If you distill a movie down to a single-sentence plot synopsis, you may be happily amused to discover that there are other seemingly unrelated movies that turn out to be basically the same story. Some examples…

An old man stops trusting the community and befriends a youth who once bothered him before taking matters into his own hands.

A man goes on a long journey to deliver a package.

A cowboy must deal with an unwelcome alien.

The hero’s life is tested when his/her alternate personality gets a little too overwhelming.

An orphan discovers he has magic powers and saves the world.

A reluctant hero competes for the freedom of his/her people and inspires them to believe they are strong enough to defeat their foes.

A disgraced professional guard proves himself worthy after he becomes the only one who can save a group of hostages.

The hero has to go to a different world for the opportunity to walk, and he/she risks being ostracized if he/she decides to stay.

An outsider goes to great lengths to make friends, alienating the ones who love him/her most in the process.

A father vows to get his child/children back no matter the cost.

(via BuzzFeed, Reddit)