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15 Wildly Misleading Movie Titles
The most mixed-up movie titles ever – and how to fix them...

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15 Wildly Misleading Movie Titles | Cinderella Man (2005)
Cinderella Man (2005)

What it sounds like: A masculine twist on the classic fairytale, where a poor janitor rushes out of the ball, leaving his glass brogue (?) behind for the handsome princess.

What it actually is: Russell Crowe playing a boxer in Depression-era New Jersey, struggling to provide for his family with a broken hand and against a terrifyingly violent opponent.

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1
Hannibal The Cannonball More

Posted by jonarnesen on Sunday March 24, 2013, 22:40

2 Train Secrets Mah Boy
The Trainspotting reference is quite obscure. Dived straight in nonetheless, and yes, it was and still is cool as fuck. More

Posted by Evolved As One on Wednesday March 20, 2013, 19:36

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I thought EEGAH means Eager (in aussie accent)...!! More

Posted by Grimm on Tuesday March 19, 2013, 19:41

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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. What we were expecting - a Star Wars movie. What we got - a Star Politics movie...and not a very good one. More

Posted by Mr Gittes on Tuesday March 19, 2013, 17:29

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i think I will watch Leslie, My Name Is Evil More

Posted by NeoBrowser on Tuesday March 19, 2013, 04:50

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i think I will watch Leslie, My Name Is Evil More

Posted by NeoBrowser on Tuesday March 19, 2013, 04:48

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I spent YEARS think Trainspotting was "A gentle documentary profiling those guys in anoraks who stand around station platforms and note down engine numbers, possibly stopping now and again for a nice cup of tea." and avoiding it as such. Until finally someone made me watch it and I found out it was cool as fuck! More

Posted by NeoBrowser on Tuesday March 19, 2013, 04:37

8 RE: Quantum of Wallace
L: jobloffski L: Evolved As One The "Quantum of Solace" one is also misleading because it has nothing to do with the Quantum of Solace short story in Fleming's "For Your Eyes Only". Though saying that, it wouldn't really make much sense if they brought that story into it. rom wiki: vernor explains his point to Bond: when the "Quantum of Solace" drops to zero, humanity and consideration of one human for another is gonebtuse, but not misleading. ery obtuse. Fair point though. I'm surprised Tyrannosaur didn't make this list, though it is only misleading if the title is took literally. :P More

Posted by Evolved As One on Monday March 18, 2013, 23:09

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I was with them until they said John Carter wasn't that bad, it's shit More

Posted by matt114 on Monday March 18, 2013, 20:45

10 RE: Quantum of Wallace
L: Evolved As One The "Quantum of Solace" one is also misleading because it has nothing to do with the Quantum of Solace short story in Fleming's "For Your Eyes Only". Though saying that, it wouldn't really make much sense if they brought that story into it. rom wiki: vernor explains his point to Bond: when the "Quantum of Solace" drops to zero, humanity and consideration of one human for another is gonebtuse, but not misleading. More

Posted by jobloffski on Monday March 18, 2013, 18:55

11 No Country...
No Country for Old Men = There Will Be Blood Back to the Future Pt. II = Back to the Past More

Posted by thecountlugosi on Monday March 18, 2013, 15:35

12 Quantum of Wallace
The "Quantum of Solace" one is also misleading because it has nothing to do with the Quantum of Solace short story in Fleming's "For Your Eyes Only". Though saying that, it wouldn't really make much sense if they brought that story into it. More

Posted by Evolved As One on Monday March 18, 2013, 15:16

13 EEGAH
LOL at the tagline in Eegah: "The crazed love of a prehistoric giant for a ravishing teen-age girl" More

Posted by Madhava on Monday March 18, 2013, 14:21

14 Lucky Number Slevin....
Crap sub Usual Suspects bilge with the worst title in years. More

Posted by spideed2 on Monday March 18, 2013, 12:58

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