Most Embarrassing Movie Remakes

Oh Hollywood, your remakes are embarrassing sometimes. Here are the most embarrassing Hollywood remakes to hit the big screen.

The Top Ten

1 Ghostbusters

I know people loved bashing this movie, but it is a pretty embarrassing remake compared to the original 1984 movie. Why the all female lead? Female remakes are always pretty annoying in the movie industry. They get really old. Plus this movie was basically the 1984 Ghostbusters movie, but with a different cast. Yeah this movie sucks, but not the worst remake ever. - RadioHead03

I get the whole female empowerment theme here, but it really didn't work. The movie was horrible. I do believe that men and women should be completely equal, but maybe instead of copying old movies which all male lead roles, make an original movie with all females? It seems like a lower risk, higher reward option. - SirSheep

Awful movie. It just shows you how much America has been on decline to actually think making a remake like this would be a success. It's just a feminist movie that tries to be funny when it really isn't.

There is a lot of remakes much worse than this movie, this movie didn't suck it was just very hit and miss some jokes worked some didn't - germshep24

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2 Fantastic Four

This movie is awful. When I heard that they were going to reboot fantastic four, I was happy, because I still remember how I always was so excited to see the two fantastic four movies, but when I saw this I wanted to die.

Almost nothing happens for most of the movies run time it barely feels like a superhero movie at the least the previous Fantastic Four movie actually felt like a superhero movie. - egnomac

This is actually much worse than the originals, and I can't believe I'm saying that.

Still one of the most boring superhero movies I have ever seen. - MarvelJoe

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3 Godzilla

If there is one thing that I have learned form this list, it is never mess with a good thing. Especially if there is no possible way to make it better, as is the case with many of these movies, because you'll just end up screwing it up. - SirSheep

It nearly killed a franchise until 2014 save us all

That's a lot of fish!

Wait that was Godzilla? I thought this was a Jurassic Park sequel. - Pls_no.

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4 Aladdin (2019)

No this was actually a good remake and one of the Disney movies that would work as a live action.
Will Smith brought a whole new unique side to the genie and the new songs were good.
Is it has good as the animated movie no, but it is definitely a remake I wouldn't mind owning next to possibly the Jungle Book remake - germshep24

One. One new song. But aside from the questionable direction, the biggest problem was Jafar's character, I mean half of the time I see him, I am more intimidated by air. - NickXH

When I see people say that they like this movie, it makes me wonder if I watched a completely different movie. Aside from Will Smith and Naomi Scott, there was barely anything enjoyable about this remake. - MegaSoulhero

Stop with the damn remakes disney!

This one exceeded my expectations. I actually ended up enjoying it, and Will Smith was actually a good Genie.

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5 The Wicker Man

So bad but it's so much fun watching it!

This movie is one of those so bad it’s good movies. But the fact that the original movie was a horror movie, and the remake is more of a comedy movie is really embarrassing. This movie isn’t even scary. It’s so dumb, it’s honestly hilarious. But at least the movie has some funny moments.
NOT THE BEES! - RadioHead03

6 Psycho (1998)

Definition of pointless...why remake one of the greatest movies ever made?

Black and White was one of the reasons why the original was scary, when you remake the movie 3 decades later and it's in color, this movie was doomed to fail - s646451

I don't think it's scary at all. - LightningStrike

People are idiots

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7 King Kong Lives

This is a sequel to the 1976 King Kong movie, and probably a remake of the 1933 movie Son Of Kong. But yeah, this is the worst King Kong movie ever. How could they make something like this? This movie is boring, really boring. And corny too. This movie is so bad, it has a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. - RadioHead03

KING KONG LIVES! Then he falls off a cliff - lemur

8 Planet of the Apes (2001)

Yo I'm edgy 90s kid. - lemur

Oh this movie. Yeah this movie is really awful. Basically it’s a more edgier version of the Planet Of The Apes movies. This movie is not good, and it’s pretty disappointing. - RadioHead03

9 Poltergeist (2015)

The original Poltergeist movie is probably one of my favorite horror movies. This remake remake felt like the original one but with a more freaky clown. The end I guess. - RadioHead03

What was this for, I never feel this would need to be remade. - RustyNail

Just leave great movies alone! - SirSheep

10 The Fog

The Contenders

11 Dumbo

Disney should be ashamed. They don't care about ruining the childhoods of thousands if not millions of people so they can make a quick buck - TwilightKitsune

Okay, I want to analyze this, why does Disney keep remaking their movies, it adds nothing special to their original counterparts, with mediocre acting, forgettable plot elements, decent effects, but without, talking animals, hand-drawn animation, Timothy Q. Mouse, the Crows, a sense of emotions and any form of fun and enjoyability the original had.

