List of works with different titles in the United Kingdom and United States

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This page lists works with different titles in the United Kingdom and United States. Categories of such works include co-editions of books and foreign releases of films. Unless otherwise noted, UK titles are also used in most other countries, with the exception of Canada. Not listed are minor changes due to American and British English spelling differences; for example, the American film Rumor Has It... is titled Rumour Has It... in the UK, and, atypically, in Canada as well.


  • An asterisk (*) indicates which of the two countries the work originated in. If a work originated in a third country, this is covered in the Notes column.
  • [c] indicates cases where Canada follows UK usage.
  • [a] indicates cases where Australia follows US usage.

Film and television[edit]

Type of work UK title US title Notes
Film Bay of Blood Twitch of the Death Nerve
Film Dracula Horror of Dracula
Film The Satanic Rites of Dracula Dracula and His Vampire Brides
Film Zombie Flesh Eaters Zombie
Film Zombie Flesh Eaters 2 Zombie 2
Film Romulus V Remus: The First King The First King: Birth of an Empire
Film Porridge Doing Time
Film Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales*
Film The 51st State* Formula 51 Retitled Formula 51, the original title was seen as potentially offensive to American audiences. The expression 51st state, in this context, refers to perceived American influence over the United Kingdom.
Film American Pie: Reunion American Reunion* Most recent movie in the American Pie series.
Film American Pie: The Wedding American Wedding* Third movie in the American Pie series. Also American Pie 3 in some markets.
Film Avengers Assemble The Avengers* To avoid confusion with The Avengers (TV series), as well as its film adaptation. Original title is used worldwide.
Film Bad Neighbours Neighbors* To avoid confusion with the unrelated Australian soap opera Neighbours, due to its popularity in the UK.
Film Bad Neighbours 2 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising*
Film World Invasion: Battle Los Angeles Battle: Los Angeles* [a]
Film Blueberry Renegade Original French title Blueberry: L'expérience secrète
TV series Born Survivor: Bear Grylls* Man vs. Wild [a]
Film Bonnie and Clyde...Were Killers! Bonnie and Clyde* Descriptive term added in order to clarify the subject of the film to those who would not be familiar with the American couple, Bonnie and Clyde.
TV series Boss Cat Top Cat* Name changed to avoid confusion with the name of a British cat food of the time.
Film A Cock and Bull Story* Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
Film Airport '80: The Concorde The Concorde ... Airport '79* Title matches year of initial release in each country
TV series Danger Man* Secret Agent The US used the original title for the first series.
Film Dennis Dennis the Menace* To avoid confusion with the unrelated British character Dennis the Menace.
Film Escape to Victory* Victory Title shortened for U.S. release; many Sylvester Stallone movies had one-word titles.
Film Europa Zentropa Name changed to avoid confusion with Europa Europa.
Film Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist Fast Five* Name changed to avoid confusion with the Kung Fu Panda franchise, which uses the term "Furious Five".[citation needed] Also Fast & Furious 5 in some markets.
TV series The Fast Show* Brilliant Avoid confusion with unrelated US series The Fast Show.[dubious ]
Film Fast & Furious 8 The Fate of the Furious* Eighth movie in The Fast and the Furious franchise.
Film The Killing Touch Fatal Games* (also known as Olympic Nightmare)
Film The First Great Train Robbery The Great Train Robbery* Based on The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton, unconnected to the 1963 heist known by that name in the UK.
Film Le Mans '66 Ford v Ferrari* [a] Director James Mangold stated that European countries, including the UK, prohibit titles that consist of brand names.[1]
Film Harold and Kumar get the Munchies Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle* [a] White Castle restaurants does not trade in the UK.
Film Bigfoot and the Hendersons Harry and the Hendersons*
Film Highlander III: The Sorcerer* Highlander: The Final Dimension Also Highlander 3: The Final Conflict in some markets.
