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Worst Movie Titles Ever

Good Will Hunting

Death Becomes Her


Blood & Chocolate



by Anonymousreply 160May 16, 2024 5:02 PM

Lonely Are the Brave

by Anonymousreply 1May 12, 2024 7:57 PM

We Bought A Zoo

by Anonymousreply 2May 12, 2024 7:59 PM


Seance on a Wet Afternoon

by Anonymousreply 3May 12, 2024 8:49 PM

X, Y, and Zee

by Anonymousreply 4May 12, 2024 9:13 PM

We bought a zoo is the worst, most infantile movie title. I think Death becomes her is a great title...though I'm wondering if it possibly gives the plot away just a bit.

by Anonymousreply 5May 12, 2024 9:21 PM

Prints of Tides

by Anonymousreply 6May 12, 2024 9:24 PM

[quote]Death Becomes Her

That is an excellent play on words based on what actually happens in the movie.

You're a wacko.

by Anonymousreply 7May 12, 2024 9:29 PM

Scent of a Woman

by Anonymousreply 8May 12, 2024 9:30 PM

Freddy Got Fingered

Stop! Ot My Mom Will Shoot

Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead

Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Earth Girls Are Easy

MY Stepmother Is An Alien

The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants

by Anonymousreply 9May 12, 2024 9:32 PM

R7 I think "Rich Zombie Bitches" would have been a better title.

by Anonymousreply 10May 12, 2024 9:33 PM

Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever

by Anonymousreply 11May 12, 2024 9:36 PM

Die Another Day

Quantum of Solace

No Time to Die

Tomorrow Never Dies


Never Say Never Again

A View to a Kill


by Anonymousreply 12May 12, 2024 9:40 PM

Hasn't aged well.

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by Anonymousreply 13May 12, 2024 9:41 PM

Dude, Where's My Car?

The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain

The Hollywood Reporter has a list of the worst titles ever (see link).

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by Anonymousreply 14May 12, 2024 9:53 PM

All is Lost, or that Robert Redford movie.

by Anonymousreply 15May 12, 2024 10:01 PM

Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo is on that list.

I think that’s an instant classic.

by Anonymousreply 16May 12, 2024 10:01 PM

Also: To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar

THR has no taste.

by Anonymousreply 17May 12, 2024 10:03 PM

"Death Becomes Her" is one of the all-time great movie titles.

by Anonymousreply 18May 12, 2024 10:05 PM

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. Doesn’t flow easily.

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by Anonymousreply 19May 12, 2024 10:12 PM

The Astronaut's Wife

by Anonymousreply 20May 12, 2024 10:15 PM

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. It was a good movie, but that was a terrible title.

by Anonymousreply 21May 12, 2024 10:18 PM

Nope is the most stupid title ever

Holes sounds like porn

by Anonymousreply 22May 12, 2024 10:19 PM

The Cook, the Wife, the ...etc.

And the movie was hilarious

by Anonymousreply 23May 12, 2024 10:27 PM

Captain Phillips

Saving Mr. Banks

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood


A Man Called Otto

by Anonymousreply 24May 12, 2024 10:29 PM


Or is it Blackula

by Anonymousreply 25May 12, 2024 10:34 PM

R23 when my brother was 12 he rented The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover because he assumed (idk why) that her lover was a woman and there’d be lesbian sex in it. He was very disappointed when the lover was a guy and that we saw so much dick.

I want disappointed, it was the first penis I’d seen in a movie.

It was a weird movie, though.

by Anonymousreply 26May 12, 2024 10:38 PM

“Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” but to be fair, it’s straight from the play it’s based on. At least half of these bad titles come from the original novels and plays.

by Anonymousreply 27May 12, 2024 10:43 PM

Earth Girls Are Easy

by Anonymousreply 28May 12, 2024 10:48 PM

Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?

by Anonymousreply 29May 12, 2024 10:50 PM

Billy the Kid versus Dracula

by Anonymousreply 30May 12, 2024 10:54 PM

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

by Anonymousreply 31May 12, 2024 10:59 PM

Earth Girls Are Easy was a fantastic camp classic with a perfect title.

by Anonymousreply 32May 12, 2024 11:11 PM


by Anonymousreply 33May 12, 2024 11:26 PM

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

by Anonymousreply 34May 12, 2024 11:30 PM

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!

by Anonymousreply 35May 12, 2024 11:46 PM

Daddy’s Dyin: Who’s Got the Will?

by Anonymousreply 36May 12, 2024 11:47 PM

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

by Anonymousreply 37May 12, 2024 11:48 PM

Not Without My Daughter

by Anonymousreply 38May 12, 2024 11:49 PM

Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood

Confessions of a Teenage Dramaqueen

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (I wasn’t expecting the ending to this one)

by Anonymousreply 39May 12, 2024 11:50 PM

Passion Fish.

by Anonymousreply 40May 12, 2024 11:51 PM

Gold Diggers- The Secret of Bear Mountain.

