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Movies - especially highly secretive big budget blockbusters - sometimes film with fake working titles in order to hide production in plain sight. Sometimes these working titles are fun, campy, and tie into the film itself like a built-in Easter eggs, while other times they're deliberately boring just to throw people off. And sometimes, they're just nonsense titles.

They use these fake titles for a myriad of reasons. One, for the safety and secrecy of the set. If you saw a sign for a movie called Rory's First Kiss, you'd be a lot less likely to show up with a camera and telephoto lens than if the sign actually said The Dark Knight. Another reason is for security in actual movie theaters. A film canister marked Blue Harvest is much less likely to be stolen than one labeled Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Occasionally the title hasn't been decided, like with Shoeless Joe, which turned into Field of Dreams. Sometimes, inoffensive or inexplicable titles even stick!

Check out this list to see what your favorite movie might have been called during production!  These are some of the best fake titles for some of the biggest movies ever! Vote up your favorite false working titles below!

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Group Hug Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow Robert Downey Jr. - Real title: The Avengers

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
After Party Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. Cobie Smulders - Real title: Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Thor: The Dark World is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Thursday Mourning Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings Chris Hemsworth - Real Title: Thor: The Dark World

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Captain America: The First Ave... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Frostbite Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans Tommy Lee Jones - Real title: Captain America: The First Avenger

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Transformers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Prime Directive Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf Odette Annable - Real title: Transformers

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Blue Harvest Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Mark Hamill - Real title: Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

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2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
How The Solar System Was Won Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter Ed Bishop - Real title: 2001: A Space Odyssey 

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Rory's First Kiss Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman Gary Oldman - Real title: The Dark Knight

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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
The Intimidation Game Katie Holmes, Christian Bale Morgan Freeman - Real title: Batman Begins

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Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Corporate Headquarters Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison Winona Ryder - Real title: Star Trek

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Iron Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Rasputin Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow Robert Downey Jr. - Real title: Iron Man 2

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
A Boy's Life Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak Debra Winger - Real title: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fel... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Changing Seasons Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen Liv Tyler - Real title: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings

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Pacific Rim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Still Seas Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam Ron Perlman - Real title: Pacific Rim

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Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Cheese Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan Jessica Lucas - Real title: Cloverfield

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Jurassic World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Ebb Tide Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt Vincent D'Onofrio - Real title: Jurassic World

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Harry Potter and the Chamber o... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Incident of 57th Street Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe John Cleese - Real title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Magnus Rex Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale Morgan Freeman - Real title: The Dark Knight Rises

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Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Shoeless Joe Ben Affleck, Matt Damon Kevin Costner - Real title: Field of Dreams

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Planet Ice Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet Kathy Bates - Real title: Titanic

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Artemis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Artemis Real title: The Hunger Games

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Black Mask John Travolta, Bruce Willis Uma Thurman - Real title: Pulp Fiction

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Superman Returns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Red Sun Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey Kate Bosworth - Real title: Superman Returns

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prin... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Toastie Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton Peter Dinklage - Real title: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Genre Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford Shia LaBeouf - Real title: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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Star Trek Into Darkness is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
HH Project Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch Alice Eve - Real title: Star Trek Into Darkness

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2012 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Farewell, Atlantis Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson Thandie Newton - Real title: 2012

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Batman Returns is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Dictel Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken Danny DeVito - Real title: Batman Returns

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The Matrix Reloaded is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
The Burly Man Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves Jada Pinkett Smith - Real title: The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Oliver's Arrow Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy Marion Cotillard - Real title: Inception

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Project X is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Unbelievable Working Titles for Blockbuster Movies
Greenhat Jimmy Kimmel, Alexis Knapp Miles Teller - Real title: Project X