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* ''The Walking Dead'' is a 1936 horror film, a 1995 war film, a 2002 song by Puressence, a 2005 song by Z-Trip, a 2005 song by Dropkick Murphys, a 2006 song by Zebrahead, a 2008 song by Spinnerette, or a comic book series adapted to a TV series, directly adapted into a bad video game and indirectly adapted to a series of much better-recieved video games.
* ''The Wall'' by Music/PinkFloyd and "The Wall" by Music/{{Kansas}} share a name and both bands play some form of progressive rock, but the two works are completely different in every other aspect, not just in the style but also the former being the album's name and the latter being a song on the album ''Leftoverture''. ''Film/TheWall2017'' is a 2017 war movie.
* ''{{Warlock}}'' is a [[Film/{{Warlock}} horror movie]] series, a [[Literature/{{Warlock}} sci-fi novel]] series, a [[ComicBook/{{Warlock}} Marvel comics]] series, and a [[VideoGame/WarlockMasterOfTheArcane strategy game]] series.
* ''{{Warlords}}'' is a [[VideoGame/{{Warlords}} 1980 video game]] on the UsefulNotes/Atari2600, a TurnBasedStrategy video game series, and a series of [[VideoGame/WarlordsHeroes Flash games]] by Ben Olding. ''Film/TheWarlords'' is a 2007 film starring Creator/JetLi.
* ''Comicbook/WarMachine'' is a comic series and a [[Film/WarMachine 2017 movie]]. ''Warmachine'' is a game in the ''TabletopGame/IronKingdoms'' setting.
* ''{{Warriors}}'' can be easily confused for different things; one is a novel series about fighting cats and clans written by Creator/ErinHunter (and it is also known as Literature/WarriorCats) and the other is a cult classic movie ''Film/TheWarriors'' about gangs from New York. It can be confusing for the average person whenever it is typed on the search engine.
** There is also ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'' the underrated Marvel comic from the 90s.
* ''Film/TheWayBack'', a 2011 film set in TheForties about some guys who [[BasedOnATrueStory hike to Mongolia and then India]] and ''Film/TheWayWayBack'', a 2013 ComingOfAge film that was meant to be set in TheEighties. "The Way Back" is also the first episodes of ''Series/BlakesSeven''.
* ''We Are the Night'': A Chemical Brothers album, and [[Film/WeAreTheNight a German vampire film]].
* Four movies all share the same title of ''Welcome to the Jungle'', including a 2003 action film starring Wrestling/DwayneJohnson, directed by Peter Berg (of ''Film/FridayNightLights'', ''Film/LoneSurvivor'' and ''Film/DeepwaterHorizon'' fame) and retitled as ''Film/TheRundown'' for its US and Japanese releases, a 2007 horror film, a [[Film/WelcomeToTheJungle 2013 comedy film]] starring Creator/JeanCLaudeVanDamne, and ''Film/JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle'', a 2017 film again starring Dwayne Johnson.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'', ''Series/StepByStep'', and ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' all had episodes called "We're Going to Disney World!". The first two instances had two parts each.
* The chain of Wet'n'Wild water parks that can be found across both the U.S. and Australia have no connection to [[Ride/UniversalStudios the former Wet 'n Wild Orlando water park]].
* The 2003 movie ''Film/WhatAGirlWants'' has no relation to the Christina Aguilera song from 1999. The song ''isn't even featured in the film's soundtrack''.
* ''Series/SportsNight'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'', and ''Series/TheNewsroom'' all had episodes entitled "What Kind of Day Has It Been", and all were season finales (the latter two were also the last episodes of the show). This is not a coincidence, as they are all Creator/AaronSorkin shows and this is an AuthorCatchPhrase.
* ''What If?'' is a [[ComicBook/WhatIf Marvel comic]], a series of [[Literature/WhatIf gamebooks]], a [[Blog/WhatIf blog]], and more.
* ''What Would You Do?'': [[Series/WhatWouldYouDo Situational thought-provoking ABC series featuring hot-button topics]] or [[Series/WhatWouldYouDoNickelodeon light-hearted Nickelodeon stunt show where people get pied]]?
* There is a porno flick called ''What's Love Got to Do With It?'' that is entirely different from the (non-porno) [[Film/WhatsLoveGotToDoWithIt movie of the same name]] about Tina Turner, starring Angela Bassett. The porn film came out first, so it has the right to use the name and the producer of the other film can't do anything about it.
* ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' is a compilation of experimental music by Music/TheBeatles. ''VisualNovel/WhiteAlbum'' is also a VisualNovel romance story from Creator/{{Aquaplus}}.
* ''WhiteNoise'' is a [[Literature/WhiteNoise 1985 novel]] by [=Don DeLillo=], a [[Webcomic/WhiteNoise webcomic]] by Melinda Timpone, a webcomic by Adrien Lee, a 2005 horror film, and a 2014 video game with a sequel.
* White Tigers:
** ''ComicBook/WhiteTiger'': a Puerto Rican comics character.
** ''Film/WhiteTiger'': a Russian film about tanks in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
** ''Literature/TheWhiteTiger'': a novel about modern India.
* ''Anime/WickedCity'' is a novel series and anime adaptation by Hideyuki Kikuchi, a 1949 film directed by François Villiers, a musical by Chad Beguelin, and a 2015 procedural drama TV series. ''The Wicked City'' is a 1916 comedy short, a 1972 novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer, and the 1992 live-action film adaptation of the anime.
* ''Literature/WhoCutTheCheese'' by Stilton Jarlsberg and ''Literature/WhoCutTheCheese'' by Mason Brown are both parodies of ''Literature/WhoMovedMyCheese'' and both published in 2000.
* Creator/AbbottAndCostello, Film/TheThreeStooges, and Creator/BennyHill have all done movies titled ''Who Done It?''.
* ''Wings'' is an absurdly common title. This list does not pretend to be exhaustive:
** A song by Music/{{Cimorelli}} from the ''Believe It'' and ''Made In America'' [=EPs=].
** A song of the same name by Little Mix.
** Music/PaulMcCartney's [[TheSeventies 1970s]] backing group.
** A song by ''Music/RingoStarr''.
** A song by Jeff Williams as part of the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' soundtrack.
** [[Series/{{Wings}} An American sitcom from the early 90s]].
** A Japanese shoujo magazine, which published ''Manga/RGVeda'', ''Manga/AntiqueBakery,'' ''Manga/PrincessPrincess'', among others.
** An American aviation magazine.
** A Discovery Channel series about aviation.
** A 1927 film which won the first Best Picture Oscar.
* "Winner": 2012 song by the Noisettes, or the Music/PetShopBoys?
* ''Wipeout'' is the title of two American gameshows. Creator/TheBBC did versions of both, and the British version of the second one was renamed ''Total Wipeout'' to avert confusion. It's also the name of a futuristic racing video game series.
** It's also the Surfari's only hit.
** And to make things even more confusing? The latter ''Wipeout'' game show has had [[LicensedGame a video game]] made of it.
* Rednex (Yes, the same band who did "Cotton-Eyed Joe") named their only ballad hit single "Wish You Were Here" although that was already the title of one of Music/PinkFloyd's most famous songs. There was also the once-popular title song of the 1952 musical ''Wish You Were Here''.
** In 2001, Music/{{Incubus}} had a hit by that name, although that was sometimes called ''I Wish You Were Here.''
* "Without You I'm Nothing" was a 1987 album by confrontational standup/singer Sandra Bernhard. Three years later, she filmed a concert movie with the same title. Eight years after that, it was the title of Music/{{Placebo}}'s breakthrough album.
* ''Wizard and the Princess'', or ''The Wizard and the Princess'', is the predecessor to ''VideoGame/KingsQuest''. ''The Wizard and the Princess'' is also a game by Clifford Ramshaw for the Commodore 16 and UsefulNotes/{{VIC20}}. ''Fanfic/TheWizardAndTheLonelyPrincess'' is a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' x ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic.
* ''VideoGame/WizardsAndWarriors'' is a series of platformers by Rare, or a 2000 PC RPG by David W. Bradley. ''Series/WizardsAndWarriors'' is a 1983 fantasy TV series known as ''Greystone's Odyssey''.
* In 1994, the film ''Film/{{Wolf}}'' was released. A video game called ''VideoGame/{{Wolf}}'' was also released the same year, and it is ''not'' a LicensedGame (or even an unlicensed game about the same topic as the film). The film is about ''were''wolves; the game, about actual, ordinary wolves.
* ''Wonder 3'' is a compilation of three arcade games, two of which are action games while the third is an unrelated puzzle game by Creator/{{Capcom}}. It has absolutely nothing to do with an Creator/OsamuTezuka work also called ''Wonder 3'' in Japan, but [[MarketBasedTitle is known elsewhere as]] ''TheAmazing3''.
* ''Film/WorkingGirl'' is a 1988 romantic comedy starring Melanie Griffith. It is also an acclaimed gritty drama about a day in the life of an employee at a New York brothel. As well as a 1982 song by The Members.
* ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]'', the third ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' film, and ''World's End'', an entry in the ''[[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]'' comic book series.
** There's also ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'', the third film in Creator/EdgarWright's Film/BloodAndIceCreamTrilogy.
** ''World's End'' is also a science fiction novel by Joan D. Vinge, sequel to her novel ''The Snow Queen'' (which is not the same as the Hans Christian Anderson story of the same name, though inspired by it).
* ''World War 3'' is a Creator/MarvelComics ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' and Creator/{{Wildstorm}} crossover, and a Wrestling/{{WCW}} 1995-1998 pay-per-view event. ''World War III'' is a ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' story arc, a mini-series as part of the ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' story line, a story arc in ''ComicBook/GIJoeDevilsDue'', a story arc in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', a 1982 miniseries, and a [[Film/WorldWarThree 1998 mockumentary]]. ''Literature/TheReturnOfMephistophelesWorldWarIII'' is the second volume of ''Literature/TheSpectralChronicles''. ''World War III: Black Gold'' is a 2001 RTS. ''World War Three'' is a ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode.
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* ''{{X}}'' could refer to [[Music/{{X}} a 70's punk band]], a 1992 Game Boy game, or [[VideoGame/{{X}} a 4X space simulator game series by Egosoft]]. It might also be [[Manga/{{X1999}} a manga]] by Creator/{{CLAMP}} that was retitled as ''X/1999'' in the States to avoid confusion with two different comic book series titled ''X'' from Dark Horse and Marvel. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_%28disambiguation%29 And that's just the tip of the iceberg.]]
* It's Film/{{Xanadu}}, and the singer's high-pitched. Are you hearing Olivia Newton John or [[Music/{{Rush}} Geddy Lee]]? The name "Xanadu" is also used for a Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Titch hit, although technically that one is "The Legend of Xanadu".
** Xanadu was also an early, pre-production name for X.A.N.A., the antagonist computer A.I. in WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko.
** ''[[VideoGame/DragonSlayerIIXanadu Xanadu]]'' is a sequel and spinoff video game series related to ''Dragon Slayer'', including ''The Legend of Xanadu'' on the PC Engine CD.
* Xepher can refer to a song from ''[[VideoGame/{{Beatmania}} beatmania IIDX]]'' or a VisualKei band.
* The comic book ''ComicBook/XFactor'', not to be confused with Simon Cowell's [[Series/TheXFactor reality series]], or the Music/IronMaiden album.
* ''ComicBook/XForce'' is an ''ComicBook/XMen'' spinoff. ''X-Force'' is a MobilePhoneGame by Yahgame.
* ''X-Men vs. the Avengers'' is a 1987 crossover, not to be confused with the 2012 crossover ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen''.
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* ''Yesterday's Children'' is a BasedOnATrueStory film about reincarnation, as well as the first novel in David Gerrold's ''Star Wolf'' series.
* Music/TheBeatles have one album called ''Yellow Submarine'' and another called ''Yellow Submarine Songtrack'', both of course based off [[WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine the same film]]. Despite being very different albums (the ''Songtrack'' lacks the George Martin instrumentals, replacing them with various tracks from other albums, and "Only a Northern Song" is mono on the original but stereo on the ''Songtrack''), {{Website/Amazon}} conflates them; "CD Album" refers to the original and "Audio CD" to the ''Songtrack'', and "[=MP3=] Download" is also the original, so if you want the stereo mix of "Only a Northern Song", you have to buy the entire album (which is probably full of tracks you otherwise already have on other albums) just for that one track.
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* There are now two movies named ''Film/{{Zapped}}'' (one from 1982 and the other from 2014)
* ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' is a Creator/DCComics CrisisCrossover. '''"Zero Hour"''' in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe is either the ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Rebels]]'' [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E19ZeroHour Season 3]] [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII finale]], or the second ''Blade Squadron'' story.
* ''VideoGame/{{Zookeeper}}'' is an arcade platformer released by Creator/{{Taito}} in 1982. A different ''Zoo Keeper'' game, initially developed by Robot Communications and later ported to GBA, [=PS2=] and the Nintendo DS, is a MatchThreeGame with an animal motif. Neither has anything to do with the 2011 movie ''Film/{{Zookeeper}}''.
* The Japanese UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 game titled ''Zool: Majuu Tsukai Densetsu'' is not at all related to ''VideoGame/{{Zool}}'', Gremlin Graphics' series of platformers involving an extraterrestrial ninja.
* ''Zoom'' is either an [[Series/{{Zoom}} old show on]] Creator/{{PBS}} or [[Film/ZoomAcademyForSuperheroes low-rating movie starring]] Creator/TimAllen.
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* Punk band D.O.A. used the title ''Talk - Action = 0'' for two otherwise completely unrelated releases - a 1991 LiveAlbum and a 2010 studio album. To avoid confusion, the former is usually called "Talk - Action = 0 (Live)".
* ''Film/{{Taken}}'' is a 2008 thriller starring Creator/LiamNeeson, and [[Series/{{Taken}} a 2002 sci-fi miniseries]].
* '''A Tale of Two Kitties''' is either [[Franchise/LooneyTunes Tweety's debut cartoon]], a ''Film/{{Garfield}}'' sequel, an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'', a 1996 Good Housekeeping movie, or one of Dav Pilkey's Dog Man books.
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'': The cartoon spawned several {{Licensed Game}}s, none of them for the UsefulNotes/AtariST or UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}, which instead had an unrelated {{Point and Click|Game}} GameMaker tool by that name.
* ''Tangled'' is a 2001 thriller starring Creator/RachaelLeighCook and Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers, while ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' is a 2010 Franchise/{{Disney| Animated Canon}} animated film starring the voice of Music/MandyMoore as Literature/{{Rapunzel}}.
* The comedy TV series ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' has got exactly nothing to do with [[Film/{{Taxi}} the Luc Besson action comedy movies of the same name]], or the Music/HarryChapin song, or the Creator/WilliamsElectronics' [[Pinball/{{Taxi}} pinball table]] (aside from, perhaps, a taxicab).
* ''VideoGame/{{Tempest}}'' is a 1981 video game, a 2016 game by Lion's Shade, and a Music/BobDylan album. ''Theatre/TheTempest'' is a [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] play.
* ''VideoGame/TerraNovaStrikeForceCentauri'' is an [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove obscure]] 1996 Looking Glass Studios FPS. The 2011 TV series ''Series/TerraNova'' is completely unrelated.
* ''That's What Friends Are For'' -- a 1982 song written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, or the Vulture Song from ''Disney/TheJungleBook''.
** It's also a charity song by Dionne Warwick and Friends.
** There's also the 2015 movie simply called ''Room''.
* ''Series/TheThinBlueLine'' was a 1990s BritCom starring Creator/RowanAtkinson, as well as a 1988 {{documentary}} film by Errol Morris about a man falsely convicted and sentenced to death for murder.
* ''The Thin Red Line'' was a number of things. Aside from [[Literature/TheThinRedLine a World War II novel that was adapted into two different movies]], it was also a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Red_Line_(Battle_of_Balaclava) real-life military battle]] during the Crimean War. It was also the debut album by Canadian rock band Glass Tiger, plus [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=092xX85roR4 the title track which was based on the real-life battle]], and it was also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLYT0NR8ZLc another single]] performed by Saxon.
* ''This Love'' by Maroon 5 is most certainly not related to the Pantera song.
* ''This Present Darkness'': a Creator/FrankPeretti novel or a ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' [[Fanfic/ThisPresentDarkness fanfic]]?
* The ''VideoGame/ThunderForce'' ShootEmUp series is unrelated to ''Thunderforce'', a single-plane BeatEmUp for the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}.
* ''Three the Hard Way'' can either refer to a {{Blaxploitation}} [[Film/ThreeTheHardWay film]] made in 1974, or an RPGMaker 2000 [[VideoGame/ThreeTheHardWay game]] created by iishenron in 2003.
* ''Series/TilDeath'', the 2006 US sitcom and ''Till Death...'', the 1981 Creator/{{ITV}} followup to the sixties/seventies BBC sitcom''Till Death Us Do Part''.
* ''Time Killer'', a 1959 UsefulNotes/HugoAward-nominated novel, is not ''VideoGame/TimeKillers'', a fighting game from the '90s. Neither of them are related to ''Time Killers'', the anthology of short stories written by [[Manga/BlueExorcist Kazue Kato]].
* There are two video games named ''Tin Star'' set in TheWildWest. [[VideoGame/TinStar The one that was released in 1994]] is an on-rails LightGunGame published by Creator/{{Nintendo}} and developed by Software Creations. [[VideoGame/TinStarChoiceOfGames The one that was released in 2014]] is a ChooseYourOwnAdventure game written by Allen Gies and hosted on Creator/ChoiceOfGames. Neither has any connection to Tex Tinstar, a segment on ''WesternAnimation/TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow''.
* There are at least 12 different films about the sinking of the Titanic, and out of those, at least nine are simply called ''Titanic'' (the two exceptions would be ''Film/ANightToRemember'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic''). Are we talking the 1954 film, the 1996 film with Catherine Zeta-Jones, the 1997 James Cameron film (by far the most famous), the [[Film/{{Titanic1943}} Nazi version]], or even the animated movie ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' (often abbreviated as ''Titanic- The Animated Musical'')? The TV drama to mark the centenary is also named simply ''Titanic''.
* ''Titus'' is a 1999 film adaptation of ''Theater/TitusAndronicus'', and a 2000 comedy TV series.
* Toad the Wet Sprocket was a 1990s band. The NWOBHM ''Metal for Muthas'' compilation included a song from a different band named Toad the Wet Sprocket.
* ''Tom and Jerry'' is an 1821 play, a 1931 cartoon series, a Simon & Garfunkel album, and [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry one of several cartoon series about a cat and a mouse]].
* ''The Tommy Wi-Show'' is both [[WebVideo/TheTommyWiShow a series on Machinima's YouTube channel]] in which Creator/TommyWiseau plays video games and [[WebVideo/TheTommyWiShow a one-off skit]] by Creator/DougWalker done as a TakeThat towards Wiseau Films for forcing him to take down his ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' review of ''Film/TheRoom''.
* ''Series/TopGear'', a popular automotive programme on BBC Two which shares its name with an old BBC radio show and a racing game series from the '90s and early '00s.
* If you have an Electronic Program Guide on your TV, you may be surprised when you stop the remote at a movie called ''Top Gun'' and realize that you're watching a 1950s Western instead of [[Film/{{TopGun}} Tom Cruise and wicked aerial stunts]].
* 20 years after the original "Tour de France", Music/{{Kraftwerk}} produced a completely different tune titled "Tour de France 2003". The ''Tour de France Soundtracks'' album included both that and a [[RearrangeTheSong re-recording]] of the original.
* ''Traveller'' is a [[TabletopGame/{{Traveller}} role-playing game]], ''Traveler'' is a 2007 TV series, and ''Series/{{Travelers}}'' is a 2016 TV series.
* ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'' is a 2011 movie. ''Tree of Life'' is a game by oddonegames.
* "Troll Bridge" is the title of two short stories; one each by friends and former collaborators Creator/TerryPratchett and Creator/NeilGaiman, and an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', all of which which have nothing in common save the pun on "toll bridge" and the reference to [[Literature/ThreeBillyGoatsGruff trolls living under bridges]]. (And [[TrollBridge a trope]], based on the same pun.)
* ''True Blue'' is the name of at least two albums: [[Music/TrueBlue one]] by Music/{{Madonna}} and another by [[Music/{{BEMANI}} dj TAKA]], with both albums having {{Title Track}}s to boot.
* ''Trust'' is the name of three different bands, five music albums (including one by Elvis Costello), at least a dozen songs (from bands as diverse as Megadeth to Ayumi Hamasaki), a music production duo, three movies (from 1990, 2009, and 2010), two movies called ''The Trust'' (produced 101 years apart!), a British legal drama TV series, an episode of ''Wildfire'', a group from StargateSG1, a magazine about investment trusts, a political party in the UK and a totally unrelated one in Greece, and at least four different MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfics, ''all'' of which are unrelated.
* ''Turbo'' is a [[VideoGame/{{Turbo}} 1981 arcade game]], a ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Power Rangers]]'' movie, and a [[WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}} 2013 animated movie]].
* Depending on whether you live in Canada or Mexico, '''TVO''' can either be an acronym for "TV Ontario" a public TV network, or the name a Spanish language game show hosted by Gabriela "Gaby" Ruffo.[[note]]It was also seen in the U.S. on Univision.[[/note]]
* '''The Twelve Days of Nickmas''' is either a Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} promo showed around the holidays in the early 2000s or a Creator/FilmCow video.
* Now when you say ''Twilight'', do you mean Creator/StephenieMeyer's [[Literature/{{Twilight}} outrageously successful vampire series]] or the Howard Chaykin mini-series deconstructing DC's 1960s space adventurers? Or the song from Music/ElectricLightOrchestra's ''Time'' album? Or one of the novels in a lengthy series about [[Literature/WarriorCats feral cats]]? Or a play about the [[Theatre/TwilightLosAngeles 1992 Los Angeles riots]]? Or the 1998 thriller/[[FilmNoir noir]] starring [[AllStarCast Paul Newman, Gene Hackman, Susan Sarandon]], and a [[BestKnownForTheFanservice briefly topless]] Creator/ReeseWitherspoon?
** Don't try to clarify by talking about sparkle. [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic She's tired of people asking why there are vampires in her to begin with.]]
*** In any event, "Twilight" was also the name of a [[Franchise/MyLittlePony G1]] pony. Twilight Sparkle was likely named after her.
** ''Twilight'' is also the name of a novel by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, about a fictional Holocaust survivor who becomes a psychiatrist and treats people who think they're people from Literature/TheBible.
* '''Blog/TwilightUnbound''' is an Blog/AskAPony blog about Twilight Sparkle, while '''Twilight Unbound: The Stephanie Meyer Story''' is a comic book biography of Stephanie Meyer.
* There are two movies called ''Twister'', which naturally both involve tornadoes: There's [[Film/{{Twister}} the much-better-known]] DisasterMovie from 1996 and the BlackComedy independent film from 1989.
* There is an obscure {{UsefulNotes/MSX2}} game called ''Twinkle Star'' that was released on a magazine disk. It has no apparent relation to ''VideoGame/TwinkleStarSprites'', despite also being a CuteEmUp.
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* ''The Ugly Truth'' is both [[Film/TheUglyTruth a 2009 romantic comedy film]] and the fifth ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' book.
* ''Series/{{Ultraviolet}}'' and ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'' are about vampires. However, one is a film, the other is a TV series, and they weren't even produced in the same country.
* ''Undefeated'' is the 2011 Oscar winner for Best Documentary. ''THE Undefeated'' from the same year is a documentary praising SarahPalin. You can't get further apart than that.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' is both the name of a WesternAnimation series and film adaptation about a heroic canine and a gritty [[Manga/{{Underdog}} Manga]] centered around a DeadlyGame that depicts graphic scenes of sex and murder.
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' is an action/horror franchise about [[FurAgainstFang werewolves battling vampires]], and a 1996 comedy thriller starring Dennis Leary. Neither of them is related to the ''VideoGame/{{Sabreman}}'' game ''VideoGame/{{Underwurlde}}''.
* The AdventureGame ''VideoGame/{{Uninvited}}'' was released only a few years before a SoBadItsGood movie of [[Film/{{Uninvited 1988}} the same title]] about a killer mutant cat. ''The Uninvited'' is also the title of a classic 1944 haunted-house mystery film and a not-so-classic 2009 remake of the Korean thriller ''A Tale of Two Sisters''.
** Also, it's a 1998 hit for Alanis Morrisette.
* ''Unknown'' somehow wound up being the title of two different psychological thrillers released just five years apart; [[Film/{{Unknown 2011}} the 2011 film]] is far better-known than [[Film/{{Unknown 2006}} the 2006 version]], in part because it had Creator/LiamNeeson rather than Creator/JimCaviezel as its lead.
* ''Unreal'' the demo by Future Crew, and ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' the FirstPersonShooter series by Epic Games (whom some Future Crew members worked with). [[AccidentalPun Unrel]]ated to the 2015 TV series ''Series/UnREAL2015''.
* '''Unreal Estate''' is either [[Literature/UnrealEstate an online work of literature]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreal_Estate_(TV_series) an Australian lifestyle program]], or a [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants SpongeBob]] episode.
* ''Up'': a Right Said Fred album, a Music/PeterGabriel album or a [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} Pixar movie]]?
** Or, while we're at it, a Russ Meyer movie?
*** In fact, before the release of Pixar's movie, members of IMDB were confused as to why they would be remaking a sex comedy.
** Not to mention an Music/{{REM}} album.
** ''And'' a Shania Twain album, although that was technically ''[[ExcitedShowTitle Up!]]''.
*** Which, in turn, is not to be confused with the Volkswagen '''up!''' Not the Up!, the Up, or the up. The up!
** "Up" is also the series title of a [[Creator/{{ITV}} Granada TV]] documentary series covering the lives of a group of British children, one documentary every seven years. The first showed the children at age 7, and was thus called "7-Up" -- which (probably not coincidentally) is also the name of a soft drink.
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* ''V'' is at once [[Series/{{V 1983}} a TV series about aliens infiltrating Earth]], [[Series/{{V 2009}} a remake of said series]], and a completely unrelated short story by Creator/StephenKing about an OCD sufferer trying to keep an EldritchAbomination at bay. Also an Australasian energy drink, [[ComicBook/VForVendetta for Vendetta]], and a dance remix of Vivaldi's "Winter" featured in ''VideoGame/BeatmaniaIIDX'' and ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''.
* There's ''Literature/{{VALIS}}'', the novel by Creator/PhilipKDick, and ''VideoGame/{{Valis}}'', the video game series by Telenet Japan. They're not related.
* ''Series/{{Vegas}}'' was a show on ABC in the late 1970s. ''Series/LasVegas'' was a show on NBC in the early 2000s. And CBS is soon to premiere a show titled ''Series/{{Vegas|2012}}''. And all three of them are crime dramas!
* ''Vikings'' is a [[Series/{{Vikings}} 2013 TV series]], and a BBC documentary. ''Vikings: War of Clans'' is a MobilePhoneGame. ''Film/TheVikings'' is a 1958 movie.
* ''Film/TheVow'' is a 2012 romantic drama film BasedOnATrueStory that stars Creator/RachelMcAdams and Creator/ChanningTatum. ''Fanfic/TheVow'' is a 2014 ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fanfic (through unrelated, it is also a romantic and dramatic story).
* ''Vanitas'' is the name of an album by Music/AnaalNathrakh and a Music/DirEnGrey song.
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* Punk band D.O.A. used the title ''Talk - Action = 0'' for two otherwise completely unrelated releases - a 1991 LiveAlbum and a 2010 studio album. To avoid confusion, the former is usually called "Talk - Action = 0 (Live)".
* ''Film/{{Taken}}'' is a 2008 thriller starring Creator/LiamNeeson, and [[Series/{{Taken}} a 2002 sci-fi miniseries]].
* '''A Tale of Two Kitties''' is either [[Franchise/LooneyTunes Tweety's debut cartoon]], a ''Film/{{Garfield}}'' sequel, an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'', a 1996 Good Housekeeping movie, or one of Dav Pilkey's Dog Man books.
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'': The cartoon spawned several {{Licensed Game}}s, none of them for the UsefulNotes/AtariST or UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}, which instead had an unrelated {{Point and Click|Game}} GameMaker tool by that name.
* ''Tangled'' is a 2001 thriller starring Creator/RachaelLeighCook and Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers, while ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' is a 2010 Franchise/{{Disney| Animated Canon}} animated film starring the voice of Music/MandyMoore as Literature/{{Rapunzel}}.
* The comedy TV series ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' has got exactly nothing to do with [[Film/{{Taxi}} the Luc Besson action comedy movies of the same name]], or the Music/HarryChapin song, or the Creator/WilliamsElectronics' [[Pinball/{{Taxi}} pinball table]] (aside from, perhaps, a taxicab).
* ''VideoGame/{{Tempest}}'' is a 1981 video game, a 2016 game by Lion's Shade, and a Music/BobDylan album. ''Theatre/TheTempest'' is a [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] play.
* ''VideoGame/TerraNovaStrikeForceCentauri'' is an [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove obscure]] 1996 Looking Glass Studios FPS. The 2011 TV series ''Series/TerraNova'' is completely unrelated.
* ''That's What Friends Are For'' -- a 1982 song written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, or the Vulture Song from ''Disney/TheJungleBook''.
** It's also a charity song by Dionne Warwick and Friends.
** There's also the 2015 movie simply called ''Room''.
* ''Series/TheThinBlueLine'' was a 1990s BritCom starring Creator/RowanAtkinson, as well as a 1988 {{documentary}} film by Errol Morris about a man falsely convicted and sentenced to death for murder.
* ''The Thin Red Line'' was a number of things. Aside from [[Literature/TheThinRedLine a World War II novel that was adapted into two different movies]], it was also a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Red_Line_(Battle_of_Balaclava) real-life military battle]] during the Crimean War. It was also the debut album by Canadian rock band Glass Tiger, plus [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=092xX85roR4 the title track which was based on the real-life battle]], and it was also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLYT0NR8ZLc another single]] performed by Saxon.
* ''This Love'' by Maroon 5 is most certainly not related to the Pantera song.
* ''This Present Darkness'': a Creator/FrankPeretti novel or a ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' [[Fanfic/ThisPresentDarkness fanfic]]?
* The ''VideoGame/ThunderForce'' ShootEmUp series is unrelated to ''Thunderforce'', a single-plane BeatEmUp for the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}.
* ''Three the Hard Way'' can either refer to a {{Blaxploitation}} [[Film/ThreeTheHardWay film]] made in 1974, or an RPGMaker 2000 [[VideoGame/ThreeTheHardWay game]] created by iishenron in 2003.
* ''Series/TilDeath'', the 2006 US sitcom and ''Till Death...'', the 1981 Creator/{{ITV}} followup to the sixties/seventies BBC sitcom''Till Death Us Do Part''.
* ''Time Killer'', a 1959 UsefulNotes/HugoAward-nominated novel, is not ''VideoGame/TimeKillers'', a fighting game from the '90s. Neither of them are related to ''Time Killers'', the anthology of short stories written by [[Manga/BlueExorcist Kazue Kato]].
* There are two video games named ''Tin Star'' set in TheWildWest. [[VideoGame/TinStar The one that was released in 1994]] is an on-rails LightGunGame published by Creator/{{Nintendo}} and developed by Software Creations. [[VideoGame/TinStarChoiceOfGames The one that was released in 2014]] is a ChooseYourOwnAdventure game written by Allen Gies and hosted on Creator/ChoiceOfGames. Neither has any connection to Tex Tinstar, a segment on ''WesternAnimation/TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow''.
* There are at least 12 different films about the sinking of the Titanic, and out of those, at least nine are simply called ''Titanic'' (the two exceptions would be ''Film/ANightToRemember'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic''). Are we talking the 1954 film, the 1996 film with Catherine Zeta-Jones, the 1997 James Cameron film (by far the most famous), the [[Film/{{Titanic1943}} Nazi version]], or even the animated movie ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' (often abbreviated as ''Titanic- The Animated Musical'')? The TV drama to mark the centenary is also named simply ''Titanic''.
* ''Titus'' is a 1999 film adaptation of ''Theater/TitusAndronicus'', and a 2000 comedy TV series.
* Toad the Wet Sprocket was a 1990s band. The NWOBHM ''Metal for Muthas'' compilation included a song from a different band named Toad the Wet Sprocket.
* ''Tom and Jerry'' is an 1821 play, a 1931 cartoon series, a Simon & Garfunkel album, and [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry one of several cartoon series about a cat and a mouse]].
* ''The Tommy Wi-Show'' is both [[WebVideo/TheTommyWiShow a series on Machinima's YouTube channel]] in which Creator/TommyWiseau plays video games and [[WebVideo/TheTommyWiShow a one-off skit]] by Creator/DougWalker done as a TakeThat towards Wiseau Films for forcing him to take down his ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' review of ''Film/TheRoom''.
* ''Series/TopGear'', a popular automotive programme on BBC Two which shares its name with an old BBC radio show and a racing game series from the '90s and early '00s.
* If you have an Electronic Program Guide on your TV, you may be surprised when you stop the remote at a movie called ''Top Gun'' and realize that you're watching a 1950s Western instead of [[Film/{{TopGun}} Tom Cruise and wicked aerial stunts]].
* 20 years after the original "Tour de France", Music/{{Kraftwerk}} produced a completely different tune titled "Tour de France 2003". The ''Tour de France Soundtracks'' album included both that and a [[RearrangeTheSong re-recording]] of the original.
* ''Traveller'' is a [[TabletopGame/{{Traveller}} role-playing game]], ''Traveler'' is a 2007 TV series, and ''Series/{{Travelers}}'' is a 2016 TV series.
* ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'' is a 2011 movie. ''Tree of Life'' is a game by oddonegames.
* "Troll Bridge" is the title of two short stories; one each by friends and former collaborators Creator/TerryPratchett and Creator/NeilGaiman, and an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', all of which which have nothing in common save the pun on "toll bridge" and the reference to [[Literature/ThreeBillyGoatsGruff trolls living under bridges]]. (And [[TrollBridge a trope]], based on the same pun.)
* ''True Blue'' is the name of at least two albums: [[Music/TrueBlue one]] by Music/{{Madonna}} and another by [[Music/{{BEMANI}} dj TAKA]], with both albums having {{Title Track}}s to boot.
* ''Trust'' is the name of three different bands, five music albums (including one by Elvis Costello), at least a dozen songs (from bands as diverse as Megadeth to Ayumi Hamasaki), a music production duo, three movies (from 1990, 2009, and 2010), two movies called ''The Trust'' (produced 101 years apart!), a British legal drama TV series, an episode of ''Wildfire'', a group from StargateSG1, a magazine about investment trusts, a political party in the UK and a totally unrelated one in Greece, and at least four different MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfics, ''all'' of which are unrelated.
* ''Turbo'' is a [[VideoGame/{{Turbo}} 1981 arcade game]], a ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Power Rangers]]'' movie, and a [[WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}} 2013 animated movie]].
* Depending on whether you live in Canada or Mexico, '''TVO''' can either be an acronym for "TV Ontario" a public TV network, or the name a Spanish language game show hosted by Gabriela "Gaby" Ruffo.[[note]]It was also seen in the U.S. on Univision.[[/note]]
* '''The Twelve Days of Nickmas''' is either a Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} promo showed around the holidays in the early 2000s or a Creator/FilmCow video.
* Now when you say ''Twilight'', do you mean Creator/StephenieMeyer's [[Literature/{{Twilight}} outrageously successful vampire series]] or the Howard Chaykin mini-series deconstructing DC's 1960s space adventurers? Or the song from Music/ElectricLightOrchestra's ''Time'' album? Or one of the novels in a lengthy series about [[Literature/WarriorCats feral cats]]? Or a play about the [[Theatre/TwilightLosAngeles 1992 Los Angeles riots]]? Or the 1998 thriller/[[FilmNoir noir]] starring [[AllStarCast Paul Newman, Gene Hackman, Susan Sarandon]], and a [[BestKnownForTheFanservice briefly topless]] Creator/ReeseWitherspoon?
** Don't try to clarify by talking about sparkle. [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic She's tired of people asking why there are vampires in her to begin with.]]
*** In any event, "Twilight" was also the name of a [[Franchise/MyLittlePony G1]] pony. Twilight Sparkle was likely named after her.
** ''Twilight'' is also the name of a novel by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, about a fictional Holocaust survivor who becomes a psychiatrist and treats people who think they're people from Literature/TheBible.
* '''Blog/TwilightUnbound''' is an Blog/AskAPony blog about Twilight Sparkle, while '''Twilight Unbound: The Stephanie Meyer Story''' is a comic book biography of Stephanie Meyer.
* There are two movies called ''Twister'', which naturally both involve tornadoes: There's [[Film/{{Twister}} the much-better-known]] DisasterMovie from 1996 and the BlackComedy independent film from 1989.
* There is an obscure {{UsefulNotes/MSX2}} game called ''Twinkle Star'' that was released on a magazine disk. It has no apparent relation to ''VideoGame/TwinkleStarSprites'', despite also being a CuteEmUp.
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* ''The Ugly Truth'' is both [[Film/TheUglyTruth a 2009 romantic comedy film]] and the fifth ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' book.
* ''Series/{{Ultraviolet}}'' and ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'' are about vampires. However, one is a film, the other is a TV series, and they weren't even produced in the same country.
* ''Undefeated'' is the 2011 Oscar winner for Best Documentary. ''THE Undefeated'' from the same year is a documentary praising SarahPalin. You can't get further apart than that.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' is both the name of a WesternAnimation series and film adaptation about a heroic canine and a gritty [[Manga/{{Underdog}} Manga]] centered around a DeadlyGame that depicts graphic scenes of sex and murder.
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' is an action/horror franchise about [[FurAgainstFang werewolves battling vampires]], and a 1996 comedy thriller starring Dennis Leary. Neither of them is related to the ''VideoGame/{{Sabreman}}'' game ''VideoGame/{{Underwurlde}}''.
* The AdventureGame ''VideoGame/{{Uninvited}}'' was released only a few years before a SoBadItsGood movie of [[Film/{{Uninvited 1988}} the same title]] about a killer mutant cat. ''The Uninvited'' is also the title of a classic 1944 haunted-house mystery film and a not-so-classic 2009 remake of the Korean thriller ''A Tale of Two Sisters''.
** Also, it's a 1998 hit for Alanis Morrisette.
* ''Unknown'' somehow wound up being the title of two different psychological thrillers released just five years apart; [[Film/{{Unknown 2011}} the 2011 film]] is far better-known than [[Film/{{Unknown 2006}} the 2006 version]], in part because it had Creator/LiamNeeson rather than Creator/JimCaviezel as its lead.
* ''Unreal'' the demo by Future Crew, and ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' the FirstPersonShooter series by Epic Games (whom some Future Crew members worked with). [[AccidentalPun Unrel]]ated to the 2015 TV series ''Series/UnREAL2015''.
* '''Unreal Estate''' is either [[Literature/UnrealEstate an online work of literature]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreal_Estate_(TV_series) an Australian lifestyle program]], or a [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants SpongeBob]] episode.
* ''Up'': a Right Said Fred album, a Music/PeterGabriel album or a [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} Pixar movie]]?
** Or, while we're at it, a Russ Meyer movie?
*** In fact, before the release of Pixar's movie, members of IMDB were confused as to why they would be remaking a sex comedy.
** Not to mention an Music/{{REM}} album.
** ''And'' a Shania Twain album, although that was technically ''[[ExcitedShowTitle Up!]]''.
*** Which, in turn, is not to be confused with the Volkswagen '''up!''' Not the Up!, the Up, or the up. The up!
** "Up" is also the series title of a [[Creator/{{ITV}} Granada TV]] documentary series covering the lives of a group of British children, one documentary every seven years. The first showed the children at age 7, and was thus called "7-Up" -- which (probably not coincidentally) is also the name of a soft drink.
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* ''V'' is at once [[Series/{{V 1983}} a TV series about aliens infiltrating Earth]], [[Series/{{V 2009}} a remake of said series]], and a completely unrelated short story by Creator/StephenKing about an OCD sufferer trying to keep an EldritchAbomination at bay. Also an Australasian energy drink, [[ComicBook/VForVendetta for Vendetta]], and a dance remix of Vivaldi's "Winter" featured in ''VideoGame/BeatmaniaIIDX'' and ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''.
* There's ''Literature/{{VALIS}}'', the novel by Creator/PhilipKDick, and ''VideoGame/{{Valis}}'', the video game series by Telenet Japan. They're not related.
* ''Series/{{Vegas}}'' was a show on ABC in the late 1970s. ''Series/LasVegas'' was a show on NBC in the early 2000s. And CBS is soon to premiere a show titled ''Series/{{Vegas|2012}}''. And all three of them are crime dramas!
* ''Vikings'' is a [[Series/{{Vikings}} 2013 TV series]], and a BBC documentary. ''Vikings: War of Clans'' is a MobilePhoneGame. ''Film/TheVikings'' is a 1958 movie.
* ''Film/TheVow'' is a 2012 romantic drama film BasedOnATrueStory that stars Creator/RachelMcAdams and Creator/ChanningTatum. ''Fanfic/TheVow'' is a 2014 ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fanfic (through unrelated, it is also a romantic and dramatic story).
* ''Vanitas'' is the name of an album by Music/AnaalNathrakh and a Music/DirEnGrey song.
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* The song "Que Sera Sera" on the ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'' soundtrack is an entirely different song from the more famous one that was made famous by Music/DorisDay and first recorded over half a century ago.
** Or the song by Music/WaxTailor
* ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead''. Yes, there was the Creator/SamRaimi film, but it was also a 1987 made-for-tv movie with Sam Elliot and Kate Capshaw, which was based on a book.
* There's a Korean MMO called ''[[VideoGame/ScarletBlade Queen's Blade Online]]'' that has nothing to do with [[Anime/QueensBlade the franchise of the same name]], to the point where it was localized [[DubNameChange under a different name]] to prevent confusion. The only thing they share is having the main cast be comprised of extremely [[MsFanservice fanservice]][[{{Stripperiffic}} -laden]] {{Action Girl}}s.

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* The song "Que Sera Sera" on Punk band D.O.A. used the ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'' soundtrack is an entirely different song from title ''Talk - Action = 0'' for two otherwise completely unrelated releases - a 1991 LiveAlbum and a 2010 studio album. To avoid confusion, the more famous one that was made famous by Music/DorisDay and first recorded over half a century ago.
** Or the song by Music/WaxTailor
* ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead''. Yes, there was the Creator/SamRaimi film, but it was also a 1987 made-for-tv movie with Sam Elliot and Kate Capshaw, which was based on a book.
* There's a Korean MMO
former is usually called ''[[VideoGame/ScarletBlade Queen's Blade Online]]'' "Talk - Action = 0 (Live)".
* ''Film/{{Taken}}'' is a 2008 thriller starring Creator/LiamNeeson, and [[Series/{{Taken}} a 2002 sci-fi miniseries]].
* '''A Tale of Two Kitties''' is either [[Franchise/LooneyTunes Tweety's debut cartoon]], a ''Film/{{Garfield}}'' sequel, an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'', a 1996 Good Housekeeping movie, or one of Dav Pilkey's Dog Man books.
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'': The cartoon spawned several {{Licensed Game}}s, none of them for the UsefulNotes/AtariST or UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}, which instead had an unrelated {{Point and Click|Game}} GameMaker tool by
that name.
* ''Tangled'' is a 2001 thriller starring Creator/RachaelLeighCook and Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers, while ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' is a 2010 Franchise/{{Disney| Animated Canon}} animated film starring the voice of Music/MandyMoore as Literature/{{Rapunzel}}.
* The comedy TV series ''Series/{{Taxi}}''
has got exactly nothing to do with [[Anime/QueensBlade [[Film/{{Taxi}} the franchise Luc Besson action comedy movies of the same name]], or the Music/HarryChapin song, or the Creator/WilliamsElectronics' [[Pinball/{{Taxi}} pinball table]] (aside from, perhaps, a taxicab).
* ''VideoGame/{{Tempest}}'' is a 1981 video game, a 2016 game by Lion's Shade, and a Music/BobDylan album. ''Theatre/TheTempest'' is a [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] play.
* ''VideoGame/TerraNovaStrikeForceCentauri'' is an [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove obscure]] 1996 Looking Glass Studios FPS. The 2011 TV series ''Series/TerraNova'' is completely unrelated.
* ''That's What Friends Are For'' -- a 1982 song written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, or the Vulture Song from ''Disney/TheJungleBook''.
** It's also a charity song by Dionne Warwick and Friends.
** There's also the 2015 movie simply called ''Room''.
* ''Series/TheThinBlueLine'' was a 1990s BritCom starring Creator/RowanAtkinson, as well as a 1988 {{documentary}} film by Errol Morris about a man falsely convicted and sentenced to death for murder.
* ''The Thin Red Line'' was a number of things. Aside from [[Literature/TheThinRedLine a World War II novel that was adapted into two different movies]], it was also a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Red_Line_(Battle_of_Balaclava) real-life military battle]] during the Crimean War. It was also the debut album by Canadian rock band Glass Tiger, plus [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=092xX85roR4 the title track which was based on the real-life battle]], and it was also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLYT0NR8ZLc another single]] performed by Saxon.
* ''This Love'' by Maroon 5 is most certainly not related
to the point where it Pantera song.
* ''This Present Darkness'': a Creator/FrankPeretti novel or a ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' [[Fanfic/ThisPresentDarkness fanfic]]?
* The ''VideoGame/ThunderForce'' ShootEmUp series is unrelated to ''Thunderforce'', a single-plane BeatEmUp for the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}.
* ''Three the Hard Way'' can either refer to a {{Blaxploitation}} [[Film/ThreeTheHardWay film]] made in 1974, or an RPGMaker 2000 [[VideoGame/ThreeTheHardWay game]] created by iishenron in 2003.
* ''Series/TilDeath'', the 2006 US sitcom and ''Till Death...'', the 1981 Creator/{{ITV}} followup to the sixties/seventies BBC sitcom''Till Death Us Do Part''.
* ''Time Killer'', a 1959 UsefulNotes/HugoAward-nominated novel, is not ''VideoGame/TimeKillers'', a fighting game from the '90s. Neither of them are related to ''Time Killers'', the anthology of short stories written by [[Manga/BlueExorcist Kazue Kato]].
* There are two video games named ''Tin Star'' set in TheWildWest. [[VideoGame/TinStar The one that
was localized [[DubNameChange under released in 1994]] is an on-rails LightGunGame published by Creator/{{Nintendo}} and developed by Software Creations. [[VideoGame/TinStarChoiceOfGames The one that was released in 2014]] is a ChooseYourOwnAdventure game written by Allen Gies and hosted on Creator/ChoiceOfGames. Neither has any connection to Tex Tinstar, a segment on ''WesternAnimation/TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow''.
* There are at least 12 different films about the sinking of the Titanic, and out of those, at least nine are simply called ''Titanic'' (the two exceptions would be ''Film/ANightToRemember'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic''). Are we talking the 1954 film, the 1996 film with Catherine Zeta-Jones, the 1997 James Cameron film (by far the most famous), the [[Film/{{Titanic1943}} Nazi version]], or even the animated movie ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' (often abbreviated as ''Titanic- The Animated Musical'')? The TV drama to mark the centenary is also named simply ''Titanic''.
* ''Titus'' is a 1999 film adaptation of ''Theater/TitusAndronicus'', and a 2000 comedy TV series.
* Toad the Wet Sprocket was a 1990s band. The NWOBHM ''Metal for Muthas'' compilation included a song from
a different name]] band named Toad the Wet Sprocket.
* ''Tom and Jerry'' is an 1821 play, a 1931 cartoon series, a Simon & Garfunkel album, and [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry one of several cartoon series about a cat and a mouse]].
* ''The Tommy Wi-Show'' is both [[WebVideo/TheTommyWiShow a series on Machinima's YouTube channel]] in which Creator/TommyWiseau plays video games and [[WebVideo/TheTommyWiShow a one-off skit]] by Creator/DougWalker done as a TakeThat towards Wiseau Films for forcing him
to prevent confusion. take down his ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' review of ''Film/TheRoom''.
* ''Series/TopGear'', a popular automotive programme on BBC Two which shares its name with an old BBC radio show and a racing game series from the '90s and early '00s.
* If you have an Electronic Program Guide on your TV, you may be surprised when you stop the remote at a movie called ''Top Gun'' and realize that you're watching a 1950s Western instead of [[Film/{{TopGun}} Tom Cruise and wicked aerial stunts]].
* 20 years after the original "Tour de France", Music/{{Kraftwerk}} produced a completely different tune titled "Tour de France 2003".
The only thing they share ''Tour de France Soundtracks'' album included both that and a [[RearrangeTheSong re-recording]] of the original.
* ''Traveller''
is a [[TabletopGame/{{Traveller}} role-playing game]], ''Traveler'' is a 2007 TV series, and ''Series/{{Travelers}}'' is a 2016 TV series.
* ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'' is a 2011 movie. ''Tree of Life'' is a game by oddonegames.
* "Troll Bridge" is the title of two short stories; one each by friends and former collaborators Creator/TerryPratchett and Creator/NeilGaiman, and an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', all of which which have nothing in common save the pun on "toll bridge" and the reference to [[Literature/ThreeBillyGoatsGruff trolls living under bridges]]. (And [[TrollBridge a trope]], based on the same pun.)
* ''True Blue'' is the name of at least two albums: [[Music/TrueBlue one]] by Music/{{Madonna}} and another by [[Music/{{BEMANI}} dj TAKA]], with both albums
having {{Title Track}}s to boot.
* ''Trust'' is
the main cast name of three different bands, five music albums (including one by Elvis Costello), at least a dozen songs (from bands as diverse as Megadeth to Ayumi Hamasaki), a music production duo, three movies (from 1990, 2009, and 2010), two movies called ''The Trust'' (produced 101 years apart!), a British legal drama TV series, an episode of ''Wildfire'', a group from StargateSG1, a magazine about investment trusts, a political party in the UK and a totally unrelated one in Greece, and at least four different MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfics, ''all'' of which are unrelated.
* ''Turbo'' is a [[VideoGame/{{Turbo}} 1981 arcade game]], a ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Power Rangers]]'' movie, and a [[WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}} 2013 animated movie]].
* Depending on whether you live in Canada or Mexico, '''TVO''' can either
be comprised an acronym for "TV Ontario" a public TV network, or the name a Spanish language game show hosted by Gabriela "Gaby" Ruffo.[[note]]It was also seen in the U.S. on Univision.[[/note]]
* '''The Twelve Days
of extremely [[MsFanservice fanservice]][[{{Stripperiffic}} -laden]] {{Action Girl}}s.Nickmas''' is either a Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} promo showed around the holidays in the early 2000s or a Creator/FilmCow video.
* Now when you say ''Twilight'', do you mean Creator/StephenieMeyer's [[Literature/{{Twilight}} outrageously successful vampire series]] or the Howard Chaykin mini-series deconstructing DC's 1960s space adventurers? Or the song from Music/ElectricLightOrchestra's ''Time'' album? Or one of the novels in a lengthy series about [[Literature/WarriorCats feral cats]]? Or a play about the [[Theatre/TwilightLosAngeles 1992 Los Angeles riots]]? Or the 1998 thriller/[[FilmNoir noir]] starring [[AllStarCast Paul Newman, Gene Hackman, Susan Sarandon]], and a [[BestKnownForTheFanservice briefly topless]] Creator/ReeseWitherspoon?
** Don't try to clarify by talking about sparkle. [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic She's tired of people asking why there are vampires in her to begin with.]]
*** In any event, "Twilight" was also the name of a [[Franchise/MyLittlePony G1]] pony. Twilight Sparkle was likely named after her.
** ''Twilight'' is also the name of a novel by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, about a fictional Holocaust survivor who becomes a psychiatrist and treats people who think they're people from Literature/TheBible.
* '''Blog/TwilightUnbound''' is an Blog/AskAPony blog about Twilight Sparkle, while '''Twilight Unbound: The Stephanie Meyer Story''' is a comic book biography of Stephanie Meyer.
* There are two movies called ''Twister'', which naturally both involve tornadoes: There's [[Film/{{Twister}} the much-better-known]] DisasterMovie from 1996 and the BlackComedy independent film from 1989.
* There is an obscure {{UsefulNotes/MSX2}} game called ''Twinkle Star'' that was released on a magazine disk. It has no apparent relation to ''VideoGame/TwinkleStarSprites'', despite also being a CuteEmUp.



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* J. Eifie Nichols' novel ''Literature/TheRadiantDawn'' has nothing to do with ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn''.
* The old {{Roguelike}} game ''Ragnarok'' has no relation to ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline''.
* ''The Raiden Project'' was a [=PS1=] compilation port of ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'' and ''Raiden II''. ''The Raven Project'' was an FMV RailShooter similar to ''VideoGame/StarWarsRebelAssault''.
* Two movies have been titled ''The Rainmaker''. The 1956 one was adapted from a play by N. Richard Nash (which was later musicalized as ''Theatre/OneTenInTheShade''). The 1997 one was originally a novel by Creator/JohnGrisham.
* Uwe Boll's 2009 film ''Film/{{Rampage}}'' is unconnected to [[VideoGame/{{Rampage}} Midway's video game series]], despite the fact that Boll is known for his InNameOnly video game adaptations. Also unrelated to the 1987 legal drama ''Rampage'' by Creator/WilliamFriedkin. Or the 2018 movie adaptation ''[[Film/Rampage2018 Rampage]]''.
* "Rapid Fire" is a 1980 metal song by Music/JudasPriest. ''Film/RapidFire'' is a 1993 martial-arts film starring Brandon Lee.
* '''Raspberry Heaven''' is either [[https://soundcloud.com/martinwaslewski/martin-waslewski-raspberry-heaven-preview-out-30-jun-2015 a song by Martin Waslewski]] or the ending theme of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
* ''Rec'' is a cutesy slice-of-life anime about a voice actress. ''[REC]'' is a Spanish horror film.
* ''Red'' is a 1994 movie in the ''Film/ThreeColorsTrilogy'', a 2008 movie based on a Creator/JackKetchum novel, a [[Film/{{Red}} 2010 action movie]] based on a [[ComicBook/{{Red}} comic]], a 1998 manga by Kenichi Muraeda, a 2006 manga by Sanae Rokuya, a 2007 manga by Naoki Yamamoto, a Creator/TedDekker novel, a [[Music/{{Red}} Christian metal band]], a Music/TaylorSwift song and album, a [[Theatre/RedTheRedRidingHoodMusical musical]] about Little Red Riding Hood, a play about painter Mark Rothko, a [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho085Red Doctor Who audio drama]], a ''Series/DarkAngel'' episode, a ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode, and a [[Creator/RedEntertainment game company]]. ''RED'' is a 2016 video game.
* ''Red Baron'' is the title of an old VectorGame by Atari, predating by a decade the ''VideoGame/RedBaron'' series of flight simulators by Dynamix, which predated ''Red Baron: Ace of the Sky'', which was licensed by the pizza brand and was made available by clipping pizza box coupons.
* ''Redcap'', a 1964 Creator/{{ITV}} drama series about Royal Military Police investigator John Mann, ''Series/RedCap'', a 2003 [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] drama series about Royal Military Police investigator Jo [=McDonagh=], and ''Redcap'', a 2006 novel by Brian Callison about Royal Military Police investigator Staff Sergeant Walker. ''Red Cap'' is also a 1991 novel by G. Clifton Wisler which isn't about a Royal Military Police investigator, but a drummer boy in the American Civil War. And ''Red Caps'' was a 2011 Finnish/Italian animated series about Santa's little helpers.
* ''Renegade'' - a 1986 side-scrolling beat-'em-up by Technos Japan Corp (a localization of the Japanese game ''Nekketsu Kōha VideoGame/KunioKun'')? [[Series/{{Renegade}} Or a 1992 TV series starring Lorenzo Lamas]]?
** Or the Italian original title of a 1987 movie starring Terence Hill and his son Ross?
*** Or a ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' [[Fanfic/{{Renegade}} fanfic]]? Or a song by Music/{{Styx}}?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', a 2000s cartoon about replacement parents? ''Film/{{The Replacements|2000}}'', a film about UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball? Or Music/TheReplacements, an 80s power pop band?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d0GARTk_Nk "Rent"]] the Music/PetShopBoys song, and ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' the RockOpera musical.
* Aside from being a StockSubtitle, ''Resurrection'' is the name of an 1899 Creator/LeoTolstoy novel, [[Film/{{Resurrection}} a 1999 movie]], and [[Series/{{Resurrection}} a 2014 show]].
* ''Revelation'' and ''Revelations'' are common titles for fan fiction. ''FanFic/{{Revelations}}'' by Aralinn, a fan sequel to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' about vampires, is just one of more than 50 stories at Website/FanFictionDotNet with that exact title ''Revelations'' plural, not counting ''Revelation'' singular.
* ''{{Series/Revenge}}'' the 2010s TV show is unrelated to ''Revenge'' the 1990 movie, although they both feature Madeleine Stowe in a main role. [[spoiler: And they both end with her character getting KilledOffForReal.]]
* This trope affected late-60's [[OneHitWonder one-hit wonders]] Thunderclap Newman. The song that would end up being their only hit was about to be released under the name ''Revolution'', but when Music/TheBeatles released their single of that name, the Thunderclap Newman single was hastily renamed ''Something in the Air''.
* It's probably best not to confuse ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' (that [[FantasyKitchenSink ultra-eclectic]] [[AfterTheEnd postapocalyptic]] [[TabletopGames tabletop game]]) with ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'' (that [[{{MMORPG}} MMO]] involving [[GreyAndGreyMorality a conflict between blind faith and reckless science]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]]-[[EldritchAbomination things]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin tearing big holes in the world]]). There's already been a minor legal fuss over it, after all.
* Riot are a band from New York City whose ''Fire Down Under'' has been referred to as the first speed metal album. Music/QuietRiot were a bubblegum-ish band from Los Angeles with rather undistinguished material, but whose management was interested in actually promoting them. It's now difficult to speak of Riot without it being taken as meaning Quiet Riot.
** It's also a Paramore album. And a song by Three Days Grace.
* There is a 1996 FMV game named ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'' and an unrelated 2001 SlasherMovie also named ''Film/{{Ripper}}''. Both are however about a UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper-[[JackTheRipoff copycat]].
* Creator/DataEast's 1984 laserdisc FMV game ''Road Blaster'' should not be confused with Atari Games' 1986 racing game ''[=RoadBlasters=]''. The UsefulNotes/SegaCD port of the former was renamed ''Road Avenger'', presumably to avoid confusion.
* The 1989 Patrick Swayze [[SoBadItsGood cheesefest]] ''Film/RoadHouse'' has nothing to do with the FilmNoir ''Film/{{Road House|1948}}'' from 1948.
* ''Series/RobotWars'' is a successful British combat show and an American robot tournament. ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' is a Japanese video game series which people confusingly abbreviate to ''Robot Wars''.
** The Japanese video game series is released [[note]]Only the ''OG'' games are exported due to licensing reasons[[/note]] as ''Super Robot Taisen'' outside of Japan.
* The pinball video game ''VideoGame/{{Rollerball}}'' by HAL Laboratory, has nothing to do with the movie ''Film/{{Rollerball}}''.
* ''Ronin'' is a Frank Miller [[ComicBook/{{Ronin}} comic]] and Creator/{{Syfy}} miniseries, and a [[Film/{{Ronin}} spy film]]. ''VideoGame/{{RONIN}}'' is a cyberpunk action game.
* Please don't confuse ''Literature/{{Room}}'' [[note]] A novel about a woman confined to an enclosure with her son adapted into an award winning film [[/note]] with ''Film/TheRoom'' [[note]]"You're tearin' me apart, Lisa!"[[/note]].
** Further confusing the issue is a [[VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame Flash game based on the film]]. Neither should be confused with totally-unrelated mobile phone game ''[[VideoGame/TheRoomMobileGame The Room]]'', or the fourth ''Franchise/SilentHill'' game '''also''' named ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill4 The Room]]''.
* ''Rules of Engagement'' by Creator/ElizabethMoon, the fifth book in the ''Literature/FamiliasRegnant'' series, should not be confused with ''Series/RulesOfEngagement'', the TV sitcom. Nor, for that matter, with ''Rules of Engagement'' by Peter Morwood, which is a Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel. Nor the Creator/TommyLeeJones movie, ''Film/RulesOfEngagement''. Or the film directed by William Friedkin and starring Creator/SamuelLJackson. Or the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode which, like the movie, is also about a decorated officer who's accused of wrongfully attacking civilians in combat.
* "Run to the Sun" was the title of a song by Music/{{Erasure}}, as well as an earlier italo-disco song by Mauro Farina as Max Coveri, which in turn was later one of the many artist names used by Maurizio de Jorio.
* ''Literature/TheRunningMan'' is a Creator/StephenKing novel (adapted into [[Film/TheRunningMan an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie]]) about a DeadlyGame in a dystopian future America. It's also the title of a 1963 film starring Laurence Harvey about a man who commits InsuranceFraud. And it's also the name of a Korean game show.
* ''Film/RushHour'': Film series, not to be confused with the sketch show of the same name, or the hit song by Jane Wiedlin.
* Music/{{Rush}}, the Canadian ProgressiveRock trio, have had at one point to remind [[RushLimbaugh Rush]], the American conservative talk show host, to not use their music with this as justification. And if any of these are related to ''Rush'', a 1991 crime drama taking place in Texas, it'd be a surprise. Also, people looking in record shops for music by the prog group have reportedly been annoyed at having to wade through Jennifer Rush albums in their search.
** ''[[Film/{{Rush2013}} Rush]]'', the 2013 Ron Howard docudrama about a '70s Formula 1 rivalry.

to:

[[folder:R]]
* J. Eifie Nichols' novel ''Literature/TheRadiantDawn'' has nothing to do with ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn''.
* The old {{Roguelike}} game ''Ragnarok'' has no relation to ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline''.
[[folder:U]]
* ''The Raiden Project'' Ugly Truth'' is both [[Film/TheUglyTruth a 2009 romantic comedy film]] and the fifth ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' book.
* ''Series/{{Ultraviolet}}'' and ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'' are about vampires. However, one is a film, the other is a TV series, and they weren't even produced in the same country.
* ''Undefeated'' is the 2011 Oscar winner for Best Documentary. ''THE Undefeated'' from the same year is a documentary praising SarahPalin. You can't get further apart than that.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' is both the name of a WesternAnimation series and film adaptation about a heroic canine and a gritty [[Manga/{{Underdog}} Manga]] centered around a DeadlyGame that depicts graphic scenes of sex and murder.
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' is an action/horror franchise about [[FurAgainstFang werewolves battling vampires]], and a 1996 comedy thriller starring Dennis Leary. Neither of them is related to the ''VideoGame/{{Sabreman}}'' game ''VideoGame/{{Underwurlde}}''.
* The AdventureGame ''VideoGame/{{Uninvited}}''
was released only a [=PS1=] compilation port few years before a SoBadItsGood movie of ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'' and ''Raiden II''. [[Film/{{Uninvited 1988}} the same title]] about a killer mutant cat. ''The Raven Project'' was an FMV RailShooter similar to ''VideoGame/StarWarsRebelAssault''.
* Two movies have been titled ''The Rainmaker''. The 1956 one was adapted from a play by N. Richard Nash (which was later musicalized as ''Theatre/OneTenInTheShade''). The 1997 one was originally a novel by Creator/JohnGrisham.
* Uwe Boll's 2009 film ''Film/{{Rampage}}''
Uninvited'' is unconnected to [[VideoGame/{{Rampage}} Midway's video game series]], despite the fact that Boll is known for his InNameOnly video game adaptations. Also unrelated to the 1987 legal drama ''Rampage'' by Creator/WilliamFriedkin. Or the 2018 movie adaptation ''[[Film/Rampage2018 Rampage]]''.
* "Rapid Fire" is a 1980 metal song by Music/JudasPriest. ''Film/RapidFire'' is a 1993 martial-arts film starring Brandon Lee.
* '''Raspberry Heaven''' is either [[https://soundcloud.com/martinwaslewski/martin-waslewski-raspberry-heaven-preview-out-30-jun-2015 a song by Martin Waslewski]] or the ending theme of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
* ''Rec'' is a cutesy slice-of-life anime about a voice actress. ''[REC]'' is a Spanish horror film.
* ''Red'' is a 1994 movie in the ''Film/ThreeColorsTrilogy'', a 2008 movie based on a Creator/JackKetchum novel, a [[Film/{{Red}} 2010 action movie]] based on a [[ComicBook/{{Red}} comic]], a 1998 manga by Kenichi Muraeda, a 2006 manga by Sanae Rokuya, a 2007 manga by Naoki Yamamoto, a Creator/TedDekker novel, a [[Music/{{Red}} Christian metal band]], a Music/TaylorSwift song and album, a [[Theatre/RedTheRedRidingHoodMusical musical]] about Little Red Riding Hood, a play about painter Mark Rothko, a [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho085Red Doctor Who audio drama]], a ''Series/DarkAngel'' episode, a ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode, and a [[Creator/RedEntertainment game company]]. ''RED'' is a 2016 video game.
* ''Red Baron'' is the title of an old VectorGame by Atari, predating by a decade the ''VideoGame/RedBaron'' series of flight simulators by Dynamix, which predated ''Red Baron: Ace of the Sky'', which was licensed by the pizza brand and was made available by clipping pizza box coupons.
* ''Redcap'', a 1964 Creator/{{ITV}} drama series about Royal Military Police investigator John Mann, ''Series/RedCap'', a 2003 [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] drama series about Royal Military Police investigator Jo [=McDonagh=], and ''Redcap'', a 2006 novel by Brian Callison about Royal Military Police investigator Staff Sergeant Walker. ''Red Cap'' is also a 1991 novel by G. Clifton Wisler which isn't about a Royal Military Police investigator, but a drummer boy in the American Civil War. And ''Red Caps'' was a 2011 Finnish/Italian animated series about Santa's little helpers.
* ''Renegade'' - a 1986 side-scrolling beat-'em-up by Technos Japan Corp (a localization of the Japanese game ''Nekketsu Kōha VideoGame/KunioKun'')? [[Series/{{Renegade}} Or a 1992 TV series starring Lorenzo Lamas]]?
** Or the Italian original title of a 1987 movie starring Terence Hill and his son Ross?
*** Or a ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' [[Fanfic/{{Renegade}} fanfic]]? Or a song by Music/{{Styx}}?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', a 2000s cartoon about replacement parents? ''Film/{{The Replacements|2000}}'', a film about UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball? Or Music/TheReplacements, an 80s power pop band?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d0GARTk_Nk "Rent"]] the Music/PetShopBoys song, and ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' the RockOpera musical.
* Aside from being a StockSubtitle, ''Resurrection'' is the name of an 1899 Creator/LeoTolstoy novel, [[Film/{{Resurrection}} a 1999 movie]], and [[Series/{{Resurrection}} a 2014 show]].
* ''Revelation'' and ''Revelations'' are common titles for fan fiction. ''FanFic/{{Revelations}}'' by Aralinn, a fan sequel to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' about vampires, is just one of more than 50 stories at Website/FanFictionDotNet with that exact title ''Revelations'' plural, not counting ''Revelation'' singular.
* ''{{Series/Revenge}}'' the 2010s TV show is unrelated to ''Revenge'' the 1990 movie, although they both feature Madeleine Stowe in a main role. [[spoiler: And they both end with her character getting KilledOffForReal.]]
* This trope affected late-60's [[OneHitWonder one-hit wonders]] Thunderclap Newman. The song that would end up being their only hit was about to be released under the name ''Revolution'', but when Music/TheBeatles released their single of that name, the Thunderclap Newman single was hastily renamed ''Something in the Air''.
* It's probably best not to confuse ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' (that [[FantasyKitchenSink ultra-eclectic]] [[AfterTheEnd postapocalyptic]] [[TabletopGames tabletop game]]) with ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'' (that [[{{MMORPG}} MMO]] involving [[GreyAndGreyMorality a conflict between blind faith and reckless science]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]]-[[EldritchAbomination things]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin tearing big holes in the world]]). There's already been a minor legal fuss over it, after all.
* Riot are a band from New York City whose ''Fire Down Under'' has been referred to as the first speed metal album. Music/QuietRiot were a bubblegum-ish band from Los Angeles with rather undistinguished material, but whose management was interested in actually promoting them. It's now difficult to speak of Riot without it being taken as meaning Quiet Riot.
** It's also a Paramore album. And a song by Three Days Grace.
* There is a 1996 FMV game named ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'' and an unrelated 2001 SlasherMovie also named ''Film/{{Ripper}}''. Both are however about a UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper-[[JackTheRipoff copycat]].
* Creator/DataEast's 1984 laserdisc FMV game ''Road Blaster'' should not be confused with Atari Games' 1986 racing game ''[=RoadBlasters=]''. The UsefulNotes/SegaCD port of the former was renamed ''Road Avenger'', presumably to avoid confusion.
* The 1989 Patrick Swayze [[SoBadItsGood cheesefest]] ''Film/RoadHouse'' has nothing to do with the FilmNoir ''Film/{{Road House|1948}}'' from 1948.
* ''Series/RobotWars'' is a successful British combat show and an American robot tournament. ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' is a Japanese video game series which people confusingly abbreviate to ''Robot Wars''.
** The Japanese video game series is released [[note]]Only the ''OG'' games are exported due to licensing reasons[[/note]] as ''Super Robot Taisen'' outside of Japan.
* The pinball video game ''VideoGame/{{Rollerball}}'' by HAL Laboratory, has nothing to do with the movie ''Film/{{Rollerball}}''.
* ''Ronin'' is a Frank Miller [[ComicBook/{{Ronin}} comic]] and Creator/{{Syfy}} miniseries, and a [[Film/{{Ronin}} spy film]]. ''VideoGame/{{RONIN}}'' is a cyberpunk action game.
* Please don't confuse ''Literature/{{Room}}'' [[note]] A novel about a woman confined to an enclosure with her son adapted into an award winning film [[/note]] with ''Film/TheRoom'' [[note]]"You're tearin' me apart, Lisa!"[[/note]].
** Further confusing the issue is a [[VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame Flash game based on the film]]. Neither should be confused with totally-unrelated mobile phone game ''[[VideoGame/TheRoomMobileGame The Room]]'', or the fourth ''Franchise/SilentHill'' game '''also''' named ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill4 The Room]]''.
* ''Rules of Engagement'' by Creator/ElizabethMoon, the fifth book in the ''Literature/FamiliasRegnant'' series, should not be confused with ''Series/RulesOfEngagement'', the TV sitcom. Nor, for that matter, with ''Rules of Engagement'' by Peter Morwood, which is a Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel. Nor the Creator/TommyLeeJones movie, ''Film/RulesOfEngagement''. Or the film directed by William Friedkin and starring Creator/SamuelLJackson. Or the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode which, like the movie, is also about a decorated officer who's accused of wrongfully attacking civilians in combat.
* "Run to the Sun" was the title of a song by Music/{{Erasure}}, as well as an earlier italo-disco song by Mauro Farina as Max Coveri, which in turn was later one of the many artist names used by Maurizio de Jorio.
* ''Literature/TheRunningMan'' is a Creator/StephenKing novel (adapted into [[Film/TheRunningMan an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie]]) about a DeadlyGame in a dystopian future America. It's
also the title of a 1963 classic 1944 haunted-house mystery film starring Laurence Harvey about and a man who commits InsuranceFraud. And not-so-classic 2009 remake of the Korean thriller ''A Tale of Two Sisters''.
** Also,
it's also a 1998 hit for Alanis Morrisette.
* ''Unknown'' somehow wound up being
the name title of two different psychological thrillers released just five years apart; [[Film/{{Unknown 2011}} the 2011 film]] is far better-known than [[Film/{{Unknown 2006}} the 2006 version]], in part because it had Creator/LiamNeeson rather than Creator/JimCaviezel as its lead.
* ''Unreal'' the demo by Future Crew, and ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' the FirstPersonShooter series by Epic Games (whom some Future Crew members worked with). [[AccidentalPun Unrel]]ated to the 2015 TV series ''Series/UnREAL2015''.
* '''Unreal Estate''' is either [[Literature/UnrealEstate an online work of literature]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreal_Estate_(TV_series) an Australian lifestyle program]], or
a Korean game show.
[[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants SpongeBob]] episode.
* ''Film/RushHour'': Film series, ''Up'': a Right Said Fred album, a Music/PeterGabriel album or a [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} Pixar movie]]?
** Or, while we're at it, a Russ Meyer movie?
*** In fact, before the release of Pixar's movie, members of IMDB were confused as to why they would be remaking a sex comedy.
** Not to mention an Music/{{REM}} album.
** ''And'' a Shania Twain album, although that was technically ''[[ExcitedShowTitle Up!]]''.
*** Which, in turn, is
not to be confused with the sketch show of Volkswagen '''up!''' Not the same name, Up!, the Up, or the hit song by Jane Wiedlin.
* Music/{{Rush}},
up. The up!
** "Up" is also
the Canadian ProgressiveRock trio, have had at one point to remind [[RushLimbaugh Rush]], series title of a [[Creator/{{ITV}} Granada TV]] documentary series covering the American conservative talk show host, to not use their music with this as justification. And if any lives of these are related to ''Rush'', a 1991 crime drama taking place in Texas, it'd be a surprise. Also, people looking in record shops for music by the prog group have reportedly been annoyed at having to wade through Jennifer Rush albums in their search.
** ''[[Film/{{Rush2013}} Rush]]'',
of British children, one documentary every seven years. The first showed the 2013 Ron Howard docudrama about children at age 7, and was thus called "7-Up" -- which (probably not coincidentally) is also the name of a '70s Formula 1 rivalry.soft drink.



[[folder:S]]
* ''{{Safe}}'' was a 1993 British TV movie about homeless people and a 1995 American movie by Todd Haynes about Julianne Moore going mad. As both got a lot of critical acclaim particularly in the UK, this was very confusing, though the latter is often written ''[safe]''.
** It's also the title of a 2012 crime thriller starring Jason Statham.
* ''Series/{{Salamander}}'' is about political skullduggery in Belgium. Not to be confused with Konami's ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' spinoff ''Salamander'' (a.k.a. ''Life Force'' [[MarketBasedTitle in North America]]).
* ''Sally Forth'' can refer to [[ComicStrip/SallyForthHoward a family-friendly newspaper comic]], or a [[ComicStrip/SallyForthWood more adult comic that ran in military newspapers.]]
* ''Salt'' is an Adam Roberts novel, a 1987 movie known as ''Uppu'', a 2006 movie, a 2009 Australian documentary, a [[Film/{{Salt}} 2010 action movie]], and a game by Lavaboots Studios.
* ''San Andreas'' is a 1984 novel by [=Alistair MacLean=] about war at sea, a 2015 disaster film, or a game in the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series.
* There's ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'', a LiveActionTV show about a group of people who hunt down monsters, and ''Manga/{{Sanctuary}}'', a manga[[note]]Adapted into both an anime and a live action film[[/note]] about two survivors of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia, acting as a politician and a {{Yakuza}} to reform Japan.
** ''Sanctuary'' is also the title of the third novel in Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/DragonJousters'' series and of a ''ThievesWorld'' novel by LynnAbbey.
** It's also been the titles of songs by Music/IronMaiden and Music/TheJGeilsBand.
** It's also the title of a Creator/NoraRoberts book, and TheFilmOfTheBook.
* ''Literature/TheSandman'' (1816) is a Gothic short story by Creator/ETAHoffmann. No relation to ''The Sandman'' (Danish: ''Ole-Lukøie''), a fairy tale by Creator/HansChristianAndersen, the Golden-Age superhero called ''The Sandman'', or indeed ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' (1989-96), comic book series by Creator/NeilGaiman.
** How about to former {{Wrestling/ECW}} star [[Wrestling/JimFullington The Sandman?]]
** There are also several songs called ''Sandman'' (and at least one called ''Mr. Sandman'' and one called ''[[Music/{{Metallica}} Enter Sandman]]'') and at least two films called ''The Sandman''.
* ''Sangatsu no Lion'' is a 1991 Japanese live-action drama film. It is also the name of a [[Manga/SangatsuNoLion Japanese manga about shogi]].
* Thin Lizzy have two completely different songs called "Sarah" - one from 1972's ''Shades of a Blue Orphanage'' and one from 1979's ''Black Rose: A Rock Legend''. Both are about different relatives of Phil Lynott with the same name - the 1972 "Sarah" was about his grandmother, while the 1979 "Sarah" was about his daughter.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', a mid-Seventies sketch comedy show on NBC that featured Bill Murray in its cast. No relation, of course, to ''Saturday Night Live'', a mid-Seventies sketch comedy show on *ABC* that featured Bill Murray in its cast.
** In fact, the existence of the ABC show prevented NBC from using the desired title until 1976, which is why the first two seasons of the REAL Saturday Night Live shorten the title to "Saturday Night", [[TheArtifact and also why they say "Live, from New York, it's Saturday Night!"]] [[CatchPhrase at the beginning of each episode]].
* Before Creator/WesCraven's ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'', there was 1981 low-budget slasher named ''Film/{{Scream| 1981}}''. The 1981 film has also used the alternate title ''The Outing'' on some VHS versions, which is shared by a slasher film from 1987.
** It is also the name of songs by Michael and Janet Jackson, Avenged Sevenfold, and Adelitas Way.
** And of course, there's Edvard Munch's famous painting ''TheScream'', which inspired the mask worn by the killer in the Creator/WesCraven film.
* ''S.D.I.'' is the name of two unrelated video games released in 1987: a trackball-based UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame by Creator/{{Sega}}, and a computer game published by Creator/{{Cinemaware}}.
* ''Season of the Witch'' is a 1973 Creator/GeorgeARomero movie, the third ''[[Film/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch Halloween]]'' movie, and a [[Film/SeasonOfTheWitch 2011 movie]].
* The Sea World marine park in Australia, the Sea World aquarium in Indonesia, and the Ride/SeaWorld chain of marine parks in the U.S. all have zero relation to each other.
* ''Series/SecondChance'' is a GameShow from 1977, as well as an unrelated sci-fi series from 2016 about [[FountainOfYouth an old man who is de-aged to his younger self]].
* The ''Second Reality'' [[DemoScene demo]] is not to be confused with ''VideoGame/TheSecondRealityProject'', a GameMod of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. There's also an unrelated mind.in.a.box song titled "Second Reality".
* ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (1990) and ''Anime/SecretOfCeruleanSand'' (2002) are both steampunk {{Anime}}s.
* ''ComicBook/SecretWar'' is a different crossover than the 1984 crossover ''Comicbook/SecretWars'' or the 2015 crossover ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Secret Wars]]''.
* ''VideoGame/SeekAndDestroy'' is the name of two different games, both involving tanks: a 1996 MS-DOS and UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} ShootEmUp and [[VideoGame/SeekAndDestroy2002 a 2002 UsefulNotes/Playstation 2 ActionGame.]] It's also the name of a {{Music/Metallica}} song.
* The RealTimeStrategy game ''VideoGame/{{Sengoku}}'' shares its title with an unrelated series of {{Beat Em Up}}s by Creator/{{SNK}} and ''VideoGame/SengokuAce'', a ShootEmUp set in feudal Japan.
* ''TheSentinel'' is a [[Film/TheSentinel 1970s horror film]] starring Chris Sarandon; a 2006 political thriller starring Creator/MichaelDouglas; and a late-'90s [[Series/TheSentinel sci-fi series]]. It was also a short story by Arthur C. Clarke which was a major inspiration behind ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''; and a bizarre conquest game which appeared on most 8-bit computers.
* ''Seven'' is a 1979 action movie and a 1995 thriller known as ''Film/Se7en''.
* ''The Seven Deadly Sins'' could either refer to the MedievalEuropeanFantasy themed manga ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' about seven knights themed around the SevenDeadlySins, or an upcoming anime about scantily clad female demons themed around the SevenDeadlySins.
* ''Literature/ShadesOfGrey'', a quirky and innovative fantasy novel by Creator/JasperFforde is almost named the same as the more popular and well-known ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey''. To make the confusion perfect, some translations kept the English title of the latter, but cut the "Fifty". There's also "Shades of Grey" by the Monkees.
* ''Shadowbane'' is a ''Literature/ForgottenRealms'' novel and novel series, and a defunct MMORPG.
* ''Shadows of Mordor'' is a 1987 game by Beam Software. ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'' is a 2014 game by Creator/MonolithProductions.
* ''Shift 2'' is either the second in [[VideoGame/{{Shift}} a series of]] PuzzlePlatformer games, or the [[DivorcedInstallment divorced sequel]] to ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed: Shift''.
* ''Shelter'' (also known as ''Film/SixSouls'') is a horror flick from 2010, starring Creator/JulianneMoore as a forensic psychiatrist who discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. There is also ''Film/{{Shelter}}'' from 2007, the ComingOutStory of Zach who falls in love with his best friend's older brother. Perhaps this is why the Julianne Moore film was given a MarketBasedTitle when released in the US (''6 Souls'').
* ''VideoGame/{{Shivers}}'' is a survival horror game by Creator/{{Sierra}}, and a [[Film/{{Shivers}} 1975 film]] by Creator/DavidCronenberg.
* There's ''Franchise/SilentHill'' the survival horror game series by Konami, and then there's the Christmas and completely non-horror song "Silent Hill" in ''VideoGame/{{DanceDanceRevolution}}'', which is ''also'' a Konami series.
* ''Simple Man'' was used as a title by Music/LynyrdSkynyrd (later covered by Music/{{Shinedown}}), The Charlie Daniels Band, Klaus Nomi and Turbulent.
* ''Sing'' is either [[WesternAnimation/{{Sing}} a 2016 animated movie about singing animals]] or a 1989 live-action movie about a high-school musical ([[Film/HighSchoolMusical not that one]]). Nor is the animated film the Hungarian movie that won Best Live Action Short Film at the 2017 Oscars.
* ''Skate or Die!'' is a skateboarding game ported to the NES. ''Skate or Die'' is a 2008 French action film.
* ''{{Skins}}'' is the title of a [[Webcomic/{{Skins}} a horror webcomic]], [[Series/{{Skins}} a British TV series]] or [[Film/{{Skins}} film]]
* ''Sky Burial'' is the name of an album by black metal/sludge band Inter Arma, and also the name of an album by dark ambient project Echtra (formerly also a black metal band). To make things even more confusing, they were both released in 2013.
* ''Sledgehammer'' refers to, among other things, [[Film/{{Sledgehammer}} a horror movie]] from 1983, [[Series/SledgeHammer a TV show]] from 1986-1987, a 1974 song by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, a 1986 song by Music/PeterGabriel, a 2007 song by Music/TheFallOfTroy, and a 2013 song by Music/FifthHarmony. The Peter Gabriel song was used in advertisements for the TV show, but otherwise, none of these have anything to do with each other.
* ''Snuggle'' fabric softener must absolutely NOT be confused with ''Snuggles'', a doll by the Ideal Toy Company that could move with a pull string (and which predates the fabric softener).[[note]]That said, there have been dolls of the fabric softener teddy bear mascot that were made for a short time during the 1980s.[[/note]]
* ''Soldier'', a 1972 song by Harvey Andrews, a 1972 song by Neil Young, a 1980 album by Iggy Pop, a 1981 song by ABBA, a 2002 song by Eminem, a 2005 song by Destiny's Child, a 2007 song by Drowning Pool, a 2008 song by Erykah Badu, a 2011 song by [=Gavin DeGraw=], a 2012 song by Ulrik Munther, a 2013 song by Samantha Jade, the Harlan Ellison short story known as "Soldier From Tomorrow", the 1964 ''[[Series/TheOuterLimits1963 The Outer Limits]]'' episode based on "Soldier From Tomorrow", a 1998 sci-fi action film, a 1998 Bollywood action thriller, a 2009 film by Vijaya Nirmala, and a 2010 film by Dulal Bhowmik.
* ''VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune'', the FirstPersonShooter series, is unrelated to the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} and UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum games of the same name. Neither is to be confused with ''Soldiers of Fortune'', which was a MarketBasedTitle for ''VideoGame/TheChaosEngine''. Or the magazine ''Soldier of Fortune''.
* ''Solo'' is a comic by Creator/MarvelComics, and a comic by Creator/DCComics.
* ''Solstice'' is an NES game and a [[VisualNovel/{{Solstice}} visual novel]].
* "Somebody to Love" by The Great Society, also played by Music/JeffersonAirplane, and "Somebody to Love" by Music/{{Queen}} haven't got much more in common than the title. The Music/JustinBieber song is unrelated to either song.
* The 1939 movie ''Some Like It Hot'', featuring Creator/BobHope, Shirley Ross and Gene Krupa, is unrelated to ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', the famous drag comedy from twenty years later. Neither are related to The Power Station's 1985 smash hit.
* Music/FrankSinatra has two albums with almost the same titles ''Music/SongsForSwinginLovers'' and ''Music/SongsForYoungLovers'', which are often confused with each other despite one different adjective in the title.
* ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'' is the title of three games by Creator/{{Sega}}, only two of which are connected to the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise. The other is a VerticalScrollingShooter dating back to 1987.
** It's also the theme song to VideoGame/SonicCD that was created specifically for North America.
* ''VideoGame/{{Sorcerer}}'' the computer adventure and ''Pinball/{{Sorcerer}}'' the pinball machine both have the same general theme (as evident from the title), but are otherwise unrelated. Neither have any connection to [[Film/{{Sorcerer}} the movie]], or to its Music/TangerineDream soundtrack, or the TabletopRPG ''TabletopGame/{{Sorcerer}}''.
* ''Sorcery!'' is a series of [[Literature/{{Sorcery}} gamebooks]] and a [[Videogame/{{Sorcery}} video game]] adaptation, and a 2012 [=PS3=] game.
* ''Theatre/SouthPacific'' is also the title of a 1943 play by Howard Rigsby and Dorothy Heyward, unrelated to the later musical--though both plays happen to be about confronting American racial prejudice during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* When most people think of ''VideoGame/SpaceAce'', they think of the [=LaserDisc=] arcade game made by the same people who made ''VideoGame/DragonsLair''. However, "Space Ace" can also refer to the very first show Creator/TatsunokoProduction ever made: ''Uchuu Ace'' (which literally translates as "Space Ace").
* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' is a Creator/{{Sierra}} adventure game series, and the second episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}''.
* Spectrum was a military organisation in 1968 {{Supermarionation}} series ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons''. The Spectrum was a (coincidentally-named) late-[[TheSixties 1960s]] pop group who, because of the coincidence, were invited to do the closing-credits music for ''Captain Scarlet''. Then there was the 1982 pinball game {{Pinball/Spectrum}} and the 1982 computer the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum, unrelated to either of these or to each other.
* In 1936, long before the film ''Film/{{Speed}}'' about a bomb on a bus, there was a film of the same name about a race car driver setting the land speed record. Also the name of a Music/{{Covenant}} song.
* ''Spliced'' is a 2002 horror film known as ''The Wisher'', or a 2009 Canadian animated series. ''Splice'' is a 2009 science fiction horror film, a puzzle game by Cipher Prime, or a cloud based music and collaboration platform.
* The manga ''Manga/{{Spriggan}}'' has nothing to do with the ''Spriggan'' series of {{Shoot Em Up}}s by Naxat[=/=]Creator/{{Compile}}.
* The 1970s song ''Stairway to Heaven'' that was very popular in Jamaica, and is still played on the radio there sometimes, is from the O'Jays album "Family Reunion". Many Jamaicans are unaware of the earlier, unrelated song of the same name by Music/{{Led Zeppelin}}.
** It was also the name of a hit song by Music/NeilSedaka back in the '60s, long before either song became a hit.
* The Battle of Stalingrad during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII has inspired many works by that name. We have articles for a [[Film/{{Stalingrad 1993}} 1993 German film called "Stalingrad"]] and a [[Film/{{Stalingrad 2013}} 2013 Russian film called "Stalingrad"]], but there are several more unlisted works.
* There was an obscure TurnBasedStrategy game for the UsefulNotes/AppleII titled ''Starcraft''--no relation to ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'', of course. Starcraft was also the name of a defunct Japanese company that ported many Western games to Japanese computers.
* Nintendo's ''VideoGame/StarFox'' is completely unrelated to ''Star Fox'', an almost universally derided Atari 2600 game released a decade before.
** Another unrelated game titled ''Starfox'' (spelled as one word) was released in Europe for the UsefulNotes/Commodore64, UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum and UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC. Because the trademark was still active during TheNineties, this forced the first two games in the ''Star Fox'' series to be retitled ''Starwing'' and ''Lyrat Wars'' respectively in Europe.
** ''The Star Fox'' is also a science fiction novel by Creator/PoulAnderson.
* The original arcade version of ''VideoGame/{{Defender}} II'' was released under the name ''Stargate''. No relation to [[Franchise/StargateVerse that franchise of movies and TV series]], of course.
* Imagic's ''Star Voyager'' is a simple space-themed ShootEmUp that appeared on the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}. Another game called ''Star Voyager'' was released on the NES in 1987, its gameplay owing a lot more to ''VideoGame/StarRaiders'' than the original ''Star Voyager''.
* There was a coin-op called ''Star Wars'' ("starw" in MAME) which was a bootleg of ''Galaxy Wars'', released in 1979, 2 years after the first ''Franchise/StarWars'' film, but before the arcade LicensedGame.
** There's also Exidy's ''Star Fire'', a loose adaptation of ''Star Wars'' that also predates the official arcade game.
*** If you're a Child of the Eighties, "Star Wars" means lightsabers and Wookiees. If you're an adult from the eighties, "Star Wars" probably meant UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's missile defense system.
* Long before Music/TwistedSister's most famous album (released in 1984), there had been a completely unrelated movie called "Stay Hungry".
* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' is not only a 2016 4X real-time strategy game set in space, but also an educational Italian "interactive cartoon" adventure game for young kids, released exactly 20 years before. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IDCJDyc6FU Here's]] the Italian game's episode with a space setting... Hilariously, since the name is the same, the YouTube Gaming subsite recognizes the adventure game's clips as clips from the ''other'' Stellaris!
* [[Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock "Step by step! Ooh, baby!..."]] This is a song you won't hear in the [[Series/StepByStep similarly named sitcom]]. Nor is it related to the Music/AlanParsonsProject song of the same name.
* ''Still Alive'', the ending song from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', is completely unrelated to ''Still Alive (The Theme from VideoGame/MirrorsEdge)''.
** Or ''Still Alive'', the song by Finnish band ''The Crash''.
** Or even ''Still Alive'', the song by Chilean industrial band ''Vigilante''.
* {{Covenant}} produced a song called "Storm" in 1996, then in 2006, Eskil Simonsson of that group sang vocals on a Music/FrontLineAssembly song titled "The Storm".
* ''Stranger Things'' is [[Series/StrangerThings a 2016 sci-fi horror Netflix series]] as well as [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1468737/ a 2010 American-British drama film about a woman and a homeless man she allows to stay in her shed]].
* ''Strange World'' is the name of three different songs by Music/IronMaiden, Ke, and Push / M.I.K.E.
** It's also a song by Parachute, and ''This Strange World'' is a song from the movie Westernanimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls.
* ''Film/TheStreetFighter'', a series of 1970s grindhouse films starring Sonny Chiba, and ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', a series of fighting games (which even spun off some movies of its own).
* ''Streets of Fire'' is a [[Film/StreetsOfFire movie]], a Bruce Springsteen song intended for the movie, and an ''Manga/InitialD'' song.
* There are several unrelated songs called "Stupid Girl". One by Music/TheRollingStones in 1966, another by Music/NeilYoung and Crazy Horse in 1975, another by Music/{{Garbage}} in 1996 ([[SampledUp which sampled]] Music/TheClash's "Train in Vain"), and another by Music/{{Cold}} in 2003. Music/{{Pink}} also had a song called "Stupid Girl'''s'''" in 2006, which was thematically similar to the song by Garbage.
* Creator/PGWodehouse quipped in the introduction to one of his early Blandings Castle novels that he hoped it made the list of the eleven best books named ''Summer Lightning''.
* ''Suicide Squad'' is [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027057/reference a 1935 movie]] about firemen, a 1959-62 DC title about war veterans, and the [[Comicbook/SuicideSquad ongoing DC title]] about a black ops team consisting of supervillains (which in turn was adapted into [[Film/SuicideSquad2016 a movie]]).
* There are two manga magazines in Japan with "Sunday" as part of the title: the more well known ''Weekly Shonen Sunday'' by Shogakukan, and the seinen magazine ''Weekly'' '''''Manga''''' ''Sunday'' published by a company called Jistsugyo no Nihon Sha.[[note]]In 2012, the "Weekly" was dropped from the title, and started being published twice a month. A year later, it was discontinued.[[/note]]
* ''Sunshine'' is both a 1999 film about three generations of a Hungarian-Jewish family living throughout the first half of the twentieth century, and [[Film/{{Sunshine}} a 2007 science fiction film]] about a space mission to reignite the sun. There's also a 1973 Made-for-TV movie called ''Sunshine''. And [[Literature/{{Sunshine}} a vampire novel]].
* There are countless songs titled "Sunrise", many of which are in the {{trance}} genre.
* ''{{Series/Survivors}}'', a 1970s British post-apocalyptic drama and its 2000s remake, should not be confused with American reality show ''{{Series/Survivor}}''. Or [[{{Music/Survivor}} the band]] best known for the hit "Eye of the Tiger".

