Nine Popular Movies That Have Crazy Titles In Other Countries


Movies made in the United States often get translated and brought to other countries. However, when you translate anything, sometimes it doesn’t quite sound like it should! Some of the most popular movies in America just don’t sound the same in other countries.

Check out some of these hilarious translations. You won’t believe what some of these movies are called in other countries. Some of the titles even give away the plot of the entire movie! See which one is your favorite in the list below:


Star Wars – The War of the Stars or The War of the Galaxies

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Star Wars / Lucasfilm

This one is pretty straight forward, although it does sound kind of funny! The War of the Stars is the French title and The War of the Galaxies is Spanish.

Free Willy – A Very Powerful Whale Runs to Heaven

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Free Willy / Warner Bros.

Free Willy is one of those classic kid’s movies that makes you laugh and cry. The Chinese title says that the whale runs, not jumps, to heaven. This kind of gives some things away.


The Sixth Sense – He’s a Ghost!

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The Sixth Sense / Hollywood Pictures

Another title that gives away the twist is He’s a Ghost! You may know that Haley Joel Osment’s character is dead the whole time in The Sixth Sense, but those in China will never experience the shock. Very interesting.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – The Boy Drowned in the Chocolate Sauce

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory / David L. Wolper Productions

Denmark gives this classic film a strange title. No one actually drowns in chocolate sauce, so we wonder where that came from.

Read onto the NEXT page for even more movie titles that got a little lost in translation!

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