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18th Mar '17 9:01:12 PM tropeminer
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* ''Film/EventHorizon'' is the name of the haunted starship the main characters investigate after it was missing for 7 years. The name refers to the point in the gravitation pull of a black hole which is so strong not even light can escape. That idea might also be a metaphor to what our characters experience when they learn the ship had gone to a dimension of pure "chaos and evil" and how they can't escape the "darkness" that has consumed and possessed the ship.
15th Mar '17 11:39:59 PM Xtifr
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* In RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/BetweenPlanets'', a portion of the story takes place on an interplanetary space ship traveling from Earth to Venus, that is "Between Planets". However, the protagonist was born in space when his parents were on a previous voyage from Earth to Mars leaving him to consider himself a citizen of the Solar System. With the Earth/Venus conflict, he wanted to remain neutral because he was "Between Planets" and had been on his way back to Mars when the Venusian Rebels seized the space station that was the transfer point to interplanetary craft.

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* In RobertAHeinlein's Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/BetweenPlanets'', a portion of the story takes place on an interplanetary space ship traveling from Earth to Venus, that is "Between Planets". However, the protagonist was born in space when his parents were on a previous voyage from Earth to Mars leaving him to consider himself a citizen of the Solar System. With the Earth/Venus conflict, he wanted to remain neutral because he was "Between Planets" and had been on his way back to Mars when the Venusian Rebels seized the space station that was the transfer point to interplanetary craft.
15th Mar '17 2:58:02 PM AnotherDuck
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* Titles with multiple meanings are facilitated by AlternateCharacterReading in the UsefulNotes/JapaneseWritingSystem, so it's no surprise that anime and manga take advantage of it.
15th Mar '17 11:48:12 AM nixlheimr
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* The ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' fanfic ''Fanfic/SelaginellaLepidophylla'' deals with Rose Quartz coming back from the dead (or did she?) using [[OurTimeMachineIsDifferent a modified Time Thing]]. The title is the scientific name for a plant that is called "Stone Flower", "Resurrection Plant", and "False Rose of Jericho", among other names.
5th Feb '17 10:26:34 AM TheBigBopper
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* Titles with multiple meanings are facilitated by AlternateCharacterReading in the UsefulNotes/JapaneseWritingSystem, so it's no surprise that anime and manga take advantage of it.


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* ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'', is titled 寄生獣 (''Kiseijū'') in the original Japanese, literally meaning "Parasitic Beasts". On the face of it, this refers to the PuppeteerParasite alien species which appears among humanity and begins to prey on humans. At the same time, however, it refers to the theme of humans being a threat to themselves and the earth through overpopulation and environmental destruction. Toward the end, the leader of the parasite conspiracy Takeshi Hirokawa accuses humanity of being the real parasites destroying the Earth, making a TitleDrop by calling humans "parasitic beasts".
5th Feb '17 10:13:05 AM TheBigBopper
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* ''Anime/MaiHime'' is a '''quintuple''' pun, meaning "Mai the [=HiMe=]", "My [=HiMe=]", "My princess", "Mai the princess" and "Maihime" (a kind of dance).
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo!'' can mean "[[EpunymousTitle No Need For Tenchi!]]", "No Need For Heaven and Earth!", or "This Way Up!", depending on the interpretation.



* The final episode of ''Manga/DeathNote'''s AnimatedAdaptation is titled "New World". It's also the climatic end in which the stakes are at their highest: will the [[VillainWorld New World]] be Light's perfect utopia, or one where Kira disappears forever?
* The title of ''Manga/GirlFriends'' could mean "girls who are friends" or "girls who are lovers". The story revolves around both, being about how Mari and Akko start as best friends but fall in love with each other.



