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. 50
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    - 54

    Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Lisa Loeb

    ) open buy now
  2. 49
    + 42
    - 35

    added by willyboymcoy
    Rupert Degas, Jim McLarty, Shiloh Fernandez

    ) open buy now
  3. 48
    + 53
    - 49

    Diane Keaton, Martin Short, Eugene Levy

    ) open buy now
  4. 47
    + 44
    - 49

    Dana Ivey, Ian McDiarmid, Frances Conroy

    ) open buy now
  5. 46
    + 52
    - 57

    Hugo Weaving, Benicio del Toro, Geraldine Chaplin

    ) open buy now
  6. 45
    + 37
    - 16

    added by wiabux
    Dwayne Johnson, Patrick Gallagher, Tom Scholte

    ) open buy now
  7. 44
    + 43
    - 50

    added by wiabux
    Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson

    ) open buy now
  8. 43
    + 49
    - 58

    Darwin Joston, Tony Burton, Charles Cyphers

    ) open buy now
  9. 42
    + 72
    - 43

    added by wiabux
    Nelly, Courteney Cox, Cloris Leachman

    ) open buy now
  10. 41
    + 58
    - 44

    Don Ameche, Michael J. Fox, Mark L. Taylor

    ) open buy now
  11. 40
    + 42
    - 56

    Dyan Cannon, Charles Grodin, Bryant Gumbel

    ) open buy now
  12. 39
    + 51
    - 17

    added by CraigAlarm
    Jack Thompson, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

    ) open buy now
  13. 38
    + 70
    - 26

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

    ) open buy now
  14. 37
    + 76
    - 107

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Liz Smith, Freddie Highmore, AnnaSophia Robb

    ) open buy now
  15. 36
    + 59
    - 30

    added by wiabux
    Tone-Lōc, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Piven

    ) open buy now
  16. 35
    + 51
    - 43

    Ted Danson, Earl Hindman, Dave Foley

    ) open buy now
  17. 34
    + 63
    - 65

    Kodi Smit-McPhee, Richard Jenkins, Brenda Wehle

    ) open buy now
  18. 33
    + 81
    - 21

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Christopher Walken, Marc Anthony, Mickey Rourke

    ) open buy now
  19. 32
    + 80
    - 33

    added by ejlinehan
    Godzilla 2014

    buy now
  20. 31
    + 60
    - 57

    Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski, Dianne Wiest

    ) open buy now
  21. 30
    + 70
    - 41

    Rene Russo, Delroy Lindo, Gary Sinise

    ) open buy now
  22. 29
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    - 94

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

    ) open buy now
  23. 28
    + 73
    - 56

    Steve McQueen, Fritz Weaver, Jack Weston

    ) open buy now
  24. 27
    + 53
    - 58

    Jonathan Jackson, Martin Donovan, Maura Tierney

    ) open buy now
  25. 26
    + 139
    - 38

    ranked low on reranks
    Charlize Theron, Mos Def, Oscar Nunez

    ) open buy now
  26. 25
    + 101
    - 55

    Daveigh Chase, Naomi Watts, Brian Cox

    ) open buy now
  27. 24
    + 83
    - 57

    Stephen Ashfield, Timothy Spall, Laura Michelle Kelly

    ) open buy now
  28. 23
    + 124
    - 104

    Louis Sutherland, Adrien Brody, Jack Black

    ) open buy now
  29. 22
    + 65
    - 58

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bradley Whitford, Frances Conroy

    ) open buy now
  30. 21
    + 82
    - 39

    Carrie Snodgress, Michael Moriarty, Clint Eastwood

    ) open buy now
  31. 20
    + 99
    - 55

    Jeff Goldblum, Leslie Carlson, George Chuvalo

    ) open buy now
  32. 19
    + 92
    - 60

    Rick Moranis, Vincent Gardenia, Tichina Arnold

    ) open buy now
  33. 18
    + 83
    - 72

    Barbara Windsor, Michael Sheen, Imelda Staunton

    ) open buy now
  34. 17
    + 124
    - 38

    Bill Paxton, Tia Carrere, Grant Heslov

    ) open buy now
  35. 16
    + 89
    - 39

    Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn

    ) open buy now
  36. 15
    + 81
    - 68

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Philip Kaufman

    ) open buy now
  37. 14
    + 99
    - 25

    added by wiabux
    Rachel Weisz, Jake Arnott, Jonathan Hyde

    ) open buy now
  38. 13
    + 140
    - 45

    Russell Crowe, Ben Foster, Luke Wilson

    ) open buy now
  39. 12
    + 116
    - 45

    Clint Eastwood, Lee Miller, Mario Brega

    ) open buy now
  40. 11
    + 178
    - 48

    Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin, James Badge Dale

    ) open buy now
  41. 10
    + 175
    - 43

    Daniel Craig, Jeffrey Wright, Isaach de Bankolé

    ) open buy now
  42. 9
    + 73
    - 61

    the people's #1 & often listed
    Walter Huston, Mary Astor, Humphrey Bogart

    ) open buy now
  43. 8
    + 132
    - 57

    Madeleine Stowe, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Frank Gorshin

    ) open buy now
  44. 7
    + 144
    - 62

    Keith David, David Clennon, John Carpenter

    ) open buy now
  45. 6
    + 142
    - 63

    Matt Frewer, Sarah Polley, Louis Ferreira

    ) open buy now
  46. 5
    + 163
    - 82

    Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Dakin Matthews

    ) open buy now
  47. 4
    + 202
    - 63

    George Clooney, Matt Damon, Steve Lawrence

    ) open buy now
  48. 3
    + 145
    - 53

    Gary Oldman, Richard E. Grant, Billy Campbell

    ) open buy now
  49. 2
    + 129
    - 66

    Joe Don Baker, Robert De Niro, Gregory Peck

    ) open buy now
  50. 1
    + 207
    - 64

    most listed
    Brett Ratner, Abraham Murphy, Robert Loggia

    ) open buy now
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