Movie sources in North America from 1995 to 2019, by number of releases

Between 1995 and 2019, a total of 3,067 movies based on real life evens were released in the United States and Canada, as well as 325 remakes and 246 films based on factual books or articles. The majority of movies were original screenplays.

Number of movies released in North America from 1995 to 2019, by source

Number of movies released
Original screenplay 7,418
Based on real life events 3,067
Based on fiction book/short story 2,050
Remake 325
Based on play259
Based on factual book/article 246
Based on comic/graphic novel 224
Based on TV 219
Based on folk tale/legend/fairytale 72
Based on game 48
Based on musical/opera 41
Based on short film 41
Compilation 41
Spin-off 38
Based on religious text 31
Based on movie29
Based on toy 19
Based on musical group9
Based on theme park ride8
Based on web series6
Based on ballet 4
Based on song2
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Canada, United States

Survey time period

1995 to 2019

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