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. 8
    + 77
    - 32

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

    ) open
  2. 51
    + 16
    - 21

    Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki, Kazue Fukiishi

    ) open
  3. 13
    + 79
    - 25

    Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman

    ) open
  4. 10
    + 69
    - 22

    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

    ) open
  5. 66
    + 3
    - 17

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

    ) open
  6. 59
    + 13
    - 22

    Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey, Kris Kristofferson

    ) open
  7. 20
    + 38
    - 43

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

    ) open
  8. 39
    + 18
    - 29

    Austin Stoker, Charles Cyphers, Tony Burton

    ) open
  9. 56
    + 4
    - 9

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

    ) open
  10. 5
    + 78
    - 28

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

    ) open
  11. 2
    + 80
    - 32

    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

    ) open
  12. 58
    + 0
    - 2

    added by willyboymcoy Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer

    ) open
  13. 12
    + 89
    - 28

    Alessandra Ambrosio, Daniel Craig, Eva Green

    ) open
  14. 30
    + 39
    - 61

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

    ) open
  15. 7
    + 69
    - 35

    Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Kevin Zegers

    ) open
  16. 41
    + 22
    - 27

    Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Ian McDiarmid

    ) open
  17. 55
    + 14
    - 22

    Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Little Richard

    ) open
  18. 54
    + 8
    - 10

    added by wiabux Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

    ) open
  19. 47
    + 11
    - 9

    added by willyboymcoy Jessica Lucas, Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez

    ) open
  20. 43
    + 28
    - 27

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

    ) open
  21. 64
    + 8
    - 23

    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

    ) open
  22. 46
    + 24
    - 32

    Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

    ) open
  23. 48
    + 12
    - 10

    added by ejlinehan Godzilla 2014

    ) open
  24. 40
    + 18
    - 10

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

    ) open
  25. 50
    + 31
    - 33

    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

    ) open
  26. 33
    + 24
    - 10

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

    ) open
  27. 28
    + 29
    - 30

    Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

    ) open
  28. 38
    + 24
    - 25

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

    ) open
  29. 18
    + 38
    - 28

    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

    ) open
  30. 14
    + 47
    - 35

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

    ) open
  31. 29
    + 43
    - 51

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

    ) open
  32. 25
    + 37
    - 34

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee

    ) open
  33. 21
    + 42
    - 35

    Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

    ) open
  34. 37
    + 22
    - 8

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

    ) open
  35. 57
    + 8
    - 17

    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

    ) open
  36. 49
    + 12
    - 24

    Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Klaus Kinski

    ) open
  37. 3
    + 121
    - 32

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

    ) open
  38. 16
    + 46
    - 17

    Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Chris Penn

    ) open
  39. 61
    + 12
    - 26

    Jason Isaacs, Saffron Burrows, Rachel Hurd-Wood

    ) open
  40. 32
    + 31
    - 24

    Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Liev Schreiber

    ) open
  41. 67
    + 1
    - 0

    new! & added by Baseballislove Chris Hemsworth, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson

    ) open
  42. 1
    + 123
    - 36

    most listed Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brett Ratner

    ) open
  43. 17
    + 37
    - 32

    Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

    ) open
  44. 22
    + 44
    - 27

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

    ) open
  45. 65
    + 4
    - 25

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

    ) open
  46. 27
    + 29
    - 32

    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Calista Flockhart

    ) open
  47. 11
    + 101
    - 30

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

    ) open
  48. 31
    + 39
    - 35

    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

    ) open
  49. 26
    + 73
    - 26

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

    ) open
  50. 45
    + 13
    - 11

    added by wiabux Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock

    ) open
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