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Around the world, movie titles are changed to make them more relevant or acceptable to local audiences. Translations are not always direct, so beware "false friends" when playing these quizzes!   

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trivia quiz  A Film by Any Other Name... Editor choice cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, jmorrow, Feb 19 09

Some English-language films are released in different countries with different English titles. This quiz covers 10 examples. Don't worry about foreign languages; none of these questions deal with translations of English movie titles into other languages.
jmorrow editor
Feb 19 09
5496 plays
trivia quiz  It's Called What? cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, skunkee, Mar 24 10

Sometimes the translation of a movie title to another language (and then back again into English) doesn't always capture the same flavor as the Hollywood release. Sometimes titles are simply changed for release in different countries.
skunkee editor
Mar 24 10
936 plays
trivia quiz  American Classic Film Titles in French 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ngpas, Aug 25 08

Can you match the French title of each movie to its original English title?
Aug 25 08
1659 plays
trivia quiz  Hitchcock Film Titles in French 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, ngpas, Jul 23 07

Movie and book titles in English often take on a different meaning when translated in another language. I've seen most of Alfred Hitchcock's movies in French. Can you match some of them with their original English titles?
Jul 23 07
1185 plays
trivia quiz  Alfredo Hitchcock 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, kaberi, Sep 28 10

Identify the Hitchcock movie from the Spanish title and a brief description in English. If your Spanish isn't strong, you may still get some help from a careful examination of key words. Buena suerte! (Good luck!)
Sep 28 10
900 plays
trivia quiz  What Film Lurks behind this Italian Title? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, zordy, Mar 23 19

In Italy we not only dub movies, but in translating titles we take liberties, often with funny results.
zordy gold member
Mar 23 19
210 plays
trivia quiz  Amusing Movie Titles Lost in Translation 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, dericpw, Apr 19 08

See if you can match the Chinese translation to the English language movie title.
Apr 19 08
987 plays
trivia quiz  Movie Titles In Spanish 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Feb 08 01

Planning what movies to watch on TV here in Spain can be a bit of a puzzle some days. Quite often the Spanish title bears little resemblance to the original. Sometimes a dictionary helps! Can you plan your viewing? (Titles may differ in South America.)
spanishliz editor
Feb 08 01
4044 plays
trivia quiz  More Movie Titles In Spanish 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, spanishliz, Jun 07 02

You are given the title of a movie *as listed in a Spanish TV guide*, the year and the names of two stars. Your task is to decide which movies you would see if you chose the ones listed. Knowledge of Spanish is not always an asset!
spanishliz editor
Jun 07 02
2238 plays
trivia quiz  Movie Titles Translated To Spanish 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Yoritomo, Feb 21 03

You have to match the titles of movies in Spanish with their original English titles... It's harder than it seems!
Feb 21 03
2601 plays
trivia quiz  German Movie Titles 15 questions
Difficult, 15 Qns, PearlQ19, May 31 02

Hi! I'll give you the title of a movie, you'll have to guess how our German producers named it. Sometimes they translated the title, or they didn't change it at all - or they gave the movie a completely different name...
May 31 02
501 plays
trivia quiz  Movies That Lose Something In the Translation 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Pixidust2002, Sep 08 02

This is about the alternate titles well-known movies were given when they played in non-English speaking countries. The new titles had to be more suitable to attract the local audiences... not sure how though, you'll see what I mean :0)
Very Difficult
Sep 08 02
933 plays
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