* ''Manga/LoveHina''. Hina refers to Hinata Sou, named after the original owner, but is also Japanese for "chick".
* ''Anime/MaiHime'' is a '''quintuple''' pun, meaning "Mai the [=HiMe=]", "My [=HiMe=]", "My princess", "Mai the princess" and "Maihime" (a kind of dance).
* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' (''Kidou Senkan Nadesico'', literally "Mobile Battleship Nadesico"): "Kidou Senkan" is similar sounding to "[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Kidou Senshi]]" referencing the use of HumongousMecha in the show. "Senkan Nadesico" (or "Nadeshiko") is a double pun that references both Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato, and the Japanese concept of YamatoNadeshiko. This multi-layered, multiple reference pun is likely the reason why ADV Films released it as "Martian Successor Nadesico" in North America.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' refers to both the AGE system that are used to create the eponymous mechas, as well as the ComingOfAgeStory of its three protagonists.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** The Japanese title for the first movie, ''Death and Rebirth'', is written as "シト新生" (''Shi to Shinsei''). The first two characters, written in katakana, can either stand for "死と" (''shi to'', "death and," as in the English title) or "使徒" (''shito'', "apostle," the term used in the original Japanese to refer to the Angels).
** A similar pun was employed for the title of episode 24, "最後のシ者" (''Saigo no Shisha''), which can be read as "The Final Messenger" or "The Final Casualty" depending on what kanji is used for "''shi''". On top of that, "シ者" looks like "渚" (''Nagisa'' -- as in Kaworu's last name). This [[SpoilerTitle sums up the plot of the episode]], which is that [[spoiler:Kaworu turns out to be the final Angel, and dies]]. Also, the word "[[spoiler: Angel]]" can mean "Messenger"
** The final episode of the series is called, "The Beast that Shouted ''Ai'' at the Heart of the World." Obviously it's a pun on a Harlan Ellison novel ("The Beast that Shouted 'Love'..." -- ''ai'' means "love"), but it ''sounds'' like "The Beast that Shouted 'I'..." As in, "I am an individual!"



* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** The Japanese title for the first movie, ''Death and Rebirth'', is written as "シト新生" (''Shi to Shinsei''). The first two characters, written in katakana, can either stand for "死と" (''shi to'', "death and," as in the English title) or "使徒" (''shito'', "apostle," the term used in the original Japanese to refer to the Angels).
** A similar pun was employed for the title of episode 24, "最後のシ者" (''Saigo no Shisha''), which can be read as "The Final Messenger" or "The Final Casualty" depending on what kanji is used for "''shi''". On top of that, "シ者" looks like "渚" (''Nagisa'' -- as in Kaworu's last name). This [[SpoilerTitle sums up the plot of the episode]], which is that [[spoiler:Kaworu turns out to be the final Angel, and dies]]. Also, the word "[[spoiler: Angel]]" can mean "Messenger"
** The final episode of the series is called, "The Beast that Shouted ''Ai'' at the Heart of the World." Obviously it's a pun on a Harlan Ellison novel ("The Beast that Shouted 'Love'..." -- ''ai'' means "love"), but it ''sounds'' like "The Beast that Shouted 'I'..." As in, "I am an individual!"
* The title of ''Manga/GirlFriends'' could mean "female friends" or "romantically involved female companions". The story revolves around both, being about how former loner Mari becomes friends with Akko and slowly falls in love with her.
* ''Manga/LoveHina''. Hina refers to Hinata Sou, named after the original owner, but is also Japanese for "chick".
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' refers to both the AGE system that are used to create the eponymous mechas, as well as the ComingOfAgeStory of its three protagonists.



* The final episode of ''Manga/DeathNote'''s AnimatedAdaptation is titled "New World". It's also the climatic end in which the stakes are at their highest: will the [[VillainWorld New World]] be Light's perfect utopia, or one where Kira disappears forever?



* ''[[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Kidou Senkan Nadesico]]'' (literally, "Mobile Battleship Nadesico"): "Kidou Senkan" is similar sounding to "[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Kidou Senshi]]" referencing the use of HumongousMecha in the show. "Senkan Nadesico" (or "Nadeshiko") is a double pun that references both Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato, and the Japanese concept of YamatoNadeshiko. This multi-layered, multiple reference pun is likely the reason why ADV Films released it as "Martian Successor Nadesico" in North America.

