Movie Titles That Are Acronyms

by Hoekkie | created - 06 May 2017 | updated - 08 Jun 2017 | Public

An acronym is an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word. Which of these acronym titles and their meanings, is the best name for a movie?

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1. A.C.O.D. (2013)

R | 88 min | Comedy

50 Metascore

A grown man caught in the crossfire of his parents' 15-year divorce discovers he was unknowingly part of a study on divorced children and is enlisted in a follow-up years later, which wreaks new havoc on his family.

Director: Stuart Zicherman | Stars: Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Jane Lynch

Votes: 12,161 | Gross: $0.17M

Adult Child of Divorce

2. B*A*P*S (1997)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy

Two tacky homegirls move to L.A. to become dancers; instead they scam a dying millionaire but eventually become B*A*P*S (Black American Princesses).

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Halle Berry, Natalie Desselle Reid, Martin Landau, Ian Richardson

Votes: 4,631 | Gross: $7.24M

Black American Princesses

3. CHIPS (2017)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

28 Metascore

A rookie officer is teamed with a hardened pro at the California Highway Patrol, though the newbie soon learns his partner is really an undercover Fed investigating a heist that may involve some crooked cops.

Director: Dax Shepard | Stars: Michael Peña, Dax Shepard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rosa Salazar

Votes: 37,920 | Gross: $18.59M

California Highway Patrol

4. C.H.O.M.P.S. (1979)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A young man invents a robot dog that has super strength, x-ray vision and can detect crimes being committed. A greedy businessman tries to steal the invention from him.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Wesley Eure, Valerie Bertinelli, Conrad Bain, Chuck McCann

Votes: 691

Canine Home Protection System

5. C.H.U.D. (1984)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

A bizarre series of sudden disappearances on the streets of New York City seems to point toward something unsavory living in the sewers.

Director: Douglas Cheek | Stars: John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist

Votes: 9,489 | Gross: $4.65M

Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller

6. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Not Rated | 127 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Émile Vallée

Votes: 30,318

Christian, Raymond, Antoine, Zachary and Yvan

7. Cyber-C.H.I.C. (1990)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A cybernetic agent is assigned to break up a drug smuggling ring.

Directors: Ed Hansen, Jeffrey Mandel | Stars: Kathy Shower, Jennifer Daly, Burt Ward, Ranson Baker

Votes: 188

Computerized, Humanoid, Intelligence Clone

8. D.A.R.Y.L. (1985)

PG | 99 min | Family, Sci-Fi

A seemingly normal young boy turns out to be a top secret, military-created robot with superhuman abilities.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean, Kathryn Walker, Colleen Camp

Votes: 11,368 | Gross: $7.84M

Data-Analysing Robot Youth Lifeform

9. D.E.B.S. (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

42 Metascore

Plaid-skirted schoolgirls are groomed by a secret government agency to become the newest members of the elite national-defense group, D.E.B.S.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Sara Foster, Jordana Brewster, Devon Aoki, Jill Ritchie

Votes: 13,933 | Gross: $0.10M

Discipline, Energy, Beauty, and Strength

10. D.O.A. (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

Frank Bigelow, told he's been poisoned and has only a few days to live, tries to find out who killed him and why.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Beverly Garland

Votes: 9,814

Dead on Arrival

11. DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Adventure

38 Metascore

The world's best fighters are invited to DOA, an invitational martial arts contest. There, four female rival fighters will have to work together to uncover the secret that the organizer of the tournament is trying to hide.

Director: Corey Yuen | Stars: Jaime Pressly, Devon Aoki, Sarah Carter, Holly Valance

Votes: 41,862 | Gross: $0.48M

Dead or Alive

12. F.I.S.T. (1978)

PG | 145 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

54 Metascore

A rebellious Cleveland warehouse worker rises through the ranks of a trucking industry union to become union president but his organized crime links cause his eventual downfall.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Peter Boyle, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 6,592 | Gross: $20.39M

Federated Inter-State Truckers

13. Gattaca (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

64 Metascore

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal

Votes: 263,032 | Gross: $12.34M

Guanine, Adenine, Thymine and Cytosine

14. HealtH (1980)

PG | 105 min | Comedy

A parody and satire of the U.S. political scene of the time, HealtH is set at a health food convention at a Florida luxury hotel, where a powerful political organization is deciding on a new president.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Carol Burnett, Glenda Jackson, James Garner, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 630

Happiness, Energy And Longevity Through Health

15. H.O.T.S. (1979)

R | 98 min | Comedy

College exploitation film focusing on the wild escapades of the women of H.O.T.S. Sorority. The antics include but are certainly not limited to a wet t-shirt contest, a sky-diving episode, ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Seth Sindell | Stars: Susan Kiger, Lisa London, Pamela Jean Bryant, Kimberly Cameron

Votes: 1,603

Honey, O'Hara, Terri, and Sam

16. L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies: Return to Savage Beach (1998)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure

A stolen computer floppy disc filled with information about the location of a mythical treasure in Savage Island will lure both villains and L.E.T.H.A.L. Agents into a dangerous treasure hunt.

