep. Hilarious!
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Level 46
Jun 1, 2015
I typed in UP to complete it with :01 time remaining. Great quiz!
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Level 59
Feb 11, 2016
Sandy did not wear hotpants to get Danny back! She wore long pants that were incredibly tight.
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Level ∞
Jun 23, 2016
This has been amended
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Level 39
Feb 12, 2016
Lion king better than hamlet... I know it says badly described films but please, keep it objective
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Level 58
Apr 29, 2024
So..."Hamlet with Lions, but objectively better than Hamlet."
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Level 75
Mar 4, 2016
genius!
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Level 69
Jun 14, 2016
LOVED this!
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Level 82
Aug 24, 2016
I enjoyed this a great deal. Not too often a quiz actually makes me laugh out loud.
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Level 76
Nov 5, 2016
Nice quiz. I found most of them to be pretty easy except for Billy Elliot (which I managed to get) and Friday the 13th (which I almost slapped myself for not getting).
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Level 65
Nov 5, 2016
In Up, the man's wife dies.
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Level 55
Nov 5, 2016
Very amusing, but I don't think that the ring in LOTR was "unwanted". Golumn sure wanted it.
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Level 82
Nov 5, 2016
I saw Titanic many times and I'm sure that the iceberg in it was just fine.
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Level 66
Nov 5, 2016
I think so many people have problems with Billy Elliot because it was not released outside the UK.
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Level 83
Nov 7, 2016
It was released in many European countries at least.
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Level 51
Nov 14, 2016
Uh, yes it was. It was even nominated for three Academy Awards.
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Level 58
Jan 22, 2017
Not true. It had general international release.
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Level 29
Nov 5, 2016
I watch "A Christmas Story" every Christmas. It's one of my favorite movies!
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Level 48
Nov 5, 2016
How is 'A Christmas Story' coming in least recognized?!?!
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Level 69
Nov 5, 2016
Friday the 13th is not about a guy in a hockey mask, but all of the sequels are.
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Level 82
Nov 5, 2016
But that was a twist at the end. All along you were supposed to believe it was a guy in a hockey mask. And these are, after all, films described badly.
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Level 53
Aug 27, 2019
Nope. There is no hockey mask in the series at all until Friday the 13th Part 3 (in 3D!)
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Level 82
Sep 6, 2019
my mistake. Still you were supposed to believe that it was Jason back from the dead doing the killings, right?
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Level 52
Nov 5, 2016
This was hilarious
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Level 69
Nov 6, 2016
Never had to laugh out loud doing a quiz on JP. Literally every clue cracked me up. Hilarious indeed.
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Level 66
Nov 8, 2016
Quite funny!
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Level 57
Nov 9, 2016
That's the best description of Titanic I've ever seen.
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Level 41
Nov 26, 2016
I typed 'The beauty and the beast', but that didn't work, because only 'beauty and the beast would work, so I didn't get it.
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Level 34
Jan 22, 2017
nice one, i totally missed starwars and lord of the rings
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Level 60
Nov 4, 2018
The Lord of the Rings is the hardest to miss. I haven't even seen it, or read it, and I knew.
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Level 47
Jan 22, 2017
Haha! very funny quiz!
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Level 53
Jan 25, 2017
hilarious
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Level 36
Apr 7, 2017
Wow. Poor iceberg
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Level 55
May 4, 2017
I quit after the second clue due to the homophobic remark.
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Level 90
Aug 26, 2019
What homophobic remark?
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Level 70
Aug 26, 2019
I think he might have his words mixed up and means the opposite. He quit because it mentioned homosexuality
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Level 90
Aug 26, 2019
Then he’s the one being homophobic, not the quiz.
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Level 70
Nov 1, 2019
Perhaps snix assumed that "gay" was being used as a term of abuse? If so looking it up might be a good idea before jumping to conclusions.
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Level 90
Jan 16, 2020
If that was true then he should have explained it better.
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Level 22
May 4, 2017
That Star Wars one is actually so accurate oh my gosh
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Level 14
May 4, 2017
This quiz is hilarious
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Level 68
May 14, 2017
Just saying, Luke does not kill his dad.
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Level 60
Nov 4, 2018
Yes, Luke takes off Vader's helmet.
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Level 68
Nov 21, 2019
Was about to die from electrecution, and he can survive without helmet temporarily.
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Level 16
Jul 12, 2017
Love this quiz and the descriptions are good.
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Level 12
Sep 9, 2017
"FURBY FROM CHINA TOWN"
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Level 19
Apr 30, 2018
love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

but didnt do very well

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Level 81
Oct 15, 2018
This made me laugh out loud a few times. Thanks :)
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Level 28
Oct 18, 2018
Never seen Grease, Christmas Story and Psycho, but correctly got the rest.

Lol'd hard at the fate of that poor iceberg. XD

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Level 60
Oct 26, 2018
Very funny. I have always thought Stockholm Syndrome when viewing Beauty and the Beast.
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Level 83
Aug 26, 2019
"Drops acid" made me lol
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2019
Remarkably, that's actually the only description that isn't accurate. All the others, however comically rendered, are technically correct.
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Level 53
Aug 27, 2019
The F13 clue is actually wildly inaccurate, but you mention hockey and a machete and people are going to think of the series.
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Level 67
Aug 28, 2019
Oh yeah. I solved that one so fast that I didn't even register it. But you're right. One could argue that Jason being the killer is correct because some of the clues (Star Wars and Lord of the Rings) allude to events across the entire film series rather than just the original, so it's conceivably asking for the whole franchise name rather the original movie specifically, but Jason definitely was not a hockey player.
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Level 94
Aug 26, 2019
total fun and a few real laughs... great job!
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Level 88
Aug 26, 2019
The fourth question was my favorite; apt description and it made me chuckle.
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Level 35
Nov 18, 2019
Good quiz, but you need to change the description for Up. Carl's wife died, she didn't leave him.
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Level 47
May 24, 2024
That counts though, right?
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Level 68
Nov 21, 2019
13. An improvement from when I apparently got 5 2 years ago :/
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Level 30
Dec 17, 2019
Love the quiz! I have perhaps an easier one, check it out!

