Does your family plan special evenings dedicated to family fun such as Movie and Games Nights? Our March Mystery Bake was built around this idea and we included the perfect pre-cursor to your Movie Night, a fun movie themed game!

When it comes to party games, one classic always pops into mind; charades. At one point throughout your life you probably have played this popular game, but just in case you haven’t, there’s no better time than the present! 

One reason this game is always a favourite is that it’s easy to play and you don’t need any materials except for a list of charades topics. We’ve taken the time to prepare over 200 charades movies ideas for you with topics that are both easy and hard, as well as other great charades movie ideas from cartoon movies to funny movies and everything in between. Feel free to tweak the list however you want and when you’re ready all you will need to do is cut them into strips and throw them in a hat for everyone to draw from. As a bonus we have included themed templates in this blog which you can download and use.

Have you ever played charades? If not, here are some easy instructions to help you get started as well as over 200 movie ideas. Have fun!

Movie Night Games – Charades:

  • Print the free template and choose movie ideas from the list below and write them onto each card. Cut out each of the charade cards.
  • Fold these and put them into a pail.
  • Split your group into two teams and decide which team will go first.
  • That team will decide who will act first (don’t worry – everyone gets a turn to be the actor during the game).
  • Team One will then randomly select one charade from the pile and the actor will have 30 seconds to act it out for his/her team.
  • The “actor” is not allowed to speak in charades – he/she can only act silently.
  • If Team One guesses the charade in 30 seconds, they win a point.
  • If they don’t guess it correctly, then Team Two has one chance to guess the correct charade for one point.
  • The game then continues with Team Two randomly selecting a charade and continues with the teams taking turns selecting charades and switching who is acting from each team.

Movie Night Games – 30 Seconds:

  • Print the free template and choose movie ideas from the list below and write them onto each card. Cut out each of the cards.
  • Fold these and put them into a pail.
  • Split your group into two teams and decide which team will go first.
  • That team will decide who will explain first (don’t worry – everyone gets a turn during the game).
  • Team One will then select one card from the pile at at a time and the players will have to guess the movie from the teammate’s explanation with the aim to guess as many possible answers in 30 seconds.
  • The main restriction on the explanation is that it may not contain the actual word or part of the word.
  • For each correct guess the team is awarded one point.
  • The game then continues with Team Two randomly selecting cards and continues with the teams taking turns selecting cards and switching who is explaining from each team.
  • The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Hard Movie Ideas

1. Forrest Gump

2. Pirates of the Caribbean

3. James and the Giant Peach

4. The Wizard of Oz

5. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

6. Cheaper by the Dozen

7. How to Train Your Dragon

8. Freaky Friday

9. Jaws 

10. Mrs. Doubtfire

11. Shrek 

12. Despicable Me

13. Jurassic Park

14. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

15. Back to the Future 

16. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

17. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

18. High School Musical

19. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

20. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

21. My Life as a Zucchini

22. The Bad News Bears

23. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

24. Pitch Perfect

25. Anne of Green Gables

26. Long Way North

Easy Movie Ideas

27. Star Wars

28. Up

29. Madagascar

30. Kung Fu Panda

31. The Muppets

32. The Karate Kid

33. The Parent Trap

34. Ghostbusters

35. Spiderman

36. Big

37. Cars

38. Ant-Man

39. Holes

40. October Sky

41. The Sound of Music

42. Wonder

43. Secondhand Lions

44. Hook

45. Two Brothers

46. My Girl

47. Smallfoot

48. Dog Days

49. Show Dogs

50. Duck Duck Goose

51. Little Giants

52. Cool Runnings

Cartoon Movie Ideas

53. Ratatouille

54. Ice Age

55. A Bugs Life

56. Chicken Run

57. Inside Out

58. Mary and the Witch’s Flower

59. Mune: Guardian of the Moon

60. Chicken Run

61. The Prince of Egypt

62. Balto

63. Cinderella

64. My Neighbor Totoro

65. My Little Pony: The Movie

66. Aladdin

67. Charlotte’s Web

68. Your Name

69. Howl’s Moving Castle

70. Castle in the Sky

71. The Iron Giant

72. Kiki’s Delivery Service

73. The Lego Movie

74. Fantastic Mr. Fox

75. Wreck-It Ralph

76. Ice Age

77. The Land Before Time

Funny Movie Ideas

78. Mean Girls

79. Clueless

80. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

81. Meet the Parents

82. Dumb and Dumber

83. Life of the Party

84. Overboard

85. Addams Family Values

86. Click

87. Megamind

88. Night at the Museum

89. Open Season

90. Shark Tale

91. Rango

92. Charming

93. Trolls

94. Paddington

95. The Sandlot

96. Matilda

97. The Secret Life of Pets

98. Are We There Yet

99. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Dumb Movie Ideas

100. Monster Trucks

101. The Emoji Movie

102. My Little Pony: The Movie

103. Spark: A Space Tail

104. Alice Through the Looking Glass

105. Boo! A Madea Halloween

106. Norm of the North

107. Nine Lives

108. Napoleon Dynamite

109. The Waterboy

110. Pirates of Treasure Island

111. Howard the Duck

112. Daddy Day Camp

113. Paul Blart: Mall Cop

114. A Wrinkle in Time

115. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

116. Catwoman

117. Jack and Jill

118. Dude, Where’s My Car?

119. Son of the Mask

120. Battlefield Earth

121. Saving Christmas

Disney Movie Ideas

122. Frozen

123. Monsters Inc.

124. Toy Story

125. Moana

126. Coco

127. Zootopia

128. Finding Nemo

129. Toy Story

130. The Lion King

131. Mulan

132. Lilo & Stitch

133. Dumbo

134. Beauty and the Beast

135. Pocahontas

136. The Aristocats

137. Sleeping Beauty

138. Tarzan

139. 101 Dalmatians

140. Lady and the Tramp

141. Snow White

142. The Sword in the Stone

143. Bambi

Animal Movie Ideas

144. We Bought a Zoo

145. Cats & Dogs

146. Marmaduke

147. Because of Winn Dixie

148. Eight Below

149. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

150. Beverly Hills Chihuahua

151. The Adventures of Milo and Otis

152. Firehouse Dog

153. Lassie

154. Hotel for Dogs

155. Air Bud

156. The Journey Home

157. Max

158. Free Willy

159. Turner & Hooch

160. Babe

161. Black Beauty

162. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

163. Beethoven

164. Marley & Me

165. Dr. Dolittle

Christmas Movie Ideas

166. Home Alone

167. Elf

168. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

169. The Polar Express

170. A Christmas Carol

171. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

172. The Santa Clause

173. A Christmas Story

174. Jingle all the Way

175. White Christmas

176. It’s a Wonderful Life

177. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

178. Miracle on 34th Street

179. A Charlie Brown Christmas

180. Four Christmases

181. Frosty the Snowman

182. All I Want for Christmas

183. Christmas with the Kranks

184. I’ll Be Home for Christmas

185. Mickey’s Christmas Carol

186. The Nightmare Before Christmas

187. Jack Frost

Valentines Movie Ideas

188. Be My Valentine Charlie Brown

189. The Princess Bride

190. Gnomeo and Juliet

191. Enchanted

192. The Princess Diaries

193. Ever After

194. The Lorax

195. Wall-E

196. The Princess & The Frog

197. Tuck Everlasting

198. A Cinderella Story

199. Tangled

200. The Prince & Me

201. Ella Enchanted