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7 Movies with Incredibly Long Titles ...

By Neecey

I always wonder at the thought process behind the naming of movies with incredibly long titles. It is done to be clever, it is a marketing ploy, or is the long name needed to explain what the movie is about. One thing is guaranteed – they certainly make you notice them. I would hate to have to be the one that put up all the individual letters of these movies with incredibly long titles on the old style cinema displays.

Table of contents:

  1. Borat: cultural learnings of america for make benefit glorious nation of kazakhstan (2006)
  2. The incredibly strange creatures who stopped living and became mixed-up zombies (1964)
  3. Dr. strangelove or: how i learned to stop worrying and love the bomb (1964)
  4. Everything you always wanted to know about sex* (*but were afraid to ask) (1972)
  5. To wong foo, thanks for everything! julie newmar (1995)
  6. Don’t be a menace to south central while drinking your juice in the hood (1996)
  7. Night of the day of the dawn of the son of the bride of the terror (1991)

1 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

On iTunes at itunes.apple.com

Written by and starring Ali G creator Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat is a zany mockumentary that is perhaps the most well known and mainstream of this collection of movies with incredibly long titles. Borat, a journalist from Kazakhstan, travels to the United States to learn about everything relating to American culture, resulting in a gloriously awkward series of encounters with real US citizens who have very little idea of what is going on!

2 The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-up Zombies (1964)

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This 1964 American monster movie is as famous for its long title as it is for being deemed one of the worst films ever made. Listed in IMDB’s bottom one hundred, the film was made for only $38,000 and tells the story of a group of friends who go to a carnival and fall in to the traps of a group of monsters and cult members.

3 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

On iTunes at itunes.apple.com

Dr. Strangelove is another 1964 film, a dark satirical comedy that plays with the intense fear of nuclear war that dominated the period. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, Peter Sellers stars as multiple characters in the film, which has an almost unprecedented 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Clearly having an incredibly long title has not affected the quality of the movie!

4 Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex* (*but Were Afraid to Ask) (1972)

On iTunes at itunes.apple.com

A Woody Allen comedy with a naughty side from 1972, Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex is a humorous exploration of the inquisitive side of human sexuality. Split in to seven different chapters including “What Are Sexual Perversions?” and “Do Aphrodisiacs Work?”, the film possess all of Woody Allen’s infamous charm, intelligence and wit.

5 To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)

On iTunes at itunes.apple.com

A glorious guilty pleasure from the 1990s featuring Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes as you have never seen them before! Playing a trio of fabulous drag queens alongside John Leguizamo, the film takes us on a camp and chaotic road trip across America. A film filled with glamour, style and laugh out loud humour. The title is as long as the movie is enjoyable!

6 Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996)

On iTunes at itunes.apple.com

A comedic parody from the minds of Marlon and Shawn Wayans, ‘Don’t Be A Menace’ is a light-hearted take on the gritty, ghetto films of the 1990s such as Boyz N The Hood and New Jack City. Using all the familiar urban stereotypes to humorous effect, the filmmaking brothers manage to produce a film that, whilst not one of the most critically acclaimed of its kind, still has some great moments and is worth a watch.

7 Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Terror (1991)

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What is it about zombie movies and long titles? If you’re a true zombie fan you probably won’t enjoy this. Jim Riffel took the classic “Night of the Living Dead”, simply wiped out the original soundtrack and redubbed it with a comedy script. Spoof movie making on a budget! He later gave other movies and beloved TV shows the same treatment. I don’t advise you to watch any of the sequels unless you’ve got a day free to just read the title, for example - Night of the Day of the Dawn of the Son of the Bride of the Return of the Revenge of the Terror of the Attack of the Evil Mutant Hellbound Flesh Eating Crawling Alien Zombiefied Subhumanoid Living Dead: Part 5

It takes so much effort to even just type these movies with incredibly long titles into You Tune, Netflix, iTunes or Amazon just to find them, I’m not sure I’d be left with the energy to watch them! What other crazily long movie titles do you know?

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