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Oct. 11, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Top 10 Good Movies with Bad Titles

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS hits theaters today and while I thought it was a great movie, it is going to have trouble drawing audiences because of the awful title. The more direct MACHETE KILLS tells you exactly what it is about while the Tom Hanks drama sounds like a working title. But, it will not be the first good movie to be saddled with an awful title. Here are the Top 10 movies that earned acclaim despite really bad names. Please share your picks below and remember that we are talking about good films with bad titles here, not just bad titles. That is a Ten Spot for another day.
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12:58PM on 10/13/2013

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2:25PM on 10/12/2013
This is a great title. My acting professor told us of a local production of this show and the title alone made me think "What is this? I need to see it"
This is a great title. My acting professor told us of a local production of this show and the title alone made me think "What is this? I need to see it"
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2:21PM on 10/12/2013
Saddest thing I can currently think of in this world? There's probably a paycheck from Joblo.com with Alex's name on it...or he gets direct deposit... or Paypal... still...
Saddest thing I can currently think of in this world? There's probably a paycheck from Joblo.com with Alex's name on it...or he gets direct deposit... or Paypal... still...
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10:32AM on 10/12/2013
I don't understand what's terrible about the title Captian Phillips. Also I HIGHLY doubt that the title of a movie will stop people from seeing it. A ctitical acclaimed movie starring Tom Hanks is going to make box office bank, especially by the 40+ crowd.
I don't understand what's terrible about the title Captian Phillips. Also I HIGHLY doubt that the title of a movie will stop people from seeing it. A ctitical acclaimed movie starring Tom Hanks is going to make box office bank, especially by the 40+ crowd.
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2:11PM on 10/11/2013
I suppose Hollywood should cater more to the simple minded audience members more than they already do? A pleasing title as you see fit equates to waving something in front of them and they go "Oh its shiny". The only titles I ever have issues with are the ones I have no idea how to say when Im at the ticket booth
I suppose Hollywood should cater more to the simple minded audience members more than they already do? A pleasing title as you see fit equates to waving something in front of them and they go "Oh its shiny". The only titles I ever have issues with are the ones I have no idea how to say when Im at the ticket booth
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1:15PM on 10/11/2013

Worst. Top 10. Ever.

This has got to be the worst, and by far the most unnecessary Top 10 I've seen churned out. I usually agree with 90% of the Top 10's, but on this one, I can't say I agree with a single pick. When you've got ridiculous puns in Hollywood (I.E. 2 Fast 2 Furious or You, Me, and Dupree), how can you call movies like "Se7en" or "The Shawshank Redemption" a bad title? The only one on here I can even begin to comprehend is "Cloverfield," and that's just because it's never explained... But even then,
This has got to be the worst, and by far the most unnecessary Top 10 I've seen churned out. I usually agree with 90% of the Top 10's, but on this one, I can't say I agree with a single pick. When you've got ridiculous puns in Hollywood (I.E. 2 Fast 2 Furious or You, Me, and Dupree), how can you call movies like "Se7en" or "The Shawshank Redemption" a bad title? The only one on here I can even begin to comprehend is "Cloverfield," and that's just because it's never explained... But even then, I didn't mind it. Where's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps?" I mean, yeah, I get it... It was a great quote from Gecko in the first film, but out of context, it doesn't have the best ring to it. Where's "The Happening?" Seriously? They don't get much worse than that.
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12:35PM on 10/11/2013
This was a terrible, terrible list. Every title you listed was fine except for Captain Phillips.
This was a terrible, terrible list. Every title you listed was fine except for Captain Phillips.
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12:12PM on 10/11/2013

Your List Sucks

How about "The Empire" instead of "The Empire Strikes Back"
or "Indiana Jones and The Temple" instead of "Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom"
Seriously, your list really sucks, and it doesn't even hold strong arguments or reasons.
How about "The Empire" instead of "The Empire Strikes Back"
or "Indiana Jones and The Temple" instead of "Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom"
Seriously, your list really sucks, and it doesn't even hold strong arguments or reasons.
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10:16AM on 10/11/2013

Don't Agree

Usually love these lists, but 'Gone Baby Gone' is based off the book titled 'Gone Baby Gone', so should this really be included?!? So you're saying the author of the book should have named it something else, just in case they made it into a movie?
Usually love these lists, but 'Gone Baby Gone' is based off the book titled 'Gone Baby Gone', so should this really be included?!? So you're saying the author of the book should have named it something else, just in case they made it into a movie?
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8:58AM on 10/11/2013
Alex, I will read your list, but this subject may be proof you have too much time on your hands. : )
Alex, I will read your list, but this subject may be proof you have too much time on your hands. : )
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