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Sometimes two very similar films are released in the same year... here are ten:
1964: Accidental Nuclear War Showdown - Dr Strangelove vs Fail Safe.
- Both based on novels, both films are about US Nuclear Bomber accidentally sent into Russia and attempts to stop them before it's too late.
1983: Bond Film Showdown - Never Say Never Again vs Octopussy.
- A legal battle over the rights to Thunderball led to Connery & Moore to go head to head as Bond.
1989: Underwater Base Showdown - Leviathan vs DeepStar Six.
- Two attempts to make an undersea Aliens... and not the only two that year.
1996: Wiccan Showdown - Little Witches vs The Craft.
- Catholic schoolgirls dabble in which craft in these two competing films.
1998: Animated Insects Showdown - Antz vs A Bug's Life.
- Dreamworks and Pixar and their ants go up against each other.
1998: Earth Approaching Asteroid Showdown - Deep Impact vs Armageddon.
- Two films about stuff coming to destroy the Earth and the US government's attempts to save us all.
2005: Spelunking Scares Showdown - The Cave vs The Descent.
- There are scary things down in the caves.
2010: Animated Super Villain Showdown - Megamind vs Despicable Me.
- This time Dreamworks and Illumination Entertainment faced off.
2013: Apocalypse Party Showdown - This Is The End vs The World's End.
- Don't you have it when the world comes to an end while you're at a party?
2013: Abandoned Earth Showdown - Oblivion vs After Earth.
- Turns out that when humanity leaves man isn't the most dangerous thing on Earth.