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!

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2 The Thing

3 words 'Blood test scene'

3 The Departed
4 Scarface (1983)
5 Titanic
6 The Thomas Crown Affair

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

7 Invasion of the Body Snatchers
8 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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

9 Cape Fear
10 Freaky Friday

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

The Contenders

11 GodZilla (2014)
12 The Magnificent Seven
13 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

14 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.

15 The Shadow
16 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

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. ) - LpsDisneyTmntFreak

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17 3:10 to Yuma

Masterful character-driven western that vastly transcends the original.

18 Point of No Return
19 The Fly
20 The Man Who Knew Too Much
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Top Remixes (13)

1. The Thing
2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
3. King Kong
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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