Cryptic Movie Title Meanings III

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Can you name the title for each movie from the explanation of its meaning/origin?

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This animated character/movie takes its name from 'Waste Allocation Load Lifter – Earth Class'2008
From a wish-list of things the movie's elderly main characters wish to do before they die2007
No connection to the film at all: the title refers to a scene in the original book where two of the heroin addicts meet 'an auld drunkard' in the Leith Central railway station1996
The latin word for 'unconquerable,' specifically in reference to an 1888 poem that gave strength and hope to the movie's long-imprisoned hero as he tried to unite his country 2009
Peckinpah's home invasion thriller's title comes from Chinese ceremonial objects. Fom Lao Tzu: Heaven and Earth are not humane, and regard the people as...1971/2011
We discover late in this thriller that the heroine still wakes up from nightmares of dying sheep, and if she can save a young woman maybe she'll experience the...1991
It's never clear what Bruce Willis meant by this title, but he only did Die Hard 4 if they would allow him to use its original subtitle (this) for his own Africa-set actioner2003
This Halle Berry drama's title comes from a medieval English custom in which the night before a condemned man's execution he received a farewell feast known as a...2001
This early Ealing Studios comedy about a man who murders everyone between him and a Dukedom takes its title from a line in Tennyson's 1842 poem 'Lady Clara Vere de Vere'1949
From a poem by Edward Dowson, and the romantic idea that the antebellum South is...1939
Contributed by Steinbeck's wife; an allusion both to the fruit the desperate Okies are picking, and the second line of the Battle Hymn of the Republic1940
This hugely successful ghost story's title comes from ESP, the so-called...1999
After Timothy Dalton's Bond almost kills a woman, he mutters 'Whoever she was, I must have scared ____________ out of her.'1987
This title refers not to the ceremony of removing the evil spirit, but to the person who does it1973
The first line of Yeats' 'Sailing to Byzantium' provides the title to this Coen Brothers modern western and Best Picture winner2007
Many death rows are called 'the last mile,' but the film's one was the color of 'tired old limes'1999
It was called Mad Max 2 in Australia, but since the original was largely unknown in the U.S. it was retitled...1981
In this political thriller the Red Chinese are controlling a US presidential election, hence...1962
This title refers not to glamour and respect but to the final act of a magic trick, from the latin for 'illusion'2006
The title of this Watergate thriller alludes to both the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme and Robert Penn Warren's similarly-titled novel about Huey Long1976

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