Best of Hollywood Copy from Foreign Films

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The Raven (1943)
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French village doctor becomes target of poison-pen letters sent to village leaders, accusing him of affairs and practicing abortion. (92 mins.)
“ Le Corbeau (French for: The Raven) is a 1943 French language film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. The film was notable for causing serious trouble to its director after World War II because it had been produced by Continental Films, a German production company established in France in the early months of the war and because the film had been perceived, by the underground and the communist press, as vilifying the French people. Because of this, Clouzot was initially banned for life from directing in France and the film too was banned, but in 1947, both bans were lifted. The film was remade as The 13th Letter (1951) by Otto Preminger. ” - lankalion
The 13th Letter (1951)
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Respectable citizens receive anonymous letters revealing their adulterous relationships. (85 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ he 13th Letter is a 1951 film directed by Otto Preminger. The film is a remake of Le Corbeau (1943) directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. ” - lankalion
Pépé le Moko (1937)
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A wanted gangster is both king and prisoner of the Casbah. He is protected from arrest by his friends, but is torn by his desire for freedom outside. A visiting Parisian beauty may just tempt his fate. (94 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
“ Pépé le Moko is a 1937 French film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Jean Gabin. It depicts an infamous gangster, Pépé le Moko ('Moko' is slang for a man from Toulon) who tries to escape the police by hiding in the casbah of the city of Algiers. The film is based on Henri La Barthe's novel of the same name; La Barthe contributed to the screenplay under the pseudonym 'Détective Ashelbé'. Pépé le Moko is an example of the 1930s French movement known as poetic realism, which combines gritty realism with occasional flashes of unusual cinematic tricks. The film is often seen as an early precursor of film noir.
The film was remade in America in 1938 as Algiers, starring Hedy Lamarr and Charles Boyer, and again in 1948 as Casbah, a musical starring Tony Martin, Märta Torén, Yvonne de Carlo, and Peter Lorre. English author Graham Greene in a review of the film stated "One of the most exciting and moving films I can remember seeing... Raises the thriller to a poetic level!" According to a BBC documentary, it served as inspiration for Greene's acclaimed novel, The Third Man. ” - lankalion
Algiers (1938)
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Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah. (96 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
“ Algiers is a 1938 American drama film directed by John Cromwell and starring Charles Boyer, Sigrid Gurie, and Hedy Lamarr. The Walter Wanger production was a remake of the successful 1937 French film Pépé le Moko, which derived its plot from the Henri La Barthe novel of the same name. John Howard Lawson wrote the screenplay. ” - lankalion
Seven Samurai (1954)
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A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Seven Samurai (七人の侍 Shichinin no Samurai?) is a 1954 Japanese adventure drama film co-written, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa. The film takes place in Warring States Period in Japan (around 1587/1588). It follows the story of a village of farmers that hire seven masterless samurai (ronin) to combat bandits who will return after the harvest to steal their crops.
Seven Samurai is described as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made, and is one of a select few Japanese films to become widely known in the West for an extended period of time. It is the subject of both popular and critical acclaim; it was voted onto Sight & Sound's list of the ten greatest films of all time in 1982, and to the directors' top ten films in the 1992 and 2002 polls. ” - lankalion
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
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An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes. (128 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ The Magnificent Seven is a 1960 American western film directed by John Sturges about a group of hired gunmen protecting a Mexican village from bandits.
The seven are played by Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter and Horst Buchholz, with their adversary, the bandit Calvera, portrayed by Eli Wallach. The film's iconic music was composed by Elmer Bernstein.
It is a remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film, Seven Samurai. ” - lankalion
La Cage aux Folles (1978)
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Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married... (103 mins.)
“ La Cage aux Folles is a 1978 French-Italian film adaptation of the 1973 play by Jean Poiret. It is co-written and directed by Édouard Molinaro and stars Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Serrault. ” - lankalion
The Birdcage (1996)
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A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents. (117 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ The Birdcage is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, and stars Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, and Christine Baranski. The script was written by Elaine May. It is a remake of the 1978 film, La Cage aux Folles, by Jean Poiret and Francis Veber, starring Michel Serrault and Ugo Tognazzi. ” - lankalion
Brothers (2004)
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Two brothers must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan. (117 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
“ Brothers (Danish: Brødre) is a 2004 Danish drama film directed by Susanne Bier and written by Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen. It stars Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Connie Nielsen and Ulrich Thomsen. Although Nielsen was born and raised in Denmark, it was her first Danish film.[clarification needed]
The film was remade as an American production with the same title (2009), directed by Jim Sheridan. ” - lankalion
Brothers (2009)
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A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan. (105 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
“ Brothers is a 2009 war-drama-thriller film starring Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman. Directed by Jim Sheridan, the film is based on Susanne Bier's 2004 Danish film Brødre which takes place in Afghanistan and Denmark. Both films take inspiration from Homer's epic poem The Odyssey.[2] Tobey Maguire received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance. ” - lankalion
Catch That Girl (2002)
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The obstacles facing 12 years-old Ida, Sebastian and Jonas' perilous mission are many: A bank vault 30 meters above ground to open... (90 mins.)
“ Klatretøsen (English: The Climibing Girl) is a 2002 film directed by Hans Fabian Wullenweber. A remake from this Danish blockbuster was made in 2004 with the name Catch That Kid. The film's tagline is "The gutsiest girl since Pippi Longstocking."
Klatretøsen was produced by Nimbus Film. ” - lankalion
Catch That Kid (2004)
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A girl and her two friends raid a bank, looking for the money needed for financing the cure of her dying father. (91 mins.)
