10 Good Films With Bad Titles

Despite their misleading, confusing, or just plain bad titles, these films are actually quite good.

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An audience first learns about a movie through its title. Before they know who's involved in the production, what awards it has won, or what it's even about, they'll see what it's called. Titles are a great way to decide what to watch, and can become synonymous with what happens in the film. To this day, I can't hear the words "Reservoir Dogs" without seeing Michael Madsen dancing while torturing a cop, or "The Bad News Bears" without hearing the repurposed themes from the opera Carmen.

Some films, such as the recent Jojo Rabbit, even change from their source material to better reflect the adaptation. Others, such as The Godfather, say it all in just a few words. These titles are incredible, fitting in with exactly the right tone of their respective films. However, not every title works as well. Some misrepresent the movie, some set the wrong tone, and some make no sense at all.

A bad title need not be a death sentence for a film, and some can still be memorable, even when their titles aren't. Here are ten good films which are better than their bad titles.

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Richard C. Kraus (Richie to pretty much everyone) is an American college student and world record holder for most views of the 2015 film Ant-Man. He has ambitions to someday be a screenwriter, actor, and not tired.