11 Movie Titles That Became Part of the Lexicon

Our language and how we use it owes a lot to the movies. The title of a movie that many people have seen can serve as shorthand for a concept that might take a couple of hours to explain otherwise. Sometimes the term originated with the movie title, in other cases it was a valid term that few knew or used, but now everyone knows what it means. Did you know what a “full monty” was before the movie came out? Or a “bucket list”? Mental_floss looks at eleven movies that help us communicate with just their titles, with explanations and helpful video clips.

Oh yeah, the image above is from one such film. Can you name it before you see the list?


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Then there's Hobson's Choice - where there is no choice at all. Though the phrase is much older, my generation might know it from the Charles Laughton film of the same name.
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