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by yurenchu | created - 29 Jun 2015 | updated - 29 Oct 2018 | Public

Titles in which a symbol (for example: a digit, a currency sign, or a character from a different alphabet than the Latin alphabet) replaces a similar-looking Latin alphabet letter.

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1. S1m0ne (2002)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

A producer's film is endangered when his star walks off, so he decides to digitally create an actress to substitute for the star, becoming an overnight sensation that everyone thinks is a real person.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Rachel Roberts, Benjamin Salisbury

Votes: 56,978 | Gross: $9.68M

The digit "1" replaces a letter I, and the digit "0" replaces a letter O.

2. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,328,284 | Gross: $100.13M

The digit "7" replaces a letter V.

3. Numb3rs (2005–2010)

43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Working for the F.B.I., a mathematician uses equations to help solve various crimes.

Stars: Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch, Alimi Ballard

Votes: 37,732

The digit "3" replaces a letter E.

4. The Secret of My Success (1987)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance

36 Metascore

A talented young man can't get an executive position without rising through the ranks, so he comes up with a shortcut, which also benefits his love life.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan, Margaret Whitton

Votes: 27,565 | Gross: $67.00M

A dollar sign "$" replaces one of the letters S in the word "success".

5. Hustle (2004–2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A motley group of London con artists pulls off a series of daring and intricate stings.

Stars: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis, Adrian Lester

Votes: 20,755

a.k.a. "HU$TLE". In the on-screen title and most promos, adverts etc. for this series, a dollar sign "$" replaces the letter S.

6. Humans (2015–2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live.

Stars: Katherine Parkinson, Gemma Chan, Lucy Carless, Tom Goodman-Hill

Votes: 33,274

a.k.a. "HUM∀NS". The letter A is written as an upside-down A, which is actually a mathematical symbol (used in predicate logic).

7. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

52 Metascore

A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Jim Varney, Corey Burton, Claudia Christian

Votes: 95,127 | Gross: $84.05M

a.k.a. ΛTLΛNTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE. In the original movie poster artwork, the Greek letter Λ ('lambda') replaces capital letters A.

8. Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia (2014 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

Documentary following the LGBT community in Russia.

Director: Ben Steele | Star: Matt Bomer

Votes: 164

a.k.a. HUИTED: The War Against Gays In Russia. In promotional adverts, the Cyrillic letter И ("Í") replaces a letter N.

Furthermore, in the subtitle, several Latin letters are stylized according to (non-equivalent) Cyrillic letters:

  • T stylized as a mirrored Г ("G"),
  • E stylized as a mirrored Э ("É"),
  • A stylized as Д ("D"),
  • S stylized as И ("Í") on its side,
  • Y stylized as У ("U").)


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9. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

R | 84 min | Comedy

89 Metascore

Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Chester

Votes: 337,475 | Gross: $128.51M

a.k.a. BORДT. In the original movie poster artwork, the Cyrillic letter Д ("D") replaces the letter A.

10. Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

30 Metascore

When Cyrus Kriticos, a very rich collector of unique things dies, he leaves it all to his nephew and his family. All including his house, his fortune, and his malicious collection of ghosts!

Director: Steve Beck | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Shannon Elizabeth, Embeth Davidtz, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 75,592 | Gross: $41.87M

The number "13" replaces the letters TE.

11. Murder by Numbers (2002)

R | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

50 Metascore

Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder - then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt

Votes: 50,645 | Gross: $31.87M

a.k.a. MURD3R 8Y NUM8ERS. In original movie poster artwork, a horizontally flipped digit "3" replaces a letter E, and the digit "8" replaces the letters B.

12. Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003)

Not Rated | 68 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A continuation of the story told in the Daft Punk music videos "One More Time," "Aerodynamic," "Digital Love," and "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger."

Directors: Daisuke Nishio, Hirotoshi Rissen, Kazuhisa Takenouchi, Leiji Matsumoto | Stars: Romanthony, Thomas Bangalter

Votes: 12,907

The digit "5" replaces capital letters S in the subtitle.

13. The Nine (2006–2007)

45 min | Crime, Drama

Nine surviving hostages from a spectacular bank hold-up meet regularly. The memories keep haunting them, in flash-backs slowly revealing that story. Two surviving perpetrators in jail, ... See full summary »

Stars: Lourdes Benedicto, John Billingsley, Jessica Collins, Tim Daly

Votes: 1,392

a.k.a. "the NIN9" (2005). In promotional adverts, a horizontally flipped digit "9" replaces the letter E.

14. Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

53 Metascore

A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman, Lucy Liu

Votes: 290,918 | Gross: $22.49M

a.k.a. Lucky Number S7evin. The original movie poster features an upside-down digit "7" instead of a letter L in the word "Slevin".

15. TiMER (2009)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

If a clock could count down to the moment you meet your soul mate, would you want to know?

Director: Jac Schaeffer | Stars: Emma Caulfield Ford, Scott Holroyd, Kali Rocha, Katherine Von Till

Votes: 12,037

a.k.a. T1MER. In some promotional artwork, the letter I is stylized like a digit "1" from a digital clock.

16. Fakers (2004)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

38 Metascore

FAKERS is a sharp, fast moving tale of blackmail and forgery set in the upper echelons of the international art society. Set in present day London and 1911 Italy.

Director: Richard Janes | Stars: Matthew Rhys, Kate Ashfield, Tom Chambers, Tony Haygarth

Votes: 544 | Gross: $0.05M

a.k.a. FAK£RS. In the movie poster artwork, a pound sterling sign "£" replaces the letter E.

17. Layer Cake (2004)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller, Michael Gambon, Tom Hardy

Votes: 156,937 | Gross: $2.34M

a.k.a. L4YER CAK3. In the original movie poster artwork, the digit "4" replaces a letter A, and a horizontally flipped digit "3" replaces a letter E.

18. Taken 3 (2014)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Thriller

26 Metascore

Accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed, Bryan Mills goes on the run and brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen

Votes: 168,783 | Gross: $89.26M

a.k.a. TAK3N. The digit "3" doubles for the letter E.

19. Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Mike travels through time and dimensions to find the Tall Man's origins.

Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury, Heidi Marnhout

Votes: 6,195

a.k.a. Phantasm: OblIVion. In the movie poster artwork, the Roman numeral "IV" doubles for the letters IV.

Similarly:

  • Phantasm: Ravager (2016) (2015) a.k.a. Phantasm: RaVager. In the movie poster artwork, the Roman numeral "V" doubles for the letter V.

20. Fantastic Four (2015)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

27 Metascore

Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell

Votes: 142,859 | Gross: $56.12M

a.k.a. FANT4STIC. The digit "4" doubles for a letter A.

21. Thr3e (2006)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

34 Metascore

Innocent lives hang on the whim of an elusive psychopathic murderer whose strange riddles and impossible timelines force three people into a mission to end the game before one or all of them die.

Director: Robby Henson | Stars: Marc Blucas, Justine Waddell, Laura Jordan, Max Ryan

Votes: 4,311 | Gross: $1.01M

The digit "3" replaces a letter E.

22. Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family

49 Metascore

A rich young boy finds his family targeted in an inside job and must use his cunning to save them.

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Edward Herrmann, John Larroquette, Christine Ebersole

Votes: 59,441 | Gross: $38.09M

A cent sign "¢" replaces the letter C.

Other similar titles:

23. Vega$ (1978–1981)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps the ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Urich, Bart Braverman, Phyllis Davis, Greg Morris

Votes: 1,320

A dollar sign "$" replaces a letter S.

Other similar titles:

24. How to Beat the High Cost of Living (1980)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Crime

Oregon, 1980: Jane, Elaine and Louise are all feeling the effects of inflation and cannot afford, as the title states, the high cost of living. Jane cannot afford a babysitter or get ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Susan Saint James, Jane Curtin, Jessica Lange, Richard Benjamin

Votes: 1,207

A dollar sign "$" replaces a letter S.

25. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: $pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling) (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Mr. Burns builds a casino when Springfield decides to legalize gambling, with Marge becoming addicted to the slot machines.

Director: Wesley Archer | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 2,002

A dollar sign "$" replaces a letter S in the episode title.

26. Olive's $weep$take Ticket (1941)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Olive gets a phone call that she has won first prize in a sweepstakes, but she can't find her ticket. She finds it, only to have it blow out the window into a woman's belt, into the sea, a ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 69

A dollar sign "$" replaces the letters S in the word "sweepstake".

