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The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History  

Matthew Cole Weiss
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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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The Aristocats is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi, Scatman Crothers
The Aristocats is a 1970 American animated feature film produced and released by Walt Disney Productions and features the voices of Eva Gabor, Hermione Baddeley, Phil Harris, Dean Clark, ...more

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Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett
Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was co-written ...more

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Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair
Legally Blonde is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Robert Luketic, based on the novel by Amanda Brown. Sorority girl Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) decides to enroll in Harvard Law School ...more

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The Santa Clause is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Tim Allen, Frank Welker, Peter Boyle
The Santa Clause is a 1994 American fantasy family comedy film directed by John Pasquin. It is the first installment in The Santa Clause trilogy and it stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ...more

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An American Tail is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise
An American Tail is a 1986 American animated musical adventure film directed by Don Bluth and produced by Sullivan Bluth Studios and Amblin Entertainment. The film tells the story of Fievel ...more

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Over the Hedge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Steve Carell
Over the Hedge is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film based on the characters from the United Media comic strip of the same name. Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick, and ...more

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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
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Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. ...more

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Easy A is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka
Easy A is a 2010 film directed by Will Gluck. "After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean-cut high school girl (Emma Stone) sees her life paralleling Hester ...more

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Monster-in-Law is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Wanda Sykes
Monster-in-Law is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Robert Luketic and starring Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan and Wanda Sykes. It marks a return to cinema for Fonda, being her ...more

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Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lauryn Hill, Maggie Smith
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Face/Off is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon
Face/Off is a 1997 American science fiction action thriller film directed by John Woo and starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. Travolta is an FBI agent and Cage is a terrorist, sworn enemies ...more

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy
Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more

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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
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Bee Movie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Chris Rock
Bee Movie is a 2007 American computer animated family comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It stars Jerry Seinfeld and Renée Zellweger. Bee ...more

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Maid in Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Bob Hoskins
Maid in Manhattan is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Wayne Wang about a hotel maid and a high profile politician who fall in love starring Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, and Natasha ...more

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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
Knight and Day, is a 2010 action comedy film starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The film, directed by James Mangold, is Cruise and Diaz's second on-screen collaboration following the 2001 ...more

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Blades of Glory is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon, and starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder. The movie was produced by MTV Films, Red Hour and Smart ...more

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Cop Out is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Bruce Willis, Michelle Trachtenberg, Rashida Jones
Cop Out is a 2010 American buddy cop comedy film directed and edited by Kevin Smith, and also written by Cullen brothers Mark and Robb Cullen, and starring Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Kevin ...more

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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
Shanghai Noon is a 2000 American-Hong Kong action comedy western film starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. The film, marking the directorial debut of Tom Dey, was written by Alfred Gough and ...more

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The King's Speech is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce
The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an ...more

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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
The Family That Preys is a 2008 American movie drama written, produced, and directed by Tyler Perry. The screenplay focuses on two families, one wealthy and the other working class, whose lives ...more

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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.
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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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Multiple Sarcasms is a 2010 American drama film starring Timothy Hutton, Mira Sorvino, Stockard Channing, Dana Delany, Chris Sarandon and Mario Van Peebles. It was sold at the European Film ...more
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Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History
Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Olga Kurylenko
Max Payne is a 2008 American neo-noir action film loosely based on the video game series of the same name developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Rockstar Games. It was written by ...more

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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
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