Most Unnecessary Movie Remakes

The Top Ten

1 Total Recall (2012) Total Recall (2012) Product Image

Definitely the most unnecessary remake. It doesn't have the charm or silliness of the original. And definitely the most important that it's missing it's Arnold Swazzeneger.

I actually like this movie when I first saw it. But after I watched the original one, that version is way better.

I like Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale but the movie itself, was weak

The original film isn't even that old.

2 The Omen (2006) The Omen (2006) Product Image

Terrible! Remakes are so pointless and such a waste of money. What IS the point of them?

Just awful. Enough said!

3 The Pink Panther (2006) The Pink Panther (2006) Product Image

Original looked funny and entertaining. This one looks stupid

God! This movie is a waste of time!

Sorry Peter Sellers is Inspecter Jacques Clouseau, there is no other comedian that could do the character justice

4 Psycho (1998) Psycho (1998) Product Image

I guess they were trying to remake the original because of how old and dated it was, but who in the right mind thought about casting Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates?

When you remake Psycho with Vince Vaughn as the lead role, something has gone horribly, horribly wrong.

5 The Thing (2011) The Thing (2011) Product Image

They didn't add anything new nor smart to the story. The main female character was very annoying in addition

Every once in a while comes a good remake, that happened in 1982, now Hollywood had to go remake a remake.

Prequel or sequel, who cares? This movie was awful and absolutely unnecessary!

The 2011 film is a prequel to the 1982 film. It is not a remake.

6 The Wicker Man (2006) The Wicker Man (2006) Product Image

Not scary at all. Just silly

Not the bees

7 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Product Image

It seems like Hollywood just can't stop letting the classic beloved movies alone. The original had great acting, a selection of likable characters, iconic songs and heartwarming moments. Willy wonka was an eccentric and brilliant, yet likable candy maker, charlie was a good compassionate kid, grandpa joe was Charlie's funny and unforgettable grandfather and the bratty kids were amazing actors. They managed to impress the bratty stereoptypes of that time : augustus - the greedy fat kid, veruca - the spoiled brat, violet - the obnoxious gum chewer and mike - the brainless T.V. watcher. The songs were very memorable and had impressive lyrics.
The remake, on the other hand, was beyond awful. The main characters were unlikable and dull, the songs were annoying and forgettable, the bratty kids didn't seem bratty enough, the ending was bad and the look of the film was too dark and creepy for my tastes.
In this version, willy wonka is a cold hearted anti-social douchebag who thinks just ...more

Wow! There are so many butthurt people in the comment section! Is quite weird that all the people who read the book hated the 1971's version and like the 2005 one. You guys are too nostalgic. The original willy wonka managed to be entertaining for a few times, but then he became boring and his jokes weren't funny at all. I mean, he quoted from classic literature and played classical music. He also seemed t friendly and social for someone who spent 20 years in a factory. Depp's wonka was funny and dark and his jokes actually were funny.

People, stop acting like pussies! Yeah, the remake was terrible. But for crying out loud, if you don't like it, just don't watch it and stop saying that 'it ruined the original version'. After we all know, 'there's need more than one bad remake to ruin a classic'. Just because this version came out, this doesn't mean it replaced the original. Just simply watch at the original and avoid the 2005's version.
Yeah, I hated the remake, but I don't start to be so depressed over this. I just simply don't watch it and stick with original.

It's like the writers just simply came out 'we have a new idea for a remake of the original beloved classic, willy wonka and the chocolate factory'. Tim burton said 'let's put this idea in work'.

God! This movie was painful to watch! It really hurt. I this version, charlie is way too perfect and flawless. In the original he was more like a normal kid - he had emotions and feelings, while in this version, he seems colder than frozen rock and he has no personality at all. Also, his grandpa joe has no personality too. The original grandpa joe was funnier and more stubborn. The bratty kids are also badly played/re-imagined. I mean, how could someone ever top the 1971's verruca salt. In that version, she was aggressive, mean and incredibly spoiled. In the new version, she's also very spoiled but she isn't rude or aggressive in any way. Actually, there she seems quite polite and nice. THAT'S NOT WHAT SHE IS SUPPOSED TO BE! Also, the girl who plays her pretty much put no efforts in ...more

Look, I understand what you mean. But I'm really not feeling hurt because of the remake. It was bad, I know what you mean, but I have no idea why do you have to be so upset about this? I don't like the remake too, I watched just one time and I'll never watch again. If you don't like it you should just avoid it, like me.

