[[caption-width-right:344:On the left: 2001 thriller movie.\\
On the right: [[Disney/{{Tangled}} seventy feet of golden hair]].]]

->"''There's this bald boy, who can control the wind... Oops! Wrong WesternAnimation/{{Avatar| The Last Airbender}}...''"
-->-- '''WebVideo/BumReviews''' review of Creator/JamesCameron's ''Film/{{Avatar}}''

This is when several works share a name. They could even be different media. And yet they're completely unrelated.

Essentially, NamesTheSame when applied to works. When the names are slightly different, it might be a case of TranslationMatchmaking. If the titles are identical to each other except for an added article in either ("a", "the", etc.), for instance ''Film/{{Following}}'' and ''Series/TheFollowing'', we'll count them too.

Compare StockEpisodeTitles. See also RecycledTitle, which is when a work set in the same fictional universe uses the same title as an earlier one.

This is so prevalent that TheOtherWiki developed the Disambiguation system to address this and similar issues (like common surnames). So have we, actually--see the AmbiguityIndex for a list.

For those unfamiliar with intellectual property laws, titles can't be copyrighted and it's totally legal to name a work with the same name as another one, however, if the title is trademarked, then you can't, trademark covers a series/franchise, not a single work.

'''Care must be taken to make sure this doesn't become a militant InNameOnly. This is strictly when two works just happen to share the same name, not an adaptation/sequel/remake that bears no resemblance to the previous work'''.

!!Examples (alphabetical by title)
%% Do not separate by medium.


* ''2016'' is the of 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 Nintendo3DS, despite the fact that this program has been around far longer than the console.

* "About A Girl" is a song by two separate bands, each having no similarity to the other, {{Music/Nirvana}} (which was the one covered by ''Cibo Matto'') and The Academy Is...
* JeanMichelJarre's track "Aero" from the eponymous 2002 concert in Denmark is mostly unrelated to his track "Aero" from the eponymous 2004 album. Neither track is about the bubbly chocolate bar or the Windows theme.
* {{ComicBook/Alias}} was a Marvel comic book series created by Creator/BrianMichaelBendis and Creator/MichaelGaydos published 2001-2004. The protagonist of the series was former superhero Jessica Jones, who gave up the spandex and laser beam lifestyle for a grubby career as a private detective. At almost exactly the same time, ABC launched a TV series called {{Series/Alias}} about CIA agent Sydney Bristow, played by JenniferGarner, which ran from 2001-2006.
** The upcoming Netflix/Marvel Studios adaptation of the comic series will be called Series/AliasJessicaJones, presumably to avoid confusion.
* ''Alien'' for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}} was indeed a LicensedGame based on [[Film/{{Alien}} the movie]], unlike ''Alien'' for the UsefulNotes/VIC20, which was ''Heiankyo Alien'' by another name.
* ''All-American Alien Boy'' is the name of a song and a solo album by Ian Hunter of Music/MottTheHoople. It is also the name of a science fiction short-story and collection by Creator/AllenSteele.
* "All Night Long" is both a mid-tempo dance number performed by LionelRichie, and a heavy rock paean to the easy availability of groupies, sung by ''Music/{{Rainbow}}''.
** Music/DemiLovato and JoeWalsh also released songs with that title.
* ''AllOverTheHouse'' is the name of a gag-a-day webcomic, and a pornographic rap music video.
* ''VideoGame/AllPointsBulletin'' is the name of a 2010 ElectronicArts MMORPG, and a 1987 Atari ArcadeGame. The confusion is only aggravated by both games using the InitialismTitle ''A.P.B.''.
* ''AllTogetherNow'' is the closing song from the movie ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'', and a documentary about the making of the Cirque du Soleil [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles]] musical ''Love''. These are related, but neither of them are related to the England soccer-squad anthem of the same name by Music/TheFarm.
* ''Series/AlmostHuman'' is a sci-fi crime drama on Fox. It is also the name of two unrelated movies.
* The Angels were one of Australia's best bands around 1980. They had to change their name to Angel City for the U.S., because there was already a band called Angel. The Angels have broken up some time since, and there's now an electronica act called Angel City.
** The Angels were a 60s GirlGroup famous for their hit "My Boyfriend's Back".
* ''Angel Heart'': is an [[Manga/AngelHeart anime and manga series]] based on an alternate timeline of ''Manga/CityHunter'', and a [[Film/AngelHeart 1987 mystery/horror film]] about a detective in the 1950's who is caught up in a strange case involving a missing person.
* There's a manga and anime series titled ''Manga/{{ARIA}}''. There's also a live action [[AnthologyFilm anthology of 10 short films]], most of them set to opera arias, also titled ''Aria'', a 1994 Music/{{Asis}} album called ''Aria'' and a TabletopRPG named ''Aria'' (full title ''Aria: Canticle of the Monomyth''). Australia's answer to the Grammy is also called an ''ARIA''.
* Japanese video game developer ArcSystemWorks (of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'' and ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' fame) is unrelated to the American video game publisher AksysGames, although the latter has localized many of the former's works in the United States, to the point that they're mistaken as an subsidiary. There's also Arsys Software, an obscure Japanese company of the 80s and 90s which developed ''Wibarm'' and the SNES version of ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersia1''.
* Mention "Arrested Development" today and people will think first and foremost of the sitcom. But there was a rap group in the '90s called Arrested Development. Although huge at their peak, they are mostly forgotten today.
* How about ''The Art of War''? There is an "Art of War" by:
** [[Literature/TheArtOfWar Sun Tzu]], an ancient Chinese military thinker, and the one most people will be referring to.
** Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli, a Renaissance-era Italian strategist and political thinker.
** Antoine-Henri Jomini, a 19th-century Swiss interpreter of Napoleon.
** UsefulNotes/MaoZedong, a 20th-century Chinese communist revolutionary and politician.
:: Though this is largely a result of translation laziness. Sun Tzu's "Art of War" is actually ''"Sun Tzu's Methods of War"'' in Chinese, Machiavelli's is ''On the Art of War'' in Italian, Jomini's is ''Handbook of the Art of War'' in French, and Mao's is ''On War'' (which is itself not to be confused with Clausewitz's "On War").\\
This extends even beyond literature, as there's also a completely unrelated (in that it has nothing to do with military theory unlike the others) Wesley Snipes action film called ''The Art of War'', which was followed by two DTV sequels.
* Our page of ''Disney/TheAristocats'' opens with a mangled attempt at TheAristocrats joke.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', a cartoon about PettingZooPeople, or ''Film/{{Arthur}}'', a film about a RichIdiotWithNoDayJob.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]]'', the {{animesque}} Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} cartoon about a SupernaturalMartialArts kid, and ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', the movie about blue-skinned aliens. (To avoid confusion with the blue-skinned aliens, Nick decided to call the movie adaptation of the cartoon just ''Film/TheLastAirbender''.) And don't forget the seventh ''Literature/{{Indigo}}'' book, or that {{doorstopper}} of Creator/PoulAnderson's with the BlitheSpirit.
** It gets even worse; due to the poor reception of the aforementioned movie, using just the subtitle won't work either. Saying "Avatar" will make people think you're talking about James Cameron's film series, and saying "The Last Airbender" will make them think you're talking about the M. Night's film adaptation. Unless you use the fan abbreviation, ATLA, then the only reliable term to use is "The Legend of Aang"... but that subtitle was only used in the UK.
** And just to make sure you're thoroughly confused, the sequel series to the cartoon is titled ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', and has no known connection to the flash animation ''WebAnimation/TheLegendOfKorah''. Thankfully, it does work due to being similar to the aforementioned subtitle of the original series in the UK: The Legend of Aang.
** There's also a Music/{{Swans}} song called "Avatar".
* ''Series/TheAvengers'' is a classic British secret agent series which is no relation to the [[Comicbook/TheAvengers American superhero team]]. The fact that both have had series called "The New Avengers" doesn't help matters a whole heck of a lot. There's also an old ArcadeGame by Creator/{{Capcom}} called ''Avengers'' (known as ''Hissatsu Buraiken'' in Japan).
** In an attempt to avoid this confusion, [[Film/TheAvengers2012 the 2012 film based on the comic book]] was renamed to ''Avengers Assemble'' in several countries including the UK. The comic book adaptation of the British secret agent series is called ''Steed and Mrs. Peel''.
** Many different video games have used the title ''Avenger'': a ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' clone for the UsefulNotes/VIC20 and UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}}, a ninja ActionAdventure game for various computers by Gremlin Graphics, a VerticalScrollingShooter for the PCEngine by Creator/TelenetJapan, and a ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''-like iOS release from CWA Games.
** And we musn't forget the classic 1930's pulp magazine hero Literature/TheAvenger, who predated all of the above-mentioned Avengers by at least 30 years. Nevertheless, when DC Comics published a comic book adaptation of the series in the 1970's, they had to title it ComicBook/JusticeInc.
* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' dances on the line of this and InNameOnly, as Kevin Feige quickly clarified that it is ''not'' an adaptation of the comic book CrisisCrossover of the [[Comicbook/AgeOfUltron same name]], but they still share one important element: [[KillerRobot Ultron]] being the BigBad.

