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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.
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Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - Original: Scarface (1932)

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Ocean's Eleven Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney - Original: Ocean's 11 (1960)

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Cape Fear Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange - Original: Cape Fear (1962)

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True Grit Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin - Original: True Grit (1969)

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The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin - Original: Infernal Affairs (2002)

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Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig - Original: Casino Royale (1967)

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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter - Original: The Thing from Another World (1951)

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Dawn of the Dead Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers - Original: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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12 Monkeys Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer - Original: La Jetée (1962)

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3:10 to Yuma Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman - Original: 3:10 to Yuma (1957)

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A Fistful of Dollars Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Aldo Sambrell - Original: Yojimbo (1961)

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wiabux added The Mummy Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez - Original: The Mummy (1932)

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The Magnificent Seven Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn - Original: Seven Samurai (1954)

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The Maltese Falcon Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor - Original: The Maltese Falcon (1931)

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True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku, Jamie Lee Curtis - Original: La Totale! (1991)

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Pale Rider Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn, Michael Moriarty

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The Fly Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, David Cronenberg - Original: The Fly (1958)

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The Italian Job Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg - Original: The Italian Job (1969)

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Little Shop of Horrors Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy

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Alice in Wonderland Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

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The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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King Kong Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

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wiabux added Man on Fire Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning

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Ransom Mel Gibson, Liev Schreiber, Rene Russo

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Scent of a Woman Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

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The Thomas Crown Affair Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Yaphet Kotto

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wiabux added Gone in 60 Seconds George Cole, H. B. Halicki, Ronald Halicki

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ejlinehan added Godzilla

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Insomnia Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

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War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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

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CraigAlarm added The Great Gatsby Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan

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The Birdcage Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria

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Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

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wiabux added The Longest Yard Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock

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Three Men and a Baby Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, Steve Guttenberg

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee

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Let Me In Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee

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wiabux added Walking Tall Dwayne Johnson, Cobie Smulders, Ashley Scott

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Heaven Can Wait Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

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Father of the Bride Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

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wiabux added The Parent Trap Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham

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The Wolfman Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving

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Assault on Precinct 13 Austin Stoker, Charles Cyphers, Tony Burton

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Frances Conroy

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Dredd is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
wiabux added Dredd Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby

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Fright Night Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

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willyboymcoy added Evil Dead Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez