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on 12 Apr 2010 06:10

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Foreign Films, American Counterparts

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

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2. Vanilla Sky (2001)
Taken from a Spanish film made in 1997:

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3. 12 Monkeys (1995)
Taken from a French film made in 1962:

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4. Brothers (2009)
Taken from a Danish film made in 2004:


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5. City of Angels (1998)
Taken from a German film made in 1987:

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6. The Lake House (2006)
Taken from a Korean film made in 2000:

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7. Quarantine (2008)
Taken from a Spanish film made in 2007:

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8. Original Sin (2001)
Taken from a French film made in 1969:

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9. Wicker Park (2004)
Taken from a French film made in 1996:

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10. Scent of a Woman (1992)
Made from an Italian film in 1974:

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11. Unfaithful (2002)
Taken from a French film made in 1968:

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12. Funny Games (2007)
Taken from a German film made in 1997:

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13. The Grudge (2004)
Taken from a Japanese film made in 2003:

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14. The Ring (2002)
Taken from a Japanese film made in 1998:

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15. The Invisible (2007)
Taken from a Swedish film made in 2002:

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16. No Reservations (2007)
Taken from a German film made in 2001:


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17. The Birdcage (1996)
Remade from a French film made in 1978:

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18. The Eye (2008)
Remade from a Chinese film made in 2002:

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19. True Lies (1994)
Taken from a French film made in 1991:

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20. The Vanishing (1993)
Taken from a Dutch film made in 1988:

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21. Dark Water (2005)
Taken from a Japanese film made in 2002:

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22. Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
Taken from and Indian film made in 1983:

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23. 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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Comments

Posted: 4 years, 3 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: 4 years ago at Aug 9 11:59
Also, the movie "Criminal" from 2004 is based in the argentinian movie "Nine queens" from 2000
Posted: 4 years ago at Aug 9 12:20
Insomnia is taken from a Norwegian movie by the same name ;)
Posted: 4 years ago at Aug 9 15:28
Posted: 3 years, 2 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: 3 years, 2 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: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 16 5:04
The title should (more accurately) be "Foreign Films, Inferior American Counterparts".
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 16 11:23
Funny Games (2007) is realised by the same director: Michael Haneke.
you can add also Let Me In (2010), Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
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Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 22 15:41
The Eye is a Thai film not Chinese

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