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  • One of the most notorious film examples is two 1990s movies called Jack Frost. Both are about men who die and come back as snowmen, but the only difference is that one is a gory slasher film and the other is a lighthearted family movie. And of course, there's a third film titled Jack Frost, this one a 1960s Russian production (also known as Morozko) which was mocked by the MST3K guys.
    • The first two examples were eventually Lampshaded in MAD Magazine's "Planet TAD" section in one issue. In this case, the titular Tad buys his younger sister the slasher film instead of the family film, scarring her for life.
  • Jeopardy! is a long-running American quiz show. Jeopardy is a three-year UK science fiction show. This is an example of double jeopardy.
  • The manga Jesus has nothing to do with the old Enix game JESUS, and neither have to do with Jesus Christ.
  • Jetpac should not be confused with Jetpack. They have little in common except a player character with a Jet Pack.
  • J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I is a 1990 computer game, and a 1994 SNES game.
  • Joey: both an unsuccessful spinoff of Friends and an Australian film about a baby kangaroo.
  • "Juliet": Completely unrelated songs by the Four Pennies, Cavetown, Robin Gibb and Lawson. In addition to this, "Juliette" is the title of songs by Hollerado, Kalapana and Little Feat.
  • Jumper: A sci-fi story by Steven Gould or masochistic platformer by Matt Thorson? Ironically, the former also had a Licensed Game, which sadly makes things more confusing.
    • 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) Oingo Boingo and 3) John Cena 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 Silly Love Song, the second is about The End of the World as We Know It, and the third is simply about how the protagonist's life sucks. Additionally, it's the name usually given to a music track from The Lost Vikings, 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 FreeSpace 2

  • K-9, the 1989 James Belushi film about a police dog, and K9, the 2010 Doctor Who spin-off about the tin dog. Also the canine minion of Marvin The Martian.
  • Kaibutsu-kun is a comedy manga from the 1960s about a monster prince who goes to live with humans. Tonari No Kaibutsu-kun is an unrelated romantic manga from 2008 about a girl and her male classmate. Both manga gained anime adaptations (the former having two).
  • Kamichama Karin, 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 Chu, a sequel to a manga about a girl who can transform into a goddess, and Kamichu!, a manga about a girl who, uh, becomes a goddess.
  • Kanon, the Visual Novel by Key/Visual Arts and the manga Kanon by Chiho Saito.
  • The number of movies named The Kid is insane. As a sampling, there's Charlie Chaplin's 1921 entry about his Little Tramp character taking care of an orphan; a 1997 Canadian movie about a boxer; a 2000 feature (titled 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 The Kids Are All Right about the children of a lesbian couple. Or the 2008 game show The Kids Are All Right hosted by John Barrowman. Or with The Kids Are Alright, a concert documentary of The Who, or their song of the same name. Or The Kids Aren't Alright by The Offspring, followed by the AWOLNATION song, THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT. Confused yet?
  • Killer Instinct is a video game series by Rare, a 1988 film known as Deadly Observation, a 1991 film known as Homicidal Impulse, a 1992 film known as Mad Dog Coll, a 2001 horror movie, a 2005 crime drama TV series, a 2006 thriller novel by Joseph Finder, a 2011 true crime TV series, and a 2015 true crime TV series.
  • The 1936 UK movie King of Hearts is unrelated to the 1966 French movie King of Hearts which is unrelated to the 1996 US movie King of Hearts.
  • King of the Hill can refer to an animated sitcom, a 1993 film directed by Steven Soderbergh, a 2007 Spanish film (sometimes called "The King of the Mountain"), an episode of The Simpsons, or an episode of Cheers. There are also several unrelated songs with that name by Quiet Riot, Roger McGuinn, Westside Connection, and others.
  • King of Thorn is a post-apocalyptic manga by Yuji Iwahara. King of Thorns is the second book in fantasy The Broken Empire Trilogy by British writer Mark Lawrence.
  • Kingdom Come is the name of a heavy metal band, a 1996 DC Comics mini-series, and a 2001 film.
  • Kingdom Wars is a 3D strategy game by Reverie World Studios, and a Mobile Phone Game by Mobirix.
  • King's Quest is a video game series. Kings Quest is a comic by Dynamite Comics.
  • The King's Woman is the English title of both a 2003 Korean drama and a 2017 Chinese drama.
  • Kinpatsu no Jeanie ("Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair"), a 1979 anime, has no connection with a 1992-93 anime Kaze no Naka no Shōjo: Kinpatsu no Jeanie ("The Girl in the Wind: Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair"). Both shows were loosely inspired by the Stephen Foster song of the same name, but that's where the similarity ends. Coincidentally, both shows aired on the same network (TV Tokyo).
  • Kira☆Kira is a Visual Novel about a high school punk rock band, while Kira-Kira is a Newbery Medal-winning young adult novel by Cynthia Kadohata.
