What makes an iconic movie? Is it the way that it stands the test of time, remaining popular years after its release? Is it the way that it captures the zeitgeist of its era, reflecting the concerns and aspirations of its audience? Or is it the way that it breaks new ground, innovating in terms of storytelling or special effects? It may be all of these things, but there's one thing that all iconic movies have in common: they're unforgettable. Whether we love them or hate them, these are the movies that stay with us long after the credits have rolled. And whether we realize it or not, they've had a profound impact on both our individual lives and the history of cinema itself.

There's no doubt that some of the most iconic movies of all time have been inspired by some seriously bonkers things. For example, the movie Jaws was famously inspired by a real-life incident in which a great white shark attacked and killed several people off the coast of New England. Another example is The Exorcist, which was based on a real-life case of possession that occurred in the 1940s. And let's not forget The Shining, which was inspired by a real-life hotel that was said to be haunted. So next time you're watching one of your favorite movies, just remember that it might have been inspired by something totally bizarre!

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