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Did These 5 Flicks Influence 'Hunger Games'?

What Influenced The Hunger Games?

By David Weiner

Jennifer Lawrence calls The Hunger Games a "futuristic Joan of Arc," and you don't have to look too closely at the dystopian film adaptation's age-old plot and futuristic setting to see story inspirations ranging from Lord of the Flies, The Lottery and The Most Dangerous Game to Stephen King's (writing as Richard Bachman) The Long Walk and The Running Man. We're breaking down five films that may have influenced the blockbuster hit. What do you think?

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