|List of the Worst (Most Stupid) Movie Titles of All Time|
From artwork, to posters, to advertising and trailers, Hollywood spends millions and millions each year on movie marketing with hopes of coaxing, cajoling, persuading, or even deceiving us into seeing their goofy little movies. And while the best of marketing campaigns occasionally betrays conventional wisdom and leads to a great film's less than warm reception by the masses, more often than not, its success comes down to the simplest of efforts: the title.
Some titles, such as Tombstone, describe the place where a movie takes place. Some, like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, might describe the main characters. Still others may offer a glimpse into the story's atmosphere, such as with Sleepless in Seattle. But some marketing geniuses forget all they've ever learned and go for off-the-wall, silly or just plain bad... like those you'll find listed below.
While it's true that a name identifies but doesn't define, with the fickle nature of the general movie-going public, one doesn't often get a second chance to make a first impression. And that's certainly the case with the list of films below. Here's our list of the worst (or most stupid) movie titles of all time, in no particular order.
Halle Berry would probably ask for a do-over on her first leading role given the chance. Then again, being a Black American Princess certainly has its perks. Like not being ashamed when described by a pejorative term.
Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969)
Hehe! He said Merkin!
The Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
What's so divine about being a chick flick?
Excessive Force II: Force On Force (1995)
Excessive excessiveness for the sake of being excessive.
The Human Stain (2003)
Better spray that, quickly!
Let Us Be Gay (1930)
Love Happens (2009)
No it doesn't. It takes hard work and extreme dedication.
Meet the Deedles (1998)
So many untoward thoughts come to mind. Two surfers end up as yellowstone park rangers? Sounds like the title isn't the only thing that's stupid.
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999)
Some things just can't be unseen.
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
Imagine the terror when two Federal agents discover that a much bigger enemy than each other is being in a movie called Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever.