Double Vision: Almost identical films came out at the same time


In 1998, moving insects slithered onto movie screens in Bug’s life And the grab

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They’re confrontations that didn’t need to happen — rival studios staring at each other, refusing to blink.

In 1998, asteroids exploding into Earth in time were detonated by nuclear warheads, not once but twice, in disaster And the deep effect. In the same year, moving insects slithered onto the cinema screens in grab And the Bug’s life – And just a year ago, dueling lava flows erupted Dante’s Peak And the volcano.

In 2013, Jesse Eisenberg starred in doubleJake Gyllenhaal in the enemyeach like a man tormented by his own likeness (and you wouldn’t know it the enemy It was based on a novel called…Wait For It… double.)

Hollywood is not a big city. Everyone knows what other people are doing, and movies that cost millions of dollars require a lot of people and many months of development. However they ended up in ’87 / 88 with four Body-Changing Comedy: George Burns Turned Around 18 again!; Parents Judge Reinhold and Dudley Moore swapped places with their sons vice versa And the Like father like son, Straight; and in big, An amusement park wish turns a young boy into Tom Hanks.

This is not, from a business point of view, smart. One movie will definitely appear in the foreground (only big It drew large crowds in the mid-1980s, and no one could be said to come out unscathed.

And after….

Below is a (far from specific) list of 50 conceptual twins who compete head-on for no apparent reason.

Films defining the golden age


Tom Hanks in Turner and hook and Jim Belushi in K-9.

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Tom Hanks in Turner and hook and Jim Belushi in K-9.

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The Scarlet Empress And the The Appearance of Catherine the Great (1934) – Duel Catherine Garbo and Dietrich

Jezebel And the Gone with the Wind (1938/39) – Hell before the war

Young Master Lincoln And the Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1939/40) – Abes-in-Training

Oscar Wilde And the The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960) – Where were Wilde’s things

Dr. Strangelove And the fail safe (1964) – Atomic bombs away

Harlow And the Harlow (1965) – Biological Pictures Blonde Bomb

for you and us and us And the With six you get an Eggroll (1968) – parents marry widows and bring families together

bloody mom And the Grissom gang (1970/71) — Ma Barker, meet Ma Barker

gods magic And the Jesus Christ is a star (1973) – the greatest music story ever told

Corvette Summer And the stingray (1978) – I drove my Chevy to the dam

the Warriors And the hikers (1979) – Teen gangs in New York City

Howl, wolfen And the that American Werewolf in London (1981) – Ooooo!

Strange science, true genius And the My science project (1985) – Obsessive Teen Comedy

Back to the future And the I married Peggy Soo (1986) – teenage time travel

Turner and hook And the K-9 (1989) – Police officers and their dogs

the abyss And the Leviathan (1989) – underwater horror

dangerous relationships And the Valmont (1988/89) – based on the same epistolary novel

Twice he told stories in the ’90s

Robin Hood And the Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (1991) – Sherwood Forestry Competition

1492: Conquest of Heaven And the Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992) – 500th Anniversary Doesn’t Come Often

Headstone And the Wyatt Erb (1994) – Same shootout as OK Corral

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert And the To Wong Foo, thanks for everything, I love Julie Newmar (1994/95) – Drag Queen’s Road Trips

luscious And the Gordy (1995) – talking pigs, lively alive

powder And the phenomenon (1995/96) – Perception at work?

striptease And the girls show (1995/96) – Dirty (pole) dance

Package And the Seven years in Tibet (1997) – in the Dalai Lama da Vida

volcano And the Dante’s Peak (1997) – volcanic dysfunction

disaster And the deep effect (1998) – Big Balls of Fire

grab And the Bug’s life (1998) – Animated Insects

Truman Show And the EDTV (1998/99) – Reality TV, but real

the matrixPresence And the thirteenth floor (1999) – Reality as a Computer Simulation

doubling the new millennium


Mission to Mars And the red planet Both were first shown in 2000.

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red planet And the Mission to Mars (2000) – Duel of the Martian Chronicles

chasing freedom And the first daughter (2004) – White House Teen Romances

cabot And the Disreputable (2005-06) – Truman Capote Vivid Pictures

prestige And the scammer (2006) – Magic tricks of the nineteenth century

happy feet And the Browse up (2006/07) – Animated Penguins

27 dresses And the product of pride (2008) – Bridesmaid Romance

Monitoring and reporting And the Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) – comedy overweight

despicable me And the Megamind (2010) – Animated Villains

Friends with benefits And the no strings attached (2011) – Bombers Went Right

Mirror Mirror, Snow White and Huntsman (2012) – Snow White Live

Lincoln And the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer (2012) – Age Abes

double And the the enemy (2013) – A man tormented by his lookalike

Olympus has fallen And the The fall of the White House (2013) – Terror at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.


girls journey And the hard night Both came out in 2017.

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girls journey And the hard night Both came out in 2017.

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after Earth And the amnesia (2013) – The End of the World Is Coming Soon

this is the endAnd the the end of the world And the palooza . rapture (2013) – Apocalypse for laughter

Margaret And the Florence Foster Jenkins (2015/16) – terrible opera singer

Barry And the Southside is with you (2016) – Young Barack Obama

hard night And the girls journey (2017) – Girlfriends flirting

RBG And the based on gender (2018) – Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Origin Stories

Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madness And the Everything everywhere at once (2022) – Multiverse


Dr. Gharib In the multiverse of madness And the Everything everywhere at once Both are centered around the multiverse.

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Dr. Gharib In the multiverse of madness And the Everything everywhere at once Both are centered around the multiverse.

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