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* ''{{Safe}}'' was ''V'' is at once [[Series/{{V 1983}} a 1993 British TV movie series about homeless people aliens infiltrating Earth]], [[Series/{{V 2009}} a remake of said series]], and a 1995 American movie completely unrelated short story by Todd Haynes Creator/StephenKing about Julianne Moore going mad. As both got a lot of critical acclaim particularly in the UK, this was very confusing, though the latter is often written ''[safe]''.
** It's also the title of a 2012 crime thriller starring Jason Statham.
* ''Series/{{Salamander}}'' is about political skullduggery in Belgium. Not
an OCD sufferer trying to be confused with Konami's ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' spinoff ''Salamander'' (a.k.a. ''Life Force'' [[MarketBasedTitle in North America]]).
* ''Sally Forth'' can refer to [[ComicStrip/SallyForthHoward a family-friendly newspaper comic]], or a [[ComicStrip/SallyForthWood more adult comic that ran in military newspapers.]]
* ''Salt'' is
keep an Adam Roberts novel, a 1987 movie known as ''Uppu'', a 2006 movie, a 2009 Australian documentary, a [[Film/{{Salt}} 2010 action movie]], EldritchAbomination at bay. Also an Australasian energy drink, [[ComicBook/VForVendetta for Vendetta]], and a game by Lavaboots Studios.
* ''San Andreas'' is a 1984 novel by [=Alistair MacLean=] about war at sea, a 2015 disaster film, or a game
dance remix of Vivaldi's "Winter" featured in the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series.
''VideoGame/BeatmaniaIIDX'' and ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''.
* There's ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'', a LiveActionTV show about a group of people who hunt down monsters, and ''Manga/{{Sanctuary}}'', a manga[[note]]Adapted into both an anime and a live action film[[/note]] about two survivors of ''Literature/{{VALIS}}'', the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia, acting as a politician and a {{Yakuza}} to reform Japan.
** ''Sanctuary'' is also the title of the third novel in Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/DragonJousters'' series and of a ''ThievesWorld''
novel by LynnAbbey.
** It's also been
Creator/PhilipKDick, and ''VideoGame/{{Valis}}'', the titles of songs by Music/IronMaiden and Music/TheJGeilsBand.
** It's also the title of a Creator/NoraRoberts book, and TheFilmOfTheBook.
* ''Literature/TheSandman'' (1816) is a Gothic short story by Creator/ETAHoffmann. No relation to ''The Sandman'' (Danish: ''Ole-Lukøie''), a fairy tale by Creator/HansChristianAndersen, the Golden-Age superhero called ''The Sandman'', or indeed ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' (1989-96), comic book series by Creator/NeilGaiman.
** How about to former {{Wrestling/ECW}} star [[Wrestling/JimFullington The Sandman?]]
** There are also several songs called ''Sandman'' (and at least one called ''Mr. Sandman'' and one called ''[[Music/{{Metallica}} Enter Sandman]]'') and at least two films called ''The Sandman''.
* ''Sangatsu no Lion'' is a 1991 Japanese live-action drama film. It is also the name of a [[Manga/SangatsuNoLion Japanese manga about shogi]].
* Thin Lizzy have two completely different songs called "Sarah" - one from 1972's ''Shades of a Blue Orphanage'' and one from 1979's ''Black Rose: A Rock Legend''. Both are about different relatives of Phil Lynott with the same name - the 1972 "Sarah" was about his grandmother, while the 1979 "Sarah" was about his daughter.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', a mid-Seventies sketch comedy show on NBC that featured Bill Murray in its cast. No relation, of course, to ''Saturday Night Live'', a mid-Seventies sketch comedy show on *ABC* that featured Bill Murray in its cast.
** In fact, the existence of the ABC show prevented NBC from using the desired title until 1976, which is why the first two seasons of the REAL Saturday Night Live shorten the title to "Saturday Night", [[TheArtifact and also why they say "Live, from New York, it's Saturday Night!"]] [[CatchPhrase at the beginning of each episode]].
* Before Creator/WesCraven's ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'', there was 1981 low-budget slasher named ''Film/{{Scream| 1981}}''. The 1981 film has also used the alternate title ''The Outing'' on some VHS versions, which is shared by a slasher film from 1987.
** It is also the name of songs by Michael and Janet Jackson, Avenged Sevenfold, and Adelitas Way.
** And of course, there's Edvard Munch's famous painting ''TheScream'', which inspired the mask worn by the killer in the Creator/WesCraven film.
* ''S.D.I.'' is the name of two unrelated
video games released in 1987: a trackball-based UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame by Creator/{{Sega}}, and a computer game published by Creator/{{Cinemaware}}.
* ''Season of the Witch'' is a 1973 Creator/GeorgeARomero movie, the third ''[[Film/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch Halloween]]'' movie, and a [[Film/SeasonOfTheWitch 2011 movie]].
* The Sea World marine park in Australia, the Sea World aquarium in Indonesia, and the Ride/SeaWorld chain of marine parks in the U.S. all have zero relation to each other.
* ''Series/SecondChance'' is a GameShow from 1977, as well as an unrelated sci-fi series from 2016 about [[FountainOfYouth an old man who is de-aged to his younger self]].
* The ''Second Reality'' [[DemoScene demo]] is not to be confused with ''VideoGame/TheSecondRealityProject'', a GameMod of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. There's also an unrelated mind.in.a.box song titled "Second Reality".
* ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (1990) and ''Anime/SecretOfCeruleanSand'' (2002) are both steampunk {{Anime}}s.
* ''ComicBook/SecretWar'' is a different crossover than the 1984 crossover ''Comicbook/SecretWars'' or the 2015 crossover ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Secret Wars]]''.
* ''VideoGame/SeekAndDestroy'' is the name of two different games, both involving tanks: a 1996 MS-DOS and UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} ShootEmUp and [[VideoGame/SeekAndDestroy2002 a 2002 UsefulNotes/Playstation 2 ActionGame.]] It's also the name of a {{Music/Metallica}} song.
* The RealTimeStrategy game ''VideoGame/{{Sengoku}}'' shares its title with an unrelated series of {{Beat Em Up}}s by Creator/{{SNK}} and ''VideoGame/SengokuAce'', a ShootEmUp set in feudal Japan.
* ''TheSentinel'' is a [[Film/TheSentinel 1970s horror film]] starring Chris Sarandon; a 2006 political thriller starring Creator/MichaelDouglas; and a late-'90s [[Series/TheSentinel sci-fi series]]. It was also a short story by Arthur C. Clarke which was a major inspiration behind ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''; and a bizarre conquest game which appeared on most 8-bit computers.
* ''Seven'' is a 1979 action movie and a 1995 thriller known as ''Film/Se7en''.
* ''The Seven Deadly Sins'' could either refer to the MedievalEuropeanFantasy themed manga ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' about seven knights themed around the SevenDeadlySins, or an upcoming anime about scantily clad female demons themed around the SevenDeadlySins.
* ''Literature/ShadesOfGrey'', a quirky and innovative fantasy novel by Creator/JasperFforde is almost named the same as the more popular and well-known ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey''. To make the confusion perfect, some translations kept the English title of the latter, but cut the "Fifty". There's also "Shades of Grey" by the Monkees.
* ''Shadowbane'' is a ''Literature/ForgottenRealms'' novel and novel series, and a defunct MMORPG.
* ''Shadows of Mordor'' is a 1987 game by Beam Software. ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'' is a 2014 game by Creator/MonolithProductions.
* ''Shift 2'' is either the second in [[VideoGame/{{Shift}} a series of]] PuzzlePlatformer games, or the [[DivorcedInstallment divorced sequel]] to ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed: Shift''.
* ''Shelter'' (also known as ''Film/SixSouls'') is a horror flick from 2010, starring Creator/JulianneMoore as a forensic psychiatrist who discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. There is also ''Film/{{Shelter}}'' from 2007, the ComingOutStory of Zach who falls in love with his best friend's older brother. Perhaps this is why the Julianne Moore film was given a MarketBasedTitle when released in the US (''6 Souls'').
* ''VideoGame/{{Shivers}}'' is a survival horror game by Creator/{{Sierra}}, and a [[Film/{{Shivers}} 1975 film]] by Creator/DavidCronenberg.
* There's ''Franchise/SilentHill'' the survival horror
game series by Konami, Telenet Japan. They're not related.
* ''Series/{{Vegas}}'' was a show on ABC in the late 1970s. ''Series/LasVegas'' was a show on NBC in the early 2000s. And CBS is soon to premiere a show titled ''Series/{{Vegas|2012}}''. And all three of them are crime dramas!
* ''Vikings'' is a [[Series/{{Vikings}} 2013 TV series]],
and then there's the Christmas and completely non-horror song "Silent Hill" in ''VideoGame/{{DanceDanceRevolution}}'', which a BBC documentary. ''Vikings: War of Clans'' is ''also'' a Konami series.
* ''Simple Man'' was used as a title by Music/LynyrdSkynyrd (later covered by Music/{{Shinedown}}), The Charlie Daniels Band, Klaus Nomi and Turbulent.
* ''Sing''
MobilePhoneGame. ''Film/TheVikings'' is either [[WesternAnimation/{{Sing}} a 2016 animated movie about singing animals]] or 1958 movie.
* ''Film/TheVow'' is
a 1989 live-action movie about a high-school musical ([[Film/HighSchoolMusical not 2012 romantic drama film BasedOnATrueStory that one]]). Nor is the animated film the Hungarian movie that won Best Live Action Short Film at the 2017 Oscars.
* ''Skate or Die!''
stars Creator/RachelMcAdams and Creator/ChanningTatum. ''Fanfic/TheVow'' is a skateboarding game ported to the NES. ''Skate or Die'' 2014 ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fanfic (through unrelated, it is also a 2008 French action film.
romantic and dramatic story).
* ''{{Skins}}'' is the title of a [[Webcomic/{{Skins}} a horror webcomic]], [[Series/{{Skins}} a British TV series]] or [[Film/{{Skins}} film]]
* ''Sky Burial''
''Vanitas'' is the name of an album by black metal/sludge band Inter Arma, and also the name of an album by dark ambient project Echtra (formerly also a black metal band). To make things even more confusing, they were both released in 2013.
* ''Sledgehammer'' refers to, among other things, [[Film/{{Sledgehammer}} a horror movie]] from 1983, [[Series/SledgeHammer a TV show]] from 1986-1987, a 1974 song by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, a 1986 song by Music/PeterGabriel, a 2007 song by Music/TheFallOfTroy,
Music/AnaalNathrakh and a 2013 song by Music/FifthHarmony. The Peter Gabriel song was used in advertisements for the TV show, but otherwise, none of these have anything to do with each other.
* ''Snuggle'' fabric softener must absolutely NOT be confused with ''Snuggles'', a doll by the Ideal Toy Company that could move with a pull string (and which predates the fabric softener).[[note]]That said, there have been dolls of the fabric softener teddy bear mascot that were made for a short time during the 1980s.[[/note]]
* ''Soldier'', a 1972 song by Harvey Andrews, a 1972 song by Neil Young, a 1980 album by Iggy Pop, a 1981 song by ABBA, a 2002 song by Eminem, a 2005 song by Destiny's Child, a 2007 song by Drowning Pool, a 2008 song by Erykah Badu, a 2011 song by [=Gavin DeGraw=], a 2012 song by Ulrik Munther, a 2013 song by Samantha Jade, the Harlan Ellison short story known as "Soldier From Tomorrow", the 1964 ''[[Series/TheOuterLimits1963 The Outer Limits]]'' episode based on "Soldier From Tomorrow", a 1998 sci-fi action film, a 1998 Bollywood action thriller, a 2009 film by Vijaya Nirmala, and a 2010 film by Dulal Bhowmik.
* ''VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune'', the FirstPersonShooter series, is unrelated to the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} and UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum games of the same name. Neither is to be confused with ''Soldiers of Fortune'', which was a MarketBasedTitle for ''VideoGame/TheChaosEngine''. Or the magazine ''Soldier of Fortune''.
* ''Solo'' is a comic by Creator/MarvelComics, and a comic by Creator/DCComics.
* ''Solstice'' is an NES game and a [[VisualNovel/{{Solstice}} visual novel]].
* "Somebody to Love" by The Great Society, also played by Music/JeffersonAirplane, and "Somebody to Love" by Music/{{Queen}} haven't got much more in common than the title. The Music/JustinBieber song is unrelated to either song.
* The 1939 movie ''Some Like It Hot'', featuring Creator/BobHope, Shirley Ross and Gene Krupa, is unrelated to ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', the famous drag comedy from twenty years later. Neither are related to The Power Station's 1985 smash hit.
* Music/FrankSinatra has two albums with almost the same titles ''Music/SongsForSwinginLovers'' and ''Music/SongsForYoungLovers'', which are often confused with each other despite one different adjective in the title.
* ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'' is the title of three games by Creator/{{Sega}}, only two of which are connected to the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise. The other is a VerticalScrollingShooter dating back to 1987.
** It's also the theme song to VideoGame/SonicCD that was created specifically for North America.
* ''VideoGame/{{Sorcerer}}'' the computer adventure and ''Pinball/{{Sorcerer}}'' the pinball machine both have the same general theme (as evident from the title), but are otherwise unrelated. Neither have any connection to [[Film/{{Sorcerer}} the movie]], or to its Music/TangerineDream soundtrack, or the TabletopRPG ''TabletopGame/{{Sorcerer}}''.
* ''Sorcery!'' is a series of [[Literature/{{Sorcery}} gamebooks]] and a [[Videogame/{{Sorcery}} video game]] adaptation, and a 2012 [=PS3=] game.
* ''Theatre/SouthPacific'' is also the title of a 1943 play by Howard Rigsby and Dorothy Heyward, unrelated to the later musical--though both plays happen to be about confronting American racial prejudice during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* When most people think of ''VideoGame/SpaceAce'', they think of the [=LaserDisc=] arcade game made by the same people who made ''VideoGame/DragonsLair''. However, "Space Ace" can also refer to the very first show Creator/TatsunokoProduction ever made: ''Uchuu Ace'' (which literally translates as "Space Ace").
* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' is a Creator/{{Sierra}} adventure game series, and the second episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}''.
* Spectrum was a military organisation in 1968 {{Supermarionation}} series ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons''. The Spectrum was a (coincidentally-named) late-[[TheSixties 1960s]] pop group who, because of the coincidence, were invited to do the closing-credits music for ''Captain Scarlet''. Then there was the 1982 pinball game {{Pinball/Spectrum}} and the 1982 computer the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum, unrelated to either of these or to each other.
* In 1936, long before the film ''Film/{{Speed}}'' about a bomb on a bus, there was a film of the same name about a race car driver setting the land speed record. Also the name of a Music/{{Covenant}} song.
* ''Spliced'' is a 2002 horror film known as ''The Wisher'', or a 2009 Canadian animated series. ''Splice'' is a 2009 science fiction horror film, a puzzle game by Cipher Prime, or a cloud based music and collaboration platform.
* The manga ''Manga/{{Spriggan}}'' has nothing to do with the ''Spriggan'' series of {{Shoot Em Up}}s by Naxat[=/=]Creator/{{Compile}}.
* The 1970s song ''Stairway to Heaven'' that was very popular in Jamaica, and is still played on the radio there sometimes, is from the O'Jays album "Family Reunion". Many Jamaicans are unaware of the earlier, unrelated song of the same name by Music/{{Led Zeppelin}}.
** It was also the name of a hit song by Music/NeilSedaka back in the '60s, long before either song became a hit.
* The Battle of Stalingrad during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII has inspired many works by that name. We have articles for a [[Film/{{Stalingrad 1993}} 1993 German film called "Stalingrad"]] and a [[Film/{{Stalingrad 2013}} 2013 Russian film called "Stalingrad"]], but there are several more unlisted works.
* There was an obscure TurnBasedStrategy game for the UsefulNotes/AppleII titled ''Starcraft''--no relation to ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'', of course. Starcraft was also the name of a defunct Japanese company that ported many Western games to Japanese computers.
* Nintendo's ''VideoGame/StarFox'' is completely unrelated to ''Star Fox'', an almost universally derided Atari 2600 game released a decade before.
** Another unrelated game titled ''Starfox'' (spelled as one word) was released in Europe for the UsefulNotes/Commodore64, UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum and UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC. Because the trademark was still active during TheNineties, this forced the first two games in the ''Star Fox'' series to be retitled ''Starwing'' and ''Lyrat Wars'' respectively in Europe.
** ''The Star Fox'' is also a science fiction novel by Creator/PoulAnderson.
* The original arcade version of ''VideoGame/{{Defender}} II'' was released under the name ''Stargate''. No relation to [[Franchise/StargateVerse that franchise of movies and TV series]], of course.
* Imagic's ''Star Voyager'' is a simple space-themed ShootEmUp that appeared on the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}. Another game called ''Star Voyager'' was released on the NES in 1987, its gameplay owing a lot more to ''VideoGame/StarRaiders'' than the original ''Star Voyager''.
* There was a coin-op called ''Star Wars'' ("starw" in MAME) which was a bootleg of ''Galaxy Wars'', released in 1979, 2 years after the first ''Franchise/StarWars'' film, but before the arcade LicensedGame.
** There's also Exidy's ''Star Fire'', a loose adaptation of ''Star Wars'' that also predates the official arcade game.
*** If you're a Child of the Eighties, "Star Wars" means lightsabers and Wookiees. If you're an adult from the eighties, "Star Wars" probably meant UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's missile defense system.
* Long before Music/TwistedSister's most famous album (released in 1984), there had been a completely unrelated movie called "Stay Hungry".
* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' is not only a 2016 4X real-time strategy game set in space, but also an educational Italian "interactive cartoon" adventure game for young kids, released exactly 20 years before. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IDCJDyc6FU Here's]] the Italian game's episode with a space setting... Hilariously, since the name is the same, the YouTube Gaming subsite recognizes the adventure game's clips as clips from the ''other'' Stellaris!
* [[Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock "Step by step! Ooh, baby!..."]] This is a song you won't hear in the [[Series/StepByStep similarly named sitcom]]. Nor is it related to the Music/AlanParsonsProject song of the same name.
* ''Still Alive'', the ending song from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', is completely unrelated to ''Still Alive (The Theme from VideoGame/MirrorsEdge)''.
** Or ''Still Alive'', the song by Finnish band ''The Crash''.
** Or even ''Still Alive'', the song by Chilean industrial band ''Vigilante''.
* {{Covenant}} produced a song called "Storm" in 1996, then in 2006, Eskil Simonsson of that group sang vocals on a Music/FrontLineAssembly song titled "The Storm".
* ''Stranger Things'' is [[Series/StrangerThings a 2016 sci-fi horror Netflix series]] as well as [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1468737/ a 2010 American-British drama film about a woman and a homeless man she allows to stay in her shed]].
* ''Strange World'' is the name of three different songs by Music/IronMaiden, Ke, and Push / M.I.K.E.
** It's also a song by Parachute, and ''This Strange World'' is a song from the movie Westernanimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls.
* ''Film/TheStreetFighter'', a series of 1970s grindhouse films starring Sonny Chiba, and ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', a series of fighting games (which even spun off some movies of its own).
* ''Streets of Fire'' is a [[Film/StreetsOfFire movie]], a Bruce Springsteen song intended for the movie, and an ''Manga/InitialD'' song.
* There are several unrelated songs called "Stupid Girl". One by Music/TheRollingStones in 1966, another by Music/NeilYoung and Crazy Horse in 1975, another by Music/{{Garbage}} in 1996 ([[SampledUp which sampled]] Music/TheClash's "Train in Vain"), and another by Music/{{Cold}} in 2003. Music/{{Pink}} also had a song called "Stupid Girl'''s'''" in 2006, which was thematically similar to the song by Garbage.
* Creator/PGWodehouse quipped in the introduction to one of his early Blandings Castle novels that he hoped it made the list of the eleven best books named ''Summer Lightning''.
* ''Suicide Squad'' is [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027057/reference a 1935 movie]] about firemen, a 1959-62 DC title about war veterans, and the [[Comicbook/SuicideSquad ongoing DC title]] about a black ops team consisting of supervillains (which in turn was adapted into [[Film/SuicideSquad2016 a movie]]).
* There are two manga magazines in Japan with "Sunday" as part of the title: the more well known ''Weekly Shonen Sunday'' by Shogakukan, and the seinen magazine ''Weekly'' '''''Manga''''' ''Sunday'' published by a company called Jistsugyo no Nihon Sha.[[note]]In 2012, the "Weekly" was dropped from the title, and started being published twice a month. A year later, it was discontinued.[[/note]]
* ''Sunshine'' is both a 1999 film about three generations of a Hungarian-Jewish family living throughout the first half of the twentieth century, and [[Film/{{Sunshine}} a 2007 science fiction film]] about a space mission to reignite the sun. There's also a 1973 Made-for-TV movie called ''Sunshine''. And [[Literature/{{Sunshine}} a vampire novel]].
* There are countless songs titled "Sunrise", many of which are in the {{trance}} genre.
* ''{{Series/Survivors}}'', a 1970s British post-apocalyptic drama and its 2000s remake, should not be confused with American reality show ''{{Series/Survivor}}''. Or [[{{Music/Survivor}} the band]] best known for the hit "Eye of the Tiger".
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* Punk band D.O.A. used the title ''Talk - Action = 0'' for two otherwise completely unrelated releases - a 1991 LiveAlbum and a 2010 studio album. To avoid confusion, the former is usually called "Talk - Action = 0 (Live)".
* ''Film/{{Taken}}'' is a 2008 thriller starring Creator/LiamNeeson, and [[Series/{{Taken}} a 2002 sci-fi miniseries]].
* '''A Tale of Two Kitties''' is either [[Franchise/LooneyTunes Tweety's debut cartoon]], a ''Film/{{Garfield}}'' sequel, an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'', a 1996 Good Housekeeping movie, or one of Dav Pilkey's Dog Man books.
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'': The cartoon spawned several {{Licensed Game}}s, none of them for the UsefulNotes/AtariST or UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}, which instead had an unrelated {{Point and Click|Game}} GameMaker tool by that name.
* ''Tangled'' is a 2001 thriller starring Creator/RachaelLeighCook and Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers, while ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' is a 2010 Franchise/{{Disney| Animated Canon}} animated film starring the voice of Music/MandyMoore as Literature/{{Rapunzel}}.
* The comedy TV series ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' has got exactly nothing to do with [[Film/{{Taxi}} the Luc Besson action comedy movies of the same name]], or the Music/HarryChapin song, or the Creator/WilliamsElectronics' [[Pinball/{{Taxi}} pinball table]] (aside from, perhaps, a taxicab).
* ''VideoGame/{{Tempest}}'' is a 1981 video game, a 2016 game by Lion's Shade, and a Music/BobDylan album. ''Theatre/TheTempest'' is a [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] play.
* ''VideoGame/TerraNovaStrikeForceCentauri'' is an [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove obscure]] 1996 Looking Glass Studios FPS. The 2011 TV series ''Series/TerraNova'' is completely unrelated.
* ''That's What Friends Are For'' -- a 1982 song written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, or the Vulture Song from ''Disney/TheJungleBook''.
** It's also a charity song by Dionne Warwick and Friends.
** There's also the 2015 movie simply called ''Room''.
* ''Series/TheThinBlueLine'' was a 1990s BritCom starring Creator/RowanAtkinson, as well as a 1988 {{documentary}} film by Errol Morris about a man falsely convicted and sentenced to death for murder.
* ''The Thin Red Line'' was a number of things. Aside from [[Literature/TheThinRedLine a World War II novel that was adapted into two different movies]], it was also a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Red_Line_(Battle_of_Balaclava) real-life military battle]] during the Crimean War. It was also the debut album by Canadian rock band Glass Tiger, plus [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=092xX85roR4 the title track which was based on the real-life battle]], and it was also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLYT0NR8ZLc another single]] performed by Saxon.
* ''This Love'' by Maroon 5 is most certainly not related to the Pantera song.
* ''This Present Darkness'': a Creator/FrankPeretti novel or a ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' [[Fanfic/ThisPresentDarkness fanfic]]?
* The ''VideoGame/ThunderForce'' ShootEmUp series is unrelated to ''Thunderforce'', a single-plane BeatEmUp for the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}.
* ''Three the Hard Way'' can either refer to a {{Blaxploitation}} [[Film/ThreeTheHardWay film]] made in 1974, or an RPGMaker 2000 [[VideoGame/ThreeTheHardWay game]] created by iishenron in 2003.
* ''Series/TilDeath'', the 2006 US sitcom and ''Till Death...'', the 1981 Creator/{{ITV}} followup to the sixties/seventies BBC sitcom''Till Death Us Do Part''.
* ''Time Killer'', a 1959 UsefulNotes/HugoAward-nominated novel, is not ''VideoGame/TimeKillers'', a fighting game from the '90s. Neither of them are related to ''Time Killers'', the anthology of short stories written by [[Manga/BlueExorcist Kazue Kato]].
* There are two video games named ''Tin Star'' set in TheWildWest. [[VideoGame/TinStar The one that was released in 1994]] is an on-rails LightGunGame published by Creator/{{Nintendo}} and developed by Software Creations. [[VideoGame/TinStarChoiceOfGames The one that was released in 2014]] is a ChooseYourOwnAdventure game written by Allen Gies and hosted on Creator/ChoiceOfGames. Neither has any connection to Tex Tinstar, a segment on ''WesternAnimation/TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow''.
* There are at least 12 different films about the sinking of the Titanic, and out of those, at least nine are simply called ''Titanic'' (the two exceptions would be ''Film/ANightToRemember'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic''). Are we talking the 1954 film, the 1996 film with Catherine Zeta-Jones, the 1997 James Cameron film (by far the most famous), the [[Film/{{Titanic1943}} Nazi version]], or even the animated movie ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' (often abbreviated as ''Titanic- The Animated Musical'')? The TV drama to mark the centenary is also named simply ''Titanic''.
* ''Titus'' is a 1999 film adaptation of ''Theater/TitusAndronicus'', and a 2000 comedy TV series.
* Toad the Wet Sprocket was a 1990s band. The NWOBHM ''Metal for Muthas'' compilation included a song from a different band named Toad the Wet Sprocket.
* ''Tom and Jerry'' is an 1821 play, a 1931 cartoon series, a Simon & Garfunkel album, and [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry one of several cartoon series about a cat and a mouse]].
* ''The Tommy Wi-Show'' is both [[WebVideo/TheTommyWiShow a series on Machinima's YouTube channel]] in which Creator/TommyWiseau plays video games and [[WebVideo/TheTommyWiShow a one-off skit]] by Creator/DougWalker done as a TakeThat towards Wiseau Films for forcing him to take down his ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' review of ''Film/TheRoom''.
* ''Series/TopGear'', a popular automotive programme on BBC Two which shares its name with an old BBC radio show and a racing game series from the '90s and early '00s.
* If you have an Electronic Program Guide on your TV, you may be surprised when you stop the remote at a movie called ''Top Gun'' and realize that you're watching a 1950s Western instead of [[Film/{{TopGun}} Tom Cruise and wicked aerial stunts]].
* 20 years after the original "Tour de France", Music/{{Kraftwerk}} produced a completely different tune titled "Tour de France 2003". The ''Tour de France Soundtracks'' album included both that and a [[RearrangeTheSong re-recording]] of the original.
* ''Traveller'' is a [[TabletopGame/{{Traveller}} role-playing game]], ''Traveler'' is a 2007 TV series, and ''Series/{{Travelers}}'' is a 2016 TV series.
* ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'' is a 2011 movie. ''Tree of Life'' is a game by oddonegames.
* "Troll Bridge" is the title of two short stories; one each by friends and former collaborators Creator/TerryPratchett and Creator/NeilGaiman, and an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', all of which which have nothing in common save the pun on "toll bridge" and the reference to [[Literature/ThreeBillyGoatsGruff trolls living under bridges]]. (And [[TrollBridge a trope]], based on the same pun.)
* ''True Blue'' is the name of at least two albums: [[Music/TrueBlue one]] by Music/{{Madonna}} and another by [[Music/{{BEMANI}} dj TAKA]], with both albums having {{Title Track}}s to boot.
* ''Trust'' is the name of three different bands, five music albums (including one by Elvis Costello), at least a dozen songs (from bands as diverse as Megadeth to Ayumi Hamasaki), a music production duo, three movies (from 1990, 2009, and 2010), two movies called ''The Trust'' (produced 101 years apart!), a British legal drama TV series, an episode of ''Wildfire'', a group from StargateSG1, a magazine about investment trusts, a political party in the UK and a totally unrelated one in Greece, and at least four different MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfics, ''all'' of which are unrelated.
* ''Turbo'' is a [[VideoGame/{{Turbo}} 1981 arcade game]], a ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Power Rangers]]'' movie, and a [[WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}} 2013 animated movie]].
* Depending on whether you live in Canada or Mexico, '''TVO''' can either be an acronym for "TV Ontario" a public TV network, or the name a Spanish language game show hosted by Gabriela "Gaby" Ruffo.[[note]]It was also seen in the U.S. on Univision.[[/note]]
* '''The Twelve Days of Nickmas''' is either a Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} promo showed around the holidays in the early 2000s or a Creator/FilmCow video.
* Now when you say ''Twilight'', do you mean Creator/StephenieMeyer's [[Literature/{{Twilight}} outrageously successful vampire series]] or the Howard Chaykin mini-series deconstructing DC's 1960s space adventurers? Or the song from Music/ElectricLightOrchestra's ''Time'' album? Or one of the novels in a lengthy series about [[Literature/WarriorCats feral cats]]? Or a play about the [[Theatre/TwilightLosAngeles 1992 Los Angeles riots]]? Or the 1998 thriller/[[FilmNoir noir]] starring [[AllStarCast Paul Newman, Gene Hackman, Susan Sarandon]], and a [[BestKnownForTheFanservice briefly topless]] Creator/ReeseWitherspoon?
** Don't try to clarify by talking about sparkle. [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic She's tired of people asking why there are vampires in her to begin with.]]
*** In any event, "Twilight" was also the name of a [[Franchise/MyLittlePony G1]] pony. Twilight Sparkle was likely named after her.
** ''Twilight'' is also the name of a novel by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, about a fictional Holocaust survivor who becomes a psychiatrist and treats people who think they're people from Literature/TheBible.
* '''Blog/TwilightUnbound''' is an Blog/AskAPony blog about Twilight Sparkle, while '''Twilight Unbound: The Stephanie Meyer Story''' is a comic book biography of Stephanie Meyer.
* There are two movies called ''Twister'', which naturally both involve tornadoes: There's [[Film/{{Twister}} the much-better-known]] DisasterMovie from 1996 and the BlackComedy independent film from 1989.
* There is an obscure {{UsefulNotes/MSX2}} game called ''Twinkle Star'' that was released on a magazine disk. It has no apparent relation to ''VideoGame/TwinkleStarSprites'', despite also being a CuteEmUp.
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* ''The Ugly Truth'' is both [[Film/TheUglyTruth a 2009 romantic comedy film]] and the fifth ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' book.
* ''Series/{{Ultraviolet}}'' and ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'' are about vampires. However, one is a film, the other is a TV series, and they weren't even produced in the same country.
* ''Undefeated'' is the 2011 Oscar winner for Best Documentary. ''THE Undefeated'' from the same year is a documentary praising SarahPalin. You can't get further apart than that.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' is both the name of a WesternAnimation series and film adaptation about a heroic canine and a gritty [[Manga/{{Underdog}} Manga]] centered around a DeadlyGame that depicts graphic scenes of sex and murder.
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' is an action/horror franchise about [[FurAgainstFang werewolves battling vampires]], and a 1996 comedy thriller starring Dennis Leary. Neither of them is related to the ''VideoGame/{{Sabreman}}'' game ''VideoGame/{{Underwurlde}}''.
* The AdventureGame ''VideoGame/{{Uninvited}}'' was released only a few years before a SoBadItsGood movie of [[Film/{{Uninvited 1988}} the same title]] about a killer mutant cat. ''The Uninvited'' is also the title of a classic 1944 haunted-house mystery film and a not-so-classic 2009 remake of the Korean thriller ''A Tale of Two Sisters''.
** Also, it's a 1998 hit for Alanis Morrisette.
* ''Unknown'' somehow wound up being the title of two different psychological thrillers released just five years apart; [[Film/{{Unknown 2011}} the 2011 film]] is far better-known than [[Film/{{Unknown 2006}} the 2006 version]], in part because it had Creator/LiamNeeson rather than Creator/JimCaviezel as its lead.
* ''Unreal'' the demo by Future Crew, and ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' the FirstPersonShooter series by Epic Games (whom some Future Crew members worked with). [[AccidentalPun Unrel]]ated to the 2015 TV series ''Series/UnREAL2015''.
* '''Unreal Estate''' is either [[Literature/UnrealEstate an online work of literature]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreal_Estate_(TV_series) an Australian lifestyle program]], or a [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants SpongeBob]] episode.
* ''Up'': a Right Said Fred album, a Music/PeterGabriel album or a [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} Pixar movie]]?
** Or, while we're at it, a Russ Meyer movie?
*** In fact, before the release of Pixar's movie, members of IMDB were confused as to why they would be remaking a sex comedy.
** Not to mention an Music/{{REM}} album.
** ''And'' a Shania Twain album, although that was technically ''[[ExcitedShowTitle Up!]]''.
*** Which, in turn, is not to be confused with the Volkswagen '''up!''' Not the Up!, the Up, or the up. The up!
** "Up" is also the series title of a [[Creator/{{ITV}} Granada TV]] documentary series covering the lives of a group of British children, one documentary every seven years. The first showed the children at age 7, and was thus called "7-Up" -- which (probably not coincidentally) is also the name of a soft drink.
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* ''V'' is at once [[Series/{{V 1983}} a TV series about aliens infiltrating Earth]], [[Series/{{V 2009}} a remake of said series]], and a completely unrelated short story by Creator/StephenKing about an OCD sufferer trying to keep an EldritchAbomination at bay. Also an Australasian energy drink, [[ComicBook/VForVendetta for Vendetta]], and a dance remix of Vivaldi's "Winter" featured in ''VideoGame/BeatmaniaIIDX'' and ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''.
* There's ''Literature/{{VALIS}}'', the novel by Creator/PhilipKDick, and ''VideoGame/{{Valis}}'', the video game series by Telenet Japan. They're not related.
* ''Series/{{Vegas}}'' was a show on ABC in the late 1970s. ''Series/LasVegas'' was a show on NBC in the early 2000s. And CBS is soon to premiere a show titled ''Series/{{Vegas|2012}}''. And all three of them are crime dramas!
* ''Vikings'' is a [[Series/{{Vikings}} 2013 TV series]], and a BBC documentary. ''Vikings: War of Clans'' is a MobilePhoneGame. ''Film/TheVikings'' is a 1958 movie.
* ''Film/TheVow'' is a 2012 romantic drama film BasedOnATrueStory that stars Creator/RachelMcAdams and Creator/ChanningTatum. ''Fanfic/TheVow'' is a 2014 ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fanfic (through unrelated, it is also a romantic and dramatic story).
* ''Vanitas'' is the name of an album by Music/AnaalNathrakh and a Music/DirEnGrey song.
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* ''Madhouse'' is a 1990 comedy film starring Kirstie Alley and John Laroquette, a 1974 horror film starring Creator/VincentPrice and Creator/PeterCushing, and a 2004 horror film starring Joshua Leonard. All three are completely unrelated and [[NonindicativeTitle only the 2004 film has anything to do with a literal madhouse]]. Or the pop band who covered Madonna songs, or the song by Anthrax, or the renowned anime studio.
* ''Mad Money'' is a 2008 movie with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, and Katie Holmes. It is also a CNBC investment show hosted by Jim Cramer.
* The soundtrack to ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' has Music/SelenaGomez singing THREE songs entitled "Magic" on it, each of which were marked by one or more asterisks matched to the artists who originally performed them. (The songs were originally performed by Music/TheCars, Pilot, and [[Film/{{Xanadu}} Olivia Newton-John]])
* ''VisualNovel/MajorMinor'' is an indie game relating to music with a cast full of PettingZooPeople. ''Major Minor's Majestic March'' is...ALSO an indie game relating to music with a cast full of Petting Zoo People. The differences are that ''Major\Minor'' is a story-heavy VisualNovel from startup company Tall Tail Studios, whereas ''Major Minor's Majestic March'' is an ExcusePlot RhythmGame from veteran company [=NaNaOnSha=] (the studio behind ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper''). The musical theme for both is not coincidential though, as a "major minor" is a type of musical chord.
* ''Film/{{Mammoth}}'' is a 2009 drama about a man's relationship with an Asian sex worker. ''[[Film/{{Mammoth2006}} Mammoth]]'' is also a 2006 Film/SyfyChannelOriginalMovie starring Creatir/SummerGlau.
* ''Man of the House'' is a 1995 family comedy in which Jonathan Taylor Thomas doesn't like the idea of his mother Farrah Fawcett marrying Chevy Chase, and a 2005 comedy drama in which Tommy Lee Jones is in charge of a cheerleading squad who've witnessed a murder.
* There are two unrelated manga series with the title ''Mars'': One is a Mitsuteru Yokoyama series from the 70s about an amnesiac young man found on a volcanic island who is the key to destroying the world or saving it; it was loosely adapted into ''Anime/GodMars''. The other is [[Manga/{{Mars}} a 90s shoujo series]] about an unlikely couple with dark pasts.
* "WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}, is the mighty power that can save the day!" It's also a docudrama (written as "Film/{{Mask}}") starring Cher. Not only that, but both made their debut the same year (1985), which can lead to some confusion. There's also "ComicBook/TheMask", which was adapted into a movie in 1994.
* ''Mega Force'' was a 1982 motorcycle action film that had an Atari 2600 LicensedGame, and also the international MarketBasedTitle of the arcade version of ''Star Force''. Not to be confused with the video games ''Space Megaforce'' (the North American MarketBasedTitle of ''VideoGame/SuperAleste'') and ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'', or the TV series ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''.
* ''Comicbook/MenInBlack'' is the title of a comic book series and derivative [[Film/MenInBlack science fiction movie]] with Creator/TommyLeeJones and Creator/WillSmith. ''Men In Black'' is also the name of a 1935 Film/TheThreeStooges short.
* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', a 2008 series based on Myth/KingArthur, and ''Series/{{Merlin|1998}}'', a 1998 miniseries based on Myth/KingArthur. There's also the opera by Isaac Albéniz based on... [[Myth/KingArthur you guessed it]].
* ''The Messenger'' is a 2009 drama. ''Film/TheMessengerTheStoryOfJoanOfArc'' is a 1999 film starring Milla Jovovich as [[CaptainObvious Joan of Arc]]. There are various other films titled ''The Messenger'' or ''The Messengers''.
* ''Metal Gear'' was the name of a hard rock/heavy metal magazine published in Japan by CBS/Sony from 1989 through 1991, lasting 30 issues. It was a spinoff of CBS/Sony's pop music magazine ''Pop Gear'' and had nothing to do with Konami's [[Franchise/MetalGear stealth action game series]].
* ''[[Literature/TheMetamorphoses Metamorphoses]]'' (Ovid) or ''Metamorphosis'' (Kafka)? Indeed, there are many more examples OlderThanSteam, [[OlderThanRadio radio]] or [[OlderThanTelevision television]]... To mark the difference one would have to check the author.
* ''Millennium'' can refer to ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', a crime/mystery show written by Creator/ChrisCarter of the ''Series/TheXFiles'' and starring Lance Henriksen; ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'', a series of crime novels and films of Swedish origin; a [[ComicBook/{{Millennium}} 1988 DC crossover comic]]; and a [[Literature/{{Millennium}} 1983 novel]] written by Creator/JohnVarley and the [[Film/{{Millennium}} 1989 film based on it]], which deals with an airplane crash caused by TimeTravel.
* ''Film/WereTheMillers'' is a film about a RagtagBunchOfMisfits pretending to be a family and slowly [[BecomingTheMask become one]] [[FriendsLikeFamily for real]]; ''TheMillers'' is a sitcom about a family that's falling apart (parents are separated) but still live together.
* ''Film/MirrorMirror'' is the 2012 adaptation of ''Literature/SnowWhite''. There is also ''Series/MirrorMirror'', an Australian/New Zealand series, ''Literature/MirrorMirror'', a retelling of ''Snow White'' by Gregory Maguire, and ''Mirror, Mirror'', the 90s horror film, along with its sequels. Seeing how well-known the original phrase is, there's bound to be more...
** There is; a song about a girl [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} that's the loneliest of all]] by Jeff Williams.
*** Don't forget about a song by Blind Guardian bearing no relation to "Snow White" (in fact it's about the history of Tolkien's Middle-Earth).
** It's also a ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode title.
* There's the legendary PunkRock band ''Music/TheMisfits'', and the fictional NewWaveMusic band The Misfits from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', ''AND'' the TV series ''Series/{{Misfits}}''. The real life band is intentionally named after the film ''Film/{{Misfits}}'', though.
* UsefulNotes/{{MOD}} artist Mysterium produced a remake of Dr. Awesome (Bjorn Lynne)'s "Bridge to the Universe Part 2" titled "Into The Void". Later, Bjorn Lynne made an original song with the same name. Also, not to be confused with the Nine Inch Nails song.
* ''Monkey Business'' is the title of two different classic comedy films: one stars the Creator/MarxBrothers, and the other had Creator/CaryGrant and Ginger Rogers. It's also the title of an album by Music/TheBlackEyedPeas.
* Monolith Soft, the Japanese developer of ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', is not to be confused with Creator/MonolithProductions, the American developer of ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'' and ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]'', nor with Monolith Corp., the company that developed the Super NES ports of ''VideoGame/FatalFury Special'', ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''.
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'': Comparatively dark [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki]] anime film with (shock) an [[GreenAesop environmental theme]]. ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'': supernatural horror MindScrew anime series.
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' is a manga/anime about a doctor who saves the life of the wrong person. ''Film/{{Monster}}'' is a biopic known for Charlize Theron's weight gain. The Music/LadyGaga song is unrelated to either. As is the Music/{{Skillet}} song. Or to the urban fantasy novel by A. Lee Martinez.
* The coin-op ''Monster Bash'' is not to be confused with the PC platform game ''VideoGame/MonsterBash''. Neither of them are to be confused with the [[Pinball/MonsterBash pinball machine.]]
* ''M.A.S.H.'' is a popular game in which someone creates a hilariously outrageous fantasy life for another player, and then there's ''Series/{{Mash}}'', a 1970's comedy/drama in [[Film/{{Mash}} film]], [[Literature/{{Mash}} book]] and television incarnations about a group of doctors in a mobile hospital during the Korean War. Averted way back in 1953 with the Humphrey Bogart/June Allyson film ''Battle Circus'', which was originally supposed to be named ''M*A*S*H 66'', after the unit the movie was set in, the 8666th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. MGM's executives demanded a change in the title, fearing that the audience would stay away thinking that the film was about potatoes.
* ''Film/TheMask'' is a 1994 action comedy based on the Dark Horse comic ''ComicBook/TheMask''. ''The Mask'' is a 1961 film known as ''Eyes of Hell''. ''Mask'' is a 1985 drama by Peter Bogdanovich. ''M.A.S.K.'' is an animated series promoting action figures by Kenner.
* ''WesternAnimation/MonsterFarm'': cartoon about a young man who inherits a farm from his great uncle, or [[VideoGame/MonsterRancher an anime adventure]].
* ''Monster House'': A Discovery Channel series about thematically remodelling houses, or a 2006 CGI horror film produced by Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg.
* ''VideoGame/MoonCrystal'', a somewhat obscure 1992 Famicom game, shares its title with an even more obscure Japanese PC game of the same year.
* ''Mother'' is at least three films and a [[VideoGame/{{Mother}} video game]], all unrelated to each other. Not to be confused with ''Film/{{mother|2017}}!'', or works with similar titles like ''Mom'', or ''Mama''.
* ''Literature/MotherNight'', the 1961 novel by Creator/KurtVonnegut, should not be confused with '''night, Mother'', the 1981 play by Marsha Norman.
* ''Moulin Rouge'' (1952) and ''Film/MoulinRouge'' (2001) are both about Toulouse-Lautrec and involve the titular nightclub, but otherwise have nothing in common. Several unrelated movies share the title.
* ''Mr. and Mrs. Smith'' is the title of a [[Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941 1941 screwball comedy by Alfred Hitchcock]] and a [[Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005 2005 action comedy starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie]].
* ''Murder by Numbers'' was a 2002 movie, as well as a song by Music/ThePolice.
* "Murder By Proxy" is the title of an episode from at least three different Quinn Martin shows - ''Series/TheStreetsOfSanFrancisco'', ''Dan August'' and ''Cannon'' (the latter two also share a guest star in Anne Francis).
* ''Mutant X'' is a [[ComicBook/MutantX 1998 comic]] and a [[Series/MutantX 2001 TV series]].
* There is more than one fanfic called ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''. The wiki page leads to a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic. [[http://elisi.livejournal.com/468756.html This one]] is a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' crossover, in which The Immortal (from the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "The Girl In Question") turns out to be ... Captain Jack Harkness.
** Outside of Fan Fiction, it's the name of an Evanescence song, and was the inspiration for the ''Harry Potter'' fanfic's title, and probably the others as well.
* The UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} game ''Myth: History in the Making'' has no relation to Bungie's ''VideoGame/{{Myth}}'' RTS games.
* ''Mario Adventure'' is both a ROM hack of VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 and VideoGame/SuperMario64 (the latter of which is based on Video/SonicAdventure.)

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* ''Madhouse'' The song "Que Sera Sera" on the ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'' soundtrack is a 1990 comedy film starring Kirstie Alley an entirely different song from the more famous one that was made famous by Music/DorisDay and John Laroquette, first recorded over half a 1974 horror film starring Creator/VincentPrice and Creator/PeterCushing, and a 2004 horror film starring Joshua Leonard. All three are completely unrelated and [[NonindicativeTitle only the 2004 film has anything to do with a literal madhouse]]. century ago.
**
Or the pop band who covered Madonna songs, or the song by Anthrax, or Music/WaxTailor
* ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead''. Yes, there was
the renowned anime studio.
* ''Mad Money'' is
Creator/SamRaimi film, but it was also a 2008 1987 made-for-tv movie with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Sam Elliot and Katie Holmes. It is also a CNBC investment show hosted by Jim Cramer.
* The soundtrack to ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' has Music/SelenaGomez singing THREE songs entitled "Magic" on it, each of
Kate Capshaw, which were marked by one or more asterisks matched to the artists who originally performed them. (The songs were originally performed by Music/TheCars, Pilot, and [[Film/{{Xanadu}} Olivia Newton-John]])
* ''VisualNovel/MajorMinor'' is an indie game relating to music with a cast full of PettingZooPeople. ''Major Minor's Majestic March'' is...ALSO an indie game relating to music with a cast full of Petting Zoo People. The differences are that ''Major\Minor'' is a story-heavy VisualNovel from startup company Tall Tail Studios, whereas ''Major Minor's Majestic March'' is an ExcusePlot RhythmGame from veteran company [=NaNaOnSha=] (the studio behind ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper''). The musical theme for both is not coincidential though, as a "major minor" is a type of musical chord.
* ''Film/{{Mammoth}}'' is a 2009 drama about a man's relationship with an Asian sex worker. ''[[Film/{{Mammoth2006}} Mammoth]]'' is also a 2006 Film/SyfyChannelOriginalMovie starring Creatir/SummerGlau.
* ''Man of the House'' is a 1995 family comedy in which Jonathan Taylor Thomas doesn't like the idea of his mother Farrah Fawcett marrying Chevy Chase, and a 2005 comedy drama in which Tommy Lee Jones is in charge of a cheerleading squad who've witnessed a murder.
* There are two unrelated manga series with the title ''Mars'': One is a Mitsuteru Yokoyama series from the 70s about an amnesiac young man found
was based on a volcanic island who is the key to destroying the world or saving it; it was loosely adapted into ''Anime/GodMars''. The other is [[Manga/{{Mars}} a 90s shoujo series]] about an unlikely couple with dark pasts.
book.
* "WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}, is the mighty power that can save the day!" It's also a docudrama (written as "Film/{{Mask}}") starring Cher. Not only that, but both made their debut the same year (1985), which can lead to some confusion. There's also "ComicBook/TheMask", which was adapted into a movie in 1994.
* ''Mega Force'' was a 1982 motorcycle action film
Korean MMO called ''[[VideoGame/ScarletBlade Queen's Blade Online]]'' that had an Atari 2600 LicensedGame, and also the international MarketBasedTitle of the arcade version of ''Star Force''. Not to be confused with the video games ''Space Megaforce'' (the North American MarketBasedTitle of ''VideoGame/SuperAleste'') and ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'', or the TV series ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''.
* ''Comicbook/MenInBlack'' is the title of a comic book series and derivative [[Film/MenInBlack science fiction movie]] with Creator/TommyLeeJones and Creator/WillSmith. ''Men In Black'' is also the name of a 1935 Film/TheThreeStooges short.
* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', a 2008 series based on Myth/KingArthur, and ''Series/{{Merlin|1998}}'', a 1998 miniseries based on Myth/KingArthur. There's also the opera by Isaac Albéniz based on... [[Myth/KingArthur you guessed it]].
* ''The Messenger'' is a 2009 drama. ''Film/TheMessengerTheStoryOfJoanOfArc'' is a 1999 film starring Milla Jovovich as [[CaptainObvious Joan of Arc]]. There are various other films titled ''The Messenger'' or ''The Messengers''.
* ''Metal Gear'' was the name of a hard rock/heavy metal magazine published in Japan by CBS/Sony from 1989 through 1991, lasting 30 issues. It was a spinoff of CBS/Sony's pop music magazine ''Pop Gear'' and had
has nothing to do with Konami's [[Franchise/MetalGear stealth action game series]].
* ''[[Literature/TheMetamorphoses Metamorphoses]]'' (Ovid) or ''Metamorphosis'' (Kafka)? Indeed, there are many more examples OlderThanSteam, [[OlderThanRadio radio]] or [[OlderThanTelevision television]]... To mark
[[Anime/QueensBlade the difference one would have to check the author.
* ''Millennium'' can refer to ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', a crime/mystery show written by Creator/ChrisCarter of the ''Series/TheXFiles'' and starring Lance Henriksen; ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'', a series of crime novels and films of Swedish origin; a [[ComicBook/{{Millennium}} 1988 DC crossover comic]]; and a [[Literature/{{Millennium}} 1983 novel]] written by Creator/JohnVarley and the [[Film/{{Millennium}} 1989 film based on it]], which deals with an airplane crash caused by TimeTravel.
* ''Film/WereTheMillers'' is a film about a RagtagBunchOfMisfits pretending to be a family and slowly [[BecomingTheMask become one]] [[FriendsLikeFamily for real]]; ''TheMillers'' is a sitcom about a family that's falling apart (parents are separated) but still live together.
* ''Film/MirrorMirror'' is the 2012 adaptation of ''Literature/SnowWhite''. There is also ''Series/MirrorMirror'', an Australian/New Zealand series, ''Literature/MirrorMirror'', a retelling of ''Snow White'' by Gregory Maguire, and ''Mirror, Mirror'', the 90s horror film, along with its sequels. Seeing how well-known the original phrase is, there's bound to be more...
** There is; a song about a girl [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} that's the loneliest of all]] by Jeff Williams.
*** Don't forget about a song by Blind Guardian bearing no relation to "Snow White" (in fact it's about the history of Tolkien's Middle-Earth).
** It's also a ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode title.
* There's the legendary PunkRock band ''Music/TheMisfits'', and the fictional NewWaveMusic band The Misfits from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', ''AND'' the TV series ''Series/{{Misfits}}''. The real life band is intentionally named after the film ''Film/{{Misfits}}'', though.
* UsefulNotes/{{MOD}} artist Mysterium produced a remake of Dr. Awesome (Bjorn Lynne)'s "Bridge to the Universe Part 2" titled "Into The Void". Later, Bjorn Lynne made an original song with the same name. Also, not to be confused with the Nine Inch Nails song.
* ''Monkey Business'' is the title of two different classic comedy films: one stars the Creator/MarxBrothers, and the other had Creator/CaryGrant and Ginger Rogers. It's also the title of an album by Music/TheBlackEyedPeas.
* Monolith Soft, the Japanese developer of ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', is not to be confused with Creator/MonolithProductions, the American developer of ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'' and ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]'', nor with Monolith Corp., the company that developed the Super NES ports of ''VideoGame/FatalFury Special'', ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''.
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'': Comparatively dark [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki]] anime film with (shock) an [[GreenAesop environmental theme]]. ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'': supernatural horror MindScrew anime series.
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' is a manga/anime about a doctor who saves the life of the wrong person. ''Film/{{Monster}}'' is a biopic known for Charlize Theron's weight gain. The Music/LadyGaga song is unrelated to either. As is the Music/{{Skillet}} song. Or to the urban fantasy novel by A. Lee Martinez.
* The coin-op ''Monster Bash'' is not to be confused with the PC platform game ''VideoGame/MonsterBash''. Neither of them are to be confused with the [[Pinball/MonsterBash pinball machine.]]
* ''M.A.S.H.'' is a popular game in which someone creates a hilariously outrageous fantasy life for another player, and then there's ''Series/{{Mash}}'', a 1970's comedy/drama in [[Film/{{Mash}} film]], [[Literature/{{Mash}} book]] and television incarnations about a group of doctors in a mobile hospital during the Korean War. Averted way back in 1953 with the Humphrey Bogart/June Allyson film ''Battle Circus'', which was originally supposed to be named ''M*A*S*H 66'', after the unit the movie was set in, the 8666th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. MGM's executives demanded a change in the title, fearing that the audience would stay away thinking that the film was about potatoes.
* ''Film/TheMask'' is a 1994 action comedy based on the Dark Horse comic ''ComicBook/TheMask''. ''The Mask'' is a 1961 film known as ''Eyes of Hell''. ''Mask'' is a 1985 drama by Peter Bogdanovich. ''M.A.S.K.'' is an animated series promoting action figures by Kenner.
* ''WesternAnimation/MonsterFarm'': cartoon about a young man who inherits a farm from his great uncle, or [[VideoGame/MonsterRancher an anime adventure]].
* ''Monster House'': A Discovery Channel series about thematically remodelling houses, or a 2006 CGI horror film produced by Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg.
* ''VideoGame/MoonCrystal'', a somewhat obscure 1992 Famicom game, shares its title with an even more obscure Japanese PC game
franchise of the same year.
* ''Mother'' is at least three films and a [[VideoGame/{{Mother}} video game]], all unrelated
name]], to each other. Not to be confused with ''Film/{{mother|2017}}!'', or works with similar titles like ''Mom'', or ''Mama''.
* ''Literature/MotherNight'',
the 1961 novel by Creator/KurtVonnegut, should not be confused with '''night, Mother'', the 1981 play by Marsha Norman.
* ''Moulin Rouge'' (1952) and ''Film/MoulinRouge'' (2001) are both about Toulouse-Lautrec and involve the titular nightclub, but otherwise have nothing in common. Several unrelated movies share the title.
* ''Mr. and Mrs. Smith'' is the title of a [[Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941 1941 screwball comedy by Alfred Hitchcock]] and a [[Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005 2005 action comedy starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie]].
* ''Murder by Numbers''
point where it was localized [[DubNameChange under a 2002 movie, as well as a song by Music/ThePolice.
* "Murder By Proxy" is the title of an episode from at least three
different Quinn Martin shows - ''Series/TheStreetsOfSanFrancisco'', ''Dan August'' and ''Cannon'' (the latter two also name]] to prevent confusion. The only thing they share a guest star in Anne Francis).
* ''Mutant X''
is a [[ComicBook/MutantX 1998 comic]] and a [[Series/MutantX 2001 TV series]].
* There is more than one fanfic called ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''. The wiki page leads to a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic. [[http://elisi.livejournal.com/468756.html This one]] is a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' crossover, in which The Immortal (from
having the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "The Girl In Question") turns out to be ... Captain Jack Harkness.
** Outside
main cast be comprised of Fan Fiction, it's the name of an Evanescence song, and was the inspiration for the ''Harry Potter'' fanfic's title, and probably the others as well.
* The UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} game ''Myth: History in the Making'' has no relation to Bungie's ''VideoGame/{{Myth}}'' RTS games.
* ''Mario Adventure'' is both a ROM hack of VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 and VideoGame/SuperMario64 (the latter of which is based on Video/SonicAdventure.)
extremely [[MsFanservice fanservice]][[{{Stripperiffic}} -laden]] {{Action Girl}}s.



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* ''Nashville'' is either the movie directed by Creator/RobertAltman or the TV series starring Creator/ConnieBritton and Creator/HaydenPanettiere (not to mention the ''other'' TV series that aired on FOX some years before, and which was very shortlived).
* ''Necropolis'' could refer to the ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel by Creator/DanAbnett, ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'' novel by Creator/AnthonyHorowitz, or the fifth and final hub of ''{{VideoGame/Hexen}}'' (and the opening/central level of that hub).
* ''VideoGame/NekketsuOyako'', a 1994 side-scrolling [[BeatEmUp beat-'em-up]] for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn published by Tecnosoft, has nothing to do with the ''[[VideoGame/KunioKun Nekketsu]]'' series developed by Technos Japan Corp.
* On the [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA]] forums, there are two ongoing projects by the name ''[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Nepeta]] Quest 2011'', a [[Webcomic/NepetaQuest2011 fancomic]] and [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?38034-NEPETAQUEST-2011-Thread-4-Oh-god-the-quadrants! a fangame]]. This is understandable as they were both started for the same reason.
* ''[=NeverEnd=]'' is an RPG by Mayhem Studios, and a roguelike by Duck.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' shares its name with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neverwinter_Nights_(AOL_game) an early MMORPG from 1991]].
** JustifiedTrope: They share the same source material, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* ''Series/NewAmsterdam'', a television series about an immortal detective, should not be confused with ''Literature/NewAmsterdam'', a book by Creator/ElizabethBear about a vampire (and thus immortal) detective. Neither should be confused with the Music/ElvisCostello song, or the old name for New York City.
* ''New Moon'', the second ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' book and TheFilmOfTheBook, is of course unrelated to the Sigmund Romberg operetta ''The New Moon'', which was filmed twice as ''New Moon''.
* ''The Newsroom'' is either a [[Series/TheNewsroom drama]] about the goings-on inside a cable news network created by Creator/AaronSorkin, or a Canadian satirical series about the goings-on inside a Toronto newscast created by and starring Ken Finkleman.
* Creator/CoryDoctorow wrote in the introduction to one of his books (a book which notably - and [[ShoutOut deliberately]] -featured a ton of stories with names similar or identical to existing famous SF stories) that "every" writer will ''eventually'' write a story under the title "'''Nightfall'''". It's funny precisely because it's true; on this very Wiki alone there's listings for at least ''two'' different fanfics of that name, (one ''{{Webcomic/Nightfall}}'' for ''MS Paint Adventures'' and one for ''[[Fanfic/Nightfall2014 How to Train your Dragon]]''), the video game spin-off movie ''[[Film/HaloNightfall Halo: Nightfall]]'' and of course, the very reason why Doctorow's observation would be especially funny to his science fiction fan readers in the first place: Isaac Asimov's ''{{Literature/Nightfall}}'', aka one of the most famous stories in the entire genre. None of ''these'' of course should be confused with ''Fanfic/CorruptionAtNightfall'' (a ''My Little Pony'' fanfic); or with the concept album ''Nightfall in Middle Earth'' by Music/BlindGuardian (which likewise shouldn't be confused with the ''Darkwing Duck'' fanfic ''[[Fanfic/NegaverseChronicles Nightfall in the Negaverse]]''), the ''{{VideoGame/Guild Wars}}'' campaign "Nightfall", the {{Freemium}} format game ''Nightfall: An Edgar Allan Poe Mystery''...you get the idea. Oh, and none of ''those'' of course should be confused with the iconic ''Knightfall'' story of ''{{ComicBook/Batman}}'' fame (the one where Bane [[spoiler:infamously broke the Dark Knight's back]]) Oh, and for extra bonus poinst? ''Film/PitchBlack'' was originally going to be titled ''Nightfall'' as well. Yeah, there's a reason Doctorow made that joke.
* ''Film/NightOfTheDemon'', ''Night of the Demon'' and ''[[Film/NightOfTheDemons1988 Night of the Demons]]'' are all about different types of demons, though only the middle one involves a Satanic {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}.
* There are four games named ''Nightshade''. One 1985 UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum videogame, a 1991 NES game ([[VideoGame/{{Nightshade}} trope page here]]) one 2003 [=PS2=] videogame ([[VideoGame/NightshadeKunoichi trope page here]]), and a [[VisualNovel/{{Nightshade}} visual novel]]. Also a happy hardcore song by Melody & Mezzo based on Brahms' ''[[RockMeAmadeus Hungarian Dance No.5]]''
* ''Literature/NightShift'' is a short story collection by Creator/StephenKing, as well as [[Film/NightShift a comedy film]] directed by Creator/RonHoward and starring Creator/MichaelKeaton.
* ''Literature/NightWatch'' is a Russian urban fantasy series. Not to be confused with [[Discworld/NightWatch the Discworld novel]].
** Or the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII novel by Sarah Waters. Or the Alistair [=MacNeil=] novel about the theft of the Rembrandt painting. Or the sequel to ''Ressurection Man'' by Sean Stewart. Or the ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' novel by Robin Wayne Bailey. Or the only published SF story by James Inglis. And apparently it's the title of Creator/StephenieMeyer's next book as well.
** Perhaps most confusing, it's also the name of a Danish horror film and its American remake.
*** And a season of an Icelandic comedy series, starring Jón Gnarr, the current mayor of Reykjavík, Iceland's capital.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' (animated film), and ''Theatre/NineMusical'' (musical).
** Just as long as you aren't turned off by the similarity of the title with that of ''The Nine'', which probably deserved its swift cancellation. No relation to ''Film/TheNines''.
** Also there was ''Film/{{District 9}}''. Truly '09 was the year of the 9.
* ''Ninja Assault'': The horrible ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' knockoff on ''VideoGame/Action52''? Or a UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 LightGunGame?
* ''No More Heroes'': A song by Music/TheStranglers, as well as a [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes video game about an otaku assassin]].
* ''WebComic/TheNoob'' and ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' may be both comical stories set in a [[FictionalVideoGame fictional]] {{MMORPG}}, but the first is a webcomic written in English with a paper publication and the second is a French WebOriginal with comic book and novel adaptations.
* ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'': A [=PS2=] game, or an Music/OingoBoingo song?
* There's ''VideoGame/{{Nostalgia}}'' the RPG by Red Entertainment and Matrix Software, but also the RhythmGame ''Nostalgia'' by Konami.
* ''Film/{{Notorious}}'' is either the Creator/AlfredHitchcock thriller or the [[Music/TheNotoriousBIG Biggie Smalls]] biopic.
** Also, it's a Music/DuranDuran song -- which was ''sampled'' by Biggie for a song of same name yet again.
** Or ''So [=NoTORIous=]'', a short-lived sitcom starring Tori Spelling.
* ''{{Nova}}'' is a Creator/MarvelComics [[ComicBook/{{Nova}} superhero comic]], a [[Literature/{{Nova}} science fiction novel]] by Creator/SamuelRDelany, a series of novels by Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, a [[Music/{{Nova}} musical group]], a [[Series/{{Nova}} science documentary series]] on American public television, or an iPod/iPhone video game.
* ''Nowhere Boy'' is either a movie about Music/JohnLennon or a {{manhwa}} about a very unhappy guy who wants the world to end (a wish that is granted ''by God''). ''Mowhere Boys'' is an Australian TV series about teenagers trapped in a parallel world.
* ''Series/NowhereMan'' is a sci-fi drama series about a man whose life is "[[UnPerson erased]]" by a shadowy GovernmentConspiracy, as well as a classic song by Music/TheBeatles (likely the isnpiration for the show's title).

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* ''Nashville'' is either the movie directed by Creator/RobertAltman or the TV series starring Creator/ConnieBritton and Creator/HaydenPanettiere (not to mention the ''other'' TV series that aired on FOX some years before, and which was very shortlived).
* ''Necropolis'' could refer to the ''Literature/GauntsGhosts''
J. Eifie Nichols' novel by Creator/DanAbnett, ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'' novel by Creator/AnthonyHorowitz, or the fifth and final hub of ''{{VideoGame/Hexen}}'' (and the opening/central level of that hub).
* ''VideoGame/NekketsuOyako'', a 1994 side-scrolling [[BeatEmUp beat-'em-up]] for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn published by Tecnosoft,
''Literature/TheRadiantDawn'' has nothing to do with ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn''.
* The old {{Roguelike}} game ''Ragnarok'' has no relation to ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline''.
* ''The Raiden Project'' was a [=PS1=] compilation port of ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'' and ''Raiden II''. ''The Raven Project'' was an FMV RailShooter similar to ''VideoGame/StarWarsRebelAssault''.
* Two movies have been titled ''The Rainmaker''. The 1956 one was adapted from a play by N. Richard Nash (which was later musicalized as ''Theatre/OneTenInTheShade''). The 1997 one was originally a novel by Creator/JohnGrisham.
* Uwe Boll's 2009 film ''Film/{{Rampage}}'' is unconnected to [[VideoGame/{{Rampage}} Midway's video game series]], despite
the ''[[VideoGame/KunioKun Nekketsu]]'' fact that Boll is known for his InNameOnly video game adaptations. Also unrelated to the 1987 legal drama ''Rampage'' by Creator/WilliamFriedkin. Or the 2018 movie adaptation ''[[Film/Rampage2018 Rampage]]''.
* "Rapid Fire" is a 1980 metal song by Music/JudasPriest. ''Film/RapidFire'' is a 1993 martial-arts film starring Brandon Lee.
* '''Raspberry Heaven''' is either [[https://soundcloud.com/martinwaslewski/martin-waslewski-raspberry-heaven-preview-out-30-jun-2015 a song by Martin Waslewski]] or the ending theme of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
* ''Rec'' is a cutesy slice-of-life anime about a voice actress. ''[REC]'' is a Spanish horror film.
* ''Red'' is a 1994 movie in the ''Film/ThreeColorsTrilogy'', a 2008 movie based on a Creator/JackKetchum novel, a [[Film/{{Red}} 2010 action movie]] based on a [[ComicBook/{{Red}} comic]], a 1998 manga by Kenichi Muraeda, a 2006 manga by Sanae Rokuya, a 2007 manga by Naoki Yamamoto, a Creator/TedDekker novel, a [[Music/{{Red}} Christian metal band]], a Music/TaylorSwift song and album, a [[Theatre/RedTheRedRidingHoodMusical musical]] about Little Red Riding Hood, a play about painter Mark Rothko, a [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho085Red Doctor Who audio drama]], a ''Series/DarkAngel'' episode, a ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode, and a [[Creator/RedEntertainment game company]]. ''RED'' is a 2016 video game.
* ''Red Baron'' is the title of an old VectorGame by Atari, predating by a decade the ''VideoGame/RedBaron''
series developed of flight simulators by Dynamix, which predated ''Red Baron: Ace of the Sky'', which was licensed by the pizza brand and was made available by clipping pizza box coupons.
* ''Redcap'', a 1964 Creator/{{ITV}} drama series about Royal Military Police investigator John Mann, ''Series/RedCap'', a 2003 [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] drama series about Royal Military Police investigator Jo [=McDonagh=], and ''Redcap'', a 2006 novel by Brian Callison about Royal Military Police investigator Staff Sergeant Walker. ''Red Cap'' is also a 1991 novel by G. Clifton Wisler which isn't about a Royal Military Police investigator, but a drummer boy in the American Civil War. And ''Red Caps'' was a 2011 Finnish/Italian animated series about Santa's little helpers.
* ''Renegade'' - a 1986 side-scrolling beat-'em-up
by Technos Japan Corp.
* On
Corp (a localization of the [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA]] forums, there are two ongoing projects by Japanese game ''Nekketsu Kōha VideoGame/KunioKun'')? [[Series/{{Renegade}} Or a 1992 TV series starring Lorenzo Lamas]]?
** Or
the name ''[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Nepeta]] Quest 2011'', Italian original title of a [[Webcomic/NepetaQuest2011 fancomic]] 1987 movie starring Terence Hill and his son Ross?
*** Or a ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' [[Fanfic/{{Renegade}} fanfic]]? Or a song by Music/{{Styx}}?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', a 2000s cartoon about replacement parents? ''Film/{{The Replacements|2000}}'', a film about UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball? Or Music/TheReplacements, an 80s power pop band?
*
[[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?38034-NEPETAQUEST-2011-Thread-4-Oh-god-the-quadrants! youtube.com/watch?v=-d0GARTk_Nk "Rent"]] the Music/PetShopBoys song, and ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' the RockOpera musical.
* Aside from being
a fangame]]. StockSubtitle, ''Resurrection'' is the name of an 1899 Creator/LeoTolstoy novel, [[Film/{{Resurrection}} a 1999 movie]], and [[Series/{{Resurrection}} a 2014 show]].
* ''Revelation'' and ''Revelations'' are common titles for fan fiction. ''FanFic/{{Revelations}}'' by Aralinn, a fan sequel to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' about vampires, is just one of more than 50 stories at Website/FanFictionDotNet with that exact title ''Revelations'' plural, not counting ''Revelation'' singular.
* ''{{Series/Revenge}}'' the 2010s TV show is unrelated to ''Revenge'' the 1990 movie, although they both feature Madeleine Stowe in a main role. [[spoiler: And they both end with her character getting KilledOffForReal.]]
*
This is understandable trope affected late-60's [[OneHitWonder one-hit wonders]] Thunderclap Newman. The song that would end up being their only hit was about to be released under the name ''Revolution'', but when Music/TheBeatles released their single of that name, the Thunderclap Newman single was hastily renamed ''Something in the Air''.
* It's probably best not to confuse ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' (that [[FantasyKitchenSink ultra-eclectic]] [[AfterTheEnd postapocalyptic]] [[TabletopGames tabletop game]]) with ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'' (that [[{{MMORPG}} MMO]] involving [[GreyAndGreyMorality a conflict between blind faith and reckless science]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]]-[[EldritchAbomination things]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin tearing big holes in the world]]). There's already been a minor legal fuss over it, after all.
* Riot are a band from New York City whose ''Fire Down Under'' has been referred to
as they the first speed metal album. Music/QuietRiot were both started for the same reason.
* ''[=NeverEnd=]'' is an RPG by Mayhem Studios, and
a roguelike by Duck.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' shares its name
bubblegum-ish band from Los Angeles with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neverwinter_Nights_(AOL_game) an early MMORPG from 1991]].
** JustifiedTrope: They share the same source
rather undistinguished material, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
but whose management was interested in actually promoting them. It's now difficult to speak of Riot without it being taken as meaning Quiet Riot.
** It's also a Paramore album. And a song by Three Days Grace.
* ''Series/NewAmsterdam'', There is a television series 1996 FMV game named ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'' and an unrelated 2001 SlasherMovie also named ''Film/{{Ripper}}''. Both are however about an immortal detective, a UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper-[[JackTheRipoff copycat]].
* Creator/DataEast's 1984 laserdisc FMV game ''Road Blaster''
should not be confused with ''Literature/NewAmsterdam'', Atari Games' 1986 racing game ''[=RoadBlasters=]''. The UsefulNotes/SegaCD port of the former was renamed ''Road Avenger'', presumably to avoid confusion.
* The 1989 Patrick Swayze [[SoBadItsGood cheesefest]] ''Film/RoadHouse'' has nothing to do with the FilmNoir ''Film/{{Road House|1948}}'' from 1948.
* ''Series/RobotWars'' is
a book successful British combat show and an American robot tournament. ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' is a Japanese video game series which people confusingly abbreviate to ''Robot Wars''.
** The Japanese video game series is released [[note]]Only the ''OG'' games are exported due to licensing reasons[[/note]] as ''Super Robot Taisen'' outside of Japan.
* The pinball video game ''VideoGame/{{Rollerball}}''
by Creator/ElizabethBear HAL Laboratory, has nothing to do with the movie ''Film/{{Rollerball}}''.
* ''Ronin'' is a Frank Miller [[ComicBook/{{Ronin}} comic]] and Creator/{{Syfy}} miniseries, and a [[Film/{{Ronin}} spy film]]. ''VideoGame/{{RONIN}}'' is a cyberpunk action game.
* Please don't confuse ''Literature/{{Room}}'' [[note]] A novel
about a vampire (and thus immortal) detective. woman confined to an enclosure with her son adapted into an award winning film [[/note]] with ''Film/TheRoom'' [[note]]"You're tearin' me apart, Lisa!"[[/note]].
** Further confusing the issue is a [[VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame Flash game based on the film]].
Neither should be confused with the Music/ElvisCostello song, totally-unrelated mobile phone game ''[[VideoGame/TheRoomMobileGame The Room]]'', or the old name for New York City.
fourth ''Franchise/SilentHill'' game '''also''' named ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill4 The Room]]''.
* ''New Moon'', ''Rules of Engagement'' by Creator/ElizabethMoon, the second ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fifth book and TheFilmOfTheBook, is of course unrelated to the Sigmund Romberg operetta ''The New Moon'', which was filmed twice as ''New Moon''.
* ''The Newsroom'' is either a [[Series/TheNewsroom drama]] about the goings-on inside a cable news network created by Creator/AaronSorkin, or a Canadian satirical series about the goings-on inside a Toronto newscast created by and starring Ken Finkleman.
* Creator/CoryDoctorow wrote
in the introduction to one of his books (a book which notably - and [[ShoutOut deliberately]] -featured a ton of stories with names similar or identical to existing famous SF stories) that "every" writer will ''eventually'' write a story under the title "'''Nightfall'''". It's funny precisely because it's true; on this very Wiki alone there's listings for at least ''two'' different fanfics of that name, (one ''{{Webcomic/Nightfall}}'' for ''MS Paint Adventures'' and one for ''[[Fanfic/Nightfall2014 How to Train your Dragon]]''), the video game spin-off movie ''[[Film/HaloNightfall Halo: Nightfall]]'' and of course, the very reason why Doctorow's observation would be especially funny to his science fiction fan readers in the first place: Isaac Asimov's ''{{Literature/Nightfall}}'', aka one of the most famous stories in the entire genre. None of ''these'' of course ''Literature/FamiliasRegnant'' series, should not be confused with ''Fanfic/CorruptionAtNightfall'' (a ''My Little Pony'' fanfic); or ''Series/RulesOfEngagement'', the TV sitcom. Nor, for that matter, with the concept album ''Nightfall in Middle Earth'' ''Rules of Engagement'' by Music/BlindGuardian (which likewise shouldn't be confused with the ''Darkwing Duck'' fanfic ''[[Fanfic/NegaverseChronicles Nightfall in the Negaverse]]''), the ''{{VideoGame/Guild Wars}}'' campaign "Nightfall", the {{Freemium}} format game ''Nightfall: An Edgar Allan Poe Mystery''...you get the idea. Oh, and none of ''those'' of course should be confused with the iconic ''Knightfall'' story of ''{{ComicBook/Batman}}'' fame (the one where Bane [[spoiler:infamously broke the Dark Knight's back]]) Oh, and for extra bonus poinst? ''Film/PitchBlack'' was originally going to be titled ''Nightfall'' as well. Yeah, there's a reason Doctorow made that joke.
* ''Film/NightOfTheDemon'', ''Night of the Demon'' and ''[[Film/NightOfTheDemons1988 Night of the Demons]]'' are all about different types of demons, though only the middle one involves a Satanic {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}.
* There are four games named ''Nightshade''. One 1985 UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum videogame, a 1991 NES game ([[VideoGame/{{Nightshade}} trope page here]]) one 2003 [=PS2=] videogame ([[VideoGame/NightshadeKunoichi trope page here]]), and a [[VisualNovel/{{Nightshade}} visual novel]]. Also a happy hardcore song by Melody & Mezzo based on Brahms' ''[[RockMeAmadeus Hungarian Dance No.5]]''
* ''Literature/NightShift''
Peter Morwood, which is a short story collection by Creator/StephenKing, as well as [[Film/NightShift a comedy film]] Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel. Nor the Creator/TommyLeeJones movie, ''Film/RulesOfEngagement''. Or the film directed by Creator/RonHoward William Friedkin and starring Creator/MichaelKeaton.
* ''Literature/NightWatch'' is a Russian urban fantasy series. Not to be confused with [[Discworld/NightWatch the Discworld novel]].
**
Creator/SamuelLJackson. Or the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII novel by Sarah Waters. Or ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode which, like the Alistair [=MacNeil=] novel movie, is also about a decorated officer who's accused of wrongfully attacking civilians in combat.
* "Run to
the theft of the Rembrandt painting. Or the sequel to ''Ressurection Man'' by Sean Stewart. Or the ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' novel by Robin Wayne Bailey. Or the only published SF story by James Inglis. And apparently it's Sun" was the title of Creator/StephenieMeyer's next book a song by Music/{{Erasure}}, as well.
** Perhaps most confusing,
well as an earlier italo-disco song by Mauro Farina as Max Coveri, which in turn was later one of the many artist names used by Maurizio de Jorio.
* ''Literature/TheRunningMan'' is a Creator/StephenKing novel (adapted into [[Film/TheRunningMan an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie]]) about a DeadlyGame in a dystopian future America. It's also the title of a 1963 film starring Laurence Harvey about a man who commits InsuranceFraud. And
it's also the name of a Danish horror film and its Korean game show.
* ''Film/RushHour'': Film series, not to be confused with the sketch show of the same name, or the hit song by Jane Wiedlin.
* Music/{{Rush}}, the Canadian ProgressiveRock trio, have had at one point to remind [[RushLimbaugh Rush]], the
American remake.
***
conservative talk show host, to not use their music with this as justification. And a season if any of an Icelandic comedy series, starring Jón Gnarr, the current mayor of Reykjavík, Iceland's capital.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' (animated film), and ''Theatre/NineMusical'' (musical).
** Just as long as you aren't turned off
these are related to ''Rush'', a 1991 crime drama taking place in Texas, it'd be a surprise. Also, people looking in record shops for music by the similarity of prog group have reportedly been annoyed at having to wade through Jennifer Rush albums in their search.
** ''[[Film/{{Rush2013}} Rush]]'',
the title with that of ''The Nine'', which probably deserved its swift cancellation. No relation to ''Film/TheNines''.
** Also there was ''Film/{{District 9}}''. Truly '09 was the year of the 9.
* ''Ninja Assault'': The horrible ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' knockoff on ''VideoGame/Action52''? Or a UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 LightGunGame?
* ''No More Heroes'': A song by Music/TheStranglers, as well as a [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes video game about an otaku assassin]].
* ''WebComic/TheNoob'' and ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' may be both comical stories set in a [[FictionalVideoGame fictional]] {{MMORPG}}, but the first is a webcomic written in English with a paper publication and the second is a French WebOriginal with comic book and novel adaptations.
* ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'': A [=PS2=] game, or an Music/OingoBoingo song?
* There's ''VideoGame/{{Nostalgia}}'' the RPG by Red Entertainment and Matrix Software, but also the RhythmGame ''Nostalgia'' by Konami.
* ''Film/{{Notorious}}'' is either the Creator/AlfredHitchcock thriller or the [[Music/TheNotoriousBIG Biggie Smalls]] biopic.
** Also, it's a Music/DuranDuran song -- which was ''sampled'' by Biggie for a song of same name yet again.
** Or ''So [=NoTORIous=]'', a short-lived sitcom starring Tori Spelling.
* ''{{Nova}}'' is a Creator/MarvelComics [[ComicBook/{{Nova}} superhero comic]], a [[Literature/{{Nova}} science fiction novel]] by Creator/SamuelRDelany, a series of novels by Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, a [[Music/{{Nova}} musical group]], a [[Series/{{Nova}} science documentary series]] on American public television, or an iPod/iPhone video game.
* ''Nowhere Boy'' is either a movie about Music/JohnLennon or a {{manhwa}}
2013 Ron Howard docudrama about a very unhappy guy who wants the world to end (a wish that is granted ''by God''). ''Mowhere Boys'' is an Australian TV series about teenagers trapped in a parallel world.
* ''Series/NowhereMan'' is a sci-fi drama series about a man whose life is "[[UnPerson erased]]" by a shadowy GovernmentConspiracy, as well as a classic song by Music/TheBeatles (likely the isnpiration for the show's title).
'70s Formula 1 rivalry.



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* ''O'', a SettingUpdate of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', ''Theatre/{{O}}'', a Creator/CirqueDuSoleil show in Vegas, ''O: The [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]] Magazine'', and ''O'', a satyrical book about UsefulNotes/BarackObama. ''The Tale of O'' is something else all together.
** Also, it's Omarion's first hit and its parent album.
* ''Oblivion'': a 2006 [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion video game]], a 1994 [[Film/Oblivion1994 space western]], and a 2013 [[Film/Oblivion2013 sci-fi movie]].
* ''O.C.'': The Fox drama or the rapper from Diggin' in tha Crates?
* ''The Odyssey'' is either an [[Literature/TheOdyssey ancient Greek epic poem]] or a [[Series/TheOdyssey 1990s Canadian TV show]], or even a [[UsefulNotes/MagnavoxOdyssey 1972 games console]].
* "Once Upon A Dream" is the name of a song in Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', a song by Music/BillyFury, a song and album by Music/TheRascals, and a song in the Frank Wildhorn musical ''Theatre/JekyllAndHyde''.
* "Open Your Heart" is the title of multiple songs, including one by Music/{{Madonna}}, another by Music/{{Crush 40}} that is the main theme of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', and yet another by the Irish BoyBand Music/{{Westlife}}.
* There are at least ''eight'' movies called ''The Other Woman'', featuring ladies as diverse as Cleo Moore (1954), Jill Eikenberry (1995, MadeForTVMovie), Creator/NataliePortman ([[Film/TheOtherWoman 2009]]) and Kate Upton ([[Film/TheOtherWoman2014 2014]]).
* "Out of Scale" may refer to both a ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale'' cartoon and a ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' episode. They barely even have two protagonists in common.
* Systems in Blue's ''Out of the Blue'' is not to be confused with the System F (Ferry Corsten) song and album of the same name. Who in turn, should not be confused with System SF, an alias of {{Creator/Konami}} musician Sota Fujimori. Neither of the first two should be confused with the album ''Out of the Blue'' by the Music/ElectricLightOrchestra. And none of them should be confused with the song and album of the same name from Debbie Gibson, or the ''five'' TV series (two American, two British and one Australian) of that title.
* To avoid confusion with the SoapOpera ''Series/AnotherWorld'', the CinematicPlatformer ''VideoGame/AnotherWorld'' was retitled ''Out of This World'' in America, which caused confusion with a short-lived sitcom from the same period also titled ''Series/OutOfThisWorld''. From a much earlier period, ''Out of This World'' was a Cole Porter musical farce flavored by Greek mythology, and earlier still a movie musical where Eddie Bracken becomes a popular crooner because he [[NonSingingVoice literally]] has Music/BingCrosby's singing voice. There was also a game for the Magnavox UsefulNotes/{{Odyssey 2}} titled ''Out of This World!'', from 1979. (Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_This_World several other things]] also titled "Out of this World").
* ''VideoGame/OnePieceMansion'', a little-known Capcom game for the [=PS1=], has nothing to do with the popular manga and anime ''Manga/OnePiece''. The title nonetheless misleads quite a few fans of the manga to this day, until they realize the similar names are a coincidence.
* As [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Step_Beyond this page]] at Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} shows, the phrase ''One Step Beyond'' refers to several works, including three TV series. So far, the only work that has an entry here is [[Music/OneStepBeyond the first album]] by Music/{{Madness}}.
* ''ComicBook/OriginalSin'' is a Creator/MarvelComics storyline, and a ''[[VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSin Divinity]]'' RPG.
* The title ''Overlord'' refers to both [[VideoGame/{{Overlord}} a video game series]] where the main character is a TinTyrant and spreads evil ([[KarmaMeter or not]]) with legions of goblin-like Minions, and [[LightNovel/{{Overlord}} a light novel series]] where the main character is trapped in the body of a [[OurLichesAreDifferent lich]] from one of his favorite [=MMORPGs=] and has to try to survive when [[TheGameComeToLife the game is shut down, yet somehow still comes to life]].
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[[folder:P]]
* ''The Package'' is the name of both a 1989 conspiracy thriller film staring Gene Hackman, and a 2013 action film starring Dolph Lundgren and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. It's also a short story by Creator/KurtVonnegut.
** It's also an episode of either ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''.
* There are two old movies titled ''Film/ThePaleface'': a 1922 silent starring Creator/BusterKeaton, and a 1948 Western spoof starring Bob Hope and Jane Russell.
* The list of 2010 Hugo Award nominees includes both ''Literature/{{Palimpsest}}'', a fantasy novel by Creator/CatherynneMValente, and "Palimpsest", a science fiction novella by Creator/CharlesStross.
* There are two movies named ''Film/ThePatriot'' that were released pretty close to each other. The first is a 1998 thriller starring Creator/StevenSeagal, the second a 2000 war movie starring Creator/MelGibson.
* The web game ''[[VideoGame/{{Pandemic}} Pandemic]]'' involves you creating a disease and attempting to wipe out humanity with it. The tabletop game ''[[TabletopGame/{{Pandemic}} Pandemic]]'' has you co-operate as a team to find the cures for four simultaneous outbreaks of disease. If the two were related, they would be a PerspectiveFlip of each other.
* There is a band called Music/{{Panopticon}} which has an album by the same name. ''Panopticon'' is also an album by Music/{{Isis}}. And both of them are named after Jeremy Bentham's concept for a prison, in which a guard would be able to see all the prisoners, but the prisoners would be unable to see the guard.
** There's also a song by Music/TheSmashingPumpkins with the same name.
* ''Pastamania'' can refer to the failed 1995 pasta restaurant endorsed and financed by Wrestling/HulkHogan or the successful Singaporean fast casual pasta and pizza restaurant chain that's popular in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, India and the Middle East.
* ''Anime/{{Paprika}}'' is both Creator/SatoshiKon's 2006 anime movie about dreams and an Italian softcore porn flick made by Tinto Brass in 1991.
* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' re-work ''TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' is [[BrokenBase somewhat controversial]], but to confuse it with [[Film/{{Pathfinder}} the movie]] by the same name is probably going too far.
* Ghostland Observatory's song "Piano Man" is totally unrelated to Music/BillyJoel's song.
* Also including Similarly Named Bands; "Piece of Heaven" by A7 and "Little Piece of Heaven" by Music/AvengedSevenfold (sometimes abbreviated [=A7X=]).
* "Please Don't Go" by KC & The Sunshine Band, later covered by KWS, and "Please Don't Go" by No Mercy, whose chorus sounds similar. Also "Please Don't Go" by Donald Peers. Then, there's a Mike Posner song called ''Please Don't Go.''
* ''Point Blank'' would be a name of [[Film/PointBlank a 1967 film]], a name of Namco's LighterAndSofter shooting gallery light-gun game ''VideoGame/PointBlank'', or ''Point Blank'', a Korean MMOFPS ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff which is very popular in Indonesia]]) also known as ''Videogame/ProjectBlackout'' in North America. It is not to be confused with ''Point'' '''''Blanc''''', the second book in a series about [[Literature/AlexRider a teenage spy]]. Also a Music/BruceSpringsteen song, and a Southern Rock band.
* ''Pokémon: I Choose You'' is both [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime's pilot episode]] and [[Anime/PokemonIChooseYou the movie based on the anime's pilot episode]].
** "I Choose You" is either the ending song from said movie or a song by Music/SaraBareilles.
* ''Pokémon X'' is either [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY one half of the 3DS Kalos adventures]], [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pokemon_X_(CD) a collection of English songs from the anime to commemorate the series' tenth anniversary]], [[Webcomic/PokemonX a sprite comic based on]] ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', or ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon Crystal]]'''s working title.
** An original song on said album was entitled '''VideoGame/PokemonGo''', which is not to be confused with the cringy Misha one.
* ''Portal'' is a name of a 1980's interactive novel game and a somewhat better known completely unrelated [[Videogame/{{Portal}} 2007 video game]].
* ''Literature/ThePowerOfOne'' is both a book[[note]]and its [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]][[/note]] set in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, and the English title of the second ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movie, otherwise known as ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}''.
* Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Jennifer Rush, and Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews, released three totally different songs named "The Power of Love" onto the same markets within a few months. All three became big hits (the most famous, [[Film/BackToTheFuture of course]], is the Huey Lewis song). There was also a later early 90s song by Music/CelineDion (which was a cover of the Jennifer Rush song).
** Arguably, the Huey Lewis version isn't the most successful one - in the UK the Frankie & Jennifer Rush ones were much more successful, both hitting Number 1 on the charts (Huey Lewis only reaching number 9), and Jennifer Rush's was the biggest selling single of 1985.
* ''Powerless'' is both a [[ComicBook/{{Powerless}} Marvel Comics miniseries]] and an unrelated [[Series/{{Powerless2017}} DC comedic television series]].
* ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' the British TV series about time anomalies and prehistoric beasties, and ''Primeval'' the horror/thriller film about political unrest in Africa.
* To avoid confusion with the British series ''Series/ThePrisoner'', the Australian series ''Prisoner'' was renamed ''Prisoner: Cell Block H'' when it aired in the UK.
* Does ''Film/TheProducers'' sound like AGoodNameForARockBand? Well, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Producers_(band) it was]], and had nothing to do with Creator/MelBrooks.
* ''The Protector'' could refer to a 1979 novel by Malcolm Braly, a 2003 novel by David Morrell, a 1985 action film starring Creator/JackieChan, a 2005 Thai martial arts film, and [[Series/TheProtector a 2011 Lifetime TV series starring Ally Walker]]
* ''Film/ThePurge'' (2013) is a US sci-fi thriller about home invasion. ''Puhdistus'' (2012) is a Finnish drama about life in Soviet Estonia, released as ''The Purge'' in the UK and as ''Purge'' in the USA.
* ''Film/{{Proteus}}'' is a 1995 horror film about a shapeshifting monster on an oil rig, ''VideoGame/{{Proteus}}'' is an indie game where players explore a peaceful island at their leisure.
* ''Push'' is [[Literature/{{Push}} a novel]] about an abused black woman, a film about drugs, and [[Film/{{Push}} another film]] about societal outcasts with superpowers living in Hong Kong. TheFilmOfTheBook was called ''Precious'' to avoid further confusion.
** There's also "Push", a song by Music/MatchboxTwenty.
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[[folder:Q]]
* The song "Que Sera Sera" on the ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'' soundtrack is an entirely different song from the more famous one that was made famous by Music/DorisDay and first recorded over half a century ago.
** Or the song by Music/WaxTailor
* ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead''. Yes, there was the Creator/SamRaimi film, but it was also a 1987 made-for-tv movie with Sam Elliot and Kate Capshaw, which was based on a book.
* There's a Korean MMO called ''[[VideoGame/ScarletBlade Queen's Blade Online]]'' that has nothing to do with [[Anime/QueensBlade the franchise of the same name]], to the point where it was localized [[DubNameChange under a different name]] to prevent confusion. The only thing they share is having the main cast be comprised of extremely [[MsFanservice fanservice]][[{{Stripperiffic}} -laden]] {{Action Girl}}s.
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[[folder:R]]
* J. Eifie Nichols' novel ''Literature/TheRadiantDawn'' has nothing to do with ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn''.
* The old {{Roguelike}} game ''Ragnarok'' has no relation to ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline''.
* ''The Raiden Project'' was a [=PS1=] compilation port of ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'' and ''Raiden II''. ''The Raven Project'' was an FMV RailShooter similar to ''VideoGame/StarWarsRebelAssault''.
* Two movies have been titled ''The Rainmaker''. The 1956 one was adapted from a play by N. Richard Nash (which was later musicalized as ''Theatre/OneTenInTheShade''). The 1997 one was originally a novel by Creator/JohnGrisham.
* Uwe Boll's 2009 film ''Film/{{Rampage}}'' is unconnected to [[VideoGame/{{Rampage}} Midway's video game series]], despite the fact that Boll is known for his InNameOnly video game adaptations. Also unrelated to the 1987 legal drama ''Rampage'' by Creator/WilliamFriedkin. Or the 2018 movie adaptation ''[[Film/Rampage2018 Rampage]]''.
* "Rapid Fire" is a 1980 metal song by Music/JudasPriest. ''Film/RapidFire'' is a 1993 martial-arts film starring Brandon Lee.
* '''Raspberry Heaven''' is either [[https://soundcloud.com/martinwaslewski/martin-waslewski-raspberry-heaven-preview-out-30-jun-2015 a song by Martin Waslewski]] or the ending theme of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
* ''Rec'' is a cutesy slice-of-life anime about a voice actress. ''[REC]'' is a Spanish horror film.
* ''Red'' is a 1994 movie in the ''Film/ThreeColorsTrilogy'', a 2008 movie based on a Creator/JackKetchum novel, a [[Film/{{Red}} 2010 action movie]] based on a [[ComicBook/{{Red}} comic]], a 1998 manga by Kenichi Muraeda, a 2006 manga by Sanae Rokuya, a 2007 manga by Naoki Yamamoto, a Creator/TedDekker novel, a [[Music/{{Red}} Christian metal band]], a Music/TaylorSwift song and album, a [[Theatre/RedTheRedRidingHoodMusical musical]] about Little Red Riding Hood, a play about painter Mark Rothko, a [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho085Red Doctor Who audio drama]], a ''Series/DarkAngel'' episode, a ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode, and a [[Creator/RedEntertainment game company]]. ''RED'' is a 2016 video game.
* ''Red Baron'' is the title of an old VectorGame by Atari, predating by a decade the ''VideoGame/RedBaron'' series of flight simulators by Dynamix, which predated ''Red Baron: Ace of the Sky'', which was licensed by the pizza brand and was made available by clipping pizza box coupons.
* ''Redcap'', a 1964 Creator/{{ITV}} drama series about Royal Military Police investigator John Mann, ''Series/RedCap'', a 2003 [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] drama series about Royal Military Police investigator Jo [=McDonagh=], and ''Redcap'', a 2006 novel by Brian Callison about Royal Military Police investigator Staff Sergeant Walker. ''Red Cap'' is also a 1991 novel by G. Clifton Wisler which isn't about a Royal Military Police investigator, but a drummer boy in the American Civil War. And ''Red Caps'' was a 2011 Finnish/Italian animated series about Santa's little helpers.
* ''Renegade'' - a 1986 side-scrolling beat-'em-up by Technos Japan Corp (a localization of the Japanese game ''Nekketsu Kōha VideoGame/KunioKun'')? [[Series/{{Renegade}} Or a 1992 TV series starring Lorenzo Lamas]]?
** Or the Italian original title of a 1987 movie starring Terence Hill and his son Ross?
*** Or a ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' [[Fanfic/{{Renegade}} fanfic]]? Or a song by Music/{{Styx}}?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', a 2000s cartoon about replacement parents? ''Film/{{The Replacements|2000}}'', a film about UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball? Or Music/TheReplacements, an 80s power pop band?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d0GARTk_Nk "Rent"]] the Music/PetShopBoys song, and ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' the RockOpera musical.
* Aside from being a StockSubtitle, ''Resurrection'' is the name of an 1899 Creator/LeoTolstoy novel, [[Film/{{Resurrection}} a 1999 movie]], and [[Series/{{Resurrection}} a 2014 show]].
* ''Revelation'' and ''Revelations'' are common titles for fan fiction. ''FanFic/{{Revelations}}'' by Aralinn, a fan sequel to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' about vampires, is just one of more than 50 stories at Website/FanFictionDotNet with that exact title ''Revelations'' plural, not counting ''Revelation'' singular.
* ''{{Series/Revenge}}'' the 2010s TV show is unrelated to ''Revenge'' the 1990 movie, although they both feature Madeleine Stowe in a main role. [[spoiler: And they both end with her character getting KilledOffForReal.]]
* This trope affected late-60's [[OneHitWonder one-hit wonders]] Thunderclap Newman. The song that would end up being their only hit was about to be released under the name ''Revolution'', but when Music/TheBeatles released their single of that name, the Thunderclap Newman single was hastily renamed ''Something in the Air''.
* It's probably best not to confuse ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' (that [[FantasyKitchenSink ultra-eclectic]] [[AfterTheEnd postapocalyptic]] [[TabletopGames tabletop game]]) with ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'' (that [[{{MMORPG}} MMO]] involving [[GreyAndGreyMorality a conflict between blind faith and reckless science]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]]-[[EldritchAbomination things]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin tearing big holes in the world]]). There's already been a minor legal fuss over it, after all.
* Riot are a band from New York City whose ''Fire Down Under'' has been referred to as the first speed metal album. Music/QuietRiot were a bubblegum-ish band from Los Angeles with rather undistinguished material, but whose management was interested in actually promoting them. It's now difficult to speak of Riot without it being taken as meaning Quiet Riot.
** It's also a Paramore album. And a song by Three Days Grace.
* There is a 1996 FMV game named ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'' and an unrelated 2001 SlasherMovie also named ''Film/{{Ripper}}''. Both are however about a UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper-[[JackTheRipoff copycat]].
* Creator/DataEast's 1984 laserdisc FMV game ''Road Blaster'' should not be confused with Atari Games' 1986 racing game ''[=RoadBlasters=]''. The UsefulNotes/SegaCD port of the former was renamed ''Road Avenger'', presumably to avoid confusion.
* The 1989 Patrick Swayze [[SoBadItsGood cheesefest]] ''Film/RoadHouse'' has nothing to do with the FilmNoir ''Film/{{Road House|1948}}'' from 1948.
* ''Series/RobotWars'' is a successful British combat show and an American robot tournament. ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' is a Japanese video game series which people confusingly abbreviate to ''Robot Wars''.
** The Japanese video game series is released [[note]]Only the ''OG'' games are exported due to licensing reasons[[/note]] as ''Super Robot Taisen'' outside of Japan.
* The pinball video game ''VideoGame/{{Rollerball}}'' by HAL Laboratory, has nothing to do with the movie ''Film/{{Rollerball}}''.
* ''Ronin'' is a Frank Miller [[ComicBook/{{Ronin}} comic]] and Creator/{{Syfy}} miniseries, and a [[Film/{{Ronin}} spy film]]. ''VideoGame/{{RONIN}}'' is a cyberpunk action game.
* Please don't confuse ''Literature/{{Room}}'' [[note]] A novel about a woman confined to an enclosure with her son adapted into an award winning film [[/note]] with ''Film/TheRoom'' [[note]]"You're tearin' me apart, Lisa!"[[/note]].
** Further confusing the issue is a [[VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame Flash game based on the film]]. Neither should be confused with totally-unrelated mobile phone game ''[[VideoGame/TheRoomMobileGame The Room]]'', or the fourth ''Franchise/SilentHill'' game '''also''' named ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill4 The Room]]''.
* ''Rules of Engagement'' by Creator/ElizabethMoon, the fifth book in the ''Literature/FamiliasRegnant'' series, should not be confused with ''Series/RulesOfEngagement'', the TV sitcom. Nor, for that matter, with ''Rules of Engagement'' by Peter Morwood, which is a Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel. Nor the Creator/TommyLeeJones movie, ''Film/RulesOfEngagement''. Or the film directed by William Friedkin and starring Creator/SamuelLJackson. Or the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode which, like the movie, is also about a decorated officer who's accused of wrongfully attacking civilians in combat.
* "Run to the Sun" was the title of a song by Music/{{Erasure}}, as well as an earlier italo-disco song by Mauro Farina as Max Coveri, which in turn was later one of the many artist names used by Maurizio de Jorio.
* ''Literature/TheRunningMan'' is a Creator/StephenKing novel (adapted into [[Film/TheRunningMan an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie]]) about a DeadlyGame in a dystopian future America. It's also the title of a 1963 film starring Laurence Harvey about a man who commits InsuranceFraud. And it's also the name of a Korean game show.
* ''Film/RushHour'': Film series, not to be confused with the sketch show of the same name, or the hit song by Jane Wiedlin.
* Music/{{Rush}}, the Canadian ProgressiveRock trio, have had at one point to remind [[RushLimbaugh Rush]], the American conservative talk show host, to not use their music with this as justification. And if any of these are related to ''Rush'', a 1991 crime drama taking place in Texas, it'd be a surprise. Also, people looking in record shops for music by the prog group have reportedly been annoyed at having to wade through Jennifer Rush albums in their search.
** ''[[Film/{{Rush2013}} Rush]]'', the 2013 Ron Howard docudrama about a '70s Formula 1 rivalry.
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* ''[=H2Overdrive=]'' is a cancelled 2003 game by Crave Entertainment or a 2009 SpiritualSuccessor to VideoGame/HydroThunder by Specular Interactive.
* The Music/LadyGaga song "Hair" is in no way related to [[Theatre/{{Hair}} the musical]].
** Or the WebComic/ElGoonishShive story arc.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' (with a hyphen) is a series of FirstPersonShooter video games by Creator/ValveSoftware, while ''[[Literature/HalfLife Half Life ]]''(without a hyphen) is a 2006 novel about ConjoinedTwins.
* ''Halo'' is the name of a popular FirstPersonShooter [[Franchise/{{Halo}} series]], a Music/{{Beyonce}} song, and a Music/NineInchNails album.
* ''Film/TheHappening'': A 2008 apocalyptic horror film by Creator/MNightShyamalan about an outbreak of mass suicide, and a 1967 comedy film about a group of hippies kidnapping a retired Mafia boss. Also, a song by The Supremes based on the latter movie.
* If you're going to go see Samuel Beckett's play ''Happy Days'', keep in mind that you will most definitely '''not''' see [[Series/HappyDays The Fonz]] (or hear a certain Pratt and [=McClain=] song). You can see the Fonz in the musical adaptation of the TV series, however (though he won't be played by Creator/HenryWinkler).
* ''Hardly Working'' is the name of both a [[Film/HardlyWorking 1980 film]] directed by and starring Creator/JerryLewis, and a [[WebVideo/HardlyWorking web series]] produced by Website/CollegeHumor.
* In 1965 two biographical films about Creator/JeanHarlow, both simply titled ''Harlow'', were released within weeks of one another.
* ''Hatchet'' is either a [[Literature/{{Hatchet}} 1987 Gary Paulsen novel commonly read in schools]] or [[Film/{{Hatchet}} a 2006 slasher movie]].
* "Haunted" by Music/TypeONegative, "Haunted" by Music/GaryNuman, "Haunted" by Music/TaylorSwift, "Haunted" by Music/{{Disturbed}}, ''Literature/Haunted2005'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk, "Literature/Haunted1988" by ''James Herbert,'' three "Haunted" television shows (1960's, 2002, and 2009), six albums titled "Haunted," "The Haunted" (two bands), and that's not all of them.
* As far as ''The Haunting'' goes, you'd already expect there to be two to watch out for, namely [[Film/TheHaunting1963 the original 1963 film]] and [[Film/TheHaunting1999 its 1999 remake]]. If you live outside North America, however, then you have ''three'' to deal with -- ''The Haunting '63'', ''The Haunting '99'', and another film called "''The Haunting''", which in actual fact is a retitled version of the Creator/RogerCorman film ''Film/TheTerror''. Corman's film was released in the same year as the first ''Haunting'' film, and so he took advantage of the fact that studios could be incredibly lax about releasing their films outside of North America (assuming they even bothered at all) to pass his own film off as ''The Haunting''.
* "Heart Skips a Beat" is a song by either Olly Murs or Lenka.
* "Heartbreak Hotel" is the name of three completely unrelated songs by Music/ElvisPresley, Music/TheJacksons, and Music/WhitneyHouston.
* "Hearts of Iron", a Music/{{Sabaton}} song about the German Army late in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, shares its name with ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron'', a series of FourX PC games by Creator/ParadoxInteractive. Paradox licensed the tune, among others by the band, as an [[DownloadableContent add-on soundtrack]] for the fourth installment in the series.
* ''Heaven and Hell'' is a much-loved album -- but is it by Music/BlackSabbath or by ''Vangelis''?
* ''Film/HeavenCanWait1978'' is unrelated to ''Film/HeavenCanWait1943'' except for the title. Or the We The Kings song.
** Or, indeed, the Jim Steinman/Meat Loaf song or the ''{{VideoGame/Lemmings}}'' level.
* The Creator/{{ITV}} series ''Series/{{Heartbeat}}'' shares its name with two US series (one of them puts its name as ''[=HeartBeat=]''. Both have been shown on UK television (not no name change).
* ''Heavy Metal'' is a comics magazine and [[WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal animated movie]]. The ComicBook/IronMan/ComicBook/XOManowar crossover is titled ''Heavy Metal''. ''Heavy Metal Thunder'' is a game by Creator/SquareEnix.
* ''Hero'' is a 1992 movie known as ''Film/AccidentalHero'', and a [[Film/{{Hero}} 2002 wuxia film]].
* The {{Creator/NBC}} miniseries ''Series/HeroesReborn'' shares its name with the Creator/{{MarvelComics}} event of [[ComicBook/HeroesReborn the same name]].
* In 1957, it was announced that writers Elwood Ullman and Edward Bernds were nominated for Best Screenplay Oscar for their script to the movie ''High Society''. Ullman and Bernds were surprised, since their movie was a lowbrow Bowery Boys farce. As it turned out, the actual nominee was John Patrick, who wrote the screenplay for the ''High Society'' movie that starred Music/BingCrosby, Creator/GraceKelly, and Music/FrankSinatra. ''High Society'' is the second book in ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark''.
* ''The High Cost of Living'' (2010) and ''Death: The High Cost of Living'' (DevelopmentHell) are about women dealing with death, but only one has [[ComicBook/TheSandman Death herself]].
* The SlasherMovie ''Film/TheHillsRunRed'' shares its name with a [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060416/ 1966 Italian western]] (which is also known as ''River of Dollars''). This fact is also discussed in-universe of the former, where ''The Hills Run Red'' is the name of a lost horror movie.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' is a popular series of video games about the assassin Agent 47. ''Comicbook/{{Hitman}}'' was a popular comic book about the assassin Tommy Monaghan. ''Hit Man'' was Peter Tomarken's first game show. It's a fairly generic title, to be fair.
** "The Hitman" is also the nickname of wrestler Bret Hart.
* "Holiday" is a song from Music/{{Weezer}}'s 1994 [[Music/WeezerTheBlueAlbum self-titled debut album]] that name-drops Kerouac's ''Literature/OnTheRoad'', a politically-charged song from Music/{{Green Day}}'s 2004 album ''Music/AmericanIdiot'', and a 1983 song by Music/{{Madonna}}.
* ''The Hollow Men'' is a poem by T.S. Eliot. ''Series/TheHollowmen'' is an Australian TV series.
* ''Home'' is a trance song by Chakra remixed by Above & Beyond, and a later song by Above & Beyond themselves.
** There are many other songs called ''Home,'' such as Three Days Grace's third hit, Daughtry's second hit, and Phillip Phillips' first hit (ironically, the latter two both came from ''Series/AmericanIdol'').
* ''{{VideoGame/Homefront}}'' is a video game featuring a North Korean invasion of a small American town. The [=90s=] television series ''Homefront'' was a drama featuring life in a small American town after World War II ended. And ''Film/{{Homefront}}'' is a Creator/JasonStatham action flick.
* ''VideoGame/HongKong97'' is both an infamous 1995 bootleg Super Famicom game and a 1994 action movie.
* ''The Host'': [[Film/TheHost English title of a Korean monster movie]] or [[Literature/TheHost Stephenie Meyer sci-fi romance novel]].
* ''Series/{{House}}'' is a TV series about a doctor played by Creator/HughLaurie, a Japanese Horror/Comedy film from 1977 (the Japanese title being ''Hausu''), an unrelated American Horror/Comedy from 1986 (featuring William Katt and George Wendt), and a straight Horror film from 2008. Also, it's a dance music genre.
** Meanwhile ''House!'' (note the [[ExcitedShowTitle excited movie title]]) is a 2000 comedy about a bingo hall in Wales.
* ''Hover!'' is a game included with some versions of UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows. ''Hover'' is a 2017 video game.
* There's ''[[Webcomic/CiemWebcomicSeries Ciem: The Human Centipede]]'' from Dozerfleet Comics. Then, there's Tom Six's ''Film/TheHumanCentipede''. One's a [[VideoGame/TheSims Sims]] {{machinomic|s}} about a superheroine who is pretty much an AlternateCompanyEquivalent of Marvel's Spider-Girl, just with different animal-themed powers. The other is a gross-out D-grade horror film.
* ''Film/{{Hunger}}'' is a 2008 film about Irish prisoners. Fanfic/{{Hunger}} is also the title of a VideoGame/{{Prototype}} fanfic. The fanfic's author was [[SincerityMode completely unaware of the film]].
** ''Film/TheHunger'', on the other hand, is a film starring Catherine Deneuve as a [[LesbianVampire bisexual vampire]] and also a British/Canadian horror anthology television series prone to {{Cruel Twist Ending}}s, both also featuring Music/DavidBowie.
** "The Hunger" also the name of a 1987 album by Music/MichaelBolton.
* ''Hunter'' was the name of two [[LandDownUnder Australian]] TV series; one was a spy drama from TheSixties, the other a children's educational program from the late [[TheEighties eighties]] and early [[TheNineties nineties]]. And of course, there's the U.S. action series from TheEighties starring former NFL star Fred Dryer.
* ''Hush'' is a [[ComicBook/BatmanHush Batman]] story and a [[Film/{{Hush}} 2016]] movie.

