Can You Pick the Word That's Missing From All Three Movie Titles?


By: Stella Alexander

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

"____ Day Afternoon." "Alpha _____." "Man Bites _____." If your mind automatically filled in the blanks with "dog," this is the quiz for you!

In the world of film, there are only so many titles you can give to movies. While it is easy for writers and producers who are working off of a novel, when it comes to creating original pieces, the list of words isn't as endless as you'd think. For films like "Titanic" and "The Terminator," it's expected that you won't find many films with similar words. For films like "A Few Good Men," however, you can be sure there's an abundance of movies with "few," "good," and "men" in their title!

With hundreds of films released every year, how well can you match the ones with similar titles? If a word is missing from all three, can you pick the right one? With "Perfect _________," "When a __________ Calls," and "__________ in Our House," would you recognize the Halle Berry, Camilla Bell, and Fran Drescher thrillers about strangers? Could you pair up the rom-coms of "The Wedding Date," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," and "The Wedding Planner"

Let's test your film knowledge and find out if you have what it takes to pick the missing word from these popular film titles. Lights, camera, action!

______, Actually / Crazy Stupid ______ / ______ & Other Drugs

"Love Actually" is the 2003 romantic comedy with the ensemble cast of Keira Knightley, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, and more. "Crazy, Stupid, Love" is the 2011 film starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Julianne Moore. "Love & Other Drugs" is the 2010 film starring Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal film.


The ______'s Advocate / The ______ Wears Prada / ______ in a Blue Dress

"The Devil's Advocate" is the 1997 film starring Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino. Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway star in the 2006 film, "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Devil in a Blue Dress" is the 1995 film starring Denzel Washington and Tom Sizemore.


The Man in the ______ / The Twilight Saga: New ______ / Transformers: Dark of the ______

"The Man in the Moon" is the 1991 drama starring a young Reese Witherspoon. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner star in the 2009 fantasy film, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon." "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" is the third film in Michael Bay's Transformers series starring Shia LaBeouf.


Vanilla ______ / October ______ / ______ High

"Vanilla Sky" is the 2001 sci-fi film starring Tom Cruise. "October Sky" is the 1999 drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Chris Cooper. "Sky High" is the teen comedy film about superheroes starring Michael Angarano and Danielle Panabaker.


Three Men and a ______ / Million Dollar ______ / Rosemary's ______

"Three Men and a Baby" is the 1987 comedy starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson. "Million Dollar Baby" is the Academy Award-winning film starring Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, and Morgan Freeman. "Rosemary's Baby" is the popular 1968 horror film by Roman Polanski.


Toy ______ / West Side ______ / A Christmas ______

"Toy Story" is the animated Disney film with Tom Hanks and Tim Allen providing the voices for Woody and Buzz Lightyear, respectively. Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno starred in the 1961 musical, "West Side Story," while "A Christmas Story" is the classic holiday film starring Peter Billingsley.


The Lion ______ / The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the ______ / The Last ______ of Scotland

"The Lion King" is the popular animated Disney film featuring voiceovers from Matthew Broderick and James Earl Jones. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" is the third installment in The Lord of the Rings film series. It stars Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, and Viggo Mortensen. "The Last King of Scotland" is the award-winning 2006 historical piece starring Forest Whitaker.


My ______ Fat Greek Wedding / The ______ Lebowski / ______ Hero 6

"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" is the 2002 romantic comedy starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett. "The Big Lebowski" is the 1998 comedy starring Jeff Bridges, and "Big Hero 6" is the Pixar animated film about a robot and a team of machined heroes.


The Breakfast ______ / Fight ______ / The Joy Luck ______

"The Breakfast Club" is the 1985 John Hughes classic starring popular '80s actors such as Molly Ringwald and Emilio Estevez. "Fight Club" is the cult classic released in 1999 starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. "The Joy Luck Club" is a 1993 film based on the novel and stars Ming-Na Wen and Rosalind Chao.


