The 25 Best Movie Remakes of All Timeby malthetuxen | created - 7 months ago | updated - 3 days ago | Public
My 25 personal favorite movie remakes of all time.
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1. Some Like It Hot (1959)
Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Votes: 224,441 | Gross: $25.00M
Fanfaren Der Liebe (1951)
2. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Not Rated | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
Votes: 142,025 | Gross: $2.11M
The Maltese Falcon (1931)
3. The Departed (2006)
R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 1,093,453 | Gross: $132.38M
Infernal Affairs (2002)
4. True Grit (2010)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Western
A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.
Votes: 288,193 | Gross: $171.24M
True Grit (1969)
5. A Star Is Born (1954)
Passed | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.
Votes: 14,294 | Gross: $14.93M
A Star Is Born (1937)
6. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.
Votes: 844,322 | Gross: $2.83M
City On Fire (1987)
7. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 355,937 | Gross: $2.08M
The Wizard of Oz (1925)
8. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
When seeds drift to earth from space, mysterious pods begin to grow and invade a small town, replicating the residents one body at a time.
Votes: 47,173 | Gross: $24.95M
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
9. Ben-Hur (1959)
G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Votes: 204,096 | Gross: $74.70M
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
10. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Votes: 544,733 | Gross: $57.14M
La Jetee (1962)
11. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Horror
Count Dracula moves from Transylvania to Wismar, spreading the Black Plague across the land. Only a woman pure of heart can bring an end to his reign of horror.
12. Scarface (1983)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
Votes: 675,872 | Gross: $45.60M
13. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Votes: 391,416 | Gross: $92.05M
Blade Runner (1982)
14. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.
Votes: 392,371 | Gross: $102.52M
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
15. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.
Votes: 272,670 | Gross: $53.61M
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
16. Zodiac (2007)
R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
Votes: 401,944 | Gross: $33.08M
The Zodiac (2005)
17. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western
Seven gunfighters are hired by Mexican peasants to liberate their village from oppressive bandits.
Votes: 81,882 | Gross: $4.91M
Seven Samurai (1954)
18. Drishyam (2015)
Not Rated | 163 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Desperate measures are taken by a man who tries to save his family from the dark side of the law, after they commit an unexpected crime.
Votes: 57,174 | Gross: $0.74M
19. The Thing (1982)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.
Votes: 337,611 | Gross: $13.78M
The Thing From Another World (1951)
20. Cape Fear (1991)
R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
Votes: 156,137 | Gross: $79.10M
Cape Fear (1962)
21. A Star Is Born (2018)
R | 136 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
Votes: 274,233 | Gross: $215.29M
A Star Is Born (1954)
A Star Is Born (1937)
22. His Girl Friday (1940)
Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.
Votes: 49,193 | Gross: $0.30M
The Front Page (1931)
23. Heat (1995)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.
Votes: 531,322 | Gross: $67.44M
L.A. Takedown (1989)
24. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
R | 99 min | Drama, Western
A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge.
Votes: 180,971 | Gross: $14.50M
25. Ocean's Eleven (2001)
PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Thriller
Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.
Votes: 479,987 | Gross: $183.42M
Ocean's Eleven (1960)