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* ''[[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Kidou Senkan Nadesico]]'' (literally, "Mobile Battleship Nadesico"): "Kidou Senkan" is similar sounding to "[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Kidou Senshi]]" referencing ''Anime/TenchiMuyo!'' can mean "[[EpunymousTitle No Need For Tenchi!]]", "No Need For Heaven and Earth!", or "This Way Up!", depending on the use of HumongousMecha in the show. "Senkan Nadesico" (or "Nadeshiko") is a double pun that references both Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato, and the Japanese concept of YamatoNadeshiko. This multi-layered, multiple reference pun is likely the reason why ADV Films released it as "Martian Successor Nadesico" in North America.interpretation.
5th Feb '17 10:05:18 AM TheBigBopper
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* The French film ''Metisse'' (derived from mixticius, meaning mixed) was called ''Cafe Au Lait'' in the US as a reference to the mixed race characters, mix of the characters races [[StarbucksSkinScale and the french style coffees they all drank]].
* ''Film/{{Predators}}'': The title not only refers to the iconic monsters but also to their prey who were dangerous killers on planet Earth.
* ''Film/{{Camp}}'' is about a summer camp for ("campy") musical theatre performers. Most of the male ones are CampGay.



* ''Film/TheAgeOfAdaline'' mainly refers to Adaline's true chronological age considering that [[Really700YearsOld she hasn't physically aged a day past 29]] since her magical accident in 1937, but it may also vaguely allude to the 78-year period of her immortality.
* ''Film/AlmostFamous'' is a reference to the rise to stardom of the band that the main character is following/scooping and the name of their tour during the film.
* ''Film/AngelHeart'': The title refers to [[spoiler:the beating heart belonging to the original Harold Angel that Johnny Favourite stole]], but the meaning is also more literal in that the movie deals with an actual angel--just [[{{Satan}} not a very good one]].
* In ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', the title refers both to the [[Franchise/{{Alien}} respective]] [[Franchise/{{Predator}} franchises]] of the two creatures engaged in a MonsterMash, and to the new backstories established for both of them. In this version, the Predators are portrayed as [[AncientAstronauts an advanced extraterrestrial civilization that guided the development of early humans]] (i.e. "aliens"), while the Aliens, rather than being extraterrestrials, are genetically engineered beasts programmed to hunt on instinct (i.e. "predators").
* ''Film/TheBigHeat'' has more than one meaning:
** The heat of the police putting pressure on the criminals.
** The heat of the coffee (and its effects).
** The heat of what happened to Bannion's car (and its effects)
** Perhaps even the heat a relatively cool, easygoing guy like Bannion felt when pushed to his limits (the heat of the moment, the heat of passion).
* ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'' refers both to Henry Frankenstein's wife Elizabeth and the artificial woman created to be the Monster's bride.
* ''Film/{{Camp}}'' is about a summer camp for ("campy") musical theatre performers. Most of the male ones are CampGay.
* ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' is both a reference to the story's main location (the Casino Royale, or "Royal Casino", in Montenegro), and to the "battle royal" (that is, a violent duel in which the last man standing is declared the winner) that takes place there.
* In ''Film/CodeUnknown'', the reason for the whole chain of events surrounding the humiliation of Maria only occurs because Jean does not know the code for Anne and Georges' door. Besides that primary meaning, ''Code Unknown'' also seems to point to the lack of a key for the proper communication between different characters and ethnicities.
* ''Conviction'' is a legal drama made in 2010 about a woman who spends [[{{Determinator}} eighteen years tirelessly working to free her wrongfully convicted brother from prison]], refusing to believe that he is guilty. The title refers to both "conviction" in the legal sense (finding someone guilty of a crime) and to "conviction" in the psychological sense (strong, unshakeable belief in something).
* ''Film/DaddyDaycare'' was translated into Hebrew as "Aba Ba Lagan", which literally means "Daddy came to kindergarten". However, "Balagan" is also a slang word for a mess, making the title "Messy Daddy".
* ''Film/EasyA'' is a pun on the common school slang term for a course that doesn't require much studying, a ShoutOut to ''Film/TheScarletLetter'', and a reference to Olive's supposedly loose morals.



* The Creator/FritzLang film ''Film/{{Fury 1936}}'' can refer to either the destructive dangers of mob rule and public outrage, or the main character's desire for revenge after barely escaping a lynch mob.
* ''Film/HiddenFigures'', based on the nonfiction book of the same name, is about three black female mathematicians working for NASA at a time when segregation and prejudice were still common. The title can refer both to figures in the mathematical equations the protagonists are trying to solve, and to the fact that they themselves are historical figures who for a long time were not given the credit they deserved.



