Everyone has their own way of getting inspired. Some people like to go for a walk in the park; others like to sit in silence and think, while others still might like to read or listen to music.


There's no question that some of the best, most unforgettable movies out there draw their inspiration from some pretty odd places. While it's always interesting to see what Hollywood will come up with next, sometimes we can't help but wonder how certain classic films got their start. We all know that the movies we love are not made in a vacuum. They are inspired by many things, both big and small. In this article, we're going to take a look at some of the more oddball inspirations for some of our favorite films. We'll see how everything from chicken noodle soup to graffiti has played a role in shaping our favorite cinematic experiences. So, without further ado, let's get started!

Take a look at these examples and see for yourself.

Batman and Chewbacca interact in The LEGO Movie because of a kid's play. Co-creator Chris Miller saw his son put LEGO Batman and Chewbacca in the same spaceship, so he thought he could do that in the movie. CRACKED.COM

Source: CBR

The big bad's hangout in Loki is based on a real ,castle and Citizen Kane. The Citadel at the End of Time was strongly inspired by Citizen Kane's Xanadu and Xanadu's real-life inspiration, Hearst Castle. CRACKED.COM

Source: CBR

An ancient way of calling cattle home inspired a song in Frozen 2. The unnamed voice that calls to Elsa in Into the Unknown draws on the art of kulning a way of calling cattle in which each herd would have its own song. CRACKED.COM

Source: Vanity Fair

The Good Place is heavily based on a 1944 existentialist play by Sartre. His No Exit is about three people who can't stand each other trapped in the afterlife together, with nothing to do but to talk to each other forever. CRACKED.COM

Source: Den Of Geek

David Fincher's Se7en actually inspired a Marvel show Loki. on STOKE TOKE The story is about a mystery, so film noir and detective stories -- and especially Se7en - were a big inspiration. Episode 2 even has a reference to the movie. CRACKED.COM

Source: Den Of Geek

Season 3 of Stranger Things was inspired by a semi-obscure '80s movie. It's Fletch, a film about a reporter who's paid to kill a MILLIONAIRE for a small fortune -- thinking he's about to die anyway and trouble ensues. CRACKED.COM

Source: Vulture

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