Ever hear a movie title like Basting The Frog Lick and wonder what the hell they could possibly be talking about? Did they overhear a batshit-insane homeless person screaming random phrases at fire hydrants and decide, "Eh, why not?" Well, it turns out that if a movie is based on a book, there's a pretty good explanation for those seemingly nonsensical phrases. For instance ...

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange sees Alex and co. order milk in a bar. Alex beats and rapes his way through the first half of the film, only to be caught and repro

The Grapes Of Wrath

10 Movie Titles You Think Are Nonsense (And What They Mean)

The Name Of The Rose

The Name of the Rose has Sean Connery nailing another English accent. He plays William of Baskerville, who is sent to uncover some unexplained deaths

We Need To Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin extols the virtues of homeschooling. Kevin is the worst t baby/child/brother/son/classmate in the world, killing a select

The Revenant

10 Movie Titles You Think Are Nonsense (And What They Mean)

Of Mice And Men

of Mice and Men sees John Malkovich go the full Gump. George and Lennie are saving up to buy their own farm, until Lennie spoils it by killing a puppy

Children Of Men

In Children of Men, mankind no longer needs contraception. Clive Owen's Theo is tasked with ferrying the first woman to get pregnant in a generation t

Mystic River

Mystic River is all about friendships. Bad ones. Tim Robbins' Dave is sexually abused as a kid. When his friend Jimmy's daughter is murdered, all sign

Requiem For A Dream

Requiem for a Dream gives us The Joker's sad backstory. Harry and Tyrone want a big heroin score to invest in a legal business, Marion wants to do fas

Trainspotting

10 Movie Titles You Think Are Nonsense (And What They Mean)

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