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Which Of These Basically Identical Films Is The Best?

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They're called "Twin Films" – when Hollywood manages to release films with virtually identical plots at the same time. But which of these duplicate films were better?

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Olympus Has Fallen or White House Down?

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Olympus Has Fallen (2013): When terrorists seize the White House, take the president hostage and threaten to launch a nuclear attack, only Gerard Butler can stop them.

White House Down (2013): When terrorists seize the White House, take the president hostage and threaten to launch a nuclear attack, only Channing Tatum can stop them.

Millennium Films/Columbia Pictures

Olympus Has Fallen (2013): When terrorists seize the White House, take the president hostage and threaten to launch a nuclear attack, only Gerard Butler can stop them.

White House Down (2013): When terrorists seize the White House, take the president hostage and threaten to launch a nuclear attack, only Channing Tatum can stop them.

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Olympus Has Fallen (2013): When terrorists seize the White House, take the president hostage and threaten to launch a nuclear attack, only Gerard Butler can stop them.

White House Down (2013): When terrorists seize the White House, take the president hostage and threaten to launch a nuclear attack, only Channing Tatum can stop them.

  1. Which was better?

    Olympus Has Fallen
    White House Down

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A Bug's Life or Antz?

A Bug's Life (1998): Pixar's second feature-length computer animated film focuses on a non-conformist ant living in a large colony, which serves as a humorous reflection of human society. Does not feature the line "workers control the means of production!"

Antz (1998): DreamWorks' first feature-length computer animated film focuses on a non-conformist ant living in a large colony, which serves as a humorous reflection of human society. Does feature the line "workers control the means of production!"

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    A Bug's Life
    Antz

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Armageddon or Deep Impact?

Armageddon (1998): With a massive asteroid due to strike the Earth, it's up to a group of macho oil workers to save humanity.

Deep Impact (1998): With a massive comet due to strike the Earth, it's up to a black president, a female journalist and a nerdy Jewish kid to save humanity.

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    Armageddon
    Deep Impact

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Braveheart or Rob Roy?

Braveheart (1995): A heroic figure from Scottish history battles horrible English people after they brutally attack the love of his life.

Rob Roy (1995): A heroic figure from Scottish history battles horrible English people after they brutally attack the love of his life.

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    Braveheart
    Rob Roy

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  1. Which was better?

    Dante's Peak
    Volcano

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The Illusionist or The Prestige?

The Illusionist (2006): Mildly confusing film about stage magic and rivalry in the late 19th century.

The Prestige (2006): Super confusing film about stage magic and rivalry in the late 19th century.

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    The Prestige
    The Illusionist

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Tombstone or Wyatt Earp?

Tombstone (1993): The story of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday fighting crime in the wild west, showing the lead-up to (and aftermath of) the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Features some of the greatest moustache work ever put on film.

Wyatt Earp (1993): The story of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday fighting crime in the wild west, showing the lead-up to (and aftermath of) the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Moustaches are nothing special.

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    Tombstone
    Wyatt Earp

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