Article: Top Ten Korean Movies That Got Copied

Films and series survive on artistic inspiration. On many occasions, it is seen that artists take inspiration from other artists and art. As we all know films are a form of art so this same artistic inspiration applies to films too. In Asia, the South Korean entertainment industry is one of the major entertainment industries. The films and series produced in South Korea are getting popular because of the quality content. So naturally these films and series inspire different entertainment industry and thus they remake those films and series. This list includes ten such Korean films and series which became inspirational ideas or sometimes were being for making other new movies.

1. An Ode To My Father

The Indian film Bharat was inspired by the South Korean hit film, An Ode to My Father. While the South Korean film was based on the various phases of North and South Korean history, in Bharat similarly the main lead goes through various phases of Partition of India.


2. ll Mare

This South Korean romantic - fantasy movie got copied by the Hollywood movie, The Lake House, starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock in the lead roles while the original south Korean version starred Jun Ji-Hyun and Lee Jung-Jae. II Mare was released in 2000 whereas The Lake House was released in 2006. The plot of the remade Hollywood version is the same as the original Version.


3. I Saw The Devil

Another South Korean film that got copied by Indian film is I Saw The Devil. The Indian film Ek Villain is a copy of the South Korean film I Saw The Devil. Although the Indian film is not an official remake of the South Korean film, the resemblance of most of the scenes and plot is very uncanny and can be easily termed as copied. While the original South Korean version was released in 2010, the Indian version got released in 2014.


4. Oldboy

The South Korean film Oldboy which got released in 2003 was copied by the Hollywood film of the same name, the Hollywood version of Oldboy was released in 2013. Though the Hollywood version couldn't be at par with the original South Korean version. The film has a neo-noir action genre.


5. The Man From Nowhere

The Man From Nowhere is a hit South Korean film starring the Korean superstar Won Bin and Kim Sae-Ron. This South Korean film was officially remade and hence the Indian film, Rocky Handsome was made. The original South Korean movie was released in 2010 and became one of the top-grossing movies of 2010, whereas Rocky Handsome got released in 2016.


6. Masquerade

Masquerade is considered one of the best movies in South Korea. The film starring Korean superstars, Lee Byung-hun, Han Hyo-Joo, and Ryu Seung-ryong and got released in 2012. This film became the inspiration for the Indian film, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo which got released in 2015. The plot of the Indian film is uncannily similar to the South Korean film, Masquerade.


7. The Terror Live

Another Indian film on the list is an official remake of a South Korean film. The Terror Live is a South Korean film that got released in 2013. The Indian film, Dhamaka which got released in 2021 is the official remake of the South Korean film. The Indian film got released on Netflix.


8. Addicted

This South Korean thriller film released in 2003, Addicted is one of the finest movies in this genre. This South Korean film is the inspiration for the Hollywood film, Possession that got released in 2009. The plot of the Hollywood film is the same as the original version, however, the ending of the Hollywood version is different from that of the original one, although the makers of the Hollywood film did make another ending of the film which follows the original ending.


9. A Tale Of Two Sisters

This horror and thriller film got released in 2003. This South Korean film was remade into the Hollywood psychological horror The Uninvited which got released in 2009. The plot of the Hollywood version is the same.


10. Into The Mirror

Into The Mirror is a horror and mystery genre South Korean film that got released in 2003. This South Korean horror was remade into the Hollywood horror film Mirror that got released in 2008.