I immediately thought of a certain Christopher Nolan film for this but it would be a very big spoiler for anyone who hasn't seen the film. As I think it was a very good film, I chose not to spoli it and go with something that everyone knows. There seem to be a few recent and upcoming films that feature or centre around twins. I'd like to point out it was a good year for twins films in 1998, both 1+ 2 were released then. Don't forget to check out what Wandering Through the Shelves picked, the blog that started Thursday Movie Picks.
1. The Man in the Iron Mask
A late 90's costume conspiracy drama, inspired by literature, featuring a very impressive cast. The three musketeers from the classic novel, after years of doing their own thing are reuinited once more when France is being ruled by a spoilt reckless brat. The rumour that the king actually has a twin brother who he imprisoned after he came to thrown is spread. The musketeers plot to swap the brothers so that France will have a just and fair king. It features a young Leonardo DiCaprio at King Louis XIV and some more seasoned actors as the Musketeers. Great fun.
2. The Parent Trap
This is the classic twin film. Of course there was the first film in 1961 with Hayley Mills playing the twins with a bad accent and equally terrible haircuts. But I'm talking about the film that made Lindsay Lohan famous. For a while (because I had never heard of her) I thought they were twins. Long lost twins sisters find each by chance at a summer camp and decide to reunite they're parents by swapping places. It's ridiculous but so much fun, I wore my VHS out watching this film. Now don't tell me you never tried to recreate the handshake?
3. The Pretty One
A more recent less seen pick with a very sad and tragic story. Both twins played by Zoe Kazan, Audrey, pretty, independant, lives far away, then theres Laurel, she stays at home, paints odd paintings, never really had an experiences. After Audrey comes home to visit her sister for their birthday, they end up in a car accident killing Audrey. But after mis-identifying Laurel, they think shes Audrey. Obviously in shock, confused and all round devastated, she realises the families mistake on the day of the funeral but after hearing upsetting comments about her, she leaves, pretending to be her dead sister. She goes out to experience things she never got to while trying to come to terms with her great loss. It's brilliantly made film dispite the tragedy always lurking.