* ''Film/TheStraightStory'' is about a man named Straight, and is also the only non-[[MindScrew Mind Screwy]], "played-straight" film made by Creator/DavidLynch. An advertisement from TLA Video even gave the title a ''triple'' meaning, where [[UnfortunateImplications a stereotypically flamboyant gay man]] passes up the film because (he thinks) it's a movie about being straight.
* ''Film/DaddyDaycare'' was translated into Hebrew as "Aba Ba Lagan", which literally means "Daddy came to kindergarten". However, "Balagan" is also a slang word for a mess, making the title "Messy Daddy".
* ''Film/{{Species}}'' was translated into Hebrew as "Min Mesukan" (literally "Dangerous Species"). The word "Min" [[LuckyTranslation also means]] "Sex", making the title "Dangerous Sex".
* ''Film/{{PCU}}'' could stand for "Port Chester University" or "Politically Correct University".

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* ''Film/TheStraightStory'' is about a man named Straight, and is also ''Film/TheHunt'' can stand for either the only non-[[MindScrew Mind Screwy]], "played-straight" film made annual hunt taken by Creator/DavidLynch. An advertisement from TLA Video even gave all men of the community, which {{bookends}} the film, as well as the PaedoHunt on Lucas.
* ''Film/TheImitationGame'': This is
the title a ''triple'' meaning, where [[UnfortunateImplications a stereotypically flamboyant gay man]] passes up the film because (he thinks) it's a movie about of Alan Turing's essay on artificial intelligence, but it also refers to his attempt to imitate acceptable behavior (i.e. being straight.
* ''Film/DaddyDaycare'' was translated into Hebrew as "Aba Ba Lagan", which literally means "Daddy came
sociable and appearing to kindergarten". However, "Balagan" be heterosexual).
* ''Film/InsideMan''
is also a slang word for a mess, making heist thriller and the title "Messy Daddy".
* ''Film/{{Species}}'' was translated into Hebrew
refers to both, the staged involvement of the bank's owner to throw off police as "Min Mesukan" (literally "Dangerous Species"). The word "Min" [[LuckyTranslation also means]] "Sex", well as the plot twist [[spoiler:that Russell is hiding behind a false wall the robbers built inside the bank's vault, making him the literal "Inside Man"]].
* According to Colin Trevorrow,
the title "Dangerous Sex".
* ''Film/{{PCU}}''
of ''Film/JurassicWorld'' refers to the park, how bringing back dinosaurs and making them easily accessible to the public has made them a [[MundaneFantastic mundane part of the world]], and [[spoiler:the idea that the technology and resulting creatures once confined to [=InGen=]'s Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna facilities could stand for "Port Chester University" or "Politically Correct University".proliferate in an "open source" manner, as evidenced by the SequelHook of Henry Wu escaping the island with his embryos as well as excised dialogue between Wu and Masrani anticipating that others would soon be able to clone dinosaurs]].



* ''[[Film/TheAgeOfAdaline The Age of Adaline]]'' mainly refers to Adaline's true chronological age considering that [[Really700YearsOld she hasn't physically aged a day past 29]] since her magical accident in 1937, but it may also vaguely allude to the 78-year period of her immortality.
* ''Film/SexDrive'' refers to one's libido (in this case, particularly that of the adolescent male) as well as the protagonist along with his friends ''driving'' across state lines to meet his would-be lover.
* ''Film/{{Severance}}'', a post-''Film/{{Hostel}}'' horror film set on a corporate retreat. "Severance" is 'termination of employment' (the threat of which drives the conflict), and 'dismemberment'. The fact that the DVD cover shows a disembodied leg is a subtle indicator of which of these elements gets the most focus.
* ''Film/{{United 93}}'' is about United Airlines Flight 93, ''and'' how the passengers '''united''' against their aggressors.
* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': The subtitle specifically refers to Professor X's first group of students, but it can also mean that the young mutants excel at using their powers (as in "first in their class").
* ''Film/{{Primer}}'' has [[TimeTravel time machines]] which, because of the way they work, must be "primed" for several hours before they can be used. Later in the movie, it's revealed that [[spoiler:the first part of the movie happens [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble after Aaron will have traveled]] back to the beginning of the movie, bringing a recording of everything he did up to that point]]. He uses this information as a primer/self-prompter, to make sure he does all the right things to keep the timeline consistent until he reaches the part he wants to change.
* ''Film/TradingPlaces'' refers to how Louis Winthorpe and Billy Ray Valentine are switched around in terms of social status, but also to the financial trading they both deal with.
* ''Film/EasyA'' is a pun on the common school slang term for a course that doesn't require much studying, a ShoutOut to ''Film/TheScarletLetter'', and a reference to Olive's supposedly loose morals.
* ''Film/APerfectGetaway'' refers to the honeymoon vacation of one couple and the post-double-homicide escape from the law of another couple.

