With the recent announcement that the title for the next James Bond film will be Quantum of Solace I couldn’t help but begin to think of some of the worst titles in film history, and there are a lot them. As I continued to make my list I realized there was a top ten in here somewhere, but which ones were actually the absolute worst was a little tricky.
Of course we have terrible titles such as The Constant Gardener, Brokeback Mountain, The Shawshank Redemption and Reservoir Dogs, but once you see those films the titles stop being bad, or in some cases confusing, and become classic. Another such title in that realm is Snakes on a Plane, a title that may be one of the greatest titles in film history despite how absolutely stupid it is. You can’t help but love it.
Then there are titles such as To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo. Like Snakes on a Plane those titles are ridiculous, but they aren’t exactly meant to be anything more than ridiculous. I mean, when you are talking about a break-dancing movie and you throw “Electric Boogaloo” at the end of the title I think you have surpassed bad title realm and ventured into classic territory.
There are other bad ones that also fell shy of my list including the likes of Free Willy, The Postman, Powder, K-PAX, Phat Girlz, Cloverfield, Million Dollar Baby, 2 Fast 2 Furious and the first runner up Herbie: Fully Loaded.
So, you may be wondering what could actually be left. Then again you may be wondering how I could only have ten left. Well, here comes the complete list, if you have one or more to share please be sure to add them in the comments below.
The list begins on the next page.