Films With *Literally* The Same Plot, Released In The Same Year

Have you ever watched a trailer for a movie and thought, “Hmm, I’ve seen this before”? The answer to that question is almost always a yes. But when it comes to ‘twin films,’ this moment of déjà vu usually happens within 365 days. Meaning, two different movie studios basically released the same exact movie and had no problem putting those movies into theaters within the same year. You’d think Hollywood would get the memo that we don’t need the same movie two times in one year, but that is not always the case!

Some attribute the phenomenon of twin films to be thanks to the same script being shopped around to various studios around the same time and the studio being like, ‘I can do this better… but better.’ It also could have something to do with employees moving from studio to studio sabotaging the one from which they came by spilling their in-production secrets. Either way, it’s usually clear that one film was much better than the other… as you can see from their box office earnings.

(All box office numbers are the domestic gross calculated via Box Office Mojo.)

1. Armageddon | Deep Impact – 1998

Armageddon Box Office: $201,578,182
Deep Impact Box Office: $140,464,664

These movies are so similar, upon first look at the movie posters, you might actually think they’re the same thing. Honestly, the real difference here is that Bruce Willis is in the more successful movie (Armageddon). These films have the same exact plot, that an asteroid is about to hit the Earth and wipe out everyone. The people of Earth shouldn’t worry because a ragtag team has assembled to take on this asteroid and save everyone. In Armageddon, the team tackling the asteroid is American, whereas in Deep Impact the team is Russian. Minor details.

2. Chasing Liberty | First Daughter — 2004

Chasing Liberty Box Office: $12,195,626
First Daughter Box Office: $9,055,921

Based on these box office scores, no one was really looking for either of these movies to be made. But, us girls of the early ‘00s loved Mandy Moore and Katie Holmes, so we can’t fault them for making these movies! Both movies are about rebellious first daughters who are tired of living under the father’s scrutiny. Both first daughters meet a boy, fall in love with him, only to learn he’s been keeping a secret from her for the whole time. The only real difference here is in Chasing Liberty, Mandy Moore’s character is going off to concerts and gallivanting around Europe. In First Daughter, Katie Holmes character is busy in college falling hard for her T.A., played by Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Marc Blucas.

3. Paul Blart: Mall Cop | Observe and Report — 2009

Paul Blart: Mall Cop Box Office: $146,336,178
Observe and Report Box Office: $24,007,324

Clearly, Paul Blart is the hero in America’s eyes. There’s basically no comparison. He gives mall cops a good name because he was willing to risk his life in order to protect his mall. Did we need a sequel to the first Paul Blart movie? Probably not. These movies are essentially carbon copies of the actors’ other films, as Kevin James plays the same lovable, but dopey mall cop, whereas Seth Rogen always plays a stoner mall cop. Paul Blart: Mall Cop has a gang of crooks taking over the mall, whereas Observe and Report has a flasher terrorizing shoppers.

4. Antz | A Bug’s Life — 1998

Antz Box Office: $90,757,863
A Bug’s Life Box Office: $162,798,565

Talking bugs was a big deal back in 1998! Both Antz and A Bug’s Life follow one ant who is trying to break the mold. In the process of that, this male ant is also trying to gain the affection of the princess. The difference between the two, besides one being a Woody Allen film and the other, a Disney hit, is who plays the villain. In Antz, the villain is a fellow ant. But in A Bug’s Life, the ants are controlled by an evil grasshopper, aptly named Hopper. A Bug’s Life was such a hit, Disneyland and Disney World both had sections built around the movie that are still open in 2017.

5. Babe | Gordy – 1995

Babe Box Office: $63,658,910
Gordy Box Office: $3,941,146

Not to be rude, but who on Earth is Gordy? Sorry little piggie friend, but the only piglet in our lives in the ‘90s was Babe. Babe was a cute little pig raised by sheepdogs who then grows up herding sheep. Whereas, Gordy is trying to rescue his family from the slaughterhouse. Dark. While their plots are slightly different, based on the box office earnings, it is easy to see the world did not need two pig movies in the same year. Babe is also a great movie that has an underlying message about not conforming to societal pressures so — duh, it wins.

