Ten Pairs of Movies with the Same Description

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It’s sort of hard to explain what this is, so I’ll just show you with the first item on the list here:

1. Die Hard/Love Actually

“The hero discovers what Alan Rickman has been secretly up to, and it ruins Christmas.”

It’s from a rather fantastic reddit thread that was passed on to me some time ago, and I just had to sift through for the highlights. Read the rest below:

2. I Robot, Wild Wild West

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“Will Smith is a cop who doesn’t trust technology and has to team up with a nerd to fight robots.”

3. Se7en/Willy Wonka


“Creepy recluse kills a number of strangers with complex allegorical tortures.”

4. Avatar/The Little Mermaid


“Main character wants to be able to walk and run and use legs. Is given the opportunity to do so but in a different world. Will be ostracized if they choose to stay, but they do anyway.”

5. Aladdin/Les Miserables


“Stole some bread, shit happened, and became a good person.”

6. Finding Nemo/Jaws

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“Everybody’s looking for this one fish, then they find him.”

7. Fight Club/Hannah Montana: The Movie

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“Seemingly normal protagonist’s life and relationships are put to the test when their Alternate Personality gets a little too overwhelming.”

8. Shutter Island/Inception

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“Leonardo DiCaprio is heart broken over the death of his wife and goes on an imaginary mission to make things better while the audience gets really confused.”

9. Gran Torino/Up

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“An old bitter man in changing times befriends his young Asian neighbor, who helps him overcome his cynicism and dislike of people after the death of his wife.”

10. Cast Away/Terminal/Apollo 13

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“Tom Hanks’ flight doesn’t go well.”

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  1. I’ve never seen anyone compare Avatar to the Little Mermaid.
    Ferngully The Last Rainforest or Pocahontas always seemed like closer comparison to me.

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