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Foreign Films, American Counterparts

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The Departed (2006)
Taken from a Chinese film made in 2002:

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People who added this item 3165 Average listal rating (1982 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
Vanilla Sky (2001)
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12 Monkeys (1995)
Taken from a French film made in 1962:

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Brothers (2009)
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People who added this item 2274 Average listal rating (1396 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Taken from a German film made in 1987:

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People who added this item 1933 Average listal rating (1179 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Taken from a Korean film made in 2000:

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People who added this item 600 Average listal rating (404 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
Quarantine (2008)
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Original Sin (2001)
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People who added this item 539 Average listal rating (326 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Wicker Park (2004)
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Made from an Italian film in 1974:

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People who added this item 787 Average listal rating (451 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
Unfaithful (2002)
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Funny Games (2007)
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The Grudge (2004)
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The Ring (2002)
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The Invisible (2007)
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People who added this item 924 Average listal rating (588 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
The Birdcage (1996)
Remade from a French film made in 1978:

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People who added this item 633 Average listal rating (392 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.4
The Eye (2008)
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True Lies (1994)
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The Vanishing (1993)
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Dark Water (2005)
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Taken from and Indian film made in 1983:

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The Uninvited (2009)
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What, did you really think that only Americans were creative? Some of our most interesting films come from abroad. Here are a few that we haven't adopted, but remade in our image entirely.

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Posted: 7 years, 6 months ago at May 23 20:59
I got to say, that most of these films are not as good as the orginals...
Great list :)
Posted: 7 years, 4 months ago at Aug 9 11:59
Also, the movie "Criminal" from 2004 is based in the argentinian movie "Nine queens" from 2000
Posted: 7 years, 4 months ago at Aug 9 12:20
Insomnia is taken from a Norwegian movie by the same name ;)
Posted: 7 years, 4 months ago at Aug 9 15:28
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Jun 12 14:04
let the right one in is one of these movies too!
funny thing is then bollywood copies hollywood! lol
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Jun 12 18:35
I never knew about Weekend at Bernie's being a remake, that's hilarious. There are a hundred more you could list as well. (A Fistful of Dollars/Yojimbo)
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Sep 16 5:04
The title should (more accurately) be "Foreign Films, Inferior American Counterparts".
Posted: 5 years, 2 months ago at Sep 22 15:41
The Eye is a Thai film not Chinese
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Feb 20 1:44
@l8t3r: Not Thai. Technically it's a Hong Kong/Singapore production.

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