Twin Films: Movies With The Same Plot Released In The Same Year
No Strings Attached | Friends With Benefits — 2011
No Strings Attached Box Office: $70,662,220
Friends With Benefits Box Office: $55,802,754
Personal aside: this was the first duo of films I remember seeing trailers for and wondering how they got away with making films that similar! Both movies are about a man and a woman who get sick of relationship ~drama~ and decide to get into a “friends with benefits” relationship and keep things strictly sexual. Obviously it doesn’t work out and they end up falling for each other in each film. Aside from the location, the jobs, and a few lines here and there, they are the exact same movie. Seriously. Exactly the same. Still, years later, I have no idea how they got away with it!