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
    + 50
    - 28

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

    ) open
  2. 75
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    James Stewart, Doris Day, Alfred Hitchcock

    ) open
  3. 15
    + 49
    - 19


    Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson

    ) open
  4. 11
    + 71
    - 22


    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

    ) open
  5. 21
    + 49
    - 29


    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

    ) open
  6. 62
    + 5
    - 17


    Gary Busey, Lee Van Cleef, Stefanie Powers

    ) open
  7. 77
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Susan Sarandon, Jack Lemmon, Carol Burnett

    ) open
  8. 39
    + 19
    - 10

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

    ) open
  9. 40
    + 19
    - 29


    Austin Stoker, Charles Cyphers, Tony Burton

    ) open
  10. 59
    + 13
    - 22


    Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey, Kris Kristofferson

    ) open
  11. 83
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Roy Scheider, Joe Spinell, Bruno Cremer

    ) open
  12. 28
    + 30
    - 30


    Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

    ) open
  13. 14
    + 47
    - 35

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

    ) open
  14. 50
    + 12
    - 25


    Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Klaus Kinski

    ) open
  15. 80
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Julie Andrews, Bob Newhart, Tony Curtis

    ) open
  16. 9
    + 85
    - 28


    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

    ) open
  17. 61
    + 4
    - 15


    Julie Andrews, James Garner, Alex Karras

    ) open
  18. 78
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Sally Field, Jeff Bridges, James Caan

    ) open
  19. 1
    + 126
    - 36

    most listed
    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brett Ratner

    ) open
  20. 84
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Christopher Lloyd

    ) open
  21. 72
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Albert Brooks, Dudley Moore, Nastassja Kinski

    ) open
  22. 73
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Richard Widmark

    ) open
  23. 16
    + 46
    - 17


    Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Chris Penn

    ) open
  24. 55
    + 14
    - 22


    Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Little Richard

    ) open
  25. 22
    + 43
    - 35


    Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

    ) open
  26. 29
    + 40
    - 35


    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

    ) open
  27. 57
    + 8
    - 17


    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

    ) open
  28. 35
    + 19
    - 25

    often listed
    Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson

    ) open
  29. 41
    + 23
    - 27


    Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Ian McDiarmid

    ) open
  30. 70
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Ben Stiller, Bette Midler, John Goodman

    ) open
  31. 2
    + 82
    - 32


    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

    ) open
  32. 43
    + 28
    - 27


    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

    ) open
  33. 5
    + 78
    - 28


    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

    ) open
  34. 18
    + 38
    - 32


    Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

    ) open
  35. 38
    + 25
    - 25


    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

    ) open
  36. 17
    + 64
    - 20


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

    ) open
  37. 65
    + 3
    - 17

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

    ) open
  38. 32
    + 24
    - 10

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

    ) open
  39. 8
    + 78
    - 32


    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

    ) open
  40. 30
    + 31
    - 24


    Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Liev Schreiber

    ) open
  41. 68
    + 3
    - 0

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

    ) open
  42. 27
    + 30
    - 32


    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Calista Flockhart

    ) open
  43. 54
    + 11
    - 24

    added by wiabux
    Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham

    ) open
  44. 82
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Famke Janssen, Ali Larter, Geoffrey Rush

    ) open
  45. 34
    + 20
    - 10

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

    ) open
  46. 3
    + 122
    - 32


    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

    ) open
  47. 19
    + 38
    - 28


    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

    ) open
  48. 44
    + 5
    - 7

    added by wiabux
    Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija

    ) open
  49. 24
    + 57
    - 31


    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

    ) open
  50. 63
    + 9
    - 23


    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

    ) open
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