Good and Bad Movie Taglines

A great movie tagline can be as memorable as the film itself.
So can a bad one.
Here are some of both.


Too Generic
The ultimate trip. 2001 A Space Odyssey
Look closer. American Beauty
You’ll wish it were only a nightmare. Friday the 13th

Doesn’t Describe the Movie Well
Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a vampire. Lost Boys
Things fall down. People look up. And when it rains, it pours. Magnolia
Buy the ticket, take the ride. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Just Plain Bad
Think you’re quick enough? The Quick and the Dead
Laughter is contagious. Patch Adams
Expect the impossible. Mission Impossible

Trapped in time. Surrounded by evil. Low on gas. Army of Darkness
You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll hurl. Wayne’s World
There’s something about your first piece. American Pie

Make Up Your Mind
He might be blind, but he don’t need no dog.
Or: Good thing he can’t see what he’s up against.
Or: Master of the Sword. Avenger of the truth. Blind as a bat. Blind Fury

Hell hath no Fury…like a 1958 Plymouth.
Or: Body by Plymouth. Soul by Satan. Christine

It’s Chicken Impossible.
Or: This ain’t no chick flick. Chicken Run
(There were actually almost a dozen good ones for this little movie. Check it out on IMDB.)

In space, no one can hear you scream. Alien
Houston, we have a problem. Apollo 13
Family isn’t a word. It’s a sentence. The Royal Tenenbaums
They’re here. Poltergeist
Fifty million people watching but no one saw a thing. Quiz Show

Devlin’s Tagline Quiz
Here’s a random assortment.  Click on the Open button for the answers.
1. Having a wonderful time, wish I were here.
2. See it with a bud.
3. She was marked with the curse of those who slink and court and kill by night!
4. The Night HE came home.
5. He loved the American dream. With a vengeance.
6. It’s time for the odd to get even.
7. Think you’re alone? Think again.
8. Are you watching closely?
9. Welcome to the suck.
10. You won’t believe your eye.


1. Postcards From the Edge
2. Dazed and Confused
3. Cat People (1942)
4. Halloween (1978)
5. Scarface
6. Revenge of the Nerds
7. Hollow Man (2000)
8. The Prestige
9. Jarhead
10. Monsters Inc.

Next up on Devlin’s blog:
My Origin Story Part Two: Reading Charlotte’s Web

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2 Responses to Good and Bad Movie Taglines

  1. If you blend all ten of your random taglines together, you get Donnie Darko. 😈


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