These 11 Classic Movies Are Actually Remakes And We Are As Surprised As You Are

These 11 Classic Movies Are Actually Remakes And We Are As Surprised As You Are

As a matter of fact, some of these movies are so good that we don't realize it is a remake. Here's a really interesting list...

Movies are one of the most loved forms of entertainment and more often than not, we don't understand that some of our favorite movies are actually a form of a remake of an original movie. As a matter of fact, some of these movies are so good that we don't realize is a remake. Here is a list of 11 such movies that we have curated just for you. 

1. Scarface


Yes, your favorite Al Pacino movie is a remake of the  1932 film produced by Howard Hughes of the same name. But, the original movie is actually not unheard of. The original movie is being added by The Library of Congress in the National Film Registry in 1994.

2. A Fistful of Dollars


The Italian Western film is the one that made Clint Eastwood a familiar name, but it is actually inspired by a Japanese film called Yojimbo. The original movie tells the story of a traveling Ronin who is trying to clean up his city of the crimes. Sergio Leone, the director of the movie was all set to make a remake but the rights were not secured in time for the release and the similarities led to a lawsuit from Akira Kurosawa over copyright infringement which was settled out of court.

3. You’ve Got Mail


This Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan movie is all our favorite but did you know that it is actually a remake? This romantic comedy movie is actually inspired by the play Parfumerie by Miklós László, which was previously adapted into 2 films titled 'The Shop Around the Corner' and 'In the Good Old Summertime'. Even though the 90s movie is not completely a remake, but it does pay homage to the original play. 

4. The Uninvited


This horror movie is actually a remake of the Korean movie 'A Tale of Two Sisters' and it is a retelling of the Korean ghost story, 'Janghwa Hongryeon Jeon', which is an alternate name of the original film.

5. The Sound of Music


There are a lot of people who know about the real-life Trapp family from the musical 'The Sound of Music' but their story is actually adapted from the 1956 West German film, 'Die Trapp-Familie'. Even though this movie is and it also counts as an indirect remake and another detail is that Die Trapp-Familie even had a sequel involving the Trapps in America which was released only 2 years after the first.

6. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs


When Walt Disney was a kid, he watched a silent film based on the story of Snow White. After he grew up and became Walt Disney that we all know. Even though Disney did not completely scrap the story from the original movie, the movie drew a lot of parallels from the silent movie. And, we were as surprised as you were. 

7. The Upside


'The Upside' stars Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart and it tells the story of the friendship between a wealthy man who is suffering from quadriplegia and an unemployed man. What many people don't know is that it is actually a remake of the French movie titled 'Intouchables' and it has also seen being remade in Argentina and India.

8. Dinner for Schmucks


This brilliant Steve Carrel Paul Rudd comedy is all our favorites, but did you know it is actually a remake? It is actually a remake of the 1998 French comedy, Le Dîner de Cons and that originated from a play. 

9. Jungle 2 Jungle


This is a Franco-American film released in 1997. This movie follows the story of a man who learns he has a son who grew up in a native South American tribe. He connects with his son and took him to the city to live with him. The movie is actually a remake of a French film titled as 'Un indien dans la ville'. This original movie has a similar plot but it takes place in Paris. 

10. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey


This movie tells the story of 3 lost pets who are trying to get back and reunite with their families. This popular movie is actually a remake of a Disney movie in 1963 titled as 'The Incredible Journey'. The major difference between the two movies is that the original one had some narration, but the remake had the animals speaking and that allowed the audience to hear what it thinks. 

11. Three Men and a Baby


Yes, your favorite fathers and daughter movie is actually a remake of the French film, 'Trois hommes et un couffin' and as a matter of fact the director of the original movie, Coline Serreau was all set to direct an American remake but he eventually dropped the project. 

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