Film Best Shot Hoosiers* Term "Hoosier" is a demonym for residents of the State of Indiana[2] and is generally unknown outside the US.
Film Howard: A New Breed of Hero Howard the Duck* Based on the comic Howard the Duck
Film Hummingbird* Redemption
TV series The Good Life* Good Neighbors To avoid confusion with the unrelated US series The Good Life.
TV series Grace & Favour* Are You Being Served? Again! The expression "grace and favour" is rarely used in American English. The changed title also made the connection to the previous series more explicit.
Film The Green Ray Summer Original French title Le rayon vert
Film Hardcover I, Madman*
Film Ice Cold in Alex* Desert Attack Allusions in original title deemed obscure for US audiences
Film Inside I'm Dancing Rory O'Shea Was Here Original Irish title Inside I'm Dancing.
TV series Jam & Jerusalem* Clatterford Some American audiences would not be familiar with the Women's Institute's traditional association with jam-making and the hymn "Jerusalem" since the noun Jerusalem would conjure a reference as the middle eastern city of Jerusalem rather than the unfamiliar hymn of the same name.
Film Last Year in Marienbad Last Year at Marienbad French title L'année dernière à Marienbad; "à" may be translated as "in" or "at", but "in" is correct in reference to a town.
Film La Haine [c] Hate UK retained original French title. American video release translated it.
Film Bicycle Thieves The Bicycle Thief Original Italian title Ladri di biciclette. The UK title is the correct translation of the Italian.
Film Léon: The Professional [c] The Professional Original French title Léon
Film Unleashed Danny The Dog
Film The Boat That Rocked Pirate Radio
Film Hero Accidental Hero
Film Diabolique The Fiends Original French title Les Diaboliques
Film Belleville Rendez-vous The Triplets of Belleville Original French title Les Triplettes de Belleville
Film Monsieur Hulot's Holiday Mr. Hulot's Holiday Original French title Les Vacances de M. Hulot
Film Die Hard 4.0 Live Free or Die Hard* "Live Free or Die", the state motto of New Hampshire, is little known outside the US.
Film Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior The Road Warrior Original Australian title Mad Max 2. The original Mad Max had only a limited release in the US; the original title would have discouraged those who had not seen the original.
Film In Bed With Madonna Madonna: Truth or Dare*
Film The Untamed Return to Snowy River Original Australian title The Man from Snowy River II.
Film Mission Without Permission* Catch That Kid
Film A Matter of Life and Death* Stairway to Heaven
TV series The Office: An American Workplace The Office* To avoid confusion with the original British series The Office, which the American series was adapted from. Australia uses the British title on the DVD of the first season and the original title on all subsequent releases.
Film Build My Gallows High Out of the Past* Based on a novel called Build My Gallows High
Film Patton: Lust for Glory Patton*
Film Politically Correct Party Animals PCU*
Film The Yellow Winton Flyer The Reivers* Title changed to avoid confusion between the Anglo-Scottish Reivers and the general term, "reiver".
TV series Robin of Sherwood* Robin Hood
Film Sabrina Fair Sabrina* (1954) Sabrina Fair was the title of the original play.
Film Snoopy & Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie The Peanuts Movie*
TV series Spooks* MI-5 In British slang, "spooks" are spies; in the US "spook" is an offensive term for African Americans.
TV series Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles* The BBC considered "Ninja" inappropriate for children. However, the more recent Channel 5 (UK) version used the word Ninja.[3]
Film One Wild Night Career Opportunities*
Film It's My Life My Life to Live Original French title Vivre sa vie (English: To live one's life).
Film Paying the Penalty Underworld* When originally submitted to the BBFC as Underworld, the film was rejected due to the sympathetic portrayal of a gangster. After cuts and a title change to The Penalty (to place emphasis on morality and that crime does not pay), it was rejected again. After further cuts, and a second title change to Paying the Penalty (made to further emphasise morality), it was passed.