Director: Bart Freundlich
“ Catch That Kid! is a 2004 American adventure comedy film directed by Bart Freundlich. It is a remake of the Danish blockbuster Klatretøsen (2002). The movie's working titles were Mission Without Permission (also the film's UK title), Catch That Girl, and Catch That Kid! ” - lankalion
Wings of Desire (1987)
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An angel tires of overseeing human activity and wishes to become human when he falls in love with a mortal. (128 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
“ Wings of Desire is a 1987 German romantic fantasy film directed by Wim Wenders. Its original German title is Der Himmel über Berlin, which can be translated as The Sky over Berlin and is also a play on words because "der Himmel" also means "Heaven". Rainer Maria Rilke's poetry partially inspired the movie; Wenders claimed angels seemed to dwell in Rilke's poetry. The director also employed Peter Handke, who wrote much of the dialogue, the poetic narrations, and the film's recurring poem "Song of Childhood." The film was followed by a sequel, Faraway, So Close! In 1998, an American remake called City of Angels was made. ” - lankalion
City of Angels (1998)
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Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels. (114 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
“ City of Angels is a 1998 American fantasy romantic drama film directed by Brad Silberling. The film stars Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan. Set in Los Angeles, California, the film is a remake of Wim Wenders' 1987 German film Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin), which was set in Berlin, West Germany. ” - lankalion
Nine Queens (2000)
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Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens"). (114 mins.)
“ Nine Queens (Spanish: Nueve Reinas) (2000) is an Argentine crime drama film written and directed by Fabián Bielinsky. The picture features Gastón Pauls, Ricardo Darín, Leticia Brédice, and Tomás Fonzi, among others.
The film was nominated for 28 awards and won 21 of them.
It tells the story of two con artists who meet randomly and decide to cooperate in a scam. ” - lankalion
Criminal (2004)
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Two con artists try to swindle a currency collector by selling him a counterfeit copy of an extremely rare currency bill. (87 mins.)
Director: Gregory Jacobs
“ Criminal is a 2004 American film based upon the Argentine film Nine Queens. Directed by Gregory Jacobs, it stars John C. Reilly, Diego Luna and Maggie Gyllenhaal and is a production of Section Eight, the production company of Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney. ” - lankalion
Dark Water (2002)
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A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water. (101 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
“ Dark Water is a 2002 Japanese drama-horror film directed by Hideo Nakata, the director of Ring and Ring 2. Dark Water is based on Floating Water, a short story by Koji Suzuki. Its Japanese name is Honogurai mizu no soko kara (仄暗い水の底から), which is also the name of the horror anthology by Koji Suzuki. There is also a manga adaptation that holds little similarity to the film, although the apartment building is identical. ” - lankalion
Dark Water (2005)
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A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident. (105 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
“ Dark Water is a 2005 American horror-thriller film directed by Walter Salles and starring Jennifer Connelly and Tim Roth. The film is a remake of the 2002 Japanese film of the same name, and also stars John C. Reilly, Pete Postlethwaite, Perla Haney-Jardine and Ariel Gade. The film is based on the short story Floating Water from the horror anthology Honogurai mizu no soko kara by Koji Suzuki, author of Ring (which also had an American remake). ” - lankalion
Death at a Funeral (2007)
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Chaos ensues when a man tries to expose a dark secret regarding a recently deceased patriarch of a dysfunctional British family. (87 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
“ Death at a Funeral is a 2007 British comedy film directed by Frank Oz. The screenplay by Dean Craig focuses on a family attempting to resolve a variety of problems while attending the funeral of the patriarch. ” - lankalion
Death at a Funeral (2010)
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A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies. (92 mins.)
Director: Neil LaBute
“ Death at a Funeral is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Neil LaBute and starring an ensemble cast. The film is a remake of the 2007 British film of the same name. ” - lankalion
Diabolique (1955)
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The wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. (116 mins.)
Director: H.G. Clouzot
“ Les Diaboliques (French pronunciation: [le djabɔlik], The Devils), also known as The Fiends or Diabolique, is a 1955 black and white French suspense film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, starring Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot and Paul Meurisse. It was based on the novel Celle qui n'était plus (She Who Was No More) by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac. The story blends elements of thriller and horror, with the plot focusing on a woman and her husband's mistress who conspire to murder the man; after the crime is committed, however, his body disappears, and a number of strange occurrences ensue.
Clouzot, right after finishing Wages of Fear snatched the screenplay rights from master of suspense director, Alfred Hitchcock.[citation needed] This movie helped inspire Hitchcock's Psycho.[citation needed] Robert Bloch himself, the author of novel "Psycho", has stated in an interview that his all-time favorite horror film is Diaboliques.
Now considered a classic of the horror genre and film in general, Les Diaboliques ranked #49 on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments. ” - lankalion
Diabolique (1996)
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The wife and mistress of the sadistic dean of an exclusive prep school conspire to murder him. (107 mins.)
“ Diabolique (1996) is an American film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik and written by Henri-Georges Clouzot and Don Roos. The film stars Sharon Stone and Isabelle Adjani. It is a remake of the French film Les Diaboliques (1955) directed by Clouzot. ” - lankalion
Infernal Affairs (2002)
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A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop. (101 mins.)
Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
“ Infernal Affairs is a 2002 Hong Kong crime-thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It tells the story of a police officer who infiltrates the triads, and a police officer secretly working for the same gang. The Chinese title means "the non-stop path", a reference to Avici, the lowest level of hell in Buddhism. The English title is a word play combining the law enforcement term "internal affairs" with the adjective infernal. Due to its commercial and critical success, Infernal Affairs was followed by a prequel, Infernal Affairs II, and a sequel, Infernal Affairs III, both released in 2003, as well as a 2006 American remake, The Departed.
Pre-release publicity for Infernal Affairs focused on its star-studded cast (Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Anthony Wong, Eric Tsang, Kelly Chen and Sammi Cheng), but it later received critical acclaim for its original plot and its concise and swift storytelling style. The film did exceptionally well in Hong Kong, where it was considered "a box office miracle" and heralded as a revival of Hong Kong cinema which at the time was considered to be direly lacking in creativity.