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* ''[[Film/TheAgeOfAdaline ''Film/LaLaLand'' has at least three meanings. "La La Land" is a nickname for UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, or "L.A.", where the story takes place. The Age of Adaline]]'' mainly refers to Adaline's true chronological age considering that [[Really700YearsOld she hasn't physically aged a day past 29]] since her magical accident in 1937, but it may film is also vaguely allude to the 78-year period a musical, so there's a lot of her immortality.
* ''Film/SexDrive'' refers to one's libido (in this case, particularly that of the adolescent male) as well as the protagonist along with his friends ''driving'' across state lines to meet his would-be lover.
* ''Film/{{Severance}}'', a post-''Film/{{Hostel}}'' horror film set on a corporate retreat. "Severance"
"la la" or singing going on. Lastly, "living in la la land" is 'termination of employment' (the threat of which drives the conflict), and 'dismemberment'. The fact that the DVD cover shows a disembodied leg is a subtle indicator of which of these elements gets the most focus.
* ''Film/{{United 93}}'' is about United Airlines Flight 93, ''and'' how the passengers '''united''' against their aggressors.
* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': The subtitle specifically refers to Professor X's first group of students, but it can also mean that the young mutants excel at using their powers (as in "first in their class").
* ''Film/{{Primer}}'' has [[TimeTravel time machines]] which, because of the way they work, must be "primed" for several hours before they can be used. Later in the movie, it's revealed that [[spoiler:the first part of the movie happens [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble after Aaron will have traveled]] back to the beginning of the movie, bringing a recording of everything he did up to that point]]. He uses this information as a primer/self-prompter, to make sure he does all the right things to keep the timeline consistent until he reaches the part he wants to change.
* ''Film/TradingPlaces'' refers to how Louis Winthorpe and Billy Ray Valentine are switched around in terms of social status, but also to the financial trading they both deal with.
* ''Film/EasyA'' is a pun on the common school slang term
an idiom for a course that doesn't require much studying, a ShoutOut to ''Film/TheScarletLetter'', and person being out of touch with reality.
* The title of ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'' is both
a reference to Olive's supposedly loose morals.
* ''Film/APerfectGetaway'' refers to
the honeymoon vacation of one couple CheerfulChild main character and the post-double-homicide escape from the law of another couple.beauty pageant she'll participate in.



* ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' [[spoiler:refers to both the eponymous pub at the end of the Golden Mile and the actual end of civilization as we know it through the complete destruction of modern technology.]]
* ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'' refers both to Henry Frankenstein's wife Elizabeth and the artificial woman created to be the Monster's bride.
* ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' refers to Dr. Frankenstein's biological son and [[FrankensteinsMonster the constructed one]].
* The title of ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' is both a reference to the story's main location (the Casino Royale, or "Royal Casino", in Montenegro), and to the "battle royal" (that is, a violent duel in which the last man standing is declared the winner) that takes place there.
* The 2010 film ''Conviction'' is a legal drama about a woman who spends [[{{Determinator}} eighteen years tirelessly working to free her wrongfully convicted brother from prison]], refusing to believe that he is guilty. The title refers to both "conviction" in the legal sense (finding someone guilty of a crime) and to "conviction" in the psychological sense (strong, unshakeable belief in something).

