Biggest Movie Rip-Offsby jln_crashingcars | created - 13 May 2011 | updated - 19 Mar 2015 | Public
My list of the biggest movie rip-offs of all time, good and bad. (This list shows the rip-off then the original idea)
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1. The Roommate (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Thriller
When college freshman Sara arrives on campus for the first time, she befriends her roommate, Rebecca, unaware that the girl is becoming dangerously obsessed with her.
Votes: 33,094 | Gross: $37.30M
Same exact story of the obsessed/stalker friend as in Single White Female. The only difference in this one is that they're sharing a dorm not an apt., and its PG-13 and generic.
2. Single White Female (1992)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
A woman advertising for a new roommate finds that something very strange is going on with the tenant who decides to move in.
Votes: 28,852 | Gross: $47.92M
3. Jennifer's Body (2009)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror
A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?
Votes: 106,412 | Gross: $16.20M
A possessed high school girl seduces boys only to kill and devour them afterwards. Only difference in this one is that shes a demon not a werewolf and unlike the sister duo in Ginger Snaps, Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried can't act.
4. Ginger Snaps (2000)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf.
Votes: 38,235 | Gross: $0.00M
5. Transmorphers (2007 Video)
PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A race of alien robots have conquered Earth and forced humanity underground. After 400 years, a small group of humans develop a plan to defeat the mechanical invaders in the ultimate battle between man and machine.
Same as The Terminators; bad CGI, generic plot, and horrible acting. Courtesy of "The Asylum Entertainment."
6. Transformers (2007)
PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.
Votes: 569,904 | Gross: $319.07M
8. Saw (2004)
R | 103 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
Votes: 352,241 | Gross: $56.00M
9. Detour (2003 Video)
R | 89 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
A group on their way to a rave become involved in a string of events that leaves them stranded in a desert. What follows is a nights of terror as they are set upon by a gang of drug crazed cannibals
A group of teens are on a road trip, they take a "Detour" they're RV breaks down in the desert and then get picked out one by one by cannibals. Now where have I heard that one before? By the way I got this movie at Blockbuster for 1 dollar.
10. The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller
On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
Votes: 26,869 | Gross: $25.00M
11. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
R | 89 min | Horror
Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Votes: 69,366 | Gross: $12.63M
I gotta admit I did have a few scares when first seeing this movie. But for a directorial debut by Rob Zombie, I would have thought he'd come up with a more original idea for a film in that head of his.
12. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
R | 83 min | Horror
Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.
Votes: 120,797 | Gross: $30.86M
13. Quattro Noza (2003)
R | 96 min | Action, Drama
A romance blooms between Quattro (Beaumont) and Noza (Hernandez), two kids caught up in the illegal street car racing scene of Southern California.
Votes: 281 | Gross: $0.00M
A.K.A. Streets of Legend. Don't let the cover fool you, this movie is so bad.
14. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Conner must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.
Votes: 320,819 | Gross: $144.53M
15. Hood of Horror (2006)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror
A hip hop horror anthology of three tales of terror told by the Hound of Hell that revolve around the residents of an inner-city neighborhood whose actions determine where they will go in the afterlife.
Votes: 2,654 | Gross: $0.33M
Call it a homage or what not, but I call it a rip-off. Two of the stories in this film are alright but they're nowhere near as dark as the ones in Tales from the Hood.
16. Tales from the Hood (1995)
R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.
Votes: 5,966 | Gross: $11.80M
17. Battle of Los Angeles (2011 Video)
TV-14 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In January 1942 US forces engaged an unidentified flying object above Los Angeles. Now almost 70 years later, the alien invaders have returned.
The latest rip-off from The Asylum Entertainment.
19. Due Date (2010)
R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy
High-strung father-to-be Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay on a road trip in order to make it to his child's birth on time.
Votes: 303,769 | Gross: $100.54M
A sub-par comedy of a guy trying to get from point A to point B only problem that hes stuck with an annoying companion who decides to tag along. Does it star Steve Martin or John Candy? Nope! Meh.....
20. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
R | 93 min | Comedy
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.
Votes: 110,127 | Gross: $49.53M
21. AVH: Alien vs. Hunter (2007 Video)
R | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
A galactic hunter chases down his deadliest prey in the universe.
Even more crap from The Asylum.
