Plagiarism the new Low in Hollywood Movies

This is a List of movies that is making profit off of other movies / books / etc already made in the past. I thought i'd make this list as its been happening often in movies nowadays and its shameful that its being allowed. Its happened many times in the past as well in which ill list some of those films as well. It just seems to be the norm nowadays.
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1.
The Hunger Games (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. (142 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
“ Quite honestly i was shocked this movie was made after seeing the Japanese movie Battle Royale Ten years earlier. I've seen debate after debate on this but honestly its plagiarism at its worst. The only way you'd debate this is if you believe in the saying "the first book you pick up is the first book you believe in" meaning which bible. You saw The hunger games before battle royale loved it and am now a fanboy or girl. so you debate. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
2.
Pacific Rim (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. (131 mins.)
“ This Movie was very hard to watch just Jaw Dropping astounding at how it was plagiarized. Just like the hunger games, if you've been a long time anime fan/international movie fan youll know this movie has tons of plagiarism.
I was in a theater watching the previews before catching the Avengers movie, Pacific Rim came on screen and the people to the left of me thought it was the game "Portal" as the computer voice was just that, the portal voice copied from the videogame. The people in front of me said "Godzilla?". My thought process went automatically to Neon Genesis Evangelion; A movie series in which people get into giant robots and fight unknown species called angels.
This movie was a white Males messed up fantasy period. why do i say that? The fact the main character is white? no not just that. The world has gone to crap and there and militaries around the globe have united in China to fight these demons. The white male fights off all the Chinese fighters in the dojo scene victoriously, (yeah because no Chinese guy that lives in the heart of martial arts could take down this guy) , There is one Japanese person a girl stereotypically affiliated with a black guy as her father figure. Your to tell me no Chinese people using a Robot in this movie just all of the Chinese scared and hiding underground? One of the most technologically advanced countries in the world... really.. Anyhow the white guy saves the day, gets the shy Japanese girl and saves humanity. Sounds like a white Anime fanboy dream to me. It is just that, A movie someone dreamed up, put onto a script had all the white and black guys go to Asia to save everyone taken from 3 movies rolled into one. This might be the worst plagiarized movie ever. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
3.
The Terminator (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Plagiarism was pretty obvious after the payoff to Harlan Ellison for his Outer Limits script Soldier. He was credited at the end of the movie and made an huge undisclosed amount of cash. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
4.
The Matrix (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
“ Thomas Althouse filed suit for 300 Million dollars against the Wachowskis bros. for stealing heavily from his un-produced screenplay the immortals. In which he submitted to warner bros. before the Matrix was submitted. This lawsuit is still in progress. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
5.
WALL·E (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
“ Johnny 5 anyone? Im sure everyone made this connection ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
6.
The Hole (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares. (92 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ Im sorry but everytime i see this movie it screams the classic movie "The gate" except for the fact that this movie is 100 times more horrible ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
7.
Turbo (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500. (96 mins.)
Director: David Soren
“ I did enjoy the movie for what it was worth, im sure we all thought the same thing though, yeah the movie cars just a decade before it, or how about herbie the love bug before that. Turbo was alright, with the over stereotypical minorities as part of the cast and a snail that dreamed of being in the Indy 500..... really? A very strange concept not a bad movie but it reminded you of so many past movies. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
8.
Cars (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family. (117 mins.)
“ As we are on the subject, Cars is a ripoff of Herbie amongst other movies. Its a great movie, but still a ripoff. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
9.
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995 TV Series)
Episode: A Knight in Camelot (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A computer malfunction causes a science researcher to be sent back in time with her laptop, which she uses to amaze the court. (120 mins.)
“ Remember this movie? no? yeah i wouldn't think you would. Whoopi somehow gets pulled into the past with her laptop and impresses king arthur's court with her modern day ways. Sound like "A kid in king arthurs court" 1995? You could go back a step further to "unidentified flying oddball made in 1979, where an Astronaut and his robot time travel to again king Arther and Camelot. yup way overdone. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
10.
God Tussi Great Ho (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
A TV anchor keeps on blaming God for his unsuccessful life. God appears and he is given the God's Power for 10 days just to see how he manages to keep everyone happy. (152 mins.)
Director: Rumy Jaffry
“ Ok this isnt a Hollywood film but what list wouldn't be complete with at least mentioning Bollywood. The most plagirism movies of all time come from Bollywood. Name a Hollywood movie and they pretty much have it covered, remade, and relabeled, same story, plot and well just all around plagiarized. Check out a list http://pranshu.hubpages.com/hub/a-complete-list-of-bollywood-movies-copied-from-hollywood-plain-plagiarism ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
11.
