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Guess These Badly Described Films

Guess these badly-described movies or series.
Taken from Twitter #explainafilmplotbadly
Quiz by graceoq
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First submittedSeptember 8, 2014
Last updatedJune 26, 2019
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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
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level 62
Sep 8, 2014
Didn't get many. Great quiz.
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level 76
Oct 2, 2014
Probably way too late to give myself a plug and have it count for anything, but I liked my description of Twilight better than any of the descriptions for movies here. Movies by Questionable Premise

A quiz basically in the same vein.
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level 49
Sep 8, 2014
Got em all but Billy Elliot, which I've never even heard of.
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level 55
Sep 9, 2014
Come on, Billy Elliot, dude!
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level 44
Mar 21, 2016
Same Here
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level 57
Nov 5, 2016
I kept trying to enter "Billy Madison"..........(facepalm)
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level 58
Aug 26, 2019
Same.
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level 81
Sep 9, 2014
I forgot his name was Billy. I got the surname only. Also Little Mermaid should be accepted also without the "The". I wonder if Indiana Jones's description would fit Tomb Raider as well? I don't recall museums in that one either. A good quiz otherwise!
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level 17
Sep 11, 2014
I've amended the quiz - Little Mermaid is accepted now, without the 'the'. :)
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level 70
Sep 12, 2014
Nice quiz. Got all but Gremlins and Grease. If you want to change a quiz, first click the Save button and then resubmit (that must be why "Little Mermaid" isn't accepted yet).
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level 17
Sep 15, 2014
Thanks. Have 'resubmitted' now. Just waiting on approval!
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level 73
Sep 15, 2014
was stumped on star wars for a minute. I was trying to think of a movie with robots and incest...finally it dawned on me...duh.
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level 80
Sep 16, 2014
This was hilarious!
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level 60
Sep 16, 2014
This was really funny! Made my day!
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level 68
Sep 16, 2014
Very funny : )
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level 76
Sep 16, 2014
Only missed Billy Elliot... but have never seen that one and have no idea what it's about. The clue for Gizmo... rabbit? really? More like a... small monkey... or maybe a guinea pig... or a Furby. Though I realize Mogwais were around before Furbys.
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level 76
Sep 16, 2014
Koala Bear? Tarsier? He doesn't look anything like a rabbit..
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level 72
Sep 16, 2014
Well, it is supposed to badly describe the movie. But I couldn't think of anything else where something fluffy breeds reptiles that go on a rampage.
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level ∞
Sep 16, 2014
Yeah, I didn't like that one either. I changed it to Furby.
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level 83
Sep 16, 2014
"Harshly reprimands". Yeah, having your head squished like an orange is a pretty harsh reprimand, all right.
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level 77
Sep 16, 2014
I got the 13 that I knew... these descriptions are not that bad, in fact ^^. I especially loved the Lord of the Rings one. The same holds about the books... 1500 pages which can be summarized in one or two (I won't say that I didn't like it at all but the storyline is not really dense).
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level 69
Sep 16, 2014
Great Quiz. Very amusing.
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level 48
Sep 16, 2014
love this quiz (didn't get many right)
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level 29
Sep 16, 2014
This has been ripped straight from sources such as Buzzfeed...
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level ∞
Sep 16, 2014
@Strider. Are you kidding me? This is taken from many Twitter users who tagged their post #explainafilmplotbadly. Buzzfeed is an "aggregator" - not a content creator.
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level 72
Sep 16, 2014
I got all of these right, probably because this is how I always describe movies.
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level 34
Sep 16, 2014
I missed Star Wars because I couldn't stop laughing at "2 Gay Robots" ... perhaps the best quiz on this site.
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level 57
Sep 16, 2014
Agreed. Though didn't the Emperor kill his dad with the lightning?
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level 53
Sep 16, 2014
I'm not all that proud that I got all of these the first time through...I need a life
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level 58
Sep 16, 2014
Why can't you accept THE Karate Kid? :(
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level ∞
Sep 17, 2014
Fixed!
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level 66
Sep 16, 2014
I did better on this one than I do on the other movie quizzes. Only missed one - The Fight Club.
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level 45
Sep 16, 2014
Two of the four I didn't get I haven't seen. Really had to chuckle on some of them. And the descriptions are not very "poor", I'd say, rather "tongue-in-cheek". Loved it!
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level 22
Sep 16, 2014
Are you british?
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level 60
Aug 26, 2019
Who? And why?
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level 79
Aug 26, 2019
Some of the clues mention the word "bloke."
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level 72
Sep 16, 2014
More like this, please!
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level 43
Sep 16, 2014
This is the best thing ever.
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level 53
Sep 17, 2014
Liked the descriptions they made me laugh, but the wife of the old man with balloons dies- doesn't she? Or did I cry because they divorced!!
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level 54
Sep 17, 2014
great idea for a quiz! Highly amusing
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level 50
Sep 17, 2014
Gay robots. Really? Geez.
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level 69
Nov 5, 2016
Yeah, unfair. I don't think R2D2 was gay to be honest.
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level 67
Nov 7, 2016
R2D2 was pretty obviously a power bottom.
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level 23
Sep 18, 2014
Great quiz!
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level 80
Nov 2, 2014
This quiz made me laugh out loud. Love it!
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level 71
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 34
Mar 12, 2015
Great laughs, fantastic quiz XD
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level 70
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 63
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 43
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 72
Mar 4, 2016
genius!
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level 71
Jun 14, 2016
LOVED this!
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level 69
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 69
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 61
Nov 5, 2016
In Up, the man's wife dies.
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level 60
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 76
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 61
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 73
Nov 7, 2016
It was released in many European countries at least.
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level 43
Nov 14, 2016
Uh, yes it was. It was even nominated for three Academy Awards.
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level 60
Jan 22, 2017
Not true. It had general international release.
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level 35
Nov 5, 2016
I watch "A Christmas Story" every Christmas. It's one of my favorite movies!
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level 49
Nov 5, 2016
How is 'A Christmas Story' coming in least recognized?!?!
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level 66
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 76
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 37
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 76
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 55
Nov 5, 2016
This was hilarious
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level 72
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 70
Nov 8, 2016
Quite funny!
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level 58
Nov 9, 2016
That's the best description of Titanic I've ever seen.
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level 31
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 30
Jan 22, 2017
nice one, i totally missed starwars and lord of the rings
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level 62
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 45
Jan 22, 2017
Haha! very funny quiz!
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level 32
Jan 25, 2017
hilarious
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level 40
Apr 7, 2017
Wow. Poor iceberg
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level 57
May 4, 2017
I quit after the second clue due to the homophobic remark.
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level 79
Aug 26, 2019
What homophobic remark?
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level 60
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 79
Aug 26, 2019
Then he’s the one being homophobic, not the quiz.
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level 24
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 35
May 14, 2017
Just saying, Luke does not kill his dad.
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level 62
Nov 4, 2018
Yes, Luke takes off Vader's helmet.
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level 9
Jul 12, 2017
Love this quiz and the descriptions are good.
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level 14
Sep 9, 2017
"FURBY FROM CHINA TOWN"
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level 20
Apr 30, 2018
love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but didnt do very well
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level 70
Oct 15, 2018
This made me laugh out loud a few times. Thanks :)
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level 24
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 73
Aug 26, 2019
"Drops acid" made me lol
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level 60
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 37
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 60
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 78
Aug 26, 2019
total fun and a few real laughs... great job!
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level 76
Aug 26, 2019
The fourth question was my favorite; apt description and it made me chuckle.
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