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Similar movies that were released around the same time

This thread is sponsored by the farm movie craze of 1984.

Two Jean Harlow biopics that came out in 1965 are another good example. Any others?

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by Anonymousreply 5206/29/2020

Armageddon-type movies around 2002. Can’t remember/too lazy to think of titles.

by Anonymousreply 106/22/2020

Deep impact there R1. Much better movie.

by Anonymousreply 206/22/2020

Capote 2005

Infamous 2006

by Anonymousreply 306/22/2020

Mars movies both released in 2000: “Mission to Mars” and “Red Planet.”

by Anonymousreply 406/22/2020

Dante's Peak and Volcano came out the same time.

by Anonymousreply 506/22/2020

r3 Toby Jones was so much better as Capote than PSH

by Anonymousreply 606/22/2020

All those Wyatt Earp or whoever movies. Yawnnnn.

by Anonymousreply 706/22/2020

The endless baseball movies from the 90s.

by Anonymousreply 806/22/2020

Antz and another insect-themed cartoon were released around the same time.

And, not movies, but Grimm and Once Upon a Time started the same year.

by Anonymousreply 906/22/2020

Dangerous Liaisons and Valmont came out within about a year of each other.

by Anonymousreply 1006/22/2020

R9 Speaking of Grimm, there were two Snow White movies released in 2012: "Mirror Mirror" and "Snow White & The Huntsman"...And both were terrible.

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by Anonymousreply 1106/22/2020

There's actually a term for this: "twin films."

A whole list of 'em at link.

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by Anonymousreply 1206/22/2020

Antz and A Bug’s Life

by Anonymousreply 1306/22/2020

On TV - The Munsters vs The Addams Family. And 3 different Amy Fisher TV movies, for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 1406/22/2020

Big with Tom Hanks, Like Father Like Son with Dudley Moore & Vice/Versa with Judge Reinhold were all within a year of each other. Only Big was any good.

by Anonymousreply 1506/22/2020

Skatetown, USA and Roller Boogie

by Anonymousreply 1606/22/2020

There were two Roseanne biopics at the same time

by Anonymousreply 1706/22/2020

Early 90s erotic thrillers: Basic Instinct, Body of Evidence, Sliver, The Last Seduction, Color of Night, Disclosure, Jade, etc.

by Anonymousreply 1806/22/2020

Beat Street, Breakin', and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo all came out in 1984.

by Anonymousreply 1906/22/2020

Race With the Devil and The Devil's Rain

by Anonymousreply 2006/22/2020

THREE tv movies about Amy Fisher and Joey Buttafucco came out about the same time.

by Anonymousreply 2106/22/2020

R11.. at least snow white and the huntsman had the hunky king and hemsworth (although covered up)....

by Anonymousreply 2206/22/2020

Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind, Juno, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 500 Days of Summer, Lars and the Real Girl, etc.

by Anonymousreply 2306/22/2020

Yes, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a dark comedy about adults erasing the memories of past relationships, is almost exactly like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a young adult drama about troubled teenagers. And everyone noticed it when they were released at almost the same time, meaning eight years apart.

by Anonymousreply 2406/22/2020

I saw Country and Places in the Heart back to back. I saw The River on tv. I seem to recall a rather hot scene between Spacek and Gibson I thought I could be a farmer!

by Anonymousreply 2506/22/2020

Yesterday and Blinded by the Light have some obvious differences (one is a pure fantasy), but it is a strange coincidence that there were two movies last summer about South Asians obsessed with Boomer music.

by Anonymousreply 2606/22/2020

[QUOTE] Early 90s erotic thrillers: Basic Instinct, Body of Evidence, Sliver, The Last Seduction, Color of Night, Disclosure, Jade, etc.

[QUOTE] Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind, Juno, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 500 Days of Summer, Lars and the Real Girl, etc.

Are these two separate idiots who have missed the point of the thread or are you the same person?

by Anonymousreply 2706/22/2020

I found it interesting that all the “farm wives” of 1984 got nominated for Oscars that year. You’d think that one of them would’ve been left off.

