Seeing Double

It seems that Hollywood has a penchant for producing curiously similiar films at about the same time. Oftentimes, within the same year (or so) two movies will be released that share almost identical storylines, themes and/or subjects. While there are any number of reasons that this might occur; it's usually quite clear that there can be only one champion among the films. This section of the site will serve as the online compendium for all such "look-alike" films — a place to research, review & discuss Hollywood's doppleganger films.

While we're starting off with just a few films, you can scan the "Coming Soon" section below for the battles that we have set for the future.

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The Prestige vs. The Illusionist

The Troubled Magician Films of 2006

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Deep Impact vs. Armageddon

The Space-Object Earth Destruction Films of 1998

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Dante’s Peak vs. Volcano

The Volcano Eruption Disaster Films of 1997

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Coming Soon(ish)

  • Olympus Has Fallen vs. White House Down
    • The 'the President seems like the easiest target for terrorists' films of 2013
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop vs. Observe and Report
    • The mall security films of 2009
  • Inkheart vs. Bedtime Stories
    • The 'childrens’ stories come true' films of 2008
  • Valkyrie vs. Defiance
    • The 'small group against the Nazis' films of 2008
  • Psych vs. The Mentalist
    • The 'fake-psychic, pseudo-detective' TV shows of 2006 & 2008
  • Capote vs. Infamous
    • The Truman Capote films of 2005 & 2006
  • Madagascar vs. The Wild
    • The 'New York Zoo animals meet their natively wild counterparts' animated films of 2005 & 2006
  • The Cave vs. The Descent
    • The 'just when you thought it was safe to go into a deep, dark hole' horror films of 2005
  • Garden State vs. Elizabethtown
    • The 'a funeral & a girl change everything' films of 2004 & 2005
  • Chasing Liberty vs. First Daughter
    • The 'President's daughter goes on a date' films of 2004
  • The Ring vs. Feardotcom
    • The 'if you see this you’re going to die' films of 2004
  • Troy vs. Alexander
    • The 'Greek epic' films of 2004
  • Finding Nemo vs. Shark Tale
    • The 'father-son aquatic misadventure' animated films of 2003 & 2004
  • The Score vs. Heist
    • The 'aging criminals' films of 2001
  • Red Planet vs. Mission to Mars
    • The 'space mission gone awry on Mars' films of 2000
  • The Truman Show vs. EdTV
    • The 'foreshadowing of reality TV' films of 1998 & 1999
  • Knock Off vs. Rush Hour
    • The 'unlikely partners cop films' of 1998
  • Antz vs. A Bug’s Life
    • The' loner ant saves the colony' films of 1998
  • Saving Private Ryan vs. The Thin Red Line
    • The WWII films of 1998
  • Pre(fontaine) vs. Without Limits
    • The Steve Prefontaine Films of 1997 & 1998
  • Tombstone vs. Wyatt Earp
    • The 'Wyatt Earp' Films of 1993 & 1994
  • Honeymoon in Vegas vs. Indecent Proposal
    • The 'rich guy pays to be with a financially destitute married woman' films of 1992 & 1993
  • Christopher Columbus: The Discovery vs. 1492: Conquest of Paradise
    • The 'Christopher Columbus "discovers" America' films of 1992
  • Lambada vs. The Forbidden Dance
    • The 'Supposedly NSFW Dance' films of 1990
  • Abyss vs. Leviathan vs. Deep Star Six
    • The 'deep-sea paranormal' films of 1989
  • Turner & Hooch vs. K-9
    • The man-dog buddy cop films of 1989
  • Like Father Like Son vs. Vice Versa vs. 18 Again
    • The 'parent & child change bodies' films of 1987 & 1988
  • Platoon vs. Full Metal Jacket
    • The 'morality & ethics in the Vietnam war' films of 1986 & 1987
  • Top Gun vs. Iron Eagle
    • The melodramatic jet fighter films of 1986
  • Weird Science vs. My Science Project vs. Real Genius
    • The 'teenage science prodigy finds trouble' films of 1985
  • The Deer Hunter vs. Apocalypse Now
    • The 'war is hell, but the Vietnam War was hellier' films of 1978 & 1979
  • Dr. Strangelove vs. Fail Safe
    • The nuclear paranoia films of 1964
  • Harlow vs. Harlow
    • The 'identically-named Jean Harlow' films of 1964
  • Oscar Wilde vs. The Trials of Oscar Wilde
    • The 'trial that destroyed Oscare Wilde' films of 1960