Special Report

Completely Different Movies With the Same Names

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Cargo (2019)
> Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
> Cast: Vikrant Massey, Shweta Tripathi, Nandu Madhav
> Director: Arati Kadav

The “Cargo” released in 2019 follows two astronauts aboard a spaceship who interact with mysterious cargo — the souls of deceased people. About 64% of both critics and audiences gave the fantasy movie a positive review. “The arrival of a truly unique filmmaking voice,” wrote Poulomi Das of Arré.

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Cargo (2006)
> Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
> Cast: Peter Mullan, Daniel Brühl, Luis Tosar
> Director: Clive Gordon

The 2006 “Cargo” takes place on Earth. A young German backpacker gets in trouble while in Africa and tries to make it to Europe by traveling on a cargo ship. “Cargo gets scuppered by its serpentine story, which is more confusing than compelling,” according to Amber Wilkinson of Eye for Film. Just 19% of audiences liked the film.

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
> Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
> Cast: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody
> Director: Doug Liman

The “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” from 2005 may be better known as the movie during which once Holywood power couple — Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie — met. The two play assassins working for different agencies who, unknown to them, have been assigned to kill each other. About 60% of critics gave the action-romance a positive review, compared to 58% of moviegoers.

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
> Genre: Comedy, Romance
> Cast: Philip Merivale, Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery
> Director: Alfred Hitchcock

The Mr. and Mrs. Smith in the 1941 movie are Robert Montgomery and Carole Lombard. The couple, who have been married for only three years and are already bored with their relationship, find out they are legally not married. Critics were slightly more impressed with the 1941 “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” than the one from 2005, but the opposite is true for moviegoers.

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Neighbors (2014)
> Genre: Comedy
> Cast: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron
> Director: Nicholas Stoller

The 2014 film “Neighbors” is a comedy about new parents living in the suburbs who try hard to get along with the constantly-partying college students living next door. “With plenty of bawdy humor evenly spread between its well-matched stars, Neighbors earns its R rating — and filmgoers’ laughs,” according to Rotten Tomatoes’ Critics Consensus. The comedy is Certified Fresh, with 73% of critics and 63% of audiences giving it a positive rating.