Movie Remakes That Are Better Than the Original


The Top Ten

1 Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Original was great but 1978 version was better, creepier and more interesting - Alexandr

2 Munich

Superb acting from Eric Bana. - Alexandr

3 Ben Hur
4 The Birdcage
5 The Shadow
6 Scarface

Al Pacino shines as always - Alexandr

7 Village of the Damned
8 The Fly

And this one was definitely better. Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis did a great job - Alexandr

9 The Thing

This remake is pure brilliance - Alexandr

10 King Kong

Peter Jackson not only adds much better special effects and more intense scenes on the island (ie pit scene), but also adds an interesting aspect to the story - that the girl realizes Kong's humanity and tries to save him. This makes for a much more compelling story. - ColinH

This film should be in the toptens, its got great CGI, great story and Jack Black! Please please please this must be rated higher

The Contenders

11 Fright Night

Oh, yeah, definitely. - NightmareCinema

12 Cape Fear
13 Godzilla (2014)
14 It
15 True Lies

I liked the original but this one is unbeatable - Alexandr

16 Dawn of the Dead
17 The Blob
18 The Bourne Identity
19 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

Gore wise maybe... writing wise not so much... - CaptainMowzker

20 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

That's a bit debatable... the special effects were better but not much else... - CaptainMowzker

21 The Invasion
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