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Will you play the One Word Clue Guess That Movie Game?

Asked by mazingerz88 (23845points) 1 week ago from iPhone

Participants give just “one single word” as clue to the movie they have in mind.

That one word could be part of a memorable line in the film. It could be the first name or the last name of a character. A certain device which played a big part in the story. A place. An incident. A wardrobe. A prop. And so on.

Players can join and start anytime. Word givers please check in when you can to acknowledge a winner and guessers please be patient for acknowledgment that you gave the right answer. There’s a chance this game will go on for days.

This game ends on the last day of 2019. Big winner is the jelly who has the most number of correct answers.

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173 Answers

mazingerz88's avatar

I’ll start. The word is “cannoli.”

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Brian’s Song?

Toast.

mazingerz88's avatar

Not Brian’s Song.

Toast. That’s a tough one. lol My cannoli is easier.

Vignette's avatar

Toast – Rocky Horror Picture Show.

“Dug”

mazingerz88's avatar

^^Pixar’s Up?

Vignette's avatar

^^Thumbs Up^^

“Plastics”

mazingerz88's avatar

Really? lol That dog is certainly unforgettable.

mazingerz88's avatar

^^The Graduate

Dutchess_lll's avatar

@Vignette…The Graduate. (You can thank F luther that I learned that here just the other day.)

mazingerz88's avatar

@Dutchess_III Your hubby might know the right answer to my “cannoli.”

Dutchess_lll's avatar

He doesn’t know…. The Godfather?

raum's avatar

Leave the gun, take the cannoli.

Cannoli: Godfather?
Plastics: Mean Girls?

“Inconceivable!”

Vignette's avatar

@raum Plastics was indeed The Graduate. “I just have one word for you. Plastics”

raum's avatar

Much better quote.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

The Princess Bride @raum.

raum's avatar

Yup! Probably too easy, but I couldn’t help myself. Love that movie!

Dutchess_lll's avatar

One word is tough!

Sagacious's avatar

This is a new one:

Noodle salad

(I’m afraid this game doesn’t work so well with this site’s format…total chaos)

Dutchess_lll's avatar

WHAT IS THE ANSWER TO CANNOLI????

Sagacious's avatar

Here’s one: Geronimo.

Brian1946's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1

“Slimer.”

Ghostbusters.

Brian1946's avatar

@Sagacious

Hot Shots! Part Deux?

Brian1946's avatar

…the Bounty Hunter? ;-p

anniereborn's avatar

Cellar Door (is that one word or two? I dunno)

Brian1946's avatar

@Patty_Melt

One of the Terminator movies?

Brian1946's avatar

I have one that I’m sure someone who was alive in the previous century will get:

Shane!

Dutchess_lll's avatar

This one word is not working..

Brian1946's avatar

I have another one that should be at least somewhat answerable:

Rosebud…

Patty_Melt's avatar

@ Brian yes on terminator.

Brian1946's avatar

@Dutchess_lll

I basically agree.

I guess if we stay within the game’s parameters, the challenge is for the asker to think of an iconic, and in that sense recognizable word.

Perhaps I should summon the fount of cinematic knowledge, FILMFANN, to energize this thread.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

“Rosebud” is from a 50s film….WHAT WAS IT! Mutiny on the Bounty?

Patty_Melt's avatar

Rosebud is easy, Citizen Kane. I haven’t watched that in quite a while. I’m long overdue.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Shane is bugging me. I feel I should know.
Is it something John Wayne was in?

Brian1946's avatar

Nope.

The lead actor was about a foot shorter than him- Alan Ladd.

There’s a real strong literal link between that word and the movie’s title.

Brian1946's avatar

It’s not Mongo.

If that’s a clue to another movie, then my guess is Blazing Saddles.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Yes, it is, and you guessed it. :-)

Brian1946's avatar

TOGA’s a great clue, but I’ll let one of my acolytes have a chance to answer. ;-)

Patty_Melt's avatar

@Dutchess, if you are finishing the title of mine, then yes.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Animal house. “Badges!”

