"The Idea Of You" And 9 Actual Movies That People Think Have Roots In Fanfiction

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    In case you haven't heard, amidst the release of Anne Hathaway's new movie The Idea of You, there has been lots of talk around fanfiction — specifically, movies inspired by fanfiction.

    And honestly, even as a book lover, I was shocked to learn just how many popular films and franchises came to us thanks to fanfiction — so prepare to be surprised as well.

    1. The Idea of You (2024)

    Two actors portraying characters on a TV show inside a private jet, smiling and holding hands

    2. After (2019)

    A man and woman lounging on a bed with books, casually dressed, in a relaxed pose

    3. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

    Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey stand close in a scene from Fifty Shades of Grey

    4. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

    Man assists a woman sitting on a wet street next to a truck at night, both in casual attire

    5. Red, White & Royal Blue (2023)

    Two actors from a TV show sitting on a couch during a scene, smiling towards another character off-camera

    6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

    Woman in historical costume with sword by carriage, tense scene from TV show/movie

    7. Wicked (2024)

    Two women on stage holding microphones, one in a pink ruffled dress, the other in a green top and metallic skirt

    8. The Love Hypothesis

    Person holding a book titled "The Love Hypothesis" depicting an animated couple kissing

    9. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

    Group of Star Trek characters in uniform, focused on a conversation. Stars include William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy

    10. Gabriel’s Inferno (2020-2022)

    Two actors in a scene, man gazes down while woman, in sleeveless top, looks ahead with a serious expression

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