______ Alone / Sweet ______ Alabama / I'll Be ______ For Christmas

"Home Alone" is the 1990 John Hughes Christmas film starring Macaulay Culkin. Reese Witherspoon stars in the 2002 film, "Sweet Home Alabama" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas" is another holiday film starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas.


Groundhog ______ / Independence ______ / Ferris Bueller's ______ Off

"Groundhog Day" is the 1993 comedy starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. "Independence Day" is the 1996 sci-fi film starring Will Smith and Bill Patton. Matthew Broderick stars in the classic 1986 film, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."


A Few ______ Men / ______ Will Hunting / ______ Morning, Vietnam

"A Few Good Men" is the popular 1992 drama starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore. Matt Damon, Robin Williams, and Ben Affleck star in the 1997's award-winning "Good Will Hunting," and Robin Williams makes a double appearance in this question with his 1987 film, "Good Morning, Vietnam."


______ and the Beast / American ______ / Collateral ______

"Beauty and the Beast" is the 1991 animated Disney film. It was re-released as a live-action film in 2017 starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. "American Beauty" is the 1999 drama film starring Kevin Spacey. "Collateral Beauty" is the 2016 drama starring Will Smith, Edward Norton, and Keira Knightley.


10 Things I ______ About You / A Thin Line Between Love and ______ / I Really ______ My Job

"10 Things I Hate About You" is the 1999 film starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film is said to be a retelling of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate" is the 1996 fatal attraction type film starring Martin Lawrence and Lynn Whitfield. "I Really Hate My Job" is the 2007 comedy starring Neve Campbell.


Pretty ______ / Diary of a Mad Black ______ / Scent of a ______

"Pretty Woman" is the 1990 popular romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" is the 2005 Tyler Perry film starring Kimberly Elise and Tyler Perry. "Scent of a Woman" is the 1992 drama film starring Al Pacino.


_____ Wars / ______ Trek / A ______ Is Born

"Star Wars" is the epic film that was released in 1997 starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher. "Star Trek" is the 2009 film starring John Cho and Ben Cross, based on the original TV series. "A Stari s Born" is the 1954 musical starring Judy Garland and James Mason.


Mandela: ______ Walk to Freedom / The ______ Kiss Goodnight / A Very ______ Engagement

"Mandella: Long Walk to Freedom" is the 2013 biopic of Nelson Mandela's life starring Idris Elba. "The Long Kiss Goodnight" is the 1996 thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson and Geena Davis. Marion Cotillard and Audrey Tautou star in the 2004 film, "A Very Long Engagement."


500 Days of ______ / I Know What You Did Last ______ / ______ Catch

"(500) Days of Summer" is the 2009 film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. "I Know What You Did Last Summer" is the 1997 slasher film starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Freddie Prinze Jr. FPJ also starred in the 2001 film, "Summer Catch," alongside Jessica Biel.


We Own the ______ / Saturday ______ Fever / A ______ at the Museum

"We Own the Night" is the 2007 crime film starring Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, and Robert Duvall. John Travolta stars in the 1977 classic, "Saturday Night Fever," and "A Night at the Museum" is the 2006 comedy starring Ben Stiller and Robin Williams.


Cape ______ / Primal ______ / ______ and Loathing in Las Vegas

"Cape Fear" is the 1991 Martin Scorsese thriller starring Robert De Niro and Nick Nolte. Richard Gere and Edward Norton star in the 1996 film, "Primal Fear," and "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is the 1998 film starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.


______ Boys / ______ Santa / ______ Teacher

"Bad Boys" is the 1995 action comedy starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. "Bad Santa" is the comedy holiday film starring Billy Bob Thornton and Bernie Mac. Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake starred in the 2011 comedy, "Bad Teacher."


