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

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  2. 15
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    Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson

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  3. 11
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    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

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  4. 23
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    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

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  5. 62
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    Gary Busey, Lee Van Cleef, Stefanie Powers

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  6. 40
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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux George Cole, H. B. Halicki, Ronald Halicki

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  7. 38
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    Austin Stoker, Charles Cyphers, Tony Burton

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  8. 59
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    Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey, Kris Kristofferson

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  9. 27
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    Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

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  10. 14
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    often listed Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Donald Sutherland

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  11. 48
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    Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Klaus Kinski

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  12. 8
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    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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  13. 65
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    Julie Andrews, James Garner, Alex Karras

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  14. 1
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    most listed Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brett Ratner

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  15. 17
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    ranked low on reranks Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Chris Penn

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  16. 57
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    Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Little Richard

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  17. 21
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    Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

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  18. 30
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    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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  19. 58
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    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

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  20. 34
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    Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson

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  21. 42
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    Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Ian McDiarmid

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  22. 2
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    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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  23. 43
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    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

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  24. 5
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    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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  25. 16
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

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  26. 39
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    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

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  27. 20
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    ranked low on reranks Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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  28. 66
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    Camilla Belle, Liam Cunningham, Vincent Schiavelli

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  29. 33
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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer

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  30. 9
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    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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  31. 31
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    Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Liev Schreiber

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  32. 28
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    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Calista Flockhart

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  33. 53
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    added by wiabux Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham

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  34. 35
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    added by wiabux Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez

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  35. 3
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    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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  36. 18
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    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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  37. 45
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    added by wiabux Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija

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  38. 24
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    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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  39. 63
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    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

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  40. 60
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    Jason Isaacs, Saffron Burrows, Rachel Hurd-Wood

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  41. 26
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    ranked low on reranks Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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  42. 7
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    Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Kevin Zegers

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  43. 37
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    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken

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  44. 61
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    Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Jon Voight

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  45. 52
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    added by wiabux Dwayne Johnson, Cobie Smulders, Johnny Knoxville

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  46. 55
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    added by wiabux Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Kinnear

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  47. 32
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, AnnaSophia Robb

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  48. 29
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    Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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  49. 64
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    Mélanie Laurent, Aure Atika, Romain Duris

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  50. 44
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    added by wiabux Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock

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