SiMiLAR MOViES

by yrMDb | created - 30 Nov 2016 | updated - 19 hours ago | Public

List of remake, imitate, borrowed, coincidentally same plot movies. Official, unofficial, deceiving attempt. I prefer original, but sometimes, both can be much same in quality, thus some movies need to be watched both- parent & children.

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1. The Wages of Fear (1953)

Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Folco Lulli

Votes: 50,509

2. Sorcerer (1977)

PG | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou

Votes: 15,966 | Gross: $12.00M

Parent- The Wages of Fear 1953

3. Three Dots (2004)

PG-13 | 160 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Three men and their accidental meeting on Napier Bridge will change their lives forever.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Suriya, Madhavan, Siddharth, Meera Jasmine

Votes: 2,962

4. Yuva (2004)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

Michael, Arjun and Lallan, three men from three different strata of society, cross paths one morning in Calcutta and change one another's lives forever.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Vivek Oberoi

Votes: 8,161 | Gross: $0.28M

Parent - Ayitha Ezguthu 2004

5. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 639,254 | Gross: $4.36M

6. A Detained Verdict (1986 TV Movie)

127 min | Drama

One dissenting juror in a murder trial tries to influence the verdict with his personal prejudices and biases

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Deepak Kejriwal, Amitabh Srivastava, Pankaj Kapur, S.M. Zaheer

Votes: 1,413

Parent - 12 Angry Men 1957

7. 12 Angry Men (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 117 min | Crime, Drama

Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Hume Cronyn, Ossie Davis

Votes: 12,571

Parent - 12 Angry Men 1957

8. 12 (2007)

PG-13 | 159 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

Twelve jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen adolescent charged with murdering his stepfather.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Sergey Makovetskiy, Sergey Garmash, Apti Magamaev, Nikita Mikhalkov

Votes: 13,454 | Gross: $0.13M

Parent - 12 Angry Men 1957

9. The Thing from Another World (1951)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

Directors: Christian Nyby, Howard Hawks | Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 23,995

10. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Votes: 347,401 | Gross: $13.78M

Parent - The Thing from Another World 1982

11. Infernal Affairs (2002)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.

Directors: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak | Stars: Andy Lau, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Eric Tsang

Votes: 114,281 | Gross: $0.17M

12. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 1,121,110 | Gross: $132.38M

Parent - Infernal Affairs 2002

13. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.

Directors: Michael Anderson, John Farrow | Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton

Votes: 23,102 | Gross: $42.00M

14. Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

49 Metascore

To win a bet, an eccentric British inventor, beside his Chinese valet and an aspiring French artist, embarks on a trip full of adventures and dangers around the world in exactly eighty days.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Jim Broadbent, Kathy Bates

Votes: 81,028 | Gross: $24.01M

Parent - Around the World in Eighty Days 1956

15. Manhunter (1986)

R | 120 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

75 Metascore

Former F.B.I. profiler Will Graham (William Petersen) returns to service to pursue a deranged serial killer named "the Tooth Fairy" (Tom Noonan) by the media.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Votes: 61,689 | Gross: $8.62M

16. Red Dragon (2002)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

60 Metascore

A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 237,898 | Gross: $93.15M

Parent - Manhunter 1986

17. Memento (2000)

R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller

80 Metascore

A man with short-term memory loss attempts to track down his wife's murderer.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 1,065,627 | Gross: $25.54M

18. Ghajini (2005)

Not Rated | 175 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Sanjay Ramaswamy, who is suffering from short-term memory loss, sets out on a quest to find the people who were responsible for his ladylove Kalpana's murder.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Suriya, Asin Thottumkal, Nayanthara, Pradeep Singh Rawat

Votes: 11,664

Parent - Memento 2000

19. Ghajini (2008)

Not Rated | 183 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

A short-term memory loss patient sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girl.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Aamir Khan, Asin Thottumkal, Jiah Khan, Pradeep Singh Rawat

Votes: 53,796 | Gross: $2.43M

Parent - Memento 2000

20. Cape Fear (1962)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen, Lori Martin

Votes: 24,707

21. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 161,183 | Gross: $79.10M

Parent - Cape Fear 1962

22. Zahreela (2001)

Action

Arun Dev did not know that one night a small empty tin can would not only change the pattern of his life but would also bring his wife, Nisha sister, Pooja and his friend, Kartar Singh to ... See full summary »

Director: Raj N. Sippy | Stars: Vikas Anand, Asrani, Mithun Chakraborty, Gulshan Grover