  • 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 KISS the band.
    • Let's not also forget the song by Prince!
  • "Kiss The Girl" is the title of a song from the Disney movie The Little Mermaid. It is also the title of a song about the Doctor Who episode "The Lodger".
  • Knightmare is the name of both a British children's Game Show and a Shoot 'em Up for the MSX. The former also had a video game adaptation to make it more confusing.
  • Knives Out is the name of a 2019 mystery film. It's also the name of a mobile Battle Royale Game.
  • Knockin' on Heaven's Door is a 1973 Bob Dylan song, the Cowboy Bebop movie, a Neon Genesis Evangelion episode, and a 2014 Nigerian musical film.
  • There are no less than 10 unrelated movies with some variation of Knockout as their title, including a 1914 silent slapstick comedy and a 2000 drama about a female boxer. And that's not even getting into similarly-titled TV shows, albums, songs, novels, comic books, and even a pinball game.
  • Kung Fu is a TV series starring David Carradine, or the NES port of the arcade game Kung-Fu Master. Kung Fu Master is a 1988 French drama film.
  • Kurobe is a black comedy manga from 1969 about a man who can control people's shadows. It should not be confused with the unrelated Jungle Kurobe, a children's anime and manga from 1973 about a pygmie living with a Japanese family. Not helping the confusion is that both titles were produced by Fujiko Fujio (although the former was created by Fujiko Fujio A., while the other was by Fujiko F. Fujio.)
  • Kurogane, an action manga set in the Edo Period that ran from 1996 to 1997 and Kurogane, a present day Kendo sports manga released in 2011.

  • Lab Rats is either a short lived British sitcom about a research lab, or a much longer-lasting Disney superhero sitcom. Or a short lived DC comic book title from the early 2000s.
  • Labyrinth is an American movie with David Bowie and a British miniseries with Katie McGrath. Even more confusingly for soundtrack fans, Trevor Jones scored both.
    • It's also a 2005 novel by Kate Moss, and an RPG/CCG dungeon crawler by Free Range Games. Or Labrinth a British R&B singer.
  • ""Lady" is the name of a 1967 song by Jack Jones, a 1970 song by Dennis Wilson, a 1974 song by Styx, a 1978 song by Little River Band, a 1980 song by Kenny Rogers (written by Lionel Ritchie), a 1996 song by D'Angelo, and a 2004 song by Lenny Kravitz (and those are just the ones listed without subtitles on The Other Wiki's "Disambiguation" page). Please note that none of these is a cover version of any of the others, and six of the seven were Billboard Top 40 hits (Wilson's "Lady" was not released as a single in the US).
  • "Lady Double Dealer" is the name of a song by Krokus. There's no way it could have escaped their attention that Deep Purple 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 (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.)
  • Land of the Lost wasn't always a Sid and Marty Krofft series (and 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 Famous Studios.
  • The Indian movie Lagaan and the anime series Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
  • The Last Command can be either a 1928 silent film directed by Josef von Sternberg or a 1993 Star Wars novel written by Timothy Zahn.
  • Amongst the fanmade Friday Night Funkin' songs, Last Hope could be either Chara's song from the Dusttale crossover, or Taeyai's song from Cyber Sensation.
  • Last Mission, an omnidirectional arcade Shoot 'em Up by Data East, is not to be confused with The Last Mission, a Flip Screen Action Game by Opera Soft. There is also La dernière mission, a French graphic adventure for the Amstrad CPC whose title translates to the same thing.
  • remixed the theme from The Last Ninja 3, but also produced an original chiptune titled "The Last Ninja". The Last Ninja is also the title of a TV movie starring Mako and Michael Beck, unrelated to the games.
  • "The Last Song" is a 2004 song by Hilary Duff, a 1973 hit for Canadian pop band Edward Bear, a 1992 Tear Jerker song by Elton John about a father visiting his LGBT son dying of AIDS, or a 2010 Tear Jerker movie written by Nicholas Sparks and starring Miley Cyrus, involving a divorced man dying of cancer and his jaded ex-piano prodigy daughter visiting him in Georgia.
  • The Late Show hosted by David Letterman or the movie The Late Show. Don't confuse the latter with The Late Shift, a movie about how Letterman eventually got the former.
    • There's also a late show in Australia, a BBC arts program that aired in the early-90s, and a Canadian CBC radio documentary that provides listeners with extended obituaries.
  • "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 Billy Joel album The Nylon Curtainnote .
  • Legend is a 1985 movie, a 2015 movie, and a 2005 WildStorm comic.
  • Legion is a Marvel Comics character, the son of Professor Charles Xavier, with a TV series adaptation, DC Comics' modern iteration of the Legion of Super-Heroes, or a movie.