* "Baby Driver" is the title of two songs released within one year of each other (1975-1976)! The earlier and more famous one is by PaulSimon, and it sounds almost like a folk tune for very young children. The other is by {{Kiss}}, and it's a raucous funk-rock number with a surprisingly demonic vocal part by drummer Peter Criss.
* ''Series/BadEducation'' is a British sitcom which started in 2012, while ''Film/BadEducation'' is a 2004 Spanish film.
* ''Series/BadGirls''. One was a western about female gunslingers. The other was a prison drama. It's also the name of a Music/DonnaSummer song. Also one by M.I.A.
* ''Badlands'': [[VideoGame/{{Badlands}} Two different arcade games]] from the 1980s--a laserdisc game by Konami, and a driving game by Atari--a Music/BruceSpringsteen song, and [[Film/{{Badlands}} a 1973 film]] by Creator/TerrenceMalick.
* ''Barbarian'' has been the title of three different video games: a platformer by Creator/{{Psygnosis}}, a BeatEmUp by Palace Software (fully titled ''VideoGame/BarbarianTheUltimateWarrior'', also known as ''Death Sword''), and an arena fighter by TitusSoftware.
* "Be Prepared": One is Scar's VillainSong in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' about his plan to overthrow Mufasa. The other, from ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'', is a country song performed by a CrazyPrepared goat. There's also the Music/TomLehrer song making fun of the Boy Scouts.
* ''Being Human'', a pretty much forgotten 1994 RobinWilliams movie, and ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'', a SupernaturalSoapOpera on Creator/TheBBC, or the [[Series/BeingHumanUS American remake]].
* ''Best of Euro-Rap'', a compilation by Soundsunited, and ''The Best of Euro-Rap'', a compilation by Flashback. Unsurprisingly, there are also playlists titled ''Best of Eurorap''.
* "Big Gun" by Music/{{ACDC}}, which was the inspiration for "I Sawed The Demons" from ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'', and "Big Gun" by Sonic Mayhem, from ''VideoGame/QuakeII''.
* Scott O'Dell's book ''The Black Pearl'' has nothing to do with ''Curse of the Black Pearl'', the first ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie.
** Or "Black Pearl" by Sonny Charles & the Checkmates Ltd., which was one of the last big hits produced by PhilSpector.
* ''Film/TheBirds'' (1963): Horror thriller directed by Creator/AlfredHitchcock, based on a short story of the same name by Daphne Du Maurier. ''Theatre/TheBirds'' (414 BC): Ancient Greek comedy by Creator/{{Aristophanes}}.
** There's also an orchestral suite by Ottorino Respighi (original Italian title: ''Gli uccelli''), a musical play by David Cerda and Pauline Pang, a song by Elbow, and a 1960s British Rhythm and Blues band (not to be confused with ''The Byrds''), all called ''The Birds''.
* ''Black Sheep''. Would that be a comedy starring Chris Farley and David Spade, or a horror-comedy set in New Zealand about killer sheep?
** Even my TV info is confused; the only way to tell them apart is that the horror one is shown late night on the action film-centric HBO channel.
** Not to mention ''Baa Baa Black Sheep'', the unlikely-titled TV series about a famous squadron of [[SemperFi US Marine Corps]] aviators in WWII, led by [[BadAss Pappy Boyington]], whose autobiography was entitled that.
*** ''Baa Baa Black Sheep'' is also the title of a short story by Creator/RudyardKipling, which along with ''The Jungle Book'' formed the basis of an opera of the same name by Michael Berkeley. And there is a song by Harry Nilsson entitled ''Baa Baa Black Sheep''.
** Also, the 90s HipHop group (and RepurposedPopSong victims.)
** ''Black Sheep'' is also a Jan Hammer (acid jazz) album, and its title track.
** And a novel by Creator/GeorgetteHeyer
* When you hear ''Bleach'', do you think of the {{Music/Nirvana}} album? The [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Anime & Manga series written by]] Creator/TiteKubo? Or the...cleaning product?
* ''Blind Date'': 1984 thriller with Joseph Bottoms and Kirstie Alley, or 1987 romantic comedy with BruceWillis and Kim Basinger? Or the dating game/reality show that ran from 1999 to 2006?
* ''Blown Away'', the 1992 film starring the two Coreys, the 1994 film about a mad bomber starring JeffBridges and TommyLeeJones, or the title song on a album by Music/CarrieUnderwood?
* ''Literature/{{Bolo}}'', Stuart Cheshire's ''VideoGame/{{Bolo}}'', and the unrelated UsefulNotes/AppleII game ''Bolo''.
* ''{{Boneshaker}}'' by Cherie Priest is a SteamPunk AlternateHistory. ''The Boneshaker'' by Kate Milford is a young adult fantasy novel. They have nothing to do with each other.
* Book of Love was a [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] band that was active 1984 to 1993, also a 1990 HighSchool RomanticComedy movie set in the 1950s, a 2002 RomanticComedy / {{Mockumentary}} about relationships, a 2004 Drama Comedy film starring Simon Baker and the subtitle of a 2009 film in the Film/AmericanPie series.
** "The Book Of Love" was a DooWop classic by The Monotones.
* SkinnyPuppy have produced several different short experimental tracks titled "Brap".
* ''Blood Over Water'': Are we talking here about [[Series/BloodOverWater the 2009 miniseries]] that was made for Ferris State's cable channel? Or are we talking about the novel by David and James Livingston? One involves a CorruptCorporateExecutive and a polluted pond, and lots of murder. The other? Two brothers in a canoeing contest.
* ''Brat Pack'' is a brutal deconstruction of superhero tropes, especially related to sidekicks. That it happens to share a title with a straight superhero webcomic is ironic.
* ''[=BreakThru=]'' is a ground-based HorizontalScrollingShooter by Creator/DataEast. ''[=BreakThru!=]'' is a ''[=SameGame=]'' clone published by Spectrum Holobyte. ''Breakthrough'' is a ''VideoGame/SolomonsKey''-like PuzzlePlatformer for the UsefulNotes/BBCMicro. ''Breakthru'' is also the name of a song by Music/{{Queen}}.
* ''Brian's Song'' is a 1971 TV movie about an NFL player who died of cancer, and later a WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy episode subtitle. ''Byron's Song'' is a 2009 song by Rebekah Ann Curtis dedicated to a friend who also died of cancer.
* ''Film/BringingDownTheHouse'' is a novel [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory based on the sort of true story]] of MIT card counters. It's also the name of a completely unrelated movie. The book was later adapted to film under the title ''Film/TwentyOne''.
* ''Bullseye'' was the title of two unrelated GameShow formats in the early 1980s, one [[Series/BullseyeUS American]] and one [[Series/BullseyeUK British]]. The British one is actually based around darts.
* There are two different films called ''The Bunker'', curiously both about Germans hiding in a bunker during WorldWarII. However, the 1981 film is a dramatization of UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's final days in his Führerbunker based on the history book of the same name, while the 2001 film is a horror story about a band of German soldiers being pursued by phantoms in a decrepit bunker on the Western front.
* ''Bust-a-Move'' was the title of a 1980's hip-hop song, the US/European versions of Creator/{{Taito}}'s ''Puzzle Bobble'', and a RhythmGame by {{Enix}}. The last one had to be retitled ''Bust-a-Groove'' in the US, which is also the title of a Paul Oakenfold album.

