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25 Hilarious Film Titles Lost In Translation

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Updated: 15 November 2016
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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)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
© Lionsgate

California’s Great Earthquake (China)

San Andreas
© Warner Bors.

Super Power Dare Die Team (China)

Ghostbusters
Sony Pictures

S.O.S. Fantômes (France)

Ghostbusters
Sony Pictures

Six Naked Pigs (China)

The Full Monty
© Fox Searchlight

If You Leave Me, I Delete You (Italy)

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
© Focus Features

Slightly Pregnant (Israel)

Knocked Up
© Universal

An Unexpected Ending (Mexico)

Thelma & Louise
© Pathe/MGM

His Powerful Device Makes Him Famous (China)

Boogie Nights
© New Line Cinema

Mr. Cat Poop (China)

As Good As It Gets
Tristar Pictures

This Dead Person Is Very Alive (Spain)

Weekend at Bernies
© 20th Century Fox

What Happened Yesterday? (Spain)

The Hangover
© Warner Bros

Lost in Tokyo (Spain)

Lost In Translation
© Focus Features/Momentum Pictures

Very Bad Trip 2 (France)

The Hangover: Part 2
Warner Bros.

Die Slowly, Now More Than Ever (Germany)

Die Hard With A Vengeance
© 20th Century Fox

Vaseline (Argentina)

Grease
© Paramount Pictures

The Teeth of the Sea (France)

Jaws
Universal

Do Not Touch The Old Women (Italy)

The Producers
© Embassy Pictures

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

Leaving Las Vegas
© United Artists

Santa is a Pervert (Czech Republic)

Bad Santa
© Dimension Films/Columbia

The Unbelievable Trip In A Wacky Aeroplane (Germany)

Airplane!
Paramount Pictures

The Eighth Passenger Is Death (Hungary)

Alien
© 20th Century Fox

Dimwit Surges Forth (Thailand)

The Waterboy
© Buena Vista Pictures

Meetings and Failures in Meetings (Portugal)

Lost in Translation
© Focus Features/Momentum Pictures
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