Do you ever find yourself asking the following questions while watching a movie: When did they come up with that? Why hasn't anyone thought of that before?

If that's the case, you're not alone. As viewers, we have a natural desire to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes of the films we love. 

Hollywood is, without a doubt, among the most influential industries in contemporary society. Sitcoms, and comedy shows make people laugh, psychological thrillers make us think about the world in new ways, and historical documentaries help us comprehend where we came from as a society. 

Many of your favorite movie moments, characters, and even narrative points are influenced by unexpected sources. Did you know that Fight Club was the inspiration for the cult comedy Old School? We’ve got plenty more where that came from, including 27 more fascinating ideas for pop culture classics. So scroll on down for some surprising sources of inspirations behind popular movies and TV shows…

CRACKED.COM Barry Lyndon While the movie doesn't recreate any articular painting, it does draw a lot of its visuals from 18th- century British artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, and William Hogarth.

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One of Bombshell's more gross anecdotes is from the original reporting. It's the one about a female employee who is said to have come from a meeting with Roger Ailes with her nose and chin makeup gone. CRACKED.COM

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