50 Worst Movie Remakes

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    • Bandit1

      Nov 4th 2011, 8:56

      Piranha 3D is a great guilty-pleasure party movie...brain off and you'll have a great time! And I always found Pink Panther very hilarious (good cop-bad cop routine!), so as Dinner for Schmucks. And for Death Race...well, great whenever I watch it! Cars, Guns, Jason Statham and Hot Chicks...man,...what else do you want! Most others I would agree on...but to each his own....

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    • FBNMerritt

      Nov 4th 2011, 9:05

      Is it just me, but since the "new " revamped website arrived to such fanfare, every time I try to read the 50 Worst or 50 Best features etc...there are NEVER actually 50. I always get stuck on 47 out of 47?

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    • Bandit1

      Nov 4th 2011, 9:37

      @FBNMerritt... maybe "Fame", "Arthur" and "Taxi" were so bad they count twice??? No, seriously...I got the same thing...on the bottom left it says even..."of 47"...

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 4th 2011, 9:49

      6 years to approve a Paul WS Anderson film?? How many decades did he have to wait to roll out the barrels of monkeys**t he is mostly associated for?

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 4th 2011, 9:50

      associated with...sorry..

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    • BobbyTwoTimes

      Nov 4th 2011, 11:18

      Piranha 3D was genius! Statham is too f*ckin hard to make a bad film! Apart from Fellowship, Sean Bean has never made a good film! Why are there only only 47?

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    • Tarantino3011

      Nov 4th 2011, 11:52

      WHERE ARE 48,49 AND 50? THIS SUCKS

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    • ChrisWootton

      Nov 4th 2011, 12:10

      WE DEMAND OUR OTHER THREE BAD REMAKES DAMMIT!! How about, Funny games.. exactly the same film by the same director with the same camera angles etc and yet..... it was s**t. Alfie... shockingly bad movie, and Assault on Precinct 13

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    • FBNMerritt

      Nov 4th 2011, 12:26

      Come on TF! Sort it out. Yeah, so you have made it so the moaning minority don't have to reload the web page EVERY TIME they click on to the next feature but you are doing us out of complete lists in the process. If the "new" design can't handle 50 then just call your lists the top 47! That way no-one feels cheated. lol

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    • MikeyRix

      Nov 4th 2011, 12:53

      Yes on "Clash of the Titans", my least favourite film ever. Yes on "Pink Panther", I was fourteen and found it excessively sh!t. For me, "The Grudge" was not terrible...it just made me never want to watch horrors ever again. xD

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    • mishterlusk

      Nov 4th 2011, 13:04

      Friday The 13th, check. A Nightmare On Elm Street, check. The Fog, check. The Hicher, check. The Grudge, check. One Missed Call, check. Prom Night, check. Black Christmas, check. But no Wizard Of Gore? Shocking.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Nov 4th 2011, 13:24

      I thought the Gudge was ok.. the original really wasn't that good..A stranger calls was awful, it just sort of ended.. abruptly. And yeah the Vanishing was good as well (apart from the ending). dalidab you must be the only person on Earth who prefers the Wicker Man with Nic Cage to the original. Well, you and Nic Cage probably. I actually bought Clash of the Titans thinking that maybe, it wasn't as bad as I first thought... it is... and I'm ashamed

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    • BobbyTwoTimes

      Nov 4th 2011, 13:43

      Dalibnonce - how is naming all of Sean Bean's films (in your usual 'i've got access to IMDB' show off manner) proving that he's not a bad actor? I'll accept that 'Goldeneye', 'Patriot Games' and 'Ronin' were decent films, but Bean was embarrassingly w*nk in all of them! His 'Bond Baddie' made me want to stab my eyes out, his 'Irish Loonball' was pathetic and nowhere near befitting of being up against the might Harrison and the less said about his 'cowardly brit' performance in Ronin the better. And aside from LOTR, every single other film you've mentioned on that list is absolute sh*t! I always had my doubts that you were slightly retarded, but to defend Bean's acting talents by listing 'Outlaw', 'Percy Jackson' and 'Death Race 2' as your side of the argument is bordering on Jack Nicholson in the final scene of Cuckoo's nest! The least TF could've done when they revamped their website was to include a blocker on your access to save us all from this illiterate bullsh*t....