The film features all the members of the Hong Kong Cantopop group EO2, playing triad boss Hon Sam's men. One member of this group subsequently became a lead actor (Osman Hung).
Miramax Films acquired the United States distribution rights of this film and gave it a limited U.S. theatrical release in 2004.
The Infernal Affairs series was then remade by Martin Scorsese in 2006 as The Departed, which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. ” - lankalion
The Departed (2006)
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An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. (151 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ The Departed is a 2006 American crime thriller film, fashioned as a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. The film was directed by Martin Scorsese, written by William Monahan and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga and Alec Baldwin. ” - lankalion
The Dinner Game (1998)
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To amuse themselves at a weekly dinner, a few well-heeled folk each bring a dimwit along who is to talk about his pastime... (80 mins.)
Director: Francis Veber
“ Le Dîner de Cons (English: "The Dinner of Cretins"), marketed as The Dinner Game in the USA, is a 1998 French comedy film written and directed by Francis Veber. It is a cinema adaptation by Veber of his play Le Dîner de Cons. ” - lankalion
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
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When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests, a rising executive questions it when he's invited, just as he befriends a man who would be the perfect guest. (114 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
“ Dinner for Schmucks, a 2010 screwball comedy film, is the American adaptation of the French film Le Dîner de Cons (The Dinner of Cretins), being described by the director as "inspired by" the original rather than a remake of it. It does retain many familiar elements of the original, with the basic plot including the involvement of the taxation authorities and the love triangle around the main character, but he is made much more sympathetic (this is the first dinner he has participated in, and he is not in fact having an affair or deliberately cheating on his taxes) and the actual dinner is shown. The film was directed by Jay Roach, written by David Guion and Michael Handelman, and stars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, who had previously teamed up in Anchorman and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. The film was released theatrically on July 30, 2010. Zach Galifianakis won the Comedy Award for "Best Comedy Actor - Film" for his role as Therman Murch in the film. ” - lankalion
Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)
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Boudu, a tramp, jumps into the Seine. He is rescued by Mr Lestingois, a gentle and good bookseller, who gives shelter to him... (85 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
“ Boudu Saved from Drowning (French: Boudu sauvé des eaux, "Boudu saved from the waters") is a 1932 French film directed by Jean Renoir. Renoir wrote the film's screenplay, from the play by w:fr:René Fauchois. The film stars Michel Simon as Boudu.
Pauline Kael called it, 'not only a lovely fable about a bourgeois attempt to reform an early hippy...but a photographic record of an earlier France.' ” - lankalion
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
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A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool. (103 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
“ Down and Out in Beverly Hills is a 1986 American comedy film based on the French play Boudu sauvé des eaux, which had previously been adapted on film in 1932 by Jean Renoir. Down and Out in Beverly Hills was directed by Paul Mazursky, and starred Nick Nolte, Bette Midler and Richard Dreyfuss. The film is about a rich but dysfunctional couple who save the life of a suicidal bum. Flamboyant musician Little Richard also makes an appearance, and contributed the song "Great Gosh a'Mighty" to the soundtrack. The song's success led to a revitalization of his career. ” - lankalion
Diversion (1980)
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Gary is a happily married man, devoted to his wife, their kid and the family dog. A weekend without... (50 mins.)
Director: James Dearden
Fatal Attraction (1987)
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A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family. (119 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ Fatal Attraction is a 1987 American thriller directed by Adrian Lyne and stars Michael Douglas, Glenn Close and Anne Archer. It is about a married man, who has a weekend affair with a woman who refuses to allow it to end and who becomes obsessed with him. The film was adapted by James Dearden and Nicholas Meyer from an earlier short film by Dearden for British television, Diversion (1980). ” - lankalion
The ComDads (1983)
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Unable to find her runaway son, a woman deceives two of her ex-lovers from her youth, a mild-mannered teacher and a tough journalist... (92 mins.)
Director: Francis Veber
Fathers' Day (1997)
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A woman cons two old boyfriends into searching for her runaway son by convincing both that they are the boy's father. (98 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
“ Fathers' Day is a 1997 comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Nastassja Kinski. It is a remake of the 1983 French film Les Compères. ” - lankalion
Yojimbo (1961)
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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Yojimbo (用心棒 Yōjinbō?) is a 1961 jidaigeki (period drama) film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It tells the story of a ronin (masterless samurai), portrayed by Toshirō Mifune, who arrives in a small town where competing crime lords make their money from gambling. In Japanese 'Yojimbo' means 'Bodyguard'. ” - lankalion
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
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A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ A Fistful of Dollars (Italian: Per un pugno di dollari) is a 1964 Italian Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood alongside Gian Maria Volonté, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy, Sieghardt Rupp, José Calvo, Antonio Prieto, and Joseph Egger. Released in Italy in 1964 then in the United States in 1967, it initiated the popularity of the Spaghetti Western film genre. It was followed by For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), also starring Eastwood. Collectively, the films are commonly known as the "Dollars Trilogy" or "The Man With No Name Trilogy". This film is an unofficial remake of the Akira Kurosawa film Yojimbo (1961), which itself drew inspiration from earlier Westerns. In the United States, the United Artists publicity campaign referred to Eastwood's character in all three films as the "Man with No Name". ” - lankalion
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
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After a plane crash in the Sahara, one of the survivors says he's an airplane designer and they can make a flyable plane from the wreckage. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ The Flight of the Phoenix is a 1964 novel by Elleston Trevor. The plot involves the crash of a transport aircraft in the middle of a desert and the survivors' desperate attempt to save themselves. It was the basis for the 1965 film The Flight of the Phoenix and the 2004 remake entitled Flight of the Phoenix. ” - lankalion
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
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Survivors of a plane crash in the Mongolian desert work together to build a new plane. (113 mins.)
