Like two drops of water: 20 movies about twins

Twins are coming from all directions – among the newborns in the world there have been more than a third of them in recent decades, about 1.6 million duplicate babies a year. Not only in life, twins also appear more often on the screen – even if we exclude Indian melodramas about heroes with moles in the same places. Our selection contains films about twins, where both the pros and cons of one hundred percent similarity are played out.

The Secret of the Seven Sisters (2017)

In the near future, due to a population explosion, the planet is overpopulated. To restore balance, a ban on the birth of more than one child is introduced. The law is strictly enforced by government agencies, and in this difficult time, Mr. Settman’s daughter has seven twin girls. The woman dies in childbirth, and the father decides to leave the granddaughters and give them names according to the days of the week. To keep the secret, the girls take turns going out, but one day Monday does not return home.

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Original title:
What Happened to Monday

Genre:
Fiction, fantasy, action, thriller, crime, detective, adventure

Actors:
Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe …

Country:
UK, France, USA, Belgium

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.9

Age limit:
16+


Double Lover (2017)

The French erotic thriller about twins will keep viewers in suspense until the end, with a powerful final twist. Insecure Chloe turns to the psychoanalyst Paul for help. Sessions not only help to solve the patient’s internal problems, but also change her life. Paul and Chloe come together, and the doctor proposes to the chosen one. Soon the bride begins to notice oddities in the behavior of her boyfriend. And when the twin brother of a man accidentally meets on her way, Chloe also develops a close relationship with him.

Original title:
L’amant double

Genre:
Thriller, drama, melodrama

Actors:
Marina Vacth, Jeremy Renier, Jacqueline Bisset …

Country:
France, Belgium

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
18+


Take a hit baby (2016)

Svetlana and Tatyana are twin sisters with completely different personalities and life goals. If the feminine Sveta dreams of becoming a TV star, then the courageous Tanya is professionally engaged in boxing . On the eve of the championship, the athlete gets injured, and in order to be admitted to the main fights, she asks her sister to replace her at the preliminary selection stage. For this, the harsh Tatyana will have to practice on television for the glamorous Svetlana.

Genre:
Comedy, melodrama

Actors:
Ekaterina Vladimirova, Mikhail Porechenkov, Igor Vernik, Olga Buzova …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.3, IMDb – 5.1

Age restrictions:
12+


Legend (2015)

An action-packed crime movie about the London Twins – the story of the legendary gangsters of the Kray brothers. From robberies and murders, Ronald and Reginald managed to reach the top of the criminal hierarchy in the 60s of the last century. The big bosses of the underworld are forced to reckon with ambitious guys, but Ronnie, who has serious mental problems, constantly puts the family business under attack. Reggie has to control his brother, who can break loose at any moment, and maintain authority in a criminal environment.

Original title:
Legend

Genre:
Crime, thriller, drama

Actors:
Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis …

Country:
UK, France, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:
18+


Severe case (TV series, 2014 – 2015)

The life of the twins Logan and Lindy is in full swing – the restless brother and sister always find themselves at the center of strange incidents due to rivalry. Organizing a fun party turns into a disaster in a matter of minutes, and outdoor recreation becomes a survival quest . None of the twins wants to admit their guilt, so the series of amazing adventures does not stop.

Original Title :
I Didn’t Do It

Genre:
Drama, Comedy, Family

Actors:
Olivia Holt, Austin North, Piper Kurda…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.0


Liv and Maddie (TV series 2013 – 2017)

The American comedy series about twins will introduce viewers to the Rooney sisters, who have nothing in common except for their beautiful appearance. Liv wants to shine on stage, and Maddie trains hard under the guidance of her father to become a basketball star . On the eve of the prom, the girls begin the competition for the title of queen of the school – and no one is ready to give in the fight.

Original title:
Liv and Maddie

Genre:
Drama, comedy, family

Actors:
Dove Cameron, Joey Bragg, Tenzing Norgay Trainor…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.4

Age limits :
13+


Exchange Brothers (TV series 2013)

Valery and Fedor Perechikhins meet at their father’s funeral after 30 years of separation and have a heated quarrel. Valery is a successful businessman and a respected person, and the good-natured Fedor has a term in prison behind him . A verbal skirmish develops into an argument – and the brothers decide to switch places. An entrepreneur moves to a small Russian village with no prospects for development, and his twin heads to the capital to head a construction company.

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Fedor Dobronravov, Maria Aronova, Boris Klyuev …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 5.7

Age restrictions:
12+


Such different twins (2011)

The action of the comedy about the twins takes place on the eve of Thanksgiving, when Jack’s eccentric sister Jill bursts into the measured life of Jack. The man is happily married to a beautiful wife who gave him wonderful children, and is successful in his career. Jill does not care about the future, she prefers to live in the present and have fun from the heart. The woman decides to stay longer with her brother – and Jack’s family has to forget about peace.

Original title:
Jack and Jill

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Adam Sandler, Al Pacino, Katie Holmes …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.2, IMDb – 3.3

Age restrictions:
12+


Double (TV series, 2011 – 2012)

Crime series about twins who are in trouble at the same time. Bridget becomes an accidental witness to the murder, so she is forced to flee. The criminal is a formidable mafioso, but the FBI agents manage to persuade the girl to testify against the bandit. However, the secret service cannot provide the witness with complete security. Bridget pretends to be a twin sister, thinking that she drowned, and finds herself in the center of new criminal events already as Siobhan.

Original title:
Ringer

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime, detective

Actors:
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristoffer Polaha, Ioan Griffith …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Double wedding (2010)

Attractive twins Daniela and Dina are successful in their careers, but unhappy in love. Fleeting hobbies do not develop into a serious relationship, and one can only dream of a reliable and caring chosen one. On the eve of the wedding, the sisters’ grandmothers make a bet and go in search of a guy with whom they are not ashamed to appear at the celebration. The choice of Dina and Daniela falls on one man, but the guy does not suspect that he is dating different girls.

