in the history of le cinema

christopher funderburg
(with a valuable assist from John B. Cribbs)

So here's The Pink Smoke's definitive list of the best movie titles, the best film titles, the greatest titular labels in cinema history, the most obviously google-able phrase indicating this sweet baby is a compendium of the most memorable, charming, unique, awesome and flat-out beautiful cinematic sobriquets.


Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Brute Force

Cash Calls Hell

A Bullet for the General

Fixed Bayonets!

The Bad Sleep Well

Rusty Knife

A Colt is My Passport

Take Aim at the Police Van

Die Hard

Cruel Gun Story

Master of the Flying Guillotine

To Live and Die in L.A.

Fistful of Dollars

The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Duck You Sucker!

The Youth of the Beast

A Bullet in the Head

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

How to Kill a Judge

Hangmen Also Die


The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

The Headless Woman


Your Vice is a Locked Room (and Only I Have the Key)

The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On

Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers

Every Man for Himself and God Against All

The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

Hold Me While I'm Naked

It Is Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books

Fast, Cheap and Out of Control


The Girl Can't Help It!

Dude Where's My Car?

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle


The Wonderful Ice Cream

The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh


Lay Off Blondes

Die Slowly, You'll Enjoy it More

We Still Kill the Old Way

Kill Me Quick, I'm Cold

The Killer Likes Candy

Nude Odyssey

Hatred is My God

You Die... But I Live

Are you Engaged to a Greek Sailor or an Airline Pilot?

There's a Spy in My Bed

Crazy Underwear


I Bury the Living

The Hills Have Eyes

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Twitch of the Death Nerve

The Day the Earth Stood Still

God Told Me To


The Evil Dead

Let's Scare Jessica to Death

The House of Laughing Windows


I Dismember Mama

I Spit on your Grave

Don't Mess with My Sister

Picasso Trigger

Hell up in Harlem

Petey Wheatstraw, The Devil's Son-in-Law


Hard Fast and Beautiful

Faster Pussycat Kill Kill!



The Naked City


Love is Colder Than Death

Through a Glass Darkly

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

History is Made at Night

Paris Belongs to Us

The Land of Silence and Darkness

No Country for Old Men

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

The Exterminating Angel

A Snake of June


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