List of English-language films with previous foreign-language film versions

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This list includes both English-language films that were based on previously released foreign-language films and those that were not based on any previous film, but merely share a common source material.

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Chinese[edit]

English-language film Chinese-language film Common source material (if any)
The Eye (2008) The Eye (2002) (Various languages: Cantonese / Mandarin)
The Departed (2006) Infernal Affairs (2002) (Cantonese)
Tortilla Soup (2001) Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) (Mandarin)

Danish[edit]

English-language film Danish-language film Common source material (if any)
Catch That Kid (2004) Klatretøsen (2002)
Nightwatch (1997) Nattevagten (1994)
Brothers (2009) Brødre (2004)

Dutch[edit]

English-language film Dutch-language film Common source material (if any)
The Vanishing (1993) Spoorloos (1988) Het Gouden Ei (1984)
Down (2001) De Lift (1983)
Interview (2007) Interview (2003)

Filipino[edit]

English-language film Tagalog-language film Common source material (if any)
The Echo (2008) Sigaw (2004)

French[edit]

English-language film French-language film Common source material (if any)
13 (2010) 13 Tzameti (2005)
Algiers (1938) Pépé le Moko (1937) The novel Pépé le Moko
And God Created Woman (1988) Et Dieu... créa la femme (1956)
The Birdcage (1996) La Cage aux Folles (1978) The play La Cage aux Folles
Blame It on Rio (1984) Un moment d'égarement (1977)
Breathless (1983) À bout de souffle (1960)
Brick Mansions (2014) Banlieue 13 (2004)
Buddy Buddy (1981) L'Emmerdeur (1973) The play Le contrat
Chloe (2009) Nathalie... (2004)
Cousins (1989) Cousin, cousine (1975)
Delivery Man (2013) Starbuck (2011)
Diabolique (1996) Les Diaboliques (1955) The novel Celle qui n'était plus
Dinner for Schmucks (2010) Le Dîner de Cons (1998) The play Le Dîner de Cons
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986) Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932) The play Boudu sauvé des eaux
EdTV (1999) Louis 19, le roi des ondes (1994)
Eye of the Beholder (1999) Mortelle Randonnée (1983)
Fathers' Day (1997) Les Compères (1983)
The Good Thief (2002) Bob le Flambeur (1956)
Intersection (1994) Les choses de la vie (1970)
Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) Un indien dans la ville (1994)
Just Visiting (2001) Les Visiteurs (1993)
The Long Night (1947) Le Jour se lève (1939)
LOL (2012) LOL (Laughing Out Loud) (2008)
Lydia (1941) Un carnet de bal (1937)
The Man Who Loved Women (1983) L'homme qui aimait les femmes (1977)
The Man with One Red Shoe (1985) Le Grand blond avec une chaussure noire (1972)
Men Don't Leave (1990) La vie continue (1981)
The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) Le Miroir à deux faces (1958)
Mixed Nuts (1994) Le Père Noël est une ordure (1982) The play Le Père Noël est une ordure
My Father The Hero (1994) Mon père, ce héros (1991)
The Next Three Days (2010) Anything for Her (2008)
Nine Months (1995) Neuf mois (1994)
Original Sin (2001) La sirène du Mississipi (1969) The novel Waltz into Darkness
Oscar (1991) Oscar (1967)
Paradise (1991) Le Grand Chemin (1987)
Point of No Return (1993) Nikita (1990)
Pure Luck (1991) La Chèvre (1981)
Sorcerer (1977) Le Salaire de la Peur (1953) The novel Le Salaire de la peur
Taxi (2004) Taxi (1998)
The 13th Letter (1951) Le Corbeau (1943)
Three Fugitives (1989) Les Fugitifs (1986)
Three Men and a Baby (1987) Trois hommes et un couffin (1985)
The Tourist (2010) Anthony Zimmer (2005)
The Toy (1982) Le Jouet (1976)
True Lies (1994) La Totale! (1991)
Twelve Monkeys (1995) La Jetée (1962)
Two Much (1995) Le Jumeau (1984) The novel Two Much
Under Suspicion (2000) Garde à vue (1981) The novel Brainwash
Unfaithful (2002) La Femme infidèle (1968)
Wicker Park (2004) L'Appartement (1996)
Wild Target (2010) Cible émouvante (1993)
Willie & Phil (1980) Jules et Jim (1962) The novel Jules et Jim
The Woman in Red (1984) Un éléphant ça trompe énormément (1976)

