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Looking for a good name for your work of fiction? Look no further, just find a number tangentially related to the premise and use that as the title. Supposedly, this makes it sound "mysterious," especially if the number is also used as an ArcNumber.

Compare RunningTimeInTheTitle. Often a supertrope of {{Title 1}} and {{Trope 2000}}.

''Note: There are two groups on this page - first are titles with numbers; then below that, titles with years.''


[[folder:Titles with Numbers]]

[[AC:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* ''Manga/BlackJack 21''.
* ''Anime/{{Daitarn 3}}''
* ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''.
* ''Anime/Figure17TsubasaAndHikaru''.
* ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond''
* ''Anime/EurekaSeven''. Eureka is the name of the female lead. "Seven" is never talked about.
* ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}''
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
* ''Anime/SamuraiSeven''
* ''Anime/VoltesV''
* ''Anime/{{Zambot 3}}''

* The eighteenth and final issue of the first volume of ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}'' is unimaginatively titled "Eighteen".
* DC comics series ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo''.
* All of the ''ComicBook/Marvel2099'' titles were branded as such: ''ComicBook/SpiderMan2099, Doom 2099, X-Men 2099, Ravage 2099''...

* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}''
* ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji''

* ''Film/ThreeHundred'', referring to the 300 Spartans defending Thermopylae from the Persians.
* The Russian film ''[[Film/{{Twelve}} 12]]'', a remake of ''12 Angry Men''.
* ''Film/FourteenOhEight''.
* ''Film/{{Pi}}'' (3.1415...)
* ''Film/{{Se7en}}'', referring to the pervasive theme of TheSevenDeadlySins.
* ''Film/Thr3e'', based off the book by ''Creator/TedDekker''.
* ''Film/EightAndAHalf'', so called by director Creator/FedericoFellini because he had previously directed six features, two shorts, and one film with a co-director--counting the shorts and the collaborative works as half-pictures, that made this one number eight and a half.
* ''Film/{{District 9}}''
* ''Film/TheNumber23''
* ''3'', slightly justified as the title of a {{biopic}} of Dale Earnhardt, who used the number for most of his career.
* ''61*'' attached to Roger Maris; nothing to do with his own number (for most of his career, 9), but it's the number most associated with him (for his breaking of Babe Ruth's 60-homers-a-season record, the asterisk being added because seasons were shorter in Ruth's day).
* An upcoming film called ''3993''.
* The movie ''Film/TwentyOne'', which is about blackjack.
* The 1979 movie ''Seven'' about a MagnificentSeven group of hitmen hired to kill a group of seven gangsters planning to take over Hawaii.
* ''Film/EightMM'', and its direct to video sequel is indeed called ''8mm 2''.
* The movie ''187'', which is named after the Los Angeles penal code for homicide.
* ''Nine ½ Weeks'' was followed by direct-to-video sequels ''Another Nine ½ Weeks'' and ''The First Nine ½ Weeks''.
* ''Thirteen Women'', which lately been claimed to be one of the earliest [[SlasherMovie Proto-Slashers]].
* Creator/WalterHill action film ''Film/FortyEightHours'' and its sequel ''Film/AnotherFortyEightHours''.
* Horror film ''Film/NineSevenSixEvil'', directed by Creator/RobertEnglund.
* ''Film/TwelveAngryMen''
* ''Film/TwoThousandManiacs''
* ''Film/{{Ten}}''
* ''Film/{{Thirteen}}''
* The shot-on-video slasher film ''555''.
* ''Film/FortyTwo'', named after UsefulNotes/JackieRobinson's jersey number with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
* ''Film/{{R100}}'', a riff on Japanese movie ratings. A movie rated "R100" would be unsuitable for viewers under 100 years old.
* ''[[Film/SurvivorStyle5Plus Survivor Style 5+]]''
* ''Film/TwentyTwo'', the number being the date of any month when another woman gets killed.
* ''Film/OneHundredAndTwentySevenHours'', indivating the length of time Aron Ralston was trapped in a canyon with his hand lodged under a boulder.
* ''Film/FortyGuns''

* As for times, add the short story ''12:01''.

