The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time Films

The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

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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.

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

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  1. 6
    Up 33
    Down 16

    the people's #1 &often listed
    The Maltese Falcon

    1941 More
    84
  2. 15
    Up 34
    Down 11
    1960 More
    70
  3. 10
    Up 48
    Down 12

    ranked low on reranks
    A Fistful of Dollars

    1964 More
    77
  4. 22
    Up 33
    Down 18

    ranked low on reranks
    The Thomas Crown Affair

    1968 More
    63
  5. 44
    Up 2
    Down 0

    ranked low on reranks
    Gone in 60 Seconds

    1974 More
    41
    added by: wiabux
  6. 40
    Up 15
    Down 20
    1976 More
    49
  7. 56
    Up 11
    Down 17
    1976 More
    37
  8. 25
    Up 21
    Down 19
    1978 More
    58
  9. 16
    Up 34
    Down 25
    1978 More
    69
  10. 42
    Up 10
    Down 18

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Nosferatu the Vampyre

    1979 More
    45
  11. 7
    Up 58
    Down 18
    1982 More
    82
  12. 1
    Up 62
    Down 28

    most listed
    Scarface

    1983 More
    94
  13. 17
    Up 32
    Down 10

    ranked low on reranks
    Pale Rider

    1985 More
    68
  14. 57
    Up 10
    Down 18
    1986 More
    36
  15. 21
    Up 31
    Down 22
    1986 More
    64
  16. 27
    Up 28
    Down 26
    1986 More
    57
  17. 38
    Up 15
    Down 19
    1987 More
    52
  18. 39
    Up 16
    Down 19
    1988 More
    50
  19. 3
    Up 56
    Down 27

    often listed
    Cape Fear

    1991 More
    85
  20. 53
    Up 18
    Down 21
    1991 More
    39
  21. 5
    Up 57
    Down 16

    ranked low on reranks
    Bram Stoker's Dracula

    1992 More
    85
  22. 14
    Up 25
    Down 21

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Scent of a Woman

    1992 More
    70
  23. 35
    Up 17
    Down 16
    1993 More
    54
  24. 24
    Up 36
    Down 10

    ranked low on reranks
    True Lies

    1994 More
    62
  25. 30
    Up 4
    Down 2
    1995 More
    56
    added by: wiabux
  26. 9
    Up 52
    Down 22

    often listed
    12 Monkeys

    1995 More
    78
  27. 37
    Up 19
    Down 18

    ranked low on reranks
    Ransom

    1996 More
    53
  28. 34
    Up 17
    Down 27

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Birdcage

    1996 More
    54
  29. 58
    Up 10
    Down 19

    often listed
    The Parent Trap

    1998 More
    35
    added by: wiabux
  30. 31
    Up 5
    Down 2
    1999 More
    55
    added by: wiabux
  31. 2
    Up 82
    Down 21

    ranked low on reranks
    Ocean's Eleven

    2001 More
    87
  32. 18
    Up 26
    Down 16

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Insomnia

    2002 More
    67
  33. 32
    Up 3
    Down 2

    ranked high on reranks
    The Quiet American

    2002 More
    55
    added by: wiabux
  34. 20
    Up 40
    Down 21
    2002 More
    66
  35. 36
    Up 48
    Down 14

    ranked low on reranks
    The Italian Job

    2003 More
    54
  36. 8
    Up 54
    Down 25

    often listed
    Dawn of the Dead

    2004 More
    80
  37. 43
    Up 4
    Down 1

    ranked low on reranks
    Man on Fire

    2004 More
    42
    added by: wiabux
  38. 54
    Up 1
    Down 2
    2004 More
    38
    added by: wiabux
  39. 55
    Up 1
    Down 3
    2005 More
    37
    added by: wiabux
  40. 29
    Up 35
    Down 52

    often listed &controversial
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    2005 More
    56
  41. 28
    Up 28
    Down 39

    often listed &controversial
    King Kong

    2005 More
    56
  42. 45
    Up 4
    Down 19

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Beat That My Heart Skipped

    2005 More
    41
  43. 52
    Up 3
    Down 3
    2005 More
    39
    added by: wiabux
  44. 33
    Up 32
    Down 43

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    War of the Worlds

    2005 More
    54
  45. 11
    Up 59
    Down 17
    2006 More
    76
  46. 12
    Up 63
    Down 20
    2006 More
    76
  47. 19
    Up 30
    Down 17
    2007 More
    66
  48. 13
    Up 56
    Down 19
    2007 More
    75
  49. 46
    Up 21
    Down 20
    2007 More
    41
  50. 41
    Up 15
    Down 24

    ranked high on reranks
    The Wolfman

    2010 More
    49
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