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25 Hilarious Film Titles Lost In Translation

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Film Editor
Updated: 15 November 2016
What’s in a name? Well a lot, apparently. Coming up with a film title can be as tricky as coming up with the story itself. See if you can guess these 25 English language films from the literal translation of their foreign title.

Hollywood has all manner of focus groups and think tanks involved in the process of creating a film’s title, but the results can be scuppered by bizarre translations abroad. Scroll down slowly and let us know how many you got right.

Answers in the picture captions… no cheating!

Invisible Horse rider (Slovenia)

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance | © Lionsgate

California’s Great Earthquake (China)

San Andreas | © Warner Bors.
San Andreas | © Warner Bors.

Super Power Dare Die Team (China)

Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters | Sony Pictures

S.O.S. Fantômes (France)

Ghostbusters | Sony Pictures
Ghostbusters | Sony Pictures

Six Naked Pigs (China)

The Full Monty
The Full Monty | © Fox Searchlight

If You Leave Me, I Delete You (Italy)

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind | © Focus Features

Slightly Pregnant (Israel)

Knocked Up | © Universal
Knocked Up | © Universal

An Unexpected Ending (Mexico)

Thelma & Louise
Thelma & Louise | © Pathe/MGM

His Powerful Device Makes Him Famous (China)

Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights | © New Line Cinema

Mr. Cat Poop (China)

As Good As It Gets
As Good As It Gets | Tristar Pictures

This Dead Person Is Very Alive (Spain)

Weekend at Bernies
Weekend at Bernies | © 20th Century Fox

What Happened Yesterday? (Spain)

The Hangover | © Warner Bros
The Hangover | © Warner Bros

Lost in Tokyo (Spain)

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Lost In Translation | © Focus Features/Momentum Pictures

Very Bad Trip 2 (France)

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The Hangover: Part 2 | Warner Bros.

Die Slowly, Now More Than Ever (Germany)

Die Hard With A Vengeance | © 20th Century Fox
Die Hard With A Vengeance | © 20th Century Fox

Vaseline (Argentina)

Grease
Grease | © Paramount Pictures

The Teeth of the Sea (France)

Jaws | Universal
Jaws | Universal

Do Not Touch The Old Women (Italy)

The Producers
The Producers | © Embassy Pictures

I’m Drunk and you’re a prostitute (Japan)

Leaving Las Vegas
Leaving Las Vegas | © United Artists

Santa is a Pervert (Czech Republic)

Bad Santa
Bad Santa | © Dimension Films/Columbia

The Unbelievable Trip In A Wacky Aeroplane (Germany)

Airplane!
Airplane! | Paramount Pictures

The Eighth Passenger Is Death (Hungary)

Alien |© 20th Century Fox
Alien | © 20th Century Fox

Dimwit Surges Forth (Thailand)

The Waterboy
The Waterboy | © Buena Vista Pictures

Meetings and Failures in Meetings (Portugal)

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