Great Movies And Their Imitators

Who needs alternate universes when competing production companies always release the same movies within months of each other? It's Friends Without Benefits Attached all over again.

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Armageddon | Deep Impact (1998)

In order to save the Earth from a devastating collision with an asteroid (or comet, choose your poison) a team lands on the orbiting hunk of rock and detonates explosives to throw it off course.

The Day The Earth Stood Still | The Day The Earth Stopped (2008)

Alien invaders and their giant robot threaten to destroy the Earth. One was a remake of a classic piece of 1940s science fiction, the other was a shameless knock-off that went straight to DVD.