Sadly, it wasn’t about what I thought it would be about.

by Anonymousreply 41May 12, 2024 11:52 PM

La La Land

by Anonymousreply 42May 12, 2024 11:53 PM

$. With goldie Hawn and warren beatty Gas-s-s-s. A roger corman pic

by Anonymousreply 43May 12, 2024 11:53 PM


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by Anonymousreply 45May 12, 2024 11:56 PM

That one yes, r44. In my French class we read it as La Dynamite.

by Anonymousreply 46May 12, 2024 11:57 PM

"Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain" is an awful title

by Anonymousreply 47May 13, 2024 12:02 AM

Dawson's 50-Load Weekend.

by Anonymousreply 48May 13, 2024 12:04 AM

For a moment I thought this said "Worst Movie Titties Ever" and I was wondering why we would care ...

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by Anonymousreply 49May 13, 2024 12:08 AM

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

by Anonymousreply 50May 13, 2024 12:09 AM

The Last Mimzy

by Anonymousreply 51May 13, 2024 12:09 AM

Bird on a Wire

by Anonymousreply 52May 13, 2024 12:11 AM


by Anonymousreply 53May 13, 2024 12:13 AM

Repo! The Genetic Opera

by Anonymousreply 54May 13, 2024 12:34 AM

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea

by Anonymousreply 55May 13, 2024 12:37 AM

R34, I remember a snarky reviewer calling it "The Unbearable Longness of Watching".

by Anonymousreply 56May 13, 2024 12:44 AM

Mars Need Moms

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by Anonymousreply 57May 13, 2024 12:44 AM

The Human Stain.

by Anonymousreply 58May 13, 2024 12:50 AM

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

by Anonymousreply 59May 13, 2024 1:03 AM

Love Actually

by Anonymousreply 60May 13, 2024 1:06 AM

The Postman Always Rings Twice

by Anonymousreply 61May 13, 2024 1:07 AM

As R27 noted, many listed are names from books. Titles are rarely changed for a movie version of a book. Or is that the joke?

by Anonymousreply 62May 13, 2024 1:30 AM

The Man With Two Heads

by Anonymousreply 63May 13, 2024 1:47 AM

Glengarry Glen Ross

by Anonymousreply 64May 13, 2024 1:55 AM

Whether for the novel or the film, "The Postman Always Rings Twice" is such an intriguing title.

by Anonymousreply 65May 13, 2024 1:56 AM

I think The Postman Always Rings Twice is a great title

by Anonymousreply 66May 13, 2024 2:02 AM

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

I Dismember Mama

I Spit on Your Grave

Rat Pfink a Boo Boo

by Anonymousreply 67May 13, 2024 2:02 AM

I kind of love "I Dismember Mama"

by Anonymousreply 68May 13, 2024 2:04 AM

“The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies.”

Yes, i know it was supposed to be a ridiculously bad title.

by Anonymousreply 69May 13, 2024 2:07 AM

Oh for fuck's sake, for the umpteenth time....Smilla's Sense of Snow

by Anonymousreply 70May 13, 2024 2:09 AM

“ Bram Stoker's Dracula”

No he’s not, retard, he’s Bram Stoker.

by Anonymousreply 71May 13, 2024 2:10 AM

How soon they forget.

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by Anonymousreply 73May 13, 2024 2:12 AM

Yeah but at least it's fun. Attack of the Mushroom People was boring and had nothing to do with Bonnie Franklin's haircut.

by Anonymousreply 74May 13, 2024 2:13 AM

[quote] Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. It was a good movie, but that was a terrible title.

That was the title of the original book, but they shortened it to “Fried Green Tomatoes” for the film

by Anonymousreply 75May 13, 2024 2:19 AM

I have to say the most disappointing title was "The Member of the Wedding."

by Anonymousreply 76May 13, 2024 2:19 AM

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Momma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad

by Anonymousreply 77May 13, 2024 2:20 AM

‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ is bad, but

‘I Still Know What You Did Last Summer’ is atrocious

by Anonymousreply 78May 13, 2024 2:36 AM

Throw Mama From the Train

by Anonymousreply 79May 13, 2024 2:38 AM

The Wizard of Gore

by Anonymousreply 80May 13, 2024 2:49 AM

Scenes from a Mall

by Anonymousreply 81May 13, 2024 3:02 AM

To be fair, Mama from the Train 🚂 was first one of the worst hit song titles. Thank you, Patti Page.

by Anonymousreply 82May 13, 2024 3:05 AM

[quote] ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ is bad, but ‘I Still Know What You Did Last Summer’ is atrocious

And then there was the second sequel, "I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer."

