Biggest Movie Rip-Offs

by 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

23 Metascore

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.

Director: Christian E. Christiansen | Stars: Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester, Cam Gigandet, Aly Michalka

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

63 Metascore

A woman advertising for a new roommate finds that something very strange is going on with the tenant who decides to move in.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Weber, Peter Friedman

Votes: 28,852 | Gross: $47.92M

3. Jennifer's Body (2009)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror

47 Metascore

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?

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, Johnny Simmons

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

70 Metascore

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.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers

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.

Director: Leigh Scott | Stars: Matthew Wolf, Amy Weber, Shaley Scott, Eliza Swenson

Votes: 4,272

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

61 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

Votes: 569,904 | Gross: $319.07M

7. Are You Scared? (2006 Video)

R | 79 min | Horror

Six kidnapped teens awake in an abandoned factory to discover they're being filmed for a twisted and terrifying reality show.

Director: Andy Hurst | Stars: Alethea Kutscher, Erin Consalvi, Brad Ashten, Carlee Avers

Votes: 2,776

8. Saw (2004)

R | 103 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

46 Metascore

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.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Ken Leung

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

Director: Steve Taylor | Stars: Ashley Reed, Aaron Buer, Brent Taylor, Danna Brady

Votes: 693

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

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Robert Houston, Martin Speer, Dee Wallace

Votes: 26,869 | Gross: $25.00M

11. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

R | 89 min | Horror

31 Metascore

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.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Karen Black, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie

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

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Votes: 120,797 | Gross: $30.86M

13. Quattro Noza (2003)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama

60 Metascore

A romance blooms between Quattro (Beaumont) and Noza (Hernandez), two kids caught up in the illegal street car racing scene of Southern California.

Director: Joey Curtis | Stars: Brihanna Hernandez, Victor Larios, Robert Beaumont, Greg Leone

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

58 Metascore

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.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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.

Director: Stacy Title | Stars: Snoop Dogg, Daniella Alonso, Anson Mount, Hawthorne James

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.

Director: Rusty Cundieff | Stars: Clarence Williams III, Corbin Bernsen, Joe Torry, De'aundre Bonds

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.

Director: Mark Atkins | Stars: Nia Peeples, Kel Mitchell, Dylan Vox, Theresa June-Tao

Votes: 4,681

The latest rip-off from The Asylum Entertainment.

18. Battle Los Angeles (2011)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Sci-Fi

37 Metascore

A squad of U.S. Marines becomes the last line of defense against a global invasion.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ramon Rodriguez

Votes: 167,130 | Gross: $83.55M

19. Due Date (2010)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

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.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx

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

72 Metascore

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean

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.

Director: Scott Harper | Stars: William Katt, Dedee Pfeiffer, Wittly Jourdan, Randy Mulkey

Votes: 3,461

Even more crap from The Asylum.

22. Alien vs. Predator (2004)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

29 Metascore

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.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner

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.

Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Cody Deal, Richard Grieco, Patricia Velasquez, Kevin Nash

Votes: 2,555

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

57 Metascore

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.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

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 »

Director: Shane Van Dyke | Stars: Erin Marie Hogan, Fia Perera, Norman Saleet, Shane Van Dyke

Votes: 4,525

It was bound to happen.

26. Paranormal Activity (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

Director: Oren Peli | Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong

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.

Director: C. Thomas Howell | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Judd Nelson, Darren Dalton, Sinead McCafferty

Votes: 1,759

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

40 Metascore

A remake of the 1951 classic science fiction film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith

Votes: 155,764 | Gross: $79.37M

29. The Hangover (2009)

R | 100 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms

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.

30. Vegas, Baby (2006 Video)

R | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy

Five friends road trip to Las Vegas for a bachelor party.

Director: Eric Bernt | Stars: Kal Penn, Jonathan Bennett, Donald Faison, Charlie Talbert

Votes: 4,342

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.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington, Caroline Brazier

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

35 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Katleman | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones, Brooke Langton, Jürgen Prochnow

Votes: 12,213 | Gross: $10.60M

33. Death Sentence (2007)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

36 Metascore

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.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, Kelly Preston, Garrett Hedlund

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

33 Metascore

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.

Director: Jonathan Hensleigh | Stars: Thomas Jane, John Travolta, Samantha Mathis, Laura Harring

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 »

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: Candace McKenzie, Lewis Van Bergen, Ivan Gueron, Thomas Wagner

Votes: 1,849

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

58 Metascore

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.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif

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.

Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Elissa Dowling, Sutton Christopher, Christian Behm, Jack Quinn

Votes: 929

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

49 Metascore

Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank

Votes: 68,463 | Gross: $22.52M

39. WALL·E (2008)

G | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

95 Metascore

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

Director: Andrew Stanton | Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard

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.

40. Short Circuit (1986)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

50 Metascore

Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 51,829 | Gross: $40.70M

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.

Director: Roy Knyrim | Stars: Violent J, Shaggy 2 Dope, Scott Levy, Jason Ellefson

Votes: 1,055

A Death Race rip starring members of the Insane Clown Posse. lol

42. Death Race (2008)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

43 Metascore

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.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane

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.

Director: David Michael Latt | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Rhett Giles, Andrew Lauer, Tinarie van Wyk Loots

Votes: 2,314

44. War of the Worlds (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

73 Metascore

As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto

Votes: 387,981 | Gross: $234.28M

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.

Director: Gabriele Albanesi | Stars: Daniela Virgilio, Gennaro Diana, Santa De Santis, Daniele Grassetti

Votes: 1,009

Ghost House Underground has the worst line of horror movie titles.

46. The Last House on the Left (1972)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln

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.

Director: Peter Mervis | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Lance Henriksen, Nicole Sherwin, Alexis Zibolis

Votes: 825

48. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller

46