'Alexander' and the Very Longest Movie Titles of All Time


At a whopping 50 characters, the title for the new Steve Carell-Jennifer Garner family comedy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (based on the popular children’s book of the same name) may not fit on many theater marquees – assuming there are many theater marquees still out there. But it’s not the longest movie title ever. Not even close. We rounded up 13 of the biggest mouthfuls of all time, judged by character count (no spaces). Not qualified for this list: the Night of the Day movies, which, with titles like Night Of The Day Of The Dawn Of The Son Of The Bride Of The Return Of The Revenge Of The Terror Of The Attack Of The Evil, Mutant, Hellbound, Flesh-Eating, Crawling, Alien, Zombified, Subhumanoid Living Dead — Part 5 (that’s 177 characters), were a transparent stab at being famous for having really long titles.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (50)

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (56)

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad (57)

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (58)

Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (59)

The Blue Collar Worker and the Hairdresser in a Whirl of Sex and Politics (60)

Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (62)

The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It (67)

The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (68)

30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (72)

The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (72)

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (72)

Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (85)


The Ben Affleck-directed short: I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meathook, and Now I Have a Three Picture Deal at Disney (76)