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* ''AbbottAndCostello Go to Mars''. [[NonIndicativeName In which Abbott and Costello go to Venus.]]
* ''Film/AFistfulOfDollars'' and ''Film/LastManStanding'' are ''two different'' versions of ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'' [-IN THE OLD WEST-]!
** And Yojimbo itself is more-or-less Creator/DashiellHammett's novel ''Literature/RedHarvest'' [-IN FEUDAL JAPAN-]!
* ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'' is ''Film/{{Airplane}}'' [-IN SPACE-]! Ironically, it had a lot of RecycledJokes. He's the Big Cheese, the Man In Charge...
** {{Lampshaded}} when Elaine said "Ted, I have the feeling we've been through this exact thing before. "
* ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' is ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' [-IN 1969 VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA!-]
* ''Film/BattleBeyondTheStars'' is ''TheMagnificentSeven'' [-IN SPACE-] (which in turn is based on ''SevenSamurai'')
* The Spierig Brothers are remaking ''Film/CaptainBlood''. [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Film/{{Critters}}'' eventually went (back) to space too. In fact, almost any horror movie franchise will eventually head to the stars if it lasts long enough. Except for ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', which started out in space and ended up back in a normal Earth town for ''AliensVsPredatorRequiem''.
* ''Film/DonnieDarko'' is best described as a metaphysical sci-fi reimagining of [[spoiler:''Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist'']]
* ''Dracula 3000'' is ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Film/EscapeFromLA'' is much more like a remake of ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' [-IN LOS ANGELES-] than a sequel.
* Part of ''Film/TheFifthElement'' is ''[[Film/DieHard Die]] [[DieHardOnAnX Hard]]'' [-IN SPACE-]! (Also because both star BruceWillis.)
* ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'' is ''Theatre/TheTempest'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Fortress 2: Re-entry'' is ''Film/{{Fortress}}'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Film/HellraiserBloodline'' was ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' in [-IN VICTORIAN FRANCE!-] and later [-IN SPACE!-]
* This trope is parodied in the Creator/MelBrooks film ''History of the World Part I'', where one of [[RealTrailerFakeMovie the previews of Part II]] involve Jews... [-IN SPACE-]! (Not to be confused with the trope SpaceJews, which is something else.) Also AdolfHitler... [-ON ICE-]!
* ''HomeAlone 2'' was basically ''exactly'' the same movie as ''HomeAlone'', just set [-IN NEW YORK-]! Even the scary neighbor got a direct counterpart.
** This was even {{lampshade| hanging}}d by Harry, who mentioned that Kevin threw two paint cans the last time they tried to climb up a flight of stairs, and saw it coming. Unfortunately for them, the second time around, a sewer pipe followed immediately afterward.
* Knightriders: According to an interview in American Film, Creator/GeorgeRomero was having trouble selling a picture about KingArthur, until he exclaimed "I bet if I put the knights [-ON MOTORCYCLES!-] and added a rock soundtrack, you'd be interested."
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': Creator/PeterJackson's commentary revealed that he based his version of the Battle of Helm's Deep on the 1960's movie ''Film/{{Zulu}}'', depicting [[AngloZuluWar The Battle of Rorke's Drift]] where 139 brittish soldiers held of over 4000 Zulu-warriors during an 12 hour siege.
* ''{{Film/Machete}}'' originally ended with the narrator declaring "''MACHETE WILL RETURN... IN...'' '''''MACHETE KILLS!''''' ''AND...'' '''''MACHETE KILLS AGAIN!'''''" During the runup to ''Film/MacheteKills'', Creator/RobertRodriguez claimed that the third movie had been retitled: "MACHETE KILLS AGAIN IN SPACE". A lot of people thought he was kidding. [[spoiler:These people were wrong. The second movie opens with a ludicrous and clearly fake trailer for "Machete Kills Again in Space", and then [[SequelHook ended with Machete actually pursuing the villain into space.]]]]
* ''Film/JamesBond'' movie ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' is ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' [-IN SPACE-]! In turn, ''The Spy Who Loved Me'' was basically ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' [-AT SEA-]!
* ''Film/TheOne'' is best described as ''{{Film/Highlander}}'' with the word, "immortals" replaced with the term, "parallel universe counterparts".
* The 1964 film ''Literature/RobinsonCrusoe on Mars'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** There was also ''Film/LtRobinCrusoeUSN'' which is ''RobinsonCrusoe'' [-AS A FIGHTER PILOT-]!
* Some have described the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' as ''Film/TopGun'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* [[TheNineties '90s]] Fox miniseries ''White Dwarf'' is an almost scene-by-scene remake of Kurosawa's ''Film/RedBeard'', with an added conspiracy subplot, [-IN SPACE-].
* ''Film/{{Zathura}}'' is ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'' [-IN SPACE-]! Literally; in the story (by the same author) on which it is based, Zathura is the value-added bonus game on the reverse side of the Jumanji board (in the same way many checkerboards have a backgammon board on the back).
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