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Not to be confused with - 4 movies which share the same name but nothing else.

Updated on May 9, 2011

It's not uncommon that when a movie is remade or re-imagined in some cases it gets the same name so we get the likes of The Italian Job and Ocean's Eleven sharing the same name. But it's also not that unusual for two totally different movies to share the same name leading to the occasional bout of confusion especially if you say you liked the music in "Crossroads" only for someone to say "What, the Brittany Spears movie". So here are 4 movies, completely unrelated except that they share the same name.


Crossroads (1986)

Eugene Martone (Ralph Macchio) is a brilliant young classical guitarist, but his passion is to plays blues guitar. Whilst researching the music of legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, Eugene discovers that there are some missing tracks and tracks down the one man, harmonica playing Willie Brown (Joe Seneca), who maybe able to help him discover the lost music. But before Willie will help he demands two things, the first of which is for Eugene help him escape from a prison for old people and to take him back to the Mississippi Delta where he has some unfinished business to attend to.

Cast: Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, Jami Gertz, Joe Morton, Robert Judd, Steve Vai, Dennis Lipscomb, Harry Carey Jr.
Director: Walter Hill

Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Length: 99
Cert: 15

Crossroads (2002)

Having graduated high school, friends Lucy (Britney Spears), Kit (Zoe Saldana) and Mimi (Taryn Manning) decide to take a road tip to Los Angeles. Lucy is hoping to find her mother who abandoned her as a young child. Kit wants to find out why her boyfriend who is living over on the west coast keeps on putting off marrying her and Mimi who is pregnant plans to find a good home for her unborn baby and also enter a song writing competition. Driving them across country is Ben (Anson Mount), a mysterious twenty something who starts to get a thing for Lucy.

Cast: Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana, Anson Mount, Taryn Manning, Dan Aykroyd, Kim Cattrall
Director: Tamra Davis

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Length: 93
Cert: PG


Notorious (1946)

After her German father is convicted for being a German spy, Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman) struggles to cope and turns to a life of drink and men. But with connections to her father's German friends she is approached by a government agent, T.R. Devlin (Cary Grant), who talks her into helping them trap Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains), a known Nazi sympathiser. Having headed to Rio de Janeiro to find Sebastian a romance develops between Alicia and Devlin putting them in an awkward situation as she is forced to get ever closer to Sebastian at the same time.

Cast: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern, Leopoldine Konstantin
Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Genre: Film-Noir, Romance, Thriller
Length: 101
Cert: U

Notorious (2009)

"Notorious" is the story of Christopher Wallace who as a young man was selling drugs on street corners but through grit and determination went on to become one of the biggest and most influential rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.

Cast: Jamal Woolard, Derek Luke, Dennis L.A. White, Marc John Jefferies, Angela Bassett, Christopher Jordan Wallace
Director: George Tillman Jr.

Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Length: 128
Cert: 15

Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow (1950)

In 1870, following years of bitter fighting between the apaches and the white men, Tom Jeffords (James Stewart) helps a dying apache boy and in the process befriends their leader Cochise (Jeff Chandler). Approached by the U.S. Army to negotiate with the Apaches, Tom manages to broker a peace deal and in the process finds himself falling for and marrying an apache called Sonseeahray (Debra Paget). But peace doesn't last long when he, his wife and Cochise become the targets of a bunch of renegades.

Cast: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget, Basil Ruysdael, Will Geer
Director: Delmer Daves

Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Length: 93
Cert: PG

Broken Arrow (1996)

During one of their regular top secret test runs over the Utah desert, a B-3 Stealth bomber carrying 2 nuclear weapons unexpected crashes. The U.S. military act quickly to try and recover the nuclear weapons but it soon becomes apparent that the crash was no accident and one of the pilots is planning to use the weapons as part of a plan to extort money from the government.

Cast: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo, Bob Gunton , Frank Whaley
Director: John Woo

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Length: 108
Cert: 15

The Patriot

The Patriot (1998)

Once a top immunologist working for the government, Dr. Wesley McClaren (Steven Seagal) now lives a quiet life in the small town of Ennis. But his quiet life is brought to a shuddering halt when a group of violent extremists take control of the town, unleashing a deadly biological agent in the process. As people start dropping life flies from an unknown illness, Wesley does everything he can to try and find a cure before it spreads outside of the town and stop the extremists in the process.

Cast: Steven Seagal, Gailard Sartain, L.Q. Jones, Silas Weir Mitchell, Camilla Belle
Director: Dean Semler

Genre: Action, Thriller
Length: 90
Cert: 18

The Patriot (2000)

Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) a French-Indian war hero, haunted by his memories, is a patriot but also a man who wants nothing to do with the current war raging against the British. But his two sons, Gabriel (Heath Ledger) and Thomas (Gregory Smith) have different ideas and Gabriel signs up to fight without his permission. When Gabriel is captured by a British soldier his brother Thomas tries to free him, but ends up being killed. Witnessing the murder of his son, Benjamin seeks revenge and forms a militia to battle the British not only to get revenge but also independence.

Cast: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Chris Cooper, Adam Baldwin, Rene Auberjonois, Donal Logue, Tcheky Karyo, Tom Wilkinson
Director: Roland Emmerich

Genre: Action, Drama, War
Length: 165
Cert: 15

To read reviews of these movies and many more please visit The Movie Scene.


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