Check out these films that often have nothing to do with each other, but are actually happening at the same time.
For the 120 years of its creation, the cinema has covered many periods, contemporary with its birth or earlier. The following selection offers 12 films that take place at the same time as others, such as Mom, I Missed the Plane Again and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Our choice fell on works taking place overall in the twentieth century, easier to date with care than historical films which sometimes retain a certain vagueness as to the exact period in which they take place.
1992 – Mom, I missed the plane again / Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
While Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) visited New York’s luxurious Plaza Hotel and again tricked the floaters into stopping them from raiding a toy store in Mom, I missed the plane again, Harry, Ron and Hermione discovered a new and dangerous Hogwarts room in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
1926 – Fantastic Beasts / The Mummy
While Newt Scorpion (Eddie Redmayne) arrived in New York City and was forced to stalk magical creatures across the city in Fantastic Beasts, Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser) met Evelyn Carnahan and guided her to to the forgotten city of Hamunaptra in The Mummy.
1943-1944 Captain America: First Avenger / The Old Gun
Captain America: First Avenger, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) ‘s first solo adventure in the MCU, takes place mostly in 1943, just a year before the plot of The Old Gun, in which a surgeon (Philippe Noiret) sends his family to the campaign to flee the German invasion then joins them, only to discover that the village has already suffered a reign of terror.
1958 – The Godfather 2 / Grease
While Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) becomes the godfather of the family and deals with all the issues involved, Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) and Danny Zuko (John Travolta) meet, fall in love … and dance rock. in Grease!
1967 – OSS 117: Rio no longer responds / Platoon
While Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath (Jean Dujardin) made the acquaintance of Dolorès Koulechov (Louise Monot) for a mission in Brazil in OSS 117: Rio no longer responds, the young Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) engaged in the US Army and fly to the Vietnam War in Platoon.
1974 – Les Dents de la mer / Phantom of the Paradise
While Police Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) tried to protect Amity vacationers from the threat of a fearsome shark in The Teeth of the Sea, young songwriter Winslow Leach (William Finley) battled producer Swan (Paul Williams) who had just stolen his last score in Phantom of the Paradise. Note that the films were both released in France in 1975.
1985 – Back to the Future / Bohemian Rhapsody
While Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) met Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and learned about time travel in DeLorean in Back to the Future, Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) took the stage with his band Queen at the charity concert “Live Aid “intended to raise funds to fight the Ethiopian famine and to finance research and the fight against AIDS in Bohemian Rhapsody.
1992 – X-Men Dark Phoenix / The Visitors
While Count Godefroy de Montmirail and his faithful squire Jacquouille the scoundrel moved from the Middle Ages to France in 1992 thanks to the potion of the mage Eusebius in The Visitors, the X-Men had to join forces to stop Jean’s destructive madness Gray / Phoenix (Sophie Turner) in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
1993 – Erin Brockovich / Super Mario Bros.
While Erin Brockovich got himself hired as an archivist in his lawyer’s office and unearthed a shady poisoning case in Steven Soderbergh’s film, plumbers Mario (Bob Hoskins) and Luigi (John Leguizamo) traveled to another dimension to stop the tyrant King Koopa in Super Mario Bros.