Film The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title  

Amy Boal
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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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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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

2
38 15
Up is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
2009
Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more

3
38 16
Titanic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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 what happened to the RMS Titanic, it stars ...more

4
27 8
Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
1992
Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Aladdin is the 31st animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

5
43 21
Inception is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
2010
Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph ...more

6
46 24
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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

7
35 16
Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
1995
Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is an adaptation of the 1981 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The film was directed by Joe ...more

8
19 3
Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
EvanEnglish added 2007
Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was co-written ...more

9
33 15
Psycho is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
1960
Psycho is a 1960 American horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film centers on an encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane, who ends up at a secluded motel after taking money from ...more

10
29 12
Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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

11
31 14
Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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

12
27 11
Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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

13
29 13
Batman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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

14
31 15
Halloween is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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

15
32 16
Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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

16
33 17
Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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

17
26 12
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
1976
Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen. A small-time boxer (Sylvester Stallone) gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion (Carl Weathers) in ...more

18
30 16
Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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

19
30 16
Seven is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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

20
25 12
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
1996
Fargo is a 1996 American neo-noir dark comedy crime film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Frances McDormand as a pregnant Minnesota police chief who ...more

21
35 21
Alien is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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

22
24 12
Moana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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

23
24 12
Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
1984
Ghostbusters is a 1984 American sci-fi-fantasy comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as ...more

24
29 17
WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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

25
19 8
Misery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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