* ''[[Series/TwentyMinutes 20 Minutes]]''
* ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]''; and for that matter, Franchise/TheDCU series 52 and the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "42", as each of these titles is a ShoutOut to 24 due to using RealTime format. "42" was also a ShoutOut to ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''.
* The ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' episode ".07%".
** This was a reference to the Sherlock Holmes story "The Seven Percent Solution."
* ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' science fiction series.
* ''90210''.
* The ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "11:59" and "The '37s."
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "11001001".
* An enormous number of episodes on ''Series/TheWestWing'' include numbers, including such titles as Six Meetings Before Lunch, 17 People, and Ninety Miles Away. There are also some named for bills or code names used in the episodes, such as H. Con-172 and 7A WF 83429. The best example of this trope, however, would probably be the fourth season episode Twenty Five.
* The ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode "316".
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' has episodes called "3" (as it features an "Unholy Trinity") and "731" (after a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731 war crime story]]).
* An infamous 1950s game show (along with two revivals) ''Series/TwentyOne''. Also ''Twenty Questions''.
* An ABC game show from the early 60s, ''Seven Keys.''
* Three games with "three": ''Series/ThreeOnAMatch'', ''3 For The Money'' (a short-lived NBC show from 1975), and ''3's A Crowd'' (a ''Newlywed Game'' clone with the husband's secretary thrown in).
* Others with game shows with numerical titles: ''1 Vs. 100, Two For The Money, 50 Grand Slam, It Takes Two,'' and ''One In A Million.''
* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' episodes "2-Pi-R" (which involves Finch undercover as a math teacher) and "6,741" (the number's relevance is only revealed at the end of the episode: it's [[spoiler:how many times Shaw has gone through Samaritan's LotusEaterMachine]]).
* ''Series/The100'', which initially referred to the 100 young people sent down to Earth.

* Music/JohnCage's "composition" ''4:33'', which consists of that exact amount (in minutes and seconds) of [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible complete silence]].
** [[spoiler:Cage has maintained that the point behind ''4:33'' is not complete silence, which is unattainable, but rather for the audience to attune itself to the ambient noise of the performance venue itself. This, of course, makes each performance of ''4:33'' unique.]]
* The Music/{{Queen}} song "'39".
* The Music/{{Yes}} album ''90125'', which incidentally enough was named after its catalogue number.
* Music/IronMaiden song "2 AM".
* Music/EmilieAutumn's "306".
* Ken Laszlo's "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8" (as in counting from 1 to 8, serving both as an EpicRiff and part of the song's chorus)
* Music/VanHalen's album ''5150'', named after the police code for an escaped mental patient (which Eddie then decided to employ baptizing his home studio).
** A later instrumental is "316", after the March 16 birthday of Eddie's son Wolfgang (now the band's bassist).
* Toto's albums ''[[ChronologicAlbumTitle Toto IV]]'' and ''The Seventh One''.
* Music/{{Anthrax}}'s short instrumental "9" from ''State of Euphoria''.
* "3's and 7's" by Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge
* "Strawberry Letter 23", song best-known by The Brothers Johnson
* Almost all of the songs in the CD "Revés" from the album Revés/Yosoy by [[CafeTacvba Café Tacvba]]
* Music/SugarRay's third album, "14:59," an ironic response to critics who believed the band's FifteenMinutesOfFame were almost up. (Given the response to their fourth and fifth albums, this title would later prove [[HilariousInHindsight surprisingly accurate]].) If read as a 24 hour time, it also says "1 to 3".
* Music/{{Coldplay}}'s song [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy "42"]].
* The Music/{{Weezer}} outtake "367": Rivers Cuomo actually organizes every song he writes into a "catalog of riffs" that goes all the way back to when he was 14, and under this system "367" was his 367th composition.
* The Music/{{Chicago}} song "25 or 6 to 4".
* The Music/{{Three Dog Night}} song "One".
* All of Russian nu-metal band The Slot's albums - numbered in order of their release - with the exceptions of their English-language compilation, "Break The Code" and their recent anniversary compilation, "[=#SLOT15=]".
** One - "[=Slot1=]"
** Two - "2войны" ("Two Wars")
** Three - "Тринити" ("Trinity")
** Four - "4ever" ("Forever")
** Five - "F5"
** Six - "Шестой" ("Sixth")
** Seven - Septima
* Music/BlackSabbath's ''13'', as well as the instrumental "E5150". The latter is sort of a pun in roman numerals - "5 1 50" would be "V I L", so the title means "EVIL".
* Music/TheBeatles: ''Eight Days A Week'' (from ''Music/BeatlesForSale''), ''Revolution #1'', ''Revolution #9'' (''Music/TheWhiteAlbum''), ''One After 909.'' (from ''Music/LetItBe''). The band even released a compilation album named ''One'', collecting all their number one hit singles.
* ''Music/LedZeppelin'' ''[[Music/LedZeppelinII II]]'' and ''[[Music/LedZeppelinIII III]]''. The fourth album, which is technically untitled, is commonly referred to as ''Music/LedZeppelinIV''.
* The Music/JethroTull BSide "17".
* [[Music/BiffyClyro Biffy Clyro's]] "27" and "57", as well as the more recent "9/15ths".
* ''Music/TwentyTwenty'' by Music/TheBeachBoys partially gets its name due to being the 20th overall album the band had released for Capitol at that point, as well as being the final album the band would release for them before their departure for Creator/RepriseRecords.
* ''Music/Ambient1MusicForAirports'' by Music/BrianEno: All tracks have a title that describes which part of the record they can be found on: "1/1", for instance, means the first track of the first side.
* On ''Music/{{Oxygene}}'' by Music/JeanMichelJarre the tracks all have the same title, "oxygène", but are distinguished from one another by number.
* Music/{{Excuse17}}: Excuse 17 were named by vocalist and guitarist Becca Albee's habit of arranging ideas and thoughts into chronological order.
* Music/DeathCabForCutie's "405", named after i-405, a stretch of freeway in Seattle, Washington.
* Music/ButtholeSurfers' "1408", after a home address the band once shared.

