Annoying film titles

They say that you should never judge a book by its cover but I admit there are some film titles that are so annoying to me that I resist watching them. The ones that are most annoying are the ones with deliberately misspelled words that strike me as too cute by half. Three examples that come to mind are Inglourious Basterds, The Pursuit of Happyness, and Biutiful.

This article looks at those and other titles and explains which have some justification in the plot and which are just directorial vanities.


  1. birgerjohansson says

    I think Inglorious Basterds was a film inspired by a B film thst happened to have a misspelled poster. I am not certain but I think it was a Swedish film company that churned out cheap action films.

  2. Rob Grigjanis says

    Generally, the content of films annoys me far more than their titles. Quentin Tarantino is just annoying, period.

  3. John Morales says

    In non-American English, ‘mispelled’ is misspelt.

    Me, I’ve learnt (or learned, as you mob might say) to avoid clickbaity titles.

  4. says

    @2 Rob G
    Quentin Tarantino is just annoying, period.

    On his better days, that is. How he got to where he is is beyond me. I avoid any film he touches. He’s my “anti-Kubrick”.

  5. sonofrojblake says

    @6: You only learned that Marlon Brando and Dustin Hoffman were different people last week, so your judgment on the subject of movies is suspect at best.

  6. brightmoon says

    Lol I literally just got finished watching Django Unchained again . I was rather surprised to find it on YouTube . I had forgotten how violent it was (which actually was a little upsetting) and still had that small moment of cheer when the Uncle Ruckus-like character, Steven, was shot in the end

  7. brightmoon says

    Spelling mistakes don’t bother me much since I laughed until I was in tears about a grammatically illiterate as sign a teenager . “We Has Rabbits “ . I still don’t know why I thought that was so funny 🤷🏽‍♀️

    The grammar mistake that used to pull my chain is in an old Delfonics song Funny Feeling . It wasn’t a misspelling though. The chorus “ Do you got that funny feeling!” It felt so wrong that as much as I absolutely LOVED the Delfonics back then , I REFUSED to buy that 45 . I’ve long since calmed down and admitted that I do love that song too

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