10 movies that embarrassingly had the same plot as other movies

Hollywood is hardly original. Movies pay homage and crib ideas from films that came before it and everyone pretends not to notice. But there are certain movies that are basically carbon copies of other movies that came out around the same time, just with different actors and different directors at the helm. It’s the result of competing studios trying to tackle the same plot. And it’s so funny when it happens!

ScreenRant found 10 “twin” movies that basically have the same story with another movie and it’s a phenomenon that’s more common than you’d think. Films like Deep Impact and Armageddon, Antz and A Bug’s Life, The Prestige and The Illusionist, and so many more are such identical movies that we don’t know who stole what from who. There usually is a better movie, though!


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There’s no supernatural magic in The Prestige or The Illusionist. There’s only the pretense of the supernatural (which is what magicians do), and in the case of The Prestige, some fanciful technology (courtesy of Nikola Tesla).