Tuesday, September 06, 2011

15 Best Movie Remakes

It seems that most of Hollywood movies of recent years have been based on remakes whether it’s a remake of a movie, book, TV show, musical – the majority of them suck. But here is a list of 15 movies that are actually not too bad.

15. "Meet Joe Black", 1998, directed by Martin Brest. Remake of the film "Death Takes a Holiday", 1934, directed by Mitchell Leisen, USA.


14. "Gone in 60 Seconds", 2000, directed by Dominic Sena. Remake of the movie "Gone in 60 Seconds", 1974, directed by G.B. Galitsky, USA.


13. "Unfaithful", 2002, directed by Adrian Lane. Remake of the movie "La femme infidele", 1968., Directed by Claude Chabrol, France.


12. "Blind Fury", 1989, directed by Phillip Noyce. Remake of the film "Zatoichi chikemurikaid", 1967, directed by Kenji Misumi, Japan.


11. "Ocean's Eleven", 2001, directed by Steven Soderbergh. Remake of the movie "Ocean's eleven", 1960, directed by Lewis Milestone, USA.


10. "The Thing", 1982, directed by John Carpenter. Remake of the movie "The Thing from Another World", 1951, directed by Christian Naibi, USA.


9. "Twelve Monkeys", 1995, directed by Terry Gilliam. Remake of the short film "La jetee", 1962, directed by Chris Marker, France.


8. "Per un pugno di dollari", 1964, directed by Sergio Leone. Remake of the film "Yojimbo", 1961, directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japan.


7. "Scent of a Woman", 1992, directed by Martin Brest. A remake of the film "Profumo di donna", 1974, Dino Risi, Italy.


6. "3:10 to Yuma", 2007, directed by James Mangold. Remake of the film "3:10 to Yuma", 1957, directed by Delmer Deyvza, USA.


5. "The Fly" , 1986, directed by David Cronenberg. Remake of the movie "The Fly", 1958, directed by Kurt Neumann, the United States.


4. "The Departed" , 2006, directed by Martin Scorsese. Remake of the movie "Mou gaan dou" in 2002, directors Wei Keung Lau, Siu Fai Mak, Hong Kong.


3. "Some Like It Hot", 1959, directed by Billy Wilder. Remake of the movie "Fanfaren der Liebe", 1952, directed by Kurt Hoffmann, Germany.


2. "Vanilla Sky" , 2001, director Cameron Crowe. Remake of the film "Abre los ojos", 1997., Directed by Alejandro Amenabar, France, Italy and Spain. Penelope Cruz stars in both movies.


1. "The Magnificent Seven" , 1960, directed by John Sturges. Remake of the movie "Shichinin no samurai", 1954, directed by Akira Kurosawa, Japan.
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