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Top Remakes

This list includes films that the Internet Movie Database labels as being remakes of the specific film(s). Some of the films below are rather loose remakes of the original films. Unless otherwise indicated, the original film does not appear on the Master List.

Rank Title Year Director(s) Original Film(s) Overall
Rank
1 Some Like It Hot 1959 Billy Wilder Fanfares of Love (1951) 9
2 Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 Steven Spielberg Firelight (1964) 107
3 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 David Hand Snow White (1916) 111
4 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 George Roy Hill The Three Outlaws (1956) 135
5 Heat 1995 Michael Mann L.A. Takedown (1989) 152
6 Scarface 1983 Brian De Palma Scarface1 (1932) 183
7 The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938 Michael Curtiz and William Keighley Robin Hood (1922) 223
8 The Fly 1986 David Cronenberg The Fly1 (1958) 273
9 Boogie Nights 1997 Paul Thomas Anderson The Dirk Diggler Story (1988) 284
10 The Magnificent Seven 1960 John Sturges The Seven Samurai2 (1954) 306
11 The Evil Dead 1981 Sam Raimi Within the Woods (1978) 322
12 The Departed 2006 Martin Scorsese Infernal Affairs1 (2002), Infernal Affairs II (2003), and Infernal Affairs: End Inferno 3 (2003) 323
13 A Star Is Born 1954 George Cukor A Star Is Born (1937) 330
14 Twelve Monkeys 1995 Terry Gilliam La Jetée1 (1962) 337
15 The Ten Commandments 1956 Cecil B. DeMille The Ten Commandments1 (1923) 429
16 Ali: Fear Eats the Soul 1974 Rainer Werner Fassbinder All That Heaven Allows1 (1955) 431
17 Letter from an Unknown Woman 1948 Max Ophüls Narkose (1929) 461
18 If.... 1968 Lindsay Anderson Zero for Conduct1 (1933) 465
19 Imitation of Life 1959 Douglas Sirk Imitation of Life1 (1934) 471
20 The Killer 1989 John Woo Magnificent Obsession (1954) 506
21 A Fistful of Dollars 1964 Sergio Leone Yojimbo2 (1961) 525
22 Office Space 1999 Mike Judge Office Space (1991) 619
23 An Affair to Remember 1957 Leo McCarey Love Affair1 (1939) 634
24 Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 Philip Kaufman Invasion of the Body Snatchers2 (1956) 699
25 District 9 2009 Neill Blomkamp Alive in Joburg (2006) 725
26 Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979 Werner Herzog Nosferatu1 (1922) 830
27 THX-1138 1971 George Lucas Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967) 867
28 The Thief of Bagdad 1940 Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, and Tim Whelan The Thief of Bagdad2 (1924) 891
29 King Kong 2005 Peter Jackson King Kong2 (1933) 905
30 Gold Diggers of 1933 1933 Mervyn LeRoy The Gold Diggers (1923) and Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929) 943
31 Traffic 2000 Steven Soderbergh Traffik (1989) 1009
32 Ocean's Eleven 2001 Steven Soderbergh Ocean's Eleven (1960) 1027
33 Berlin Alexanderplatz 1980 Rainer Werner Fassbinder Berlin - Alexanderplatz (1931) 1072
34 The Ring 2002 Gore Verbinski Ring2 (1998) 1084
35 True Lies 1994 James Cameron The Jackpot! (1991) 1136
36 Meet the Parents 2000 Jay Roach Meet the Parents (1992) 1149
37 Assault on Precinct 13 1976 John Carpenter Rio Bravo2 (1959) 1154
38 Cape Fear 1991 Martin Scorsese Cape Fear1 (1962) 1187
