5/22/2007

Top 6: Funniest Movie Titles

Posted in Top 6 at 4:59 am by Sam

Episode 34’s Top 6 segment is short and sweet. What are the funniest movie titles? What makes this list interesting and different is that you don’t have to have seen the movies to pick them. We don’t really care if the movies themselves are funny, or even if they’re supposed to be — all we’re concerned about is whether the titles themselves are funny.

What are your favorite funny movie titles?

As always, we recommend listening to the episode before reading further.

Stephen
  1. Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
  2. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
  3. Dr. Strangelove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
  4. Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil, Mutant, Alien, Flesh Eating, Hellbound, Zombified Living Dead Part 2: In Shocking 2-D (1991)
  5. Scary Movie (2000)
  6. Snakes On a Plane (2006)
Sam
  1. Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You In the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad (1967)
  2. Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966)
  3. The Fearless Vampire Killers: Or, Pardon Me But Your Teeth Are In My Neck (1967)
  4. The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964)
  5. The Mysterious Yearning Secretive Sad Lonely Troubled Confused Loving Musical Gifted Intelligent Beautiful Tender Sensitive Haunted Passionate Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
  6. I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With (2006)

17 Comments »

  1. siochembio (82) said,

    May 22, 2007 at 10:26 am

    Just wanted to say before I listened to the podcast that even though I never watch Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and would barely be able to pick out the characters from a line-up, “Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters” never fails to make me laugh. A lot, actually. Way more than it should. I don’t know, I find that very very funny.

  2. Jeffrey (84) said,

    May 22, 2007 at 10:50 am

    I’ll try and think up some English language movie titles but in the meantime I would like to mention Hong Kong martial arts flick whose English title is “Dirty Ho”. No really. Here’s the IMDB link for the film:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079432/
    There’s quite a lot of foreign, mostly Asian movies, whose titles are literally lost in translation. Conversely, when choosing a title for an English language movie released in a foreign country things can get screwy too, check this list out:
    http://www.eldar.org/~ben/funny/html/385.html

  3. Sam (405) said,

    May 22, 2007 at 11:36 am

    I learned this title too late to include it in my Top 6 list, but it would have bumped the Cheese one off:

    Le Quatrième morceau de la femme coupée en trois (2007)

    It means, “The Fourth Piece of the Woman Cut In Three.” Strangely enough, it’s not some nasty horror movie.

  4. joem18b (231) said,

    May 22, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    When I was a kid, my favorite science-fiction author was Lewis Padgett (pseudonum for Henry Kuttner and spouse C.L. Moore). I was thrilled out of my mind when I heard that a movie had been made of one of his/her short stories. Sadly, I never got to see it - but at least I can list it here as my #1.

    1. The Twonky (1953)

    2. Marat/Sade, or The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (1967) - Long-titles division.

    3. What’s Up, Tiger Lily (1966) - They say that Woody wanted to leave out the comma.

    4. SSSSSSS (1973) - Before “Snakes on a Plane.”

    5. Marry the Bo$$’$ Daughter (1941) - Brenda Joyce, before she was Jane, (adoptive) mother of Boy.

    6. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) - The true province of wacky movie titles is the xxx world. This being a family podcast site, a Russ Meyer film must suffice.

  5. Ferrick (140) said,

    May 22, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    My number one is definitely: Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo

    Any movie can be made better by adding Electric Boogaloo the title.

  6. Ferrick (140) said,

    May 22, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    Others:

    I’m Gonna Git You Sucka’
    C.H.U.D.
    South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
    Blacula
    Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
    Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead
    Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
    Leonard, Part 6

    And…The Specialist. All because of the trailer.

  7. Nyperold (116) said,

    May 22, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    Right now, I can only think of Blood Car, but let me look through the movies I have.

    Okay, here we go, in no particular order:
    A Series of Unfortunate Events
    How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
    They Call Him Sasquatch
    Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones

    I’m sure a list of bad movies would turn up more.

  8. Heather (11) said,

    May 23, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    No “Pootie Tang”? Come on, people!

  9. Outatime (13) said,

    May 24, 2007 at 3:23 am

    8 heads in a duffle bag
    F.A.R.T that movie
    Car’s that eat people
    Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex But Here Too Afraid To Ask
    I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer
    FRANKENHOOKER

  10. joem18b (231) said,

    May 24, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    “8 Heads in a Duffle Bag” reminds me of “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia,” but being as how that is one of my favorite movies, I can’t put it on a Funniest list.

  11. Jeffrey (84) said,

    June 2, 2007 at 11:25 am

    Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song
    Bruce Lee Fights Back From The Grave
    Killer Nun
    Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key
    Psycho Santa
    Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood
    No Sex Please, We’re British

  12. joem18b (231) said,

    June 3, 2007 at 2:28 am

    The Mushroom Club (2005)
    Life is Like a Cucumber (1990)
    Pumkin Little (2005)
    Bach and Broccoli (1986)
    Fruit Without Love (1956)
    Lured from Squash Center (1914)
    Pet Squash (2004)
    Pet Squash II: Butternut Anonymous (2006)
    The Trip to Squash Land (1967)

  13. wintermute (157) said,

    June 5, 2007 at 12:51 pm

    To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
    A Hero Ain’t Nothing But a Sandwich (1978)
    Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001)
    Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)
    No. My Other Possessed-Zombie Girlfriend. (2006)
    Art School Confidential (2006)
    Space Master X-7 (1958)

    It’s not really “funny”, but I love the pun in “Shanghai Noon”.

  14. joem18b (231) said,

    June 10, 2007 at 12:10 am

    Chico en la puerta, El (2000)
    … aka Wrinkle Movie

  15. Sam (405) said,

    October 8, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    “Jane Austen’s Mafia!” (1998) really should have made my list.

  16. Sam (405) said,

    December 1, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Another great one: “Dracula Blows His Cool” (1979).

  17. Sam (405) said,

    December 10, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    And another: “I Was a Teenage Zabbadoing and the Incredible Lusty Dust-Whip from Outer Space Conquers the Earth Versus the 3 Psychedelic Stooges of Dr. Fun Helsing and Fighting Against Surf-Vampires and Sex-Nazis and Have Troubles with This Endless Titillation Title” (1988).

    I’m almost positive the title is better than the movie.

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