German[edit]

English-language film German-language film Common source material (if any)
The Experiment (film) (2010) Das Experiment (2001) The novel Black Box
City of Angels (1998) Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)
Funny Games (2007) Funny Games (1997)
M (1951) M (1931)
No Reservations (2007) Bella Martha (2001)
Victor Victoria (1982) Viktor und Viktoria (1933)
Ripley's Game (2002) Der amerikanische Freund (1977) The novel Ripley's Game

Hebrew[edit]

English-language film Hebrew-language film Common source material (if any)
The Debt (2011) The Debt (2007 film) (2007)

Icelandic[edit]

English-language film Icelandic-language film Common source material (if any)
Contraband (2012) Reykjavík-Rotterdam (2008)
Prince Avalanche (2013) Either Way (2011)

Italian[edit]

English-language film Italian-language film Common source material (if any)
Crackers (1984) I soliti ignoti (1958)
Swept Away (2002) Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto (1974)
The Last Kiss (2006) L'ultimo bacio (2001)
Scent of a Woman (1992) Profumo di donna (1974) The novel Il buio e il miele
Everybody's Fine (2009) Stanno Tutti Bene (1990)

Japanese[edit]

English-language film Japanese-language film Common source material (if any)
Godzilla (2014) Gojira (1954)
Apartment 1303 3D (2012) Apartment 1303 (2007)
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2010) Hachiko Monogatari (1987)
Don't Look Up (2009) Don't Look Up (1996)
One Missed Call (2008) Chakushin Ari (2004)
Premonition (2007) Yogen (2004)
The Secret (2007) Himitsu (1999) The novel Naoko
Pulse (2006) Kairo (2001)
Eight Below (2006) Antarctica (1983)
The Guardian (2006) Umizaru (2004)
Dark Water (2005) Dark Water (2002) The short story "Floating Water"
Shall We Dance? (2004) Shall We Dance? (1996)
The Grudge (2004) Ju-on: The Grudge (2003)
The Ring (2002) Ringu (1998) The novel Ring
Godzilla (1998) Gojira (1954)
Last Man Standing (1996) Yojimbo (1961)
Iron Maze (1991) Rashomon (1950) The short stories "Rashōmon" and "In a Grove"
The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984) Yojimbo (1961)
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) Seven Samurai (1954)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964) Yojimbo (1961)
The Magnificent Seven (1960) Seven Samurai (1954)
The Outrage (1964) Rashomon (1950) The short stories "Rashōmon" and "In a Grove"

Korean[edit]

English-language film Korean-language film Common source material (if any)
The Lake House (2006) Il Mare (2000)
The Uninvited (2009) A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) The folk tale "Janghwa Hongryeon jeon"
My Sassy Girl (2008) My Sassy Girl (2001) The novel My Sassy Girl
Mirrors (2008) Into the Mirror (2003)
Oldboy (2013) Oldboy (2003) The manga Old Boy
Possession (2009) Addicted (2002)

Norwegian[edit]

English-language film Norwegian-language film Common source material (if any)
Insomnia (2002) Insomnia (1997)
Head Above Water (1996) Hodet over vannet (1993)

Russian[edit]

English-language film Russian-language film Common source material (if any)
Solaris (2002) Solaris (1972) The novel Solaris

Spanish[edit]

English-language film Spanish-language film Common source material (if any)
Vanilla Sky (2001) Abre los ojos (1997)
Criminal (2004) Nine Queens (2000)
Quarantine (2008) REC (2007)
Silent House (2011) The Silent House (2010)
We Are What We Are (2013) We Are What We Are (2010)

Swedish[edit]

English-language film Swedish-language film Common source material (if any)
The Invisible (2007) Den osynlige (2002) The novel Den osynlige
Let Me In (2010) Let the Right One In (2008) The novel Låt den rätte komma in
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Män som hatar kvinnor (2009) The novel Män som hatar kvinnor

Thai[edit]

English-language film Thai-language film Common source material (if any)
Shutter (2008) Shutter (2004)
Bangkok Dangerous (2008) Bangkok Dangerous (1999)
13 Sins (2014) 13 Beloved (2006) The comic "13th Quiz Show" episode in the My Mania comic-book series