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The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time

Updated July 27, 2020 22.9k votes 1.7k voters 59.5k views105 items

List RulesOnly 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. And be sure to peruse our list of surprisingly good remakes and reboots from the 2010s.

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    The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    The Mummy

    Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser

    Released1999

    Directed byStephen Sommers

    Original: The Mummy (1932)

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    The Departed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    The Departed

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson

    Released2006

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Original: Infernal Affairs (2002)

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    The Thing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    The Thing

    Kurt Russell, Keith David

    Released1982

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    Original: The Thing from Another World (1951)

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    Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    Casino Royale

    Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green

    Released2006

    Directed byMartin Campbell

    Original: Casino Royale (1967)

  • 5
    The Fly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    The Fly

    Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Original: The Fly (1958)

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    The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    The Magnificent Seven

    Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson

    Released1960

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    Original: Seven Samurai (1954)

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    Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    Little Shop of Horrors

    Bill Murray, Steve Martin

    Released1986

    Directed byFrank Oz

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    12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    12 Monkeys

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis

    Released1995

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    Original: La Jetée (1962)

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  • 9
    True Grit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    True Grit

    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon

    Released2010

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Original: True Grit (1969)

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    True Lies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    True Lies

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eliza Dushku

    Released1994

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Original: La Totale! (1991)

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    Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    Cape Fear

    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte

    Released1991

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Original: Cape Fear (1962)

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    A Fistful of Dollars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    A Fistful of Dollars

    Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté

    Released1964

    Directed bySergio Leone

    Original: Yojimbo (1961)

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    Scarface is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    Scarface

    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1983

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    Original: Scarface (1932)

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    Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    Beauty and the Beast

    Emma Watson, Dan Stevens

    Released2017

    Directed byBill Condon

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  • 15
    Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    Ocean's Eleven

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2001

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Original: Ocean's 11 (1960)

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    Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    Dawn of the Dead

    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell

    Released2004

    Directed byZack Snyder

    Original: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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    The Ring is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    The Ring

    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette

    Released2002

    Directed byGore Verbinski

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    Peter Pan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    Peter Pan

    Jason Isaacs, Saffron Burrows

    Released2003

    Directed byP. J. Hogan

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    Pale Rider is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    Pale Rider

    Clint Eastwood, Chris Penn

    Released1985

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    The Maltese Falcon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    The Maltese Falcon

    Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

    Released1941

    Directed byJohn Huston

    Original: The Maltese Falcon (1931)

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    The Birdcage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    The Birdcage

    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman

    Released1996

    Directed byMike Nichols

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    The Lord of the Rings film tri is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1978

    Directed byPhilip Kaufman

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    3:10 to Yuma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    3:10 to Yuma

    Christian Bale, Russell Crowe

    Released2007

    Directed byJames Mangold

    Original: 3:10 to Yuma (1957)

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    The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time
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    The Great Gatsby

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire

    Released2013

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

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