Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo
Avatar
Added by Aira on 20 May 2012 11:54
2868 Views 6 Comments
20
vote

Weird Translations... English to English

Sort by: Showing 36 items
Decade: Rating: List Type:
People who added this item 331 Average listal rating (236 ratings) 2.8 IMDB Rating 2.5
Gigli (2003)
C'mon... The most logical thing to do was using the original title: Gigli is the main character's last name and most of all is an Italian word! (It means "lilies"). But they weren't happy with this, so changed with:

Tough Love - Amore estremo

People who added this item 773 Average listal rating (521 ratings) 3.2 IMDB Rating 2.8
Date Movie (2006)

Hot Movie - Un film con il lubrificante (a film with lubricants)

People who added this item 342 Average listal rating (195 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6
They even dare to use a kind of "internet slang". I'm speechless...

2 Young 4 Me - Un fidanzato per mamma (a boyfriend for mom)

People who added this item 943 Average listal rating (578 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Let Me In (2010)

Blood Story

People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 3.7 IMDB Rating 3.7
???

2035 - The mind jumper

People who added this item 505 Average listal rating (288 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1

S(EX) List

People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4

I love movies

Aira's rating:
People who added this item 184 Average listal rating (109 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 5.1
Home Fries (1998)

Fast Food

People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.1

Big Gun

People who added this item 1541 Average listal rating (903 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.9

Kiss me

People who added this item 93 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.5
Hush (1998)

Obsession

Aira's rating:
People who added this item 2844 Average listal rating (1708 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3

Pretty Princess

This "translation" is not even easy to remember for an Italian. So why? Why???

Destiny's Bride

People who added this item 1130 Average listal rating (745 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4

I love Radio Rock

People who added this item 536 Average listal rating (359 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
Joy Ride (2001)

Radio Killer

People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 4.6

This is Beat

People who added this item 729 Average listal rating (458 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2

Mr. Hula Hoop

People who added this item 376 Average listal rating (220 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
Deception (2008)

Sex List - Omicidio a tre (threesome murder)

People who added this item 294 Average listal rating (203 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.6
Virtuosity (1995)

Virtuality

Aira's rating:

Yellow 33

People who added this item 128 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.8
It's Alive (1974)

Baby Killer

People who added this item 1435 Average listal rating (881 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
The weird thing is they could use the Italian "Cenerentola" but prefered the English "Cinderella". I still don't understand why...

Cinderella - La leggenda di un amore (Legend of a love)

People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 3.1
Clementine (2004)

The Enemy

People who added this item 76 Average listal rating (57 ratings) 3.5 IMDB Rating 3.2

Last Night - Morte nella notte (Death in the night)

People who added this item 544 Average listal rating (397 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Sex Drive (2008)

Sex Movie in 4D

People who added this item 1343 Average listal rating (902 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.1

American Trip

People who added this item 718 Average listal rating (468 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Van Wilder (2002)

Maial College


Note: "Maial" is an anglicized version of the Italian word "maiale", that means "pig". It has a meaning like Piggy College
People who added this item 162 Average listal rating (108 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 4.9
A sequel has always the (horrible) tile of the first film

Maial College 2

People who added this item 54 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 4.7 IMDB Rating 4.1
The Marksman (2005)

Nuclear Target

People who added this item 57 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.5

The Funeral

People who added this item 1002 Average listal rating (655 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4

Funeral Party

Aira's rating:
People who added this item 145 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
Crossroads (1986)
It has been suggested by Andygo. As he said, the original title refers to the song "Crossroads" of Robert Johnson. But in Italy it became

Mississipi Adventure

People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 5.5
Rough Magic (1995)

Miss Magic

Aira's rating:
People who added this item 476 Average listal rating (259 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3

Love & Secrets

Aira's rating:
People who added this item 571 Average listal rating (357 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Away We Go (2009)

American Life

Aira's rating:
People who added this item 517 Average listal rating (352 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
Haywire (2012)
Aira's rating:

Title translations may be necessary in some cases, but sometimes I wonder what the hell went on translator's mind making such horrible and ridiculos choices.
These are Italian titles.
Note: some translations in English are literal, so they could make no much sense.

This is about the bizzare habit of translating English titles with other English titles.


WEIRD TRANSLATIONS... MISCELLANEOUS
WEIRD TRANSLATIONS...
BY SECTIONS


You'll find other translations in:
MY FAVORITE TV SHOWS - CHILDHOOD
MY FAVORITE TV SHOWS - TEEN YEARS

You can check
MY MOVIE LISTS

Added to

6 votes
Aira's Movie lists (41 lists)
list by Aira
Published 7 years, 10 months ago 1 comment
3 votes
Serial Lister (32 lists)
list by Aira
Published 7 years, 10 months ago 1 comment



Related lists

Weird Translations... by sections
66 item list by Aira
105 votes 46 comments
Swedish Translations
27 item list by Maary
5 votes 1 comment
My favorite TV shows - childhood
30 item list by Aira
47 votes 8 comments
My favorite TV shows - teen years
29 item list by Aira
52 votes 2 comments
Watched in 2009
65 item list by Aira
31 votes 1 comment
Watched in 2010
90 item list by Aira
33 votes 4 comments
Finnish translations
174 item list by Kankku
113 votes 55 comments
Weird Translations... miscellaneous
85 item list by Aira
90 votes 23 comments

View more top voted lists

People who voted for this also voted for