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List of Mockbuster Films and Movies : Vote for your favorites.

A mockbuster (also known as knockbuster or a drafting opportunity) is a movie created with the intention of exploiting the publicity of a major movie with a similar title and/or subject. Mockbusters are often made with a low budget. Unlike films that are produced to capitalize on the popularity of a recent release by adopting similar genre or storytelling elements, mockbusters are generally produced concurrently with upcoming films, and released direct-to-video at the same time the real film reaches theaters or video outlets. A mockbuster may be similar enough in title, packaging, etc. in hopes that consumers confuse it with the actual film it mimics, but their producers maintain that they are simply offering additional products for consumers who want to watch additional films in the same subgenres.

"Mockbuster" is a portmanteau combining the words "mock" with "blockbuster."

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