25 Countries That Did A Very Strange Job Of Translating Movie Titles

While you may have guessed that some countries, like China, do a very interesting job of translating movie titles, they are not alone. Many countries do impressive acrobatics with the wording of their titles when they are translating them from English. Why? Well, there are many reasons for this, but one of them is that quite often countries don’t actually know what the movie is about until it is actually released. But…they have to start advertising long before that. This means that they translate the name as best as they can but it often happens that the name was figurative in some way. This very obviously can lead to a misleading or comical movie title. Of course, this doesn’t typically bother movie goers, and many of these titles become something of a joke among the multi-lingual crowd. And for this reason, we are going to share them with you. If you are from these countries, you probably already know about some of these titles but there are sure to be a few that bring a smile to your face. So get ready to try figuring out what on Earth they were thinking when you read about these 25 countries that did a very strange job of translating movie titles!

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Italy - If You Leave Me, I Delete You

Italy - If You Leave Me, I Delete YouSource: reddit, Image: amazon

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

24

France - Sexy Dance

France - Sexy DanceSource: reddit, Image: amazon

Step Up

23

Argentina - Vaseline

Argentina - VaselineSource: reddit, Image: amazon

Grease

22

Germany - A Twin Rarely Comes Alone

Germany - A Twin Rarely Comes AloneSource: reddit, Image: amazon

The Parent Trap

21

Japan - Captain Supermarket

Japan - Captain SupermarketSource: reddit, Image: amazon

Army of Darkness

20

Peru - Slightly Pregnant

Peru - Slightly PregnantSource: reddit, Image: amazon

Knocked Up

19

Portugal - Meetings and Failures in Meetings

Portugal - Meetings and Failures in MeetingsSource: reddit, Image: amazon

Lost in Translation

18

Denmark - Die Hard: Mega Hard

Denmark - Die Hard: Mega HardSource: reddit, Image: amazon

Die Hard With A Vengeance

17

Taiwan - Is This Spy Capable Or Not?

Taiwan - Is This Spy Capable Or Not?Source: reddit, Image: amazon

Get Smart

16

China - A Very Powerful Whale Runs To Heaven

China - A Very Powerful Whale Runs To HeavenSource: reddit, Image: amazon

Free Willy

15

France - The Teeth From The Sea

France - The Teeth From The SeaSource: reddit, Image: amazon

Jaws

14

Italy - Please Do Not Touch The Old Women

Italy - Please Do Not Touch The Old WomenSource: reddit, Image: amazon

The Producers

13

Israel - It's Raining Falafel

Israel - It's Raining FalafelSource: reddit, Image: amazon

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

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France - Very Bad Trip

France - Very Bad TripSource: reddit, Image: amazon

The Hangover

11

Norway - Action Skyscraper

Norway - Action SkyscraperSource: reddit, Image: amazon

Die Hard

10

Poland - Electronic Murderer

Poland - Electronic MurdererSource: reddit, Image: amazon

The Terminator

9

France - Mom, I Missed The Plane

France - Mom, I Missed The PlaneSource: reddit, Image: amazon

Home Alone

8

Spain - Night of the Knight

Spain - Night of the KnightSource: reddit, Image: amazon

The Dark Night

7

Mexico - Pigs And Diamonds

Mexico - Pigs And DiamondsSource: reddit, Image: amazon

Snatch

6

Czech Republic - Warm Shots

Czech Republic - Warm ShotsSource: reddit, Image: amazon

Hot Shots

5

France - The Secret Is In The Sauce

France - The Secret Is In The SauceSource: reddit, Image: amazon

Fried Green Tomatoes

4

Germany - My Partner With The Cold Snout

Germany - My Partner With The Cold SnoutSource: reddit, Image: amazon

K9

3

Israel - Love Is In The Sky

Israel - Love Is In The SkySource: reddit, Image: amazon

Top Gun

2

Philippines - Because She's Ugly

Philippines - Because She's UglySource: reddit, Image: amazon

Never Been Kissed

1

Thailand - Super Speeding Cleaning Evil Accounts

Thailand - Super Speeding Cleaning Evil AccountsSource: reddit, Image: amazon

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