Top Ten Movies that Were Inspired by Anime

The Top Ten

The Matrix (Influence : Ghost in the Shell)

. The Wachowskis are fans of Ghost in the Shell.They showed it to Joel Silver (the producer) saying "We wanna do that for real." - Tia-Harribel

The Lion King (Influence : Kimba the White Lion)

The Lion King is one of my favorite movies. But it is undeniably inspired by Kimba the White Lion. I will always like The Lion King more than Kimba the White Lion but The Lion King is still a rip-off. - Tia-Harribel

The Lion King is a RIP OFF, and a horrible one at that.

Influenced? Inspired?! NO. The accurate word is plagiarism. I wonder how "Kimba the White Lion" creators didn't sue Disney for ripping off their work. OR maybe they tried to but Disney got away with it,who know?!

STOP IT! KIMBA IS A BABAR RIPOFF AND A JUNGLE COMICS [from the 40's look it up] RIPOFF AND ISN'T EVEN THAT GOOD. Kimba is a good series but is not better then Babar or the Lion King in any way shape or form.

Looper (Influence : Akira)

Masterpiece 'Akira' is done by Katsuhiro Otomo. Rian Johnson admitted to cribbing from not only Akira but also Otomo's other work, 'Domu'. - Tia-Harribel

Inception (Influence : Paparika)

Christopher Nolan acknowledged Paparika as his source of inspiration for Inception movie. - Tia-Harribel

If it's inspired by paprika then I have to say paprika is awesome even though I haven't seen this. - zxm

Avatar (Influence : Princess Mononoke)
Black Swan (Influence : Perfect Blue)
Van Helsing (Influence : Vampire Hunter D)
Pacific Rim (Influence : Neon Genesis Evangelion,Mobile Suit Gundam,Patlabor,etc)

Still a great movie though - PerfectImpulseX

Just watch the first episode of Neon Genesis Evamgelion and you'll see the similarities. - Tia-Harribel

Her (Influence : Chobbits)
Requiem For a Dream (Influence : Perfect Blue)

The Contenders

AI: Artificial Intelligence (Influence : Ghost in the Shell)
Surrogates (Influence : Ghost in the Shell)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (Influence: Akira)
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