6. The Prestige | The Illusionist – 2006

The Prestige Box Office: $53,089,891
The Illusionist Box Office: $39,868,642

The big similarities between The Prestige and The Illusionist are that both films are set in the late Nineteenth century and feature Oscar-nominated actors. While the films also both follow the lives of magicians, they start to differ after that. The Prestige is about two magicians who were formerly friends until one blames the other for mistakenly killing the love of his life. The Illusionist is about a magician who meets the love of his life again and realizes she’s about to marry a monster. All in all, the movies didn’t make much at the box office and are more memorable for being twin films than anything else.

7. Turner & Hooch | K-9 – 1989

Turner & Hooch Box Office: $71,079,915
K-9 Box Office: $43,247,647

Dogs are a man’s best friend, and in 1989, they also became a man’s best co-worker! In Turner & Hooch and K-9, both cops need to enlist the help of a doggy partner in order to solve a crime. The differences between these two movies are how both leads get the help from the dog. In Turner & Hooch, Detective Turner adopts the dog of a deceased man to try and solve the man’s murder. In K-9, detective Dooley needs to find a drug dealer and a friend of him gives him Jerry, an intelligent dog trained to smell drugs. Turner & Hooch obviously performed better but that’s not a huge shock considering Tom Hanks was in it!

8. Olympus Has Fallen | White House Down – 2013

Olympus Has Fallen Box Office: $98,925,640
White House Down Box Office: $73,103,784

These two movies are peak twin films. When the trailers aired that year, it was so hard to tell them apart. In both movies, two men, who are disgraced and a bit down on their luck, save the President of the United States. Using their special training, they’re able to kick it into high gear when the White House is under attack. The only real difference between these films is Olympus Has Fallen has a serious tone, as the president lost his wife earlier in the film and partly blames his Secret Service detail, Gerard Butler’s character. In White House Down, Channing Tatum’s character is denied a job in the secret service, but the film is more of an action-comedy as he saves the president, Jamie Foxx, proving they made the wrong choice.

9. The Equalizer | John Wick — 2014

The Equalizer Box Office: $101,530,738
John Wick Box Office: $43,037,835

The Equalizer and John Wick are two movies that introduce us to troubled men, just trying to put their dark pasts behind them. But they stumble into a situation that forces them back into that lifestyle. In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington’s character meets a young girl who is being controlled by a gang and he knows he has to help her. In John Wick, the world learned that you never kill a man’s dog, especially if that man’s wife just died. Even though John Wick performed considerably lower at the box office, it was well loved by audiences and critics alike.

10. Mirror Mirror | Snow White and the Huntsman – 2012

Mirror Mirror Box Office: $64,935,167
Snow White and the Huntsman Box Office: $155,332,381

Did we really need two movies based on Disney’s most dull princess? Sorry, probably not. But, focusing more on her villain at least made these movies somewhat worthwhile. The difference here is that Mirror Mirror was an upbeat, pretty princess film full of gowns and glittering castles. Whereas Snow White and the Huntsman is gritty and about the fight between an evil queen and the rightful heir. We get enough happy Disney movies every year, so Snow White and the Huntsman’s dark tone was more welcomed. With Charlize Theron as the villain and Chris Hemsworth as the hero’s ally, it’s no wonder this was a box office hit.

11. Cop Out | The Other Guys – 2010

Cop Out Box Office: $44,875,481
The Other Guys Box Office: $119,219,978

Buddy cop films might have different underlying plots, but they almost always have the same outcome. Two cops don’t really want to work together, or they appear to be poorly matched partners. They get into a batch of trouble, get suspended, but then manage to solve the case and impress their bosses while saving the day.

In Cop Out, Bruce Willis plays the more serious half of the partnership, while Tracy Morgan is his goofy self, as they try to figure out who stole a baseball card and stumble upon a bigger crime. The Other Guys features Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as the odd couple. Obviously, both pairs make it work… and make everyone laugh in the process.

12. After Earth | Oblivion – 2013

After Earth Box Office: $60,522,097
Oblivion Box Office: $89,107,235

There are countless movies about what would happen to Earth after it becomes unlivable, and two movies about just that came out a few years ago. In both films, there is an exploration of Earth many years after humanity left it. However, the differences here are that in After Earth, a father and son unintentionally wind up on Earth 1,000 years after humans left the planet. In Oblivion, Tom Cruise’s character is meant to travel there to repair Earth, but he makes a discovery that has him questioning his entire life. Neither of these movies was a huge hit at the box office and After Earth is highly regarded as Will Smith’s worst movie ever.

