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    Some Movies Are Just Really, Really Clever, And Here Are 19 Cinematic Parallels That Prove It

    You'll never watch Gone Girl and A Simple Favor the same way again.

    While watching popular movies over the years, sometimes you notice a whole lot of interesting details you probably didn't catch onto earlier. Whether these moments and homages were included on purpose, they're still clever as hell!

    Sarah Paulson and Cate Blanchett doing an interview for "Ocean's 8"
    BBC Radio 1

    So here are times movies copied other popular movies that'll probably change the way you view them forever.

    1. Pretty Woman (1990) vs. Addams Family Values (1993)

    "Addams Family Values" copying "Pretty Woman" by putting Uncle Fester in a bubble bath
    Buena Vista Pictures / Paramount Pictures / Via gwennifer.tumblr.com

    2. Corpse Bride (2005) vs. Titanic (1997)

    "Corpse Bride" poking fun at the spinning dancing scene from "Titanic"
    Warner Bros. Pictures / Paramount Pictures / Via savannahleemay.tumblr.com

    3. The Shining (1980) vs. Finding Nemo (2003)

    The shark from "Finding Nemo" making a reference to "The Shining" by screaming: "Here's Brucie!"
    Warner Bros. Pictures / Disney / Pixar / Via jakeledgers.tumblr.com

    4. Gone Girl (2014) vs. A Simple Favor (2018)

    Emily from "A Simple Favor" throwing a wrench at her head, similar to Amy sledging a hammer to her eye in "Gone Girl"
    20th Century Fox / Lionsgate / Via stuckinreversemode.tumblr.com

    5. Get Out (2017) vs. Us (2019)

    A close up of Chris crying in "Get Out;" a close up of Adelaide crying in "Us"
    Universal Pictures / Via goawfma.tumblr.com

    6. Black Panther (2018) vs. Moana (2016)

    T'Challa reuniting with his father in "Black Panther;" Moana reuniting with her dead grandmother in "Moana"
    Marvel / Disney / Via korra-of-the-watertribe.tumblr.com

    7. The Princess Diaries (2001) vs. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

    Principal Gupta copying Queen Clarisse's pose in her office; Miles copying Spider-Man's chin stance
    Disney / Sony Pictures Releasing / Marvel / Via captains-marvel.tumblr.com

    8. Coraline (2009) vs. Lady Bird (2017)

    Coraline and her mom driving angrily in the car; Lady Bird and her mom driving angrily in the car
    Focus Features / A24 / Via filmaticbby.tumblr.com

    9. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) vs. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

    Han Solo and Lei having an intense conversation while someone walks through them in "The Empire Strikes Back;" Poe and Finn doing the same in "The Last Jedi"

    10. Carol (2015) vs. Disobedience (2017)

    Therese taking a picture of Carol; Ronit doing the same to Esti
    The Weinstein Company / Sony Pictures Releasing International / Via thatsallfolks-blog.tumblr.com

    11. Paddington 2 (2017) vs. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

    Paddington and  Monsieur Gustave H. doing parallel acts in jail, like wearing the same striped-suit, rolling around treats for others, and escaping through the laundromat
    StudioCanal / Fox Searchlight Pictures / Via thehumming6ird.tumblr.com

    12. Mary Poppins (1964) vs. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

    Mary Poppins watching herself walk away in the mirror; Mary Poppins in "Mary Poppins Returns" doing the same thing
    Walt Disney Pictures / Via bllanchettcate.tumblr.com

    13. Home Alone (1990) vs. The Shining (1980)

    Kevin covering his face but moving his fingers to leave one eye open in "Home Alone;" Danny doing the same thing in "The Shining"
    20th Century Fox / Warner Bros. Pictures / Via filmaticbby.tumblr.com

    14. The Cheetah Girls (2003) vs. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    The Cheetah girls rescuing a dog in a hole just like they did in "The Silence of the Lambs"
    Walt Disney Channel / Orion Pictures / Via gwennifer.tumblr.com

    15. The Virgin Suicides (1999) vs. Mustang (2015)

    The women in "The Virgin Suicides" laying down in their pajamas against each other; the women of "Mustang" doing the same thing
    Paramount Pictures / Ad Vitam / Via filmaticbby.tumblr.com

    16. Joker (2019) vs. The Man Who Laughs (1928)

    Joker using his hands to smile; Gwynplaine creepily doing the same thing in "The Man Who Laughs"
    Warner Bros. Pictures / Universal Pictures / Via joaquinphile.tumblr.com

    17. Moonlight (2016) vs. Happy Together (1997)

    A montage of similar love sequences between Chiron and Kevin in "Moonlight," and Ho Po-Wing and Lai Yiu-Fai in "Happy Together." Parallel images of couples walking together, driving down a road, holding each other, riding the bus, and playing games
    A24 / Kino International / Via johnnysilverhand.tumblr.com

    18. Aladdin (1992) vs. The Little Mermaid (1989) vs. The Princess and the Frog (2009)

    Jasmin, Ariel, and Tiana all holding their heads against their hands, leaning against their balconies at night

    19. And Hereditary (2018) vs. Midsommar (2019)

    Parallel images of Peter and Dani's experiences; a triangular set full of torture; Peter and Dani laying in bed, hopeless; obscure drawings of the horrific experience they would later endure

    Are there other cinematic parallels *you've* noticed in movies before? Let us know in the comments below!

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