The Fourth of July is known for many things—independence, cook outs, appliance sales—but the most visually stunning part of the day is definitely the fireworks. This got us thinking . . . What movies have the best explosions? Share your favorite historical (The Bridge on the River Kwai), creepy (Cape Fear), quotable (Apocalypse Now), or Force-guided (Star Wars) selections for our next Community Curated List.
In honor of this week’s discussion film, Wuthering Heights (1939), we’ve compiled a mega-word search of classic novels and plays that have been adapted countless times on the big and small screen. And it doesn’t even scratch the surface! Whether you actually read the book in school, or just watched the screen adaptation (We won’t tell!), enjoy this non-comprehensive list of all that required reading…or viewing! Solve online or print the PDF.
This week’s discussion film, Parasite, became the first foreign-language film to win the Best Picture Oscar during the 92nd Academy Awards. As we look forward to the next Academy Awards broadcast in April (nominations are being announced this Monday!), let’s explore other milestones and quirky “firsts” in the history of Oscar’s biggest prize. Solve the puzzle online or print the PDF.
After making a name for themselves on the big (or small) screen, it doesn’t take long for many actors to start calling the shots. In honor of our discussion film this week, Eve’s Bayou, and its actor-turned-director, Kasi Lemmons, we’re looking at some of the biggest names in acting who took a turn behind the camera. Solve the puzzle for a list of well-known actor/directors online or print the PDF.
In honor of this week’s discussion film, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, and the multiple roles played by legendary actor and comedian Peter Sellers, we’re taking a look at some of his other “faces” on television, radio, and the big screen. How many have you seen? Search online or print the PDF.
Grit, intrigue, and fluffy hair abound in the political thrillers of the 1960s and ’70s. In honor of this week’s discussion film, let’s look back on some of the movies that made this particular cinematic trend a memorable one. Search for classics in this week’s online word search, or print the PDF.
Movies offer us glimpses into the trials of life in isolation and the mental challenges that arise from it. Whether alone or with others, characters must contend with paranoia, loneliness, and/or grief–or risk falling into madness. Inspired by The Lighthouse, solve the clues in this week’s puzzle to reveal some additional films about being in one place for too long. Solve online or print the PDF.
Whether they end with kisses, tears, or wistful glances, one thing all romantic musicals have in common is memorable declarations of love through song! Before you join us for our next online discussion of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, see how many other romantic musicals you can name from their well-known song titles in this week’s crossword. Solve online or print the PDF.
In honor of this Monday’s discussion film, Snowpiercer, we are celebrating films that ride the rails! From gritty dramas, to murder mysteries, slapstick comedies, and apocalypses of all stripes, there’s nothing quite like the confined space and scenic views of a train to heighten a story! Search for this week’s list of films that take place on a train online or print the PDF.
It may be more about the journey than the destination, but you better get to where you’re going with style! From Harley-Davidsons to Thunderbirds and a few memorable “customized” vehicles, nothing says road trip movie more than a sweet ride. In this week’s crossword, solve the destinations and iconic modes of transportation for a list of some beloved films that get us back on the road again. Solve online or print the PDF.
Few directors have staying power, and even fewer can claim the cultural relevance of Spike Lee. Newcomers to Lee’s work can use this week’s word search to explore just a sliver of his filmography, including narrative and documentary features. Solve online or print the PDF.
If you aren’t already familiar with Kelly Reichardt’s work, now is a great time to dive in! Solve the plot summaries in this week’s crossword for a complete list of Reichardt’s feature filmography, plus a few bonus fun facts. Psst! A few hints can be found in Dr. Fleeger’s introductory video, so be sure to check it out! Solve the puzzle online or print the PDF.
In honor of this week’s discussion topic, we’re exploring other films that take place in the times of knights, ladies, and castles! You won’t find Robin Hood or Shakespeare, but you will come across a time-traveler or two. From animated epics to hilarious spoofs–like The Court Jester–historical accuracy need not always apply! Solve the crossword online or print the PDF.
We’ve had a blast hosting our Monday night film discussions this year, and while it’s always preferable to have shared viewing experiences and in-person discussions, the community we have fostered together online holds great meaning for us all. Please enjoy reliving our film journey in 2020 with this week’s mega word search. You can solve online or print the PDF. All 38 films, representing hours of watching, pondering, and sharing ideas with each other. We can’t wait to see you in 2021!
