Tuesday, February 10, 2009

sometimes you can tell a film by its title

When we picked up Young@Heart from the video store the other day, it was shelved right beside a copy of Zombie Strippers.

Naturally, this got me thinking about movies where the entire plot is contained in the title. I'm working on a list.

Here's what I have so far:

Zombie Strippers
Snakes on a Plane
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
He's Just Not That into You

Can you help me complete the master list?


Gifted Typist said...

Harper VAlley PTA, comes to mind, but that was a song not a movie, or maybe it was a movie too. BUt it sort of says it all

Anonymous said...

Ernest Goes to Camp?

I suck at this game.

Remi said...

Okay, okay. . . I'll be the first to mention both Home Alone and The Muppet Movie.

I will now spend the rest of the evening humming "The Rainbow Connection".

Just to try to recapture any shred of cred I may have left, I will also offer up:


most any Keven Smith movie (Clerks, Mallrats, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Clerks 2)

Taxi Driver

Remi said...

To the opposite extreme, I always loved the Simpsons episode where Bart, Milhouse and Nelson sneak in to see Naked Lunch.

Nelson's response afterwards - "I can think of at least two things wrong with that title."


The Happening ( it didn't)

John Mutford said...

What was that Julia Roberts movie? Wasn't it called, "Unrealistic Whore Nabs Millionare Even Though Jason Alexander Tries To Get Some Nookie Oh and Also She Sings Prince's 'Kiss" and Giggles At A Snapping Jewelry Box and Tells Off Snooty Rodeo Drive Store Clerks"?

bloody awful poetry said...

"The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" seriously has got to take the cake here.

How about "There Will Be Blood", eh? I haven't seen it yet but I think I saw some blood in the promos.There IS blood!

Conky said...

that jesse james movie was so shitty...i BOUGHT it thinking it was a sure thing with my BF brad in it but I turned if off b4 it was done and tossed it in the giveaway box.


im going to see hes just not that in2 u on friday, ill let u know how stupid it is.

Allison said...

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

Or is Win. I dunno...same difference. ;)

MommyLisa said...

Star Wars and all the prequels and sequels.

They TELL you it is in space and there will be war! And with who!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I think it might have been a movie that was based on the song, Gifted, or perhaps I just dreamed that.

You actually RULE at this, Justrun! Ernest Goes to Camp is a perfect example!

Oh yeah, Home Alone pretty much sums up the whole plot, doesn't it, Remi? Not entirely sure about Taxi Driver, though. Ive had a couple of taxi drivers who did not try to rescue me from a life of prostitution.
Yes, Naked Lunch referenced in the Simpsons! That was fabulous, and just another reason why I love Nelson. He's so deep.

That would fall into the reverse category that Remi brought up, I guess, UB. And you are so right, it didn't.

That's what it should have been called, John, then it would have definitely fallen into entire plot in the title category.

There Will Be Blood comes pretty close, BAP. But of course there is also oil. And milkshakes.

You have a give-away box, Jen? I guess you're doing better than me, I have a give-away room.
Thanks for taking one for the team, going to see He's Just Not that into You. You're a trouper.

Oh yeah, that one works perfectly, Al. Win or lose, it matters not a whiff.

Succinct, but yes they sure work, Mommy.

justacoolcat said...

Forest Hump
Debbie does . . .

Oh wait, do you mean non porno?

Anonymous said...

this is frustrating...arrrghh...its kinda like when i rent a movie, for the life of me i can't remember the title a few days after i take it back

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Not necessarily, JustA. We're porno-friendly around here.

As long as you remember that you have seen it, Kelly. I could rent the same movie every weekend and the Spousal Unit would never realise it!