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31 Bizarre Foreign Titles for American Movies

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Film is perhaps America's greatest cultural export. That said, not every American film title translates well into other languages. To bridge the gap, foreign marketers take some very intriguing creative liberties.

Many of the best mangled film titles come from China, where they are downright magical at jazzing up boring old English titles.

1. Pretty Woman – I Will Marry a Prostitute to Save Money

2. As Good as it Gets - Mr. Cat Poop (Apparently, Jack's character name, "Melvin," sounds a lot like the Chinese word for cat poop.)

3. The Professional - This Hit Man Is Not as Cold as He Thought

4. Boogie Nights - His Great Device Makes Him Famous

5. G.I. Jane - Satan Female Soldier

6. Junior - Son of Devil

7. Risky Business - Just Send Him to University Unqualified

8. The Sixth Sense - He’s a Ghost!

Though China possesses Olympic caliber re-titling prowess, other countries will not simply lie down and be outdone.

9. The Hangover - Very Bad Trip (France)

10. The Producers - Please Do Not Touch the Old Women (Italy)

11. Annie Hall - Urban Neurotic (Germany)

12. Bad Santa - Santa is a Pervert (Czech Republic)

13. No Strings Attached – Sex Friends (France)


14. Army of Darkness - Captain Supermarket (Japan)


15. The Horse Whisperer - Held by Wind in Montana (Japan)


16. Girl, Interrupted – 17-Year Old Girl’s Medical Chart (Japan)


17. The Dark Knight - Knight of the Night (Spain)


18. Grease – Vaseline (Argentina)


19. Never Been Kissed – Because She’s Ugly (Philippines)


20. Step Up – Sexy Dance (France)

21. You Only Live Twice - 007 Dies Twice (Japan)

22. Top Gun – Love is in the Sky (Israel)

23. Dragnet - Floppy Coppers Don’t Bite (Germany)

24. Dodgeball - Full of the Nuts (Germany)

25. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Rain of Falafel (Israel)

26. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory – The Boy Who Drowned in Chocolate Sauce (Denmark)

27. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Behaved Very Nicely Around Me (Malaysia)

28. Little Fockers - Zany Son-in-Law, Zippy Grandkids, Sour Father-in-Law (Thailand)

29. Due Date - Odd Couple, Wacky Trip, Go Together in Time for Birth. (Thailand)

30. Drive Angry - Super Speeding Cleaning Evil Accounts (Thailand)

31. And of course, what would a list about getting lost in translations be without the movie Lost in Translation, or as it’s known in Portugal, Meetings and Failures in Meetings.

For more pop culture fun, follow Cole Gamble on Twitter @ColeGamble.

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Everything That’s Leaving Netflix in October
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Netflix subscribers are already counting down the days until the premiere of the new season of Stranger Things. But, as always, in order to make room for the near-90 new titles making their way to the streaming site, some of your favorite titles—including all of 30 Rock, The Wonder Years, and Malcolm in the Middle—must go. Here’s everything that’s leaving Netflix in October ... binge ‘em while you can!

October 1

30 Rock (Seasons 1-7)

A Love in Times of Selfies

Across the Universe

Barton Fink

Bella

Big Daddy

Carousel

Cradle 2 the Grave

Crafting a Nation

Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest

Daddy’s Little Girls

Dark Was the Night

David Attenborough’s Rise of the Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates (Season 1)

Day of the Kamikaze

Death Beach

Dowry Law

Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief

Friday Night Lights (Seasons 1-5)

Happy Feet

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

Hellboy

Kagemusha

Laura

Love Actually

Malcolm in the Middle (Seasons 1-7)

Max Dugan Returns

Millennium 

Million Dollar Baby

Mortal Combat

Mr. 3000

Mulholland Dr.

My Father the Hero

My Name Is Earl (Seasons 1-4)

One Tree Hill (Seasons 1-9)

Patton

Picture This

Prison Break (Seasons 1-4)

The Bernie Mac Show (Seasons 1-5)

The Shining

The Wonder Years (Seasons 1-6)

Titanic

October 19

The Cleveland Show (Seasons 1-4)

October 21

Bones (Seasons 5-11)

October 27

Lie to Me (Seasons 2-3)

Louie (Seasons 1-5)

Hot Transylvania 2

October 29

Family Guy (Seasons 9-14)

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Every New Movie, TV Series, and Special Coming to Netflix in October
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While October means self-curated horror movie marathons for many people, the biggest thing happening on Netflix just might be the return of Stranger Things. But that's not happening until October 27, and there’s a lot more happening outside the city lines of Hawkins, Indiana on the behemoth streaming network this month (like the premiere of David Fincher's Mindhunters and the return of Schitt's Creek). Here’s every new movie, television series, comedy special, and documentary making its way to Netflix in October.   

October 1

88 Minutes

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song

Before Midnight

Blood Diamond

Boogie Nights

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Cleverman: Season 2

Death Sentence

Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

Eagle vs. Shark

Eyes Wide Shut

Generation Iron 2

Ghost Patrol

I Love You, Man

Ice Guardians

Lockup: Disturbing the Peace (Collection 1)

Made of Honor

Miss Congeniality

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Must Love Dogs

Never Let Me Go

No Reservations

Penelope

PJ Masks (Season 1)

Set Up

The Reaping

Tokyo Idols

Tommy Boy

Vanished

Veronica

October 2

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

Sleeping with Other People

October 3

13 Demons

Rodney Carrington: Here Comes The Truth

Cult of Chucky

The Survivalist

October 4

Raw

October 5

Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen) (Season 1)

Schitt’s Creek (Season 3)

The Fosters (Season 5)

October 6

ID-0 (Season 1)

Skylanders Academy (Season 2)

Suburra (Season 1)

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Word Party (Season 3) 

October 7

Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life

Middle Man

October 10

Christina P: Mother Inferior

The Skyjacker’s Tale

October 11

Donnie Darko

October 12

Fe de Etarras

October 13

El Especial de Alex Fernández

Kingdom of Us

Mindhunter (Season 1)

Super Monsters (Season 1)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

The Babysitter

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Voltron: Legendary Defender (Season 4)

October 15

Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses

Lego: City (Season 1)

Money

OtherLife

She Makes Comics

West Coast Customs (Season 6)

October 17

Patton Oswalt: Annihilation

Slasher: Guilty Party

October 19

Wedding Unplanned

October 20

1922

Haters Back Off (Season 2)

One of Us

Smurfs: The Lost Village

The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story

Wheelman

October 23

Meet the Robinsons

While We’re Young

October 24

Wanted (Season 1-2)

The Mist (Season 1)

October 25

The Hateful Eight

The Final Master

La Querida del Centauro (Season 2)

October 26

Strange Weather

October 27

Stranger Things 2

Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

October 28

Pup Star: Better 2Gether

October 30

Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States

October 31

Zumbo’s Just Desserts (Season 1) 

 

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