Best Movie Remakes


The Top Ten

1 The Thing

3 words 'Blood test scene'

2 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!

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!

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3 Scarface (1983)
4 The Departed
5 Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Way better than the original.

6 Titanic

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

This movie is not a remake - Y2K

7 Cape Fear
8 The Thomas Crown Affair

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

9 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

10 The Fly

The Contenders

11 The Magnificent Seven

Such a good film. - ParasN2000

12 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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 - germshep24

13 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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.

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

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14 Freaky Friday

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

The think with the Parent Trap and Freaky Friday is that none of the movies have been iconic - germshep24

15 GodZilla (2014)
16 The Shadow
17 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.

18 Ocean's Eleven

Most people probably don't know this is a remake

19 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.

20 The Italian Job
21 The Man Who Knew Too Much
22 3:10 to Yuma

Masterful character-driven western that vastly transcends the original.

23 Point of No Return
24 It (2017)

I love this movie so much!

25 The Blob
26 Black Christmas
27 Little Shop of Horrors

One of my favorite movies of all time. Definitely in my top 5

28 Carrie

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 - germshep24

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

29 Get Carter
30 Payback
31 The Ring
32 Dawn of the Dead
33 Dredd
34 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
35 The Hills Have Eyes
36 Robocop
37 Cinderella (2015)

Better than the cartoon, in fact I love both versions!

38 The Jungle Book (2016)
39 Planet of the Apes

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

40 The Bourne Identity
41 Pete's Dragon
42 Victor/Victoria
43 House of Wax
44 The Invasion
45 The Longest Yard
46 Kiss of Death
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)


People got bored and thought this was just supposed to be a list of movie remakes - germshep24

49 Annie (2014)
50 D.O.A.
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Top Remixes (14)

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

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