Movies Quiz / Best Picture by Plot
|A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.|
|At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.|
|Chronicles of the hard life of a Welsh mining town and for the Morgan family within the town, as seen through the eyes of the youngest son, Huw.|
|After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn to the nightmarish.|
|Epic rumination on a flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.|
|William Wallace, a commoner, unites the 13th century Scots in their battle to overthrow English rule.|
|Illustrated upon the progress of his latest Broadway play, a former popular actor's struggle to cope with his current life as a wasted actor is shown.|
|In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.|
|A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.|
|Several stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles involving a collection of inter-related characters, each having different feelings regarding race, prejudice, and equality|
|A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job that has something to do with France.|
|Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship that develops into more.|
|Musical adaptation about an orphan who runs away from an orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.|
|When a naive young woman marries a rich widower and settles in his gigantic mansion, she finds the memory of her husband's first wife still lingers strongly in the house.|
|A group of very different individuals all staying at a luxury hotel in Berlin deal with each of their own respective dramas.|
|The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the crime syndicate.|
|A fictional romantic tale of a rich girl and poor boy who meet on the ill-fated maiden voyage of the 'unsinkable' ship.|
|In 20th century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate but ultimately doomed love affair with a free-spirited game hunter.|
|The story of King George VI of Britain, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.|
|An in-depth examination of the way that the Vietnam War affects the lives of people in a small industrial town of the USA.|
|A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and truly discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.|
|A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.|
|A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.|
|Musical about two youngsters from rival NYC gangs who fall in love.|
|The story of two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, who compete in the 1924 Olympics.|
|A good-natured but decidedly eccentric family meets a new friend.|
|An English middle-class family experience life during the first months of WWII, all while the son courts Lady Beldon's granddaughter, and a competition of roses occurs.|
|The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer against a background of circus spectacle.|
|Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy.|
|A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums becomes a contestant on the Indian version of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' and explains how he came to know the answers.|
|A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.|
|Jerry Mulligan, a struggling painter in France, is 'discovered' by an influential heiress with an interest in more than just his art.|
|An Italian-American chauffeur serves an African-American jazz pianist across the Deep South in 1962.|
|A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartments for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.|
|A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.|
|The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.|
|Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together to defuse the astounding number of bombs in a city in Iraq|
|Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.|
|Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with a ditzy girl he meets.|
|Two men from opposites of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia, but are discovered, leading to increased violence.|
|The former Fellowship of the Ring prepare for the final battle for Middle Earth, while Frodo and Sam approach Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring.|
|Retired old gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.|
|This biography follows the ups and downs of Florenz, a famed producer of extravagant stage revues.|
|An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.|
|The World War II phase of the controversial American general's career is depicted.|
|An adopted son of a British squire with a love-'em-and-leave-'em attitude gets into enough trouble with his actions to come close to being hanged.|
|In Poland during World War II, a man gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.|
|Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter's attractive friend.|
|Adaptation of Jules Verne's novel about a Victorian Englishman who bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says.|
|A man, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love Jenny eludes him.|
|Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to much different drums, as each grows to love each other more in their own different ways.|
|A procession of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot.|
|The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and a marriage.|
|A just divorced man must learn to care for his son on his own, and then must fight in court to keep custody of him.|
|A manipulative woman and a roguish man in the American South during the Civil War and Reconstruction.|
|Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with a dancer set for a big break|
|A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living in her van.|
|Upon arrival at a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients together to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched, a woman more dictator than nurse.|
|Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows.|
|A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks.|
|The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese|
|A mute cleaning woman falls in love with an Amazonian amphibian that has magical healing powers.|
|Harriet and Queenie Mahoney, a vaudeville act, come to NYC, where their friend Eddie Kerns needs them for a song and dance in one Francis Zanfield's shows.|
|When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains freedom and comes back for revenge.|
|A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who's actually a reporter looking for a story, when he falls for her.|
|Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh, but Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on retrieving his boat, crew, and title.|
|A touching story about two lonely people who have almost resigned themselves to never be truly loved.|
|A small time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for self-respect.|
|Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.|
|When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by a corrupt prince, he comes to Rome to seek his revenge.|
|A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth-century.|
|An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.|
|Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous op to rescue 6 Americans in Tehran during the 1980 hostage crisis|
|A biopic on the amazing man/lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British through his philosophy of non-violent protest.|
|A hardened trainer/manager works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer.|
|Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin, and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.|
|The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.|
|The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.|
|After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors.|
|In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.|
|A story and biopic of the final monarchic ruler of China.|
|A look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His journey to manhood is guided by the community that helps raise him.|
|The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt ridden younger son.|
|Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.|
|An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging actress and her circle of theater friends.|
|The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four day drinking bout.|
|Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of WWII, an American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.|
|In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.|
|A young poet, out of ideas and short on cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.|
|William Shakespeare's tale of tragedy, murder, and revenge in the royal halls of medieval Denmark.|
|An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.|
|The incredible story of Mozart, told in flashback mode by Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.|
|Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.|
A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation.
An idealistic young lawyer working for a Congressional subcommittee in the late 1950s discovers that TV quiz shows are being fixed. His investigation focuses on two contestants on the show "Twenty-One": Herbert Stempel, a brash working-class Jew from Queens, and Charles Van Doren, the patrician scion of one of America's leading literary families. Based on a true story.
—Tim Horrigan <[email protected]>
In 1958 when television quiz shows ruled the airwaves, Charles Van Doren was the wildly popular champion of a successful TV show called "Twenty-One." A national celebrity who appeared on the covers of both "Time" and "Life" magazines, Van Doren was an American folk hero. Week after week audiences tuned in to watch as Van Doren, a popular English instructor at Columbia University and the product of one of America's most renowned literary families, seemed to draw from his vast knowledge the correct answers to obscure questions. His charming presence seduced 50 million people into believing him. But the truth is, viewers were fooled and saw only what the network and program's producers wanted them to see. Then someone pulled the plug. When disgruntled contestant Herbie Stempel charged that the quiz game was a fraud, Congressional investigator Richard Goodwin uncovered the facts that exposed the deception, and sent shock waves reverberating across America.
