The Ultimate List of Insane Swedish Titles

Over-explaining, under-explaining, blatantly misogynous, rather didactic or extremely random, weirdly optimistic or strangely cruel, these are the titles which constitute the age-old tradition of insane Swedish titles given to other movies, which turn out to be even more hilarious translated back into English - see notes for all of this. It seems some were even considered great enough to be used more than once.

My personal pick for the most outrageous Swedish title of all time is the 1991 Anthony Hopkins drama Spotswood which was released in 1992 as SILENCE OF THE SLIPPERS FACTORY. I can't believe it, but it is true.


Titles not on letterboxd

À bout de sexe (1975)
Bang on the fluffy curlicue

Across the Continent (1913)…

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  • Citizen Kane
  • In a Lonely Place
  • The General
  • The Princess Bride
  • Jaws
  • Seconds
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Dial M for Murder
  • Blow Out
  • Letter Never Sent
  • Mouchette
  • Bang Bang
  • Vengeance Is Mine
  • Duck Soup
  • Cluny Brown
  • The Lost Weekend
  • Angels with Dirty Faces
  • Straight Time
  • Groundhog Day
  • RoboCop
  • Fruitvale Station
  • Airplane!
  • Medium Cool
  • Superbad
  • Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Deep End
  • Speedy
  • Dodsworth
  • A Letter to Three Wives
  • Horse Feathers
  • Brighton Rock
  • Clue
  • Mandabi
  • Weekend
  • Brewster McCloud
  • You Can't Take It with You
  • Simple Men
  • Allegro Non Troppo
  • To Die in Madrid
  • Vanishing Point
  • Zazie dans le Métro
  • The In-Laws
  • Mediterraneo
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Difficult Years
  • The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob
  • Grosse Pointe Blank
  • The Thief
  • Homicide
  • The Goodbye Girl
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • From Russia with Love
  • Point of Order!
  • Say Anything...
  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • Die Abfahrer
  • Watermelon Man
  • A Wedding
  • It Should Happen to You
  • Swingers
  • Clearcut
  • Burning an Illusion
  • The Magnificent One
  • Shoot the Moon
  • National Lampoon's Vacation
  • The World's Fastest Indian
  • The Gang's All Here
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Suspicion
  • The Front
  • Hopscotch
  • When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?
  • Smokey and the Bandit
  • His Kind of Woman
  • One from the Heart
  • The Rage of Paris
  • Dead Ringer
  • The Inheritors
  • Reach for the Sky
  • Next of Kin
  • Come Live with Me
  • Major League
  • Murder Most Foul
  • Jubilo
  • Caddyshack
  • Obsession
  • Convention City
  • Busting
  • The Slender Thread
  • Vracenky
  • Kaiserwalzer
  • Der Sieger
  • Ex-Bad Boy
  • True Jacob
  • Water, Water, Everywhere
  • Whisky Galore!
  • Murder by Death
  • Blithe Spirit