  • Lenore is a 1773 seminal horror ballad by Gottfried August Bürger. It is also a rather shorter 1843 poem by Edgar Allan Poe, who quite proably was influenced by Bürger and also used the name in his story Eleonora (1841) and as that of the narrator's lost love in The Raven. The comic Lenore the Cute Little Dead Girl by Roman Dirge is inspired more by Poe than Bürger.
  • Nada Surf put out an album called Let Go the same year Avril Lavigne 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 Frozen.
    • KC and the Sunshine Band, Scatman John, Keyshia Cole, Tim McGraw, Def Leppard, Cavo, James Bay, and Mitchell Musso all have unrelated songs called "Let It Go" as well.
  • There are two completely different songs called "Let the Beat Hit 'em". One song is by 80s group Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, the other is a song that appears in various BEMANI games.
  • Life, the Live-Action Television drama. Life, a BBC documentary. Life, a manga series. Life, a movie starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence, Life, a science-fiction film. The Game of Life (the Milton-Bradley board game). Conway's Game of Life. Life, the breakfast cereal. And most, if not all of these, are named after Real Life.
    • And Life Magazine, which bought its title from a defunct unrelated humor magazine.
  • Lifeline is a series of Interactive Fiction mobile games, and the American title of the PlayStation 2 game Operator's Side. Especially confusing as both games involve remotely guiding another character to escape with directions, and the person you need to guide in both Operator's Side and the first mobile game is a passenger on a space station.
  • Lifelight is either a song by Aerosmith or the main theme from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • Life Itself is a 2014 biopic about Roger Ebert, and a 2018 drama film by Dan Fogelman.
  • "Life on Mars?" is a song by David Bowie. It's also the title of a television programme named after it, and the title of another television programme named after both the above. The Radiators (US) have their own completely unrelated song of the same name, as do the Israeli trance group Astral Projection. It's also the title of a book by the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli, and also a group of Lego models.
  • Lingo is a GSN game show with no relation whatsoever to the CBeebies show, The Lingo Show.
  • Before he sold Peanuts Charles M. Schulz did a weekly comic for his local paper called Li'l Folks and originally wanted to call his daily strip that. However his syndicate forced him to change the title because there was another comic strip called Little Folks. That one was drawn by Tack Knight and ran in the 1930s.
  • Little Princess is a series of books by Tony Ross, or a video game by AliceSoft / Champion Soft., and is unrelated to A Little Princess, the 1905 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Living in Oblivion is an indie film about indie filmmaking, and a blog where Chris Livingston attempts to play The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion as a Non-Player Character.
  • Lobo is a comic by DC Comics, and a comic by Dell Comics.
  • Lone Wolf, a well-known 1980s Heroic Fantasy Gamebook series with a vaguely pseudo-Asian setting, and the equally well-known samurai manga series Lone Wolf and Cub are sometimes confused or mistakenly believed to have some connection.
  • The Longest Day is a 1962 English/American/German film about World War 2. It shares the first part of its title with The Longest Day in Chang'an, a 2019 Chinese series about the Tang Dynasty. People looking for the series have to remember not to shorten the title, or they'll find the film instead.
  • "The Look of Love": A 60's blues song by Dusty Springfield, or an 80's post-disco electro song by ABC?
  • Cartoon Network aired two series known as The Looney Tunes Show: the first being a 2001 anthology series that consists of classic Looney Tunes shorts, the second being an original series that places the characters in a sitcom setting 10 years after that.
  • The Losers can be a DC war comic, its 2010 film adaptation or a 1970 biker movie.
  • Lost is a 2004 mind screwy television program created by J. J. Abrams. 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.
  • The Lost Boys is a Joel Schumacher film about homoerotic vampires. It should definitely not be confused with Lost Boys, which is an Orson Scott Card novel about murdered children.
  • Lost Girl is a television series about supernatural creatures called Fae. Lost Girls is an adult comic book by Alan Moore featuring Alice, Dorothy, and Wendy.
  • Lost Highway is a rock and roll song by Bon Jovi, a country song by Leon Payne, and a surrealist film by David Lynch.
  • There's Lost Continent (a sci-fi movie from Robert L. Lippert), The Lost Continent (a fantasy/adventure movie from Hammer Films) and Atlantis: The Lost Continent (a fantasy movie from George Pal). And those are just the movies.
  • Freddie Mercury and Robyn both recorded synthpop songs titled "Love Kills", and Little Boots covered the former's song.
  • Little Miss Sunshine, one of the characters in the Mr. Men series. Little Miss Sunshine, R-rated film about a dysfunctional family's attempt to enter a beauty pageant miles away from their home.
  • The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle, and The Lost World by Michael Crichton.
  • Lucky Star might mean... Lucky Star, a 1929 romantic drama film, The Complete Adventures of Lucky Starr, a 1952 series of science-fiction novels, a 1983 Madonna song, Lucky Star, a 2003 comedy manga and anime, and many other things...
  • Love And Monsters, a 2020 monster adventure film starring Dylan O'Brien, and a 2006 episode of Doctor Who.