* "California Girls" is a song by the BeachBoys, which was later [[CoverVersion covered]] by [[VanHalen David Lee Roth]]. "California '''Gurls'''" (the typo is intentional) is by Music/KatyPerry with Snoop Dogg. "California Girls" is also a song by Gretchen Wilson, although the first line of the refrain is "Ain't you glad we ain't all California girls?"
* ''The Cape'' is the title of both [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cape_(1996_TV_series) a 1996-1997 TV series]] about astronauts at Cape Canaveral, and [[Series/TheCape a 2010-2011 TV series]] about a cape-wearing superhero.
* Captain Canada was the title of (1) A radio comedy series featuring Artist/BrunoGerussi on CBC Radio in the 1960's; (2) A counterculture comic strip created by Creator/StanleyLabreche for the magazine FuddleDuddle in the 1970's and (3) A new-agey superhero series published in the NewfoundlandHerald newspaper in the 1980's. It was this over-proliferation of Captain Canadas which led Creator/RichardComely to name his classic 1970's Canadian superhero ComicBook/CaptainCanuck instead.
* There are at least three different films called ''Cargo''. The 2009 one is a Swiss sci-fi thriller/horror set on a cargo spaceship, the 2006 one is about a backpacker in Africa who stows away on a cargo ship heading for Europe, and the 2011 one is about a Russian woman smuggled to the US who forms a bond with her transporter.
* CarryOn: Which one? the British film franchise: ''Film/CarryOn'' or the FurryWebcomic: ''Webcomic/CarryOn''.
* "Cars" by GaryNuman, the band Music/TheCars, or ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' the Pixar film?
* "Case Closed" is the [[ScrewedByTheLawyers forced retitling]] of the manga and anime series Manga/DetectiveConan. "Caso Cerrado" is a Spanish-language court show that was previously called "Sala de Parejas" (loosely: "Couples' Court").
* Castle seems to turn up quite frequently in the titles of various kinds of works.
** ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle'' is the title of both the novel by Creator/DianaWynneJones and the film adaptation by Creator/HayaoMiyazaki. That isn't the example. This is: ''Literature/CastleInTheAir'' is the sequel to the novel. ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'' is an earlier, completely unrelated Miyazaki film. Confused yet?
*** "Castles in the Air" is also a DonMcLean song, the B-side of "Vincent".
** There's also a film called ''Castle'', a crime show called ''Series/{{Castle}}'' and ''The Castle'' by Creator/FranzKafka.
** ''Castle Quest'' is a BBC Micro game with no relation to ''{{Castlequest}}'', a MarketBasedTitle for the NES game ''Castle Excellent''. There's also ''Castle Quest'', a strategy game by HudsonSoft.
* The manga and anime ''Manga/CatsEye'' is not to be confused with ''Film/CatsEye'' (an '80s film based on the stories of Creator/StephenKing) the '80s ITV detective drama ''C.A.T.S. Eyes'' or the '90s BBC edutainment programme ''Cats' Eyes''.
* ''Challenge of the Dragon'' by Sachen is a pirated engine hack of ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon''. ''Challenge of the Dragon'' by Color Dreams is a generic hack-n-slash.
* [[Creator/DCComics DC's]] ''Chase'' was a series centering around Cameron Chase, a blonde DEO operative that hunted down rogue metahumans while Creator/{{NBC}}'s ''[[Series/{{ChaseNBC}} Chase (NBC)]]'' was a series centering around Annie Frost, a blonde US Marshall that hunted down escaped fugitives. Both were cancelled. Neither should be confused with ''[[Series/ChaseGameShow Cha$e]]'', a short-lived reality game show on [[Creator/SciFiChannel Syfy]], or ''Series/TheChase'', a UK quiz show on Creator/{{ITV}} (when the NBC show was bought for British television it was officially retitled ''Jerry Bruckheimer's Chase''). Then there's ''The Chase'', a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] TV drama, and a 1994 film also titled ''Film/TheChase''.
** Or the other {{NBC}} show called ''Chase'' (from [[Series/{{Dragnet}} Jack Webb]] and Creator/StephenJCannell), which was also short-lived.
** Or, for that matter, the early 70's jazz-rock group led by trumpeter Bill Chase.
** Oh, and there's financial institution JP Morgan Chase often just called Chase.
* ''Chef!'' the 1990s British sitcom starring Lenny Henry is completely unrelated to the 2014 movie from and with Creator/JonFavreau.
* Before there was the more famous [[Film/ChildsPlay horror franchise]], there were two unrelated films also called ''Child's Play'': one a 1954 science fiction film, the other a 1972 mystery based on a stage play of the same title. By coincidence, the same film editor, Edward Warschilka, worked on the first two movies of the ''Child's Play'' franchise and the unrelated 1972 film.
** Outside of film, Child's Play is, among other things, a charity founded by the authors of ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'', a crime thriller novel by Kia Abdullah, a science fiction short story by Creator/WilliamTenn, a Marvel Comics crossover, a game show, and the title of various television show episodes.
* ''Theatre/ChildrenOfEden'' is a musical based on the Literature/BookOfGenesis. ''VideoGame/ChildOfEden'' is a trippy {{cyberspace}} RailShooter video game that is also the SpiritualSuccessor to ''VideoGame/{{Rez}}''.
* ''Film/TheChinaSyndrome'' is a 1978 film about a nuclear meltdown. ''China Syndrome'' is an Atari 2600 game also involving stopping a meltdown.
* Brazil already has a problem of CompletelyDifferentTitle. Then when two films get the same title... ''Círculo de Fogo'' (Circle of Fire) was used for both ''Film/EnemyAtTheGates'' (2001) and ''Film/PacificRim'' (2013), ''A Experiência'' (The Experiment) is the title for both ''Film/{{Species}}'' (1995) and ''Das Experiment'' (2001). ''Film/TheCrow'' and ''Film/{{The Raven|2012}}'' are both "O Corvo" as both animals go by the same word in Portuguese. And then there's the ones that the difference is the article: ''In Dreams'' (1998) is "A Premonição" (The Premonition) while ''FinalDestination'' (2000) is just "Premonição".
