Cryptic Movie Title Meanings

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Can you name the real title of each movie by the cryptic definitions?

Featured Jan 12, 2011

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From the number of Spartan warriors who fought a doomed stand at Thermopylae2006
From a principle in chaos theory that tiny fluctuations in air pressure could, in theory, cause a typhoon thousands of miles away2004
Originally called 1984 1/2, this dystopian film ultimately took its title from a song played over the opening credits1985
The film's working title was 'In a Northwesterly Direction.' The current title was a placeholder, but the screenwriter and director never found anything better1959
A phrase more often used in the UK to mean everything (e.g. 'the whole hog') here it refers to full frontal nudity1997
Refers to the theoretical possibility that, during a meltdown, nuclear material could melt all the way through the earth to the other side1979
In the aftermath of the failed WWII Operation Market Garden, a general opines, 'I always felt we tried to go _________________'1977
The title only appears as graffiti very late into this Vietnam War film: 'Our motto: _______________'1979
Named for the magi of biblical fame, despite the fact that the film has four main characters1999
Never mentioned in the movie, this Coen brothers comedy's title is an allusion to Preston Sturges' film 'Sullivan's Travels'2000
This actioner takes its name from a US Supreme Court case which stated Congress could limit free speech if it presented a ________________________ to America1994
It's the location of the film's final act, but metaphorically refers to a place where there is no morality and bad things occur 1974
From a nursery rhyme mentioned in the book. Also, relevantly, the bird in question is often used as a synonym for 'crazy'1975
This becomes the main character's Lakota name after his Indian friends see him frolicking with his canine pal1990
Comes from a note Jack the Ripper sent to the police, which he began with this two-word phrase2001
Comes from the English translation of 'Orbis non sufficit,' the Bond family motto1999
From the third line in the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme1949/2006
An old Irish saying, 'May you be in heaven a full half-hour _____________________' applies to the evildoers in this film2007
From the proverbial '________ in the room,' since school shootings are a problem no one will discuss2003
From the poem Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope, in which forgetfulness became the heroine's only comfort.2004

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