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. 54
    + 8
    - 10

    added by wiabux Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

    ) open
  2. 64
    + 8
    - 23

    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

    ) open
  3. 10
    + 70
    - 22

    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

    ) open
  4. 2
    + 82
    - 32

    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

    ) open
  5. 67
    + 1
    - 0

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

    ) open
  6. 41
    + 22
    - 27

    Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Ian McDiarmid

    ) open
  7. 47
    + 11
    - 9

    added by willyboymcoy Jessica Lucas, Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez

    ) open
  8. 29
    + 43
    - 52

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

    ) open
  9. 13
    + 80
    - 25

    Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman

    ) open
  10. 8
    + 77
    - 32

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

    ) open
  11. 53
    + 11
    - 23

    added by wiabux Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham

    ) open
  12. 16
    + 46
    - 17

    Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Chris Penn

    ) open
  13. 35
    + 42
    - 50

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

    ) open
  14. 50
    + 31
    - 33

    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

    ) open
  15. 49
    + 12
    - 24

    Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Klaus Kinski

    ) open
  16. 9
    + 84
    - 28

    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

    ) open
  17. 26
    + 74
    - 26

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

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 38
    - 28

    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

    ) open
  19. 5
    + 78
    - 28

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

    ) open
  20. 11
    + 103
    - 30

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

    ) open
  21. 25
    + 38
    - 34

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee

    ) open
  22. 40
    + 18
    - 10

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

    ) open
  23. 60
    + 8
    - 19

    Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Jon Voight

    ) open
  24. 39
    + 18
    - 29

    Austin Stoker, Charles Cyphers, Tony Burton

    ) open
  25. 46
    + 13
    - 12

    added by wiabux Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock

    ) open
  26. 36
    + 19
    - 10

    added by wiabux Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez

    ) open
  27. 38
    + 24
    - 25

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

    ) open
  28. 3
    + 121
    - 32

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

    ) open
  29. 4
    + 95
    - 45

    Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

    ) open
  30. 22
    + 44
    - 27

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

    ) open
  31. 15
    + 49
    - 19

    Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson

    ) open
  32. 58
    + 13
    - 22

    Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey, Kris Kristofferson

    ) open
  33. 45
    + 25
    - 32

    Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

    ) open
  34. 59
    + 0
    - 3

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

    ) open
  35. 24
    + 56
    - 31

    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

    ) open
  36. 7
    + 70
    - 35

    Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Kevin Zegers

    ) open
  37. 66
    + 3
    - 17

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

    ) open
  38. 1
    + 124
    - 36

    most listed Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brett Ratner

    ) open
  39. 17
    + 37
    - 32

    Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

    ) open
  40. 44
    + 5
    - 7

    added by wiabux Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija

    ) open
  41. 12
    + 89
    - 28

    Alessandra Ambrosio, Daniel Craig, Eva Green

    ) open
  42. 33
    + 24
    - 10

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

    ) open
  43. 51
    + 16
    - 21

    Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki, Kazue Fukiishi

    ) open
  44. 27
    + 29
    - 32

    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Calista Flockhart

    ) open
  45. 43
    + 28
    - 27

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

    ) open
  46. 23
    + 49
    - 29

    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

    ) open
  47. 65
    + 4
    - 25

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

    ) open
  48. 61
    + 12
    - 26

    Jason Isaacs, Saffron Burrows, Rachel Hurd-Wood

    ) open
  49. 55
    + 14
    - 22

    Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Little Richard

    ) open
  50. 52
    + 5
    - 7

    added by wiabux Dwayne Johnson, Cobie Smulders, Johnny Knoxville

    ) open
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