Original title:
Double Wedding

Genre:
Drama, romance, comedy

Actors:
Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry, O. T. Fagbenli …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 5.7


Pimp (2009)

A film about two twins will be appreciated by fans of French humor and crime comedies. Gangster Ace works for the big mobster Thiago Mendez and is a secret informant for the police. When the task enters the final phase, the boss begins to suspect a subordinate in connection with the cops – and the “mole” goes on the run. The cops find out that Ace has a twin brother, Gilbert, and come up with a new plan. An exemplary banker is forced to become a pimp in order to complete the task he has begun.

Original title:
Le mac

Genre:
Comedy, crime

Actors:
Jose Garcia, Gilbert Melki, Carmen Maura …

Country:
France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Weed (2009)

Bill Kincaid teaches philosophy at a prestigious university and is the exact opposite of his marijuana-growing brother. A dangerous occupation leads to sad consequences, and the teacher receives news of the death of Brady. Bill comes to his brother’s funeral – and sees him perfectly healthy. Brady has figured out a way to avoid paying off a local drug lord ‘s debt , and the twin brother’s identical appearance provides the perfect alibi.

Original title:
Leaves of Grass

Genre:
Thriller, drama, comedy, crime

Actors:
Edward Norton, Keri Russell, Tim Blake Nelson, Susan Sarandon …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
18+


She is a man (2006)

In the list of the best foreign comedies about twins, the youth film about the adventures of the sportswoman Viola is not the last. The girl plays great football , but only guys are accepted into the team. Viola decides on a trick – and reincarnates as her twin brother Sebastian. The adventurer fully embraces the role, but unexpectedly falls in love with a handsome teammate.

Original title:
She’s the Man

Genre:
Melodrama, comedy, sports

Actors:
Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey …

Country:
USA, Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.3

Age restrictions:
16+


New York Minute (2004)

Young twin sisters dream of changing their fate, so they go to try their luck in New York. Roxy wants to give her favorite rock band a recording of her own song, and Jane has a responsible public performance. However, an absurd accident interferes with the bold plans of the girls, and the sisters have to extricate themselves from the piled up troubles.

Original title:
New York Minute

Genre:
Melodrama, comedy, crime, family

Actors:
Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Eugene Levy …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 5.0

Age restrictions:
12+


Tom and Thomas (2002)

A family movie about twins separated in childhood is a Dutch  Christmas movie for children. Thomas and Tom live in different parts of London, feeling each other from a distance, but not knowing that each has a real brother. The guys communicate with fictitious friends, and one day fantasies become reality. The boys meet in the museum’s mirror maze and vow to never part again.

Original title:
Tom & Thomas

Genre:
Family

Actors:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ryan Nelson, Sean Bean …

Country:
Netherlands, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 6.7

Age limit:
0+


Parent Trap (1998)

Annie James from London and Hallie Parker from California met at a summer camp and were struck by an amazing resemblance. The girls found out that they were born on the same day, and each keeps half of the parent’s wedding photo. Hallie lives with her dad, and Annie lives with her mom – and the facts add up to a single puzzle. The girls decide to castling to try and reunite their divorced parents.

Original title:
The Parent Trap

Genre:
Drama, romance, comedy, adventure, family

Actors:
Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson…

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 6.6

Age restrictions:
12+


Two: Me and My Shadow (1995)

Another fictional comedy film about twins who switch places for a bold plan to find a complete and happy family. Alyssa lives in a luxurious mansion with a widower dad and does not need anything. The place of the deceased woman is dreamed of by the mercenary Clarissa, who has already decided after the wedding to send her stepdaughter to a boarding school. An accidental acquaintance with the orphan Amanda gives Alyssa the opportunity to get rid of the prudent intriguer and arrange her father’s personal life.

Original title:
It Takes Two

Genre:
Melodrama, comedy, family

Actors:
Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Kirstie Alley …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 5.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Shirley-myrli (1995)

The famous Russian comedy about how an incredibly large diamond of exceptional importance for the state was discovered in Yakutia. A sensational find attracts the attention of an influential mobster. But a professional thief Vasily Krolikov steals the precious stone from under the criminal’s nose – and from that moment on, the police and representatives of the criminal world hunt for the thief. Gangsters and law enforcement are not aware that the fugitive robber has twin brothers, and this confuses the search.

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Valery Garkalin, Vera Alentova, Igor Ugolnikov, Inna Churikova, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Leonid Kuravlev, Nonna Mordyukova, Oleg Tabakov, Oleg Efremov …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 7.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Babysitters (1994)

David and Peter dream of their own restaurant , so they take on any job. The sturdy twins are hired by businessman Frank Hillhurst to guard their orphaned nephews. The entrepreneur testified in court against a former partner, and the ex-partner threatens to crack down on the boys. Peter and David find the job very easy, but the restless kids make them change their idea of ​​the task.

Original title:
Twin Sitters

Genre:
Comedy, crime, family

Actors:
Peter Paul, David Paul, Christian Cousins, Joseph Cousins…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.0

Age restrictions:
12+


Double Impact (1991)

The top is completed by the legendary American thriller about the blood feud of twin brothers. In Hong Kong, the car of a well-known businessman, where his family was, is shot. The children miraculously managed to survive – and years later the guys meet to take revenge on the murderers of their parents. Alex and Chad were brought up in different conditions, but the desire to restore justice unites the main characters.

Original title:
Double Impact

Genre:
Action, crime

Actors:
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jeffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 5.6

Age restrictions:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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