Movie nights would not be complete without some sort of snack, such as popcorn, tortilla chips, crisps, cookies, ice cream or even pizza. Indeed, it is snacks - and not the movie at all - that make movie nights so exciting. However, those of us who are into clean eating are often at a loss when it comes to preparing snacks for a night in.
We don't want greasy, carbohydrate rich food that we know will leave us feeling bloated, sick and thirsty (why is there so much salt in these snacks?) but at the same time we feel like we deserve something tasty and satisfying.
Luckily for us, we are not alone when it comes to sticking to our clean eating mission. Over the last few years more and more people have started to opt for fresh and light - but nevertheless delicious - food and snack options. And, surprising as it may be, food that is good for us - and our health - does not have to taste horrible. In fact, more often than not, these foods taste delicious and have the added benefit of leaving one feeling like a million bucks (well, not quite, but at least we won't feel bloated and sick afterwards).
The Godfather is a 1972 movie that was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and which has, by now, become a classic. Its plot focuses on a fictional crime family – the Corleones – from New York. This film has won three Oscars as well as seven Oscar nominations.
James Cameron not only wrote but also directed and produced this stunning science fiction movie which came out in 2009. The plot of the film is set in the 22nd century and focuses on human attempts to colonize a universe known as Pandora.
Grease is another old classic. It came out in 1978 but it is still as popular as it was upon its initial release. Grease is actually a musical (as well as a romantic comedy) and stars such talented actors as John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
It was the iconic director Steven Spielberg who directed this classic. Jaws is a 1975 thriller film that was based on a novel by the writer Peter Benchley. The plot focuses on a great white shark and the people trying to hunt it down.
It was Alfred Hitchcock – the man deemed to be one of the most influential filmmakers in film history – who directed this 1960 psychological horror movie. It starred Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh as the movie’s protagonists – a deranged man named Norman Bates and a secretary on the run named Marion Crane.
This Japanese animated fantasy film was released in 2001. This film – which is actually one of the most successful movies to have ever been made in Japanese history – was directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by the famous Studio Ghibli.
Titanic came out more than twenty years ago – in 1997 – and yet most of us consider it as one of our favorite films hence why we re-watch it almost yearly. This epic romance movie was directed by James Cameron and starred actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
Mean Girls came out in 2004 and starred actors such as Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, and Amanda Seyfried. The plot of the movie focuses on a teenage girl who is forced to attend a public school after years of being homeschooled on the road in Africa. There, she comes face to face with high school cliques (and ends up becoming a member of one clique).
This science-fiction film came out in 1993. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and was based on a novel by Michael Crichton. The plot of the movie focuses on a cloned dinosaur wildlife park and specifically, on an event during which the dinosaurs break free.
The Big Lebowski
When Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski is accidentally assaulted instead of Jeffrey Lebowski – who is a millionaire – he gets involved in a kidnapping scheme. This 1998 crime comedy movie was directed by the Coen brothers and starred actors such as Julianne Moore and Steve Buscemi.
As is probably obvious from the image, Toy Story is an animated movie. The plot of the film focuses on two toys that belong to a boy named Andy. Initially, the two toys compete with one another for the affections of Andy but eventually are forced to work together when they are accidentally left behind on moving day.
An innocent banker named Andy Dufresne is sentenced to a life in prison for a crime that he did not commit and sent to Shawshank prison. While there, he makes plenty of friends but never stops thinking about his escape. This movie came out in 1994 and was based on a novel by Stephen King.
When a popular high school student Cher successfully plays a matchmaker to two of her teachers, she decides to continue performing good deeds and gives a new girl - Tai - a makeover. But then Tai becomes more popular than her... This 1995 comedy starred actors such as Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel is a whimsical movie by the quirky director Wes Anderson. This film – which is a comedy – came out in 2014 and starred the actor Ralph Fiennes as the protagonist. The film focuses on a hotel concierge named Gustave H. and of course, on his hotel and his hotel guests.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Also known as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, this is the first movie in the Harry Potter series. This is where it all begins – Harry gets his Hogwarts acceptance letter, realizes that he is a wizard and leaves the Dursleys behind, if only temporarily.
