Fed Up With The Clichés? Here Are 19 Movies Winning The Title Game!


Do you remember The Hottie & The Nottie or Octopussy? Well, we do. And honestly, we wonder how much lamer those people who named these movies could get. This is not a movie list with a specific topic or genre, we just wanted to make a list of the coolest titles in film history. So here are 19 of them!

1. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)


Based on the novel of the same name, The Silence of the Lambs is our number one on the list!

2. All the Mornings of the World / Tous les matins du monde (1991)


The title of the novel that this movie is based on was inspired by an old French saying "Tous les matins du monde".

3. Requiem for a Dream (2000)


Isn't it like the title of a beautiful poem?

4. No Country for Old Men (2007)


Coen brothers know how to name a movie!

5. Lovers of the Arctic Circle / Los amantes del Círculo Polar (1998)


Lyricism at its best!

6. Grave of the Fireflies / Hotaru no haka (1988)


You'll know what I'm talking about after you watch the movie!

7. Crying Out Love in the Center of the World / Sekai no chûshin de, ai o sakebu (2004)


The title of this movie is probably one of the shortest sad stories in literature...

8. I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK / Ssa-i-bo-geu-ji-man-gwen-chan-a (2006)


Personal favorite!

9. Gone with the Wind (1939)


An all-time classic!

10. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)


The title raises the expectations almost too high!

11. The Cider House Rules (1999)


There are several comments on the significance of the title of this movie. Some argue that it is referring to society's rules vs. the individual.

12. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)


Powerful, striking and tough. Just like the movie itself!

13. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)


Just. Beautiful.

14. Dead Poets Society (1989)


At first it doesn't make any sense. But once you watch the movie, the title gets cool af.

15. Back to the Future (1985)


We've heard it a hundred times that it got lame. But read it out loud again. This is the coolest simple title you can give to a movie about time travel!

16. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)


It's obvious that the title was given by someone who knows literature, AND philosophy: Milan Kundera, people! One of the greatest authors of all time.

17. Love's a Bitch / Amores perros (2000)


The literal translation of "Amores perros" is "Dogs Many Loves." And you'll understand why it's so beautiful when you watch the movie!

18. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)


As you know, the movie is based on the novel of the same name. The title of the book is allegorical in its intents. The cuckoo's nest is the hospital and the one who flew over it is McMurphy. The full nursery rhyme from which the title is taken is quoted in part 4 by the Chief, as he remembers his childhood while awaking from a shock treatment. The rhyme was part of a childhood game played with him by his Indian grandmother: 

Ting. Tingle, tingle, tremble toes, she's a good fisherman, catches hens, puts 'em inna pens...wire blier, limber lock, three geese inna flock... one flew east, one flew west, one flew over the cuckoo's nest... O-U-T spells out... goose swoops down and plucks you out.

19. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)


"How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd?"

Lines 207-210 from the poem “Eloisa to Abelard” by Alexander Pope.

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