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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.

Observe and Report (released April 10, 2009)
and Paul Blart: Mall Cop (released Jan. 16, 2009)

Our list of dueling films

Both films took the idea of the loveable (slightly overweight) loser turned into a not-quite-police officer.

Photo credits: Observe and Report — DeLine Pictures; Paul Blart: Mall Cop — Columbia Pictures

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