27. The $treet (2000–2001)

60 min | Drama

Set in the world of corporate stock trading, this show follows the lives of a group of employees working in a small New York City Wall Street trading company, who include expert broker Jack... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Nina Garbiras, Christian Campbell, Melissa De Sousa

Votes: 296

A dollar sign "$" replaces the letter S.

28. 13 Reasons Why (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

Follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.

Stars: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Christian Navarro, Alisha Boe

Votes: 228,187

a.k.a. TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY. The digit "1" replaces a letter I, and the digit "3" replaces a letter E.

29. Jackson 5ive (1971–1973)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The animated musical adventures of the Jackson brothers.

Stars: Joel Cooper, Donald Fullilove, Mike Martinez, Edmund Sylvers

Votes: 205

The digit "5" replaces a letter F.

This title actually doesn't deserve to be in this list because the digit "5" doesn't look similar to a letter F. A list of titles in which the replacing characters/symbols don't look similar to the letters that they replace (but are somehow relevant to the title):



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30. Slaughter Night (2006)

90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

After her father gets killed in an automobile accident, Kristel Lodema discovers that her dad was investigating an old mine where convicted child killer Andries Martiens died back in 1857. ... See full summary »

Directors: Frank van Geloven, Edwin Visser | Stars: Victoria Koblenko, Kürt Rogiers, Jop Joris, Linda van der Steen

Votes: 1,614

The digit "8" replaces Dutch word "acht" (which means "eight"); fully written out, the title is Slachtnacht, which means Slaughter Night.

This title actually doesn't deserve to be in this list because the digit "8" doesn't resemble the letter sequence that it replaces.

A list of titles in which characters that aren't letters (e.g. numbers/digits) replace a word (or part of a word/letter sequence) that sounds similarly:



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31. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore other planets through the recently discovered Stargates.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 79,003

a.k.a. "STARGΛ̊TE SG-1". In the original series artwork, a Greek letter Λ ("lambda") with a ring above replaces a letter A. Actually it's not a lambda with a ring above, but a symbol that depicts a pyramid with a moon right on top; this is one of the symbols on the Stargate device.

Likewise:



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32. Swindle (2002)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Four thieves attempt to make the richest score in history.

Director: K.C. Bascombe | Stars: Tom Sizemore, Sherilyn Fenn, Dave Foley, Conrad Pla

Votes: 851

In some promo art for the movie, a dollar sign "$" replaces the letter S.

33. An Invisible Sign (2010)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

23 Metascore

Mona Gray is a 20-year-old loner who, as a child, turned to math for salvation after her father became ill. As an adult, Mona now teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises.

Director: Marilyn Agrelo | Stars: Jessica Alba, Chris Messina, Sônia Braga, John Shea

Votes: 3,848

a.k.a. AN 1NVISIBLE SI6N. In the movie poster artwork, the digit "1" replaces a letter I, and a digit "6" replaces a letter G.

34. Baikonur (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Iskander, a young man living on the Kazakh steppes, finds French astronaut Julie after her capsule crashes. Julie now has amnesia, but Iskander convinces her they are engaged. (Russian with English subtitles)

Director: Veit Helmer | Stars: Alexander Asochakov, Marie de Villepin, Sitora Farmonova, Erbolat Toguzakov

Votes: 472

a.k.a. BAIKONUЯ. In the movie poster artwork, the Cyrillic letter Я ("Ya") replaces the letter R.

35. Arli$$ (1996–2002)

30 min | Comedy, Sport

Arliss Michaels is not a sports agent, he is a sports super agent. To his team of associates, the athletes he represents and the world around them, he is God. He is like Jerry Maguire, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Wuhl, Sandra Oh, Jim Turner, Michael Boatman

Votes: 1,186

A dollar sign "$" replaces all instances of the letter S.

36. Te3n (2016)

136 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A grandfather, a priest, and a police officer investigate the case of a kidnapped child.

Director: Ribhu Dasgupta | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vidya Balan, Mukesh Chhabra

Votes: 10,469 | Gross: $0.26M

The digit "3" replaces a letter E. (The title refers to the Hindi word for "three", which is pronounced as "teen"/"theen".)

37. S#x Acts (2012)

TV-MA | 100 min | Drama

67 Metascore

Inevitable is a realistic paraphrase of a classic teen-movie, a deep dive into the 'Grey zone' of sexual abuse, told through the story of average suburban adolescents. The story takes place... See full summary »

Director: Johnathan Gurfinkel | Stars: Sivan Levy, Eviatar Mor, Roy Nik, Niv Zilberberg

Votes: 537

a.k.a. S#x Acts. The number sign "#" replaces the letter I. (The original Hebrew title means "six times".)