* ''Film/CityLights'', the Charlie Chaplin film; ''City Lights'', the 1973 Canadian documentary show; ''City Lights'' the 80s BBC Scotland sitcom; ''City Lights'' the 2008 ITV comedy-drama. It was also the name of America's very first paperback bookstore (opened in San Francisco, California, in 1956).
* ''Theatre/CityOfAngels'', a musical about a FilmNoir; ''Film/CityOfAngels'', a supernatural romance film that's an American remake of ''Wings of Desire''; ''City of Angels'', subtitle of the film ''Film/TheCrowCityOfAngels''; ''City Of Angels'', the name of two completely different TV series (by Creator/StephenJCannell in the 1970s and Creator/StevenBochco in 2000); "City of Angel" from "Under The Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
* ''City of Glass'' is the third novel in CassandraClare's ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' series; the name of PaulAuster 's classicly surreal postmodern detective novel; and a multi-movement jazz composition by Stan Kenton.
* ''Literature/CloudAtlas'' was a 2004 novel by David Mitchell and '''''The''' Cloud Atlas'' was a 2004 novel by Liam Callanan.
* ''Film/{{Cobra}}'', the Creator/SylvesterStallone action film, is unrelated to the manga ''[[Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra Cobra]]''. Each had a LicensedGame on the UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC with the same title. It's not related to the 1970's DC Comics series {{ComicBook/Kobra}} either, nor for that matter, to the bad guys in the Franchise/GIJoe universe.
* ''VideoGame/CobraMission'' is a PC HGame. ''Mission Cobra'' is an NES ShootEmUp by unlicensed/pirate game mecca Sachen. There's also an NES [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct knockoff]] of ''VideoGame/LethalEnforcers'' titled ''Cobra Mission''.
* ''Cold Turkey'' is either a 1971 DickVanDyke movie about a small town that quits smoking for a big cash reward, or a 1940 Harry Langdon short about an office worker who wins a turkey in a Christmas raffle.
** Neither of which is related to the 1969 Music/JohnLennon song.
* ''Coming of Age'' is the title of an American sitcom from the Eighties and a British sitcom from the Noughties.
** And a 1990 hit by supergroup Damn Yankees.
* ''Commando'': [[VideoGame/{{Commando}} 1985 action game]] by {{Capcom}}, a 1983 {{Sega}} game, or [[Film/{{Commando}} 1985 action movie]] starring Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger?
** Or a song by Music/TheRamones?
* ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'' is a 2001 drama film about the Wannsee Conference of 1942, in which a group of Nazi bureaucrats held a meeting to discuss the implementation of the Holocaust. ''Conspiracy'' is also a 2008 action/thriller film starring ValKilmer.
* "Control" is the name of at least three {{industrial}}/EBM songs, by Juno Reactor f/Traci Lords, VNVNation, and mind.in.a.box.
** Not to be confused with the 1986 BreakthoughAlbum by JanetJackson, or its hit TitleSong.
* ''Cosmos Cop'' is an unlicensed ''SpaceHarrier'' clone on the NES multicart ''Caltron 6-in-1''. ''Cosmic Cop'' is the American localization of ''Armed Police Unit Gallop'', a spinoff of ''RType''.
* ''Crack Down'' is a 1989 arcade game by Creator/{{Sega}} which has nothing to do with ''{{Crackdown}}'', the 2007 ThirdPersonShooter for the Xbox 360, or ''The Crackdown'', the 1983 album by Music/CabaretVoltaire.
* ''Literature/{{Crash}}'', the 1973 novel or 1996 David Cronenberg film about an underground society that stages car crashes as a weird sexual fetish, or ''Film/{{Crash}}'', the 2006 Best Picture winner and a feel good story about racial stereotypes. This is ''very'' confusing to those of us who had seen only the Cronenberg film during the 2006 Oscar season...
* Do not confuse "Creature of the Night" (a number from ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'') with ''Creatures of the Night'' (a 1982 {{Kiss}} album). Or with the fans of {{TNA}} wrestler JeffHardy, who are called (you guessed it) "Creatures of the Night."
* The Famicom game ''Crossfire'' is completely unrelated to the SegaGenesis game ''Crossfire'', despite both being published by Kyugo (in different countries). Among other games, ''[[VideoGame/CrossfireRPG Crossfire]]'' is an MMORPG, and ''[[VideoGame/CrossFireFPS CrossFire]]'' is an online first-person shooter. In other media, ''Manga/{{Crossfire}}'' is a manga by the author of ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', and ''Crossfire'' is a debate show on Creator/{{CNN}}.
* The 1986 film ''Crossroads'', about blues legend Robert Johnson, has nothing to do with the 2002 film starring BritneySpears.
** And probably even less to do with a 1960s-80s British soap opera set in a Midlands motel (or indeed the 2001-03 revival), or the 1950s American religious anthology... or the 1992 Robert Urich series that didn't last as long as any of 'em.
** And possibly has even less relation to the Bone Thugs n Harmony song.
* ''Film/TheCube'', a 1969 American teleplay involving people inside a cube; and ''Series/TheCube'', a 2009 British game show involving people inside a cube. There's also ''Film/{{Cube}}'', a series of films involving people being trapped inside cubical mazes.
* British Goth band ''Music/TheCult'' are frequently confused with American ''rock-with-a-hint-of-Gothic-darkness'' band the BlueOysterCult. The two fandoms do not tend to overlap. Fans of BOC often abbreviate their band's name to "the Cult", which leads to confusion when, for instance, a web search leads them to pictures of a singer called Ian Astbury who is unknown to them as is the song "She Sells Sanctuary". Similarly those searching for Ian Astbury's Cult might wonder who the Hell Buck Dharma and Eric Bloom are.
* ''Cyber Monster'': Unlicensed NES {{light gun game}}, or freeware {{MMORPG}}?