13. Megamind | Despicable Me — 2010

Megamind Box Office: $148,415,853
Despicable Me Box Office: $251,513,985

Now, you might not immediately think these two are that alike, given one guy isn’t even human. But both animated movies focus on a villain becoming a good guy. Also, both guys are oddly disproportionate. Megamind’s head is huge and Gru has the tiniest little legs for a guy with such a big torso. The difference here is Gru becomes a good guy in Despicable Me because he falls in love with his adopted children and wants to change for them. Megamind switches to the light side after his city’s superhero “dies” and he needs to be the good guy. Then, he learns that the said-to-be-dead superhero actually just quit and lied to the world. The betrayal turns him into the hero he’s always been on the inside. Both films are equally good, though given Despicable Me has had numerous sequels and counting, it’s clear who the world loves more… the minions!

14. Open Season | Over the Hedge — 2006

Open Season Box Office: $85,105,259
Over the Hedge Box Office: $155,019,340

Over the Hedge is the 3rd Bruce Willis movie on this list. Are we starting to sense a theme with movie studios here? The most surprising thing about these twin films is seeing how much Over the Hedge made. Both movies are similar in the sense that a ragtag team of animals is forced to work together. Open Season finds the forest animals trying to figure out what to do before the hunters come for open season. In Over the Hedge, the animals are left confused when a suburban neighborhood popped up while they were all hibernating.

15. Hercules | The Legend of Hercules — 2014

Hercules Box Office: $72,688,614
The Legend of Hercules Box Office: $18,848,538

Everything we need to know about Hercules can be answered in the ‘90s Disney film. And yet, in 2014 we got not one, but two live-action retellings of Hercules backstory. Film audiences learn of Hercules father betraying him and witness his struggles. In Hercules, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shows off his impressive muscles as a sword-for-hire who needs to help the King of Thrace fight off an evil warlord. In The Legend of Hercules, poor Kellan Lutz could not compete as the title character. His movie focused heavily on Hercules’s destiny, but ultimately, it could not captivate audiences like The Rock could and was a massive box office flop.

16. No Strings Attached | Friends With Benefits — 2011

No Strings Attached Box Office: $70,662,220
Friends With Benefits Box Office: $55,802,754

These movies have the. exact. same. plot. It is almost like one studio saw the script and decided to change some lines, character jobs, and then — boom — they deemed the two different. In both movies, a man and woman meet but are tired of relationships and the drama they entail. What they want is the ability to sleep with one person, but have it be “no strings attached,” just a “friends with benefits” scenario, hence the films’ two names. But of course, they fall in love, fight about it, split up, but wind up together at the very end of the film, in a dramatic reunion. The only true difference here is No Strings Attached takes places in California, whereas Friends With Benefits takes place in New York.
Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman had just done Black Swan together, and everyone knows Mila and Ashton Kutcher have been tight since the That ’70s Show days, so there’s no way either party could claim innocence, here.

17. This Is The End | The World’s End — 2013

This Is The End Box Office: $101,470,202
The World’s End Box Office: $26,004,851

What else would happen when the world ends besides massive partying? Both movies follow a group of guys and what happens to them when the world goes crazy thinking the apocalypse is pending. In This Is The End, James Franco and co. play the worst versions of themselves. They’re at a party when the apocalypse happens and they quickly realize they weren’t raptured for a reason. The World’s End starts out as a pub crawl among old friends, and although they’re trying to end at one bar, they realize along the way that the world is actually in the midst ending. When they get to the desired pub, they have to deal with more serious matters besides drinking. Honestly, they’re freakishly similar but could be possibly explained by the ‘world’s ending in 2012’ hysteria.

18. Jezebel | Gone With The Wind – 1938 & 1939

Jezebel Box Office: No box office data
Gone With The Wind Box Office: $198,676,459

If we adjusted for inflation, Gone With The Wind is the highest-grossing film of all time, by a lot. It would have grossed over $3 billion (putting all other movies to shame). Even though Jezebel came out in 1938 (meaning it came first of the two), the film wasn’t thought of until after Bette Davis lost the coveted role of Scarlett O’Hara. Vivien Leigh won the role and starred in Gone With The Wind. Jezebel was then adapted from a play to be made into a movie for Bette. Both films center around strong, feisty women aka Southern Belles during the Civil War.

