The film industry doesn't play fair, and sometimes really good movies get ignored because of circumstances out of their control. In the 2000s, a bunch of underrated movies released to little to no fanfare because of "twin films" arriving at the same time - essentially, these are features that have similar plots or characters, or at the very least appear that way in their marketing.
While “twin films” don't have to explicitly be rivals, it's often unfortunate if one of the pair is forgotten or less successful due to its similarity with another film, when it may still be very entertaining in its own right. From Surf's Up to The Book of Eli, let's take a look back at these less-remembered gems that deserve their time in the sun.
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