The synopsis below may give away important plot points.
- In 1958, the questions and answers to be used for the latest broadcast of NBC's popular quiz show Twenty-One are transported from a secure bank vault to the studio. The evening's main attraction is Queens resident Herb Stempel (John Turturro), the reigning champion, who correctly answers question after question. However, both the network and the program's corporate sponsor, the supplementary tonic Geritol, find that Stempel's approval ratings are beginning to level out, meaning that the show would benefit from new talent.
Producers Dan Enright (David Paymer) and Albert Freedman (Hank Azaria) are surprised when Columbia University instructor Charles Van Doren (Ralph Fiennes), son of a prominent literary family, visits their office to audition. Realizing that they have found an ideal challenger for Stempel, they offer to ask the same questions during the show which Van Doren correctly answered during his audition. He refuses, but when he comes within reach of a game-winning 21 points on the show, he is asked one of the questions from his audition. After a moment of moral indecision, he gives the correct answer. Stempel deliberately misses an easy question and loses, having been promised a future in television if he does so.
In the weeks that follow, Van Doren's winning streak makes him a national celebrity, but he buckles under the pressure and allows Enright and Freedman to start giving him the answers. Meanwhile, Stempel, having lost his prize money to an unscrupulous bookie, begins threatening legal action against NBC after weeks go by without his return to television. He visits New York County District Attorney Frank Hogan, who convenes a grand jury to look into his allegations.
Richard Goodwin (Rob Morrow), a young Congressional lawyer, learns that the grand jury findings have been sealed and travels to New York City to investigate rumors of rigged quiz shows. Visiting a number of contestants, including Stempel and Van Doren, he begins to suspect that Twenty-One is a fixed operation. However, Stempel's volatile personality damages his credibility, and nobody else seems willing to confirm that the show is fixed. Fearing Goodwin will give up the investigation, Stempel confesses that he was fed the correct answers during his run on the show, and insists that Van Doren must have been involved as well. Another former contestant gives Goodwin a set of answers that he mailed to himself two days before his quiz show appearance, which Goodwin takes to be corroborating evidence.
Van Doren deliberately loses, but NBC offers him a lucrative contract to appear as a special correspondent on the morning Today show. The House Committee for Legislative Oversight convenes a hearing, at which Goodwin presents his evidence of the quiz show's corruption. Stempel testifies at the hearing but fails to convince the committee, and both NBC network head Robert Kintner (Allan Rich) and Geritol executive Martin Rittenhome (Martin Scorsese) deny any knowledge of Twenty-One being rigged. Subpoenaed by Goodwin, Van Doren testifies before the committee and admits his role in the deception. After the hearing adjourns, he learns from reporters that he has been fired from Today and that Columbia's board of trustees is going to ask for his resignation.
Goodwin believes that he is on the verge of a victory against Geritol and NBC, but realizes that Enright and Freedman will not jeopardize their own futures in television by turning against their bosses. He silently watches the producers' testimony, vindicating the sponsors and the network from any wrongdoing, and taking full responsibility for rigging the show.
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Quiz (TV series)
2020 British television serial
Quiz is a British drama television serial by James Graham, based on Graham's play of the same name commissioned by William Village and the book Bad Show: the Quiz, the Cough, the Millionaire Major by Bob Woffinden and James Plaskett. It is directed by Stephen Frears and consists of three hour-long episodes. The series focuses on Charles Ingram, a former army major in the Royal Engineers, and how he unexpectedly won the £1,000,000 jackpot on the quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in 2001, followed by a criminal trial in which he and his wife were convicted of cheating their way to success.
The series received positive reviews from critics. Quiz was released during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, resulting in it receiving a large audience (similar to the Netflix documentary Tiger King). While the show was still airing, Charles Ingram's Wikipedia article was one of the most viewed on the site. The first episode of Quiz was seen live by an average audience of 5.3 million in the UK.
In 2001, at the height of the public obsession with Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, a British army major named Charles Ingram and his wife, Diana, apparently swindled the British game show. The morning after Ingram bumbled his way to a million pounds, broadcaster ITV and production company Celador realized something had been amiss: a series of coughs by the Ingrams' alleged accomplice, Tecwen Whittock, may have led Ingram to the answers. It was a massive scandal, resulting in a court case that found all three guilty.
The scenes in the Who Wants to be a Millionaire? studio were filmed in a set constructed at Wimbledon Studios. Scenes were also filmed outside Southwark Crown Court and inside a former court building in Hammersmith.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds a 94% "Certified Fresh" approval rating based on 36 reviews, with an average rating of 7.57/10. The website's consensus reads, "With clever writing, a slick production, and a pitch perfect Michael Sheen, Quiz crafts a captivating snapshot of a wild scandal that will keep viewers on their toes."
Ingram himself praised the series, calling it "balanced".
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Quiz On Plot
____is the final outcome of the story.
_____the moment of greatest emotional tension in a story.
___where most conflicts are usually resolved at this time, and tying up lose ends in the story
____when the reader worries about the characters
_______all minor conflicts and inconveniences that make the conflict harder to solve
__is the background information of the story.
The events that happen in a story is called____
______are stories about fictional events.
___is the place where the action of a story occurs.
___is the author’s attitude about what he is writing about
__is a person presented in a dramatic or narrative work
__is the problem in the story that hinders the character from reaching his/her goal.
__is everything from the initiation of conflict to the climax.
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