22. Alien vs. Predator (2004)
PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.
Votes: 173,519 | Gross: $80.28M
23. Almighty Thor (2011 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
When a demon god steals the Hammer of Invincibility, Thor strikes a mighty blow to get it back.
This has got to be the worst of the worst from The Asylum Entertainment. Btw it stars WWE wrestler Kevin Nash. lol
24. Thor (2011)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The powerful but arrogant god Thor is cast out of Asgard to live amongst humans in Midgard (Earth), where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.
Votes: 684,291 | Gross: $181.03M
25. Paranormal Entity (2009 Video)
Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Prepare to see what is allegedly the "actual footage" of the supernatural events leading up to the 2008 murder of Samantha Finley. Released against the wishes of the authorities, this D.V.D... See full summary »
It was bound to happen.
26. Paranormal Activity (2007)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.
Votes: 208,126 | Gross: $107.92M
27. The Day the Earth Stopped (2008 Video)
R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Hundreds of massive intergalactic robots appear in all of the world's major capitals with an ultimatum: Prove the value of human civilization or be destroyed.
The title just pretty much gives it all away. Haha!
28. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A remake of the 1951 classic science fiction film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.
Votes: 155,764 | Gross: $79.37M
29. The Hangover (2009)
R | 100 min | Comedy
Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
Votes: 669,908 | Gross: $277.32M
Not counting the "Hangover" part this movie is a carbon copy of Bachelor Party Vegas just with a way bigger budget. If you don't believe watch it yourself.
31. Rogue (2007)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island.
Votes: 25,463 | Gross: $0.01M
Its not such a bad movie, but the whole time I was watching it I thought it was a sequel.
32. Primeval (2007)
R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A news team is sent to Burundi to capture and bring home a legendary 25-foot crocodile. Their difficult task turns potentially deadly when a warlord targets them for death.
Votes: 12,213 | Gross: $10.60M
33. Death Sentence (2007)
R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.
Votes: 66,176 | Gross: $9.53M
Same plot idea: Guy's family is murdered, guy arms himself to the teeth and gets revenge on his families killers.
34. The Punisher (2004)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An undercover FBI agent becomes a vigilante assassin and sets out to unleash his wrath upon the corrupt businessman who slaughtered his entire family at a reunion.
Votes: 142,488 | Gross: $33.68M
35. Pinocchio's Revenge (1996)
R | 96 min | Fantasy, Horror
Defense attorney Jennifer Garrick acquires a Pinocchio puppet from a condemned serial killer. Her pre-teen daughter, Zoe, mistakes the puppet as a birthday present and grows really attached... See full summary »
A serial killer dies but his soul gets trapped in a doll, a little girl takes the doll and it comes to life and starts killing people. Meh...
36. Child's Play (1988)
R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller
A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Votes: 77,138 | Gross: $33.24M
37. Black Dahlia (2006 Video)
Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Horror
Three psychopaths go on a killing spree, recreating the Black Dahlia murder.
I can't even consider this a film its just utter garbage. Nothing makes sense and it feels like the same scenes are being repeated over and over.
38. The Black Dahlia (2006)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.
Votes: 68,463 | Gross: $22.52M
39. WALL·E (2008)
G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
Votes: 908,208 | Gross: $223.81M
This movie itself is not a rip-off of Short Circuit, but its pretty obvious that the character of Wall-E is a rip-off of Number 5.
41. Death Racers (2008 Video)
R | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
In a dystopian future, contestants compete in a cross-country road race in which killing is part of the game.
A Death Race rip starring members of the Insane Clown Posse. lol
42. Death Race (2008)
R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.
Votes: 187,901 | Gross: $36.32M
43. War of the Worlds (2005 Video)
R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
In this modern retelling of H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic, civilization is laid to ruin when a race of super aliens invades Earth.
45. The Last House in the Woods (2006)
Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller
An Italian gorefest about a young couple being held captive by a sadistic backwoods family.
Ghost House Underground has the worst line of horror movie titles.
46. The Last House on the Left (1972)
R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller
Two teenage girls head to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts.
Votes: 29,745 | Gross: $3.10M
47. The Da Vinci Treasure (2006)
R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
An anthropologist must unlock the code hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci in order to find the greatest treasure ever, one that could change Christianity forever.
48. The Da Vinci Code (2006)
PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller