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Extremely similar, incredibly close?

”Hugo” and ”Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” take place in different centuries, but their plots have some weird resemblances

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Hugo
Hugo Cabret’s father (Jude Law) tinkered with clocks and loved his son dearly, but he died tragically in a museum fire.
When Hugo finds a heart-shaped key, he believes that if he inserts it into a broken automaton, he’ll receive a message from his father. Hugo (Asa Butterfield) lives in a Paris train station. His well-maintained clocks help run public transportation.
Hugo escapes the scary outside world by climbing inside a clock above the railway station.
Hugo fears the train station’s policeman (Sacha Baron Cohen). The boy runs away whenever he sees him.
After relentless prying, Hugo persuades a crotchety old toy vendor (Ben Kingsley) to confront his painful past. The man re-embraces moviemaking.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Oskar Schell’s father (Tom Hanks) tinkered with jewelry and loved his son dearly, but he died tragically on 9/11.
When Oskar finds a key his father left behind, he believes that if he can find the corresponding lock, he’ll receive a message from his father.
Oskar (Thomas Horn) avoids trains at all costs. He’s against all public transportation.
Oskar escapes the scary outside world by climbing inside a cabinet above his bed.
Oskar despises his apartment building’s doorman (John Goodman). The boy curses at him whenever he sees him.
After relentless prying, Oskar persuades his grandmother’s bitter, mute tenant (Max von Sydow) to confront his painful past. The man moves out.