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* ''[=H2Overdrive=]'' ''Madhouse'' is a cancelled 2003 1990 comedy film starring Kirstie Alley and John Laroquette, a 1974 horror film starring Creator/VincentPrice and Creator/PeterCushing, and a 2004 horror film starring Joshua Leonard. All three are completely unrelated and [[NonindicativeTitle only the 2004 film has anything to do with a literal madhouse]]. Or the pop band who covered Madonna songs, or the song by Anthrax, or the renowned anime studio.
* ''Mad Money'' is a 2008 movie with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, and Katie Holmes. It is also a CNBC investment show hosted by Jim Cramer.
* The soundtrack to ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' has Music/SelenaGomez singing THREE songs entitled "Magic" on it, each of which were marked by one or more asterisks matched to the artists who originally performed them. (The songs were originally performed by Music/TheCars, Pilot, and [[Film/{{Xanadu}} Olivia Newton-John]])
* ''VisualNovel/MajorMinor'' is an indie
game by Crave Entertainment or relating to music with a cast full of PettingZooPeople. ''Major Minor's Majestic March'' is...ALSO an indie game relating to music with a cast full of Petting Zoo People. The differences are that ''Major\Minor'' is a story-heavy VisualNovel from startup company Tall Tail Studios, whereas ''Major Minor's Majestic March'' is an ExcusePlot RhythmGame from veteran company [=NaNaOnSha=] (the studio behind ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper''). The musical theme for both is not coincidential though, as a "major minor" is a type of musical chord.
* ''Film/{{Mammoth}}'' is
a 2009 SpiritualSuccessor drama about a man's relationship with an Asian sex worker. ''[[Film/{{Mammoth2006}} Mammoth]]'' is also a 2006 Film/SyfyChannelOriginalMovie starring Creatir/SummerGlau.
* ''Man of the House'' is a 1995 family comedy in which Jonathan Taylor Thomas doesn't like the idea of his mother Farrah Fawcett marrying Chevy Chase, and a 2005 comedy drama in which Tommy Lee Jones is in charge of a cheerleading squad who've witnessed a murder.
* There are two unrelated manga series with the title ''Mars'': One is a Mitsuteru Yokoyama series from the 70s about an amnesiac young man found on a volcanic island who is the key
to VideoGame/HydroThunder destroying the world or saving it; it was loosely adapted into ''Anime/GodMars''. The other is [[Manga/{{Mars}} a 90s shoujo series]] about an unlikely couple with dark pasts.
* "WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}, is the mighty power that can save the day!" It's also a docudrama (written as "Film/{{Mask}}") starring Cher. Not only that, but both made their debut the same year (1985), which can lead to some confusion. There's also "ComicBook/TheMask", which was adapted into a movie in 1994.
* ''Mega Force'' was a 1982 motorcycle action film that had an Atari 2600 LicensedGame, and also the international MarketBasedTitle of the arcade version of ''Star Force''. Not to be confused with the video games ''Space Megaforce'' (the North American MarketBasedTitle of ''VideoGame/SuperAleste'') and ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'', or the TV series ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''.
* ''Comicbook/MenInBlack'' is the title of a comic book series and derivative [[Film/MenInBlack science fiction movie]] with Creator/TommyLeeJones and Creator/WillSmith. ''Men In Black'' is also the name of a 1935 Film/TheThreeStooges short.
* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', a 2008 series based on Myth/KingArthur, and ''Series/{{Merlin|1998}}'', a 1998 miniseries based on Myth/KingArthur. There's also the opera
by Specular Interactive.
Isaac Albéniz based on... [[Myth/KingArthur you guessed it]].
* ''The Messenger'' is a 2009 drama. ''Film/TheMessengerTheStoryOfJoanOfArc'' is a 1999 film starring Milla Jovovich as [[CaptainObvious Joan of Arc]]. There are various other films titled ''The Messenger'' or ''The Messengers''.
* ''Metal Gear'' was the name of a hard rock/heavy metal magazine published in Japan by CBS/Sony from 1989 through 1991, lasting 30 issues. It was a spinoff of CBS/Sony's pop music magazine ''Pop Gear'' and had nothing to do with Konami's [[Franchise/MetalGear stealth action game series]].
* ''[[Literature/TheMetamorphoses Metamorphoses]]'' (Ovid) or ''Metamorphosis'' (Kafka)? Indeed, there are many more examples OlderThanSteam, [[OlderThanRadio radio]] or [[OlderThanTelevision television]]... To mark the difference one would have to check the author.
* ''Millennium'' can refer to ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', a crime/mystery show written by Creator/ChrisCarter of the ''Series/TheXFiles'' and starring Lance Henriksen; ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'', a series of crime novels and films of Swedish origin; a [[ComicBook/{{Millennium}} 1988 DC crossover comic]]; and a [[Literature/{{Millennium}} 1983 novel]] written by Creator/JohnVarley and the [[Film/{{Millennium}} 1989 film based on it]], which deals with an airplane crash caused by TimeTravel.
* ''Film/WereTheMillers'' is a film about a RagtagBunchOfMisfits pretending to be a family and slowly [[BecomingTheMask become one]] [[FriendsLikeFamily for real]]; ''TheMillers'' is a sitcom about a family that's falling apart (parents are separated) but still live together.
* ''Film/MirrorMirror'' is the 2012 adaptation of ''Literature/SnowWhite''. There is also ''Series/MirrorMirror'', an Australian/New Zealand series, ''Literature/MirrorMirror'', a retelling of ''Snow White'' by Gregory Maguire, and ''Mirror, Mirror'', the 90s horror film, along with its sequels. Seeing how well-known the original phrase is, there's bound to be more...
** There is; a song about a girl [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} that's the loneliest of all]] by Jeff Williams.
*** Don't forget about a song by Blind Guardian bearing no relation to "Snow White" (in fact it's about the history of Tolkien's Middle-Earth).
** It's also a ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode title.
* There's the legendary PunkRock band ''Music/TheMisfits'', and the fictional NewWaveMusic band The Misfits from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', ''AND'' the TV series ''Series/{{Misfits}}''. The real life band is intentionally named after the film ''Film/{{Misfits}}'', though.
* UsefulNotes/{{MOD}} artist Mysterium produced a remake of Dr. Awesome (Bjorn Lynne)'s "Bridge to the Universe Part 2" titled "Into The Void". Later, Bjorn Lynne made an original song with the same name. Also, not to be confused with the Nine Inch Nails song.
* ''Monkey Business'' is the title of two different classic comedy films: one stars the Creator/MarxBrothers, and the other had Creator/CaryGrant and Ginger Rogers. It's also the title of an album by Music/TheBlackEyedPeas.
* Monolith Soft, the Japanese developer of ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', is not to be confused with Creator/MonolithProductions, the American developer of ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'' and ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]'', nor with Monolith Corp., the company that developed the Super NES ports of ''VideoGame/FatalFury Special'', ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''.
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'': Comparatively dark [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki]] anime film with (shock) an [[GreenAesop environmental theme]]. ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'': supernatural horror MindScrew anime series.
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' is a manga/anime about a doctor who saves the life of the wrong person. ''Film/{{Monster}}'' is a biopic known for Charlize Theron's weight gain.
The Music/LadyGaga song "Hair" is in no way related to [[Theatre/{{Hair}} the musical]].
** Or the WebComic/ElGoonishShive story arc.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' (with a hyphen) is a series of FirstPersonShooter video games by Creator/ValveSoftware, while ''[[Literature/HalfLife Half Life ]]''(without a hyphen) is a 2006 novel about ConjoinedTwins.
* ''Halo'' is the name of a popular FirstPersonShooter [[Franchise/{{Halo}} series]], a Music/{{Beyonce}} song, and a Music/NineInchNails album.
* ''Film/TheHappening'': A 2008 apocalyptic horror film by Creator/MNightShyamalan about an outbreak of mass suicide, and a 1967 comedy film about a group of hippies kidnapping a retired Mafia boss. Also, a song by The Supremes based on the latter movie.
* If you're going to go see Samuel Beckett's play ''Happy Days'', keep in mind that you will most definitely '''not''' see [[Series/HappyDays The Fonz]] (or hear a certain Pratt and [=McClain=] song). You can see the Fonz in the musical adaptation of the TV series, however (though he won't be played by Creator/HenryWinkler).
* ''Hardly Working'' is the name of both a [[Film/HardlyWorking 1980 film]] directed by and starring Creator/JerryLewis, and a [[WebVideo/HardlyWorking web series]] produced by Website/CollegeHumor.
* In 1965 two biographical films about Creator/JeanHarlow, both simply titled ''Harlow'', were released within weeks of one another.
* ''Hatchet'' is either a [[Literature/{{Hatchet}} 1987 Gary Paulsen novel commonly read in schools]] or [[Film/{{Hatchet}} a 2006 slasher movie]].
* "Haunted" by Music/TypeONegative, "Haunted" by Music/GaryNuman, "Haunted" by Music/TaylorSwift, "Haunted" by Music/{{Disturbed}}, ''Literature/Haunted2005'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk, "Literature/Haunted1988" by ''James Herbert,'' three "Haunted" television shows (1960's, 2002, and 2009), six albums titled "Haunted," "The Haunted" (two bands), and that's not all of them.
* As far as ''The Haunting'' goes, you'd already expect there to be two to watch out for, namely [[Film/TheHaunting1963 the original 1963 film]] and [[Film/TheHaunting1999 its 1999 remake]]. If you live outside North America, however, then you have ''three'' to deal with -- ''The Haunting '63'', ''The Haunting '99'', and another film called "''The Haunting''", which in actual fact is a retitled version of the Creator/RogerCorman film ''Film/TheTerror''. Corman's film was released in the same year as the first ''Haunting'' film, and so he took advantage of the fact that studios could be incredibly lax about releasing their films outside of North America (assuming they even bothered at all) to pass his own film off as ''The Haunting''.
* "Heart Skips a Beat" is a song by either Olly Murs or Lenka.
* "Heartbreak Hotel" is the name of three completely unrelated songs by Music/ElvisPresley, Music/TheJacksons, and Music/WhitneyHouston.
* "Hearts of Iron", a Music/{{Sabaton}} song about the German Army late in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, shares its name with ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron'', a series of FourX PC games by Creator/ParadoxInteractive. Paradox licensed the tune, among others by the band, as an [[DownloadableContent add-on soundtrack]] for the fourth installment in the series.
* ''Heaven and Hell'' is a much-loved album -- but is it by Music/BlackSabbath or by ''Vangelis''?
* ''Film/HeavenCanWait1978''
is unrelated to ''Film/HeavenCanWait1943'' except for either. As is the title. Music/{{Skillet}} song. Or to the We The Kings song.
** Or, indeed, the Jim Steinman/Meat Loaf song or the ''{{VideoGame/Lemmings}}'' level.
urban fantasy novel by A. Lee Martinez.
* The Creator/{{ITV}} series ''Series/{{Heartbeat}}'' shares its name with two US series (one of them puts its name as ''[=HeartBeat=]''. Both have been shown on UK television (not no name change).
* ''Heavy Metal''
coin-op ''Monster Bash'' is a comics magazine and [[WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal animated movie]]. The ComicBook/IronMan/ComicBook/XOManowar crossover is titled ''Heavy Metal''. ''Heavy Metal Thunder'' is a game by Creator/SquareEnix.
* ''Hero'' is a 1992 movie known as ''Film/AccidentalHero'', and a [[Film/{{Hero}} 2002 wuxia film]].
* The {{Creator/NBC}} miniseries ''Series/HeroesReborn'' shares its name
not to be confused with the Creator/{{MarvelComics}} event of [[ComicBook/HeroesReborn the same name]].
* In 1957, it was announced that writers Elwood Ullman and Edward Bernds were nominated for Best Screenplay Oscar for their script to the movie ''High Society''. Ullman and Bernds were surprised, since their movie was a lowbrow Bowery Boys farce. As it turned out, the actual nominee was John Patrick, who wrote the screenplay for the ''High Society'' movie that starred Music/BingCrosby, Creator/GraceKelly, and Music/FrankSinatra. ''High Society'' is the second book in ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark''.
* ''The High Cost of Living'' (2010) and ''Death: The High Cost of Living'' (DevelopmentHell) are about women dealing with death, but only one has [[ComicBook/TheSandman Death herself]].
* The SlasherMovie ''Film/TheHillsRunRed'' shares its name with a [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060416/ 1966 Italian western]] (which is also known as ''River of Dollars''). This fact is also discussed in-universe of the former, where ''The Hills Run Red'' is the name of a lost horror movie.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' is a popular series of video games about the assassin Agent 47. ''Comicbook/{{Hitman}}'' was a popular comic book about the assassin Tommy Monaghan. ''Hit Man'' was Peter Tomarken's first
PC platform game show. It's a fairly generic title, ''VideoGame/MonsterBash''. Neither of them are to be fair.
** "The Hitman" is also
confused with the nickname of wrestler Bret Hart.
[[Pinball/MonsterBash pinball machine.]]
* "Holiday" is a song from Music/{{Weezer}}'s 1994 [[Music/WeezerTheBlueAlbum self-titled debut album]] that name-drops Kerouac's ''Literature/OnTheRoad'', a politically-charged song from Music/{{Green Day}}'s 2004 album ''Music/AmericanIdiot'', and a 1983 song by Music/{{Madonna}}.
* ''The Hollow Men'' is a poem by T.
''M.A.S. Eliot. ''Series/TheHollowmen'' is an Australian TV series.\n* ''Home'' H.'' is a trance song by Chakra remixed by Above & Beyond, and a later song by Above & Beyond themselves.
** There are many other songs called ''Home,'' such as Three Days Grace's third hit, Daughtry's second hit, and Phillip Phillips' first hit (ironically, the latter two both came from ''Series/AmericanIdol'').
* ''{{VideoGame/Homefront}}'' is a video
popular game featuring in which someone creates a North Korean invasion of hilariously outrageous fantasy life for another player, and then there's ''Series/{{Mash}}'', a small American town. The [=90s=] 1970's comedy/drama in [[Film/{{Mash}} film]], [[Literature/{{Mash}} book]] and television series ''Homefront'' was incarnations about a drama featuring life group of doctors in a small American town mobile hospital during the Korean War. Averted way back in 1953 with the Humphrey Bogart/June Allyson film ''Battle Circus'', which was originally supposed to be named ''M*A*S*H 66'', after World War II ended. And ''Film/{{Homefront}}'' the unit the movie was set in, the 8666th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. MGM's executives demanded a change in the title, fearing that the audience would stay away thinking that the film was about potatoes.
* ''Film/TheMask''
is a Creator/JasonStatham action flick.
* ''VideoGame/HongKong97'' is both an infamous 1995 bootleg Super Famicom game and
a 1994 action movie.
*
comedy based on the Dark Horse comic ''ComicBook/TheMask''. ''The Host'': [[Film/TheHost English title of a Korean monster movie]] or [[Literature/TheHost Stephenie Meyer sci-fi romance novel]].
* ''Series/{{House}}''
Mask'' is a TV series about a doctor played by Creator/HughLaurie, a Japanese Horror/Comedy 1961 film from 1977 (the Japanese title being ''Hausu''), an unrelated American Horror/Comedy from 1986 (featuring William Katt and George Wendt), and a straight Horror film from 2008. Also, it's a dance music genre.
** Meanwhile ''House!'' (note the [[ExcitedShowTitle excited movie title]])
known as ''Eyes of Hell''. ''Mask'' is a 2000 comedy about a bingo hall in Wales.
* ''Hover!'' is a game included with some versions of UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows. ''Hover'' is a 2017 video game.
* There's ''[[Webcomic/CiemWebcomicSeries Ciem: The Human Centipede]]'' from Dozerfleet Comics. Then, there's Tom Six's ''Film/TheHumanCentipede''. One's a [[VideoGame/TheSims Sims]] {{machinomic|s}} about a superheroine who is pretty much an AlternateCompanyEquivalent of Marvel's Spider-Girl, just with different animal-themed powers. The other is a gross-out D-grade horror film.
* ''Film/{{Hunger}}'' is a 2008 film about Irish prisoners. Fanfic/{{Hunger}} is also the title of a VideoGame/{{Prototype}} fanfic. The fanfic's author was [[SincerityMode completely unaware of the film]].
** ''Film/TheHunger'', on the other hand, is a film starring Catherine Deneuve as a [[LesbianVampire bisexual vampire]] and also a British/Canadian horror anthology television series prone to {{Cruel Twist Ending}}s, both also featuring Music/DavidBowie.
** "The Hunger" also the name of a 1987 album by Music/MichaelBolton.
* ''Hunter'' was the name of two [[LandDownUnder Australian]] TV series; one was a spy
1985 drama from TheSixties, the other a children's educational program from the late [[TheEighties eighties]] and early [[TheNineties nineties]]. And of course, there's the U.by Peter Bogdanovich. ''M.A.S. K.'' is an animated series promoting action figures by Kenner.
* ''WesternAnimation/MonsterFarm'': cartoon about a young man who inherits a farm from his great uncle, or [[VideoGame/MonsterRancher an anime adventure]].
* ''Monster House'': A Discovery Channel
series from TheEighties about thematically remodelling houses, or a 2006 CGI horror film produced by Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg.
* ''VideoGame/MoonCrystal'', a somewhat obscure 1992 Famicom game, shares its title with an even more obscure Japanese PC game of the same year.
* ''Mother'' is at least three films and a [[VideoGame/{{Mother}} video game]], all unrelated to each other. Not to be confused with ''Film/{{mother|2017}}!'', or works with similar titles like ''Mom'', or ''Mama''.
* ''Literature/MotherNight'', the 1961 novel by Creator/KurtVonnegut, should not be confused with '''night, Mother'', the 1981 play by Marsha Norman.
* ''Moulin Rouge'' (1952) and ''Film/MoulinRouge'' (2001) are both about Toulouse-Lautrec and involve the titular nightclub, but otherwise have nothing in common. Several unrelated movies share the title.
* ''Mr. and Mrs. Smith'' is the title of a [[Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941 1941 screwball comedy by Alfred Hitchcock]] and a [[Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005 2005 action comedy
starring former NFL Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie]].
* ''Murder by Numbers'' was a 2002 movie, as well as a song by Music/ThePolice.
* "Murder By Proxy" is the title of an episode from at least three different Quinn Martin shows - ''Series/TheStreetsOfSanFrancisco'', ''Dan August'' and ''Cannon'' (the latter two also share a guest
star Fred Dryer.
in Anne Francis).
* ''Hush'' ''Mutant X'' is a [[ComicBook/BatmanHush Batman]] story [[ComicBook/MutantX 1998 comic]] and a [[Film/{{Hush}} 2016]] movie.[[Series/MutantX 2001 TV series]].
* There is more than one fanfic called ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''. The wiki page leads to a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic. [[http://elisi.livejournal.com/468756.html This one]] is a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' crossover, in which The Immortal (from the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "The Girl In Question") turns out to be ... Captain Jack Harkness.
** Outside of Fan Fiction, it's the name of an Evanescence song, and was the inspiration for the ''Harry Potter'' fanfic's title, and probably the others as well.
* The UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} game ''Myth: History in the Making'' has no relation to Bungie's ''VideoGame/{{Myth}}'' RTS games.
* ''Mario Adventure'' is both a ROM hack of VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 and VideoGame/SuperMario64 (the latter of which is based on Video/SonicAdventure.)



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* ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'' is a DC comics miniseries and a ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' event.
* "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" is the title of Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s AwardBaitSong from the film ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', and an unrelated song from ''Vanities'' (the 2000's musical adaptation of the Jack Heifner play, not to be confused with the 1920's Earl Carroll musical series).
* ''If My Heart Had Wings'': a [[VisualNovel/IfMyHeartHadWings visual novel]] or a Music/FaithHill song?
* There are two anime named ''Ikkyu san'': a long-running one from 1975-1982 based on a real-life historical figure, and a short-lived 1978 series about a high-school baseball player.
* ''Film/TheIllusionist'': Yes, it's a period drama about a magician, but are you referring to the 2006 live-action one or the [[WesternAnimation/TheIllusionist 2010 animated one]]?
* {{Immortal}} is a 2004 [[Film/{{Immortal}} science-fiction/fantasy film]] made by Creator/EnkiBilal and based on his works, and a [[Music/{{Immortal}} death metal band]]. It may also refer to the SuperTrope {{Immortality}}, which lists the various types of immortality used throughout fiction. ''Film/{{Immortals}}'' (note the plural) is a film about the ancient Greek mythological hero Theseus. There are also several Fan Fics called ''My Immortal'' listed below. "Immortals" is also a song by Music/FallOutBoy from ''Disney/BigHero6''.
* ''Literature/IMovedYourCheese'' (2001) by Darrel Bristow-Bovey, a satire of self-help in general, and ''Literature/IMovedYourCheese2011'' by Deepak Malhotra, an unofficial sequel to the business fable ''Literature/WhoMovedMyCheese''.
* The movie ''Film/TheIndestructibleMan'' should not be confused with the Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel ''The Indestructible Man'', about a CaptainErsatz Series/{{Captain Scarlet|AndTheMysterons}}. Or with Creator/DCComics' ''ComicBook/{{Steel}}: The Indestructible Man''.
* ''Infinity War'' is a Creator/MarvelComics storyline and a pair of [[Film/AvengersInfinityWar movies]] in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. ''Infinity Wars'' is a game by Lightmare Studios.
* There are two HighFantasy series titled "Inheritance." There's the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' [[note]] Which was called The Inheritance Trilogy until book 4 was released.[[/note]] which is a story about a young farm boy who discovers a dragon egg, and becomes a dragon rider. There's also the ''Literature/InheritanceTrilogy'' which is about interactions of gods and mortals. Then there's a collection of short stories by fantasy author Creator/RobinHobb named ''The Inheritance'', taking its title from one of the stories included.
* ''In Security'' is both a [[Series/InSecurity tv series]] and a [[ComicStrip/InSecurity comic strip]].
* ''Inside Out'' is both a {{Creator/BBC}} documentary series and a {{Creator/Pixar}} [[WesternAnimation/InsideOut movie]]. Or a Wrestling/TripleH movie.
* ''Film/{{Insomnia}}'' is a 2002 remake of a 1997 Norwegian suspense film of the same title. It's also the title of a completely-unrelated [[Literature/{{Insomnia}} novel]] by Creator/StephenKing.
** Then there's ''Insomniac'', a Music/GreenDay album.
** And let's not confuse either of those with the song by Faithless, or with ''Creator/InsomniacGames.''
* ''In the Night Garden'': the first volume of ''Literature/TheOrphansTales'' or the Creator/CBeebies series?
* ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'' by Creator/HGWells, the Creator/{{Syfy}} series ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'', and ''Literature/InvisibleMan'' by Ralph Ellison.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' shares a couple similar titles: it has books called ''Into the Wild'' and ''Into the Woods'', not to be confused with Jon Krakauer's ''Literature/IntoTheWild'' (or its movie adaptation) and the musical ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods''.
* There are two very different films under the title ''Into the Storm''. The [[Film/IntoTheStorm2009 2009 version]] is a biopic about UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, the [[Film/IntoTheStorm2014 2014 version]] is a DisasterMovie with tornadoes.
* So you're interested in a movie called "Invasion U.S.A.", about a Soviet invasion of America. Do you mean [[Film/InvasionUSA1952 the 1952 film starring Gerald Mohr]], or [[Film/InvasionUSA1985 the 1985 film with Chuck Norris]]?
* ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' is a comic about a young superhero. It's also the title of a movie about Vince Papale, and another movie about a Jewish strongman in the 1930s and 1940s.
** It's also a 1985 hit for Music/PatBenatar and a 2009 rock hit for Las Vegas band Adelitas Way (the ''WWE Superstars'' theme).
* What is this ''I, Robot'' that you speak of? Do you mean [[Literature/AdamLink the Eando Binder story]], the [[Literature/IRobot Isaac Asimov anthology]] (with [[Film/IRobot a movie]] based on it InNameOnly), or [[VideoGame/IRobot the Atari arcade game]]?
** There's also the song ''Iro-Bot'' by Music/CoheedAndCambria.
*** And the album ''I Robot'' by Music/TheAlanParsonsProject.
* IronMan is a {{Creator/Marvel}} comic book superhero, an antihero sung about by Music/BlackSabbath (who were careful to make it clear by the lyrics that they were ''not'' referencing the Marvel character) and a children's book written in the UK by Creator/TedHughes, which was given an animated InNameOnly film adaptation in the U.S. You might have heard of it. It was called ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant.''
* The ''Pinball/IronMaiden'' pinball machine has nothing to do with the rock band.
* ''TheIsland'':
** A 2005 Creator/MichaelBay [[Film/TheIsland film]] based on ''Film/PartsTheClonusHorror'', or a 2006 Creator/PavelLungin film about a monk?
** There's also the Music/{{Pendulum}} song, which partially averts this by being split up into two parts.
** ''The Island'' is also a 1979 novel by Peter Benchley, which was adapted into film in 1980.
* The VideoGame ''Subarashiki Kono Sekai: It's a Wonderful World'' had to be re-titled to ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' for the English localization, because it shares its title with a 1930s ScrewballComedy. It also sounds similar to the name of the Music/LouisArmstrong song "What a Wonderful World".
* There have been two different TV series titled ''It Takes a Thief''. [[Series/ItTakesAThief1968 The first]] was a 1968 SpyFiction show about a GentlemanThief who steals for the government. [[Series/ItTakesAThief2005 The second]] was a 2005 RealityShow about two {{Reformed Criminal}}s who break into homes--with permission--to improve the owners' security systems.
** And then there's Coolio's debut album of the same name.
** And the best-of album by Thievery Corporation.
* "I Wanna Be Your Star", a trance/happy hardcore song by Melody & Mezzo, "I Wanna Be A Star", a Hyper Techno song by Water Queen, and ''I Wanna Be The Star'', a PlatformHell game inspired by ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy''.
* About five years before the massive Music/GloriaGaynor hit, there was a totally different song called "I Will Survive" by now-forgotten group Arrival.

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* ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'' ''Nashville'' is a DC comics miniseries either the movie directed by Creator/RobertAltman or the TV series starring Creator/ConnieBritton and a ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' event.
* "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" is
Creator/HaydenPanettiere (not to mention the title of Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s AwardBaitSong from ''other'' TV series that aired on FOX some years before, and which was very shortlived).
* ''Necropolis'' could refer to
the film ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel by Creator/DanAbnett, ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'' novel by Creator/AnthonyHorowitz, or the fifth and an unrelated song from ''Vanities'' (the 2000's musical adaptation final hub of ''{{VideoGame/Hexen}}'' (and the Jack Heifner play, not opening/central level of that hub).
* ''VideoGame/NekketsuOyako'', a 1994 side-scrolling [[BeatEmUp beat-'em-up]] for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn published by Tecnosoft, has nothing
to be confused do with the 1920's Earl Carroll musical series).
''[[VideoGame/KunioKun Nekketsu]]'' series developed by Technos Japan Corp.
* ''If My Heart Had Wings'': a [[VisualNovel/IfMyHeartHadWings visual novel]] or a Music/FaithHill song?
* There
On the [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA]] forums, there are two anime named ''Ikkyu san'': ongoing projects by the name ''[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Nepeta]] Quest 2011'', a long-running one from 1975-1982 based on [[Webcomic/NepetaQuest2011 fancomic]] and [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?38034-NEPETAQUEST-2011-Thread-4-Oh-god-the-quadrants! a real-life historical figure, fangame]]. This is understandable as they were both started for the same reason.
* ''[=NeverEnd=]'' is an RPG by Mayhem Studios,
and a short-lived 1978 roguelike by Duck.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' shares its name with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neverwinter_Nights_(AOL_game) an early MMORPG from 1991]].
** JustifiedTrope: They share the same source material, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* ''Series/NewAmsterdam'', a television
series about a high-school baseball player.
* ''Film/TheIllusionist'': Yes, it's a period drama about a magician, but are you referring to the 2006 live-action one or the [[WesternAnimation/TheIllusionist 2010 animated one]]?
* {{Immortal}} is a 2004 [[Film/{{Immortal}} science-fiction/fantasy film]] made by Creator/EnkiBilal and based on his works, and a [[Music/{{Immortal}} death metal band]]. It may also refer to the SuperTrope {{Immortality}}, which lists the various types of immortality used throughout fiction. ''Film/{{Immortals}}'' (note the plural) is a film about the ancient Greek mythological hero Theseus. There are also several Fan Fics called ''My Immortal'' listed below. "Immortals" is also a song by Music/FallOutBoy from ''Disney/BigHero6''.
* ''Literature/IMovedYourCheese'' (2001) by Darrel Bristow-Bovey, a satire of self-help in general, and ''Literature/IMovedYourCheese2011'' by Deepak Malhotra,
an unofficial sequel to the business fable ''Literature/WhoMovedMyCheese''.
* The movie ''Film/TheIndestructibleMan''
immortal detective, should not be confused with the Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel ''The Indestructible Man'', ''Literature/NewAmsterdam'', a book by Creator/ElizabethBear about a CaptainErsatz Series/{{Captain Scarlet|AndTheMysterons}}. Or with Creator/DCComics' ''ComicBook/{{Steel}}: The Indestructible Man''.
* ''Infinity War'' is a Creator/MarvelComics storyline and a pair of [[Film/AvengersInfinityWar movies]] in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. ''Infinity Wars'' is a game by Lightmare Studios.
* There are two HighFantasy series titled "Inheritance." There's the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' [[note]] Which was called The Inheritance Trilogy until book 4 was released.[[/note]] which is a story about a young farm boy who discovers a dragon egg, and becomes a dragon rider. There's also the ''Literature/InheritanceTrilogy'' which is about interactions of gods and mortals. Then there's a collection of short stories by fantasy author Creator/RobinHobb named ''The Inheritance'', taking its title from one of the stories included.
* ''In Security'' is both a [[Series/InSecurity tv series]] and a [[ComicStrip/InSecurity comic strip]].
* ''Inside Out'' is both a {{Creator/BBC}} documentary series and a {{Creator/Pixar}} [[WesternAnimation/InsideOut movie]]. Or a Wrestling/TripleH movie.
* ''Film/{{Insomnia}}'' is a 2002 remake of a 1997 Norwegian suspense film of the same title. It's also the title of a completely-unrelated [[Literature/{{Insomnia}} novel]] by Creator/StephenKing.
** Then there's ''Insomniac'', a Music/GreenDay album.
** And let's not confuse either of those with the song by Faithless, or with ''Creator/InsomniacGames.''
* ''In the Night Garden'': the first volume of ''Literature/TheOrphansTales'' or the Creator/CBeebies series?
* ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'' by Creator/HGWells, the Creator/{{Syfy}} series ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'', and ''Literature/InvisibleMan'' by Ralph Ellison.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' shares a couple similar titles: it has books called ''Into the Wild'' and ''Into the Woods'', not to
vampire (and thus immortal) detective. Neither should be confused with Jon Krakauer's ''Literature/IntoTheWild'' (or its movie adaptation) the Music/ElvisCostello song, or the old name for New York City.
* ''New Moon'', the second ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' book
and TheFilmOfTheBook, is of course unrelated to the musical ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods''.
Sigmund Romberg operetta ''The New Moon'', which was filmed twice as ''New Moon''.
* There are two very different films ''The Newsroom'' is either a [[Series/TheNewsroom drama]] about the goings-on inside a cable news network created by Creator/AaronSorkin, or a Canadian satirical series about the goings-on inside a Toronto newscast created by and starring Ken Finkleman.
* Creator/CoryDoctorow wrote in the introduction to one of his books (a book which notably - and [[ShoutOut deliberately]] -featured a ton of stories with names similar or identical to existing famous SF stories) that "every" writer will ''eventually'' write a story
under the title ''Into the Storm''. The [[Film/IntoTheStorm2009 2009 version]] is a biopic about UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, the [[Film/IntoTheStorm2014 2014 version]] is a DisasterMovie with tornadoes.
* So you're interested in a movie called "Invasion U.S.A.", about a Soviet invasion of America. Do you mean [[Film/InvasionUSA1952 the 1952 film starring Gerald Mohr]], or [[Film/InvasionUSA1985 the 1985 film with Chuck Norris]]?
* ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' is a comic about a young superhero.
"'''Nightfall'''". It's also the title of a movie about Vince Papale, and another movie about a Jewish strongman in the 1930s and 1940s.
** It's also a 1985 hit for Music/PatBenatar and a 2009 rock hit for Las Vegas band Adelitas Way (the ''WWE Superstars'' theme).
* What is this ''I, Robot'' that you speak of? Do you mean [[Literature/AdamLink the Eando Binder story]], the [[Literature/IRobot Isaac Asimov anthology]] (with [[Film/IRobot a movie]] based on it InNameOnly), or [[VideoGame/IRobot the Atari arcade game]]?
** There's also the song ''Iro-Bot'' by Music/CoheedAndCambria.
*** And the album ''I Robot'' by Music/TheAlanParsonsProject.
* IronMan is a {{Creator/Marvel}} comic book superhero, an antihero sung about by Music/BlackSabbath (who were careful to make it clear by the lyrics that they were ''not'' referencing the Marvel character) and a children's book written in the UK by Creator/TedHughes, which was given an animated InNameOnly film adaptation in the U.S. You might have heard of it. It was called ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant.''
* The ''Pinball/IronMaiden'' pinball machine has nothing to do with the rock band.
* ''TheIsland'':
** A 2005 Creator/MichaelBay [[Film/TheIsland film]] based on ''Film/PartsTheClonusHorror'', or a 2006 Creator/PavelLungin film about a monk?
** There's also the Music/{{Pendulum}} song, which partially averts this by being split up into two parts.
** ''The Island'' is also a 1979 novel by Peter Benchley, which was adapted into film in 1980.
* The VideoGame ''Subarashiki Kono Sekai: It's a Wonderful World'' had to be re-titled to ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' for the English localization,
funny precisely because it shares its title with a 1930s ScrewballComedy. It also sounds similar to the name of the Music/LouisArmstrong song "What a Wonderful World".
* There have been two different TV series titled ''It Takes a Thief''. [[Series/ItTakesAThief1968 The first]] was a 1968 SpyFiction show about a GentlemanThief who steals for the government. [[Series/ItTakesAThief2005 The second]] was a 2005 RealityShow about two {{Reformed Criminal}}s who break into homes--with permission--to improve the owners' security systems.
** And then
it's true; on this very Wiki alone there's Coolio's debut album listings for at least ''two'' different fanfics of that name, (one ''{{Webcomic/Nightfall}}'' for ''MS Paint Adventures'' and one for ''[[Fanfic/Nightfall2014 How to Train your Dragon]]''), the video game spin-off movie ''[[Film/HaloNightfall Halo: Nightfall]]'' and of course, the very reason why Doctorow's observation would be especially funny to his science fiction fan readers in the first place: Isaac Asimov's ''{{Literature/Nightfall}}'', aka one of the same name.
** And
most famous stories in the best-of entire genre. None of ''these'' of course should be confused with ''Fanfic/CorruptionAtNightfall'' (a ''My Little Pony'' fanfic); or with the concept album ''Nightfall in Middle Earth'' by Thievery Corporation.
Music/BlindGuardian (which likewise shouldn't be confused with the ''Darkwing Duck'' fanfic ''[[Fanfic/NegaverseChronicles Nightfall in the Negaverse]]''), the ''{{VideoGame/Guild Wars}}'' campaign "Nightfall", the {{Freemium}} format game ''Nightfall: An Edgar Allan Poe Mystery''...you get the idea. Oh, and none of ''those'' of course should be confused with the iconic ''Knightfall'' story of ''{{ComicBook/Batman}}'' fame (the one where Bane [[spoiler:infamously broke the Dark Knight's back]]) Oh, and for extra bonus poinst? ''Film/PitchBlack'' was originally going to be titled ''Nightfall'' as well. Yeah, there's a reason Doctorow made that joke.
* "I Wanna Be Your Star", ''Film/NightOfTheDemon'', ''Night of the Demon'' and ''[[Film/NightOfTheDemons1988 Night of the Demons]]'' are all about different types of demons, though only the middle one involves a trance/happy Satanic {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}.
* There are four games named ''Nightshade''. One 1985 UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum videogame, a 1991 NES game ([[VideoGame/{{Nightshade}} trope page here]]) one 2003 [=PS2=] videogame ([[VideoGame/NightshadeKunoichi trope page here]]), and a [[VisualNovel/{{Nightshade}} visual novel]]. Also a happy
hardcore song by Melody & Mezzo, "I Wanna Be A Star", Mezzo based on Brahms' ''[[RockMeAmadeus Hungarian Dance No.5]]''
* ''Literature/NightShift'' is
a Hyper Techno song short story collection by Water Queen, Creator/StephenKing, as well as [[Film/NightShift a comedy film]] directed by Creator/RonHoward and ''I Wanna Be The Star'', starring Creator/MichaelKeaton.
* ''Literature/NightWatch'' is
a PlatformHell game inspired by ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy''.
* About five years before
Russian urban fantasy series. Not to be confused with [[Discworld/NightWatch the massive Music/GloriaGaynor hit, Discworld novel]].
** Or the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII novel by Sarah Waters. Or the Alistair [=MacNeil=] novel about the theft of the Rembrandt painting. Or the sequel to ''Ressurection Man'' by Sean Stewart. Or the ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' novel by Robin Wayne Bailey. Or the only published SF story by James Inglis. And apparently it's the title of Creator/StephenieMeyer's next book as well.
** Perhaps most confusing, it's also the name of a Danish horror film and its American remake.
*** And a season of an Icelandic comedy series, starring Jón Gnarr, the current mayor of Reykjavík, Iceland's capital.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' (animated film), and ''Theatre/NineMusical'' (musical).
** Just as long as you aren't turned off by the similarity of the title with that of ''The Nine'', which probably deserved its swift cancellation. No relation to ''Film/TheNines''.
** Also
there was ''Film/{{District 9}}''. Truly '09 was the year of the 9.
* ''Ninja Assault'': The horrible ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' knockoff on ''VideoGame/Action52''? Or
a totally different UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 LightGunGame?
* ''No More Heroes'': A
song called "I Will Survive" by now-forgotten group Arrival.Music/TheStranglers, as well as a [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes video game about an otaku assassin]].
* ''WebComic/TheNoob'' and ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' may be both comical stories set in a [[FictionalVideoGame fictional]] {{MMORPG}}, but the first is a webcomic written in English with a paper publication and the second is a French WebOriginal with comic book and novel adaptations.
* ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'': A [=PS2=] game, or an Music/OingoBoingo song?
* There's ''VideoGame/{{Nostalgia}}'' the RPG by Red Entertainment and Matrix Software, but also the RhythmGame ''Nostalgia'' by Konami.
* ''Film/{{Notorious}}'' is either the Creator/AlfredHitchcock thriller or the [[Music/TheNotoriousBIG Biggie Smalls]] biopic.
** Also, it's a Music/DuranDuran song -- which was ''sampled'' by Biggie for a song of same name yet again.
** Or ''So [=NoTORIous=]'', a short-lived sitcom starring Tori Spelling.
* ''{{Nova}}'' is a Creator/MarvelComics [[ComicBook/{{Nova}} superhero comic]], a [[Literature/{{Nova}} science fiction novel]] by Creator/SamuelRDelany, a series of novels by Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, a [[Music/{{Nova}} musical group]], a [[Series/{{Nova}} science documentary series]] on American public television, or an iPod/iPhone video game.
* ''Nowhere Boy'' is either a movie about Music/JohnLennon or a {{manhwa}} about a very unhappy guy who wants the world to end (a wish that is granted ''by God''). ''Mowhere Boys'' is an Australian TV series about teenagers trapped in a parallel world.
* ''Series/NowhereMan'' is a sci-fi drama series about a man whose life is "[[UnPerson erased]]" by a shadowy GovernmentConspiracy, as well as a classic song by Music/TheBeatles (likely the isnpiration for the show's title).



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* One of the most notorious film examples is two 1990s movies called ''Jack Frost''. Both are about men who die and come back as snowmen, but the only difference is that one is a [[Film/JackFrost1997 gory slasher film]] and the other is [[Film/JackFrost1998 a lighthearted family movie]]. And of course, there's a ''third'' film titled ''Jack Frost'', this one a 1960s Russian production (also known as ''Film/{{Morozko}}'') which was mocked by the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' guys.
** The first two examples were eventually Main/{{Lampshaded}} in Magazine/{{Mad}} Magazine's "Planet TAD" section in one issue. In this case, the titular Tad buys his younger sister the slasher film instead of the family film, scarring her for life.
* ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' is a long-running American quiz show. ''Jeopardy'' is a three-year UK science fiction show. This is an example of [[IncrediblyLamePun double jeopardy]].
* The manga ''Manga/{{Jesus}}'' has nothing to do with the old Enix game ''JESUS'', and neither have to do with UsefulNotes/JesusChrist.
* ''VideoGame/{{Jetpac}}'' should not be confused with ''VideoGame/{{Jetpack}}''. They have little in common except a player character with a JetPack.
* ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I]]'' is a 1990 computer game, and a 1994 SNES game.
* ''Jumper'': [[Literature/{{Jumper}} A sci-fi story by Steven Gould]] [[VideoGame/{{Jumper}} or masochistic platformer by Matt Thorson]]? Ironically, the former also had a LicensedGame.
** Or, it could be a Third Eye Blind hit from 1998.
* "Just Another Day" is the title of three separate songs by 1) Jon Secada (the most famous one), 2) Music/OingoBoingo and 3) Wrestling/JohnCena and Tha Trademarc. They are all relatively low-key numbers and generally pessimistic in tone, but those are the only two things they all have in common. The first one is a [[SillyLoveSongs Silly Love Song]], the second is about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and the third is simply about how the protagonist's life sucks. Additionally, it's the name usually given to a music track from ''VideoGame/TheLostVikings'', though where the name comes from (or if it's even official) isn't known. Outside of music, "Just Another Day" can refer to a series of comedic mods for ''VideoGame/FreeSpace2''

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* One ''O'', a SettingUpdate of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', ''Theatre/{{O}}'', a Creator/CirqueDuSoleil show in Vegas, ''O: The [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]] Magazine'', and ''O'', a satyrical book about UsefulNotes/BarackObama. ''The Tale of O'' is something else all together.
** Also, it's Omarion's first hit and its parent album.
* ''Oblivion'': a 2006 [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion video game]], a 1994 [[Film/Oblivion1994 space western]], and a 2013 [[Film/Oblivion2013 sci-fi movie]].
* ''O.C.'': The Fox drama or
the most notorious film examples rapper from Diggin' in tha Crates?
* ''The Odyssey''
is two either an [[Literature/TheOdyssey ancient Greek epic poem]] or a [[Series/TheOdyssey 1990s Canadian TV show]], or even a [[UsefulNotes/MagnavoxOdyssey 1972 games console]].
* "Once Upon A Dream" is the name of a song in Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', a song by Music/BillyFury, a song and album by Music/TheRascals, and a song in the Frank Wildhorn musical ''Theatre/JekyllAndHyde''.
* "Open Your Heart" is the title of multiple songs, including one by Music/{{Madonna}}, another by Music/{{Crush 40}} that is the main theme of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', and yet another by the Irish BoyBand Music/{{Westlife}}.
* There are at least ''eight''
movies called ''Jack Frost''. Both are about men who die ''The Other Woman'', featuring ladies as diverse as Cleo Moore (1954), Jill Eikenberry (1995, MadeForTVMovie), Creator/NataliePortman ([[Film/TheOtherWoman 2009]]) and come back as snowmen, but the only difference is that one is Kate Upton ([[Film/TheOtherWoman2014 2014]]).
* "Out of Scale" may refer to both
a [[Film/JackFrost1997 gory slasher film]] ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale'' cartoon and the other is [[Film/JackFrost1998 a lighthearted family movie]]. And of course, there's a ''third'' film titled ''Jack Frost'', this one a 1960s Russian production (also known as ''Film/{{Morozko}}'') which was mocked by the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' guys.
** The first
''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' episode. They barely even have two examples were eventually Main/{{Lampshaded}} protagonists in Magazine/{{Mad}} Magazine's "Planet TAD" section common.
* Systems
in one issue. In this case, the titular Tad buys his younger sister the slasher film instead Blue's ''Out of the family film, scarring her for life.
* ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''
Blue'' is a long-running American quiz show. ''Jeopardy'' is a three-year UK science fiction show. This is an example of [[IncrediblyLamePun double jeopardy]].
* The manga ''Manga/{{Jesus}}'' has nothing
not to do be confused with the old Enix game ''JESUS'', System F (Ferry Corsten) song and neither have to do with UsefulNotes/JesusChrist.
* ''VideoGame/{{Jetpac}}''
album of the same name. Who in turn, should not be confused with ''VideoGame/{{Jetpack}}''. They have little System SF, an alias of {{Creator/Konami}} musician Sota Fujimori. Neither of the first two should be confused with the album ''Out of the Blue'' by the Music/ElectricLightOrchestra. And none of them should be confused with the song and album of the same name from Debbie Gibson, or the ''five'' TV series (two American, two British and one Australian) of that title.
* To avoid confusion with the SoapOpera ''Series/AnotherWorld'', the CinematicPlatformer ''VideoGame/AnotherWorld'' was retitled ''Out of This World''
in common except America, which caused confusion with a player short-lived sitcom from the same period also titled ''Series/OutOfThisWorld''. From a much earlier period, ''Out of This World'' was a Cole Porter musical farce flavored by Greek mythology, and earlier still a movie musical where Eddie Bracken becomes a popular crooner because he [[NonSingingVoice literally]] has Music/BingCrosby's singing voice. There was also a game for the Magnavox UsefulNotes/{{Odyssey 2}} titled ''Out of This World!'', from 1979. (Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_This_World several other things]] also titled "Out of this World").
* ''VideoGame/OnePieceMansion'', a little-known Capcom game for the [=PS1=], has nothing to do with the popular manga and anime ''Manga/OnePiece''. The title nonetheless misleads quite a few fans of the manga to this day, until they realize the similar names are a coincidence.
* As [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Step_Beyond this page]] at Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} shows, the phrase ''One Step Beyond'' refers to several works, including three TV series. So far, the only work that has an entry here is [[Music/OneStepBeyond the first album]] by Music/{{Madness}}.
* ''ComicBook/OriginalSin'' is a Creator/MarvelComics storyline, and a ''[[VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSin Divinity]]'' RPG.
* The title ''Overlord'' refers to both [[VideoGame/{{Overlord}} a video game series]] where the main
character is a TinTyrant and spreads evil ([[KarmaMeter or not]]) with a JetPack.
* ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord
legions of the Rings, Vol. I]]'' is a 1990 computer game, goblin-like Minions, and [[LightNovel/{{Overlord}} a 1994 SNES game.
* ''Jumper'': [[Literature/{{Jumper}} A sci-fi story by Steven Gould]] [[VideoGame/{{Jumper}} or masochistic platformer by Matt Thorson]]? Ironically, the former also had a LicensedGame.
** Or, it could be a Third Eye Blind hit from 1998.
* "Just Another Day" is the title of three separate songs by 1) Jon Secada (the most famous one), 2) Music/OingoBoingo and 3) Wrestling/JohnCena and Tha Trademarc. They are all relatively low-key numbers and generally pessimistic in tone, but those are the only two things they all have in common. The first one is a [[SillyLoveSongs Silly Love Song]], the second is about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and the third is simply about how the protagonist's life sucks. Additionally, it's the name usually given to a music track from ''VideoGame/TheLostVikings'', though
light novel series]] where the name main character is trapped in the body of a [[OurLichesAreDifferent lich]] from one of his favorite [=MMORPGs=] and has to try to survive when [[TheGameComeToLife the game is shut down, yet somehow still comes from (or if it's even official) isn't known. Outside of music, "Just Another Day" can refer to a series of comedic mods for ''VideoGame/FreeSpace2''life]].



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* ''K-9'', the 1989 James Belushi film about a police dog, and ''Series/{{K9}}'', the 2010 ''Series/DoctorWho'' spin-off about the tin dog.
* ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'', a manga about a girl who can transform into a goddess, and ''Manga/{{Karin}}'', a manga about a vampire girl. This is apparently why TokyoPop changed the title of the latter.
** ''Kamichama Karin [[OddlyNamedSequel Chu]]'', a sequel to a manga about a girl who can transform into a goddess, and ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}'', a manga about a girl who, uh, becomes a goddess.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', the VisualNovel by Creator/KeyVisualArts and the manga ''Manga/KanonByChihoSaito''.
* The number of movies named ''The Kid'' is insane. As a sampling, there's Charlie Chaplin's 1921 [[Film/TheKid1921 entry]] about his Little Tramp character taking care of an orphan; a 1997 Canadian movie about a boxer; a 2000 feature (titled ''[[Film/TheKid2000 Disney's The Kid]]'') starring Bruce Willis, turned into a kid, and a vulgar 2001 animated film. Then there are the dozen or so others.
* ''The Kids Are All Right'' was a documentary on a former Muscular Dystrophy Association poster child who protested the organization after being abandoned by them. It's not to be confused with the more recent comedy-drama ''Film/TheKidsAreAllRight'' about the children of a lesbian couple. Or the 2008 game show ''The Kids Are All Right'' hosted by Creator/JohnBarrowman. Or with ''The Kids Are Alright'', a concert documentary of Music/TheWho, or their song of the same name. Or ''The Kids Aren't Alright'' by the Offspring, followed by the ''AWOLNATION'' song, ''[=THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT=]''. Confused yet?
* ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' is a video game series by Rare, a 1988 film known as ''Deadly Observation'', a 1991 film known as ''Homicidal Impulse'', a 1992 film known as ''Mad Dog Coll'', a 2001 horror movie, a 2005 crime drama TV series, a 2006 thriller novel by Joseph Finder, a 2011 true crime TV series, and a 2015 true crime TV series.
* The 1936 UK movie ''King of Hearts'' is unrelated to the 1966 French movie ''King of Hearts'' which is unrelated to the 1996 US movie ''King of Hearts''.
* ''Manga/KingOfThorn'' is a post-apocalyptic manga by Creator/YujiIwahara. ''King of Thorns'' is the second book in fantasy ''Literature/TheBrokenEmpireTrilogy'' by British writer Mark Lawrence.
* Kingdom Come is the name of a heavy metal band, a [[ComicBook/KingdomCome 1996 DC Comics mini-series]], and a 2001 film.
* ''Kingdom Wars'' is a 3D strategy game by Reverie World Studios, and a MobilePhoneGame by Mobirix.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' is a video game series. ''Kings Quest'' is a comic by Creator/DynamiteComics.
* ''[[VisualNovel/{{Kirakira}} Kira☆Kira]]'' is a VisualNovel about a high school punk rock band, while ''Literature/KiraKira'' is a Newbery Medal-winning young adult novel by Cynthia Kadohata.
* ''Literature/{{Kiss}}'' is the title of a 2007 YA novel by Jacqueline Wilson. ''Kiss'' is also the title of a 2009 suspense novel by Ted Dekker & Erin Healy.
** And of course, There's Music/{{KISS}} the band.
** Let's not also forget the song by Music/{{Prince}}!
* "Kiss The Girl" is the title of a song from the Disney movie [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid The Little Mermaid]]. It is also the title of a song about the Series/DoctorWho episode "The Lodger".
* ''Knightmare'' is the name of both [[Series/{{Knightmare}} a British children's]] GameShow and a ShootEmUp for the MSX. The former also had a video game adaptation to make it more confusing.
* ''Knockin' on Heaven's Door'' is a 1973 Music/BobDylan song, the ''[[Anime/CowboyBebopKnockinOnHeavensDoor Cowboy Bebop]]'' movie, a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' episode, and a 2014 Nigerian musical film.
* ''Kung Fu'' is a TV series starring David Carradine, or the NES port of the arcade game ''Kung-Fu Master''. ''Kung Fu Master'' is a 1988 French drama film.
* Manga/{{Kurogane}} a action manga set in the Edo Period that ran from 1996 to 1997 and [[Manga/{{Kurogane2011}} Kurogane]], a present day UsefulNotes/{{Kendo}} sports manga released in 2011 and currently ongoing.

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* ''K-9'', the 1989 James Belushi film about a police dog, and ''Series/{{K9}}'', the 2010 ''Series/DoctorWho'' spin-off about the tin dog.
* ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'', a manga about a girl who can transform into a goddess, and ''Manga/{{Karin}}'', a manga about a vampire girl. This is apparently why TokyoPop changed the title of the latter.
** ''Kamichama Karin [[OddlyNamedSequel Chu]]'', a sequel to a manga about a girl who can transform into a goddess, and ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}'', a manga about a girl who, uh, becomes a goddess.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', the VisualNovel by Creator/KeyVisualArts and the manga ''Manga/KanonByChihoSaito''.
* The number of movies named ''The Kid'' is insane. As a sampling, there's Charlie Chaplin's 1921 [[Film/TheKid1921 entry]] about his Little Tramp character taking care of an orphan; a 1997 Canadian movie about a boxer; a 2000 feature (titled ''[[Film/TheKid2000 Disney's The Kid]]'') starring Bruce Willis, turned into a kid, and a vulgar 2001 animated film. Then there are the dozen or so others.
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* ''The Kids Are All Right'' was a documentary on a former Muscular Dystrophy Association poster child who protested Package'' is the organization after being abandoned by them. name of both a 1989 conspiracy thriller film staring Gene Hackman, and a 2013 action film starring Dolph Lundgren and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. It's also a short story by Creator/KurtVonnegut.
** It's also an episode of either ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''.
* There are two old movies titled ''Film/ThePaleface'': a 1922 silent starring Creator/BusterKeaton, and a 1948 Western spoof starring Bob Hope and Jane Russell.
* The list of 2010 Hugo Award nominees includes both ''Literature/{{Palimpsest}}'', a fantasy novel by Creator/CatherynneMValente, and "Palimpsest", a science fiction novella by Creator/CharlesStross.
* There are two movies named ''Film/ThePatriot'' that were released pretty close to each other. The first is a 1998 thriller starring Creator/StevenSeagal, the second a 2000 war movie starring Creator/MelGibson.
* The web game ''[[VideoGame/{{Pandemic}} Pandemic]]'' involves you creating a disease and attempting to wipe out humanity with it. The tabletop game ''[[TabletopGame/{{Pandemic}} Pandemic]]'' has you co-operate as a team to find the cures for four simultaneous outbreaks of disease. If the two were related, they would be a PerspectiveFlip of each other.
* There is a band called Music/{{Panopticon}} which has an album by the same name. ''Panopticon'' is also an album by Music/{{Isis}}. And both of them are named after Jeremy Bentham's concept for a prison, in which a guard would be able to see all the prisoners, but the prisoners would be unable to see the guard.
** There's also a song by Music/TheSmashingPumpkins with the same name.
* ''Pastamania'' can refer to the failed 1995 pasta restaurant endorsed and financed by Wrestling/HulkHogan or the successful Singaporean fast casual pasta and pizza restaurant chain that's popular in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, India and the Middle East.
* ''Anime/{{Paprika}}'' is both Creator/SatoshiKon's 2006 anime movie about dreams and an Italian softcore porn flick made by Tinto Brass in 1991.
* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' re-work ''TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' is [[BrokenBase somewhat controversial]], but to confuse it with [[Film/{{Pathfinder}} the movie]] by the same name is probably going too far.
* Ghostland Observatory's song "Piano Man" is totally unrelated to Music/BillyJoel's song.
* Also including Similarly Named Bands; "Piece of Heaven" by A7 and "Little Piece of Heaven" by Music/AvengedSevenfold (sometimes abbreviated [=A7X=]).
* "Please Don't Go" by KC & The Sunshine Band, later covered by KWS, and "Please Don't Go" by No Mercy, whose chorus sounds similar. Also "Please Don't Go" by Donald Peers. Then, there's a Mike Posner song called ''Please Don't Go.''
* ''Point Blank'' would be a name of [[Film/PointBlank a 1967 film]], a name of Namco's LighterAndSofter shooting gallery light-gun game ''VideoGame/PointBlank'', or ''Point Blank'', a Korean MMOFPS ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff which is very popular in Indonesia]]) also known as ''Videogame/ProjectBlackout'' in North America. It is not to be confused with ''Point'' '''''Blanc''''', the second book in a series about [[Literature/AlexRider a teenage spy]]. Also a Music/BruceSpringsteen song, and a Southern Rock band.
* ''Pokémon: I Choose You'' is both [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime's pilot episode]] and [[Anime/PokemonIChooseYou the movie based on the anime's pilot episode]].
** "I Choose You" is either the ending song from said movie or a song by Music/SaraBareilles.
* ''Pokémon X'' is either [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY one half of the 3DS Kalos adventures]], [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pokemon_X_(CD) a collection of English songs from the anime to commemorate the series' tenth anniversary]], [[Webcomic/PokemonX a sprite comic based on]] ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', or ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon Crystal]]'''s working title.
** An original song on said album was entitled '''VideoGame/PokemonGo''', which is
not to be confused with the cringy Misha one.
* ''Portal'' is a name of a 1980's interactive novel game and a somewhat better known completely unrelated [[Videogame/{{Portal}} 2007 video game]].
* ''Literature/ThePowerOfOne'' is both a book[[note]]and its [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]][[/note]] set in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, and the English title of the second ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movie, otherwise known as ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}''.
* Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Jennifer Rush, and Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews, released three totally different songs named "The Power of Love" onto the same markets within a few months. All three became big hits (the most famous, [[Film/BackToTheFuture of course]], is the Huey Lewis song). There was also a later early 90s song by Music/CelineDion (which was a cover of the Jennifer Rush song).
** Arguably, the Huey Lewis version isn't the most successful one - in the UK the Frankie & Jennifer Rush ones were much
more recent comedy-drama ''Film/TheKidsAreAllRight'' successful, both hitting Number 1 on the charts (Huey Lewis only reaching number 9), and Jennifer Rush's was the biggest selling single of 1985.
* ''Powerless'' is both a [[ComicBook/{{Powerless}} Marvel Comics miniseries]] and an unrelated [[Series/{{Powerless2017}} DC comedic television series]].
* ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' the British TV series
about time anomalies and prehistoric beasties, and ''Primeval'' the children of a lesbian couple. Or horror/thriller film about political unrest in Africa.
* To avoid confusion with
the 2008 game show British series ''Series/ThePrisoner'', the Australian series ''Prisoner'' was renamed ''Prisoner: Cell Block H'' when it aired in the UK.
* Does ''Film/TheProducers'' sound like AGoodNameForARockBand? Well, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Producers_(band) it was]], and had nothing to do with Creator/MelBrooks.
*
''The Kids Are All Right'' hosted by Creator/JohnBarrowman. Or with ''The Kids Are Alright'', Protector'' could refer to a concert documentary of Music/TheWho, or their song of the same name. Or ''The Kids Aren't Alright'' by the Offspring, followed by the ''AWOLNATION'' song, ''[=THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT=]''. Confused yet?
* ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' is a video game series by Rare, a 1988 film known as ''Deadly Observation'', a 1991 film known as ''Homicidal Impulse'', a 1992 film known as ''Mad Dog Coll'', a 2001 horror movie, a 2005 crime drama TV series, a 2006 thriller
1979 novel by Joseph Finder, Malcolm Braly, a 2011 true crime TV series, and a 2015 true crime TV series.
* The 1936 UK movie ''King of Hearts'' is unrelated to the 1966 French movie ''King of Hearts'' which is unrelated to the 1996 US movie ''King of Hearts''.
* ''Manga/KingOfThorn'' is a post-apocalyptic manga by Creator/YujiIwahara. ''King of Thorns'' is the second book in fantasy ''Literature/TheBrokenEmpireTrilogy'' by British writer Mark Lawrence.
* Kingdom Come is the name of a heavy metal band, a [[ComicBook/KingdomCome 1996 DC Comics mini-series]], and a 2001 film.
* ''Kingdom Wars'' is a 3D strategy game by Reverie World Studios, and a MobilePhoneGame by Mobirix.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' is a video game series. ''Kings Quest'' is a comic by Creator/DynamiteComics.
* ''[[VisualNovel/{{Kirakira}} Kira☆Kira]]'' is a VisualNovel about a high school punk rock band, while ''Literature/KiraKira'' is a Newbery Medal-winning young adult
2003 novel by Cynthia Kadohata.
* ''Literature/{{Kiss}}'' is the title of
David Morrell, a 2007 YA novel by Jacqueline Wilson. ''Kiss'' is also the title of 1985 action film starring Creator/JackieChan, a 2009 suspense novel by Ted Dekker & Erin Healy.
** And of course, There's Music/{{KISS}} the band.
** Let's not also forget the song by Music/{{Prince}}!
* "Kiss The Girl" is the title of a song from the Disney movie [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid The Little Mermaid]]. It is also the title of a song about the Series/DoctorWho episode "The Lodger".
* ''Knightmare'' is the name of both [[Series/{{Knightmare}} a British children's]] GameShow
2005 Thai martial arts film, and [[Series/TheProtector a ShootEmUp for the MSX. The former also had a video game adaptation to make it more confusing.
* ''Knockin' on Heaven's Door'' is a 1973 Music/BobDylan song, the ''[[Anime/CowboyBebopKnockinOnHeavensDoor Cowboy Bebop]]'' movie, a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' episode, and a 2014 Nigerian musical film.
* ''Kung Fu'' is a
2011 Lifetime TV series starring David Carradine, or the NES port of the arcade game ''Kung-Fu Master''. ''Kung Fu Master'' Ally Walker]]
* ''Film/ThePurge'' (2013)
is a 1988 French US sci-fi thriller about home invasion. ''Puhdistus'' (2012) is a Finnish drama film.
* Manga/{{Kurogane}} a action manga set
about life in the Edo Period that ran from 1996 to 1997 and [[Manga/{{Kurogane2011}} Kurogane]], a present day UsefulNotes/{{Kendo}} sports manga Soviet Estonia, released as ''The Purge'' in 2011 the UK and currently ongoing.as ''Purge'' in the USA.
* ''Film/{{Proteus}}'' is a 1995 horror film about a shapeshifting monster on an oil rig, ''VideoGame/{{Proteus}}'' is an indie game where players explore a peaceful island at their leisure.
* ''Push'' is [[Literature/{{Push}} a novel]] about an abused black woman, a film about drugs, and [[Film/{{Push}} another film]] about societal outcasts with superpowers living in Hong Kong. TheFilmOfTheBook was called ''Precious'' to avoid further confusion.
** There's also "Push", a song by Music/MatchboxTwenty.



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* ''Lab Rats'' is either a short lived British sitcom about a research lab, or a [[Series/LabRats much longer-lasting Disney superhero sitcom]]. Or a short lived DC comic book title from the early 2000s.
* ''[[{{LABYRINTH}} Labyrinth]]'' is a [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} 1986 movie]], a [[Literature/{{Labyrinth}} 2005 novel]] by Kate Moss, and an RPG/CCG dungeon crawler by Free Range Games.
* "Lady Double Dealer" is the name of a song by Krokus. There's no way it could have escaped their attention that Music/DeepPurple had done a song of the same title a few years earlier, but Krokus were a bunch of lovable street urchin thieves when it came to songwriting ideas.
** Krokus also has two completely different songs titled "No Way", the first one from their first ([[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled]]) album (1976), the second one from the same album as the aforementioned "Lady Double Dealer" (''Metal Rendez-vous'', 1980). (The first one of these is easy to ignore, because the album it's from had very few copies printed and is therefore almost impossible to find.)
* ''Series/LandOfTheLost'' wasn't always a Sid and Marty Krofft series (and [[Series/LandOfTheLost1991 a later remake]] and a film remake with Will Ferrell) about a family who gets stranded in another world with dinosaurs and various weird creatures. It was previously a radio series about a boy and girl who regularly went on trips to an underwater "land" where things that get "lost" eventually turn up. The latter was even adapted into an animated short by Creator/FamousStudios.
* The Indian movie ''Bollywood/{{Lagaan}}'' and the anime series ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
* ''The Last Command'' can be either a [[Film/TheLastCommand 1928 silent film]] directed by Creator/JosefVonSternberg or a 1993 ''StarWars'' novel written by Creator/TimothyZahn.
* ''Last Mission'', an omnidirectional arcade ShootEmUp by Creator/DataEast, is not to be confused with ''The Last Mission'', a {{Flip Screen|Scrolling}} ActionGame by Opera Soft. There is also ''La dernière mission'', a French graphic adventure for the UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC whose title translates to the same thing.
* mind.in.a.box remixed the theme from ''VideoGame/TheLastNinja 3'', but also produced an original {{chiptune}} titled "The Last Ninja". ''Film/TheLastNinja'' is also the title of a TV movie starring {{Creator/Mako}} and MichaelBeck, unrelated to the games.
* "The Last Song" is a 2004 song by Music/HilaryDuff, a 1973 hit for Canadian pop band Edward Bear, a 1992 TearJerker song by Music/EltonJohn about a father visiting his LGBT son dying of AIDS, or a 2010 TearJerker movie written by Creator/NicholasSparks and starring Music/MileyCyrus, involving a divorced man dying of cancer and his jaded ex-piano prodigy daughter visiting him in Georgia.
* "Laura," a country song sung by Music/TomJones, is completely unrelated to the 40s ballad "Laura" and the same-name movie the latter appeared in.
** Neither of which are related to the 1982 song "Laura", from the Music/BillyJoel album ''The Nylon Curtain''[[note]]A rare case of Billy letting out a PrecisionFStrike in song[[/note]].
* ''Legend'' is a [[Film/Legend1985 1985 movie]], a [[Film/Legend2015 2015 movie]], and a 2005 Creator/{{Wildstorm}} comic.
* ''Literature/{{Lenore}}'' is a 1773 seminal horror ballad by Gottfried August Bürger. It is also a rather shorter 1843 poem by Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, who quite proably was influenced by Bürger and also used the name in his story ''Eleonora'' (1841) and as that of the narrator's [[TheLostLenore lost love]] in ''The Raven''. The comic ''ComicBook/LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl'' by Roman Dirge is inspired more by Poe than Bürger.
* Nada Surf put out an album called ''Let Go'' the same year Music/AvrilLavigne called her debut the same thing. Reportedly, Nada Surf had that title in mind for a while, found out there was a major hit release with the same title, and decided to stick with it anyway.
* ''Let It Go'' is either referring to Yuna Ito's song or the more well-known piece in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
** KC and the Sunshine Band, Music/ScatmanJohn, Keyshia Cole, Tim McGraw, Def Leppard, Cavo, James Bay, and Mitchell Musso all have unrelated songs called "Let It Go" as well.
* There are two completely different songs called "Let the Beat Hit 'em". One song is by 80s group Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, the other is a song that appears in various VideoGame/{{Bemani}} games.
* ''Series/{{Life}}'', the LiveActionTelevision drama. ''Life'', a BBC documentary. ''Manga/{{Life}}'', a {{manga}} series. ''Film/{{Life|1999}}'', a movie starring Creator/EddieMurphy and Creator/MartinLawrence, ''Film/{{Life|2017}}'', a science-fiction film. ''[[TabletopGame/GameOfLife The Game of Life]]'' (the Milton-Bradley board game). [[VideoGame/TheGameOfLife Conway's Game of Life]]. Life, the breakfast cereal. And most, if not all of these, are named after RealLife.
** And Life Magazine, which bought its title from a defunct unrelated humor magazine.
* ''Lifeline'' is [[VideoGame/{{Lifeline}} a series of]] InteractiveFiction mobile games, and the American title of the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game ''VideoGame/OperatorsSide''. Especially confusing as both games involve remotely guiding another character to escape with directions, and the person you need to guide in both ''Operator's Side'' and the first mobile game is a passenger on a space station.
* "Life on Mars" is a song by Music/DavidBowie. It's also the title of a [[Series/LifeOnMars2006 television programme]] named after it, and the title of [[Series/LifeOnMars2008 another television programme]] named after both the above. Music/TheRadiatorsUS have their own completely unrelated song of the same name. It's also the title of a book by the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli, and also a group of Lego models.
* ''Series/{{Lingo}}'' is a GSN game show with no relation whatsoever to the Creator/CBeebies show, ''WesternAnimation/TheLingoShow''.
* ''Living in Oblivion'' is [[Film/LivingInOblivion an indie film about indie filmmaking]], and a [[Blog/LivingInOblivion blog]] where Chris Livingston attempts to play ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' as a NonPlayerCharacter.
* ''Lobo'' is a [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} comic]] by Creator/DCComics, and a comic by Creator/DellComics.
* ''Literature/LoneWolf'', a well-known 1980s HeroicFantasy {{Gamebook}} series with a vaguely pseudo-Asian setting, and the equally well-known samurai manga series ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'' are sometimes confused or mistakenly believed to have some connection.
* "The Look of Love": A 60's blues song by Dusty Springfield, or an 80's post-disco electro song by ABC?
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' is a 2004 [[MindScrew mind screwy]] television program created by Creator/JJAbrams. But there was also a short-lived reality-TV show by that same name in 2001, as well as a pair of movies, three books, four albums, and a partridge in a pear tree.
* ''Film/TheLostBoys'' is a Joel Schumacher film about homoerotic vampires. It should definitely not be confused with ''Literature/LostBoys'', which is an Orson Scott Card novel about murdered children.
* ''Series/LostGirl'' is a television series about supernatural creatures called Fae. ''Lost Girls'' is an adult comic book by Creator/AlanMoore featuring [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice]], [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Dorothy]], and [[Literature/PeterPan Wendy]].
* ''Lost Highway'' is a rock and roll song by Bon Jovi, a country song by Leon Payne, and a surrealist film by Creator/DavidLynch.
* There's ''Film/LostContinent'' (a sci-fi movie from Robert L. Lippert), ''The Lost Continent'' (a fantasy/adventure movie from [[Film/HammerHorror Hammer Films]]) and ''Atlantis: The Lost Continent'' (a fantasy movie from George Pal). And those are just the movies.
* Little Boots, Freddie Mercury and Robyn have all recorded synthpop songs titled "Love Kills".
* ''Little Miss Sunshine'', one of the characters in the ''Literature/MrMen'' [[WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow series]]. ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'', R-rated film about a dysfunctional family's attempt to enter a beauty pageant miles away from their home.
* ''[[Literature/TheLostWorld1912 The Lost World]]'' by Creator/ArthurConanDoyle, and ''[[Literature/TheLostWorld1995 The Lost World]]'' by Creator/MichaelCrichton.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' is a comedy manga and anime, while ''Literature/LuckyStarr'' is a series of science-fiction novels. "Lucky Star" is also a 1929 romantic drama film, a {{Music/Madonna}} song, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Star many other things]]...

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* ''Lab Rats'' is either a short lived British sitcom about a research lab, or a [[Series/LabRats much longer-lasting Disney superhero sitcom]]. Or a short lived DC comic book title from the early 2000s.
* ''[[{{LABYRINTH}} Labyrinth]]'' is a [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} 1986 movie]], a [[Literature/{{Labyrinth}} 2005 novel]] by Kate Moss, and an RPG/CCG dungeon crawler by Free Range Games.
* "Lady Double Dealer" is the name of a
The song by Krokus. There's no way it could have escaped their attention that Music/DeepPurple had done a song of "Que Sera Sera" on the same title a few years earlier, but Krokus were a bunch of lovable street urchin thieves when it came to songwriting ideas.
** Krokus also has two completely
''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'' soundtrack is an entirely different songs titled "No Way", the first one from their first ([[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled]]) album (1976), the second one song from the same album as the aforementioned "Lady Double Dealer" (''Metal Rendez-vous'', 1980). (The more famous one that was made famous by Music/DorisDay and first one of these is easy to ignore, because recorded over half a century ago.
** Or
the album it's from had very few copies printed and is therefore almost impossible to find.)
* ''Series/LandOfTheLost'' wasn't always a Sid and Marty Krofft series (and [[Series/LandOfTheLost1991 a later remake]] and a film remake with Will Ferrell) about a family who gets stranded in another world with dinosaurs and various weird creatures. It was previously a radio series about a boy and girl who regularly went on trips to an underwater "land" where things that get "lost" eventually turn up. The latter was even adapted into an animated short by Creator/FamousStudios.
* The Indian movie ''Bollywood/{{Lagaan}}'' and the anime series ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
* ''The Last Command'' can be either a [[Film/TheLastCommand 1928 silent film]] directed by Creator/JosefVonSternberg or a 1993 ''StarWars'' novel written by Creator/TimothyZahn.
* ''Last Mission'', an omnidirectional arcade ShootEmUp by Creator/DataEast, is not to be confused with ''The Last Mission'', a {{Flip Screen|Scrolling}} ActionGame by Opera Soft. There is also ''La dernière mission'', a French graphic adventure for the UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC whose title translates to the same thing.
* mind.in.a.box remixed the theme from ''VideoGame/TheLastNinja 3'', but also produced an original {{chiptune}} titled "The Last Ninja". ''Film/TheLastNinja'' is also the title of a TV movie starring {{Creator/Mako}} and MichaelBeck, unrelated to the games.
* "The Last Song" is a 2004
song by Music/HilaryDuff, a 1973 hit for Canadian pop band Edward Bear, a 1992 TearJerker song by Music/EltonJohn about a father visiting his LGBT son dying of AIDS, or a 2010 TearJerker movie written by Creator/NicholasSparks and starring Music/MileyCyrus, involving a divorced man dying of cancer and his jaded ex-piano prodigy daughter visiting him in Georgia.
Music/WaxTailor
* "Laura," a country song sung by Music/TomJones, is completely unrelated to the 40s ballad "Laura" and the same-name movie the latter appeared in.
** Neither of which are related to the 1982 song "Laura", from the Music/BillyJoel album ''The Nylon Curtain''[[note]]A rare case of Billy letting out a PrecisionFStrike in song[[/note]].
* ''Legend'' is a [[Film/Legend1985 1985 movie]], a [[Film/Legend2015 2015 movie]], and a 2005 Creator/{{Wildstorm}} comic.
* ''Literature/{{Lenore}}'' is a 1773 seminal horror ballad by Gottfried August Bürger. It is also a rather shorter 1843 poem by Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, who quite proably was influenced by Bürger and also used the name in his story ''Eleonora'' (1841) and as that of the narrator's [[TheLostLenore lost love]] in ''The Raven''. The comic ''ComicBook/LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl'' by Roman Dirge is inspired more by Poe than Bürger.
* Nada Surf put out an album called ''Let Go'' the same year Music/AvrilLavigne called her debut the same thing. Reportedly, Nada Surf had that title in mind for a while, found out
''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead''. Yes, there was a major hit release with the same title, and decided to stick with Creator/SamRaimi film, but it anyway.
* ''Let It Go'' is either referring to Yuna Ito's song or the more well-known piece in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
** KC and the Sunshine Band, Music/ScatmanJohn, Keyshia Cole, Tim McGraw, Def Leppard, Cavo, James Bay, and Mitchell Musso all have unrelated songs called "Let It Go" as well.
* There are two completely different songs called "Let the Beat Hit 'em". One song is by 80s group Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, the other is a song that appears in various VideoGame/{{Bemani}} games.
* ''Series/{{Life}}'', the LiveActionTelevision drama. ''Life'', a BBC documentary. ''Manga/{{Life}}'', a {{manga}} series. ''Film/{{Life|1999}}'', a movie starring Creator/EddieMurphy and Creator/MartinLawrence, ''Film/{{Life|2017}}'', a science-fiction film. ''[[TabletopGame/GameOfLife The Game of Life]]'' (the Milton-Bradley board game). [[VideoGame/TheGameOfLife Conway's Game of Life]]. Life, the breakfast cereal. And most, if not all of these, are named after RealLife.
** And Life Magazine, which bought its title from a defunct unrelated humor magazine.
* ''Lifeline'' is [[VideoGame/{{Lifeline}} a series of]] InteractiveFiction mobile games, and the American title of the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game ''VideoGame/OperatorsSide''. Especially confusing as both games involve remotely guiding another character to escape with directions, and the person you need to guide in both ''Operator's Side'' and the first mobile game is a passenger on a space station.
* "Life on Mars" is a song by Music/DavidBowie. It's also the title of a [[Series/LifeOnMars2006 television programme]] named after it, and the title of [[Series/LifeOnMars2008 another television programme]] named after both the above. Music/TheRadiatorsUS have their own completely unrelated song of the same name. It's also the title of a book by the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli, and also a group of Lego models.
* ''Series/{{Lingo}}'' is a GSN game show with no relation whatsoever to the Creator/CBeebies show, ''WesternAnimation/TheLingoShow''.
* ''Living in Oblivion'' is [[Film/LivingInOblivion an indie film about indie filmmaking]], and a [[Blog/LivingInOblivion blog]] where Chris Livingston attempts to play ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' as a NonPlayerCharacter.
* ''Lobo'' is a [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} comic]] by Creator/DCComics, and a comic by Creator/DellComics.
* ''Literature/LoneWolf'', a well-known 1980s HeroicFantasy {{Gamebook}} series with a vaguely pseudo-Asian setting, and the equally well-known samurai manga series ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'' are sometimes confused or mistakenly believed to have some connection.
* "The Look of Love": A 60's blues song by Dusty Springfield, or an 80's post-disco electro song by ABC?
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' is a 2004 [[MindScrew mind screwy]] television program created by Creator/JJAbrams. But there
was also a short-lived reality-TV show by that same name in 2001, as well as a pair of movies, three books, four albums, and a partridge in a pear tree.
* ''Film/TheLostBoys'' is a Joel Schumacher film about homoerotic vampires. It should definitely not be confused
1987 made-for-tv movie with ''Literature/LostBoys'', Sam Elliot and Kate Capshaw, which is an Orson Scott Card novel about murdered children.
* ''Series/LostGirl'' is
was based on a television series about supernatural creatures called Fae. ''Lost Girls'' is an adult comic book by Creator/AlanMoore featuring [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice]], [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Dorothy]], and [[Literature/PeterPan Wendy]].
* ''Lost Highway'' is a rock and roll song by Bon Jovi, a country song by Leon Payne, and a surrealist film by Creator/DavidLynch.
book.
* There's ''Film/LostContinent'' (a sci-fi movie from Robert L. Lippert), ''The Lost Continent'' (a fantasy/adventure movie from [[Film/HammerHorror Hammer Films]]) and ''Atlantis: The Lost Continent'' (a fantasy movie from George Pal). And those are just a Korean MMO called ''[[VideoGame/ScarletBlade Queen's Blade Online]]'' that has nothing to do with [[Anime/QueensBlade the movies.
* Little Boots, Freddie Mercury and Robyn have all recorded synthpop songs titled "Love Kills".
* ''Little Miss Sunshine'', one
franchise of the characters in same name]], to the ''Literature/MrMen'' [[WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow series]]. ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'', R-rated film about point where it was localized [[DubNameChange under a dysfunctional family's attempt different name]] to enter a beauty pageant miles away from their home.
* ''[[Literature/TheLostWorld1912
prevent confusion. The Lost World]]'' by Creator/ArthurConanDoyle, and ''[[Literature/TheLostWorld1995 The Lost World]]'' by Creator/MichaelCrichton.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar''
only thing they share is a comedy manga and anime, while ''Literature/LuckyStarr'' is a series having the main cast be comprised of science-fiction novels. "Lucky Star" is also a 1929 romantic drama film, a {{Music/Madonna}} song, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Star many other things]]...extremely [[MsFanservice fanservice]][[{{Stripperiffic}} -laden]] {{Action Girl}}s.