38. You've Got Mail (1998)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey

Votes: 181,256 | Gross: $115.82M

a.k.a. You've Got M@il. In some promotional artwork, the title is stylized with an @-sign replacing the letter A.

39. Escape to Athena (1979)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A World War II adventure, involving a group of Allied P.O.W.s, Nazis, black market priceless art treasures, Greek resistance, a Greek monastery, and a secret German rocket base.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, David Niven, Stefanie Powers

Votes: 4,018

a.k.a. ΣSCAPΣ TO ATHΣNA . On American movie posters, the Greek letter Σ ("sigma") replaces the letter E.

40. Expecting (2013)

TV-MA | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

When Andie (Michelle Monaghan, SOURCE CODE) gets pregnant after a one night stand, she offers to give the baby to her best friend (Radha Mitchell, RED WIDOW), who has been unable to conceive. But can their friendship survive the pregnancy?

Director: Jessie McCormack | Stars: Michelle Monaghan, Radha Mitchell, Jon Dore, Michael Weston

Votes: 1,212

a.k.a. EXPEC+ING. In movie posters with the alternative title, a plus sign ("+") replaces the letter T.

41. LenaLove (2016)

95 min | Drama, Thriller

When her life crumbles around her, teenager Lena loses herself in the depths of the internet and social media, as she begins to chat with the mysterious Noah.

Director: Florian Gaag | Stars: Emilia Schüle, Jannik Schümann, Kyra Sophia Kahre, Sina Tkotsch

Votes: 359

a.k.a. LENΛ LOVE. In the on-screen opening title, the Greek letter Λ ("lambda") replaces the letter A.

42. We Are Your Friends (2015)

R | 96 min | Drama, Music, Romance

46 Metascore

Caught between a forbidden romance and the expectations of his friends, aspiring DJ Cole Carter attempts to find the path in life that leads to fame and fortune.

Director: Max Joseph | Stars: Zac Efron, Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski, Jonny Weston

Votes: 33,345 | Gross: $3.59M

Alternatively stylized as: ⏩E ⏏️RE Y⏺️UR FR⏸️ΞNDS

In some promotional artwork for the movie, symbols of media controls (⏩︎/"Fast Forward", ⏏/"Eject", ⏺/"Record", ⏸/"Pause") replace letters (W, A, O, part of IE, respectively).

43. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen

Votes: 379,295 | Gross: $217.54M

a.k.a. THE DΛ VINCI CODE. The Greek letter Λ ("lambda") replaces the letter A.

(Actually, it's not really the Greek letter lambda. The letters A and V in the title are supposed to resemble a "blade" symbol and a "chalice" symbol, respectively. According to the plot of the movie, the "blade" symbol ∧ represents male force/masculinity, and the "chalice" symbol ∨ represents female divinity/femininity.)

44. Dogma (1999)

R | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

62 Metascore

An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Bud Cort

Votes: 201,015 | Gross: $30.65M

a.k.a. D⊕GMA. A sun cross "⨁" (which is also the modern astronomical symbol that represents Earth) replaces the letter O.

45. The Heist (1989 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Romance, Thriller

Framed con-man seeks revenge by planning a racetrack heist.

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Tom Skerritt, Wendy Hughes, Noble Willingham

Votes: 706

a.k.a. THE HEI$T. A dollar sign "$" replaces the letter S.

46. Easy Money (1983)

R | 95 min | Comedy

48 Metascore

To inherit his mother-in-law's colossal fortune, a hard-living gambling addict must change his unhealthy ways before they get the best of him.

Director: James Signorelli | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara

Votes: 7,310 | Gross: $29.31M

a.k.a. EA$Y MONEY. A dollar sign "$" replaces the letter S.

47. The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming! (1966)

Unrated | 126 min | Comedy, War

Without hostile intent, a Soviet submarine runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin, Brian Keith

Votes: 7,330 | Gross: $21.69M

a.k.a. "THE ЯUSSIAИS ARE COMING THE ЯUSSIAИS ARE COMING". The Cyrillic letter Я ("Ya") replaces letters R, and the Cyrillic letter И ("Í") replaces letters N.



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