Quentin Tarantino directed this 1994 crime movie that starred John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman. The movie focuses on a great number of characters whose lives are all interwoven. This movie is generally considered to be Tarantino’s masterpiece.
The Social Network
The plot of this 2010 biographical drama focuses on the founding of one of the most popular – and most widely used – social media sites today. It was directed by David Fincher and starred actors such as Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake among many others.
Stanley Kubrick directed this 1980 horror movie that starred Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall and which was based on a novel by Stephen King. The plot of the movie focuses on a writer named Jack who, along with his family, moves to an isolated hotel. But it turns out that the hotel has a horrible history.
This animated comedy was produced by Pixar. It came out in 2007 even though it was originally conceived seven years earlier, in 2000. The plot of the film focuses on a rat named Remy whose greatest dream in life is to become a chef.
Mamma Mia is a romantic comedy musical that came out in 2008. It was incredibly popular and won a number of awards and award nominations upon its release. A great number of talented actors, such as Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, and Amanda Seyfried starred in this movie.
IT is a 2017 supernatural horror movie that was based on a novel by Stephen King. The film was an immediate success upon its release. It focuses on a group of kids who come face to face with a shape-shifting evil spirit that only emerges every 27 years.
This 1986 action drama movie follows a reckless and overconfident man named Maverick who joins The Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School and quickly finds himself at odds with the other pilots. This film starred actors such as Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, and Kelly McGillis.
As a student, Henry Hill is enticed by the criminal life and he quickly rises to the top. However, a few mistakes result in his downfall and in him enrolling in the Witness Protection program. This iconic 1990 crime film was directed by Martin Scorsese.
When Harry Met Sally
Can women and men be friends? That’s the question that this truly iconic movie attempts to answer. This film came out in 1989 and starred actors Billy Crystal (who played the protagonist Harry) and Meg Ryan (who played Sally).
Black Panther is a superhero movie that came out this year – in 2018 – and which starred talented actors such as Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o and Michael B. Jordan among many others. The film was highly successful and broke a few box office records.
Hollywood A-listers such as Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter and Edward Norton starred in this 1999 film based on a Chuck Palahniuk novel. This film is regarded as one of the best films of the 1990s and is by now considered a cult classic.
Gladiator is a historical drama film that came out in 2000 and which starred Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix, among other talented actors. The film focuses on the Roman General Maximus who, upon the passing away of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, is forced to become a Gladiator.
The Imitation Game
This historical drama movie came out in 2014 and was directed by Morten Dyldum. The movie was based on a true story and starred the actor Benedict Cumberbatch as the protagonist (who played the role of the mathematician, computer scientist and British cryptanalyst Alan Turing.)
La La Land
The actors Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling starred in this 2017 romantic comedy musical. The plot focuses on a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love but whose dreams get in the way of their romance in the long run.
This neo-noir science fiction movie, which starred the young Harrison Ford, came out in 1982. It focuses on a replicant hunter named Deckard who ends up falling for a replicant girl named Rachel. These two characters were recently revisited in the 2017 Blade Runner 2049.
Taxi Driver was also directed by Martin Scorsese. It came out in 1976 and starred actors such as Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster. As the title of the film suggests, the film focuses on a taxi driver who wants to save the city from corruption.
This 1995 romantic drama film starred Ethan Hawk and Julie Delpy as the protagonists. The plot focuses on a young man named Jesse and a young woman named Celine who meet on a train and decide to both get off in Vienna. There they spend the night, fall in love and make a pact to meet again in six months time.
It's hard to believe that this feel-good movie came out all the way back in 1990. The child actor Macaulay Culkin played the role of Kevin McAllister, a boy who is accidentally left home alone during Christmas and who then has to fend his home from thieves.
Life of Pi
When Patel family decides to move from India to Canada, they sell their zoo and board a ship with the remaining animals. However, a huge storm sinks the ship and only their son Pi (as well as a Bengal tiger) survives. This movie, based on a novel of the same name, came out in 2012.
Mad Max: Fury Road
When civilization collapses, a tyrant named Joe enslaves the survivors. But Furiosa and Max Rockatansky are not willing to give into this new world order. Mad Max: Fury Road came out in 2015 and starred Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley among many others.
Amelie is a young French woman who wants to change the lives of those around her for the better. This French romantic comedy was released in 2001. It was directed by the director and screenwriter Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starred the talented actress Audrey Tautou as the protagonist.
The Hunger Games
Every year, selected boys and girls that live in the Capitol of Panem are forced to compete in a televised game known as the Hunger Games. This popular film series first came out in 2008. Its sequel Catching Fire came out in 2009 and Mockingjay came out in 2012.
This neo-noir psychological thriller was released in 2010. This movie was directed by Martin Scorsese and starred actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo. The plot of the film focuses on U.S Marshall Teddy Daniels and his partner who come to the Ashecliffe Hospital to try and figure out as to how one of the inmates managed to escape.
Catch Me If You Can
Catch Me If You Can, which was directed by Steven Spielberg and starred Leonardo DiCaprio, came out in 2002. It is based on a true-life story of a young man named Frank Abagnale who, before he was 19 years old, had performed countless cons worth millions of dollars.
Romeo + Juliet
Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes starred in this 1996 movie that was a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The dialogue in the movie remained Shakespearean but the premise was changed slightly (the two families in this film were two rival mafia families).
Blade Runner 2049
We’ve already mentioned the original Blade Runner on this quiz and one could say that Blade Runner 2049 is its sequel. The film focuses on a blade runner named Officer K who discovers a secret that could shake the world to its core.
Breakfast at Tiffany's
This is another old classic that came out all the way back in 1961 and which starred the iconic actress Audrey Hepburn alongside George Peppard. Indeed, it is one of Hepburn’s most memorable roles. As is probably to be expected, this movie has been selected for preservation by the Library of Congress.
500 Days of Summer
Joseph-Gordon Levitt and Zooey Descanel are the protagonists of this 2009 romantic drama movie. The plot of this film focuses on a relationship between a man named Tom and a woman named Summer. Tom is shocked when Summer breaks up with him for no apparent reason but the break-up eventually leads to him discovering his true - and forgotten - passions (mainly architecture).
Thelma and Louise
Thelma & Louise came out in 1991 and has since become a classic. Indeed, in 2016 the Library of Congress decided that this movie deserved to be preserved. This iconic film about friendship was directed by Ridley Scott and starred the actresses Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, as well as the actor Brad Pitt.
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Tenenbaum family might be dysfunctional but its three children - Chas, Margot, and Richie – are geniuses. This extremely aesthetic movie, which came out in 2011, was directed by Wes Anderson and starred actors such as Owen Wilson, Bill Murray and Gwyneth Paltrow.
This rather strange movie is classed as neo-noir comedy drama. It was released in 2014 and was based on a novel of the same name. The plot of the film focuses on a private detective named Larry "Doc" Sportello, who is played by the actor Joaquin Phoenix.
Midnight in Paris
Midnight in Paris, which was directed by Woody Allen, is a 2011 comedy film that stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Adrien Brody, Carla Bruni and Kathy Bates among many others. As the title of the movie suggests, it is set in Paris and is considered to be Allen's love letter to this city.
Based on Leo Tolstoy’s famous novel of the same name, this movie – which came out in 2012 and which was directed by Joe Wright – focuses on a young woman named Anna Karenina whose unhappy life pushes her to the extreme.
The iconic director Roman Polanksi directed this 1974 neo-noir mystery movie that starred Faye Dunaway and Jack Nicholson, as well as a great number of other talented actors. The plot focuses on a private eye who is hired by a woman named Evelyn to tail her husband. However, the mystery thickens when Evelyn turns out to be an impostor.
Inside Llewyn Davis
This film is a black comedy tragedy. It came out in 2013 and was directed by the Coen brothers. This movie – which focuses on a New York city folk singer in the 1960s - was the famous actor’s Oscar Isaac’s breakthrough role.