Film Waking Ned* Waking Ned Devine
Film A New York Winter's Tale Winter's Tale*
Film Witchfinder General* The Conqueror Worm Lead Vincent Price had starred in several Edgar Allan Poe adaptations. This film has almost no connection to Poe's The Conqueror Worm.
Film Happy Endings Winter Passing*
Film WΔZ* The Killing Gene The original title is part of a scientific equation, pronounced double-yoo delta zed.
Film xXx 2: The Next Level xXx: State of the Union* Some non-Americans would be less familiar with the State of the Union Address.
Film Young Man of Music Young Man with a Horn* To avoid association with "horn" as a euphemism for "erection".
Film Welcome to the Jungle The Rundown*
Film Road Kill Road Kill Road Train is the original Australian film title
Film Roadkill Joy Ride*
Film Big Tits Zombie The Big Tits Dragon* The original Japanese title Kyonyû doragon: Onsen zonbi vs sutorippâ 5 roughly translates to The Big Tits Dragon: Hot Spring Zombies vs Strippers 5. The title was shortened for the US market, however the UK title was changed as it was deemed to better reflect the content of the film since Tit(s) meant various species of small bird of the genus Parus and a slang term for an idiot.
Film Zootropolis Zootopia* [a] Disney explained the reason to change the film title, "to merely allow the film to have a unique title that works for UK audiences." Due to this, all lines with the word Zootopia were reshot to change it to Zootropolis and several scenes had to be reshot for the same reason.
Film Xerxes 300: Rise of an Empire* Xerxes was the title of the graphic novel on which this, the second movie in the 300 franchise, is based.
Film Fast and Furious 7 Furious 7* Seventh movie in The Fast and the Furious franchise.
TV special The Little Christmas Burro The Little Brown Burro UK title was the original Canadian title of the special.
Film Meet Whiplash Willie The Fortune Cookie* [a] At the time of the movie's release, Chinese restaurants were scarce in the UK.
Film The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!* The Pirates! Band of Misfits [a] New Zealand also uses the US title.
Film Cone of Silence* Trouble in the Sky


Type of work UK title US title Notes
Video game Another World Out of This World A French-made game. Renamed Out of This World to avoid confusion with unrelated TV series Another World. Also named Outer World in other markets.
Video game Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior* Death Sword
Video game Barbarian II: The Dungeon of Drax* Axe of Rage
Video game Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise Rhythm Heaven Fever
Video game Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars* Circle of Blood
Video game Canis Canem Edit Bully* A Canadian game. UK censors found Bully unacceptable, although the re-released title of Bully: Scholarship Edition was not changed. The UK title is Latin for "Dog eat dog", which is the motto of Bullworth Academy, the school featured in the game.
Video game Castlevania: The New Generation Castlevania: Bloodlines
Video game Soleil Crusader of Centy
Board game Cluedo* Clue The original name is a pun on Ludo, which, in the US, is less known than the similar Parcheesi.
Video game Dark Chronicle Dark Cloud 2
Video game Donkey Kong Jet Race Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
Video game Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!
Video game Dr. Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training: Can You Stay Focused? Brain Age: Concentration Training
Video game Euro Football Champ Super Soccer Champ
Video game Exhaust Heat F1 ROC: Race of Champions
Video game Fahrenheit Indigo Prophecy
Video game Fever Pitch Soccer* Head-On Soccer
Video game Flashback Flashback: The Quest for Identity
Video game Illusion of Time Illusion of Gaia The original Japanese title is Gaia Gensouki. This creates an error in the developer's room of the PAL-only sequel Terranigma, where the developer refers to Terranigma as Illusion of Gaia 2. This would have made sense in that game's scrapped American localization.
Video game Jak II: Renegade Jak II
Video game Jet Set Radio Jet Grind Radio
Video game Kirby Mouse Attack Kirby: Squeak Squad
Video game Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Video game Kirby: Power Paintbrush Kirby: Canvas Curse
Video game Kirby's Adventure Wii Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Video game Kirby's Fun Pak Kirby Super Star Kirby Super Star Ultra, the remake of this game, retains the same name in all regions.
