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What If These Movies Were Known by Their Original Titles?

Jun 4 2014 - 5:30am

Tom Cruise [1] and Emily Blunt [2] will live the same scenario over and over again in this week's Edge of Tomorrow [3], but the movie didn't always have that name. In fact, lots of well-known films had their titles changed before they landed on the right name (wait till you hear what The To Do List was originally called). Find out what these films could have been known as!

Source: Warner Bros. [4]

The To Do List

Aubrey Plaza's sexual education comedy The To Do List was originally titled The Handjob, but the racier-sounding movie allegedly couldn't get filming locations, because it sounded like they were shooting a porn film.

Source: CBS Films [5]

Neighbors

The Seth Rogen [6]/Zac Efron [7] movie that came out earlier this year was previously known as Townies, which was appropriate for the college-town setting.

American Hustle

The award season juggernaut was originally only known as the Untitled David O. Russell Project, then was called American Bullsh*t, before settling on the no-censorship-necessary American Hustle.

No Strings Attached

The 2012 Ashton Kutcher [8]/Natalie Portman [9] romantic comedy was originally titled Friends With Benefits, which obviously had to be changed because the Justin Timberlake [10]/Mila Kunis [11] film with the same title (and same premise) was coming out the same year.

Pretty Woman

The Julia Roberts [12] classic was almost called $3,000, a reference to how much Vivian is initially paid for her time.

Big Miracle

John Krasinski [13] and Drew Barrymore [14]'s whale-saving 2012 movie was first titled the very on-the-nose Everybody Loves Whales.

Blended

The third Adam Sandler [15]/Drew Barrymore [16] romantic comedy was first called Blended, then changed to The Familymoon, before going back to its original title.

50 First Dates

Another Drew Barrymore [17]/Adam Sandler [18] flick, 50 First Dates, was retitled from the very similar 50 First Kisses.

How Do You Know

The Paul Rudd [19] and Reese Witherspoon [20] comedy went back and forth from How Do You Know to Everything You've Got and back again.

This Is the End

This 2013 comedy went through a few changes before settling on its final title. Based on the short film Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse, it was first known as The Apocalypse, then became The End of the World, after which Simon Pegg requested from Seth Rogen [21] that it be changed to avoid sounding to similar to Pegg's film The World's End, which also came out in the Summer of 2013.

American Pie

The 1999 comedy could have been known as East Great Falls High, the name of the school that Jim and the gang attend.

Hitch

The Will Smith [22] matchmaker drama was originally known as The Last First Kiss, but market testing determined that it didn't appeal to men as much.

That Awkward Moment

This dating comedy was originally titled Are We Officially Dating?, which is pretty similar in tone to the new title, which refers to that awkward moment when the person you're dating would like to know if you're officially dating.

Source: FilmDistrict [23]

What If

This romantic indie, due later this year, was originally titled The F Word — the F word referring to "friends," which is what Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan's characters are.

Begin Again

This Summer's Keira Knightley [24] musical drama was previously titled Can a Song Save Your Life?

Edge of Tomorrow

The Tom Cruise [25] action vehicle was originally titled All You Need Is Kill, the name of the graphic novel it's based on.


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