Infamous is superior to Capote but I thought Catherine Keener was perfect as Harper Lee, especially her scene at the book party at the end.

by Anonymousreply 2806/22/2020

The Illusionist and The Prestige in 2006. Both about 19th century British magicians.

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by Anonymousreply 2906/22/2020

Yes, r29. That is the most striking example. Fortunately, at least both of those films were pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 3006/22/2020

Disaster movies of the 1990s.

by Anonymousreply 3106/22/2020

Grace of Monaco and Diana: two critically panned films, both directed by guys named "Oliver", starring two Australian actresses playing European princesses who both died in a car crash. Grace was originally slated to premiere only a few weeks after Diana, but after Diana flopped so miserably it was pushed back a few months.

I think these two make a great double bill for a fun drunken movie night with your friends.

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Frankly, I’d rather someone make a movie or show about Diana going out to a gay bar in male drag with Freddie Mercury in the ‘80s. There’s a great short story collection called At Danceteria and Other Stories that recounts it.

by Anonymousreply 3306/22/2020

R3 Yes I preferred Infamous. In fact I love that movie, even if the second half is seriously depressing.

by Anonymousreply 3406/22/2020

Rocket Man and Bohemian Rhapsody?

by Anonymousreply 3506/22/2020

I just wanted to throw in something about Deep Impact. I watched it this past weekend and teared up more than once. I don’t know if it was because I lost my dad around the time it came out or what.

Tia Leoni’s character seemed to be the one that got the most development, and that wasn’t exactly deep. But the whole relationship between Duvall and the young crew contrasted against his relationship with his own sons and deceased wife was touching. As was Leoni’s relationships with her divorced parents.

Then you throw in the prominence of the MSNBC brand which was when media was exploding all over itself trying to figure out where things were going. It was a very appropriate depiction of a place in time to me.

Ok. Sorry about the ramble. Just keep scrolling.

by Anonymousreply 3606/22/2020

The Hatton Garden Robbery spawned 3 movies

Hatton Garden:The Heist in 2016

The Hatton Garden Job in 2017

King of Thieves in 2018

And a 4 part Network TV Series called Hatton Garden in 2019.

Nobody really watched the TV series in the UK because we were all bored to fuck with it.

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by Anonymousreply 3706/22/2020

"Without Limits" and "Prefontaine".

by Anonymousreply 3806/22/2020

Bad (1938) and Gone With The Wind (1939)

by Anonymousreply 3906/22/2020

The teen science movies in the 80s: Weird Science, My Science Project, and Real Genius.

by Anonymousreply 4006/22/2020

"Lovers on the lam" films were trendy in the early 90s: Guncrazy (1992), Kalifornia (1993) Natural Born Killers (1994) The Doom Generation (1995)

by Anonymousreply 4106/22/2020

The dueling Christopher Columbus biopics

Tombstone and Wyatt Earp

by Anonymousreply 4206/22/2020

Jezebel and GWTW.

by Anonymousreply 4306/22/2020

Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice

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Platoon and Full Metal Jacket.

by Anonymousreply 4506/22/2020

Schindler List and Freddy Got Fingered

by Anonymousreply 4606/22/2020

[quote] Schindler List and Freddy Got Fingered

What an idiot...Those two were released 8 years apart!

by Anonymousreply 4706/22/2020

1981: The Year of the Werewolf

The Howling, American Werewolf In London, and Wolfen

by Anonymousreply 4806/29/2020

The best actress of those three is Sissy Spacek.

by Anonymousreply 4906/29/2020

There were two TV movies about the life of Liberace in 1988, the year after his death: "Liberace," starring Andrew Robinson, on ABC; and "Liberace: Behind the Music," starring Victor Garber, on CBS.

by Anonymousreply 5006/29/2020

Turn in your gay cards, all of you!!!!

Forty-nine replies and nobody posted what should have been r1!??

"No Other Love" (Richard Thomas & Julie Kavner) and "Like Normal People" (Linda Purl & Shaun Cassidy)!!!

These two infamous "Tards in Love" television movies were both released TWO WEEKS APART in 1979! Even then people were snickering.

by Anonymousreply 5106/29/2020

Two cross-dressing films Victor/Victoria and Tootse both 1982. If Barbra had not delayed Yentl's release until 1983 she could have joined them.

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