Despite having a very memorable Halloween scene, Meet Me in St. Louis has grown into a holiday classic in no small part due to Judy Garland’s performance of the original tune “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” What other films—or television specials!—can we thank for contributing to our holiday playlists? Solve the clues for films or finish the song title in this week’s crossword! You can solve online or print the PDF.
It’s been 10 years since the release of Winter’s Bone and Jennifer Lawrence’s breakout role as Ree Dolly. In the decade since, there have been a number of star-turning performances in both independent film and mainstream hits. In this week’s crossword, solve the clues for a list of some of the actors and actresses who saw their big break this decade! Solve online or print thePDF.
We’re heading to galaxies near and far in honor of this week’s discussion film! Celebrate the spirit of space exploration by solving this crossword featuring sci-fi classics that depict our fascinations, fears, and fantasies of worlds beyond our own. Solve online, or print thePDF.
In honor of our FSO discussion about No Country for Old Men, here’s a word search that will surely tie the Coens’ career together! Find all the films from one of cinema’s bona fide filmmaking duos online or print the PDF. How many have you seen?
As more people continue to trade their cubicles for kitchen tables, what better time than now to celebrate workplace culture in all its hilarious glory! Solve the puzzle for sitcom classics as well as a new class of favorites that capture the evolution of “work” in America and abroad. Find the puzzle online below or print the PDF.
In honor of our FSO discussion about The Battle of Algiers, we’re searching for other representations of revolutions on the big screen from world history, to dystopian futures, and galaxies far, far away! Complete the search online or print the PDF.
Gaslight (1944) helped to popularize “gaslighting” as a term used to describe the psychological manipulation of a person until they begin to question their own sanity. This crossword features other film titles that, through their popularity, have managed to solidify words and phrases in popular culture. Solve the puzzle online or print the PDF.
In honor of our FSO discussion film, The Birds, we’re taking a look back at some of the best, and arguably worst, films to come out of animal-disaster cinema! Solve the puzzle online, or print the PDF.
In the case of Cat People, audiences might be more familiar with Paul Schrader’s 1982 remake than the original. Explore other remakes of horror movies past with this week’s crossword puzzle. No arguments over which version is the best! Solve online or print the PDF.
In honor of our FSO discussion about A Streetcar Named Desire, we’re taking a look back at all the films based on previous material penned by Tennessee Williams. How many have you seen? Search online or print the PDF.
No discussion on Monday, September 28, means it’s time to bone up on all the conversations you may have missed! Visit our Film Studies Online Library and then test your knowledge of discussions past with this week’s crossword puzzle. Solve online, or print the PDF.
Our FSO discussion film, Smoke Signals, was chosen for submission to the National Film Registry in 2018. Discover some of the other films also inducted that year with this word search. Solve online, or print the PDF.
In honor of our FS In honor of Labor Day, we’re taking a look at some of the films that not only depict the iconic American workplace in all of its comedic glory and pain, but also the ongoing fight for workers rights and equality in the workplace. Test your knowledge of film titles by using quotes and film synopses as your clues. Solve the puzzle online or print a PDF.
In honor of our FSO discussion about Out of the Past, we’re taking a look back at some of the iconic femme fatales of classic film noir. Search character names, actresses, and film titles online or print the PDF.
In honor of the 12 Angry Men FSO discussion we’re taking a look at other iconic films that take place in courtrooms, or feature powerful courtroom scenes. Solve this crossword puzzle using synopses and film quotes as clues! Find the puzzle online or print the PDF.
We’re taking a look back at some of the films we’ve discussed as a community on Monday nights! Answers to all clues in the puzzle relate to the list of films in our online library. Diligent viewers of our weekly film introductions will have the advantage! Find the puzzle online or print the PDF.
Celebrate Memorial Day with our The Best Years of Our Lives word search. Solve the puzzle, learn some trivia, and watch our Film Studies Online introduction and discussion videos about the film. Complete the puzzle online or download a PDF. Download the legend when you’re done.
This crossword is inspired by our Film Studies Online Discussion about Sweet Smell of Success. Solve the puzzle, learn some trivia, and watch our introduction and discussion videos about the film. Complete the puzzle online or download a PDF. Download the legend when you’re done.
Find the films of Charles Laughton! Laughton may have directed only one feature film (our Film Studies Online selection, The Night of the Hunter), but his acting career spanned across the stage and screen. Complete the puzzle online or download a PDF. Find the legend here when you’re done.