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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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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
comicspies1 added 1950
Cinderella is a 1950 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the fairy tale "Cendrillon" by Charles Perrault, it is ...more
2
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 2 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
3
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 romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A seventeen-year-old aristocrat (Kate Winslet) falls in love with a kind but poor artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) ...more
4
Psycho is listed (or ranked) 4 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
5
Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 5 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
6
Fantasia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
comicspies1 added 1940
Fantasia is a 1940 American animated film produced by Walt Disney and released by Walt Disney Productions. With story direction by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer, and production supervision by Ben ...more
7
Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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
8
Nosferatu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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
9
Up is listed (or ranked) 9 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
10
Batman is listed (or ranked) 10 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, based on the DC Comics character. The Dark Knight of Gotham City (Michael Keaton) begins his war on crime with his first major ...more
11
Halloween is listed (or ranked) 11 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
12
Bambi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
comicspies1 added 1942
Bambi is a 1942 American animated drama film directed by David Hand, produced by Walt Disney and based on the book Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Austrian author Felix Salten. The film was ...more
13
Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 13 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
14
Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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
15
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 15 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
16
Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 16 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
17
Misery is listed (or ranked) 17 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
18
Clueless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
1995
Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. The film is set in Beverly Hills ...more
19
Moana is listed (or ranked) 19 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
20
Inception is listed (or ranked) 20 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
21
Superman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
1978
Superman is a 1978 superhero film directed by Richard Donner. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name and stars Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, ...more
22
Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 22 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
23
Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
1980
Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Robert Hays and ...more
24
Clue is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
1985
Clue is a 1985 American ensemble mystery comedy film based on the board game of the same name. The film was directed by Jonathan Lynn, who collaborated on the script with John Landis, and stars ...more
25
RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
1987
RoboCop is a 1987 American cyberpunk action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner. Set in a crime-ridden Detroit, Michigan, in the near future, RoboCop ...more