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The Worst Movie Remakes Ever

Updated September 23, 2020 176.1k votes 10.7k voters 196.7k views123 items

List RulesMust be a remake that was worse than the original

Is there anything worse than Hollywood 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... This list is far more than just the top 10 worst movie remakes. You'll find all manner of horrible movie remakes among the films below.

Be sure to vote up the bad movie remakes that you wish were never made in the first place and vote down the ones that you think are better than the original (or at least not terrible).

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  • 1
    Psycho
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    Psycho

    Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1998

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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  • 2
    Footloose
    2,879
    1,204

    Footloose

    Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid

    Released2011

    Directed byCraig Brewer

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  • 3
    The Wicker Man
    3,028
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    The Wicker Man

    Nicolas Cage, James Franco

    Released2006

    Directed byNeil LaBute

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  • 4
    Arthur
    3,065
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    Arthur

    Jennifer Garner, Russell Brand

    Released2011

    Directed byJason Winer

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  • 5
    Fantastic Four
    2,353
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    Fantastic Four

    Kate Mara, Jamie Bell

    Released2015

    Directed byJosh Trank

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  • 6
    Total Recall
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    Total Recall

    Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel

    Released2012

    Directed byLen Wiseman

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  • 7
    Swept Away
    1,112
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    Swept Away

    Madonna, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2002

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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  • 8
    Taxi
    1,325
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    Taxi

    Gisele, Queen Latifah

    Released2004

    Directed byTim Story

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  • 9
    Robin Hood
    1,042
    432

    Robin Hood

    Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx

    Released2018

    Directed byOtto Bathurst

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  • 10
    Poltergeist
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    Poltergeist

    Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris

    Released2014

    Directed bySam Raimi, Gil Kenan

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  • 11
    Overboard
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    Overboard

    Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez

    Released2018

    Directed byBob Fisher, Rob Greenberg

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  • 12
    RoboCop
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    RoboCop

    Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman

    Released2014

    Directed byJosé Padilha

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  • 13
    What Men Want
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    591

    What Men Want

    Taraji P. Henson, Wendi McLendon-Covey

    Released2019

    Directed byAdam Shankman

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  • 14
    Bewitched
    1,419
    705

    Bewitched

    Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell

    Released2005

    Directed byNora Ephron

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  • 15
    Conan the Barbarian
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    Conan the Barbarian

    Morgan Freeman, Rose McGowan

    Released2011

    Directed byMarcus Nispel

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  • 16
    The Karate Kid
    1,139
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    The Karate Kid

    Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson

    Released2010

    Directed byHarald Zwart

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  • 17
    Children of the Corn
    1,412
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    Children of the Corn

    Kandyse McClure, Isabelle Fuhrman

    Released2009

    Directed byDonald P. Borchers

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  • 18
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    3,454
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Rooney Mara, Connie Britton

    Released2010

    Directed bySamuel Bayer

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  • 19
    April Fool's Day
    644
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    April Fool's Day

    Taylor Cole, Scout Taylor-Compton

    Released2008

    Directed byMitchell Altieri, Phil Flores, The Butcher Brothers

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  • 20
    Rollerball
    2,018
    1,264

    Rollerball

    P!nk, Rebecca Romijn

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • 21
    Bangkok Dangerous
    608
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    Bangkok Dangerous

    Nicolas Cage, Charlie Young

    Released2008

    Directed byOxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang Phat

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  • 22
    Annie
    2,843
    1,190

    Annie

    Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx

    Released2014

    Directed byWill Gluck

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  • 23
    The Pink Panther
    1,874
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    The Pink Panther

    Beyoncé Knowles, Steve Martin

    Released2006

    Directed byShawn Levy

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  • 24
    The Women
    742
    413

    The Women

    Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan

    Released2008

    Directed byDiane English

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  • 25
    Prom Night
    1,244
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    Prom Night

    Idris Elba, Brittany Snow

    Released2008

    Directed byNelson McCormick

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