Great Movies With A Terrible Title

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Se7en (1995)

Though released a decade prior to the creation of the social media platform, the stylisation of the title of the David Fincher thriller feels like someone addicted to Facebook thought it up.

The Gathering Storm (2002)

Richard Loncraine's Churchill biopic borrows the title from a book by the subject, which conveys the larger historical context but hardly does justice to the protagonist's state of mind.

1971 (2007)

The Amrit Sagar prisoners-of-war escape film is set six years later, and attempts to document the travails of prisoners from the '65 and '71 wars, which is why the chosen title makes little eventual sense.

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

The Ben Affleck film uses the same title as that of the source material by Dennis Lehane, but it sounds far too much like a comedy rather than a brooding detective drama.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

The title of this Alejandro González Iñárritu multistarrer pointlessly calls attention to itself and is just really distracting.

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

The Kenneth Lonergan weepie uses the name of the town the film is set in, but that does very little to convey what the film is about.

1917 (2019)

The brusquely-titled Sam Mendes war adventure film is unimaginative and bland, and while it does tie in to the history of the year 1917, it could have been literally anything else.

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