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10 almost identical movies released at the same times

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Our list of dueling films

Why does it seem like when one good movie is released, another studio releases a similar movie? We've compiled a list of our top 10 favorite dueling films.

With the release of Tom Cruise’s Oblivion and Will Smith’s After Earth, similar movies being released within months of each other, it brings up the idea of the many films that have been released with similar premises around the same time. Here's a list of our top 10.


EDtv (released March 26, 1999)
and The Truman Show (released June 5, 1998)

Our list of dueling films

Both films were about men being followed around by cameras. The difference between the two is one knew about the cameras and one didn’t. But in the age before reality TV, the idea was a new one for audiences.

Photo credits: EDtv — Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures; The Truman Show — Paramount Pictures

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