The Word Chain Poll

by leavey-2 | created - 4 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public

Here's a fun poll. The movies in this list form a word chain. Each next movie starts with the last word of the previous movie.

Go for the ride and pick your favorite movie along the way!

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1. Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

48 Metascore

A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson, Elizabeth Lawrence

Votes: 46,221 | Gross: $101.60M

2. Enemy of the State (1998)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

67 Metascore

A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his N.S.A. goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet

Votes: 215,914 | Gross: $111.55M

3. State of Play (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

64 Metascore

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren

Votes: 128,543 | Gross: $37.02M

4. Play Dirty (1969)

R | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, War

During World War II in North Africa, a group of British commandos disguised in Italian soldiers must travel behind enemy lines and destroy a vital Nazi oil depot.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Michael Caine, Nigel Davenport, Nigel Green, Harry Andrews

Votes: 2,811

5. Dirty Harry (1971)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

90 Metascore

When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni

Votes: 133,671

6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

PG | 153 min | Action, Adventure, Family

78 Metascore

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon

Votes: 426,440 | Gross: $301.96M

7. Prince Valiant (1954)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A young Viking prince strives to become a knight in King Arthur's Court and restore his exiled father to his rightful throne.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Mason, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget

Votes: 2,217

8. Valiant Is the Word for Carrie (1936)

Approved | 110 min | Drama

Gladys George, a superlative actress often wasted in secondary roles, carries her starring assignment in Valiant is the Word for Carrie with singular brilliance. George plays the town ... See full summary »

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Gladys George, Arline Judge, John Howard, Dudley Digges

Votes: 155

9. Carry On Sergeant (1958)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, War

Sergeant Grimshaw wants to retire in the flush of success by winning the Star Squad prize with his very last platoon of newly called-up National Servicemen. But what a motley bunch they ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, William Hartnell, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 2,062

10. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb

Votes: 5,605 | Gross: $20.38M

11. American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005 Video)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Music

Matt Stifler wants to be just like his big bro, making porn movies and having a good time in college. After sabotaging the school band, he gets sent to band camp where he really doesn't like it at first but then learns how to deal with the bandeez.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Eugene Levy, Tad Hilgenbrink, Arielle Kebbel, Jason Earles

Votes: 64,488

12. Camp Nowhere (1994)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Prince | Stars: Jonathan Jackson, Christopher Lloyd, John Putch, Peter Scolari

Votes: 8,227 | Gross: $10.47M

13. Where Hands Touch (2018)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Romance, War

44 Metascore

A rites of passage story of a bi-racial teen struggling for survival in Nazi Germany.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: Abbie Cornish, Amandla Stenberg, George MacKay, Christopher Eccleston

Votes: 1,651 | Gross: $0.07M

14. Touch Me Not (I) (2018)

123 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Together, a filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research project about intimacy. On the fluid border between reality and fiction, Touch Me Not follows the emotional journeys of Laura, Tómas and Christian, offering a deeply empathic insight into their lives.

Director: Adina Pintilie | Stars: Laura Benson, Tómas Lemarquis, Christian Bayerlein, Grit Uhlemann

Votes: 1,710 | Gross: $0.01M

15. Not Waving But Drowning (2012)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

Leaving small town life in her dust, Adele moves wide eyed to New York City, and her best friend Sara stuck in their hometown. Separate for the first time in their lives, the film charts ... See full summary »

Director: Devyn Waitt | Stars: Vanessa Ray, Megan Guinan, Lynn Cohen, Scott Bryce

Votes: 296

16. Drowning Mona (2000)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

25 Metascore

When a woman drives a car into the river to her death, everyone in town becomes a suspect.

Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Neve Campbell, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 12,736 | Gross: $15.43M

17. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

45 Metascore

A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley girls to question their traditional social roles.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 73,199 | Gross: $63.86M

18. Smile Pretty (2009)

R | 87 min | Drama

Nastalia is too young to have experienced many things in life, but as an abused child she has already experienced the darkest side of it. Now a young teen she takes it upon herself to ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Bromley Davenport | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Pete Chekvala, Alexander Knezevich, Shannon Collis

Votes: 310

19. Pretty in Pink (1986)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

A poor girl must choose between the affections of dating her childhood sweetheart or a rich but sensitive playboy.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer, Harry Dean Stanton, Annie Potts

Votes: 68,743 | Gross: $40.47M

20. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

47 Metascore

A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

Votes: 71,294 | Gross: $22.24M

21. Wall Street (1987)

R | 126 min | Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie, Franklin Cover

Votes: 135,840 | Gross: $43.85M

22. Street Kings (2008)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans

Votes: 103,549 | Gross: $26.42M

23. Kings Row (1942)

Passed | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Betty Field

Votes: 3,654

24. Row Your Boat (1999)

106 min | Drama, Crime, Romance

Jamey Meadows is a convict just released from prison, hoping to live a straight life on the outside. His brother tries to reenlist him into the crime world, but Jamey resists, getting a job... See full summary »

Director: Sollace Mitchell | Stars: Jon Bon Jovi, Bai Ling, William Forsythe, Jill Hennessy

Votes: 301

25. Boat Trip (2002)

R | 94 min | Comedy

18 Metascore

Two straight men mistakenly end up on a "gays only" cruise.

Director: Mort Nathan | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Horatio Sanz, Roselyn Sanchez, Vivica A. Fox

Votes: 29,255 | Gross: $8.59M

26. Trip with the Teacher (1975)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A teacher and her class of female students take a class trip to the desert. Their bus breaks down, and they find themselves terrorized by a gang of psycho bikers.

Director: Earl Barton | Stars: Zalman King, Brenda Fogarty, Cathy Worthington, Dina Ousley

Votes: 1,141

27. Teacher of the Year (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

Surrounded by the eccentric faculty of Truman High School, Mitch Carter wins the California Teacher of the Year award and immediately receives a tempting offer that may force him to leave his job.

Director: Jason Strouse | Stars: Matt Letscher, Keegan-Michael Key, Sunny Mabrey, Larry Joe Campbell

Votes: 1,127

28. Year of the Dragon (1985)

R | 134 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A police detective cracks down on organized crime in Chinatown after the murders of Triad and Mafia leaders.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo

Votes: 12,917 | Gross: $18.70M

29. Dragon Eyes (2012)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.

Director: John Hyams | Stars: Cung Le, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Johnny Holmes, Peter Weller

Votes: 5,385

30. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

R | 159 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

A New York City doctor embarks on a harrowing, night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife reveals a painful secret to him.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field, Sydney Pollack

Votes: 276,669 | Gross: $55.69M

31. Shut In (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

25 Metascore

A widowed child psychologist lives an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.

Director: Farren Blackburn | Stars: Naomi Watts, Charlie Heaton, Jacob Tremblay, Oliver Platt

Votes: 11,352 | Gross: $6.88M

32. In the Name of the Father (1993)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama

84 Metascore

A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie, Philip King

Votes: 143,676 | Gross: $25.01M

33. Father Brown (2013– )

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.

Stars: Mark Williams, Sorcha Cusack, John Burton, Nancy Carroll

Votes: 6,324

34. Brown Sugar (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory.

Director: Rick Famuyiwa | Stars: Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Yasiin Bey, Nicole Ari Parker

Votes: 8,050 | Gross: $27.36M

35. Sugar Mountain (2016)

Unrated | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

Two brothers, down on their luck, fake a disappearance in the Alaskan wilderness so they'll have a great survival story to sell, but the hoax turns out to be more real than they planned.

Director: Richard Gray | Stars: Jason Momoa, Cary Elwes, Melora Walters, Anna Hutchison

Votes: 3,161



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