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    • JPDisco

      Nov 4th 2011, 14:10

      Pretty sure it was Owen Wilson titting about in The Haunting...

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    • dharmab

      Nov 4th 2011, 14:49

      Right there with the bandwagon that Piranha 3D is glorious, well made trash. I appreciate however that you didn't include the rather excellent remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I found it genuinely chilling, yet I always find it on the receiving end of undeserved scorn.

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Nov 4th 2011, 17:00

      Have a word with yourselves, you include the new Straw Dogs saying its a 'dogs dinner' yet on the same day give it a 3 star review saying 'this is one of the better remakes of a ’70s heritage title, made with care and consideration'. Im confused, is it sh!t or shinola?

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    • aaroncupboard

      Nov 4th 2011, 21:42

      I have to say that I loved Death Race! It was just pure, over the top mayhem and the bit where that massive tanker thing hits the bolllard and flips over........awesome! Although I do have a soft spot for a good bit of car destruction in a film! And I totally agree with One Missed Call! One of the most unintentially hilariously awful films I have ever seen. If I remember correctly, isn't the main character scared of peepholes and a ghost with asthma?! Seriously?! And Dalidab1982, don't you think that you might not get comments made about you if you didn't respond by wishing those people where dead?! Isn't that a wee bit extreme?! Just a thought.

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    • StevePotter

      Nov 5th 2011, 1:49

      I like writerdave...

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    • Heisenberg

      Nov 5th 2011, 10:21

      Dinner for Schmucks starred Paul Russ?? Luke Wilson was in The Haunting? Jesus H Christ, was this a 5 minutes to deadline kinda put together or what? lol

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    • lonea

      Nov 6th 2011, 22:24

      I was six years old when the Flubber-remake came out. I can't say I'm a fan of Robin Williams, but for a six-year old, that Flubber remake was THE s**t!

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    • MrScary

      Nov 7th 2011, 18:05

      So basically every remake of the last 15 or so years sucks? Yep...I agree 100%. Would somebody please let Hollywood know? Because after making all of these re-tread bombs, they obviously don't get the message.

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    • Faers

      Nov 7th 2011, 23:02

      Does anyone think it's weird reading about Straw Dogs in the 50 worst remakes when it has 3 stars next to the film literally a couple of centimetres to the right of the feature? Most remakes are terrible, but The Italian Job was a fun, easy to watch remake of the original; and at least they tried something new instead of just directly ripping of the Caine-classic. The same goes for Death Race: it's actually better than the original in my humble opinion. Maybe it's a Statham thing? Also, I wouldn't consider a couple films as remakes: Herbie, Godzilla, etc.

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    • Ramah

      Nov 8th 2011, 8:39

      I only clicked on the feature because I saw the Planet of the Apes image and I wondered if any kind film buff on here could actually answer the question of what actually happened at the end of the film? I saw it at the cinema and I actually came out of there furious and was contemplating asking for my money back. It made absolutely no sense to me and I could not fathom the logic that would lead to such an ending. I haven't seen it since the cinema and so details are sketchy but can someone tell me how the endings alternate reality came into being?

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    • DukeN

      Nov 8th 2011, 18:36

      Why isn't "The Getaway" on this list. Come on, the Alec Baldwin remake of the Sam Peckinpah/Steve McQueen movie was terrible. Just like "Straw Dogs", trying to remake Peckinpah is an exercise in futility.

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    • TheLastRide

      Sep 15th 2012, 9:37

      Italian Job was not bad, it's actually good. There are far worse remakes than that out there. Walking Tall was not bad, maybe not the greatest movie ever. But it is far from bad

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    • FBBJerri

      Sep 15th 2012, 9:52

      I kind of liked The Pink Panther. I am the only one in the world. I'm a Steve Martin hipster. Try offer any other actor working today who at least possesses the kind of half-literate screwball comedy cajounes to replicate Sellers. You all may now attempt to hunt me down like a rapid dog. Did I mention, too, that I have put The Ladykillers in my Top 5 Coen Cannon. I am seeking help.

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 15th 2012, 10:25

      Damn this is an old feature, I don't even remember commenting on it last year.