* ''Dam Busters'': A 1955 war film, a 1980's arcade ShootEmUp similar to ''VideoGame/{{Scramble}}'', and a game involving beavers on the infamous ''{{Action 52}}'' cartridge.
* ''Dark Angel: Vampire Apocalypse'' for the PS2, and the ''DarkAngel'' TV series, which also had a [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames PS2 adaptation]]. Also [[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).
* ''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 video game series (one of which inspired a movie), an '80s [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] band, a Creator/TomClancy book, and a 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 ''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.
* ''[[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.''
* ''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 {{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.
* A short film called ''Dodgeball'' came out in 2001, a few years before ''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 CharlesDickens to create the Artful Dodger, and ''Dodger'', the 2013 novel by James Benmore which continues the story of the Dickens character.
* 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 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 ChrisJericho.
* 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.
* {{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.
* 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 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).

* ''E/R'' was a short-lived 1980s sitcom on CBS, while ''{{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).
* ''Employee of the Month'' is a 2004 dark comedy starring Matt Dillon. It is also a 2006 comedy starring Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson.
* 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 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'').
* 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.
* ''[[VideoGame/ExileBBCMicro Exile]]'', the 1988 UsefulNotes/BBCMicro {{Metroidvania}} with [[WreakingHavok a surprisingly good physics engine]]. ''VideoGame/{{Exile}}'', the mid-90s {{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.
* ''Film/ExMachina'', an original live-action film with a robot, and ''Manga/{{Appleseed}} Ex Machina'', a CGI anime adaptation with cyborgs.
* 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 ''TheDirtyDozen'' involving a group of female convicts.
* 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.

