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The Worst Movie Remakes Ever

Updated January 13, 2021 180.6k votes 11.1k voters 202.8k 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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    Psycho

    Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1998

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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  • Footloose2
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    Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid

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    Directed byCraig Brewer

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  • Arthur3
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    Jennifer Garner, Russell Brand

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    Directed byJason Winer

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  • The Wicker Man4
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    Nicolas Cage, James Franco

    Released2006

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  • Fantastic Four5
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    Fantastic Four

    Kate Mara, Jamie Bell

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  • Total Recall6
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    Total Recall

    Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel

    Released2012

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  • Taxi7
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    Taxi

    Gisele, Queen Latifah

    Released2004

    Directed byTim Story

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  • Robin Hood8
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    Robin Hood

    Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx

    Released2018

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  • Swept Away9
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    Released2002

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  • Poltergeist10
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    Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris

    Released2014

    Directed bySam Raimi, Gil Kenan

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    Overboard

    Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez

    Released2018

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  • RoboCop12
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    RoboCop

    Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman

    Released2014

    Directed byJosé Padilha

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  • What Men Want13
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    What Men Want

    Taraji P. Henson, Wendi McLendon-Covey

    Released2019

    Directed byAdam Shankman

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    Bewitched

    Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell

    Released2005

    Directed byNora Ephron

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  • The Karate Kid15
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    The Karate Kid

    Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson

    Released2010

    Directed byHarald Zwart

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  • Conan the Barbarian16
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    Conan the Barbarian

    Morgan Freeman, Rose McGowan

    Released2011

    Directed byMarcus Nispel

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  • A Nightmare on Elm Street17
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Rooney Mara, Connie Britton

    Released2010

    Directed bySamuel Bayer

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  • Children of the Corn18
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    Kandyse McClure, Isabelle Fuhrman

    Released2009

    Directed byDonald P. Borchers

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  • April Fool's Day19
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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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  • Rollerball20
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    P!nk, Rebecca Romijn

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • Annie21
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    Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx

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  • Bangkok Dangerous22
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    Nicolas Cage, Charlie Young

    Released2008

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  • The Pink Panther23
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    Released2008

    Directed byDiane English

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    Meagan Good, Ariel Winter

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