an Oh Myyy Property
popular

13 Films That Would Be Incredibly Boring If They Took Their Titles Literally 😂

South_agency/Getty Images, Reddit: totallynot14_

What's in a name?

That famous question posed by Juliet to Romeo in a play by William Shakespeare whose title is in fact relatively self-explanatory. However, stories aren't always so true to their name.


You would expect movie titles to match the plot of the film. But that's rarely ever the case. For most movies, if you were just given the title without any background information, they may allude to an entirely different plot than is actually the case.

Reddit user zev_3 focused on this fact when posting this question:

"What movie plot would probably sound boring if the plot was literally based on the title of a movie?"

Here are 13 of the best answers:

1. The Fifth Element:

The Fifth Element. A movie about Boron.

-Possibly_NSFW


Giphy


2. Rush Hour:

Rush Hour would just be a movie about a guy driving home from work, but the actual runtime of the film would be 45 minutes longer than advertised.

-PrinceOfTheSword


Giphy


3. The Godfather:

The Godfather. Just a guy witnessing the baptism of his godson.
-mikkeldaman



Giphy


4. Paycheck:

Paycheck. Dude goes to work. The climax is him getting his check and putting it in the bank.

-muyacerov


Giphy


5. American Pie:

American pie.
Just 2 hours of an apple pie.
American pie 2.
Added a pie.

-michonne_impossible


Giphy


6. The Matrix:

The Matrix
The movie is just the first lecture of a linear algebra class

-totallynot14_


Giphy


7. Law Abiding Citizen:

Law abiding citizen
Nothing quite like the exciting tale of some dude not breaking any laws the absolute madman

-SkyGuardianOfTheSky


Giphy


8. The Silence of the Lambs (aka, the self-explanatory one):

the silence of the lambs

-tianepteen


Giphy


9. Trainspotting:

Trainspotting
Noel Gallagher actually turned down the opportunity to do the soundtrack because "a movie about trainspotters sounds ------- boring"

-WarEagle55


Giphy


10. 127 Hours:

127 Hours, just really looong

-thedutchmerchant



Giphy


11. Fifty Shades of Grey:

Based on the book:

4e5054, #272727, #282828, #292929, #2b2b2b, #2c2c2c, #2e2e2e, #313131, #323232, #343434, #353535, #373737, #393939, #3a3a3a, #3c3c3c, #3f3f3f, #404040, #424242, #444444, #454545, #474747, #484848, #4a4a4a, #4b4b4b, #4d4d4d, #4e4e4e, #505050, #515151, #535353, #565656, #575757, #585858, #595959, #5b5b5b, #5c5c5c, #5e5e5e, #616161, #626262, #646464, #656565, #676767, #6a6a6a, #6b6b6b, #6c6c6c, #6d6d6d, #6f6f6f, #727272, #737373, #757575, #767676, #777777, #7b7b7b, #7c7c7c, #7d7d7d, #7e7e7e, #808080, #818181, #838383, #868686, #878787, #888888, #898989, #8b8b8b, #8c8c8c, #8e8e8e, #919191, #929292, #949494, #959595, #979797, #9a9a9a, #9b9b9b, #9c9c9c, #9d9d9d, #9f9f9f, #a0a0a0, #a2a2a2, #a5a5a5, #a6a6a6, #a8a8a8, #a9a9a9, #ababab, #aeaeae, #afafaf, #b0b0b0

-classified0



Giphy


12.Silent Hill:

It's just Jonah Hill sitting in his house reading a book for two hours, not making a sound.

-PDXGinger


Giphy


13. Schindler's List:

Schindler's List
just a guy going shopping, checking his list every few seconds

-tianepteen


Giphy


A version of this article originally appeared on Press Association.

There are many who still doubt that extremist political rhetoric being spread by far right conservatives in the United States is having a tangible impact on our culture.

But every day, disturbing hate-fueled incidents seem to be cropping up at an alarming frequency.

Keep reading... Show less

Don't tell mom!

Family secrets are a norm. Who doesn't have them? What's fun is figuring out who is keeping what from who? Normally it's dad trying and failing to keep things form mom. Let's face it, nine times out of ten, dad is the court jester trying pushing the line when mom is not looking. So dad is usually begging the little ones to keep a kabash on the events that transpire in mom's absence.

Keep reading... Show less

Some injuries occur in ways that you wouldn't think would cause an injury, but it sure did. These people reveal the dumbest ways they have been injured.

Keep reading... Show less

It's hard not loving human interaction. You will go to lengths to avoid people. And sometimes, those lengths will be story-worthy...

Keep reading... Show less

capnskull/YouTube

A woman contracted to work as a security member for the Greater Rochester International Airport was fired for handing out an insulting note.

Neal Strassner was among the assembly line of passengers walking through the metal detector on a relatively slow morning.

Keep reading... Show less

Parenting is tough enough, but there is a definite gender gap, having kids of the opposite sex. Boys are gross, girls and loud, and everyone can agree that teenagers are usually awful.

Keep reading... Show less