Best Movie Remakes


The Top Ten

1 King Kong

I've never been able to pinpoint it, but there is something special about this film. Not the story, that is for sure.

The Original of 1933 is really a cult movie. So, I won't say anything about that. As for the 1977 King Kong movie, the Peter Jackson movie is a thousand times better. Naomi Watts is so much better than Jessica Lange. Naomi Watts should have won an Oscar for this movie.

One of the most underrated movies EVER!

This film kicks ass. Wait until you see the exetended edition its probably even more kickass. Peter Jackson forever!

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2 The Thing

3 words 'Blood test scene'

3 The Departed
4 Scarface (1983)
5 Titanic

There are a lot of similarities to the film A Night To Remember (1958) - westofohio

This movie is not a remake - Y2K

6 The Thomas Crown Affair

My all time favorite movie and my favorite romantic film as well - Szonana

7 Cape Fear
8 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
9 The Magnificent Seven

Such a good film. - ParasN2000

10 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Now, Johnny Depp is awesome in this movie, and the soundtrack was amazing Tim Burton stuff (Not nearly as incredible as Edward Scissorhands, Burton's all-time best film, but still cool). However, that doesn't change the fact that the original with Gene Wilder as the title role was infinitely better. The Oompa Loompas seemed more like real people, and know...minions from Despicable Me. Also, there aren't any unnecessary subplots in this film that only serve to stretch the run-time, and Gene Wilder is incredible as Wonka, the most ingeniously subtle performance I've seen my entire life, whereas Johnny Depp (Though, again, is awesome in this movie) is all over the place. However, this film does have a lot of heart and a lot of elements that Roald Dahl lovers like myself will adore, and Freddie Highmore is fantastic as Charlie Bucket. This is a good movie, don't get me wrong, but it's not Edward Scissorhands good.

Although tim burton bombed with his first remake (planet of the apes) he did very well with this remake even if its not as good as the original

Gene wilder was crap in the originals

This is the best movie everrr!

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The Contenders

11 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

What's this doing on the list?! It was produced by Michael bay for goodness' sakes!

12 Freaky Friday

Along with the Parent Trap has been remade in just about every generation - westofohio

13 GodZilla (2014)
14 The Fly
15 The Man Who Knew Too Much
16 The Getaway

No way that this is better than the Original. Don't tell me that Alec Baldwin is better than Steve McQueen. Kim Bassinger is a good actress but she's not as convincing as Ali McGraw was for that movie. Don't get me wrong, I think that this one is well "re"made and very entertaining to watch but it's not better than the Original.

17 The Shadow
18 3:10 to Yuma

Masterful character-driven western that vastly transcends the original.

19 Point of No Return
20 Ocean's Eleven
21 True Grit

The story is well written and the acting is fantastic. - Shadsilvson11

1 of the very few remakes I like more than the original

22 Carrie

Are you kidding? Carrie with Sissy Spacek is a classic. They will never make a Carrie better than the Original.

23 The Blob
24 The Italian Job
25 Get Carter
26 Black Christmas
27 Payback
28 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
29 The Hills Have Eyes
30 Dawn of the Dead
31 Robocop
32 It (2017)
33 Cinderella (2015)
34 Little Shop of Horrors
35 Planet of the Apes

Worst remake ever!, after that the films were bad ass - westofohio

36 The Ring
37 A Fistful of Dollars

A Fist Full Of Dollars is a remake of a 1961 Japanese film called Yojimbo, from director Akira Kurosawa - westofohio

This 1967 classic is a remake from what movie? Seems that your list was troll ed. See many Original movies in here or remakes that are certainly not better than the Original.

38 The Bourne Identity
39 The Jungle Book (2016)
40 Pete's Dragon
41 Victor/Victoria
42 House of Wax
43 The Invasion
44 The Longest Yard
45 Kiss of Death
46 Halloween

Not as good as original but very underrated movie

47 Red Dawn

Not even close to being as realistic as the first movie located in urban america

To me it wasn't as believable as the the first film - westofohio

48 Fantastic Four (2015)


49 Annie (2014)
50 D.O.A.
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Top Remixes (12)

1. The Thing
2. The Departed
3. Scarface (1983)
1. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
2. King Kong
3. The Magnificent Seven
1. The Thing
2. Scarface (1983)
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