“What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” 

Far be it from me to disagree with William Shakespeare. And he was right: You can’t judge a movie by its title, just as you can’t judge a book by its cover. The Godfather would be just as good if it was called The Corleones or Vito and Sons or Take The Gun! Leave the Cannoli! And the most ingenious title in the world would not change the fact that The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure is about as entertaining as a colonoscopy without sedation.

That doesn’t mean we can’t take a step back and observe the relative quality of a title apart from the film itself. Sometimes titles do an outstanding job of summarizing a film in a handful of words or less and a great title can make you want to see the movie all on its own. On the flip side, a bad title might go on for a dozen words or more and not tell you anything. And in some cases, they might actually dissuade you from venturing out to the movie theater to take a chance on something.

Those are the titles ranked in this list below, assembled roughly in ascending order from the least horrifically crappy, to quite possible the worst movie title in the history of cinema. What’s in a name? A lot, as it turns out.

The Worst Movie Titles in History

Some of these films were good, others were bad. But they all have one thing in common. They have absolutely terrible titles.
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