The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time Films

The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

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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
    + 34
    - 25

    added by wiabux
    Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

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  2. 49
    + 49
    - 61
    Assault on Precinct 13


    Austin Stoker, Charles Cyphers, Tony Burton

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  3. 48
    + 44
    - 52
    The Parent Trap

    added by wiabux
    Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham

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  4. 47
    + 54
    - 50
    Father of the Bride


    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

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  5. 46
    + 47
    - 57
    Fright Night


    Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

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  6. 45
    + 53
    - 59
    The Wolfman


    Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

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  7. 44
    + 42
    - 58
    Heaven Can Wait


    Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

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  8. 43
    + 27
    - 14
    Red Dawn

    added by Baseballislove
    Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutchersonm, Adrianne Palicki

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  9. 42
    + 39
    - 18
    Walking Tall

    added by wiabux
    Dwayne Johnson, Cobie Smulders, Ashley Scott

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  10. 41
    + 60
    - 45
    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey


    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

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  11. 40
    + 63
    - 67
    Let Me In


    Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee

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  12. 39
    + 79
    - 109
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee

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  13. 38
    + 51
    - 46
    Three Men and a Baby


    Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg

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  14. 37
    + 60
    - 60
    The Birdcage


    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria

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  15. 36
    + 92
    - 96
    War of the Worlds


    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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  16. 35
    + 54
    - 61
    Insomnia


    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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  17. 34
    + 74
    - 45
    The Longest Yard

    added by wiabux
    Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock

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  18. 33
    + 59
    - 32
    Heat

    added by wiabux
    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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  19. 32
    + 73
    - 59
    The Thomas Crown Affair


    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

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  20. 31
    + 70
    - 28
    Gone in 60 Seconds

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

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  21. 30
    + 70
    - 43
    Ransom


    Mel Gibson, Liev Schreiber, Rene Russo

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  22. 29
    + 52
    - 20
    The Great Gatsby

    added by CraigAlarm
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

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  23. 28
    + 66
    - 60
    Scent of a Woman

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

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  24. 27
    + 82
    - 35
    Godzilla 2014

    ranked low on reranks & added by ejlinehan
    Godzilla 2014

  25. 26
    + 85
    - 59
    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

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  26. 25
    + 126
    - 107
    King Kong


    Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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  27. 24
    + 86
    - 74
    Alice in Wonderland


    Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

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  28. 23
    + 81
    - 70
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers


    Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy

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  29. 22
    + 84
    - 23
    Man on Fire

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning

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  30. 21
    + 93
    - 63
    Little Shop of Horrors


    Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

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  31. 20
    + 83
    - 41
    Pale Rider


    Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn, Michael Moriarty

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  32. 19
    + 101
    - 57
    The Fly


    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

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  33. 18
    + 104
    - 58
    The Ring


    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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  34. 17
    + 141
    - 40
    The Italian Job

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

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  35. 16
    + 93
    - 41
    The Magnificent Seven


    Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn

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  36. 15
    + 75
    - 64
    The Maltese Falcon

    the people's #1 & often listed
    Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor

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  37. 14
    + 127
    - 43
    True Lies


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

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  38. 13
    + 119
    - 46
    A Fistful of Dollars


    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell

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  39. 12
    + 102
    - 27
    The Mummy

    added by wiabux
    Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez

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  40. 11
    + 134
    - 58
    12 Monkeys


    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

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  41. 10
    + 144
    - 49
    3:10 to Yuma


    Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman

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  42. 9
    + 147
    - 65
    The Thing


    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

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  43. 8
    + 144
    - 66
    Dawn of the Dead


    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

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  44. 7
    + 165
    - 87
    True Grit


    Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

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  45. 6
    + 131
    - 70
    Cape Fear


    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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  46. 5
    + 145
    - 56
    Bram Stoker's Dracula


    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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  47. 4
    + 184
    - 50
    The Departed


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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  48. 3
    + 178
    - 45
    Casino Royale


    Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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  49. 2
    + 205
    - 67
    Ocean's Eleven


    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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  50. 1
    + 212
    - 66
    Scarface

    most listed
    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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