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* ''Madhouse'' is a 1990 comedy film starring Kirstie Alley and John Laroquette, a 1974 horror film starring Creator/VincentPrice and Creator/PeterCushing, and a 2004 horror film starring Joshua Leonard. All three are completely unrelated and [[NonindicativeTitle only the 2004 film has anything to do with a literal madhouse]]. Or the pop band who covered Madonna songs, or the song by Anthrax, or the renowned anime studio.
* ''Mad Money'' is a 2008 movie with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, and Katie Holmes. It is also a CNBC investment show hosted by Jim Cramer.
* The soundtrack to ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' has Music/SelenaGomez singing THREE songs entitled "Magic" on it, each of which were marked by one or more asterisks matched to the artists who originally performed them. (The songs were originally performed by Music/TheCars, Pilot, and [[Film/{{Xanadu}} Olivia Newton-John]])
* ''VisualNovel/MajorMinor'' is an indie game relating to music with a cast full of PettingZooPeople. ''Major Minor's Majestic March'' is...ALSO an indie game relating to music with a cast full of Petting Zoo People. The differences are that ''Major\Minor'' is a story-heavy VisualNovel from startup company Tall Tail Studios, whereas ''Major Minor's Majestic March'' is an ExcusePlot RhythmGame from veteran company [=NaNaOnSha=] (the studio behind ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper''). The musical theme for both is not coincidential though, as a "major minor" is a type of musical chord.
* ''Film/{{Mammoth}}'' is a 2009 drama about a man's relationship with an Asian sex worker. ''[[Film/{{Mammoth2006}} Mammoth]]'' is also a 2006 Film/SyfyChannelOriginalMovie starring Creatir/SummerGlau.
* ''Man of the House'' is a 1995 family comedy in which Jonathan Taylor Thomas doesn't like the idea of his mother Farrah Fawcett marrying Chevy Chase, and a 2005 comedy drama in which Tommy Lee Jones is in charge of a cheerleading squad who've witnessed a murder.
* There are two unrelated manga series with the title ''Mars'': One is a Mitsuteru Yokoyama series from the 70s about an amnesiac young man found on a volcanic island who is the key to destroying the world or saving it; it was loosely adapted into ''Anime/GodMars''. The other is [[Manga/{{Mars}} a 90s shoujo series]] about an unlikely couple with dark pasts.
* "WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}, is the mighty power that can save the day!" It's also a docudrama (written as "Film/{{Mask}}") starring Cher. Not only that, but both made their debut the same year (1985), which can lead to some confusion. There's also "ComicBook/TheMask", which was adapted into a movie in 1994.
* ''Mega Force'' was a 1982 motorcycle action film that had an Atari 2600 LicensedGame, and also the international MarketBasedTitle of the arcade version of ''Star Force''. Not to be confused with the video games ''Space Megaforce'' (the North American MarketBasedTitle of ''VideoGame/SuperAleste'') and ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'', or the TV series ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''.
* ''Comicbook/MenInBlack'' is the title of a comic book series and derivative [[Film/MenInBlack science fiction movie]] with Creator/TommyLeeJones and Creator/WillSmith. ''Men In Black'' is also the name of a 1935 Film/TheThreeStooges short.
* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', a 2008 series based on Myth/KingArthur, and ''Series/{{Merlin|1998}}'', a 1998 miniseries based on Myth/KingArthur. There's also the opera by Isaac Albéniz based on... [[Myth/KingArthur you guessed it]].
* ''The Messenger'' is a 2009 drama. ''Film/TheMessengerTheStoryOfJoanOfArc'' is a 1999 film starring Milla Jovovich as [[CaptainObvious Joan of Arc]]. There are various other films titled ''The Messenger'' or ''The Messengers''.
* ''Metal Gear'' was the name of a hard rock/heavy metal magazine published in Japan by CBS/Sony from 1989 through 1991, lasting 30 issues. It was a spinoff of CBS/Sony's pop music magazine ''Pop Gear'' and had nothing to do with Konami's [[Franchise/MetalGear stealth action game series]].
* ''[[Literature/TheMetamorphoses Metamorphoses]]'' (Ovid) or ''Metamorphosis'' (Kafka)? Indeed, there are many more examples OlderThanSteam, [[OlderThanRadio radio]] or [[OlderThanTelevision television]]... To mark the difference one would have to check the author.
* ''Millennium'' can refer to ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', a crime/mystery show written by Creator/ChrisCarter of the ''Series/TheXFiles'' and starring Lance Henriksen; ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'', a series of crime novels and films of Swedish origin; a [[ComicBook/{{Millennium}} 1988 DC crossover comic]]; and a [[Literature/{{Millennium}} 1983 novel]] written by Creator/JohnVarley and the [[Film/{{Millennium}} 1989 film based on it]], which deals with an airplane crash caused by TimeTravel.
* ''Film/WereTheMillers'' is a film about a RagtagBunchOfMisfits pretending to be a family and slowly [[BecomingTheMask become one]] [[FriendsLikeFamily for real]]; ''TheMillers'' is a sitcom about a family that's falling apart (parents are separated) but still live together.
* ''Film/MirrorMirror'' is the 2012 adaptation of ''Literature/SnowWhite''. There is also ''Series/MirrorMirror'', an Australian/New Zealand series, ''Literature/MirrorMirror'', a retelling of ''Snow White'' by Gregory Maguire, and ''Mirror, Mirror'', the 90s horror film, along with its sequels. Seeing how well-known the original phrase is, there's bound to be more...
** There is; a song about a girl [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} that's the loneliest of all]] by Jeff Williams.
*** Don't forget about a song by Blind Guardian bearing no relation to "Snow White" (in fact it's about the history of Tolkien's Middle-Earth).
** It's also a ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode title.
* There's the legendary PunkRock band ''Music/TheMisfits'', and the fictional NewWaveMusic band The Misfits from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', ''AND'' the TV series ''Series/{{Misfits}}''. The real life band is intentionally named after the film ''Film/{{Misfits}}'', though.
* UsefulNotes/{{MOD}} artist Mysterium produced a remake of Dr. Awesome (Bjorn Lynne)'s "Bridge to the Universe Part 2" titled "Into The Void". Later, Bjorn Lynne made an original song with the same name. Also, not to be confused with the Nine Inch Nails song.
* ''Monkey Business'' is the title of two different classic comedy films: one stars the Creator/MarxBrothers, and the other had Creator/CaryGrant and Ginger Rogers. It's also the title of an album by Music/TheBlackEyedPeas.
* Monolith Soft, the Japanese developer of ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', is not to be confused with Creator/MonolithProductions, the American developer of ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'' and ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]'', nor with Monolith Corp., the company that developed the Super NES ports of ''VideoGame/FatalFury Special'', ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''.
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'': Comparatively dark [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki]] anime film with (shock) an [[GreenAesop environmental theme]]. ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'': supernatural horror MindScrew anime series.
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' is a manga/anime about a doctor who saves the life of the wrong person. ''Film/{{Monster}}'' is a biopic known for Charlize Theron's weight gain. The Music/LadyGaga song is unrelated to either. As is the Music/{{Skillet}} song. Or to the urban fantasy novel by A. Lee Martinez.
* The coin-op ''Monster Bash'' is not to be confused with the PC platform game ''VideoGame/MonsterBash''. Neither of them are to be confused with the [[Pinball/MonsterBash pinball machine.]]
* ''M.A.S.H.'' is a popular game in which someone creates a hilariously outrageous fantasy life for another player, and then there's ''Series/{{Mash}}'', a 1970's comedy/drama in [[Film/{{Mash}} film]], [[Literature/{{Mash}} book]] and television incarnations about a group of doctors in a mobile hospital during the Korean War. Averted way back in 1953 with the Humphrey Bogart/June Allyson film ''Battle Circus'', which was originally supposed to be named ''M*A*S*H 66'', after the unit the movie was set in, the 8666th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. MGM's executives demanded a change in the title, fearing that the audience would stay away thinking that the film was about potatoes.
* ''Film/TheMask'' is a 1994 action comedy based on the Dark Horse comic ''ComicBook/TheMask''. ''The Mask'' is a 1961 film known as ''Eyes of Hell''. ''Mask'' is a 1985 drama by Peter Bogdanovich. ''M.A.S.K.'' is an animated series promoting action figures by Kenner.
* ''WesternAnimation/MonsterFarm'': cartoon about a young man who inherits a farm from his great uncle, or [[VideoGame/MonsterRancher an anime adventure]].
* ''Monster House'': A Discovery Channel series about thematically remodelling houses, or a 2006 CGI horror film produced by Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg.
* ''VideoGame/MoonCrystal'', a somewhat obscure 1992 Famicom game, shares its title with an even more obscure Japanese PC game of the same year.
* ''Mother'' is at least three films and a [[VideoGame/{{Mother}} video game]], all unrelated to each other. Not to be confused with ''Film/{{mother|2017}}!'', or works with similar titles like ''Mom'', or ''Mama''.
* ''Literature/MotherNight'', the 1961 novel by Creator/KurtVonnegut, should not be confused with '''night, Mother'', the 1981 play by Marsha Norman.
* ''Moulin Rouge'' (1952) and ''Film/MoulinRouge'' (2001) are both about Toulouse-Lautrec and involve the titular nightclub, but otherwise have nothing in common. Several unrelated movies share the title.
* ''Mr. and Mrs. Smith'' is the title of a [[Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941 1941 screwball comedy by Alfred Hitchcock]] and a [[Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005 2005 action comedy starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie]].
* ''Murder by Numbers'' was a 2002 movie, as well as a song by Music/ThePolice.
* "Murder By Proxy" is the title of an episode from at least three different Quinn Martin shows - ''Series/TheStreetsOfSanFrancisco'', ''Dan August'' and ''Cannon'' (the latter two also share a guest star in Anne Francis).
* ''Mutant X'' is a [[ComicBook/MutantX 1998 comic]] and a [[Series/MutantX 2001 TV series]].
* There is more than one fanfic called ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''. The wiki page leads to a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic. [[http://elisi.livejournal.com/468756.html This one]] is a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' crossover, in which The Immortal (from the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "The Girl In Question") turns out to be ... Captain Jack Harkness.
** Outside of Fan Fiction, it's the name of an Evanescence song, and was the inspiration for the ''Harry Potter'' fanfic's title, and probably the others as well.
* The UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} game ''Myth: History in the Making'' has no relation to Bungie's ''VideoGame/{{Myth}}'' RTS games.
* ''Mario Adventure'' is both a ROM hack of VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 and VideoGame/SuperMario64 (the latter of which is based on Video/SonicAdventure.)

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* ''Madhouse'' is a 1990 comedy film starring Kirstie Alley and John Laroquette, a 1974 horror film starring Creator/VincentPrice and Creator/PeterCushing, and a 2004 horror film starring Joshua Leonard. All three are completely unrelated and [[NonindicativeTitle only the 2004 film J. Eifie Nichols' novel ''Literature/TheRadiantDawn'' has anything nothing to do with a literal madhouse]]. Or the pop band who covered Madonna songs, or the song by Anthrax, or the renowned anime studio.
* ''Mad Money'' is a 2008 movie with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, and Katie Holmes. It is also a CNBC investment show hosted by Jim Cramer.
''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn''.
* The soundtrack to ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' has Music/SelenaGomez singing THREE songs entitled "Magic" on it, each of which were marked by one or more asterisks matched to the artists who originally performed them. (The songs were originally performed by Music/TheCars, Pilot, and [[Film/{{Xanadu}} Olivia Newton-John]])
* ''VisualNovel/MajorMinor'' is an indie
old {{Roguelike}} game relating ''Ragnarok'' has no relation to music with a cast full of PettingZooPeople. ''Major Minor's Majestic March'' is...ALSO an indie game relating to music with a cast full of Petting Zoo People. The differences are that ''Major\Minor'' is a story-heavy VisualNovel from startup company Tall Tail Studios, whereas ''Major Minor's Majestic March'' is an ExcusePlot RhythmGame from veteran company [=NaNaOnSha=] (the studio behind ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper''). The musical theme for both is not coincidential though, as a "major minor" is a type of musical chord.
* ''Film/{{Mammoth}}'' is a 2009 drama about a man's relationship with an Asian sex worker. ''[[Film/{{Mammoth2006}} Mammoth]]'' is also a 2006 Film/SyfyChannelOriginalMovie starring Creatir/SummerGlau.
* ''Man of the House'' is a 1995 family comedy in which Jonathan Taylor Thomas doesn't like the idea of his mother Farrah Fawcett marrying Chevy Chase, and a 2005 comedy drama in which Tommy Lee Jones is in charge of a cheerleading squad who've witnessed a murder.
* There are two unrelated manga series with the title ''Mars'': One is a Mitsuteru Yokoyama series from the 70s about an amnesiac young man found on a volcanic island who is the key to destroying the world or saving it; it was loosely adapted into ''Anime/GodMars''. The other is [[Manga/{{Mars}} a 90s shoujo series]] about an unlikely couple with dark pasts.
* "WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}, is the mighty power that can save the day!" It's also a docudrama (written as "Film/{{Mask}}") starring Cher. Not only that, but both made their debut the same year (1985), which can lead to some confusion. There's also "ComicBook/TheMask", which was adapted into a movie in 1994.
* ''Mega Force'' was a 1982 motorcycle action film that had an Atari 2600 LicensedGame, and also the international MarketBasedTitle of the arcade version of ''Star Force''. Not to be confused with the video games ''Space Megaforce'' (the North American MarketBasedTitle of ''VideoGame/SuperAleste'') and ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'', or the TV series ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''.
* ''Comicbook/MenInBlack'' is the title of a comic book series and derivative [[Film/MenInBlack science fiction movie]] with Creator/TommyLeeJones and Creator/WillSmith. ''Men In Black'' is also the name of a 1935 Film/TheThreeStooges short.
* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', a 2008 series based on Myth/KingArthur, and ''Series/{{Merlin|1998}}'', a 1998 miniseries based on Myth/KingArthur. There's also the opera by Isaac Albéniz based on... [[Myth/KingArthur you guessed it]].
''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline''.
* ''The Messenger'' is Raiden Project'' was a 2009 drama. ''Film/TheMessengerTheStoryOfJoanOfArc'' is a 1999 film starring Milla Jovovich as [[CaptainObvious Joan [=PS1=] compilation port of Arc]]. There are various other films ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'' and ''Raiden II''. ''The Raven Project'' was an FMV RailShooter similar to ''VideoGame/StarWarsRebelAssault''.
* Two movies have been
titled ''The Messenger'' or ''The Messengers''.
* ''Metal Gear''
Rainmaker''. The 1956 one was the name of a hard rock/heavy metal magazine published in Japan by CBS/Sony adapted from 1989 through 1991, lasting 30 issues. It a play by N. Richard Nash (which was later musicalized as ''Theatre/OneTenInTheShade''). The 1997 one was originally a spinoff of CBS/Sony's pop music magazine ''Pop Gear'' and had nothing novel by Creator/JohnGrisham.
* Uwe Boll's 2009 film ''Film/{{Rampage}}'' is unconnected
to do with Konami's [[Franchise/MetalGear stealth action [[VideoGame/{{Rampage}} Midway's video game series]].
* ''[[Literature/TheMetamorphoses Metamorphoses]]'' (Ovid) or ''Metamorphosis'' (Kafka)? Indeed, there are many more examples OlderThanSteam, [[OlderThanRadio radio]] or [[OlderThanTelevision television]]... To mark
series]], despite the difference one would have fact that Boll is known for his InNameOnly video game adaptations. Also unrelated to check the author.
* ''Millennium'' can refer to ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', a crime/mystery show written
1987 legal drama ''Rampage'' by Creator/ChrisCarter of Creator/WilliamFriedkin. Or the ''Series/TheXFiles'' and starring Lance Henriksen; ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'', a series of crime novels and films of Swedish origin; a [[ComicBook/{{Millennium}} 1988 DC crossover comic]]; and a [[Literature/{{Millennium}} 1983 novel]] written by Creator/JohnVarley and the [[Film/{{Millennium}} 1989 film based on it]], which deals with an airplane crash caused by TimeTravel.
* ''Film/WereTheMillers'' is a film about a RagtagBunchOfMisfits pretending to be a family and slowly [[BecomingTheMask become one]] [[FriendsLikeFamily for real]]; ''TheMillers'' is a sitcom about a family that's falling apart (parents are separated) but still live together.
* ''Film/MirrorMirror'' is the 2012
2018 movie adaptation of ''Literature/SnowWhite''. There ''[[Film/Rampage2018 Rampage]]''.
* "Rapid Fire"
is also ''Series/MirrorMirror'', an Australian/New Zealand series, ''Literature/MirrorMirror'', a retelling of ''Snow White'' by Gregory Maguire, and ''Mirror, Mirror'', the 90s horror film, along with its sequels. Seeing how well-known the original phrase is, there's bound to be more...
** There is; a
1980 metal song about a girl [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} that's the loneliest of all]] by Jeff Williams.
*** Don't forget about
Music/JudasPriest. ''Film/RapidFire'' is a 1993 martial-arts film starring Brandon Lee.
* '''Raspberry Heaven''' is either [[https://soundcloud.com/martinwaslewski/martin-waslewski-raspberry-heaven-preview-out-30-jun-2015
a song by Blind Guardian bearing no relation to "Snow White" (in fact it's Martin Waslewski]] or the ending theme of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
* ''Rec'' is a cutesy slice-of-life anime
about a voice actress. ''[REC]'' is a Spanish horror film.
* ''Red'' is a 1994 movie in
the history of Tolkien's Middle-Earth).
** It's also
''Film/ThreeColorsTrilogy'', a ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode title.
* There's the legendary PunkRock band ''Music/TheMisfits'', and the fictional NewWaveMusic band The Misfits from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', ''AND'' the TV series ''Series/{{Misfits}}''. The real life band is intentionally named after the film ''Film/{{Misfits}}'', though.
* UsefulNotes/{{MOD}} artist Mysterium produced
2008 movie based on a remake of Dr. Awesome (Bjorn Lynne)'s "Bridge to the Universe Part 2" titled "Into The Void". Later, Bjorn Lynne made an original Creator/JackKetchum novel, a [[Film/{{Red}} 2010 action movie]] based on a [[ComicBook/{{Red}} comic]], a 1998 manga by Kenichi Muraeda, a 2006 manga by Sanae Rokuya, a 2007 manga by Naoki Yamamoto, a Creator/TedDekker novel, a [[Music/{{Red}} Christian metal band]], a Music/TaylorSwift song with the same name. Also, not to be confused with the Nine Inch Nails song.
and album, a [[Theatre/RedTheRedRidingHoodMusical musical]] about Little Red Riding Hood, a play about painter Mark Rothko, a [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho085Red Doctor Who audio drama]], a ''Series/DarkAngel'' episode, a ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode, and a [[Creator/RedEntertainment game company]]. ''RED'' is a 2016 video game.
* ''Monkey Business'' ''Red Baron'' is the title of two different classic comedy films: one stars an old VectorGame by Atari, predating by a decade the Creator/MarxBrothers, ''VideoGame/RedBaron'' series of flight simulators by Dynamix, which predated ''Red Baron: Ace of the Sky'', which was licensed by the pizza brand and the other had Creator/CaryGrant was made available by clipping pizza box coupons.
* ''Redcap'', a 1964 Creator/{{ITV}} drama series about Royal Military Police investigator John Mann, ''Series/RedCap'', a 2003 [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] drama series about Royal Military Police investigator Jo [=McDonagh=],
and Ginger Rogers. It's ''Redcap'', a 2006 novel by Brian Callison about Royal Military Police investigator Staff Sergeant Walker. ''Red Cap'' is also a 1991 novel by G. Clifton Wisler which isn't about a Royal Military Police investigator, but a drummer boy in the title American Civil War. And ''Red Caps'' was a 2011 Finnish/Italian animated series about Santa's little helpers.
* ''Renegade'' - a 1986 side-scrolling beat-'em-up by Technos Japan Corp (a localization
of an album by Music/TheBlackEyedPeas.
* Monolith Soft,
the Japanese developer of ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', is not to be confused with Creator/MonolithProductions, game ''Nekketsu Kōha VideoGame/KunioKun'')? [[Series/{{Renegade}} Or a 1992 TV series starring Lorenzo Lamas]]?
** Or
the American developer Italian original title of ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'' a 1987 movie starring Terence Hill and ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]'', nor with Monolith Corp., the company that developed the Super NES ports of ''VideoGame/FatalFury Special'', ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''.
his son Ross?
*** Or a ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' [[Fanfic/{{Renegade}} fanfic]]? Or a song by Music/{{Styx}}?
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'': Comparatively dark [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki]] anime film with (shock) an [[GreenAesop environmental theme]]. ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'': supernatural horror MindScrew anime series.
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' is
''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', a manga/anime 2000s cartoon about replacement parents? ''Film/{{The Replacements|2000}}'', a doctor who saves film about UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball? Or Music/TheReplacements, an 80s power pop band?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d0GARTk_Nk "Rent"]]
the life of Music/PetShopBoys song, and ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' the wrong person. ''Film/{{Monster}}'' RockOpera musical.
* Aside from being a StockSubtitle, ''Resurrection''
is the name of an 1899 Creator/LeoTolstoy novel, [[Film/{{Resurrection}} a biopic known 1999 movie]], and [[Series/{{Resurrection}} a 2014 show]].
* ''Revelation'' and ''Revelations'' are common titles
for Charlize Theron's weight gain. The Music/LadyGaga song fan fiction. ''FanFic/{{Revelations}}'' by Aralinn, a fan sequel to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' about vampires, is just one of more than 50 stories at Website/FanFictionDotNet with that exact title ''Revelations'' plural, not counting ''Revelation'' singular.
* ''{{Series/Revenge}}'' the 2010s TV show
is unrelated to either. As is ''Revenge'' the Music/{{Skillet}} song. Or to the urban fantasy novel by A. Lee Martinez.
* The coin-op ''Monster Bash'' is not to be confused
1990 movie, although they both feature Madeleine Stowe in a main role. [[spoiler: And they both end with the PC platform game ''VideoGame/MonsterBash''. Neither of them are to be confused with the [[Pinball/MonsterBash pinball machine.her character getting KilledOffForReal.]]
* ''M.A.S.H.'' is a popular game in which someone creates a hilariously outrageous fantasy life for another player, and then there's ''Series/{{Mash}}'', a 1970's comedy/drama in [[Film/{{Mash}} film]], [[Literature/{{Mash}} book]] and television incarnations about a group of doctors in a mobile hospital during the Korean War. Averted way back in 1953 with the Humphrey Bogart/June Allyson film ''Battle Circus'', which was originally supposed to be named ''M*A*S*H 66'', after the unit the movie was set in, the 8666th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. MGM's executives demanded a change in the title, fearing This trope affected late-60's [[OneHitWonder one-hit wonders]] Thunderclap Newman. The song that the audience would stay away thinking that the film end up being their only hit was about potatoes.
* ''Film/TheMask'' is a 1994 action comedy based on
to be released under the Dark Horse comic ''ComicBook/TheMask''. ''The Mask'' is name ''Revolution'', but when Music/TheBeatles released their single of that name, the Thunderclap Newman single was hastily renamed ''Something in the Air''.
* It's probably best not to confuse ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' (that [[FantasyKitchenSink ultra-eclectic]] [[AfterTheEnd postapocalyptic]] [[TabletopGames tabletop game]]) with ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'' (that [[{{MMORPG}} MMO]] involving [[GreyAndGreyMorality
a 1961 film known conflict between blind faith and reckless science]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]]-[[EldritchAbomination things]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin tearing big holes in the world]]). There's already been a minor legal fuss over it, after all.
* Riot are a band from New York City whose ''Fire Down Under'' has been referred to
as ''Eyes of Hell''. ''Mask'' is the first speed metal album. Music/QuietRiot were a 1985 drama by Peter Bogdanovich. ''M.A.S.K.'' is an animated series bubblegum-ish band from Los Angeles with rather undistinguished material, but whose management was interested in actually promoting action figures them. It's now difficult to speak of Riot without it being taken as meaning Quiet Riot.
** It's also a Paramore album. And a song
by Kenner.
Three Days Grace.
* ''WesternAnimation/MonsterFarm'': cartoon about There is a young man who inherits a farm from his great uncle, or [[VideoGame/MonsterRancher an anime adventure]].
* ''Monster House'': A Discovery Channel series about thematically remodelling houses, or a 2006 CGI horror film produced by Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg.
* ''VideoGame/MoonCrystal'', a somewhat obscure 1992 Famicom game, shares its title with an even more obscure Japanese PC
1996 FMV game of the same year.
* ''Mother'' is at least three films
named ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'' and a [[VideoGame/{{Mother}} video game]], all an unrelated to each other. Not to be confused with ''Film/{{mother|2017}}!'', or works with similar titles like ''Mom'', or ''Mama''.
2001 SlasherMovie also named ''Film/{{Ripper}}''. Both are however about a UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper-[[JackTheRipoff copycat]].
* ''Literature/MotherNight'', the 1961 novel by Creator/KurtVonnegut, Creator/DataEast's 1984 laserdisc FMV game ''Road Blaster'' should not be confused with '''night, Mother'', Atari Games' 1986 racing game ''[=RoadBlasters=]''. The UsefulNotes/SegaCD port of the 1981 play by Marsha Norman.
former was renamed ''Road Avenger'', presumably to avoid confusion.
* ''Moulin Rouge'' (1952) and ''Film/MoulinRouge'' (2001) are both about Toulouse-Lautrec and involve the titular nightclub, but otherwise have The 1989 Patrick Swayze [[SoBadItsGood cheesefest]] ''Film/RoadHouse'' has nothing in common. Several unrelated movies share to do with the title.
FilmNoir ''Film/{{Road House|1948}}'' from 1948.
* ''Mr. ''Series/RobotWars'' is a successful British combat show and Mrs. Smith'' an American robot tournament. ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' is a Japanese video game series which people confusingly abbreviate to ''Robot Wars''.
** The Japanese video game series is released [[note]]Only the ''OG'' games are exported due to licensing reasons[[/note]] as ''Super Robot Taisen'' outside of Japan.
* The pinball video game ''VideoGame/{{Rollerball}}'' by HAL Laboratory, has nothing to do with the movie ''Film/{{Rollerball}}''.
* ''Ronin'' is a Frank Miller [[ComicBook/{{Ronin}} comic]] and Creator/{{Syfy}} miniseries, and a [[Film/{{Ronin}} spy film]]. ''VideoGame/{{RONIN}}'' is a cyberpunk action game.
* Please don't confuse ''Literature/{{Room}}'' [[note]] A novel about a woman confined to an enclosure with her son adapted into an award winning film [[/note]] with ''Film/TheRoom'' [[note]]"You're tearin' me apart, Lisa!"[[/note]].
** Further confusing the issue is a [[VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame Flash game based on the film]]. Neither should be confused with totally-unrelated mobile phone game ''[[VideoGame/TheRoomMobileGame The Room]]'', or the fourth ''Franchise/SilentHill'' game '''also''' named ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill4 The Room]]''.
* ''Rules of Engagement'' by Creator/ElizabethMoon, the fifth book in the ''Literature/FamiliasRegnant'' series, should not be confused with ''Series/RulesOfEngagement'', the TV sitcom. Nor, for that matter, with ''Rules of Engagement'' by Peter Morwood, which is a Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel. Nor the Creator/TommyLeeJones movie, ''Film/RulesOfEngagement''. Or the film directed by William Friedkin and starring Creator/SamuelLJackson. Or the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode which, like the movie, is also about a decorated officer who's accused of wrongfully attacking civilians in combat.
* "Run to the Sun" was
the title of a [[Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941 1941 screwball comedy song by Alfred Hitchcock]] and a [[Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005 2005 action comedy starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie]].
* ''Murder by Numbers'' was a 2002 movie,
Music/{{Erasure}}, as well as a an earlier italo-disco song by Music/ThePolice.
Mauro Farina as Max Coveri, which in turn was later one of the many artist names used by Maurizio de Jorio.
* "Murder By Proxy" ''Literature/TheRunningMan'' is a Creator/StephenKing novel (adapted into [[Film/TheRunningMan an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie]]) about a DeadlyGame in a dystopian future America. It's also the title of an episode from at least three different Quinn Martin shows - ''Series/TheStreetsOfSanFrancisco'', ''Dan August'' and ''Cannon'' (the latter two also share a guest star in Anne Francis).
* ''Mutant X'' is
1963 film starring Laurence Harvey about a [[ComicBook/MutantX 1998 comic]] and a [[Series/MutantX 2001 TV series]].
* There is more than one fanfic called ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''. The wiki page leads to a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic. [[http://elisi.livejournal.com/468756.html This one]] is a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' crossover, in which The Immortal (from the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "The Girl In Question") turns out to be ... Captain Jack Harkness.
** Outside of Fan Fiction,
man who commits InsuranceFraud. And it's also the name of an Evanescence song, and was the inspiration for the ''Harry Potter'' fanfic's title, and probably the others as well.
* The UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}
a Korean game ''Myth: History in show.
* ''Film/RushHour'': Film series, not to be confused with
the Making'' has no relation sketch show of the same name, or the hit song by Jane Wiedlin.
* Music/{{Rush}}, the Canadian ProgressiveRock trio, have had at one point
to Bungie's ''VideoGame/{{Myth}}'' RTS games.
* ''Mario Adventure'' is both a ROM hack
remind [[RushLimbaugh Rush]], the American conservative talk show host, to not use their music with this as justification. And if any of VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 and VideoGame/SuperMario64 (the latter of which is based on Video/SonicAdventure.)these are related to ''Rush'', a 1991 crime drama taking place in Texas, it'd be a surprise. Also, people looking in record shops for music by the prog group have reportedly been annoyed at having to wade through Jennifer Rush albums in their search.
** ''[[Film/{{Rush2013}} Rush]]'', the 2013 Ron Howard docudrama about a '70s Formula 1 rivalry.



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* ''Nashville'' is either the movie directed by Creator/RobertAltman or the TV series starring Creator/ConnieBritton and Creator/HaydenPanettiere (not to mention the ''other'' TV series that aired on FOX some years before, and which was very shortlived).
* ''Necropolis'' could refer to the ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel by Creator/DanAbnett, ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'' novel by Creator/AnthonyHorowitz, or the fifth and final hub of ''{{VideoGame/Hexen}}'' (and the opening/central level of that hub).
* ''VideoGame/NekketsuOyako'', a 1994 side-scrolling [[BeatEmUp beat-'em-up]] for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn published by Tecnosoft, has nothing to do with the ''[[VideoGame/KunioKun Nekketsu]]'' series developed by Technos Japan Corp.
* On the [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA]] forums, there are two ongoing projects by the name ''[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Nepeta]] Quest 2011'', a [[Webcomic/NepetaQuest2011 fancomic]] and [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?38034-NEPETAQUEST-2011-Thread-4-Oh-god-the-quadrants! a fangame]]. This is understandable as they were both started for the same reason.
* ''[=NeverEnd=]'' is an RPG by Mayhem Studios, and a roguelike by Duck.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' shares its name with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neverwinter_Nights_(AOL_game) an early MMORPG from 1991]].
** JustifiedTrope: They share the same source material, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* ''Series/NewAmsterdam'', a television series about an immortal detective, should not be confused with ''Literature/NewAmsterdam'', a book by Creator/ElizabethBear about a vampire (and thus immortal) detective. Neither should be confused with the Music/ElvisCostello song, or the old name for New York City.
* ''New Moon'', the second ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' book and TheFilmOfTheBook, is of course unrelated to the Sigmund Romberg operetta ''The New Moon'', which was filmed twice as ''New Moon''.
* ''The Newsroom'' is either a [[Series/TheNewsroom drama]] about the goings-on inside a cable news network created by Creator/AaronSorkin, or a Canadian satirical series about the goings-on inside a Toronto newscast created by and starring Ken Finkleman.
* Creator/CoryDoctorow wrote in the introduction to one of his books (a book which notably - and [[ShoutOut deliberately]] -featured a ton of stories with names similar or identical to existing famous SF stories) that "every" writer will ''eventually'' write a story under the title "'''Nightfall'''". It's funny precisely because it's true; on this very Wiki alone there's listings for at least ''two'' different fanfics of that name, (one ''{{Webcomic/Nightfall}}'' for ''MS Paint Adventures'' and one for ''[[Fanfic/Nightfall2014 How to Train your Dragon]]''), the video game spin-off movie ''[[Film/HaloNightfall Halo: Nightfall]]'' and of course, the very reason why Doctorow's observation would be especially funny to his science fiction fan readers in the first place: Isaac Asimov's ''{{Literature/Nightfall}}'', aka one of the most famous stories in the entire genre. None of ''these'' of course should be confused with ''Fanfic/CorruptionAtNightfall'' (a ''My Little Pony'' fanfic); or with the concept album ''Nightfall in Middle Earth'' by Music/BlindGuardian (which likewise shouldn't be confused with the ''Darkwing Duck'' fanfic ''[[Fanfic/NegaverseChronicles Nightfall in the Negaverse]]''), the ''{{VideoGame/Guild Wars}}'' campaign "Nightfall", the {{Freemium}} format game ''Nightfall: An Edgar Allan Poe Mystery''...you get the idea. Oh, and none of ''those'' of course should be confused with the iconic ''Knightfall'' story of ''{{ComicBook/Batman}}'' fame (the one where Bane [[spoiler:infamously broke the Dark Knight's back]]) Oh, and for extra bonus poinst? ''Film/PitchBlack'' was originally going to be titled ''Nightfall'' as well. Yeah, there's a reason Doctorow made that joke.
* ''Film/NightOfTheDemon'', ''Night of the Demon'' and ''[[Film/NightOfTheDemons1988 Night of the Demons]]'' are all about different types of demons, though only the middle one involves a Satanic {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}.
* There are four games named ''Nightshade''. One 1985 UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum videogame, a 1991 NES game ([[VideoGame/{{Nightshade}} trope page here]]) one 2003 [=PS2=] videogame ([[VideoGame/NightshadeKunoichi trope page here]]), and a [[VisualNovel/{{Nightshade}} visual novel]]. Also a happy hardcore song by Melody & Mezzo based on Brahms' ''[[RockMeAmadeus Hungarian Dance No.5]]''
* ''Literature/NightShift'' is a short story collection by Creator/StephenKing, as well as [[Film/NightShift a comedy film]] directed by Creator/RonHoward and starring Creator/MichaelKeaton.
* ''Literature/NightWatch'' is a Russian urban fantasy series. Not to be confused with [[Discworld/NightWatch the Discworld novel]].
** Or the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII novel by Sarah Waters. Or the Alistair [=MacNeil=] novel about the theft of the Rembrandt painting. Or the sequel to ''Ressurection Man'' by Sean Stewart. Or the ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' novel by Robin Wayne Bailey. Or the only published SF story by James Inglis. And apparently it's the title of Creator/StephenieMeyer's next book as well.
** Perhaps most confusing, it's also the name of a Danish horror film and its American remake.
*** And a season of an Icelandic comedy series, starring Jón Gnarr, the current mayor of Reykjavík, Iceland's capital.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' (animated film), and ''Theatre/NineMusical'' (musical).
** Just as long as you aren't turned off by the similarity of the title with that of ''The Nine'', which probably deserved its swift cancellation. No relation to ''Film/TheNines''.
** Also there was ''Film/{{District 9}}''. Truly '09 was the year of the 9.
* ''Ninja Assault'': The horrible ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' knockoff on ''VideoGame/Action52''? Or a UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 LightGunGame?
* ''No More Heroes'': A song by Music/TheStranglers, as well as a [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes video game about an otaku assassin]].
* ''WebComic/TheNoob'' and ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' may be both comical stories set in a [[FictionalVideoGame fictional]] {{MMORPG}}, but the first is a webcomic written in English with a paper publication and the second is a French WebOriginal with comic book and novel adaptations.
* ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'': A [=PS2=] game, or an Music/OingoBoingo song?
* There's ''VideoGame/{{Nostalgia}}'' the RPG by Red Entertainment and Matrix Software, but also the RhythmGame ''Nostalgia'' by Konami.
* ''Film/{{Notorious}}'' is either the Creator/AlfredHitchcock thriller or the [[Music/TheNotoriousBIG Biggie Smalls]] biopic.
** Also, it's a Music/DuranDuran song -- which was ''sampled'' by Biggie for a song of same name yet again.
** Or ''So [=NoTORIous=]'', a short-lived sitcom starring Tori Spelling.
* ''{{Nova}}'' is a Creator/MarvelComics [[ComicBook/{{Nova}} superhero comic]], a [[Literature/{{Nova}} science fiction novel]] by Creator/SamuelRDelany, a series of novels by Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, a [[Music/{{Nova}} musical group]], a [[Series/{{Nova}} science documentary series]] on American public television, or an iPod/iPhone video game.
* ''Nowhere Boy'' is either a movie about Music/JohnLennon or a {{manhwa}} about a very unhappy guy who wants the world to end (a wish that is granted ''by God''). ''Mowhere Boys'' is an Australian TV series about teenagers trapped in a parallel world.
* ''Series/NowhereMan'' is a sci-fi drama series about a man whose life is "[[UnPerson erased]]" by a shadowy GovernmentConspiracy, as well as a classic song by Music/TheBeatles (likely the isnpiration for the show's title).

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* ''Nashville'' ''{{Safe}}'' was a 1993 British TV movie about homeless people and a 1995 American movie by Todd Haynes about Julianne Moore going mad. As both got a lot of critical acclaim particularly in the UK, this was very confusing, though the latter is often written ''[safe]''.
** It's also the title of a 2012 crime thriller starring Jason Statham.
* ''Series/{{Salamander}}'' is about political skullduggery in Belgium. Not to be confused with Konami's ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' spinoff ''Salamander'' (a.k.a. ''Life Force'' [[MarketBasedTitle in North America]]).
* ''Sally Forth'' can refer to [[ComicStrip/SallyForthHoward a family-friendly newspaper comic]], or a [[ComicStrip/SallyForthWood more adult comic that ran in military newspapers.]]
* ''Salt'' is an Adam Roberts novel, a 1987 movie known as ''Uppu'', a 2006 movie, a 2009 Australian documentary, a [[Film/{{Salt}} 2010 action movie]], and a game by Lavaboots Studios.
* ''San Andreas'' is a 1984 novel by [=Alistair MacLean=] about war at sea, a 2015 disaster film, or a game in the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series.
* There's ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'', a LiveActionTV show about a group of people who hunt down monsters, and ''Manga/{{Sanctuary}}'', a manga[[note]]Adapted into both an anime and a live action film[[/note]] about two survivors of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia, acting as a politician and a {{Yakuza}} to reform Japan.
** ''Sanctuary'' is also the title of the third novel in Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/DragonJousters'' series and of a ''ThievesWorld'' novel by LynnAbbey.
** It's also been the titles of songs by Music/IronMaiden and Music/TheJGeilsBand.
** It's also the title of a Creator/NoraRoberts book, and TheFilmOfTheBook.
* ''Literature/TheSandman'' (1816) is a Gothic short story by Creator/ETAHoffmann. No relation to ''The Sandman'' (Danish: ''Ole-Lukøie''), a fairy tale by Creator/HansChristianAndersen, the Golden-Age superhero called ''The Sandman'', or indeed ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' (1989-96), comic book series by Creator/NeilGaiman.
** How about to former {{Wrestling/ECW}} star [[Wrestling/JimFullington The Sandman?]]
** There are also several songs called ''Sandman'' (and at least one called ''Mr. Sandman'' and one called ''[[Music/{{Metallica}} Enter Sandman]]'') and at least two films called ''The Sandman''.
* ''Sangatsu no Lion'' is a 1991 Japanese live-action drama film. It is also the name of a [[Manga/SangatsuNoLion Japanese manga about shogi]].
* Thin Lizzy have two completely different songs called "Sarah" - one from 1972's ''Shades of a Blue Orphanage'' and one from 1979's ''Black Rose: A Rock Legend''. Both are about different relatives of Phil Lynott with the same name - the 1972 "Sarah" was about his grandmother, while the 1979 "Sarah" was about his daughter.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', a mid-Seventies sketch comedy show on NBC that featured Bill Murray in its cast. No relation, of course, to ''Saturday Night Live'', a mid-Seventies sketch comedy show on *ABC* that featured Bill Murray in its cast.
** In fact, the existence of the ABC show prevented NBC from using the desired title until 1976, which is why the first two seasons of the REAL Saturday Night Live shorten the title to "Saturday Night", [[TheArtifact and also why they say "Live, from New York, it's Saturday Night!"]] [[CatchPhrase at the beginning of each episode]].
* Before Creator/WesCraven's ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'', there was 1981 low-budget slasher named ''Film/{{Scream| 1981}}''. The 1981 film has also used the alternate title ''The Outing'' on some VHS versions, which is shared by a slasher film from 1987.
** It is also the name of songs by Michael and Janet Jackson, Avenged Sevenfold, and Adelitas Way.
** And of course, there's Edvard Munch's famous painting ''TheScream'', which inspired the mask worn by the killer in the Creator/WesCraven film.
* ''S.D.I.'' is the name of two unrelated video games released in 1987: a trackball-based UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame by Creator/{{Sega}}, and a computer game published by Creator/{{Cinemaware}}.
* ''Season of the Witch'' is a 1973 Creator/GeorgeARomero movie, the third ''[[Film/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch Halloween]]'' movie, and a [[Film/SeasonOfTheWitch 2011 movie]].
* The Sea World marine park in Australia, the Sea World aquarium in Indonesia, and the Ride/SeaWorld chain of marine parks in the U.S. all have zero relation to each other.
* ''Series/SecondChance'' is a GameShow from 1977, as well as an unrelated sci-fi series from 2016 about [[FountainOfYouth an old man who is de-aged to his younger self]].
* The ''Second Reality'' [[DemoScene demo]] is not to be confused with ''VideoGame/TheSecondRealityProject'', a GameMod of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. There's also an unrelated mind.in.a.box song titled "Second Reality".
* ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (1990) and ''Anime/SecretOfCeruleanSand'' (2002) are both steampunk {{Anime}}s.
* ''ComicBook/SecretWar'' is a different crossover than the 1984 crossover ''Comicbook/SecretWars'' or the 2015 crossover ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Secret Wars]]''.
* ''VideoGame/SeekAndDestroy'' is the name of two different games, both involving tanks: a 1996 MS-DOS and UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} ShootEmUp and [[VideoGame/SeekAndDestroy2002 a 2002 UsefulNotes/Playstation 2 ActionGame.]] It's also the name of a {{Music/Metallica}} song.
* The RealTimeStrategy game ''VideoGame/{{Sengoku}}'' shares its title with an unrelated series of {{Beat Em Up}}s by Creator/{{SNK}} and ''VideoGame/SengokuAce'', a ShootEmUp set in feudal Japan.
* ''TheSentinel'' is a [[Film/TheSentinel 1970s horror film]] starring Chris Sarandon; a 2006 political thriller starring Creator/MichaelDouglas; and a late-'90s [[Series/TheSentinel sci-fi series]]. It was also a short story by Arthur C. Clarke which was a major inspiration behind ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''; and a bizarre conquest game which appeared on most 8-bit computers.
* ''Seven'' is a 1979 action movie and a 1995 thriller known as ''Film/Se7en''.
* ''The Seven Deadly Sins'' could either refer to the MedievalEuropeanFantasy themed manga ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' about seven knights themed around the SevenDeadlySins, or an upcoming anime about scantily clad female demons themed around the SevenDeadlySins.
* ''Literature/ShadesOfGrey'', a quirky and innovative fantasy novel by Creator/JasperFforde is almost named the same as the more popular and well-known ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey''. To make the confusion perfect, some translations kept the English title of the latter, but cut the "Fifty". There's also "Shades of Grey" by the Monkees.
* ''Shadowbane'' is a ''Literature/ForgottenRealms'' novel and novel series, and a defunct MMORPG.
* ''Shadows of Mordor'' is a 1987 game by Beam Software. ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'' is a 2014 game by Creator/MonolithProductions.
* ''Shift 2''
is either the movie directed by Creator/RobertAltman second in [[VideoGame/{{Shift}} a series of]] PuzzlePlatformer games, or the TV series [[DivorcedInstallment divorced sequel]] to ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed: Shift''.
* ''Shelter'' (also known as ''Film/SixSouls'') is a horror flick from 2010,
starring Creator/ConnieBritton Creator/JulianneMoore as a forensic psychiatrist who discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. There is also ''Film/{{Shelter}}'' from 2007, the ComingOutStory of Zach who falls in love with his best friend's older brother. Perhaps this is why the Julianne Moore film was given a MarketBasedTitle when released in the US (''6 Souls'').
* ''VideoGame/{{Shivers}}'' is a survival horror game by Creator/{{Sierra}},
and Creator/HaydenPanettiere (not a [[Film/{{Shivers}} 1975 film]] by Creator/DavidCronenberg.
* There's ''Franchise/SilentHill'' the survival horror game series by Konami, and then there's the Christmas and completely non-horror song "Silent Hill" in ''VideoGame/{{DanceDanceRevolution}}'', which is ''also'' a Konami series.
* ''Simple Man'' was used as a title by Music/LynyrdSkynyrd (later covered by Music/{{Shinedown}}), The Charlie Daniels Band, Klaus Nomi and Turbulent.
* ''Sing'' is either [[WesternAnimation/{{Sing}} a 2016 animated movie about singing animals]] or a 1989 live-action movie about a high-school musical ([[Film/HighSchoolMusical not that one]]). Nor is the animated film the Hungarian movie that won Best Live Action Short Film at the 2017 Oscars.
* ''Skate or Die!'' is a skateboarding game ported
to mention the NES. ''Skate or Die'' is a 2008 French action film.
* ''{{Skins}}'' is the title of a [[Webcomic/{{Skins}} a horror webcomic]], [[Series/{{Skins}} a British TV series]] or [[Film/{{Skins}} film]]
* ''Sky Burial'' is the name of an album by black metal/sludge band Inter Arma, and also the name of an album by dark ambient project Echtra (formerly also a black metal band). To make things even more confusing, they were both released in 2013.
* ''Sledgehammer'' refers to, among other things, [[Film/{{Sledgehammer}} a horror movie]] from 1983, [[Series/SledgeHammer a TV show]] from 1986-1987, a 1974 song by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, a 1986 song by Music/PeterGabriel, a 2007 song by Music/TheFallOfTroy, and a 2013 song by Music/FifthHarmony. The Peter Gabriel song was used in advertisements for the TV show, but otherwise, none of these have anything to do with each other.
* ''Snuggle'' fabric softener must absolutely NOT be confused with ''Snuggles'', a doll by the Ideal Toy Company that could move with a pull string (and which predates the fabric softener).[[note]]That said, there have been dolls of the fabric softener teddy bear mascot that were made for a short time during the 1980s.[[/note]]
* ''Soldier'', a 1972 song by Harvey Andrews, a 1972 song by Neil Young, a 1980 album by Iggy Pop, a 1981 song by ABBA, a 2002 song by Eminem, a 2005 song by Destiny's Child, a 2007 song by Drowning Pool, a 2008 song by Erykah Badu, a 2011 song by [=Gavin DeGraw=], a 2012 song by Ulrik Munther, a 2013 song by Samantha Jade, the Harlan Ellison short story known as "Soldier From Tomorrow", the 1964 ''[[Series/TheOuterLimits1963 The Outer Limits]]'' episode based on "Soldier From Tomorrow", a 1998 sci-fi action film, a 1998 Bollywood action thriller, a 2009 film by Vijaya Nirmala, and a 2010 film by Dulal Bhowmik.
* ''VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune'', the FirstPersonShooter series, is unrelated to the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} and UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum games of the same name. Neither is to be confused with ''Soldiers of Fortune'', which was a MarketBasedTitle for ''VideoGame/TheChaosEngine''. Or the magazine ''Soldier of Fortune''.
* ''Solo'' is a comic by Creator/MarvelComics, and a comic by Creator/DCComics.
* ''Solstice'' is an NES game and a [[VisualNovel/{{Solstice}} visual novel]].
* "Somebody to Love" by The Great Society, also played by Music/JeffersonAirplane, and "Somebody to Love" by Music/{{Queen}} haven't got much more in common than the title. The Music/JustinBieber song is unrelated to either song.
* The 1939 movie ''Some Like It Hot'', featuring Creator/BobHope, Shirley Ross and Gene Krupa, is unrelated to ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', the famous drag comedy from twenty years later. Neither are related to The Power Station's 1985 smash hit.
* Music/FrankSinatra has two albums with almost the same titles ''Music/SongsForSwinginLovers'' and ''Music/SongsForYoungLovers'', which are often confused with each other despite one different adjective in the title.
* ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'' is the title of three games by Creator/{{Sega}}, only two of which are connected to the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise. The other is a VerticalScrollingShooter dating back to 1987.
** It's also the theme song to VideoGame/SonicCD that was created specifically for North America.
* ''VideoGame/{{Sorcerer}}'' the computer adventure and ''Pinball/{{Sorcerer}}'' the pinball machine both have the same general theme (as evident from the title), but are otherwise unrelated. Neither have any connection to [[Film/{{Sorcerer}} the movie]], or to its Music/TangerineDream soundtrack, or the TabletopRPG ''TabletopGame/{{Sorcerer}}''.
* ''Sorcery!'' is a series of [[Literature/{{Sorcery}} gamebooks]] and a [[Videogame/{{Sorcery}} video game]] adaptation, and a 2012 [=PS3=] game.
* ''Theatre/SouthPacific'' is also the title of a 1943 play by Howard Rigsby and Dorothy Heyward, unrelated to the later musical--though both plays happen to be about confronting American racial prejudice during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* When most people think of ''VideoGame/SpaceAce'', they think of the [=LaserDisc=] arcade game made by the same people who made ''VideoGame/DragonsLair''. However, "Space Ace" can also refer to the very first show Creator/TatsunokoProduction ever made: ''Uchuu Ace'' (which literally translates as "Space Ace").
* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' is a Creator/{{Sierra}} adventure game series, and the second episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}''.
* Spectrum was a military organisation in 1968 {{Supermarionation}} series ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons''. The Spectrum was a (coincidentally-named) late-[[TheSixties 1960s]] pop group who, because of the coincidence, were invited to do the closing-credits music for ''Captain Scarlet''. Then there was the 1982 pinball game {{Pinball/Spectrum}} and the 1982 computer the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum, unrelated to either of these or to each other.
* In 1936, long before the film ''Film/{{Speed}}'' about a bomb on a bus, there was a film of the same name about a race car driver setting the land speed record. Also the name of a Music/{{Covenant}} song.
* ''Spliced'' is a 2002 horror film known as ''The Wisher'', or a 2009 Canadian animated series. ''Splice'' is a 2009 science fiction horror film, a puzzle game by Cipher Prime, or a cloud based music and collaboration platform.
* The manga ''Manga/{{Spriggan}}'' has nothing to do with the ''Spriggan'' series of {{Shoot Em Up}}s by Naxat[=/=]Creator/{{Compile}}.
* The 1970s song ''Stairway to Heaven'' that was very popular in Jamaica, and is still played on the radio there sometimes, is from the O'Jays album "Family Reunion". Many Jamaicans are unaware of the earlier, unrelated song of the same name by Music/{{Led Zeppelin}}.
** It was also the name of a hit song by Music/NeilSedaka back in the '60s, long before either song became a hit.
* The Battle of Stalingrad during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII has inspired many works by that name. We have articles for a [[Film/{{Stalingrad 1993}} 1993 German film called "Stalingrad"]] and a [[Film/{{Stalingrad 2013}} 2013 Russian film called "Stalingrad"]], but there are several more unlisted works.
* There was an obscure TurnBasedStrategy game for the UsefulNotes/AppleII titled ''Starcraft''--no relation to ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'', of course. Starcraft was also the name of a defunct Japanese company that ported many Western games to Japanese computers.
* Nintendo's ''VideoGame/StarFox'' is completely unrelated to ''Star Fox'', an almost universally derided Atari 2600 game released a decade before.
** Another unrelated game titled ''Starfox'' (spelled as one word) was released in Europe for the UsefulNotes/Commodore64, UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum and UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC. Because the trademark was still active during TheNineties, this forced the first two games in the ''Star Fox'' series to be retitled ''Starwing'' and ''Lyrat Wars'' respectively in Europe.
** ''The Star Fox'' is also a science fiction novel by Creator/PoulAnderson.
* The original arcade version of ''VideoGame/{{Defender}} II'' was released under the name ''Stargate''. No relation to [[Franchise/StargateVerse that franchise of movies and TV series]], of course.
* Imagic's ''Star Voyager'' is a simple space-themed ShootEmUp that appeared on the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}. Another game called ''Star Voyager'' was released on the NES in 1987, its gameplay owing a lot more to ''VideoGame/StarRaiders'' than the original ''Star Voyager''.
* There was a coin-op called ''Star Wars'' ("starw" in MAME) which was a bootleg of ''Galaxy Wars'', released in 1979, 2 years after the first ''Franchise/StarWars'' film, but before the arcade LicensedGame.
** There's also Exidy's ''Star Fire'', a loose adaptation of ''Star Wars'' that also predates the official arcade game.
*** If you're a Child of the Eighties, "Star Wars" means lightsabers and Wookiees. If you're an adult from the eighties, "Star Wars" probably meant UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's missile defense system.
* Long before Music/TwistedSister's most famous album (released in 1984), there had been a completely unrelated movie called "Stay Hungry".
* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' is not only a 2016 4X real-time strategy game set in space, but also an educational Italian "interactive cartoon" adventure game for young kids, released exactly 20 years before. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IDCJDyc6FU Here's]] the Italian game's episode with a space setting... Hilariously, since the name is the same, the YouTube Gaming subsite recognizes the adventure game's clips as clips from
the ''other'' TV series that aired on FOX some years before, and which was very shortlived).
Stellaris!
* ''Necropolis'' could refer to the ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel [[Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock "Step by Creator/DanAbnett, ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'' novel by Creator/AnthonyHorowitz, or the fifth and final hub of ''{{VideoGame/Hexen}}'' (and the opening/central level of that hub).
* ''VideoGame/NekketsuOyako'', a 1994 side-scrolling [[BeatEmUp beat-'em-up]] for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn published by Tecnosoft, has nothing to do with the ''[[VideoGame/KunioKun Nekketsu]]'' series developed by Technos Japan Corp.
* On the [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA]] forums, there are two ongoing projects by the name ''[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Nepeta]] Quest 2011'', a [[Webcomic/NepetaQuest2011 fancomic]] and [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?38034-NEPETAQUEST-2011-Thread-4-Oh-god-the-quadrants! a fangame]].
step! Ooh, baby!..."]] This is understandable as they were both started for a song you won't hear in the [[Series/StepByStep similarly named sitcom]]. Nor is it related to the Music/AlanParsonsProject song of the same reason.
name.
* ''[=NeverEnd=]'' is an RPG by Mayhem Studios, and a roguelike by Duck.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' shares its name with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neverwinter_Nights_(AOL_game) an early MMORPG
''Still Alive'', the ending song from 1991]].
** JustifiedTrope: They share the same source material, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* ''Series/NewAmsterdam'', a television series about an immortal detective, should not be confused with ''Literature/NewAmsterdam'', a book by Creator/ElizabethBear about a vampire (and thus immortal) detective. Neither should be confused with the Music/ElvisCostello song, or the old name for New York City.
* ''New Moon'', the second ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' book and TheFilmOfTheBook,
''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', is of course completely unrelated to ''Still Alive (The Theme from VideoGame/MirrorsEdge)''.
** Or ''Still Alive'',
the Sigmund Romberg operetta song by Finnish band ''The New Moon'', Crash''.
** Or even ''Still Alive'', the song by Chilean industrial band ''Vigilante''.
* {{Covenant}} produced a song called "Storm" in 1996, then in 2006, Eskil Simonsson of that group sang vocals on a Music/FrontLineAssembly song titled "The Storm".
* ''Stranger Things'' is [[Series/StrangerThings a 2016 sci-fi horror Netflix series]] as well as [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1468737/ a 2010 American-British drama film about a woman and a homeless man she allows to stay in her shed]].
* ''Strange World'' is the name of three different songs by Music/IronMaiden, Ke, and Push / M.I.K.E.
** It's also a song by Parachute, and ''This Strange World'' is a song from the movie Westernanimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls.
* ''Film/TheStreetFighter'', a series of 1970s grindhouse films starring Sonny Chiba, and ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', a series of fighting games (which even spun off some movies of its own).
* ''Streets of Fire'' is a [[Film/StreetsOfFire movie]], a Bruce Springsteen song intended for the movie, and an ''Manga/InitialD'' song.
* There are several unrelated songs called "Stupid Girl". One by Music/TheRollingStones in 1966, another by Music/NeilYoung and Crazy Horse in 1975, another by Music/{{Garbage}} in 1996 ([[SampledUp which sampled]] Music/TheClash's "Train in Vain"), and another by Music/{{Cold}} in 2003. Music/{{Pink}} also had a song called "Stupid Girl'''s'''" in 2006,
which was filmed twice as ''New Moon''.
* ''The Newsroom'' is either a [[Series/TheNewsroom drama]] about
thematically similar to the goings-on inside a cable news network created song by Creator/AaronSorkin, or a Canadian satirical series about the goings-on inside a Toronto newscast created by and starring Ken Finkleman.
Garbage.
* Creator/CoryDoctorow wrote Creator/PGWodehouse quipped in the introduction to one of his early Blandings Castle novels that he hoped it made the list of the eleven best books (a book which notably - and [[ShoutOut deliberately]] -featured named ''Summer Lightning''.
* ''Suicide Squad'' is [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027057/reference
a ton of stories with names similar or identical to existing famous SF stories) that "every" writer will ''eventually'' write 1935 movie]] about firemen, a story under the 1959-62 DC title "'''Nightfall'''". It's funny precisely because it's true; on this very Wiki alone there's listings for at least ''two'' different fanfics of that name, (one ''{{Webcomic/Nightfall}}'' for ''MS Paint Adventures'' about war veterans, and one for ''[[Fanfic/Nightfall2014 How to Train your Dragon]]''), the video game spin-off movie ''[[Film/HaloNightfall Halo: Nightfall]]'' [[Comicbook/SuicideSquad ongoing DC title]] about a black ops team consisting of supervillains (which in turn was adapted into [[Film/SuicideSquad2016 a movie]]).
* There are two manga magazines in Japan with "Sunday" as part of the title: the more well known ''Weekly Shonen Sunday'' by Shogakukan,
and of course, the very reason why Doctorow's observation would be especially funny to his seinen magazine ''Weekly'' '''''Manga''''' ''Sunday'' published by a company called Jistsugyo no Nihon Sha.[[note]]In 2012, the "Weekly" was dropped from the title, and started being published twice a month. A year later, it was discontinued.[[/note]]
* ''Sunshine'' is both a 1999 film about three generations of a Hungarian-Jewish family living throughout the first half of the twentieth century, and [[Film/{{Sunshine}} a 2007
science fiction fan readers film]] about a space mission to reignite the sun. There's also a 1973 Made-for-TV movie called ''Sunshine''. And [[Literature/{{Sunshine}} a vampire novel]].
* There are countless songs titled "Sunrise", many of which are
in the first place: Isaac Asimov's ''{{Literature/Nightfall}}'', aka one of the most famous stories in the entire genre. None of ''these'' of course {{trance}} genre.
* ''{{Series/Survivors}}'', a 1970s British post-apocalyptic drama and its 2000s remake,
should not be confused with ''Fanfic/CorruptionAtNightfall'' (a ''My Little Pony'' fanfic); or with the concept album ''Nightfall in Middle Earth'' by Music/BlindGuardian (which likewise shouldn't be confused with the ''Darkwing Duck'' fanfic ''[[Fanfic/NegaverseChronicles Nightfall in the Negaverse]]''), the ''{{VideoGame/Guild Wars}}'' campaign "Nightfall", the {{Freemium}} format game ''Nightfall: An Edgar Allan Poe Mystery''...you get the idea. Oh, and none of ''those'' of course should be confused with the iconic ''Knightfall'' story of ''{{ComicBook/Batman}}'' fame (the one where Bane [[spoiler:infamously broke the Dark Knight's back]]) Oh, and for extra bonus poinst? ''Film/PitchBlack'' was originally going to be titled ''Nightfall'' as well. Yeah, there's a reason Doctorow made that joke.
* ''Film/NightOfTheDemon'', ''Night of the Demon'' and ''[[Film/NightOfTheDemons1988 Night of the Demons]]'' are all about different types of demons, though only the middle one involves a Satanic {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}.
* There are four games named ''Nightshade''. One 1985 UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum videogame, a 1991 NES game ([[VideoGame/{{Nightshade}} trope page here]]) one 2003 [=PS2=] videogame ([[VideoGame/NightshadeKunoichi trope page here]]), and a [[VisualNovel/{{Nightshade}} visual novel]]. Also a happy hardcore song by Melody & Mezzo based on Brahms' ''[[RockMeAmadeus Hungarian Dance No.5]]''
* ''Literature/NightShift'' is a short story collection by Creator/StephenKing, as well as [[Film/NightShift a comedy film]] directed by Creator/RonHoward and starring Creator/MichaelKeaton.
* ''Literature/NightWatch'' is a Russian urban fantasy series. Not to be confused with [[Discworld/NightWatch the Discworld novel]].
** Or the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII novel by Sarah Waters. Or the Alistair [=MacNeil=] novel about the theft of the Rembrandt painting. Or the sequel to ''Ressurection Man'' by Sean Stewart. Or the ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' novel by Robin Wayne Bailey. Or the only published SF story by James Inglis. And apparently it's the title of Creator/StephenieMeyer's next book as well.
** Perhaps most confusing, it's also the name of a Danish horror film and its
American remake.
*** And a season of an Icelandic comedy series, starring Jón Gnarr,
reality show ''{{Series/Survivor}}''. Or [[{{Music/Survivor}} the current mayor of Reykjavík, Iceland's capital.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' (animated film), and ''Theatre/NineMusical'' (musical).
** Just as long as you aren't turned off by the similarity of the title with that of ''The Nine'', which probably deserved its swift cancellation. No relation to ''Film/TheNines''.
** Also there was ''Film/{{District 9}}''. Truly '09 was the year of the 9.
* ''Ninja Assault'': The horrible ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' knockoff on ''VideoGame/Action52''? Or a UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 LightGunGame?
* ''No More Heroes'': A song by Music/TheStranglers, as well as a [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes video game about an otaku assassin]].
* ''WebComic/TheNoob'' and ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' may be both comical stories set in a [[FictionalVideoGame fictional]] {{MMORPG}}, but the first is a webcomic written in English with a paper publication and the second is a French WebOriginal with comic book and novel adaptations.
* ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'': A [=PS2=] game, or an Music/OingoBoingo song?
* There's ''VideoGame/{{Nostalgia}}'' the RPG by Red Entertainment and Matrix Software, but also the RhythmGame ''Nostalgia'' by Konami.
* ''Film/{{Notorious}}'' is either the Creator/AlfredHitchcock thriller or the [[Music/TheNotoriousBIG Biggie Smalls]] biopic.
** Also, it's a Music/DuranDuran song -- which was ''sampled'' by Biggie for a song of same name yet again.
** Or ''So [=NoTORIous=]'', a short-lived sitcom starring Tori Spelling.
* ''{{Nova}}'' is a Creator/MarvelComics [[ComicBook/{{Nova}} superhero comic]], a [[Literature/{{Nova}} science fiction novel]] by Creator/SamuelRDelany, a series of novels by Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, a [[Music/{{Nova}} musical group]], a [[Series/{{Nova}} science documentary series]] on American public television, or an iPod/iPhone video game.
* ''Nowhere Boy'' is either a movie about Music/JohnLennon or a {{manhwa}} about a very unhappy guy who wants the world to end (a wish that is granted ''by God''). ''Mowhere Boys'' is an Australian TV series about teenagers trapped in a parallel world.
* ''Series/NowhereMan'' is a sci-fi drama series about a man whose life is "[[UnPerson erased]]" by a shadowy GovernmentConspiracy, as well as a classic song by Music/TheBeatles (likely the isnpiration
band]] best known for the show's title).hit "Eye of the Tiger".



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* ''O'', a SettingUpdate of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', ''Theatre/{{O}}'', a Creator/CirqueDuSoleil show in Vegas, ''O: The [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]] Magazine'', and ''O'', a satyrical book about UsefulNotes/BarackObama. ''The Tale of O'' is something else all together.
** Also, it's Omarion's first hit and its parent album.
* ''Oblivion'': a 2006 [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion video game]], a 1994 [[Film/Oblivion1994 space western]], and a 2013 [[Film/Oblivion2013 sci-fi movie]].
* ''O.C.'': The Fox drama or the rapper from Diggin' in tha Crates?
* ''The Odyssey'' is either an [[Literature/TheOdyssey ancient Greek epic poem]] or a [[Series/TheOdyssey 1990s Canadian TV show]], or even a [[UsefulNotes/MagnavoxOdyssey 1972 games console]].
* "Once Upon A Dream" is the name of a song in Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', a song by Music/BillyFury, a song and album by Music/TheRascals, and a song in the Frank Wildhorn musical ''Theatre/JekyllAndHyde''.
* "Open Your Heart" is the title of multiple songs, including one by Music/{{Madonna}}, another by Music/{{Crush 40}} that is the main theme of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', and yet another by the Irish BoyBand Music/{{Westlife}}.
* There are at least ''eight'' movies called ''The Other Woman'', featuring ladies as diverse as Cleo Moore (1954), Jill Eikenberry (1995, MadeForTVMovie), Creator/NataliePortman ([[Film/TheOtherWoman 2009]]) and Kate Upton ([[Film/TheOtherWoman2014 2014]]).
* "Out of Scale" may refer to both a ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale'' cartoon and a ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' episode. They barely even have two protagonists in common.
* Systems in Blue's ''Out of the Blue'' is not to be confused with the System F (Ferry Corsten) song and album of the same name. Who in turn, should not be confused with System SF, an alias of {{Creator/Konami}} musician Sota Fujimori. Neither of the first two should be confused with the album ''Out of the Blue'' by the Music/ElectricLightOrchestra. And none of them should be confused with the song and album of the same name from Debbie Gibson, or the ''five'' TV series (two American, two British and one Australian) of that title.
* To avoid confusion with the SoapOpera ''Series/AnotherWorld'', the CinematicPlatformer ''VideoGame/AnotherWorld'' was retitled ''Out of This World'' in America, which caused confusion with a short-lived sitcom from the same period also titled ''Series/OutOfThisWorld''. From a much earlier period, ''Out of This World'' was a Cole Porter musical farce flavored by Greek mythology, and earlier still a movie musical where Eddie Bracken becomes a popular crooner because he [[NonSingingVoice literally]] has Music/BingCrosby's singing voice. There was also a game for the Magnavox UsefulNotes/{{Odyssey 2}} titled ''Out of This World!'', from 1979. (Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_This_World several other things]] also titled "Out of this World").
* ''VideoGame/OnePieceMansion'', a little-known Capcom game for the [=PS1=], has nothing to do with the popular manga and anime ''Manga/OnePiece''. The title nonetheless misleads quite a few fans of the manga to this day, until they realize the similar names are a coincidence.
* As [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Step_Beyond this page]] at Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} shows, the phrase ''One Step Beyond'' refers to several works, including three TV series. So far, the only work that has an entry here is [[Music/OneStepBeyond the first album]] by Music/{{Madness}}.
* ''ComicBook/OriginalSin'' is a Creator/MarvelComics storyline, and a ''[[VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSin Divinity]]'' RPG.
* The title ''Overlord'' refers to both [[VideoGame/{{Overlord}} a video game series]] where the main character is a TinTyrant and spreads evil ([[KarmaMeter or not]]) with legions of goblin-like Minions, and [[LightNovel/{{Overlord}} a light novel series]] where the main character is trapped in the body of a [[OurLichesAreDifferent lich]] from one of his favorite [=MMORPGs=] and has to try to survive when [[TheGameComeToLife the game is shut down, yet somehow still comes to life]].

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* ''O'', Punk band D.O.A. used the title ''Talk - Action = 0'' for two otherwise completely unrelated releases - a SettingUpdate of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', ''Theatre/{{O}}'', a Creator/CirqueDuSoleil show in Vegas, ''O: The [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]] Magazine'', 1991 LiveAlbum and ''O'', a satyrical book about UsefulNotes/BarackObama. ''The 2010 studio album. To avoid confusion, the former is usually called "Talk - Action = 0 (Live)".
* ''Film/{{Taken}}'' is a 2008 thriller starring Creator/LiamNeeson, and [[Series/{{Taken}} a 2002 sci-fi miniseries]].
* '''A
Tale of O'' Two Kitties''' is something else all together.
** Also, it's Omarion's first hit
either [[Franchise/LooneyTunes Tweety's debut cartoon]], a ''Film/{{Garfield}}'' sequel, an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'', a 1996 Good Housekeeping movie, or one of Dav Pilkey's Dog Man books.
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'': The cartoon spawned several {{Licensed Game}}s, none of them for the UsefulNotes/AtariST or UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}, which instead had an unrelated {{Point
and its parent album.
Click|Game}} GameMaker tool by that name.
* ''Oblivion'': ''Tangled'' is a 2006 [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion video game]], a 1994 [[Film/Oblivion1994 space western]], 2001 thriller starring Creator/RachaelLeighCook and Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers, while ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' is a 2013 [[Film/Oblivion2013 sci-fi movie]].
2010 Franchise/{{Disney| Animated Canon}} animated film starring the voice of Music/MandyMoore as Literature/{{Rapunzel}}.
* ''O.C.'': The Fox drama comedy TV series ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' has got exactly nothing to do with [[Film/{{Taxi}} the Luc Besson action comedy movies of the same name]], or the rapper Music/HarryChapin song, or the Creator/WilliamsElectronics' [[Pinball/{{Taxi}} pinball table]] (aside from, perhaps, a taxicab).
* ''VideoGame/{{Tempest}}'' is a 1981 video game, a 2016 game by Lion's Shade, and a Music/BobDylan album. ''Theatre/TheTempest'' is a [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] play.
* ''VideoGame/TerraNovaStrikeForceCentauri'' is an [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove obscure]] 1996 Looking Glass Studios FPS. The 2011 TV series ''Series/TerraNova'' is completely unrelated.
* ''That's What Friends Are For'' -- a 1982 song written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, or the Vulture Song
from Diggin' in tha Crates?
''Disney/TheJungleBook''.
** It's also a charity song by Dionne Warwick and Friends.
** There's also the 2015 movie simply called ''Room''.
* ''Series/TheThinBlueLine'' was a 1990s BritCom starring Creator/RowanAtkinson, as well as a 1988 {{documentary}} film by Errol Morris about a man falsely convicted and sentenced to death for murder.
* ''The Odyssey'' is either an [[Literature/TheOdyssey ancient Greek epic poem]] or a [[Series/TheOdyssey 1990s Canadian TV show]], or even a [[UsefulNotes/MagnavoxOdyssey 1972 games console]].
* "Once Upon A Dream" is the name of a song in Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', a song by Music/BillyFury, a song and album by Music/TheRascals, and a song in the Frank Wildhorn musical ''Theatre/JekyllAndHyde''.
* "Open Your Heart" is the title of multiple songs, including one by Music/{{Madonna}}, another by Music/{{Crush 40}} that is the main theme of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', and yet another by the Irish BoyBand Music/{{Westlife}}.
* There are at least ''eight'' movies called ''The Other Woman'', featuring ladies as diverse as Cleo Moore (1954), Jill Eikenberry (1995, MadeForTVMovie), Creator/NataliePortman ([[Film/TheOtherWoman 2009]]) and Kate Upton ([[Film/TheOtherWoman2014 2014]]).
* "Out of Scale" may refer to both a ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale'' cartoon and a ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' episode. They barely even have two protagonists in common.
* Systems in Blue's ''Out of the Blue'' is not to be confused with the System F (Ferry Corsten) song and album of the same name. Who in turn, should not be confused with System SF, an alias of {{Creator/Konami}} musician Sota Fujimori. Neither of the first two should be confused with the album ''Out of the Blue'' by the Music/ElectricLightOrchestra. And none of them should be confused with the song and album of the same name from Debbie Gibson, or the ''five'' TV series (two American, two British and one Australian) of that title.
* To avoid confusion with the SoapOpera ''Series/AnotherWorld'', the CinematicPlatformer ''VideoGame/AnotherWorld'' was retitled ''Out of This World'' in America, which caused confusion with a short-lived sitcom from the same period also titled ''Series/OutOfThisWorld''. From a much earlier period, ''Out of This World''
Thin Red Line'' was a Cole Porter musical farce flavored by Greek mythology, and earlier still number of things. Aside from [[Literature/TheThinRedLine a movie musical where Eddie Bracken becomes a popular crooner because he [[NonSingingVoice literally]] has Music/BingCrosby's singing voice. There World War II novel that was adapted into two different movies]], it was also a game for the Magnavox UsefulNotes/{{Odyssey 2}} titled ''Out of This World!'', from 1979. (Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_This_World org/wiki/The_Thin_Red_Line_(Battle_of_Balaclava) real-life military battle]] during the Crimean War. It was also the debut album by Canadian rock band Glass Tiger, plus [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=092xX85roR4 the title track which was based on the real-life battle]], and it was also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLYT0NR8ZLc another single]] performed by Saxon.
* ''This Love'' by Maroon 5 is most certainly not related to the Pantera song.
* ''This Present Darkness'': a Creator/FrankPeretti novel or a ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' [[Fanfic/ThisPresentDarkness fanfic]]?
* The ''VideoGame/ThunderForce'' ShootEmUp series is unrelated to ''Thunderforce'', a single-plane BeatEmUp for the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}.
* ''Three the Hard Way'' can either refer to a {{Blaxploitation}} [[Film/ThreeTheHardWay film]] made in 1974, or an RPGMaker 2000 [[VideoGame/ThreeTheHardWay game]] created by iishenron in 2003.
* ''Series/TilDeath'', the 2006 US sitcom and ''Till Death...'', the 1981 Creator/{{ITV}} followup to the sixties/seventies BBC sitcom''Till Death Us Do Part''.
* ''Time Killer'', a 1959 UsefulNotes/HugoAward-nominated novel, is not ''VideoGame/TimeKillers'', a fighting game from the '90s. Neither of them are related to ''Time Killers'', the anthology of short stories written by [[Manga/BlueExorcist Kazue Kato]].
* There are two video games named ''Tin Star'' set in TheWildWest. [[VideoGame/TinStar The one that was released in 1994]] is an on-rails LightGunGame published by Creator/{{Nintendo}} and developed by Software Creations. [[VideoGame/TinStarChoiceOfGames The one that was released in 2014]] is a ChooseYourOwnAdventure game written by Allen Gies and hosted on Creator/ChoiceOfGames. Neither has any connection to Tex Tinstar, a segment on ''WesternAnimation/TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow''.
* There are at least 12 different films about the sinking of the Titanic, and out of those, at least nine are simply called ''Titanic'' (the two exceptions would be ''Film/ANightToRemember'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic''). Are we talking the 1954 film, the 1996 film with Catherine Zeta-Jones, the 1997 James Cameron film (by far the most famous), the [[Film/{{Titanic1943}} Nazi version]], or even the animated movie ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' (often abbreviated as ''Titanic- The Animated Musical'')? The TV drama to mark the centenary is also named simply ''Titanic''.
* ''Titus'' is a 1999 film adaptation of ''Theater/TitusAndronicus'', and a 2000 comedy TV series.
* Toad the Wet Sprocket was a 1990s band. The NWOBHM ''Metal for Muthas'' compilation included a song from a different band named Toad the Wet Sprocket.
* ''Tom and Jerry'' is an 1821 play, a 1931 cartoon series, a Simon & Garfunkel album, and [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry one of
several other things]] also cartoon series about a cat and a mouse]].
* ''The Tommy Wi-Show'' is both [[WebVideo/TheTommyWiShow a series on Machinima's YouTube channel]] in which Creator/TommyWiseau plays video games and [[WebVideo/TheTommyWiShow a one-off skit]] by Creator/DougWalker done as a TakeThat towards Wiseau Films for forcing him to take down his ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' review of ''Film/TheRoom''.
* ''Series/TopGear'', a popular automotive programme on BBC Two which shares its name with an old BBC radio show and a racing game series from the '90s and early '00s.
* If you have an Electronic Program Guide on your TV, you may be surprised when you stop the remote at a movie called ''Top Gun'' and realize that you're watching a 1950s Western instead of [[Film/{{TopGun}} Tom Cruise and wicked aerial stunts]].
* 20 years after the original "Tour de France", Music/{{Kraftwerk}} produced a completely different tune
titled "Out "Tour de France 2003". The ''Tour de France Soundtracks'' album included both that and a [[RearrangeTheSong re-recording]] of this World").
the original.
* ''VideoGame/OnePieceMansion'', ''Traveller'' is a little-known Capcom [[TabletopGame/{{Traveller}} role-playing game]], ''Traveler'' is a 2007 TV series, and ''Series/{{Travelers}}'' is a 2016 TV series.
* ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'' is a 2011 movie. ''Tree of Life'' is a
game for by oddonegames.
* "Troll Bridge" is
the [=PS1=], has title of two short stories; one each by friends and former collaborators Creator/TerryPratchett and Creator/NeilGaiman, and an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', all of which which have nothing in common save the pun on "toll bridge" and the reference to do [[Literature/ThreeBillyGoatsGruff trolls living under bridges]]. (And [[TrollBridge a trope]], based on the same pun.)
* ''True Blue'' is the name of at least two albums: [[Music/TrueBlue one]] by Music/{{Madonna}} and another by [[Music/{{BEMANI}} dj TAKA]],
with both albums having {{Title Track}}s to boot.
* ''Trust'' is
the popular manga and anime ''Manga/OnePiece''. The title nonetheless misleads quite a few fans name of the manga to this day, until they realize the similar names are a coincidence.
* As [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Step_Beyond this page]] at Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} shows, the phrase ''One Step Beyond'' refers to several works, including
three different bands, five music albums (including one by Elvis Costello), at least a dozen songs (from bands as diverse as Megadeth to Ayumi Hamasaki), a music production duo, three movies (from 1990, 2009, and 2010), two movies called ''The Trust'' (produced 101 years apart!), a British legal drama TV series. So far, series, an episode of ''Wildfire'', a group from StargateSG1, a magazine about investment trusts, a political party in the only work that has an entry here is [[Music/OneStepBeyond the first album]] by Music/{{Madness}}.
* ''ComicBook/OriginalSin'' is a Creator/MarvelComics storyline,
UK and a ''[[VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSin Divinity]]'' RPG.
totally unrelated one in Greece, and at least four different MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfics, ''all'' of which are unrelated.
* The title ''Overlord'' refers to both [[VideoGame/{{Overlord}} ''Turbo'' is a video [[VideoGame/{{Turbo}} 1981 arcade game]], a ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Power Rangers]]'' movie, and a [[WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}} 2013 animated movie]].
* Depending on whether you live in Canada or Mexico, '''TVO''' can either be an acronym for "TV Ontario" a public TV network, or the name a Spanish language
game show hosted by Gabriela "Gaby" Ruffo.[[note]]It was also seen in the U.S. on Univision.[[/note]]
* '''The Twelve Days of Nickmas''' is either a Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} promo showed around the holidays in the early 2000s or a Creator/FilmCow video.
* Now when you say ''Twilight'', do you mean Creator/StephenieMeyer's [[Literature/{{Twilight}} outrageously successful vampire
series]] where or the main character is a TinTyrant and spreads evil ([[KarmaMeter or not]]) with legions of goblin-like Minions, and [[LightNovel/{{Overlord}} a light novel series]] where Howard Chaykin mini-series deconstructing DC's 1960s space adventurers? Or the main character is trapped in the body of a [[OurLichesAreDifferent lich]] song from Music/ElectricLightOrchestra's ''Time'' album? Or one of his favorite [=MMORPGs=] the novels in a lengthy series about [[Literature/WarriorCats feral cats]]? Or a play about the [[Theatre/TwilightLosAngeles 1992 Los Angeles riots]]? Or the 1998 thriller/[[FilmNoir noir]] starring [[AllStarCast Paul Newman, Gene Hackman, Susan Sarandon]], and has to a [[BestKnownForTheFanservice briefly topless]] Creator/ReeseWitherspoon?
** Don't
try to survive when [[TheGameComeToLife clarify by talking about sparkle. [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic She's tired of people asking why there are vampires in her to begin with.]]
*** In any event, "Twilight" was also
the name of a [[Franchise/MyLittlePony G1]] pony. Twilight Sparkle was likely named after her.
** ''Twilight'' is also the name of a novel by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, about a fictional Holocaust survivor who becomes a psychiatrist and treats people who think they're people from Literature/TheBible.
* '''Blog/TwilightUnbound''' is an Blog/AskAPony blog about Twilight Sparkle, while '''Twilight Unbound: The Stephanie Meyer Story''' is a comic book biography of Stephanie Meyer.
* There are two movies called ''Twister'', which naturally both involve tornadoes: There's [[Film/{{Twister}} the much-better-known]] DisasterMovie from 1996 and the BlackComedy independent film from 1989.
* There is an obscure {{UsefulNotes/MSX2}}
game is shut down, yet somehow still comes called ''Twinkle Star'' that was released on a magazine disk. It has no apparent relation to life]].''VideoGame/TwinkleStarSprites'', despite also being a CuteEmUp.



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* ''The Package'' is the name of both a 1989 conspiracy thriller film staring Gene Hackman, and a 2013 action film starring Dolph Lundgren and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. It's also a short story by Creator/KurtVonnegut.
** It's also an episode of either ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''.
* There are two old movies titled ''Film/ThePaleface'': a 1922 silent starring Creator/BusterKeaton, and a 1948 Western spoof starring Bob Hope and Jane Russell.
* The list of 2010 Hugo Award nominees includes both ''Literature/{{Palimpsest}}'', a fantasy novel by Creator/CatherynneMValente, and "Palimpsest", a science fiction novella by Creator/CharlesStross.
* There are two movies named ''Film/ThePatriot'' that were released pretty close to each other. The first is a 1998 thriller starring Creator/StevenSeagal, the second a 2000 war movie starring Creator/MelGibson.
* The web game ''[[VideoGame/{{Pandemic}} Pandemic]]'' involves you creating a disease and attempting to wipe out humanity with it. The tabletop game ''[[TabletopGame/{{Pandemic}} Pandemic]]'' has you co-operate as a team to find the cures for four simultaneous outbreaks of disease. If the two were related, they would be a PerspectiveFlip of each other.
* There is a band called Music/{{Panopticon}} which has an album by the same name. ''Panopticon'' is also an album by Music/{{Isis}}. And both of them are named after Jeremy Bentham's concept for a prison, in which a guard would be able to see all the prisoners, but the prisoners would be unable to see the guard.
** There's also a song by Music/TheSmashingPumpkins with the same name.
* ''Pastamania'' can refer to the failed 1995 pasta restaurant endorsed and financed by Wrestling/HulkHogan or the successful Singaporean fast casual pasta and pizza restaurant chain that's popular in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, India and the Middle East.
* ''Anime/{{Paprika}}'' is both Creator/SatoshiKon's 2006 anime movie about dreams and an Italian softcore porn flick made by Tinto Brass in 1991.
* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' re-work ''TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' is [[BrokenBase somewhat controversial]], but to confuse it with [[Film/{{Pathfinder}} the movie]] by the same name is probably going too far.
* Ghostland Observatory's song "Piano Man" is totally unrelated to Music/BillyJoel's song.
* Also including Similarly Named Bands; "Piece of Heaven" by A7 and "Little Piece of Heaven" by Music/AvengedSevenfold (sometimes abbreviated [=A7X=]).
* "Please Don't Go" by KC & The Sunshine Band, later covered by KWS, and "Please Don't Go" by No Mercy, whose chorus sounds similar. Also "Please Don't Go" by Donald Peers. Then, there's a Mike Posner song called ''Please Don't Go.''
* ''Point Blank'' would be a name of [[Film/PointBlank a 1967 film]], a name of Namco's LighterAndSofter shooting gallery light-gun game ''VideoGame/PointBlank'', or ''Point Blank'', a Korean MMOFPS ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff which is very popular in Indonesia]]) also known as ''Videogame/ProjectBlackout'' in North America. It is not to be confused with ''Point'' '''''Blanc''''', the second book in a series about [[Literature/AlexRider a teenage spy]]. Also a Music/BruceSpringsteen song, and a Southern Rock band.
* ''Pokémon: I Choose You'' is both [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime's pilot episode]] and [[Anime/PokemonIChooseYou the movie based on the anime's pilot episode]].
** "I Choose You" is either the ending song from said movie or a song by Music/SaraBareilles.
* ''Pokémon X'' is either [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY one half of the 3DS Kalos adventures]], [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pokemon_X_(CD) a collection of English songs from the anime to commemorate the series' tenth anniversary]], [[Webcomic/PokemonX a sprite comic based on]] ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', or ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon Crystal]]'''s working title.
** An original song on said album was entitled '''VideoGame/PokemonGo''', which is not to be confused with the cringy Misha one.
* ''Portal'' is a name of a 1980's interactive novel game and a somewhat better known completely unrelated [[Videogame/{{Portal}} 2007 video game]].
* ''Literature/ThePowerOfOne'' is both a book[[note]]and its [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]][[/note]] set in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, and the English title of the second ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movie, otherwise known as ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}''.
* Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Jennifer Rush, and Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews, released three totally different songs named "The Power of Love" onto the same markets within a few months. All three became big hits (the most famous, [[Film/BackToTheFuture of course]], is the Huey Lewis song). There was also a later early 90s song by Music/CelineDion (which was a cover of the Jennifer Rush song).
** Arguably, the Huey Lewis version isn't the most successful one - in the UK the Frankie & Jennifer Rush ones were much more successful, both hitting Number 1 on the charts (Huey Lewis only reaching number 9), and Jennifer Rush's was the biggest selling single of 1985.
* ''Powerless'' is both a [[ComicBook/{{Powerless}} Marvel Comics miniseries]] and an unrelated [[Series/{{Powerless2017}} DC comedic television series]].
* ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' the British TV series about time anomalies and prehistoric beasties, and ''Primeval'' the horror/thriller film about political unrest in Africa.
* To avoid confusion with the British series ''Series/ThePrisoner'', the Australian series ''Prisoner'' was renamed ''Prisoner: Cell Block H'' when it aired in the UK.
* Does ''Film/TheProducers'' sound like AGoodNameForARockBand? Well, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Producers_(band) it was]], and had nothing to do with Creator/MelBrooks.
* ''The Protector'' could refer to a 1979 novel by Malcolm Braly, a 2003 novel by David Morrell, a 1985 action film starring Creator/JackieChan, a 2005 Thai martial arts film, and [[Series/TheProtector a 2011 Lifetime TV series starring Ally Walker]]
* ''Film/ThePurge'' (2013) is a US sci-fi thriller about home invasion. ''Puhdistus'' (2012) is a Finnish drama about life in Soviet Estonia, released as ''The Purge'' in the UK and as ''Purge'' in the USA.
* ''Film/{{Proteus}}'' is a 1995 horror film about a shapeshifting monster on an oil rig, ''VideoGame/{{Proteus}}'' is an indie game where players explore a peaceful island at their leisure.
* ''Push'' is [[Literature/{{Push}} a novel]] about an abused black woman, a film about drugs, and [[Film/{{Push}} another film]] about societal outcasts with superpowers living in Hong Kong. TheFilmOfTheBook was called ''Precious'' to avoid further confusion.
** There's also "Push", a song by Music/MatchboxTwenty.

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* ''The Package'' Ugly Truth'' is both [[Film/TheUglyTruth a 2009 romantic comedy film]] and the fifth ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' book.
* ''Series/{{Ultraviolet}}'' and ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'' are about vampires. However, one is a film, the other is a TV series, and they weren't even produced in the same country.
* ''Undefeated'' is the 2011 Oscar winner for Best Documentary. ''THE Undefeated'' from the same year is a documentary praising SarahPalin. You can't get further apart than that.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' is both
the name of both a 1989 conspiracy thriller WesternAnimation series and film staring Gene Hackman, adaptation about a heroic canine and a 2013 action film starring Dolph Lundgren gritty [[Manga/{{Underdog}} Manga]] centered around a DeadlyGame that depicts graphic scenes of sex and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. It's also a short story by Creator/KurtVonnegut.
** It's also
murder.
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' is
an episode of either ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''.
* There are two old movies titled ''Film/ThePaleface'': a 1922 silent starring Creator/BusterKeaton,
action/horror franchise about [[FurAgainstFang werewolves battling vampires]], and a 1948 Western spoof starring Bob Hope and Jane Russell.
* The list of 2010 Hugo Award nominees includes both ''Literature/{{Palimpsest}}'', a fantasy novel by Creator/CatherynneMValente, and "Palimpsest", a science fiction novella by Creator/CharlesStross.
* There are two movies named ''Film/ThePatriot'' that were released pretty close to each other. The first is a 1998
1996 comedy thriller starring Creator/StevenSeagal, Dennis Leary. Neither of them is related to the second ''VideoGame/{{Sabreman}}'' game ''VideoGame/{{Underwurlde}}''.
* The AdventureGame ''VideoGame/{{Uninvited}}'' was released only
a 2000 war few years before a SoBadItsGood movie starring Creator/MelGibson.
* The web game ''[[VideoGame/{{Pandemic}} Pandemic]]'' involves you creating a disease and attempting to wipe out humanity with it. The tabletop game ''[[TabletopGame/{{Pandemic}} Pandemic]]'' has you co-operate as a team to find the cures for four simultaneous outbreaks
of disease. If the two were related, they would be a PerspectiveFlip of each other.
* There is a band called Music/{{Panopticon}} which has an album by
[[Film/{{Uninvited 1988}} the same name. ''Panopticon'' title]] about a killer mutant cat. ''The Uninvited'' is also an album by Music/{{Isis}}. And both the title of them are named after Jeremy Bentham's concept a classic 1944 haunted-house mystery film and a not-so-classic 2009 remake of the Korean thriller ''A Tale of Two Sisters''.
** Also, it's a 1998 hit
for a prison, in which a guard would be able to see all Alanis Morrisette.
* ''Unknown'' somehow wound up being
the prisoners, but title of two different psychological thrillers released just five years apart; [[Film/{{Unknown 2011}} the prisoners would be unable to see 2011 film]] is far better-known than [[Film/{{Unknown 2006}} the guard.
** There's also a song by Music/TheSmashingPumpkins with
2006 version]], in part because it had Creator/LiamNeeson rather than Creator/JimCaviezel as its lead.
* ''Unreal''
the same name.
* ''Pastamania'' can refer
demo by Future Crew, and ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' the FirstPersonShooter series by Epic Games (whom some Future Crew members worked with). [[AccidentalPun Unrel]]ated to the failed 1995 pasta restaurant endorsed and financed by Wrestling/HulkHogan or the successful Singaporean fast casual pasta and pizza restaurant chain that's popular in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, India and the Middle East.
* ''Anime/{{Paprika}}'' is both Creator/SatoshiKon's 2006 anime movie about dreams and an Italian softcore porn flick made by Tinto Brass in 1991.
* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' re-work ''TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' is [[BrokenBase somewhat controversial]], but to confuse it with [[Film/{{Pathfinder}} the movie]] by the same name is probably going too far.
* Ghostland Observatory's song "Piano Man" is totally unrelated to Music/BillyJoel's song.
* Also including Similarly Named Bands; "Piece of Heaven" by A7 and "Little Piece of Heaven" by Music/AvengedSevenfold (sometimes abbreviated [=A7X=]).
* "Please Don't Go" by KC & The Sunshine Band, later covered by KWS, and "Please Don't Go" by No Mercy, whose chorus sounds similar. Also "Please Don't Go" by Donald Peers. Then, there's a Mike Posner song called ''Please Don't Go.''
* ''Point Blank'' would be a name of [[Film/PointBlank a 1967 film]], a name of Namco's LighterAndSofter shooting gallery light-gun game ''VideoGame/PointBlank'', or ''Point Blank'', a Korean MMOFPS ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff which is very popular in Indonesia]]) also known as ''Videogame/ProjectBlackout'' in North America. It is not to be confused with ''Point'' '''''Blanc''''', the second book in a
2015 TV series about [[Literature/AlexRider a teenage spy]]. Also a Music/BruceSpringsteen song, and a Southern Rock band.
''Series/UnREAL2015''.
* ''Pokémon: I Choose You'' is both [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime's pilot episode]] and [[Anime/PokemonIChooseYou the movie based on the anime's pilot episode]].
** "I Choose You"
'''Unreal Estate''' is either the ending song from said movie or a song by Music/SaraBareilles.
* ''Pokémon X'' is either [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY one half
[[Literature/UnrealEstate an online work of the 3DS Kalos adventures]], [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pokemon_X_(CD) a collection of English songs from the anime to commemorate the series' tenth anniversary]], [[Webcomic/PokemonX a sprite comic based on]] ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', or ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon Crystal]]'''s working title.
** An original song on said album was entitled '''VideoGame/PokemonGo''', which is not to be confused with the cringy Misha one.
* ''Portal'' is a name of a 1980's interactive novel game and a somewhat better known completely unrelated [[Videogame/{{Portal}} 2007 video game]].
* ''Literature/ThePowerOfOne'' is both a book[[note]]and its [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]][[/note]] set in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, and the English title of the second ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movie, otherwise known as ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}''.
* Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Jennifer Rush, and Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews, released three totally different songs named "The Power of Love" onto the same markets within a few months. All three became big hits (the most famous, [[Film/BackToTheFuture of course]], is the Huey Lewis song). There was also a later early 90s song by Music/CelineDion (which was a cover of the Jennifer Rush song).
** Arguably, the Huey Lewis version isn't the most successful one - in the UK the Frankie & Jennifer Rush ones were much more successful, both hitting Number 1 on the charts (Huey Lewis only reaching number 9), and Jennifer Rush's was the biggest selling single of 1985.
* ''Powerless'' is both a [[ComicBook/{{Powerless}} Marvel Comics miniseries]] and an unrelated [[Series/{{Powerless2017}} DC comedic television series]].
* ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' the British TV series about time anomalies and prehistoric beasties, and ''Primeval'' the horror/thriller film about political unrest in Africa.
* To avoid confusion with the British series ''Series/ThePrisoner'', the Australian series ''Prisoner'' was renamed ''Prisoner: Cell Block H'' when it aired in the UK.
* Does ''Film/TheProducers'' sound like AGoodNameForARockBand? Well, [[http://en.
literature]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Producers_(band) it was]], and had nothing org/wiki/Unreal_Estate_(TV_series) an Australian lifestyle program]], or a [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants SpongeBob]] episode.
* ''Up'': a Right Said Fred album, a Music/PeterGabriel album or a [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} Pixar movie]]?
** Or, while we're at it, a Russ Meyer movie?
*** In fact, before the release of Pixar's movie, members of IMDB were confused as
to do why they would be remaking a sex comedy.
** Not to mention an Music/{{REM}} album.
** ''And'' a Shania Twain album, although that was technically ''[[ExcitedShowTitle Up!]]''.
*** Which, in turn, is not to be confused
with Creator/MelBrooks.
* ''The Protector'' could refer to a 1979 novel by Malcolm Braly, a 2003 novel by David Morrell, a 1985 action film starring Creator/JackieChan, a 2005 Thai martial arts film, and [[Series/TheProtector a 2011 Lifetime TV
the Volkswagen '''up!''' Not the Up!, the Up, or the up. The up!
** "Up" is also the
series starring Ally Walker]]
* ''Film/ThePurge'' (2013) is
title of a US sci-fi thriller about home invasion. ''Puhdistus'' (2012) is a Finnish drama about life in Soviet Estonia, released as ''The Purge'' in [[Creator/{{ITV}} Granada TV]] documentary series covering the UK lives of a group of British children, one documentary every seven years. The first showed the children at age 7, and as ''Purge'' in the USA.
* ''Film/{{Proteus}}'' is a 1995 horror film about a shapeshifting monster on an oil rig, ''VideoGame/{{Proteus}}'' is an indie game where players explore a peaceful island at their leisure.
* ''Push'' is [[Literature/{{Push}} a novel]] about an abused black woman, a film about drugs, and [[Film/{{Push}} another film]] about societal outcasts with superpowers living in Hong Kong. TheFilmOfTheBook
was thus called ''Precious'' to avoid further confusion.
** There's
"7-Up" -- which (probably not coincidentally) is also "Push", the name of a song by Music/MatchboxTwenty.soft drink.