19. Rough Night | Girl’s Trip – 2017

Rough Night Box Office: $22,105,643
Girls Trip Box Office: $115,108,515

While Rough Night and Girls Trip don’t have exactly the same plot (as quite of a few of these do) they have so many of the same tropes, it is surprising they were released within a month of each other, let alone in the same year. They’re both pretty much the female version of The Hangover, tbh. Of the two, Girls Trip was the mega-success, with Tiffany Haddish receiving tons of praise for her wildly hilarious character. Rough Night follows a bachelorette party in Miami gone wrong, whereas Girls Trip is a reunion trip among four best friends in New Orleans after not seeing each other for five years. No offense to Scarlett Johansson and the Rough Night crew, but the cast of Girls Trip was just more lovable and easier to relate to.

20. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | Captain America: Civil War – 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Box Office: $330,360,194
Captain America: Civil War Box Office: $408,084,349

While these plots are inherently different, are they really? DC and Marvel are competitors and when you look at the break down of their superheroes, many have similarities. I mean, come on, Marvel has a Wade Wilson (Deadpool) and DC has a Slade Wilson (Deathstroke). The big similarities between Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War is there are two “friends” fighting each other. In Batman v Superman, the two heroes aren’t exactly compadres just yet. They’re ready to kill each other… until they learn both of their moms are named Martha. In Cap’s movie, he and Iron Man duke it out because of a disagreement over how superheroes should be regulated. Both movies have epic fight scenes between the two heroes and a “shocking” ending for one of those heroes.

21. Zootopia | Sing – 2016

Zootopia Box Office: $341,268,248
Sing Box Office: $270,329,045

If you didn’t see both of these movies, you might be wondering how on Earth singing pigs can have anything to do with a bunny and a fox. Well, the first similarity between these films is the fact that animals are anthropomorphic, meaning they act like humans. But that isn’t all! In Zootopia, Judy Hopps is trying to prove to everyone (her family, the city, and herself) that a bunny can be a cop. She is trying to break the stereotype that only predator-animals can be cops. In Sing, the characters sign up for a singing competition and they’re all trying to prove themselves for varying different reasons. Both films are great examples for children about how being different is a good thing and that you can be successful in your dreams.

22. Godspell | Jesus Christ Superstar – 1973

Godspell Box Office: $1.2 million
Jesus Christ Superstar Box Office: $24.5 million

You’d think one movie musical about Jesus Christ would be enough for a decade, but in 1973, the world got two. Both films are based on Broadway musicals that are based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ… if you couldn’t figure that out just by looking at them. Godspell is a series of parables from the gospel of Matthew, interspersed with musical numbers and set in New York. One man is spreading the word and teachings of Jesus. Whereas, Jesus Christ Superstar is about a group traveling to reenact the Passion of the Christ (A.K.A Jesus’s final days). Of the two films, Jesus Christ Superstar got a lot of praise. Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson were nominated for Golden Globe Awards in 1974 for their portrayals of Jesus and Judas.

23. The Amityville Horror | The Shining – 1979 & 1980

The Amityville Horror Box Office: $86,432,000
The Shining Box Office: $44,017,374

You might think that horror movies are all the rage right now (and they are) but they’ve been popular for many decades now, in part thanks to both of these films. Both The Shining and The Amityville Horror are based on novels, and they’re also partly based on true stories. The Shining is more “inspired by” than “based on,” but the film’s inspiration comes from the Stanley Hotel. Whereas The Amityville Horror is based on a true story. As the novel and movie state, in 1974, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. really did kill six of his family members, but what happened to the Lutz family (the ones who moved in not knowing such a grisly murder took place) has been highly debated after the novel and film’s release. Both movies are similar in that the father figure starts to slowly lose his mind after the family moves into the home (or hotel) and they start seeing things.

24. Porky’s | The Last American Virgin – 1981 & 1982

Porky’s Box Office: $105,492,483
The Last American Virgin Box Office: $5,829,781
Well, if you’ve never heard of The Last American Virgin, there is probably a reason. Porky’s popularity and box office success definitely cast a very big shadow. Like many “coming of age” teen movies, both Porky’s and The Last American Virgin focus on the main characters just trying to have sex. Porky’s has been influential in the teen film genre and inspired many writers. But if the film were released today, a lot of it would have to be reworked i.e. the scene where the boys are spying on girls in a high school locker room, that totally would not float in anyone’s book in 2017.

