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. 21
    + 49
    - 29


    Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

    ) open
  2. 30
    + 31
    - 24


    Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Liev Schreiber

    ) open
  3. 59
    + 13
    - 22


    Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey, Kris Kristofferson

    ) open
  4. 75
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    James Stewart, Doris Day, Alfred Hitchcock

    ) open
  5. 81
    + 1
    - 0

    new! & added by CraigAlarm
    Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, Kate Hudson

    ) open
  6. 62
    + 5
    - 17


    Gary Busey, Lee Van Cleef, Stefanie Powers

    ) open
  7. 68
    + 3
    - 0

    ranked low on reranks & added by CraigAlarm
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, Paul Rudd

    ) open
  8. 66
    + 3
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

    ) open
  9. 77
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Susan Sarandon, Jack Lemmon, Carol Burnett

    ) open
  10. 9
    + 85
    - 28


    Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter

    ) open
  11. 18
    + 38
    - 32


    Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

    ) open
  12. 37
    + 23
    - 8

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

    ) open
  13. 79
    + 1
    - 0

    added by Baseballislove
    Chris Hemsworth, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson

    ) open
  14. 51
    + 6
    - 8

    added by wiabux
    Dwayne Johnson, Cobie Smulders, Johnny Knoxville

    ) open
  15. 22
    + 43
    - 35


    Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

    ) open
  16. 29
    + 40
    - 35


    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg

    ) open
  17. 78
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Sally Field, Jeff Bridges, James Caan

    ) open
  18. 52
    + 16
    - 22


    Kōji Yakusho, Goro Inagaki, Kazue Fukiishi

    ) open
  19. 41
    + 23
    - 27


    Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Ian McDiarmid

    ) open
  20. 73
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Richard Widmark

    ) open
  21. 60
    + 9
    - 20


    Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, Jon Voight

    ) open
  22. 36
    + 42
    - 50


    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

    ) open
  23. 42
    + 22
    - 30


    Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

    ) open
  24. 54
    + 11
    - 24

    added by wiabux
    Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham

    ) open
  25. 16
    + 46
    - 17


    Clint Eastwood, Michael Moriarty, Chris Penn

    ) open
  26. 82
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Famke Janssen, Ali Larter, Geoffrey Rush

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 30
    - 32


    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Calista Flockhart

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 30
    - 30


    Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

    ) open
  29. 65
    + 3
    - 17

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

    ) open
  30. 39
    + 19
    - 10

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

    ) open
  31. 63
    + 9
    - 23


    Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mark Harmon

    ) open
  32. 19
    + 38
    - 28


    Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

    ) open
  33. 24
    + 57
    - 31


    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

    ) open
  34. 14
    + 47
    - 35

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

    ) open
  35. 17
    + 64
    - 20


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis

    ) open
  36. 7
    + 70
    - 35


    Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Kevin Zegers

    ) open
  37. 35
    + 19
    - 25

    often listed
    Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson

    ) open
  38. 5
    + 78
    - 28


    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

    ) open
  39. 8
    + 78
    - 32


    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

    ) open
  40. 4
    + 97
    - 45


    Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin

    ) open
  41. 33
    + 39
    - 64

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

    ) open
  42. 40
    + 19
    - 29


    Austin Stoker, Charles Cyphers, Tony Burton

    ) open
  43. 6
    + 50
    - 28

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

    ) open
  44. 20
    + 45
    - 27


    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

    ) open
  45. 56
    + 4
    - 10

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

    ) open
  46. 53
    + 9
    - 11

    added by wiabux
    Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

    ) open
  47. 55
    + 14
    - 22


    Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Little Richard

    ) open
  48. 74
    + 1
    - 0

    added by CraigAlarm
    Jason Statham, Donald Sutherland, Mini Andén

    ) open
  49. 23
    + 38
    - 45


    Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

    ) open
  50. 38
    + 25
    - 25


    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

    ) open
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