# Our Favorite Frustrating Riddles From Movies

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We love a good riddle. Almost everyone does - from small children to the elderly, people have always enjoyed trying to solve a clever brain teaser. It's only natural that riddles show up in some of our favorite movies. When heroes are tasked with solving clues against a running clock, forcing them to dexterously perform mental gymnastics at the same time as the audience, it's always a thrilling way to raise the tension. Sometimes we solve the riddles before the people on the screen. Sometimes we need them to give us the answer. And sometimes, the answers don't make much sense outside of the the movie. These are some of our favorite frustrating riddles from the movies.

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## Die Hard with a Vengeance

The Riddle:

You have a 5-gallon jug and a 3-gallon jug. Fill one with exactly 4 gallons of water to prevent a bomb from going off.

Fill the 5-gallon jug with water. Empty 3 gallons into the 3-gallon jug, leaving 2 gallons in the 5-gallon jug. Empty the 3-gallon jug completely, then refill it with the remaining 2 gallons from the 5-gallon jug. Fill the 5-gallon jug again. Empty 1 gallon from the 5-gallon jug into the 3-gallon jug. The 5-gallon jug is left with exactly 4 gallons of water.

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## Labyrinth

In the classic film Labyrinth, Jennifer Connelly's character Sarah and the audience are frustrated by the riddle of the lying door guard.

The Riddle:

There are two doors. One leads to the castle; the other, to certain death. You may ask one question, to one guard, to help you decide which door is the correct one. One guard always lies, and one always tells the truth. How do you choose?

Ask either guard which door the other guard would say leads out. To stay alive, you must walk through the opposite door you’ve been told to use.

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## The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Riddle:

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, cannot be heard, cannot be smelt. It lies behind stars and under hills, and empty holes it fills. It comes first and follows after, ends life, kills laughter.

The dark.

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## Batman Forever

The Riddle:

We’re five little items of an everyday sort; you’ll find us all in "a tennis court."

Vowels.

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## The Da Vinci Code

The Riddle:

In London lies a knight a Pope interred.

His labour's fruit a Holy wrath incurred.

You seek the orb that ought be on his tomb.

It speaks of Rosy flesh and seeded womb.

An apple.

Sir Isaac Newton (a knight) is buried in London; his work upset the Church, and Alexander Pope (a Pope) spoke at his funeral. There are orbs - planets - on Newton's tomb. The missing orb on his tomb is an apple. There's no apple on his tomb, but it was an important orb for Newton. Plus, apples are rosy and have seeds in the center. The apple is also the fruit that Eve ate, thus incurring God’s wrath ("His labour’s fruit a Holy wrath incurred").

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