Director: John Moore
“ Flight of the Phoenix is a 2004 remake of a 1965 film, both based on the 1964 novel The Flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor. The film stars Dennis Quaid and Giovanni Ribisi, and opened in the US on December 17, receiving mixed reviews. ” - lankalion
Happy New Year (1973)
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Released from prison apparently under a New Year amnesty, a criminal tries to pick up the threads of... (90 mins.)
Director: Claude Lelouch
“ La bonne année (also known in the U.S. as Happy New Year) is a 1973 film directed by Claude Lelouch. ” - lankalion
Happy New Year (1987)
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Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using... (85 mins.)
“ Happy New Year is a 1987 film directed by John G. Avildsen. The screenplay was written by Warren Lane, based on the French film La bonne année. The director of the French film, Claude Lelouch, has a cameo as a man on a train. ” - lankalion
The Haunting (1963)
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A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind. (112 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ The Haunting is a 1963 British psychological horror film by American director Robert Wise and adapted by Nelson Gidding from the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. It stars Julie Harris as Eleanor, Richard Johnson as Dr. Markway, Russ Tamblyn as Luke, Claire Bloom as Theo, Valentine Dyall and Rosalie Crutchley as Mr. and Mrs. Dudley, and Lois Maxwell as Mrs. Markway. The film centers around the conflict between a team of paranormal investigators and the house in which they spend several nights. ” - lankalion
The Haunting (1999)
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When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house's ghostly past. (113 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont
“ The Haunting is a 1999 remake of the 1963 horror film of the same name. Both films are based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, published in 1959. The Haunting was directed by Jan de Bont and stars Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson and Lili Taylor. It was released in the United States on July 23, 1999. ” - lankalion
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
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When a disease turns all of humanity into the living dead, the last man on earth becomes a reluctant vampire hunter. (86 mins.)
“ The Last Man on Earth (Italian: L'ultimo uomo della Terra) is a 1964 horror/science fiction film based upon the Richard Matheson novel I Am Legend (1954). The film was directed by Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow, and stars Vincent Price. The script was written in part by Matheson, but he was dissatisfied with the result and was therefore credited as "Logan Swanson". William Leicester, Furio M. Monetti, and Ubaldo Ragona were the other writers. ” - lankalion
I Am Legend (2007)
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Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure. (101 mins.)
“ I Am Legend is a 2007 post-apocalyptic science fiction film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith. It is the third feature film adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 novel of the same name, following 1964's The Last Man on Earth and 1971's The Omega Man.[2] Smith plays virologist Robert Neville, who is immune to a vicious man-made virus originally created to cure cancer. He works to create a remedy while living in Manhattan in 2012, a city inhabited by violent victims of the virus. The film's plot is an example of a "Last Man on Earth" story. ” - lankalion
Insomnia (1997)
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In a Norwegian city with a 24-hour daylight cycle a Swedish murder investigator has been brought in on a special case. Sleep deprived, he makes a horrible mistake which is discovered by the killer he has been hunting. (96 mins.)
“ Insomnia is a 1997 Norwegian thriller film about a police detective investigating a murder in a town located above the Arctic Circle. The investigation goes horribly wrong when he mistakenly shoots his partner and subsequently attempts to cover up his bungle. The title of the film refers to his inability to sleep, the result of both his guilt and the relentless glare of the midnight sun. Insomnia was the film debut of director Erik Skjoldbjærg. The screenplay was written by Nikolaj Frobenius and Skjoldbjærg, and the soundtrack by Geir Jenssen (alias Biosphere). ” - lankalion
Insomnia (2002)
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Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. (118 mins.)
“ Insomnia is a 2002 American psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank. It is a remake of the 1997 Norwegian film of the same name. The film was released on 24 May 2002. ” - lankalion
Intermezzo (1936)
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The world famous violinist Holger Brandt comes back to his family after a tour. He and his wife have been married for many years... (93 mins.)
Director: Gustaf Molander
“ Intermezzo is a 1936 Swedish drama film directed by Gustaf Molander about a concerto violinist falling in love with his daughter's piano teacher. The cast includes Gösta Ekman and Ingrid Bergman in the leads. This film led to Bergman gaining her contract with David O. Selznick and acting in the remake opposite Leslie Howard. ” - lankalion
Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)
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A concert violinist becomes charmed with his daughter's talented piano teacher. When he invites her to go on tour with him... (70 mins.)
Director: Gregory Ratoff
“ Intermezzo (also called Intermezzo: A Love Story) (1939) is a romantic film made in the USA by Selznick International Pictures. It was directed by Gregory Ratoff and produced by David O. Selznick. It is a remake of the Swedish film Intermezzo (1936). The screenplay by George O'Neil was based on the screenplay of the original film by Gösta Stevens and Gustaf Molander. The music was by Robert Russell Bennett, Max Steiner, Heinz Provost, and Christian Sinding. The cinematography was by Gregg Toland who replaced Harry Stradling.
It stars Leslie Howard as a (married) virtuoso violinist who falls in love with his accompanist, played by Ingrid Bergman in her Hollywood debut. ” - lankalion
Little Indian, Big City (1994)
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The Parisian broker Steph only needs the signature from his wife Patricia for their divorce - but she... (90 mins.)
Director: Hervé Palud
“ Un indien dans la ville (An Indian in the city) is a 1994 French film by Hervé Palud. The film had a limited English language release under the title Little Indian, Big City.
Part of the movie was shot in Miami, Florida, United States.
It was later adapted for an American audience under the title Jungle 2 Jungle, set in Manhattan and starring Tim Allen. ” - lankalion
Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)
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A New Yorker suddenly learns he has a thirteen-year-old son who's been raised in the jungle. He brings the boy to New York City, and that's where the fun starts. (105 mins.)
