Take another quiz >

Famous Movie Scenes #2

Guess the movies that featured these famous scenes.
Last updated: May 05, 2014
Rate:
5:00
Enter movie here:
0
 / 20 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers
The average score is
Your high score is
Your best time is remaining
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Scene
Movie
Woman and man sensually share a pottery wheel
Ghost
Ape on building tries to swat airplanes
King Kong
Man on a bus bench holds a box of chocolates
Forrest Gump
Right-handed swordsmen fight each other left-handed
The Princess Bride
Man steals artifact by replacing it with a bag of (almost) equally weighted sand
Raiders of the Lost Ark
A fiery whip lashes onto a bearded man's ankle and drags him into the abyss
The Lord of the Rings:
The Fellowship of the Ring
Chariot racer has spiked wheels that damage his opponent's wheels
Ben-Hur
Jogging man is pursued by children. He runs up some steps and
raises his arms in triumph
Rocky II
Man in a field is attacked by a crop-duster plane
North by Northwest
Athlete in a locker room makes his agent uncomfortable by "air drying" after a shower
Jerry Maguire
A plastic bag dances in the wind
American Beauty
Jews are being taken from their homes. Everything is black and white
except for a little girl's red coat
Schindler's List
Woman at a diner fakes orgasm
When Harry Met Sally
Two dogs kiss after trying to eat the same noodle
Lady and the Tramp
Prisoner is transported strapped to a gurney with a mask across his face
The Silence of the Lambs
Man falls to his knees and curses at the sight of the ruined Statue of Liberty
The Planet of the Apes
Singing man twirls around a lampost
Singin' in the Rain
Woman twirls and sings as she frolics across Alpine meadows
The Sound of Music
Girl in bed spins her head around 360 degrees
The Exorcist
Snow globe slips from the hand of a dying man and crashes on the floor
Citizen Kane
+1
level 77
Apr 11, 2014
These are great, keep 'em coming!
+1
level 73
Apr 11, 2014
I love this series...and although the Balrog-Gandalf thing was explained in the Two Towers, the more emotional scene (and the first occurrence) is definitely in the Fellowship.
+1
level ∞
Apr 11, 2014
Fixed
+1
level 70
May 3, 2014
Well, as I frequently lament, how can North by Northwest and Citizen Kane be two of the three lowest scores? Who has time to watch the greatest movies of all time when there's Harry Potter VIII and Lord of the Rings XVI out?
+1
level 75
May 4, 2014
North by Northwest is the only one I missed. Never seen it. I've also never seen the last Harry Potter film, or LotR 16 (though 1 was extremely good, you didn't like it?), nor have I seen Rocky II, Ben-Hur, or past the first 20 minutes or so of the Exorcist. But I got all of those right because the scenes mentioned are all so extremely famous. You see them in montages, they get spoofed and referenced constantly... the attacked by crop duster thing I don't recall seeing before.
+1
level 75
May 5, 2014
Very famous scene. I'm with rgc1600, really surprised actually that more people knew the American Beauty scene than the North By Northwest and Citizen Kane scenes.
+1
level 75
May 8, 2014
I'd say it was just me but then, the percentages seem to bear out my observation.
+1
level 75
Jan 6, 2017
North by Northwest is my favorite Hitchcock movie. He was such a master at suspense, and it slowly builds in this movie. Deserves its iconic status IMO. On the other hand, so many lists have Citizen Kane as the greatest movie of all time that I had to watch it. I somehow missed the giant impact of it all. Perhaps a film expert can enlighten me. Casablanca and GWTW are at the top of my list.
+1
level 44
Oct 30, 2014
i got North by Northwest correct though i've never seen it, its a fairly famous scene. I recognized the Citizen Kane scene and know that he says "rosebud" in the movie and i guessed that, but had no idea what the movie was actually called.
+1
level 66
Sep 12, 2016
I can understand why Citizen Kane is viewed as a historically important movie...but I really don't think its impact has held up at all.
