The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time Films

The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

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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.

List Criteria: Only remade films based on (or copying) earlier movies, including short films and foreign movies

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  1. 51
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    2012 More
    39
    added by: wiabux
  2. 10
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    ranked low on reranks
    A Fistful of Dollars

    1964 More
    77
  3. 3
    Up 56
    Down 27

    often listed
    Cape Fear

    1991 More
    85
  4. 39
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    Down 19
    1988 More
    50
  5. 49
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    2013 More
    40
    added by: willyboymcoy
  6. 28
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    often listed &controversial
    King Kong

    2005 More
    56
  7. 13
    Up 56
    Down 19
    2007 More
    75
  8. 9
    Up 52
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    often listed
    12 Monkeys

    1995 More
    78
  9. 58
    Up 10
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    often listed
    The Parent Trap

    1998 More
    35
    added by: wiabux
  10. 17
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    ranked low on reranks
    Pale Rider

    1985 More
    68
  11. 33
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    War of the Worlds

    2005 More
    54
  12. 46
    Up 21
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    2007 More
    41
  13. 42
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Nosferatu the Vampyre

    1979 More
    45
  14. 7
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    Down 18
    1982 More
    82
  15. 36
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Italian Job

    2003 More
    54
  16. 18
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Insomnia

    2002 More
    67
  17. 5
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    ranked low on reranks
    Bram Stoker's Dracula

    1992 More
    85
  18. 12
    Up 63
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    2006 More
    76
  19. 26
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    2010 More
    58
  20. 44
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    ranked low on reranks
    Gone in 60 Seconds

    1974 More
    41
    added by: wiabux
  21. 40
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    1976 More
    49
  22. 52
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    2005 More
    39
    added by: wiabux
  23. 31
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    1999 More
    55
    added by: wiabux
  24. 35
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    1993 More
    54
  25. 2
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ocean's Eleven

    2001 More
    87
  26. 4
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    controversial
    True Grit

    2010 More
    85
  27. 19
    Up 30
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    2007 More
    66
  28. 15
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    Down 11
    1960 More
    70
  29. 56
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    1976 More
    37
  30. 48
    Up 19
    Down 24

    often listed
    Fright Night

    2011 More
    41
  31. 20
    Up 40
    Down 21
    2002 More
    66
  32. 8
    Up 54
    Down 25

    often listed
    Dawn of the Dead

    2004 More
    80
  33. 1
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    Down 28

    most listed
    Scarface

    1983 More
    94
  34. 14
    Up 25
    Down 21

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Scent of a Woman

    1992 More
    70
  35. 32
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    ranked high on reranks
    The Quiet American

    2002 More
    55
    added by: wiabux
  36. 11
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    2006 More
    76
  37. 30
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    1995 More
    56
    added by: wiabux
  38. 50
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    2010 More
    40
  39. 34
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Birdcage

    1996 More
    54
  40. 53
    Up 18
    Down 21
    1991 More
    39
  41. 22
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Thomas Crown Affair

    1968 More
    63
  42. 45
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    Down 19

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Beat That My Heart Skipped

    2005 More
    41
  43. 57
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    Down 18
    1986 More
    36
  44. 54
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    2004 More
    38
    added by: wiabux
  45. 29
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    Down 52

    often listed &controversial
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    2005 More
    56
  46. 23
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    Down 33

    often listed &controversial
    Alice in Wonderland

    2010 More
    63
  47. 55
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    2005 More
    37
    added by: wiabux
  48. 16
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    1978 More
    69
  49. 38
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    1987 More
    52
  50. 37
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ransom

    1996 More
    53
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