Video game Kula World Roll Away
Video game Luigi's Mansion 2 Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Video game Lylat Wars Star Fox 64 The title was changed due to the same trademark issues as the original game Starwing (US title Star Fox; see below). The game was originally released in 1997, however the series' publisher Nintendo had since settled all related trademark issues, and consequently had the similarly named 2011 remake Star Fox 64 3D retains the same title in all regions.
Video game Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Japanese title is Mario & Luigi RPG: Paper Mario MIX.
Video game Mario Smash Football Super Mario Strikers A Canadian-developed game.
Video game Mario Strikers Charged Football Mario Strikers Charged The game is the sequel to Super Mario Strikers.
Video game Mario Power Tennis Mario Tennis: Power Tour [a] Japanese title is Mario Tennis Advance.
Video game More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?? Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day!
Video game Music 2000* MTV Music Generator
Video game Mystic Quest Final Fantasy Adventure Original Japanese title was Seiken Densetsu: Final Fantasy Gaiden.
Video games Mystic Quest Legend Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest
Video game Need for Speed: Porsche 2000 Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed
Video game Need for Speed: Road Challenge Need for Speed: High Stakes
Video game Overboard! Shipwreckers!
Video game series Probotector Contra The Wii U re-releases use the American names
Video game series Pro Evolution Soccer World Soccer: Winning Eleven All releases after Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 have used the Pro Evolution Soccer title in the US.
Video game series Project Zero Fatal Frame The European title is based on the original Japanese title Zero.
Video game Professor Layton and Pandora's Box Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box The Professor Layton games originated in Japan, though they are set in the UK.
Video game Professor Layton and the Lost Future Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
Video game Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call Professor Layton and the Last Specter
Video game Ratchet & Clank 2: Locked and Loaded Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando*
Video game Ratchet & Clank 3 Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal*
Video game Ratchet: Gladiator Ratchet: Deadlocked*
Video game Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction*
Video game Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty*
Video game Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time*
Video game Ratchet & Clank: QForce Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault*
Video game Ratchet & Clank: Nexus Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus*
Video game Rhythm Paradise Rhythm Heaven
Video game Rhythm Paradise Megamix Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Video game Shadow Warriors Ninja Gaiden NES version only. The Wii and later versions use the US title.
Video game Shadow Warriors II: The Dark Sword of Chaos Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos NES version only. The Virtual Console versions use the US title.
Video game Shadow Warriors Ninja Gaiden Shadow
Video game Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer's Call Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
Video game Sly Raccoon Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus*
Video game Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!*
Video game Starwing Star Fox The title was changed so not to confuse this game with an older, unrelated game of the same name that was released on the Atari 2600. The defunct video game company Mythicon, developers of Star Fox on the Atari, had trademarked the name Star Fox in Europe, although the game was never released in Europe.
Video game The Story of Thor Beyond Oasis
Video game Street Gangs River City Ransom
Video game Super Air Diver Lock On
Video game Super Aleste Space Megaforce
Video game Super Battletank Garry Kitchen's Super Battletank: War in the Gulf
Video game Super Hockey NHL Stanley Cup
Video game Super Pang Super Buster Bros.
Video game Super Strike Gunner Strike Gunner S.T.G
Video game Super SWIV Firepower 2000
Video game Thunder Force IV Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar
Video game TOCA 2 Touring Cars* TOCA 2: Touring Car Challenge
Video game TOCA Race Driver* Pro Race Driver
Video game TOCA Touring Car Championship* TOCA Championship Racing
Video game TOCA World Touring Cars* Jarrett & Labonte Stock Car Racing
Video game Tokyo Highway Challenge Tokyo Xtreme Racer Original Japanese title is Shutokō Battle.