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* The song "Que Sera Sera" on the ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'' soundtrack is an entirely different song from the more famous one that was made famous by Music/DorisDay and first recorded over half a century ago.
** Or the song by Music/WaxTailor
* ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead''. Yes, there was the Creator/SamRaimi film, but it was also a 1987 made-for-tv movie with Sam Elliot and Kate Capshaw, which was based on a book.
* There's a Korean MMO called ''[[VideoGame/ScarletBlade Queen's Blade Online]]'' that has nothing to do with [[Anime/QueensBlade the franchise of the same name]], to the point where it was localized [[DubNameChange under a different name]] to prevent confusion. The only thing they share is having the main cast be comprised of extremely [[MsFanservice fanservice]][[{{Stripperiffic}} -laden]] {{Action Girl}}s.

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* The song "Que Sera Sera" on the ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'' soundtrack ''V'' is an entirely different song from the more famous one that was made famous by Music/DorisDay at once [[Series/{{V 1983}} a TV series about aliens infiltrating Earth]], [[Series/{{V 2009}} a remake of said series]], and first recorded over half a century ago.
** Or the song
completely unrelated short story by Music/WaxTailor
* ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead''. Yes, there was the Creator/SamRaimi film, but it was also a 1987 made-for-tv movie with Sam Elliot
Creator/StephenKing about an OCD sufferer trying to keep an EldritchAbomination at bay. Also an Australasian energy drink, [[ComicBook/VForVendetta for Vendetta]], and Kate Capshaw, which was based on a book.
dance remix of Vivaldi's "Winter" featured in ''VideoGame/BeatmaniaIIDX'' and ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''.
* There's ''Literature/{{VALIS}}'', the novel by Creator/PhilipKDick, and ''VideoGame/{{Valis}}'', the video game series by Telenet Japan. They're not related.
* ''Series/{{Vegas}}'' was
a Korean MMO called ''[[VideoGame/ScarletBlade Queen's Blade Online]]'' show on ABC in the late 1970s. ''Series/LasVegas'' was a show on NBC in the early 2000s. And CBS is soon to premiere a show titled ''Series/{{Vegas|2012}}''. And all three of them are crime dramas!
* ''Vikings'' is a [[Series/{{Vikings}} 2013 TV series]], and a BBC documentary. ''Vikings: War of Clans'' is a MobilePhoneGame. ''Film/TheVikings'' is a 1958 movie.
* ''Film/TheVow'' is a 2012 romantic drama film BasedOnATrueStory
that has nothing to do with [[Anime/QueensBlade stars Creator/RachelMcAdams and Creator/ChanningTatum. ''Fanfic/TheVow'' is a 2014 ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fanfic (through unrelated, it is also a romantic and dramatic story).
* ''Vanitas'' is
the franchise name of the same name]], to the point where it was localized [[DubNameChange under an album by Music/AnaalNathrakh and a different name]] to prevent confusion. The only thing they share is having the main cast be comprised of extremely [[MsFanservice fanservice]][[{{Stripperiffic}} -laden]] {{Action Girl}}s.Music/DirEnGrey song.



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* J. Eifie Nichols' novel ''Literature/TheRadiantDawn'' has nothing to do with ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn''.
* The old {{Roguelike}} game ''Ragnarok'' has no relation to ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline''.
* ''The Raiden Project'' was a [=PS1=] compilation port of ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'' and ''Raiden II''. ''The Raven Project'' was an FMV RailShooter similar to ''VideoGame/StarWarsRebelAssault''.
* Two movies have been titled ''The Rainmaker''. The 1956 one was adapted from a play by N. Richard Nash (which was later musicalized as ''Theatre/OneTenInTheShade''). The 1997 one was originally a novel by Creator/JohnGrisham.
* Uwe Boll's 2009 film ''Film/{{Rampage}}'' is unconnected to [[VideoGame/{{Rampage}} Midway's video game series]], despite the fact that Boll is known for his InNameOnly video game adaptations. Also unrelated to the 1987 legal drama ''Rampage'' by Creator/WilliamFriedkin. Or the 2018 movie adaptation ''[[Film/Rampage2018 Rampage]]''.
* "Rapid Fire" is a 1980 metal song by Music/JudasPriest. ''Film/RapidFire'' is a 1993 martial-arts film starring Brandon Lee.
* '''Raspberry Heaven''' is either [[https://soundcloud.com/martinwaslewski/martin-waslewski-raspberry-heaven-preview-out-30-jun-2015 a song by Martin Waslewski]] or the ending theme of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
* ''Rec'' is a cutesy slice-of-life anime about a voice actress. ''[REC]'' is a Spanish horror film.
* ''Red'' is a 1994 movie in the ''Film/ThreeColorsTrilogy'', a 2008 movie based on a Creator/JackKetchum novel, a [[Film/{{Red}} 2010 action movie]] based on a [[ComicBook/{{Red}} comic]], a 1998 manga by Kenichi Muraeda, a 2006 manga by Sanae Rokuya, a 2007 manga by Naoki Yamamoto, a Creator/TedDekker novel, a [[Music/{{Red}} Christian metal band]], a Music/TaylorSwift song and album, a [[Theatre/RedTheRedRidingHoodMusical musical]] about Little Red Riding Hood, a play about painter Mark Rothko, a [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho085Red Doctor Who audio drama]], a ''Series/DarkAngel'' episode, a ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode, and a [[Creator/RedEntertainment game company]]. ''RED'' is a 2016 video game.
* ''Red Baron'' is the title of an old VectorGame by Atari, predating by a decade the ''VideoGame/RedBaron'' series of flight simulators by Dynamix, which predated ''Red Baron: Ace of the Sky'', which was licensed by the pizza brand and was made available by clipping pizza box coupons.
* ''Redcap'', a 1964 Creator/{{ITV}} drama series about Royal Military Police investigator John Mann, ''Series/RedCap'', a 2003 [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] drama series about Royal Military Police investigator Jo [=McDonagh=], and ''Redcap'', a 2006 novel by Brian Callison about Royal Military Police investigator Staff Sergeant Walker. ''Red Cap'' is also a 1991 novel by G. Clifton Wisler which isn't about a Royal Military Police investigator, but a drummer boy in the American Civil War. And ''Red Caps'' was a 2011 Finnish/Italian animated series about Santa's little helpers.
* ''Renegade'' - a 1986 side-scrolling beat-'em-up by Technos Japan Corp (a localization of the Japanese game ''Nekketsu Kōha VideoGame/KunioKun'')? [[Series/{{Renegade}} Or a 1992 TV series starring Lorenzo Lamas]]?
** Or the Italian original title of a 1987 movie starring Terence Hill and his son Ross?
*** Or a ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' [[Fanfic/{{Renegade}} fanfic]]? Or a song by Music/{{Styx}}?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', a 2000s cartoon about replacement parents? ''Film/{{The Replacements|2000}}'', a film about UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball? Or Music/TheReplacements, an 80s power pop band?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d0GARTk_Nk "Rent"]] the Music/PetShopBoys song, and ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' the RockOpera musical.
* Aside from being a StockSubtitle, ''Resurrection'' is the name of an 1899 Creator/LeoTolstoy novel, [[Film/{{Resurrection}} a 1999 movie]], and [[Series/{{Resurrection}} a 2014 show]].
* ''Revelation'' and ''Revelations'' are common titles for fan fiction. ''FanFic/{{Revelations}}'' by Aralinn, a fan sequel to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' about vampires, is just one of more than 50 stories at Website/FanFictionDotNet with that exact title ''Revelations'' plural, not counting ''Revelation'' singular.
* ''{{Series/Revenge}}'' the 2010s TV show is unrelated to ''Revenge'' the 1990 movie, although they both feature Madeleine Stowe in a main role. [[spoiler: And they both end with her character getting KilledOffForReal.]]
* This trope affected late-60's [[OneHitWonder one-hit wonders]] Thunderclap Newman. The song that would end up being their only hit was about to be released under the name ''Revolution'', but when Music/TheBeatles released their single of that name, the Thunderclap Newman single was hastily renamed ''Something in the Air''.
* It's probably best not to confuse ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' (that [[FantasyKitchenSink ultra-eclectic]] [[AfterTheEnd postapocalyptic]] [[TabletopGames tabletop game]]) with ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'' (that [[{{MMORPG}} MMO]] involving [[GreyAndGreyMorality a conflict between blind faith and reckless science]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]]-[[EldritchAbomination things]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin tearing big holes in the world]]). There's already been a minor legal fuss over it, after all.
* Riot are a band from New York City whose ''Fire Down Under'' has been referred to as the first speed metal album. Music/QuietRiot were a bubblegum-ish band from Los Angeles with rather undistinguished material, but whose management was interested in actually promoting them. It's now difficult to speak of Riot without it being taken as meaning Quiet Riot.
** It's also a Paramore album. And a song by Three Days Grace.
* There is a 1996 FMV game named ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'' and an unrelated 2001 SlasherMovie also named ''Film/{{Ripper}}''. Both are however about a UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper-[[JackTheRipoff copycat]].
* Creator/DataEast's 1984 laserdisc FMV game ''Road Blaster'' should not be confused with Atari Games' 1986 racing game ''[=RoadBlasters=]''. The UsefulNotes/SegaCD port of the former was renamed ''Road Avenger'', presumably to avoid confusion.
* The 1989 Patrick Swayze [[SoBadItsGood cheesefest]] ''Film/RoadHouse'' has nothing to do with the FilmNoir ''Film/{{Road House|1948}}'' from 1948.
* ''Series/RobotWars'' is a successful British combat show and an American robot tournament. ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' is a Japanese video game series which people confusingly abbreviate to ''Robot Wars''.
** The Japanese video game series is released [[note]]Only the ''OG'' games are exported due to licensing reasons[[/note]] as ''Super Robot Taisen'' outside of Japan.
* The pinball video game ''VideoGame/{{Rollerball}}'' by HAL Laboratory, has nothing to do with the movie ''Film/{{Rollerball}}''.
* ''Ronin'' is a Frank Miller [[ComicBook/{{Ronin}} comic]] and Creator/{{Syfy}} miniseries, and a [[Film/{{Ronin}} spy film]]. ''VideoGame/{{RONIN}}'' is a cyberpunk action game.
* Please don't confuse ''Literature/{{Room}}'' [[note]] A novel about a woman confined to an enclosure with her son adapted into an award winning film [[/note]] with ''Film/TheRoom'' [[note]]"You're tearin' me apart, Lisa!"[[/note]].
** Further confusing the issue is a [[VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame Flash game based on the film]]. Neither should be confused with totally-unrelated mobile phone game ''[[VideoGame/TheRoomMobileGame The Room]]'', or the fourth ''Franchise/SilentHill'' game '''also''' named ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill4 The Room]]''.
* ''Rules of Engagement'' by Creator/ElizabethMoon, the fifth book in the ''Literature/FamiliasRegnant'' series, should not be confused with ''Series/RulesOfEngagement'', the TV sitcom. Nor, for that matter, with ''Rules of Engagement'' by Peter Morwood, which is a Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel. Nor the Creator/TommyLeeJones movie, ''Film/RulesOfEngagement''. Or the film directed by William Friedkin and starring Creator/SamuelLJackson. Or the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode which, like the movie, is also about a decorated officer who's accused of wrongfully attacking civilians in combat.
* "Run to the Sun" was the title of a song by Music/{{Erasure}}, as well as an earlier italo-disco song by Mauro Farina as Max Coveri, which in turn was later one of the many artist names used by Maurizio de Jorio.
* ''Literature/TheRunningMan'' is a Creator/StephenKing novel (adapted into [[Film/TheRunningMan an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie]]) about a DeadlyGame in a dystopian future America. It's also the title of a 1963 film starring Laurence Harvey about a man who commits InsuranceFraud. And it's also the name of a Korean game show.
* ''Film/RushHour'': Film series, not to be confused with the sketch show of the same name, or the hit song by Jane Wiedlin.
* Music/{{Rush}}, the Canadian ProgressiveRock trio, have had at one point to remind [[RushLimbaugh Rush]], the American conservative talk show host, to not use their music with this as justification. And if any of these are related to ''Rush'', a 1991 crime drama taking place in Texas, it'd be a surprise. Also, people looking in record shops for music by the prog group have reportedly been annoyed at having to wade through Jennifer Rush albums in their search.
** ''[[Film/{{Rush2013}} Rush]]'', the 2013 Ron Howard docudrama about a '70s Formula 1 rivalry.

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* J. Eifie Nichols' novel ''Literature/TheRadiantDawn'' has nothing to do with ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn''.
* The old {{Roguelike}} game ''Ragnarok'' has no relation to ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline''.
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* ''The Raiden Project'' was Walking Dead'' is a [=PS1=] compilation port of ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'' 1936 horror film, a 1995 war film, a 2002 song by Puressence, a 2005 song by Z-Trip, a 2005 song by Dropkick Murphys, a 2006 song by Zebrahead, a 2008 song by Spinnerette, or a comic book series adapted to a TV series, directly adapted into a bad video game and ''Raiden II''. indirectly adapted to a series of much better-recieved video games.
*
''The Raven Project'' was an FMV RailShooter similar to ''VideoGame/StarWarsRebelAssault''.
* Two movies have been titled ''The Rainmaker''. The 1956 one was adapted from
Wall'' by Music/PinkFloyd and "The Wall" by Music/{{Kansas}} share a name and both bands play by N. Richard Nash (which was later musicalized as ''Theatre/OneTenInTheShade''). The 1997 one was originally a novel by Creator/JohnGrisham.
* Uwe Boll's 2009 film ''Film/{{Rampage}}'' is unconnected to [[VideoGame/{{Rampage}} Midway's video game series]], despite
some form of progressive rock, but the fact that Boll is known for his InNameOnly video game adaptations. Also unrelated to two works are completely different in every other aspect, not just in the 1987 legal drama ''Rampage'' by Creator/WilliamFriedkin. Or style but also the 2018 movie adaptation ''[[Film/Rampage2018 Rampage]]''.
* "Rapid Fire" is a 1980 metal song by Music/JudasPriest. ''Film/RapidFire'' is a 1993 martial-arts film starring Brandon Lee.
* '''Raspberry Heaven''' is either [[https://soundcloud.com/martinwaslewski/martin-waslewski-raspberry-heaven-preview-out-30-jun-2015
former being the album's name and the latter being a song by Martin Waslewski]] or on the ending theme of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
* ''Rec''
album ''Leftoverture''. ''Film/TheWall2017'' is a cutesy slice-of-life anime about a voice actress. ''[REC]'' is a Spanish horror film.
* ''Red'' is a 1994 movie in the ''Film/ThreeColorsTrilogy'', a 2008 movie based on a Creator/JackKetchum novel, a [[Film/{{Red}} 2010 action movie]] based on a [[ComicBook/{{Red}} comic]], a 1998 manga by Kenichi Muraeda, a 2006 manga by Sanae Rokuya, a 2007 manga by Naoki Yamamoto, a Creator/TedDekker novel, a [[Music/{{Red}} Christian metal band]], a Music/TaylorSwift song and album, a [[Theatre/RedTheRedRidingHoodMusical musical]] about Little Red Riding Hood, a play about painter Mark Rothko, a [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho085Red Doctor Who audio drama]], a ''Series/DarkAngel'' episode, a ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode, and a [[Creator/RedEntertainment game company]]. ''RED'' is a 2016 video game.
* ''Red Baron'' is the title of an old VectorGame by Atari, predating by a decade the ''VideoGame/RedBaron'' series of flight simulators by Dynamix, which predated ''Red Baron: Ace of the Sky'', which was licensed by the pizza brand and was made available by clipping pizza box coupons.
2017 war movie.
* ''Redcap'', ''{{Warlock}}'' is a 1964 Creator/{{ITV}} drama [[Film/{{Warlock}} horror movie]] series, a [[Literature/{{Warlock}} sci-fi novel]] series, a [[ComicBook/{{Warlock}} Marvel comics]] series, and a [[VideoGame/WarlockMasterOfTheArcane strategy game]] series.
* ''{{Warlords}}'' is a [[VideoGame/{{Warlords}} 1980 video game]] on the UsefulNotes/Atari2600, a TurnBasedStrategy video game series, and a series of [[VideoGame/WarlordsHeroes Flash games]] by Ben Olding. ''Film/TheWarlords'' is a 2007 film starring Creator/JetLi.
* ''Comicbook/WarMachine'' is a comic series and a [[Film/WarMachine 2017 movie]]. ''Warmachine'' is a game in the ''TabletopGame/IronKingdoms'' setting.
* ''{{Warriors}}'' can be easily confused for different things; one is a novel
series about Royal Military Police investigator John Mann, ''Series/RedCap'', fighting cats and clans written by Creator/ErinHunter (and it is also known as Literature/WarriorCats) and the other is a cult classic movie ''Film/TheWarriors'' about gangs from New York. It can be confusing for the average person whenever it is typed on the search engine.
** There is also ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'' the underrated Marvel comic from the 90s.
* ''Film/TheWayBack'', a 2011 film set in TheForties about some guys who [[BasedOnATrueStory hike to Mongolia and then India]] and ''Film/TheWayWayBack'', a 2013 ComingOfAge film that was meant to be set in TheEighties. "The Way Back" is also the first episodes of ''Series/BlakesSeven''.
* ''We Are the Night'': A Chemical Brothers album, and [[Film/WeAreTheNight a German vampire film]].
* Four movies all share the same title of ''Welcome to the Jungle'', including
a 2003 [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] action film starring Wrestling/DwayneJohnson, directed by Peter Berg (of ''Film/FridayNightLights'', ''Film/LoneSurvivor'' and ''Film/DeepwaterHorizon'' fame) and retitled as ''Film/TheRundown'' for its US and Japanese releases, a 2007 horror film, a [[Film/WelcomeToTheJungle 2013 comedy film]] starring Creator/JeanCLaudeVanDamne, and ''Film/JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle'', a 2017 film again starring Dwayne Johnson.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'', ''Series/StepByStep'', and ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' all had episodes called "We're Going to Disney World!". The first two instances had two parts each.
* The chain of Wet'n'Wild water parks that can be found across both the U.S. and Australia have no connection to [[Ride/UniversalStudios the former Wet 'n Wild Orlando water park]].
* The 2003 movie ''Film/WhatAGirlWants'' has no relation to the Christina Aguilera song from 1999. The song ''isn't even featured in the film's soundtrack''.
* ''Series/SportsNight'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'', and ''Series/TheNewsroom'' all had episodes entitled "What Kind of Day Has It Been", and all were season finales (the latter two were also the last episodes of the show). This is not a coincidence, as they are all Creator/AaronSorkin shows and this is an AuthorCatchPhrase.
* ''What If?'' is a [[ComicBook/WhatIf Marvel comic]], a series of [[Literature/WhatIf gamebooks]], a [[Blog/WhatIf blog]], and more.
* ''What Would You Do?'': [[Series/WhatWouldYouDo Situational thought-provoking ABC series featuring hot-button topics]] or [[Series/WhatWouldYouDoNickelodeon light-hearted Nickelodeon stunt show where people get pied]]?
* There is a porno flick called ''What's Love Got to Do With It?'' that is entirely different from the (non-porno) [[Film/WhatsLoveGotToDoWithIt movie of the same name]] about Tina Turner, starring Angela Bassett. The porn film came out first, so it has the right to use the name and the producer of the other film can't do anything about it.
* ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' is a compilation of experimental music by Music/TheBeatles. ''VisualNovel/WhiteAlbum'' is also a VisualNovel romance story from Creator/{{Aquaplus}}.
* ''WhiteNoise'' is a [[Literature/WhiteNoise 1985 novel]] by [=Don DeLillo=], a [[Webcomic/WhiteNoise webcomic]] by Melinda Timpone, a webcomic by Adrien Lee, a 2005 horror film, and a 2014 video game with a sequel.
* White Tigers:
** ''ComicBook/WhiteTiger'': a Puerto Rican comics character.
** ''Film/WhiteTiger'': a Russian film about tanks in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
** ''Literature/TheWhiteTiger'': a novel about modern India.
* ''Anime/WickedCity'' is a novel series and anime adaptation by Hideyuki Kikuchi, a 1949 film directed by François Villiers, a musical by Chad Beguelin, and a 2015 procedural
drama TV series. ''The Wicked City'' is a 1916 comedy short, a 1972 novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer, and the 1992 live-action film adaptation of the anime.
* ''Literature/WhoCutTheCheese'' by Stilton Jarlsberg and ''Literature/WhoCutTheCheese'' by Mason Brown are both parodies of ''Literature/WhoMovedMyCheese'' and both published in 2000.
* Creator/AbbottAndCostello, Film/TheThreeStooges, and Creator/BennyHill have all done movies titled ''Who Done It?''.
* ''Wings'' is an absurdly common title. This list does not pretend to be exhaustive:
** A song by Music/{{Cimorelli}} from the ''Believe It'' and ''Made In America'' [=EPs=].
** A song of the same name by Little Mix.
** Music/PaulMcCartney's [[TheSeventies 1970s]] backing group.
** A song by ''Music/RingoStarr''.
** A song by Jeff Williams as part of the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' soundtrack.
** [[Series/{{Wings}} An American sitcom from the early 90s]].
** A Japanese shoujo magazine, which published ''Manga/RGVeda'', ''Manga/AntiqueBakery,'' ''Manga/PrincessPrincess'', among others.
** An American aviation magazine.
** A Discovery Channel
series about Royal Military Police investigator Jo [=McDonagh=], and ''Redcap'', a 2006 novel by Brian Callison about Royal Military Police investigator Staff Sergeant Walker. ''Red Cap'' is also a 1991 novel by G. Clifton Wisler aviation.
** A 1927 film
which isn't about a Royal Military Police investigator, but a drummer boy in won the first Best Picture Oscar.
* "Winner": 2012 song by the Noisettes, or the Music/PetShopBoys?
* ''Wipeout'' is the title of two
American Civil War. And ''Red Caps'' was a 2011 Finnish/Italian animated series about Santa's little helpers.
* ''Renegade'' - a 1986 side-scrolling beat-'em-up by Technos Japan Corp (a localization
gameshows. Creator/TheBBC did versions of both, and the British version of the Japanese game ''Nekketsu Kōha VideoGame/KunioKun'')? [[Series/{{Renegade}} Or a 1992 TV series starring Lorenzo Lamas]]?
** Or the Italian original title of a 1987 movie starring Terence Hill and his son Ross?
*** Or a ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' [[Fanfic/{{Renegade}} fanfic]]? Or a song by Music/{{Styx}}?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', a 2000s cartoon about replacement parents? ''Film/{{The Replacements|2000}}'', a film about UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball? Or Music/TheReplacements, an 80s power pop band?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d0GARTk_Nk "Rent"]] the Music/PetShopBoys song, and ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' the RockOpera musical.
* Aside from being a StockSubtitle, ''Resurrection'' is
second one was renamed ''Total Wipeout'' to avert confusion. It's also the name of an 1899 Creator/LeoTolstoy novel, [[Film/{{Resurrection}} a 1999 movie]], and [[Series/{{Resurrection}} a 2014 show]].
* ''Revelation'' and ''Revelations'' are common titles for fan fiction. ''FanFic/{{Revelations}}'' by Aralinn, a fan sequel to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' about vampires, is just one of more than 50 stories at Website/FanFictionDotNet with that exact title ''Revelations'' plural, not counting ''Revelation'' singular.
* ''{{Series/Revenge}}'' the 2010s TV show is unrelated to ''Revenge'' the 1990 movie, although they both feature Madeleine Stowe in a main role. [[spoiler: And they both end with her character getting KilledOffForReal.]]
* This trope affected late-60's [[OneHitWonder one-hit wonders]] Thunderclap Newman. The song that would end up being their only hit was about to be released under the name ''Revolution'', but when Music/TheBeatles released their single of that name, the Thunderclap Newman single was hastily renamed ''Something in the Air''.
* It's probably best not to confuse ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' (that [[FantasyKitchenSink ultra-eclectic]] [[AfterTheEnd postapocalyptic]] [[TabletopGames tabletop game]]) with ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'' (that [[{{MMORPG}} MMO]] involving [[GreyAndGreyMorality a conflict between blind faith and reckless science]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]]-[[EldritchAbomination things]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin tearing big holes in the world]]). There's already been a minor legal fuss over it, after all.
* Riot are a band from New York City whose ''Fire Down Under'' has been referred to as the first speed metal album. Music/QuietRiot were a bubblegum-ish band from Los Angeles with rather undistinguished material, but whose management was interested in actually promoting them. It's now difficult to speak of Riot without it being taken as meaning Quiet Riot.
futuristic racing video game series.
** It's also a Paramore album. the Surfari's only hit.
**
And to make things even more confusing? The latter ''Wipeout'' game show has had [[LicensedGame a video game]] made of it.
* Rednex (Yes, the same band who did "Cotton-Eyed Joe") named their only ballad hit single "Wish You Were Here" although that was already the title of one of Music/PinkFloyd's most famous songs. There was also the once-popular title
song of the 1952 musical ''Wish You Were Here''.
** In 2001, Music/{{Incubus}} had a hit
by that name, although that was sometimes called ''I Wish You Were Here.''
* "Without You I'm Nothing" was a 1987 album by confrontational standup/singer Sandra Bernhard.
Three Days Grace.
years later, she filmed a concert movie with the same title. Eight years after that, it was the title of Music/{{Placebo}}'s breakthrough album.
* There ''Wizard and the Princess'', or ''The Wizard and the Princess'', is the predecessor to ''VideoGame/KingsQuest''. ''The Wizard and the Princess'' is also a game by Clifford Ramshaw for the Commodore 16 and UsefulNotes/{{VIC20}}. ''Fanfic/TheWizardAndTheLonelyPrincess'' is a 1996 FMV ''Literature/HarryPotter'' x ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic.
* ''VideoGame/WizardsAndWarriors'' is a series of platformers by Rare, or a 2000 PC RPG by David W. Bradley. ''Series/WizardsAndWarriors'' is a 1983 fantasy TV series known as ''Greystone's Odyssey''.
* In 1994, the film ''Film/{{Wolf}}'' was released. A video
game named ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'' called ''VideoGame/{{Wolf}}'' was also released the same year, and it is ''not'' a LicensedGame (or even an unlicensed game about the same topic as the film). The film is about ''were''wolves; the game, about actual, ordinary wolves.
* ''Wonder 3'' is a compilation of three arcade games, two of which are action games while the third is
an unrelated 2001 SlasherMovie also named ''Film/{{Ripper}}''. Both are however about a UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper-[[JackTheRipoff copycat]].
* Creator/DataEast's 1984 laserdisc FMV
puzzle game ''Road Blaster'' should not be confused with Atari Games' 1986 racing game ''[=RoadBlasters=]''. The UsefulNotes/SegaCD port of the former was renamed ''Road Avenger'', presumably to avoid confusion.
* The 1989 Patrick Swayze [[SoBadItsGood cheesefest]] ''Film/RoadHouse''
by Creator/{{Capcom}}. It has absolutely nothing to do with the FilmNoir ''Film/{{Road House|1948}}'' from 1948.
an Creator/OsamuTezuka work also called ''Wonder 3'' in Japan, but [[MarketBasedTitle is known elsewhere as]] ''TheAmazing3''.
* ''Series/RobotWars'' ''Film/WorkingGirl'' is a successful British combat show 1988 romantic comedy starring Melanie Griffith. It is also an acclaimed gritty drama about a day in the life of an employee at a New York brothel. As well as a 1982 song by The Members.
* ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]'', the third ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' film,
and ''World's End'', an American robot tournament. ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' entry in the ''[[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]'' comic book series.
** There's also ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'', the third film in Creator/EdgarWright's Film/BloodAndIceCreamTrilogy.
** ''World's End'' is also a science fiction novel by Joan D. Vinge, sequel to her novel ''The Snow Queen'' (which is not the same as the Hans Christian Anderson story of the same name, though inspired by it).
* ''World War 3''
is a Japanese video game series which people confusingly abbreviate to ''Robot Wars''.
** The Japanese video game series is released [[note]]Only the ''OG'' games are exported due to licensing reasons[[/note]] as ''Super Robot Taisen'' outside of Japan.
* The pinball video game ''VideoGame/{{Rollerball}}'' by HAL Laboratory, has nothing to do with the movie ''Film/{{Rollerball}}''.
* ''Ronin''
Creator/MarvelComics ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' and Creator/{{Wildstorm}} crossover, and a Wrestling/{{WCW}} 1995-1998 pay-per-view event. ''World War III'' is a Frank Miller [[ComicBook/{{Ronin}} comic]] and Creator/{{Syfy}} ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' story arc, a mini-series as part of the ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' story line, a story arc in ''ComicBook/GIJoeDevilsDue'', a story arc in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', a 1982 miniseries, and a [[Film/{{Ronin}} spy film]]. ''VideoGame/{{RONIN}}'' [[Film/WorldWarThree 1998 mockumentary]]. ''Literature/TheReturnOfMephistophelesWorldWarIII'' is the second volume of ''Literature/TheSpectralChronicles''. ''World War III: Black Gold'' is a cyberpunk action game.
* Please don't confuse ''Literature/{{Room}}'' [[note]] A novel about a woman confined to an enclosure with her son adapted into an award winning film [[/note]] with ''Film/TheRoom'' [[note]]"You're tearin' me apart, Lisa!"[[/note]].
** Further confusing the issue
2001 RTS. ''World War Three'' is a [[VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame Flash game based on the film]]. Neither should be confused with totally-unrelated mobile phone game ''[[VideoGame/TheRoomMobileGame The Room]]'', or the fourth ''Franchise/SilentHill'' game '''also''' named ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill4 The Room]]''.
* ''Rules of Engagement'' by Creator/ElizabethMoon, the fifth book in the ''Literature/FamiliasRegnant'' series, should not be confused with ''Series/RulesOfEngagement'', the TV sitcom. Nor, for that matter, with ''Rules of Engagement'' by Peter Morwood, which is a Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel. Nor the Creator/TommyLeeJones movie, ''Film/RulesOfEngagement''. Or the film directed by William Friedkin and starring Creator/SamuelLJackson. Or the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode which, like the movie, is also about a decorated officer who's accused of wrongfully attacking civilians in combat.
* "Run to the Sun" was the title of a song by Music/{{Erasure}}, as well as an earlier italo-disco song by Mauro Farina as Max Coveri, which in turn was later one of the many artist names used by Maurizio de Jorio.
* ''Literature/TheRunningMan'' is a Creator/StephenKing novel (adapted into [[Film/TheRunningMan an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie]]) about a DeadlyGame in a dystopian future America. It's also the title of a 1963 film starring Laurence Harvey about a man who commits InsuranceFraud. And it's also the name of a Korean game show.
* ''Film/RushHour'': Film series, not to be confused with the sketch show of the same name, or the hit song by Jane Wiedlin.
* Music/{{Rush}}, the Canadian ProgressiveRock trio, have had at one point to remind [[RushLimbaugh Rush]], the American conservative talk show host, to not use their music with this as justification. And if any of these are related to ''Rush'', a 1991 crime drama taking place in Texas, it'd be a surprise. Also, people looking in record shops for music by the prog group have reportedly been annoyed at having to wade through Jennifer Rush albums in their search.
** ''[[Film/{{Rush2013}} Rush]]'', the 2013 Ron Howard docudrama about a '70s Formula 1 rivalry.
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* ''{{Safe}}'' was a 1993 British TV movie about homeless people and a 1995 American movie by Todd Haynes about Julianne Moore going mad. As both got a lot of critical acclaim particularly in the UK, this was very confusing, though the latter is often written ''[safe]''.
** It's also the title of a 2012 crime thriller starring Jason Statham.
* ''Series/{{Salamander}}'' is about political skullduggery in Belgium. Not to be confused with Konami's ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' spinoff ''Salamander'' (a.k.a. ''Life Force'' [[MarketBasedTitle in North America]]).
* ''Sally Forth'' can refer to [[ComicStrip/SallyForthHoward a family-friendly newspaper comic]], or a [[ComicStrip/SallyForthWood more adult comic that ran in military newspapers.]]
* ''Salt'' is an Adam Roberts novel, a 1987 movie known as ''Uppu'', a 2006 movie, a 2009 Australian documentary, a [[Film/{{Salt}} 2010 action movie]], and a game by Lavaboots Studios.
* ''San Andreas'' is a 1984 novel by [=Alistair MacLean=] about war at sea, a 2015 disaster film, or a game in the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series.
* There's ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'', a LiveActionTV show about a group of people who hunt down monsters, and ''Manga/{{Sanctuary}}'', a manga[[note]]Adapted into both an anime and a live action film[[/note]] about two survivors of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia, acting as a politician and a {{Yakuza}} to reform Japan.
** ''Sanctuary'' is also the title of the third novel in Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/DragonJousters'' series and of a ''ThievesWorld'' novel by LynnAbbey.
** It's also been the titles of songs by Music/IronMaiden and Music/TheJGeilsBand.
** It's also the title of a Creator/NoraRoberts book, and TheFilmOfTheBook.
* ''Literature/TheSandman'' (1816) is a Gothic short story by Creator/ETAHoffmann. No relation to ''The Sandman'' (Danish: ''Ole-Lukøie''), a fairy tale by Creator/HansChristianAndersen, the Golden-Age superhero called ''The Sandman'', or indeed ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' (1989-96), comic book series by Creator/NeilGaiman.
** How about to former {{Wrestling/ECW}} star [[Wrestling/JimFullington The Sandman?]]
** There are also several songs called ''Sandman'' (and at least one called ''Mr. Sandman'' and one called ''[[Music/{{Metallica}} Enter Sandman]]'') and at least two films called ''The Sandman''.
* ''Sangatsu no Lion'' is a 1991 Japanese live-action drama film. It is also the name of a [[Manga/SangatsuNoLion Japanese manga about shogi]].
* Thin Lizzy have two completely different songs called "Sarah" - one from 1972's ''Shades of a Blue Orphanage'' and one from 1979's ''Black Rose: A Rock Legend''. Both are about different relatives of Phil Lynott with the same name - the 1972 "Sarah" was about his grandmother, while the 1979 "Sarah" was about his daughter.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', a mid-Seventies sketch comedy show on NBC that featured Bill Murray in its cast. No relation, of course, to ''Saturday Night Live'', a mid-Seventies sketch comedy show on *ABC* that featured Bill Murray in its cast.
** In fact, the existence of the ABC show prevented NBC from using the desired title until 1976, which is why the first two seasons of the REAL Saturday Night Live shorten the title to "Saturday Night", [[TheArtifact and also why they say "Live, from New York, it's Saturday Night!"]] [[CatchPhrase at the beginning of each episode]].
* Before Creator/WesCraven's ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'', there was 1981 low-budget slasher named ''Film/{{Scream| 1981}}''. The 1981 film has also used the alternate title ''The Outing'' on some VHS versions, which is shared by a slasher film from 1987.
** It is also the name of songs by Michael and Janet Jackson, Avenged Sevenfold, and Adelitas Way.
** And of course, there's Edvard Munch's famous painting ''TheScream'', which inspired the mask worn by the killer in the Creator/WesCraven film.
* ''S.D.I.'' is the name of two unrelated video games released in 1987: a trackball-based UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame by Creator/{{Sega}}, and a computer game published by Creator/{{Cinemaware}}.
* ''Season of the Witch'' is a 1973 Creator/GeorgeARomero movie, the third ''[[Film/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch Halloween]]'' movie, and a [[Film/SeasonOfTheWitch 2011 movie]].
* The Sea World marine park in Australia, the Sea World aquarium in Indonesia, and the Ride/SeaWorld chain of marine parks in the U.S. all have zero relation to each other.
* ''Series/SecondChance'' is a GameShow from 1977, as well as an unrelated sci-fi series from 2016 about [[FountainOfYouth an old man who is de-aged to his younger self]].
* The ''Second Reality'' [[DemoScene demo]] is not to be confused with ''VideoGame/TheSecondRealityProject'', a GameMod of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. There's also an unrelated mind.in.a.box song titled "Second Reality".
* ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (1990) and ''Anime/SecretOfCeruleanSand'' (2002) are both steampunk {{Anime}}s.
* ''ComicBook/SecretWar'' is a different crossover than the 1984 crossover ''Comicbook/SecretWars'' or the 2015 crossover ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Secret Wars]]''.
* ''VideoGame/SeekAndDestroy'' is the name of two different games, both involving tanks: a 1996 MS-DOS and UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} ShootEmUp and [[VideoGame/SeekAndDestroy2002 a 2002 UsefulNotes/Playstation 2 ActionGame.]] It's also the name of a {{Music/Metallica}} song.
* The RealTimeStrategy game ''VideoGame/{{Sengoku}}'' shares its title with an unrelated series of {{Beat Em Up}}s by Creator/{{SNK}} and ''VideoGame/SengokuAce'', a ShootEmUp set in feudal Japan.
* ''TheSentinel'' is a [[Film/TheSentinel 1970s horror film]] starring Chris Sarandon; a 2006 political thriller starring Creator/MichaelDouglas; and a late-'90s [[Series/TheSentinel sci-fi series]]. It was also a short story by Arthur C. Clarke which was a major inspiration behind ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''; and a bizarre conquest game which appeared on most 8-bit computers.
* ''Seven'' is a 1979 action movie and a 1995 thriller known as ''Film/Se7en''.
* ''The Seven Deadly Sins'' could either refer to the MedievalEuropeanFantasy themed manga ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' about seven knights themed around the SevenDeadlySins, or an upcoming anime about scantily clad female demons themed around the SevenDeadlySins.
* ''Literature/ShadesOfGrey'', a quirky and innovative fantasy novel by Creator/JasperFforde is almost named the same as the more popular and well-known ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey''. To make the confusion perfect, some translations kept the English title of the latter, but cut the "Fifty". There's also "Shades of Grey" by the Monkees.
* ''Shadowbane'' is a ''Literature/ForgottenRealms'' novel and novel series, and a defunct MMORPG.
* ''Shadows of Mordor'' is a 1987 game by Beam Software. ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'' is a 2014 game by Creator/MonolithProductions.
* ''Shift 2'' is either the second in [[VideoGame/{{Shift}} a series of]] PuzzlePlatformer games, or the [[DivorcedInstallment divorced sequel]] to ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed: Shift''.
* ''Shelter'' (also known as ''Film/SixSouls'') is a horror flick from 2010, starring Creator/JulianneMoore as a forensic psychiatrist who discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. There is also ''Film/{{Shelter}}'' from 2007, the ComingOutStory of Zach who falls in love with his best friend's older brother. Perhaps this is why the Julianne Moore film was given a MarketBasedTitle when released in the US (''6 Souls'').
* ''VideoGame/{{Shivers}}'' is a survival horror game by Creator/{{Sierra}}, and a [[Film/{{Shivers}} 1975 film]] by Creator/DavidCronenberg.
* There's ''Franchise/SilentHill'' the survival horror game series by Konami, and then there's the Christmas and completely non-horror song "Silent Hill" in ''VideoGame/{{DanceDanceRevolution}}'', which is ''also'' a Konami series.
* ''Simple Man'' was used as a title by Music/LynyrdSkynyrd (later covered by Music/{{Shinedown}}), The Charlie Daniels Band, Klaus Nomi and Turbulent.
* ''Sing'' is either [[WesternAnimation/{{Sing}} a 2016 animated movie about singing animals]] or a 1989 live-action movie about a high-school musical ([[Film/HighSchoolMusical not that one]]). Nor is the animated film the Hungarian movie that won Best Live Action Short Film at the 2017 Oscars.
* ''Skate or Die!'' is a skateboarding game ported to the NES. ''Skate or Die'' is a 2008 French action film.
* ''{{Skins}}'' is the title of a [[Webcomic/{{Skins}} a horror webcomic]], [[Series/{{Skins}} a British TV series]] or [[Film/{{Skins}} film]]
* ''Sky Burial'' is the name of an album by black metal/sludge band Inter Arma, and also the name of an album by dark ambient project Echtra (formerly also a black metal band). To make things even more confusing, they were both released in 2013.
* ''Sledgehammer'' refers to, among other things, [[Film/{{Sledgehammer}} a horror movie]] from 1983, [[Series/SledgeHammer a TV show]] from 1986-1987, a 1974 song by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, a 1986 song by Music/PeterGabriel, a 2007 song by Music/TheFallOfTroy, and a 2013 song by Music/FifthHarmony. The Peter Gabriel song was used in advertisements for the TV show, but otherwise, none of these have anything to do with each other.
* ''Snuggle'' fabric softener must absolutely NOT be confused with ''Snuggles'', a doll by the Ideal Toy Company that could move with a pull string (and which predates the fabric softener).[[note]]That said, there have been dolls of the fabric softener teddy bear mascot that were made for a short time during the 1980s.[[/note]]
* ''Soldier'', a 1972 song by Harvey Andrews, a 1972 song by Neil Young, a 1980 album by Iggy Pop, a 1981 song by ABBA, a 2002 song by Eminem, a 2005 song by Destiny's Child, a 2007 song by Drowning Pool, a 2008 song by Erykah Badu, a 2011 song by [=Gavin DeGraw=], a 2012 song by Ulrik Munther, a 2013 song by Samantha Jade, the Harlan Ellison short story known as "Soldier From Tomorrow", the 1964 ''[[Series/TheOuterLimits1963 The Outer Limits]]'' episode based on "Soldier From Tomorrow", a 1998 sci-fi action film, a 1998 Bollywood action thriller, a 2009 film by Vijaya Nirmala, and a 2010 film by Dulal Bhowmik.
* ''VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune'', the FirstPersonShooter series, is unrelated to the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} and UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum games of the same name. Neither is to be confused with ''Soldiers of Fortune'', which was a MarketBasedTitle for ''VideoGame/TheChaosEngine''. Or the magazine ''Soldier of Fortune''.
* ''Solo'' is a comic by Creator/MarvelComics, and a comic by Creator/DCComics.
* ''Solstice'' is an NES game and a [[VisualNovel/{{Solstice}} visual novel]].
* "Somebody to Love" by The Great Society, also played by Music/JeffersonAirplane, and "Somebody to Love" by Music/{{Queen}} haven't got much more in common than the title. The Music/JustinBieber song is unrelated to either song.
* The 1939 movie ''Some Like It Hot'', featuring Creator/BobHope, Shirley Ross and Gene Krupa, is unrelated to ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', the famous drag comedy from twenty years later. Neither are related to The Power Station's 1985 smash hit.
* Music/FrankSinatra has two albums with almost the same titles ''Music/SongsForSwinginLovers'' and ''Music/SongsForYoungLovers'', which are often confused with each other despite one different adjective in the title.
* ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'' is the title of three games by Creator/{{Sega}}, only two of which are connected to the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise. The other is a VerticalScrollingShooter dating back to 1987.
** It's also the theme song to VideoGame/SonicCD that was created specifically for North America.
* ''VideoGame/{{Sorcerer}}'' the computer adventure and ''Pinball/{{Sorcerer}}'' the pinball machine both have the same general theme (as evident from the title), but are otherwise unrelated. Neither have any connection to [[Film/{{Sorcerer}} the movie]], or to its Music/TangerineDream soundtrack, or the TabletopRPG ''TabletopGame/{{Sorcerer}}''.
* ''Sorcery!'' is a series of [[Literature/{{Sorcery}} gamebooks]] and a [[Videogame/{{Sorcery}} video game]] adaptation, and a 2012 [=PS3=] game.
* ''Theatre/SouthPacific'' is also the title of a 1943 play by Howard Rigsby and Dorothy Heyward, unrelated to the later musical--though both plays happen to be about confronting American racial prejudice during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* When most people think of ''VideoGame/SpaceAce'', they think of the [=LaserDisc=] arcade game made by the same people who made ''VideoGame/DragonsLair''. However, "Space Ace" can also refer to the very first show Creator/TatsunokoProduction ever made: ''Uchuu Ace'' (which literally translates as "Space Ace").
* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' is a Creator/{{Sierra}} adventure game series, and the second episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}''.
* Spectrum was a military organisation in 1968 {{Supermarionation}} series ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons''. The Spectrum was a (coincidentally-named) late-[[TheSixties 1960s]] pop group who, because of the coincidence, were invited to do the closing-credits music for ''Captain Scarlet''. Then there was the 1982 pinball game {{Pinball/Spectrum}} and the 1982 computer the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum, unrelated to either of these or to each other.
* In 1936, long before the film ''Film/{{Speed}}'' about a bomb on a bus, there was a film of the same name about a race car driver setting the land speed record. Also the name of a Music/{{Covenant}} song.
* ''Spliced'' is a 2002 horror film known as ''The Wisher'', or a 2009 Canadian animated series. ''Splice'' is a 2009 science fiction horror film, a puzzle game by Cipher Prime, or a cloud based music and collaboration platform.
* The manga ''Manga/{{Spriggan}}'' has nothing to do with the ''Spriggan'' series of {{Shoot Em Up}}s by Naxat[=/=]Creator/{{Compile}}.
* The 1970s song ''Stairway to Heaven'' that was very popular in Jamaica, and is still played on the radio there sometimes, is from the O'Jays album "Family Reunion". Many Jamaicans are unaware of the earlier, unrelated song of the same name by Music/{{Led Zeppelin}}.
** It was also the name of a hit song by Music/NeilSedaka back in the '60s, long before either song became a hit.
* The Battle of Stalingrad during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII has inspired many works by that name. We have articles for a [[Film/{{Stalingrad 1993}} 1993 German film called "Stalingrad"]] and a [[Film/{{Stalingrad 2013}} 2013 Russian film called "Stalingrad"]], but there are several more unlisted works.
* There was an obscure TurnBasedStrategy game for the UsefulNotes/AppleII titled ''Starcraft''--no relation to ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'', of course. Starcraft was also the name of a defunct Japanese company that ported many Western games to Japanese computers.
* Nintendo's ''VideoGame/StarFox'' is completely unrelated to ''Star Fox'', an almost universally derided Atari 2600 game released a decade before.
** Another unrelated game titled ''Starfox'' (spelled as one word) was released in Europe for the UsefulNotes/Commodore64, UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum and UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC. Because the trademark was still active during TheNineties, this forced the first two games in the ''Star Fox'' series to be retitled ''Starwing'' and ''Lyrat Wars'' respectively in Europe.
** ''The Star Fox'' is also a science fiction novel by Creator/PoulAnderson.
* The original arcade version of ''VideoGame/{{Defender}} II'' was released under the name ''Stargate''. No relation to [[Franchise/StargateVerse that franchise of movies and TV series]], of course.
* Imagic's ''Star Voyager'' is a simple space-themed ShootEmUp that appeared on the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}. Another game called ''Star Voyager'' was released on the NES in 1987, its gameplay owing a lot more to ''VideoGame/StarRaiders'' than the original ''Star Voyager''.
* There was a coin-op called ''Star Wars'' ("starw" in MAME) which was a bootleg of ''Galaxy Wars'', released in 1979, 2 years after the first ''Franchise/StarWars'' film, but before the arcade LicensedGame.
** There's also Exidy's ''Star Fire'', a loose adaptation of ''Star Wars'' that also predates the official arcade game.
*** If you're a Child of the Eighties, "Star Wars" means lightsabers and Wookiees. If you're an adult from the eighties, "Star Wars" probably meant UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's missile defense system.
* Long before Music/TwistedSister's most famous album (released in 1984), there had been a completely unrelated movie called "Stay Hungry".
* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' is not only a 2016 4X real-time strategy game set in space, but also an educational Italian "interactive cartoon" adventure game for young kids, released exactly 20 years before. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IDCJDyc6FU Here's]] the Italian game's episode with a space setting... Hilariously, since the name is the same, the YouTube Gaming subsite recognizes the adventure game's clips as clips from the ''other'' Stellaris!
* [[Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock "Step by step! Ooh, baby!..."]] This is a song you won't hear in the [[Series/StepByStep similarly named sitcom]]. Nor is it related to the Music/AlanParsonsProject song of the same name.
* ''Still Alive'', the ending song from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', is completely unrelated to ''Still Alive (The Theme from VideoGame/MirrorsEdge)''.
** Or ''Still Alive'', the song by Finnish band ''The Crash''.
** Or even ''Still Alive'', the song by Chilean industrial band ''Vigilante''.
* {{Covenant}} produced a song called "Storm" in 1996, then in 2006, Eskil Simonsson of that group sang vocals on a Music/FrontLineAssembly song titled "The Storm".
* ''Stranger Things'' is [[Series/StrangerThings a 2016 sci-fi horror Netflix series]] as well as [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1468737/ a 2010 American-British drama film about a woman and a homeless man she allows to stay in her shed]].
* ''Strange World'' is the name of three different songs by Music/IronMaiden, Ke, and Push / M.I.K.E.
** It's also a song by Parachute, and ''This Strange World'' is a song from the movie Westernanimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls.
* ''Film/TheStreetFighter'', a series of 1970s grindhouse films starring Sonny Chiba, and ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', a series of fighting games (which even spun off some movies of its own).
* ''Streets of Fire'' is a [[Film/StreetsOfFire movie]], a Bruce Springsteen song intended for the movie, and an ''Manga/InitialD'' song.
* There are several unrelated songs called "Stupid Girl". One by Music/TheRollingStones in 1966, another by Music/NeilYoung and Crazy Horse in 1975, another by Music/{{Garbage}} in 1996 ([[SampledUp which sampled]] Music/TheClash's "Train in Vain"), and another by Music/{{Cold}} in 2003. Music/{{Pink}} also had a song called "Stupid Girl'''s'''" in 2006, which was thematically similar to the song by Garbage.
* Creator/PGWodehouse quipped in the introduction to one of his early Blandings Castle novels that he hoped it made the list of the eleven best books named ''Summer Lightning''.
* ''Suicide Squad'' is [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027057/reference a 1935 movie]] about firemen, a 1959-62 DC title about war veterans, and the [[Comicbook/SuicideSquad ongoing DC title]] about a black ops team consisting of supervillains (which in turn was adapted into [[Film/SuicideSquad2016 a movie]]).
* There are two manga magazines in Japan with "Sunday" as part of the title: the more well known ''Weekly Shonen Sunday'' by Shogakukan, and the seinen magazine ''Weekly'' '''''Manga''''' ''Sunday'' published by a company called Jistsugyo no Nihon Sha.[[note]]In 2012, the "Weekly" was dropped from the title, and started being published twice a month. A year later, it was discontinued.[[/note]]
* ''Sunshine'' is both a 1999 film about three generations of a Hungarian-Jewish family living throughout the first half of the twentieth century, and [[Film/{{Sunshine}} a 2007 science fiction film]] about a space mission to reignite the sun. There's also a 1973 Made-for-TV movie called ''Sunshine''. And [[Literature/{{Sunshine}} a vampire novel]].
* There are countless songs titled "Sunrise", many of which are in the {{trance}} genre.
* ''{{Series/Survivors}}'', a 1970s British post-apocalyptic drama and its 2000s remake, should not be confused with American reality show ''{{Series/Survivor}}''. Or [[{{Music/Survivor}} the band]] best known for the hit "Eye of the Tiger".

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* ''{{Safe}}'' was a 1993 British TV movie about homeless people and a 1995 American movie by Todd Haynes about Julianne Moore going mad. As both got a lot of critical acclaim particularly in the UK, this was very confusing, though the latter is often written ''[safe]''.
** It's also the title of a 2012 crime thriller starring Jason Statham.
* ''Series/{{Salamander}}'' is about political skullduggery in Belgium. Not to be confused with Konami's ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' spinoff ''Salamander'' (a.k.a. ''Life Force'' [[MarketBasedTitle in North America]]).
* ''Sally Forth'' can
''{{X}}'' could refer to [[ComicStrip/SallyForthHoward [[Music/{{X}} a family-friendly newspaper comic]], 70's punk band]], a 1992 Game Boy game, or [[VideoGame/{{X}} a [[ComicStrip/SallyForthWood more adult 4X space simulator game series by Egosoft]]. It might also be [[Manga/{{X1999}} a manga]] by Creator/{{CLAMP}} that was retitled as ''X/1999'' in the States to avoid confusion with two different comic that ran in military newspapers.book series titled ''X'' from Dark Horse and Marvel. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_%28disambiguation%29 And that's just the tip of the iceberg.]]
* ''Salt'' is an Adam Roberts novel, a 1987 movie known as ''Uppu'', a 2006 movie, a 2009 Australian documentary, a [[Film/{{Salt}} 2010 action movie]], and a game by Lavaboots Studios.
* ''San Andreas'' is a 1984 novel by [=Alistair MacLean=] about war at sea, a 2015 disaster film, or a game in the ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series.
* There's ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'', a LiveActionTV show about a group of people who hunt down monsters, and ''Manga/{{Sanctuary}}'', a manga[[note]]Adapted into both an anime and a live action film[[/note]] about two survivors of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia, acting as a politician and a {{Yakuza}} to reform Japan.
** ''Sanctuary'' is also the title of the third novel in Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/DragonJousters'' series and of a ''ThievesWorld'' novel by LynnAbbey.
**
It's also been Film/{{Xanadu}}, and the titles of songs by Music/IronMaiden and Music/TheJGeilsBand.
** It's also the title of a Creator/NoraRoberts book, and TheFilmOfTheBook.
* ''Literature/TheSandman'' (1816) is a Gothic short story by Creator/ETAHoffmann. No relation to ''The Sandman'' (Danish: ''Ole-Lukøie''), a fairy tale by Creator/HansChristianAndersen, the Golden-Age superhero called ''The Sandman'',
singer's high-pitched. Are you hearing Olivia Newton John or indeed ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' (1989-96), comic book series by Creator/NeilGaiman.
** How about to former {{Wrestling/ECW}} star [[Wrestling/JimFullington
[[Music/{{Rush}} Geddy Lee]]? The Sandman?]]
** There are also several songs called ''Sandman'' (and at least one called ''Mr. Sandman'' and one called ''[[Music/{{Metallica}} Enter Sandman]]'') and at least two films called ''The Sandman''.
* ''Sangatsu no Lion'' is a 1991 Japanese live-action drama film. It is also the
name of a [[Manga/SangatsuNoLion Japanese manga about shogi]].
* Thin Lizzy have two completely different songs called "Sarah" - one from 1972's ''Shades of a Blue Orphanage'' and one from 1979's ''Black Rose: A Rock Legend''. Both are about different relatives of Phil Lynott with the same name - the 1972 "Sarah" was about his grandmother, while the 1979 "Sarah" was about his daughter.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'', a mid-Seventies sketch comedy show on NBC that featured Bill Murray in its cast. No relation, of course, to ''Saturday Night Live'', a mid-Seventies sketch comedy show on *ABC* that featured Bill Murray in its cast.
** In fact, the existence of the ABC show prevented NBC from using the desired title until 1976, which
"Xanadu" is why the first two seasons of the REAL Saturday Night Live shorten the title to "Saturday Night", [[TheArtifact and also why they say "Live, from New York, it's Saturday Night!"]] [[CatchPhrase at the beginning of each episode]].
* Before Creator/WesCraven's ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'', there was 1981 low-budget slasher named ''Film/{{Scream| 1981}}''. The 1981 film has
also used the alternate title ''The Outing'' on some VHS versions, which for a Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Titch hit, although technically that one is shared by a slasher film from 1987.
"The Legend of Xanadu".
** It is Xanadu was also the an early, pre-production name of songs by Michael and Janet Jackson, Avenged Sevenfold, and Adelitas Way.
** And of course, there's Edvard Munch's famous painting ''TheScream'', which inspired
for X.A.N.A., the mask worn by the killer in the Creator/WesCraven film.
* ''S.D.
antagonist computer A.I.'' in WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko.
** ''[[VideoGame/DragonSlayerIIXanadu Xanadu]]''
is the name of two unrelated a sequel and spinoff video games released in 1987: a trackball-based UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame by Creator/{{Sega}}, and a computer game published by Creator/{{Cinemaware}}.
* ''Season of the Witch'' is a 1973 Creator/GeorgeARomero movie, the third ''[[Film/HalloweenIIISeasonOfTheWitch Halloween]]'' movie, and a [[Film/SeasonOfTheWitch 2011 movie]].
* The Sea World marine park in Australia, the Sea World aquarium in Indonesia, and the Ride/SeaWorld chain of marine parks in the U.S. all have zero relation to each other.
* ''Series/SecondChance'' is a GameShow from 1977, as well as an unrelated sci-fi
series related to ''Dragon Slayer'', including ''The Legend of Xanadu'' on the PC Engine CD.
* Xepher can refer to a song
from 2016 about [[FountainOfYouth an old man who is de-aged to his younger self]].
''[[VideoGame/{{Beatmania}} beatmania IIDX]]'' or a VisualKei band.
* The ''Second Reality'' [[DemoScene demo]] is comic book ''ComicBook/XFactor'', not to be confused with ''VideoGame/TheSecondRealityProject'', a GameMod of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''. There's also an unrelated mind.in.a.box song titled "Second Reality".
* ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' (1990) and ''Anime/SecretOfCeruleanSand'' (2002) are both steampunk {{Anime}}s.
* ''ComicBook/SecretWar'' is a different crossover than the 1984 crossover ''Comicbook/SecretWars''
Simon Cowell's [[Series/TheXFactor reality series]], or the 2015 crossover ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Secret Wars]]''.
Music/IronMaiden album.
* ''VideoGame/SeekAndDestroy'' ''ComicBook/XForce'' is the name of two different games, both involving tanks: a 1996 MS-DOS and UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} ShootEmUp and [[VideoGame/SeekAndDestroy2002 a 2002 UsefulNotes/Playstation 2 ActionGame.]] It's also the name of a {{Music/Metallica}} song.
* The RealTimeStrategy game ''VideoGame/{{Sengoku}}'' shares its title with
an unrelated series of {{Beat Em Up}}s by Creator/{{SNK}} and ''VideoGame/SengokuAce'', a ShootEmUp set in feudal Japan.
* ''TheSentinel''
''ComicBook/XMen'' spinoff. ''X-Force'' is a [[Film/TheSentinel 1970s horror film]] starring Chris Sarandon; a 2006 political thriller starring Creator/MichaelDouglas; and a late-'90s [[Series/TheSentinel sci-fi series]]. It was also a short story MobilePhoneGame by Arthur C. Clarke which was a major inspiration behind ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''; and a bizarre conquest game which appeared on most 8-bit computers.
Yahgame.
* ''Seven'' is a 1979 action movie and a 1995 thriller known as ''Film/Se7en''.
* ''The Seven Deadly Sins'' could either refer to
''X-Men vs. the MedievalEuropeanFantasy themed manga ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' about seven knights themed around the SevenDeadlySins, or an upcoming anime about scantily clad female demons themed around the SevenDeadlySins.
* ''Literature/ShadesOfGrey'', a quirky and innovative fantasy novel by Creator/JasperFforde is almost named the same as the more popular and well-known ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey''. To make the confusion perfect, some translations kept the English title of the latter, but cut the "Fifty". There's also "Shades of Grey" by the Monkees.
* ''Shadowbane'' is a ''Literature/ForgottenRealms'' novel and novel series, and a defunct MMORPG.
* ''Shadows of Mordor''
Avengers'' is a 1987 game by Beam Software. ''VideoGame/MiddleEarthShadowOfMordor'' is a 2014 game by Creator/MonolithProductions.
* ''Shift 2'' is either the second in [[VideoGame/{{Shift}} a series of]] PuzzlePlatformer games, or the [[DivorcedInstallment divorced sequel]] to ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed: Shift''.
* ''Shelter'' (also known as ''Film/SixSouls'') is a horror flick from 2010, starring Creator/JulianneMoore as a forensic psychiatrist who discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. There is also ''Film/{{Shelter}}'' from 2007, the ComingOutStory of Zach who falls in love with his best friend's older brother. Perhaps this is why the Julianne Moore film was given a MarketBasedTitle when released in the US (''6 Souls'').
* ''VideoGame/{{Shivers}}'' is a survival horror game by Creator/{{Sierra}}, and a [[Film/{{Shivers}} 1975 film]] by Creator/DavidCronenberg.
* There's ''Franchise/SilentHill'' the survival horror game series by Konami, and then there's the Christmas and completely non-horror song "Silent Hill" in ''VideoGame/{{DanceDanceRevolution}}'', which is ''also'' a Konami series.
* ''Simple Man'' was used as a title by Music/LynyrdSkynyrd (later covered by Music/{{Shinedown}}), The Charlie Daniels Band, Klaus Nomi and Turbulent.
* ''Sing'' is either [[WesternAnimation/{{Sing}} a 2016 animated movie about singing animals]] or a 1989 live-action movie about a high-school musical ([[Film/HighSchoolMusical
crossover, not that one]]). Nor is the animated film the Hungarian movie that won Best Live Action Short Film at the 2017 Oscars.
* ''Skate or Die!'' is a skateboarding game ported to the NES. ''Skate or Die'' is a 2008 French action film.
* ''{{Skins}}'' is the title of a [[Webcomic/{{Skins}} a horror webcomic]], [[Series/{{Skins}} a British TV series]] or [[Film/{{Skins}} film]]
* ''Sky Burial'' is the name of an album by black metal/sludge band Inter Arma, and also the name of an album by dark ambient project Echtra (formerly also a black metal band). To make things even more confusing, they were both released in 2013.
* ''Sledgehammer'' refers to, among other things, [[Film/{{Sledgehammer}} a horror movie]] from 1983, [[Series/SledgeHammer a TV show]] from 1986-1987, a 1974 song by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, a 1986 song by Music/PeterGabriel, a 2007 song by Music/TheFallOfTroy, and a 2013 song by Music/FifthHarmony. The Peter Gabriel song was used in advertisements for the TV show, but otherwise, none of these have anything to do with each other.
* ''Snuggle'' fabric softener must absolutely NOT be confused with ''Snuggles'', a doll by the Ideal Toy Company that could move with a pull string (and which predates the fabric softener).[[note]]That said, there have been dolls of the fabric softener teddy bear mascot that were made for a short time during the 1980s.[[/note]]
* ''Soldier'', a 1972 song by Harvey Andrews, a 1972 song by Neil Young, a 1980 album by Iggy Pop, a 1981 song by ABBA, a 2002 song by Eminem, a 2005 song by Destiny's Child, a 2007 song by Drowning Pool, a 2008 song by Erykah Badu, a 2011 song by [=Gavin DeGraw=], a 2012 song by Ulrik Munther, a 2013 song by Samantha Jade, the Harlan Ellison short story known as "Soldier From Tomorrow", the 1964 ''[[Series/TheOuterLimits1963 The Outer Limits]]'' episode based on "Soldier From Tomorrow", a 1998 sci-fi action film, a 1998 Bollywood action thriller, a 2009 film by Vijaya Nirmala, and a 2010 film by Dulal Bhowmik.
* ''VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune'', the FirstPersonShooter series, is unrelated to the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} and UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum games of the same name. Neither is
to be confused with ''Soldiers of Fortune'', which was a MarketBasedTitle for ''VideoGame/TheChaosEngine''. Or the magazine ''Soldier of Fortune''.
* ''Solo'' is a comic by Creator/MarvelComics, and a comic by Creator/DCComics.
* ''Solstice'' is an NES game and a [[VisualNovel/{{Solstice}} visual novel]].
* "Somebody to Love" by The Great Society, also played by Music/JeffersonAirplane, and "Somebody to Love" by Music/{{Queen}} haven't got much more in common than the title. The Music/JustinBieber song is unrelated to either song.
* The 1939 movie ''Some Like It Hot'', featuring Creator/BobHope, Shirley Ross and Gene Krupa, is unrelated to ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', the famous drag comedy from twenty years later. Neither are related to The Power Station's 1985 smash hit.
* Music/FrankSinatra has two albums with almost the same titles ''Music/SongsForSwinginLovers'' and ''Music/SongsForYoungLovers'', which are often confused with each other despite one different adjective in the title.
* ''VideoGame/SonicBoom'' is the title of three games by Creator/{{Sega}}, only two of which are connected to the ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise. The other is a VerticalScrollingShooter dating back to 1987.
** It's also the theme song to VideoGame/SonicCD that was created specifically for North America.
* ''VideoGame/{{Sorcerer}}'' the computer adventure and ''Pinball/{{Sorcerer}}'' the pinball machine both have the same general theme (as evident from the title), but are otherwise unrelated. Neither have any connection to [[Film/{{Sorcerer}} the movie]], or to its Music/TangerineDream soundtrack, or the TabletopRPG ''TabletopGame/{{Sorcerer}}''.
* ''Sorcery!'' is a series of [[Literature/{{Sorcery}} gamebooks]] and a [[Videogame/{{Sorcery}} video game]] adaptation, and a
2012 [=PS3=] game.
* ''Theatre/SouthPacific'' is also the title of a 1943 play by Howard Rigsby and Dorothy Heyward, unrelated to the later musical--though both plays happen to be about confronting American racial prejudice during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* When most people think of ''VideoGame/SpaceAce'', they think of the [=LaserDisc=] arcade game made by the same people who made ''VideoGame/DragonsLair''. However, "Space Ace" can also refer to the very first show Creator/TatsunokoProduction ever made: ''Uchuu Ace'' (which literally translates as "Space Ace").
* ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' is a Creator/{{Sierra}} adventure game series, and the second episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}''.
* Spectrum was a military organisation in 1968 {{Supermarionation}} series ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons''. The Spectrum was a (coincidentally-named) late-[[TheSixties 1960s]] pop group who, because of the coincidence, were invited to do the closing-credits music for ''Captain Scarlet''. Then there was the 1982 pinball game {{Pinball/Spectrum}} and the 1982 computer the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum, unrelated to either of these or to each other.
* In 1936, long before the film ''Film/{{Speed}}'' about a bomb on a bus, there was a film of the same name about a race car driver setting the land speed record. Also the name of a Music/{{Covenant}} song.
* ''Spliced'' is a 2002 horror film known as ''The Wisher'', or a 2009 Canadian animated series. ''Splice'' is a 2009 science fiction horror film, a puzzle game by Cipher Prime, or a cloud based music and collaboration platform.
* The manga ''Manga/{{Spriggan}}'' has nothing to do with the ''Spriggan'' series of {{Shoot Em Up}}s by Naxat[=/=]Creator/{{Compile}}.
* The 1970s song ''Stairway to Heaven'' that was very popular in Jamaica, and is still played on the radio there sometimes, is from the O'Jays album "Family Reunion". Many Jamaicans are unaware of the earlier, unrelated song of the same name by Music/{{Led Zeppelin}}.
** It was also the name of a hit song by Music/NeilSedaka back in the '60s, long before either song became a hit.
* The Battle of Stalingrad during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII has inspired many works by that name. We have articles for a [[Film/{{Stalingrad 1993}} 1993 German film called "Stalingrad"]] and a [[Film/{{Stalingrad 2013}} 2013 Russian film called "Stalingrad"]], but there are several more unlisted works.
* There was an obscure TurnBasedStrategy game for the UsefulNotes/AppleII titled ''Starcraft''--no relation to ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'', of course. Starcraft was also the name of a defunct Japanese company that ported many Western games to Japanese computers.
* Nintendo's ''VideoGame/StarFox'' is completely unrelated to ''Star Fox'', an almost universally derided Atari 2600 game released a decade before.
** Another unrelated game titled ''Starfox'' (spelled as one word) was released in Europe for the UsefulNotes/Commodore64, UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum and UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC. Because the trademark was still active during TheNineties, this forced the first two games in the ''Star Fox'' series to be retitled ''Starwing'' and ''Lyrat Wars'' respectively in Europe.
** ''The Star Fox'' is also a science fiction novel by Creator/PoulAnderson.
* The original arcade version of ''VideoGame/{{Defender}} II'' was released under the name ''Stargate''. No relation to [[Franchise/StargateVerse that franchise of movies and TV series]], of course.
* Imagic's ''Star Voyager'' is a simple space-themed ShootEmUp that appeared on the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}. Another game called ''Star Voyager'' was released on the NES in 1987, its gameplay owing a lot more to ''VideoGame/StarRaiders'' than the original ''Star Voyager''.
* There was a coin-op called ''Star Wars'' ("starw" in MAME) which was a bootleg of ''Galaxy Wars'', released in 1979, 2 years after the first ''Franchise/StarWars'' film, but before the arcade LicensedGame.
** There's also Exidy's ''Star Fire'', a loose adaptation of ''Star Wars'' that also predates the official arcade game.
*** If you're a Child of the Eighties, "Star Wars" means lightsabers and Wookiees. If you're an adult from the eighties, "Star Wars" probably meant UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's missile defense system.
* Long before Music/TwistedSister's most famous album (released in 1984), there had been a completely unrelated movie called "Stay Hungry".
* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' is not only a 2016 4X real-time strategy game set in space, but also an educational Italian "interactive cartoon" adventure game for young kids, released exactly 20 years before. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IDCJDyc6FU Here's]] the Italian game's episode with a space setting... Hilariously, since the name is the same, the YouTube Gaming subsite recognizes the adventure game's clips as clips from the ''other'' Stellaris!
* [[Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock "Step by step! Ooh, baby!..."]] This is a song you won't hear in the [[Series/StepByStep similarly named sitcom]]. Nor is it related to the Music/AlanParsonsProject song of the same name.
* ''Still Alive'', the ending song from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', is completely unrelated to ''Still Alive (The Theme from VideoGame/MirrorsEdge)''.
** Or ''Still Alive'', the song by Finnish band ''The Crash''.
** Or even ''Still Alive'', the song by Chilean industrial band ''Vigilante''.
* {{Covenant}} produced a song called "Storm" in 1996, then in 2006, Eskil Simonsson of that group sang vocals on a Music/FrontLineAssembly song titled "The Storm".
* ''Stranger Things'' is [[Series/StrangerThings a 2016 sci-fi horror Netflix series]] as well as [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1468737/ a 2010 American-British drama film about a woman and a homeless man she allows to stay in her shed]].
* ''Strange World'' is the name of three different songs by Music/IronMaiden, Ke, and Push / M.I.K.E.
** It's also a song by Parachute, and ''This Strange World'' is a song from the movie Westernanimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls.
* ''Film/TheStreetFighter'', a series of 1970s grindhouse films starring Sonny Chiba, and ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', a series of fighting games (which even spun off some movies of its own).
* ''Streets of Fire'' is a [[Film/StreetsOfFire movie]], a Bruce Springsteen song intended for the movie, and an ''Manga/InitialD'' song.
* There are several unrelated songs called "Stupid Girl". One by Music/TheRollingStones in 1966, another by Music/NeilYoung and Crazy Horse in 1975, another by Music/{{Garbage}} in 1996 ([[SampledUp which sampled]] Music/TheClash's "Train in Vain"), and another by Music/{{Cold}} in 2003. Music/{{Pink}} also had a song called "Stupid Girl'''s'''" in 2006, which was thematically similar to the song by Garbage.
* Creator/PGWodehouse quipped in the introduction to one of his early Blandings Castle novels that he hoped it made the list of the eleven best books named ''Summer Lightning''.
* ''Suicide Squad'' is [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027057/reference a 1935 movie]] about firemen, a 1959-62 DC title about war veterans, and the [[Comicbook/SuicideSquad ongoing DC title]] about a black ops team consisting of supervillains (which in turn was adapted into [[Film/SuicideSquad2016 a movie]]).
* There are two manga magazines in Japan with "Sunday" as part of the title: the more well known ''Weekly Shonen Sunday'' by Shogakukan, and the seinen magazine ''Weekly'' '''''Manga''''' ''Sunday'' published by a company called Jistsugyo no Nihon Sha.[[note]]In 2012, the "Weekly" was dropped from the title, and started being published twice a month. A year later, it was discontinued.[[/note]]
* ''Sunshine'' is both a 1999 film about three generations of a Hungarian-Jewish family living throughout the first half of the twentieth century, and [[Film/{{Sunshine}} a 2007 science fiction film]] about a space mission to reignite the sun. There's also a 1973 Made-for-TV movie called ''Sunshine''. And [[Literature/{{Sunshine}} a vampire novel]].
* There are countless songs titled "Sunrise", many of which are in the {{trance}} genre.
* ''{{Series/Survivors}}'', a 1970s British post-apocalyptic drama and its 2000s remake, should not be confused with American reality show ''{{Series/Survivor}}''. Or [[{{Music/Survivor}} the band]] best known for the hit "Eye of the Tiger".
crossover ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen''.



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* Punk band D.O.A. used the title ''Talk - Action = 0'' for two otherwise completely unrelated releases - a 1991 LiveAlbum and a 2010 studio album. To avoid confusion, the former is usually called "Talk - Action = 0 (Live)".
* ''Film/{{Taken}}'' is a 2008 thriller starring Creator/LiamNeeson, and [[Series/{{Taken}} a 2002 sci-fi miniseries]].
* '''A Tale of Two Kitties''' is either [[Franchise/LooneyTunes Tweety's debut cartoon]], a ''Film/{{Garfield}}'' sequel, an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'', a 1996 Good Housekeeping movie, or one of Dav Pilkey's Dog Man books.
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'': The cartoon spawned several {{Licensed Game}}s, none of them for the UsefulNotes/AtariST or UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}, which instead had an unrelated {{Point and Click|Game}} GameMaker tool by that name.
* ''Tangled'' is a 2001 thriller starring Creator/RachaelLeighCook and Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers, while ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' is a 2010 Franchise/{{Disney| Animated Canon}} animated film starring the voice of Music/MandyMoore as Literature/{{Rapunzel}}.
* The comedy TV series ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' has got exactly nothing to do with [[Film/{{Taxi}} the Luc Besson action comedy movies of the same name]], or the Music/HarryChapin song, or the Creator/WilliamsElectronics' [[Pinball/{{Taxi}} pinball table]] (aside from, perhaps, a taxicab).
* ''VideoGame/{{Tempest}}'' is a 1981 video game, a 2016 game by Lion's Shade, and a Music/BobDylan album. ''Theatre/TheTempest'' is a [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] play.
* ''VideoGame/TerraNovaStrikeForceCentauri'' is an [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove obscure]] 1996 Looking Glass Studios FPS. The 2011 TV series ''Series/TerraNova'' is completely unrelated.
* ''That's What Friends Are For'' -- a 1982 song written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, or the Vulture Song from ''Disney/TheJungleBook''.
** It's also a charity song by Dionne Warwick and Friends.
** There's also the 2015 movie simply called ''Room''.
* ''Series/TheThinBlueLine'' was a 1990s BritCom starring Creator/RowanAtkinson, as well as a 1988 {{documentary}} film by Errol Morris about a man falsely convicted and sentenced to death for murder.
* ''The Thin Red Line'' was a number of things. Aside from [[Literature/TheThinRedLine a World War II novel that was adapted into two different movies]], it was also a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Red_Line_(Battle_of_Balaclava) real-life military battle]] during the Crimean War. It was also the debut album by Canadian rock band Glass Tiger, plus [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=092xX85roR4 the title track which was based on the real-life battle]], and it was also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLYT0NR8ZLc another single]] performed by Saxon.
* ''This Love'' by Maroon 5 is most certainly not related to the Pantera song.
* ''This Present Darkness'': a Creator/FrankPeretti novel or a ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' [[Fanfic/ThisPresentDarkness fanfic]]?
* The ''VideoGame/ThunderForce'' ShootEmUp series is unrelated to ''Thunderforce'', a single-plane BeatEmUp for the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}.
* ''Three the Hard Way'' can either refer to a {{Blaxploitation}} [[Film/ThreeTheHardWay film]] made in 1974, or an RPGMaker 2000 [[VideoGame/ThreeTheHardWay game]] created by iishenron in 2003.
* ''Series/TilDeath'', the 2006 US sitcom and ''Till Death...'', the 1981 Creator/{{ITV}} followup to the sixties/seventies BBC sitcom''Till Death Us Do Part''.
* ''Time Killer'', a 1959 UsefulNotes/HugoAward-nominated novel, is not ''VideoGame/TimeKillers'', a fighting game from the '90s. Neither of them are related to ''Time Killers'', the anthology of short stories written by [[Manga/BlueExorcist Kazue Kato]].
* There are two video games named ''Tin Star'' set in TheWildWest. [[VideoGame/TinStar The one that was released in 1994]] is an on-rails LightGunGame published by Creator/{{Nintendo}} and developed by Software Creations. [[VideoGame/TinStarChoiceOfGames The one that was released in 2014]] is a ChooseYourOwnAdventure game written by Allen Gies and hosted on Creator/ChoiceOfGames. Neither has any connection to Tex Tinstar, a segment on ''WesternAnimation/TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow''.
* There are at least 12 different films about the sinking of the Titanic, and out of those, at least nine are simply called ''Titanic'' (the two exceptions would be ''Film/ANightToRemember'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic''). Are we talking the 1954 film, the 1996 film with Catherine Zeta-Jones, the 1997 James Cameron film (by far the most famous), the [[Film/{{Titanic1943}} Nazi version]], or even the animated movie ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' (often abbreviated as ''Titanic- The Animated Musical'')? The TV drama to mark the centenary is also named simply ''Titanic''.
* ''Titus'' is a 1999 film adaptation of ''Theater/TitusAndronicus'', and a 2000 comedy TV series.
* Toad the Wet Sprocket was a 1990s band. The NWOBHM ''Metal for Muthas'' compilation included a song from a different band named Toad the Wet Sprocket.
* ''Tom and Jerry'' is an 1821 play, a 1931 cartoon series, a Simon & Garfunkel album, and [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry one of several cartoon series about a cat and a mouse]].
* ''The Tommy Wi-Show'' is both [[WebVideo/TheTommyWiShow a series on Machinima's YouTube channel]] in which Creator/TommyWiseau plays video games and [[WebVideo/TheTommyWiShow a one-off skit]] by Creator/DougWalker done as a TakeThat towards Wiseau Films for forcing him to take down his ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' review of ''Film/TheRoom''.
* ''Series/TopGear'', a popular automotive programme on BBC Two which shares its name with an old BBC radio show and a racing game series from the '90s and early '00s.
* If you have an Electronic Program Guide on your TV, you may be surprised when you stop the remote at a movie called ''Top Gun'' and realize that you're watching a 1950s Western instead of [[Film/{{TopGun}} Tom Cruise and wicked aerial stunts]].
* 20 years after the original "Tour de France", Music/{{Kraftwerk}} produced a completely different tune titled "Tour de France 2003". The ''Tour de France Soundtracks'' album included both that and a [[RearrangeTheSong re-recording]] of the original.
* ''Traveller'' is a [[TabletopGame/{{Traveller}} role-playing game]], ''Traveler'' is a 2007 TV series, and ''Series/{{Travelers}}'' is a 2016 TV series.
* ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'' is a 2011 movie. ''Tree of Life'' is a game by oddonegames.
* "Troll Bridge" is the title of two short stories; one each by friends and former collaborators Creator/TerryPratchett and Creator/NeilGaiman, and an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', all of which which have nothing in common save the pun on "toll bridge" and the reference to [[Literature/ThreeBillyGoatsGruff trolls living under bridges]]. (And [[TrollBridge a trope]], based on the same pun.)
* ''True Blue'' is the name of at least two albums: [[Music/TrueBlue one]] by Music/{{Madonna}} and another by [[Music/{{BEMANI}} dj TAKA]], with both albums having {{Title Track}}s to boot.
* ''Trust'' is the name of three different bands, five music albums (including one by Elvis Costello), at least a dozen songs (from bands as diverse as Megadeth to Ayumi Hamasaki), a music production duo, three movies (from 1990, 2009, and 2010), two movies called ''The Trust'' (produced 101 years apart!), a British legal drama TV series, an episode of ''Wildfire'', a group from StargateSG1, a magazine about investment trusts, a political party in the UK and a totally unrelated one in Greece, and at least four different MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfics, ''all'' of which are unrelated.
* ''Turbo'' is a [[VideoGame/{{Turbo}} 1981 arcade game]], a ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Power Rangers]]'' movie, and a [[WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}} 2013 animated movie]].
* Depending on whether you live in Canada or Mexico, '''TVO''' can either be an acronym for "TV Ontario" a public TV network, or the name a Spanish language game show hosted by Gabriela "Gaby" Ruffo.[[note]]It was also seen in the U.S. on Univision.[[/note]]
* '''The Twelve Days of Nickmas''' is either a Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} promo showed around the holidays in the early 2000s or a Creator/FilmCow video.
* Now when you say ''Twilight'', do you mean Creator/StephenieMeyer's [[Literature/{{Twilight}} outrageously successful vampire series]] or the Howard Chaykin mini-series deconstructing DC's 1960s space adventurers? Or the song from Music/ElectricLightOrchestra's ''Time'' album? Or one of the novels in a lengthy series about [[Literature/WarriorCats feral cats]]? Or a play about the [[Theatre/TwilightLosAngeles 1992 Los Angeles riots]]? Or the 1998 thriller/[[FilmNoir noir]] starring [[AllStarCast Paul Newman, Gene Hackman, Susan Sarandon]], and a [[BestKnownForTheFanservice briefly topless]] Creator/ReeseWitherspoon?
** Don't try to clarify by talking about sparkle. [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic She's tired of people asking why there are vampires in her to begin with.]]
*** In any event, "Twilight" was also the name of a [[Franchise/MyLittlePony G1]] pony. Twilight Sparkle was likely named after her.
** ''Twilight'' is also the name of a novel by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, about a fictional Holocaust survivor who becomes a psychiatrist and treats people who think they're people from Literature/TheBible.
* '''Blog/TwilightUnbound''' is an Blog/AskAPony blog about Twilight Sparkle, while '''Twilight Unbound: The Stephanie Meyer Story''' is a comic book biography of Stephanie Meyer.
* There are two movies called ''Twister'', which naturally both involve tornadoes: There's [[Film/{{Twister}} the much-better-known]] DisasterMovie from 1996 and the BlackComedy independent film from 1989.
* There is an obscure {{UsefulNotes/MSX2}} game called ''Twinkle Star'' that was released on a magazine disk. It has no apparent relation to ''VideoGame/TwinkleStarSprites'', despite also being a CuteEmUp.

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* Punk band D.O.A. used the title ''Talk - Action = 0'' for two otherwise completely unrelated releases - a 1991 LiveAlbum and a 2010 studio album. To avoid confusion, the former is usually called "Talk - Action = 0 (Live)".
* ''Film/{{Taken}}''
''Yesterday's Children'' is a 2008 thriller starring Creator/LiamNeeson, and [[Series/{{Taken}} a 2002 sci-fi miniseries]].
* '''A Tale of Two Kitties''' is either [[Franchise/LooneyTunes Tweety's debut cartoon]], a ''Film/{{Garfield}}'' sequel, an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TUFFPuppy'', a 1996 Good Housekeeping movie, or one of Dav Pilkey's Dog Man books.
* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'': The cartoon spawned several {{Licensed Game}}s, none of them for the UsefulNotes/AtariST or UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}}, which instead had an unrelated {{Point and Click|Game}} GameMaker tool by that name.
* ''Tangled'' is a 2001 thriller starring Creator/RachaelLeighCook and Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers, while ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' is a 2010 Franchise/{{Disney| Animated Canon}} animated
BasedOnATrueStory film starring the voice of Music/MandyMoore as Literature/{{Rapunzel}}.
* The comedy TV series ''Series/{{Taxi}}'' has got exactly nothing to do with [[Film/{{Taxi}} the Luc Besson action comedy movies of the same name]], or the Music/HarryChapin song, or the Creator/WilliamsElectronics' [[Pinball/{{Taxi}} pinball table]] (aside from, perhaps, a taxicab).
* ''VideoGame/{{Tempest}}'' is a 1981 video game, a 2016 game by Lion's Shade, and a Music/BobDylan album. ''Theatre/TheTempest'' is a [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] play.
* ''VideoGame/TerraNovaStrikeForceCentauri'' is an [[SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove obscure]] 1996 Looking Glass Studios FPS. The 2011 TV series ''Series/TerraNova'' is completely unrelated.
* ''That's What Friends Are For'' -- a 1982 song written by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, or the Vulture Song from ''Disney/TheJungleBook''.
** It's also a charity song by Dionne Warwick and Friends.
** There's also the 2015 movie simply called ''Room''.
* ''Series/TheThinBlueLine'' was a 1990s BritCom starring Creator/RowanAtkinson,
about reincarnation, as well as a 1988 {{documentary}} film by Errol Morris about a man falsely convicted and sentenced to death for murder.
* ''The Thin Red Line'' was a number of things. Aside from [[Literature/TheThinRedLine a World War II
the first novel that was adapted into two in David Gerrold's ''Star Wolf'' series.
* Music/TheBeatles have one album called ''Yellow Submarine'' and another called ''Yellow Submarine Songtrack'', both of course based off [[WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine the same film]]. Despite being very
different movies]], it was also a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Red_Line_(Battle_of_Balaclava) real-life military battle]] during albums (the ''Songtrack'' lacks the Crimean War. It was also the debut album by Canadian rock band Glass Tiger, plus [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=092xX85roR4 the title track which was based on the real-life battle]], and it was also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLYT0NR8ZLc another single]] performed by Saxon.
* ''This Love'' by Maroon 5 is most certainly not related to the Pantera song.
* ''This Present Darkness'': a Creator/FrankPeretti novel or a ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' [[Fanfic/ThisPresentDarkness fanfic]]?
* The ''VideoGame/ThunderForce'' ShootEmUp series is unrelated to ''Thunderforce'', a single-plane BeatEmUp for the UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}.
* ''Three the Hard Way'' can either refer to a {{Blaxploitation}} [[Film/ThreeTheHardWay film]] made in 1974, or an RPGMaker 2000 [[VideoGame/ThreeTheHardWay game]] created by iishenron in 2003.
* ''Series/TilDeath'', the 2006 US sitcom and ''Till Death...'', the 1981 Creator/{{ITV}} followup to the sixties/seventies BBC sitcom''Till Death Us Do Part''.
* ''Time Killer'', a 1959 UsefulNotes/HugoAward-nominated novel, is not ''VideoGame/TimeKillers'', a fighting game
George Martin instrumentals, replacing them with various tracks from the '90s. Neither of them are related to ''Time Killers'', the anthology of short stories written by [[Manga/BlueExorcist Kazue Kato]].
* There are two video games named ''Tin Star'' set in TheWildWest. [[VideoGame/TinStar The one that was released in 1994]] is an on-rails LightGunGame published by Creator/{{Nintendo}}
other albums, and developed by Software Creations. [[VideoGame/TinStarChoiceOfGames The one that was released in 2014]] "Only a Northern Song" is a ChooseYourOwnAdventure game written by Allen Gies and hosted mono on Creator/ChoiceOfGames. Neither has any connection to Tex Tinstar, a segment on ''WesternAnimation/TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow''.
* There are at least 12 different films about the sinking of the Titanic, and out of those, at least nine are simply called ''Titanic'' (the two exceptions would be ''Film/ANightToRemember'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic''). Are we talking the 1954 film, the 1996 film with Catherine Zeta-Jones, the 1997 James Cameron film (by far the most famous), the [[Film/{{Titanic1943}} Nazi version]], or even the animated movie ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn'' (often abbreviated as ''Titanic- The Animated Musical'')? The TV drama to mark the centenary is also named simply ''Titanic''.
* ''Titus'' is a 1999 film adaptation of ''Theater/TitusAndronicus'', and a 2000 comedy TV series.
* Toad the Wet Sprocket was a 1990s band. The NWOBHM ''Metal for Muthas'' compilation included a song from a different band named Toad the Wet Sprocket.
* ''Tom and Jerry'' is an 1821 play, a 1931 cartoon series, a Simon & Garfunkel album, and [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry one of several cartoon series about a cat and a mouse]].
* ''The Tommy Wi-Show'' is both [[WebVideo/TheTommyWiShow a series on Machinima's YouTube channel]] in which Creator/TommyWiseau plays video games and [[WebVideo/TheTommyWiShow a one-off skit]] by Creator/DougWalker done as a TakeThat towards Wiseau Films for forcing him to take down his ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' review of ''Film/TheRoom''.
* ''Series/TopGear'', a popular automotive programme on BBC Two which shares its name with an old BBC radio show and a racing game series from the '90s and early '00s.
* If you have an Electronic Program Guide on your TV, you may be surprised when you stop the remote at a movie called ''Top Gun'' and realize that you're watching a 1950s Western instead of [[Film/{{TopGun}} Tom Cruise and wicked aerial stunts]].
* 20 years after
the original "Tour de France", Music/{{Kraftwerk}} produced a completely different tune titled "Tour de France 2003". The ''Tour de France Soundtracks'' album included both that and a [[RearrangeTheSong re-recording]] of the original.
* ''Traveller'' is a [[TabletopGame/{{Traveller}} role-playing game]], ''Traveler'' is a 2007 TV series, and ''Series/{{Travelers}}'' is a 2016 TV series.
* ''Film/TheTreeOfLife'' is a 2011 movie. ''Tree of Life'' is a game by oddonegames.
* "Troll Bridge" is the title of two short stories; one each by friends and former collaborators Creator/TerryPratchett and Creator/NeilGaiman, and an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', all of which which have nothing in common save the pun on "toll bridge" and the reference to [[Literature/ThreeBillyGoatsGruff trolls living under bridges]]. (And [[TrollBridge a trope]], based
but stereo on the same pun.)
* ''True Blue'' is
''Songtrack''), {{Website/Amazon}} conflates them; "CD Album" refers to the name of at least two albums: [[Music/TrueBlue one]] by Music/{{Madonna}} original and another by [[Music/{{BEMANI}} dj TAKA]], with both albums having {{Title Track}}s "Audio CD" to boot.
* ''Trust'' is
the name of three different bands, five music albums (including one by Elvis Costello), at least a dozen songs (from bands as diverse as Megadeth to Ayumi Hamasaki), a music production duo, three movies (from 1990, 2009, ''Songtrack'', and 2010), two movies called ''The Trust'' (produced 101 years apart!), a British legal drama TV series, an episode of ''Wildfire'', a group from StargateSG1, a magazine about investment trusts, a political party in the UK and a totally unrelated one in Greece, and at least four different MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfics, ''all'' of which are unrelated.
* ''Turbo'' is a [[VideoGame/{{Turbo}} 1981 arcade game]], a ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Power Rangers]]'' movie, and a [[WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}} 2013 animated movie]].
* Depending on whether you live in Canada or Mexico, '''TVO''' can either be an acronym for "TV Ontario" a public TV network, or the name a Spanish language game show hosted by Gabriela "Gaby" Ruffo.[[note]]It was also seen in the U.S. on Univision.[[/note]]
* '''The Twelve Days of Nickmas''' is either a Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} promo showed around the holidays in the early 2000s or a Creator/FilmCow video.
* Now when you say ''Twilight'', do you mean Creator/StephenieMeyer's [[Literature/{{Twilight}} outrageously successful vampire series]] or the Howard Chaykin mini-series deconstructing DC's 1960s space adventurers? Or the song from Music/ElectricLightOrchestra's ''Time'' album? Or one of the novels in a lengthy series about [[Literature/WarriorCats feral cats]]? Or a play about the [[Theatre/TwilightLosAngeles 1992 Los Angeles riots]]? Or the 1998 thriller/[[FilmNoir noir]] starring [[AllStarCast Paul Newman, Gene Hackman, Susan Sarandon]], and a [[BestKnownForTheFanservice briefly topless]] Creator/ReeseWitherspoon?
** Don't try to clarify by talking about sparkle. [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic She's tired of people asking why there are vampires in her to begin with.]]
*** In any event, "Twilight" was also the name of a [[Franchise/MyLittlePony G1]] pony. Twilight Sparkle was likely named after her.
** ''Twilight''
"[=MP3=] Download" is also the name of a novel by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, about a fictional Holocaust survivor who becomes a psychiatrist and treats people who think they're people from Literature/TheBible.
* '''Blog/TwilightUnbound''' is an Blog/AskAPony blog about Twilight Sparkle, while '''Twilight Unbound: The Stephanie Meyer Story''' is a comic book biography of Stephanie Meyer.
* There are two movies called ''Twister'', which naturally both involve tornadoes: There's [[Film/{{Twister}}
original, so if you want the much-better-known]] DisasterMovie from 1996 and stereo mix of "Only a Northern Song", you have to buy the BlackComedy independent film from 1989.
* There
entire album (which is an obscure {{UsefulNotes/MSX2}} game called ''Twinkle Star'' probably full of tracks you otherwise already have on other albums) just for that was released on a magazine disk. It has no apparent relation to ''VideoGame/TwinkleStarSprites'', despite also being a CuteEmUp.one track.