Avatar (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. (162 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Everyone claims Avatar is taken from so many sources, well they are right. Romeo and juliet, Pocahontas, Dune, etc etc. The one thing that gets me though is the flying land masses, Thats been around forever, cities in the sky, waterfalls etc all broken off around the world. Well that one can be defended by everyone that has used that, from countless videogames all the to the begining. Countless books, neverending story to Dragon hunters. I woulndt call that stolen just overused. Also look at Timespirits an 80s comic, the blue avatars look exactly like the creatures pictured in that comic. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
12.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Ok now this went wrong in all kinds of ways. First off this movie was stolen from the main Writer Dan O'Bannon who originally called this movie Dark Star. He composed 29 pages of travelers being intercepted by a signal on a planet. He wrote the chest bursting scene. But ultimately fox took his idea and without his knowledge re-wrote the entire script, names of characters, everything except the main plot and the alien coming out of the chest. He didnt even get to sit in the audience during the premiere, he had to sit with the projectionist as he was not allowed inside. Also fox was sued by AE Van Vogt "voyage of the space beagle" For the similarities between his alien and the one used in the movie, Fox Settled out of court for a huge sum. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
13.
Home Alone (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ Home alone is a copy of the Movie Game over, where a kid defends his grandpa's home against and evil santa clause using toys he uses as traps and weapons around the house. The creator of Game over sued Fox but to no avail. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
14.
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam. (96 mins.)
“ Yup, Rambo is a complete knockoff of another knockoff. A year before this movie was made Chuck norris went to save captured POWs in vietnam just like in this movie and a year before Missing in action was the movie Uncommon Valor with gene hackman, yet again another movie going into vietnam saving POWs. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
15.
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy. (106 mins.)
Director: Rob Cohen, Mel City
“ Fast and the furious vs Point Break. An Fbi agent has to get into an underground sports competitors trust to figure out a bunch of robberies. The Fbi agent befriends the leader , falls for a girl thats close to the gang leader, doesnt know the gang is responsible for the robberies, He eventually turns agaist his new found friends and lets the Gang leader escape at the end. Hmmm same story completely. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
16.
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive. (85 mins.)
“ Love this movie!, unfortunately its copied from Max from "sam and max" the comic from the 1980s, looks the same , shark mouth, eyes wide apart, stubby arms, has a gun, loveable but dangerous. you get the idea, the only difference is stitch is in space and hes blue. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
17.
Turner & Hooch (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer. (97 mins.)
“ Exact same movie as K-9 ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
18.
Ice Age (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Set during the Ice Age, a sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant, and they try to return him to his tribe. (81 mins.)
“ This reminds me of south park when people were taking claim for Tray parker and matt stones work, except Fox this time does what untalented artists do and copy someone elses work. Just like what happened with the blackberry phone and windshield wipers, Fox was introduced to a character known as SQRAT a squirrel with an acorn registered trademark of Ivy Silberstein in 1999, Ivy brought Sqrat to fox and other networks only to find that they didnt have much interest.
Until Fox released Ice Age in 2002 with the loveable character known as Scrat (the squirrel with the acorn). Ivy as she should have sued Fox for stealing her character, but it was dismissed over the very small varietion of differences such as the teeth shape, name, oh what the hell, its the same Character! ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
19.
Titanic (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Again you could say this copied from romeo and juliet a bit, but the most argued plagiarized mention is that of Aladdin from Disney. The similarities were not just the visuals but the actual lines just reused in Titinic. A guy from the slums that falls in love with a much wealthier girl. Holding her arms out on the front of the titanic just like Jasmin putting her arms out on the magic carpet ride. Jack asking rose if she trusts him / same as Aladdin to Jasmin. Also both female leads feeling trapped in their wealthy lives. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
20.
Tango & Cash (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two cops are framed and must clear their names. (104 mins.)
“ Taken from Police story with Jackie Chan, same story and same type badguy flying out front windshield with exact same frame shot with stallone and jackie. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
21.
Toy Story (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. (81 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
“ Exact ripoff of "The Christmas toy" made 9 years earlier. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
22.
Up (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway. (96 mins.)
“ Is the exact same story from a french short movie called "Above then Beyond" ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
23.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
“ Indy's entire look was taken from Charlton Heston in a movie called Secret of the Incas. Not only that but many of the scenes like the wall scrolls and let there be light with the mirrors was also copied. Lucas and Spielberg admit to watching that movie many times before making Indiana Jones. Strangely they did not credit the movie they stole from. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
24.
