Worst German Titles for English Language MoviesMartin_Canine Often it happens that for a release in German speaking countries, an English language movie doesn't keep its original title. Up to the 70s, it was obligatory for a movie to get a German title due to not many German people understanding English. Later on it was more common to keep the English title but add a second German title (e.g. "Signs" became "Signs: Zeichen", which is the literal translation) or simply leave it as it is, as most modern Germans perfectly understand English anyway. But sometimes the translators decide that a simple translation isn't enough and name the movie something entirely different - often with unintentionally funny results. This is what this list is about.
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"Totally Married" - Martin_Canine
"The Tiger of New York" - Martin_Canine
"The Invisible Third (Man)" - Martin_Canine
(No one who understands German would think of this as a bad title simply because the movie series is better known under that title than its original title over here... but actually it is unnecessarily inaccurately translated) - Martin_Canine
"When Call Murder"
(When Grammar Learnt Translation) - Martin_Canine
"Mary & Max, or: Do Sheep Shrink When It's Raining? "
(Well, it's a quote, but... how get a whole different idea of the tone of the movie) - Martin_Canine
"As Long as There are Humans"
(Yes, even my favorite old movie isn't safe from weird German titles. At least this one isn't as bad.) - Martin_Canine
"...and Everyday, the Groundhog Greets" - Martin_Canine
"The Red Lola"
(Note: there is absolutely no one called Lola in that movie. Also, no one is red.) - Martin_Canine
"The Vengeful Whore" - Martin_Canine
"Possessed by all Ghosts"
("Von allen Geistern verlassen" ["left by all ghosts"] is a German idiom meaning to have gone crazy or to be insane. Obviously someone found that pun funny) - Martin_Canine
"Agent 00: With the License to Die Laughing" - Martin_Canine
"Batman Keeps The World Breathless" - Martin_Canine
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