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Since it's such a common word, it's not surprising there are many movies with thing in the name. This list ranks the best movies with thing in the title, regardless of what genre it is. Do you have a favorite movie with thing in the name? This isn't a common way to categorize films, but that's part of the fun. There are probably one or two movies with thing in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with thing in the title includes movies like The Thing, Do the Right Thing, and The Thing from Another World. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word thing in it.

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The Thing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter The Thing is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter, written by Bill Lancaster, and starring Kurt Russell. The film's title refers to its primary antagonist: a ...more

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Do the Right Thing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama hood film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee, who also played the part of Mookie in the film. Other members of the cast include Danny ...more

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That Thing You Do! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Liv Tyler That Thing You Do! is a 1996 American musical comedy drama film written, directed by, and co-starring Tom Hanks. Set in the summer of 1964, the movie tells the story of the quick rise and fall ...more

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The Thing from Another World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman The Thing from Another World is a 1951 American black-and-white science fiction/horror film produced by Howard Hawks' Winchester Pictures Corporation, released by RKO Pictures, and directed by ...more

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A Funny Thing Happened on the ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman ...more

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The Sure Thing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Nicollette Sheridan The Sure Thing is a 1985 romantic comedy written by Steven L. Bloom and Jonathan Roberts and directed by Rob Reiner. The film stars John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga, and Viveca Lindfors; it introduces ...more

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Crazy Little Thing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Jenny McCarthy, Drea de Matteo, Jordan Ladd Crazy Little Thing is a 2002 romantic comedy film written and directed by Matthew Miller. The film stars Chris Eigeman and Jenny McCarthy.

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Love Don't Cost a Thing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Milian, Nick Cannon Love Don't Cost a Thing, stylized as Love Don't Co$t a Thing, is a 2003 teen comedy film written and directed by Troy Beyer and starring Nick Cannon and Christina Milian It also stars Steve ...more

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Beautiful Thing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Meera Syal, Ben Daniels, Linda Henry Beautiful Thing is a 1996 British film directed by Hettie MacDonald and released by Channel 4 Films. The screenplay was written by Jonathan Harvey based on his own original play of the same ...more

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Paddy the Next Best Thing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter, Walter Connolly Paddy the Next Best Thing is a 1933 American romantic comedy film directed by Harry Lachman and starring Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter and Walter Connolly. The screenplay was written by Edwin J. ...more

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The Thing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Joel Edgerton The Thing is a 2011 science fiction horror film directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and written by Eric Heisserer based on the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell. It is a prequel to ...more

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The Return of Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Heather Locklear, Louis Jourdan, Sarah Douglas The Return of Swamp Thing is a sci-fi-comedy film released in 1989, and directed by Jim Wynorski. It is based on the DC Comics title Swamp Thing and is a sequel to the 1982 horror film Swamp ...more

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Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Adrienne Barbeau, Louis Jourdan, Karen Price Swamp Thing is a 1982 American science fiction superhero film written and directed by Wes Craven, based on the DC Comics character of the same name created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. It ...more

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The Next Best Thing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Madonna, Neil Patrick Harris, Rupert Everett The Next Best Thing is a 2000 American comedy-drama film, the final film directed by John Schlesinger. It stars Madonna, Rupert Everett, and Benjamin Bratt. It was a critical and commercial

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Curious Thing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Danny Bernardy, Matthew Wilkas, Phoenix List "Curious Thing is the first part of a series of short films that use documentary interviews with gay men in New York as the audio backdrop for dynamic narratives told from a variety of ...more

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Thirteen Conversations About O... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Matthew McConaughey, Alan Arkin, John Turturro Thirteen Conversations About One Thing is a 2001 American drama film directed by Jill Sprecher. The screenplay by Sprecher and her sister Karen focuses on five seemingly disparate individuals in ...more

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One True Thing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Meryl Streep, Renée Zellweger, Lauren Graham One True Thing is a 1998 American drama film directed by Carl Franklin. It tells the story of a woman who is forced to put her life on hold in order to care for her mother who is dying of ...more

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The Sweetest Thing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Jason Bateman The Sweetest Thing is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Roger Kumble and written by Nancy Pimental, who based the characters on herself and friend Kate Walsh. It stars Cameron ...more

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A Family Thing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Paula Marshall A Family Thing is a 1996 film starring Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones and Irma P. Hall. It was written by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson and directed by Richard Pearce.

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A Guy Thing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Julia Stiles, Selma Blair, James Brolin A Guy Thing is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Chris Koch and starring Jason Lee, Julia Stiles and Selma Blair.

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Her Minor Thing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Kathy Griffin, Estella Warren, Christian Kane Her Minor Thing is a 2005 motion picture. The romantic comedy is directed by Charles Matthau, written by Jim Meyers and Debra Meyers, and stars Estella Warren, Christian Kane, and Michael ...more

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A Very Natural Thing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Anthony McKay, Robert Joel, Bo White A Very Natural Thing is a 1974 film about a gay man named David who leaves a monastery to become a public school teacher by day, whilst looking for true love in a gay bar by night. It was one of ...more

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The Thing with Two Heads is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Ray Milland, Rosey Grier, William Smith The Thing with Two Heads is a 1972 film directed by Lee Frost and written by Wes Bishop. The film stars Rosey Grier, Ray Milland, Don Marshall, Roger Perry, Kathy Baumann, and Chelsea Brown. ...more

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The Thing That Couldn't Die is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Charles Horvath, James Anderson, Robin Hughes The Thing that Couldn't Die is a 1958 American black-and-white horror film from an original screenplay by David Duncan for Universal-International, produced and directed by Will Cowan.

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That Certain Thing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Viola Dana, Ralph Graves, Syd Crossley That Certain Thing is a 1928 silent film comedy directed by Frank Capra. It was Capra's first film for Harry Cohn's Columbia Pictures.

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The First Beautiful Thing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Stefania Sandrelli, Valerio Mastandrea, Sergio Albelli The First Beautiful Thing is a 2010 Italian drama film directed by Paolo Virzì, produced by Medusa Film, Motorino Amaranto and Indiana Production, released in Italy on 15 January 2010. ...more

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First Thing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Katarina Bistrović-darvaš First Thing is a 2009 short animation film written and directed by Martina Lukanović.

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A Woman's a Helluva Thing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Ann-Margret, Penelope Ann Miller, Mary Kay Place A Woman's a Helluva Thing is a 2001 TV film directed by Karen Leigh Hopkins.

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Whole New Thing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Callum Keith Rennie, Daniel MacIvor, Robert Joy Whole New Thing is a 2005 Canadian dramatic film which was directed by Amnon Buchbinder. The script is co-written by Amnon Buchbinder and Daniel MacIvor. Filmed entirely on location in Mahone ...more

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The Closest Thing to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
The Closest Thing to Heaven is a 1996 film directed by Dorne M. Pentes .

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Zontar, the Thing from Venus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
John Agar, Bill Thurman, Pat Delaney Zontar, the Thing from Venus also known as Zontar: The Invader from Venus is a 1966, made for television, science fiction film, directed by Larry Buchanan and based on the teleplay by Hillman ...more

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The Greatest Thing in Life is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Lillian Gish, David Butler, Robert Harron The Greatest Thing in Life is a 1918 American silent drama film about World War I, directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, and David Butler. The film is now ...more

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Jenny Is a Good Thing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Jenny Is a Good Thing is a 1969 American short documentary film about children and poverty, directed by Joan Horvath. Produced for Project Head Start, it shows the importance of good nutrition ...more

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It's a Boy Girl Thing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Sharon Osbourne, Kevin Zegers, Brooke D'Orsay It's a Boy Girl Thing is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by Nick Hurran and written by Geoff Deane, starring Samaire Armstrong and Kevin Zegers and set in the United States but produced in ...more

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Sexy Thing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title

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A Little Thing Called Murder is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Alexander Ludwig, Jonathan Jackson, Judy Davis A Little Thing Called Murder is a 2006 drama television film starring Judy Davis and Jonathan Jackson and directed by Richard Benjamin. Made by Stonemade Entertainment for Lifetime TV, the film ...more

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A Funny Thing Happened on the ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Buster Keaton, Jon Pertwee, Michael Crawford A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a 1966 farce musical comedy film, based on the stage musical of the same name. It was inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright ...more

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Love and Pain and the Whole Da... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Maggie Smith, Timothy Bottoms, Elmer Modling Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing is a 1973 American film directed by Alan J. Pakula. It is often categorized as a drama, but contains many comic elements. Maggie Smith and Timothy Bottoms

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The Thing Called Love is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Sandra Bullock, River Phoenix, Trisha Yearwood The Thing Called Love is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich. An aspiring singer (Samantha Mathis) moves to Nashville where she meets other hopeful newcomers.

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The Thing About My Folks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Jerry Seinfeld, Elizabeth Perkins, Peter Falk The Thing About My Folks is a 2005 American drama film directed by Raymond De Felitta. The screenplay by Paul Reiser focuses on the effect a terminal illness has on the marriage of an aging ...more

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No Such Thing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Helen Mirren, Julie Christie, Sarah Polley No Such Thing is a 2001 United States-Icelandic film directed by Hal Hartley. It tells the story of Beatrice, a tabloid journalist whose fiancé is killed by a monster in Iceland. The ...more

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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thin... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
William Holden, Jennifer Jones, James Hong Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing is a 1955 American drama-romance film. Set in 1949–50 in Hong Kong, it tells the story of a married, but separated, American reporter Mark Elliot, who falls in ...more

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Beautiful Thing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Beautiful Thing is a play written by Jonathan Harvey and first performed in 1993. A screen adaptation of the play was released in 1996 by Channel 4 Films, with a revised screenplay also by

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Frank Sinatra: Francis Albert ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Frank Sinatra: Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing is a TV program.

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The Lost Thing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Tim Minchin The Lost Thing is a 2010 short animated film written by Shaun Tan and directed by Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan.

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The Most Natural Thing is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Charo López

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The Thing We Love is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Wallace Reid, Tully Marshall, Kathlyn Williams The Thing We Love is a 1918 American silent drama film starring Wallace Reid, Kathlyn Williams, and Tully Marshall, produced by Jesse Lasky, distributed by Paramount Pictures, and directed by ...more

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Don't ask Me about the Thing is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Juozas Budraitis, Nina Ruslanova, Emmanuil Vitorgan Don't ask Me about the Thing is a 1991 film directed by Roman Kachanov and Ivan Biryukov.

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Every Little Thing is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Every Little Thing is a 1996 musical documentary film written and directed by Nicolas Philibert.

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Steve Jobs: One Last Thing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies With Thing in the Title
Steve Jobs: One Last Thing is a 2011 documentary film directed by Sarah Hunt and Mimi O'Connor.