How to Find Out a Movie Without Knowing the Name

By Lynn Lauren

Updated September 22, 2017

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With the ease of search engines, a consumer can find the title of a movie with a few clicks of a keyboard. If a consumer knows something about the movie, from a famous line to the lead character, he can find out the title within a few minutes of searching. Here are a few tips on how to find out a movie title without knowing the name.

Go to and enter any information known on the movie into the search field. The best way to start is with a character or actor's name.

Scan the search results to see if any of the information listed triggers your memory on the title. If not, click on one of the links for more information. Hopefully, the title character or actor's name will appear. If so, click on their name.

Scroll through the Filmography until the title appears. If the title does not seem to appear, begin to click through the actor's Filmography titles to read the plot summaries. This should lead you to your movie.


Other movie search engines, such as and work in the same manner as Simply put whatever information is known into the search engine and review the results to either find the answer or jog your memory until you find the movie title.


Using Google to search for movies works as well; however, you will get a much larger pool of results. Try to limit your search by putting the search words in quotation marks, so all the words entered will appear in the results.