* The Film/JamesBond films had the evil organisation SPECTRE, which was the '''SP'''ecial '''E'''xecutive for '''C'''ounterintelligence, '''T'''errorism, '''R'''evenge and '''E'''xtortion.
** ''Probably'' subverted with the fancy-sounding but not acronymmy QUANTUM.
*** Memorably homaged in ''Franchise/CarryOn Spying'', which featured the evil organisation STENCH (the Society for The Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans) and the more ambiguous SNOG (the Society for the Neutralising Of Germs..."I've always fancied doing a bit of [=SNOGging=], meself!").
* Kevin Smith's ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'' feature the '''C'''oalition for '''L'''iberation of '''I'''tinerant '''T'''ree-dwellers, described as an offshoot of the '''L'''iberate '''A'''pes '''B'''efore '''I'''mprisoning '''A'''pes movement. (Justified in-universe. The members of '''C.L.I.T.''' ask Jay to describe his cunnilingus technique on-camera, and send the video to the news media to set Jay up as the "C.L.I.T. Commander".)
** Making for an...interesting...news report on their actions...double entendre, here we come...
*** The CLIT does not exist. By the way, in RealLife, there's '''M'''oro '''I'''slamic '''L'''iberation '''F'''ront.
* ''IntolerableCruelty'' features the '''N'''ational '''O'''rganisation for '''M'''atrimonial '''A'''ttorneys '''N'''ationwide, which boils down to NOMAN, although to do so it has to repeat the part about being national. This seems kind of irrelevant until you find out the organisation's slogan: "...let NOMAN put asunder".
* ''[[Film/TheNakedGun The Naked Gun 2: The Smell of Fear]]'' movie featured several organizations opposing solar power with names that result in incredibly ironic acronyms: the '''S'''ociety of '''P'''etroleum '''I'''ndustry '''L'''eaders (S.P.I.L.); the Nuclear Power industry's '''K'''ey '''A'''tomic '''B'''enefits '''O'''ffice '''O'''f '''M'''ankind (K.A.B.O.O.M.), and the '''S'''ociety for '''MO'''re '''C'''oal '''E'''nergy (S.M.O.C.E.; that is meant to be pronounced "smoke").
* In the satirical movie ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', it was quite simple for the filmmakers to change the name of the '''S'''creen '''A'''ctors '''G'''uild -- which already has a pretty unfortunate acronym -- to the '''F'''ilm '''A'''ctors '''G'''uild.
** How could you forget I.N.T.E.L.L.I.G.E.N.C.E.?
* When Agent Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. first appears in ''Film/IronMan1'', he doesn't use the acronym of his organization when talking to Pepper. The best part is, apparently they didn't notice the coincidence:
--> '''Coulson''': I'm Agent Phil Coulson with the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division.
--> '''Pepper''': That's quite a mouthful.
--> '''Coulson''': I know, we're working on it.
* In ''ROTOR'' (a horrific BMovie rip-off of ''Robocop''), the title character stands for '''R'''obotic '''O'''fficer '''T'''actical '''O'''peration '''R'''esearch.
* In ''TheBluesBrothers'', the brown-shirted group of Illinois Nazis led by Henry Gibson is the '''A'''merican '''S'''ocialist '''Whi'''te '''Pe'''ople's Party ("Asswipes"). The acronym is an StealthPun which doesn't appear in the film.
** Deliberately averted, meanwhile, with the '''S'''tate '''C'''ounty '''M'''unicipal '''O'''ffender '''D'''ata '''S'''ystem.
* People who weren't fans of the ''StarWars'' prequels had a ball with pointing out the acronym of episode III to be ''[[RevengeOfTheSith Star Wars: ROTS]]''.
* In the Film/JamesBond spoof ''OurManFlint'', Derek Flint is a former agent of the '''Z'''onal '''O'''rganization for '''W'''orld '''I'''ntelligence and '''E'''spionage. He battles the evil organization Galaxy, which in a relative stroke of creativity, appears not to be an acronym for anything.
* ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'' featured a car called the '''S'''uper '''L'''uxurious '''O'''mnidirectional '''W'''hatchamajigger. It's better than its previous name, the [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Super Hydraulic Instantaneous Transporter.]]
** The Cat also had the riding-mower-style house cleaning device, the '''D'''ynamic '''I'''ndustrial '''R'''enovating '''T'''ractomajiggar.
* ''Film/{{CHUD}}'' stands for '''C'''annibalistic '''H'''umanoid '''U'''nderground '''D'''weller, and is a lot of fun to pronounce. [[spoiler: Well, it actually stands for Contaminated Hazard Urban Disposal.]]
* Everyone knows that HAL 9000 ('''H'''euristic/'''Al'''gorithmic), the sentient computer in the movie ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' is named such that if you take the next letter after each letter in its name, you get Creator/{{IBM}}. Leonard Wheat, in his book ''Kubrick's 2001: A Triple Allegory'', argues that this is not a coincidence (in spite of Arthur Clarke's insistence). Wheat plausibly explains the origin of the 9000 in the name, and also goes on to argue (convincingly!) that the moon monolith's official designation of TMA-1 should actually be spelled "TMA ONE" and is an anagram for "NO MEAT". Wheat's [[http://www.underview.com/bhpinsights.html web page]] suggests that the AE in the troublesome "AE 35 unit" in the film stands for Aeolus. Big fun with acronyms.
** Incidentally TMA stands for Tycho Magnetic Anomaly, since the first monolith was buried in the Tycho crater on the moon and was discovered only because it produced odd readings in the moon's magnetic field. This mentioned only in the book (kinda self-explanatory, though).
* ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'':
** The film ''Film/GodzillaVsSpaceGodzilla'' had the giant robot named M.O.G.U.E.R.A which stands for "Mobile Operation Godzilla Universal Expert Robot Aero-Type." The full title was basically applied to the name of the Mogeras from ''Film/TheMysterians'', which wasn't originally an acronym.
** Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms in ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}''. [[NonindicativeName The male one can fly.]] Interestingly, the "species" is referred to as Muto rather than M.U.T.O., the acronym.
* In the comedy ''Film/JMenForever'' (1979) the F.C.C. (Federal Culture Control), KRAP Radio, and M.U.S.A.C. (the Military Underground Sugared Airwaves Command) join forces to broadcast schmaltzy music to counter the rock & roll invasion of Earth. And there's Billy [[strike:Batson]] Batchit, who becomes The Caped Madman (a [[GagDub re-dubbed]] [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]) by uttering the magic word "SH-BOOM!", enabling Billy to ''"take on all the vices of a J-Man of the Secret Service: '''S''' for Sneaky, '''H''' for Hateful, '''B''' for Bigotted, '''O''' for Obnoxious, another '''O''' for Double-Obnoxious, and '''M''' for Mean!"''
* In the ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}'' [[Film/{{Watchmen}} movie]], [[spoiler:Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias]] uses a device called "SQUID" to [[spoiler:destroy New York City and several other cities]]. What does "SQUID" stand for? Sub-Quantum Intrinsic Device. "The squid" is the fan name for [[spoiler:the giant tentacled alien creature that destroys NYC in the original graphic novel]], and the name was inserted into the movie either as a MythologyGag referencing the book's original ending or a salt-in-the-wound attack on an overprotective fanbase.
** It seems that a SQUID is a real-world device, although it really stands for "Superconducting Quantum Interference Device" Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQUID
* ''[[Film/{{DEBS}} D.E.B.S.]]'', which stands for '''D'''iscipline, '''E'''nergy, '''B'''eauty, and [[strike:Schoolgirl fetish]] '''S'''trength, but is actually short for 'debutantes'.
* The '''D'''eadly '''V'''iper '''A'''ssassination '''S'''quad or [[Film/KillBill D(I)VAS]] (er, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg plus Budd]]).
