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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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Psycho 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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The Wicker Man 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
Total Recall 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
Arthur 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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Godzilla 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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Rollerball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Rollerball 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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The Fog 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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House of Wax 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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Poseidon 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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Planet of the Apes 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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Around the World in 80 Days 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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A Nightmare on Elm Street 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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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Carrie 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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The Day the Earth Stood Still is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
The Day the Earth Stood Still 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

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Fame is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Fame 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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Clash of the Titans Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes Clash of the Titans is a 2010 British-American fantasy adventure film and remake of the 1981 film of the same name produced by MGM. The story is very loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus. ...more

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Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 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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The Stepford Wives is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
The Stepford Wives Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, Bette Midler The Stepford Wives is a 2004 American sci-fi dramedy film. It was directed by Frank Oz from a screenplay by Paul Rudnick and stars Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher ...more

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The Omen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
The Omen 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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Annie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Annie 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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Prom Night 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) 22 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Swept Away 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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Children of the Corn 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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Down to Earth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Down to Earth Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Coolidge Down to Earth is a 2001 comedy film directed by Chris and Paul Weitz and written by Chris Rock and Louis C.K. It is the third film adaptation based on Harry Segall's stageplay Heaven Can Wait, ...more

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The Women is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
The Women Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher The Women is a 2008 American comedy film written, produced and directed by Diane English. The screenplay is an updated version of the George Cukor-directed 1939 film of the same name based on a ...more

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The Invasion Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Malin Åkerman The Invasion is a 2007 science fiction thriller film starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, with additional scenes written by The Wachowskis and directed by ...more

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Guess Who is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Guess Who Zoe Saldana, Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac Guess Who is a 2005 American comedy film about race relations directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan. It is a loose remake of the 1967 film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, in the form of a romantic ...more

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The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
The Pink Panther 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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Alfie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Alfie Sienna Miller, Jude Law, Marisa Tomei Alfie is a 2004 British/American comedy film based on the 1966 British film of the same name, starring Jude Law as the title character, originally played by Michael Caine. The film was written, ...more

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Black Christmas Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Black Christmas is a 2006 Canadian-American slasher film written and directed by Glen Morgan and starring Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Oliver Hudson, Lacey ...more

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Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Conan the Barbarian 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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Day of the Dead Mena Suvari, AnnaLynne McCord, Nick Cannon Day of the Dead is a 2008 American horror film about a virus outbreak that causes people to turn into violent zombie-like creatures. It is a loose remake of George A. Romero's zombie film of the ...more

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Halloween Malcolm McDowell, Danny Trejo, Danielle Harris Halloween is a 2007 American slasher film written, directed, and produced by Rob Zombie. The film is a remake/reimagining of the 1978 horror film of the same name; it is a reboot of the ...more

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The Vanishing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
The Vanishing Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland The Vanishing is a 1993 thriller starring Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland and Nancy Travis. It is an American remake of a 1988 Franco-Dutch film also called The Vanishing, and also directed by ...more

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The Haunting is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
The Haunting Catherine Zeta-Jones, Liam Neeson, Owen Wilson The Haunting is a 1999 remake of the 1963 horror film of the same name. Both films are based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, published in 1959. The Haunting was ...more

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Death at a Funeral is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Death at a Funeral Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock, Peter Dinklage Death at a Funeral is a 2010 comedy film written by Aeysha Carr and Chris Rock and directed by Neil LaBute.

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Red Dawn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Red Dawn Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutchersonm, Adrianne Palicki Red Dawn is a 2012 American war film directed by Dan Bradley. The screenplay by Carl Ellsworth and Jeremy Passmore is based on the 1984 film of the same name. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, ...more

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The Ladykillers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
The Ladykillers Tom Hanks, J.K. Simmons, Bruce Campbell The Ladykillers is a 2004 American black comedy thriller film directed, written, produced and edited by the Coen brothers and starring Tom Hanks, with a supporting cast that includes J. K. ...more

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The Eye is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
The Eye Jessica Alba, Chloë Grace Moretz, Parker Posey The Eye is a 2008 American supernatural horror film directed by David Moreau and Xavier Palud, scripted by Sebastian Gutierrez, and starring Jessica Alba. Parker Posey, Alessandro Nivola and ...more

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My Bloody Valentine 3D Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Megan Boone Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only ...more

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The Hitcher is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
The Hitcher Sophia Bush, Sean Bean, Neal McDonough The Hitcher is a 2007 horror thriller film starring Sean Bean, Sophia Bush, and Zachary Knighton. It is a remake of the 1986 film of the same name starring Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, ...more

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Footloose is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Footloose 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

The Phantom Menace Is Basically Just A High-Budget Remake Of George Lucas's 'More American ...

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The Stepfather is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
The Stepfather Amber Heard, Sela Ward, Penn Dayton Badgley The Stepfather is a 2009 American horror thriller film and a remake of the 1987 thriller film of the same name. The film was directed by Nelson McCormick and stars Penn Badgley, Dylan Walsh and ...more

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The Wolfman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
The Wolfman Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving The Wolfman is a 2010 American horror film directed by Joe Johnston. It is a remake of the 1941 film of the same name, and tells the story of Lawrence Talbot who returns to his eerie English ...more

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It's Alive Bijou Phillips, Owen Teale, Michal Yannai It's Alive is a 2009 straight-to-DVD remake of Larry Cohen's 1974 horror film of the same name.

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Taxi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Taxi Gisele, Queen Latifah, Ann-Margret Taxi is a 2004 American remake of the 1998 French film of the same name, starring Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon and Gisele Bündchen, and directed by Tim Story.

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Get Carter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Get Carter Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Michael Caine Get Carter is a 2000 American thriller film, a remake of the Michael Caine 1971 film of the same name, and directed by Stephen Kay. The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Rachael ...more

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Mr Deeds is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Mr Deeds Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, Steve Buscemi Mr. Deeds is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Steven Brill and starring Adam Sandler and Winona Ryder. The movie is a remake of the 1936 Frank Capra film Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, and also ...more

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The Longest Yard is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
The Longest Yard Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock The Longest Yard is a 2005 American sports comedy film, a remake of the 1974 film of the same name. Adam Sandler plays the protagonist, Paul Crewe, a disgraced former professional quarterback ...more

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Bedazzled is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Bedazzled Elizabeth Hurley, Brendan Fraser, Frances O'Connor Bedazzled is a 2000 fantasy-comedy film remake of the 1967 film of the same name, originally written by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, which was itself a comic retelling of the Faust legend. The ...more