25 Hilarious Chinese Movie Title Translations

Movie titles aren’t always translated directly. Many times this is done to appeal to the local audience since translating a title literally may not make sense in the local language. If you have ever studied foreign tongues you will know that translation is part science, part art. Expressions and even vocabulary can be completely different because some languages have more words, some have less. So not only do translators have to make do with an entirely different set of vocabulary, the marketing department often wants the title to “roll off the tongue” so to speak. If we literally translated Chinese movie titles into English it wouldn’t make much sense either and certainly wouldn’t sound appealing. This is why when you back-translate a title from Chinese into English it is quite nonsensical. In Chinese, however, it probably sounds like a movie people would remember and want to see. Unfortunately, American wit and idioms are lost during this process because they just don’t make sense in other languages. Either way, the translations make for some pretty interesting and amusing movie titles. So, if you’re like us and have no idea what the movie title would sound like to native Chinese ears, then these 25 hilarious Chinese movie title translations will probably make you laugh!

Btw, Chinese movie title translations are not the only things you might find funny in China, check out these 25 crazy things you’ll only find in Chinese Walmarts.

25

Seabed General Mobilization (Finding Nemo)

Seabed General Mobilization (Finding Nemo)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
24

Night In The Cramped Forest (The Blair Witch Project)

Night In The Cramped Forest (The Blair Witch Project)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
23

Interstellar Special Ability Team (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Interstellar Special Ability Team (Guardians of the Galaxy)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
22

One Night, Big Belly (Knocked Up)

One Night, Big Belly (Knocked Up)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
21

Satan Female Soldier (GI Jane)

Satan Female Soldier (GI Jane)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
20

Earth And Comet Collide (Deep Impact)

Earth And Comet Collide (Deep Impact)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
19

He's A Ghost! (The Sixth Sense)

He's A Ghost! (The Sixth Sense)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
18

Ace Announcer (Anchorman)

Ace Announcer (Anchorman)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
17

Touring Around on a Flying House (Up)

Touring Around on a Flying House (Up)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
16

Run! Run! Cloudzilla! (Twister)

Run! Run! Cloudzilla! (Twister)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
15

Trump Card Big Liar (Liar Liar)

Trump Card Big Liar (Liar Liar)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
14

United States Cheat Bureau (American Hustle)

United States Cheat Bureau (American Hustle)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
13

Just Send Him To University Unqualified (Risky Business)

Just Send Him To University Unqualified (Risky Business)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
12

Wretch! Let Me Chop Off Your Finger (The Piano)

Wretch! Let Me Chop Off Your Finger (The Piano)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
11

Son of Devil (Junior)

Son of Devil (Junior)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
10

The Big Liar (Nixon)

The Big Liar (Nixon)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
9

Two Stupid Stupid People (Dumb and Dumber)

Two Stupid Stupid People (Dumb and Dumber)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
8

Western Department of Memories (Once Upon a Time in the West)

Western Department of Memories (Once Upon a Time in the West)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
7

The Gun Died Laughing (The Naked Gun)

The Gun Died Laughing (The Naked Gun)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
6

King Devil of Children (Kindergarten Cop)

King Devil of Children (Kindergarten Cop)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
5

A Very Powerful Whale Runs To Heaven (Free Willy)

A Very Powerful Whale Runs To Heaven (Free Willy)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
4

This Hit Man Is Not As Cold As He Thought (The Professional)

This Hit Man Is Not As Cold As He Thought (The Professional)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
3

Mysterious Murder In Snowy Cream (Fargo)

Mysterious Murder In Snowy Cream (Fargo)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
2

Guessing The Trains (Trainspotting)

Guessing The Trains (Trainspotting)Source: reddit, Image: imdb
1

Mr Cat Poop (As Good as it Gets)

Mr Cat Poop (As Good as it Gets)Source: reddit, Image: imdb


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