I don’t love making posts about lists, but I have one with a topic I haven’t heard of before, so I hope you guys can tell me straight out which is your favorite film title you’ve heard and why. In my case, I think it’s Amarcord, because it translates as “I Remember”. I think it’s the most nostalgic title I’ve heard, and it’s kind of tender and at the same time raw, it’s very ambigous, it could refer to someone who has either good memories or bad ones, and it really fits the film.
“Bullet from a Gun”
Hold Me While I’m Naked by George Kuchar
Zack and Miri Make a Porno… it’s comforting that I’m still able to see a movie just by hearing the title…. “Texas… Chainsaw… Massacre.”
A Colt Is My Passport. Badass and to the point, Nikkatsu action cinema at it’s best.
this is a sweet title: the cranes are flying
The Best Years of Our Lives…I don’t know why, I just feel that it’s such a great title.
A Girl is a Gun
Woman is the Future of Man
Eyes Wide Shut
oh, I forgot “Boss Nigger” -exploitastic.
I agree with Amarcord
Also: There Will Be Blood, Requiem for a Dream, Grave of the Fireflies
to name a few of my favorites
and there’s a new movie coming out called A Good Day to be Black and Sexy
I like the late Bunuel titles: Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Phantom of Liberty, That Obscure Object of Desire. They sound good, intriguing, stimulate one’s thinking as to what is he really trying to communicate with those phrases?
I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
Vengeance is Mine
Days of Being Wild
I Spit on Your Grave
Last Year at Marienbad (although the title is only brilliant for those who have seen the film)
DAYS OF BEING WILD!
I know this is a book title but: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. that’s a fucking title.
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
funny thing, there is no horse shooting. :(
I’ve always liked
Full Metal Jacket (Just a great title)
Five Easy Pieces (because of its meaning in relation to the film)
8 1/2 (very creative, unique and significant)
Juliet Of The Spirits – among other virtues, a very suggestive and poetic title
A Touch Of Zen – likewise
The Beat My Heart Skipped
Punch Drunk Love
Withnail and I
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
a bout de souffle
the 400 blows
there will be blood
seven samurai (you just gotta love teamwork)
amadeus (only when paired with the cover art)
a colt is my passport
v for vendetta
and finally, as my #1 pick
the assassination of jesse james by the coward robert ford
Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
The Quantum of Solace
Am I really only the second person to think ‘There Will Be Blood’ in response to this question?
@ R.S. Brown
It occurred to me as well (as did Requiem for a Dream, Eyes Wide Shut and The Assassination of Jesse James by Coward Robert Ford), but it was already posted, so I tried to add new stuff :)
Indeed, I wanted to mention Jesse James and saw it, just as well, you hit one of the best with ‘Dr.’
I have a predilection for a lot of Noir titles
Angels With Dirty Faces
Night and the City
Kiss of Death
Chandler has a lot of them too:
The Big Sleep
Murder, My Sweet
The Long Goodbye
Wasn’t “There Will Be Blood” also the tagline for one of the “Saw” movies?
“The Hudsucker Proxy;” “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar;” and “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.”
many that i admire have been stated. would also add…
BREAKING THE WAVES
A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE
…and of course…
BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex but were Afraid to Ask
Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?
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