YDKJ: Movies is considered the most challenging game in the series – are you up for the challenge? Test your movie knowledge from back when movies were movies, and movie candy didn't have high fructose corn syrup!
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Mostly Positive (27 reviews) - 77% of the 27 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 30, 1997

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Includes 9 items: YOU DON'T KNOW JACK HEADRUSH, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK MOVIES, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK SPORTS, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK TELEVISION, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 1 XL, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 2, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 3, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 4 The Ride, YOU DON'T KNOW JACK Vol. 6 The Lost Gold

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About This Game

YDKJ: Movies is considered the most challenging game in the series – are you up for the challenge? Test your movie knowledge from back when movies were movies, and movie candy didn't have high fructose corn syrup!

If you've always wanted to see your name in lights, albeit lights from your computer monitor, then YOU DON’T KNOW JACK Movies is the trivia game for you! YDKJ Movies covers everything from Fred Astaire to Freddy Krueger, and all the Freds in between. With all the irreverence, humor and style of the original award-winning YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, YDKJ Movies will have moviegoers rolling in the sticky aisles.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 500 MHz processor or faster
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 675 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 16-bit sound card
    • Additional Notes: The game runs at 640x480 max resolution. Manually adjust your Desktop resolution if you want the game to fill the screen.
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Overall:
Mostly Positive (27 reviews)
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Sarkoth
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
If you don't know You Don't Know Jack, you don't know jacks***.
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rosaline924
( 28.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 14
I love this game!! I remember playing it when it first came out and I am so excited to see that Steam has it.

#bringonthetrivia
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Scientologist
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: September 30, 2015
very nice
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Gibs
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: September 25, 2015
THIS GAME IS ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥T. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME
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Salarn
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: September 22, 2015
https://youtu.be/Yx0wTD_Dt9o

As good as it was at the time of release, this game has not aged well, I'd go with their newer products.
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TheNerdVoice
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: September 3, 2015
Simple fun from the 90s. I'm a trivia buff, so this was right up my ally. Not to mention, the stupid humor (I use stupid in a positive way here) is quite refreshing and enjoyable.
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TiffanyAK
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: August 12, 2015
The game is fun, and definitely follows the YDKJ pattern, but the movie trivia does become only more dated and obscure with time, as even what were newer movies when the game was made are now decades old. Even if you're really into movies, you will still be lucky to get more than a handful of correct answers in a full game, despite the impression caused by the screenshots. This is especially true if you don't watch and rewatch classic films and the popular movies from the 70s, 80s, and 90s on a regular basis. It's still very good, and I definitely look forward to playing the multiplayer and hopefully letting others narrow down the answers a bit for me sometimes, but it seems fair to warn everyone that this is not the type of trivia game where one can reasonably expect to be really "good" at it. If you cannot have fun while being utterly clueless and guessing the wrong answers to silly questions, you will despise the game very quickly.
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MPO
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 2, 2015
Hosted by Cookie - you can never have too much Cookie. Based on the YDKJ 2/3 engine.
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spiderbiter88
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31, 2015
I would have to say that im disappointed in this game. I usually enjoy trivia games. But never played a You Don't know Jack Games. The main problem i have with the game is the way the questions are asked. Instead of simply asking you who directed this and who was in that or what scene is this from. It has to ask you question in some nonsensical way. like "In the movie Airplane, Jimmy is asked if he has seen a grown man naked. Who would he see naked in the directors other movies". Its actually a trick question since that movie had 3 directors. Also i got really annoyed by the narrator constant sarcasm. That alone gives me a reason not to play this again.
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galaxysong9
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9, 2015
Embarrassing admission: when I was in middle school, I had a crush on Cookie.

I've still got the game disk (and instruction manual!) for this kicking around somewhere, though I haven't been able to actually run it on a computer since about 2005. I bought the bundle pretty much the instant I saw that, at long last, the YDKJ games were available on Steam (well, some of them).

