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The Worst Movie Remakes Ever

Updated January 13, 2021 181.6k votes 11.0k voters 201.4k views150 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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    Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1998

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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  • Footloose2
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  • Arthur3
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    Nicolas Cage, James Franco

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  • Total Recall6
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    Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel

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  • Taxi7
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    Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx

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    Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris

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    Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez

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  • RoboCop12
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    Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman

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  • Bewitched13
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    Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell

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    Taraji P. Henson, Wendi McLendon-Covey

    Released2019

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  • Conan the Barbarian15
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    Conan the Barbarian

    Morgan Freeman, Rose McGowan

    Released2011

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  • The Karate Kid16
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    The Karate Kid

    Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson

    Released2010

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    Rooney Mara, Connie Britton

    Released2010

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  • April Fool's Day18
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    Taylor Cole, Scout Taylor-Compton

    Released2008

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    Kandyse McClure, Isabelle Fuhrman

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  • Rollerball20
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    Nicolas Cage, Charlie Young

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  • The Pink Panther23
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