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Titles That Pop: Best Movie Titles

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Death, Dying, Killing

Humans are preoccupied and fascinated with our own mortality. There are thousands of movies titles that are linked with the word 'die,' 'death,' 'dead,' or 'kill.' These are a few of the best sounding titles.
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Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard
It's hard to top a title like Die Hard. It says nothing and everything all at once.
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People who added this item 2062 Average listal rating (1391 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Evil Dead: The Ultimate Experience in Grueling Terror

If a title like that doesn't get you exited, you're already dead.

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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.2
Color Me Dead (1969)
Color Me Dead

Does anyone actually die in this film? Who knows, but the title has my attention.
People who added this item 1106 Average listal rating (710 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Dead Alive (1992)
Dead Alive
Oxy-morons make great titles for films. At least with Dead Alive it did.
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People who added this item 1725 Average listal rating (1123 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Night of the Living Dead
The title tells you absolutely everything you need to know. There's going to be some living dead... tonight!

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Death of a Salesman
Many of these great movie titles were great book titles first. This is just one example.
People who added this item 473 Average listal rating (255 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
This sounds like an English translated title of a Japanese comic book. But alas, it's a 1960's classic about mean girls and violence. It's really hard to imagine a better title to go along with this movie.
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Things to do in Denver When You're Dead
What a great title. I want to see this movie now.
People who added this item 1769 Average listal rating (1173 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Death Becomes Her
What a great title. It really doesn't get much better.
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The -- of --

So many titles are done this way. It seems to work pretty well, at least in the English language.
People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.3
The Dogs of War
I'd be interested to know how many Shakespearean snippets became movie titles. In the case of this movie title, it was Julius Ceasar Act 3, Scene 1 line 273.
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People who added this item 756 Average listal rating (463 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
The Color of Money
Everyone knows what color money is in your respective country. But somehow, it just sounds cool to say it.
People who added this item 85 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7
The Hands of Orlac
So, what do we know? There's this dude named Orlac. And something is going on with those hands of his... I'm interested already.
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Sounds intriguing, right? It piqued my interest.
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Again, a book title that became many movies. But at least you know who it's about, right?


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The Big --

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The Big Lebowski
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People who added this item 864 Average listal rating (551 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Big Sleep (1946)
The Big Sleep
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People who added this item 357 Average listal rating (241 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Big Chill (1983)
The Big Chill
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The Big Bang (2011)
The Big Bang
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-- of the --

People who added this item 1715 Average listal rating (1137 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Planet of the Apes
Hell yeah, that's a title I could get behind!
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People who added this item 1593 Average listal rating (1016 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Dawn of the Dead
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People who added this item 312 Average listal rating (182 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Village of the Damned
Doesn't sound like the place you want to spend summer holiday.
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People who added this item 1315 Average listal rating (814 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Legends of the Fall
Is anyone sure what that actually means? But it sounds cool, and that's all that matters.
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People who added this item 625 Average listal rating (410 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Revenge of the Nerds
Imagine how lame it would have sounded if they simply called the movie "Nerds' Revenge". Somehow the 'of the' makes the title sound more impactful.
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People who added this item 430 Average listal rating (320 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.4
Masters of the Universe
This is the movie based on the popular cartoon and toy line. The production company behind this movie smartly removed the 'He-Man' preface in their movie, 'Masters of the Universe'.
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Two Word Titles

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Fight Club (1999)
Fight Club
Simple, straightforward and informative. You couldn't ask for more out of a title.

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People who added this item 1706 Average listal rating (1098 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
True Romance (1993)
True Romance
I've heard of a lot of different types of romance. But true romance? If you want to get cynical, it's practically an oxymoron. If you want to get simple, it just sounds cool.

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People who added this item 92 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
Permanent Midnight
Putting the word 'permanent' in front of something makes it seem more... I'm not gonna say permanent. Oh shit, I just did.
People who added this item 197 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
Permanent Vacation
What would a permanent vacation be like? I'm intrigued already.
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People who added this item 5176 Average listal rating (3558 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Reservoir Dogs
Is it just me, or does Quentin Tarantino like two word titles? This movie has nothing to do with dogs, or reservoirs. And yet, it still fits somehow.
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People who added this item 8449 Average listal rating (6078 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.9
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Pulp Fiction
The beginning of this movie has a dictionary definition of the word 'pulp,' and the word 'fiction.' It still doesn't explain why it's the title of the movie, but doesn't make it any less awesome.

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Kill Bill

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Star Wars
Yes, I realize that each of the Star Wars movies have their own separate title. But they're still called Star Wars movies, right?

Something so simple as 'Star Wars' can tell you everything you need to know. Some shit's gonna happen in space. And you're gonna like it.

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People who added this item 443 Average listal rating (282 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
Near Dark (1988)
What time is it?
Near Dark
People who added this item 6643 Average listal rating (4817 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
X-Men (2000)
X-Men
Based on the popular Marvel Comics series, this title tells you exactly what it's about.

Sort of. There's women too.
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People who added this item 306 Average listal rating (199 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
Vanishing Point
Vanishing point has to do with perspective in drawing and the point at which parallel lines appear to converge. In the case of the movie, I think its purpose was to sound badass.
People who added this item 115 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.5
Terminal Velocity
With a title this cool, you'd think the movie would be just as cool. But not even a cool title, Charlie Sheen, or Nastassja Kinski could keep this movie from going down at 9.81 meters per secondยฒ
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People who added this item 2642 Average listal rating (1686 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Dirty Dancing
There a lot of different types of dance. But dirty dancing sounds the like most fun.
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Red Dawn (1984)
Red Dawn
Kind of a double meaning going on with the title of this movie.
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Point Break (1991)
Point Break
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People who added this item 444 Average listal rating (317 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Road House (1989)
Road House
If you're counting, that's four two word titles in a row starring Patrick Swayze. How many other two word titles was he in?
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Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner
The title of Philip K. Dick's novel that inspired this film is 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'

Very witty. And it's a great book. But Blade Runner just sounds so much cooler than anything else that could have been used.

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Red River (1948)
Red River
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The Howling (1981)
The Howling
It's no secret what this movie is about. And that's what makes the title so great. Truth in advertising.
Woodchipper Massacre
What?! There's such a thing as a woodchipper massacre?!
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Three Word Titles

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Grosse Pointe Blank
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Being John Malkovich
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People who added this item 388 Average listal rating (247 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Longest Day
It's not just any day. It's
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The Black Cat (1934)
The Black Cat
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American History X
As you may have noticed, adding X to the title of your movie makes it sound cooler.
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The X Files
I suppose you could call this one 'Fight The Future' instead, since that's technically the movie title. Fight the Future sounds pretty cool too.
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I had planned on making this list months ago, but became distracted when I started making all those TV lists.

These are some of the most direct, cool sounding or ominous movie titles. Suggestions are welcome, but I'll stop before I get to 100 items.

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