'Holy Crap! I’ve seen this before!'
Didn't you say that while watching 'White House Down' and 'Olympus Has Fallen'? And they're just one example of the big lot of same-story-different-movie collection.
Here we've got for you nine of same such plots that were made under eighteen different names in Hollywood. Have a glance!
The stories of both the movies have two attractive friends (Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis in 'Friends With Benefits' and Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman in 'No Strings Attached' ) who decide to turn their friendship into a physical relationship without getting emotionally attached with each other. The two movies were released in a gap of seven months.
In 'Olympus Has Fallen', Former Special Forces soldier Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) single-handedly defeats terrorists led by Kang Yeonsak (Yune), a North Korean terrorist, who had captured the White House by air and ground assaults. While in 'White House Down', John Cale (Channing Tatum) is a US Capitol Police officer who single-handedly defeats terrorists to protect the President of the United States, James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) inside the White House.
In both Beauty and the Beast and Shrek I, a character (The Prince and Fiona) transforms. Then they share a beautiful kiss with their love and that begins another transformation. Both the stories have been portrayed with the moral of seeing beyond appearances and looking into the heart.
Just check the next picture for the perfect comparison!
The resemblance between the two films is the story of an ant opposing the expectations of his ant colony to choose his own path. Antz, Dreamworks' project was directed by Jeffrey Katzenberg while Pixar's creation was directed by John Lasseter.
The similarity between the two movies has been shown in the very next picture. Have a look!
Both the movies are based on the story of a boy who finds a board game which takes him on an adventure. The games in both of them had the same concept, "Once you start, you can't stop". Also, both of the main characters Alan and Danny have bad relationships at home which improve once they get back from their adventures.
The next picture depict the similarities between the two flicks.
John Wayne came up with two very similar movies in a gap of seven years, namely Rio Bravo in 1959 and El Dorado in 1966. He played the role of a Duke who helps an old, drunken sheriff friend (Robert Mitchum in ED and Dean Martin in RB) keep a bad guy (Claude Aikens in Rb and Ed Asner in ED) in jail. The Duke is aided by a young sidekick (James Caan in ED and Ricky Nelson in RB) with a old deputy (Walter Brennan in RB and Arthur Hunnicutt in ED). Wayne's characters were almost same in both the movies.