50 Worst Movie Titles

Movies that are begging not to be seen

The Goods: Live Hard. Sell Hard. (2009)

Why So Terrible: Not so much a title as an extended tagline, this one suffers from over-the-top punctuation and clearly hasn’t been thought all the way through. Much like the film's saggy script.

What It Should Have Been Called: Deal Hard.

Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)

Why So Terrible: They couldn’t even spell ‘clowns’ right! That said, the crummy title is the least of this ridiculous B-horror’s problems – don’t even get us started on the cotton candy cocoons.

What It Should Have Been Called: Coulrophobia . It sounds smart and it educates people.

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)

Why So Terrible: Ever heard of a name like Magorium? No, because it was made up specifically to rhyme with the word ‘emporium’. Dumb.

What It Should Have Been Called: Mr. Medifice’s Magic Edifice.

Step Into Liquid (2003)

Why So Terrible: Instead of stirring up evocative surfer-boy imagery, that title instead makes us think about how annoying it is when you step in a wet patch on the kitchen floor and get sodden socks.

What It Should Have Been Called: Get Wet.

A Nymphoid Barbarian In Dinosaur Hell (1990)

Why So Terrible: It’s a bit late coming to the barbarian table – a whole six years after Arnie’s second Conan flick. Nobody cares about prehistoric brutes anymore, so why put them in the title?

What It Should Have Been Called: Dinosaur Hell would’ve done fine on its own, dontcha think?

Avenging Disco Godfather (1979)

Why So Terrible: The ‘Avenging’ part we can deal with, but the ‘Disco Godfather’ bit just makes us imagine Marlon Brando in flares and glittery star sunglasses.

What It Should Have Been Called: Disco Inferno .

Blacula! (1972)

Why So Terrible: Everybody’s favourite vampire (or, the vampire) gets turned into a camp blaxploitation laughing stock. Is that Bram Stoker rolling around in his grave?

What It Should Have Been Called: Camp Dracula.

Fertilize The Blaspheming Bombshell (1990)

Why So Terrible: Just how does one go about fertilising a bomb? Oh, right, the bombshell’s a chick. Still, that's a somewhat queasy, clinical call to arms for a film title.

What It Should Have Been Called: Brooklyn To Vegas (the journey the Satan-worshipper-plagued bombshell is undertaking).

The Ghost In The Invisible Bikini (1966)

Why So Terrible: It’s a beach flick that doesn’t even take place anywhere near a beach. Also, it’s a horribly transparent attempt to hook a horny young demographic who just want to see naked ladies.

What It Should Have Been Called:
Life’s A Beach.

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)

Why So Terrible: The memory of Charles Dickens is raped by a horrible CGI cat and his stupid movie. Not that we’re taking it all too seriously or anything.

What It Should Have Been Called: Garfield 2: Purrfectly Awful .