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The Worst Movie Remakes Ever

Updated September 23, 2020 169.5k votes 10.3k voters 191.1k 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
    Footloose is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    Footloose

    Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid

    Released2011

    Directed byCraig Brewer

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    The Wicker Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    The Wicker Man

    Nicolas Cage, James Franco

    Released2006

    Directed byNeil LaBute

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    Psycho is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    Psycho

    Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1998

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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  • 4
    Arthur is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    Arthur

    Jennifer Garner, Russell Brand

    Released2011

    Directed byJason Winer

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  • 5
    Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    Fantastic Four

    Kate Mara, Jamie Bell

    Released2015

    Directed byJosh Trank

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  • 6
    Total Recall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    Total Recall

    Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel

    Released2012

    Directed byLen Wiseman

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  • 7
    Taxi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    Taxi

    Gisele, Queen Latifah

    Released2004

    Directed byTim Story

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  • 8
    Swept Away is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    Swept Away

    Madonna, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2002

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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  • 9
    Poltergeist is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    Poltergeist

    Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris

    Released2014

    Directed bySam Raimi, Gil Kenan

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  • 10
    Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    Robin Hood

    Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx

    Released2018

    Directed byOtto Bathurst

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  • 11
    RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    RoboCop

    Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman

    Released2014

    Directed byJosé Padilha

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  • 12
    Overboard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    Overboard

    Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez

    Released2018

    Directed byBob Fisher, Rob Greenberg

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  • 13
    Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    Bewitched

    Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell

    Released2005

    Directed byNora Ephron

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  • 14
    Conan the Barbarian is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    Conan the Barbarian

    Morgan Freeman, Rose McGowan

    Released2011

    Directed byMarcus Nispel

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  • 15
    What Men Want is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    What Men Want

    Taraji P. Henson, Wendi McLendon-Covey

    Released2019

    Directed byAdam Shankman

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  • 16
    The Karate Kid is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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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 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    Children of the Corn

    Kandyse McClure, Isabelle Fuhrman

    Released2009

    Directed byDonald P. Borchers

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  • 18
    Rollerball is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    Rollerball

    P!nk, Rebecca Romijn

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • 19
    April Fool's Day is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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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
    A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Rooney Mara, Connie Britton

    Released2010

    Directed bySamuel Bayer

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    Bangkok Dangerous is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    Bangkok Dangerous

    Nicolas Cage, Charlie Young

    Released2008

    Directed byOxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang Phat

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  • 22
    The Women is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    The Women

    Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan

    Released2008

    Directed byDiane English

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  • 23
    Annie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    Annie

    Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx

    Released2014

    Directed byWill Gluck

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  • 24
    The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    The Pink Panther

    Beyoncé Knowles, Steve Martin

    Released2006

    Directed byShawn Levy

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    One Missed Call is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Movie Remakes Ever
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    One Missed Call

    Meagan Good, Ariel Winter

    Released2008

    Directed byEric Valette

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