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40 original movie titles

Naming your movie is even harder than naming your child. No, stick with us on this one.

Your movie is going to live for longer (even if it's awful), it will come into contact with a wider cross-section of critical people and an entire marketing campaign will exist, based on that name.

So it's therefore understandable that a title may go through a number of different options, especially considering the amount of people involved. Here's a look at an alternate universe where films all go by very different names...

  • 40 original movie titles

    Back to the Future

    ...was almost known as: Spaceman from Pluto

    Year: 1985

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    Annie Hall

    ...was almost known as: Anhedonia

    Year: 1977

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    Final Destination

    ...was almost known as: Flight 180

    Year: 2000

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    Last Action Hero

    ...was almost known as: Extremely Violent

    Year: 1993

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    Cars

    ...was almost known as: Route 66

    Year: 2006

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    The Breakfast Club

    ...was almost known as: The Lunch Bunch

    Year: 1985

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    Hancock

    ...was almost known as: Tonight, He Comes

    Year: 2008

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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    ...was almost known as: Head Cheese

    Year: 1974

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    Obsessed

    ...was almost known as: Oh No She Didn't

    Year: 2009

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    Vertigo

    ...was almost known as: Fear and Trembling

    Year: 1958

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    Pulp Fiction

    ...was almost known as: Black Mask

    Year: 1994

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    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ...was almost known as: How The Solar Space Was Won

    Year: 1968

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    Field Of Dreams

    ...was almost known as: Shoeless Joe

    Year: 1989

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    Unforgiven

    ...was almost known as: The Cut Whore Killings

    Year: 1992

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    Saturday Night Fever

    ...was almost known as: The Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night

    Year: 1977

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    Boys Don't Cry

    ...was almost known as: Take It Like A Man

    Year: 1999

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    Casablanca

    ...was almost known as: Everybody Come To Rick's

    Year: 1942

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    Snakes On A Plane

    ...was almost known as: Pacific Air Flight 121

    Year: 2006

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  • 40 original movie titles 18

    Scream

    ...was almost known as: Scary Movie

    Year: 1996

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    American Pie

    ...was almost known as: East Great Falls High

    Year: 1999

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    Goodfellas

    ...was almost known as: Wiseguy

    Year: 1990

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    Child's Play

    ...was almost known as: Batteries Not Included

    Year: 1988

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    The Last Exorcism

    ...was almost known as: Cotton

    Year: 2010

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    Alien

    ...was almost known as: Star Beast

    Year: 1979

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    The Other Guys

    ...was almost known as: The B-Team

    Year: 2010

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    E.T.

    ...was almost known as: Night Skies

    Year: 1982

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    Robin Hood

    ...was almost known as: Nottingham

    Year: 2010

  • 40 original movie titles 27

    Licence To Kill

    ...was almost known as: Licence Revoked

    Year: 1989

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    American Wedding

    ...was almost known as: American Pie 3: Piece Of Pie

    Year: 2003

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    Hollywoodland

    ...was almost known as: Truth, Justice and the American Way

    Year: 2006

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    Fatal Attraction

    ...was almost known as: Affairs Of The Heart

    Year: 1987

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    The Ring

    ...was almost known as: Static

    Year: 2002

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    Big

    ...was almost known as: When I Grow Up

    Year: 1988

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    Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

    ...was almost known as: Watch The Skies

    Year: 1977

  • 40 original movie titles 34

    Stand By Me

    ...was almost known as: The Body

    Year: 1986

  • 40 original movie titles 35

    Basic Instinct

    ...was almost known as: Love Hurts

    Year: 1992

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    Shutter Island

    ...was almost known as: Ashecliffe

    Year: 2010

  • 40 original movie titles 37

    Letters From Iwo Jima

    ...was almost known as: Red Sun, Black Sand

    Year: 2006

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    Predator

    ...was almost known as: Hunter

    Year: 1987

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    Some Like It Hot

    ...was almost known as: Not Tonight Josephine

    Year: 1959

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