YDKJ Movies was tough when I played it when it first came out, because I was pretty young and hadn't seen that many movies. Now it's still really tough, because the majority of movies I've seen came out since 1997 (or at least are fresher in my memory). I'm pretty good at trivia, so I never found any of the other YDKJ games difficult, but this one's still rough. Still, the humor and nostalgia more than make up for it, and getting questions wrong just means more opportunities for Cookie to hilariously insult me. I don't even mind.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
As someone who is a film maker and have a degree in film, this game is semi hard and really gets you thinking. if you love movies pick this up!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2015
Weird Quizshow. Works well.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2014
Frankly my dear... This game is classic YDKJ! I mean hell, one of the answers is "Taun-Taun gut lined gloves"
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2015
The game is fun, and definitely follows the YDKJ pattern, but the movie trivia does become only more dated and obscure with time, as even what were newer movies when the game was made are now decades old. Even if you're really into movies, you will still be lucky to get more than a handful of correct answers in a full game, despite the impression caused by the screenshots. This is especially true if you don't watch and rewatch classic films and the popular movies from the 70s, 80s, and 90s on a regular basis. It's still very good, and I definitely look forward to playing the multiplayer and hopefully letting others narrow down the answers a bit for me sometimes, but it seems fair to warn everyone that this is not the type of trivia game where one can reasonably expect to be really "good" at it. If you cannot have fun while being utterly clueless and guessing the wrong answers to silly questions, you will despise the game very quickly.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2014
This YDKJ is for the hard core movie goer. Wow, it is hard... And I watch/watched a lot of movies in my 40 years on this planet. A challenge for sure.

I would recommend only for HARD CORE MOVIE TRIVIA crazyness!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
The YDNJ trivia series is great. I love them.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
This game is really for hardcore movie buffs. I've watched probably close to 3000 movies in 3 decades but this particular YDKJ game is still quite hard. I wouldn't recommend it to a casual player, more for the super hardcore quiz / movie buffs.

On a note to the game itself, I'm pretty disappointed. There is no option to play full screen, no choice of screen resolution or similar. Looks crappy, it's a old game and to be expected. The commentator is funny for the most part but sometimes I'd rather just play than to listen to him.

Hate the fact that you always have to watch the intro which takes like a minute until you can actually play. There should be an option to skip the intro.

Verdict: Good value game for hardcore quiz (movie) buffs. Terrible integration on steam as in no achievements, no nothing, no option for screen resolution etc. The "Millionaire" games may be better suited for the casual player.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2015
I've loved this game and the original one since it came out back in 1997, so it is awesome that Steam has it available. I could play my original disc version, but Win 7 doesn't like Windows 3.1/95 games. This have never been an easy game series to master. The questions are often time quite difficult, and crazy (but that's the fun of it all). It would have been nice it the host, Cookie, had continued through into the rest of the games, but he stepped down for another actor after this outting. Everything about the first three Jack games are great. The humor, the setting, the difficulty (which can ♥♥♥♥ you off at times since you come away saying to yourself, "Crap! I knew that! Why didn't I choose that answer!?" Even the credits are hilarious with the fake commercials. If you love quirky, fun and challenging trivia games, don't miss this or Volumes 1 (the Xtra Larged Edition) and 2, the Volume 4 - The Ride. Skip Volume 3. It got bad reviews back when it was first released.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2015
Embarrassing admission: when I was in middle school, I had a crush on Cookie.

I've still got the game disk (and instruction manual!) for this kicking around somewhere, though I haven't been able to actually run it on a computer since about 2005. I bought the bundle pretty much the instant I saw that, at long last, the YDKJ games were available on Steam (well, some of them).

YDKJ Movies was tough when I played it when it first came out, because I was pretty young and hadn't seen that many movies. Now it's still really tough, because the majority of movies I've seen came out since 1997 (or at least are fresher in my memory). I'm pretty good at trivia, so I never found any of the other YDKJ games difficult, but this one's still rough. Still, the humor and nostalgia more than make up for it, and getting questions wrong just means more opportunities for Cookie to hilariously insult me. I don't even mind.
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