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February 27, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST

Scarface. Psycho. Goodfellas. Some of the most memorable films of all time have taken the one-word title route. But of course, there are film titles that leave movie-goers confused about what exactly they’re in for, like Will Smith’s latest movie, Focus. Is it about a con-artist, an eye doctor appointment, or (plot twist) is it an inspirational Disney sports movie? 

The ambiguous film title might pay off for Focus (and Google can at least find it) but there are plenty of movies that aren’t quite as lucky. We decided to do a little fun exercise in the importance of more descriptive titles—purely for Google’s sake. 

Safe (1995)

What Google thinks it is: An actual safe, and Home Depot hopes you’ll find that safe in their hardware section

What it actually is: Carol White (Julianne Moore) is a housewife who begins to develop sensitivities to the world around her in this medical thriller.  

Bounce (2000)

What Google thinks it is: A place to jump on giant trampolines. Sounds fun. 

What it actually is: Buddy Amaral (Ben Affleck) switches plane tickets with another man, who dies in that plane’s crash. But he ends up falling for Abby Janello (Gwyneth Paltrow), who also happens to be the dead man’s wife. 

LOL (2012)

What Google thinks it is: League of Legends, all the way.

What it actually is: Lola (Miley Cyrus) deals with break-ups and complicated family relationships as she navigates her way through the cyber world and real world. 

Quiz (2012)

What Google thinks it is: Google thinks you want to take a Buzzfeed quiz. (But we all need to find out if we’re robots, right?)

What it actually is: A game show host is the latest contestant in a sick quiz show featuring his kidnapped family. 

Yellow (2012)

What Google thinks it is: Google thinks you’re trying to find a local business. But also the Coldplay classic, “Yellow.”  

What it actually is: Mary Holmes (Heather Wahlquist) seemingly has everything (a good family, wonderful job), but she can’t quite feel content with any of it. It isn’t until she starts to further question her life that even more questions rise to the surface.  

Next (2007)

What Google thinks it is: A fashion line that caters to men, women, and children based out of the U.K.

What it actually is: Cris Johnson (Nic Cage), a magician, uses his psychic abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack. 

Heaven (2002)

What Google thinks it is: Google thinks you want to look at pictures of the sky with a Wikipedia description of what heaven is from the perspective of the Christian faith.

What it actually is: Philippa (Cate Blanchett) tries to bring justice in the death of her husband, but finds herself in trouble with the law.  

Junk (2012)

What Google thinks it is: Junk yards, junk food, and of course, Urban Dictionary

What it actually is: A comedy about two ex-friends who must re-connect after their film is accepted into a film festival. 

Blood (2012)

What Google thinks it is: WebMD’s got the scoop of what is pumping through our bodies at this very moment. 

What it actually is: Two brothers (Paul Bettany and Stephen Graham) are cops who have to deal with the consequences after an interrogation goes horribly wrong. 

 

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