* ''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]].
* ''[[Fanfic/RokassFallingStars Falling Stars]]'', ''TabletopGame/{{Battletech}}[=/=]WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' crossover, or ''FallingStars'', ''Manga/LuckyStar[=/=]VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' crossover?
* ''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 [[TheFastAndTheFurious beginning in 2001 about illegal street racing]]. The 1955 film inspired two quasi-remakes: 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/{{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 [[FeverPitch the book]], there was the 1985 film [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089139/ Fever Pitch]] starring Ryan O'Neal.
* 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).
* ''Fireball'' by Don Spencer (composed by BarryGray, as the closing-credits music of Series/FireballXL5) is not to be confused with ''Fireball'' by 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 DisneyChannel Japan which has a prequel.
** Or the [[Pinball/{{Fireball}} classic Bally pinball machine.]]
* ''Pinball/{{Flash}}'' has nothing to do with a certain DCComics speedster.
* ''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 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]], and a ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'' [[Fanfic/ForYourEyesOnly fanfic]] that has nothing to do with ''James Bond'' (and precious little to do with ''Naruto''.)
* 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.
* ''FreedomForce'': a 1988 ''VideoGame/OperationWolf''-like LightGunGame published by Creator/{{Sunsoft}} for the NES, or a 2002 tactical RPG and AffectionateParody of SilverAge comic books by Irrational Games?
* ''Film/TheFreshman'' is a 1925 comedy starring HaroldLloyd, and a completely unrelated 1990 comedy starring MarlonBrando and MatthewBroderick.
** And the [[OneHitWonder sole hit song]] of The Verve Pipe (no relation to The Verve).
* ''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 ''SaturdayNightLive''.
* ''Film/{{Frozen}}'' is a 2010 drama/thriller hybrid film written and directed by Creator/AdamGreen. And ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is a 2013 {{Disney}} animated movie based of "Literature/TheSnowQueen" fairy tale.
* ''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 LucasArts adventure game, should not be confused with ''Full Throttle'', an ''VideoGame/OutRun'' clone by Creator/{{Taito}} also known by the MarketBasedTitle ''Top Speed''.

* 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''. [[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.
* ''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.
* ''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 ArcadeGame ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}}''.
* '''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}}. It was also used in some regions as the name of the [[SegaGenesis Mega Drive]] game console, but there's also the Flash game ''VideoGame/GeNeSis'' and ''Genesis: Beyond the Revelation'', one of {{Square}}'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}}'' 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 ''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.
* The 1985 arcade billiards game "Series/GimmeABreak" has nothing to do with the sitcom.
* ''The Glass House'' is both a horror film starring Creator/LeeleeSobieski and an unrelated [[Series/TheGlassHouse Austrialian talk show]].
* ''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.
* ''The Great Train Robbery'' 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, 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 {{Pink}}.
* ''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 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''.
** 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. 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."
* The Creator/{{Capcom}} game ''Gun.Smoke'' is unrelated to ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'', the TV series, or the UsefulNotes/BBCMicro game of the same name.

* The Music/LadyGaga song "Hair" is in no way related to [[Theatre/{{Hair}} the musical]].
* ''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.
* ''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.
* "Haunted" by TypeONegative, "Haunted" by Gary Numan, "Haunted" by Music/TaylorSwift, "Haunted" by {{Music/Disturbed}}, "Literature/{{Haunted 2005}}" by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk, "Literature/{{Haunted 1988}}" by James Herbert, three "Haunted" television shows (1960s, 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.
* ''Heaven and Hell'' is a much-loved album -- but is it by Music/BlackSabbath or by {{Music/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.
* 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.
* ''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.
* ''{{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 JasonStatham action flick.
* ''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.
* ''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.
* There's ''[[CiemWebcomicSeries Ciem: The Human Centipede]]'' from Dozerfleet Comics. Then, there's Tom Six's ''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.

* "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?
* ''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}}, wich 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' ''{{Steel}}: The Indestructible Man''.
* 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 RobinHobb named ''The Inheritance'', taking its title from one of the stories included.
* ''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.
* ''In the Night Garden'': the first volume of ''Literature/TheOrphansTales'' or the CBeebies series?
* ''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 PatBenatar and a 2009 rock hit for Las Vegas band Adelitas Way.
* 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 {{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 ''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.

* 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.
* ''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 JesusChrist.
* ''VideoGame/{{Jetpac}}'' should not be confused with ''VideoGame/{{Jetpack}}''. They have little in common except a player character with a JetPack.
* ''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) OingoBoingo and 3) 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''

* ''K-9'', the 1989 James Belushi film about a police dog, and ''Series/{{K9}}'', the 2010 ''Series/DoctorWho'' spin-off about the tin dog.
* ''KamichamaKarin'', a manga about a girl who can transform into a goddess, and ''{{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?
* 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''.
* ''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}}!
* ''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.
* Manga/{{Kurogane}} a action manga set in the Edo Period that ran from 1996 to 1997 and [[Manga/{{Kurogane2011}} Kurogane]], a present day {{Kendo}} sports manga released in 2011 and currently ongoing.