Director: John Pasquin
“ Jungle 2 Jungle is a 1997 comedy feature film starring Tim Allen, Martin Short and Sam Huntington. It is an American remake of the 1994 French film Un indien dans la ville (also known as Little Indian, Big City). Jungle 2 Jungle's plot follows the original film fairly closely. The film was directed by John Pasquin, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures and TF1 Films Productions. Around a decade later, Tim Allen and Martin Short were paired up once more by Disney as Scott Calvin (Santa Claus) and Jack Frost in the 2006 American film, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause. ” - lankalion
Les visiteurs (1993)
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A medieval nobleman and his squire are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcerer... (107 mins.)
“ Les Visiteurs (French pronunciation: [le vizitœʁ]; English: The Visitors) is a French film directed by Jean-Marie Poiré and released in 1993. In this comedy, a 12th-century knight and his servant travel in time to the end of the 20th century and find themselves adrift in modern society.
Les Visiteurs was the Number 1 box office film in France in 1993, with 13,782,846 ticket sales.[2] The publicity for the film used the tagline Ils ne sont pas nés d'hier ("They weren't born yesterday"). Reno and Clavier reprised their roles in a sequel, and the American remake Just Visiting.The castle of Ermenonville in Oise département served as decoration for the castle of Montmirail in the current time and The Castle of Beynac for medieval period. ” - lankalion
Just Visiting (2001)
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A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard... (88 mins.)
“ Just Visiting / Les Visiteurs En Amérique (French release) is a 2001 comedy film, a remake of the French film Les Visiteurs, and a spin-off of Les Visiteurs and its sequel, Les Visiteurs 2. It stars Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, Christian Clavier, Malcolm McDowell, Tara Reid, and Bridgette Wilson. It is about a medieval knight and his serf who travel to 21st century Chicago, meeting the knight's descendant. Although the second film has a different storyline, it still is considered an official part of the series. ” - lankalion
Il Mare (2000)
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Eun-joo moves out of her house "Il Mare", leaving behind a Christmas card for the eventual new owner of the house in 1999... (105 mins.)
Director: Hyun-seung Lee
“ Il Mare (Hangul: 시월애; RR: Siworae) is a 2000 South Korean film, starring Jun Ji-hyun and Lee Jung-jae. The title, Il Mare, means 'The Sea' in Italian, and is the name of the seaside house which is the setting of the story. The Korean title, Siworae is the Korean pronunciation of Hanja characters "時越愛," which means "time-transcending love." The two protagonists both live there two years apart in time, but are able to communicate through a mysterious post box.
The film was remade by Warner Brothers in 2006 as The Lake House starring Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. ” - lankalion
The Lake House (2006)
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A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late. (99 mins.)
“ The Lake House is a 2006 American romantic drama film remake of the South Korean motion picture Il Mare (2000). It was written by David Auburn, directed by Alejandro Agresti, and stars Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock as Alex Wyler and Kate Forster, respectively an architect living in 2004 and a doctor living in 2006. The two meet via letters left in a mailbox at the lake house they have both lived in at separate points in time; they carry on correspondence over two years, remaining separated by their original difference of two years. For Alex the time goes from 2004 to 2006. For Kate the time goes from 2006 to 2008. ” - lankalion
The Last Kiss (2001)
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Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant... (115 mins.)
“ L'ultimo bacio (international English title: The Last Kiss) is a 2001 Italian comedy-drama movie directed by Gabriele Muccino.
It was remade into The Last Kiss in 2006 by Tony Goldwyn starring Zach Braff and Rachel Bilson.
A sequel to the film (Italian: Baciami ancora; English: Kiss me again) was released in Italy in February 2010. ” - lankalion
The Last Kiss (2006)
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Michael and Jenna, having been a couple for three years, want to get married and start a family. These... (115 mins.)
Director: Tony Goldwyn
“ The Last Kiss is a 2006 American romantic comedy-drama film which is based on the 2001 Italian film L'ultimo bacio, directed by Gabriele Muccino. The plot revolves around a young couple and their friends struggling with adulthood and issues of relationships and commitment.
The film stars Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson and Casey Affleck. The screenplay was written by Paul Haggis and Zach Braff, and directed by Tony Goldwyn. ” - lankalion
M (1931)
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. (117 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ M (German: M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder) is a 1931 German drama-thriller directed by Fritz Lang and written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou. It was Lang's first sound film, although he had directed more than a dozen films previously.
The film has become a classic which Lang himself considered his finest work. ” - lankalion
M (1951)
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In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children. (88 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
“ M is a 1951 American remake of Fritz Lang's film of the same name, shifting the action from Berlin to Los Angeles and changing the killers name from Hans Beckert to Martin W. Harrow. The remake, directed by Joseph Losey with David Wayne playing Peter Lorre's role, was not well received by critics or audiences. ” - lankalion
The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972)
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A hapless orchestra player becomes an unwitting pawn of rival factions within the French secret service after he is chosen as a decoy by being identified as a super secret agent. (90 mins.)
Director: Yves Robert
“ The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (French: Le Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire) is a 1972 French comedy film directed by Yves Robert, written by Francis Veber, starring Pierre Richard, Jean Rochefort and Bernard Blier. The film's sequel, Le Retour du Grand Blond, was released in 1974.
Filmed in French, as of 2007 it is available for sale on DVD with English subtitles on the Russian release, with subtitles in English or Russian, or audio in Russian or French. A British release is also available.
The film was remade in English as The Man with One Red Shoe. ” - lankalion
The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)
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A man picked randomly out of a crowd is made the target of CIA survelliance and pursuit. (92 mins.)
Director: Stan Dragoti
“ the Man With One Red Shoe is a 1985 comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti. It is a remake of a 1972 French film Le Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire starring Pierre Richard and Mireille Darc. The film included small excerpts from the first three movements of the symphonic suite Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. ” - lankalion
My Sassy Girl (2001)
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Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend... (123 mins.)
