97% of people can't name these movies from their explosive images! Can you?

By: Craig
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Few things quantify an action movie's greatest scenes more than an explosion. But, can you name a movie from an image of its explosion? Few people can, but take this quiz and see how well you do!

An adaption of the tale of Robin Hood, this 1991 movie saw Kevin Costner in the lead role. It also features Morgan Freeman, Christan Slater, Alan Rickman and Sean Connery. It was a massive box office success and was 1991's second highest-grossing movie. The theme song from the movie, "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You," by Bryan Adams, was a massive hit and won a Grammy for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television.

A 1984 comedy starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, "Ghostbusters" was directed by Ivan Reitman. The script was written by Aykroyd and Ramis. The movie spawned two sequels. A 2016 reboot, featuring an all-female ghostbusting team, was not well received by the critics.

"Predator," a 1987 action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, features Arnie up against a terrifying extraterrestrial creature that wipes out his whole special forces unit in a Central American jungle. Despite a thin story line, the movie was a success, grossing close to $100 million worldwide. It cost around $18 million to make.

1991's "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" saw Arnold Schwarzenegger reprise his role as a Terminator from the future. It differed from the first movie, however, as this time he was on the side of good and not evil. The movie featured a young Edward Furlong and Linda Hamilton in the other lead roles. It was extremely well received and the top-grossing movie of the year.

With Robert Downey Jr. in the lead role, "Iron Man" was the first movie in what has become a highly successful franchise. It paved the way for a host of other Marvel characters to hit the silver screen. The movie grossed a staggering $585 million worldwide, including $98 million on its opening weekend in the United States.

Tom Cruise stars in this 1996 movie, the start of a very successful franchise based on a 1960s TV series. Interestingly, the popular music theme from the series was given a modern update by Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton from the rock group, U2. The movie was a massive success and grossed over $450 worldwide.

Called "Live Free or Die Hard" in the U.S., this movie sees Bruce Willis reprise his role as John McClane. Both Willis and director Len Wiseman preferred to keep action sequences free of any digital effects, leading to both Willis and his stunt doubles receiving injuries during filming. The story is based on an article written by John Carlin for Wired magazine in 1997, called "A Farewell to Arms."

This movie, directed by Robert Zemeckis, features Tom Hanks in the lead role. His character, Forrest Gump, is involved in some of the most epic moments of the 20th century during the course of the film. The movie won six Oscars at the 67th Academy Awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

A Ben Stiller movie in all regards (he directed, co-wrote the script and starred in it), Tropic Thunder is an action comedy also starring Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black and Tom Cruise. It was very well received by the public, as well as critics, and took in $25 million on its opening weekend in the U.S. There was some controversy, however, especially for the movie's portrayal of mentally handicapped people.

1979's "Apocalypse Now" is widely regarded as one the greatest movies of all time. In fact, it ranked 7th on Empire magazine's 500 Greatest Movies of All Time. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, who also co-wrote the script. It stars Robert Duvall, Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen. Filming was besieged by problems, including Sheen having a heart attack on location and suffering a breakdown. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two, for Best Sound and Best Cinematography.

Will Smith stars in "Independence Day," an alien invasion themed movie from 1996, directed by Roland Emmerich. It was the highest-grossing movie of that year. The movie was nominated for two Academy Awards and won in the Best Visual Effects category.

Based on Peter Benchley's 1974 book of the same name, "Jaws" was directed by Steven Spielberg and adapted for the screen by Benchley and Carl Gottlieb. It follows the story of a massive shark terrorizing the waters around Amity Island, a resort town. Although a mechanical shark was built for filming, it suffered many problems and was only used in some scenes. The movie starred Roy Schneider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss.

The sequel to one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time, "The Matrix Reloaded" sees Keanu Reeves reprise his role as Neo. Close to 47 million people saw the movie in the U.S during its run. It grossed over $280 million in the U.S. and $742 million in total. It was generally well received by filmgoers as well as critics.

The 20th movie in the James Bond franchise, 2002's "Die Another Day" was the fourth time Piece Brosnan starred as the super spy. It was also to be his last. The movie marked the 40th anniversary of the franchise. "Die Another Day" also starred Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike and Judy Dench. Incidentally, it has references to all 19 of the other Bond movies that preceded it.