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* ''The Ugly Truth'' is both [[Film/TheUglyTruth a 2009 romantic comedy film]] and the fifth ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' book.
* ''Series/{{Ultraviolet}}'' and ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'' are about vampires. However, one is a film, the other is a TV series, and they weren't even produced in the same country.
* ''Undefeated'' is the 2011 Oscar winner for Best Documentary. ''THE Undefeated'' from the same year is a documentary praising SarahPalin. You can't get further apart than that.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' is both the name of a WesternAnimation series and film adaptation about a heroic canine and a gritty [[Manga/{{Underdog}} Manga]] centered around a DeadlyGame that depicts graphic scenes of sex and murder.
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' is an action/horror franchise about [[FurAgainstFang werewolves battling vampires]], and a 1996 comedy thriller starring Dennis Leary. Neither of them is related to the ''VideoGame/{{Sabreman}}'' game ''VideoGame/{{Underwurlde}}''.
* The AdventureGame ''VideoGame/{{Uninvited}}'' was released only a few years before a SoBadItsGood movie of [[Film/{{Uninvited 1988}} the same title]] about a killer mutant cat. ''The Uninvited'' is also the title of a classic 1944 haunted-house mystery film and a not-so-classic 2009 remake of the Korean thriller ''A Tale of Two Sisters''.
** Also, it's a 1998 hit for Alanis Morrisette.
* ''Unknown'' somehow wound up being the title of two different psychological thrillers released just five years apart; [[Film/{{Unknown 2011}} the 2011 film]] is far better-known than [[Film/{{Unknown 2006}} the 2006 version]], in part because it had Creator/LiamNeeson rather than Creator/JimCaviezel as its lead.
* ''Unreal'' the demo by Future Crew, and ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' the FirstPersonShooter series by Epic Games (whom some Future Crew members worked with). [[AccidentalPun Unrel]]ated to the 2015 TV series ''Series/UnREAL2015''.
* '''Unreal Estate''' is either [[Literature/UnrealEstate an online work of literature]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreal_Estate_(TV_series) an Australian lifestyle program]], or a [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants SpongeBob]] episode.
* ''Up'': a Right Said Fred album, a Music/PeterGabriel album or a [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} Pixar movie]]?
** Or, while we're at it, a Russ Meyer movie?
*** In fact, before the release of Pixar's movie, members of IMDB were confused as to why they would be remaking a sex comedy.
** Not to mention an Music/{{REM}} album.
** ''And'' a Shania Twain album, although that was technically ''[[ExcitedShowTitle Up!]]''.
*** Which, in turn, is not to be confused with the Volkswagen '''up!''' Not the Up!, the Up, or the up. The up!
** "Up" is also the series title of a [[Creator/{{ITV}} Granada TV]] documentary series covering the lives of a group of British children, one documentary every seven years. The first showed the children at age 7, and was thus called "7-Up" -- which (probably not coincidentally) is also the name of a soft drink.

to:

[[folder:U]]
[[folder:Z]]
* ''The Ugly Truth'' is both [[Film/TheUglyTruth a 2009 romantic comedy film]] There are now two movies named ''Film/{{Zapped}}'' (one from 1982 and the fifth ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' book.
* ''Series/{{Ultraviolet}}'' and ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'' are about vampires. However, one is a film,
the other from 2014)
* ''ComicBook/ZeroHour''
is a TV series, and they weren't even produced Creator/DCComics CrisisCrossover. '''"Zero Hour"''' in the same country.
* ''Undefeated''
''Franchise/StarWars'' universe is either the ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Rebels]]'' [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E19ZeroHour Season 3]] [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII finale]], or the second ''Blade Squadron'' story.
* ''VideoGame/{{Zookeeper}}'' is an arcade platformer released by Creator/{{Taito}} in 1982. A different ''Zoo Keeper'' game, initially developed by Robot Communications and later ported to GBA, [=PS2=] and the Nintendo DS, is a MatchThreeGame with an animal motif. Neither has anything to do with
the 2011 Oscar winner for Best Documentary. ''THE Undefeated'' from the same year movie ''Film/{{Zookeeper}}''.
* The Japanese UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 game titled ''Zool: Majuu Tsukai Densetsu''
is a documentary praising SarahPalin. You can't get further apart than that.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' is both the name of a WesternAnimation series and film adaptation about a heroic canine and a gritty [[Manga/{{Underdog}} Manga]] centered around a DeadlyGame that depicts graphic scenes of sex and murder.
* ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' is an action/horror franchise about [[FurAgainstFang werewolves battling vampires]], and a 1996 comedy thriller starring Dennis Leary. Neither of them is
not at all related to the ''VideoGame/{{Sabreman}}'' game ''VideoGame/{{Underwurlde}}''.
* The AdventureGame ''VideoGame/{{Uninvited}}'' was released only a few years before a SoBadItsGood movie of [[Film/{{Uninvited 1988}} the same title]] about a killer mutant cat. ''The Uninvited'' is also the title of a classic 1944 haunted-house mystery film and a not-so-classic 2009 remake of the Korean thriller ''A Tale of Two Sisters''.
** Also, it's a 1998 hit for Alanis Morrisette.
* ''Unknown'' somehow wound up being the title of two different psychological thrillers released just five years apart; [[Film/{{Unknown 2011}} the 2011 film]] is far better-known than [[Film/{{Unknown 2006}} the 2006 version]], in part because it had Creator/LiamNeeson rather than Creator/JimCaviezel as its lead.
* ''Unreal'' the demo by Future Crew, and ''VideoGame/{{Unreal}}'' the FirstPersonShooter
''VideoGame/{{Zool}}'', Gremlin Graphics' series by Epic Games (whom some Future Crew members worked with). [[AccidentalPun Unrel]]ated to the 2015 TV series ''Series/UnREAL2015''.
of platformers involving an extraterrestrial ninja.
* '''Unreal Estate''' ''Zoom'' is either [[Literature/UnrealEstate an online work of literature]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreal_Estate_(TV_series) an Australian lifestyle program]], [[Series/{{Zoom}} old show on]] Creator/{{PBS}} or a [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants SpongeBob]] episode.
* ''Up'': a Right Said Fred album, a Music/PeterGabriel album or a [[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} Pixar movie]]?
** Or, while we're at it, a Russ Meyer movie?
*** In fact, before the release of Pixar's movie, members of IMDB were confused as to why they would be remaking a sex comedy.
** Not to mention an Music/{{REM}} album.
** ''And'' a Shania Twain album, although that was technically ''[[ExcitedShowTitle Up!]]''.
*** Which, in turn, is not to be confused with the Volkswagen '''up!''' Not the Up!, the Up, or the up. The up!
** "Up" is also the series title of a [[Creator/{{ITV}} Granada TV]] documentary series covering the lives of a group of British children, one documentary every seven years. The first showed the children at age 7, and was thus called "7-Up" -- which (probably not coincidentally) is also the name of a soft drink.
[[Film/ZoomAcademyForSuperheroes low-rating movie starring]] Creator/TimAllen.




[[folder:V]]
* ''V'' is at once [[Series/{{V 1983}} a TV series about aliens infiltrating Earth]], [[Series/{{V 2009}} a remake of said series]], and a completely unrelated short story by Creator/StephenKing about an OCD sufferer trying to keep an EldritchAbomination at bay. Also an Australasian energy drink, [[ComicBook/VForVendetta for Vendetta]], and a dance remix of Vivaldi's "Winter" featured in ''VideoGame/BeatmaniaIIDX'' and ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''.
* There's ''Literature/{{VALIS}}'', the novel by Creator/PhilipKDick, and ''VideoGame/{{Valis}}'', the video game series by Telenet Japan. They're not related.
* ''Series/{{Vegas}}'' was a show on ABC in the late 1970s. ''Series/LasVegas'' was a show on NBC in the early 2000s. And CBS is soon to premiere a show titled ''Series/{{Vegas|2012}}''. And all three of them are crime dramas!
* ''Vikings'' is a [[Series/{{Vikings}} 2013 TV series]], and a BBC documentary. ''Vikings: War of Clans'' is a MobilePhoneGame. ''Film/TheVikings'' is a 1958 movie.
* ''Film/TheVow'' is a 2012 romantic drama film BasedOnATrueStory that stars Creator/RachelMcAdams and Creator/ChanningTatum. ''Fanfic/TheVow'' is a 2014 ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fanfic (through unrelated, it is also a romantic and dramatic story).
* ''Vanitas'' is the name of an album by Music/AnaalNathrakh and a Music/DirEnGrey song.
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[[folder:W]]
* ''The Walking Dead'' is a 1936 horror film, a 1995 war film, a 2002 song by Puressence, a 2005 song by Z-Trip, a 2005 song by Dropkick Murphys, a 2006 song by Zebrahead, a 2008 song by Spinnerette, or a comic book series adapted to a TV series, directly adapted into a bad video game and indirectly adapted to a series of much better-recieved video games.
* ''The Wall'' by Music/PinkFloyd and "The Wall" by Music/{{Kansas}} share a name and both bands play some form of progressive rock, but the two works are completely different in every other aspect, not just in the style but also the former being the album's name and the latter being a song on the album ''Leftoverture''. ''Film/TheWall2017'' is a 2017 war movie.
* ''{{Warlock}}'' is a [[Film/{{Warlock}} horror movie]] series, a [[Literature/{{Warlock}} sci-fi novel]] series, a [[ComicBook/{{Warlock}} Marvel comics]] series, and a [[VideoGame/WarlockMasterOfTheArcane strategy game]] series.
* ''{{Warlords}}'' is a [[VideoGame/{{Warlords}} 1980 video game]] on the UsefulNotes/Atari2600, a TurnBasedStrategy video game series, and a series of [[VideoGame/WarlordsHeroes Flash games]] by Ben Olding. ''Film/TheWarlords'' is a 2007 film starring Creator/JetLi.
* ''Comicbook/WarMachine'' is a comic series and a [[Film/WarMachine 2017 movie]]. ''Warmachine'' is a game in the ''TabletopGame/IronKingdoms'' setting.
* ''{{Warriors}}'' can be easily confused for different things; one is a novel series about fighting cats and clans written by Creator/ErinHunter (and it is also known as Literature/WarriorCats) and the other is a cult classic movie ''Film/TheWarriors'' about gangs from New York. It can be confusing for the average person whenever it is typed on the search engine.
** There is also ''ComicBook/NewWarriors'' the underrated Marvel comic from the 90s.
* ''Film/TheWayBack'', a 2011 film set in TheForties about some guys who [[BasedOnATrueStory hike to Mongolia and then India]] and ''Film/TheWayWayBack'', a 2013 ComingOfAge film that was meant to be set in TheEighties. "The Way Back" is also the first episodes of ''Series/BlakesSeven''.
* ''We Are the Night'': A Chemical Brothers album, and [[Film/WeAreTheNight a German vampire film]].
* Four movies all share the same title of ''Welcome to the Jungle'', including a 2003 action film starring Wrestling/DwayneJohnson, directed by Peter Berg (of ''Film/FridayNightLights'', ''Film/LoneSurvivor'' and ''Film/DeepwaterHorizon'' fame) and retitled as ''Film/TheRundown'' for its US and Japanese releases, a 2007 horror film, a [[Film/WelcomeToTheJungle 2013 comedy film]] starring Creator/JeanCLaudeVanDamne, and ''Film/JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle'', a 2017 film again starring Dwayne Johnson.
* ''Series/FamilyMatters'', ''Series/StepByStep'', and ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' all had episodes called "We're Going to Disney World!". The first two instances had two parts each.
* The chain of Wet'n'Wild water parks that can be found across both the U.S. and Australia have no connection to [[Ride/UniversalStudios the former Wet 'n Wild Orlando water park]].
* The 2003 movie ''Film/WhatAGirlWants'' has no relation to the Christina Aguilera song from 1999. The song ''isn't even featured in the film's soundtrack''.
* ''Series/SportsNight'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'', and ''Series/TheNewsroom'' all had episodes entitled "What Kind of Day Has It Been", and all were season finales (the latter two were also the last episodes of the show). This is not a coincidence, as they are all Creator/AaronSorkin shows and this is an AuthorCatchPhrase.
* ''What If?'' is a [[ComicBook/WhatIf Marvel comic]], a series of [[Literature/WhatIf gamebooks]], a [[Blog/WhatIf blog]], and more.
* ''What Would You Do?'': [[Series/WhatWouldYouDo Situational thought-provoking ABC series featuring hot-button topics]] or [[Series/WhatWouldYouDoNickelodeon light-hearted Nickelodeon stunt show where people get pied]]?
* There is a porno flick called ''What's Love Got to Do With It?'' that is entirely different from the (non-porno) [[Film/WhatsLoveGotToDoWithIt movie of the same name]] about Tina Turner, starring Angela Bassett. The porn film came out first, so it has the right to use the name and the producer of the other film can't do anything about it.
* ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' is a compilation of experimental music by Music/TheBeatles. ''VisualNovel/WhiteAlbum'' is also a VisualNovel romance story from Creator/{{Aquaplus}}.
* ''WhiteNoise'' is a [[Literature/WhiteNoise 1985 novel]] by [=Don DeLillo=], a [[Webcomic/WhiteNoise webcomic]] by Melinda Timpone, a webcomic by Adrien Lee, a 2005 horror film, and a 2014 video game with a sequel.
* White Tigers:
** ''ComicBook/WhiteTiger'': a Puerto Rican comics character.
** ''Film/WhiteTiger'': a Russian film about tanks in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
** ''Literature/TheWhiteTiger'': a novel about modern India.
* ''Anime/WickedCity'' is a novel series and anime adaptation by Hideyuki Kikuchi, a 1949 film directed by François Villiers, a musical by Chad Beguelin, and a 2015 procedural drama TV series. ''The Wicked City'' is a 1916 comedy short, a 1972 novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer, and the 1992 live-action film adaptation of the anime.
* ''Literature/WhoCutTheCheese'' by Stilton Jarlsberg and ''Literature/WhoCutTheCheese'' by Mason Brown are both parodies of ''Literature/WhoMovedMyCheese'' and both published in 2000.
* Creator/AbbottAndCostello, Film/TheThreeStooges, and Creator/BennyHill have all done movies titled ''Who Done It?''.
* ''Wings'' is an absurdly common title. This list does not pretend to be exhaustive:
** A song by Music/{{Cimorelli}} from the ''Believe It'' and ''Made In America'' [=EPs=].
** A song of the same name by Little Mix.
** Music/PaulMcCartney's [[TheSeventies 1970s]] backing group.
** A song by ''Music/RingoStarr''.
** A song by Jeff Williams as part of the ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' soundtrack.
** [[Series/{{Wings}} An American sitcom from the early 90s]].
** A Japanese shoujo magazine, which published ''Manga/RGVeda'', ''Manga/AntiqueBakery,'' ''Manga/PrincessPrincess'', among others.
** An American aviation magazine.
** A Discovery Channel series about aviation.
** A 1927 film which won the first Best Picture Oscar.
* "Winner": 2012 song by the Noisettes, or the Music/PetShopBoys?
* ''Wipeout'' is the title of two American gameshows. Creator/TheBBC did versions of both, and the British version of the second one was renamed ''Total Wipeout'' to avert confusion. It's also the name of a futuristic racing video game series.
** It's also the Surfari's only hit.
** And to make things even more confusing? The latter ''Wipeout'' game show has had [[LicensedGame a video game]] made of it.
* Rednex (Yes, the same band who did "Cotton-Eyed Joe") named their only ballad hit single "Wish You Were Here" although that was already the title of one of Music/PinkFloyd's most famous songs. There was also the once-popular title song of the 1952 musical ''Wish You Were Here''.
** In 2001, Music/{{Incubus}} had a hit by that name, although that was sometimes called ''I Wish You Were Here.''
* "Without You I'm Nothing" was a 1987 album by confrontational standup/singer Sandra Bernhard. Three years later, she filmed a concert movie with the same title. Eight years after that, it was the title of Music/{{Placebo}}'s breakthrough album.
* ''Wizard and the Princess'', or ''The Wizard and the Princess'', is the predecessor to ''VideoGame/KingsQuest''. ''The Wizard and the Princess'' is also a game by Clifford Ramshaw for the Commodore 16 and UsefulNotes/{{VIC20}}. ''Fanfic/TheWizardAndTheLonelyPrincess'' is a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' x ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic.
* ''VideoGame/WizardsAndWarriors'' is a series of platformers by Rare, or a 2000 PC RPG by David W. Bradley. ''Series/WizardsAndWarriors'' is a 1983 fantasy TV series known as ''Greystone's Odyssey''.
* In 1994, the film ''Film/{{Wolf}}'' was released. A video game called ''VideoGame/{{Wolf}}'' was also released the same year, and it is ''not'' a LicensedGame (or even an unlicensed game about the same topic as the film). The film is about ''were''wolves; the game, about actual, ordinary wolves.
* ''Wonder 3'' is a compilation of three arcade games, two of which are action games while the third is an unrelated puzzle game by Creator/{{Capcom}}. It has absolutely nothing to do with an Creator/OsamuTezuka work also called ''Wonder 3'' in Japan, but [[MarketBasedTitle is known elsewhere as]] ''TheAmazing3''.
* ''Film/WorkingGirl'' is a 1988 romantic comedy starring Melanie Griffith. It is also an acclaimed gritty drama about a day in the life of an employee at a New York brothel. As well as a 1982 song by The Members.
* ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]'', the third ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' film, and ''World's End'', an entry in the ''[[ComicBook/TheSandman Sandman]]'' comic book series.
** There's also ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'', the third film in Creator/EdgarWright's Film/BloodAndIceCreamTrilogy.
** ''World's End'' is also a science fiction novel by Joan D. Vinge, sequel to her novel ''The Snow Queen'' (which is not the same as the Hans Christian Anderson story of the same name, though inspired by it).
* ''World War 3'' is a Creator/MarvelComics ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' and Creator/{{Wildstorm}} crossover, and a Wrestling/{{WCW}} 1995-1998 pay-per-view event. ''World War III'' is a ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' story arc, a mini-series as part of the ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' story line, a story arc in ''ComicBook/GIJoeDevilsDue'', a story arc in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'', a 1982 miniseries, and a [[Film/WorldWarThree 1998 mockumentary]]. ''Literature/TheReturnOfMephistophelesWorldWarIII'' is the second volume of ''Literature/TheSpectralChronicles''. ''World War III: Black Gold'' is a 2001 RTS. ''World War Three'' is a ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode.
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[[folder:X]]
* ''{{X}}'' could refer to [[Music/{{X}} a 70's punk band]], a 1992 Game Boy game, or [[VideoGame/{{X}} a 4X space simulator game series by Egosoft]]. It might also be [[Manga/{{X1999}} a manga]] by Creator/{{CLAMP}} that was retitled as ''X/1999'' in the States to avoid confusion with two different comic book series titled ''X'' from Dark Horse and Marvel. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_%28disambiguation%29 And that's just the tip of the iceberg.]]
* It's Film/{{Xanadu}}, and the singer's high-pitched. Are you hearing Olivia Newton John or [[Music/{{Rush}} Geddy Lee]]? The name "Xanadu" is also used for a Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Titch hit, although technically that one is "The Legend of Xanadu".
** Xanadu was also an early, pre-production name for X.A.N.A., the antagonist computer A.I. in WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko.
** ''[[VideoGame/DragonSlayerIIXanadu Xanadu]]'' is a sequel and spinoff video game series related to ''Dragon Slayer'', including ''The Legend of Xanadu'' on the PC Engine CD.
* Xepher can refer to a song from ''[[VideoGame/{{Beatmania}} beatmania IIDX]]'' or a VisualKei band.
* The comic book ''ComicBook/XFactor'', not to be confused with Simon Cowell's [[Series/TheXFactor reality series]], or the Music/IronMaiden album.
* ''ComicBook/XForce'' is an ''ComicBook/XMen'' spinoff. ''X-Force'' is a MobilePhoneGame by Yahgame.
* ''X-Men vs. the Avengers'' is a 1987 crossover, not to be confused with the 2012 crossover ''ComicBook/AvengersVsXMen''.
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[[folder:Y]]
* ''Yesterday's Children'' is a BasedOnATrueStory film about reincarnation, as well as the first novel in David Gerrold's ''Star Wolf'' series.
* Music/TheBeatles have one album called ''Yellow Submarine'' and another called ''Yellow Submarine Songtrack'', both of course based off [[WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine the same film]]. Despite being very different albums (the ''Songtrack'' lacks the George Martin instrumentals, replacing them with various tracks from other albums, and "Only a Northern Song" is mono on the original but stereo on the ''Songtrack''), {{Website/Amazon}} conflates them; "CD Album" refers to the original and "Audio CD" to the ''Songtrack'', and "[=MP3=] Download" is also the original, so if you want the stereo mix of "Only a Northern Song", you have to buy the entire album (which is probably full of tracks you otherwise already have on other albums) just for that one track.
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[[folder:Z]]
* There are now two movies named ''Film/{{Zapped}}'' (one from 1982 and the other from 2014)
* ''ComicBook/ZeroHour'' is a Creator/DCComics CrisisCrossover. '''"Zero Hour"''' in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe is either the ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Rebels]]'' [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E19ZeroHour Season 3]] [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E20ZeroHourPartII finale]], or the second ''Blade Squadron'' story.
* ''VideoGame/{{Zookeeper}}'' is an arcade platformer released by Creator/{{Taito}} in 1982. A different ''Zoo Keeper'' game, initially developed by Robot Communications and later ported to GBA, [=PS2=] and the Nintendo DS, is a MatchThreeGame with an animal motif. Neither has anything to do with the 2011 movie ''Film/{{Zookeeper}}''.
* The Japanese UsefulNotes/Nintendo64 game titled ''Zool: Majuu Tsukai Densetsu'' is not at all related to ''VideoGame/{{Zool}}'', Gremlin Graphics' series of platformers involving an extraterrestrial ninja.
* ''Zoom'' is either an [[Series/{{Zoom}} old show on]] Creator/{{PBS}} or [[Film/ZoomAcademyForSuperheroes low-rating movie starring]] Creator/TimAllen.
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[[folder:D]]
* ''Dam Busters'': A 1955 war film, a 1980's arcade ShootEmUp similar to ''VideoGame/{{Scramble}}'', and a game involving beavers on the infamous ''VideoGame/Action52'' cartridge.
* ''Dark Angel: Vampire Apocalypse'' for the [=PS2=], and the ''Series/DarkAngel'' TV series, which also had a [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames PS2 adaptation]]. Also a Marvel UK comic, and [[Literature/DarkAngels a Space Marine chapter]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.
* ''Dark Blue'' refers to two different works both about LAPD cops. One is a [[Film/DarkBlue 2002 film]] starring Creator/KurtRussell, the other a [[Series/DarkBlue 2009 TV series]].
** And a trance song by Cabala (Nick Muir).
* ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'' is a comic series and [[VideoGame/TheDarkness video game]] adaptation, and a 2016 movie.
* ''Dark Reign'' is a [[VideoGame/DarkReign 1997 video game]], and a [[ComicBook/DarkReign Marvel Comics event]].
* ''Dark Skies'' is a [[Series/DarkSkies 1996 TV series]] and a [[Film/DarkSkies 2013]] movie.
* ''Dark Souls'': a 2011 [[VideoGame/DarkSouls video game series]], or a 2011 Norwegian horror film.
* ''Dawn'', known as ''Cry for Dawn'', is a BadGirlComic by Joseph Michael Linsner. ''Dawn'' is a 3D platformer by Brave Rabbit Games.
* "Day After Day" is a Creator/GeorgeHarrison song recorded by {{Music/Badfinger}}, or an Alan Parsons[=/=]Eric Woolfson song recorded by Music/TheAlanParsonsProject.
* ''Dead@17'' is a comic about teenage girls fighting the living dead. ''Dead at 17'' is a TV movie about the mother of a dead teenage boy.
* ''DeadOrAlive'': Various films with nothing to do with each other, a [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive video game]] series (one of which inspired a movie), an '80s NewWaveMusic band, a Creator/TomClancy book, and a Music/BonJovi song all share this title.
* ''DeadRingers'' is a [[Film/DeadRingers 1988 movie]] about two twin brothers by Creator/DavidCronenberg, and a [[Series/DeadRingers 2002 British television comedy]] centering around impersonations.
* ''DearJohn'' was an 80s British sitcom about singles (with an American remake starring Judd Hirsch) but also a 2010 Amanda Seyfried weepie based on Nicholas Sparks's novel, and the name of several songs by acts from Styx to British radical-feminist new wavers The Au Pairs (oh, and Taylor Swift).
* ''Film/DeepBlueSea'' is a horror film about killer sharks. ''Film/TheDeepBlueSea'' is a 2011 romantic drama film starring Creator/TomHiddleston and Creator/RachelWeisz.
* ''ComicBook/TheDefenders'' is another Marvel team book with no relation to another 60s TV show, this time an American court room drama which you might remember being referenced in a episode of ''Series/MadMen''.
** And another show called ''The Defenders'' debuted on CBS in September 2010.
* ''Film/DejaVu'', the 2006 time-travel action thriller, is unrelated to the 1985 film ''Déjà Vu'', a drama about reincarnation, which is in turn unrelated to the old adventure game ''VideoGame/DejaVu''. It's that strange feeling you sometimes get that you've seen that title somewhere before.
* ''Film/DeliverUsFromEvil'' is the title of a 2014 horror film by Scott Derrickson, a 2006 documentary about a Catholic priest convicted of child molestation, and the forth ''Film/PromNight'' movie. And a book by conservative political commentator Sean Hannity.
* ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis the Menace]]'' is a British comic about a mischievous child who bothers his neighbors. It's not to be confused with ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS Dennis the Menace]]'', which is an American comic about a mischievous child who bothers his neighbors. Both debuted in March of 1951, neither author knowing about the other one's existence. The animated adaption of the British one, however, is called ''Dennis And Gnasher.''
* ''Descent'' is a [[VideoGame/{{Descent}} video game]] and a [[TabletopGame/DescentJourneysInTheDark tabletop]] game. ''TheDescent'' is a [[Literature/TheDescent horror novel]] and a [[Film/TheDescent horror movie]].
* ''Devil's Reign'' is a ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}'' story line, and a crossover between Creator/MarvelComics and [[Creator/ImageComics Top Cow]].
* ''VideoGame/DevilWorld'', the 1984 Famicom game by Nintendo, is unrelated to the arcade game of the same name that was released three years. The latter is actually a modified version of the {{Creator/Konami}} arcade game ''Dark Adventure'' that was released in territories outside North America .
* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' is not to be confused with an old PuzzleGame of the same name by Manuel Constantinidis, involving connecting pipes.
* ''Die Motherfucker Die'': One such song is by Dope, another by Suicide Commando.
* ''Film/{{Diner}}'', the film by Creator/BarryLevinson, and ''Pinball/{{Diner}}'', the pinball table by Creator/MarkRitchie, have no relation to either other... although they're both pretty funny.
* ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' is a 1990 TV series. ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'' is a 2000 CGI movie.
* A short film called ''Dodgeball'' came out in 2001, a few years before ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory''. If you got your info off the internet and are wondering which character Senta Moses played in the big movie, the answer is: She didn't.
* ''Literature/{{Dodger}}'', the 2012 novel by Creator/TerryPratchett about a character who inspires Creator/CharlesDickens to create the Artful Dodger, and ''Dodger'', the 2013 novel by James Benmore which continues the story of the Dickens character.
* ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'', ''VideoGame/DokiDokiUniverse'', ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'', ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'', ''WebVideo/DokiDokiAwesome'', ''Webcomic/DokiDokiCheckMate'', and ''Manga/DokiDokiSchoolHours'' are unrelated. One's about a robot travelling around the universe and learning what it is to be human, one's about a ditzy teacher, one's a web reviewer with a talking plant, one's a platforming game that eventually turned into ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'', one's about a knight and a prince who fall in love, one's a SurpriseCreepy psychological horror-based visual novel, and one's an anime about MagicalGirls. Guess which one's which.
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin_(emulator) Dolphin emulator]] is an open source UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube and Wii emulator. The Dolphin Emulator is a [=GameCube=] emulator made by Nintendo for development purposes. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin_Browser Dolphin]] is a web browser for mobile phones. And [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin_(file_manager) Dolphin]] is an open source file manager.
* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' is a German film about the last days of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII in Europe inside UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's bunker in Berlin, known as ''Der Untergang'' in its native language. It is also [[Series/{{Downfall}} a game show]] hosted by Wrestling/ChrisJericho, a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downfall_(game) board game]] which involves twiddling knobs to collect tokens, [[VideoGame/{{Downfall}} a horror adventure game]], and a [[Fanfic/{{Downfall}} Bleach fanfic.]]
* The song "Dr. No" by Systems in Blue has nothing to do with the Franchise/JamesBond [[Literature/DrNo story]] [[Film/DrNo and film]], although someone made a FanVid for the song using clips from the film.
* ''Dragon Fighter'' is a side-scrolling action game on the NES by Natsume, or a 2003 Film/SyFyChannelOriginalMovie.
* ''Dragonfire'' is a 1982 video game by Imagic, a spy novel by Andrew Kaplan, a 1987 ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial, and a tabletop game based on ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. ''Dragon Fire'' is a 1993 martial arts film, a political novel by Humphrey Hawksley, the fifth game in the ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' series, or a song by Japanese pop group {{Music/AAA}}.
* ''[[VideoGame/DragonForceSega Dragon Force]]'', a strategy video game on the Saturn, and power metal band ''Music/{{Dragonforce}}''.
* ''Dragon Knight'' is a series of [[Literature/TheDragonKnight fantasy novels]], a ''[[Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Dragonlance: The New Adventures]]'' novel, a [[VideoGame/KnightsOfXentar video game]] series by ELF, a game by [=SakuraGame=], a 1990 ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' adventure by Creator/{{TSR}}, or the [[Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight localization]] of ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''.
* ''Dragon Lord'' is a 1982 Jackie Chan film known as ''Dragon Strike''. ''Dragon Lord'' is a 1990 game by Palace Software known as ''Dragon's Breath''. ''Dragonlord'' is a symphonic black metal band. ''The Dragon Lord'' is a historical fantasy novel by David Drake.
* ''[[TabletopGame/{{Dragonquest}} DragonQuest]]'' is a tabletop fantasy roleplaying game by SPI. ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' is a video game series with several anime and manga spinoffs, or a second season episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. ''Dragon Quest'', or ''Dungeons & Dragons: Dragon Quest Game'', is a 1992 ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' game by Creator/{{TSR}}. ''Dragon Quest or A Twist in the Tail'' is a game by Antic for the [[UsefulNotes/Atari8BitComputers Atari 400/800]] computer. ''Dragon Quest'' is a game by Bug Byte Software for the [[UsefulNotes/BBCMicro BBC Model B]] computer. ''Dragonquest'' or ''Dragonquest!'' is a game by The Programmer's Guild for the UsefulNotes/{{TRS80}} computer. ''Dragonquest'' is a ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' novel, or a 2009 fantasy film by Creator/TheAsylum.
* ''[[VideoGame/DragonSlayer Dragon Slayer]]'' is a video game series by Falcom, or the first game in that series. ''[[Film/{{Dragonslayer}} Dragonslayer]]'' is a 1981 fantasy film, a Swedish heavy metal album by the band formerly known as Dragonslayer, an album by Sunset Rubdown, or 2011 skateboarding documentary film.
* "Dragon Soul" is the opening theme of ''Anime/DragonBallKai'', by Takayoshi Tanimoto. ''[=DragonSoul=]'' is a MobilePhoneGame by Fantasy Legend Studios. ''Dragon Souls'' is a game by Avant Games.
* ''Dragon Storm'' is an RPG and CCG by Black Dragon Press, a MobilePhoneGame game by Mobirix, or a 2004 Film/SyfyChannelOriginalMovie. ''Dragonstorm'' is a fantasy novel by Graham Edwards.
* ''DragonStrike'' is a D&D board game with a video tutorial, a Hasbro board game about escaping from a dragon, and an SSI video game in the Dragonlance D&D setting. ''Dragon Strike'' is another title for the Jackie Chan film ''Dragon Lord''. ''Dragon Strike'' is a novel by Humphrey Hawksley and Simon Holberton, and ''Dragon Strike'' is the fourth novel in E. E. Knight's ''Age of Fire''.
* ''Dragon Warrior'' is the MarketBasedTitle of ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''. ''Dragon Warriors'' is a MobilePhoneGame by [=TheOne Games=].
* {{Dramatica}} is a website on narratology. ''Encyclopaedia'' Dramatica is a {{wiki}} for cataloging internet memes and {{troll}} lore. It's so controversial, it's part of the Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub on this site.
* Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s first big hit, "Dream On", and Nazareth's "Dream On" are two different songs, even though they do sound a bit similar. Neither should be confused with the [[Series/DreamOn HBO comedy series]] of the same name.
* ''Film/{{Drive}}'' is a film by Creator/NicolasWindingRefn starring Creator/RyanGosling. There's also a Creator/TimMinear [[Series/{{Drive}} TV show]] starring Creator/NathanFillion, and a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drive_(1998_film) film starring Mark Dacascos]] carrying the same name. There's also the song "Drive" by The Cars, as well as a completely different song caled "Drive" by Creator/{{REM}}, and yet ''another'' by Music/{{Incubus}}.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Driver}}'' video game series is unrelated to the 1978 crime film ''Film/TheDriver''.
* ''Film/DuckSoup'' is a comedy classic, but do you mean the 1927 Creator/LaurelAndHardy film or the 1933 Creator/MarxBrothers film?
* ''Film/{{Duel}}'' was a short story by Creator/RichardMatheson that became a 1971 film directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg, while ''Series/{{Duel}}'' is a [[MultinationalShows multinational]] GameShow format.
* Around the time of ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'''s release, Duke University [[http://twitter.com/#!/DukeNews/status/80708393786019840 tweeted]] to clarify that people using the hashtag "#alwaysbetonduke" were not referring to them.
* ''Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements'' (aka ''Dungeon & Magic''), a first-person dungeon crawler released in 1989 for the NES, has nothing to do with the 1993 arcade game ''Dungeon Magic'' (aka ''Lightbringer''), despite the fact that both were published by Creator/{{Taito}}.
* Creator/{{Capcom}}'s 1989 UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''Dynasty Wars'' has nothing to do with Koei's later ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' series, although they're both based on ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' (though the former game is technically based on a manga adaptation of it).

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* ''Dam Busters'': A 1955 war film, ''[=H2Overdrive=]'' is a 1980's arcade ShootEmUp similar cancelled 2003 game by Crave Entertainment or a 2009 SpiritualSuccessor to ''VideoGame/{{Scramble}}'', VideoGame/HydroThunder by Specular Interactive.
* The Music/LadyGaga song "Hair" is in no way related to [[Theatre/{{Hair}} the musical]].
** Or the WebComic/ElGoonishShive story arc.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' (with a hyphen) is a series of FirstPersonShooter video games by Creator/ValveSoftware, while ''[[Literature/HalfLife Half Life ]]''(without a hyphen) is a 2006 novel about ConjoinedTwins.
* ''Halo'' is the name of a popular FirstPersonShooter [[Franchise/{{Halo}} series]], a Music/{{Beyonce}} song,
and a game involving beavers Music/NineInchNails album.
* ''Film/TheHappening'': A 2008 apocalyptic horror film by Creator/MNightShyamalan about an outbreak of mass suicide, and a 1967 comedy film about a group of hippies kidnapping a retired Mafia boss. Also, a song by The Supremes based
on the infamous ''VideoGame/Action52'' cartridge.
latter movie.
* ''Dark Angel: Vampire Apocalypse'' for If you're going to go see Samuel Beckett's play ''Happy Days'', keep in mind that you will most definitely '''not''' see [[Series/HappyDays The Fonz]] (or hear a certain Pratt and [=McClain=] song). You can see the [=PS2=], and Fonz in the ''Series/DarkAngel'' musical adaptation of the TV series, which also had a [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames PS2 adaptation]]. Also a Marvel UK comic, and [[Literature/DarkAngels a Space Marine chapter]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.
however (though he won't be played by Creator/HenryWinkler).
* ''Dark Blue'' refers to two different works ''Hardly Working'' is the name of both about LAPD cops. One is a [[Film/DarkBlue 2002 [[Film/HardlyWorking 1980 film]] directed by and starring Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/JerryLewis, and a [[WebVideo/HardlyWorking web series]] produced by Website/CollegeHumor.
* In 1965 two biographical films about Creator/JeanHarlow, both simply titled ''Harlow'', were released within weeks of one another.
* ''Hatchet'' is either a [[Literature/{{Hatchet}} 1987 Gary Paulsen novel commonly read in schools]] or [[Film/{{Hatchet}} a 2006 slasher movie]].
* "Haunted" by Music/TypeONegative, "Haunted" by Music/GaryNuman, "Haunted" by Music/TaylorSwift, "Haunted" by Music/{{Disturbed}}, ''Literature/Haunted2005'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk, "Literature/Haunted1988" by ''James Herbert,'' three "Haunted" television shows (1960's, 2002, and 2009), six albums titled "Haunted," "The Haunted" (two bands), and that's not all of them.
* As far as ''The Haunting'' goes, you'd already expect there to be two to watch out for, namely [[Film/TheHaunting1963
the other original 1963 film]] and [[Film/TheHaunting1999 its 1999 remake]]. If you live outside North America, however, then you have ''three'' to deal with -- ''The Haunting '63'', ''The Haunting '99'', and another film called "''The Haunting''", which in actual fact is a [[Series/DarkBlue 2009 retitled version of the Creator/RogerCorman film ''Film/TheTerror''. Corman's film was released in the same year as the first ''Haunting'' film, and so he took advantage of the fact that studios could be incredibly lax about releasing their films outside of North America (assuming they even bothered at all) to pass his own film off as ''The Haunting''.
* "Heart Skips a Beat" is a song by either Olly Murs or Lenka.
* "Heartbreak Hotel" is the name of three completely unrelated songs by Music/ElvisPresley, Music/TheJacksons, and Music/WhitneyHouston.
* "Hearts of Iron", a Music/{{Sabaton}} song about the German Army late in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, shares its name with ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron'', a series of FourX PC games by Creator/ParadoxInteractive. Paradox licensed the tune, among others by the band, as an [[DownloadableContent add-on soundtrack]] for the fourth installment in the series.
* ''Heaven and Hell'' is a much-loved album -- but is it by Music/BlackSabbath or by ''Vangelis''?
* ''Film/HeavenCanWait1978'' is unrelated to ''Film/HeavenCanWait1943'' except for the title. Or the We The Kings song.
** Or, indeed, the Jim Steinman/Meat Loaf song or the ''{{VideoGame/Lemmings}}'' level.
* The Creator/{{ITV}} series ''Series/{{Heartbeat}}'' shares its name with two US series (one of them puts its name as ''[=HeartBeat=]''. Both have been shown on UK television (not no name change).
* ''Heavy Metal'' is a comics magazine and [[WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal animated movie]]. The ComicBook/IronMan/ComicBook/XOManowar crossover is titled ''Heavy Metal''. ''Heavy Metal Thunder'' is a game by Creator/SquareEnix.
* ''Hero'' is a 1992 movie known as ''Film/AccidentalHero'', and a [[Film/{{Hero}} 2002 wuxia film]].
* The {{Creator/NBC}} miniseries ''Series/HeroesReborn'' shares its name with the Creator/{{MarvelComics}} event of [[ComicBook/HeroesReborn the same name]].
* In 1957, it was announced that writers Elwood Ullman and Edward Bernds were nominated for Best Screenplay Oscar for their script to the movie ''High Society''. Ullman and Bernds were surprised, since their movie was a lowbrow Bowery Boys farce. As it turned out, the actual nominee was John Patrick, who wrote the screenplay for the ''High Society'' movie that starred Music/BingCrosby, Creator/GraceKelly, and Music/FrankSinatra. ''High Society'' is the second book in ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark''.
* ''The High Cost of Living'' (2010) and ''Death: The High Cost of Living'' (DevelopmentHell) are about women dealing with death, but only one has [[ComicBook/TheSandman Death herself]].
* The SlasherMovie ''Film/TheHillsRunRed'' shares its name with a [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060416/ 1966 Italian western]] (which is also known as ''River of Dollars''). This fact is also discussed in-universe of the former, where ''The Hills Run Red'' is the name of a lost horror movie.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' is a popular series of video games about the assassin Agent 47. ''Comicbook/{{Hitman}}'' was a popular comic book about the assassin Tommy Monaghan. ''Hit Man'' was Peter Tomarken's first game show. It's a fairly generic title, to be fair.
** "The Hitman" is also the nickname of wrestler Bret Hart.
* "Holiday" is a song from Music/{{Weezer}}'s 1994 [[Music/WeezerTheBlueAlbum self-titled debut album]] that name-drops Kerouac's ''Literature/OnTheRoad'', a politically-charged song from Music/{{Green Day}}'s 2004 album ''Music/AmericanIdiot'', and a 1983 song by Music/{{Madonna}}.
* ''The Hollow Men'' is a poem by T.S. Eliot. ''Series/TheHollowmen'' is an Australian
TV series]].
** And
series.
* ''Home'' is
a trance song by Cabala (Nick Muir).
* ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'' is a comic series and [[VideoGame/TheDarkness video game]] adaptation,
Chakra remixed by Above & Beyond, and a 2016 movie.
later song by Above & Beyond themselves.
** There are many other songs called ''Home,'' such as Three Days Grace's third hit, Daughtry's second hit, and Phillip Phillips' first hit (ironically, the latter two both came from ''Series/AmericanIdol'').
* ''Dark Reign'' ''{{VideoGame/Homefront}}'' is a [[VideoGame/DarkReign 1997 video game]], and a [[ComicBook/DarkReign Marvel Comics event]].
* ''Dark Skies'' is a [[Series/DarkSkies 1996 TV series]] and a [[Film/DarkSkies 2013]] movie.
* ''Dark Souls'': a 2011 [[VideoGame/DarkSouls
video game series]], or featuring a 2011 Norwegian horror film.
* ''Dawn'', known as ''Cry for Dawn'', is a BadGirlComic by Joseph Michael Linsner. ''Dawn'' is a 3D platformer by Brave Rabbit Games.
* "Day After Day" is a Creator/GeorgeHarrison song recorded by {{Music/Badfinger}}, or an Alan Parsons[=/=]Eric Woolfson song recorded by Music/TheAlanParsonsProject.
* ''Dead@17'' is a comic about teenage girls fighting the living dead. ''Dead at 17'' is a TV movie about the mother
North Korean invasion of a dead teenage boy.
* ''DeadOrAlive'': Various films with nothing to do with each other, a [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive video game]] series (one of which inspired a movie), an '80s NewWaveMusic band, a Creator/TomClancy book, and a Music/BonJovi song all share this title.
* ''DeadRingers'' is a [[Film/DeadRingers 1988 movie]] about two twin brothers by Creator/DavidCronenberg, and a [[Series/DeadRingers 2002 British
small American town. The [=90s=] television comedy]] centering around impersonations.
* ''DearJohn''
series ''Homefront'' was an 80s British sitcom about singles (with an a drama featuring life in a small American remake starring Judd Hirsch) but also a 2010 Amanda Seyfried weepie based on Nicholas Sparks's novel, and the name of several songs by acts from Styx to British radical-feminist new wavers The Au Pairs (oh, and Taylor Swift).
* ''Film/DeepBlueSea''
town after World War II ended. And ''Film/{{Homefront}}'' is a horror film about killer sharks. ''Film/TheDeepBlueSea'' Creator/JasonStatham action flick.
* ''VideoGame/HongKong97''
is a 2011 romantic drama film starring Creator/TomHiddleston both an infamous 1995 bootleg Super Famicom game and Creator/RachelWeisz.
a 1994 action movie.
* ''ComicBook/TheDefenders'' is another Marvel team book with no relation to another 60s TV show, this time an American court room drama which you might remember being referenced in a episode of ''Series/MadMen''.
** And another show called
''The Defenders'' debuted on CBS in September 2010.
* ''Film/DejaVu'', the 2006 time-travel action thriller, is unrelated to the 1985 film ''Déjà Vu'', a drama about reincarnation, which is in turn unrelated to the old adventure game ''VideoGame/DejaVu''. It's that strange feeling you sometimes get that you've seen that title somewhere before.
* ''Film/DeliverUsFromEvil'' is the
Host'': [[Film/TheHost English title of a 2014 horror film by Scott Derrickson, Korean monster movie]] or [[Literature/TheHost Stephenie Meyer sci-fi romance novel]].
* ''Series/{{House}}'' is
a 2006 documentary TV series about a Catholic priest convicted of child molestation, and the forth ''Film/PromNight'' movie. And a book doctor played by conservative political commentator Sean Hannity.
* ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis the Menace]]'' is
Creator/HughLaurie, a British comic about a mischievous child who bothers his neighbors. It's not to be confused with ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUS Dennis the Menace]]'', which is Japanese Horror/Comedy film from 1977 (the Japanese title being ''Hausu''), an American comic about a mischievous child who bothers his neighbors. Both debuted in March of 1951, neither author knowing about the other one's existence. The animated adaption of the British one, however, is called ''Dennis And Gnasher.''
* ''Descent'' is a [[VideoGame/{{Descent}} video game]] and a [[TabletopGame/DescentJourneysInTheDark tabletop]] game. ''TheDescent'' is a [[Literature/TheDescent horror novel]] and a [[Film/TheDescent horror movie]].
* ''Devil's Reign'' is a ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}'' story line, and a crossover between Creator/MarvelComics and [[Creator/ImageComics Top Cow]].
* ''VideoGame/DevilWorld'', the 1984 Famicom game by Nintendo, is
unrelated to the arcade game of the same name that was released three years. The latter is actually a modified version of the {{Creator/Konami}} arcade game ''Dark Adventure'' that was released in territories outside North America .
* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'' is not to be confused with an old PuzzleGame of the same name by Manuel Constantinidis, involving connecting pipes.
* ''Die Motherfucker Die'': One such song is by Dope, another by Suicide Commando.
* ''Film/{{Diner}}'', the film by Creator/BarryLevinson,
American Horror/Comedy from 1986 (featuring William Katt and ''Pinball/{{Diner}}'', the pinball table by Creator/MarkRitchie, have no relation to either other... although they're both pretty funny.
* ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' is a 1990 TV series. ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'' is a 2000 CGI movie.
* A short film called ''Dodgeball'' came out in 2001, a few years before ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory''. If you got your info off the internet and are wondering which character Senta Moses played in the big movie, the answer is: She didn't.
* ''Literature/{{Dodger}}'', the 2012 novel by Creator/TerryPratchett about a character who inspires Creator/CharlesDickens to create the Artful Dodger, and ''Dodger'', the 2013 novel by James Benmore which continues the story of the Dickens character.
* ''VisualNovel/DokiDokiLiteratureClub'', ''VideoGame/DokiDokiUniverse'', ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'', ''VideoGame/DokiDokiPanic'', ''WebVideo/DokiDokiAwesome'', ''Webcomic/DokiDokiCheckMate'', and ''Manga/DokiDokiSchoolHours'' are unrelated. One's about a robot travelling around the universe and learning what it is to be human, one's about a ditzy teacher, one's a web reviewer with a talking plant, one's a platforming game that eventually turned into ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'', one's about a knight
George Wendt), and a prince who fall in love, one's straight Horror film from 2008. Also, it's a SurpriseCreepy psychological horror-based visual novel, and one's an anime about MagicalGirls. Guess which one's which.dance music genre.
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin_(emulator) Dolphin emulator]] is an open source UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube and Wii emulator. The Dolphin Emulator ** Meanwhile ''House!'' (note the [[ExcitedShowTitle excited movie title]]) is a [=GameCube=] emulator made by Nintendo for development purposes. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin_Browser Dolphin]] is a web browser for mobile phones. And [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin_(file_manager) Dolphin]] is an open source file manager.
* ''Film/{{Downfall}}'' is a German film
2000 comedy about the last days of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII a bingo hall in Europe inside UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's bunker in Berlin, known as ''Der Untergang'' in its native language. It is also [[Series/{{Downfall}} a game show]] hosted by Wrestling/ChrisJericho, a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downfall_(game) board game]] which involves twiddling knobs to collect tokens, [[VideoGame/{{Downfall}} a horror adventure game]], and a [[Fanfic/{{Downfall}} Bleach fanfic.]]
* The song "Dr. No" by Systems in Blue has nothing to do with the Franchise/JamesBond [[Literature/DrNo story]] [[Film/DrNo and film]], although someone made a FanVid for the song using clips from the film.
* ''Dragon Fighter'' is a side-scrolling action game on the NES by Natsume, or a 2003 Film/SyFyChannelOriginalMovie.
* ''Dragonfire'' is a 1982 video game by Imagic, a spy novel by Andrew Kaplan, a 1987 ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial, and a tabletop game based on ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. ''Dragon Fire'' is a 1993 martial arts film, a political novel by Humphrey Hawksley, the fifth game in the ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' series, or a song by Japanese pop group {{Music/AAA}}.
Wales.
* ''[[VideoGame/DragonForceSega Dragon Force]]'', a strategy video game on the Saturn, and power metal band ''Music/{{Dragonforce}}''.
* ''Dragon Knight'' is a series of [[Literature/TheDragonKnight fantasy novels]], a ''[[Literature/{{Dragonlance}} Dragonlance: The New Adventures]]'' novel, a [[VideoGame/KnightsOfXentar video game]] series by ELF, a game by [=SakuraGame=], a 1990 ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' adventure by Creator/{{TSR}}, or the [[Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight localization]] of ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''.
* ''Dragon Lord'' is a 1982 Jackie Chan film known as ''Dragon Strike''. ''Dragon Lord'' is a 1990 game by Palace Software known as ''Dragon's Breath''. ''Dragonlord'' is a symphonic black metal band. ''The Dragon Lord'' is a historical fantasy novel by David Drake.
* ''[[TabletopGame/{{Dragonquest}} DragonQuest]]'' is a tabletop fantasy roleplaying game by SPI. ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' is a video game series with several anime and manga spinoffs, or a second season episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. ''Dragon Quest'', or ''Dungeons & Dragons: Dragon Quest Game'', is a 1992 ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]]'' game by Creator/{{TSR}}. ''Dragon Quest or A Twist in the Tail''
''Hover!'' is a game by Antic for the [[UsefulNotes/Atari8BitComputers Atari 400/800]] computer. ''Dragon Quest'' included with some versions of UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows. ''Hover'' is a game by Bug Byte Software for the [[UsefulNotes/BBCMicro BBC Model B]] computer. ''Dragonquest'' or ''Dragonquest!'' is a game by The Programmer's Guild for the UsefulNotes/{{TRS80}} computer. ''Dragonquest'' is a ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' novel, or a 2009 fantasy film by Creator/TheAsylum.
* ''[[VideoGame/DragonSlayer Dragon Slayer]]'' is a
2017 video game series by Falcom, or the first game in that series. ''[[Film/{{Dragonslayer}} Dragonslayer]]'' is a 1981 fantasy film, a Swedish heavy metal album by the band formerly known as Dragonslayer, an album by Sunset Rubdown, or 2011 skateboarding documentary film.
game.
* "Dragon Soul" is the opening theme of ''Anime/DragonBallKai'', by Takayoshi Tanimoto. ''[=DragonSoul=]'' is a MobilePhoneGame by Fantasy Legend Studios. ''Dragon Souls'' is a game by Avant Games.
* ''Dragon Storm'' is an RPG and CCG by Black Dragon Press, a MobilePhoneGame game by Mobirix, or a 2004 Film/SyfyChannelOriginalMovie. ''Dragonstorm'' is a fantasy novel by Graham Edwards.
* ''DragonStrike'' is a D&D board game with a video tutorial, a Hasbro board game about escaping from a dragon, and an SSI video game in the Dragonlance D&D setting. ''Dragon Strike'' is another title for the Jackie Chan film ''Dragon Lord''. ''Dragon Strike'' is a novel by Humphrey Hawksley and Simon Holberton, and ''Dragon Strike'' is the fourth novel in E. E. Knight's ''Age of Fire''.
* ''Dragon Warrior'' is the MarketBasedTitle of ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''. ''Dragon Warriors'' is a MobilePhoneGame by [=TheOne Games=].
* {{Dramatica}} is a website on narratology. ''Encyclopaedia'' Dramatica is a {{wiki}} for cataloging internet memes and {{troll}} lore. It's so controversial, it's part of the Administrivia/PermanentRedLinkClub on this site.
* Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s first big hit, "Dream On", and Nazareth's "Dream On" are two different songs, even though they do sound a bit similar. Neither should be confused with the [[Series/DreamOn HBO comedy series]] of the same name.
* ''Film/{{Drive}}'' is a film by Creator/NicolasWindingRefn starring Creator/RyanGosling.
There's ''[[Webcomic/CiemWebcomicSeries Ciem: The Human Centipede]]'' from Dozerfleet Comics. Then, there's Tom Six's ''Film/TheHumanCentipede''. One's a [[VideoGame/TheSims Sims]] {{machinomic|s}} about a superheroine who is pretty much an AlternateCompanyEquivalent of Marvel's Spider-Girl, just with different animal-themed powers. The other is a gross-out D-grade horror film.
* ''Film/{{Hunger}}'' is a 2008 film about Irish prisoners. Fanfic/{{Hunger}} is
also the title of a Creator/TimMinear [[Series/{{Drive}} TV show]] starring Creator/NathanFillion, and VideoGame/{{Prototype}} fanfic. The fanfic's author was [[SincerityMode completely unaware of the film]].
** ''Film/TheHunger'', on the other hand, is
a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drive_(1998_film) film starring Mark Dacascos]] carrying the same name. There's Catherine Deneuve as a [[LesbianVampire bisexual vampire]] and also a British/Canadian horror anthology television series prone to {{Cruel Twist Ending}}s, both also featuring Music/DavidBowie.
** "The Hunger"
also the song "Drive" name of a 1987 album by The Cars, as well as Music/MichaelBolton.
* ''Hunter'' was the name of two [[LandDownUnder Australian]] TV series; one was
a completely different song caled "Drive" by Creator/{{REM}}, spy drama from TheSixties, the other a children's educational program from the late [[TheEighties eighties]] and yet ''another'' by Music/{{Incubus}}.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Driver}}'' video game
early [[TheNineties nineties]]. And of course, there's the U.S. action series is unrelated to the 1978 crime film ''Film/TheDriver''.
* ''Film/DuckSoup'' is a comedy classic, but do you mean the 1927 Creator/LaurelAndHardy film or the 1933 Creator/MarxBrothers film?
* ''Film/{{Duel}}'' was a short story by Creator/RichardMatheson that became a 1971 film directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg, while ''Series/{{Duel}}'' is a [[MultinationalShows multinational]] GameShow format.
* Around the time of ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'''s release, Duke University [[http://twitter.com/#!/DukeNews/status/80708393786019840 tweeted]] to clarify that people using the hashtag "#alwaysbetonduke" were not referring to them.
* ''Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements'' (aka ''Dungeon & Magic''), a first-person dungeon crawler released in 1989 for the NES, has nothing to do with the 1993 arcade game ''Dungeon Magic'' (aka ''Lightbringer''), despite the fact that both were published by Creator/{{Taito}}.
* Creator/{{Capcom}}'s 1989 UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''Dynasty Wars'' has nothing to do with Koei's later ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' series, although they're both based on ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' (though the
from TheEighties starring former game NFL star Fred Dryer.
* ''Hush''
is technically based on a manga adaptation of it).[[ComicBook/BatmanHush Batman]] story and a [[Film/{{Hush}} 2016]] movie.



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* ''E/R'' was a short-lived 1980s sitcom on CBS, while ''Series/{{ER}}'' was a [[LongRunners long-running]] 1990s-2000s medical drama on NBC. Oddly enough, Creator/GeorgeClooney was a regular on both shows.
* ''Earth Defense Force'' is a sidescrolling arcade and SNES shmup. ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce2017'' is an Xbox 360 third-person shooter.
* There are two films called ''Edge of Darkness''. One is a [[Film/EdgeOfDarkness2010 2010 thriller]] starring Creator/MelGibson in an attempted comeback. The other is a [[Film/EdgeOfDarkness1943 war film made in 1943]].
* There are two completely unrelated pinball machines named ''El Dorado'': a real one made by [[Pinball/ElDorado Gottlieb in 1975]] and a digital one made by [[VideoGame/ZenPinball Zen Studios in 2008]]. Further adding to the confusion is that Gottlieb's ''El Dorado'' has been digitally remade for ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade''.
** Not to mention ''Film/ElDorado'', the western film, in which James Caan keeps reciting snatches from the poem ''Eldorado'' by Creator/EdgarAllanPoe (not to be confused with the Cadillac Eldorado).
* By ''Emperor'', did you mean the Creator/StephenBaxter novel, the unrelated book series about UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, [[Music/{{Emperor}} the Norwegian metal group]], [[Film/{{Emperor}} the 2012 film about Emperor Shōwa and General MacArthur]], or ''VideoGame/EmperorBattleForDune''? Or just any of the hundreds of characters who go by [[TheEmperor the title]]?
* ''Employee of the Month'' is a 2004 dark comedy starring Matt Dillon. It is also a 2006 comedy starring Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson.
* ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'' is a game in the ''Super Robot Wars OG Saga'' series, or a MobilePhoneGame by ekkor.
* There's "The Enemy" a song by {{Music/Godsmack}} and "The Enemy" a song by Music/ParadiseLost.
* ''The Enforcer'' is a 1951 film noir starring Creator/HumphreyBogart. It's also a 1976 film in the ''Film/DirtyHarry'' series starring Creator/ClintEastwood.
* "Englishman in New York" by Sting, and "An Englishman in New York" by Godley and Creme. An idiotor on {{Wiki/Wikipedia}} (who clearly had never heard both songs, and probably hadn't heard either of them) once created a page claiming that one was a cover of the other (they aren't even the same ''style'').
* ''Epic'' is a 1984 Australian animated film, a [[WesternAnimation/{{Epic}} 2013 3D animated film]], a tabletop game in the ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' universe, a [[TabletopGame/EpicCardGame strategy card game]], an Music/RKelly album, a book in ''Literature/TheAvatarChronicles'', a space flight sim by Digital Image Design, and a [[Creator/EpicGames game developer/publisher]].
* Before Creator/AmbrosiaSoftware's ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity'', there was a four-player ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}''-like game for Windows 3.1 called ''Escape Velocity''. Also the title of a Chemical Brothers song, and a science fiction novel by Christopher Stasheff.
* ''Evening's Empire'' is a 1991 ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip which was famously unfinished until released in 1993 as a one shot comic book. It's also the title of a 2002 science fiction novel by David Herter and a 2011 "history of the night" by Craig Koslofsky. ''Evening's Empire'''s''''' is a 2013 science fiction novel by [=Paul MacAuley=]. They all appear to be TitledAfterTheSong "Mr Tambourine Man" by Music/BobDylan ("Though I know that evening's empire has returned into sand").
* Despite both being horror films from the 1980's, ''Film/EvilDeadTrap'' is otherwise unrelated to the classic ''Franchise/EvilDead'' series starring Creator/BruceCampbell .
* ''Film/ExMachina'', an original live-action film with a robot, and ''Manga/{{Appleseed}} Ex Machina'', a CGI anime adaptation with cyborgs. There's also the comic book series ''ComicBook/ExMachina''.
* ''[[VideoGame/ExileBBCMicro Exile]]'', the 1988 UsefulNotes/BBCMicro {{Metroidvania}} with [[WreakingHavok a surprisingly good physics engine]]. ''VideoGame/{{Exile}}'', the mid-90s UsefulNotes/{{Mac}} {{RPG}}s remade into ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}''. ''Exile'', the ActionRPG series by Creator/TelenetJapan. ''Exile'', the second book in Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy. ''Exile'', the fourth book in Literature/LegacyOfTheForce. ''Exile'', the subtitle of the third ''[[VideoGame/MystIIIExile Myst]]'' game.
* ''The Exiled Prince'' is the name of both a DLC for ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' and the second installment of the ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' series of hidden object games. Even more coincidentally, they were released within ten days of one another in 2011 - the latter on February 28th, and the former on March 8th.
* There's two feature movies named ''Film/TheExpendables'': The 2010 action star-studded flick and the 1989 Cirio Santiago movie set in Vietnam. Coincidentally both feature the main subject of elite mercenary teams taking down enemy leaders, but very different in plot.
** There's also a MadeForTVMovie called ''The Expendables'' which predates the 2010 one, a variant on ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' involving a group of female convicts.
* ''Eye of the Beholder'' is a Music/{{Metallica}} song, [[VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder video game]], ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' episode, ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode, ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' episode, ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'' episode, ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode, ''WesternAnimation/MummiesAlive'' episode, ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' episode, ''[[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985 ThunderCats]]'' episode, ''[[Series/{{Degrassi}} Degrassi: The Next Generation]]'' episode, ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' episode, ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' episode, ''Series/KnotsLanding'' episode, ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog'' episode, ''Series/NorthernExposure'' episode, and a ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode. ''The Eye of the Beholder'' is a ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' episode, ''Series/NightCourt'' episode, ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' episode, a ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone1959 The Twilight Zone]]'' episode and a [[Series/TheTwilightZone2002 remake]] of the episode.
* Music/TheBeatles and Music/TheDoors both have a song called "The End". The latter is considerably darker and is one of The Doors' longer songs. The former is one of the Beatles' ''shorter'' songs.

to:

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[[folder:I]]
* ''E/R'' was a short-lived 1980s sitcom on CBS, while ''Series/{{ER}}'' was a [[LongRunners long-running]] 1990s-2000s medical drama on NBC. Oddly enough, Creator/GeorgeClooney was a regular on both shows.
* ''Earth Defense Force''
''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'' is a sidescrolling arcade DC comics miniseries and SNES shmup. ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce2017'' a ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' event.
* "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing"
is an Xbox 360 third-person shooter.
* There are two films called ''Edge
the title of Darkness''. One is a [[Film/EdgeOfDarkness2010 2010 thriller]] starring Creator/MelGibson in an attempted comeback. The other is a [[Film/EdgeOfDarkness1943 war Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s AwardBaitSong from the film made in 1943]].
* There are two completely
''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', and an unrelated pinball machines named ''El Dorado'': a real one made by [[Pinball/ElDorado Gottlieb in 1975]] and a digital one made by [[VideoGame/ZenPinball Zen Studios in 2008]]. Further adding to the confusion is that Gottlieb's ''El Dorado'' has been digitally remade for ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade''.
** Not to mention ''Film/ElDorado'', the western film, in which James Caan keeps reciting snatches
song from ''Vanities'' (the 2000's musical adaptation of the poem ''Eldorado'' by Creator/EdgarAllanPoe (not Jack Heifner play, not to be confused with the Cadillac Eldorado).
1920's Earl Carroll musical series).
* By ''Emperor'', did you mean the Creator/StephenBaxter novel, the unrelated book ''If My Heart Had Wings'': a [[VisualNovel/IfMyHeartHadWings visual novel]] or a Music/FaithHill song?
* There are two anime named ''Ikkyu san'': a long-running one from 1975-1982 based on a real-life historical figure, and a short-lived 1978
series about UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, [[Music/{{Emperor}} a high-school baseball player.
* ''Film/TheIllusionist'': Yes, it's a period drama about a magician, but are you referring to
the Norwegian 2006 live-action one or the [[WesternAnimation/TheIllusionist 2010 animated one]]?
* {{Immortal}} is a 2004 [[Film/{{Immortal}} science-fiction/fantasy film]] made by Creator/EnkiBilal and based on his works, and a [[Music/{{Immortal}} death
metal group]], [[Film/{{Emperor}} band]]. It may also refer to the 2012 SuperTrope {{Immortality}}, which lists the various types of immortality used throughout fiction. ''Film/{{Immortals}}'' (note the plural) is a film about Emperor Shōwa and General MacArthur]], or ''VideoGame/EmperorBattleForDune''? Or just any of the hundreds of characters who go by [[TheEmperor the title]]?
* ''Employee of the Month'' is a 2004 dark comedy starring Matt Dillon. It
ancient Greek mythological hero Theseus. There are also several Fan Fics called ''My Immortal'' listed below. "Immortals" is also a 2006 comedy starring Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson.
* ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'' is a game in the ''Super Robot Wars OG Saga'' series, or a MobilePhoneGame by ekkor.
* There's "The Enemy" a
song by {{Music/Godsmack}} Music/FallOutBoy from ''Disney/BigHero6''.
* ''Literature/IMovedYourCheese'' (2001) by Darrel Bristow-Bovey, a satire of self-help in general,
and "The Enemy" a song ''Literature/IMovedYourCheese2011'' by Music/ParadiseLost.
Deepak Malhotra, an unofficial sequel to the business fable ''Literature/WhoMovedMyCheese''.
* The movie ''Film/TheIndestructibleMan'' should not be confused with the Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel ''The Enforcer'' Indestructible Man'', about a CaptainErsatz Series/{{Captain Scarlet|AndTheMysterons}}. Or with Creator/DCComics' ''ComicBook/{{Steel}}: The Indestructible Man''.
* ''Infinity War''
is a 1951 film noir starring Creator/HumphreyBogart. It's also Creator/MarvelComics storyline and a 1976 film pair of [[Film/AvengersInfinityWar movies]] in the ''Film/DirtyHarry'' Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. ''Infinity Wars'' is a game by Lightmare Studios.
* There are two HighFantasy
series starring Creator/ClintEastwood.
* "Englishman in New York" by Sting,
titled "Inheritance." There's the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' [[note]] Which was called The Inheritance Trilogy until book 4 was released.[[/note]] which is a story about a young farm boy who discovers a dragon egg, and "An Englishman in New York" by Godley becomes a dragon rider. There's also the ''Literature/InheritanceTrilogy'' which is about interactions of gods and Creme. An idiotor on {{Wiki/Wikipedia}} (who clearly had never heard both songs, and probably hadn't heard either mortals. Then there's a collection of them) once created a page claiming that short stories by fantasy author Creator/RobinHobb named ''The Inheritance'', taking its title from one was a cover of the other (they aren't even stories included.
* ''In Security'' is both a [[Series/InSecurity tv series]] and a [[ComicStrip/InSecurity comic strip]].
* ''Inside Out'' is both a {{Creator/BBC}} documentary series and a {{Creator/Pixar}} [[WesternAnimation/InsideOut movie]]. Or a Wrestling/TripleH movie.
* ''Film/{{Insomnia}}'' is a 2002 remake of a 1997 Norwegian suspense film of
the same ''style'').
* ''Epic'' is a 1984 Australian animated film, a [[WesternAnimation/{{Epic}} 2013 3D animated film]], a tabletop game in the ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' universe, a [[TabletopGame/EpicCardGame strategy card game]], an Music/RKelly album, a book in ''Literature/TheAvatarChronicles'', a space flight sim by Digital Image Design, and a [[Creator/EpicGames game developer/publisher]].
* Before Creator/AmbrosiaSoftware's ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity'', there was a four-player ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}''-like game for Windows 3.1 called ''Escape Velocity''. Also the title of a Chemical Brothers song, and a science fiction novel by Christopher Stasheff.
* ''Evening's Empire'' is a 1991 ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strip which was famously unfinished until released in 1993 as a one shot comic book.
title. It's also the title of a 2002 science fiction novel completely-unrelated [[Literature/{{Insomnia}} novel]] by David Herter and Creator/StephenKing.
** Then there's ''Insomniac'',
a 2011 "history Music/GreenDay album.
** And let's not confuse either
of those with the night" song by Craig Koslofsky. ''Evening's Empire'''s''''' is a 2013 science fiction novel by [=Paul MacAuley=]. They all appear to be TitledAfterTheSong "Mr Tambourine Man" by Music/BobDylan ("Though I know that evening's empire has returned into sand").
Faithless, or with ''Creator/InsomniacGames.''
* Despite both being horror films from ''In the 1980's, ''Film/EvilDeadTrap'' is otherwise unrelated to Night Garden'': the classic ''Franchise/EvilDead'' first volume of ''Literature/TheOrphansTales'' or the Creator/CBeebies series?
* ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'' by Creator/HGWells, the Creator/{{Syfy}}
series ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'', and ''Literature/InvisibleMan'' by Ralph Ellison.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' shares a couple similar titles: it has books called ''Into the Wild'' and ''Into the Woods'', not to be confused with Jon Krakauer's ''Literature/IntoTheWild'' (or its movie adaptation) and the musical ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods''.
* There are two very different films under the title ''Into the Storm''. The [[Film/IntoTheStorm2009 2009 version]] is a biopic about UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, the [[Film/IntoTheStorm2014 2014 version]] is a DisasterMovie with tornadoes.
* So you're interested in a movie called "Invasion U.S.A.", about a Soviet invasion of America. Do you mean [[Film/InvasionUSA1952 the 1952 film
starring Creator/BruceCampbell .
* ''Film/ExMachina'', an original live-action
Gerald Mohr]], or [[Film/InvasionUSA1985 the 1985 film with Chuck Norris]]?
* ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' is
a robot, comic about a young superhero. It's also the title of a movie about Vince Papale, and ''Manga/{{Appleseed}} Ex Machina'', another movie about a CGI anime adaptation with cyborgs. Jewish strongman in the 1930s and 1940s.
** It's also a 1985 hit for Music/PatBenatar and a 2009 rock hit for Las Vegas band Adelitas Way (the ''WWE Superstars'' theme).
* What is this ''I, Robot'' that you speak of? Do you mean [[Literature/AdamLink the Eando Binder story]], the [[Literature/IRobot Isaac Asimov anthology]] (with [[Film/IRobot a movie]] based on it InNameOnly), or [[VideoGame/IRobot the Atari arcade game]]?
**
There's also the song ''Iro-Bot'' by Music/CoheedAndCambria.
*** And the album ''I Robot'' by Music/TheAlanParsonsProject.
* IronMan is a {{Creator/Marvel}}
comic book series ''ComicBook/ExMachina''.
* ''[[VideoGame/ExileBBCMicro Exile]]'',
superhero, an antihero sung about by Music/BlackSabbath (who were careful to make it clear by the 1988 UsefulNotes/BBCMicro {{Metroidvania}} with [[WreakingHavok a surprisingly good physics engine]]. ''VideoGame/{{Exile}}'', the mid-90s UsefulNotes/{{Mac}} {{RPG}}s remade into ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}}''. ''Exile'', the ActionRPG series by Creator/TelenetJapan. ''Exile'', the second book in Literature/TheDarkElfTrilogy. ''Exile'', the fourth book in Literature/LegacyOfTheForce. ''Exile'', the subtitle of the third ''[[VideoGame/MystIIIExile Myst]]'' game.
* ''The Exiled Prince'' is the name of both a DLC for ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' and the second installment of the ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' series of hidden object games. Even more coincidentally,
lyrics that they were released within ten days of one another in 2011 - ''not'' referencing the latter on February 28th, Marvel character) and a children's book written in the former on March 8th.
UK by Creator/TedHughes, which was given an animated InNameOnly film adaptation in the U.S. You might have heard of it. It was called ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant.''
* There's two feature movies named ''Film/TheExpendables'': The 2010 action star-studded flick and ''Pinball/IronMaiden'' pinball machine has nothing to do with the 1989 Cirio Santiago movie set in Vietnam. Coincidentally both feature the main subject of elite mercenary teams taking down enemy leaders, but very different in plot.
rock band.
* ''TheIsland'':
** A 2005 Creator/MichaelBay [[Film/TheIsland film]] based on ''Film/PartsTheClonusHorror'', or a 2006 Creator/PavelLungin film about a monk?
** There's also a MadeForTVMovie called the Music/{{Pendulum}} song, which partially averts this by being split up into two parts.
**
''The Expendables'' Island'' is also a 1979 novel by Peter Benchley, which predates was adapted into film in 1980.
* The VideoGame ''Subarashiki Kono Sekai: It's a Wonderful World'' had to be re-titled to ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' for
the 2010 one, English localization, because it shares its title with a variant on ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' involving a group of female convicts.
* ''Eye
1930s ScrewballComedy. It also sounds similar to the name of the Beholder'' is Music/LouisArmstrong song "What a Music/{{Metallica}} song, [[VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder video game]], ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' episode, ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode, ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' episode, ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}'' episode, ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' episode, ''WesternAnimation/MummiesAlive'' episode, ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' episode, ''[[WesternAnimation/ThunderCats1985 ThunderCats]]'' episode, ''[[Series/{{Degrassi}} Degrassi: Wonderful World".
* There have been two different TV series titled ''It Takes a Thief''. [[Series/ItTakesAThief1968
The Next Generation]]'' episode, ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' episode, ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' episode, ''Series/KnotsLanding'' episode, ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog'' episode, ''Series/NorthernExposure'' episode, and first]] was a ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode. ''The Eye 1968 SpyFiction show about a GentlemanThief who steals for the government. [[Series/ItTakesAThief2005 The second]] was a 2005 RealityShow about two {{Reformed Criminal}}s who break into homes--with permission--to improve the owners' security systems.
** And then there's Coolio's debut album
of the Beholder'' is same name.
** And the best-of album by Thievery Corporation.
* "I Wanna Be Your Star",
a ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' episode, ''Series/NightCourt'' episode, ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' episode, trance/happy hardcore song by Melody & Mezzo, "I Wanna Be A Star", a ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone1959 Hyper Techno song by Water Queen, and ''I Wanna Be The Twilight Zone]]'' episode and Star'', a [[Series/TheTwilightZone2002 remake]] of PlatformHell game inspired by ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy''.
* About five years before
the episode.
* Music/TheBeatles and Music/TheDoors both have
massive Music/GloriaGaynor hit, there was a totally different song called "The End". The latter is considerably darker and is one of The Doors' longer songs. The former is one of the Beatles' ''shorter'' songs."I Will Survive" by now-forgotten group Arrival.



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* ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' is a comic book about storybook characters. ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' is a video game (series) about God knows what. Oh, and Aesop's Fables.
** ''Fable'' is also a little-known 1996 point and click adventure game, completely unrelated to any of the above works.
* ''Series/TheFactsOfLife'' is also the name of a 1960 movie that stars Creator/BobHope and Creator/LucilleBall.
* ''Fair Game'' is a 1959 short story by Philip K. Dick, [[Film/FairGame a 1986 Australian action film]], a novel by Paula Gosling that served as the basis for the film ''Film/{{Cobra}}'', a 1995 film adaptation of said book, a 2005 romantic comedy film, and a book and a movie about the outed CIA agent Valerie Plame.
* The long-running punk band Music/TheFall has nothing to do with [[Film/TheFall the film of the same name]].
* ''Fallen Angel'' is a [[Film/FallenAngel1945 1945 movie]], a [[Comicbook/FallenAngel comic]] by Creator/PeterDavid, a [[Roleplay/FallenAngelRP roleplay]], a ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki'' episode, a ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' episode, a ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' episode, a ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode, and a game in the ''VideoGame/{{Sacred}}'' series. ''Fallen Angels'' is a novel in the ''Literature/HorusHeresy'', a novel by ''Creator/LarryNiven'', a [[Film/FallenAngels 1995 movie]] by Creator/WongKarWai, and a ''ComicBook/NewMutants'' spinoff.
* ''Fantastic Force'' is a 90's ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' spinoff and 2009 miniseries, and an animated movie known as ''Los ilusionautas'', ''The Illusionauts'', or ''Fantastic 4orce''.
* ''[[Fanfic/RokassFallingStars Falling Stars]]'', ''TabletopGame/{{Battletech}}[=/=]WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' crossover, or ''Fanfic/FallingStars'', ''Manga/LuckyStar[=/=]VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' crossover?
* ''Fantasy Defense'' is a tower defense game by SN Mobile Technology, a tower defense game by UA Games, a tower defense game by app4yous, and a card game by Mandoo Games.
* ''Series/FantasyIsland'' is also the name of an animated series produced by Mondo TV that's set in the same universe as their animated movie ''The Legend of the Titanic''.
* ''Fantavision'' is vector graphics animation software. ''[=FantaVision=]'' is a PS2 puzzle game.
* ''The Fast and the Furious'' was a 1955 thriller about a car thief and a kidnapped woman, but [[WeirdAlEffect now everyone associates the title]] with that totally unrelated CashCowFranchise [[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious beginning in 2001 about illegal street racing]]. The 1955 film inspired two quasi-remakes: Creator/RonHoward's 1977 directorial debut ''Grand Theft Auto'' (which in turn inspired [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto the popular video game series about the "gangsta" lifestyle]], [[InNameOnly albeit very, very indirectly]]), and the 1994 Creator/CharlieSheen action-comedy ''Film/TheChase'' (which, as noted above, is ''not'' related to any Similarly Named Works). So, in conclusion, one Similarly Named Work inspired both another Similarly Named Work and one work that could have been a Similarly Named Work but (just barely) wasn't. Confusing, isn't it?
* The first cartoon to feature WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner was called ''Fast and [[PunBasedTitle Furry-ous]]'', produced by Warner Bros. Animation in 1949. 56 years later, the studio produced a WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry direct-to-video moving sharing a similar title: ''The Fast and the Furry''.
* ''Film/FatalAttraction'' is a 1987 movie. ''Fatal Attractions'' is a 1993 ''ComicBook/XMen'' storyline, and ''Series/FatalAttractions'' is a 2010 Creator/AnimalPlanet TV series.
* ''FATE'' is an action RPG series by [=WildTangent=]. ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate]]'' is a series of visual novels and games in the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}.
* ''FearItself'' is a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E4FearItself episode]], a ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode, a ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' episode, a ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' [[Recap/TeenTitansS2E5FearItself episode]], a [[Series/FearItself 2008 horror series]], [[Comicbook/FearItself 2011 Marvel Comics crossover]], and a horror RPG from Pelgrane Press.
* ''Film/{{Fearless 1993}}'' is a drama film about a man played by Creator/JeffBridges who undergoes a psychological change after surviving an airplane crash, a [[Film/{{Fearless 2006}} 2006 fictionalized biopic]] about martial arts master Huo Yuanjia starring Jet Li, [[Literature/{{Fearless}} a book series]] about a teenager who was born with an inability to feel fear (which was unsuccessfully [[Series/{{Fearless}} adapted into a TV Series]]), a Music/PinkFloyd song (from the album ''Meddle'') and a Music/TaylorSwift song and album (the song of said title is in the album of said title).
* Before the Creator/ColinFirth and Creator/JimmyFallon[=/=]Creator/DrewBarrymore films based on [[Literature/FeverPitch the book]], there was the 1985 film [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089139/ Fever Pitch]] starring Ryan O'Neal.
* "The Final Countdown" is Music/{{Europe}}'s [[SignatureSong hit song]] and also a ClimaxBoss and FinalBoss theme used in ''VideoGame/WanganMidnight Maximum Tune 4'' (albeit spelled "The Final Count Down").
* The PlatformGame ''VideoGame/FireAndIce'' is unrelated to ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'', the Creator/RalphBakshi movie, and is also not to be confused with ''Fire 'n Ice'', the U.S. title of ''VideoGame/SolomonsKey 2''. Or ''Fire and Ice'', the second ''Literature/WarriorCats'' book, for that matter. Or ''Fire on Ice'', a ''Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure'' book. None of these should be confused with the Russian UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum game "Fire and Ice", which in turn should not be confused with the Speccy adventure game "They Say the World Will End in Fire and Ice", although it often was (the latter was of course usually abbreviated to the last three words). Should I mention there was also a song called "Fire and Ice" by Pat Benatar? Or a [[VideoGame/SonicBoomFireAndIce ''Sonic Boom'' video game]]?
* ''Fireball'' by Don Spencer (composed by BarryGray, as the closing-credits music of Series/FireballXL5) is not to be confused with ''Fireball'' by Music/DeepPurple. Although this is now unlikely anyway, as the former has been renamed for its first line, ''I Wish I Was A Spaceman''.
** Also the name of a short series on Creator/DisneyChannel Japan which has a prequel.
** Or the [[Pinball/{{Fireball}} classic Bally pinball machine.]]
* ''Film/{{Firefox}}'' the movie and [[VideoGame/{{Firefox}} game]], or the [[UsefulNotes/MozillaFirefox web browser]].
* ''Pinball/{{Flash}}'' has nothing to do with a certain Creator/DCComics [[Franchise/TheFlash speedster]], or UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash.
* ''Flower'' is either [[VideoGame/{{Flower}} a surreal exploration-based game]] by Creator/ThatGameCompany or the [[Music/{{BEMANI}} DJ YOSHITAKA]] song that has appeared in more rhythm games -- including non-Konami ones -- than is probably necessary.
* ''Forsaken'' is a 1998 video game, a ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode, a 2001 horror film, and a 2015 western.
* ''Flying Hero'', a fire-rescue BreakingOut game for the Famicom, has no connection whatsoever to ''Flying Hero: Bugyuru no Daibouken'', a ''VideoGame/TwinBee'' clone for the SuperFamicom developed by Creator/ArcSystemWorks.
* Music/KateBush wrote a beautiful love song titled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av4PezYZoBk The Fog]], which has nothing to do with [[Film/TheFog the John Carpenter film]].
* ''Film/{{Following}}'' is a 1998 movie by Creator/ChristopherNolan. ''Series/TheFollowing'' is a 2013 TV series starring Creator/KevinBacon.
* Nat King Cole's "For All We Know" is unrelated to the Music/{{Carpenters}}' "For All We Know."
* There are two books named ''Literature/TheForeverWar'': a science-fiction novel about a pointless quagmire of an interstellar war and a non-fiction book about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
* ''For Your Eyes Only'' is the name of a ''Literature/JamesBond'' [[Literature/ForYourEyesOnly short story]], its [[Film/JamesBond film]] [[Film/ForYourEyesOnly adaptation]], its theme song, and a ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' [[Fanfic/ForYourEyesOnly fanfic]] that has nothing to do with ''James Bond'' (and precious little to do with ''Naruto''.)
* ''Series/TheFosters'' is not a [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends home for imaginary friends]].
* ''Fracture'' is a [[Film/Fracture2007 2007 movie]] and a 2008 [[VideoGame/{{Fracture}} third person shooter]].
* ''Fred: The Movie'' is the name of both the first full-length film based on the ''WebVideo/{{Fred}}'' Website/YouTube series, and a pro-Fred Phelps documentary produced by Westboro Baptist Church bigshot Steve Drain.
* There are two different musicals titled ''Freedom Bound''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsW85LM9mmo&feature=related The first]], written by Michael and Jill Gallina, is about an immigrant family, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Toh5zKzvfUQ the second]], an original production by Mad River Theater Works, is about an escaped slave on the Underground Railroad.
* ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'': a 1988 ''VideoGame/OperationWolf''-like LightGunGame published by Creator/{{Sunsoft}} for the NES, or a 2002 tactical RPG and AffectionateParody of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} comic books by Irrational Games?
* ''Freedoom'' (title case) is a project to create an open-source ''{{VideoGame/Doom}}'' [=WADfile=]. ''[=FreeDoom=]'' (camel case) was a free ''Doom'' source port for Android devices.
* ''Film/TheFreshman'' is a 1925 comedy starring Creator/HaroldLloyd, and a completely unrelated 1990 comedy starring Creator/MarlonBrando and Creator/MatthewBroderick.
** And the [[OneHitWonder sole hit song]] of The Verve Pipe (no relation to Music/TheVerve).
* ''Film/{{Friday}}'' is a movie starring Ice Cube (and its song). ''Literature/{{Friday}}'' is also a novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein. "Music/{{Friday}}" is a viral music video. ''Fridays'' was a sketch comedy series that was an early rival to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
* ''Film/{{Frozen|2010}}'' is a 2010 drama/thriller hybrid film written and directed by Creator/AdamGreen. And ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is a 2013 Creator/{{Disney}} animated movie based of "Literature/TheSnowQueen" fairy tale.
** As well as a Music/{{Madonna}} song.
* ''Series/FullHouse'', the American TV series. And the British one, and the Korean one (with a Filipino remake), and the Filipino sitcom, and the Korean reality show. The manhwa, the book, several music albums.
* The GameShow ''Series/FunHouse'' and the {{pinball}} machine ''Pinball/FunHouse''.
* ''VideoGame/FullThrottle'', the Creator/LucasArts adventure game, should not be confused with ''Full Throttle'', an ''VideoGame/OutRun'' clone by Creator/{{Taito}} also known by the MarketBasedTitle ''Top Speed''.
* ''Film/FunWithDickAndJane'' is, unfortunately, not an adaptation of the ''Literature/DickAndJane'' books.
* ''Film/FutureWar'' is a 1997 movie. ''Anime/FutureWar198X'' is an anime. ''VideoGame/FutureWars'' is an adventure game by Delphine Software, and a strategy game by Headup Games.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'' is a comic book about storybook characters. ''VideoGame/{{Fable}}'' is a video game (series) about God knows what. Oh, and Aesop's Fables.
** ''Fable'' is also a little-known 1996 point and click adventure game, completely unrelated to any
One of the above works.
* ''Series/TheFactsOfLife''
most notorious film examples is also two 1990s movies called ''Jack Frost''. Both are about men who die and come back as snowmen, but the name of a 1960 movie only difference is that stars Creator/BobHope and Creator/LucilleBall.
* ''Fair Game''
one is a 1959 short story by Philip K. Dick, [[Film/FairGame a 1986 Australian action film]], a novel by Paula Gosling that served as [[Film/JackFrost1997 gory slasher film]] and the basis for the other is [[Film/JackFrost1998 a lighthearted family movie]]. And of course, there's a ''third'' film ''Film/{{Cobra}}'', titled ''Jack Frost'', this one a 1995 1960s Russian production (also known as ''Film/{{Morozko}}'') which was mocked by the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' guys.
** The first two examples were eventually Main/{{Lampshaded}} in Magazine/{{Mad}} Magazine's "Planet TAD" section in one issue. In this case, the titular Tad buys his younger sister the slasher
film adaptation instead of said book, a 2005 romantic comedy the family film, and scarring her for life.
* ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' is
a book and a movie about the outed CIA agent Valerie Plame.
* The
long-running punk band Music/TheFall American quiz show. ''Jeopardy'' is a three-year UK science fiction show. This is an example of [[IncrediblyLamePun double jeopardy]].
* The manga ''Manga/{{Jesus}}''
has nothing to do with [[Film/TheFall the film of the same name]].
* ''Fallen Angel'' is a [[Film/FallenAngel1945 1945 movie]], a [[Comicbook/FallenAngel comic]] by Creator/PeterDavid, a [[Roleplay/FallenAngelRP roleplay]], a ''Series/KamenRiderHibiki'' episode, a ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' episode, a ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' episode, a ''Series/TheXFiles'' episode, and a
old Enix game in the ''VideoGame/{{Sacred}}'' series. ''Fallen Angels'' is a novel in the ''Literature/HorusHeresy'', a novel by ''Creator/LarryNiven'', a [[Film/FallenAngels 1995 movie]] by Creator/WongKarWai, ''JESUS'', and a ''ComicBook/NewMutants'' spinoff.
* ''Fantastic Force'' is a 90's ''Comicbook/FantasticFour'' spinoff and 2009 miniseries, and an animated movie known as ''Los ilusionautas'', ''The Illusionauts'', or ''Fantastic 4orce''.
* ''[[Fanfic/RokassFallingStars Falling Stars]]'', ''TabletopGame/{{Battletech}}[=/=]WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' crossover, or ''Fanfic/FallingStars'', ''Manga/LuckyStar[=/=]VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' crossover?
* ''Fantasy Defense'' is a tower defense game by SN Mobile Technology, a tower defense game by UA Games, a tower defense game by app4yous, and a card game by Mandoo Games.
* ''Series/FantasyIsland'' is also the name of an animated series produced by Mondo TV that's set in the same universe as their animated movie ''The Legend of the Titanic''.
* ''Fantavision'' is vector graphics animation software. ''[=FantaVision=]'' is a PS2 puzzle game.
* ''The Fast and the Furious'' was a 1955 thriller about a car thief and a kidnapped woman, but [[WeirdAlEffect now everyone associates the title]]
neither have to do with that totally unrelated CashCowFranchise [[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious beginning in 2001 about illegal street racing]]. The 1955 film inspired two quasi-remakes: Creator/RonHoward's 1977 directorial debut ''Grand Theft Auto'' (which in turn inspired [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto the popular video game series about the "gangsta" lifestyle]], [[InNameOnly albeit very, very indirectly]]), and the 1994 Creator/CharlieSheen action-comedy ''Film/TheChase'' (which, as noted above, is ''not'' related to any Similarly Named Works). So, in conclusion, one Similarly Named Work inspired both another Similarly Named Work and one work that could have been a Similarly Named Work but (just barely) wasn't. Confusing, isn't it?
UsefulNotes/JesusChrist.
* The first cartoon to feature WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner was called ''Fast and [[PunBasedTitle Furry-ous]]'', produced by Warner Bros. Animation in 1949. 56 years later, the studio produced a WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry direct-to-video moving sharing a similar title: ''The Fast and the Furry''.
* ''Film/FatalAttraction'' is a 1987 movie. ''Fatal Attractions'' is a 1993 ''ComicBook/XMen'' storyline, and ''Series/FatalAttractions'' is a 2010 Creator/AnimalPlanet TV series.
* ''FATE'' is an action RPG series by [=WildTangent=]. ''[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Fate]]'' is a series of visual novels and games in the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}.
* ''FearItself'' is a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E4FearItself episode]], a ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode, a ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' episode, a ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' [[Recap/TeenTitansS2E5FearItself episode]], a [[Series/FearItself 2008 horror series]], [[Comicbook/FearItself 2011 Marvel Comics crossover]], and a horror RPG from Pelgrane Press.
* ''Film/{{Fearless 1993}}'' is a drama film about a man played by Creator/JeffBridges who undergoes a psychological change after surviving an airplane crash, a [[Film/{{Fearless 2006}} 2006 fictionalized biopic]] about martial arts master Huo Yuanjia starring Jet Li, [[Literature/{{Fearless}} a book series]] about a teenager who was born with an inability to feel fear (which was unsuccessfully [[Series/{{Fearless}} adapted into a TV Series]]), a Music/PinkFloyd song (from the album ''Meddle'') and a Music/TaylorSwift song and album (the song of said title is in the album of said title).
* Before the Creator/ColinFirth and Creator/JimmyFallon[=/=]Creator/DrewBarrymore films based on [[Literature/FeverPitch the book]], there was the 1985 film [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089139/ Fever Pitch]] starring Ryan O'Neal.
* "The Final Countdown" is Music/{{Europe}}'s [[SignatureSong hit song]] and also a ClimaxBoss and FinalBoss theme used in ''VideoGame/WanganMidnight Maximum Tune 4'' (albeit spelled "The Final Count Down").
* The PlatformGame ''VideoGame/FireAndIce'' is unrelated to ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'', the Creator/RalphBakshi movie, and is also not to be confused with ''Fire 'n Ice'', the U.S. title of ''VideoGame/SolomonsKey 2''. Or ''Fire and Ice'', the second ''Literature/WarriorCats'' book, for that matter. Or ''Fire on Ice'', a ''Literature/ChooseYourOwnAdventure'' book. None of these should be confused with the Russian UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum game "Fire and Ice", which in turn
''VideoGame/{{Jetpac}}'' should not be confused with the Speccy adventure game "They Say the World Will End ''VideoGame/{{Jetpack}}''. They have little in Fire and Ice", although it often was (the latter was of course usually abbreviated to the last three words). Should I mention there was also common except a song called "Fire and Ice" by Pat Benatar? Or a [[VideoGame/SonicBoomFireAndIce ''Sonic Boom'' video game]]?
* ''Fireball'' by Don Spencer (composed by BarryGray, as the closing-credits music of Series/FireballXL5) is not to be confused
player character with ''Fireball'' a JetPack.
* ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I]]'' is a 1990 computer game, and a 1994 SNES game.
* ''Jumper'': [[Literature/{{Jumper}} A sci-fi story
by Music/DeepPurple. Although this is now unlikely anyway, as Steven Gould]] [[VideoGame/{{Jumper}} or masochistic platformer by Matt Thorson]]? Ironically, the former has been renamed for its also had a LicensedGame.
** Or, it could be a Third Eye Blind hit from 1998.
* "Just Another Day" is the title of three separate songs by 1) Jon Secada (the most famous one), 2) Music/OingoBoingo and 3) Wrestling/JohnCena and Tha Trademarc. They are all relatively low-key numbers and generally pessimistic in tone, but those are the only two things they all have in common. The
first line, ''I Wish I Was A Spaceman''.
** Also
one is a [[SillyLoveSongs Silly Love Song]], the second is about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and the third is simply about how the protagonist's life sucks. Additionally, it's the name of a short series on Creator/DisneyChannel Japan which has a prequel.
** Or the [[Pinball/{{Fireball}} classic Bally pinball machine.]]
* ''Film/{{Firefox}}'' the movie and [[VideoGame/{{Firefox}} game]], or the [[UsefulNotes/MozillaFirefox web browser]].
* ''Pinball/{{Flash}}'' has nothing
usually given to do with a certain Creator/DCComics [[Franchise/TheFlash speedster]], or UsefulNotes/AdobeFlash.
* ''Flower'' is either [[VideoGame/{{Flower}} a surreal exploration-based game]] by Creator/ThatGameCompany or the [[Music/{{BEMANI}} DJ YOSHITAKA]] song that has appeared in more rhythm games -- including non-Konami ones -- than is probably necessary.
* ''Forsaken'' is a 1998 video game, a ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode, a 2001 horror film, and a 2015 western.
* ''Flying Hero'', a fire-rescue BreakingOut game for the Famicom, has no connection whatsoever to ''Flying Hero: Bugyuru no Daibouken'', a ''VideoGame/TwinBee'' clone for the SuperFamicom developed by Creator/ArcSystemWorks.
* Music/KateBush wrote a beautiful love song titled [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av4PezYZoBk The Fog]], which has nothing to do with [[Film/TheFog the John Carpenter film]].
* ''Film/{{Following}}'' is a 1998 movie by Creator/ChristopherNolan. ''Series/TheFollowing'' is a 2013 TV series starring Creator/KevinBacon.
* Nat King Cole's "For All We Know" is unrelated to the Music/{{Carpenters}}' "For All We Know."
* There are two books named ''Literature/TheForeverWar'': a science-fiction novel about a pointless quagmire of an interstellar war and a non-fiction book about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
* ''For Your Eyes Only'' is
music track from ''VideoGame/TheLostVikings'', though where the name comes from (or if it's even official) isn't known. Outside of a ''Literature/JamesBond'' [[Literature/ForYourEyesOnly short story]], its [[Film/JamesBond film]] [[Film/ForYourEyesOnly adaptation]], its theme song, and a ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' [[Fanfic/ForYourEyesOnly fanfic]] that has nothing music, "Just Another Day" can refer to do with ''James Bond'' (and precious little to do with ''Naruto''.)
* ''Series/TheFosters'' is not
a [[WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends home for imaginary friends]].
* ''Fracture'' is a [[Film/Fracture2007 2007 movie]] and a 2008 [[VideoGame/{{Fracture}} third person shooter]].
* ''Fred: The Movie'' is the name of both the first full-length film based on the ''WebVideo/{{Fred}}'' Website/YouTube series, and a pro-Fred Phelps documentary produced by Westboro Baptist Church bigshot Steve Drain.
* There are two different musicals titled ''Freedom Bound''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsW85LM9mmo&feature=related The first]], written by Michael and Jill Gallina, is about an immigrant family, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Toh5zKzvfUQ the second]], an original production by Mad River Theater Works, is about an escaped slave on the Underground Railroad.
* ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'': a 1988 ''VideoGame/OperationWolf''-like LightGunGame published by Creator/{{Sunsoft}} for the NES, or a 2002 tactical RPG and AffectionateParody of UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} comic books by Irrational Games?
* ''Freedoom'' (title case) is a project to create an open-source ''{{VideoGame/Doom}}'' [=WADfile=]. ''[=FreeDoom=]'' (camel case) was a free ''Doom'' source port for Android devices.
* ''Film/TheFreshman'' is a 1925 comedy starring Creator/HaroldLloyd, and a completely unrelated 1990 comedy starring Creator/MarlonBrando and Creator/MatthewBroderick.
** And the [[OneHitWonder sole hit song]] of The Verve Pipe (no relation to Music/TheVerve).
* ''Film/{{Friday}}'' is a movie starring Ice Cube (and its song). ''Literature/{{Friday}}'' is also a novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein. "Music/{{Friday}}" is a viral music video. ''Fridays'' was a sketch comedy
series that was an early rival to ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
* ''Film/{{Frozen|2010}}'' is a 2010 drama/thriller hybrid film written and directed by Creator/AdamGreen. And ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is a 2013 Creator/{{Disney}} animated movie based
of "Literature/TheSnowQueen" fairy tale.
** As well as a Music/{{Madonna}} song.
* ''Series/FullHouse'', the American TV series. And the British one, and the Korean one (with a Filipino remake), and the Filipino sitcom, and the Korean reality show. The manhwa, the book, several music albums.
* The GameShow ''Series/FunHouse'' and the {{pinball}} machine ''Pinball/FunHouse''.
* ''VideoGame/FullThrottle'', the Creator/LucasArts adventure game, should not be confused with ''Full Throttle'', an ''VideoGame/OutRun'' clone by Creator/{{Taito}} also known by the MarketBasedTitle ''Top Speed''.
* ''Film/FunWithDickAndJane'' is, unfortunately, not an adaptation of the ''Literature/DickAndJane'' books.
* ''Film/FutureWar'' is a 1997 movie. ''Anime/FutureWar198X'' is an anime. ''VideoGame/FutureWars'' is an adventure game by Delphine Software, and a strategy game by Headup Games.
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* The classic 70's anime ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' was given an English dub in 1986 under the title ''Anime/GForceGuardiansOfSpace'', though it's usually referred to as just ''G-Force'' without the subtitle. In 2009, Disney produced ''Film/GForce''. The former is a Japanese cartoon about a team of bird-themed superheroes, while the latter is a movie about talking spy-hamsters.
* There are two oddly similar yet also wildly different manga called ''Gakuen Heaven''. [[VisualNovel/GakuenHeaven One]] is an adaptation of a [[BoysLove Yaoi]] dating sim series set in an all-boys school, the other is an ecchi series about a ronin teacher at an all-girls school.
* ''The Galaxy Game'' is the first book in Phil Jane's comedy space opera series also called ''The Galaxy Game'', and the second book in Karen Lord's non-comedy space opera series beginning with ''The Best of All Possible Worlds''. It was also the name of a 1971 arcade machine.
* ''FanFic/TheGameOfTheGods'' and ''FanFic/TheGamesOfTheGods'' are two different stories, though they are both fan fiction of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' involving MarySue characters. ''The Game (singular) of the Gods'' involves a CosmicChessGame between two gods: Morgoth creates evil Mary Sues, and Varda slays them. ''The Games (plural) of the Gods'' is a NonindicativeName and features Rachel, who hates being a Mary Sue.
* ''Game Boy'' was a Japanese video game magazine published from 1985 until 1994 that was completely unrelated to [[UsefulNotes/GameBoy Nintendo's portable game machine]]. It was best known for having Creator/SatoshiUrushihara provide the cover artwork for several issues from May 1989 until July 1991.
* "Games People Play" may refer to a 1968 hit by Joe South, a 1975 hit by the Spinners[[note]]re-titled "(They Just Can't Stop It, The) Games People Play" to avoid confusion[[/note]], or a 1979 hit by the Alan Parsons Project. Then there's ''Games People Play: Hearts, Spades & Euchre'', a 1997 Westwood game compilation.
* ''Gasoline Alley'' is a [[LongRunners long-running]] newspaper comic strip, and a 1970 album (and song) by Rod Stewart. And an antique toy shop in Seattle.
* ''Gauntlet'' was the title of a ''VideoGame/{{Defender}}'' clone, released by Micro Power for the UsefulNotes/BBCMicro and UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC, which predated the UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}}''.
* ''Generation X'' is Music/BillyIdol's first band, a [[ComicBook/GenerationX comic]], and a TV movie based on the comic.
* '''Genesis''': there have been lot of things have been titled after the Literature/BookOfGenesis (the first book of Literature/TheBible), including the band Music/{{Genesis}} and their SelfTitledAlbum [[note]]When they were first starting out, there was an American band also called Genesis, but that band ended up falling into obscurity, and they're today regarded as little more than a footnote in the British band's history[[/note]]. It was also used in some regions as the name of the [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Mega Drive]] game console, but there's also the Flash game ''VideoGame/GeNeSis'' and ''Genesis: Beyond the Revelation'', one of Creator/{{Square|Soft}}'s earliest games.
* There was a short-lived live action series from the 1970s called ''The Ghost Busters''. There's a blockbuster movie from the 1980s called ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' which inspired a song by Ray Parker, Jr. There's a syndicated cartoon called ''[[WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters Ghostbusters]]'' and there's a Saturday morning (and later syndicated) cartoon called ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''. Two of the above had two guys and a gorilla, and two of the above had four guys and a green blob named Slimer. Have a guess which one's which!
* ''Ghost Stories'' is the name of a [[Anime/GhostStories children's anime with a well-known]] GagDub, a ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' crossover [[Fanfic/GhostStories fanfic]], a Creator/SeananMcGuire [[Literature/GhostStories short story series]], and the sixth Music/{{Coldplay}} album.
* ''Series/{{Ghostwriter}}'' is a 90's TV series. ''Film/TheGhostWriter'' is a 2010 movie known as ''The Ghost''.
* The 1985 arcade billiards game "Series/GimmeABreak" has nothing to do with the sitcom.
* ''VideoGame/{{Gish}}'' is a video game and an album by Music/TheSmashingPumpkins.
* ''Gladiator'' is a [[Literature/{{Gladiator}} 1930 novel]], a [[VideoGame/{{Gladiator}} 1986 arcade game]], and a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} 2000 movie]].
* ''The Glass House'' is both a horror film starring Creator/LeeleeSobieski and an unrelated [[Series/TheGlassHouse Austrialian talk show]].
* ''Glory'' is a [[Film/{{Glory}} 1985 movie]], a [[ComicBook/{{Glory}} comic]] by Creator/ImageComics, and a comic by Defiant Comics.
* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' is a webcomic by Tarol Hunt; ''Goblin's'' (with an apostrophe) is a French comic book series. Both have goblins as protagonists, but the first is about ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' goblins becoming heroes, while the second is more ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''-style goblins serving as stupid comic reliefs. Not to be confused with Sierra's ''VideoGame/{{Gobliiins}}''.
* ''Gold Digger'' is a [[ComicBook/GoldDigger comic]], a song by Music/{{EPMD}}, a song by Ludacris, a song by Music/KanyeWest, and a MobilePhoneGame.
* The PG-rated 1977 movie ''Grand Theft Auto''[[note]]Which was Creator/RonHoward's directorial debut.[[/note]] has absolutely nothing to do whatsoever with the M-rated ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto'' video game series. There is also the crime of grand theft auto itself, which the games have a lot of.
* ''Film/TheGreatTrainRobbery'' was a 1903 film which was one of the first Western movies and also one of the first motion pictures to tell a story. It was also a 1979 heist film with Donald Sutherland, Creator/SeanConnery, and Lesley-Anne Down, directed by Creator/MichaelCrichton and based on his own novel. Both were VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory in which some guys try to rob a train--except one involves some villanous bandits breaking into a train and stealing things from the passengers in the middle of the Old West, while the other sees three [[LoveableRogue loveable rogues]] scheming to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train in Victorian England.
** The 1979 film is known in places (in the UK for example) as ''The First Great Train Robbery''; the aversion is less related to the 1903 film's title and more to avoid confusion/misled patrons after the more recent [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Train_Robbery_%281963%29 real life Great Train Robbery of 1963]] in Buckinghamshire, England, since the movie and book are based on the 1855 event.
* ''Green'' is a 1988 album by {{Music/REM}}, and ''R.E.M.'' is a 1990 EP by Green. The band Green, who had existed nearly as long as R.E.M. had, deliberately named the single that way in response to the R.E.M. album title.
* "God is a DJ": either a Faithless song, or a song by Music/{{Pink}}.
* ''Series/TheGoldbergs'', the sitcom that is currently on ABC, is not a remake of the 1930's-40's radio/television series of the same name.
* ''The Good Life'' was a short-lived American sitcom from the early '70s about a middle-class couple who quit the rat race and become live-in servants to a wealthy couple - and also [[Series/TheGoodLife a British sitcom]] from the mid-'70s about a middle-class couple who quit the rat race and start a self-sufficient agrarian life in their suburban home. When the latter was shown in the US, it was retitled ''The Good Neighbors'', itself no relation to the 2010 film, ''Film/GoodNeighbors''.
** Also, "The Good Life" was a 2010 rock hit for Three Days Grace and "Good Life" was a 2011 pop hit for Music/OneRepublic.
* There's ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', the popular video game series, and the 1977 film ''Grand Theft Auto'', which was Creator/RonHoward's directorial debut.
* There's ''Grown Ups'', a British sitcom from the '90s; ''Grown Ups'', an American sitcom from the '90s; and ''Film/GrownUps'', a 2010 American film with Creator/AdamSandler and its 2013 sequel. There's also another British sitcom named ''Grownups''.
* ''Literature/GraysAnatomy'' is a well-known textbook; ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' is a TV medical drama. In the ''Website/NotAlwaysRight'' story "[[http://notalwaysright.com/anatomy-of-an-idiot/31137 Anatomy of an Idiot]]", a customer returns a copy to a bookstore. "It was terrible; it's not at all like the television show. ... I don't know what they were thinking with this book."
* "Guilty Love" is both a song by [[Franchise/AceAttorney Klavier Gavin's]] band The Gavinners ([[ThemeTuneCameo as well as Klavier's own theme]]) and a single by the South Koeran BoyBand [=2PM=].
* The Creator/{{Capcom}} game ''Gun.Smoke'' is unrelated to ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'', the TV series, or the UsefulNotes/BBCMicro game of the same name.

