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The Worst Movie Remakes Ever  

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List Rules Must be a remake that was worse than the original

Remaking a classic and not even coming close... copying a film for no reason... Americanizing a British movie made a couple years before and not doing as good a job... Not having actors with as much style or talent as in the original... Totally screwing up everything...
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Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Vince Vaughn
Psycho is a 1998 American horror film produced and directed by Gus Van Sant for Universal Pictures, a remake of the 1960 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Both films are adapted from Robert ...more
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Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Leelee Sobieski
The Wicker Man is a 2006 American horror thriller film written and directed by Neil LaBute and starring Nicolas Cage. The film primarily is a remake of the 1973 British cult classic The Wicker ...more
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Total Recall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell
Total Recall is a 2012 American science fiction action film directed by Len Wiseman. It is the second adaptation of the 1966 short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by ...more
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Arthur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Jennifer Garner, Russell Brand, Helen Mirren
Arthur is a 2011 romantic comedy film written by Peter Baynham and directed by Jason Winer. It is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name written and directed by Steve Gordon. It stars ...more
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Matthew Broderick, Hank Azaria, Jean Reno
Godzilla is a 1998 American science fiction monster film directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich. A reimagining of the popular Japanese film monster of the same name, the film focuses on a ...more
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Rooney Mara, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy
A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 2010 American slasher film directed by Samuel Bayer and written by Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer as a remake of Wes Craven's 1984 film of the same name, which ...more
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Rollerball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
P!nk, Rebecca Romijn, LL Cool J
Rollerball is a 2002 remake of the 1975 science-fiction film of the same name. This updated version stars Chris Klein, Jean Reno, LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn, and Naveen Andrews. It was directed ...more
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Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, Tom Welling
The Fog is a 2005 horror film directed by Rupert Wainwright and starring Tom Welling, Selma Blair and Maggie Grace. It is a remake of John Carpenter's 1980 film of the same name and was produced ...more
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Emmy Rossum, Fergie, Kurt Russell
Poseidon is a 2006 disaster film directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen. It is the third film adaptation of Paul Gallico's novel The Poseidon Adventure, and a loose remake of the 1972 ...more
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Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 musical adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is the second film adaptation of the 1964 British book of the same name by Roald Dahl and stars ...more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maggie Q, Jackie Chan
Around the World in 80 Days is a 2004 American adventure comedy film based on Jules Verne's novel of the same name. It stars Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan and Cécile de France. The film is ...more
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Annie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne
Annie is a 2014 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Will Gluck, based on the 1977 Broadway musical. A foster kid (Quvenzhané Wallis), who lives with her mean foster mom ...more
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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer
Carrie is a 2013 American supernatural horror film. It is the third film adaptation of Stephen King's 1974 novel of the same name, though Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Screen Gems, who produced the ...more
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Fame is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, Paulina Gretzky
Fame is a 2009 American musical drama film and a loose remake of the 1980 film of the same title. It was directed by Kevin Tancharoen and written by Allison Burnett. It was released on September ...more
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Footloose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell
Footloose is a 2011 American dance film directed by Craig Brewer. It is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name and stars Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell, and Dennis Quaid. The ...more
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RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
ImaadShahrukh added Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton
RoboCop is a 2014 action science fiction film written by Michael Miner, Edward Neumeier, Nick Schenk and 2 others and directed by José Padilha.
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Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert, Jared Padalecki
House of Wax is a 2005 American-Australian horror film directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and stars Chad Michael Murray, Elisha Cuthbert, Brian Van Holt, Paris Hilton, Jared Padalecki, Jon Abrahams, ...more
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Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti
Planet of the Apes is a 2001 American science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and starring Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan, Paul Giamatti, and Estella ...more
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The Omen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Mia Farrow
The Omen is a 2006 remake of Richard Donner's The Omen. Directed by John Moore and written by David Seltzer, the film stars Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, and Mia Farrow. It was released ...more
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Idris Elba, Brittany Snow, Jana Kramer
Prom Night is a 2008 American slasher film from Screen Gems directed by Nelson McCormick. The film is primarily a remake of the 1980 Canadian slasher film of the same name which starred scream ...more
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Swept Away is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Madonna, Elizabeth Banks, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Swept Away is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Madonna, Adriano Giannini, and Bruce Greenwood. It was released by Screen Gems and produced by Matthew Vaughn. The ...more
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Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Morgan Freeman, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols
Conan the Barbarian is a 2011 American sword and sorcery film based on the character Conan the Barbarian created by Robert E. Howard. The film is a new interpretation of the Conan mythology, and ...more
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The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Beyoncé Knowles, Steve Martin, Jason Statham
The Pink Panther is a 2006 American detective comedy film and a reboot of The Pink Panther franchise, marking the tenth installment in the series. In this film, Inspector Jacques Clouseau is ...more
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Kandyse McClure, Isabelle Fuhrman, Billy Unger
Children of the Corn is a 2009 made-for-television supernatural horror film directed, written and produced by Donald P. Borchers and based on the 1977 short story of the same name by Stephen ...more
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The Day the Earth Stood Still is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Jennifer Connelly, Keanu Reeves, Jon Hamm
The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 2008 American science fiction film, a remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The screenplay is based on the 1940 classic science fiction short story ...more