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Hollywood Movies That Were Inspired By Other Foreign Films!

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Movies play a vital role is this era, and a few good of the lot have stirred ideas and innovations that have made it to the realm of the living. Hollywood is known for its grandiose and the awe-inspiring films they produce have always been fascinating. Their movies inspire many other movies that are being made all over the world.

But, did you know that there are movies that inspired Hollywood to remake them? These movies are so good to be true that it's hard to believe that they were copied from around the world. Remake of such movies have often surpassed the original versions and a few have missed the mark.

Let's get to the gist of the popular movies that were adapted from their counterparts around the globe.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

This 2011 English movie is a remake of the 2009 Swedish movie of the same name, and also based on the novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson.

The Departed

This academy award-winning (Best Picture, 79th Academy Awards) American crime drama is a remake of 2002 Honk Kong movie Infernal Affairs.


This 2002 modern-noir, psychological-thriller classic directed by the famous Chirstopher Nolan was inspired by 1997 Norwegian movie of the same name.

Funny Games

This 2007 psychological movie from American Studio is a scene to scene copy of the original Austrian horror movie Funny Games 1997.

Let Me In

This critically acclaimed 2010 horror movie, has been adapted by the original 2008 Swedish movie Let The Right One In.

True Lies

James Cameron's 1994 movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, is loosely based on 1991 French Film La Totale!

Twelve Monkeys

Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt Starer 1995 American neo-noir science fiction movie was inspired by a French short film La Jetée 1962.


The 2009 psychological war thriller starring Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Natalie Portman is a remake of 2004 Danish movie Brødre.

The Ring

The original Japanese movie Ring 1998, has been an inspiration for this 2002 American supernatural psychological horror movie.

Pearl Harbour

This controversial 2001 film for its misleadng title is all about triangular love story and it seems to be inspired by Sangam 1964, a bollywood movie. Both the movies follow similar plot lines.

Although there are movies being made in different languages, what makes Hollywood movies so special, is their involvement and grand endeavours to complete the movie on a much large scale. It's not just the movies, but also the amount of technical aspects going into making a movie, that makes it such a great joy to see and get a sense of being entertained.

All the movie buffs across the world will not like a movie just because it was nice and heart-warming. They would love it because they know the effort, dedication and commitment of the crew that has gone into making the movie, and there in lies the true success of such amazing movies, that have reached a new feat in world cinema.

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