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.

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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

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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

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 3 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

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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 4 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

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 5 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

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Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 6 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

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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 7 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

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30 15
Psycho is listed (or ranked) 8 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

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Deadpool is listed (or ranked) 9 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

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Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 10 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

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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 11 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

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 12 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

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Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 13 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

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Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 14 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

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Alien is listed (or ranked) 15 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

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 16 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

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Seven is listed (or ranked) 17 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

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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Zootopia is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 20 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

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 21 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

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Rocky is listed (or ranked) 22 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

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WALL-E is listed (or ranked) 23 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

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Moana is listed (or ranked) 24 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

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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