Can You Guess the Famous Action Film from a Single Sentence?

By: Jouviane Alexandre
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About This Quiz

When we think of our favorite movies, they’re jam-packed with drama, action, and adventure usually in two hours or less. From "Die Hard" to "The Dark Knight," can you guess the famous action film from a single sentence? Let’s find out!

A naval aviator is sent to train at a weapons school and goes against his classmates for the top spot.

"Top Gun" is a1986 film starring Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, and Val Kilmer. The film performed well at the box office, earning over $356 million. It was also selected in 2015 for preservation in the National Film Registry.

A group of psychologists with a specialty in the paranormal start a business of catching ghosts.

The 1984 film, "Ghostbusters," stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis as a group of psychologists who start a ghost-hunting business. The film was exceptionally successful, making over $295 at the box office and was nominated for two Academy Awards. The sequel, "Ghostbusters II," came out in 1989.

An NYPD cop heads to Los Angeles for the holidays before he gets mixed up fighting a heist led by a German terrorist.

“Die Hard” is a 1988 action film starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. The film grossed over $140 million and was followed by four sequels.

An FBI agent goes undercover with a group of surfers to thwart a spree of bank robberies.

"Point Break" is a 1991 film starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. The film garnered over $83 million at the box office.

A doctor is wrongfully accused and convicted of murdering his wife and escapes police custody in hopes of clearing his name.

"The Fugitive" is a 1993 film starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. The film made over $368 million at the box office and was nominated for seven Academy Awards, one awarded to Jones for Best Supporting Actor.

A Vietnam war veteran must go against the corrupt law enforcement in a small town.

"First Blood" is the first film released in the John Rambo film franchise. Starring Sylvester Stallone, the film grossed over $125 million and spawned two sequels that were released in 1985 and 1988, respectively.

Two LAPD detectives are forced to team up to take down a drug-smuggling operation.

"Lethal Weapon" is a 1987 film starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. The film grossed over $120 million from a $15 million budget and it's success led to three sequels.

An Italian boxer allows his rage and jealousy to cause destruction in his personal and professional life.

“Raging Bull” is a 1980 film starring Robert De Niro. The film is the biopic of boxer Jake Lamotta’s life. The film grossed around $23 million and won two of eight Academy Awards for which it was nominated, one of which was Best Actor awarded to De Niro.

An archaeologist goes in search of the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis can acquire it.

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" is a 1984 Indiana Jones film, the first film in the Indiana Jones film franchise. The film stars Harrison Ford. It grossed over $389 million.

A Cuban native moves to Miami and transforms himself into a successful, yet dangerous drug kingpin.

"Scarface" is a 1983 film starring Al Pacino. The film is about the drug kingpin Tony Montana, who has his own rags to riches story. Although grossing only $65 million, the film has a massive cult following.

After a 'rebel alliance' steals the plans to a dictatorship's space station, their princess is held hostage.

"Star Wars" is a 1977 film that begins one of the largest and most successful film franchises ever. The film stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher. The movie grossed over $775 million and continues with nine more films and counting.

A passenger is forced to drive a city bus that is set to explode if it goes below 50 mph.

“Speed” is a 1994 film starring Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, and Sandra Bullock. The film won two Academy Awards and grossed over $350 million.

A group of super heroes teams up to stop one of their own brothers from taking over the Earth.

“The Avengers” was the sixth Marvel Comic films to be released. During its 2012 release, the film grossed over $1.5 billion. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, and Chris Hemsworth.

A group of mutants try to stop another from mutating the world's leaders.

X-Men is a 2000 Marvel Comics films starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, and Hugh Jackman. The film became the first of many in the X-Men film franchise which currently has 10 films and counting.

A young man trains to be an assassin after finding out about his father's role in a secret society.

Wanted is a 2008 action film starring James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, and Morgan Freeman. The story follows a young man who joins "The Fraternity," a secret society of skilled assassins. The film made over $341 million at the box office.

After the death of his emperor, a general is forced into slavery and fights his way to revenge in the arena.

"Gladiator" is a 2000 film starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. The film grossed over $457 million and won five Academy Awards, two of which were Best Actor for Russell Crowe and Best Picture.

A young man teams up with a group of 'bots' to stop a villainous faction from building an army on Earth.

