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The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title

Updated June 16, 2020 10.0k votes 510 voters 37.9k 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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    Moon

    2009

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

    Directed byDuncan Jones

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  • 2
    Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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    ActorsJune Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton, Jimmy MacDonald, Lucille Bliss

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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  • 3
    Psycho is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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    Psycho

    1960

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

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 4
    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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    Jaws

    1975

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

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 5
    8½ is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
    82
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    1963

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

    Directed byFederico Fellini

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  • 6
    Fantasia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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    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 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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    ActorsJames Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock, Barbara Bel Geddes, Ellen Corby

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • 8
    Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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    ActorsRobert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • 9
    Up is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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    Up

    2009

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

    Directed byPete Docter

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  • 10
    Superman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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    ActorsMarlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp, Margot Kidder

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • 11
    Bambi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
    71
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    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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  • 12
    Rocky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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    Rocky

    1976

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

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

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  • 13
    Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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    ActorsIngrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

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  • 14
    Titanic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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    ActorsLeonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, James Cameron, Bill Paxton

    Directed byJames Cameron

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  • 15
    Nosferatu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
    71
    22

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

    Directed byF. W. Murnau

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

    1989

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

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • 17
    Alien is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
    90
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    Alien

    1979

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

    Directed byRidley Scott

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

    1990

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

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • 19
    Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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    ActorsCraig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein, Beatrice Straight

    Directed byTobe Hooper

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  • 20
    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
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    ActorsJamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence, Sandy Johnson, Charles Cyphers

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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  • 21
    Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
    79
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    ActorsRobin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker, Jonathan Freeman, Jim Cummings

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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

    1990

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

    Directed byJerry Zucker

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  • 23
    Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
    68
    25

    ActorsKareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman, Peter Graves, Jonathan Banks

    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

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  • 24
    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
    74
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    ActorsAlicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Stacey Dash, Wallace Shawn

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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  • 25
    Spaceballs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies with Only One Word for a Title
    79
    35

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

    Directed byMel Brooks

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