Is there any difference between "name of film" and "film's name"?
How can I say that I need to remember film's name?
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You could say:
I need to remember the film's name.
I need to remember the name of the film.
When using the expression name of, what follows almost always has a article or determiner before the noun:
I need the name of a good plumber.
I can't remember the name of the course.
I'm trying to remember the name of your business.
That's just the name of the game.
Although I can think of an exception – when the word name isn't referring to a title or person's name, but is instead being used to describe an abstract concept:
They marched in the name of peace.
Of those in the original list, the first three could be written in the possessive form as well:
I need a good plumber's name.
I can't remember the course's name.
I'm trying to remember your business's name.
However, the fourth one is tricky. If we are talking about the title of a game, such as Monopoly or chess, we can use the possessive:
Football – that's just the game's name.
However, if we are using the idiomatic expression, we must leave it in the of form:
Your girlfriend dumped you? Sorry, man; that's just the name of the game.