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The Punniest Movie Titles in Film History

Updated December 5, 2019 4.1k votes 672 voters 53.6k views34 items

List RulesFilms 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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    Maid in Manhattan

    Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2002

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    Released2007

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    The Aristocats

    Eva Gabor, Ruth Buzzi

    Released1970

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

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    John Travolta, Nicolas Cage

    Released1997

    Directed byJohn Woo

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    Released2007

    Directed bySimon J. Smith, Steve Hickner

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    Released2000

    Directed byTom Dey

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    The King's Speech

    Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth

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    Directed byTom Hooper

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    The Family That Preys

    Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson

    Released2008

    Directed byTyler Perry

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    Max Payne

    Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2008

    Directed byJohn Moore

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    Blacula

    Vonetta McGee, Elisha Cook

    Released1972

    Directed byWilliam Crain

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    Multiple Sarcasms

    Joan Jett, Dana Delany

    Released2010

    Directed byBrooks Branch

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    Chopping Mall

    Barbara Crampton, Dick Miller

    Released1986

    Directed byJim Wynorski

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    Over the Hedge

    Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis

    Released2006

    Directed byTim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick

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    Elizabeth Olsen, Ashley Olsen

    Released1994

    Directed byStuart Margolin

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    Grosse Pointe Blank

    Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack

    Released1997

    Directed byGeorge Armitage

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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

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    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

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    Knight and Day

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise

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    Just Wright

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    Sandra Bullock, Willem Dafoe

    Released1997

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    Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Luketic

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    Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn

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