A L1st Of 2ymbolic Titl3s ...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
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.
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
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
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.
The digit "3" replaces a letter E.
4. The Secret of My Success (1987)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
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.
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.
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
A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.
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.
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").)
R | 84 min | Comedy
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.
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
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!
Votes: 75,592 | Gross: $41.87M
The number "13" replaces the letters TE.
11. Murder by Numbers (2002)
R | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder - then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective.
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.
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."
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 »
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
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.
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?
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
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.
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
A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement.
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
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.
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.
a.k.a. Phantasm: OblIVion. In the movie poster artwork, the Roman numeral "IV" doubles for the letters IV.
- 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
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.
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
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.
Votes: 4,311 | Gross: $1.01M
The digit "3" replaces a letter E.
22. Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family
A rich young boy finds his family targeted in an inside job and must use his cunning to save them.
Votes: 59,441 | Gross: $38.09M
23. Vega$ (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 »
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 »
A dollar sign "$" replaces a letter S.
The Simpsons (1989– )
$pringfield (Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Legalized Gambling)
TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy
Mr. Burns builds a casino when Springfield decides to legalize gambling, with Marge becoming addicted to the slot machines.
A dollar sign "$" 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 »
A dollar sign "$" replaces the letters S in the word "sweepstake".
27. The $treet (2000–2001)
60 min | Drama
Set in the world of corporate stock trading, this show follows the lives of a group of employees working in a small New York City Wall Street trading company, who include expert broker Jack... See full summary »
A dollar sign "$" 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.
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.
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):
- Jackson 5ive (1971) (1971 TV series)
- 7eventy 5ive (2007) (2007)
- 5ive Girls (2006) (2006)
- 5ive Days to Midnight (2004) (2004)
- Revelation (2015) a.k.a. 6iX
- 6ix (1999) (1999)
- T9X: The Tech N9ne Experience (2004) (2004 Video)
- 5ive Man Confession (2008) (2008)
- 5ive! (2006) (2006)
- 8ight Limbs (2008) (2008)
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 »
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:
- Sl8n8 (2006) (2006) a.k.a. Slachtnacht
- K-9 (1989) (1989) - a creative spelling of the word "canine" (= "related to dogs").
- Lilja 4-ever (2002) (2002) - digit "4" replaces the word "for".
- Menace II Society (1993) (1993) - Roman numeral II replaces the word "to".
- 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) (2003) - digit "2" replaces the word "too".
- The Hateful Eight (2015) (2015) a.k.a. The H8ful Eight - digit "8" replaces "ate".
- S2pid Luv (2002) (2002) - digit "2" replaces "tu".
- Apat dapat, dapat apat: Friends 4 lyf and death (2007) (2007) - digit "4" replaces the word "for".
- Poketto monsutâ: Serebî - Toki wo koeta deai (2001) (2002) a.k.a. Pokémon 4Ever - digit "4" replaces the word "for".
- Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) (1997) - digit "2" replaces the word "to".
- Nothin' 2 Lose (2000) (2000 Video)
- Got 2 Believe (2002) (2002)
- Leprechaun 6: Back 2 Tha Hood (2003) (2003 Video)
- Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) (2003) a.k.a. Born 2 Die (Austria, Germany)
- Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) (2008)
- Dobol Trobol: Lets Get Redi 2 Rambol! (2008) (2008)
- Press Start 2 Continue (2011) (2011 Video)
- The Jungle Book: Return 2 the Jungle (2013) (2013 Video)
- 1 Chance 2 Dance (2014) (2014)
- Step Up 2: The Streets (2008) (2008) - digit "2" doubles for the word "to".
- Final Destination 5 (2011) (2011) a.k.a. 5nal Destination - the digit "5" replaces the letter sequence "fi" (based on sounding similarly to "five").
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.
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.
- Stargate: Infinity (2002) (2002 TV series), stylized as STARGΛ̊TE: INFINITY
- Stargate: Atlantis (2004) (2004 TV series), stylized as STARGATE: ATLΛ̊NTIS
- Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2008) (2008 Video), stylized as STARGΛ̊TE the ARK of TRUTH
- Stargate: Continuum (2008) (2008 Video), stylized as STARGΛ̊TE CONTINUUM.
32. Swindle (2002)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Four thieves attempt to make the richest score in history.
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
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.
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)
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 »
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.
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
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 »
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
Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Votes: 201,015 | Gross: $30.65M
a.k.a. D⊕GMA. A sun cross "⨁" (which is also the modern astronomical symbol that represents Earth) replaces the letter O.
45. The Heist (1989 TV Movie)
R | 97 min | Romance, Thriller
Framed con-man seeks revenge by planning a racetrack heist.
a.k.a. THE HEI$T. A dollar sign "$" replaces the letter S.
46. Easy Money (1983)
R | 95 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 7,310 | Gross: $29.31M
a.k.a. EA$Y MONEY. A dollar sign "$" replaces the letter S.
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.
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.