Most Copied Movies of All Time

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Taken from another thread. These movies have spawned multiple classics. The themes / characters have lasted far beyond their films and have influenced cinema for decades.

#1. Seven Samurai
#2. It's a Wonderful Life
 
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I said It's a Wonderful Life #1 but that is incorrect. It's Seven Samurai for sure and It's a Wonderful Life #2.
 

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Neither one is correct. Countless screwball comedies from the 40's are still being copied today.

It Happened One Night
His Girl Friday
Philadelphia story

All copied more than the others.
 

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It's laughable to list It's A Wonderful Life since it isn't an original but an adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Shouldn't A Christmas Carol be listed since that is how IAW came about?
 

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You do know Star Wars is a copy of Shakespeare and a mish mash of Kurosawa films right?
And Joseph Campbell and Tolkien and Buck Rogers/Flash Gordon serials, etc. Lucas had lots of inspirations.
 

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Trying to think of new ones …

I Am Legend has been made three times now. Four, I guess, if the new one is a sequel or reboot.

Dracula in various iterations has to be up there.
 

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