Why is it "Mission Impossible" not "Impossible Mission" and so in "The Lion King", why not "The King Lion", and so on? I'm not a native English speaker.
English has a fair amount of flexibility when it comes to the ordering of nouns and their adjectives. Reversing the usual order often makes a movie title seem more exotic and interesting without compromising its comprehensibility. This occasionally leads to ambiguity -- is "fish sauce" a sauce for fish, or a sauce made out of fish, or both?
Other examples include: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou ...okay that's all I can think of right now, but I trust more will appear in comments.