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The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title

Updated June 16, 2020 10.0k votes 515 voters 39.2k views155 items

List RulesOne 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.

  • 1
    Moon
    102
    23

    Moon

    2009

    ActorsKevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore, Kaya Scodelario, Sam Rockwell, Dominique McElligott

    Directed byDuncan Jones

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  • 2
    Cinderella
    116
    42

    ActorsJune Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton, Jimmy MacDonald, Lucille Bliss

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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  • 3
    Psycho
    114
    42

    Psycho

    1960

    ActorsAlfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Martin Balsam

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 4
    Jaws
    137
    61

    Jaws

    1975

    ActorsSteven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, John Searle

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 5
    8½
    84
    21

    1963

    ActorsClaudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni, Barbara Steele, Nino Rota, Anouk Aimée

    Directed byFederico Fellini

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  • 6
    Fantasia
    87
    28

    ActorsWalt Disney, Corey Burton, Leopold Stokowski, Jimmy MacDonald, Paul Smith

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, T. Hee, Ford Beebe

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  • 7
    Vertigo
    85
    27

    ActorsJames Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock, Barbara Bel Geddes, Ellen Corby

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 8
    Goodfellas
    98
    40

    ActorsRobert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • 9
    Up
    106
    47

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    2009

    ActorsChristopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman, John Ratzenberger, Delroy Lindo

    Directed byPete Docter

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  • 10
    Superman
    79
    25

    ActorsMarlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp, Margot Kidder

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • 11
    Rocky
    82
    29

    Rocky

    1976

    ActorsSylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith, Carl Weathers, Talia Shire

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

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  • 12
    Casablanca
    90
    36

    ActorsIngrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

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  • 13
    Bambi
    71
    21

    Bambi

    1942

    ActorsSterling Holloway, Sam Edwards, Cammie King, Ann Gillis, Will Wright

    Directed byJames Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Paul Satterfield, Bill Roberts, Norman Wright

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  • 14
    Titanic
    120
    63

    ActorsLeonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, James Cameron, Bill Paxton

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • 15
    Nosferatu
    71
    22

    ActorsMax Schreck, John Gottowt, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Karl Etlinger

    Directed byF. W. Murnau

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  • 16
    Batman
    94
    42

    Batman

    1989

    ActorsJack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton, Jack Palance, Billy Dee Williams

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • 17
    Alien
    90
    40

    Alien

    1979

    ActorsSigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto, Harry Dean Stanton

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • 18
    Misery
    70
    23

    Misery

    1990

    ActorsLauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan, Rob Reiner, Richard Farnsworth

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • 19
    Aladdin
    80
    33

    ActorsRobin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker, Jonathan Freeman, Jim Cummings

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • 20
    Poltergeist
    78
    32

    ActorsCraig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein, Beatrice Straight

    Directed byTobe Hooper

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  • 21
    Ghost
    68
    23

    Ghost

    1990

    ActorsDemi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Swayze, Tony Goldwyn, Vincent Schiavelli

    Directed byJerry Zucker

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  • 22
    Halloween
    88
    40

    ActorsJamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence, Sandy Johnson, Charles Cyphers

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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  • 23
    Airplane!
    68
    25

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    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

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  • 24
    Moana
    81
    37

    Moana

    2016

    ActorsAuli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • 25
    Spaceballs
    79
    35

    ActorsJoan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis

    Directed byMel Brooks

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