Which One of These Movies Is Not Like the Others?

By: Torrance Grey
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No, not like "The Others"! (Though that was a great movie). What we mean is, we'll name four films, three of which have something in common (a genre, a director, a star, a decade) and one that doesn't. You'll identify the one that sticks out. Ready? Annnd ... action!

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The other three films were directed by Alfred Hitchcock. "Vacancy" was a Hitchcockian thriller set in a motel, starring Luke WIlson and Kate Beckinsale.

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The other three action movies star Tom Cruise. "The Island" had Ewan McGregor in the run-and-gun role.

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The other three movies were directed by action maven Michael Bay. "Clear and Present Danger," a Tom Clancy thriller with Harrison Ford, was directed by Phillip Noyce.

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The other three movies star Johnny Depp; the "Harry Potter" film did not. Depp later joined the Potterverse with a role in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

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The other three Brat Pack movies starred Molly Ringwald. She was absent from "St. Elmo's Fire," which had an ensemble cast of Andrew McCarthy, Judd Nelson, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe and Mare Winningham.

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The other three are Marvel movies; "Batman Vs. Superman" is part of the DC universe.

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The other three movies were based on Philip K. Dick stories, of which "Blade Runner" is the most famous. "The Fountain," while trippy, was written by director Darren Aronofsky.

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The other three movies are in black and white. "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" was in glorious color, the better to appreciate the gorgeous cabaret act Marilyn Monroe performs.

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The other three action movies star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. "Armageddon" was anchored by Bruce Willis, with support from action hero Steve Buscemi. (Kidding! We love you, Steve!)

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The other three movies were made by the Coen brothers, the masters of quirky films. "Florence Foster Jenkins" was a recent film about a passionate but deeply un-talented opera singer.

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The other three films were important films of the 1960s. "The Empire Strikes Back" was released in 1980.

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The other three films are by Hollywood powerhouse Steven Spielberg. "The Hurt Locker," a Best Picture winner, was directed by Kathryn Bigelow.

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The other three movies are Merchant-Ivory films, a producer-director pairing that made many of the best art-house films of the '80s and '90s. Back then, you couldn't show your face around the coffeehouse if you hadn't seen the latest Merchant-Ivory offering.

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The other three movies star Harrison Ford. "Gorky Park" had William Hurt somewhat miscast as Martin Cruz Smith's hero, Moscow police inspector Arkady Renko (presumably because the producers had not heard of Stephen Rea yet).

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The other three movies starred the screen goddess Elizabeth Taylor. "Gilda" was Rita Hayworth's biggest film.

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These are all Bond films, but only "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" featured odd-Bond-out George Lazenby. The other three all star today's Bond, Daniel Craig.

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The other three films were Best Picture winners at the Oscars. "The Evil Dead," whether you're referring to the 1981 or the 2013 version, decidedly was not.

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The other three are war movies -- critically-praised ones, to boot. "Never Back Down" was a much more modest MMA picture with Channing Tatum.

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The other three '80s films were written by '80s golden boy John Hughes. "Clueless" was written and directed by Amy Heckerling.

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"Brokeback Mountain" was fictional, a movie about ranch hands in love out west. The other three movies are all famous documentaries.

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The other three films were directed by M. Night Shymalan. "Insidious" was the work of James Wan.

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"The Babadook" is that rare (very rare!) horror movie in which no one dies. However, a dog is killed -- which we think counts for AT LEAST two humans, maybe three!

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The other three films were hits of the 1970s. "Psycho" was released in 1960.

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Jaws was released in 1975. The other three are all 1980s movies.

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"The Heat" is the rare buddy-cop movie to feature two women in the leads. The producers must have known they had a slam dunk when Melissa McCarthy signed on as Sandra Bullock's co-star.

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The other three romantic comedies star Meg Ryan. Diane Lane was the star of "Must Love Dogs," along with John Cusack as her love interest.

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The other three are all 1990s films. "Million Dollar Baby" was released in 2004.

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These are all movies about sports, but "Seabiscuit" was about horse racing. The other three are boxing movies, or "fight pictures," in old-Hollywood-speak.

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The other three films starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. "The Last Action Hero" featured that *other* muscular guy with the thick accent, Jean-Claude Van Damme.

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The other three were big hits of the 1990s. "Deadpool" was only released in 2016.

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The other three hard-hitting movies are by director Kathryn Bigelow. "Stop Loss" was a film about Iraq (or at least, a solider on leave from Iraq), directed by Kimberly Pierce.

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This question was a little tougher, we admit. The difference about "Legally Blonde" is that it's set in a college; the other three youth movies are high-school films.

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The other three movies are Quentin Tarantino films. "Fight Club" was made by David FIncher.

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The other three horror films were made by Wes Craven, whom we lost in 2015. "Saw" was directed by James Wan, the Australian wunderkind.

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Tim Burton directed the other three; Henry Selick directed "Nightmare" (Burton originated the idea and served as producer). To this day, probably 99 out of 100 movie lovers will tell you that Burton directed the movie. This was a tough one, but if you feel bad for missing it, think how poor Selick must feel!

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