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* ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' [[spoiler:refers to both the eponymous pub at the end of the Golden Mile and the actual end of civilization as we know it through the complete destruction of modern technology.]]
* ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'' refers both to Henry Frankenstein's wife Elizabeth and the artificial woman created to be the Monster's bride.
* ''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' refers to Dr. Frankenstein's biological son and [[FrankensteinsMonster the constructed one]].
* The title of ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' is both French film ''Metisse'' (derived from mixticius, meaning mixed) was called ''Cafe Au Lait'' in the US as a reference to the story's main location (the Casino Royale, or "Royal Casino", in Montenegro), mixed race characters, mix of the characters races [[StarbucksSkinScale and to the "battle royal" (that is, a violent duel in which the last man standing is declared the winner) that takes place there.
french style coffees they all drank]].
* The 2010 film ''Conviction'' is a legal drama about a woman who spends [[{{Determinator}} eighteen years tirelessly working ''Film/NorthByNorthwest'', according to free her wrongfully convicted brother from prison]], refusing to believe that he is guilty. TheOtherWiki:
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The title refers to both "conviction" North by Northwest is a subject of debate. Many have seen it as having been taken from a line ("I am but mad north-north-west: when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw") in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', a work also concerned with the shifty nature of reality. Hitchcock noted, in an interview with Peter Bogdanovich in 1963, "It's a fantasy. The whole film is epitomized in the legal sense (finding someone guilty title—there is no such thing as north-by-northwest on the compass." ("Northwest by north", however, is one of 32 points of the compass.) Lehman states that he used a crime) working title for the film of "In a Northwesterly Direction," because the film's action was to begin in New York and climax in Alaska. Then the head of the story department at MGM suggested "North by Northwest," but this was still to "conviction" be a working title. [...] The Northwest Airlines reference in the psychological sense (strong, unshakeable belief in something).film plays on the title.



* ''Film/{{PCU}}'' could stand for "Port Chester University" or "Politically Correct University".



* In ''Film/TwinSitters'', the title can be either about the twins that are being babysit, or the twins that are babysitting them.
* The title of ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'' is both a reference to the CheerfulChild main character and the beauty pageant she'll participate in.
* ''Film/AlmostFamous'' is a reference to the rise to stardom of the band that the main character is following/scooping and the name of their tour during the film.

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* In ''Film/TwinSitters'', ''Film/APerfectGetaway'' refers to the title can be either about honeymoon vacation of one couple and the twins that are being babysit, or post-double-homicide escape from the twins that are babysitting them.
law of another couple.
* ''Film/{{Predators}}'': The title of ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'' is both a reference not only refers to the CheerfulChild main character and iconic monsters but also to their prey who were dangerous killers on planet Earth.
* ''Film/{{Primer}}'' has [[TimeTravel time machines]] which, because of
the beauty pageant she'll participate in.
* ''Film/AlmostFamous'' is a reference
way they work, must be "primed" for several hours before they can be used. Later in the movie, it's revealed that [[spoiler:the first part of the movie happens [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble after Aaron will have traveled]] back to the rise to stardom beginning of the band movie, bringing a recording of everything he did up to that point]]. He uses this information as a primer/self-prompter, to make sure he does all the main character is following/scooping and right things to keep the name of their tour during timeline consistent until he reaches the film.part he wants to change.



* ''Film/TheImitationGame'': This is the title of Alan Turing's essay on artificial intelligence, but it also refers to his attempt to imitate acceptable behavior (i.e. being sociable and appearing to be heterosexual).
* The Creator/FritzLang film ''Film/{{Fury 1936}}'' can refer to either the destructive dangers of mob rule and public outrage, or the main character's desire for revenge after barely escaping a lynch mob.
* According to Colin Trevorrow, the title of ''Film/JurassicWorld'' refers to the park, how bringing back dinosaurs and making them easily accessible to the public has made them a [[MundaneFantastic mundane part of the world]], and [[spoiler:the idea that the technology and resulting creatures once confined to [=InGen=]'s Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna facilities could proliferate in an "open source" manner, as evidenced by the SequelHook of Henry Wu escaping the island with his embryos as well as excised dialogue between Wu and Masrani anticipating that others would soon be able to clone dinosaurs]].
* ''Film/InsideMan'' is a heist thriller and the title refers to both, the staged involvement of the bank's owner to throw off police as well as the plot twist [[spoiler:that Russell is hiding behind a false wall the robbers built inside the bank's vault, making him the literal "Inside Man"]].
* ''Film/TheHunt'' can stand for either the annual hunt taken by all men of the community, which {{bookends}} the film, as well as the PaedoHunt on Lucas.
* ''Film/{{Whiplash}}'' refers to more than one thing:
** The first complex jazz piece Andrew learned and performed with Fletcher's band.
** The beating of a drum similar to the cracking or lashing of a whip.
** The abuse Andrew suffers under Fletcher.
* In ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', the title refers both to the [[Franchise/{{Alien}} respective]] [[Franchise/{{Predator}} franchises]] of the two creatures engaged in a MonsterMash, and to the new backstories established for both of them. In this version, the Predators are portrayed as [[AncientAstronauts an advanced extraterrestrial civilization that guided the development of early humans]] (i.e. "aliens"), while the Aliens, rather than being extraterrestrials, are genetically engineered beasts programmed to hunt on instinct (i.e. "predators").