8 The Hitcher (2007) The Hitcher (2007) Product Image

Original is better but nevertheless this one is worth to watch. And Sophia Bush is very good ( and hot! ) in this movie.

Original was much better

9 The Fog (2005) The Fog (2005) Product Image
10 Gone In 60 Seconds (2000) Gone In 60 Seconds (2000) Product Image

Compared to original movie this one was dull

The Contenders

11 Vanilla Sky (2001) Vanilla Sky (2001) Product Image
12 Planet of the Apes (2001) Planet of the Apes (2001) Product Image

Tim Burton didn't even wanted to work on this.

13 Rollerball (2002) Rollerball (2002) Product Image

They ruined everything here. The acting was just Godawful!

14 The Lion King (2019) The Lion King (2019) Product Image

Why is there even a lion king remake in the first place? This shouldn't have been touched. All this is is a nothing more than just a shot-for-shot remake of the original but with extra filler inserted to make the run-time longer. If you like it, fine. But I'm sticking with the original '94 version and Simba's Pride. Both of which I have at home free to watch whenever I want and have a much better time watching. I really think Disney should only remake movies that either failed or are obscure, and leave the classics alone. It would be a better use of time and resources and requires a lot more creativity. This is just a pointless and lazy excuse to make money off of people's nostalgia for the 90s. If you want to watch the Lion King, just watch the 1994 version because this one adds nothing except photo-realistic visuals. It would save you time and money and you would at least have a better time with it than with the remake.

Save your money and watch the original. The story is the same and the remake was only made to make this much money. Could you imagine how much money disney will make if a Frozen remake gets made or they do a deal with Epic Games to make a Fortnite movie.

Seriously? Remaking a film that not only is already perfect but also already LOOKS as breathtakingly gorgeous as the original Lion King? (NOTE: same goes for Beauty And The Beast as well)

This is not a remake, this is a parody.

15 Black Christmas (2006) Black Christmas (2006) Product Image
16 Ghostbusters (2016) Ghostbusters (2016) Product Image

Whoever put this on the list might be sexist. There is absolutely nothing wrong with women being Ghostbusters. I heard similar things about Captain Marvel, which was one of my three top favourite Marvel characters. I might go and watch it while it's still on Netflix. I recommend giving this a chance.

This isn't a worst remake list, but an unnecessary remake list, There was no reason to remake Ghostbusters.

17 Fantastic Four (2015) Fantastic Four (2015) Product Image
18 Godzilla (1998) Godzilla (1998) Product Image

Plot doesn't make sense. the movie looks like reused clips from Jurassic park.

19 Hellboy (2019) Hellboy (2019) Product Image

They should have just made Hellboy 3 instead!

By far the worst movie of 2019

20 RoboCop (2014) RoboCop (2014) Product Image

The original was an awesome movie featuring a new cyborg policeman who fights corporate greed, corruption and crime. The new one should be called Cyborg Dad because it talks about his family more.

21 The Mummy (2017) The Mummy (2017) Product Image
22 Aladdin (2019) Aladdin (2019) Product Image

I'm sorry but this movie doesn't deserve to be seen as the best remake ever. This is the most overrated movie of 2019 and here's why:

How does this have a higher budget than Godzilla KOTM? This movie shows that it's not spending its budget wisely, resulting in the visuals to look ugly and something you would expect in a Disney Channel movie. In the original Aladdin, colors were used to represent the movie's narrative but in the live action remake, it looks like black-and-white. Why is everyone praising the Will Smith Genie? This Genie is boring, lazy, and just unfunny. Will Smith is a terrible comedian and is a disgrace to Robin Williams' Genie, the comedy genius. Not only that, but Will Smith is a really bad singer like Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast. That means Friend Like Me was botched up and Prince Ali is easily the worst song number in the movie. Speaking of song numbers, the songs are fine but they come with flaws as well: "Arabian Nights" is way too slow and ...more

Useless movie filled with the most pointless subplots in movie history. Skip this and wait for Lion King (or just rewatch the original)

23 The Invisible Man (2020)

This movie looks like trash they should just leave the classics alone!

I guess Leigh Whannell has never read the book!
H.G. Wells is rolling over in his grave!

24 Arthur (2011) Arthur (2011) Product Image
25 Point Break (2015) Point Break (2015) Product Image

All the charisma and charm the original had got just about completely sucked out of this borefest. The only saving grace for me is the real stuntwork, but that just makes me think this should've just been a straight Xtreme Sports movie or documentary instead.

The Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reevs one is better than this garbage film.

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