Head-to-Head Battles of Hollywood’s Doppelgänger Movies, Twin Films, and Look-Alike Projects

It seems that Hollywood has a penchant for producing curiously similar 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 doppelgänger 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.

YOU see the statistics! YOU discuss the films! YOU cast your vote & decide their fate!

Coming Soon

  • The Mercy vs. Crowhurst
    • The ‘Donald Crowhurst in a doomed around-the-world boat race’ films of 2018
  • Darkest Hour vs. Dunkirk
    • The ‘get out of Dunkirk’ films of 2017
  • Florence Foster Jenkins vs. Marguerite
    • The ‘tone-deaf socialite becomes a successful singer… of sorts’ films of 2015 & 2016
  • Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse vs. Freaks of Nature
    • The ‘zomcom (zombie comedy)’ films of 2015
  • Hercules vs. The Legend of Hercules
    • The ‘Hercules… obviously…’ films of 2014
  • Life After Beth vs. Warm Bodies vs. Burying the Ex
    • The ‘romzomcoms (romantic zombie comedies)’ of 2013 & 2014
  • Oblivion vs. After Earth
    • The ‘loner in a post-apocalyptic Earth’ films of 2013
  • The World’s End vs. This Is The End
    • The ‘end of the world comedies’ of 2013
  • Hitchcock vs. The Girl
    • The ‘Alfred Hitchcock biopics’ of 2012
  • Friends With Benefits vs. No Strings Attached
    • The ‘casual sex that becomes something more’ films of 2011
  • Cop Out vs. The Other Guys
    • The ‘hard-boiled cop paired with a comedian’ films of 2011
  • Battle: Los Angeles vs. Skyline
    • The ‘Of course the alien invasion takes place in LA’ films of 2010 & 2011
  • Despicable Me vs Megamind
    • The ‘animated evil genius becomes not so evil’ films of 2010
  • The A-Team vs. The Losers
    • The ‘rag-tag dishonored military teams seek redemption’ films of 2010
  • The Book of Eli vs. The Road
    • The ‘walking through a post-apocalyptic hellscape’ films of 2009 & 2010
  • 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
  • Zodiac vs. The Zodiac
    • The ‘Zodiac Killer’ films of 2006 & 2007
  • 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 Matrix vs. eXistenZ vs. The 13th Floor
    • The ‘virtual reality as another world’ films of 1999
  • The Truman Show vs. EdTV
    • The ‘foreshadowing of reality TV’ films of 1998 & 1999
  • Deep Rising vs. Virus
    • The ‘something is lurking on this abandoned boat’ 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
  • Braveheart vs. Rob Roy
    • The ‘Famous Rebels of Scotland’ films of 1995
  • 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

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