A story that is loved by a large fan base most definitely attracts movie makers all around the globe, including Hollywood. It’s surprising to know a cinema world as dominating and popular as Hollywood also makes remakes from foreign movies. Still, we barely know about the films they’ve taken their inspiration from. So we don’t want movie lovers to miss out on the beautiful original foreign movies that didn’t get the spotlight because of the popular remakes. Here are those foreign movie remakes:
1. The Departed from Infernal Affairs: The Departed is the remake of a Hong Kong film, Infernal Affairs. The movie became very popular and also paved Scorsese’s way to the Oscars. The original film was great and had two more sequels later, but the remake didn’t make any sequel.
2. Some Like it Hot from Fanfare of Love: Marilyn Monroe and her films were extremely popular. But out of all, Some Like it Hot was the most popular film. The movie is said to be responsible for Hays Code to go away. But instead, a French movie, Fanfare of Love, released in 1935, was ahead of Monroe’s classic.
3. 12 Monkeys from La Jetee: The classic sci-fi, 12 Monkeys, was well-received by fans and critics was actually a remake of a French short film. The original short film was made in 1962 and told mainly by still photographs. As a result, the movie was hard to follow, but the 1995 remake had layers of thoughtful entertainment.
4. Point of No Return from Nikita: Point of No Return, starring Bridget Fonda, is a thriller movie. It is inspired by Luc Besson’s Nikita. The film is in French and has a very similar plot where a drug addict turns into an assassin.
5. The Magnificent Seven from Seven Samurai: Western movies having a plot where samurais save the town from merciless gangsters isn’t new. The Magnificent Seven shows a similar story, but it all started from Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. However, Seven Samurai is an epic movie and a great adaptation.