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The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History 

Matthew Cole Weiss
Updated December 5, 2019 3.2k votes 655 voters 50.4k views 34 items

List Rules Films with puns in the title. Vote based on the best film name puns, not how good (or bad) you think the movie was.

A pun is defined as "a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings." Some people think they are the lowest form of humor, other people think they are just great. But one thing is for sure, Hollywood loves its movie puns. This list ranks all the best puns in movie titles, regardless of whether or not the films themselves were any good at all.   

Some people love to take movie titles and make puns out of them such as "Finding Emo" about a goth clownfish or "Snape's On A Plane" about Harry Potter's professor in flight. But when it comes to the punny movies on this list the job is already done for you! Hollywood has never shied away from using puns in their actual movie titles as a tactic to get audiences laughing, thinking, or just cringing, all of which help promote the movie, for better or worse.  

So which of these plays on words do you actually find creative? Which ones are so bad they're good? And which ones are just plain bad? Upvote the best film title puns below, or any great puns in movie names that are missing from the list.

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Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

Released: 2007

Directed by: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava

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The Aristocats is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers

Released: 1970

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

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The Santa Clause is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Tim Allen, Frank Welker, Peter Boyle

Released: 1994

Directed by: John Pasquin

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

Released: 2004

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair

Released: 2001

Directed by: Robert Luketic

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An American Tail is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise

Released: 1986

Directed by: Don Bluth

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Over the Hedge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
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Released: 2006

Directed by: Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick

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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
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Released: 1997

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

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Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka

Released: 2010

Directed by: Will Gluck

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Face/Off is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon

Released: 1997

Directed by: John Woo

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Monster-in-Law is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Wanda Sykes

Released: 2005

Directed by: Robert Luketic

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Bee Movie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Chris Rock

Released: 2007

Directed by: Simon J. Smith, Steve Hickner

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Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

Released: 1997

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

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Maid in Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Bob Hoskins

Released: 2002

Directed by: Wayne Wang

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Released: 1993

Directed by: Bill Duke

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Knight and Day is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Maggie Grace

Released: 2010

Directed by: James Mangold

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Cop Out is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Bruce Willis, Michelle Trachtenberg, Rashida Jones

Released: 2010

Directed by: Kevin Smith

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Released: 2007

Directed by: Will Speck, Josh Gordon

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Shanghai Noon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson

Released: 2000

Directed by: Tom Dey

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The King's Speech is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
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Released: 2010

Directed by: Tom Hooper

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The Family That Preys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Kathy Bates

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tyler Perry

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Blacula is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Vonetta McGee, Elisha Cook, Jr.

Released: 1972

Directed by: William Crain

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Multiple Sarcasms is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
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Released: 2010

Directed by: Brooks Branch

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24
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Olga Kurylenko

Released: 2008

Directed by: John Moore

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Chopping Mall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Barbara Crampton, Dick Miller, Mary Woronov

Released: 1986

Directed by: Jim Wynorski

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