25 Movie Titles That Give Away The Plot

Posted by , Updated on November 24, 2022

Usually when you see a movie title you can more or less deduce what the film might be about. Everest? Ok, it probably has something to do with a big mountain. Of course, straightforward titles like this aren’t always the case. Take “Forrest Gump” for example. It’s about a gump in the forrest? Huh? What’s a gump? And why is forrest spelled with two “r”s? The point is that although bits of the movie can sometimes be deciphered from the title, this is not always true and even when you think it is, it will probably just give you a general idea of the story. There are some movies, however, that more or less give away the entire plot through their name. There are usually two ways that this happens. The first is that the movie title is just exceedingly long and descriptive (The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies). The second is that the plot is just so simple and predictable that even a one word title can sum it up (Sharknado). And of course, this list is meant for comic relief, so don’t be offended if your favorite movie is on it. These are 25 movie titles that give away the plot.


12 Angry Men

12 Angry MenSource: imdb, Image: amazon

Exactly as advertised, the movie really is about 12 angry men.


Home Alone

Home AloneSource: imdb, Image: amazon

His family leaves him at home…alone.


The Great Escape

The Great EscapeSource: imdb, Image: amazon

Not only do you know that they escape, you know about the quality of the escape.



SharknadoSource: imdb, Image: amazon

It’s a tornado…made of sharks



GladiatorSource: imdb, Image: amazon

He’s a gladiator and he fights people.


Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private RyanSource: imdb, Image: amazon

Some guys save a guy named Ryan.


The Truman Show

The Truman ShowSource: imdb, Image: amazon

A show about Truman


There will be blood

There will be bloodSource: imdb, Image: amazon

And there was blood (not much though).


Harold and Kumar go to White Castle

Harold and Kumar go to White CastleSource: imdb, Image: amazon

A guy named Harold and another guy named Kumar go to a place called White Castle.


12 Years A Slave

12 Years A SlaveSource: imdb, Image: amazon

He’s a slave for 12 years. Then he’s freed.


Snakes On A Plane

Snakes On A PlaneSource: imdb, Image: amazon

There are snakes on a plane


Dude, where's my car?

Dude, where's my car?Source: imdb, Image: amazon

A guy loses his car and wants to know where it is


Honey I Shrunk The Kids

Honey I Shrunk The KidsSource: imdb, Image: amazon

A comedy about a dad who…you guessed it…shrinks his kids.


The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up ZombiesSource: imdb, Image: amazon

Need we say more?


Kill Bill

Kill BillSource: imdb, Image: amazon

Somebody wants to Kill Bill dead.


Finding Nemo

Finding NemoSource: imdb, Image: amazon

It completely ruins the ending


Journey to the Center of the Earth

Journey to the Center of the EarthSource: imdb, Image: amazon

This leaves little room for interpretation.


Killer Clowns from Outer Space

Killer Clowns from Outer SpaceSource: imdb, Image: amazon

Deadly alien clowns come to Earth


We Bought A Zoo

We Bought A ZooSource: imdb, Image: amazon

A family buys a zoo



TwisterSource: imdb, Image: amazon

A movie about a tornado


Open Water

Open WaterSource: imdb, Image: amazon

2 hours of people floating in open water


Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog MillionaireSource: imdb, Image: amazon

A boy from the slums becomes a millionaire



ZombielandSource: imdb, Image: amazon

The world is taken over by zombies


Toy Story

Toy StorySource: imdb, Image: amazon

A story about toys


Death of a Salesman

Death of a SalesmanSource: imdb, Image: amazon

A salesman dies.

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