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* ''Film/TheImitationGame'': This ''Film/{{Severance}}'', a post-''Film/{{Hostel}}'' horror film set on a corporate retreat. "Severance" is 'termination of employment' (the threat of which drives the title conflict), and 'dismemberment'. The fact that the DVD cover shows a disembodied leg is a subtle indicator of Alan Turing's essay on artificial intelligence, but it also which of these elements gets the most focus.
* ''Film/SexDrive''
refers to his attempt to imitate acceptable behavior (i.e. being sociable and appearing to be heterosexual).
* The Creator/FritzLang film ''Film/{{Fury 1936}}'' can refer to either the destructive dangers of mob rule and public outrage, or the main character's desire for revenge after barely escaping a lynch mob.
* According to Colin Trevorrow, the title of ''Film/JurassicWorld'' refers to the park, how bringing back dinosaurs and making them easily accessible to the public has made them a [[MundaneFantastic mundane part
one's libido (in this case, particularly that of the world]], and [[spoiler:the idea that the technology and resulting creatures once confined to [=InGen=]'s Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna facilities could proliferate in an "open source" manner, as evidenced by the SequelHook of Henry Wu escaping the island with his embryos as well as excised dialogue between Wu and Masrani anticipating that others would soon be able to clone dinosaurs]].
* ''Film/InsideMan'' is a heist thriller and the title refers to both, the staged involvement of the bank's owner to throw off police
adolescent male) as well as the plot twist [[spoiler:that Russell is hiding behind a false wall the robbers built inside the bank's vault, protagonist along with his friends ''driving'' across state lines to meet his would-be lover.
* ''Film/{{Species}}'' was translated into Hebrew as "Min Mesukan" (literally "Dangerous Species"). The word "Min" [[LuckyTranslation also means]] "Sex",
making him the literal "Inside Man"]].
title "Dangerous Sex".
* ''Film/TheHunt'' can stand for either the annual hunt taken by all men of the community, which {{bookends}} the film, as well as the PaedoHunt on Lucas.
* ''Film/{{Whiplash}}''
''Film/SonOfFrankenstein'' refers to more than one thing:
** The first complex jazz piece Andrew learned
Dr. Frankenstein's biological son and performed with Fletcher's band.
** The beating of a drum similar to
[[FrankensteinsMonster the cracking or lashing of a whip.
** The abuse Andrew suffers under Fletcher.
constructed one]].
* In ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', the title refers ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' references both to the [[Franchise/{{Alien}} respective]] [[Franchise/{{Predator}} franchises]] of the two creatures engaged in a MonsterMash, and to the new backstories established for both of them. In this version, the Predators are portrayed as [[AncientAstronauts an advanced extraterrestrial civilization that guided the development of early humans]] (i.e. "aliens"), while the Aliens, rather than Spider-Man being extraterrestrials, are genetically engineered beasts programmed to hunt on instinct (i.e. "predators").a teenager in high school and the character ''finally'' appearing in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse after years of appearing in separate film continuities.



* In ''Film/CodeUnknown'', the reason for the whole chain of events surrounding the humiliation of Maria only occurs because Jean does not know the code for Anne and Georges' door. Besides that primary meaning, ''Code Unknown'' also seems to point to the lack of a key for the proper communication between different characters and ethnicities.
* ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''. As well as the ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' reference, it's also about how the protagonist has to go north on Northwest Airlines.
* ''Film/TheBigHeat'' has more than one meaning:
** The heat of the police putting pressure on the criminals.
** The heat of the coffee (and its effects).
** The heat of what happened to Bannion's car (and its effects)
** Perhaps even the heat a relatively cool, easygoing guy like Bannion felt when pushed to his limits (the heat of the moment, the heat of passion).
* ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' references both Spider-Man being a teenager in high school and the character ''finally'' appearing in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse after years of appearing in separate film continuities.
* ''Film/AngelHeart'': The title refers to [[spoiler:the beating heart belonging to the original Harold Angel that Johnny Favourite stole]], but the meaning is also more literal in that the movie deals with an actual angel--just [[{{Satan}} not a very good one]].
* ''Film/LaLaLand'' takes its title from a nickname for UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, where it takes place. The film is also a musical, so there's a lot of "la la" going on.