* The GIJoe movie, ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'', has a lot of changes from the source material (much to fans' displeasure), one of them being that the "Real American Heroes" are now international. "G.I. Joe" was a reference to World War II-era General Infantry units, with "Joe" a generic moniker; with the name retained for the movie despite the "American" part going out the window, the creative minds behind the movie decided to shoehorn in an appropriately awkward acronym. Feast your eyes upon the '''G'''lobal '''I'''ntegrated '''J'''oint '''O'''perating '''E'''ntity!
** Actually, GI seems to have started out as an abbreviation for 'Galvanised Iron' military equipment, then for 'General Issue' equipment and adopted in that sense by the troops for themselves, not 'General Infantry.'
* ''GlengarryGlenRoss'': '''A'''lways '''B'''e '''C'''losing; '''A'''ttention '''I'''nterest '''D'''ecision '''A'''ction
* In ''Film/TheAvengers1998'', one of the {{Villain}} organizations is named the '''B'''ritish '''R'''oyal '''O'''rganization for '''L'''asting '''L'''iquid '''Y'''ears. "Brolly" is British slang for "umbrella", which is appropriate since the plot of the movie involves weather control.
* ''Film/{{Accepted}}'' dealt with the exploits of a group of would-be college freshmen, who after being rejected from all the colleges and universities to which they had applied, proceed to "create" their own "college": The '''S'''outh '''H'''armon '''I'''nstitute of '''T'''echnology (S.H.I.T).
** Undoubtedly derived from the persistent [[UrbanLegends urban legend]] that claims that a [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]] college was nearly named the '''S'''am '''H'''ouston '''I'''nstitute of '''T'''echnology (or '''T'''eaching).
* In Creator/PeterJackson's first film ''Film/BadTaste'', the heroes are part of the '''A'''stro '''I'''nvasion '''D'''efense '''S'''quad.
* In the 1987 film remake of ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'', starring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks, they uncover a sinister organisation named 'P.A.G.A.N.' - '''P'''eople '''A'''gainst '''G'''oodness '''A'''nd '''N'''ormalcy.
* Parodied in CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs with the '''F'''lint '''L'''ockwood '''D'''iatonic '''S'''uper '''M'''utating '''D'''ynamic '''F'''ood '''R'''eplicator, or FLDSMDFR. Flint insists on pronouncing the acronym despite how confusing it is for other characters.
* The TransformersFilmSeries gives us NEST. Unfortunately, there are conflicting explanations for what the acronym stands for - it's either '''N'''etworked '''E'''lements: '''S'''upporters and '''T'''ransformers, '''N'''onbiological '''E'''xtraterrestrial '''S'''pecies '''T'''reaty, or '''N'''onbiological '''E'''xtraterrestrial '''S'''pecies '''T'''eam, depending on the source.
** Confusing, especially since there's a real-life NEST: '''N'''uclear '''E'''mergency '''S'''upport '''T'''eam.
* One that's easy to overlook but obvious in retrospect, ''LAConfidential'' has a character, '''Pi'''erce '''M'''oorehouse '''P'''atchett. Any guesses what his covert occupation was?
* [[UpToEleven Upped To Eleven]] as pretty much every single main character with Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' ('''W'''aste '''A'''llocation '''L'''oad '''L'''ifter '''E'''arth Class) has one(i.e. '''E'''xtraterrestrial '''V'''egetation '''E'''valuator, and the '''M'''icrobe-'''O'''bliterator).
* From ''Film/BlueThunder'', JAFO ('''J'''ust '''A'''nother '''F'''ucking '''O'''bserver), used to refer to the chain of observers that Frank Murphy is said to go through because of his behavior. The viewer isn't made aware of the expansion until [[spoiler:after Lymangood gets killed]].
* From ''Film/MenInBlack'':
-->'''Jay:''' See this badge? It says N-Y-P-D, which means I will '''N'''ock...'''Y'''o...'''P'''unk-ass...'''D'''own.
