Screenslam

50 Original Titles to Movies You Know

ORIGINAL MOVIE TITLES – A title is a very important detail for the success of a movie. Have you seen one of Will Smith‘s most successful romantic comedies, The Last First Kiss? If you don’t recognize the title it’s because they changed it to Hitch. The reason being was they didn’t think guys would want to go to the movie if it had a girly title. Sometimes a movie can have its title changed by sheer accident which is what happened with the James Bond movie, Tomorrow Never Dies. Originally the movie was called Tomorrow Never Lies but after a typo the title stuck. So now it’s your turn to go through 50 different movie titles that originally had a different name:

————————————————————

RETURN OF THE JEDI

was originally titled

Revenge of the Jedi

————————————————————

BACK TO THE FUTURE

was originally titled

Spaceman from Pluto

————————————————————

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

was originally titled

A Boy’s Life

————————————————————

AMERICAN PIE

was originally titled

East Great Falls High / Comfort Food

————————————————————

GOODFELLAS

was originally titled

Wiseguy

————————————————————

ROCKY

was originally titled

The Contender

————————————————————

PRETTY WOMAN

was originally titled

3000

————————————————————

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY

was originally titled

There’s Something About Sarah

————————————————————

DIRTY HARRY

was originally titled

Dead Right

————————————————————

SCREAM

was originally titled

Scary Movie

————————————————————

Continue to the next 10 movie titles

More Posts From Around the Web:
  • MornLandazar

    There’s a legend that George Lucas chose the title Return of the Jedi, instead of Revenge of the Jedi, because Return has 1 less letter than Revenge, meaning that the costs to produce the enormous amount of movie-related mechandise would be a bit smaller, and hence – the profit would be bigger. :-D

    • Mike Follmer

      No, he changed to Return because he felt Revenge was something anti Jedi.

      • Jim Rasmussen

        Star Trek II was originally to be called “The Vengeance of Khan”. Lucas didn’t want “Revenge of the Jedi” to be so similarly titled so he changed it.

  • Dionysus

    lmao @ head cheese and wettest county in the world…yes, it’s gutter humour but still, sounds like porn movies in the discount bin

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Harding/100000145858394 Mark Harding

    I just watched Breakfast Club on AMC with the story notes, and according to that, the original title was Detention. Must’ve batted around a number of names.

  • Rikky

    There’s already a film called Batteries Not Included, which is much better than Child’s Play in my opinion.

  • Jim Rasmussen

    Pretty Woman’s original title was $3000 not just the number 3000. The title refers to the amount Gere’s character pays Roberts’ Vivian for their time together.

  • Serag Mahmoud

    Unforgiven was also going to be titled Whore’s Gold