The Best and Worst Film Remakes

Love them or hate them remakes have actually made better films of their originals in quite a few cases. They are useless and bad most of the time, but still some have proved to be better films to there original counterparts. So give some of these remakes a chance as they have a reason of being the best in one of the worst genres of cinema.

the best film remakes

  1. Scarface (1983) by Brian De Palma - from Scarface (1932)

  2. Heat (1995) by Michael Mann - from TV movie L.A. Takedown (1989)

  3. Traffic (2000) by Steven Soderbergh - from TV- Miniseries Traffik (1989)

  4. King Kong (2005) by Peter Jackson - from King Kong (1933)

  5. The Fly (1986) by David Cronenberg - from The Fly (1958)

  6. The Untouchables (1987) by Brian De Palma - from TV Show The Untouchables (1959)

  7. Ocean's Eleven (2001) by Steven Soderbergh - from Oceans Eleven (1960)

  8. The Departed (2006) by Martin Scorsese - from Infernal Affairs (2002)

  9. Insomnia (2002) by Christopher Nolan - from Insomnia (1997)

  10. The Thing (1982) by John Carpenter - from The Thing from Another World (1951)

Honorable Mentions in Alphabetical Order

the worst film remakes

  1. Psycho (1998) by Gus Van Sant trailer

  2. Swept Away (2002) by Guy Ritchie trailer

  3. Godzilla (1998) by Roland Emmerich trailer

  4. Sorority Row (2009) by Stewart Hendler trailer

  5. The Haunting (1999) by Jan De Bont trailer

  6. Rollerball (2002) by John McTiernan trailer

  7. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) by Scott Derrickson trailer

  8. My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) by Patrick Lussier trailer

  9. The Pink Panther (2006) by Shawn Levy trailer

  10. The Wolfman (2010) by Joe Johnston trailer

P.S. As always this a ever-evolving list. I haven't seen all the Movie Remakes in existence and there are still many more I wish to see. So even if some are not here yet, that doesn't mean they wont be later or that they don't deserve to be.