If You Liked That Movie, Then Check Out This One!

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  1. DonMac

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    This thread is for suggesting a movie (or movies) that's similar to a newer and/or more popular movie in the basic plot or basic themes. (NOTE: It's okay to list originals and remakes - but if the titles are the same, please provide the year of release for each.)
    Here are a few:
    If you liked "The Fast and the Furious"
    - Then check out "Point Break" (similar plot)
    If you liked "Cruel Intentions"
    - Then check out "Dangerous Liaisons" (similar plot)
    If you liked "The Lost Boys"
    - Then check out "Near Dark" (similar plot)
    If you liked "American Beauty"
    - Then check out "The Ice Storm" (similar themes)
    If you liked "Against All Odds"
    - Then check out "Out of the Past" (similar plot)
    If you liked "Life is Beautiful"
    - Then check out "The Great Dictator" and "City Lights" (similar themes)
    Any others?
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  2. StephenA

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    If you like Gladiator, check out Spartacus or Ben-Hur

    If you like Goodfellas, check out the Godfather trilogy or Casino

    If you like Lord of the Rings, check out Willow

    If you like Terms of Endearment, check out Beaches

    If you like Menace II Society, check out Boyz N the Hood

    If you like Robocop, check out Terminator 1 and 2

    If you like Pink Floyd's The Wall, check out American Pop

    If you like Lawrence of Arabia, check out The Bridge on the River Kwai

    If you like Labyrinth, check out The Dark Crystal

    If you like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, check out the Shawshank Redemption
     
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    ...if you like Gladiator then check out The Fall Of The Roman Empire (virtually the same story, better actors, real sets)...
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    I don't know about the better actors part, but I'd agree with the notion that they are very similar and if you liked one, you'd like the other.
     
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    If you liked The Fast and the Furious, check out No Man's Land starring D.B. Sweeney and Charlie Sheen.
     
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    This should be revised:
    If you liked "American Beauty"
    - Then check out "The Ice Storm"
    - THEN check out "Happiness"
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    "I don't know about the better actors part..."
    ...ahh... Alec Guinness?... Christopher Plummer?... James Mason?... Eric Porter?... Anthony Quayle?... and how about a musical score by Dimitri Tiomkin?...
    . . . [​IMG] . . .
     
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    If you liked the Sci-Fi movies of the 50s and 60s, then you must watch Invasion! (originally called Top of The Food Chain) which is a wonderful spoof.
     
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    If you liked "The Others" (2001)
    - Then check out "The Innocents" (1961) (similar plot)
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    If you liked Stargate then definitely check out Atlantis by Disney. Both have the same plot and characters.
     
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    If you liked Terms of Endearment, then check out Mother's Day.
    If you liked She's All That, then check out Prom Night.
    If you liked Showgirls, then check out your local psychiatric facility.
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    If you like Scott Weinberg, then check out. Go. Really. Are you still here? Jeez!
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    If you liked "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"

    then check out "They Live!" (similar themes/plots)

    If you liked "The Magnificent Seven"

    then check out "Seven Samurai" (same plot, better movie)

    If you liked "Seven Samurai"

    then check out anything else by Kurosawa.

    If you liked "The Philadelphia Story"

    then check out "It Happened One Night", "Sullivan's Travels"

    and "His Girl Friday" (all great screwball comedies)
     
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    if you liked lord of the rings then check out:

    Willow

    Legend
     
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    If you like Chinatown then you will like LA Confidential
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