24 famous movies that were almost called something completely different

Would "Annie Hall" still have felt like such a classic if it had been titled "It Had To Be Jew"?

Published April 8, 2014 2:30PM (EDT)

This piece originally appeared on Pajiba.


  • Halloween was originally titled The Babysitter Murders
  • The Village was originally called The Woods
  • Unforgiven has the working title of The Cut-Whore Killings
  • 2009’s Star Trek had the original working title of Corporate Headquarters.
  • Not Another Teen Movie was originally called Ten Things I Hate About Clueless Road Trips When I Can’t Hardly Wait to Be Kissed
  • The working title for Field of Dreams was Shoeless Joe
  • The original title for Annie Hall was It Had to Be Jew
  • Alien worked under the title Star Beasts
  • The original title for Psycho was Wimpy
  • The Dark Knight used the working title Rory’s First Kiss to elude fanboys.
  • Likewise, The Return of the Jedi worked under the title Blue Harvest for the same reason.
  • Bring it On was originally titled, Jump.
  • Strangely, Cloverfield was originally called Cheese
  • Clockwork Orange was originally titled Chocolate Orange
  • Casablanca was originally called Everybody Comes to Rick’s
  • Hitch was originally titled The Last First Kiss
  • Dogma was originally titled Bearclaw
  • Saturday Night Fever was originally called The Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night
  • Some Like It Hot was originally called Not Tonight Josephine
  • Scream was originally titled Scary Movie
  • Stepmom was originally titled Good Night Moon
  • Titanic was originally called The Ship of Dreams
  • Pretty Woman was originally called 3000
  • The hilariously accurate working title for American Pie was Teenage Sex Comedy That Can Be Made For Under $10 Million That Your Reader Will Love But The Executive Will Hate

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