Ice ______ / The ______ of Innocence / The Avengers: ______ of Ultron

"Ice Age" is the 2002 animated film with voice-overs by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo. Daniel Day-Lewis and Michelle Pfeiffer star in the 1993 film, "The Age of Innocence." "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" is the Marvel superhero film starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth


There's ______ About Mary / ______'s Gotta Give / ______ Wild

"There's Something About Mary" is the 1998 romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Matt Dillon. Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton star in the 2003 film, "Something's Gotta Give," while Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels star in the 1986 film, "Something Wild."


______ War Z / Jurassic ______ / Thor: The Dark ______

"World War Z" is the 2013 sci-fi film starring Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard star in the 2015 adventure, "Jurassic World," and "Thor: The Dark World" is the 2013 Marvel film starring Chris Hemsworth.


______ Born Killers / The ______ / For the Term of his ______ Life

"Natural Born Killers" is the 1994 film starring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis. Robert Redford and Glen Close star in the 1984 film, "The Natural," and "For the Term of His Natural Life" is the popular 1927 silent film.


A Time to ______ / ______ Bill / To ______ a Mockingbird

"A Time to Kill" is the 1996 drama starring Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Matthew McConaughey. "Kill Bill: Vol. 1" is the popular action film starring Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu. "To Kill a Mockingbird" is the 1962 film starring Gregory Peck and Mary Badham.


______, ______ West / Where the _______ Things Are / Into the ______

"Wild Wild West" is the 1999 western film starring Will Smith and Kevin Kline. The popular children's book, "Where the Wild Things Are," was turned into an animated/live-action film in 2009. Emile Hirsch, Kristen Stewart, and Vince Vaughn starred in the 2007 film, "Into the Wild."


Where the ______ Is / Wild at ______ / Crazy ______

"Where the Heart Is" is the 2000 film starring Natalie Portman and Ashley Judd. Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, and Willem Dafoe star in the 1990 film, "Wild at Heart," while "Crazy Heart" was released in 2009, starring Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Colin Farrell.


______less in Seattle / ______ing Beauty / Before I Go to ______

"Sleepless in Seattle" is the 1993 romantic comedy starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. "Sleeping Beauty" was one of Walt Disney's earlier animated films. It was in released in 1959. Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, and Mark Strong star in the 2014 thriller, "Before I Go to Sleep."


It's a Wonderful ______ / A Bug's ______ / ______ of Pi

"It's a Wonderful Life" is the classic 1946 film starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. "A Bug's Life" is the animated Pixar film released in 1998 and "Life of Pi" is the novel-turned-film that was released in 2012.


______ Wide Shut / Snake ______ / Angel ______

"Eyes Wide Shut" is the 1999 thriller starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Nicolas Cage and Gary Sinise star in the 1998 film, "Snake Eyes," and Jennifer Lopez landed the lead in the 2001 film, "Angel Eyes."


______ Poets Society / Night of the Living ______ / The Evil ______

"Dead Poets Society" is the popular 1989 drama starring Robin Williams. "Night of the Living Dead" is the 1968 thriller about a group of friends in an abandoned house. Bruce Campbell and Ted Raimi star in the 1981 horror film, "The Evil Dead."


Malcolm ____ / American History ____ / ____-Men

Denzel Washington starred in the 1992 biographical film about the life of the activist "Malcolm X." "American History X" is the 1998 crime-drama starring Ed Norton. "X-Men" is the 2000 Marvel film with an ensemble cast of Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, and James Marsden.


The ______ of the Lambs / The ______ / ______ of the North

"The Silence of the Lambs" is the popular 1991 horror film starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. It tells the story of Hannibal Lecter. Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, and Andrew Garfield star in the 2016 film, "Silence," and "Silence of the North" is the 1981 film starring Ellen Burstyn and Tom Skerritt.


The ______ Knight / ______ City / ______ Shadows

"The Dark Knight" is the popular 2008 superhero film starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger. It follows the story of Batman. Jennifer Connelly, Rufus Sewell, and Kiefer Sutherland star in the 1998 film, "Dark City." "Dark Shadows" is the 2012 Tim Burton film starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Helena Bonham Carter.


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