10 Popular Movies That Were Copied In Other Countries


Movies get remade in other countries all the time. The reason for that is to exploit the original version of the movie's success while making an adaptation to better suit a particular country's audience. Examples in the United States include movies like The Ring, which is a Hollywood remake of the Japanese horror movie Ringu, The Grudge, which is a Hollywood remake of the Japanese horror movie Ju-on, and Let Me In, which is a Hollywood remake of the Swedish horror movie Let the Right One In. But it's no surprise that the reverse also happens on an even more regular basis. An incredibly large number of Hollywood movies have been copied around the world, in countless countries in various continents. Sometimes they get credited as remakes, other times they're just blatant copies that aren't so above board. That's what this video is all about - and while most of these movies were always likely to be copied, you might be surprised about some of them. We'll look at foreign copies of Disney's incredibly popular 2013 animation Frozen, 2001's underappreciated drama I Am Sam, 2000's brilliant psychological thriller Memento, 2003's hilarious comedy Bruce Almighty, 1954's classic musical offering Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 1992's superb Western Unforgiven, 1990's memorable romantic fantasy Ghost, 1966's classic Spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, 2004's subtle black comedy Sideways and 2000's romantic fantasy comedy What Women Want.