39 Bottle Rocket 1996 Wes Anderson Bottle Rocket (1994) 1235
40 Victor/Victoria 1982 Blake Edwards Viktor and Viktoria (1933 and 1957) and First a Girl (1935) 1264
41 Dawn of the Dead 2004 Zack Snyder Dawn of the Dead1 (1978) 1317
42 High Society 1956 Charles Walters The Philadelphia Story2 (1940) 1374
43 The Last House on the Left 1972 Wes Craven The Virgin Spring2 (1960) 1388
44 Cleopatra 1963 Joseph L. Mankiewicz Cleopatra (1917 and 1934) 1393
45 You've Got Mail 1998 Nora Ephron The Shop around the Corner2 (1940) 1436
46 The Ballad of Narayama 1983 Shohei Imamura Ballad of Narayama (1958) 1463
47 The Beat That My Heart Skipped 2005 Jacques Audiard Fingers (1978) 1477
48 Bad Education 2004 Pedro Almodóvar Law of Desire1 (1987) 1478
49 Cyrano de Bergerac 1990 Jean-Paul Rappeneau Cyrano de Bergerac (1945) 1492
50 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels 1988 Frank Oz Bedtime Story (1964) 1508
51 Scarlet Street 1945 Fritz Lang La Chienne1 (1931) 1543
52 The Man Who Knew Too Much 1956 Alfred Hitchcock The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) 1544
53 Sons of the Desert 1933 William A. Seiter Ambrose's First Falsehood (1914) and We Faw Down (1928) 1549
54 Floating Weeds 1959 Yasujirô Ozu A Story of Floating Weeds (1934) 1574
55 Whiplash 2014 Damien Chazelle Whiplash (2013) 1625
56 The Music Box 1932 James Parrott Hats Off (1927) 1631
57 Victory 1981 John Huston Two Half-Times in Hell (1962) 1686
58 Scent of a Woman 1992 Martin Brest Scent of a Woman (1974) 1697
59 The Birdcage 1996 Mike Nichols La cage aux folles1 (1978) 1716
60 Solaris 2002 Steven Soderbergh Solaris2 (1972) 1750
61 The Informer 1935 John Ford The Informer (1929) 1752
62 3:10 to Yuma 2007 James Mangold 3:10 to Yuma1 (1957) 1754
63 Seven Chances 1925 Buster Keaton Meet Me at the Fountain (1904), Personal (1904), and How a French Nobleman Got a Wife … (1904) 1802
64 House of Wax 1953 André De Toth Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) 1829
65 Little Shop of Horrors 1986 Frank Oz The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) 1852
66 Insomnia 2002 Christopher Nolan Insomnia (1997) 1897
67 Freaky Friday 2003 Mark Waters Freaky Friday (1976) 1914
68 The Golem 1920 Carl Boese and Paul Wegener Der Golem (1915) 1935
69 The Mummy 1999 Stephen Sommers The Mummy2 (1932) and The Mummy's Hand (1940) 2104
70 Mother India 1957 Mehboob Khan Aurat (1940) 2155
71 The Sure Thing 1985 Rob Reiner It Happened One Night2 (1934) 2176
72 The Postman Always Rings Twice 1981 Bob Rafelson The Postman Always Rings Twice2 (1946) 2215
73 Vanilla Sky 2001 Cameron Crowe Open Your Eyes2 (1997) 2252
74 Diary of a Lost Girl 1929 Georg Wilhelm Pabst The Diary of a Lost Woman (1918) 2321
75 13 Assassins 2010 Takashi Miike 13 Assassins (1963) 2327
76 Captain Blood 1935 Michael Curtiz Captain Blood (1924) 2403
77 Zatôichi 2003 Takeshi Kitano Zatoichi on the Road (1963) and Zatôichi (1989) 2408
78 Hard Eight 1996 Paul Thomas Anderson Cigarettes & Coffee (1993) 2423
79 Tetsuo: The Iron Man 1988 Shinya Tsukamoto Futsû saizu no kaijin (1986) 2424

1 Indicates that the original film is ranked on the Master List, but lower than the remake.
2 Indicates that the original film is ranked on the Master List higher than the remake.

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