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The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

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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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    Scarface is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

    most listed
    Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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    Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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    The Departed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    Bram Stoker's Dracula is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Bram Stoker's Dracula Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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    Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Cape Fear Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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    True Grit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    True Grit Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

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    Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Dawn of the Dead Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

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    The Thing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

  10. 10
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    3:10 to Yuma is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    3:10 to Yuma Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman

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    12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    12 Monkeys Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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    The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

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    The Mummy Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez

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    A Fistful of Dollars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    A Fistful of Dollars Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

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    True Lies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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    The Maltese Falcon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

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

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    The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    The Magnificent Seven Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn

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    The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

    ranked low on reranks
    The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg

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    The Ring is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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    The Fly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    The Fly Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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    Pale Rider is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Pale Rider Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn, Michael Moriarty

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    Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Little Shop of Horrors Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

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    Man on Fire is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Man on Fire Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning

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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Invasion of the Body Snatchers Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy

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    King Kong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    King Kong Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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    Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Alice in Wonderland Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

  27. 27
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    Godzilla 2014 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

    ranked low on reranks & added by ejlinehan
    Godzilla 2014

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    Scent of a Woman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Scent of a Woman Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

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    The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

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    The Great Gatsby Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

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    Ransom is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Ransom Mel Gibson, Liev Schreiber, Rene Russo

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    Gone in 60 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

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    Gone in 60 Seconds George Cole, H. B. Halicki, Ronald Halicki

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    The Thomas Crown Affair is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    The Thomas Crown Affair Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

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    Heat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

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    Heat Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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    The Longest Yard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

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    The Longest Yard Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock

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    Insomnia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Insomnia Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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    War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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    The Birdcage is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    The Birdcage Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria

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    Three Men and a Baby is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee

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    Let Me In is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Let Me In Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee

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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

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    Walking Tall is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

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    Dwayne Johnson, Cobie Smulders, Ashley Scott

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    Red Dawn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

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    Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutchersonm, Adrianne Palicki

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    Heaven Can Wait is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Heaven Can Wait Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

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    The Wolfman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

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    Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Fright Night Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

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    The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

    added by wiabux
    The Parent Trap Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham

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    Assault on Precinct 13 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Assault on Precinct 13 Austin Stoker, Charles Cyphers, Tony Burton

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    Father of the Bride is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time


    Father of the Bride Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

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    Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

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