He’ll play Howard Stark's butler in TV show
Set to line up alongside Morgan Freeman
Hoyte van Hoytema to look after cinematography
How They Were The Same: Thematically, they don’t get come much similar than this.
Cocky young pilots performing daring flights full of unauthorised loops and spins, following in the footsteps of their renowned pilot fathers.
Iron Eagle does lack homo-erotic volleyball though.
A much sadder coincidence was that both movies featured the aerial stunt-work of pilot Art Scholl. Top Gun was to be his last film, after he lost control of his Pitts S-2 camera-plane.
Distance Between Release-Dates: Iron Eagle flew past quite stealthily on 15 August 1986. Top Gun cruised onto our screens with afterburners blazing on 3 October, giving it 48 days head start.
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May 17th 2013, 10:25
I actually thought Olympus Has Fallen/White House Down were the same film, just different posters - shows how much either film grabbed my attention.
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May 17th 2013, 10:40
The screenshot from Hercules 3D looks like from old italian Hercules movie from the 60's. Looks so cheap and outdated...
May 17th 2013, 11:21
Pixar was not bought by Disney until 2006. Pixar created A Bugs Life in 1999. Sorry to be nitpicking details, but that means Antz vs A Bugs Life was the classic battle of Dreamworks vs Pixar.
May 17th 2013, 12:14
I only see 11, not 22!
Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman seems like a bit of a copout...the only similarity is that they're both based on the story of Snow White, otherwise they're both very different versions. Going on that logic, this list of similar films would be endless!
May 17th 2013, 12:24
Pointless list. The Green Lantern and The Green Hornet? What because they both have the words the and green in the title. The Prestige and the Illusionist - what because they're both about magic. At that rate Saving Private Ryand and Schindlers List are the same, Star Wars and Star Trek, DIe Hard and every other action movie made in the 80s.
May 17th 2013, 12:35
@liamscott I used to get confused between "The Illusionist" and "The Prestige". Yes, there's magic, but there's also the setting (fin de siecle Europe), fairly big names and a love triangle of sorts...
May 17th 2013, 12:55
OMG. This is a landmark, groundbreaking article! Why hasn't anyone ever thought about this before or talked abut it! This is Hollywood's untold secret and this article alone will be our savior!
May 17th 2013, 14:27
There were 2 robin Hood movies in 1991, both rubbish.
May 19th 2013, 0:31
The world record for this kind of things: in France, an old film (the war of the buttons) has been remade, by two separate teams, for releases separated by.... a week!
May 22nd 2013, 9:59
How can you forget E.T. and Mac & Me????
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