The Year of ‘The’

If you read this blog frequently, you know I always post MY Oscar predictions around this time of year. While recently posting the Golden Globe nominations it became crystal clear to me that lots of 2010 films have ‘the’ in their title.

As a screenwriter myself, I started to wonder if I should include ‘the’ in my title! Might have better chance of it getting produced!

Truthfully, the only reason why I noticed this word is because I hate repetition. If writers eliminated it, they could add more essential information to their stories, screenplays or news scripts.

Below is a list of some films released this year that have ‘the’ in their title. It’s nutsoid!

(And as a side note, it’s also apparently the year of Mark Wahlberg. He is listed in three different films.)


The American with George Clooney, Thekla Reuten, Violante Placido, Paolo Bonacelli

The Other Guys with Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Michael Keaton, Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, Rob Riggle, Damon Wayans Jr., Andy Buckley, Ben Schwartz, Bobby Cannavale

The A-Team with Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson, Jessica Biel and Patrick Wilson

The Lovely Bones  with Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, Michael Imperioli, Rose McIver, Carolyn Dando

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo with Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Peter Haber, Sven-Bertil Taube

The Back-Up Plan with Jennifer Lopez, Alex O’Loughlin, Eric Christian Olsen, Michaela Watkins, Melissa McCarthy

The Karate Kid with Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Kellan Lutz, Billy Burke, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Dakota Fanning, Catalina Sandino Moreno

The Last Airbender with Dev Patel, Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Jessica Jade Andres, Aasif Mandvi, Shaun Toub, Cliff Curtis, Keong Sim

The Expendables with Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Randy Couture, Dolph Lungdren, Steve Austin, Charisma Carpenter, Brittany Murphy, David Zayas, Terry Crews, Giselle Itie, Eric Roberts

The Town with Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Chris Cooper, Pete Postlethwaite

The Next Three Days with Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, RZA, Brian Dennehy, Olivia Wilde, Lennie James, Aisha Hinds, Daniel Stern, Jonathan Tucker, Ty Simpkins

The King’s Speech with Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Ehle, Guy Pearce, Derek Jacobi, Timothy Spall, Michael Gambon

The Tourist with Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rufus Sewell, Timothy Dalton, Steven Berkoff

The Fighter with Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Amy Adams, Jack McGee

The Chronicles of Narnia: the Voyage of the Dawn Treader with Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Peter Dinklage, Eddie Izzard, Will Poulter


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