This Quiz Will Test Your Spelling And Movie Knowledge. Good Luck!

By: Khadija Leon
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About This Quiz

Some of the most popular movies in the world have very difficult spellings, from "Thor: Ragnarok" to "Reservoir Dogs" to "The Bridge on the River Kwai." People have been struggling to spell and pronounce some of these movies for decades. While some of the names are foreign, most of them are not, but due to their spelling they seem that way. 

Many of us may not have performed well in English class back in high school, but because we have seen and heard of these movies so many times, we should at least be able to spell the titles out. Some of us get tripped up on using "ck" instead of just a "c" or a "k." Sometimes words sound the same but have different meanings and spelling. For example, the words "sail" or "sale,"  or "there," "their" and "they're" can be very confusing.

How well will you be able to identify some of the most tricky and hard-to-spell movie titles in the history of film? Will you turn out to be a movie spelling bee champion, or will you this quiz leave you feeling like you need to take some English classes? The only way to find out is to take this quiz!

"Ratatouille" is a 2007 American Pixar animated film about an anthropomorphic rat who is a talented chef, but because he is a rat he is not able to live his dream. After he befriends a young boy who works in a kitchen, the two begin to cook some of the best dishes that the high-end restaurant ever put out.

"Independence Day: Resurgence" is the 2016 sequel to "Independence Day," which was released in 1996. Twenty years after the first invasion of Earth, the planet is faced with a different and more dangerous kind of threat. Many of the original cast reappeared in the sequel alongside many new faces, including Liam Hemsworth and Jessie T. Usher.

"Shrek Forever After" is a 2010 animated film and the fourth movie of the Shrek series. In this installment, the gang must defeat the evil Rumpelstiltskin, who, after tricking the ogre into signing a sketchy contract, wants to erase Shrek’s entire existence.

"The Shawshank Redemption" is a 1994 American drama film, based on a Stephen King novella called "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption." It follows a banker named Andy Dunfresne who was convicted of murdering his wife. He befriends an inmate.

"Transformers: Age of Extinction" is a 2014 American science-fiction film based on the Transformers cartoon and toy line. It is the fourth installment of the film series and follows a new group of humans who must help the Autobots to defeat a new threat.

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" is a 1981 American action film, which was the first of the Indiana Jones film franchise. It follows actor Harrison Ford as the lead, Indiana, who goes on a search for the Ark of the Covenant, in order to prevent the Nazis from getting it.

"Dr. Zhivago" is a 1965 British-Italian romance film, which stars actor Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. The movie tells the story of a married Russian doctor who falls in love with the wife of a political activist during World War I and the Russian Civil War.

"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" is a 2001 adventure film, based on a novel by J.R.R. Tolkein with the same name. It is the first of three in the series and tells the story of a group of hobbits, elves, dwarves and humans who travel through Middle Earth to destroy the One Ring of power.

"Apocalypto" is a 2006 adventure film which was directed by Mel Gibson. The movie is set in the year 1511 in Guatemala. It follows a young hunter and his tribesmen, who are captured by invaders after the destruction of their village. To avoid being human sacrifices, the group must escape their captors.

"Citizen Kane" is a 1941 American mystery film which was the first feature film by actor and director Orson Welles. It follows the death of a newspaper publishing tycoon and the efforts of a reporter as they try to find the meaning of the magnate’s last words.

"Terminator 2: Judgment Day" is a 1991 American science-fiction film and the second of the Terminator series. The sequel follows Sarah Connor and her 10-year-old son John as they are followed by a new and more advanced terminator who was sent back in time to kill him.

"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" is a 1982 American science-fiction film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg. It follows a gentle alien who, after being stranded on Earth, befriends a young boy who tries to help him find his way home.

"Slumdog Millionaire" is a 2008 British drama film which is based on the novel "Q & A," by Vikas Swarup. It follows an 18-year-old teen named Jamal who was brought up in the slums of Mumbai and later makes it on the Indian version of the TV show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”

The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 American thriller film, based on a best-selling novel with the same name by Dan Brown. It is the first in the film series and it is centered around a professor who is the prime suspect of murder inside the Louvre. To prove his innocence, he must follow a series of clues and secrets which date back almost two thousand years.

"Inglorious Basterds" is a 2009 war film, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The movie stars Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Christoph Waltz and is set in a Nazi-occupied France during World War II, where a group of U.S. soldiers plan to assassinate Nazi leaders.

Despicable Me 3 is a 2017 American animated film, which is obviously the third installment in the series. It follows Gru and the gang as he discovers that he has a twin brother named Dru, who he later teams up with to take down Balthazar Bratt, a former child star turned villain.

"Memento" is a 2000 American neo-noir film directed by Christopher Nolan. It follows Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby, an insurance investigator who suffers from anterograde amnesia. He tries to track down the men who murdered his wife.

"Alien: Covenant" is a 2017 science-fiction film - the sequel to "Prometheus" (2012) and the second installment in the Alien prequel series. It follows a group of people and android David aboard the colonization ship Covenant, who visit a remote planet. Once there, the crew battle a hostile alien life-form in order to survive.

