We all love movies that have catchy titles. Sometimes, a movie title may make or break a film. I honestly don’t envy the job of those who have to come up with a hit title.
There are times, though, when movie titles just go so wrong they become ridiculous. Either you end up with a disgusting image, or you bust a rib laughing.
Here are some of the most inappropriate movie titles ever, and for the record, whatever those guys were on, I want double of it!
Octopussy is arguably the worst title for a James Bond movie. Ever.
You get all sorts of imagery in your head…an octopus-cat hybrid? Something more inappropriate?
Of course, James Bond fans know that it’s simply the name of the ringleader of an international jewelry-smuggling operation. And while the movie didn’t get good reviews, I’d still watch it again.
Fire Down Below
Fire Down Below stars hammy Steven Seagal, the hero of many an 80s/90s child whose parents loved action movies. You have to admit that the aikido master besting a huge bunch of hulking dudes with such grace is a sight to behold.
This movie title, however, just makes one not want to go there…whatever you’re thinking of, it must not be good. And, if critics are to be believed, the movie is just as bad.
All right, perhaps we’re being a little too gutter-minded here, but Dick just doesn’t give a good first impression.
Question: “Want to watch ‘Dick’?”
Your answer: ??? (You tell me!)
In reality, though, Dick is a movie about two girls on a White House tour who wander away and get to meet President Nixon. Not so bad, eh?
The Human Stain
The Human Stain. Seriously?
What does that make you think of without a context? If you didn’t know that Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman star in the movie, all sorts of not-so-clean things will probably come to your mind. I honestly don’t even want to think about it. Especially since I like a clean house.
On another note, you might want to give the movie a go if you haven’t seen it already. With the cast, it is not surprising that this is an award-winning movie. Too bad the title sucks.
Black Snake Moan
Oh, the things you think of! I bet that this synopsis is the furthest thing from your mind:
A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.
Here’s an interesting casting mix: Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, and Justin Timberlake.
The Banger Sisters
What do you get when you put Susan Sarandon and Goldie Hawn together?
I think we have to watch this one to get the full context. Not sure if it will make a difference, though.
Of course, a title like XXX will raise many an eyebrow. Again, without any context, this movie title will make even the not-so-conservatives wonder.
But since it’s Vin Diesel starring in the movie, all is forgiven. It’s still not a good title, though.