Votes: 39

Parent - Cape Fear 1962

23. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,191,776 | Gross: $28.34M

24. 3 Deewarein (2003)

Not Rated | 115 min | Crime, Drama

The story of a documentary movie-maker who films the reformation story of three hardened criminals within the prison walls - and in the process, finds redemption in her own life.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Juhi Chawla, Nagesh Kukunoor

Votes: 2,075

Parent - The Shawshank Redemption 1994

25. Yojimbo (1961)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 102,801

26. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

R | 99 min | Drama, Western

65 Metascore

A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volontè, Marianne Koch, Wolfgang Lukschy

Votes: 185,243 | Gross: $14.50M

Parent - Yojimbo 1961

27. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 296,769 | Gross: $0.27M

28. The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

74 Metascore

Seven gunfighters are hired by Mexican peasants to liberate their village from oppressive bandits.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach

Votes: 83,447 | Gross: $4.91M

Parent - Seven Samurai 1954

29. China Gate (1998)

175 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

10 old exiled army men decide to free a village from an evil bandit

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Danny Denzongpa, Mamta Kulkarni

Votes: 1,246

Parent - Seven Samurai 1954

30. Purple Noon (1960)

PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt, Erno Crisa

Votes: 12,574

31. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

R | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 169,582 | Gross: $81.30M

Parent - Purple Noon 1999

32. Mudhalvan (1999)

Not Rated | 169 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Arjun Sarja, Manisha Koirala, Raghuvaran, Vadivelu

Votes: 5,613

33. Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)

Not Rated | 187 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A man accepts a challenge by the chief minister of Maharashtra to run the state for one day, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Amrish Puri, Johnny Lever

Votes: 12,840

Parent - Mudhalvan 1999

34. Thevar Magan (1992)

145 min | Drama

The urbane son of a village chieftain struggles between his personal aspirations and those of his family.

Director: Bharathan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Shivaji Ganesan, Nassar, Revathy

Votes: 4,512

35. Virasat (1997)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, Family, Musical

After completing his studies in London, England, Shakti Thakur returns home to India in a small town where his family resides. Accompanying him is his leggy girlfriend, Anita, who he is in ... See full summary »

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Tabu, Pooja Batra, Milind Gunaji

Votes: 2,332

Parent - Thevar Magan 1992

36. Alai Payuthey (2000)

Not Rated | 156 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

After a difficult romance in a class-divided society, the love birds find out marriage is not what they thought it would be.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Madhavan, Shalini, Swarnamalya, V. Natarajan

Votes: 4,540

37. Saathiya (2002)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A couple elopes to get married and set up home hoping that just love will do the trick - but that's just the beginning of their story.

Director: Shaad Ali | Stars: Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukerji, Shah Rukh Khan, Tabu

Votes: 6,303 | Gross: $0.07M

Parent - Alai Payuthey 2000

38. Kilukkam (1991)

155 min | Comedy, Family

Nandini is an illegitimate child who comes to Ooty in search of her father. She meets Joji, a tourist guide, and pretends to be mentally unstable in order to get shelter in his house.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Mohanlal, Jagathi Sreekumar, Revathy, Kollam Thulasi

Votes: 2,931

39. Muskurahat (1992)

135 min | Comedy, Drama

Retired Justice Gopichand Verma lives alone in scenic Ooty away from his family.Two friends Pritam works as a guide and Jaggan as photographer .Pritam comes across a beautiful Nandini ... See full summary »

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Jay Mehta, Revathy, Annu Kapoor, Jagdeep

Votes: 271

Parent - Kilukkam 1991

40. In Harihar Nagar (1990)

Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Four unemployed men try to impress a new neighbor. Hilarity ensues, until the antagonist puts in an appearance.

Directors: Lal, Siddique | Stars: Mukesh, Siddique, Jagadish, Asokan

Votes: 2,773

41. Parda Hai Parda (1992)

Not Rated | 128 min | Romance

Four friends try to woo a girl next door.

Director: K. Bapaiah | Stars: Laxmikant Berde, Pankaj Dheer, Adi Irani, Shubha Khote

Votes: 21

Parent - In Harihar Nagar 1990

42. Kuruthipunal (1995)

Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Suave and scintillating, this fast-paced action thriller follows the adventures and investigations of a group of honest police officers, who go undercover to bring down a terror network.

Director: P.C. Sreeram | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Arjun Sarja, Nassar, Gautami

Votes: 3,355

43. Droh Kaal (1994)

162 min | Drama, Thriller