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 Scarface

I've seen this, loved it. Tried watching the original '30s Scarface a few months back but to not much surprise, the audio quality wasn't high enough for me to bear. - ParasN2000

Al Pacino shines as always - Alexandr

6 The Shadow
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 Ocean's Eleven (2001)
10 The Departed (2006)

The Contenders

11 The Thing

This remake is pure brilliance - Alexandr

12 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

13 Fright Night

Oh, yeah, definitely. - NightmareCinema

14 It

The original was boring, forgettable and lame compared to both this and Chapter 2!

15 Cape Fear
16 Godzilla (2014)
17 True Lies

I liked the original but this one is unbeatable - Alexandr

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

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

22 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

I honestly preferred the classic original. - ParasN2000

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

23 The Invasion
24 Night of the Living Dead (1990)
25 Scarface (1983)
26 True Grit (2010)
27 King Kong (2005)
28 Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
29 The Fly (1986)
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