Director: Andy Sidaris | Stars: Julie Strain, Rodrigo Obregón, Julie K. Smith, Shae Marks

Votes: 912

Legion to Ensure Total Harmony and Law

17. L.I.E. (2001)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

A 15-year-old Long Island boy loses everything and everyone he knows, soon becoming involved in a relationship with a much older man.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Brian Cox, Paul Dano, Bruce Altman, Billy Kay

Votes: 9,239 | Gross: $1.14M

Long Island Expressway

18. LOL (2012)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

As a new year at school begins, Lola's heart is broken by her boyfriend, though soon she's surprised by her best friend, promising musician Kyle, who reveals his feelings for her.

Director: Lisa Azuelos | Stars: Miley Cyrus, Douglas Booth, Ashley Greene, Demi Moore

Votes: 51,719 | Gross: $0.05M

Laughing Out Loud

19. Looker (1981)

PG | 93 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

20 Metascore

Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Albert Finney, James Coburn, Susan Dey, Leigh Taylor-Young

Votes: 4,271 | Gross: $3.28M

Light Occular-Oriented Kinetic Emotive Responses

20. Mac and Me (1988)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

An alien trying to escape from NASA is befriended by a wheelchair-bound boy.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Ward, Tina Caspary, Lauren Stanley

Votes: 10,638 | Gross: $6.42M

Mysterious Alien Creature

21. MASH (1970)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

80 Metascore

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 63,794 | Gross: $81.60M

Mobile Army Surgical Hospital

22. Project: ALF (1996 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Family

Captured by the Alien Task Force, ALF was rescued by two officers who found out that the project shall be canceled - and also ALF.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Miguel Ferrer, William O'Leary, Jensen Daggett, Scott Michael Campbell

Votes: 2,213

Alien Life Form

23. P.U.N.K.S. (1999)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A group of misfit teens evade a corrupt scientist when they steal and attempt to return a suit that delivers supernatural strength to its wearer.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Tim Redwine, Kenneth A. Brown, Patrick Renna, Brandon Baker

Votes: 1,231

Protect the Underdog with Nerve, Knowledge, and Strength

24. RED (2010)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

60 Metascore

When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops Agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 273,271 | Gross: $90.38M

Retired Extremely Dangerous

25. R.E.M. (I) (2015)

78 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Two addicts discover that exploring other people's dreams with the help of a machine can beat any drug. But the process holds more danger for both dreamer and "dreamwalker" than they could imagine.

Director: Szilárd Molnár | Stars: Gergely Orbán, Tamás Pavlics, Noémi Sárog, Gábor Pál Gelencsér

Votes: 92

Rapid Eye Movement

26. R.O.T.O.R. (1987)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research. A prototype robot intended for crime combat escapes from the development lab and goes on a killing rampage.

Director: Cullen Blaine | Stars: Margaret Trigg, Richard Gesswein, Jayne Smith, James Cole

Votes: 2,598

Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research

27. Snafu (1945)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

A 14-year-old boy lies about his age and enlists in the United State Marine Corps without his family's consent or knowledge. He is sent into battle, in the Pacific war-zone, and decorated, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Moss | Stars: Robert Benchley, Barbara Jo Allen, Conrad Janis, Nanette Parks

Votes: 12

Situation Normal, All F----- Up

28. S.O.B. (1981)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

A movie producer who made a huge flop tries to salvage his career by revamping his film as an erotic production, where its family-friendly star takes her top off.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, William Holden, Marisa Berenson, Larry Hagman

Votes: 5,098 | Gross: $14.87M

Standard Operational Bulls---

29. S.W.A.T. (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

45 Metascore

An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody, and only the L.A.P.D.'s Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J

Votes: 132,174 | Gross: $116.93M

Special Weapons And Tactics

30. The Bride Came C.O.D. (1941)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

A financially-strapped charter pilot hires himself to an oil tycoon to kidnap his madcap daughter and prevent her from marrying a vapid band leader.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Stuart Erwin, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 2,727

Collect on Delivery

31. The Duff (2015)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

56 Metascore

A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF - Designated Ugly Fat Friend - by her prettier, more popular counterparts.

Director: Ari Sandel | Stars: Mae Whitman, Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Allison Janney

Votes: 75,929 | Gross: $34.02M

Designated Ugly Fat Friend

32. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

56 Metascore

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki

Votes: 243,319 | Gross: $45.45M

United Network Command for Law and Enforcement

33. The V.I.P.s (1963)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama

As fog delays departure for a group of travelers bound for New York, they wait at the lounge of Heathrow airport, with each passengerat a moment of crisis in their lives.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Louis Jourdan, Elsa Martinelli

Votes: 3,038 | Gross: $10.21M

Very Important Persons

34. UFO: It Is Here (2016)

83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Five film students are producing a documentary about the local zoo when suddenly the animals go berserk: The reason is a light ball flying by in the sky and crashing at the horizon. ... See full summary »

Director: Daniele Grieco | Stars: Laura Berlin, Olga von Luckwald, Dennis Mojen, Leonard Hohm

Votes: 277

Unidentified Flying Object

35. WALL·E (2008)

G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

95 Metascore

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

Votes: 918,039 | Gross: $223.81M

Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth-Class



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