"Transformers" is a 2007 action film starring Shia LaBeouf. The film made over $700 million at the box office and continued with four sequels, two of which star Shia LaBeouf and the last two starring Mark Wahlberg.

An Amazonian princess with special abilities uses them to help during World War I.

"Wonder Woman" is a 2017 film starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine. The film is part of the DC Comics franchise. It received critical acclaim and made over $821 million at the box office.

After a police officer is murdered, he is brought back to life as a cyborg.

"Robocop" is a 1987 film starring Peter Weller. He stars as Alex Murphy, a police officer who is murdered by a gang before being brought back as a cyborg. The film grossed over $53 million and won an Academy Award.

A woman takes revenge on a group of assassins who tried to kill her and her child.

"Kill Bill" is a 2003 film starring Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, and Vivica A. Fox. The film made over $180 million at the box office and had its sequel released one year later in 2004.

A masked vigilante must protect his city from a deranged criminal whose purpose is to create chaos.

"The Dark Knight" is a 2008 DC Comics film about the story of Batman. The film stars Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, and Michael Caine. The film received critical acclaim and grossed over $1 billion dollars. Heath Ledger was posthumously awarded with the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

An anarchist leads a series of terrorist attacks against the corrupted U.K. in order to bring down the government.

V for Vendetta is a 2005 film starring Natatie Portman, Hugo Weaving, and Stephen Rea. Based on the DC Comics novel, the film grossed over $132 million.

A computer programmer goes against a group of machines that has subdued the human population in order to use them as a source of energy.

"The Matrix" is a 1999 film starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne. The film garnered over $463 million at the box office and continued with two sequels. It also won four Academy Awards and, in 2012, was selected for preservation into the National Film Registry.

After being rescued from an accident in the ocean, a man wakes up suffering from amnesia to find himself being hunted down.

"The Bourne Identity" is a 2002 action film starring Matt Damon. The film grossed over $214 million at the box office and was followed by four sequels.

Two Miami PD detectives are forced to track down $100 million in drugs before their department shuts down.

"Bad Boys" is a 1995 film starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. The film grossed over $141 million and spawned a sequel that was released in 2003.

An LAPD detective is tasked with taking down a professional thief and his crew.

"Heat" is a 1995 film starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. The film went on to gross over $187 million.

A San Francisco inspector works to take down a serial killer.

"Dirty Harry" is a 1971 film starring Clint Eastwood as the title character. The film grossed around $36 million and spawned a number of sequels. In 2012, the film was chosen for preservation into the National Film Registry.

A cyborg goes back in time to kill a woman who will mother a son who works to lead the world against machines.

"The Terminator" is a 1984 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton. The film grossed over $78 million and spawned four sequels.

A former CIA operative attempts to rescue his daughter after she has was kidnapped in France.

"Taken" is a 2008 action film starring Liam Neeson. The film grossed over $226 million and was followed by two sequels.

A king leads a group of Spartans into battle against the Persians.

"300" is an epic action film starring Gerard Butler and Lena Headey. The film grossed over $456 million and its sequel was released in 2014.

A group of fast driving friends attempt to steal $100 million from a corrupt Brazilian businessman.

"Fast Five" is a 2011 action film starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker. The film is the fifth in "The Fast and the Furious" franchise. Performing well in the box office, the movie garnered over $626 million.

A man must clear his name after he is accused of murdering his entire special ops force.

"Mission: Impossible" is a 1996 film starring Tom Cruise and Jon Voight. The film earned over $457 million while also spawning a film franchise that by 2018 will include six sequels.

A husband and wife are tasked with killing one another, only to find out they are both assassins.

"Mr. & Mrs. Smith" is a 2005 film starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The film grossed over $478 million.

A man leads a special ops team in a hostage rescue mission as his team is being hunted down.

"Predator" is a 1987 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers. The film grossed over $98 million and had two sequels, released in 1990 and 2010, respectively. The film also crossed over with the "Alien" film franchise.

While investigating a transmission in space, a crew is under attack by an extraterrestrial.

"Alien" is a 1979 film starring Tom Skerritt and Sigourney Weaver. The film grossed over $200 million at the box office and won an Academy Award. It spawned two prequels, three sequels, and two crossovers with the "Predator" film series.

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