"The Bourne Identity" is a 2002 American action film, based on a novel by Robert Ludlum with the same name. It follows actor Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a man who suffers from amnesia who is on a search to discover who he is and what role he plays in a CIA conspiracy.

"Gran Torino" is a 2008 American dram film which starred and was directed and produced by Clint Eastwood. It followed the actor as a war veteran and retired auto worker who dislikes his neighbors but later stands up to a gangbanger for one of them and builds a relationship with them.

The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film based on the DC Comics hero, Batman, and the final installment of the Dark Knight Trilogy. Almost a decade after the Joker’s reign, Batman and Catwoman team up to save Gotham City from the terrorist called Bane.

"Pan’s Labyrinth" is a 2006 drama film which was written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, set in 1944 Spain, a few years after the Spanish war. We meet a young girl named Ofelia who meets many unique and magical creatures while her mother gets very ill and her stepfather, Captain Vidal, hunts down a group of rebels.

"The Fifth Element" is a 1997 science-fiction film which stars Gary Oldman, Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich. It follows a taxi driver and former special forces major (Willis) who becomes a central figure in the fight to defend Earth from an impending attack.

"Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace" is a 1999 American film which was written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first installment in the prequel trilogy and stars Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor. Set more than three decades before the original film, it follows Obi-Wan and Jedi Knight Qui-Gon as they protect Queen Amidala.

"Bonnie and Clyde" is a 1967 crime film which is based on the lives of two of the most infamous criminals in U.S. history, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. It follows the duo from the moment that they meet until their deaths.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" is a 2011 movie which is one of two movies based on the final Harry Potter book with the same name. The movie follows the trio of Harry, Ron and Hermione, who with no guidance must find and destroy the rest of the horocruxes while being hunted by Lord Voldemort’s followers.

"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" is a 1977 American science-fiction film which was written and directed by Steven Spielberg. It follows electrical lineman Roy Neary, who after witnessing an unidentified flying object is forever changed.

"Django Unchained" is a 2012 American Western film which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz, and was directed and written by Quentin Tarantino. Set just prior to the Civil War, it follows a slave and bounty hunter who are on a mission to capture the outlaw Brittle brothers.

Casablanca is a 1942 American drama film which was based on a stage play called "Everybody Comes to Rick’s." The film, which starred Humphrey Bogart, Paul Henreid and Ingrid Bergman, follows a nightclub owner whose old flame comes to town with her rebel husband who is being chased by Nazis.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1" is a 2014 American science-fiction film, based on the final book in the Hunger Games book series. The movie continues to follow Katniss, who under the leadership of President Coin in District 13, rebels against the Capitol.

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is a 1937 American animated Disney film, which was based on a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. It follows princess Snow White, the target of her evil stepmother who wants to be the “fairest” in the land and can only be if Snow White is dead. Snow White meets a group of dwarfs who take her in and try to keep her safe.

"Young Frankenstein" is a 1974 American horror film, loosely based on Mary Shelly’s "Frankenstein" novel. It follows the grandson of the infamous scientist who struggles to prove that his grandfather was not as crazy as people made him out to be. He travels to Transylvania, where he sees the process of reanimation first-hand.

"Gladiator" is a 2000 drama film which stars Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix, and was directed by Ridley Scott. The Academy Award-winning film follows a Roman general who, after being betrayed when his family is killed by the Emperor’s son, gets his revenge as a gladiator.

"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" is a 2017 American adventure film and the sequel to Jumanji (1995), which was based on a children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. It follows four high school kids who discover an old video game which sent them into the game as adult avatars. They meet Alan Parrish, who has been stuck in the game for over 20 years.

"Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" is a 1986 American comedy film, one of many John Hughes movies. The movie stars Matthew Broderick as Ferris, a high school student who is an expert at cutting class and decides to take one last day off before his graduation.

"Braveheart" is a 1995 American war film which was inspired by a Blind Harry poem. It follows Mel Gibson as a 13th-century Scottish warrior who, after his bride is executed for defending herself, leads a revolt that would result in a war against King Edward I of England.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is a 2017 American action film and the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. The movie catches up with Captain Jack Sparrow, who has to face an old nemesis, Captain Salazar, who escaped from the Devil’s Triangle.

"American Graffiti" is a 1973 American comedy film, starring Harrison Ford, Ron Howard and Richard Dreyfuss and was directed by George Lucas. The movie follows a group of high school graduates who decide to spend the final night before going their separate ways on the downtown strip.

"Dunkirk" is a 2017 war film, based on the real event of the evacuation of Dunkirk during World War II. The award-winning film was directed and produced by Christopher Nolan. The story is told from three different perspectives.

"Jurassic World" is a 2015 American science-fiction film and the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park series. The movie is set on an island which is home to a luxury resort, where genetically engineered dinosaurs can be viewed. After a few of them escape, there is trouble in paradise.

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