Video game Tony Hawk's Skateboarding Tony Hawk's Pro Skater*
Video game Wario Land: The Shake Dimension Wario Land: Shake It! Original Japanese title is Wario Land Shake and Wario Land Shaking in South Korea.
Video game WarioWare, Inc.: Minigame Mania WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames!*
Video game Wipeout 2097* Wipeout XL
Video game Wip3out* Wipeout 3
Video game Wiz 'n' Liz: The Frantic Wabbit Wescue* Wiz 'n' Liz
Video game World Cup Italia '90 World Championship Soccer
Video game World League Basketball NCAA Basketball
Video game Zombies Zombies Ate My Neighbors*


Type of work UK title US title Author Notes
Autobiography Cider with Rosie* Edge of Day Laurie Lee.
Autobiography Memoir* All Will Be Well John McGahern.
Autobiographical Over Seventy* America, I Like You P. G. Wodehouse.
Autobiographical Performing Flea* Author! Author! P. G. Wodehouse
Book series Where's Wally?* Where's Waldo? Martin Handford
Book Down Under In a Sunburned Country* Bill Bryson
Book Notes from a Big Country* [c] I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away Bill Bryson
Collection of short stories Blandings Castle and Elsewhere* Blandings Castle P. G. Wodehouse
Collection of short stories The Clicking of Cuthbert* Golf Without Tears P. G. Wodehouse
Collection of short stories The Great Automatic Grammatizator* The Umbrella Man and Other Stories Roald Dahl
Collection of short stories The Heart of a Goof* Divots P. G. Wodehouse
Collection of short stories Just Crazy! Just Wacky! Andy Griffiths Originally published as Just Crazy in Australia.
Collection of short stories Just Kidding! Just Joking! Andy Griffiths Originally published as Just Tricking in Australia.
Collection of short stories Little Mexican* Young Archimedes Aldous Huxley
Collection of short stories Lord Emsworth and Others* Crime Wave at Blandings P. G. Wodehouse
Collection of short stories Ukridge* He Rather Enjoyed It P. G. Wodehouse
Comic strip Orson's Farm U.S. Acres* Jim Davis
Non-fiction The Surgeon of Crowthorne* The Professor and the Madman Simon Winchester
Novel series The New Heroes* Quantum Prophecy Michael Carroll Author is Irish.
Novel Benjamin Dickenson Carr and His (George) (George)* E. L. Konigsburg
Novel 4.50 from Paddington* What Mrs. MacGillicuddy Saw! as well as Murder, She Said Agatha Christie
Novel The Adventures of Sally* Mostly Sally P. G. Wodehouse
Novel After the Funeral* Funerals are Fatal Agatha Christie
Novel Anne of Windy Willows Anne of Windy Poplars* Lucy Maud Montgomery The two editions are not exactly the same, as when the book was first published, the working title was Anne of Windy Willows, but Montgomery's publisher wanted to change it because of its purported similarity to Kenneth Grahame's novel The Wind in the Willows. The same publisher also requested some scenes to be cut out for perceived gory or horrifying content, to which Montgomery complied. Montgomery's UK publisher, however, did not see the need for any of these changes, and published the unedited book under the title Anne of Windy Willows.

Author is Canadian.

Novel Aunts Aren't Gentlemen* The Cat-nappers P. G. Wodehouse
Novel Awful End* A House Called Awful End Philip Ardagh
Novel Barmy in Wonderland* Angel Cake P. G. Wodehouse
Novel Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody* Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody Michael Gerber The book is a parody of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling. The concept of 'shameless' was not well recognised in the US, but the need for all actions to be 'authorised' by authority is instilled in school.
Novel Black Maria* Aunt Maria Diana Wynne Jones
Novel The Blue Boa* Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy Jenny Nimmo
Novel The Castle of Mirrors* Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors Jenny Nimmo
Novel Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Badlock* Charlie Bone and the Shadow Jenny Nimmo
Novel Charlie Bone and the Wilderness Wolf* Charlie Bone and the Beast Jenny Nimmo
Novel COLD*[c] Cold Fall John Gardner The U.K. version was published in some British Commonwealth Nations. Editorial differences also exist between the U.S. and U.K. edition.
