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. 17
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

    ) open
  2. 34
    + 20
    - 10

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez

    ) open
  3. 8
    + 78
    - 32


    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

    ) open
  4. 36
    + 42
    - 50


    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

    ) open
  5. 38
    + 25
    - 25


    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

    ) open
  6. 45
    + 14
    - 12

    added by wiabux
    Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock

    ) open
  7. 33
    + 39
    - 64

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, AnnaSophia Robb

    ) open
  8. 55
    + 14
    - 22


    Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Little Richard

    ) open
  9. 63
    + 9
    - 23


    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

    ) open
  10. 27
    + 30
    - 32


    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Calista Flockhart

    ) open
  11. 18
    + 38
    - 32


    Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

    ) open
  12. 23
    + 38
    - 45


    Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

    ) open
  13. 32
    + 24
    - 10

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

    ) open
  14. 74
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Jason Statham, Donald Sutherland, Mini Andén

    ) open
  15. 51
    + 6
    - 8

    added by wiabux
    Dwayne Johnson, Cobie Smulders, Johnny Knoxville

    ) open
  16. 25
    + 74
    - 26

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

    ) open
  17. 39
    + 19
    - 10

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

    ) open
  18. 3
    + 122
    - 32


    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

    ) open
  19. 41
    + 23
    - 27


    Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Ian McDiarmid

    ) open
  20. 6
    + 50
    - 28

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

    ) open
  21. 37
    + 23
    - 8

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken

    ) open
  22. 1
    + 126
    - 36

    most listed
    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brett Ratner

    ) open
  23. 21
    + 49
    - 29


    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

    ) open
  24. 19
    + 38
    - 28


    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

    ) open
  25. 53
    + 9
    - 11

    added by wiabux
    Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

    ) open
  26. 2
    + 82
    - 32


    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

    ) open
  27. 30
    + 31
    - 24


    Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Liev Schreiber

    ) open
  28. 10
    + 106
    - 30

    ranked low on reranks
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

    ) open
  29. 7
    + 70
    - 35


    Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Kevin Zegers

    ) open
  30. 35
    + 19
    - 25

    often listed
    Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson

    ) open
  31. 70
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Ben Stiller, Bette Midler, John Goodman

    ) open
  32. 69
    + 0
    - 5

    often listed & added by willyboymcoy
    Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer

    ) open
  33. 42
    + 22
    - 30


    Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

    ) open
  34. 60
    + 9
    - 20


    Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Jon Voight

    ) open
  35. 83
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Roy Scheider, Joe Spinell, Bruno Cremer

    ) open
  36. 65
    + 3
    - 17

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Camilla Belle, Liam Cunningham, Vincent Schiavelli

    ) open
  37. 76
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Kate Winslet, Sean Penn, Jude Law

    ) open
  38. 75
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    James Stewart, Doris Day, Alfred Hitchcock

    ) open
  39. 85
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Jeremy Sheffield, Hannah Tointon, Rachel Shelley

    ) open
  40. 82
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Famke Janssen, Ali Larter, Geoffrey Rush

    ) open
  41. 9
    + 85
    - 28


    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

    ) open
  42. 48
    + 11
    - 9

    added by willyboymcoy
    Jessica Lucas, Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez

    ) open
  43. 47
    + 25
    - 32


    Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

    ) open
  44. 40
    + 19
    - 29


    Austin Stoker, Charles Cyphers, Tony Burton

    ) open
  45. 64
    + 4
    - 25

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Mélanie Laurent, Aure Atika, Romain Duris

    ) open
  46. 20
    + 45
    - 27


    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

    ) open
  47. 12
    + 92
    - 28


    Alessandra Ambrosio, Daniel Craig, Eva Green

    ) open
  48. 58
    + 14
    - 26


    Jason Isaacs, Saffron Burrows, Rachel Hurd-Wood

    ) open
  49. 78
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Sally Field, Jeff Bridges, James Caan

    ) open
  50. 68
    + 3
    - 0

    ranked low on reranks & added by CraigAlarm
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Paul Rudd

    ) open
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