The elephant looks like emma stones gained lots of fat then merged with an elephant - lemur

I don't even want to watch this. I'll stick with the animated one please - SirSheep

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12 The Outrage

How ironic how the title relates to this list. - MattAffterburner


13 Hellboy (2019)

It's weird this released between Shazam and Endgame... - codgtamk34

I hate those types of movies, I somehow got gross out - ArcticWolf

14 Black Christmas (2006)
15 Piranha 3DD

I don’t like the original as well. - Userguy44

16 The Amazing Spider-Man

Worst spiderman reboot ever, only spiderman movie worse than this is the sequel to this - ShrekTheGoat

This was actually my first Spider Man movie - RawIsgore

17 Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Emma Watson is a good actress, but Belle is NOT the role for her. Her acting was somewhat poor and there was almost no connection between her and the other characters.

She also isn't a singer, which is also pretty strange for the studio to put a actress that can't sing into a role which involves singing, but I get it she was very popular actress at the time - germshep24

I loved this - blackflower

18 Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Or "why Tim Burton has not been good since the 80s". The only good movies he's made since then are Ed Wood, Batman Returns and (debatably) Edward Scissorhands. (Nightmare Before Christmas was NOT directed by Tim Burton, by the way-common misconception.)

Sorry but this is the start of the chain of Disney remakes! - NickXH

The movie is not that bad to be honest - MarvelJoe

19 The Vanishing
20 The Women (2008)
21 The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Magnificent Seven was a great movie. I loved it and somehow someway my mother loved it, and she usually hates action movies. This movie had some impressive acting and humor that was actually funny. A great modern twist on a spaghetti Western. - MattAffterburner

Pile of tosh, not a patch on the original classic western.

This was a pretty good movie. - RadioHead03

I liked it. - codgtamk34

22 Cinderella (2015)

This was great - blackflower

23 A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

Worst. Remake. Ever. - Thanoseid5

24 Pet Sematary

Obviously they mean Pet Sematary (2019) and I wouldn't say it was bad it was just kind of forgettable - germshep24

This isn't the remake by the way

The book is always going to be better! - SirSheep

I hate remakes

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25 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

At least this had a side on Roald Dahl's story that Gene Wilder's movie didn't show.

Better than the remakes of Disney movies we have today.

It's still pretty watchable to this day - MarvelJoe

Decent movie. - Synchronocity

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26 Jurassic World

Jurassic World is not a remake. - masoncarr2244

27 Death at a Funeral
28 Death Wish
29 Friday The 13th (2009)

As far as remakes go this is actually one of the remakes that is better than the original, but that's not saying much, since the original was only good for the ending - germshep24

I don't really care about the characters in the movie, just Jason. Just came to see Jason kill and that's what I got. - MarvelJoe

30 Fame

I remember watching the original 1980 Fame movie a long time ago. That movie was rated R. That was my first R rated movie I watched. But this remake is PG rated. Why make this in the first place? This remake feels so pointless if it doesn’t hold up to the original. Why make this movie? - RadioHead03

31 The Taking of Pelham 123
32 IT

Easily one of the best remakes made, that plays very close to the novel while ignoring the more insane part of the novel: i.e. It being a giant black spider, the underage sex scene - germshep24

The book is better. Always. It describes murder a lot better. If I ever write a book, I am finally inspired to let the dark side of my brain that I always try to hide come out. - SirSheep

Why did they remake it? Its stupid.

Why is this on the "Embarrassing Movie Remakes? " This movie is good. Better than the mini-seires - MarvelJoe

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33 The Wolfman (2010)
34 Vacation

Hated it. The original is better. - codgtamk34

It's really inappropriate,unlike the old ones,me and my dad watched it and regretted it,so we burned it and there is 9000000 deaths and sex scenes

35 Winx Club: The Mystery of the Abyss

It's basically just a glorified retelling of the 5th season. Why did Rainbow even bother making this movie in the first place? - PerfectImpulseX

36 The Winx Club Specials
37 Spider Man 3

Sand man was the only good - lemur

Not really a reboot, it's a sequel. however we all know its bad - ShrekTheGoat

38 The Italian Job
39 The Ladykillers
40 Prom Night (2008)
41 Ben-Hur (2016)
42 Rollerball (2002)

Genuinely unwatchable. - nerffan8000

43 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Animat was right about this. It is a remake rather than a sequel to the original movie.

Just look closer into the plot and you’ll see how this feels like a remake to the original movie.

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Top Remixes (7)

1. Ghostbusters
2. Fantastic Four
3. Jurassic World
1. Ghostbusters
2. Godzilla
3. Beauty and the Beast (2017)
1. Psycho (1998)
2. The Outrage
3. Godzilla

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