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* ''Creator/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/{{TheRavenTrilogy}} When The Raven Flies]]'' by Hrafn Gunnlaugsson (''Hrafninn flýgur'', 1984) is ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'' [-WITH VIKINGS-]!
* ''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/{{Aliens}}'' is ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'' [-IN SPACE!-]
* ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' is ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'' [-IN 1969 VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA!-]
* ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' is ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' [-IN SPACE!-]
* ''Film/BattleBeyondTheStars'' is ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' [-IN SPACE-] (which in turn is ''Film/SevenSamurai'' [-IN AMERICA!-])
* The Spierig Brothers are remaking ''Film/CaptainBlood''. [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Film/{{Centurion}}'' is ''Film/CrossOfIron'' [-WITH ROMAN LEGIONNARIES-]!
* ''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 ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem''.
* ''Film/TheDamned'' is basically ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' [[XMeetsY mixed with]] ''Literature/{{Buddenbrooks}}''... [-IN NAZI GERMANY!-]
* ''Film/{{DeathProof}}'' is more or less ''Literature/{{Crash}}'' remade as an orthodox SlasherMovie.
* ''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.
* One [[http://www.ruthlessreviews.com/29339/ex-machina/ review]] describes ''Film/ExMachina'' as "''Film/BasicInstinct'' for {{Robosexual}}s".
* ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' is ''Film/PointBreak1991'' [-WITH STREET RACING-]!
* 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 1992}}'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Film/{{Fury 2014}}'' is ''Film/DasBoot'' with ALLIED SOLDIERS in a TANK!
* ''Film/HellraiserBloodline'' was ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' in [-IN VICTORIAN FRANCE!-] and later [-IN SPACE!-]
* This trope is parodied in the Creator/MelBrooks film ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI'', 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 UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler... [-ON ICE-]!
* ''Film/HomeAlone 2: Lost in New York'' was basically ''exactly'' the same movie as ''Film/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.
* ''Film/{{The Hunger Games}}'' is ''Film/BattleRoyale'' [-TONED DOWN WITH TEEN ROMANCE!-]
* ''Film/{{Ikiru}}'' is [[Creator/LeoTolstoy Leo Tolstoy's]] ''The Death of Ivan Illych'' in [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII post-war]] Japan.
* ''Film/JasonX'': ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' [-IN SPACE!-] Complete with Jason Voorhees getting turned into a {{cyborg}}.
* ''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/TheLastHouseOnTheLeft'': Film/TheVirginSpring (13th century Swedish ballad, dramatised by Creator/IngmarBergman in 1961) [-IN PRESENT DAY (1972) AMERICA!-]
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': Creator/PeterJackson's commentary revealed that he based his version of the Battle of Helm's Deep on the 1960s movie ''Film/{{Zulu}}'', depicting [[UsefulNotes/AngloZuluWar the Battle of Rorke's Drift]] where 139 British soldiers held off over 4,000 Zulu warriors during an twelve-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/TheMagnificentSeven'' is Creator/AkiraKurosawa's ''Film/SevenSamurai'' [-IN THE AMERICAN OLD WEST-].
* ''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".
* ''Film/{{Outland}}'' is ''Film/HighNoon'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Film/{{RIPD}}'' is ''Film/MenInBlack'' [-In THE AFTERLIFE-]
* The 1964 film ''Film/RobinsonCrusoeOnMars'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** There was also ''Film/LtRobinCrusoeUSN'' which is ''RobinsonCrusoe'' [-AS A FIGHTER PILOT-]!
* ''Film/RunAllNight'' is ''Film/RoadToPerdition'' [-IN MODERN DAY NEW YORK CITY-]!
* 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).
* ''Film/TwentyTwoJumpStreet'' ends with a series of increasingly silly sequel ideas (23 Jump Street: Medical School, 25 Jump Street: A Semester At Sea) before finally capping off with 2121 Jump Street: In Space.