* In the T&A comedy ''H.O.T.S.'' the name offically stands for "'''H'''elp '''O'''ut '''T'''he '''S'''eals."
* In ''StarWars'', TIE fighters were called that because the original TIE fighter looks like a bowtie. It canonically stands for '''T'''win '''I'''on '''E'''ngine.
* According to [[AllThereInTheManual the manual]] ([[http://www.pasivdevice.org quite literally, in this case]]) for ''Film/{{Inception}}'', the device the characters use to administer sedatives and facilitate the sharing of dreams is called the '''P'''ortable '''A'''utomated '''S'''omnacin '''I'''ntra'''V'''enous Device.
* The low budget ''Film/{{Captain America 1990}}'' film staring Creator/RebBrown had the SuperSerum '''F'''ull '''L'''atent '''A'''bility '''G'''ain.
* In ''Kiss Of Death'', Little Junior claims to have an acronym for himself: B.A.D. for "Balls, Attitude, Determination". He suggests Jimmy Kilmartin (who's secretly informing on him) get one too - since he's spent most of the film as the ButtMonkey, Jimmy gives the snarky suggestion of "F.A.B." for "Fucked at birth". [[spoiler: What seems like just a comic moment turns out to be important later, when Jimmy finds his missing young daughter... with "BAD" written on her forehead]].
* ''Film/BatmanTheMovie'': Catwoman masqueraded as a writer from the Moscow Bugle named '''K'''itayna '''I'''reyna '''T'''atanya '''K'''erenska '''A'''lisoff...but suggested that Bruce call her KITKA for short. He even commented that it was a charming acronym.
* In the 1981 film ''Film/{{Looker}}'', the device used to kill the commercial actresses is called L.O.O.K.E.R., for '''L'''ight '''O'''ccular-'''O'''riented '''K'''inetic '''E'''motive '''R'''esponses.
* In the first ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'', Alex and Marty are reuniting on the titular island in slow-motion, and Alex slowly turns angry as he runs towards Marty (as he is why they got stranded on the island in the first place). When Marty realises this he turns the other way (still in slow motion) and yells "Oh, '''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar S]]'''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar ugar]] '''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar H]]'''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar oney]] '''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar I]]'''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar ced]] '''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar T]]'''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar ea!]]"
* ''Film/PacificRim'': "Chasing the RABIT", or '''R'''andom '''A'''ccess '''B'''rain '''I'''mpulse '''T'''riggers.
* ''PumpUpTheVolume'': In an effort to shut down Christian Slater's guerrilla radio broadcasts, the school board and the police created a fake student outreach program to draw his attention. The program was named BIONIC: "'''B'''elieve '''I'''t '''O'''r '''N'''ot, '''I''' '''C'''are!".
* The title of ''S.I.C.K. Serial Insane Clown Killer''. Phrasing it that way for the sake of a catchy acronym induces a bit of Main/AmbiguousSyntax - It's a movie about [[MonsterClown an insane, serial-killing clown]], not a serial killer who only targets insane clowns.
* ''Film/GSaviour'': The nation that replaces the Earth Federation is CONSENT, or '''Con'''gress of '''Se'''ttleme'''nt''' Nations.
* The in-universe books written by Guru Pitka in ''Film/TheLoveGuru'' fit this:
** '''D'''istraction. '''R'''egression. '''A'''djustment. '''M'''aturation. '''A'''ction.
** '''G'''ee, Yo'''u''' a'''r'''e yo'''u'''
** '''B'''asic '''I'''nstructions '''B'''efore '''L'''eaving '''E'''arth
** '''B'''e '''L'''oving and '''O'''pen '''w'''ith '''M'''y '''E'''motions (which he pronounced as "bloum")
* The 2008 remake of ''[[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008 The Day the Earth Stood Still]]'' turned "Gort" into an acronym by the military, which stands for "'''G'''enetically '''O'''rganized '''R'''obotic '''T'''echnology". We're supposed to accept that a robot can have genes. Even one of the characters thinks that the acronym is ridiculous.