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I Had My Mom Try To Describe 17 Famous Movies – How Many Can You Name?

Good luck. You're gonna need it.

I love movies. I watch them all the time, but my mom doesn't. I thought it'd be funny to see how well she'd be able to describe some very famous movies. Can you guess which movies she's trying to describe? Good luck.

  1. "It's one of those animated films. Man, I don't know. Outer space with monsters and a galaxy far away."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Avatar!

    Via 20th Century Fox
  2. "It's about a man who has dreams of, from a young boy, creating a, um, fun place for other people to enjoy, um, entertainment and circus acts that they wouldn't otherwise be able to see. And his dreams come true."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    This one is The Greatest Showman!

    Via 20th Century Fox
  3. "Oh, I love this movie. It takes place years ago. It's about young women of color who were not able to... well, they weren't looked at as important people in the workforce. And then they help out and get recognized for the good work they've done."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    This one is Hidden Figures!

    Via 20th Century Fox
  4. "It's about fighting where people don't discuss where they're going. They just, like, gather together and people bet money on the winner or loser."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    This one is Fight Club!

    Via 20th Century Fox
  5. "Oh, I can't remember the name of the actor, but it's a scary movie. He's like an axe murderer or something. That's all I know."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Did you get this one? It's The Shining.

    Via Warner Bros.
  6. "Oh, that's a cute movie. It's a young couple who don't like each other in the beginning. They met at college. They spend time together and they decide that they do like each other and they become a couple."

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    Wrong! 

    Sounds like a lot of rom-coms, but this one is about When Harry Met Sally...

    Via Castle Rock Entertainment
  7. "Man, the music just plays in my head. Scares you to be in the water. It's about a big shark that, um, is out to get these people who are, um, also trying to kill the shark so the town can be safe for other swimmers."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    This one is Jaws!

    Via Universal Pictures
  8. "I can see the guy's face. I just don't remember his name. But Jodie Foster is in it. It's about a man who, um, who is a person who, oh gosh. Who is this guy? Oh, I remember now. He attracts young women and keeps them captive and doesn't give them food to eat so he can shrink their bodies. He takes their skin and makes another body out of the skins of all these female victims."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Remember The Silence of the Lambs? My mom surprisingly does.

    Via Orion Pictures
  9. "It has Clark Gable in it, and I don't remember the woman, but it's during wartime and she has to save the plantation so it can live on. She falls in love with Clark Gable, but I guess she has a lot of issues and he finally decides it's not worth it."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Gone with the Wind!

    Via MGM
  10. "It's an animated film with Ed Asner. I only remember seeing a small clip where he is in a home with another young animated figure, and I guess... I'm not sure if they dream it that the house is floating, but that's all I know about that film. But they probably just see the world from above and it gives them a different impression of people and things."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Somehow this one is about Up!

    Via Pixar
  11. "It's with Tom Hanks. He's a kind, young man who goes about life in simple ways and good things always seem to happen and he sees the best of people in situations."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Forrest Gump!

    Via Paramout Pictures
  12. "One of my favorites. It's about a man who gets accused of a crime that I don't believe he committed, and he's put in prison. He works the system and then figures out a way to escape and brings the other police officers to the crimes that they've committed. His friend in jail when he gets released knows where to find this man. And then life is happy again."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's The Shawshank Redemption!

    Via Columbia Pictures
  13. "Meryl Streep is the editor of a fashion house or magazine, and she's nasty to all of her employees. Then a young employee becomes her right-hand man and helps her through the season of fashion and the magazine lives on."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's The Devil Wears Prada!

    Via 20th Century Fox
  14. "I don't remember her name, but the upper-class female meets the guy... I don't remember his name. I thought he was a musician, but maybe he's not. I guess they meet, fall in love, the ship goes down, and they go down together."

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    Wrong! 

    She's sort of right! It's Titanic!

    Via Paramount Pictures
  15. "It's a baseball movie about a female baseball league. Madonna and Tom Hanks are in it."

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    Wrong! 

    This one was easy! It's A League of their Own!

    Via Columbia Pictures
  16. "I know that's with Oprah Winfrey. I saw the movie many years ago. It's about the life and hardships of an African American woman."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    This one is The Color Purple!

    Via Amblin Entertainment
  17. She's a police officer. Undercover. She goes to the pageants, and even though she doesn't like the idea in the beginning, in the end she learns to understand different sides of people. I think they catch the crooks in the end. Oh, I think Candice Bergen is in that movie."

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's Miss Congeniality!

    Via Warner Bros. Pictures

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