15 Popular Movies That You Didn’t Know Were Remakes

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We all love movies and especially original movies and ideas. This is what is missing from the Hollywood of today. Many believe that Hollywood has given up with all the Disney remakes we’ve had this year. But what people are forgetting is those movies are being converted from animation to live action.

Remakes and Hollywood go way back. Matter of fact some of the most popular ‘80s and ‘90s Hollywood movies are actually remakes of older movies or movies of different origins. Remakes are not a bad thing and they let different directors take their own spin with the story.

1Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

In 1993, an adventure comedy film titled ‘Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey’ which was about 3 lost pets trying to get back to their owners released and stole hearts across the nation. This movie is now a cult classic but people are unaware that it was actually a remake of the 1963 film ‘The Incredible Journey’. The only thing the 1993 movie did differently was that the animals could speak.

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2You’ve Got Mail

Everyone loves this romance starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. While you may think that this is a period piece centered around the rising popularity of emails, this movie was actually a remake. It was inspired by the play ‘Parfumerie’ by Miklós László which had been adapted into movies ‘The Shop Around the Corner’ and ‘In the Good Old Summertime’. The ‘90s movie pays homage to these movies.

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3Three Men and a Baby

The iconic 1987 movie about three bachelors trying to raise a baby was an overnight sensation when it released and now has achieved a cult status in American movie history. But, did you know that the movie was a remake of the 1985 French film ‘Trois hommes et un couffin’ or ‘Three Men and a Cradle’?

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4Scarface

Scarface is one of the best roles ever played by legendary actor Al Pacino. But did you know that he was not the first person to play the role? As surprising as it may sound, this movie was a remake of the 1932 movie of the same name. You may not have known that there was an original but it is fairly well-known. The Library of Congress added it to the National Film Registry in 1994.

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5The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ is a psychological thriller novel by Stieg Larsson which was adapted into Hollywood movies twice – once in 2009 with Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace and then again in 2011 with Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. Whenever this movie or novel is brought up in conversations the 2011 movie is better remembered.

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