This 1999 movie is based on a novel of the same name, by author Chuck Palahniuk. It features Brad Pitt and Edward Norton and was directed by David Fincher. It is a cult classic, regarded as one of the best movies of the decade. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing.

"Die Hard," the first movie in the franchise featuring Bruce Willis as John McClane, is based on the novel "Nothing Lasts Forever," by Roderick Thorpe. The part of McClane was originally offered to Arnold Schwarzenegger, who turned it down. Because Willis was known as a more of a comedic actor, the studio was reluctant to offer the part to him. Eventually they did and the rest is history, as Willis became one of the biggest action stars on the planet.

Directed by the Wachowskis, "The Matrix" is regarded as the best movie of the trilogy. It stars Keanu Reeves as Neo, a savior to humankind living in a simulated world. The movie also stars Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving and Lawrence Fishburne. Fans of the movie cite the incredible action scenes as some of the best ever filmed, including a unique "bullet time" utilized in some sequences. The movie won four Academy Awards, including Best Visual Effects.

Starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, "Hot Fuzz" was released in 2007 and sees the duo playing two police officers trying to solve a series of baffling murders in a small English town. Pegg co-wrote the movie with director Edgard Wright. It cost just $12 million to make and grossed $80 million worldwide.

The first in the Indiana Jones trilogy, "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" sees Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, a treasure hunter and archaeologist. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and the screenplay was adapted from a story written by George Lucas and Phillip Kaufman. It was the top grossing film of 1981 and was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning four, as well as a special award.

Directed by Danny Boyle, "28 Days Later" is a horror movie with a post-apocalyptic setting. It was a massive success financially, making $84 million worldwide, while it only cost $8 million to make. The movie spawned a sequel, "28 Weeks Later," and Boyle has spoken of the possibility of a third movie.

The movie that catapulted Sandra Bullock to stardom, 1994's "Speed" features Keanu Reeves in the lead role as Jack Traven. It was directed by Jan de Bont and won two Academy Awards for Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing. The role of Traven was originally offered to Stephen Baldwin, who turned it down. Speed took in $350 million at the box office globally.

1996's "The Rock" sees Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery trying to stop a group of terrorists from taking over Alcatraz prison and launching deadly chemical attacks from it. The movie earned $335 million worldwide, making it the fourth-highest-grossing movie of 1996.

2008's "The Hurt Locker" became the first movie directed by a female, Kathryn Bigelow, to win the Academy Award for Best Director and Best Picture. All in all, it won six Oscars. Bigelow also directed 1991's "Point Break," as well as a music video for English alternative group, New Order, among others.

2003's "Bad Boys 2" starred Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. It was directed by Michael Bay and is the sequel to 1995's "Bad Boys." It certainly wasn't well received by the critics. It spawned a video game, Bad Boys: Miami Takedown, released in 2004.

"Spy Game," released in 1991, saw Brad Pitt and Robert Redford in the lead roles. It was directed by Tony Scott and was generally well received by the public and critics alike.

"V for Vendetta," released in 2005, is based on a graphic novel of the same name, written by David Lloyd and Alan Moore. It features Hugo Weaving in the lead role, along with Natalie Portman. The screenplay was written by the Wachowskis of "The Matrix" trilogy fame.

With a 19-year break between the third and fourth movies in the series, fans were anticipating the release of "Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull" in 2008. With Harrison Ford reprising his much-loved role, the movie was a huge financial success but certainly drew mixed reviews. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and based on a story by George Lucas and Jeff Nathanson.

Michael Bay directed the blockbuster, "Armageddon." The stellar cast includes Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton and Liv Tyler. Worldwide, it was the highest-grossing film of 1998 and its soundtrack included the Aerosmith smash hit, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing."

The 11th movie in the Star Trek franchise, 2009's "Star Trek" was effectively a Hollywood reboot, featuring all the characters from the original '60s TV series. It was directed by J.J. Abrams and features Chris Pine (Captain Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (Spock), among a host of other Hollywood stars. The movie was extremely well received by the public and critics alike.

The first of the original Star Wars trilogy, "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" is the birth of one of the greatest movie franchises in cinematic history. Based on characters created by George Lucas, the movie follows Luke Skywalker and his journey into the ways of the mysterious Force. The movie stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fischer and Mark Hamill in the lead roles. It was nominated Time magazine's Movie of the Year in 1977.

This 1957 war drama is based on the book, "Le Pont de la Rivière Kwai," by French author, Pierre Boulle. This war drama won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture. In 1997, it was entered into the film registry at the Library of Congress, as it was ruled to be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

A 2014 film directed by David Ayer, "Sabotage" sees Arnold Schwarzenegger playing John Warton, the leader of a DEA special ops team. It was poorly received by critics and performed dismally at the box office, so much so that the Australian release of the movie went straight to DVD.

Directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz, 2009's "Inglorious Basterds" was a war movie about a band of Jewish-American soldiers attempting to assassinate Hitler. The movie was a massive hit and nominated for various accolades, including eight Academy Awards. Waltz, in particular, was singled out for his excellent acting in the movie. He won an Oscar and BAFTA for best-supporting actor, as well as the Cannes Film Festival award for best actor.

Directed by Rob Cohen of "The Fast and the Furious" and "XXX" fame, 2005's "Stealth" stars Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx. The movie centers around an automated robotic aircraft with stealth capabilities that goes rogue. "Stealth" performed extremely poorly at the box office.

Using the Cold War as a backdrop, "Dr. Strangelove" features Peter Sellers, an English actor more famous as part of the comedy troupe, The Goons. Released in 1964, the movie was directed by the legendary Stanley Kubrick. Interestingly, Sellers played three different roles in the film.

1969's "The Italian Job" is a British heist movie featuring Michael Caine. It was directed by Peter Collinson. It also starred Benny Hill, perhaps more well known for his slapstick comedy skits.

Directed by Ron Howard, "Angels and Demons" is based on the very successful novel by Dan Brown. Tom Hanks took on the role of Professor Robert Langdon for a second time, after his first appearance in "The Da Vinci Code." The film was banned in Samoa, as it was deemed to portray the Catholic church in a bad light.

Written and directed by James Cameron, "True Lies" sees Arnold Schwarzenegger in the lead role. It tells the story of how government agent Harry Tasker tries to balance his family and work life, something his family has no idea about. It was fairly well received by critics and the public alike and managed to gross around $378 million worldwide.

A 2006 sci-fi movie starring Denzil Washington, "Deja Vu" is a sci-fi action movie in which agent Douglas Carlin travels back in time to stop a terrorist attack. It received mixed reviews, from the public as well as critics, but still made $180 million worldwide.

Based on the novel "Point of Impact," by Stephen Hunter, "Shooter" sees Mark Wahlberg play a veteran framed for murder. It also stars Danny Glover and Michael Peña. The movie grossed close to $100 million worldwide.

Directed by Simon West, 1997's "Con Air" stars Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and John Malkovich. It features a host of aircraft, with external shots derived from 1/15th scale models. The movie received mixed reviews, although Malkovich was widely praised for his portrayal of the main villain, Cyrus "the Virus" Grissom.

Directed by Brian De Palma, "The Untouchables" is based on a 1957 book of the same name. The movie features a stellar cast, including Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Nero and Andy Garcia. It follows the story of a special police team tasked with bringing down notorious LA gangster, Al Capone. The movie was nominated for four Academy Awards, with Connery taking home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

"Zabriskie Point" was directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and released in 1970. It was the second English-language movie released by Antonioni, who has secured a three-film contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film wasn't well received at the time but has become more popular in recent years.

The second movie in a very successful franchise, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" sees Shia LaBeouf reprise his role as Sam Witwicky. The movie was directed by Michael Bay and produced by Steven Spielberg. The three major action sequences in the film were shot on IMAX cameras.

Co-written and directed by J.J. Abrams, 2006's "Mission Impossible III" sees Tom Cruise reprise his role as special agent Ethan Hunt. This was Abrams' directorial debut for a feature movie. It grossed just under $400 million worldwide, including $47 million in its opening weekend.

Directed by Andrew Davis, 1986's "Chain Reaction" is a sci-fi thriller with Keanu Reeves in the lead role. It also stars Morgan Freeman and Rachel Weisz, but it was not that well received by the critics.

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