Top 10 Best Movie Remakes

The Top Ten

1 The Thing The Thing Product Image

3 words 'Blood test scene'

2 King Kong King Kong Product Image

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.

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

It was'nt as good as the original film, but I would say it's the best remake out there. Peter jackson is a legend!

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

3 Scarface (1983) Scarface (1983) Product Image
4 The Departed The Departed Product Image

Never knew this was a remake of a Hong Kong movie, Infernal Affairs. Still a great thriller crime movie.

5 Invasion of the Body Snatchers Invasion of the Body Snatchers Product Image

Way better than the original.

6 Titanic Titanic Product Image

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

This movie is not a remake

7 Cape Fear Cape Fear Product Image
8 The Thomas Crown Affair The Thomas Crown Affair Product Image

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

9 True Grit True Grit Product Image

The story is well written and the acting is fantastic.

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

10 The Fly The Fly Product Image

The Contenders

11 The Magnificent Seven The Magnificent Seven Product Image

Such a good film.

12 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Product Image

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 not...you 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.

Not as good as the original, but still a great flick! It's much more darker and closer to the book, just the way Roald Dahl wanted it to be! I liked the first one a lot better, but this one was great too. (Oh, and P.S. Kudos Gene Wilder and Johnny Depp. )

Oh come on the original didn't have the book name like the remake.
Roald Dahl hated the 70s movie, and his wife said he would've liked the remake.

Both films are tied in my opinion because both are great

13 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Product Image

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

It was still a real good movie, it definitely doesn't feel like a Michael Bay movie and it was made before Michael Bay started to make horrible movies.
Remember Michael Bay actually did make some good movies : the Rock, Armageddon, and the Bad Boys movies come to mind

14 GodZilla (2014) GodZilla (2014) Product Image

I love it so much, this is probably better than King of the Monsters.

15 Freaky Friday Freaky Friday Product Image

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

The think with the Parent Trap and Freaky Friday is that none of the movies have been iconic

16 Ocean's Eleven Ocean's Eleven Product Image

Most people probably don't know this is a remake

17 The Shadow The Shadow Product Image
18 The Getaway The Getaway Product Image

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.

19 The Italian Job The Italian Job Product Image
20 A Fistful of Dollars A Fistful of Dollars Product Image

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

21 The Man Who Knew Too Much The Man Who Knew Too Much Product Image
22 3:10 to Yuma 3:10 to Yuma Product Image

Masterful character-driven western that vastly transcends the original.

23 It (2017) It (2017) Product Image

I love this movie so much!

24 Point of No Return Point of No Return Product Image
25 Carrie Carrie Product Image

It did have a better prom scene. The original version was so weak. The remake is more violent and has better effects. Which makes it awesome.

On one hand Sissy Spacek was the perfect Carrie on the other hand The remake has the coolest final scene.
The only real flaws was that in the remake Carrie somehow knows about her powers and is somehow not an outcast at the school she is barely even bullied in the movie making the final scene feel pointless

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

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