Silly The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title  

Amy Boal
458 votes 13 voters 112 items

List Rules One word titles only. "2," "III," and other types of numerals count as a word. Do not add District 9 or Rocky II to this list.

A list of the best 1 word title movies, ranked by film lovers and fans of economy of words. All the films listed here have a short title, made up of just one word. These one word titled movies cross genres and eras and star many of Hollywood's most famous faces. From sci-fi classics like Alien and Gattaca, to comedies like Airplane! and Ghostbusters, movies with one word names come in all shapes and styles.

The next time you are browsing Netflix, consider some of these short titled movies, and if you come across one that is not included here, add it for others to vote on. I purposefully have not included Crash on this list at the time of publishing, but you may add it if you feel passionately about that particularly bad Best Picture winner.

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Alien is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Alien 1979 Alien is a 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. ...more

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Seven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Seven 1995 Seven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, with Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, John C. McGinley, and Kevin ...more

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Predator is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Predator 1987 Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill ...more

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Goodfellas 1990 Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. ...more

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Aliens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Aliens 1986 Aliens is a 1986 American science-fiction action horror film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by his then-wife Gale Anne Hurd, and starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael ...more

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Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Casablanca 1942 Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick's. The film stars ...more

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Thor 2011 Thor is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the Marvel Comics character. The powerful, but arrogant god Thor (Chris Hemsworth), is cast out of Asgard to live ...more

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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Jaws 1975 Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. The prototypical summer blockbuster, its release is regarded as a ...more

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Inception 2010 Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, ...more

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Rocky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Rocky 1976 Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and both written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa, an ...more

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RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
RoboCop 1987 Sergeant Warren Reed is a fictional character from the film series RoboCop, RoboCop 2, RoboCop 3.

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Speed is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Speed 1994 Speed is a 1994 American action film directed by Jan de Bont in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton, and Jeff Daniels. A ...more

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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Zootopia 2016 Zootopia is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore. A rabbit police officer (Ginnifer Goodwin) and a red fox con artist (Jason Bateman) form an ...more

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Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Vertigo 1958 Vertigo is a 1958 American psychological thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel D'entre les morts by Boileau-Narcejac. The screenplay was ...more

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Superbad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Superbad 2007 Superbad is a 2007 American teen comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. The film was written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who began working on the ...more

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Halloween 1978 Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her ...more

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Shrek 2001 Shrek is a 2001 American computer-animated fantasy-comedy film produced by PDI/DreamWorks, released by DreamWorks Pictures, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, featuring the voices of ...more

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Batman 1989 Batman is a 1989 American superhero film directed by Tim Burton and produced by Jon Peters, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It is the first installment of Warner Bros.' ...more

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Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Deadpool 2016 Deadpool is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Tim Miller, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being given mutant abilities with a scarred physical appearance, Wade Wilson (Ryan ...more

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Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Poltergeist 1982 Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural thriller film, directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg. It is the first and most successful entry in the Poltergeist ...more

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Moana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Moana 2016 Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. With the help of a demigod (Dwayne Johnson), Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), the ...more

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Titanic 1997 Titanic is a 1997 American epic romantic disaster drama film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars ...more

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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Philadelphia 1993 Philadelphia is a 1993 American drama film and one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to acknowledge HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and homophobia. It was written by Ron Nyswaner, directed by ...more

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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Gladiator 2000 Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, ...more

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Platoon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Platoon 1986 Platoon is a 1986 American war film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen. It is the first film of a trilogy of Vietnam War films by ...more

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Deliverance is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Deliverance 1972 Deliverance is a 1972 American dramatic thriller film produced and directed by John Boorman, and starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox, with the latter two making their ...more

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Scarface 1983 Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone. A remake of the 1932 film of the same name, Scarface tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony ...more

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Tootsie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Tootsie 1982 Tootsie is a 1982 American comedy-drama film that tells the story of a talented but volatile actor whose reputation for being difficult forces him to adopt a new identity as a woman to land a ...more

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Grease is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Grease 1978 Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 musical of the same ...more

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Patton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Patton 1970 Patton is a 1970 American epic biographical war film about U.S. General George S. Patton during World War II. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates and Karl Michael Vogler. It was ...more

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Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Spaceballs 1987 Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis. It also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, ...more

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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Vacation 1983 National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron, ...more

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Blow is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Blow 2001 Blow is a 2001 American biopic about the American cocaine smuggler George Jung, directed by Ted Demme. David McKenna and Nick Cassavetes adapted Bruce Porter's 1993 book Blow: How a Small Town ...more

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Keanu is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Keanu 2016 Keanu is a 2016 American action comedy film directed by Peter Atencio. The film stars Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key as cousins searching for a kitten who was stolen from a drug dealre. The ...more

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Tombstone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Tombstone 1993 Tombstone is a 1993 American western film directed by George P. Cosmatos, written by Kevin Jarre and starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, with Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael ...more

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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
WALL-E 2008 WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Andrew Stanton, the story follows a ...more

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X-Men is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
X-Men 2000 X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the first installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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Gattaca is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Gattaca 1997 Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, with Jude Law, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal, and Alan ...more

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Spartacus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Spartacus 1960 Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Dalton Trumbo was based on the novel Spartacus by Howard Fast. It was inspired by the life ...more

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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Zombieland 2009 Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma ...more

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Rushmore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Rushmore 1998 Rushmore is a 1998 comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson about an eccentric teenager named Max Fischer, his friendship with rich industrialist Herman Blume, and their mutual love for ...more

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Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Unforgiven 1992 Unforgiven is a 1992 American Western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with a screenplay written by David Webb Peoples. The film portrays William Munny, an aging outlaw and killer ...more

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Logan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Logan Logan is a 2017 American superhero drama film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. It is the 10th installment in the X-Men film series and the third and final Wolverine solo film ...more

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Rashomon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Rashomon 1950 Rashomon is a 1950 Japanese period drama film directed by Akira Kurosawa, working in close collaboration with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa. It stars Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyō, Masayuki Mori ...more

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Network is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Network 1976 Network is a 1976 American satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings. The film stars ...more

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Arrival is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Arrival 2016 Arrival is a 2016 American science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer, based on the short story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang. It stars Amy ...more

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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Matilda 1996 Matilda is a 1996 American fantasy comedy children's film directed and narrated by Danny DeVito. The screenplay by Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord is based on Roald Dahl's novel of the same ...more

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Nosferatu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Nosferatu 1922 Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens is a 1922 German Expressionist horror film, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. The film, shot in 1921 and released ...more

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Misery is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Misery 1990 Misery is a 1990 American psychological thriller film based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of the same name and starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, and Frances ...more

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Juno is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
Juno 2007 Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an ...more