The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time Films
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The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

List Criteria: Only remade films based on (or copying) earlier movies, including short films and foreign movies

The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time, ranked by movie experts and film fans alike. This list of the top movie remakes of all time was created by taking best movie remake suggestions from Ranker users, and then holding an open vote on which selected films were, in fact, the top films ever made.

The list includes films that were inspired by a wide range of topics, from art house European cinema to highly-regarded classics of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Included are movies that were Academy Award recipients and nominees and even Best Picture selections - as well as cult movies or sleeper hits that took time to find an audience.

If your favorite movies still aren't included with this group of the Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time, add them by making your own list. Or just vote for the titles below that are most worthy of the Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time title.

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  1. 1
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    most listed Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brett Ratner

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  2. 2
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    - 32

    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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  3. 3
    + 122
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    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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  4. 4
    + 95
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    Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

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  5. 5
    + 78
    - 28

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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  6. 6
    + 50
    - 28

    the people's #1 & often listed Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor

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  7. 7
    + 70
    - 35

    Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Kevin Zegers

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  8. 8
    + 78
    - 32

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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  9. 9
    + 85
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    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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  10. 10
    + 104
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    ranked low on reranks Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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  11. 11
    + 71
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    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

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  12. 12
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    Alessandra Ambrosio, Daniel Craig, Eva Green

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  13. 13
    + 81
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    Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman

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  14. 14
    + 47
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Donald Sutherland

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  15. 15
    + 49
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    Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson

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  16. 16
    + 46
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    Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Chris Penn

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  17. 17
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

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  18. 18
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    ranked low on reranks Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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  19. 19
    + 38
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    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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  20. 20
    + 45
    - 27

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

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  21. 21
    + 49
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    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

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  22. 22
    + 43
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    Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

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  23. 23
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    Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

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  24. 24
    + 56
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    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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  25. 25
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    ranked low on reranks Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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  26. 26
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    Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee

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  27. 27
    + 29
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    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Calista Flockhart

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  28. 28
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    Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

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  29. 29
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    Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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  30. 30
    + 31
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    Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Liev Schreiber

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  31. 31
    + 39
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    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer

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  33. 33
    + 39
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, AnnaSophia Robb

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  34. 34
    + 20
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    added by wiabux Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez

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  35. 35
    + 19
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    often listed Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson

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  36. 36
    + 42
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    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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  37. 37
    + 23
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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken

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  38. 38
    + 24
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    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

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  39. 39
    + 19
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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux George Cole, H. B. Halicki, Ronald Halicki

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  40. 40
    + 19
    - 29

    Austin Stoker, Charles Cyphers, Tony Burton

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  41. 41
    + 23
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    Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Ian McDiarmid

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  42. 42
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    Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

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  43. 43
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    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

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  44. 44
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    added by wiabux Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija

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  45. 45
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    Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

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  46. 46
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    added by wiabux Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock

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  47. 47
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    added by willyboymcoy Jessica Lucas, Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez

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  48. 48
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    added by ejlinehan Godzilla 2014

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  49. 49
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    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

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  50. 50
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    Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Klaus Kinski

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