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Blockbuster Films Dramatically Changed by Adding "-ing" to the Title

Oh, what a difference three letters can make! Last week, Redditor racistpuffs posed a simple yet brilliant question to the Ask Reddit community: “Add ‘ing' to the end of a movie title–what is the movie about now?”

The prompt spurred a massive response–garnering over 14,000 comments–that were a goldmine of ideas for clever film titles and their new plots. Some were so compelling that illustrator Li-Anne Dias of Upvoted created original movie posters for them.

By adding the “ing” to the titles, which once focused on a person (or cyborg), are now about actions. The Da Vinci Code becomes Da Vinci Coding, where the Renaissance artist travels to the future to become a programmer. James Bond is now James Bonding, a movie that's no longer about spies, but the tale of a man who just wants to make friends. The other results are just as hilarious yet surprisingly heartfelt. Check out more title transformations, below.

Above: Redditor JustSomeBeesPlease

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Li-Anee Dias: Website | Twitter
via [Upvoted, Reddit]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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