Various lists indicate that—even leaving remakes, re-titlings, translations and straight-out rip-offs out of the equation—there have been something like 150 recorded instances of two films carrying the same title.
So that’s not so rare. What is rare, however, is both films in any given pairing achieving the same measure of ongoing success. Almost always, in the end one of the two will position itself in the public consciousness as “the” film of that name. Mention Independence Day to someone, for example, and “small-town drama” probably isn’t the first thing that will spring to mind.
Here at the B-Masters, however, “obvious” is a dirty word. So join us as we take a look at some films that live in the shadow of their title-twins—and which tend to cause confusion, cross-purpose conversation, and finally a cry of—
.Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!