They are currently making an untitled third sequel. They should call it, "For a While I Forgot What You Did Last Summer, But Then It Came Back to Me."

by Anonymousreply 83May 13, 2024 3:06 AM

Lorenzo's Oil

The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom

The Black Hole

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Now, Voyager

The Gay Divorcee

Barb Wire

by Anonymousreply 84May 13, 2024 3:11 AM

Classic films that are so good that the dumb titles no longer sound dumb:

All That Jazz

Apocalypse Now

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

by Anonymousreply 85May 13, 2024 3:14 AM

Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here

Destroy All Monsters!

by Anonymousreply 86May 13, 2024 3:19 AM

In the Cut

by Anonymousreply 87May 13, 2024 3:54 AM

Death to Smoochy

by Anonymousreply 88May 13, 2024 3:59 AM

I Heart Huckabee's.

by Anonymousreply 89May 13, 2024 4:00 AM

Count me as another who loves DEATH BECOMES HER.

It's basically saying she looks good dead.

Like when you tell someone, "That dress becomes you."

by Anonymousreply 90May 13, 2024 4:03 AM


by Anonymousreply 91May 13, 2024 4:04 AM

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

by Anonymousreply 92May 13, 2024 4:08 AM

Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

by Anonymousreply 93May 13, 2024 4:10 AM

Die! Die! My Darling!

by Anonymousreply 94May 13, 2024 4:14 AM

The Last Airbender

by Anonymousreply 95May 13, 2024 4:32 AM

There Will Be Blood.

Sounds like a slogan ripped from a Tampax commercial except with plenty of exclamation points and dancing human tampons. Rejoice in the cleanse!

Now I'm having flashbacks of the Michigan Womyn's Festival. I miss those threads.

by Anonymousreply 96May 13, 2024 4:50 AM

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

by Anonymousreply 97May 13, 2024 4:54 AM

Ssssss. Yes, it concerned a snake, but still.

Please Don't Eat the Daisies

Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

by Anonymousreply 98May 13, 2024 5:16 AM

The Pirate Movie

The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training

Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park

by Anonymousreply 99May 13, 2024 5:27 AM

Her Smell.

by Anonymousreply 100May 13, 2024 5:45 AM

"The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl" (2005)

Directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Taylor Lautner

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by Anonymousreply 101May 13, 2024 5:55 AM

Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes.

by Anonymousreply 102May 13, 2024 6:01 AM

Titles in which the protagonist gives away the movie’s premise, for instance:

So I Married an Axe Murderer

My Stepmother is an Alien

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

by Anonymousreply 103May 13, 2024 6:11 AM

The Splendiferous Zeppelin Escapades of Filliam h. Muffman

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by Anonymousreply 104May 13, 2024 6:13 AM

Black Devil Doll from Hell

by Anonymousreply 105May 13, 2024 6:19 AM

Nightbitch. That's the new Amy Adams movie. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 106May 13, 2024 6:25 AM

Baby Driver

by Anonymousreply 107May 13, 2024 7:14 AM

I love ‘Love actually’, actually.

by Anonymousreply 108May 13, 2024 7:16 AM


Starring Teri Garr, Jeffrey Jones, Jon Lovitz, Wallace Shawn, Eric Idle, etc.

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by Anonymousreply 109May 13, 2024 7:41 AM

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

by Anonymousreply 110May 13, 2024 9:43 AM

R100 wins the thread. Every time "Her Smell" comes up as a suggested watch with that title and that picture of Scientology girl sticking her tongue out, I immediately smell hot garbage and taste salty garbage. Still haven't seen it and wont.

by Anonymousreply 111May 13, 2024 1:15 PM

R110, don't speak about things you don't understand. Leave Buckaroo alone.

by Anonymousreply 112May 13, 2024 1:16 PM

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

A needlessly long title for a needlessly long film.

by Anonymousreply 113May 13, 2024 3:41 PM

R106, I just saw an ad for that and thought of this thread

by Anonymousreply 114May 13, 2024 3:54 PM

From Hell it Came

The Thing That Couldn't Die

by Anonymousreply 115May 13, 2024 4:01 PM

The Shawshank Redemption

by Anonymousreply 116May 13, 2024 4:02 PM


by Anonymousreply 117May 13, 2024 4:03 PM

A Clockwork Orange.

by Anonymousreply 118May 13, 2024 6:48 PM

Pretty much anything with “American” as the adjective.