Director: Jae-young Kwak
“ My Sassy Girl (Korean: 엽기적인 그녀; literally, That Bizarre Girl) is a 2001 South Korean romantic comedy film directed by Kwak Jae-yong. It tells the story of a man's chance meeting with a drunk girl on the train which changes his life. It is ostensibly based on a true story posted on the internet in a series of blog posts written by Kim Ho-sik, which were later adapted into a novel.
The film was extremely successful in South Korea and was the highest grossing Korean comedy of all time. When My Sassy Girl was released throughout East Asia, it became a mega blockbuster hit in the entire region, from Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, as well as Southeast Asia, to the point where it was drawing comparisons to Titanic.
An American remake, starring Jesse Bradford and Elisha Cuthbert, and directed by Yann Samuell was released in 2008. A Japanese drama adaptation with Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and actress Rena Tanaka as the leads started broadcasting in April 2008. ” - lankalion
My Sassy Girl (2008)
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A sweet Midwestern guy with his life planned out for himself is wooed, groomed, and ultimately dumped by a complicated, elusive gal. (92 mins.)
Director: Yann Samuell
“ My Sassy Girl is a 2008 American remake of the 2001 Korean romantic-comedy film of the same name. It stars Elisha Cuthbert and Jesse Bradford and was directed by Yann Samuell. Both movies are based on a true story told in a series of blog posts written by Kim Ho-sik, who later adapted them into a fictional novel. ” - lankalion
Nightwatch (1994)
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In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims... (107 mins.)
Director: Ole Bornedal
Nightwatch (1997)
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A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders. (101 mins.)
Director: Ole Bornedal
Mostly Martha (2001)
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When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn 8-year-old niece, the tensions between them mount... until an Italian sous-chef arrives to lighten the mood. (109 mins.)
“ Bella Martha (English: Mostly Martha) is a 2001 German romantic comedy drama film directed by Sandra Nettelbeck. The American movie No Reservations (film) is heavily based on this. It is about a skilled chef in Hamburg, Germany. When her sister dies, she is left taking care of her niece, who gives her problems. She then has to face choices about the best solution to solve the problems set forth by her niece. ” - lankalion
No Reservations (2007)
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The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece. (104 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
“ No Reservations is a 2007 American romantic drama film directed by Scott Hicks. The screenplay by Carol Fuchs is an adaptation of an original script by Sandra Nettelbeck, which served as the basis for the 2001 German film Mostly Martha. ” - lankalion
One Missed Call (2003)
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People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths. (112 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ One Missed Call (着信アリ Chakushin ari?) is a 2003 J-Horror movie directed by Takashi Miike. The trademark "ringtone of death" from this film had become rather popular, and was actually used as a ringtone and background music for unofficial haunted houses. ” - lankalion
One Missed Call (2008)
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Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves - messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths. (87 mins.)
Director: Eric Valette
“ One Missed Call is a 2008 American remake of the 2003 Japanese film Chakushin Ari. The film was released in North America on January 4, 2008 and was directed by Eric Valette and written by Andrew Klavan. The film stars Edward Burns and Shannyn Sossamon. It was produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures ” - lankalion
Rashomon (1950)
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A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Rashomon (羅生門 Rashōmon?) is a 1950 Japanese crime mystery film directed by Akira Kurosawa, working in close collaboration with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa. It stars Toshirō Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyō and Takashi Shimura. The film is based on two stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa — ("Rashomon" provides the setting, while "In a Grove" provides the characters and plot).
Rashomon introduced Kurosawa and Japanese cinema to Western audiences, albeit to a small number of theatres, and is considered one of his masterpieces. The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and also received an Academy Honorary Award at the 24th Academy Awards. ” - lankalion
The Outrage (1964)
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Travelers in the 1870s Southwest discuss a recent murder trial in which all the principals told differing stories about the events. (96 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
“ The Outrage (1964) is a remake of the 1950 Japanese film Rashomon, reformulated as a Western. Like the original Akira Kurosawa film, four people give contradictory accounts of a rape and murder. Kurosawa is credited with the screenplay. It was directed by Martin Ritt and is based on stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa. ” - lankalion
La Femme Nikita (1990)
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Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin. (117 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ La Femme Nikita (broadcast as Nikita in Canada) is a Canadian action-drama television series based on the French film Nikita by Luc Besson. The series was co-produced by Jay Firestone of Fireworks Entertainment and Warner Brothers. It was adapted for television by Joel Surnow. The series was first telecast in North America on the USA Network cable channel on January 13, 1997, and ran for four and one-third TV seasons—until March 2001. The series was also aired in Canada on the over-the-air CTV Television Network. La Femme Nikita was the highest-rated drama on American basic cable during its first two seasons. It was also distributed in some other countries; and it continues to have a strong cult following, according to the definitive book on the series written by Christopher Heyn in 2006 ” - lankalion
Point of No Return (1993)
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Drug addict Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber... (109 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ Point of No Return (also known as The Assassin) is a 1993 American action film directed by John Badham and starring Bridget Fonda. It is a remake of Luc Besson's 1990 film Nikita. ” - lankalion
Premonition (2004)
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While stopped at a roadside phone booth for transmitting his work through the Internet to the university... (95 mins.)
Director: Norio Tsuruta
“ Premonition (予言 Yogen?) is a 2004 Japanese horror film directed by Tsuruta Norio. Yogen is based on the manga Kyoufu Shinbun ("Newspaper of Terror") by Jiro Tsunoda, published in "Shonen Champion" in 1973. ” - lankalion
Premonition (2007)
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Depressed housewife learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the next day after to a world in which he is still dead. (96 mins.)
Director: Mennan Yapo
“ Premonition is a 2007 American drama film directed by Mennan Yapo and starring Sandra Bullock and Julian McMahon. Principal photography took place in Louisiana. ” - lankalion
Pulse (2001)
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Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet. (118 mins.)
