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The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title

Updated February 10, 2021 10.0k votes 546 voters 44.2k 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.

  • Cinderella1

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

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

    Cinderella is a 1950 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney and...  more
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  • Jaws2



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

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • Psycho3



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

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • Vertigo4

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

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • Fantasia5

    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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  • Goodfellas6

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

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation...  more
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  • Up7



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

    Directed byPete Docter

    Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar...  more
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  • Superman8

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

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • Casablanca9

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

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

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  • Rocky10



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

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen. A small-time boxer...  more
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  • Misery11



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

    Directed byRob Reiner

    Misery is a 1990 American psychological thriller film based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of...  more
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  • Alien12



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

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • Bambi13



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

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

    Bambi is a 1942 American animated drama film directed by David Hand, produced by Walt Disney...  more
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  • Batman14



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

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • Nosferatu15

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

    Directed byF. W. Murnau

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  • Titanic16

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

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • Poltergeist17

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    Directed byTobe Hooper

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  • Aladdin18

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    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Aladdin is a 1992 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature...  more
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  • Airplane!19

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    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

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  • Halloween20

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

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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  • Ghost21



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    Directed byJerry Zucker

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  • Spaceballs22

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

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • Moana23



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    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • Goldfinger24

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    Directed byGuy Hamilton

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  • Amadeus25

    ActorsJeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole, Abraham Murphy, Tom Hulce

    Directed byMiloš Forman

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