Badly Described Disney Movies

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Level 36
Mar 20, 2020
What's the Meatloaf/Fight Club reference?
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Level 88
Dec 27, 2021
Meatloaf was an actor in the movie.
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Level 28
Apr 16, 2020
Wow I wrote Kung fu kid instead of Karate Kid. (inner face slap)
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Level 68
May 13, 2020
Missed Billy Elliot and Psycho
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Level 59
Sep 11, 2020
Only it wasn't Stockholm syndrome, because Belle didn't sympathize with the beast over kidnapping her. The beast sympathized with Belle over being kidnapped, and let her go.
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Level 66
Mar 18, 2021
Couldn't agree more ^^
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Level 83
Sep 12, 2020
badly described ?. some are wonderfully described ( lotr / Star wars). The wizard of oz one was funny , but the reality of that movie is that all the oz part is a dream because Dorothy is concussed after the tornado, the wicked witch is just the neighbour lady on the bike seen in the start of the movie.
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Level 49
Oct 6, 2020
I love it. could you please make another one?
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Level 57
Feb 12, 2021
Funny quiz.

A bit heavy on the Disney/children side though

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Level 31
Feb 12, 2021
I was a bit upset on the description of the karate kid. It may be badly described, but it is not true. He actually does teach him karate. AND NOT JUST TO MAKE HIM DO CHORES. It is a lesson that works very well. Sorry I am so mad at this. Its just that I get heated when stuff like that is said. Great quiz otherwise!
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Level 66
Mar 18, 2021
I'm sure its a partial joke.
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Level 65
Mar 26, 2021
"Reclusive weirdo and his mutant employees lure children into his factory with sweets then dispose of them one by one"

Honestly, I needed this.

5 stars and subbed.

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Level 64
Jun 29, 2021
Could you change "Two little men" to "Four little men and their companions?" It's just too obscure as it is at the moment!
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Level 60
Aug 4, 2021
Or a big weirdo with a staff and his little accomplices
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Level 60
Jul 11, 2021
Lol
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Level 27
Dec 12, 2021
this is so funny!
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Level 56
Dec 21, 2021
SUCH fun. Made me realise I still haven't seen Psycho (or even heard of A Christmas Story).
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Level 67
Dec 23, 2021
Didn't care for this one. The attempts to be witty are a little leaden. Dorothy never dropped acid. C3P0 and R2D2 aren't gay. Jason isn't even in the first Friday the 13th movie, and he isn't a hockey player. I get that it's all tongue-in-cheek, but there is a difference between being playful and being wrong. Also not sure why we needed three animated Disney films released within five years of each other. Nice idea, poor execution.
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Level 82
Jan 23, 2022
He is in the first movie. He's just not the killer.
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Level 58
Apr 29, 2024
If by "poor execution" you mean "bad descriptions," I think you missed the point of this quiz
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Level 78
Dec 23, 2021
My favorite was the Titanic clue...also Luke didn't kill his father.
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Level 79
Dec 23, 2021
GENIUS!
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Level 68
Dec 26, 2021
You'll shoot your eye out kid
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Level 28
Aug 27, 2022
Great quiz
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Level 60
Sep 21, 2022
Great quiz, but how in the world is A Christmas Story guessed less often than Billy Elliot?
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Level 49
Oct 21, 2023
It's probably a film that gets lost in the glut of Xmas movies that gets churned out every year.
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Level 58
Apr 29, 2024
Nah. It's a classic
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Level 55
Nov 27, 2022
This is the best quiz I've seen on this entire website
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Level 68
Apr 18, 2023
No, could you try and explain them better?
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Level 48
May 2, 2023
This was a good quiz, but I feel like "Up" was poorly described in that the wife didn't just "leave him," she died, and that definitely affected my ability to guess the answer because of the implications made by the phrasing of that clue. Otherwise, I did enjoy this.
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Level 92
May 23, 2023
Well, if she didn't leave him when she died, it would be an entirely different movie all together. More Halloween-themed, for sure :).
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Level 60
Jun 18, 2023
I thought the fourth one was talking about despicable me, and was talking about gru and his minions
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Level 43
Oct 22, 2023
Here I'll describe one :)

Nerd guy likes crazy girl, their adoptive child is an alien disguised as flora

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Level 34
Oct 22, 2023
i watch so many movies that my daughter thinkgs i watch too many and I got this soooo easily... It was all wotrth it mwahahahahaha
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Level 28
Oct 27, 2023
Tried coming up with some of these with my friend. We got "Criminal finds a weird lamp and uses it to marry a princess" for Aladdin. This was so much better, I'm laughing so hard. Awesome job!
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Level 66
Dec 13, 2023
Disney, Disney, Disney and then suddenly Psycho. Weird mix. :)
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Level 58
Apr 29, 2024
Why do people feel the need to correct the quiz when it is purposefully written incorrectly? It's like saying the words are spelled wrong in a misspelled words quiz...
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Level 47
May 24, 2024
why are these accurate though lol