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Matt's Favourite Film Titles


I was reading a column this week on another website about film titles. I love a good film title. It just makes me want to go to the movie. I want to walk up to the ticket counter and say “give me one ticket to …”


Sometimes the titles are cool because they’re really long. Other times, they’re cool because they’re really witty. It’s amazing how creative you can get when you’re only able to include a few simple words.


So after scanning through my database of reviews, I thought I’d list out some of my favourite movie titles from recent years. Don’t ask me why I like them, I just do. It’s just a matter of taste. I’m sure readers out there will have their own personal favourites. If you can’t think of any off the top of your head, maybe my list will help trigger some memories.


Ok then, here are the best 10 I could think of (in no particular order)…


Being John Malkovich

Face / Off

Dirty Pretty Things

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

The Squid And The Whale

10 Things I Hate About You

Midnight In The Garden Of Good Of Evil

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Lust, Caution


And here are some (68 in all) honorable mentions…


The People Vs. Larry Flynt

Requiem For A Dream

Snow Falling On Cedars

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

Donnie Darko

Good Night, And Good Luck.

How To Make An American Quilt

Igby Goes Down

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

Lost In Translation

No Country For Old Men

Punch Drunk Love

The Rage In Placid Lake

Wag The Dog

Y Tu Mama Tambien

4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days

Breakfast On Pluto

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Deconstructing Harry


Get Shorty

Hedwig And The Angry Inch

Inventing The Abbotts

The Last Days Of Disco

Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels

Napoleon Dynamite

Playing By Heart

Snakes On A Plane

There’s Something About Mary


Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Boogie Nights

Catch Me If You Can

Friday Night Lights

Girl With A Pearl Earring

Running With Scissors

The Truth About Cats And Dogs


The Neverending Story

The Big Lebowski

The Usual Suspects

Black Snake Moan

Boys Don’t Cry

The Fifth Element

Grosse Pointe Blank

Half Nelson

The Man Who Wasn’t There

Me And You And Everyone We Know

Tristram Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story

Two If By Sea

The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing And Charm School

Mars Attacks!

A Wreck, A Tangle

Ordinary Decent Criminal

Paris, je t’aime

The Wings Of The Dove

Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow

Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself

The End Of Violence

Harry, He’s Here To Help

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants

We Don’t Live Here Anymore

Dr. T And The Women

He Died With A Felafel In His Hand


I just had to get that off my chest.