* ''Theatre/{{Thirteen}}''

* The puzzle game ''VideoGame/ThreeInThree''.
* ''VideoGame/NinetyNineNights''
* ''Forty Winks''
* The huge number of games for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 (which itself is an example) that [[SuperTitle64Advance end in the number 64]]. Famous examples are ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', ''VideoGame/MarioKart64'', ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', ''[[VideoGame/DrMario Dr. Mario 64]]'', ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} 64'', ''VideoGame/OgreBattle64'', and ''VideoGame/{{Clayfighter}} [[PunBasedTitle 63 1/3]]''.
* ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' for the DS, which is also known as ''999''.
* ''VideoGame/{{XIII}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{One}}''
* ''19 ([[GratuitousGerman Neunzehn]])'', a TurnBasedStrategy game for the Famicom.

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}''
* When ''WesternAnimation/TheRobonicStooges'' broke off from ''The Skatebirds'' for their own half-hour slot on CBS, it was retitled ''The Three Robonic Stooges.''

[[folder:Titles with Years]]
* Creator/NeilGaiman's comic ''ComicBook/{{Marvel 1602}}'' (Also used ExtyYearsFromNow, as it was published in 2002).
* Alan Moore's ''1963'' comic book miniseries, parodying 1960s Marvel series such as the Fantastic Four.
* The ''ComicBook/Marvel2099'' line, where every book has ''2099'' in its title (''Comicbook/ThePunisher2099'', ''Comicbook/GhostRider2099'', etc.)

* ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' and its sequel ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact''.
** See Literature for the novels, which also follow this convention.
* The Russian film ''1612''.
* ''Film/SeventeenSeventySix''.
* ''Film/FourteenNinetyTwoConquestOfParadise''.
* The 1985 film ''1914'', about a town ravaged by influenza, and the WWI soldiers who return there.
* Steven Spielberg's ''Film/NineteenFortyOne'', scripted by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale.
* ''Film/OneMillionBC''.
** To a lesser extent, its remake ''1,000,000 Years BC''.
* The movie ''1900''.
* ''1991: The Year Punk Broke''
* The movie ''2046'', which refers to both a year and a hotel room.
* The SoBadItsGood film ''Film/TenThousandBC''
* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve''
* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1398918/ 2084]]''
* The ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' films ''Godzilla 1985'' (a.k.a. ''Film/TheReturnOfGodzilla'') and ''Film/{{Godzilla 2000}}''.
* ''Film/{{Dracula 2000}}'', renamed ''Dracula 2001'' when it was released outside the US in... 2001.
* ''Dracula 3000'', a scifi vampire film (no relation to the former entry).
* ''Film/NineteenFortyOne''

* ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''.
* Creator/EricFlint's ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' books.
* Creator/RobertoBolano's ''Literature/TwentySixSixtySix'' could possibly be a year, although it is not mentioned in the novel itself. It ''is'' mentioned in one of his other novels, however.
* ''2001: A Space Odyssey'' and its unimaginatively named sequels: ''2010: Odyssey Two'', ''2061: Odyssey Three'' and ''3001: The Final Odyssey''.

* The ''Series/StargateSG1'' episodes "1969", "2010" and "2001". The latter two are named as a Shout Out to Clarke's novels mentioned above.
* The ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' episode "1961."
* ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' was retitled to "Space 2063" (after the year it kicks off) in several European countries.
* ''Series/MatchGame '73'', renamed annually until its 4/20/79 cancellation on CBS.
* Subverted with ''Series/PasswordPlus'', which went under the working name ''Password '79''.
* The HBO Latin America original series ''Magnífica 70''.

* "1985" by Bowling for Soup. Paul [=McCartney=] did a song under the "1985" title as well.
* "1979" by Music/TheSmashingPumpkins.
* "1999" by Music/{{Prince}}.
* "'39" by Music/{{Queen}}.
* "Year 3000" by Busted/TheJonasBrothers
* Tchaikovsky's ''1812 Overture'', about Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia (there were a buttload of wars in that year).
* ''2112'' by Music/{{Rush}}.
* (sort of) "Twenty Zero One" by Jamiroquai.
* The song "In the Year 2525."
* 5:15 by Music/TheWho.
* Music/VanHalen's ''1984'', which is both the album's title and that of the opening synth instrumental.
* "1984" by Music/DavidBowie.
* Music/{{Motorhead}} album (and its title-track) ''1916''.
* "1848" by Galadriel
* "1642 Inprisonment" by Music/KingDiamond.
* "Overture 1383" by Music/YngwieMalmsteen.

* ''[[Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix 1776]]''

* ''[[VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo 1942]]''. Recently remade as ''1942: Joint Strike''.
* ''Street Fighter 2010''