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Updated on Dec 1, 2019. Posted on Nov 27, 2019

Do You Actually Know Which Movies Are Originals And Which Are Remakes?

A Star is (Re)Born.

  1. The Parent Trap (1998)

    Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Remake!

    While it's debatable which version is better (except it's not at all because, let's be real, the Lindsey Lohan one is better), this one's a remake of the 1961 film with the same name and premise!

    Via Buena Vista Distribution
  2. The Ring (2002)

    DreamWorks Pictures
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Remake!

    This one's a horror remake! The original is a 1998 Japanese horror based on a 1991 novel by Kôji Suzuki, and is the start of the wildly popular (and wildly horrifying) Ringu series!

    Via Toho
  3. Us (2019)

    Universal Pictures
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Original!

    While writer/director Jordan Peele notes that he is often inspired by the original The Twilight Zone, this film and screenplay are completely original!

    Via Universal Pictures
  4. The Departed (2006)

    Warner Bros. Pictures
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Remake!

    No, really! The Martin Scorsese Best Picture Academy Award winning film is actually a complete remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film, Infernal Affairs!

    Via Media Asia Distribution
  5. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    Paramount Pictures
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Original!

    Similarly to Jordan Peele's Us, George Lucas admits to being heavily inspired by old, classic adventure films in his creation of this now-iconic character, BUT the entire thing is still an original concept!

    Via Paramount Pictures
  6. Forrest Gump (1994)

    Paramount Pictures
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Original!

    Another original story! While Forrest's life draws from true events throughout history, Forrest himself is still a completely original character living a completely original life!

    Via Paramount Pictures
  7. King Kong (1976)

    Paramount Pictures
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Remake!

    A-HA, this one's a trick question! King King has been remade THREE times and, while this is an older version than the 2009 remake, it's still NOT the original. The original King Kong was released in 1933. IT. IS. OLD.

    Via Radio Pictures
  8. Angels in the Outfield (1994)

    Buena Vista Pictures
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Remake!

    I know, I know...I was also like, huh?! But this one's a remake a 1951 movie of the same name. Fun fact: The original film followed the Pittsburgh Pirates instead of the Los Angeles Angels, because the Angels weren't established until 1961.

    Via Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  9. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

    Warner Bros.
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Remake!

    While the musical portion of the film detailing Seymour's incredible man-eating plant is brand-spankin'-new, the story itself is a tale as old as time (or, like, as old as 1960).

    Via American International Pictures
  10. Ocean's Eleven (2001)

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Remake!

    YUPS, THIS ONE'S A REMAKE, TOO! The original 1960 film is famous for starring the iconic "Rat Pack," which included Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Joey Bishop!

    Via Warner Bros.
  11. Air Bud (1997)

    Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Original!

    This one's original, but I mostly included on this list because I had absolutely NO IDEA until recently that the dog's name is "Buddy" and not "Air Bud"? Like, what? Why am I being lied to?!

    Via Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
  12. Scarface (1983)

    Universal Pictures
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Remake!

    Yup, the poster that hung on the wall of every man you went to film school with is actually a much darker remake of a 1932 classic!

    Via United Artists

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