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* The classic 70's anime ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' was given an English dub in 1986 under ''K-9'', the 1989 James Belushi film about a police dog, and ''Series/{{K9}}'', the 2010 ''Series/DoctorWho'' spin-off about the tin dog.
* ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'', a manga about a girl who can transform into a goddess, and ''Manga/{{Karin}}'', a manga about a vampire girl. This is apparently why TokyoPop changed
the title ''Anime/GForceGuardiansOfSpace'', though it's usually referred to as just ''G-Force'' without of the subtitle. In 2009, Disney produced ''Film/GForce''. The former is latter.
** ''Kamichama Karin [[OddlyNamedSequel Chu]]'',
a Japanese cartoon sequel to a manga about a team of bird-themed superheroes, while girl who can transform into a goddess, and ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}'', a manga about a girl who, uh, becomes a goddess.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'',
the latter VisualNovel by Creator/KeyVisualArts and the manga ''Manga/KanonByChihoSaito''.
* The number of movies named ''The Kid''
is insane. As a sampling, there's Charlie Chaplin's 1921 [[Film/TheKid1921 entry]] about his Little Tramp character taking care of an orphan; a 1997 Canadian movie about talking spy-hamsters.
* There
a boxer; a 2000 feature (titled ''[[Film/TheKid2000 Disney's The Kid]]'') starring Bruce Willis, turned into a kid, and a vulgar 2001 animated film. Then there are two oddly similar yet also wildly different manga called ''Gakuen Heaven''. [[VisualNovel/GakuenHeaven One]] is an adaptation of a [[BoysLove Yaoi]] dating sim series set in an all-boys school, the other is an ecchi series about a ronin teacher at an all-girls school.
dozen or so others.
* ''The Galaxy Game'' is Kids Are All Right'' was a documentary on a former Muscular Dystrophy Association poster child who protested the first book in Phil Jane's comedy space opera series also called organization after being abandoned by them. It's not to be confused with the more recent comedy-drama ''Film/TheKidsAreAllRight'' about the children of a lesbian couple. Or the 2008 game show ''The Galaxy Game'', and the second book in Karen Lord's non-comedy space opera series beginning Kids Are All Right'' hosted by Creator/JohnBarrowman. Or with ''The Best Kids Are Alright'', a concert documentary of All Possible Worlds''. It was also Music/TheWho, or their song of the name of a 1971 arcade machine.
* ''FanFic/TheGameOfTheGods'' and ''FanFic/TheGamesOfTheGods'' are two different stories, though they are both fan fiction of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' involving MarySue characters.
same name. Or ''The Game (singular) of Kids Aren't Alright'' by the Gods'' involves a CosmicChessGame between two gods: Morgoth creates evil Mary Sues, and Varda slays them. ''The Games (plural) of Offspring, followed by the Gods'' ''AWOLNATION'' song, ''[=THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT=]''. Confused yet?
* ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct''
is a NonindicativeName and features Rachel, who hates being a Mary Sue.
* ''Game Boy'' was a Japanese
video game magazine published from 1985 until 1994 that was completely series by Rare, a 1988 film known as ''Deadly Observation'', a 1991 film known as ''Homicidal Impulse'', a 1992 film known as ''Mad Dog Coll'', a 2001 horror movie, a 2005 crime drama TV series, a 2006 thriller novel by Joseph Finder, a 2011 true crime TV series, and a 2015 true crime TV series.
* The 1936 UK movie ''King of Hearts'' is
unrelated to [[UsefulNotes/GameBoy Nintendo's portable game machine]]. It was best known for having Creator/SatoshiUrushihara provide the cover artwork for several issues from May 1989 until July 1991.
* "Games People Play" may refer to a 1968 hit by Joe South, a 1975 hit by the Spinners[[note]]re-titled "(They Just Can't Stop It, The) Games People Play" to avoid confusion[[/note]], or a 1979 hit by the Alan Parsons Project. Then there's ''Games People Play: Hearts, Spades & Euchre'', a 1997 Westwood game compilation.
* ''Gasoline Alley'' is a [[LongRunners long-running]] newspaper comic strip, and a 1970 album (and song) by Rod Stewart. And an antique toy shop in Seattle.
* ''Gauntlet'' was the title
1966 French movie ''King of a ''VideoGame/{{Defender}}'' clone, released by Micro Power for the UsefulNotes/BBCMicro and UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC, Hearts'' which predated is unrelated to the UsefulNotes/ArcadeGame ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}}''.
* ''Generation X'' is Music/BillyIdol's first band, a [[ComicBook/GenerationX comic]], and a TV
1996 US movie based on ''King of Hearts''.
* ''Manga/KingOfThorn'' is a post-apocalyptic manga by Creator/YujiIwahara. ''King of Thorns'' is
the comic.
* '''Genesis''': there have been lot of things have been titled after the Literature/BookOfGenesis (the first
second book of Literature/TheBible), including the band Music/{{Genesis}} and their SelfTitledAlbum [[note]]When they were first starting out, there was an American band also called Genesis, but that band ended up falling into obscurity, and they're today regarded as little more than a footnote in the fantasy ''Literature/TheBrokenEmpireTrilogy'' by British band's history[[/note]]. It was also used in some regions as the name of the [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Mega Drive]] game console, but there's also the Flash game ''VideoGame/GeNeSis'' and ''Genesis: Beyond the Revelation'', one of Creator/{{Square|Soft}}'s earliest games.
writer Mark Lawrence.
* There was a short-lived live action series from the 1970s called ''The Ghost Busters''. There's a blockbuster movie from the 1980s called ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' which inspired a song by Ray Parker, Jr. There's a syndicated cartoon called ''[[WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters Ghostbusters]]'' and there's a Saturday morning (and later syndicated) cartoon called ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''. Two of the above had two guys and a gorilla, and two of the above had four guys and a green blob named Slimer. Have a guess which one's which!
* ''Ghost Stories''
Kingdom Come is the name of a [[Anime/GhostStories children's anime with heavy metal band, a well-known]] GagDub, a ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' and ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' crossover [[Fanfic/GhostStories fanfic]], a Creator/SeananMcGuire [[Literature/GhostStories short story series]], and the sixth Music/{{Coldplay}} album.
* ''Series/{{Ghostwriter}}'' is a 90's TV series. ''Film/TheGhostWriter'' is a 2010 movie known as ''The Ghost''.
* The 1985 arcade billiards game "Series/GimmeABreak" has nothing to do with the sitcom.
* ''VideoGame/{{Gish}}'' is a video game and an album by Music/TheSmashingPumpkins.
* ''Gladiator'' is a [[Literature/{{Gladiator}} 1930 novel]], a [[VideoGame/{{Gladiator}} 1986 arcade game]],
[[ComicBook/KingdomCome 1996 DC Comics mini-series]], and a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} 2000 movie]].
2001 film.
* ''The Glass House'' is both a horror film starring Creator/LeeleeSobieski and an unrelated [[Series/TheGlassHouse Austrialian talk show]].
* ''Glory''
''Kingdom Wars'' is a [[Film/{{Glory}} 1985 movie]], a [[ComicBook/{{Glory}} comic]] 3D strategy game by Creator/ImageComics, Reverie World Studios, and a comic MobilePhoneGame by Defiant Comics.
Mobirix.
* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' is a webcomic by Tarol Hunt; ''Goblin's'' (with an apostrophe) is a French comic book series. Both have goblins as protagonists, but the first is about ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' goblins becoming heroes, while the second is more ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''-style goblins serving as stupid comic reliefs. Not to be confused with Sierra's ''VideoGame/{{Gobliiins}}''.
* ''Gold Digger'' is a [[ComicBook/GoldDigger comic]], a song by Music/{{EPMD}}, a song by Ludacris, a song by Music/KanyeWest, and a MobilePhoneGame.
* The PG-rated 1977 movie ''Grand Theft Auto''[[note]]Which was Creator/RonHoward's directorial debut.[[/note]] has absolutely nothing to do whatsoever with the M-rated ''Franchise/GrandTheftAuto''
video game series. There ''Kings Quest'' is a comic by Creator/DynamiteComics.
* ''[[VisualNovel/{{Kirakira}} Kira☆Kira]]'' is a VisualNovel about a high school punk rock band, while ''Literature/KiraKira'' is a Newbery Medal-winning young adult novel by Cynthia Kadohata.
* ''Literature/{{Kiss}}'' is the title of a 2007 YA novel by Jacqueline Wilson. ''Kiss''
is also the crime of grand theft auto itself, which the games have a lot of.
* ''Film/TheGreatTrainRobbery'' was a 1903 film which was one of the first Western movies and also one of the first motion pictures to tell a story. It was also a 1979 heist film with Donald Sutherland, Creator/SeanConnery, and Lesley-Anne Down, directed by Creator/MichaelCrichton and based on his own novel. Both were VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory in which some guys try to rob a train--except one involves some villanous bandits breaking into a train and stealing things from the passengers in the middle of the Old West, while the other sees three [[LoveableRogue loveable rogues]] scheming to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train in Victorian England.
** The 1979 film is known in places (in the UK for example) as ''The First Great Train Robbery''; the aversion is less related to the 1903 film's
title and more to avoid confusion/misled patrons after the more recent [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Train_Robbery_%281963%29 real life Great Train Robbery of 1963]] in Buckinghamshire, England, since the movie and book are based on the 1855 event.
* ''Green'' is
a 1988 album 2009 suspense novel by {{Music/REM}}, and ''R.E.M.'' is a 1990 EP by Green. The band Green, who had existed nearly as long as R.E.M. had, deliberately named the single that way in response to the R.E.M. album title.
* "God is a DJ": either a Faithless song, or a song by Music/{{Pink}}.
* ''Series/TheGoldbergs'', the sitcom that is currently on ABC, is not a remake
Ted Dekker & Erin Healy.
** And
of the 1930's-40's radio/television series of the same name.
* ''The Good Life'' was a short-lived American sitcom from the early '70s about a middle-class couple who quit the rat race and become live-in servants to a wealthy couple - and also [[Series/TheGoodLife a British sitcom]] from the mid-'70s about a middle-class couple who quit the rat race and start a self-sufficient agrarian life in their suburban home. When the latter was shown in the US, it was retitled ''The Good Neighbors'', itself no relation to the 2010 film, ''Film/GoodNeighbors''.
** Also, "The Good Life" was a 2010 rock hit for Three Days Grace and "Good Life" was a 2011 pop hit for Music/OneRepublic.
*
course, There's ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', Music/{{KISS}} the popular band.
** Let's not also forget the song by Music/{{Prince}}!
* "Kiss The Girl" is the title of a song from the Disney movie [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid The Little Mermaid]]. It is also the title of a song about the Series/DoctorWho episode "The Lodger".
* ''Knightmare'' is the name of both [[Series/{{Knightmare}} a British children's]] GameShow and a ShootEmUp for the MSX. The former also had a
video game series, and the 1977 film ''Grand Theft Auto'', which was Creator/RonHoward's directorial debut.
adaptation to make it more confusing.
* There's ''Grown Ups'', a British sitcom from the '90s; ''Grown Ups'', an American sitcom from the '90s; and ''Film/GrownUps'', a 2010 American film with Creator/AdamSandler and its 2013 sequel. There's also another British sitcom named ''Grownups''.
* ''Literature/GraysAnatomy''
''Knockin' on Heaven's Door'' is a well-known textbook; ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' 1973 Music/BobDylan song, the ''[[Anime/CowboyBebopKnockinOnHeavensDoor Cowboy Bebop]]'' movie, a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' episode, and a 2014 Nigerian musical film.
* ''Kung Fu''
is a TV medical drama. In the ''Website/NotAlwaysRight'' story "[[http://notalwaysright.com/anatomy-of-an-idiot/31137 Anatomy of an Idiot]]", a customer returns a copy to a bookstore. "It was terrible; it's not at all like the television show. ... I don't know what they were thinking with this book."
* "Guilty Love" is both a song by [[Franchise/AceAttorney Klavier Gavin's]] band The Gavinners ([[ThemeTuneCameo as well as Klavier's own theme]]) and a single by the South Koeran BoyBand [=2PM=].
* The Creator/{{Capcom}} game ''Gun.Smoke'' is unrelated to ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'', the TV series,
series starring David Carradine, or the UsefulNotes/BBCMicro game NES port of the same name.arcade game ''Kung-Fu Master''. ''Kung Fu Master'' is a 1988 French drama film.
* Manga/{{Kurogane}} a action manga set in the Edo Period that ran from 1996 to 1997 and [[Manga/{{Kurogane2011}} Kurogane]], a present day UsefulNotes/{{Kendo}} sports manga released in 2011 and currently ongoing.



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* ''[=H2Overdrive=]'' is a cancelled 2003 game by Crave Entertainment or a 2009 SpiritualSuccessor to VideoGame/HydroThunder by Specular Interactive.
* The Music/LadyGaga song "Hair" is in no way related to [[Theatre/{{Hair}} the musical]].
** Or the WebComic/ElGoonishShive story arc.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' (with a hyphen) is a series of FirstPersonShooter video games by Creator/ValveSoftware, while ''[[Literature/HalfLife Half Life ]]''(without a hyphen) is a 2006 novel about ConjoinedTwins.
* ''Halo'' is the name of a popular FirstPersonShooter [[Franchise/{{Halo}} series]], a Music/{{Beyonce}} song, and a Music/NineInchNails album.
* ''Film/TheHappening'': A 2008 apocalyptic horror film by Creator/MNightShyamalan about an outbreak of mass suicide, and a 1967 comedy film about a group of hippies kidnapping a retired Mafia boss. Also, a song by The Supremes based on the latter movie.
* If you're going to go see Samuel Beckett's play ''Happy Days'', keep in mind that you will most definitely '''not''' see [[Series/HappyDays The Fonz]] (or hear a certain Pratt and [=McClain=] song). You can see the Fonz in the musical adaptation of the TV series, however (though he won't be played by Creator/HenryWinkler).
* ''Hardly Working'' is the name of both a [[Film/HardlyWorking 1980 film]] directed by and starring Creator/JerryLewis, and a [[WebVideo/HardlyWorking web series]] produced by Website/CollegeHumor.
* In 1965 two biographical films about Creator/JeanHarlow, both simply titled ''Harlow'', were released within weeks of one another.
* ''Hatchet'' is either a [[Literature/{{Hatchet}} 1987 Gary Paulsen novel commonly read in schools]] or [[Film/{{Hatchet}} a 2006 slasher movie]].
* "Haunted" by Music/TypeONegative, "Haunted" by Music/GaryNuman, "Haunted" by Music/TaylorSwift, "Haunted" by Music/{{Disturbed}}, ''Literature/Haunted2005'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk, "Literature/Haunted1988" by ''James Herbert,'' three "Haunted" television shows (1960's, 2002, and 2009), six albums titled "Haunted," "The Haunted" (two bands), and that's not all of them.
* As far as ''The Haunting'' goes, you'd already expect there to be two to watch out for, namely [[Film/TheHaunting1963 the original 1963 film]] and [[Film/TheHaunting1999 its 1999 remake]]. If you live outside North America, however, then you have ''three'' to deal with -- ''The Haunting '63'', ''The Haunting '99'', and another film called "''The Haunting''", which in actual fact is a retitled version of the Creator/RogerCorman film ''Film/TheTerror''. Corman's film was released in the same year as the first ''Haunting'' film, and so he took advantage of the fact that studios could be incredibly lax about releasing their films outside of North America (assuming they even bothered at all) to pass his own film off as ''The Haunting''.
* "Heart Skips a Beat" is a song by either Olly Murs or Lenka.
* "Heartbreak Hotel" is the name of three completely unrelated songs by Music/ElvisPresley, Music/TheJacksons, and Music/WhitneyHouston.
* "Hearts of Iron", a Music/{{Sabaton}} song about the German Army late in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, shares its name with ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron'', a series of FourX PC games by Creator/ParadoxInteractive. Paradox licensed the tune, among others by the band, as an [[DownloadableContent add-on soundtrack]] for the fourth installment in the series.
* ''Heaven and Hell'' is a much-loved album -- but is it by Music/BlackSabbath or by ''Vangelis''?
* ''Film/HeavenCanWait1978'' is unrelated to ''Film/HeavenCanWait1943'' except for the title. Or the We The Kings song.
** Or, indeed, the Jim Steinman/Meat Loaf song or the ''{{VideoGame/Lemmings}}'' level.
* The Creator/{{ITV}} series ''Series/{{Heartbeat}}'' shares its name with two US series (one of them puts its name as ''[=HeartBeat=]''. Both have been shown on UK television (not no name change).
* ''Heavy Metal'' is a comics magazine and [[WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal animated movie]]. The ComicBook/IronMan/ComicBook/XOManowar crossover is titled ''Heavy Metal''. ''Heavy Metal Thunder'' is a game by Creator/SquareEnix.
* ''Hero'' is a 1992 movie known as ''Film/AccidentalHero'', and a [[Film/{{Hero}} 2002 wuxia film]].
* The {{Creator/NBC}} miniseries ''Series/HeroesReborn'' shares its name with the Creator/{{MarvelComics}} event of [[ComicBook/HeroesReborn the same name]].
* In 1957, it was announced that writers Elwood Ullman and Edward Bernds were nominated for Best Screenplay Oscar for their script to the movie ''High Society''. Ullman and Bernds were surprised, since their movie was a lowbrow Bowery Boys farce. As it turned out, the actual nominee was John Patrick, who wrote the screenplay for the ''High Society'' movie that starred Music/BingCrosby, Creator/GraceKelly, and Music/FrankSinatra. ''High Society'' is the second book in ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark''.
* ''The High Cost of Living'' (2010) and ''Death: The High Cost of Living'' (DevelopmentHell) are about women dealing with death, but only one has [[ComicBook/TheSandman Death herself]].
* The SlasherMovie ''Film/TheHillsRunRed'' shares its name with a [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060416/ 1966 Italian western]] (which is also known as ''River of Dollars''). This fact is also discussed in-universe of the former, where ''The Hills Run Red'' is the name of a lost horror movie.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' is a popular series of video games about the assassin Agent 47. ''Comicbook/{{Hitman}}'' was a popular comic book about the assassin Tommy Monaghan. ''Hit Man'' was Peter Tomarken's first game show. It's a fairly generic title, to be fair.
** "The Hitman" is also the nickname of wrestler Bret Hart.
* "Holiday" is a song from Music/{{Weezer}}'s 1994 [[Music/WeezerTheBlueAlbum self-titled debut album]] that name-drops Kerouac's ''Literature/OnTheRoad'', a politically-charged song from Music/{{Green Day}}'s 2004 album ''Music/AmericanIdiot'', and a 1983 song by Music/{{Madonna}}.
* ''The Hollow Men'' is a poem by T.S. Eliot. ''Series/TheHollowmen'' is an Australian TV series.
* ''Home'' is a trance song by Chakra remixed by Above & Beyond, and a later song by Above & Beyond themselves.
** There are many other songs called ''Home,'' such as Three Days Grace's third hit, Daughtry's second hit, and Phillip Phillips' first hit (ironically, the latter two both came from ''Series/AmericanIdol'').
* ''{{VideoGame/Homefront}}'' is a video game featuring a North Korean invasion of a small American town. The [=90s=] television series ''Homefront'' was a drama featuring life in a small American town after World War II ended. And ''Film/{{Homefront}}'' is a Creator/JasonStatham action flick.
* ''VideoGame/HongKong97'' is both an infamous 1995 bootleg Super Famicom game and a 1994 action movie.
* ''The Host'': [[Film/TheHost English title of a Korean monster movie]] or [[Literature/TheHost Stephenie Meyer sci-fi romance novel]].
* ''Series/{{House}}'' is a TV series about a doctor played by Creator/HughLaurie, a Japanese Horror/Comedy film from 1977 (the Japanese title being ''Hausu''), an unrelated American Horror/Comedy from 1986 (featuring William Katt and George Wendt), and a straight Horror film from 2008. Also, it's a dance music genre.
** Meanwhile ''House!'' (note the [[ExcitedShowTitle excited movie title]]) is a 2000 comedy about a bingo hall in Wales.
* ''Hover!'' is a game included with some versions of UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows. ''Hover'' is a 2017 video game.
* There's ''[[Webcomic/CiemWebcomicSeries Ciem: The Human Centipede]]'' from Dozerfleet Comics. Then, there's Tom Six's ''Film/TheHumanCentipede''. One's a [[VideoGame/TheSims Sims]] {{machinomic|s}} about a superheroine who is pretty much an AlternateCompanyEquivalent of Marvel's Spider-Girl, just with different animal-themed powers. The other is a gross-out D-grade horror film.
* ''Film/{{Hunger}}'' is a 2008 film about Irish prisoners. Fanfic/{{Hunger}} is also the title of a VideoGame/{{Prototype}} fanfic. The fanfic's author was [[SincerityMode completely unaware of the film]].
** ''Film/TheHunger'', on the other hand, is a film starring Catherine Deneuve as a [[LesbianVampire bisexual vampire]] and also a British/Canadian horror anthology television series prone to {{Cruel Twist Ending}}s, both also featuring Music/DavidBowie.
** "The Hunger" also the name of a 1987 album by Music/MichaelBolton.
* ''Hunter'' was the name of two [[LandDownUnder Australian]] TV series; one was a spy drama from TheSixties, the other a children's educational program from the late [[TheEighties eighties]] and early [[TheNineties nineties]]. And of course, there's the U.S. action series from TheEighties starring former NFL star Fred Dryer.
* ''Hush'' is a [[ComicBook/BatmanHush Batman]] story and a [[Film/{{Hush}} 2016]] movie.

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* ''[=H2Overdrive=]'' ''Lab Rats'' is either a cancelled 2003 game by Crave Entertainment or a 2009 SpiritualSuccessor to VideoGame/HydroThunder by Specular Interactive.
* The Music/LadyGaga song "Hair" is in no way related to [[Theatre/{{Hair}} the musical]].
** Or the WebComic/ElGoonishShive story arc.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' (with a hyphen) is a series of FirstPersonShooter video games by Creator/ValveSoftware, while ''[[Literature/HalfLife Half Life ]]''(without a hyphen) is a 2006 novel
short lived British sitcom about ConjoinedTwins.
a research lab, or a [[Series/LabRats much longer-lasting Disney superhero sitcom]]. Or a short lived DC comic book title from the early 2000s.
* ''Halo'' ''[[{{LABYRINTH}} Labyrinth]]'' is a [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} 1986 movie]], a [[Literature/{{Labyrinth}} 2005 novel]] by Kate Moss, and an RPG/CCG dungeon crawler by Free Range Games.
* "Lady Double Dealer"
is the name of a popular FirstPersonShooter [[Franchise/{{Halo}} series]], song by Krokus. There's no way it could have escaped their attention that Music/DeepPurple had done a Music/{{Beyonce}} song, song of the same title a few years earlier, but Krokus were a bunch of lovable street urchin thieves when it came to songwriting ideas.
** Krokus also has two completely different songs titled "No Way", the first one from their first ([[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled]]) album (1976), the second one from the same album as the aforementioned "Lady Double Dealer" (''Metal Rendez-vous'', 1980). (The first one of these is easy to ignore, because the album it's from had very few copies printed and is therefore almost impossible to find.)
* ''Series/LandOfTheLost'' wasn't always a Sid and Marty Krofft series (and [[Series/LandOfTheLost1991 a later remake]]
and a Music/NineInchNails album.
* ''Film/TheHappening'': A 2008 apocalyptic horror
film by Creator/MNightShyamalan about an outbreak of mass suicide, and a 1967 comedy film remake with Will Ferrell) about a group of hippies kidnapping family who gets stranded in another world with dinosaurs and various weird creatures. It was previously a retired Mafia boss. Also, radio series about a song by boy and girl who regularly went on trips to an underwater "land" where things that get "lost" eventually turn up. The Supremes based on the latter movie.
was even adapted into an animated short by Creator/FamousStudios.
* If you're going to go see Samuel Beckett's play ''Happy Days'', keep in mind that you will most definitely '''not''' see [[Series/HappyDays The Fonz]] (or hear a certain Pratt Indian movie ''Bollywood/{{Lagaan}}'' and [=McClain=] song). You the anime series ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
* ''The Last Command''
can see the Fonz in the musical adaptation of the TV series, however (though he won't be played by Creator/HenryWinkler).
* ''Hardly Working'' is the name of both
either a [[Film/HardlyWorking 1980 [[Film/TheLastCommand 1928 silent film]] directed by and starring Creator/JerryLewis, and Creator/JosefVonSternberg or a [[WebVideo/HardlyWorking web series]] produced by Website/CollegeHumor.
* In 1965 two biographical films about Creator/JeanHarlow, both simply titled ''Harlow'', were released within weeks of one another.
* ''Hatchet'' is either a [[Literature/{{Hatchet}} 1987 Gary Paulsen
1993 ''StarWars'' novel commonly read in schools]] or [[Film/{{Hatchet}} a 2006 slasher movie]].
* "Haunted"
written by Music/TypeONegative, "Haunted" Creator/TimothyZahn.
* ''Last Mission'', an omnidirectional arcade ShootEmUp
by Music/GaryNuman, "Haunted" by Music/TaylorSwift, "Haunted" by Music/{{Disturbed}}, ''Literature/Haunted2005'' by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk, "Literature/Haunted1988" by ''James Herbert,'' three "Haunted" television shows (1960's, 2002, and 2009), six albums titled "Haunted," "The Haunted" (two bands), and that's Creator/DataEast, is not all of them.
* As far as
to be confused with ''The Haunting'' goes, you'd already expect there to be two to watch out for, namely [[Film/TheHaunting1963 Last Mission'', a {{Flip Screen|Scrolling}} ActionGame by Opera Soft. There is also ''La dernière mission'', a French graphic adventure for the UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC whose title translates to the same thing.
* mind.in.a.box remixed the theme from ''VideoGame/TheLastNinja 3'', but also produced an
original 1963 film]] {{chiptune}} titled "The Last Ninja". ''Film/TheLastNinja'' is also the title of a TV movie starring {{Creator/Mako}} and [[Film/TheHaunting1999 its 1999 remake]]. If you live outside North America, however, then you have ''three'' MichaelBeck, unrelated to deal with -- ''The Haunting '63'', ''The Haunting '99'', and another film called "''The Haunting''", which in actual fact the games.
* "The Last Song"
is a retitled version of the Creator/RogerCorman film ''Film/TheTerror''. Corman's film was released in the same year as the first ''Haunting'' film, and so he took advantage of the fact that studios could be incredibly lax about releasing their films outside of North America (assuming they even bothered at all) to pass his own film off as ''The Haunting''.
* "Heart Skips a Beat" is a
2004 song by either Olly Murs Music/HilaryDuff, a 1973 hit for Canadian pop band Edward Bear, a 1992 TearJerker song by Music/EltonJohn about a father visiting his LGBT son dying of AIDS, or Lenka.
a 2010 TearJerker movie written by Creator/NicholasSparks and starring Music/MileyCyrus, involving a divorced man dying of cancer and his jaded ex-piano prodigy daughter visiting him in Georgia.
* "Heartbreak Hotel" "Laura," a country song sung by Music/TomJones, is the name of three completely unrelated songs by Music/ElvisPresley, Music/TheJacksons, and Music/WhitneyHouston.
* "Hearts of Iron", a Music/{{Sabaton}} song about the German Army late in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, shares its name with ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIron'', a series of FourX PC games by Creator/ParadoxInteractive. Paradox licensed the tune, among others by the band, as an [[DownloadableContent add-on soundtrack]] for the fourth installment in the series.
* ''Heaven and Hell'' is a much-loved album -- but is it by Music/BlackSabbath or by ''Vangelis''?
* ''Film/HeavenCanWait1978'' is unrelated to ''Film/HeavenCanWait1943'' except for the title. Or the We The Kings song.
** Or, indeed, the Jim Steinman/Meat Loaf song or the ''{{VideoGame/Lemmings}}'' level.
* The Creator/{{ITV}} series ''Series/{{Heartbeat}}'' shares its name with two US series (one of them puts its name as ''[=HeartBeat=]''. Both have been shown on UK television (not no name change).
* ''Heavy Metal'' is a comics magazine and [[WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal animated movie]]. The ComicBook/IronMan/ComicBook/XOManowar crossover is titled ''Heavy Metal''. ''Heavy Metal Thunder'' is a game by Creator/SquareEnix.
* ''Hero'' is a 1992 movie known as ''Film/AccidentalHero'', and a [[Film/{{Hero}} 2002 wuxia film]].
* The {{Creator/NBC}} miniseries ''Series/HeroesReborn'' shares its name with the Creator/{{MarvelComics}} event of [[ComicBook/HeroesReborn the same name]].
* In 1957, it was announced that writers Elwood Ullman and Edward Bernds were nominated for Best Screenplay Oscar for their script
to the 40s ballad "Laura" and the same-name movie ''High Society''. Ullman and Bernds were surprised, since their movie was a lowbrow Bowery Boys farce. As it turned out, the actual nominee was John Patrick, who wrote latter appeared in.
** Neither of which are related to
the screenplay for 1982 song "Laura", from the ''High Society'' movie that starred Music/BingCrosby, Creator/GraceKelly, and Music/FrankSinatra. ''High Society'' is the second book in ''ComicBook/CerebusTheAardvark''.
*
Music/BillyJoel album ''The High Cost Nylon Curtain''[[note]]A rare case of Living'' (2010) Billy letting out a PrecisionFStrike in song[[/note]].
* ''Legend'' is a [[Film/Legend1985 1985 movie]], a [[Film/Legend2015 2015 movie]],
and ''Death: The High Cost of Living'' (DevelopmentHell) are about women dealing with death, but only one has [[ComicBook/TheSandman Death herself]].
a 2005 Creator/{{Wildstorm}} comic.
* The SlasherMovie ''Film/TheHillsRunRed'' shares its name with ''Literature/{{Lenore}}'' is a [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060416/ 1966 Italian western]] (which 1773 seminal horror ballad by Gottfried August Bürger. It is also known as ''River of Dollars''). This fact is a rather shorter 1843 poem by Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, who quite proably was influenced by Bürger and also discussed in-universe used the name in his story ''Eleonora'' (1841) and as that of the former, where narrator's [[TheLostLenore lost love]] in ''The Hills Run Red'' Raven''. The comic ''ComicBook/LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl'' by Roman Dirge is inspired more by Poe than Bürger.
* Nada Surf put out an album called ''Let Go''
the name of a lost horror movie.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' is a popular series of video games about
same year Music/AvrilLavigne called her debut the assassin Agent 47. ''Comicbook/{{Hitman}}'' same thing. Reportedly, Nada Surf had that title in mind for a while, found out there was a popular comic book about major hit release with the assassin Tommy Monaghan. ''Hit Man'' was Peter Tomarken's first game show. It's a fairly generic same title, and decided to be fair.
** "The Hitman"
stick with it anyway.
* ''Let It Go''
is also the nickname of wrestler Bret Hart.
* "Holiday" is a
either referring to Yuna Ito's song from Music/{{Weezer}}'s 1994 [[Music/WeezerTheBlueAlbum self-titled debut album]] that name-drops Kerouac's ''Literature/OnTheRoad'', a politically-charged song from Music/{{Green Day}}'s 2004 album ''Music/AmericanIdiot'', and a 1983 song by Music/{{Madonna}}.
* ''The Hollow Men'' is a poem by T.S. Eliot. ''Series/TheHollowmen'' is an Australian TV series.
* ''Home'' is a trance song by Chakra remixed by Above & Beyond, and a later song by Above & Beyond themselves.
** There are many other songs called ''Home,'' such as Three Days Grace's third hit, Daughtry's second hit, and Phillip Phillips' first hit (ironically,
or the latter two both came from ''Series/AmericanIdol'').
* ''{{VideoGame/Homefront}}'' is a video game featuring a North Korean invasion of a small American town. The [=90s=] television series ''Homefront'' was a drama featuring life
more well-known piece in a small American town after World War II ended. And ''Film/{{Homefront}}'' is a Creator/JasonStatham action flick.
* ''VideoGame/HongKong97'' is both an infamous 1995 bootleg Super Famicom game and a 1994 action movie.
* ''The Host'': [[Film/TheHost English title of a Korean monster movie]] or [[Literature/TheHost Stephenie Meyer sci-fi romance novel]].
* ''Series/{{House}}'' is a TV series about a doctor played by Creator/HughLaurie, a Japanese Horror/Comedy film from 1977 (the Japanese title being ''Hausu''), an unrelated American Horror/Comedy from 1986 (featuring William Katt and George Wendt), and a straight Horror film from 2008. Also, it's a dance music genre.
''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
** Meanwhile ''House!'' (note KC and the [[ExcitedShowTitle excited movie title]]) is a 2000 comedy about a bingo hall in Wales.
Sunshine Band, Music/ScatmanJohn, Keyshia Cole, Tim McGraw, Def Leppard, Cavo, James Bay, and Mitchell Musso all have unrelated songs called "Let It Go" as well.
* ''Hover!'' is a game included with some versions of UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows. ''Hover'' is a 2017 video game.
* There's ''[[Webcomic/CiemWebcomicSeries Ciem: The Human Centipede]]'' from Dozerfleet Comics. Then, there's Tom Six's ''Film/TheHumanCentipede''. One's a [[VideoGame/TheSims Sims]] {{machinomic|s}} about a superheroine who is pretty much an AlternateCompanyEquivalent of Marvel's Spider-Girl, just with
There are two completely different animal-themed powers. The songs called "Let the Beat Hit 'em". One song is by 80s group Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, the other is a gross-out D-grade horror film.
song that appears in various VideoGame/{{Bemani}} games.
* ''Film/{{Hunger}}'' ''Series/{{Life}}'', the LiveActionTelevision drama. ''Life'', a BBC documentary. ''Manga/{{Life}}'', a {{manga}} series. ''Film/{{Life|1999}}'', a movie starring Creator/EddieMurphy and Creator/MartinLawrence, ''Film/{{Life|2017}}'', a science-fiction film. ''[[TabletopGame/GameOfLife The Game of Life]]'' (the Milton-Bradley board game). [[VideoGame/TheGameOfLife Conway's Game of Life]]. Life, the breakfast cereal. And most, if not all of these, are named after RealLife.
** And Life Magazine, which bought its title from a defunct unrelated humor magazine.
* ''Lifeline'' is [[VideoGame/{{Lifeline}} a series of]] InteractiveFiction mobile games, and the American title of the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game ''VideoGame/OperatorsSide''. Especially confusing as both games involve remotely guiding another character to escape with directions, and the person you need to guide in both ''Operator's Side'' and the first mobile game
is a 2008 film about Irish prisoners. Fanfic/{{Hunger}} passenger on a space station.
* "Life on Mars"
is a song by Music/DavidBowie. It's also the title of a VideoGame/{{Prototype}} fanfic. The fanfic's author was [[SincerityMode [[Series/LifeOnMars2006 television programme]] named after it, and the title of [[Series/LifeOnMars2008 another television programme]] named after both the above. Music/TheRadiatorsUS have their own completely unaware unrelated song of the film]].
** ''Film/TheHunger'', on
same name. It's also the other hand, is title of a film starring Catherine Deneuve as a [[LesbianVampire bisexual vampire]] book by the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli, and also a British/Canadian horror anthology group of Lego models.
* ''Series/{{Lingo}}'' is a GSN game show with no relation whatsoever to the Creator/CBeebies show, ''WesternAnimation/TheLingoShow''.
* ''Living in Oblivion'' is [[Film/LivingInOblivion an indie film about indie filmmaking]], and a [[Blog/LivingInOblivion blog]] where Chris Livingston attempts to play ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' as a NonPlayerCharacter.
* ''Lobo'' is a [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} comic]] by Creator/DCComics, and a comic by Creator/DellComics.
* ''Literature/LoneWolf'', a well-known 1980s HeroicFantasy {{Gamebook}} series with a vaguely pseudo-Asian setting, and the equally well-known samurai manga series ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'' are sometimes confused or mistakenly believed to have some connection.
* "The Look of Love": A 60's blues song by Dusty Springfield, or an 80's post-disco electro song by ABC?
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' is a 2004 [[MindScrew mind screwy]] television program created by Creator/JJAbrams. But there was also a short-lived reality-TV show by that same name in 2001, as well as a pair of movies, three books, four albums, and a partridge in a pear tree.
* ''Film/TheLostBoys'' is a Joel Schumacher film about homoerotic vampires. It should definitely not be confused with ''Literature/LostBoys'', which is an Orson Scott Card novel about murdered children.
* ''Series/LostGirl'' is a
television series prone to {{Cruel Twist Ending}}s, both also about supernatural creatures called Fae. ''Lost Girls'' is an adult comic book by Creator/AlanMoore featuring Music/DavidBowie.
** "The Hunger" also the name of
[[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice]], [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Dorothy]], and [[Literature/PeterPan Wendy]].
* ''Lost Highway'' is
a 1987 album rock and roll song by Music/MichaelBolton.
Bon Jovi, a country song by Leon Payne, and a surrealist film by Creator/DavidLynch.
* ''Hunter'' was the name of two [[LandDownUnder Australian]] TV series; one was a spy drama There's ''Film/LostContinent'' (a sci-fi movie from TheSixties, the other a children's educational program Robert L. Lippert), ''The Lost Continent'' (a fantasy/adventure movie from [[Film/HammerHorror Hammer Films]]) and ''Atlantis: The Lost Continent'' (a fantasy movie from George Pal). And those are just the late [[TheEighties eighties]] movies.
* Little Boots, Freddie Mercury
and early [[TheNineties nineties]]. And Robyn have all recorded synthpop songs titled "Love Kills".
* ''Little Miss Sunshine'', one
of course, there's the U.S. action characters in the ''Literature/MrMen'' [[WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow series]]. ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'', R-rated film about a dysfunctional family's attempt to enter a beauty pageant miles away from their home.
* ''[[Literature/TheLostWorld1912 The Lost World]]'' by Creator/ArthurConanDoyle, and ''[[Literature/TheLostWorld1995 The Lost World]]'' by Creator/MichaelCrichton.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' is a comedy manga and anime, while ''Literature/LuckyStarr'' is a
series from TheEighties starring former NFL star Fred Dryer.
* ''Hush''
of science-fiction novels. "Lucky Star" is also a [[ComicBook/BatmanHush Batman]] story 1929 romantic drama film, a {{Music/Madonna}} song, and a [[Film/{{Hush}} 2016]] movie.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Star many other things]]...



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* ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'' is a DC comics miniseries and a ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' event.
* "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" is the title of Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s AwardBaitSong from the film ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', and an unrelated song from ''Vanities'' (the 2000's musical adaptation of the Jack Heifner play, not to be confused with the 1920's Earl Carroll musical series).
* ''If My Heart Had Wings'': a [[VisualNovel/IfMyHeartHadWings visual novel]] or a Music/FaithHill song?
* There are two anime named ''Ikkyu san'': a long-running one from 1975-1982 based on a real-life historical figure, and a short-lived 1978 series about a high-school baseball player.
* ''Film/TheIllusionist'': Yes, it's a period drama about a magician, but are you referring to the 2006 live-action one or the [[WesternAnimation/TheIllusionist 2010 animated one]]?
* {{Immortal}} is a 2004 [[Film/{{Immortal}} science-fiction/fantasy film]] made by Creator/EnkiBilal and based on his works, and a [[Music/{{Immortal}} death metal band]]. It may also refer to the SuperTrope {{Immortality}}, which lists the various types of immortality used throughout fiction. ''Film/{{Immortals}}'' (note the plural) is a film about the ancient Greek mythological hero Theseus. There are also several Fan Fics called ''My Immortal'' listed below. "Immortals" is also a song by Music/FallOutBoy from ''Disney/BigHero6''.
* ''Literature/IMovedYourCheese'' (2001) by Darrel Bristow-Bovey, a satire of self-help in general, and ''Literature/IMovedYourCheese2011'' by Deepak Malhotra, an unofficial sequel to the business fable ''Literature/WhoMovedMyCheese''.
* The movie ''Film/TheIndestructibleMan'' should not be confused with the Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel ''The Indestructible Man'', about a CaptainErsatz Series/{{Captain Scarlet|AndTheMysterons}}. Or with Creator/DCComics' ''ComicBook/{{Steel}}: The Indestructible Man''.
* ''Infinity War'' is a Creator/MarvelComics storyline and a pair of [[Film/AvengersInfinityWar movies]] in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. ''Infinity Wars'' is a game by Lightmare Studios.
* There are two HighFantasy series titled "Inheritance." There's the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' [[note]] Which was called The Inheritance Trilogy until book 4 was released.[[/note]] which is a story about a young farm boy who discovers a dragon egg, and becomes a dragon rider. There's also the ''Literature/InheritanceTrilogy'' which is about interactions of gods and mortals. Then there's a collection of short stories by fantasy author Creator/RobinHobb named ''The Inheritance'', taking its title from one of the stories included.
* ''In Security'' is both a [[Series/InSecurity tv series]] and a [[ComicStrip/InSecurity comic strip]].
* ''Inside Out'' is both a {{Creator/BBC}} documentary series and a {{Creator/Pixar}} [[WesternAnimation/InsideOut movie]]. Or a Wrestling/TripleH movie.
* ''Film/{{Insomnia}}'' is a 2002 remake of a 1997 Norwegian suspense film of the same title. It's also the title of a completely-unrelated [[Literature/{{Insomnia}} novel]] by Creator/StephenKing.
** Then there's ''Insomniac'', a Music/GreenDay album.
** And let's not confuse either of those with the song by Faithless, or with ''Creator/InsomniacGames.''
* ''In the Night Garden'': the first volume of ''Literature/TheOrphansTales'' or the Creator/CBeebies series?
* ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'' by Creator/HGWells, the Creator/{{Syfy}} series ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'', and ''Literature/InvisibleMan'' by Ralph Ellison.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' shares a couple similar titles: it has books called ''Into the Wild'' and ''Into the Woods'', not to be confused with Jon Krakauer's ''Literature/IntoTheWild'' (or its movie adaptation) and the musical ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods''.
* There are two very different films under the title ''Into the Storm''. The [[Film/IntoTheStorm2009 2009 version]] is a biopic about UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, the [[Film/IntoTheStorm2014 2014 version]] is a DisasterMovie with tornadoes.
* So you're interested in a movie called "Invasion U.S.A.", about a Soviet invasion of America. Do you mean [[Film/InvasionUSA1952 the 1952 film starring Gerald Mohr]], or [[Film/InvasionUSA1985 the 1985 film with Chuck Norris]]?
* ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' is a comic about a young superhero. It's also the title of a movie about Vince Papale, and another movie about a Jewish strongman in the 1930s and 1940s.
** It's also a 1985 hit for Music/PatBenatar and a 2009 rock hit for Las Vegas band Adelitas Way (the ''WWE Superstars'' theme).
* What is this ''I, Robot'' that you speak of? Do you mean [[Literature/AdamLink the Eando Binder story]], the [[Literature/IRobot Isaac Asimov anthology]] (with [[Film/IRobot a movie]] based on it InNameOnly), or [[VideoGame/IRobot the Atari arcade game]]?
** There's also the song ''Iro-Bot'' by Music/CoheedAndCambria.
*** And the album ''I Robot'' by Music/TheAlanParsonsProject.
* IronMan is a {{Creator/Marvel}} comic book superhero, an antihero sung about by Music/BlackSabbath (who were careful to make it clear by the lyrics that they were ''not'' referencing the Marvel character) and a children's book written in the UK by Creator/TedHughes, which was given an animated InNameOnly film adaptation in the U.S. You might have heard of it. It was called ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant.''
* The ''Pinball/IronMaiden'' pinball machine has nothing to do with the rock band.
* ''TheIsland'':
** A 2005 Creator/MichaelBay [[Film/TheIsland film]] based on ''Film/PartsTheClonusHorror'', or a 2006 Creator/PavelLungin film about a monk?
** There's also the Music/{{Pendulum}} song, which partially averts this by being split up into two parts.
** ''The Island'' is also a 1979 novel by Peter Benchley, which was adapted into film in 1980.
* The VideoGame ''Subarashiki Kono Sekai: It's a Wonderful World'' had to be re-titled to ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' for the English localization, because it shares its title with a 1930s ScrewballComedy. It also sounds similar to the name of the Music/LouisArmstrong song "What a Wonderful World".
* There have been two different TV series titled ''It Takes a Thief''. [[Series/ItTakesAThief1968 The first]] was a 1968 SpyFiction show about a GentlemanThief who steals for the government. [[Series/ItTakesAThief2005 The second]] was a 2005 RealityShow about two {{Reformed Criminal}}s who break into homes--with permission--to improve the owners' security systems.
** And then there's Coolio's debut album of the same name.
** And the best-of album by Thievery Corporation.
* "I Wanna Be Your Star", a trance/happy hardcore song by Melody & Mezzo, "I Wanna Be A Star", a Hyper Techno song by Water Queen, and ''I Wanna Be The Star'', a PlatformHell game inspired by ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy''.
* About five years before the massive Music/GloriaGaynor hit, there was a totally different song called "I Will Survive" by now-forgotten group Arrival.

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* ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'' ''Madhouse'' is a DC comics miniseries 1990 comedy film starring Kirstie Alley and John Laroquette, a 1974 horror film starring Creator/VincentPrice and Creator/PeterCushing, and a ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' event.
2004 horror film starring Joshua Leonard. All three are completely unrelated and [[NonindicativeTitle only the 2004 film has anything to do with a literal madhouse]]. Or the pop band who covered Madonna songs, or the song by Anthrax, or the renowned anime studio.
* "I Don't Wanna Miss ''Mad Money'' is a Thing" 2008 movie with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, and Katie Holmes. It is also a CNBC investment show hosted by Jim Cramer.
* The soundtrack to ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' has Music/SelenaGomez singing THREE songs entitled "Magic" on it, each of which were marked by one or more asterisks matched to the artists who originally performed them. (The songs were originally performed by Music/TheCars, Pilot, and [[Film/{{Xanadu}} Olivia Newton-John]])
* ''VisualNovel/MajorMinor'' is an indie game relating to music with a cast full of PettingZooPeople. ''Major Minor's Majestic March'' is...ALSO an indie game relating to music with a cast full of Petting Zoo People. The differences are that ''Major\Minor'' is a story-heavy VisualNovel from startup company Tall Tail Studios, whereas ''Major Minor's Majestic March'' is an ExcusePlot RhythmGame from veteran company [=NaNaOnSha=] (the studio behind ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper''). The musical theme for both is not coincidential though, as a "major minor" is a type of musical chord.
* ''Film/{{Mammoth}}'' is a 2009 drama about a man's relationship with an Asian sex worker. ''[[Film/{{Mammoth2006}} Mammoth]]'' is also a 2006 Film/SyfyChannelOriginalMovie starring Creatir/SummerGlau.
* ''Man of the House'' is a 1995 family comedy in which Jonathan Taylor Thomas doesn't like the idea of his mother Farrah Fawcett marrying Chevy Chase, and a 2005 comedy drama in which Tommy Lee Jones is in charge of a cheerleading squad who've witnessed a murder.
* There are two unrelated manga series with the title ''Mars'': One is a Mitsuteru Yokoyama series from the 70s about an amnesiac young man found on a volcanic island who is the key to destroying the world or saving it; it was loosely adapted into ''Anime/GodMars''. The other is [[Manga/{{Mars}} a 90s shoujo series]] about an unlikely couple with dark pasts.
* "WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}, is the mighty power that can save the day!" It's also a docudrama (written as "Film/{{Mask}}") starring Cher. Not only that, but both made their debut the same year (1985), which can lead to some confusion. There's also "ComicBook/TheMask", which was adapted into a movie in 1994.
* ''Mega Force'' was a 1982 motorcycle action film that had an Atari 2600 LicensedGame, and also the international MarketBasedTitle of the arcade version of ''Star Force''. Not to be confused with the video games ''Space Megaforce'' (the North American MarketBasedTitle of ''VideoGame/SuperAleste'') and ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'', or the TV series ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''.
* ''Comicbook/MenInBlack''
is the title of Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s AwardBaitSong a comic book series and derivative [[Film/MenInBlack science fiction movie]] with Creator/TommyLeeJones and Creator/WillSmith. ''Men In Black'' is also the name of a 1935 Film/TheThreeStooges short.
* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', a 2008 series based on Myth/KingArthur, and ''Series/{{Merlin|1998}}'', a 1998 miniseries based on Myth/KingArthur. There's also the opera by Isaac Albéniz based on... [[Myth/KingArthur you guessed it]].
* ''The Messenger'' is a 2009 drama. ''Film/TheMessengerTheStoryOfJoanOfArc'' is a 1999 film starring Milla Jovovich as [[CaptainObvious Joan of Arc]]. There are various other films titled ''The Messenger'' or ''The Messengers''.
* ''Metal Gear'' was the name of a hard rock/heavy metal magazine published in Japan by CBS/Sony
from 1989 through 1991, lasting 30 issues. It was a spinoff of CBS/Sony's pop music magazine ''Pop Gear'' and had nothing to do with Konami's [[Franchise/MetalGear stealth action game series]].
* ''[[Literature/TheMetamorphoses Metamorphoses]]'' (Ovid) or ''Metamorphosis'' (Kafka)? Indeed, there are many more examples OlderThanSteam, [[OlderThanRadio radio]] or [[OlderThanTelevision television]]... To mark
the difference one would have to check the author.
* ''Millennium'' can refer to ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', a crime/mystery show written by Creator/ChrisCarter of the ''Series/TheXFiles'' and starring Lance Henriksen; ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'', a series of crime novels and films of Swedish origin; a [[ComicBook/{{Millennium}} 1988 DC crossover comic]]; and a [[Literature/{{Millennium}} 1983 novel]] written by Creator/JohnVarley and the [[Film/{{Millennium}} 1989
film ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'', based on it]], which deals with an airplane crash caused by TimeTravel.
* ''Film/WereTheMillers'' is a film about a RagtagBunchOfMisfits pretending to be a family
and an unrelated song from ''Vanities'' (the 2000's musical slowly [[BecomingTheMask become one]] [[FriendsLikeFamily for real]]; ''TheMillers'' is a sitcom about a family that's falling apart (parents are separated) but still live together.
* ''Film/MirrorMirror'' is the 2012
adaptation of ''Literature/SnowWhite''. There is also ''Series/MirrorMirror'', an Australian/New Zealand series, ''Literature/MirrorMirror'', a retelling of ''Snow White'' by Gregory Maguire, and ''Mirror, Mirror'', the Jack Heifner play, 90s horror film, along with its sequels. Seeing how well-known the original phrase is, there's bound to be more...
** There is; a song about a girl [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} that's the loneliest of all]] by Jeff Williams.
*** Don't forget about a song by Blind Guardian bearing no relation to "Snow White" (in fact it's about the history of Tolkien's Middle-Earth).
** It's also a ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode title.
* There's the legendary PunkRock band ''Music/TheMisfits'', and the fictional NewWaveMusic band The Misfits from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', ''AND'' the TV series ''Series/{{Misfits}}''. The real life band is intentionally named after the film ''Film/{{Misfits}}'', though.
* UsefulNotes/{{MOD}} artist Mysterium produced a remake of Dr. Awesome (Bjorn Lynne)'s "Bridge to the Universe Part 2" titled "Into The Void". Later, Bjorn Lynne made an original song with the same name. Also,
not to be confused with the 1920's Earl Carroll musical series).
Nine Inch Nails song.
* ''If My Heart Had Wings'': a [[VisualNovel/IfMyHeartHadWings visual novel]] or a Music/FaithHill song?
* There are two anime named ''Ikkyu san'': a long-running one from 1975-1982 based on a real-life historical figure, and a short-lived 1978 series about a high-school baseball player.
* ''Film/TheIllusionist'': Yes, it's a period drama about a magician, but are you referring to
''Monkey Business'' is the 2006 live-action one or the [[WesternAnimation/TheIllusionist 2010 animated one]]?
* {{Immortal}} is a 2004 [[Film/{{Immortal}} science-fiction/fantasy film]] made by Creator/EnkiBilal and based on his works, and a [[Music/{{Immortal}} death metal band]]. It may also refer to the SuperTrope {{Immortality}}, which lists the various types of immortality used throughout fiction. ''Film/{{Immortals}}'' (note the plural) is a film about the ancient Greek mythological hero Theseus. There are also several Fan Fics called ''My Immortal'' listed below. "Immortals" is also a song by Music/FallOutBoy from ''Disney/BigHero6''.
* ''Literature/IMovedYourCheese'' (2001) by Darrel Bristow-Bovey, a satire of self-help in general, and ''Literature/IMovedYourCheese2011'' by Deepak Malhotra, an unofficial sequel to the business fable ''Literature/WhoMovedMyCheese''.
* The movie ''Film/TheIndestructibleMan'' should not be confused with the Literature/PastDoctorAdventures novel ''The Indestructible Man'', about a CaptainErsatz Series/{{Captain Scarlet|AndTheMysterons}}. Or with Creator/DCComics' ''ComicBook/{{Steel}}: The Indestructible Man''.
* ''Infinity War'' is a Creator/MarvelComics storyline and a pair of [[Film/AvengersInfinityWar movies]] in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse. ''Infinity Wars'' is a game by Lightmare Studios.
* There are two HighFantasy series titled "Inheritance." There's the ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'' [[note]] Which was called The Inheritance Trilogy until book 4 was released.[[/note]] which is a story about a young farm boy who discovers a dragon egg, and becomes a dragon rider. There's also the ''Literature/InheritanceTrilogy'' which is about interactions of gods and mortals. Then there's a collection of short stories by fantasy author Creator/RobinHobb named ''The Inheritance'', taking its
title from of two different classic comedy films: one of stars the stories included.
* ''In Security'' is both a [[Series/InSecurity tv series]]
Creator/MarxBrothers, and a [[ComicStrip/InSecurity comic strip]].
* ''Inside Out'' is both a {{Creator/BBC}} documentary series
the other had Creator/CaryGrant and a {{Creator/Pixar}} [[WesternAnimation/InsideOut movie]]. Or a Wrestling/TripleH movie.
* ''Film/{{Insomnia}}'' is a 2002 remake of a 1997 Norwegian suspense film of the same title.
Ginger Rogers. It's also the title of a completely-unrelated [[Literature/{{Insomnia}} novel]] an album by Creator/StephenKing.
** Then there's ''Insomniac'', a Music/GreenDay album.
** And let's not confuse either of those with
Music/TheBlackEyedPeas.
* Monolith Soft,
the song by Faithless, or with ''Creator/InsomniacGames.''
* ''In the Night Garden'': the first volume
Japanese developer of ''Literature/TheOrphansTales'' or the Creator/CBeebies series?
* ''Literature/TheInvisibleMan'' by Creator/HGWells, the Creator/{{Syfy}} series ''Series/TheInvisibleMan'', and ''Literature/InvisibleMan'' by Ralph Ellison.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' shares a couple similar titles: it has books called ''Into the Wild'' and ''Into the Woods'',
''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', is not to be confused with Jon Krakauer's ''Literature/IntoTheWild'' (or its movie adaptation) Creator/MonolithProductions, the American developer of ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'' and ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]'', nor with Monolith Corp., the musical ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods''.
* There are two very different films under
company that developed the title ''Into Super NES ports of ''VideoGame/FatalFury Special'', ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''.
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'': Comparatively dark [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki]] anime film with (shock) an [[GreenAesop environmental theme]]. ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'': supernatural horror MindScrew anime series.
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' is a manga/anime about a doctor who saves
the Storm''. The [[Film/IntoTheStorm2009 2009 version]] life of the wrong person. ''Film/{{Monster}}'' is a biopic about UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, known for Charlize Theron's weight gain. The Music/LadyGaga song is unrelated to either. As is the [[Film/IntoTheStorm2014 2014 version]] Music/{{Skillet}} song. Or to the urban fantasy novel by A. Lee Martinez.
* The coin-op ''Monster Bash''
is a DisasterMovie not to be confused with tornadoes.
the PC platform game ''VideoGame/MonsterBash''. Neither of them are to be confused with the [[Pinball/MonsterBash pinball machine.]]
* So you're interested in a movie called "Invasion U.''M.A.S.H.'' is a popular game in which someone creates a hilariously outrageous fantasy life for another player, and then there's ''Series/{{Mash}}'', a 1970's comedy/drama in [[Film/{{Mash}} film]], [[Literature/{{Mash}} book]] and television incarnations about a group of doctors in a mobile hospital during the Korean War. Averted way back in 1953 with the Humphrey Bogart/June Allyson film ''Battle Circus'', which was originally supposed to be named ''M*A*S*H 66'', after the unit the movie was set in, the 8666th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. MGM's executives demanded a change in the title, fearing that the audience would stay away thinking that the film was about potatoes.
* ''Film/TheMask'' is a 1994 action comedy based on the Dark Horse comic ''ComicBook/TheMask''. ''The Mask'' is a 1961 film known as ''Eyes of Hell''. ''Mask'' is a 1985 drama by Peter Bogdanovich. ''M.
A.", about a Soviet invasion of America. Do you mean [[Film/InvasionUSA1952 the 1952 film starring Gerald Mohr]], or [[Film/InvasionUSA1985 the 1985 film with Chuck Norris]]?
* ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'' is a comic about a young superhero. It's also the title of a movie about Vince Papale, and another movie about a Jewish strongman in the 1930s and 1940s.
** It's also a 1985 hit for Music/PatBenatar and a 2009 rock hit for Las Vegas band Adelitas Way (the ''WWE Superstars'' theme).
* What is this ''I, Robot'' that you speak of? Do you mean [[Literature/AdamLink the Eando Binder story]], the [[Literature/IRobot Isaac Asimov anthology]] (with [[Film/IRobot a movie]] based on it InNameOnly), or [[VideoGame/IRobot the Atari arcade game]]?
** There's also the song ''Iro-Bot'' by Music/CoheedAndCambria.
*** And the album ''I Robot'' by Music/TheAlanParsonsProject.
* IronMan is a {{Creator/Marvel}} comic book superhero, an antihero sung about by Music/BlackSabbath (who were careful to make it clear by the lyrics that they were ''not'' referencing the Marvel character) and a children's book written in the UK by Creator/TedHughes, which was given an animated InNameOnly film adaptation in the U.
S. You might have heard of it. It was called ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant.''\nK.'' is an animated series promoting action figures by Kenner.
* The ''Pinball/IronMaiden'' pinball machine has nothing to do with the rock band.
''WesternAnimation/MonsterFarm'': cartoon about a young man who inherits a farm from his great uncle, or [[VideoGame/MonsterRancher an anime adventure]].
* ''TheIsland'':
**
''Monster House'': A 2005 Creator/MichaelBay [[Film/TheIsland film]] based on ''Film/PartsTheClonusHorror'', Discovery Channel series about thematically remodelling houses, or a 2006 Creator/PavelLungin CGI horror film about a monk?
** There's also the Music/{{Pendulum}} song, which partially averts this
produced by being split up into two parts.
** ''The Island'' is also
Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg.
* ''VideoGame/MoonCrystal'',
a 1979 novel by Peter Benchley, which was adapted into film in 1980.
* The VideoGame ''Subarashiki Kono Sekai: It's a Wonderful World'' had to be re-titled to ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' for the English localization, because it
somewhat obscure 1992 Famicom game, shares its title with an even more obscure Japanese PC game of the same year.
* ''Mother'' is at least three films and
a 1930s ScrewballComedy. It also sounds [[VideoGame/{{Mother}} video game]], all unrelated to each other. Not to be confused with ''Film/{{mother|2017}}!'', or works with similar titles like ''Mom'', or ''Mama''.
* ''Literature/MotherNight'', the 1961 novel by Creator/KurtVonnegut, should not be confused with '''night, Mother'', the 1981 play by Marsha Norman.
* ''Moulin Rouge'' (1952) and ''Film/MoulinRouge'' (2001) are both about Toulouse-Lautrec and involve the titular nightclub, but otherwise have nothing in common. Several unrelated movies share the title.
* ''Mr. and Mrs. Smith'' is the title of a [[Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941 1941 screwball comedy by Alfred Hitchcock]] and a [[Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005 2005 action comedy starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie]].
* ''Murder by Numbers'' was a 2002 movie, as well as a song by Music/ThePolice.
* "Murder By Proxy" is the title of an episode from at least three different Quinn Martin shows - ''Series/TheStreetsOfSanFrancisco'', ''Dan August'' and ''Cannon'' (the latter two also share a guest star in Anne Francis).
* ''Mutant X'' is a [[ComicBook/MutantX 1998 comic]] and a [[Series/MutantX 2001 TV series]].
* There is more than one fanfic called ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''. The wiki page leads
to a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic. [[http://elisi.livejournal.com/468756.html This one]] is a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' crossover, in which The Immortal (from the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "The Girl In Question") turns out to be ... Captain Jack Harkness.
** Outside of Fan Fiction, it's
the name of an Evanescence song, and was the Music/LouisArmstrong song "What a Wonderful World".
* There have been two different TV series titled ''It Takes a Thief''. [[Series/ItTakesAThief1968 The first]] was a 1968 SpyFiction show about a GentlemanThief who steals
inspiration for the government. [[Series/ItTakesAThief2005 ''Harry Potter'' fanfic's title, and probably the others as well.
*
The second]] was a 2005 RealityShow about two {{Reformed Criminal}}s who break into homes--with permission--to improve the owners' security systems.
** And then there's Coolio's debut album of the same name.
** And the best-of album by Thievery Corporation.
* "I Wanna Be Your Star", a trance/happy hardcore song by Melody & Mezzo, "I Wanna Be A Star", a Hyper Techno song by Water Queen, and ''I Wanna Be The Star'', a PlatformHell
UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} game inspired by ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy''.
* About five years before
''Myth: History in the massive Music/GloriaGaynor hit, there was Making'' has no relation to Bungie's ''VideoGame/{{Myth}}'' RTS games.
* ''Mario Adventure'' is both
a totally different song called "I Will Survive" by now-forgotten group Arrival.ROM hack of VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 and VideoGame/SuperMario64 (the latter of which is based on Video/SonicAdventure.)



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* One of the most notorious film examples is two 1990s movies called ''Jack Frost''. Both are about men who die and come back as snowmen, but the only difference is that one is a [[Film/JackFrost1997 gory slasher film]] and the other is [[Film/JackFrost1998 a lighthearted family movie]]. And of course, there's a ''third'' film titled ''Jack Frost'', this one a 1960s Russian production (also known as ''Film/{{Morozko}}'') which was mocked by the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' guys.
** The first two examples were eventually Main/{{Lampshaded}} in Magazine/{{Mad}} Magazine's "Planet TAD" section in one issue. In this case, the titular Tad buys his younger sister the slasher film instead of the family film, scarring her for life.
* ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' is a long-running American quiz show. ''Jeopardy'' is a three-year UK science fiction show. This is an example of [[IncrediblyLamePun double jeopardy]].
* The manga ''Manga/{{Jesus}}'' has nothing to do with the old Enix game ''JESUS'', and neither have to do with UsefulNotes/JesusChrist.
* ''VideoGame/{{Jetpac}}'' should not be confused with ''VideoGame/{{Jetpack}}''. They have little in common except a player character with a JetPack.
* ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I]]'' is a 1990 computer game, and a 1994 SNES game.
* ''Jumper'': [[Literature/{{Jumper}} A sci-fi story by Steven Gould]] [[VideoGame/{{Jumper}} or masochistic platformer by Matt Thorson]]? Ironically, the former also had a LicensedGame.
** Or, it could be a Third Eye Blind hit from 1998.
* "Just Another Day" is the title of three separate songs by 1) Jon Secada (the most famous one), 2) Music/OingoBoingo and 3) Wrestling/JohnCena and Tha Trademarc. They are all relatively low-key numbers and generally pessimistic in tone, but those are the only two things they all have in common. The first one is a [[SillyLoveSongs Silly Love Song]], the second is about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and the third is simply about how the protagonist's life sucks. Additionally, it's the name usually given to a music track from ''VideoGame/TheLostVikings'', though where the name comes from (or if it's even official) isn't known. Outside of music, "Just Another Day" can refer to a series of comedic mods for ''VideoGame/FreeSpace2''

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* One of ''Nashville'' is either the most notorious film examples is two 1990s movies called ''Jack Frost''. Both are about men who die movie directed by Creator/RobertAltman or the TV series starring Creator/ConnieBritton and come back as snowmen, but Creator/HaydenPanettiere (not to mention the only difference is ''other'' TV series that one is a [[Film/JackFrost1997 gory slasher film]] aired on FOX some years before, and the other is [[Film/JackFrost1998 a lighthearted family movie]]. And of course, there's a ''third'' film titled ''Jack Frost'', this one a 1960s Russian production (also known as ''Film/{{Morozko}}'') which was mocked by very shortlived).
* ''Necropolis'' could refer to
the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' guys.
** The first two examples were eventually Main/{{Lampshaded}} in Magazine/{{Mad}} Magazine's "Planet TAD" section in one issue. In this case,
''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel by Creator/DanAbnett, ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'' novel by Creator/AnthonyHorowitz, or the titular Tad buys his younger sister fifth and final hub of ''{{VideoGame/Hexen}}'' (and the slasher film instead opening/central level of that hub).
* ''VideoGame/NekketsuOyako'', a 1994 side-scrolling [[BeatEmUp beat-'em-up]] for
the family film, scarring her for life.
* ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' is a long-running American quiz show. ''Jeopardy'' is a three-year UK science fiction show. This is an example of [[IncrediblyLamePun double jeopardy]].
* The manga ''Manga/{{Jesus}}''
UsefulNotes/PlayStation and UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn published by Tecnosoft, has nothing to do with the old Enix game ''JESUS'', ''[[VideoGame/KunioKun Nekketsu]]'' series developed by Technos Japan Corp.
* On the [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA]] forums, there are two ongoing projects by the name ''[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Nepeta]] Quest 2011'', a [[Webcomic/NepetaQuest2011 fancomic]]
and neither have to do [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?38034-NEPETAQUEST-2011-Thread-4-Oh-god-the-quadrants! a fangame]]. This is understandable as they were both started for the same reason.
* ''[=NeverEnd=]'' is an RPG by Mayhem Studios, and a roguelike by Duck.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' shares its name
with UsefulNotes/JesusChrist.
[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neverwinter_Nights_(AOL_game) an early MMORPG from 1991]].
** JustifiedTrope: They share the same source material, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Jetpac}}'' ''Series/NewAmsterdam'', a television series about an immortal detective, should not be confused with ''VideoGame/{{Jetpack}}''. They have little in common except ''Literature/NewAmsterdam'', a player character book by Creator/ElizabethBear about a vampire (and thus immortal) detective. Neither should be confused with the Music/ElvisCostello song, or the old name for New York City.
* ''New Moon'', the second ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' book and TheFilmOfTheBook, is of course unrelated to the Sigmund Romberg operetta ''The New Moon'', which was filmed twice as ''New Moon''.
* ''The Newsroom'' is either
a JetPack.
[[Series/TheNewsroom drama]] about the goings-on inside a cable news network created by Creator/AaronSorkin, or a Canadian satirical series about the goings-on inside a Toronto newscast created by and starring Ken Finkleman.
* ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord Creator/CoryDoctorow wrote in the introduction to one of his books (a book which notably - and [[ShoutOut deliberately]] -featured a ton of stories with names similar or identical to existing famous SF stories) that "every" writer will ''eventually'' write a story under the title "'''Nightfall'''". It's funny precisely because it's true; on this very Wiki alone there's listings for at least ''two'' different fanfics of that name, (one ''{{Webcomic/Nightfall}}'' for ''MS Paint Adventures'' and one for ''[[Fanfic/Nightfall2014 How to Train your Dragon]]''), the video game spin-off movie ''[[Film/HaloNightfall Halo: Nightfall]]'' and of course, the very reason why Doctorow's observation would be especially funny to his science fiction fan readers in the first place: Isaac Asimov's ''{{Literature/Nightfall}}'', aka one of the Rings, Vol. I]]'' is most famous stories in the entire genre. None of ''these'' of course should be confused with ''Fanfic/CorruptionAtNightfall'' (a ''My Little Pony'' fanfic); or with the concept album ''Nightfall in Middle Earth'' by Music/BlindGuardian (which likewise shouldn't be confused with the ''Darkwing Duck'' fanfic ''[[Fanfic/NegaverseChronicles Nightfall in the Negaverse]]''), the ''{{VideoGame/Guild Wars}}'' campaign "Nightfall", the {{Freemium}} format game ''Nightfall: An Edgar Allan Poe Mystery''...you get the idea. Oh, and none of ''those'' of course should be confused with the iconic ''Knightfall'' story of ''{{ComicBook/Batman}}'' fame (the one where Bane [[spoiler:infamously broke the Dark Knight's back]]) Oh, and for extra bonus poinst? ''Film/PitchBlack'' was originally going to be titled ''Nightfall'' as well. Yeah, there's a 1990 computer game, reason Doctorow made that joke.
* ''Film/NightOfTheDemon'', ''Night of the Demon'' and ''[[Film/NightOfTheDemons1988 Night of the Demons]]'' are all about different types of demons, though only the middle one involves a Satanic {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}.
* There are four games named ''Nightshade''. One 1985 UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum videogame, a 1991 NES game ([[VideoGame/{{Nightshade}} trope page here]]) one 2003 [=PS2=] videogame ([[VideoGame/NightshadeKunoichi trope page here]]),
and a 1994 SNES game.
[[VisualNovel/{{Nightshade}} visual novel]]. Also a happy hardcore song by Melody & Mezzo based on Brahms' ''[[RockMeAmadeus Hungarian Dance No.5]]''
* ''Jumper'': [[Literature/{{Jumper}} A sci-fi ''Literature/NightShift'' is a short story collection by Creator/StephenKing, as well as [[Film/NightShift a comedy film]] directed by Creator/RonHoward and starring Creator/MichaelKeaton.
* ''Literature/NightWatch'' is a Russian urban fantasy series. Not to be confused with [[Discworld/NightWatch the Discworld novel]].
** Or the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII novel by Sarah Waters. Or the Alistair [=MacNeil=] novel about the theft of the Rembrandt painting. Or the sequel to ''Ressurection Man'' by Sean Stewart. Or the ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' novel by Robin Wayne Bailey. Or the only published SF
story by Steven Gould]] [[VideoGame/{{Jumper}} or masochistic platformer by Matt Thorson]]? Ironically, the former also had a LicensedGame.
** Or, it could be a Third Eye Blind hit from 1998.
* "Just Another Day" is
James Inglis. And apparently it's the title of three separate songs by 1) Jon Secada (the Creator/StephenieMeyer's next book as well.
** Perhaps
most famous one), 2) confusing, it's also the name of a Danish horror film and its American remake.
*** And a season of an Icelandic comedy series, starring Jón Gnarr, the current mayor of Reykjavík, Iceland's capital.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' (animated film), and ''Theatre/NineMusical'' (musical).
** Just as long as you aren't turned off by the similarity of the title with that of ''The Nine'', which probably deserved its swift cancellation. No relation to ''Film/TheNines''.
** Also there was ''Film/{{District 9}}''. Truly '09 was the year of the 9.
* ''Ninja Assault'': The horrible ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' knockoff on ''VideoGame/Action52''? Or a UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 LightGunGame?
* ''No More Heroes'': A song by Music/TheStranglers, as well as a [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes video game about an otaku assassin]].
* ''WebComic/TheNoob'' and ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' may be both comical stories set in a [[FictionalVideoGame fictional]] {{MMORPG}}, but the first is a webcomic written in English with a paper publication and the second is a French WebOriginal with comic book and novel adaptations.
* ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'': A [=PS2=] game, or an
Music/OingoBoingo song?
* There's ''VideoGame/{{Nostalgia}}'' the RPG by Red Entertainment
and 3) Wrestling/JohnCena and Tha Trademarc. They are all relatively low-key numbers and generally pessimistic in tone, Matrix Software, but those are also the only two things they all have in common. The first one RhythmGame ''Nostalgia'' by Konami.
* ''Film/{{Notorious}}''
is a [[SillyLoveSongs Silly Love Song]], either the second is about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and Creator/AlfredHitchcock thriller or the third is simply about how the protagonist's life sucks. Additionally, [[Music/TheNotoriousBIG Biggie Smalls]] biopic.
** Also,
it's the a Music/DuranDuran song -- which was ''sampled'' by Biggie for a song of same name usually given to yet again.
** Or ''So [=NoTORIous=]'',
a music track from ''VideoGame/TheLostVikings'', though where the name comes from (or if it's even official) isn't known. Outside of music, "Just Another Day" can refer to short-lived sitcom starring Tori Spelling.
* ''{{Nova}}'' is a Creator/MarvelComics [[ComicBook/{{Nova}} superhero comic]], a [[Literature/{{Nova}} science fiction novel]] by Creator/SamuelRDelany,
a series of comedic mods novels by Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, a [[Music/{{Nova}} musical group]], a [[Series/{{Nova}} science documentary series]] on American public television, or an iPod/iPhone video game.
* ''Nowhere Boy'' is either a movie about Music/JohnLennon or a {{manhwa}} about a very unhappy guy who wants the world to end (a wish that is granted ''by God''). ''Mowhere Boys'' is an Australian TV series about teenagers trapped in a parallel world.
* ''Series/NowhereMan'' is a sci-fi drama series about a man whose life is "[[UnPerson erased]]" by a shadowy GovernmentConspiracy, as well as a classic song by Music/TheBeatles (likely the isnpiration
for ''VideoGame/FreeSpace2''the show's title).



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* ''K-9'', the 1989 James Belushi film about a police dog, and ''Series/{{K9}}'', the 2010 ''Series/DoctorWho'' spin-off about the tin dog.
* ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'', a manga about a girl who can transform into a goddess, and ''Manga/{{Karin}}'', a manga about a vampire girl. This is apparently why TokyoPop changed the title of the latter.
** ''Kamichama Karin [[OddlyNamedSequel Chu]]'', a sequel to a manga about a girl who can transform into a goddess, and ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}'', a manga about a girl who, uh, becomes a goddess.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', the VisualNovel by Creator/KeyVisualArts and the manga ''Manga/KanonByChihoSaito''.
* The number of movies named ''The Kid'' is insane. As a sampling, there's Charlie Chaplin's 1921 [[Film/TheKid1921 entry]] about his Little Tramp character taking care of an orphan; a 1997 Canadian movie about a boxer; a 2000 feature (titled ''[[Film/TheKid2000 Disney's The Kid]]'') starring Bruce Willis, turned into a kid, and a vulgar 2001 animated film. Then there are the dozen or so others.
* ''The Kids Are All Right'' was a documentary on a former Muscular Dystrophy Association poster child who protested the organization after being abandoned by them. It's not to be confused with the more recent comedy-drama ''Film/TheKidsAreAllRight'' about the children of a lesbian couple. Or the 2008 game show ''The Kids Are All Right'' hosted by Creator/JohnBarrowman. Or with ''The Kids Are Alright'', a concert documentary of Music/TheWho, or their song of the same name. Or ''The Kids Aren't Alright'' by the Offspring, followed by the ''AWOLNATION'' song, ''[=THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT=]''. Confused yet?
* ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' is a video game series by Rare, a 1988 film known as ''Deadly Observation'', a 1991 film known as ''Homicidal Impulse'', a 1992 film known as ''Mad Dog Coll'', a 2001 horror movie, a 2005 crime drama TV series, a 2006 thriller novel by Joseph Finder, a 2011 true crime TV series, and a 2015 true crime TV series.
* The 1936 UK movie ''King of Hearts'' is unrelated to the 1966 French movie ''King of Hearts'' which is unrelated to the 1996 US movie ''King of Hearts''.
* ''Manga/KingOfThorn'' is a post-apocalyptic manga by Creator/YujiIwahara. ''King of Thorns'' is the second book in fantasy ''Literature/TheBrokenEmpireTrilogy'' by British writer Mark Lawrence.
* Kingdom Come is the name of a heavy metal band, a [[ComicBook/KingdomCome 1996 DC Comics mini-series]], and a 2001 film.
* ''Kingdom Wars'' is a 3D strategy game by Reverie World Studios, and a MobilePhoneGame by Mobirix.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' is a video game series. ''Kings Quest'' is a comic by Creator/DynamiteComics.
* ''[[VisualNovel/{{Kirakira}} Kira☆Kira]]'' is a VisualNovel about a high school punk rock band, while ''Literature/KiraKira'' is a Newbery Medal-winning young adult novel by Cynthia Kadohata.
* ''Literature/{{Kiss}}'' is the title of a 2007 YA novel by Jacqueline Wilson. ''Kiss'' is also the title of a 2009 suspense novel by Ted Dekker & Erin Healy.
** And of course, There's Music/{{KISS}} the band.
** Let's not also forget the song by Music/{{Prince}}!
* "Kiss The Girl" is the title of a song from the Disney movie [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid The Little Mermaid]]. It is also the title of a song about the Series/DoctorWho episode "The Lodger".
* ''Knightmare'' is the name of both [[Series/{{Knightmare}} a British children's]] GameShow and a ShootEmUp for the MSX. The former also had a video game adaptation to make it more confusing.
* ''Knockin' on Heaven's Door'' is a 1973 Music/BobDylan song, the ''[[Anime/CowboyBebopKnockinOnHeavensDoor Cowboy Bebop]]'' movie, a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' episode, and a 2014 Nigerian musical film.
* ''Kung Fu'' is a TV series starring David Carradine, or the NES port of the arcade game ''Kung-Fu Master''. ''Kung Fu Master'' is a 1988 French drama film.
* Manga/{{Kurogane}} a action manga set in the Edo Period that ran from 1996 to 1997 and [[Manga/{{Kurogane2011}} Kurogane]], a present day UsefulNotes/{{Kendo}} sports manga released in 2011 and currently ongoing.

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* ''K-9'', the 1989 James Belushi film ''O'', a SettingUpdate of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', ''Theatre/{{O}}'', a Creator/CirqueDuSoleil show in Vegas, ''O: The [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]] Magazine'', and ''O'', a satyrical book about a police dog, and ''Series/{{K9}}'', the 2010 ''Series/DoctorWho'' spin-off about the tin dog.
* ''Manga/KamichamaKarin'', a manga about a girl who can transform into a goddess, and ''Manga/{{Karin}}'', a manga about a vampire girl. This is apparently why TokyoPop changed the title of the latter.
** ''Kamichama Karin [[OddlyNamedSequel Chu]]'', a sequel to a manga about a girl who can transform into a goddess, and ''Anime/{{Kamichu}}'', a manga about a girl who, uh, becomes a goddess.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'', the VisualNovel by Creator/KeyVisualArts and the manga ''Manga/KanonByChihoSaito''.
* The number of movies named
UsefulNotes/BarackObama. ''The Kid'' Tale of O'' is insane. As something else all together.
** Also, it's Omarion's first hit and its parent album.
* ''Oblivion'':
a sampling, there's Charlie Chaplin's 1921 [[Film/TheKid1921 entry]] about his Little Tramp character taking care of an orphan; 2006 [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion video game]], a 1997 Canadian movie about a boxer; a 2000 feature (titled ''[[Film/TheKid2000 Disney's The Kid]]'') starring Bruce Willis, turned into a kid, 1994 [[Film/Oblivion1994 space western]], and a vulgar 2001 animated film. Then there are 2013 [[Film/Oblivion2013 sci-fi movie]].
* ''O.C.'': The Fox drama or
the dozen or so others.
rapper from Diggin' in tha Crates?
* ''The Kids Are All Right'' was Odyssey'' is either an [[Literature/TheOdyssey ancient Greek epic poem]] or a documentary on [[Series/TheOdyssey 1990s Canadian TV show]], or even a former Muscular Dystrophy Association poster child who protested [[UsefulNotes/MagnavoxOdyssey 1972 games console]].
* "Once Upon A Dream" is
the organization after being abandoned name of a song in Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', a song by them. It's Music/BillyFury, a song and album by Music/TheRascals, and a song in the Frank Wildhorn musical ''Theatre/JekyllAndHyde''.
* "Open Your Heart" is the title of multiple songs, including one by Music/{{Madonna}}, another by Music/{{Crush 40}} that is the main theme of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', and yet another by the Irish BoyBand Music/{{Westlife}}.
* There are at least ''eight'' movies called ''The Other Woman'', featuring ladies as diverse as Cleo Moore (1954), Jill Eikenberry (1995, MadeForTVMovie), Creator/NataliePortman ([[Film/TheOtherWoman 2009]]) and Kate Upton ([[Film/TheOtherWoman2014 2014]]).
* "Out of Scale" may refer to both a ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale'' cartoon and a ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' episode. They barely even have two protagonists in common.
* Systems in Blue's ''Out of the Blue'' is
not to be confused with the more recent comedy-drama ''Film/TheKidsAreAllRight'' about the children of a lesbian couple. Or the 2008 game show ''The Kids Are All Right'' hosted by Creator/JohnBarrowman. Or with ''The Kids Are Alright'', a concert documentary of Music/TheWho, or their System F (Ferry Corsten) song and album of the same name. Or ''The Kids Aren't Alright'' Who in turn, should not be confused with System SF, an alias of {{Creator/Konami}} musician Sota Fujimori. Neither of the first two should be confused with the album ''Out of the Blue'' by the Offspring, followed by Music/ElectricLightOrchestra. And none of them should be confused with the ''AWOLNATION'' song, ''[=THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT=]''. Confused yet?
song and album of the same name from Debbie Gibson, or the ''five'' TV series (two American, two British and one Australian) of that title.
* ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' To avoid confusion with the SoapOpera ''Series/AnotherWorld'', the CinematicPlatformer ''VideoGame/AnotherWorld'' was retitled ''Out of This World'' in America, which caused confusion with a short-lived sitcom from the same period also titled ''Series/OutOfThisWorld''. From a much earlier period, ''Out of This World'' was a Cole Porter musical farce flavored by Greek mythology, and earlier still a movie musical where Eddie Bracken becomes a popular crooner because he [[NonSingingVoice literally]] has Music/BingCrosby's singing voice. There was also a game for the Magnavox UsefulNotes/{{Odyssey 2}} titled ''Out of This World!'', from 1979. (Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_This_World several other things]] also titled "Out of this World").
* ''VideoGame/OnePieceMansion'', a little-known Capcom game for the [=PS1=], has nothing to do with the popular manga and anime ''Manga/OnePiece''. The title nonetheless misleads quite a few fans of the manga to this day, until they realize the similar names are a coincidence.
* As [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Step_Beyond this page]] at Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} shows, the phrase ''One Step Beyond'' refers to several works, including three TV series. So far, the only work that has an entry here
is [[Music/OneStepBeyond the first album]] by Music/{{Madness}}.
* ''ComicBook/OriginalSin'' is a Creator/MarvelComics storyline, and a ''[[VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSin Divinity]]'' RPG.
* The title ''Overlord'' refers to both [[VideoGame/{{Overlord}}
a video game series by Rare, series]] where the main character is a 1988 film known as ''Deadly Observation'', TinTyrant and spreads evil ([[KarmaMeter or not]]) with legions of goblin-like Minions, and [[LightNovel/{{Overlord}} a 1991 film known as ''Homicidal Impulse'', a 1992 film known as ''Mad Dog Coll'', a 2001 horror movie, a 2005 crime drama TV series, a 2006 thriller light novel by Joseph Finder, a 2011 true crime TV series, and a 2015 true crime TV series.
* The 1936 UK movie ''King of Hearts'' is unrelated to
series]] where the 1966 French movie ''King of Hearts'' which main character is unrelated to the 1996 US movie ''King of Hearts''.
* ''Manga/KingOfThorn'' is a post-apocalyptic manga by Creator/YujiIwahara. ''King of Thorns'' is the second book in fantasy ''Literature/TheBrokenEmpireTrilogy'' by British writer Mark Lawrence.
* Kingdom Come is the name of a heavy metal band, a [[ComicBook/KingdomCome 1996 DC Comics mini-series]], and a 2001 film.
* ''Kingdom Wars'' is a 3D strategy game by Reverie World Studios, and a MobilePhoneGame by Mobirix.
* ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'' is a video game series. ''Kings Quest'' is a comic by Creator/DynamiteComics.
* ''[[VisualNovel/{{Kirakira}} Kira☆Kira]]'' is a VisualNovel about a high school punk rock band, while ''Literature/KiraKira'' is a Newbery Medal-winning young adult novel by Cynthia Kadohata.
* ''Literature/{{Kiss}}'' is the title of a 2007 YA novel by Jacqueline Wilson. ''Kiss'' is also the title of a 2009 suspense novel by Ted Dekker & Erin Healy.
** And of course, There's Music/{{KISS}} the band.
** Let's not also forget the song by Music/{{Prince}}!
* "Kiss The Girl" is the title of a song from the Disney movie [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid The Little Mermaid]]. It is also the title of a song about the Series/DoctorWho episode "The Lodger".
* ''Knightmare'' is the name of both [[Series/{{Knightmare}} a British children's]] GameShow and a ShootEmUp for the MSX. The former also had a video game adaptation to make it more confusing.
* ''Knockin' on Heaven's Door'' is a 1973 Music/BobDylan song, the ''[[Anime/CowboyBebopKnockinOnHeavensDoor Cowboy Bebop]]'' movie, a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' episode, and a 2014 Nigerian musical film.
* ''Kung Fu'' is a TV series starring David Carradine, or the NES port of the arcade game ''Kung-Fu Master''. ''Kung Fu Master'' is a 1988 French drama film.
* Manga/{{Kurogane}} a action manga set
trapped in the Edo Period that ran body of a [[OurLichesAreDifferent lich]] from 1996 to 1997 one of his favorite [=MMORPGs=] and [[Manga/{{Kurogane2011}} Kurogane]], a present day UsefulNotes/{{Kendo}} sports manga released in 2011 and currently ongoing.has to try to survive when [[TheGameComeToLife the game is shut down, yet somehow still comes to life]].



