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The Worst Movie Remakes Ever 

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Updated May 11, 2020 124.5k votes 9.3k voters 173.2k views 136 items

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

Released: 1998

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

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Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Leelee Sobieski

Released: 2006

Directed by: Neil LaBute

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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Arthur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Jennifer Garner, Russell Brand, Helen Mirren

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jason Winer

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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Total Recall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell

Released: 2012

Directed by: Len Wiseman

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Footloose is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

Released: 2011

Directed by: Craig Brewer

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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Rooney Mara, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy

Released: 2010

Directed by: Samuel Bayer

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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

Released: 2002

Directed by: John McTiernan

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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Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Morgan Freeman, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols

Released: 2011

Directed by: Marcus Nispel

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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RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
ImaadShahrukh added Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton

Released: 2014

Directed by: José Padilha

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Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Joseph Hildebrandt added Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan

Released: 2015

Directed by: Josh Trank

Fantastic Four (stylized as Fant4stic) is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Josh Trank, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. After teleporting to an alternate universe which ...more

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Julianne Moore, Chloë Grace Moretz, Judy Greer

Released: 2013

Directed by: Kimberly Peirce

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Matthew Broderick, Hank Azaria, Jean Reno

Released: 1998

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

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Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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Released: 2014

Directed by: Sam Raimi, Gil Kenan

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Charlie and the Chocolat... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tim Burton

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 Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Beyoncé Knowles, Steve Martin, Jason Statham

Released: 2006

Directed by: Shawn Levy

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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Annie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne

Released: 2014

Directed by: Will Gluck

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Kandyse McClure, Isabelle Fuhrman, Billy Unger

Released: 2009

Directed by: Donald P. Borchers

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Emmy Rossum, Fergie, Kurt Russell

Released: 2006

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

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Swept Away is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Madonna, Elizabeth Banks, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Released: 2002

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

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Taxi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Gisele, Queen Latifah, Ann-Margret

Released: 2004

Directed by: Tim Story

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maggie Q, Jackie Chan

Released: 2004

Directed by: Frank Coraci

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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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Released: 2005

Directed by: Nora Ephron

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Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, Tom Welling

Released: 2005

Directed by: Rupert Wainwright

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Idris Elba, Brittany Snow, Jana Kramer

Released: 2008

Directed by: Nelson McCormick

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Red Dawn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutchersonm, Adrianne Palicki

Released: 2012

Directed by: Dan Bradley

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