Riddles From Movies

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Movies and Riddles are often coupled in an effort to create suspense and intelligence. Every time a riddle is reveled in a movie it creates a countdown, if the riddle isn’t solved quickly enough the protagonist will fail and all of their efforts will have been for nothing. An example of this is in National Treasure when Ben Gates must find the treasure and throughout the entire story he is given several riddles that create a sense of urgency as his old partner Ian also tries to get the treasure. This urgency can be felt in the trailer.

Intelligence is the other aspect of these riddles. The character that solves the riddle and eventually triumphs is characterized as the genius of the story, a character trait that has always been very appealing in stories.

Here are some riddles from some of the greatest movies of our time (all of the answers to the riddles listed here and more riddles from the movie can be found at the link):

1. Riddles of National Treasure

The legend writ, the stain affected. The key in Silence undetected. Fifty-five in iron pen, Mr. Matlack can’t offend.

2. Riddles of the Da Vinci Code (the riddles below are all anagrams).

O, Draconian devil!
Oh, lame saint! 

3. Riddles of Star Wars

I’m looking for a planet described
to me by an old friend. I trust
him. But the system doesn’t show
up on the archive maps.

4. Riddles of Harry Potter (part 1)

Come seek us where our voices sound, 
We cannot sing above the ground, 
And while you’re searching ponder this; 
We’ve taken what you’ll sorely miss, 
An hour long you’ll have to look, 
And to recover what we took, 
But past an hour, the prospect’s black, 
Too late it’s gone, it won’t come back. 
(egg song) from movie: 
Come seek us where our voices sound, 
We cannot sing above the ground, 
An hour long you’ll have to look, 
To recover what we took.

5. Riddles of Harry Potter (part 2)

The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches…Born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies…and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not…and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives…the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies…

6. Riddles of Batman

If you look at the numbers on my face, you won’t find thirteen any place. 

7. Riddles of the Hobbit

This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.



Publish Your Own Riddles (New User System)

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RIddles and Smart Guys From Movies

Smart central characters from movies are always encountering and solving riddles: Batman, National treasure, Sherlock Holmes, and the Da Vinci Code all have smart central characters who solve lots of riddles and puzzles to save the day, and we love to see them do it. When the antagonist’s eyes light up and we realize they have discovered a clue, we feel their excitement. While they solve the riddle and move from clue to clue we get almost as excited as they do, experiencing each revolution when they do. When the riddle has been solved the character has overcome a great mental obstacle and we feel more insightful for now seeing what the character saw.


This trailer for National Treasure really demonstrates how the solving of riddles is exciting and just as involving as explosions and gun fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoaL5QmWWDA

Wanna test yourself and see if you have what it takes to be like Nicolas Cage? Solve the riddles at Good Riddles Now.

Quick Guide to Riddles and Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts and riddles go hand in hand and they have several uses. Scavenger hunts can be created for all children to help them learn a subject matter or a scavenger hunt could be made for that special someone. They are fun to do and they can be fun to make. But writing all of your own custom riddles is a hard task. This is where the internet comes in. Good Riddles Now is a good source for riddles for scavenger hunts. Just look at the what am I riddle section and find riddles that meet your needs or are applicable to your scavenger hunt. At the very least they will give you a starting point to create your own more specific riddles.


When you find all of the riddles you want to use all that is left is to set up their order. i.e. when the person the hunt is for solves one riddle they find the next riddle at the location given by the previous riddle.

Kids and Riddles

There have been many studies on the topic of childhood development and riddles. Teaching kids riddles and training them in the art of riddles can improve their reading comprehension noticeably. Riddles generally are not a part of education but a small amount of riddles can do a lot for children. To find some studies on the topic just search “children and riddles” in Google scholar.

If you want to try out some riddles on your kids you can find a lot of great ones at Good Riddles Now kid’s section.

Pokemon Riddle Mania

Pokemon is one of the biggest franchises to come from Nintendo and it is chock-full of riddles. From the garbage cans in Lieutenant Surge’s gym to the episode entitled “Riddle Me This”, Pokemon shares a love for riddles just like we all do. One of the riddles from this episode is:

If you look near the swing, you’ll see my hands, or at least your face.

The answer to this riddle is a clock and Ash, Misty and Brock use it to find an inn to stay at. For all of the riddles from Pokemon visit our two articles Riddles of the Pokemon Games and Riddles of Pokemon 2.

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Kids Riddles and Animals

Trying to find a way to implement kids riddles in the classroom? Many subjects such as science, social studies, and math can make use of riddles and brain teasers to enforce material and provide a fun, relevant activity for kids. North American animal species and their traits such as lifespan, habitat, and diet are no exception. Kids riddles can be used as a simple, effective activity to give students a fun way to test their knowledge of animals. The activity also gives them a chance to work in groups and learn from one another. Try out these kids riddles for animal identification.