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. 6
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    - 28

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

    ) open
  2. 15
    + 49
    - 19

    Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson

    ) open
  3. 10
    + 69
    - 22

    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

    ) open
  4. 23
    + 49
    - 29

    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

    ) open
  5. 63
    + 5
    - 17

    Gary Busey, Lee Van Cleef, Stefanie Powers

    ) open
  6. 40
    + 18
    - 10

    added by wiabux George Cole, H. B. Halicki, Ronald Halicki

    ) open
  7. 39
    + 18
    - 29

    Austin Stoker, Charles Cyphers, Tony Burton

    ) open
  8. 58
    + 13
    - 22

    Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey, Kris Kristofferson

    ) open
  9. 28
    + 29
    - 30

    Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

    ) open
  10. 14
    + 47
    - 35

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Donald Sutherland

    ) open
  11. 49
    + 12
    - 24

    Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Klaus Kinski

    ) open
  12. 9
    + 84
    - 28

    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

    ) open
  13. 62
    + 4
    - 15

    Julie Andrews, James Garner, Alex Karras

    ) open
  14. 1
    + 123
    - 36

    most listed Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brett Ratner

    ) open
  15. 16
    + 46
    - 17

    Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Chris Penn

    ) open
  16. 55
    + 14
    - 22

    Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Little Richard

    ) open
  17. 21
    + 42
    - 35

    Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

    ) open
  18. 31
    + 39
    - 35

    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

    ) open
  19. 57
    + 8
    - 17

    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

    ) open
  20. 34
    + 19
    - 25

    often listed Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson

    ) open
  21. 41
    + 22
    - 27

    Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Ian McDiarmid

    ) open
  22. 2
    + 81
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    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

    ) open
  23. 43
    + 28
    - 27

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

    ) open
  24. 5
    + 78
    - 28

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

    ) open
  25. 17
    + 37
    - 32

    Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

    ) open
  26. 38
    + 24
    - 25

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

    ) open
  27. 19
    + 61
    - 20

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

    ) open
  28. 66
    + 3
    - 17

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

    ) open
  29. 33
    + 24
    - 10

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

    ) open
  30. 8
    + 77
    - 32

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

    ) open
  31. 32
    + 31
    - 24

    Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Liev Schreiber

    ) open
  32. 27
    + 29
    - 32

    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Calista Flockhart

    ) open
  33. 53
    + 11
    - 23

    added by wiabux Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham

    ) open
  34. 36
    + 19
    - 10

    added by wiabux Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez

    ) open
  35. 3
    + 121
    - 32

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

    ) open
  36. 18
    + 38
    - 28

    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

    ) open
  37. 44
    + 5
    - 7

    added by wiabux Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija

    ) open
  38. 24
    + 56
    - 31

    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

    ) open
  39. 64
    + 8
    - 23

    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

    ) open
  40. 61
    + 12
    - 26

    Jason Isaacs, Saffron Burrows, Rachel Hurd-Wood

    ) open
  41. 26
    + 74
    - 26

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

    ) open
  42. 7
    + 70
    - 35

    Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Kevin Zegers

    ) open
  43. 37
    + 23
    - 8

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

    ) open
  44. 60
    + 8
    - 19

    Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Jon Voight

    ) open
  45. 52
    + 5
    - 7

    added by wiabux Dwayne Johnson, Cobie Smulders, Johnny Knoxville

    ) open
  46. 56
    + 4
    - 9

    added by wiabux Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Kinnear

    ) open
  47. 30
    + 39
    - 62

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

    ) open
  48. 29
    + 43
    - 52

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

    ) open
  49. 65
    + 4
    - 25

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

    ) open
  50. 46
    + 13
    - 12

    added by wiabux Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock

    ) open
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