Novel The Coming of Bill* Their Mutual Child P. G. Wodehouse Also known as The White Hope.
Novel Company for Henry* The Purloined Paperweight P. G. Wodehouse
Novel Daggie Dogfoot* Pigs Might Fly Ronald Gordon King-Smith, pen name "Dick King-Smith".
Novel I Am David North to Freedom Danish author Anne Holm Originally published in Danish under the title David*. North to Freedom was the title the book was first published under in the United States; now there it is also published as I Am David.
Novel Death and the Brewery Queen Murder is in the Air Frances Brody
Novel Death in the Clouds* Death in the Air Agatha Christie
Novel A Whiff of Death The Death Dealers* Isaac Asimov
Novel Destination Unknown* So Many Steps to Death Agatha Christie
Novel Dolly and the Cookie Bird* Murder in the Round Dorothy Dunnett Renamed to avoid giving offence to US President's wife Ladybird Johnson. Reissued in UK as Ibiza Surprise.[4]
Novel Dolly and the Doctor Bird* Match for a Murderer Dorothy Dunnett Renamed to avoid giving offence to US President's wife Ladybird Johnson. Reissued in UK as Operation Nassau.[4]
Novel Dolly and the Singing Bird* The Photogenic Soprano Dorothy Dunnett Renamed to avoid giving offence to US President's wife Ladybird Johnson. Reissueed in UK as Rum Affair.[4]
Novel Dolly and the Starry Bird* Murder in Focus Dorothy Dunnett Renamed to avoid giving offence to US President's wife Ladybird Johnson. Reissued in UK as Roman Nights.[4]
Novel Dumb Witness* Poirot Loses a Client Agatha Christie
Novel Emlyn's Moon* Orchard of the Crescent Moon Jenny Nimmo Emlyn's Moon is the second book in The Magician Trilogy.
Novel Five Little Pigs* Murder in Retrospect Agatha Christie
Novel Frozen Assets* Biffen's Millions P. G. Wodehouse
Novel Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow Smilla's Sense of Snow Peter Høeg Danish original: Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for sne. English translation by Tiina Nunnally. Filmed as Smilla's Sense of Snow.
Novel Galahad at Blandings* The Brinkmanship of Galahad Threepwood P. G. Wodehouse
Novel A Gentleman of Leisure* The Intrusion of Jimmy P. G. Wodehouse
Novel Gideon the Cutpurse* The Time Travelers Linda Buckley-Archer
Novel The Girl on the Boat* Three Men and a Maid P. G. Wodehouse
Novel The Golden Fleece* Hercules, My Shipmate Robert Graves
Novel and film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone* [c] Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone J.K. Rowling The American editor felt that the original title would be misinterpreted, as the legend of the Philosopher's stone and its links to alchemy are not widely known in United States.
Novel Hickory Dickory Dock* Hickory Dickory Death Agatha Christie
Novel Temeraire His Majesty's Dragon* Naomi Novik
Novel Hercule Poirot's Christmas* Murder for Christmas, as well as A Holiday for Murder Agatha Christie
Novel The Hollow* Murder After Hours Agatha Christie
Pseudohistory The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail* Holy Blood, Holy Grail Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln
Novel Ice in the Bedroom* The Ice in the Bedroom P. G. Wodehouse
Novel If You Could See Me Now* A Silver Lining Cecelia Ahern
Novel The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman* The War of Dreams Angela Carter
Novel The Inimitable Jeeves* Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
Novel The Iron Man* The Iron Giant Ted Hughes Title was changed to avoid trademark infringement with the comic book character, Iron Man.
