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Twin Films: Movies With Basically The Same Plot Released In The Same Year

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The Usual Suspects | Primal Fear — 1995 and 1996

Gramercy Pictures/Paramount Pictures

The Usual Suspects Box Office: $23,341,568
Primal Fear Box Office: $56,116,183
Both of these movies do something a little different than most crime films — they show the criminal getting caught! When they are caught in each film, the suspects claim stupidity, disability, or ignorance to try and get free again. Both films ended up being critically acclaimed, proving people were super receptive to this twist on the crime film genre. Edward Norton was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Primal Fear, and not to be one-upped, the disgraced Kevin Spacey actually won an Academy Award for his role in The Usual Suspects! Primal Fear may have made more at the box office, but both films have been remembered fondly.

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