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* In ''Film/CodeUnknown'', ''Film/TheStraightStory'' is about a man named Straight, and is also the reason for the whole chain of events surrounding the humiliation of Maria only occurs because Jean does not know non-[[MindScrew Mind Screwy]], "played-straight" film made by Creator/DavidLynch. An advertisement from TLA Video even gave the code for Anne and Georges' door. Besides that primary title a ''triple'' meaning, ''Code Unknown'' also seems to point to where [[UnfortunateImplications a stereotypically flamboyant gay man]] passes up the lack of a key for the proper communication between different characters and ethnicities.
* ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''. As well as the ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' reference,
film because (he thinks) it's also a movie about being straight.
* ''Film/TradingPlaces'' refers to how Louis Winthorpe and Billy Ray Valentine are switched around in terms of social status, but also to the financial trading they both deal with.
* In ''Film/TwinSitters'', the title can be either about the twins that are being babysit, or the twins that are babysitting them.
* ''Film/{{United 93}}'' is about United Airlines Flight 93, ''and''
how the protagonist has passengers '''united''' against their aggressors.
* ''Film/{{Whiplash}}'' refers
to go north on Northwest Airlines.
* ''Film/TheBigHeat'' has
more than one meaning:
thing:
** The heat first complex jazz piece Andrew learned and performed with Fletcher's band.
** The beating of a drum similar to the cracking or lashing of a whip.
** The abuse Andrew suffers under Fletcher.
* ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' [[spoiler:refers to both the eponymous pub at the end
of the police putting pressure on the criminals.
** The heat of the coffee (and its effects).
** The heat of what happened to Bannion's car (and its effects)
** Perhaps even the heat a relatively cool, easygoing guy like Bannion felt when pushed to his limits (the heat of the moment, the heat of passion).
* ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' references both Spider-Man being a teenager in high school
Golden Mile and the character ''finally'' appearing in actual end of civilization as we know it through the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse after years complete destruction of appearing in separate film continuities.
modern technology.]]
* ''Film/AngelHeart'': ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': The title subtitle specifically refers to [[spoiler:the beating heart belonging to the original Harold Angel that Johnny Favourite stole]], Professor X's first group of students, but the meaning is it can also more literal in mean that the movie deals with an actual angel--just [[{{Satan}} not a very good one]].
* ''Film/LaLaLand'' takes its title from a nickname for UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, where it takes place. The film is also a musical, so there's a lot of "la la" going on.
young mutants excel at using their powers (as in "first in their class").
30th Jan '17 8:34:02 PM SwampAdder
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* Richard Connell's ''Literature/TheMostDangerousGame'' could refer to either the contest of pitting hunter vs. hunter or the hunting of humans. (The [[HuntingTheMostDangerousGame trope named after it]] is explicitly about hunting humans.)
** Clarifying: "game" not only means "sport", but also the animal being hunted. Man's advanced intelligence makes him the most dangerous animal to hunt.
29th Jan '17 9:05:08 AM rjd1922
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* {{Thememobile}} can be read as either "Theme-mobile" or "The me-mobile," both of which describe the trope.
21st Jan '17 5:40:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Severance'', a post-''{{Hostel}}'' horror film set on a corporate retreat. "Severance" is 'termination of employment' (the threat of which drives the conflict), and 'dismemberment'. The fact that the DVD cover shows a disembodied leg is a subtle indicator of which of these elements gets the most focus.

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* ''Severance'', ''Film/{{Severance}}'', a post-''{{Hostel}}'' post-''Film/{{Hostel}}'' horror film set on a corporate retreat. "Severance" is 'termination of employment' (the threat of which drives the conflict), and 'dismemberment'. The fact that the DVD cover shows a disembodied leg is a subtle indicator of which of these elements gets the most focus.
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