The Village (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village. (108 mins.)
“ The Village was copied from a book called "Running out of time" a 1995 Novel where everyone in the village thinks its the 1800s but really its the 90s and they live on a reserve. The main character being a female. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
25.
The Island (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A man living in a futuristic sterile colony begins to question his circumscribed existence when his friend is chosen to go to the Island, the last uncontaminated place on earth. (136 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ Is a complete copy of the movie "The Clonus Horror" 1979. it's rather sad to watch them side by side as its very obvious what occurred. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
26.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think. (92 mins.)
“ As soon as i saw this movie it reminded me of my childhood watching the movie "Little monsters" with Fred Savage and Howie Mandel. A movie about monsters that come out under your bed while you sleep and scare you. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
27.
Battleship (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. (131 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
“ I watched the first maybe, maaaaybe 15 minutes of this and shut it off right after i watched a guy break into a convenience store to get a girl a burrito. Stolen, ridiculously from an old Thief video that went viral everywhere many many years ago. The original video was of a guy breaking into a what looked ot be liquor store and falling through the roof and kept trying to get out but he couldn't it was hilarious but watching a remade version of a theft tape on the big screen was beyond painful. shameful director, crap movie. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
28.
Nosferatu (1922)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. (94 mins.)
Director: F.W. Murnau
“ Nosferatu is the story of Dracula, same thing just a different name. Stoker sued for copyright infringement and the court ordered to have all of Nosferatu copies burned. Fortunately there were still copies left over for us to see in the future. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
29.
The Last House on the Left (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics. (110 mins.)
Director: Dennis Iliadis
“ People that saw the original last house on the left in the 70s recall another movie The Virgin Spring. Yeah same thing. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
30.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Just one major scene really, one of the most iconic in horror visuals. The scene where Jack chops up the door and pokes his head threw. yeah that had already been done before in a silent movie called The Phantom Carriage. The messed up thing about this you wouldn't think it was a big deal until you watch the Phantom carriage and the shining side by side, the camera did everything the first movie did shot for shot. Now that's plagiarism at its best. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
31.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead. (143 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ A movie that had influence from the 90s game Monkey island. On the same note, Monkey island developers had influence from pirates of the Caribbean ride at disney. So no lawsuits as they were both found guilty. Ironic. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
32.
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
“ The movie that made Clint Eastwood a star on screen. The movie was stolen from the Japanese film Yojimbo. Akira Kurosawa called and spoke with Sergio Leone about the movie saying: It's a fine film, but it is My film. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
33.
The Others (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted. (101 mins.)
“ The Innocents was a film made in the 1960s before "the others" was made. About the same as its about a Woman with her two children and there are ghosts in the house haunting. At the end the ghosts are just as scared as the real people. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
34.
The Lion King (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. (88 mins.)
“ A direct ripoff of Kimba the white lion. Even the voice artists amongst others were confused why there were so many similarities. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
35.
Black Swan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
“ People noted the similarities of the plot to the anime called Perfect Blue, a performers Mind that fragments as she embarks on her biggest project. Darren Aronofsky for some reason owned the remake rights of perfect blue. He denies any similarities between the two films. yeah right.. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
36.
Despicable Me (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better. (95 mins.)
“ The Despicable Me Henchmen remind me of the Rabbids from Rayman. Anyone else?

Same Height, Both Were Evil, Thousands of them, Zany antics, Both have the same scream, They dress up in costumes all the time (as woman, pirates, etc). They make similar facial expressions.

Basically im not sure but I think the Despicable me guys are the pooped out Rabbids Easter Eggs gone wrong Lol ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
37.
R.I.P.D. (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. (96 mins.)
“ Not sure i even need introduce the Men in Black copy movie of 2013. Huge box office bomb. The entire movie reminds you of a much better movie. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
38.
Starcrash (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn. (92 mins.)
Director: Lewis Coates
“ A Star wars Ripoff italian movie, its actually not that besides the fact everything is taken from star wars. Lightsabers, han solo's and all. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
39.
Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Set on the subterranean Mine-World, a band of human worker are treated like slaves under the power of the evil overlord Zygon until one... (107 mins.)
Director: Steven Hahn
“ A cartoon movie, that is a knockoff of again starwars. From the droids to again the han solo's lol. Great movie here non the less. ” - Phantasy_star_4
 
40.
Frozen (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. (102 mins.)
“ The Main song, "Let it go" taken from the Wicked Broadway Musical.
People are giving this movie high reviews, but its probably one of the most plain Disney movies ever made. ” - Phantasy_star_4