Patty_Melt's avatar

Moses

Cows

Emerald

Calypso

Wallace

Poppies

Groot

Coke

mazingerz88's avatar

@Dutchess_III got the right answer to my cannoli clue first. The Godfather.

Needless to say I will tabulate the scores myself later on.

To try for Dutchess_III “ocean” Is it Titanic?

rebbel's avatar

Amnesia

mazingerz88's avatar

@rebbel ^^Bourne Identity?

Re @stanleybmanly “courage”
Is it Mr. Smith Goes To Washington?

Re Patty_Melt “calypso” Is it Pirates of the Caribbean?

Re anniereborn’s “cellar” Could it be…Evil Dead ( Dead by Dawn ) ?

Re Patty_Melt “twinkies” Zombieland

Brian1946's avatar

So nobody here remembers a 1953 movie, where a young boy yells “Shane!”, as Shane rides away into the sunset?

@rebbel

While You Were Sleeping?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Brian1946 -I do. Jack Palance woof!
@rebbel- Dr. No?

Brian1946's avatar

@rebbel

The Truman Show?

Brian1946's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille

Please tell me the title, just to make sure you’re not thinking of City Slickers. ;-)

JP was only 33 then, so I can see the attraction.

For me it was the Tetons.

rebbel's avatar

No.
No.
Are there single words left?
To guess?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Brian1946-“Shane”
—I liked him when he was old too—lol
@rebbel-The one with Harrison Ford? Strange that i can’t remember.lol

rebbel's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Nope.
I could throw in an extra hint, or two.

ucme's avatar

“Bobby!”

rebbel's avatar

Instant film.

ucme's avatar

Shutter Island

rebbel's avatar

Nope.
Nope.

ucme's avatar

Baseball

rebbel's avatar

Just for my information, are these answers, @ucme, or new clues?

ucme's avatar

Was wondering what your extra “nope” was for lol they’re new clues

ucme's avatar

Damn, Shutter Island was such a great guess. Based it on cameras…Instant film & Shutter, plot correct too.

rebbel's avatar

Gotcha.
I haven’t seen it, but it’s not the one.

ucme's avatar

Yeah I get that

mazingerz88's avatar

@rebbel Amnesia. Hmmm…Manchurian Candidate? Spellbound?

rebbel's avatar

Uhuh, no.
Notice that extra clue, “Instant film”.

mazingerz88's avatar

Paycheck? Unknown? Memento? Total Recall?

anniereborn's avatar

@mazingerz88 nope “cellar door” is not Evil Dead

rebbel's avatar

“Ding ding ding”, we have a winner!
Memento.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@rebbel whew, that was driving me nuts

stanleybmanly's avatar

@mazingerz88 No. courage is a bad clue. I meant it for the Wizard of Oz. “Badges!” Is a much better clue for another classic.

rebbel's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille And it was so easy ;-)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@stanleybmanly The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
My turn: rock candy

stanleybmanly's avatar

The “dingus”

stanleybmanly's avatar

Rock candy beats me. “Gobstoppers” I can solve.

stanleybmanly's avatar

For “dingus” think Bogart

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@stanleybmanly – Casablanca?
and no to Willie Wonka.

stanleybmanly's avatar

The dingus was the statue in another Bogart movie.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@stanleybmanly Omg!The Maltese Falcon!
“Woodchipper”

ucme's avatar

So I contributed with 3 efforts no guesses yet, c’mon chaps, play the bloody game or I shall stamp my feet

rebbel's avatar

Ocean Eleven?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme -What About Bob?lol definite guess

mazingerz88's avatar

ADDENDUM : Players, please indicate if the word is a Clue or a Guess.

mazingerz88's avatar

Here is a guess for @ucme’s “Baseball” Is it Moneyball?