+1
level 71
Jul 6, 2018
Maybe, and hear me out, maybe it's because those movies were released 60-70 years ago and people are more likely to remember the ones that came out in the last decade or so? Or maybe because Harry Potter and LOTR are also book series that are insanely famous? I doubt their percentages will be as high when JetPunk does another similar quiz in 2078... The obsession the QM has with plugging The Princess Bride in every single movie quiz, though, I will never understand.
+1
level 38
Nov 28, 2018
The older movies (especially Hitchcock's) remain with us because of their unique plots. To me, almost all modern movies are just rehashing of old movie plots and the actors themselves don't impress me at all. Some exceptions: Bullitt, Ghost, Pretty Woman, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the Sting.
+1
level 42
May 3, 2014
sadly watching Animaniacs and Tiny Toons prepped me for most of these...except North by Northwest...didn't get that one
+1
level 75
May 4, 2014
Young boy gets hit in stomach by soccer ball, keels over dead. Death is ruled a hate crime.
+1
level 45
May 4, 2014
Lady and the Tramp are eating spaghetti. not noodles.
+1
level 75
May 5, 2014
What do you think a noodle is?
+1
level 62
Sep 12, 2016
Spaghetti made of durum wheat. Noodles are not.
+2
level 50
Aug 31, 2017
Spaghetti is a type of pasta, which is a type of noodle. It's a specific type of noodle.
+1
level 66
May 4, 2014
bearded man
+1
level 80
May 4, 2014
Annoys me when I knew Ghost, I could see the scene, but I had no idea of the name of the movie. And could've guessed the Maguire one, only thought it was Toby (why?), not Jerry :)
+1
level 44
Jun 14, 2014
I make the same mistake! Tobey Maguire was Spider-man.
+1
level 31
Jun 22, 2014
Although I am a huge fan of Hitchcock movies, reason I got North by Northwest was because of Psych the tv show. I actually have a quiz about Hitchcock references in Psych and one of them is literally the plane flying over Lassiter
+1
level 77
Sep 12, 2016
The first time I did this quiz, I only got North by Northwest because Family Guy parodied it.
+1
level 59
Mar 8, 2015
I hate to be pernickety but "Jews are being taken from their homes" is not the focus of that movie. It would be a good description for The Pianist, a holocaust movie that isn't set in the camps.
+1
level 80
Jun 8, 2015
Just "Everything is black and white except for a little girl's red coat" would be adequate description. I remember how big an impression that exact thing made on me when I saw the movie for the first time.
+1
level 44
Sep 12, 2016
The quiz is about famous scenes, not the plot of the movie.
+1
level 72
May 27, 2016
Surprised that only 39% (as of today) got the Princess Bride! So many memorable moments in that movie!
+1
level 50
Aug 31, 2017
Easily one of the most quotable movies ever.
+1
level 66
Sep 12, 2016
only 49% of us nerds got Lord of the Rings?
+1
level 28
Sep 12, 2016
Was about to say the same. I thought it would be one the top answers.
+2
level 75
Sep 12, 2016
North by Northwest was so brilliant because of its amazing camera shots, its mounting suspense, and then the humor Hitchcock managed to sneak in. What other movie director has gone six minutes without lines or background music and still managed to make it thrilling? He really knew how to get into our minds.
+1
level 58
Sep 15, 2016
I am *proud* to say I missed The Princess Bride and the Lord of the Rings. :)
+1
level 66
Oct 23, 2016
Why?
+1
level 68
Mar 7, 2017
I never remember the title Jerry Maguire. It should have been called Show Me The Money.
+1
level 49
Mar 7, 2017
Yes, better clue for a better known scene: 'Athlete gradually cajoles his agent to yell into his phone'.
+1
level 71
Jul 6, 2018
Yeah. Because giving the movie the name of the main character is so random... ;)
+1
level 50
Aug 31, 2017
I really should have gotten the Fellowship of the Ring one.
+1
level 53
Aug 31, 2017
Run Fat Boy Run also had an "airdrying" scene/
More Quizzes in this Series
Similar Quizzes by Tag