25. Dreamscape | A Nightmare On Elm Street – 1984

Dreamscape Box Office: $12,145,169
A Nightmare on Elm Street Box Office: $25,504,513

While Nightmare doesn’t have the biggest box office on this list, it was clearly the more successful film of these two if all of the sequels and the 2010 remake are anything to go by. Both films made falling asleep a very scary thing for moviegoers. Both films are about people entering the dreams of others and having the ability to affect them in real life. In Dreamscape, it begins as innocent research project into helping people with sleep disorders, but one government agent turns evil when he realizes what they’re able to do. Whereas Nightmare on Elm Street is a literal nightmare. Freddy Kruger is one of the most highly regarded slasher killers and when you’ve basically got knives for hands, it is not a surprise. He kills poor, young Johnny Depp in this movie.

26. Gremlins | Ghoulies – 1984 & 1985

Gremlins Box Office: $148,168,459
Ghoulies Box Office: No box office data

It is safe to say Gremlins was the bigger film of these two and how could it not be? When they’re Mogwai, the gremlins are just too cute! Who didn’t want a Mogwai of their own after seeing this movie? Whereas the ghoulies are actually terrifying. The films might not have the same exact plot, but it is hard to argue that they aren’t similar given both movies focus on little creatures. The ghoulies are demonic in nature and come to be when a young man tries to gain supernatural powers and stumbles upon them. The gremlins only come out if you feed a Mogwai after midnight, expose them to bright light, or get them wet. When Mogwai turn into gremlins, they’re just as ugly as the ghoulies and pretty evil in nature.

27. Back to the Future | Peggy Sue Got Married – 1985 & 1986

Back to the Future Box Office: $210,609,762
Peggy Sue Got Married Box Office: $41,382,841

Like many of the films on this list, Back to the Future spawned an empire after it was released. It is no surprise the success of this film totally dwarfed Peggy Sue Got Married. You might have never even heard of Peggy Sue! Both films follow people traveling back in time. In Back to the Future, Doc Brown travels back in time, thus prompting the film’s star and his friend, Marty McFly, to time-travel as well. While there, Marty meets the high school versions of his parents and changes the course of his entire life by doing so. In Peggy Sue Got Married, Peggy goes back in time unintentionally after she faints at her 25-year high school reunion. Peggy decides to take advantage of the chance to relive her high school senior year again and sees what happens when she changes the past.

28. Top Gun | Iron Eagle – 1986

Top Gun Box Office: $176,781,728
Iron Eagle Box Office: $24,159,872

Everyone knows and loves Top Gun. It is probably one of Tom Cruise’s best films and he’s had quite a lengthy career. In 1986, studio executives felt it necessary to give us two movies about fighter pilots. A whole genre we had no idea we ever wanted until then! The difference between these films is that Top Gun was also touted as a romantic action drama, whereas Iron Eagle is strictly a drama.

29. The Vindicator | RoboCop – 1986 & 1987

The Vindicator Box Office: 12,000
RoboCop Box Office: $53,424,681

These films might seem to be copying one another, but they are also not the first of their kind. The two movies feature protagonists that are horrifically injured in accidents. Rather than letting them die though, they are turned into weapons, more machine than man. If you just saw Justice League, this probably sounds familiar. The superhero Cyborg was first debuted in 1980, years before either of these films, and he too is part man, part machine. In The Vindicator, the protagonist is a scientist who nearly dies after a colleague tries to kill him. In RoboCop, the protagonist is a police officer that is injured on the job and then seen as an opportunity to test out the new part-robot part-cop idea. Sounds pretty dang similar!

30. Kalifornia | Natural Born Killers – 1993 & 1994

Kalifornia Box Office: $2,395,231
Natural Born Killers Box Office: $50,282,766

Not only are these movies similar, they even repeat a main actress! Juliette Lewis stars in Kalifornia and Natural Born Killers as a main character. The films are road movies about a couple engaging in multi-state killing sprees and all directly or loosely based on real murderer Charles Starkweather. Woody Harrelson truly cemented himself a movie star and not just a TV guy (after his years on Cheers) in Natural Born Killers. Although the film was deemed “too violent,” it was still positively reviewed by critics.

31. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves | Robin Hood – 1991

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Box Office: $165,493,908
Robin Hood Box Office: No box office data

It looks like 1991 was the year that movie studios really wanted to tell us the story of Robin Hood. In Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Kevin Costner starred and began his dominance of ‘90s films. Robin Hood was a British film that followed the life of the prince of thieves. But the winner of the BAFTA that year was the Kevin Costner version of the film. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves also won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television and was nominated for Best Song at the Academy Awards.

32. Rookie of the Year | Little Big League – 1993 & 1994

Rookie of the Year Box Office: $53,615,089
Little Big League Box Office: $12,267,790

In the early ‘90s, there was definitely a theme about preteen boys getting involved in baseball. There was also Angels in the Outfield released in 1994. But for Rookie of the Year and Little Big League, both movies are about 12-year-old boys getting involved in the MLB, setting Angels… apart from these two.
Rookie of the Year is a remake of the 1954 film Roogie’s Bump, in which the main character isn’t great at little league, but after he breaks his arm he becomes a pitcher who is able to throw a ball at 100 miles per hour. In Little Big League, the main character Billy inherits his grandfather’s fortune, meaning he is inheriting the Minnesota Twins baseball franchise.

33. Street Fighter | Mortal Kombat – 1994 & 1995

Street Fighter Box Office: $33,423,521
Mortal Kombat Box Office: $70,454,098

Nowadays, films usually need to be successful or be a part of a franchise before there is a video game based on them. There are a few movies being released in 2017 and 2018 based on a video game, but in the mid-’90s this was pretty common. Two movies were released within a year that were not only similar films but based on very similar video games. Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat are both based on popular martial arts video games of the same names. It is safe to say Mortal Kombat was the more financially successful film!

34. The Usual Suspects | Primal Fear – 1995 & 1996

The Usual Suspects Box Office: $23,341,568
Primal Fear Box Office: $56,116,183

Both movies are crime films where the suspect/suspects are caught. But then they feign vulnerability, simple-mindedness, and other disabilities to try and legally escape custody. The two films were received well by critics, with Edward Norton earning praise in his film debut in Primal Fear. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture. For The Usual Suspects,
Christopher McQuarrie won the Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) and Kevin Spacey took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

35. Scary Movie | Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th – 2000

Scary Movie Box Office: $157,019,771
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th Box Office: No box office data

Long before Anna Faris was married to Chris Pratt, she starred in the Scary Movie franchise. Both of these movies are parodies based on the Scream franchise but tap into other scary movie tropes. Just from the movie posters, you can see that Ghostface (the killer in Scream) plays a big role in the films. However, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th didn’t make a blip on the box office radar, even though it had the ’90s star Tiffani Amber Thiessen in it. That movie title is just too long! Scary Movie went on to have four more sequels.

36. Finding Nemo | Shark Tale – 2003 & 2004

Finding Nemo Box Office: $339,714,978
Shark Tale Box Office: $160,861,908

In the early 2000s, studio executives decided to tap into the lives of sea creatures and test the waters. Based on the box office, it is safe to say audiences love talking fish! Both films are similar in that they follow anthropomorphic fish characters and are computer-animated films. Where they differ is in Finding Nemo, the main character Marlin is searching for his missing son. Whereas in Shark Tale, the main character, Oscar, is dreaming of a life where he becomes rich and famous. Both movies feature lovable shark characters, though Bruce from Finding Nemo is probably more memorable.

37. Freddy vs. Jason | Alien vs. Predator – 2003 & 2004

Freddy vs. Jason Box Office: $82,622,655
Alien vs. Predator Box Office: $80,282,231

TBH, we are kind of surprised there wasn’t a 2005 movie where the winner of each movie then fought each other to see who was the reigning ‘80s movie villain. For some reason, the revamp of these ’80s villains was to see who would win a battle. Poor Michael Myers was probably wondering why he didn’t get called into battle! If you love the Friday the 13th franchise or Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, then Freddy vs. Jason was up your alley. Or if you prefer out of this world scares, Alien vs. Predator was more your thing. The box office numbers were low for the 2000s and proved people didn’t need either of these films very much.

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