Novel The Island of Adventure* Mystery Island Enid Blyton The American title shown is from the 1945 edition. The Island of Adventure is the first in The Adventure Series.
Novel Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit* Bertie Wooster Sees It Through P. G. Wodehouse
Novel Jeeves in the Offing* How Right You Are, Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
Novel Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth and Me Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth* E. L. Konigsburg
Novel Jill the Reckless* The Little Warrior P. G. Wodehouse
Novel Journey by First Class Camel Journey to an 800 Number* E. L. Konigsburg
Novel Joy in the Morning* Jeeves in the Morning P. G. Wodehouse The American title shown here is from a later edition. Earlier American editions are titled Joy in the Morning.
Novel Atomised The Elementary Particles Michel Houellebecq Originally a French novel entitled Les Particules Élémentaires, which translates to the US title.
Novel Good Wives Little Women, Part II* Louisa M. Alcott
Novel Lord Edgware Dies* Thirteen at Dinner Agatha Christie
Novel Madame Doubtfire* Alias Madame Doubtfire Anne Fine
Novel Marque and Reprisal*[5][6] Moving Target Elizabeth Moon
Novel The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side* The Mirror Crack'd Agatha Christie
Novel The More the Merrier* The True Story of Winter Anne Fine
Novel Moroccan Traffic* Send a Fax to the Kasbah Dorothy Dunnett [4]
Novel The Moving Finger* The Case of the Moving Finger Agatha Christie
Novel Mrs McGinty's Dead* Blood Will Tell Agatha Christie
Novel Much Obliged, Jeeves* Jeeves and the Tie That Binds P. G. Wodehouse
Novel Murder is Easy* Easy to Kill Agatha Christie
Novel Murder on the Orient Express* Murder in the Calais Coach Agatha Christie American title to avoid confusion with Graham Greene's novel Stamboul Train, which in the US had been published as Orient Express
Novel The Nigger of the 'Narcissus': A Tale of the Sea* [c] The Children of the Sea: A Tale of the Forecastle Joseph Conrad US publisher objected to "nigger". In 2009, the Dutch company WordBridge Publishing published a new edition titled The N-Word of the Narcissus
Novel Non-Stop* Starship Brian Aldiss The title change was presumably to sound more sci-fi-ish. The changed title gives away a plot point.
Novel Northern Lights* The Golden Compass Philip Pullman US publishers changed title due to vague resemblance of alethiometer on cover to a compass. The film version was titled The Golden Compass in different markets.
Novel One, Two, Buckle My Shoe* An Overdose of Death as well as The Patriotic Murders. Agatha Christie
Novel Cross Stitch Outlander* Diana Gabaldon
Novel The Painted Man* The Warded Man Peter V. Brett
Collection of short stories Parker Pyne Investigates* Mr Parker Pyne - Detective Agatha Christie
Novel Pearls, Girls and Monty Bodkin* The Plot That Thickened P. G. Wodehouse
Novel A Pelican at Blandings* No Nudes is Good Nudes P. G. Wodehouse
Novel The Quantum Prophecy* The Awakening Michael Carroll Author is Irish.
Novel Two Hours to Doom* Red Alert Peter Bryan George, pen name "Peter Bryant" The book was the basis for the film Dr. Strangelove.
Novel Right Ho, Jeeves* Brinkley Manor P. G. Wodehouse
Novel Ring for Jeeves* The Return of Jeeves P. G. Wodehouse
Novel Sakkara* Quantum Prophecy 2: The Gathering Michael Carroll Author is Irish.
Novel Sam the Sudden* Sam in the Suburbs P. G. Wodehouse
Novel Shadow Dance* Honeybuzzard Angela Carter
Novel The Sheep-Pig* [c] Babe The Gallant Pig Ronald Gordon King-Smith, pen name "Dick King-Smith" The corresponding film was titled Babe.
