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The Big List of 270 Charades Movie Ideas (Updated 2021)

By Ciarán.

Playing charades with your family or friends can be a great way to come together and connect with one another. Nowadays spending time with your family and friends means playing video games or watching a movie together. But why not play a game of charades about the movies you love to watch? Read below for a list of movie ideas that can be used during a game of charades or use our charades ideas generator for free!

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Table of Contents

  1. Action Movies for Charades
  2. Comedy Movies for Charades
  3. Romantic Comedy Movies for Charades
  4. Drama Movies for Charades
  5. Horror Movies for Charades
  6. Thriller Movies for Charades
  7. Sci-Fi Movies for Charades
  8. Kids Movies for Charades
  9. Christmas Movies for Charades
  10. Printable cards of movie charades words and ideas

Action Movies for Charades

Who doesn’t love a good action movie? Here are a few action movies to get you started on your game of charades!

  • Die Hard
  • The Transporter
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Bourne Identity
  • James Bond: Casino Royale
  • Suicide Squad
  • Hancock
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • The Terminator
  • Predator
  • Taken
  • Kill Bill: Volume 2
  • Mission Impossible: Fallout
  • Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Gladiator
  • Tomb Raider
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Wonder Woman 1984
  • John Wick
  • Logan
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Black Panther
  • Baby Driver
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Alien
  • The Accountant
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • The Hitman's Bodyguard
  • Black Widow

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Comedy Movies for Charades

It’s always good to laugh! Instead of laughing at a movie, why not laugh together in a game of charades?

  • Anchorman
  • Superbad
  • The Other Guys
  • Step Brothers
  • Liar Liar
  • Knocked Up
  • Zoolander
  • Tropic Thunder
  • Dodgeball
  • Old School
  • The 40-Year Old Virgin
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Meet the Fockers
  • Knives Out
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Game Night
  • Tag
  • The Nice Guys
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Booksmart
  • My Spy
  • Good Boys
  • Shazam!
  • Hustlers
  • Free Guy
  • Baywatch
  • Blockers

Romantic Comedy Movies for Charades

There are people that like romcoms, and people that pretend they don’t like romcoms… Here’s a list of some romantic comedies that can be acted out!

  • There’s Something About Mary
  • Wedding Crashers
  • About Time
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Pretty Woman
  • 50 First Dates
  • Love Actually
  • Notting Hill
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary
  • The Notebook
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Clueless
  • Bridesmaids
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Trainwreck
  • The Proposal
  • The Big Sick
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • 500 Days of Summer
  • Always Be My Maybe
  • Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • The Longshot
  • Isn't It Romantic
  • Love, Simon
  • The Half Of It
  • Home Again
  • I Feel Pretty

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Drama Movies for Charades

Prove you should be in Hollywood and show your dramatic side!

  • Titanic
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Forrest Gump
  • American Beauty
  • Goodfellas
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Godfather
  • Rocky
  • 127 Hours
  • There Will Be Blood
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Green Mile
  • Boyhood
  • Cast Away
  • Vice
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Green Book
  • Spotlight
  • Lion
  • Gifted
  • Call Me By Your Name
  • Wonder
  • A Star is Born
  • Southpaw
  • The Favourite
  • Moonlight
  • Whiplash
  • Beautiful Boy
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Horror Movies for Charades

Maybe don’t act these out as well as they do in the movies…

  • The Shining
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Scream
  • The Conjuring
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • The Exorcist
  • The Human Centipede
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Jaws
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Halloween
  • Ring
  • 28 Days Later
  • The Thing
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Us
  • Hereditary
  • Get Out
  • The Witch
  • Don't Breathe
  • Mother!
  • It
  • A Quiet Place
  • Split
  • The Wailing
  • The Invisible Man
  • Bird Box

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Thriller Movies for Charades

Raise the tension in the room with some thrilling acting - try these thrillers in your next game of charades:

  • Inception
  • The Departed
  • Heat
  • Léon: The Professional
  • Black Swan
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Run Lola Run
  • Seven
  • Sin City
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Minority Report
  • The Game
  • Shutter Island
  • The Fugitive
  • The Others
  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
  • Mulholland Dr.
  • Insomnia
  • Chinatown
  • 21 Grams
  • Mystic River
  • The Prestige
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Prisoners
  • Collateral
  • Lucky Number Slevin
  • Oldboy
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Apocalypto
  • V for Vendetta
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Straw Dogs
  • Munich
  • The Next Three Days
  • Parasite
  • Gerald's Game

Sci-Fi Movies for Charades

You'll have to make SPACE to act these ideas out... Get it? Cause space?... Never mind.

  • Twelve Monkeys
  • Snowpiercer
  • District 9
  • Children of Men
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Avatar
  • Minority Report
  • The Fly
  • Total Recall
  • Blade Runner
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Interstellar
  • Arrival
  • ET: The Extra Terrestrial
  • Back to the Future
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Matrix
  • Tenet
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Moon
  • The Martian
  • Ready Player One
  • Kong: Skull Island
  • Source Code
  • Ad Astra
  • Annihilation
  • Sorry To Bother You
  • Gravity

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Kids Movies for Charades

Check out these movie ideas the whole family can know! You can also try our kids charades generator here.

  • Wall-E
  • Despicable Me
  • The Incredibles
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Toy Story
  • Frozen
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Big Hero Six
  • Moana
  • The Lion King
  • Minions
  • Inside Out
  • Up
  • The Lego Movie
  • Finding Dory
  • Monsters Inc.
  • Shrek
  • Chicken Run
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Dumbo
  • Rango
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Trolls
  • Dolittle
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Scoob!
  • The House with a Clock in its Walls
  • Togo
  • Soul

Christmas Movies for Charades

That time of the year? Try these Christmas movies for your holiday charades time. Or, for a completely Christmas themed charades experience, try our Christmas charades generator here.

  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Die Hard
  • A Christmas Story
  • Scrooge
  • Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Christmas Vacation
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Home Alone
  • Bad Santa
  • Trading Places
  • Scrooged
  • Joyeux Noël
  • Elf
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • Silent Night
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Love Actually
  • The Santa Clause
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  • It Happened on Fifth Avenue
  • Last Christmas
  • The Christmas Chronicles
  • Noelle
  • The Night Before
  • Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
  • Happiest Season
  • Klaus
  • Arthur Christmas

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Printable Cards of Charades Ideas for Movies

You can download the movie charades ideas we went through above in PDF format - just click the link below, print them off and cut them up to use them. You could also save the environment and click here to use our movie charades generator.

Download a printable list of movie ideas for charades

Our movie ideas are sure to help you out in your game of charades!

That's a Wrap!

There are many more genres and movies to choose from, however, we hope this list helps to kick-start your charades fun! If you’d like more movie ideas or other random charades ideas based on different topics, you can click here for our free charades ideas generator!

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