* ''Lab Rats'' is either a short lived British sitcom about a research lab, or a [[Series/LabRats much longer-lasting Disney superhero sitcom]].
* "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 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 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 1992 TearJerker song by EltonJohn about a father visiting his LGBT son dying of AIDS, or a 2010 TearJerker movie written by NicholasSparks and starring 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 {{Tom Jones}}, 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 BillyJoel album ''The Nylon Curtain''[[note]]A rare case of Billy letting out a PrecisionFStrike in song[[/note]].
* ''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 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, Keyshia Cole, Tim McGraw, and Mitchell Musso all have unrelated songs called "Let It Go" as well.
* ''{{Life}}'', the LiveActionTelevision drama. ''Life'', a BBC documentary. ''Life'', a {{manga}} series. ''Film/{{Life}}'', a movie starring EddieMurphy and Creator/MartinLawrence. ''[[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.
* ''Life on Mars'' is a song by 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. 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.
* ''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/TheWizardOfOz 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 and Robyn have both recorded synthpop songs titled "Love Kills".
* ''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]]...

* ''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 WizardsOfWaverlyPlace has 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]])
* ''Film/{{Mammoth}}'' is a 2009 drama about a man's relationship with an Asian sex worker. ''[[Film/{{Mammoth2006}} Mammoth]]'' is also a 2006 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.
* ''Mega Force'' was a 1982 motorcycle action film that had an Atari 2600 LicensedGame, and also the international MarketBasedTitle of the arcade version of ''StarForce''. Also, ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' and ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce''.
* ''Film/MenInBlack'' is the title of a comic book series and derivative science fiction movie with Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. ''Men In Black'' is also the name of a 1935 Film/TheThreeStooges short.
* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', a 2008 series based on Myth/ArthurianLegend, and ''Series/{{Merlin|1998}}'', a 1998 miniseries based on Myth/ArthurianLegend. There's also the opera by Isaac Albéniz based on... [[Myth/ArthurianLegend 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 short-lived Japanese heavy metal magazine published during the late 1980's. It 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 NewWave 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 MarxBrothers, and the other had 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. 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 [[ViewersAreMorons the audience would stay away thinking that the film was about potatoes.]]
* ''MonsterFarm'': cartoon about a young man who inherits 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.
* ''Literature/MotherNight'', the 1961 novel by KurtVonnegut, should not be confused with '''night, Mother'', the 1981 play by Marsha Norman.
* ''Moulin Rouge'' (1952) and ''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 1941 ScrewballComedy by Creator/AlfredHitchcock, as well as a [[MrAndMrsSmith 2005 action comedy]] starring BradPitt and AngelinaJolie.
* 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.
* "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).
* The UsefulNotes/{{Commodore 64}} game ''Myth: History in the Making'' has no relation to Bungie's ''VideoGame/{{Myth}}'' RTS games.


* ''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 ''GauntsGhosts'' novel by Creator/DanAbnett, ''ThePowerOfFive'' novel by Creator/AnthonyHorowitz, or the fifth and final hub of ''{{VideoGame/Hexen}}'' (and the opening/central level of that hub).
* ''Nekketsu Oyako'', a 1994 side-scrolling [[BeatEmUp beat-'em-up]] for the PlayStation and SegaSaturn published by Tecnosoft, has nothing to do with the ''[[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.
* ''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 Elizabeth Bear about a vampire (and thus immortal) detective. Neither should be confused with the 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.
* ''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 three games named ''Nightshade''. One 1985 UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum videogame, a 1991 NES game ([[VideoGame/{{Nightshade}} trope page here]]) and one 2003 PS2 videogame ([[NightshadeKunoichi trope page here]]). 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 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 WorldWarTwo 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 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.
* ''9'' the [[WesternAnimation animated]] {{film}}, and ''Theatre/{{Nine}}'' the {{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.
** Also there was ''Film/{{District 9}}''. Truly '09 was the year of the 9.
* ''Ninja Assault'': The horrible ''VideoGame/NinjaGaiden'' knockoff on ''{{Action 52}}''? Or a 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 OingoBoingo song?
* ''Film/{{Notorious}}'' is either the Creator/AlfredHitchcock thriller or the [[TheNotoriousBIG Biggie Smalls]] biopic.
** Also, it's a 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.
* ''Nowhere Boy'' is either a movie about JohnLennon or a {{manhwa}} about a very unhappy guy who wants the world to end (a wish that is granted ''by God'').
* ''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.

* ''O'', a SettingUpdate of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', ''Theatre/{{O}}'', a Creator/CirqueDuSoleil show in Vegas, ''O: The [[TheOprahWinfreyShow Oprah]] Magazine'', and ''O'', a satyrical book about UsefulNotes/BarackObama. ''The Tale of O'' is [[FetishFuel something else all together]].
** Also, it's Omarion's first hit and its parent album.
* ''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''.
* 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 {{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 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}}.

* 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 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.
* The ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' re-work ''TableTopGames/{{Pathfinder}}'' is [[BrokenBase somewhat controversial]], but to confuse it with the movie by the same name is probably going too far.
* Ghostland Observatory's song "Piano Man" is totally unrelated to 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 BruceSpringsteen song, and a Southern Rock band.
* ''Portal'' is a name of a 1980's interactive novel game and a somewhat better known completely unrelated [[Videogame/{{Portal}} 2007 video game]].
* 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, of course, is the Huey Lewis song). There was also a later early 90s song by 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.
* ''{{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 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.

* 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 Doris Day 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 [[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.

* The old {{Roguelike}} game ''Ragnarok'' has no relation to ''RagnarokOnline''.
* ''The Raiden Project'' was a [=PS1=] compilation port of ''{{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 JohnGrisham.
* "Rapid Fire" is a 1980 metal song by JudasPriest. ''Rapid Fire'' is a 1993 martial-arts film starring Brandon Lee.
* ''Rec'' is a cutesy slice-of-life anime about a voice actress. ''[REC]'' is a Spanish horror film.
* ''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 {{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 [[KunioKun Kunio-kun]]'')? [[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/TheReplacements'', 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 ''{{Rent}}'' the RockOpera musical.
* ''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 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 ''{{Rifts}}'' (that [[FantasyKitchenSink ultra-eclectic]] [[AfterTheEnd postapocalyptic]] [[TabletopGames tabletop game]]) with ''{{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 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 1948 western of the same name.
* ''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}}''.
* ''Film/TheRoom'', a film directed, written by and starring Tommy Wiseau, is something of a SoBadItsGood CultClassic. It is not to be confused with totally-unrelated mobile phone game ''VideoGame/TheRoom''. Further confusing the issue is a [[VideoGame/TheRoomTheGame Flash game based on the film]], and the fact that the subtitle for the fourth ''VideoGame/SilentHill'' game is '''also''' ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill4 The Room]]''.
* ''Rules of Engagement'' by Elizabeth Moon, 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 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 {{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.
* ''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 ProgRock 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.

