Amazingly, some of the more popular movies in the past 20 years have been immediately copied within months of their release. See which big time flicks have very similar rivals.
Turner & Hooch / K-9 (1989)
The classic "buddy cop" cliche gets turned on it's head... or tail!
Babe / Gordy (1995)
Look at the cute talking piglet!
Twister / Night Of The Twisters (1996)
Tornadoes make life on the farm less than ideal.
Antz / A Bug's Life (1998)
Armageddon / Deep Impact (1998)
In order to save the Earth from a devastating collision with an asteroid (or comet, choose your poison) a team lands on the orbiting hunk of rock and detonates explosives to throw it off course.
Dante's Peak / Volcano (1998)
Volcanos cause lots of frantic exchanges of dialog followed by action sequences.
The Truman Show (1998) / EDtv (1999)
A man's life is filmed 24/7. This used to be out of the ordinary.
Red Planet / Mission To Mars (2000)
Shark Tale / Finding Nemo (2003)
Infamous / Capote (2005)
A biopic about Truman Capote.
Madagascar (2005) / The Wild (2006)
A lion, giraffe, and some other exotic animals escape from the zoo and have an adventure in New York City.
Æon Flux Flux (2005) / Ultraviolet (2006)
A sexy, acrobatic, female protagonist must save the world from a deadly virus in a dystopian future.
The Day The Earth Stood Still / The Day The Earth Stopped (2008)
Alien invaders and their giant robot threaten to destroy the Earth. One was a remake of a classic piece of 1940s science fiction, the other was a shameless knock-off that went straight to DVD.
Despicable Me / Megamind (2010)
An animated kid's move about a villain who's actually not such a bad guy after all.