For @stanleybmanly’s HAL my guess is Space Odyssey 2001.

mazingerz88's avatar

Here is a clue….CARTOUCHE.

Lol If you guessed this right, you’re awesome in my book.

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Haha :-)

Okay so my clues are…

“Bobby”
Safe
Baseball

Three seperate movies

@mazingerz88 No, not Moneyball.

rebbel's avatar

Clue:
Melancholy

ucme's avatar

Okay, we’re working on entry level so I’ll make it easy with further clues…

Safe – Dentist
Baseball – Camp
“Bobby” – Clone

Sagacious's avatar

@Brian1946 “Geronimo” came from the movie Conspiracy Theory

mazingerz88's avatar

Safe – Dentist is from the film The Marathon Man

Melancholy – my guess is the film Melancholia by Von Trier?

rebbel's avatar

Yup, you got it.

mazingerz88's avatar

^^That movie was hard to watch but it’s great.

ucme's avatar

Had to practically give Marathon Man away :D
The other two are just as simple, think & it will reveal itself.

ucme's avatar

@rudolph The Shining

Patty_Melt's avatar

@mazinger, yes on both.
I knew Twinkies was going to be a gimme for somebody, but I was curious to see who would catch it first.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Most of my clues still have not been solved. Of the list, two are to the same movie.

Some are so easy, I expected them to be solved right away.

I wish there was a way to delete or check off the ones already solved.

rebbel's avatar

Clue: fish

Brian1946's avatar

@Patty_Melt

42: Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy?

Patty_Melt's avatar

Let’s see who is fastest.

42

ucme's avatar

:::Further clue klaxon:::

Baseball – Camp – War

“Bobby” – Clone – Hitler

mazingerz88's avatar

42 – Hitchiker’s Guide

@ucme It’s taking me awhile. I might not have seen those films.

Oh wait, Bobby – clone – Hitler….the Boys From Brazil?

Baseball – camp – war – A League or their Own! Lol

Brian1946's avatar

@Patty_Melt

I’d say I’m fastest because I answered before you posted “42”. ;-o

Or I could be the fastest with the wrong answer.

mazingerz88's avatar

^^You get the point. Not me then.

Patty_Melt's avatar

It wasn’t there when I posted. We must have clicked at the same time. But, yes.

How? Edit another response?

ucme's avatar

@mazingerz88 Right with Boys from Brazil, see, I told you it would hit you like a train lol
Wrong with the other though…try again & if you haven’t seen the film I shall be amazed.

mazingerz88's avatar

If I was really good I would have figured it out with Bobby and Clone. If I was better Bobby would have sufficed. I needed Hitler. lol

CLUE – “Wolfie”

ucme's avatar

Will give next & surely final clue to the remaining film spelling letters of word individually in seperate posts, one minute apart…you ready?

ucme's avatar

So remember, It’s Baseball – Camp – War &...

mazingerz88's avatar

Field of Dreams

ucme's avatar

It’s not letting me post one letter at a time now, how strange

ucme's avatar

Cooler…there you go, gift wrapped!

mazingerz88's avatar

Well, I suck. Lol Someone else will figure it out.

Patty_Melt's avatar

A word like baseball is too general to be a clue. There are hundreds of movies about it or including it.

I will make one quick stab at it.
League Of There Own, just because I really like the movie.

ucme's avatar

Baseball – Steve McQueen
Cooler – Threw/bounced/caught
Camp – POW
War – WWII

The Great Escape

Perfectly good clues, stuck to the rules of the game…next!

mazingerz88's avatar

Did see the film The Great Escape a really, really long time ago. What I remember the most is McQueen’s motorcycle scene.

@Dutchess_III I took a guess with your clue “ocean” last night. I said, is it Titanic?

Is Jack another clue? If it is, my guess is the same, Titanic.

( Dunno why when using my cellphone highlighting a name doesn’t always work. )

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Good guess Jack! Is Titanic. Ocean is not @mazingerz88.

