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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
    Up 75
    Down 32

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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  2. 51
    Up 16
    Down 21

    Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki, Kazue Fukiishi

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  3. 13
    Up 78
    Down 25

    Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman

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  4. 10
    Up 69
    Down 22

    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

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  5. 66
    Up 3
    Down 17

    Camilla Belle, Liam Cunningham, Vincent Schiavelli

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  6. 59
    Up 13
    Down 22

    Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey, Kris Kristofferson

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  7. 20
    Up 38
    Down 43

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

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  8. 39
    Up 18
    Down 29

    Austin Stoker, Charles Cyphers, Tony Burton

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  9. 56
    Up 4
    Down 9

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

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  10. 5
    Up 78
    Down 28

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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  11. 2
    Up 80
    Down 32

    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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  12. 58
    Up 0
    Down 2

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

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  13. 12
    Up 89
    Down 28

    Alessandra Ambrosio, Daniel Craig, Eva Green

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  14. 31
    Up 38
    Down 61

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

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  15. 7
    Up 68
    Down 35

    Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Kevin Zegers

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  16. 42
    Up 22
    Down 27

    Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Ian McDiarmid

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  17. 55
    Up 14
    Down 22

    Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Little Richard

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  18. 54
    Up 8
    Down 10

    added by wiabux Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

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  19. 47
    Up 11
    Down 9

    added by willyboymcoy Jessica Lucas, Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez

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  20. 43
    Up 28
    Down 27

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

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  21. 64
    Up 8
    Down 23

    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

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  22. 46
    Up 24
    Down 32

    Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

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  23. 50
    Up 10
    Down 10

    added by ejlinehan Godzilla 2014

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  24. 40
    Up 18
    Down 10

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

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  25. 49
    Up 31
    Down 33

    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

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  26. 33
    Up 24
    Down 10

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

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  27. 28
    Up 29
    Down 30

    Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

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  28. 38
    Up 24
    Down 25

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

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  29. 18
    Up 38
    Down 28

    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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  30. 14
    Up 47
    Down 35

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

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  31. 29
    Up 42
    Down 51

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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  32. 25
    Up 37
    Down 34

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee

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  33. 21
    Up 42
    Down 35

    Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

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  34. 37
    Up 21
    Down 8

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

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  35. 57
    Up 8
    Down 17

    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

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  36. 48
    Up 12
    Down 24

    Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Klaus Kinski

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  37. 3
    Up 120
    Down 32

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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  38. 16
    Up 46
    Down 17

    Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Chris Penn

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  39. 61
    Up 12
    Down 26

    Jason Isaacs, Saffron Burrows, Rachel Hurd-Wood

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  40. 32
    Up 31
    Down 24

    Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Liev Schreiber

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  41. 1
    Up 122
    Down 36

    most listed Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brett Ratner

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  42. 17
    Up 37
    Down 32

    Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

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  43. 22
    Up 44
    Down 27

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

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  44. 65
    Up 4
    Down 25

    Mélanie Laurent, Aure Atika, Romain Duris

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  45. 27
    Up 29
    Down 32

    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Calista Flockhart

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  46. 11
    Up 101
    Down 30

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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  47. 30
    Up 39
    Down 35

    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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  48. 26
    Up 73
    Down 26

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

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  49. 45
    Up 13
    Down 11

    added by wiabux Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock

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  50. 15
    Up 49
    Down 19

    Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson

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