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* ''Lab Rats'' is either a short lived British sitcom about a research lab, or a [[Series/LabRats much longer-lasting Disney superhero sitcom]]. Or a short lived DC comic book title from the early 2000s.
* ''[[{{LABYRINTH}} Labyrinth]]'' is a [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} 1986 movie]], a [[Literature/{{Labyrinth}} 2005 novel]] by Kate Moss, and an RPG/CCG dungeon crawler by Free Range Games.
* "Lady Double Dealer" is the name of a song by Krokus. There's no way it could have escaped their attention that Music/DeepPurple had done a song of the same title a few years earlier, but Krokus were a bunch of lovable street urchin thieves when it came to songwriting ideas.
** Krokus also has two completely different songs titled "No Way", the first one from their first ([[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled]]) album (1976), the second one from the same album as the aforementioned "Lady Double Dealer" (''Metal Rendez-vous'', 1980). (The first one of these is easy to ignore, because the album it's from had very few copies printed and is therefore almost impossible to find.)
* ''Series/LandOfTheLost'' wasn't always a Sid and Marty Krofft series (and [[Series/LandOfTheLost1991 a later remake]] and a film remake with Will Ferrell) about a family who gets stranded in another world with dinosaurs and various weird creatures. It was previously a radio series about a boy and girl who regularly went on trips to an underwater "land" where things that get "lost" eventually turn up. The latter was even adapted into an animated short by Creator/FamousStudios.
* The Indian movie ''Bollywood/{{Lagaan}}'' and the anime series ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
* ''The Last Command'' can be either a [[Film/TheLastCommand 1928 silent film]] directed by Creator/JosefVonSternberg or a 1993 ''StarWars'' novel written by Creator/TimothyZahn.
* ''Last Mission'', an omnidirectional arcade ShootEmUp by Creator/DataEast, is not to be confused with ''The Last Mission'', a {{Flip Screen|Scrolling}} ActionGame by Opera Soft. There is also ''La dernière mission'', a French graphic adventure for the UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC whose title translates to the same thing.
* mind.in.a.box remixed the theme from ''VideoGame/TheLastNinja 3'', but also produced an original {{chiptune}} titled "The Last Ninja". ''Film/TheLastNinja'' is also the title of a TV movie starring {{Creator/Mako}} and MichaelBeck, unrelated to the games.
* "The Last Song" is a 2004 song by Music/HilaryDuff, a 1973 hit for Canadian pop band Edward Bear, a 1992 TearJerker song by Music/EltonJohn about a father visiting his LGBT son dying of AIDS, or a 2010 TearJerker movie written by Creator/NicholasSparks and starring Music/MileyCyrus, involving a divorced man dying of cancer and his jaded ex-piano prodigy daughter visiting him in Georgia.
* "Laura," a country song sung by Music/TomJones, is completely unrelated to the 40s ballad "Laura" and the same-name movie the latter appeared in.
** Neither of which are related to the 1982 song "Laura", from the Music/BillyJoel album ''The Nylon Curtain''[[note]]A rare case of Billy letting out a PrecisionFStrike in song[[/note]].
* ''Legend'' is a [[Film/Legend1985 1985 movie]], a [[Film/Legend2015 2015 movie]], and a 2005 Creator/{{Wildstorm}} comic.
* ''Literature/{{Lenore}}'' is a 1773 seminal horror ballad by Gottfried August Bürger. It is also a rather shorter 1843 poem by Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, who quite proably was influenced by Bürger and also used the name in his story ''Eleonora'' (1841) and as that of the narrator's [[TheLostLenore lost love]] in ''The Raven''. The comic ''ComicBook/LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl'' by Roman Dirge is inspired more by Poe than Bürger.
* Nada Surf put out an album called ''Let Go'' the same year Music/AvrilLavigne called her debut the same thing. Reportedly, Nada Surf had that title in mind for a while, found out there was a major hit release with the same title, and decided to stick with it anyway.
* ''Let It Go'' is either referring to Yuna Ito's song or the more well-known piece in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
** KC and the Sunshine Band, Music/ScatmanJohn, Keyshia Cole, Tim McGraw, Def Leppard, Cavo, James Bay, and Mitchell Musso all have unrelated songs called "Let It Go" as well.
* There are two completely different songs called "Let the Beat Hit 'em". One song is by 80s group Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, the other is a song that appears in various VideoGame/{{Bemani}} games.
* ''Series/{{Life}}'', the LiveActionTelevision drama. ''Life'', a BBC documentary. ''Manga/{{Life}}'', a {{manga}} series. ''Film/{{Life|1999}}'', a movie starring Creator/EddieMurphy and Creator/MartinLawrence, ''Film/{{Life|2017}}'', a science-fiction film. ''[[TabletopGame/GameOfLife The Game of Life]]'' (the Milton-Bradley board game). [[VideoGame/TheGameOfLife Conway's Game of Life]]. Life, the breakfast cereal. And most, if not all of these, are named after RealLife.
** And Life Magazine, which bought its title from a defunct unrelated humor magazine.
* ''Lifeline'' is [[VideoGame/{{Lifeline}} a series of]] InteractiveFiction mobile games, and the American title of the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game ''VideoGame/OperatorsSide''. Especially confusing as both games involve remotely guiding another character to escape with directions, and the person you need to guide in both ''Operator's Side'' and the first mobile game is a passenger on a space station.
* "Life on Mars" is a song by Music/DavidBowie. It's also the title of a [[Series/LifeOnMars2006 television programme]] named after it, and the title of [[Series/LifeOnMars2008 another television programme]] named after both the above. Music/TheRadiatorsUS have their own completely unrelated song of the same name. It's also the title of a book by the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli, and also a group of Lego models.
* ''Series/{{Lingo}}'' is a GSN game show with no relation whatsoever to the Creator/CBeebies show, ''WesternAnimation/TheLingoShow''.
* ''Living in Oblivion'' is [[Film/LivingInOblivion an indie film about indie filmmaking]], and a [[Blog/LivingInOblivion blog]] where Chris Livingston attempts to play ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' as a NonPlayerCharacter.
* ''Lobo'' is a [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} comic]] by Creator/DCComics, and a comic by Creator/DellComics.
* ''Literature/LoneWolf'', a well-known 1980s HeroicFantasy {{Gamebook}} series with a vaguely pseudo-Asian setting, and the equally well-known samurai manga series ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'' are sometimes confused or mistakenly believed to have some connection.
* "The Look of Love": A 60's blues song by Dusty Springfield, or an 80's post-disco electro song by ABC?
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' is a 2004 [[MindScrew mind screwy]] television program created by Creator/JJAbrams. But there was also a short-lived reality-TV show by that same name in 2001, as well as a pair of movies, three books, four albums, and a partridge in a pear tree.
* ''Film/TheLostBoys'' is a Joel Schumacher film about homoerotic vampires. It should definitely not be confused with ''Literature/LostBoys'', which is an Orson Scott Card novel about murdered children.
* ''Series/LostGirl'' is a television series about supernatural creatures called Fae. ''Lost Girls'' is an adult comic book by Creator/AlanMoore featuring [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice]], [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Dorothy]], and [[Literature/PeterPan Wendy]].
* ''Lost Highway'' is a rock and roll song by Bon Jovi, a country song by Leon Payne, and a surrealist film by Creator/DavidLynch.
* There's ''Film/LostContinent'' (a sci-fi movie from Robert L. Lippert), ''The Lost Continent'' (a fantasy/adventure movie from [[Film/HammerHorror Hammer Films]]) and ''Atlantis: The Lost Continent'' (a fantasy movie from George Pal). And those are just the movies.
* Little Boots, Freddie Mercury and Robyn have all recorded synthpop songs titled "Love Kills".
* ''Little Miss Sunshine'', one of the characters in the ''Literature/MrMen'' [[WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow series]]. ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'', R-rated film about a dysfunctional family's attempt to enter a beauty pageant miles away from their home.
* ''[[Literature/TheLostWorld1912 The Lost World]]'' by Creator/ArthurConanDoyle, and ''[[Literature/TheLostWorld1995 The Lost World]]'' by Creator/MichaelCrichton.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' is a comedy manga and anime, while ''Literature/LuckyStarr'' is a series of science-fiction novels. "Lucky Star" is also a 1929 romantic drama film, a {{Music/Madonna}} song, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Star many other things]]...

to:

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* ''Lab Rats'' is either a short lived British sitcom about a research lab, or a [[Series/LabRats much longer-lasting Disney superhero sitcom]]. Or a short lived DC comic book title from the early 2000s.
* ''[[{{LABYRINTH}} Labyrinth]]'' is a [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} 1986 movie]], a [[Literature/{{Labyrinth}} 2005 novel]] by Kate Moss, and an RPG/CCG dungeon crawler by Free Range Games.
* "Lady Double Dealer" is the name of a song by Krokus. There's no way it could have escaped their attention that Music/DeepPurple had done a song of the same title a few years earlier, but Krokus were a bunch of lovable street urchin thieves when it came to songwriting ideas.
** Krokus also has two completely different songs titled "No Way", the first one from their first ([[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled]]) album (1976), the second one from the same album as the aforementioned "Lady Double Dealer" (''Metal Rendez-vous'', 1980). (The first one of these is easy to ignore, because the album it's from had very few copies printed and is therefore almost impossible to find.)
* ''Series/LandOfTheLost'' wasn't always a Sid and Marty Krofft series (and [[Series/LandOfTheLost1991 a later remake]] and a film remake with Will Ferrell) about a family who gets stranded in another world with dinosaurs and various weird creatures. It was previously a radio series about a boy and girl who regularly went on trips to an underwater "land" where things that get "lost" eventually turn up. The latter was even adapted into an animated short by Creator/FamousStudios.
* The Indian movie ''Bollywood/{{Lagaan}}'' and the anime series ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
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* ''The Last Command'' can be Package'' is the name of both a 1989 conspiracy thriller film staring Gene Hackman, and a 2013 action film starring Dolph Lundgren and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. It's also a short story by Creator/KurtVonnegut.
** It's also an episode of
either ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''.
* There are two old movies titled ''Film/ThePaleface'':
a [[Film/TheLastCommand 1928 1922 silent film]] directed by Creator/JosefVonSternberg or starring Creator/BusterKeaton, and a 1993 ''StarWars'' 1948 Western spoof starring Bob Hope and Jane Russell.
* The list of 2010 Hugo Award nominees includes both ''Literature/{{Palimpsest}}'', a fantasy
novel written by Creator/TimothyZahn.
Creator/CatherynneMValente, and "Palimpsest", a science fiction novella by Creator/CharlesStross.
* ''Last Mission'', There are two movies named ''Film/ThePatriot'' that were released pretty close to each other. The first is a 1998 thriller starring Creator/StevenSeagal, the second a 2000 war movie starring Creator/MelGibson.
* The web game ''[[VideoGame/{{Pandemic}} Pandemic]]'' involves you creating a disease and attempting to wipe out humanity with it. The tabletop game ''[[TabletopGame/{{Pandemic}} Pandemic]]'' has you co-operate as a team to find the cures for four simultaneous outbreaks of disease. If the two were related, they would be a PerspectiveFlip of each other.
* There is a band called Music/{{Panopticon}} which has
an omnidirectional arcade ShootEmUp album by Creator/DataEast, the same name. ''Panopticon'' is also an album by Music/{{Isis}}. And both of them are named after Jeremy Bentham's concept for a prison, in which a guard would be able to see all the prisoners, but the prisoners would be unable to see the guard.
** There's also a song by Music/TheSmashingPumpkins with the same name.
* ''Pastamania'' can refer to the failed 1995 pasta restaurant endorsed and financed by Wrestling/HulkHogan or the successful Singaporean fast casual pasta and pizza restaurant chain that's popular in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, India and the Middle East.
* ''Anime/{{Paprika}}'' is both Creator/SatoshiKon's 2006 anime movie about dreams and an Italian softcore porn flick made by Tinto Brass in 1991.
* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' re-work ''TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' is [[BrokenBase somewhat controversial]], but to confuse it with [[Film/{{Pathfinder}} the movie]] by the same name is probably going too far.
* Ghostland Observatory's song "Piano Man" is totally unrelated to Music/BillyJoel's song.
* Also including Similarly Named Bands; "Piece of Heaven" by A7 and "Little Piece of Heaven" by Music/AvengedSevenfold (sometimes abbreviated [=A7X=]).
* "Please Don't Go" by KC & The Sunshine Band, later covered by KWS, and "Please Don't Go" by No Mercy, whose chorus sounds similar. Also "Please Don't Go" by Donald Peers. Then, there's a Mike Posner song called ''Please Don't Go.''
* ''Point Blank'' would be a name of [[Film/PointBlank a 1967 film]], a name of Namco's LighterAndSofter shooting gallery light-gun game ''VideoGame/PointBlank'', or ''Point Blank'', a Korean MMOFPS ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff which is very popular in Indonesia]]) also known as ''Videogame/ProjectBlackout'' in North America. It
is not to be confused with ''The Last Mission'', a {{Flip Screen|Scrolling}} ActionGame by Opera Soft. There is also ''La dernière mission'', a French graphic adventure for ''Point'' '''''Blanc''''', the UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC whose title translates to second book in a series about [[Literature/AlexRider a teenage spy]]. Also a Music/BruceSpringsteen song, and a Southern Rock band.
* ''Pokémon: I Choose You'' is both [[Anime/{{Pokemon}}
the same thing.
* mind.in.a.box remixed
anime's pilot episode]] and [[Anime/PokemonIChooseYou the theme movie based on the anime's pilot episode]].
** "I Choose You" is either the ending song
from ''VideoGame/TheLastNinja 3'', but also produced an said movie or a song by Music/SaraBareilles.
* ''Pokémon X'' is either [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY one half of the 3DS Kalos adventures]], [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pokemon_X_(CD) a collection of English songs from the anime to commemorate the series' tenth anniversary]], [[Webcomic/PokemonX a sprite comic based on]] ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', or ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon Crystal]]'''s working title.
** An
original {{chiptune}} titled "The Last Ninja". ''Film/TheLastNinja'' song on said album was entitled '''VideoGame/PokemonGo''', which is also not to be confused with the title cringy Misha one.
* ''Portal'' is a name
of a TV movie starring {{Creator/Mako}} 1980's interactive novel game and MichaelBeck, unrelated to the games.
* "The Last Song" is
a 2004 song by Music/HilaryDuff, a 1973 hit for Canadian pop band Edward Bear, a 1992 TearJerker song by Music/EltonJohn about a father visiting his LGBT son dying of AIDS, or a 2010 TearJerker movie written by Creator/NicholasSparks and starring Music/MileyCyrus, involving a divorced man dying of cancer and his jaded ex-piano prodigy daughter visiting him in Georgia.
* "Laura," a country song sung by Music/TomJones, is
somewhat better known completely unrelated to the 40s ballad "Laura" [[Videogame/{{Portal}} 2007 video game]].
* ''Literature/ThePowerOfOne'' is both a book[[note]]and its [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]][[/note]] set in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo,
and the same-name movie the latter appeared in.
** Neither of which are related to the 1982 song "Laura", from the Music/BillyJoel album ''The Nylon Curtain''[[note]]A rare case of Billy letting out a PrecisionFStrike in song[[/note]].
* ''Legend'' is a [[Film/Legend1985 1985 movie]], a [[Film/Legend2015 2015 movie]], and a 2005 Creator/{{Wildstorm}} comic.
* ''Literature/{{Lenore}}'' is a 1773 seminal horror ballad by Gottfried August Bürger. It is also a rather shorter 1843 poem by Creator/EdgarAllanPoe, who quite proably was influenced by Bürger and also used the name in his story ''Eleonora'' (1841) and as that
English title of the narrator's [[TheLostLenore lost love]] in ''The Raven''. The comic ''ComicBook/LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl'' by Roman Dirge is inspired more by Poe than Bürger.
second ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movie, otherwise known as ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}''.
* Nada Surf put out an album called ''Let Go'' the same year Music/AvrilLavigne called her debut the same thing. Reportedly, Nada Surf had that title in mind for a while, found out there was a major hit release with the same title, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Jennifer Rush, and decided to stick with it anyway.
* ''Let It Go'' is either referring to Yuna Ito's song or the more well-known piece in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
** KC and the Sunshine Band, Music/ScatmanJohn, Keyshia Cole, Tim McGraw, Def Leppard, Cavo, James Bay, and Mitchell Musso all have unrelated songs called "Let It Go" as well.
* There are two completely
Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews, released three totally different songs called "Let the Beat Hit 'em". One song is by 80s group Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, the other is a song that appears in various VideoGame/{{Bemani}} games.
* ''Series/{{Life}}'', the LiveActionTelevision drama. ''Life'', a BBC documentary. ''Manga/{{Life}}'', a {{manga}} series. ''Film/{{Life|1999}}'', a movie starring Creator/EddieMurphy and Creator/MartinLawrence, ''Film/{{Life|2017}}'', a science-fiction film. ''[[TabletopGame/GameOfLife The Game of Life]]'' (the Milton-Bradley board game). [[VideoGame/TheGameOfLife Conway's Game of Life]]. Life, the breakfast cereal. And most, if not all of these, are
named after RealLife.
"The Power of Love" onto the same markets within a few months. All three became big hits (the most famous, [[Film/BackToTheFuture of course]], is the Huey Lewis song). There was also a later early 90s song by Music/CelineDion (which was a cover of the Jennifer Rush song).
** And Life Magazine, which bought its title from Arguably, the Huey Lewis version isn't the most successful one - in the UK the Frankie & Jennifer Rush ones were much more successful, both hitting Number 1 on the charts (Huey Lewis only reaching number 9), and Jennifer Rush's was the biggest selling single of 1985.
* ''Powerless'' is both
a defunct [[ComicBook/{{Powerless}} Marvel Comics miniseries]] and an unrelated humor magazine.
* ''Lifeline'' is [[VideoGame/{{Lifeline}} a series of]] InteractiveFiction mobile games, and the American title of the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game ''VideoGame/OperatorsSide''. Especially confusing as both games involve remotely guiding another character to escape with directions, and the person you need to guide in both ''Operator's Side'' and the first mobile game is a passenger on a space station.
* "Life on Mars" is a song by Music/DavidBowie. It's also the title of a [[Series/LifeOnMars2006
[[Series/{{Powerless2017}} DC comedic television programme]] named after it, and series]].
* ''Series/{{Primeval}}''
the title of [[Series/LifeOnMars2008 another television programme]] named after both the above. Music/TheRadiatorsUS have their own completely unrelated song of the same name. It's also the title of a book by the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli, and also a group of Lego models.
* ''Series/{{Lingo}}'' is a GSN game show with no relation whatsoever to the Creator/CBeebies show, ''WesternAnimation/TheLingoShow''.
* ''Living in Oblivion'' is [[Film/LivingInOblivion an indie film about indie filmmaking]], and a [[Blog/LivingInOblivion blog]] where Chris Livingston attempts to play ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' as a NonPlayerCharacter.
* ''Lobo'' is a [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} comic]] by Creator/DCComics, and a comic by Creator/DellComics.
* ''Literature/LoneWolf'', a well-known 1980s HeroicFantasy {{Gamebook}} series with a vaguely pseudo-Asian setting, and the equally well-known samurai manga series ''Manga/LoneWolfAndCub'' are sometimes confused or mistakenly believed to have some connection.
* "The Look of Love": A 60's blues song by Dusty Springfield, or an 80's post-disco electro song by ABC?
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' is a 2004 [[MindScrew mind screwy]] television program created by Creator/JJAbrams. But there was also a short-lived reality-TV show by that same name in 2001, as well as a pair of movies, three books, four albums, and a partridge in a pear tree.
* ''Film/TheLostBoys'' is a Joel Schumacher film about homoerotic vampires. It should definitely not be confused with ''Literature/LostBoys'', which is an Orson Scott Card novel about murdered children.
* ''Series/LostGirl'' is a television
British TV series about supernatural creatures called Fae. ''Lost Girls'' is an adult comic book by Creator/AlanMoore featuring [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice]], [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz Dorothy]], time anomalies and [[Literature/PeterPan Wendy]].
* ''Lost Highway'' is a rock
prehistoric beasties, and roll song by Bon Jovi, a country song by Leon Payne, and a surrealist film by Creator/DavidLynch.
* There's ''Film/LostContinent'' (a sci-fi movie from Robert L. Lippert), ''The Lost Continent'' (a fantasy/adventure movie from [[Film/HammerHorror Hammer Films]]) and ''Atlantis: The Lost Continent'' (a fantasy movie from George Pal). And those are just
''Primeval'' the movies.
* Little Boots, Freddie Mercury and Robyn have all recorded synthpop songs titled "Love Kills".
* ''Little Miss Sunshine'', one of the characters in the ''Literature/MrMen'' [[WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow series]]. ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'', R-rated
horror/thriller film about a dysfunctional family's attempt to enter a beauty pageant miles away from their home.
political unrest in Africa.
* ''[[Literature/TheLostWorld1912 The Lost World]]'' by Creator/ArthurConanDoyle, and ''[[Literature/TheLostWorld1995 The Lost World]]'' by Creator/MichaelCrichton.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' is a comedy manga and anime, while ''Literature/LuckyStarr'' is a
To avoid confusion with the British series of science-fiction novels. "Lucky Star" is also a 1929 romantic drama film, a {{Music/Madonna}} song, and ''Series/ThePrisoner'', the Australian series ''Prisoner'' was renamed ''Prisoner: Cell Block H'' when it aired in the UK.
* Does ''Film/TheProducers'' sound like AGoodNameForARockBand? Well,
[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky_Star many other things]]...org/wiki/The_Producers_(band) it was]], and had nothing to do with Creator/MelBrooks.
* ''The Protector'' could refer to a 1979 novel by Malcolm Braly, a 2003 novel by David Morrell, a 1985 action film starring Creator/JackieChan, a 2005 Thai martial arts film, and [[Series/TheProtector a 2011 Lifetime TV series starring Ally Walker]]
* ''Film/ThePurge'' (2013) is a US sci-fi thriller about home invasion. ''Puhdistus'' (2012) is a Finnish drama about life in Soviet Estonia, released as ''The Purge'' in the UK and as ''Purge'' in the USA.
* ''Film/{{Proteus}}'' is a 1995 horror film about a shapeshifting monster on an oil rig, ''VideoGame/{{Proteus}}'' is an indie game where players explore a peaceful island at their leisure.
* ''Push'' is [[Literature/{{Push}} a novel]] about an abused black woman, a film about drugs, and [[Film/{{Push}} another film]] about societal outcasts with superpowers living in Hong Kong. TheFilmOfTheBook was called ''Precious'' to avoid further confusion.
** There's also "Push", a song by Music/MatchboxTwenty.



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* ''Madhouse'' is a 1990 comedy film starring Kirstie Alley and John Laroquette, a 1974 horror film starring Creator/VincentPrice and Creator/PeterCushing, and a 2004 horror film starring Joshua Leonard. All three are completely unrelated and [[NonindicativeTitle only the 2004 film has anything to do with a literal madhouse]]. Or the pop band who covered Madonna songs, or the song by Anthrax, or the renowned anime studio.
* ''Mad Money'' is a 2008 movie with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, and Katie Holmes. It is also a CNBC investment show hosted by Jim Cramer.
* The soundtrack to ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' has Music/SelenaGomez singing THREE songs entitled "Magic" on it, each of which were marked by one or more asterisks matched to the artists who originally performed them. (The songs were originally performed by Music/TheCars, Pilot, and [[Film/{{Xanadu}} Olivia Newton-John]])
* ''VisualNovel/MajorMinor'' is an indie game relating to music with a cast full of PettingZooPeople. ''Major Minor's Majestic March'' is...ALSO an indie game relating to music with a cast full of Petting Zoo People. The differences are that ''Major\Minor'' is a story-heavy VisualNovel from startup company Tall Tail Studios, whereas ''Major Minor's Majestic March'' is an ExcusePlot RhythmGame from veteran company [=NaNaOnSha=] (the studio behind ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper''). The musical theme for both is not coincidential though, as a "major minor" is a type of musical chord.
* ''Film/{{Mammoth}}'' is a 2009 drama about a man's relationship with an Asian sex worker. ''[[Film/{{Mammoth2006}} Mammoth]]'' is also a 2006 Film/SyfyChannelOriginalMovie starring Creatir/SummerGlau.
* ''Man of the House'' is a 1995 family comedy in which Jonathan Taylor Thomas doesn't like the idea of his mother Farrah Fawcett marrying Chevy Chase, and a 2005 comedy drama in which Tommy Lee Jones is in charge of a cheerleading squad who've witnessed a murder.
* There are two unrelated manga series with the title ''Mars'': One is a Mitsuteru Yokoyama series from the 70s about an amnesiac young man found on a volcanic island who is the key to destroying the world or saving it; it was loosely adapted into ''Anime/GodMars''. The other is [[Manga/{{Mars}} a 90s shoujo series]] about an unlikely couple with dark pasts.
* "WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}, is the mighty power that can save the day!" It's also a docudrama (written as "Film/{{Mask}}") starring Cher. Not only that, but both made their debut the same year (1985), which can lead to some confusion. There's also "ComicBook/TheMask", which was adapted into a movie in 1994.
* ''Mega Force'' was a 1982 motorcycle action film that had an Atari 2600 LicensedGame, and also the international MarketBasedTitle of the arcade version of ''Star Force''. Not to be confused with the video games ''Space Megaforce'' (the North American MarketBasedTitle of ''VideoGame/SuperAleste'') and ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'', or the TV series ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''.
* ''Comicbook/MenInBlack'' is the title of a comic book series and derivative [[Film/MenInBlack science fiction movie]] with Creator/TommyLeeJones and Creator/WillSmith. ''Men In Black'' is also the name of a 1935 Film/TheThreeStooges short.
* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', a 2008 series based on Myth/KingArthur, and ''Series/{{Merlin|1998}}'', a 1998 miniseries based on Myth/KingArthur. There's also the opera by Isaac Albéniz based on... [[Myth/KingArthur you guessed it]].
* ''The Messenger'' is a 2009 drama. ''Film/TheMessengerTheStoryOfJoanOfArc'' is a 1999 film starring Milla Jovovich as [[CaptainObvious Joan of Arc]]. There are various other films titled ''The Messenger'' or ''The Messengers''.
* ''Metal Gear'' was the name of a hard rock/heavy metal magazine published in Japan by CBS/Sony from 1989 through 1991, lasting 30 issues. It was a spinoff of CBS/Sony's pop music magazine ''Pop Gear'' and had nothing to do with Konami's [[Franchise/MetalGear stealth action game series]].
* ''[[Literature/TheMetamorphoses Metamorphoses]]'' (Ovid) or ''Metamorphosis'' (Kafka)? Indeed, there are many more examples OlderThanSteam, [[OlderThanRadio radio]] or [[OlderThanTelevision television]]... To mark the difference one would have to check the author.
* ''Millennium'' can refer to ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', a crime/mystery show written by Creator/ChrisCarter of the ''Series/TheXFiles'' and starring Lance Henriksen; ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'', a series of crime novels and films of Swedish origin; a [[ComicBook/{{Millennium}} 1988 DC crossover comic]]; and a [[Literature/{{Millennium}} 1983 novel]] written by Creator/JohnVarley and the [[Film/{{Millennium}} 1989 film based on it]], which deals with an airplane crash caused by TimeTravel.
* ''Film/WereTheMillers'' is a film about a RagtagBunchOfMisfits pretending to be a family and slowly [[BecomingTheMask become one]] [[FriendsLikeFamily for real]]; ''TheMillers'' is a sitcom about a family that's falling apart (parents are separated) but still live together.
* ''Film/MirrorMirror'' is the 2012 adaptation of ''Literature/SnowWhite''. There is also ''Series/MirrorMirror'', an Australian/New Zealand series, ''Literature/MirrorMirror'', a retelling of ''Snow White'' by Gregory Maguire, and ''Mirror, Mirror'', the 90s horror film, along with its sequels. Seeing how well-known the original phrase is, there's bound to be more...
** There is; a song about a girl [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} that's the loneliest of all]] by Jeff Williams.
*** Don't forget about a song by Blind Guardian bearing no relation to "Snow White" (in fact it's about the history of Tolkien's Middle-Earth).
** It's also a ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode title.
* There's the legendary PunkRock band ''Music/TheMisfits'', and the fictional NewWaveMusic band The Misfits from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', ''AND'' the TV series ''Series/{{Misfits}}''. The real life band is intentionally named after the film ''Film/{{Misfits}}'', though.
* UsefulNotes/{{MOD}} artist Mysterium produced a remake of Dr. Awesome (Bjorn Lynne)'s "Bridge to the Universe Part 2" titled "Into The Void". Later, Bjorn Lynne made an original song with the same name. Also, not to be confused with the Nine Inch Nails song.
* ''Monkey Business'' is the title of two different classic comedy films: one stars the Creator/MarxBrothers, and the other had Creator/CaryGrant and Ginger Rogers. It's also the title of an album by Music/TheBlackEyedPeas.
* Monolith Soft, the Japanese developer of ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', is not to be confused with Creator/MonolithProductions, the American developer of ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'' and ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]'', nor with Monolith Corp., the company that developed the Super NES ports of ''VideoGame/FatalFury Special'', ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''.
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'': Comparatively dark [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki]] anime film with (shock) an [[GreenAesop environmental theme]]. ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'': supernatural horror MindScrew anime series.
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' is a manga/anime about a doctor who saves the life of the wrong person. ''Film/{{Monster}}'' is a biopic known for Charlize Theron's weight gain. The Music/LadyGaga song is unrelated to either. As is the Music/{{Skillet}} song. Or to the urban fantasy novel by A. Lee Martinez.
* The coin-op ''Monster Bash'' is not to be confused with the PC platform game ''VideoGame/MonsterBash''. Neither of them are to be confused with the [[Pinball/MonsterBash pinball machine.]]
* ''M.A.S.H.'' is a popular game in which someone creates a hilariously outrageous fantasy life for another player, and then there's ''Series/{{Mash}}'', a 1970's comedy/drama in [[Film/{{Mash}} film]], [[Literature/{{Mash}} book]] and television incarnations about a group of doctors in a mobile hospital during the Korean War. Averted way back in 1953 with the Humphrey Bogart/June Allyson film ''Battle Circus'', which was originally supposed to be named ''M*A*S*H 66'', after the unit the movie was set in, the 8666th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. MGM's executives demanded a change in the title, fearing that the audience would stay away thinking that the film was about potatoes.
* ''Film/TheMask'' is a 1994 action comedy based on the Dark Horse comic ''ComicBook/TheMask''. ''The Mask'' is a 1961 film known as ''Eyes of Hell''. ''Mask'' is a 1985 drama by Peter Bogdanovich. ''M.A.S.K.'' is an animated series promoting action figures by Kenner.
* ''WesternAnimation/MonsterFarm'': cartoon about a young man who inherits a farm from his great uncle, or [[VideoGame/MonsterRancher an anime adventure]].
* ''Monster House'': A Discovery Channel series about thematically remodelling houses, or a 2006 CGI horror film produced by Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg.
* ''VideoGame/MoonCrystal'', a somewhat obscure 1992 Famicom game, shares its title with an even more obscure Japanese PC game of the same year.
* ''Mother'' is at least three films and a [[VideoGame/{{Mother}} video game]], all unrelated to each other. Not to be confused with ''Film/{{mother|2017}}!'', or works with similar titles like ''Mom'', or ''Mama''.
* ''Literature/MotherNight'', the 1961 novel by Creator/KurtVonnegut, should not be confused with '''night, Mother'', the 1981 play by Marsha Norman.
* ''Moulin Rouge'' (1952) and ''Film/MoulinRouge'' (2001) are both about Toulouse-Lautrec and involve the titular nightclub, but otherwise have nothing in common. Several unrelated movies share the title.
* ''Mr. and Mrs. Smith'' is the title of a [[Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941 1941 screwball comedy by Alfred Hitchcock]] and a [[Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005 2005 action comedy starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie]].
* ''Murder by Numbers'' was a 2002 movie, as well as a song by Music/ThePolice.
* "Murder By Proxy" is the title of an episode from at least three different Quinn Martin shows - ''Series/TheStreetsOfSanFrancisco'', ''Dan August'' and ''Cannon'' (the latter two also share a guest star in Anne Francis).
* ''Mutant X'' is a [[ComicBook/MutantX 1998 comic]] and a [[Series/MutantX 2001 TV series]].
* There is more than one fanfic called ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''. The wiki page leads to a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic. [[http://elisi.livejournal.com/468756.html This one]] is a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' crossover, in which The Immortal (from the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "The Girl In Question") turns out to be ... Captain Jack Harkness.
** Outside of Fan Fiction, it's the name of an Evanescence song, and was the inspiration for the ''Harry Potter'' fanfic's title, and probably the others as well.
* The UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} game ''Myth: History in the Making'' has no relation to Bungie's ''VideoGame/{{Myth}}'' RTS games.
* ''Mario Adventure'' is both a ROM hack of VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 and VideoGame/SuperMario64 (the latter of which is based on Video/SonicAdventure.)

to:

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* ''Madhouse'' The song "Que Sera Sera" on the ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'' soundtrack is a 1990 comedy film starring Kirstie Alley an entirely different song from the more famous one that was made famous by Music/DorisDay and John Laroquette, first recorded over half a 1974 horror film starring Creator/VincentPrice and Creator/PeterCushing, and a 2004 horror film starring Joshua Leonard. All three are completely unrelated and [[NonindicativeTitle only the 2004 film has anything to do with a literal madhouse]]. century ago.
**
Or the pop band who covered Madonna songs, or the song by Anthrax, or Music/WaxTailor
* ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead''. Yes, there was
the renowned anime studio.
* ''Mad Money'' is
Creator/SamRaimi film, but it was also a 2008 1987 made-for-tv movie with Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Sam Elliot and Katie Holmes. It is also a CNBC investment show hosted by Jim Cramer.
* The soundtrack to ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' has Music/SelenaGomez singing THREE songs entitled "Magic" on it, each of
Kate Capshaw, which were marked by one or more asterisks matched to the artists who originally performed them. (The songs were originally performed by Music/TheCars, Pilot, and [[Film/{{Xanadu}} Olivia Newton-John]])
* ''VisualNovel/MajorMinor'' is an indie game relating to music with a cast full of PettingZooPeople. ''Major Minor's Majestic March'' is...ALSO an indie game relating to music with a cast full of Petting Zoo People. The differences are that ''Major\Minor'' is a story-heavy VisualNovel from startup company Tall Tail Studios, whereas ''Major Minor's Majestic March'' is an ExcusePlot RhythmGame from veteran company [=NaNaOnSha=] (the studio behind ''VideoGame/PaRappaTheRapper''). The musical theme for both is not coincidential though, as a "major minor" is a type of musical chord.
* ''Film/{{Mammoth}}'' is a 2009 drama about a man's relationship with an Asian sex worker. ''[[Film/{{Mammoth2006}} Mammoth]]'' is also a 2006 Film/SyfyChannelOriginalMovie starring Creatir/SummerGlau.
* ''Man of the House'' is a 1995 family comedy in which Jonathan Taylor Thomas doesn't like the idea of his mother Farrah Fawcett marrying Chevy Chase, and a 2005 comedy drama in which Tommy Lee Jones is in charge of a cheerleading squad who've witnessed a murder.
* There are two unrelated manga series with the title ''Mars'': One is a Mitsuteru Yokoyama series from the 70s about an amnesiac young man found
was based on a volcanic island who is the key to destroying the world or saving it; it was loosely adapted into ''Anime/GodMars''. The other is [[Manga/{{Mars}} a 90s shoujo series]] about an unlikely couple with dark pasts.
book.
* "WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}, is the mighty power that can save the day!" It's also a docudrama (written as "Film/{{Mask}}") starring Cher. Not only that, but both made their debut the same year (1985), which can lead to some confusion. There's also "ComicBook/TheMask", which was adapted into a movie in 1994.
* ''Mega Force'' was a 1982 motorcycle action film
Korean MMO called ''[[VideoGame/ScarletBlade Queen's Blade Online]]'' that had an Atari 2600 LicensedGame, and also the international MarketBasedTitle of the arcade version of ''Star Force''. Not to be confused with the video games ''Space Megaforce'' (the North American MarketBasedTitle of ''VideoGame/SuperAleste'') and ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'', or the TV series ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''.
* ''Comicbook/MenInBlack'' is the title of a comic book series and derivative [[Film/MenInBlack science fiction movie]] with Creator/TommyLeeJones and Creator/WillSmith. ''Men In Black'' is also the name of a 1935 Film/TheThreeStooges short.
* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', a 2008 series based on Myth/KingArthur, and ''Series/{{Merlin|1998}}'', a 1998 miniseries based on Myth/KingArthur. There's also the opera by Isaac Albéniz based on... [[Myth/KingArthur you guessed it]].
* ''The Messenger'' is a 2009 drama. ''Film/TheMessengerTheStoryOfJoanOfArc'' is a 1999 film starring Milla Jovovich as [[CaptainObvious Joan of Arc]]. There are various other films titled ''The Messenger'' or ''The Messengers''.
* ''Metal Gear'' was the name of a hard rock/heavy metal magazine published in Japan by CBS/Sony from 1989 through 1991, lasting 30 issues. It was a spinoff of CBS/Sony's pop music magazine ''Pop Gear'' and had
has nothing to do with Konami's [[Franchise/MetalGear stealth action game series]].
* ''[[Literature/TheMetamorphoses Metamorphoses]]'' (Ovid) or ''Metamorphosis'' (Kafka)? Indeed, there are many more examples OlderThanSteam, [[OlderThanRadio radio]] or [[OlderThanTelevision television]]... To mark
[[Anime/QueensBlade the difference one would have to check the author.
* ''Millennium'' can refer to ''Series/{{Millennium}}'', a crime/mystery show written by Creator/ChrisCarter of the ''Series/TheXFiles'' and starring Lance Henriksen; ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'', a series of crime novels and films of Swedish origin; a [[ComicBook/{{Millennium}} 1988 DC crossover comic]]; and a [[Literature/{{Millennium}} 1983 novel]] written by Creator/JohnVarley and the [[Film/{{Millennium}} 1989 film based on it]], which deals with an airplane crash caused by TimeTravel.
* ''Film/WereTheMillers'' is a film about a RagtagBunchOfMisfits pretending to be a family and slowly [[BecomingTheMask become one]] [[FriendsLikeFamily for real]]; ''TheMillers'' is a sitcom about a family that's falling apart (parents are separated) but still live together.
* ''Film/MirrorMirror'' is the 2012 adaptation of ''Literature/SnowWhite''. There is also ''Series/MirrorMirror'', an Australian/New Zealand series, ''Literature/MirrorMirror'', a retelling of ''Snow White'' by Gregory Maguire, and ''Mirror, Mirror'', the 90s horror film, along with its sequels. Seeing how well-known the original phrase is, there's bound to be more...
** There is; a song about a girl [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} that's the loneliest of all]] by Jeff Williams.
*** Don't forget about a song by Blind Guardian bearing no relation to "Snow White" (in fact it's about the history of Tolkien's Middle-Earth).
** It's also a ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode title.
* There's the legendary PunkRock band ''Music/TheMisfits'', and the fictional NewWaveMusic band The Misfits from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', ''AND'' the TV series ''Series/{{Misfits}}''. The real life band is intentionally named after the film ''Film/{{Misfits}}'', though.
* UsefulNotes/{{MOD}} artist Mysterium produced a remake of Dr. Awesome (Bjorn Lynne)'s "Bridge to the Universe Part 2" titled "Into The Void". Later, Bjorn Lynne made an original song with the same name. Also, not to be confused with the Nine Inch Nails song.
* ''Monkey Business'' is the title of two different classic comedy films: one stars the Creator/MarxBrothers, and the other had Creator/CaryGrant and Ginger Rogers. It's also the title of an album by Music/TheBlackEyedPeas.
* Monolith Soft, the Japanese developer of ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'', is not to be confused with Creator/MonolithProductions, the American developer of ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'' and ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]'', nor with Monolith Corp., the company that developed the Super NES ports of ''VideoGame/FatalFury Special'', ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''.
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'': Comparatively dark [[Creator/HayaoMiyazaki Miyazaki]] anime film with (shock) an [[GreenAesop environmental theme]]. ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'': supernatural horror MindScrew anime series.
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' is a manga/anime about a doctor who saves the life of the wrong person. ''Film/{{Monster}}'' is a biopic known for Charlize Theron's weight gain. The Music/LadyGaga song is unrelated to either. As is the Music/{{Skillet}} song. Or to the urban fantasy novel by A. Lee Martinez.
* The coin-op ''Monster Bash'' is not to be confused with the PC platform game ''VideoGame/MonsterBash''. Neither of them are to be confused with the [[Pinball/MonsterBash pinball machine.]]
* ''M.A.S.H.'' is a popular game in which someone creates a hilariously outrageous fantasy life for another player, and then there's ''Series/{{Mash}}'', a 1970's comedy/drama in [[Film/{{Mash}} film]], [[Literature/{{Mash}} book]] and television incarnations about a group of doctors in a mobile hospital during the Korean War. Averted way back in 1953 with the Humphrey Bogart/June Allyson film ''Battle Circus'', which was originally supposed to be named ''M*A*S*H 66'', after the unit the movie was set in, the 8666th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. MGM's executives demanded a change in the title, fearing that the audience would stay away thinking that the film was about potatoes.
* ''Film/TheMask'' is a 1994 action comedy based on the Dark Horse comic ''ComicBook/TheMask''. ''The Mask'' is a 1961 film known as ''Eyes of Hell''. ''Mask'' is a 1985 drama by Peter Bogdanovich. ''M.A.S.K.'' is an animated series promoting action figures by Kenner.
* ''WesternAnimation/MonsterFarm'': cartoon about a young man who inherits a farm from his great uncle, or [[VideoGame/MonsterRancher an anime adventure]].
* ''Monster House'': A Discovery Channel series about thematically remodelling houses, or a 2006 CGI horror film produced by Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg.
* ''VideoGame/MoonCrystal'', a somewhat obscure 1992 Famicom game, shares its title with an even more obscure Japanese PC game
franchise of the same year.
* ''Mother'' is at least three films and a [[VideoGame/{{Mother}} video game]], all unrelated
name]], to each other. Not to be confused with ''Film/{{mother|2017}}!'', or works with similar titles like ''Mom'', or ''Mama''.
* ''Literature/MotherNight'',
the 1961 novel by Creator/KurtVonnegut, should not be confused with '''night, Mother'', the 1981 play by Marsha Norman.
* ''Moulin Rouge'' (1952) and ''Film/MoulinRouge'' (2001) are both about Toulouse-Lautrec and involve the titular nightclub, but otherwise have nothing in common. Several unrelated movies share the title.
* ''Mr. and Mrs. Smith'' is the title of a [[Film/MrAndMrsSmith1941 1941 screwball comedy by Alfred Hitchcock]] and a [[Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005 2005 action comedy starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie]].
* ''Murder by Numbers''
point where it was localized [[DubNameChange under a 2002 movie, as well as a song by Music/ThePolice.
* "Murder By Proxy" is the title of an episode from at least three
different Quinn Martin shows - ''Series/TheStreetsOfSanFrancisco'', ''Dan August'' and ''Cannon'' (the latter two also name]] to prevent confusion. The only thing they share a guest star in Anne Francis).
* ''Mutant X''
is a [[ComicBook/MutantX 1998 comic]] and a [[Series/MutantX 2001 TV series]].
* There is more than one fanfic called ''Fanfic/MyImmortal''. The wiki page leads to a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfic. [[http://elisi.livejournal.com/468756.html This one]] is a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' crossover, in which The Immortal (from
having the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "The Girl In Question") turns out to be ... Captain Jack Harkness.
** Outside
main cast be comprised of Fan Fiction, it's the name of an Evanescence song, and was the inspiration for the ''Harry Potter'' fanfic's title, and probably the others as well.
* The UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} game ''Myth: History in the Making'' has no relation to Bungie's ''VideoGame/{{Myth}}'' RTS games.
* ''Mario Adventure'' is both a ROM hack of VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 and VideoGame/SuperMario64 (the latter of which is based on Video/SonicAdventure.)
extremely [[MsFanservice fanservice]][[{{Stripperiffic}} -laden]] {{Action Girl}}s.



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* ''Nashville'' is either the movie directed by Creator/RobertAltman or the TV series starring Creator/ConnieBritton and Creator/HaydenPanettiere (not to mention the ''other'' TV series that aired on FOX some years before, and which was very shortlived).
* ''Necropolis'' could refer to the ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel by Creator/DanAbnett, ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'' novel by Creator/AnthonyHorowitz, or the fifth and final hub of ''{{VideoGame/Hexen}}'' (and the opening/central level of that hub).
* ''VideoGame/NekketsuOyako'', a 1994 side-scrolling [[BeatEmUp beat-'em-up]] for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn published by Tecnosoft, has nothing to do with the ''[[VideoGame/KunioKun Nekketsu]]'' series developed by Technos Japan Corp.
* On the [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA]] forums, there are two ongoing projects by the name ''[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Nepeta]] Quest 2011'', a [[Webcomic/NepetaQuest2011 fancomic]] and [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?38034-NEPETAQUEST-2011-Thread-4-Oh-god-the-quadrants! a fangame]]. This is understandable as they were both started for the same reason.
* ''[=NeverEnd=]'' is an RPG by Mayhem Studios, and a roguelike by Duck.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' shares its name with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neverwinter_Nights_(AOL_game) an early MMORPG from 1991]].
** JustifiedTrope: They share the same source material, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* ''Series/NewAmsterdam'', a television series about an immortal detective, should not be confused with ''Literature/NewAmsterdam'', a book by Creator/ElizabethBear about a vampire (and thus immortal) detective. Neither should be confused with the Music/ElvisCostello song, or the old name for New York City.
* ''New Moon'', the second ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' book and TheFilmOfTheBook, is of course unrelated to the Sigmund Romberg operetta ''The New Moon'', which was filmed twice as ''New Moon''.
* ''The Newsroom'' is either a [[Series/TheNewsroom drama]] about the goings-on inside a cable news network created by Creator/AaronSorkin, or a Canadian satirical series about the goings-on inside a Toronto newscast created by and starring Ken Finkleman.
* Creator/CoryDoctorow wrote in the introduction to one of his books (a book which notably - and [[ShoutOut deliberately]] -featured a ton of stories with names similar or identical to existing famous SF stories) that "every" writer will ''eventually'' write a story under the title "'''Nightfall'''". It's funny precisely because it's true; on this very Wiki alone there's listings for at least ''two'' different fanfics of that name, (one ''{{Webcomic/Nightfall}}'' for ''MS Paint Adventures'' and one for ''[[Fanfic/Nightfall2014 How to Train your Dragon]]''), the video game spin-off movie ''[[Film/HaloNightfall Halo: Nightfall]]'' and of course, the very reason why Doctorow's observation would be especially funny to his science fiction fan readers in the first place: Isaac Asimov's ''{{Literature/Nightfall}}'', aka one of the most famous stories in the entire genre. None of ''these'' of course should be confused with ''Fanfic/CorruptionAtNightfall'' (a ''My Little Pony'' fanfic); or with the concept album ''Nightfall in Middle Earth'' by Music/BlindGuardian (which likewise shouldn't be confused with the ''Darkwing Duck'' fanfic ''[[Fanfic/NegaverseChronicles Nightfall in the Negaverse]]''), the ''{{VideoGame/Guild Wars}}'' campaign "Nightfall", the {{Freemium}} format game ''Nightfall: An Edgar Allan Poe Mystery''...you get the idea. Oh, and none of ''those'' of course should be confused with the iconic ''Knightfall'' story of ''{{ComicBook/Batman}}'' fame (the one where Bane [[spoiler:infamously broke the Dark Knight's back]]) Oh, and for extra bonus poinst? ''Film/PitchBlack'' was originally going to be titled ''Nightfall'' as well. Yeah, there's a reason Doctorow made that joke.
* ''Film/NightOfTheDemon'', ''Night of the Demon'' and ''[[Film/NightOfTheDemons1988 Night of the Demons]]'' are all about different types of demons, though only the middle one involves a Satanic {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}.
* There are four games named ''Nightshade''. One 1985 UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum videogame, a 1991 NES game ([[VideoGame/{{Nightshade}} trope page here]]) one 2003 [=PS2=] videogame ([[VideoGame/NightshadeKunoichi trope page here]]), and a [[VisualNovel/{{Nightshade}} visual novel]]. Also a happy hardcore song by Melody & Mezzo based on Brahms' ''[[RockMeAmadeus Hungarian Dance No.5]]''
* ''Literature/NightShift'' is a short story collection by Creator/StephenKing, as well as [[Film/NightShift a comedy film]] directed by Creator/RonHoward and starring Creator/MichaelKeaton.
* ''Literature/NightWatch'' is a Russian urban fantasy series. Not to be confused with [[Discworld/NightWatch the Discworld novel]].
** Or the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII novel by Sarah Waters. Or the Alistair [=MacNeil=] novel about the theft of the Rembrandt painting. Or the sequel to ''Ressurection Man'' by Sean Stewart. Or the ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' novel by Robin Wayne Bailey. Or the only published SF story by James Inglis. And apparently it's the title of Creator/StephenieMeyer's next book as well.
** Perhaps most confusing, it's also the name of a Danish horror film and its American remake.
*** And a season of an Icelandic comedy series, starring Jón Gnarr, the current mayor of Reykjavík, Iceland's capital.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' (animated film), and ''Theatre/NineMusical'' (musical).
** Just as long as you aren't turned off by the similarity of the title with that of ''The Nine'', which probably deserved its swift cancellation. No relation to ''Film/TheNines''.
** Also there was ''Film/{{District 9}}''. Truly '09 was the year of the 9.
* ''Ninja Assault'': The horrible ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' knockoff on ''VideoGame/Action52''? Or a UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 LightGunGame?
* ''No More Heroes'': A song by Music/TheStranglers, as well as a [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes video game about an otaku assassin]].
* ''WebComic/TheNoob'' and ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' may be both comical stories set in a [[FictionalVideoGame fictional]] {{MMORPG}}, but the first is a webcomic written in English with a paper publication and the second is a French WebOriginal with comic book and novel adaptations.
* ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'': A [=PS2=] game, or an Music/OingoBoingo song?
* There's ''VideoGame/{{Nostalgia}}'' the RPG by Red Entertainment and Matrix Software, but also the RhythmGame ''Nostalgia'' by Konami.
* ''Film/{{Notorious}}'' is either the Creator/AlfredHitchcock thriller or the [[Music/TheNotoriousBIG Biggie Smalls]] biopic.
** Also, it's a Music/DuranDuran song -- which was ''sampled'' by Biggie for a song of same name yet again.
** Or ''So [=NoTORIous=]'', a short-lived sitcom starring Tori Spelling.
* ''{{Nova}}'' is a Creator/MarvelComics [[ComicBook/{{Nova}} superhero comic]], a [[Literature/{{Nova}} science fiction novel]] by Creator/SamuelRDelany, a series of novels by Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, a [[Music/{{Nova}} musical group]], a [[Series/{{Nova}} science documentary series]] on American public television, or an iPod/iPhone video game.
* ''Nowhere Boy'' is either a movie about Music/JohnLennon or a {{manhwa}} about a very unhappy guy who wants the world to end (a wish that is granted ''by God''). ''Mowhere Boys'' is an Australian TV series about teenagers trapped in a parallel world.
* ''Series/NowhereMan'' is a sci-fi drama series about a man whose life is "[[UnPerson erased]]" by a shadowy GovernmentConspiracy, as well as a classic song by Music/TheBeatles (likely the isnpiration for the show's title).

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* ''Nashville'' is either the movie directed by Creator/RobertAltman or the TV series starring Creator/ConnieBritton and Creator/HaydenPanettiere (not to mention the ''other'' TV series that aired on FOX some years before, and which was very shortlived).
* ''Necropolis'' could refer to the ''Literature/GauntsGhosts''
J. Eifie Nichols' novel by Creator/DanAbnett, ''Literature/ThePowerOfFive'' novel by Creator/AnthonyHorowitz, or the fifth and final hub of ''{{VideoGame/Hexen}}'' (and the opening/central level of that hub).
* ''VideoGame/NekketsuOyako'', a 1994 side-scrolling [[BeatEmUp beat-'em-up]] for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation and UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn published by Tecnosoft,
''Literature/TheRadiantDawn'' has nothing to do with ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn''.
* The old {{Roguelike}} game ''Ragnarok'' has no relation to ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline''.
* ''The Raiden Project'' was a [=PS1=] compilation port of ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'' and ''Raiden II''. ''The Raven Project'' was an FMV RailShooter similar to ''VideoGame/StarWarsRebelAssault''.
* Two movies have been titled ''The Rainmaker''. The 1956 one was adapted from a play by N. Richard Nash (which was later musicalized as ''Theatre/OneTenInTheShade''). The 1997 one was originally a novel by Creator/JohnGrisham.
* Uwe Boll's 2009 film ''Film/{{Rampage}}'' is unconnected to [[VideoGame/{{Rampage}} Midway's video game series]], despite
the ''[[VideoGame/KunioKun Nekketsu]]'' fact that Boll is known for his InNameOnly video game adaptations. Also unrelated to the 1987 legal drama ''Rampage'' by Creator/WilliamFriedkin. Or the 2018 movie adaptation ''[[Film/Rampage2018 Rampage]]''.
* "Rapid Fire" is a 1980 metal song by Music/JudasPriest. ''Film/RapidFire'' is a 1993 martial-arts film starring Brandon Lee.
* '''Raspberry Heaven''' is either [[https://soundcloud.com/martinwaslewski/martin-waslewski-raspberry-heaven-preview-out-30-jun-2015 a song by Martin Waslewski]] or the ending theme of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
* ''Rec'' is a cutesy slice-of-life anime about a voice actress. ''[REC]'' is a Spanish horror film.
* ''Red'' is a 1994 movie in the ''Film/ThreeColorsTrilogy'', a 2008 movie based on a Creator/JackKetchum novel, a [[Film/{{Red}} 2010 action movie]] based on a [[ComicBook/{{Red}} comic]], a 1998 manga by Kenichi Muraeda, a 2006 manga by Sanae Rokuya, a 2007 manga by Naoki Yamamoto, a Creator/TedDekker novel, a [[Music/{{Red}} Christian metal band]], a Music/TaylorSwift song and album, a [[Theatre/RedTheRedRidingHoodMusical musical]] about Little Red Riding Hood, a play about painter Mark Rothko, a [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho085Red Doctor Who audio drama]], a ''Series/DarkAngel'' episode, a ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode, and a [[Creator/RedEntertainment game company]]. ''RED'' is a 2016 video game.
* ''Red Baron'' is the title of an old VectorGame by Atari, predating by a decade the ''VideoGame/RedBaron''
series developed of flight simulators by Dynamix, which predated ''Red Baron: Ace of the Sky'', which was licensed by the pizza brand and was made available by clipping pizza box coupons.
* ''Redcap'', a 1964 Creator/{{ITV}} drama series about Royal Military Police investigator John Mann, ''Series/RedCap'', a 2003 [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] drama series about Royal Military Police investigator Jo [=McDonagh=], and ''Redcap'', a 2006 novel by Brian Callison about Royal Military Police investigator Staff Sergeant Walker. ''Red Cap'' is also a 1991 novel by G. Clifton Wisler which isn't about a Royal Military Police investigator, but a drummer boy in the American Civil War. And ''Red Caps'' was a 2011 Finnish/Italian animated series about Santa's little helpers.
* ''Renegade'' - a 1986 side-scrolling beat-'em-up
by Technos Japan Corp.
* On
Corp (a localization of the [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA]] forums, there are two ongoing projects by Japanese game ''Nekketsu Kōha VideoGame/KunioKun'')? [[Series/{{Renegade}} Or a 1992 TV series starring Lorenzo Lamas]]?
** Or
the name ''[[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} Nepeta]] Quest 2011'', Italian original title of a [[Webcomic/NepetaQuest2011 fancomic]] 1987 movie starring Terence Hill and his son Ross?
*** Or a ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' [[Fanfic/{{Renegade}} fanfic]]? Or a song by Music/{{Styx}}?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', a 2000s cartoon about replacement parents? ''Film/{{The Replacements|2000}}'', a film about UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball? Or Music/TheReplacements, an 80s power pop band?
*
[[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?38034-NEPETAQUEST-2011-Thread-4-Oh-god-the-quadrants! youtube.com/watch?v=-d0GARTk_Nk "Rent"]] the Music/PetShopBoys song, and ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' the RockOpera musical.
* Aside from being
a fangame]]. StockSubtitle, ''Resurrection'' is the name of an 1899 Creator/LeoTolstoy novel, [[Film/{{Resurrection}} a 1999 movie]], and [[Series/{{Resurrection}} a 2014 show]].
* ''Revelation'' and ''Revelations'' are common titles for fan fiction. ''FanFic/{{Revelations}}'' by Aralinn, a fan sequel to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' about vampires, is just one of more than 50 stories at Website/FanFictionDotNet with that exact title ''Revelations'' plural, not counting ''Revelation'' singular.
* ''{{Series/Revenge}}'' the 2010s TV show is unrelated to ''Revenge'' the 1990 movie, although they both feature Madeleine Stowe in a main role. [[spoiler: And they both end with her character getting KilledOffForReal.]]
*
This is understandable trope affected late-60's [[OneHitWonder one-hit wonders]] Thunderclap Newman. The song that would end up being their only hit was about to be released under the name ''Revolution'', but when Music/TheBeatles released their single of that name, the Thunderclap Newman single was hastily renamed ''Something in the Air''.
* It's probably best not to confuse ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' (that [[FantasyKitchenSink ultra-eclectic]] [[AfterTheEnd postapocalyptic]] [[TabletopGames tabletop game]]) with ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'' (that [[{{MMORPG}} MMO]] involving [[GreyAndGreyMorality a conflict between blind faith and reckless science]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]]-[[EldritchAbomination things]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin tearing big holes in the world]]). There's already been a minor legal fuss over it, after all.
* Riot are a band from New York City whose ''Fire Down Under'' has been referred to
as they the first speed metal album. Music/QuietRiot were both started for the same reason.
* ''[=NeverEnd=]'' is an RPG by Mayhem Studios, and
a roguelike by Duck.
* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' shares its name
bubblegum-ish band from Los Angeles with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neverwinter_Nights_(AOL_game) an early MMORPG from 1991]].
** JustifiedTrope: They share the same source
rather undistinguished material, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
but whose management was interested in actually promoting them. It's now difficult to speak of Riot without it being taken as meaning Quiet Riot.
** It's also a Paramore album. And a song by Three Days Grace.
* ''Series/NewAmsterdam'', There is a television series 1996 FMV game named ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'' and an unrelated 2001 SlasherMovie also named ''Film/{{Ripper}}''. Both are however about an immortal detective, a UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper-[[JackTheRipoff copycat]].
* Creator/DataEast's 1984 laserdisc FMV game ''Road Blaster''
should not be confused with ''Literature/NewAmsterdam'', Atari Games' 1986 racing game ''[=RoadBlasters=]''. The UsefulNotes/SegaCD port of the former was renamed ''Road Avenger'', presumably to avoid confusion.
* The 1989 Patrick Swayze [[SoBadItsGood cheesefest]] ''Film/RoadHouse'' has nothing to do with the FilmNoir ''Film/{{Road House|1948}}'' from 1948.
* ''Series/RobotWars'' is
a book successful British combat show and an American robot tournament. ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' is a Japanese video game series which people confusingly abbreviate to ''Robot Wars''.
** The Japanese video game series is released [[note]]Only the ''OG'' games are exported due to licensing reasons[[/note]] as ''Super Robot Taisen'' outside of Japan.
* The pinball video game ''VideoGame/{{Rollerball}}''
by Creator/ElizabethBear HAL Laboratory, has nothing to do with the movie ''Film/{{Rollerball}}''.
* ''Ronin'' is a Frank Miller [[ComicBook/{{Ronin}} comic]] and Creator/{{Syfy}} miniseries, and a [[Film/{{Ronin}} spy film]]. ''VideoGame/{{RONIN}}'' is a cyberpunk action game.
* Please don't confuse ''Literature/{{Room}}'' [[note]] A novel
about a vampire (and thus immortal) detective. woman confined to an enclosure with her son adapted into an award winning film [[/note]] with ''Film/TheRoom'' [[note]]"You're tearin' me apart, Lisa!"[[/note]].
** Further confusing the issue is a [[VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame Flash game based on the film]].
Neither should be confused with the Music/ElvisCostello song, totally-unrelated mobile phone game ''[[VideoGame/TheRoomMobileGame The Room]]'', or the old name for New York City.
fourth ''Franchise/SilentHill'' game '''also''' named ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill4 The Room]]''.
* ''New Moon'', ''Rules of Engagement'' by Creator/ElizabethMoon, the second ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fifth book and TheFilmOfTheBook, is of course unrelated to the Sigmund Romberg operetta ''The New Moon'', which was filmed twice as ''New Moon''.
* ''The Newsroom'' is either a [[Series/TheNewsroom drama]] about the goings-on inside a cable news network created by Creator/AaronSorkin, or a Canadian satirical series about the goings-on inside a Toronto newscast created by and starring Ken Finkleman.
* Creator/CoryDoctorow wrote
in the introduction to one of his books (a book which notably - and [[ShoutOut deliberately]] -featured a ton of stories with names similar or identical to existing famous SF stories) that "every" writer will ''eventually'' write a story under the title "'''Nightfall'''". It's funny precisely because it's true; on this very Wiki alone there's listings for at least ''two'' different fanfics of that name, (one ''{{Webcomic/Nightfall}}'' for ''MS Paint Adventures'' and one for ''[[Fanfic/Nightfall2014 How to Train your Dragon]]''), the video game spin-off movie ''[[Film/HaloNightfall Halo: Nightfall]]'' and of course, the very reason why Doctorow's observation would be especially funny to his science fiction fan readers in the first place: Isaac Asimov's ''{{Literature/Nightfall}}'', aka one of the most famous stories in the entire genre. None of ''these'' of course ''Literature/FamiliasRegnant'' series, should not be confused with ''Fanfic/CorruptionAtNightfall'' (a ''My Little Pony'' fanfic); or ''Series/RulesOfEngagement'', the TV sitcom. Nor, for that matter, with the concept album ''Nightfall in Middle Earth'' ''Rules of Engagement'' by Music/BlindGuardian (which likewise shouldn't be confused with the ''Darkwing Duck'' fanfic ''[[Fanfic/NegaverseChronicles Nightfall in the Negaverse]]''), the ''{{VideoGame/Guild Wars}}'' campaign "Nightfall", the {{Freemium}} format game ''Nightfall: An Edgar Allan Poe Mystery''...you get the idea. Oh, and none of ''those'' of course should be confused with the iconic ''Knightfall'' story of ''{{ComicBook/Batman}}'' fame (the one where Bane [[spoiler:infamously broke the Dark Knight's back]]) Oh, and for extra bonus poinst? ''Film/PitchBlack'' was originally going to be titled ''Nightfall'' as well. Yeah, there's a reason Doctorow made that joke.
* ''Film/NightOfTheDemon'', ''Night of the Demon'' and ''[[Film/NightOfTheDemons1988 Night of the Demons]]'' are all about different types of demons, though only the middle one involves a Satanic {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}.
* There are four games named ''Nightshade''. One 1985 UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum videogame, a 1991 NES game ([[VideoGame/{{Nightshade}} trope page here]]) one 2003 [=PS2=] videogame ([[VideoGame/NightshadeKunoichi trope page here]]), and a [[VisualNovel/{{Nightshade}} visual novel]]. Also a happy hardcore song by Melody & Mezzo based on Brahms' ''[[RockMeAmadeus Hungarian Dance No.5]]''
* ''Literature/NightShift''
Peter Morwood, which is a short story collection by Creator/StephenKing, as well as [[Film/NightShift a comedy film]] Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel. Nor the Creator/TommyLeeJones movie, ''Film/RulesOfEngagement''. Or the film directed by Creator/RonHoward William Friedkin and starring Creator/MichaelKeaton.
* ''Literature/NightWatch'' is a Russian urban fantasy series. Not to be confused with [[Discworld/NightWatch the Discworld novel]].
**
Creator/SamuelLJackson. Or the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII novel by Sarah Waters. Or ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode which, like the Alistair [=MacNeil=] novel movie, is also about a decorated officer who's accused of wrongfully attacking civilians in combat.
* "Run to
the theft of the Rembrandt painting. Or the sequel to ''Ressurection Man'' by Sean Stewart. Or the ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' novel by Robin Wayne Bailey. Or the only published SF story by James Inglis. And apparently it's Sun" was the title of Creator/StephenieMeyer's next book a song by Music/{{Erasure}}, as well.
** Perhaps most confusing,
well as an earlier italo-disco song by Mauro Farina as Max Coveri, which in turn was later one of the many artist names used by Maurizio de Jorio.
* ''Literature/TheRunningMan'' is a Creator/StephenKing novel (adapted into [[Film/TheRunningMan an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie]]) about a DeadlyGame in a dystopian future America. It's also the title of a 1963 film starring Laurence Harvey about a man who commits InsuranceFraud. And
it's also the name of a Danish horror film and its Korean game show.
* ''Film/RushHour'': Film series, not to be confused with the sketch show of the same name, or the hit song by Jane Wiedlin.
* Music/{{Rush}}, the Canadian ProgressiveRock trio, have had at one point to remind [[RushLimbaugh Rush]], the
American remake.
***
conservative talk show host, to not use their music with this as justification. And a season if any of an Icelandic comedy series, starring Jón Gnarr, the current mayor of Reykjavík, Iceland's capital.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'' (animated film), and ''Theatre/NineMusical'' (musical).
** Just as long as you aren't turned off
these are related to ''Rush'', a 1991 crime drama taking place in Texas, it'd be a surprise. Also, people looking in record shops for music by the similarity of prog group have reportedly been annoyed at having to wade through Jennifer Rush albums in their search.
** ''[[Film/{{Rush2013}} Rush]]'',
the title with that of ''The Nine'', which probably deserved its swift cancellation. No relation to ''Film/TheNines''.
** Also there was ''Film/{{District 9}}''. Truly '09 was the year of the 9.
* ''Ninja Assault'': The horrible ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' knockoff on ''VideoGame/Action52''? Or a UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 LightGunGame?
* ''No More Heroes'': A song by Music/TheStranglers, as well as a [[VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes video game about an otaku assassin]].
* ''WebComic/TheNoob'' and ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' may be both comical stories set in a [[FictionalVideoGame fictional]] {{MMORPG}}, but the first is a webcomic written in English with a paper publication and the second is a French WebOriginal with comic book and novel adaptations.
* ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'': A [=PS2=] game, or an Music/OingoBoingo song?
* There's ''VideoGame/{{Nostalgia}}'' the RPG by Red Entertainment and Matrix Software, but also the RhythmGame ''Nostalgia'' by Konami.
* ''Film/{{Notorious}}'' is either the Creator/AlfredHitchcock thriller or the [[Music/TheNotoriousBIG Biggie Smalls]] biopic.
** Also, it's a Music/DuranDuran song -- which was ''sampled'' by Biggie for a song of same name yet again.
** Or ''So [=NoTORIous=]'', a short-lived sitcom starring Tori Spelling.
* ''{{Nova}}'' is a Creator/MarvelComics [[ComicBook/{{Nova}} superhero comic]], a [[Literature/{{Nova}} science fiction novel]] by Creator/SamuelRDelany, a series of novels by Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, a [[Music/{{Nova}} musical group]], a [[Series/{{Nova}} science documentary series]] on American public television, or an iPod/iPhone video game.
* ''Nowhere Boy'' is either a movie about Music/JohnLennon or a {{manhwa}}
2013 Ron Howard docudrama about a very unhappy guy who wants the world to end (a wish that is granted ''by God''). ''Mowhere Boys'' is an Australian TV series about teenagers trapped in a parallel world.
* ''Series/NowhereMan'' is a sci-fi drama series about a man whose life is "[[UnPerson erased]]" by a shadowy GovernmentConspiracy, as well as a classic song by Music/TheBeatles (likely the isnpiration for the show's title).
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* ''O'', a SettingUpdate of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', ''Theatre/{{O}}'', a Creator/CirqueDuSoleil show in Vegas, ''O: The [[Series/TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]] Magazine'', and ''O'', a satyrical book about UsefulNotes/BarackObama. ''The Tale of O'' is something else all together.
** Also, it's Omarion's first hit and its parent album.
* ''Oblivion'': a 2006 [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion video game]], a 1994 [[Film/Oblivion1994 space western]], and a 2013 [[Film/Oblivion2013 sci-fi movie]].
* ''O.C.'': The Fox drama or the rapper from Diggin' in tha Crates?
* ''The Odyssey'' is either an [[Literature/TheOdyssey ancient Greek epic poem]] or a [[Series/TheOdyssey 1990s Canadian TV show]], or even a [[UsefulNotes/MagnavoxOdyssey 1972 games console]].
* "Once Upon A Dream" is the name of a song in Disney's ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', a song by Music/BillyFury, a song and album by Music/TheRascals, and a song in the Frank Wildhorn musical ''Theatre/JekyllAndHyde''.
* "Open Your Heart" is the title of multiple songs, including one by Music/{{Madonna}}, another by Music/{{Crush 40}} that is the main theme of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', and yet another by the Irish BoyBand Music/{{Westlife}}.
* There are at least ''eight'' movies called ''The Other Woman'', featuring ladies as diverse as Cleo Moore (1954), Jill Eikenberry (1995, MadeForTVMovie), Creator/NataliePortman ([[Film/TheOtherWoman 2009]]) and Kate Upton ([[Film/TheOtherWoman2014 2014]]).
* "Out of Scale" may refer to both a ''WesternAnimation/ChipAndDale'' cartoon and a ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' episode. They barely even have two protagonists in common.
* Systems in Blue's ''Out of the Blue'' is not to be confused with the System F (Ferry Corsten) song and album of the same name. Who in turn, should not be confused with System SF, an alias of {{Creator/Konami}} musician Sota Fujimori. Neither of the first two should be confused with the album ''Out of the Blue'' by the Music/ElectricLightOrchestra. And none of them should be confused with the song and album of the same name from Debbie Gibson, or the ''five'' TV series (two American, two British and one Australian) of that title.
* To avoid confusion with the SoapOpera ''Series/AnotherWorld'', the CinematicPlatformer ''VideoGame/AnotherWorld'' was retitled ''Out of This World'' in America, which caused confusion with a short-lived sitcom from the same period also titled ''Series/OutOfThisWorld''. From a much earlier period, ''Out of This World'' was a Cole Porter musical farce flavored by Greek mythology, and earlier still a movie musical where Eddie Bracken becomes a popular crooner because he [[NonSingingVoice literally]] has Music/BingCrosby's singing voice. There was also a game for the Magnavox UsefulNotes/{{Odyssey 2}} titled ''Out of This World!'', from 1979. (Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_This_World several other things]] also titled "Out of this World").
* ''VideoGame/OnePieceMansion'', a little-known Capcom game for the [=PS1=], has nothing to do with the popular manga and anime ''Manga/OnePiece''. The title nonetheless misleads quite a few fans of the manga to this day, until they realize the similar names are a coincidence.
* As [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Step_Beyond this page]] at Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} shows, the phrase ''One Step Beyond'' refers to several works, including three TV series. So far, the only work that has an entry here is [[Music/OneStepBeyond the first album]] by Music/{{Madness}}.
* ''ComicBook/OriginalSin'' is a Creator/MarvelComics storyline, and a ''[[VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSin Divinity]]'' RPG.
* The title ''Overlord'' refers to both [[VideoGame/{{Overlord}} a video game series]] where the main character is a TinTyrant and spreads evil ([[KarmaMeter or not]]) with legions of goblin-like Minions, and [[LightNovel/{{Overlord}} a light novel series]] where the main character is trapped in the body of a [[OurLichesAreDifferent lich]] from one of his favorite [=MMORPGs=] and has to try to survive when [[TheGameComeToLife the game is shut down, yet somehow still comes to life]].
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* ''The Package'' is the name of both a 1989 conspiracy thriller film staring Gene Hackman, and a 2013 action film starring Dolph Lundgren and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. It's also a short story by Creator/KurtVonnegut.
** It's also an episode of either ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa''.
* There are two old movies titled ''Film/ThePaleface'': a 1922 silent starring Creator/BusterKeaton, and a 1948 Western spoof starring Bob Hope and Jane Russell.
* The list of 2010 Hugo Award nominees includes both ''Literature/{{Palimpsest}}'', a fantasy novel by Creator/CatherynneMValente, and "Palimpsest", a science fiction novella by Creator/CharlesStross.
* There are two movies named ''Film/ThePatriot'' that were released pretty close to each other. The first is a 1998 thriller starring Creator/StevenSeagal, the second a 2000 war movie starring Creator/MelGibson.
* The web game ''[[VideoGame/{{Pandemic}} Pandemic]]'' involves you creating a disease and attempting to wipe out humanity with it. The tabletop game ''[[TabletopGame/{{Pandemic}} Pandemic]]'' has you co-operate as a team to find the cures for four simultaneous outbreaks of disease. If the two were related, they would be a PerspectiveFlip of each other.
* There is a band called Music/{{Panopticon}} which has an album by the same name. ''Panopticon'' is also an album by Music/{{Isis}}. And both of them are named after Jeremy Bentham's concept for a prison, in which a guard would be able to see all the prisoners, but the prisoners would be unable to see the guard.
** There's also a song by Music/TheSmashingPumpkins with the same name.
* ''Pastamania'' can refer to the failed 1995 pasta restaurant endorsed and financed by Wrestling/HulkHogan or the successful Singaporean fast casual pasta and pizza restaurant chain that's popular in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, India and the Middle East.
* ''Anime/{{Paprika}}'' is both Creator/SatoshiKon's 2006 anime movie about dreams and an Italian softcore porn flick made by Tinto Brass in 1991.
* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' re-work ''TableTopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' is [[BrokenBase somewhat controversial]], but to confuse it with [[Film/{{Pathfinder}} the movie]] by the same name is probably going too far.
* Ghostland Observatory's song "Piano Man" is totally unrelated to Music/BillyJoel's song.
* Also including Similarly Named Bands; "Piece of Heaven" by A7 and "Little Piece of Heaven" by Music/AvengedSevenfold (sometimes abbreviated [=A7X=]).
* "Please Don't Go" by KC & The Sunshine Band, later covered by KWS, and "Please Don't Go" by No Mercy, whose chorus sounds similar. Also "Please Don't Go" by Donald Peers. Then, there's a Mike Posner song called ''Please Don't Go.''
* ''Point Blank'' would be a name of [[Film/PointBlank a 1967 film]], a name of Namco's LighterAndSofter shooting gallery light-gun game ''VideoGame/PointBlank'', or ''Point Blank'', a Korean MMOFPS ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff which is very popular in Indonesia]]) also known as ''Videogame/ProjectBlackout'' in North America. It is not to be confused with ''Point'' '''''Blanc''''', the second book in a series about [[Literature/AlexRider a teenage spy]]. Also a Music/BruceSpringsteen song, and a Southern Rock band.
* ''Pokémon: I Choose You'' is both [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} the anime's pilot episode]] and [[Anime/PokemonIChooseYou the movie based on the anime's pilot episode]].
** "I Choose You" is either the ending song from said movie or a song by Music/SaraBareilles.
* ''Pokémon X'' is either [[VideoGame/PokemonXAndY one half of the 3DS Kalos adventures]], [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pokemon_X_(CD) a collection of English songs from the anime to commemorate the series' tenth anniversary]], [[Webcomic/PokemonX a sprite comic based on]] ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'', or ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon Crystal]]'''s working title.
** An original song on said album was entitled '''VideoGame/PokemonGo''', which is not to be confused with the cringy Misha one.
* ''Portal'' is a name of a 1980's interactive novel game and a somewhat better known completely unrelated [[Videogame/{{Portal}} 2007 video game]].
* ''Literature/ThePowerOfOne'' is both a book[[note]]and its [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]][[/note]] set in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, and the English title of the second ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movie, otherwise known as ''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}''.
* Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Jennifer Rush, and Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews, released three totally different songs named "The Power of Love" onto the same markets within a few months. All three became big hits (the most famous, [[Film/BackToTheFuture of course]], is the Huey Lewis song). There was also a later early 90s song by Music/CelineDion (which was a cover of the Jennifer Rush song).
** Arguably, the Huey Lewis version isn't the most successful one - in the UK the Frankie & Jennifer Rush ones were much more successful, both hitting Number 1 on the charts (Huey Lewis only reaching number 9), and Jennifer Rush's was the biggest selling single of 1985.
* ''Powerless'' is both a [[ComicBook/{{Powerless}} Marvel Comics miniseries]] and an unrelated [[Series/{{Powerless2017}} DC comedic television series]].
* ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' the British TV series about time anomalies and prehistoric beasties, and ''Primeval'' the horror/thriller film about political unrest in Africa.
* To avoid confusion with the British series ''Series/ThePrisoner'', the Australian series ''Prisoner'' was renamed ''Prisoner: Cell Block H'' when it aired in the UK.
* Does ''Film/TheProducers'' sound like AGoodNameForARockBand? Well, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Producers_(band) it was]], and had nothing to do with Creator/MelBrooks.
* ''The Protector'' could refer to a 1979 novel by Malcolm Braly, a 2003 novel by David Morrell, a 1985 action film starring Creator/JackieChan, a 2005 Thai martial arts film, and [[Series/TheProtector a 2011 Lifetime TV series starring Ally Walker]]
* ''Film/ThePurge'' (2013) is a US sci-fi thriller about home invasion. ''Puhdistus'' (2012) is a Finnish drama about life in Soviet Estonia, released as ''The Purge'' in the UK and as ''Purge'' in the USA.
* ''Film/{{Proteus}}'' is a 1995 horror film about a shapeshifting monster on an oil rig, ''VideoGame/{{Proteus}}'' is an indie game where players explore a peaceful island at their leisure.
* ''Push'' is [[Literature/{{Push}} a novel]] about an abused black woman, a film about drugs, and [[Film/{{Push}} another film]] about societal outcasts with superpowers living in Hong Kong. TheFilmOfTheBook was called ''Precious'' to avoid further confusion.
** There's also "Push", a song by Music/MatchboxTwenty.
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* The song "Que Sera Sera" on the ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'' soundtrack is an entirely different song from the more famous one that was made famous by Music/DorisDay and first recorded over half a century ago.
** Or the song by Music/WaxTailor
* ''Film/TheQuickAndTheDead''. Yes, there was the Creator/SamRaimi film, but it was also a 1987 made-for-tv movie with Sam Elliot and Kate Capshaw, which was based on a book.
* There's a Korean MMO called ''[[VideoGame/ScarletBlade Queen's Blade Online]]'' that has nothing to do with [[Anime/QueensBlade the franchise of the same name]], to the point where it was localized [[DubNameChange under a different name]] to prevent confusion. The only thing they share is having the main cast be comprised of extremely [[MsFanservice fanservice]][[{{Stripperiffic}} -laden]] {{Action Girl}}s.
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* J. Eifie Nichols' novel ''Literature/TheRadiantDawn'' has nothing to do with ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn''.
* The old {{Roguelike}} game ''Ragnarok'' has no relation to ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline''.
* ''The Raiden Project'' was a [=PS1=] compilation port of ''VideoGame/{{Raiden}}'' and ''Raiden II''. ''The Raven Project'' was an FMV RailShooter similar to ''VideoGame/StarWarsRebelAssault''.
* Two movies have been titled ''The Rainmaker''. The 1956 one was adapted from a play by N. Richard Nash (which was later musicalized as ''Theatre/OneTenInTheShade''). The 1997 one was originally a novel by Creator/JohnGrisham.
* Uwe Boll's 2009 film ''Film/{{Rampage}}'' is unconnected to [[VideoGame/{{Rampage}} Midway's video game series]], despite the fact that Boll is known for his InNameOnly video game adaptations. Also unrelated to the 1987 legal drama ''Rampage'' by Creator/WilliamFriedkin. Or the 2018 movie adaptation ''[[Film/Rampage2018 Rampage]]''.
* "Rapid Fire" is a 1980 metal song by Music/JudasPriest. ''Film/RapidFire'' is a 1993 martial-arts film starring Brandon Lee.
* '''Raspberry Heaven''' is either [[https://soundcloud.com/martinwaslewski/martin-waslewski-raspberry-heaven-preview-out-30-jun-2015 a song by Martin Waslewski]] or the ending theme of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
* ''Rec'' is a cutesy slice-of-life anime about a voice actress. ''[REC]'' is a Spanish horror film.
* ''Red'' is a 1994 movie in the ''Film/ThreeColorsTrilogy'', a 2008 movie based on a Creator/JackKetchum novel, a [[Film/{{Red}} 2010 action movie]] based on a [[ComicBook/{{Red}} comic]], a 1998 manga by Kenichi Muraeda, a 2006 manga by Sanae Rokuya, a 2007 manga by Naoki Yamamoto, a Creator/TedDekker novel, a [[Music/{{Red}} Christian metal band]], a Music/TaylorSwift song and album, a [[Theatre/RedTheRedRidingHoodMusical musical]] about Little Red Riding Hood, a play about painter Mark Rothko, a [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho085Red Doctor Who audio drama]], a ''Series/DarkAngel'' episode, a ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode, and a [[Creator/RedEntertainment game company]]. ''RED'' is a 2016 video game.
* ''Red Baron'' is the title of an old VectorGame by Atari, predating by a decade the ''VideoGame/RedBaron'' series of flight simulators by Dynamix, which predated ''Red Baron: Ace of the Sky'', which was licensed by the pizza brand and was made available by clipping pizza box coupons.
* ''Redcap'', a 1964 Creator/{{ITV}} drama series about Royal Military Police investigator John Mann, ''Series/RedCap'', a 2003 [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] drama series about Royal Military Police investigator Jo [=McDonagh=], and ''Redcap'', a 2006 novel by Brian Callison about Royal Military Police investigator Staff Sergeant Walker. ''Red Cap'' is also a 1991 novel by G. Clifton Wisler which isn't about a Royal Military Police investigator, but a drummer boy in the American Civil War. And ''Red Caps'' was a 2011 Finnish/Italian animated series about Santa's little helpers.
* ''Renegade'' - a 1986 side-scrolling beat-'em-up by Technos Japan Corp (a localization of the Japanese game ''Nekketsu Kōha VideoGame/KunioKun'')? [[Series/{{Renegade}} Or a 1992 TV series starring Lorenzo Lamas]]?
** Or the Italian original title of a 1987 movie starring Terence Hill and his son Ross?
*** Or a ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' [[Fanfic/{{Renegade}} fanfic]]? Or a song by Music/{{Styx}}?
* ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', a 2000s cartoon about replacement parents? ''Film/{{The Replacements|2000}}'', a film about UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball? Or Music/TheReplacements, an 80s power pop band?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d0GARTk_Nk "Rent"]] the Music/PetShopBoys song, and ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' the RockOpera musical.
* Aside from being a StockSubtitle, ''Resurrection'' is the name of an 1899 Creator/LeoTolstoy novel, [[Film/{{Resurrection}} a 1999 movie]], and [[Series/{{Resurrection}} a 2014 show]].
* ''Revelation'' and ''Revelations'' are common titles for fan fiction. ''FanFic/{{Revelations}}'' by Aralinn, a fan sequel to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' about vampires, is just one of more than 50 stories at Website/FanFictionDotNet with that exact title ''Revelations'' plural, not counting ''Revelation'' singular.
* ''{{Series/Revenge}}'' the 2010s TV show is unrelated to ''Revenge'' the 1990 movie, although they both feature Madeleine Stowe in a main role. [[spoiler: And they both end with her character getting KilledOffForReal.]]
* This trope affected late-60's [[OneHitWonder one-hit wonders]] Thunderclap Newman. The song that would end up being their only hit was about to be released under the name ''Revolution'', but when Music/TheBeatles released their single of that name, the Thunderclap Newman single was hastily renamed ''Something in the Air''.
* It's probably best not to confuse ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' (that [[FantasyKitchenSink ultra-eclectic]] [[AfterTheEnd postapocalyptic]] [[TabletopGames tabletop game]]) with ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'' (that [[{{MMORPG}} MMO]] involving [[GreyAndGreyMorality a conflict between blind faith and reckless science]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]]-[[EldritchAbomination things]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin tearing big holes in the world]]). There's already been a minor legal fuss over it, after all.
* Riot are a band from New York City whose ''Fire Down Under'' has been referred to as the first speed metal album. Music/QuietRiot were a bubblegum-ish band from Los Angeles with rather undistinguished material, but whose management was interested in actually promoting them. It's now difficult to speak of Riot without it being taken as meaning Quiet Riot.
** It's also a Paramore album. And a song by Three Days Grace.
* There is a 1996 FMV game named ''VideoGame/{{Ripper}}'' and an unrelated 2001 SlasherMovie also named ''Film/{{Ripper}}''. Both are however about a UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper-[[JackTheRipoff copycat]].
* Creator/DataEast's 1984 laserdisc FMV game ''Road Blaster'' should not be confused with Atari Games' 1986 racing game ''[=RoadBlasters=]''. The UsefulNotes/SegaCD port of the former was renamed ''Road Avenger'', presumably to avoid confusion.
* The 1989 Patrick Swayze [[SoBadItsGood cheesefest]] ''Film/RoadHouse'' has nothing to do with the FilmNoir ''Film/{{Road House|1948}}'' from 1948.
* ''Series/RobotWars'' is a successful British combat show and an American robot tournament. ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' is a Japanese video game series which people confusingly abbreviate to ''Robot Wars''.
** The Japanese video game series is released [[note]]Only the ''OG'' games are exported due to licensing reasons[[/note]] as ''Super Robot Taisen'' outside of Japan.
* The pinball video game ''VideoGame/{{Rollerball}}'' by HAL Laboratory, has nothing to do with the movie ''Film/{{Rollerball}}''.
* ''Ronin'' is a Frank Miller [[ComicBook/{{Ronin}} comic]] and Creator/{{Syfy}} miniseries, and a [[Film/{{Ronin}} spy film]]. ''VideoGame/{{RONIN}}'' is a cyberpunk action game.
* Please don't confuse ''Literature/{{Room}}'' [[note]] A novel about a woman confined to an enclosure with her son adapted into an award winning film [[/note]] with ''Film/TheRoom'' [[note]]"You're tearin' me apart, Lisa!"[[/note]].
** Further confusing the issue is a [[VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame Flash game based on the film]]. Neither should be confused with totally-unrelated mobile phone game ''[[VideoGame/TheRoomMobileGame The Room]]'', or the fourth ''Franchise/SilentHill'' game '''also''' named ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill4 The Room]]''.
* ''Rules of Engagement'' by Creator/ElizabethMoon, the fifth book in the ''Literature/FamiliasRegnant'' series, should not be confused with ''Series/RulesOfEngagement'', the TV sitcom. Nor, for that matter, with ''Rules of Engagement'' by Peter Morwood, which is a Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel. Nor the Creator/TommyLeeJones movie, ''Film/RulesOfEngagement''. Or the film directed by William Friedkin and starring Creator/SamuelLJackson. Or the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode which, like the movie, is also about a decorated officer who's accused of wrongfully attacking civilians in combat.
* "Run to the Sun" was the title of a song by Music/{{Erasure}}, as well as an earlier italo-disco song by Mauro Farina as Max Coveri, which in turn was later one of the many artist names used by Maurizio de Jorio.
* ''Literature/TheRunningMan'' is a Creator/StephenKing novel (adapted into [[Film/TheRunningMan an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie]]) about a DeadlyGame in a dystopian future America. It's also the title of a 1963 film starring Laurence Harvey about a man who commits InsuranceFraud. And it's also the name of a Korean game show.
* ''Film/RushHour'': Film series, not to be confused with the sketch show of the same name, or the hit song by Jane Wiedlin.
* Music/{{Rush}}, the Canadian ProgressiveRock trio, have had at one point to remind [[RushLimbaugh Rush]], the American conservative talk show host, to not use their music with this as justification. And if any of these are related to ''Rush'', a 1991 crime drama taking place in Texas, it'd be a surprise. Also, people looking in record shops for music by the prog group have reportedly been annoyed at having to wade through Jennifer Rush albums in their search.
** ''[[Film/{{Rush2013}} Rush]]'', the 2013 Ron Howard docudrama about a '70s Formula 1 rivalry.
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* ''10 Items or Less'' is both a 2006 [[Film/TenItemsOrLess film]] and a TV sitcom which started in the same year. They both involve supermarkets.
* ''Series/FifteenLove'' is a Canadian television series. ''15-Love'' is a short-lived Creator/MarvelComics title. They are both about tennis.
* ''2016'' is either the title of a political documentary by Dinesh D'Souza which full title is ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_(film) 2016: Obama's America]]'' or the title of a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXYmFqEkCGQ&feature=share&list=ULiXYmFqEkCGQ Ghanaian sci-fi movie.]]
* Software example: Popular 3D modelling program 3ds Max uses a title with AllLowercaseLetters in the beginning to distinguish it from the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS, despite the fact that this program has been around far longer than the console.

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[[folder:D]]
* ''10 Items or Less'' is ''Dam Busters'': A 1955 war film, a 1980's arcade ShootEmUp similar to ''VideoGame/{{Scramble}}'', and a game involving beavers on the infamous ''VideoGame/Action52'' cartridge.
* ''Dark Angel: Vampire Apocalypse'' for the [=PS2=], and the ''Series/DarkAngel'' TV series, which also had a [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames PS2 adaptation]]. Also a Marvel UK comic, and [[Literature/DarkAngels a Space Marine chapter]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.
* ''Dark Blue'' refers to two different works
both about LAPD cops. One is a 2006 [[Film/TenItemsOrLess [[Film/DarkBlue 2002 film]] starring Creator/KurtRussell, the other a [[Series/DarkBlue 2009 TV series]].
** And a trance song by Cabala (Nick Muir).
* ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'' is a comic series and [[VideoGame/TheDarkness video game]] adaptation,
and a 2016 movie.
* ''Dark Reign'' is a [[VideoGame/DarkReign 1997 video game]], and a [[ComicBook/DarkReign Marvel Comics event]].
* ''Dark Skies'' is a [[Series/DarkSkies 1996
TV sitcom series]] and a [[Film/DarkSkies 2013]] movie.
* ''Dark Souls'': a 2011 [[VideoGame/DarkSouls video game series]], or a 2011 Norwegian horror film.
* ''Dawn'', known as ''Cry for Dawn'', is a BadGirlComic by Joseph Michael Linsner. ''Dawn'' is a 3D platformer by Brave Rabbit Games.
* "Day After Day" is a Creator/GeorgeHarrison song recorded by {{Music/Badfinger}}, or an Alan Parsons[=/=]Eric Woolfson song recorded by Music/TheAlanParsonsProject.
* ''Dead@17'' is a comic about teenage girls fighting the living dead. ''Dead at 17'' is a TV movie about the mother of a dead teenage boy.
* ''DeadOrAlive'': Various films with nothing to do with each other, a [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive video game]] series (one of
which started in the same year. They both involve supermarkets.
inspired a movie), an '80s NewWaveMusic band, a Creator/TomClancy book, and a Music/BonJovi song all share this title.
* ''Series/FifteenLove'' ''DeadRingers'' is a Canadian [[Film/DeadRingers 1988 movie]] about two twin brothers by Creator/DavidCronenberg, and a [[Series/DeadRingers 2002 British television series. ''15-Love'' comedy]] centering around impersonations.
* ''DearJohn'' was an 80s British sitcom about singles (with an American remake starring Judd Hirsch) but also a 2010 Amanda Seyfried weepie based on Nicholas Sparks's novel, and the name of several songs by acts from Styx to British radical-feminist new wavers The Au Pairs (oh, and Taylor Swift).
* ''Film/DeepBlueSea''
is a short-lived horror film about killer sharks. ''Film/TheDeepBlueSea'' is a 2011 romantic drama film starring Creator/TomHiddleston and Creator/RachelWeisz.
* ''ComicBook/TheDefenders'' is another Marvel team book with no relation to another 60s TV show, this time an American court room drama which you might remember being referenced in a episode of ''Series/MadMen''.
** And another show called ''The Defenders'' debuted on CBS in September 2010.
* ''Film/DejaVu'', the 2006 time-travel action thriller, is unrelated to the 1985 film ''Déjà Vu'', a drama about reincarnation, which is in turn unrelated to the old adventure game ''VideoGam