* ''{{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]]).
* 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 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 The Sandman?
** There are also several songs called ''Sandman'' (and at least one called ''Mr. 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 ArcadeGame by Creator/{{Sega}}, and a computer game published by Creator/{{Cinemaware}}.
* 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.
* ''SeekAndDestroy'' is the name of two different games, both involving tanks: a 1996 MS-DOS and UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} ShootEmUp and [[VideoGame/SeekAndDestroy2002 a 2002 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 {{SNK}}.
** Or ''Sengoku Ace'', a ShootEmUp set in feudal Japan.
* ''TheSentinel'' is a [[Film/TheSentinel 1970s horror film]] starring Chris Sarandon; a 2006 political thriller starring 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.
* ''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.
* ''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'').
* ''Simple Man'' was used as a title by LynyrdSkynyrd (and later Shinedown), The Charlie Daniels Band, Klaus Nomi and Turbulent.
* ''{{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.
* ''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''.
* "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 ''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 the movie, or to its Music/TangerineDream soundtrack.
* ''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").
* 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 {{Covenant}} song.
* The manga ''Manga/{{Spriggan}}'' has nothing to do with the ''Spriggan'' series of {{Shoot Em Up}}s by Naxat[=/=]{{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.
* ''VideoGame/StarFox'' is completely unrelated to ''Star Fox'', an almost universally derided Atari 2600 game released a decade before. And it was that which was why Nintendo had to market the first two games involving Fox and the crew under different titles in Europe. The irony is, of course, the other ''Star Fox'' [[NoExportForYou wasn't released in Europe]].
** Actually, there was an unrelated third ''Star Fox'' game released in Europe on the Commodore 64 and other home computers, the real reason for the name change.
** ''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".
* ''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 FrontLineAssembly song titled "The Storm".
* ''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).
* 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''.
* 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 have not be confused with American reality show ''{{Series/Survivor}}''.

* 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]].
* ''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 ''{{Taxi}}'' has got exactly nothing to do with [[Film/{{Taxi}} the Luc Besson action comedy movies of the same name]], or the HarryChapin song, or the Creator/WilliamsElectronics' [[Pinball/{{Taxi}} pinball table]] (aside from, perhaps, a taxicab).
* ''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.
* ''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 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.
* 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 {{ITV}} followup to the sixties/seventies BBC sitcom''Till Death Us Do Part''.
* ''Time Killer'', a 1959 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 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, 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''.
* 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.
* ''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.
* Now when you say ''Twilight'', do you mean StephenieMeyer's outrageously successful vampire series or the Howard Chaykin mini-series deconstructing DC's 1960s space adventurers? Or the song from ElectricLightOrchestra's ''Time'' album? Or one of the novels in a lengthy series about [[Literature/WarriorCats feral cats]]? Or the 1998 thriller/[[FilmNoir noir]] starring [[AllStarCast Paul Newman, Gene Hackman, Susan Sarandon]] and a [[BestKnownForTheFanservice briefly topless Reese Witherspoon]]?
** Don't try to clarify by talking about sparkle. [[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'' 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 TheBible.
* There are two movies called ''Twister'', which naturally both involve tornadoes: There's [[{{Twister}} the much better known]] DisasterMovie from 1996 and the BlackComedy independent film from 1989.
* There is an obscure {{MSX}}2 game called ''Twinkle Star'' that was released on a magazine disk. It has no apparent relation to ''VideoGame/TwinkleStarSprites'', despite also being a CuteEmUp.

* ''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).
* ''Up'': a Right Said Fred album, a 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 {{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!

* ''V'' is at once [[Series/{{V}} 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 ''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!

* ''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''.
* ''{{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 ''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]].
* ''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 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.
* 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.
* White Tigers:
** ''ComicBook/WhiteTiger'': a Puerto Rican comics character.
** ''Film/WhiteTiger'': a Russian film about tanks in WorldWarTwo.
** ''Literature/TheWhiteTiger'': a novel about modern India.
* ''Literature/WhoCutTheCheese'' by Stilton Jarlsberg and ''Literature/WhoCutTheCheese'' by Mason Brown are both parodies of ''Literature/WhoMovedMyCheese'' and both published in 2000.
* 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.
* "Winner": 2012 song by the Noisettes, or the 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.
* ''Wonder 3'' is a compilation of three arcade games, two of which are action games while the third is an unrelated puzzle game by {{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''.
* ''At World's End'', the 3rd ''Film/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 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).
* 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.
* ''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.

* ''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.]]
* The comic book ''Comicbook/{{X-Factor}}'', not to be confused with Simon Cowell's [[TheXFactor reality series]], or the Music/IronMaiden album.
* It's Film/{{Xanadu}}, and the singer's high-pitched. Are you hearing OliviaNewtonJohn or [[{{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.
* Xepher can refer to a song from {{beatmania}} IIDX or a VisualKei band

* ''Yesterday's Children'' is a BasedOnATrueStory film about reincarnation, as well as the first novel in David Gerrold's ''Star Wolf'' series.

* There are now two movies named ''Film/{{Zapped}}'' (one from 1982 and the other from 2014)
* ''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 {{Nintendo 64}} game titled ''Zool: Majuu Tsukai Densetsu'' is not at all related to ''VideoGame/{{Zool}}'', Gremlin Graphics' series of platformers involving an extraterrestrial ninja.