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
    + 78
    - 32

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

    ) open
  2. 52
    + 16
    - 22

    Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki, Kazue Fukiishi

    ) open
  3. 13
    + 81
    - 25

    Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman

    ) open
  4. 11
    + 71
    - 22

    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

    ) open
  5. 65
    + 3
    - 17

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

    ) open
  6. 58
    + 13
    - 22

    Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey, Kris Kristofferson

    ) open
  7. 74
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm Paula Patton, Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy

    ) open
  8. 72
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Richard Widmark

    ) open
  9. 23
    + 38
    - 45

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

    ) open
  10. 76
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm Kate Winslet, Sean Penn, Jude Law

    ) open
  11. 40
    + 19
    - 29

    Austin Stoker, Charles Cyphers, Tony Burton

    ) open
  12. 56
    + 4
    - 10

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

    ) open
  13. 5
    + 78
    - 28

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

    ) open
  14. 2
    + 82
    - 32

    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

    ) open
  15. 66
    + 0
    - 5

    often listed & added by willyboymcoy Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer

    ) open
  16. 12
    + 91
    - 28

    Alessandra Ambrosio, Daniel Craig, Eva Green

    ) open
  17. 33
    + 39
    - 64

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

    ) open
  18. 7
    + 70
    - 35

    Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Kevin Zegers

    ) open
  19. 41
    + 23
    - 27

    Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Ian McDiarmid

    ) open
  20. 55
    + 14
    - 22

    Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Little Richard

    ) open
  21. 53
    + 9
    - 11

    added by wiabux Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

    ) open
  22. 47
    + 11
    - 9

    added by willyboymcoy Jessica Lucas, Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez

    ) open
  23. 43
    + 28
    - 27

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

    ) open
  24. 63
    + 8
    - 23

    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

    ) open
  25. 46
    + 25
    - 32

    Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

    ) open
  26. 48
    + 14
    - 10

    added by ejlinehan Godzilla 2014

    ) open
  27. 39
    + 19
    - 10

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

    ) open
  28. 49
    + 32
    - 33

    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

    ) open
  29. 32
    + 24
    - 10

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

    ) open
  30. 28
    + 30
    - 30

    Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

    ) open
  31. 38
    + 25
    - 25

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

    ) open
  32. 82
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm Famke Janssen, Ali Larter, Geoffrey Rush

    ) open
  33. 19
    + 38
    - 28

    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

    ) open
  34. 14
    + 47
    - 35

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

    ) open
  35. 30
    + 43
    - 53

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

    ) open
  36. 78
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm Sally Field, Jeff Bridges, James Caan

    ) open
  37. 26
    + 38
    - 34

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee

    ) open
  38. 80
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm Julie Andrews, Bob Newhart, Tony Curtis

    ) open
  39. 22
    + 43
    - 35

    Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

    ) open
  40. 37
    + 23
    - 8

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

    ) open
  41. 81
    + 1
    - 0

    new! & added by CraigAlarm Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, Kate Hudson

    ) open
  42. 57
    + 8
    - 17

    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

    ) open
  43. 50
    + 12
    - 25

    Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Klaus Kinski

    ) open
  44. 3
    + 122
    - 32

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

    ) open
  45. 16
    + 46
    - 17

    Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Chris Penn

    ) open
  46. 60
    + 13
    - 26

    Jason Isaacs, Saffron Burrows, Rachel Hurd-Wood

    ) open
  47. 29
    + 31
    - 24

    Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Liev Schreiber

    ) open
  48. 79
    + 1
    - 0

    added by Baseballislove Chris Hemsworth, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson

    ) open
  49. 69
    + 2
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Paul Rudd

    ) open
  50. 1
    + 125
    - 36

    most listed Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brett Ratner

    ) open
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