Novel The Silver Sword* Escape from Warsaw Ian Serraillier
Novel The Sittaford Mystery* The Murder at Hazelmoor Agatha Christie
Novel Something Fishy* The Butler Did It P. G. Wodehouse
Novel Something Fresh* Something New P. G. Wodehouse
Novel Sparkling Cyanide* Remembered Death Agatha Christie
Novel Stamboul Train* Orient Express Graham Greene
Novel The Stars' Tennis Balls* Revenge Stephen Fry
Novel Summer Lightning* Fish Preferred P. G. Wodehouse
Novel Taken at the Flood* There is a Tide Agatha Christie
Novel Aunt Becky Began It A Tangled Web* L. M. Montgomery
Novel Ten Little Niggers* And Then There Were None and Ten Little Indians Agatha Christie In America, first published as And Then There Were None with the nursery rhyme changed to Ten Little Indians; a later US edition under that title; from the 1960s most British editions as And Then There Were None with the nursery rhyme "Ten Little Soldier Boys".
Novel Slave Girl Rover Australian author Jackie French Originally published in Australia under the title They Came on Viking Ships.
Novel They Do It With Mirrors* Murder With Mirrors Agatha Christie
Collection of short stories The Thirteen Problems* The Tuesday Club Murders Agatha Christie
Novel Three Act Tragedy* Murder in Three Acts Agatha Christie
Novel The Time Twister* Charlie Bone and the Time Twister Jenny Nimmo
Novel The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe The Unsleeping Eye* David G. Compton Filmed as Death Watch.
Novel Tiger! Tiger!* The Stars My Destination Alfred Bester
Novel On Her Majesty's Wizardly Service To Visit the Queen* Diane Duane
Novel Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Spy* Catch a Falling Spy Len Deighton
Novel Where Rainbows End* Love, Rosie, or Rosie Dunne Cecelia Ahern
Novel Why Didn't They Ask Evans?* The Boomerang Clue Agatha Christie
Novel Wilkins' Tooth* Witch's Business Diana Wynne Jones
Novel The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle* The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Stuart Turton


Type of work UK title US title Notes
Song "9 to 5"* "Morning Train (Nine to Five)" Avoid confusion with the Dolly Parton song "9 to 5"
Album Peter Gabriel* (1982) Security This was the fourth album released by Peter Gabriel with the name Peter Gabriel.
Album The Electric Light Orchestra* No Answer The US title resulted from misunderstanding the note left by a United Artists Records employee who had tried to phone Harvest Records for the title but got no answer.[7]
Album Suede* The London Suede Eponymous debut album by the British rock group Suede. The group had to change their name for the American market due to a trademark owned by an American singer with the same name.[8]
Album Loud & Clear All Night Long* Live album by American singer Sammy Hagar originally released in 1978 in the US. Released in the UK in 1979 with a different title and cover.
Album The Rolling Stones* England's Newest Hit Makers
Album My Generation* The Who Sings My Generation
Album A Quick One* Happy Jack The U.S. Decca label dropped the suggestive U.K. title and changed the track list to include hit song Happy Jack.
Album Killing Machine* Hell Bent for Leather Title changed for US release as Columbia/CBS did not like the murderous implications of the album title.
Album What Is Beat?* What Is The English Beat? The British band The Beat was known as The English Beat in North America due to a copyright issue.
Album Kylie Minogue Impossible Princess Changed in the UK after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. US title was the original Australian title.
Album Club Classics Vol. One Keep on Movin'* Debut album of the British band Soul II Soul.


Type of work UK title US title Notes
Comic books Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [a] Former UK censorship. Also applied to the games based on it up to the 16-bit era.
Food Marathon Snickers Standardised to Snickers name in 1990.
Games console Mega Drive Genesis The name change appears to have been due to a trademark dispute.[9]
Mock history Drayneflete Revealed There'll Always be a Drayneflete US title echoes There'll Always Be an England
Toy franchise Action Force G.I. Joe* Reworked the US military unit into an international band of soldiers.


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