Movies With Matching Titles, But Not Much Else

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With so many movies being released every year, across continents even, it stands to reason that Hollywood would give the same title to different movies, depending on trademark status obviously. It happens more often than you think and this list makes it abundantly clear. Here is a batch of Movies With Matching Titles, But Not Much Else:


Movies w/the same title: Twilight

Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, and Gene Hackman star in the 1998 neo-noir while the 2008 vampire soap stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

Top Dog

Movies w/the same title: Top Dog

In the nineties, Chuck Norris was kicking the bad guy’s around while in 2014 Leo Gregory was battling gangsters in England.

The Way Back

Movies w/the same title: The Way Back

The 2010 version is based on the account of a Polish man who claims to have escaped from a Gulag in Eastern Europe. The other stars Ben Affleck as a recovering alcoholic who becomes a basketball coach.

The Patriot

Movies w/the same title: The Patriot

While their posters might seem similar, the Mel Gibson film is set during America’s Revolutionary War while the Steven Siegal action flick is about an eco-warrior or something.

The Fast and The Furious

Movies w/the same title: The Fast and the Furious

Sure, both films have to do with racing, but the 1954 film involves an escaped convict who wants to prove his innocence while the 2001 movie kicked off an action franchise.

The Avengers

Movies w/the same title: The Avengers

Joss Whedon directs the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s kickoff point which united their greatest heroes in 2012. Meanwhile, in 1998, Warner Bros. tried to remake a British spy series.


Movies w/the same title: Gladiator

“Are you not entertained,” shouted Russell Crowe from a Roman coliseum while Cuba Gooding Jr. and James Marshall tried to escape from an illegal fight club.


Movies w/the same title: Crash

These films actually have something in common. They’re both terrible, but the 2004 edition, welp, won an Academy Award for Best Picture.

Black Sheep

Movies w/the same title: Black Sheep

Movie director Penelope Spheeris brought us one of the best political comedies of the nineties, while New Zealand director Jonathan King brought us zombie sheep.


Movies w/the same title: Arena

This one is unique to this list because it has three. The 1989 film is a science fiction tournament flick. The 1953 version was billed as the first “3-D Western.” Finally, the 2011 movie is a satire of web culture involving illegal fights.

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