“ Kairo (回路 or "Circuit"?) is a 2001 Japanese horror film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. The film was based on his novel of the same name, and was released in the US in 2005 as Pulse. The movie is the subject of a 2006 English language remake, also titled Pulse. The movie has a cult following. ” - lankalion
Pulse (2006)
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When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world. (90 mins.)
Director: Jim Sonzero
“ Pulse is an 2006 American horror film remake of the Japanese horror movie directed by Jim Sonzero and written by Wes Craven and Ray Wright. It stars Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder, Christina Milian and a cameo by Oscar-nominee and veteran cult horror actor Brad Dourif. It is a remake of the 2001 Japanese horror film Kairo. ” - lankalion
La Chevre (1981)
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When the accident-prone daughter of a French businessman disappears in Mexico and the detective sent down to find her returns empty-handed... (95 mins.)
Director: Francis Veber
“ La Chèvre (English title: Knock on Wood, literal translation: The Goat) is a 1981 French comedy film directed by Francis Veber, starring Pierre Richard and Gérard Depardieu. It is the first of three films featuring Richard and Depardieu as a comic duo.
An American version of this film was made in 1991, starring Martin Short and Danny Glover, entitled Pure Luck. ” - lankalion
Pure Luck (1991)
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The daughter of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful... (96 mins.)
Director: Nadia Tass
“ Pure Luck is a 1991 American comedy film starring Martin Short and Danny Glover. It is remake of the popular French comedy film La Chèvre (1981). ” - lankalion
[Rec] (2007)
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A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying. (78 mins.)
“ The film was released in Spain in November 2007. Balaguero and Plaza previously directed the 2002 documentary OT, The Movie. REC was filmed using shaky camerawork. The film was remade in 2008 practically shot-for-shot in the United States, retitled Quarantine. A sequel, titled REC 2 was released in 2009, and two more films in the franchise are planned. ” - lankalion
Quarantine (2008)
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A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC, after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers. (89 mins.)
“ Quarantine is a 2008 American horror film, directed by John Erick Dowdle and starring Jennifer Carpenter, Jay Hernandez, Columbus Short, Steve Harris, Rade Šerbedžija, Greg Germann, Bernard White, and Johnathon Schaech. The film is a shot-for-shot remake of the Spanish horror film REC with a few exceptions such as added scenes and dialogue. Shot in the "found footage" style, the movie was released on October 10, 2008 by Screen Gems. The film features no incidental music, being "scored" only with sound effects. The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics. ” - lankalion
Ringu (1998)
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Ruthlessly murdered by her father, the ghost of a seer's daughter kills all those seven days after they watch the strange contents of a mysterious video tape, unless the viewer finds the escape clause. (96 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
“ Ring (リング Ringu?) is a 1998 Japanese horror film by Hideo Nakata, adapted from the Ring novel by Koji Suzuki, which in turn draws on the Japanese folk tale Banchō Sarayashiki. The film stars Nanako Matsushima, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Rikiya Otaka as members of a divorced family. The film was later remade in the United States as The Ring (2002).
Ring is about a cursed, disturbing videotape that, when watched, will cause the viewer to die a week after. The film is the highest grossing horror film in Japan at 12 billion yen ($137.7 million) and is also considered the most frightening horror film in Japan according to a survey of Oricon. ” - lankalion
The Ring (2002)
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A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. (115 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ The Ring is a 2002 American psychological horror film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Naomi Watts and Martin Henderson. It is a remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film Ring.
Both films are based on Kôji Suzuki's novel Ring and focus on a mysterious cursed videotape which contains a seemingly random series of disturbing images. After watching the tape, the viewer receives a phone call in which a girl's voice announces that the viewer will die in seven days. The film was a critical and commercial success. ” - lankalion
Scent of a Woman (1974)
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An army cadet accompanies an irascible, blind captain on a week-long trip from Turin to Naples. The captain... (103 mins.)
Director: Dino Risi
“ Profumo di donna (Scent of a Woman) is a Commedia all'italiana film directed by Dino Risi in 1974 based on Il buio e il miele, a story by Giovanni Arpino. Both Risi and the leading actor Vittorio Gassman won important Italian and French awards. There is also an American remake, Scent of a Woman. ” - lankalion
Scent of a Woman (1992)
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A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated. (156 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
“ Scent of a Woman is a 1992 drama film that tells the story of a preparatory school student who takes a job as an assistant to an irascible, blind, medically retired Army officer. It stars Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Gabrielle Anwar. It is a remake of the Italian movie Profumo di donna (1974), directed by Dino Risi. ” - lankalion
Shall We Dance? (1996)
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A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons. (136 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Suo
“ Shall We Dance? (Shall we ダンス? Sharu wi Dansu??) is a 1996 Japanese film. Its title refers to the song, "Shall We Dance?" which comes from Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I. It was directed by Masayuki Suo. ” - lankalion
Shall We Dance (2004)
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A romantic comedy where a bored, overworked Estate Lawyer, upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, signs up for ballroom dancing lessons. (106 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
“ Shall We Dance? is a 2004 American film. It is a remake of the award-winning Masayuki Suo 1996 Japanese film, Shall We ダンス?. The film made its US premier at the Hawaii International Film Festival. Parts of Shall We Dance were filmed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in a dance studio located on campus at the University of Manitoba. ” - lankalion
Shutter (2004)
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A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past. (97 mins.)
“ Shutter (Thai: ชัตเตอร์ กดติดวิญญาณ) is a 2004 Thai horror film by Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom; starring Ananda Everingham, Natthaweeranuch Thongmee, and Achita Sikamana. It focuses on mysterious images seen in developed pictures.
The film was remade in the United States in 2008 under the same title. ” - lankalion
Shutter (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved. (85 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Ochiai
“ Shutter is a 2008 American remake of the 2004 Thai horror film of the same name. The remake was directed by Masayuki Ochiai, and was released on March 21, 2008. ” - lankalion
The Wages of Fear (1953)
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In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe. (131 mins.)
