220 Charades Movies Ideas

A collection of charades movies ideas.

Charades Movies Ideas

When it comes to party games, one classic always pops into mind; charades. At one point throughout your life you have probably 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 favorite is that it’s easy to play and you don’t need any materials except for a list of charades topics.

Don’t worry about finding them though because we’ve taken the time to prepare 220 charades movies ideas for you.

This list is filled with topics that are both easy and hard, as well as other great charades movies ideas from cartoon movies to funny movies and everything in between.

We carefully reviewed every movie on this list assuring it would be family-friendly and appropriate for everyone in your group, but you can 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.

In case you’ve never played charades before, we will take a minute to explain the simple rules, but if you already know how, then go ahead and skip to the topics. 

Table of Content

A collection of movies charades ideas appropriate for the whole family. Get charades movies in the categories of valentines movies, easy movie charades, hard movie charades, cartoon movie charades, Christmas movies, and much more.

How to Play Charades

Playing charades is easy for everyone at any age and can be enjoyed during any occasion in small groups or large. 

When playing charades, you can use ideas from books, TV shows, movies, or objects, anything can be used, but in this case, we will be acting out movies.

You can split the group into teams, or play as individuals, both ways will work just as well.

After you have put all your charades ideas into a hat, the first person will draw one and, using gestures, will begin to act it out for the group or his teammates to guess.

If you’re playing in teams, you might consider allowing the team a certain amount of time to guess.

If the team guesses before the time runs out, then they will receive a point and the next team will get a turn.

If they don’t guess before the time runs out, you can choose to give the opposite team the point and they will proceed next.

When you’re playing as individuals you can still choose a time limit and the person who guesses before the time runs out can then have a turn to act out the clue next, but if no one can guess, the person who is giving the clue can take another clue and try again. 

These rules are not concrete, you can set up the rules to fit the group accordingly.

When you are playing with children you might decide to keep playing until every child gets a turn to give the clue.

You should also keep in mind that younger children might need the assistance of an adult or older child.

Now that you have an idea of how to play let’s get started!

A collection of hard movies for charades.

Hard Charades Movies

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

A collection of easy movies for charades.

Easy Charades Movies

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

A collection of cartoon movie ideas for charades.

Cartoon Movies Charades 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

A collection of funny movie ideas for playing charades.

Funny Movies Charades 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

A collection of dumb movie ideas for playing charades.

Dumb Movies Charades 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

A collection of Disney movies for playing charades.

Disney Movies Charades 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

A collection of animal movie ideas for playing charades.

Animal Movies Charades Idea

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

A collection of Christmas movie ideas for playing charades.

Christmas Movies for Charades

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

A collection of Valentine's movie ideas for playing charades.

Valentines Movies for Charades

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

Sci-Fi Movies for Charades

As a huge Sci-Fi movie fan, the list would not be complete without a this section.

202. E.T

203. Spiderman – Across the Spider-verse

204. WALL – E

205. Honey, I shrunk the kids

206. Space Jam

207. Avatar

208. Tomorrowland

209. Kong. Skull Island

210. Back to the Future

211. 2012

212. Independence Day

213. Black Panther

214. Flash Gordon

215. Iron Man

216. Ghostbusters

217. Galaxy Quest

218. Jurassic Park

219. The Matrix

220. Star Wars

Printable Cards with Charade Ideas for Movies

Use the printable cards below for even more movie ideas for Charades. Just save the image and print it out. Now cut it into cards across the lines and place them in a hat to play.

Easy as that.

Now that you have a list of 201 charades movies ideas the group should be busy for a while, but if you run out of movies ideas, you can add some more good charades ideas for the kids or throw in some for Christmas and Thanksgiving charades ideas too! 

No matter when or where you’re at, there is never a bad time to start a fun game of charades.