It is not so rare for a cinephile accustomed to grinding film after film to think while watching a work: “Hey, this story reminds me of something …”. In some cases, to understand who was inspired by whom, it is sufficient to rely on the release dates in theaters: the first comer is also the one who had the original idea. However, this “rule” is not always able to dispel any doubt. In fact, it has happened that distinct films, but with practically identical synopses, have arrived at the cinema substantially at the same time: an absolutely rare and bizarre fact, but not impossible. Two projects based on similar ideas from different directors and developed at the same time? Just think of Specterthe 24th chapter of the saga of James Bondit’s at Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, films from 2015 that almost seem to be carbon copies of each other. And how can we forget the year of the so-called “friends with benefits”, which saw the release of the film both in theaters Bed friends with Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, who of the analog Friends, lovers, and … with Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, both centered around a couple of friends who put in place an infallible plan: to become lovers, but without the complications and commitments of love – who knows with what “unpredictable” outcome. Do you want to discover all the titles that have found their debut at the cinema with their secret twin? Then browse our gallery today.
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