“ The Wages of Fear (French: Le Salaire de la peur) is a 1953 French thriller film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, starring Yves Montand, and based on a 1950 novel by Georges Arnaud. When a South American oil well owned by an American company catches fire, the company hires four European men, down on their luck, to drive two trucks over mountain dirt roads, carrying the nitroglycerine needed to extinguish the fire. Violent Road (aka Hell's Highway), directed by Howard W. Koch in 1958, and Sorcerer, directed by William Friedkin in 1977, are American remakes. With this, Clouzot reached international fame, and was able to direct Les Diaboliques. ” - lankalion
Sorcerer (1977)
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Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle. (121 mins.)
“ Sorcerer is a 1977 adventure film, produced and directed by William Friedkin, starring Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal and Amidou. It is the second remake of the 1953 French film Le Salaire de la Peur (Wages of Fear). ” - lankalion
Swept Away (1974)
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A trip into the Mediterranean sea becomes a trip into the discovery of how society's frameworks of the rich and poor are delicate and temporary. (116 mins.)
“ Swept Away (full English title: Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August, full Italian title: Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto) is a 1974 Italian film written and directed by Lina Wertmüller. It is a study in romance and class warfare. ” - lankalion
Swept Away (2002)
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A snooty socialite is stranded on a Mediterranean island with a communist sailor. (89 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
“ Swept Away is a 2002 Italian romantic comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Madonna, Adriano Giannini, and Bruce Greenwood. It was released by Screen Gems and produced by Matthew Vaughn. It received generally negative reviews from critics and was a box office failure. ” - lankalion
Taxi (1998)
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To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers. (86 mins.)
Director: Gérard Pirès
“ Taxi is a 1998 French film starring Samy Naceri, written by Luc Besson, and directed by Gérard Pirès. ” - lankalion
Taxi (2004)
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A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers. (97 mins.)
Director: Tim Story
“ Taxi is a 2004 American remake of the 1998 Luc Besson-penned, Gérard Pirès-directed French film of the same name, starring Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon and Gisele Bündchen, and directed by Tim Story. ” - lankalion
3 hommes et un couffin (1985)
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Jacques, steward de Air France, accepte de garder un paquet pour le compte de Paul. Le paquet sera remis chez lui à la maison... (106 mins.)
Director: Coline Serreau
“ Trois hommes et un couffin (En. Three Men and a Cradle) is a 1985 French film by Coline Serreau upon which the 1987 U.S. remake Three Men and a Baby was based. ” - lankalion
3 Men and a Baby (1987)
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Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys' girlfriends. (102 mins.)
Director: Leonard Nimoy
“ Three Men and a Baby is a 1987 comedy film starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson, and directed by Leonard Nimoy, in his first non-Star Trek movie directorial role. It follows the mishaps and adventures of three bachelors as they attempt to adapt their lives to pseudo-fatherhood with the arrival of one of the men's love child. The script was based on the 1985 French film Trois hommes et un couffin (Three Men and a Cradle). ” - lankalion
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
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A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members. (124 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Eat Drink Man Woman (simplified Chinese: 饮食男女; traditional Chinese: 飲食男女; pinyin: yǐn shí nán nǚ; Zhuyin: ㄧㄣˇ ㄕˊ ㄋㄢˊ ㄋㄩˇ) is a Taiwanese film directed by Ang Lee and starring Sihung Lung, Yu-wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-mei Yang. Many of the cast had starred in Ang Lee's previous film, The Wedding Banquet with Sihung Lung and Ah Lei Gua once more playing central elderly figures, and Winston Chao. The film was released on August 3, 1994.
The film was a critical success, and the 2001 film Tortilla Soup was a re-make of the film. ” - lankalion
Tortilla Soup (2001)
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A Mexican-American master chef and father to three daughters has lost his taste for food but not for life. (102 mins.)
Director: Maria Ripoll
“ Tortilla Soup is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Maria Ripoll. The screenplay by Tom Musca, Ramón Menéndez, and Vera Blasi is based on the film Eat Drink Man Woman, which was written by Hui-Ling Wang, Ang Lee, and James Schamus. ” - lankalion
Anthony Zimmer (2005)
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In Nice, the international police force and the Russian mafia are chasing Anthony Zimmer, an intelligent... (89 mins.)
Director: Jérôme Salle
“ Anthony Zimmer is a 2005 French romantic thriller film directed by Jérôme Salle starring Sophie Marceau and Yvan Attal. The film spawned an American-produced remake in 2010 titled The Tourist. ” - lankalion
The Tourist (2010)
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Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. (103 mins.)
“ The Tourist is a 2010 romantic thriller film directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. It is a remake of the 2005 French action film Anthony Zimmer. After a very public slow start, The Tourist went on to gross US$ 277 million worldwide. Despite the negative reception from the critics, the film was nominated for three Golden Globes, with a debate arising over the question if it was a comedy or a drama. Donnersmarck repeatedly stated it was neither genre, calling it "a travel romance with thriller elements", but that if he had to choose between the two, he would choose comedy. ” - lankalion
La totale! (1991)
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To his family, François Voisin is nothing more than a humdrum civil servant. In truth, for the past... (102 mins.)
Director: Claude Zidi
“ La Totale ! is a 1991 French comedy film directed by Claude Zidi. ” - lankalion
True Lies (1994)
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A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman. (141 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ True Lies is a 1994 American action-comedy film directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Tia Carrere, Charlton Heston, and Art Malik. Eliza Dushku also appears in the film in one of her first major film roles. True Lies is an extended remake of the 1991 French film La Totale!, which was directed by Claude Zidi and starred Thierry Lhermitte and Miou-Miou. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and Curtis won a Golden Globe for her comedic portrayal of Helen Tasker. ” - lankalion