Hollywood’s Best Remakes

With such an overload of sequels, prequels and remakes taking over Hollywood in the last few years, it can be hard to remember that, on occasion, a legitimately good remake sneaks its way into theaters – sometimes because they’re so faithful to their source material, and sometimes because they rethink a property from the ground up. Here’s our list of the top ten remakes of all time, for one reason or the other.

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  1. Pyretta • August 17, 2012 @ 10:17 AM

    What can I say? I love vampire movies, but this one was a little long in the tooth for me. I saw the orginal which was also slow but still it was much, much better than the remake! You know you’re in trouble when you keep looking at the time to see how much longer the film will be!!!!

  2. Pyretta • August 17, 2012 @ 10:20 AM

    I never saw the original ‘Departed’, so I have nothing to compare it to, however I loved the remake!!!

  3. Pyretta • August 17, 2012 @ 10:26 AM

    For ‘Casino Royale’, it is not fair to make a comparison because they were two completely diferent films. The first on with David Niven and Peter Sellers is a classic comedy, while the one with Daniel Craig is a more serious take on the James Bond movies. I loved both!!!

  4. Ross Murray • August 18, 2012 @ 7:10 PM

    – Nice look at SOME of the best remakes (adaptations?), though by no means complete. Here are a few others:
    – Ben Hur (1959), the great Oscar-Winner, as per the original silent in the 20’s (also very good).
    – Down and Out in Beverly Hills (Original: Boudu Saved From Drowning).
    – Cape Fear (1993, I think). Well directed, less innocent take by Martin Scorsese on the early 60’s original.
    Always fun when the remakes work; they often don’
    t.

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