American Hustle American Gangster American Reunion American Sniper

I’ll give a pass to “Graffiti” and “Psycho.”

by Anonymousreply 119May 13, 2024 7:11 PM

R118 The author of the novel described a clockwork orange as a person who "has the appearance of an organism lovely with colour and juice but is in fact only a clockwork toy to be wound up by God or the Devil.” I don’t recall that line being in the movie, so I get why the title sounds meaningless.

by Anonymousreply 120May 13, 2024 7:13 PM

Honey 🍯, I Shrunk The Kids!

by Anonymousreply 121May 13, 2024 7:18 PM


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by Anonymousreply 122May 13, 2024 7:42 PM

How to Make an American Quilt

Eat a Bowl of Tea

by Anonymousreply 123May 13, 2024 7:44 PM

R119 what are you, prejudiced or something?

by Anonymousreply 124May 13, 2024 7:50 PM

r119, agree about the "American" thing. It's so unoriginal

by Anonymousreply 125May 13, 2024 7:53 PM

Finding Forrester

by Anonymousreply 126May 13, 2024 7:53 PM

[quote]Honey 🍯, I Shrunk The Kids!

The film's title is an example of incorrect English grammar.

The word should be "shrank" since it's using past tense.

"Shrunk" is the past tense participle version which would require, "Honey I Have Shrunk the Kids!"

by Anonymousreply 127May 13, 2024 7:56 PM

may the goddess forgive me, as this is a sacrilege beyond sacrilege, but:

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by Anonymousreply 128May 13, 2024 7:58 PM

I like the movie, but The Chumscrubber is a bad name.

by Anonymousreply 129May 13, 2024 8:26 PM

Zero Dark Thirty

by Anonymousreply 130May 13, 2024 8:27 PM

Tuck Everlasting

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by Anonymousreply 131May 13, 2024 8:58 PM


by Anonymousreply 132May 13, 2024 9:09 PM

It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

by Anonymousreply 133May 13, 2024 9:34 PM


by Anonymousreply 134May 13, 2024 10:18 PM

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

by Anonymousreply 135May 13, 2024 10:20 PM

The Bye Bye Man. Such a stupid name.

by Anonymousreply 136May 13, 2024 10:21 PM

R119. What about “Beauty”?

by Anonymousreply 137May 13, 2024 10:23 PM

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia

by Anonymousreply 138May 13, 2024 10:26 PM

The Rural Juror

by Anonymousreply 139May 13, 2024 10:28 PM


by Anonymousreply 140May 13, 2024 10:33 PM

Licorice Pizza. I haaate that title. It annoys me so much.

by Anonymousreply 141May 13, 2024 10:34 PM

Life as a House

by Anonymousreply 142May 13, 2024 10:36 PM

Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx

Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?

Mother, Jugs & Speed

by Anonymousreply 143May 14, 2024 1:08 AM

With Six You Get Eggroll

by Anonymousreply 144May 14, 2024 2:03 AM

The unbearable Lightness of Being.

by Anonymousreply 145May 14, 2024 2:16 AM

Because Mommy Works

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by Anonymousreply 146May 14, 2024 2:53 AM

What Dreams May Come

by Anonymousreply 147May 14, 2024 3:11 AM


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by Anonymousreply 148May 14, 2024 3:22 AM

Co-ed Call Girl

by Anonymousreply 149May 14, 2024 3:35 AM

R60 Agreed. It took many years to give it a chance as one of the best romcoms of its era because the title is so trite. I didn’t even realize it had gotten glowing reviews.

by Anonymousreply 150May 14, 2024 3:42 AM

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

by Anonymousreply 151May 14, 2024 4:33 AM

The Woman In The House Across The Street From The Girl In The Window.

No movie title needs to be that wordy.

by Anonymousreply 152May 14, 2024 4:54 AM

[quote]R141 Licorice Pizza. I haaate that title. It annoys me so much.

Yes. And it makes me nauseous.

by Anonymousreply 153May 14, 2024 5:17 AM

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

by Anonymousreply 154May 14, 2024 4:03 PM

The people who think Licorice Pizza is an O.K. title are boomers and gen-Xers who grew up in L.A. and remember the record store. Even then, the title is dumb for being such an obscure piece of ‘70s nostalgia that panders only to elderly Angelenos.

by Anonymousreply 155May 14, 2024 5:16 PM

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

by Anonymousreply 156May 15, 2024 6:20 PM

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies

by Anonymousreply 157May 16, 2024 7:15 AM

[quote] Pretty much anything with “American” as the adjective.

[quote] American Hustle American Gangster American Reunion American Sniper

[quote] I’ll give a pass to “Graffiti” and “Psycho.”

What about “American History X”?

by Anonymousreply 158May 16, 2024 11:18 AM

r119 What about...



by Anonymousreply 159May 16, 2024 11:24 AM

The affectation of "Se7en" was pretty pointless.

by Anonymousreply 160May 16, 2024 5:02 PM
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