Patty_Melt's avatar

This game is falling apart. The thread is already long enough to lose track of which clues are still in play.

mazingerz88's avatar

Posting my one word movie clues again…for anybody willing to take guesses.

For the first movie the one word clue is….“cartouche”

For the second movie the one word clue is….“wolfie”

I will add a new one which I think should be a bit easier. The one word clue is….“napalm”

mazingerz88's avatar

@Dutchess_lll Guessing again for your one word clue “ocean”....is it the movie “Waterworld”?

Dutchess_lll's avatar

No @mazingerz88. “Ocean” is back. Way back

mazingerz88's avatar

@Dutchess_lll From Here To Eternity? South Pacific?

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Well not THAT old! But excellent guesses.
Are we allowed to give a second hints? Like….“boat”...

mazingerz88's avatar

@Dutchess__III Jaws!

mazingerz88's avatar

Clue….. “La dee da”

Dutchess_lll's avatar

^ The Seven Dwarves. Snow White

mazingerz88's avatar

^^Good guess. Hope it’s the right one.

ucme's avatar

@mazingerz88 “La dee da” Annie Hall

stanleybmanly's avatar

Cigar to the Dutchess!

mazingerz88's avatar

@ucme Very nice! You got it. That wasn’t very hard but not too easy either. You know movies.

My other two clues “cartouche” for one film and “wolfie” for another might be too hard though. My third which is “napalm” should be easy.

Here’s a new clue! This should be easy! The word is….”If”
Yes, “If” LoL

ucme's avatar

Napalm is obviously Apocalypse Now
Cartouche could be The Mummy
Wolfie sounds like it might from another war movie
If, there’s a film with that exact name stars Malcolm McDowell.

Patty_Melt's avatar

@mazinger, actually, League Of Their Own does fit that. The female baseball camps started because the men were off to war.
Madonna earned my respect in that one.

mazingerz88's avatar

@Patty_Melt Agree. Not sure if you noticed but I made the same guess before you did. I credit the film’s director for guiding Madonna in that one. However I couldn’t think of any single word that would by itself describe A League of Their Own. Well, maybe Madonna. lol

@ucme Have to drop easy ones. Apocalypse Now is correct. The Mummy isn’t right but you’re close. Wolfie isn’t from a war movie but sure have lots of action in the film I have in mind. My clue “If”....in the movie or movies that’s from, it always gets mentioned and is pivotal to having a story told. ( there, more clues )

Patty_Melt's avatar

Oh! I did miss that.
I actually feel better about my guess now that I share it with someone who’s doing so well at this game. :-)

ucme's avatar

Wolfie…Halloween II

ucme's avatar

Clue: Bus

ucme's avatar

No but I admire you slightly for saying that.

rebbel's avatar

Bus.
Magical Mystery Tour?

mazingerz88's avatar

@ucme Halloween II ain’t it.

I think a variation of this game should be on TV. ( if not already ) Contestants are given one word clues every 30 seconds until one of them figures which film it is.

Let me do that with my “wolfie” right now. I’ll add one more word as clue. Won’t do it every 30 seconds though. I’ll add a third later.

So, first clue is “wolfie” Second one word clue on the same film is “phone”

______________

To guess on “bus” Is it…..Midnight Cowboy? The Graduate? Superman?

ucme's avatar

No, neither of those.

mazingerz88's avatar

Midnight and The Graduate have scenes ending in buses as I recall. Superman saved a school bus.

Bus, bus , bus. Is it….Forrest Gump? He was waiting for one. lol

ucme's avatar

Hit me with second clues for cartouche & If & you get one back for bus!

mazingerz88's avatar

Deal. Another guess for bus…..Harry Potter? That magical double-decker bus.

Cartouche / Sun

ucme's avatar

No not HP.
Guess: Night at the Museum or possibly Stargate

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