The Title Remains the Same, Except...

by yrnej | created - 21 Mar 2017 | updated - 12 Apr 2017 | Public

The following sets of movies and TV shows have the same names but are otherwise unrelated. Which duo contains the two titles which have the most divergent subjects and stories?

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1. Arthur (1996– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.

Stars: J.T. Turner, Melissa Altro, Arthur Holden, Daniel Brochu

Votes: 10,996

TV: These are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another. --- Movie (1981): Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which will only be his if he marries.

2. The Avengers (1961–1969)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A quirky spy show of the adventures of eccentrically suave British Agent John Steed (Patrick Macnee) and his predominately female partners.

Stars: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson

Votes: 5,959

TV: A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentrically suave British agent and his predominately female partners. --- Movie (2012): Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

3. Being Human (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A werewolf, a vampire and a ghost try to live together and get along.

Stars: Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Sinead Keenan

Votes: 22,947

TV: A werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost try to live together and get along. --- Movie (1994): One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.

4. Bad Education (2012–2014)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

A comedy series about a teacher who is a bigger kid than the kids he teaches.

Stars: Jack Binstead, Mathew Horne, Ethan Lawrence, Kae Alexander

Votes: 8,564

TV: A comedy series about a teacher who is a bigger kid than the kids he teaches. --- Movie (2004): An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends.

5. Bad Girls (1999–2006)

90 min | Crime, Drama

British hard-hitting drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison.

Stars: Kika Mirylees, Victoria Alcock, Helen Fraser, Jack Ellis

Votes: 1,740

TV: Drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison. --- Movie (1994): Four prostitutes join together to travel the Old West.

6. Dead Ringers (2002–2007)

30 min | Comedy

Celebrities and politicians are lampooned by a talented team of impressionists in this comedy sketch show.

Stars: Jon Culshaw, Kevin Connelly, Phil Cornwell, Mark Perry

Votes: 363

TV: Celebrities and politicians are lampooned by a talented team of impressionists in this comedy sketch show. --- Movie (1988): Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

7. Dear John (1988–1992)

30 min | Comedy

After his wife leaves him for his best friend, John Lacey joins the One Two One Club, a support group for divorced and widowed people. The group consists of its fiery British leader Louise,... See full summary »

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jere Burns, Jane Carr, Isabella Hofmann

Votes: 1,146

TV: After his wife leaves him for his best friend, John Lacey joins the One Two One Club, a support group for divorced and widowed people... --- Movie (2010): A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave.

8. The Game (2006–2015)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A spin-off of Girlfriends (2000) featuring a group of women who all have relationships with professional football players.

Stars: Hosea Chanchez, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell, Pooch Hall

Votes: 3,605

TV: A spin-off of "Girlfriends" featuring a group of women who all have relationships with professional football players. --- Movie (1997): A wealthy banker is drawn into a dangerous game where the lines between the game and his real life become more and more blurry.

9. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 29,480

TV: Follows a crime, often adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court. --- Movie (1953): Frame Johnson already cleaned up Tombstone and hopes to settle down near Cottonwood. But a marshal's work is never done...

10. Life (I) (2007–2009)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A former police officer returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years.

Stars: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Adam Arkin, Brent Sexton

Votes: 31,626

TV: A former police officer returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years. --- Movie (1999): The story of wrongfully convicted men who discover the value of life after serving 65 years in prison.

11. Nashville (2012–2018)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Follows the lives and tragedies of rising and fading country music stars in Nashville, Tennessee.

Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson

Votes: 21,948

TV: A fading country music star comes into conflict with a rising young star. --- Movie (1975): Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed.

12. Outlander (2014– )

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Tobias Menzies

Votes: 95,793

TV: Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743... --- Movie (2008): During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen.

13. The Replacements (2006–2009)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Two orphans are given access to a super foster agency that enables them to replace people in their life with aces and superhumans.

Stars: Nancy Cartwright, Grey Griffin, Jeff Bennett, Kath Soucie

Votes: 2,250

TV: Two orphans decide to order two normal parents from a foster agency, but end up receiving a British secret agent mother and reckless stuntman father. --- Movie (2000): During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players.

14. Revenge (2011–2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

An emotionally troubled young woman sets out to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father.

Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann, Nick Wechsler

Votes: 107,921

TV: An emotionally troubled young woman makes it her mission to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father. --- Movie (1990): A former fighter pilot finds himself irresistibly drawn to the beautiful wife of an old friend.

15. Rules of Engagement (2007–2013)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Two couples and their single friend, all at different stages in their relationships, deal with the complications of dating, commitment and marriage.

Stars: Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, Oliver Hudson, Bianca Kajlich

Votes: 30,177

TV: Two couples and their single friend, all at different stages in their relationships, deal with the complications of dating, commitment and marriage. --- Movie (2000): An attorney defends an officer on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they stormed a U.S. embassy in a third world country.

16. Taxi (1978–1983)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things.

Stars: Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner

Votes: 10,410

TV: The staff of a New York City taxicab company go about their job while they dream of greater things. --- Movie (1998): To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers.

17. The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996)

41 min | Comedy, Crime

Various mishaps at a police station in an English town. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Mina Anwar, James Dreyfus, Serena Evans

Votes: 5,492

TV: Follows the various mishaps at a police station in an English town. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot. --- Movie (1988): A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

18. Titus (2000–2002)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Drama

A mechanic, Christopher Titus, along with his brother and his friends, try to deal with his father, a lewd, crude, drinking multiple divorcee.

Stars: Christopher Titus, Cynthia Watros, Zack Ward, David Shatraw

Votes: 5,252

TV: A mechanic, Christopher Titus, along with his brother and his friends, try to deal with his father, a lewd, crude, drinking multiple divorcee. --- Movie (2000): Titus returns victorious from war, only to plant the seeds of future turmoil for himself and his family.

19. Wings (1990–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees.

Stars: Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard, David Schramm

Votes: 9,540

TV: Brothers Brian and Joe Hackett attempt to run an airline on the New England island of Nantucket while surrounded by their various wacky friends and employees. --- Movie (1927): Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.

20. Zoom (1997– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A group of older children do arts and crafts, cooking, science and technology, and games sent in by viewers.

Stars: Caroline Botelho, Kenny Yates, Alisa Besher, Zoe Costello

Votes: 1,067

TV: A group of older children do arts and crafts, cooking, science and technology, and games sent in by viewers. --- Movie (2006): Former superhero Jack is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into superheroes at a private Academy.



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