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    • Toursiveu

      Sep 15th 2012, 11:16

      I see Rob Zombie's Halloween remake... not as a remake but as a pure 100 % "Rob Zombie film". Re-watch it now and you'll see just how effective and scary it is. Of course it's not a masterpiece like the John Carpenter original but it's really a lot better than what critics said. Piranha 3D is not technically a remake even though that's how it was sold : it's not the same story, not the same plot, not the same characters... it's an original screenplay. It's just another film with piranhas in it and it's bloody genius. It's one of my favourite genre films of the last five years. Other remakes that suck? (in no particular order)... Total Recall (2012), Conan the Barbarian (2011), Sisters (2006), The Tourist (2010), The Truth About Charlie (2002), Sleuth (2007), The Amityville Horror (2005), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Assassin (remake of Nikita) (1992), Sabrina (1995), Bedazzled (2000), Red Dragon (2002), Quarantine (2008), Blame It On Rio (1984), Vanilla Sky (2001), Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), Intersection (1994), Mixed Nuts (1994), The Jackal (1997), King Kong (1976), Paradise (1991) and Born Yesterday (1993) (both starring Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson), Dark Water (2005), The Crazies (2010), The Eye (2008), Father's Day (1997), Pure Luck (1991), Fright Night (2011), ... and probably Suspiria and The Evil Dead 2013.

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    • chrisdowson

      Sep 15th 2012, 12:29

      But the point of the Psycho remake is that it was *meant* to be a shot-for-shot remake. They said it in all the interviews at the time!

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    • McSerious

      Sep 15th 2012, 12:31

      Dinner For Schmucks was enjoyable, even if Jermaine Clement did steal every scene. And the Italian Job was a passable and fun heist film, the only real issue is its called The Italian Job. Without that it would have been just a good easy watching Sunday movie... As for not liking Piranha 3D... Cheer up!

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    • McSerious

      Sep 15th 2012, 12:33

      Death Race is another film that's just easy watching fun and isn't even a remake, it just shares (most of) a title with a previous film.

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    • franciscomoraga

      Sep 15th 2012, 15:58

      it was my first dvd I got. planet of the apes was awesome, definetely not better or more original than the Charlie Heston version, but the make up was great, the music too, the casting (mark whalberg the exception, he felt out of place. which may be correct according the plot of the film in that case he nailed it! ) tim roth was the best part "kill them'all", michael clark duncan r.i.p, paul giamatti, etc. because you didn't get the twist ending doesn't mean it's atrocious. an ape lincoln is always better than a vampire hunter lincoln ;)

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    • RubberJoshy

      Sep 15th 2012, 17:58

      One word: Conan. (And cue R.E. Howard weeping in the afterlife...)

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    • Sinclair

      Sep 15th 2012, 18:39

      charlie and the chocolate factory a nuff said

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    • bundyse

      Sep 15th 2012, 20:56

      Technically Bewitched is not a Movie remake as it's based on a TV series, And Herbie: Reloaded and Piranha 3D are sequels.

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    • Toursiveu

      Sep 16th 2012, 1:59

      The problem with american remakes of french comedies is that they don't seem to understand the meaning of those films. Something crucial is often lst in translation. Take Nora Ephron's Mixed Nuts, remake of french cult black comedy Le Père Noël est une ordure (literally "Santa Claus is a scumbag"...) It's supposed to be a black comedy about horrible horrible and unredeemable characters who kill each other during a particularly despressing Christmas Eve. And of course they had to americanize it, with a happy ending. Fans of the original cult film hate this movie... They did the exact same thing with Dinner For Schmucks. The french original, Le Dîner de Cons is a movie about terrible, mean-spirited and unredeemable characters who poke fun at inferior people by organizing those mean dinners where high class businessmen invite the stupidest people they can find to make fun of them. So, who are you gonna cast as the mean-spirited cold-hearted boss? The loveable Paul Rudd of course! And hey, he's not that mean after all... he didn't have a choice, his boss made him do it! What a pathetic excuse! This tendency that americans have of removing every challenge in a film because it has to be politically correct and make viewers comfortable, it's just... so stupid, so pointless. Art is not supposed to make people feel comfortable! Comedy isn't supposed to be pretty... Mixed Nuts and Dinner For Schmucks are the kind of films that make me say that there's a real problem with american comedies nowadays... until I realize that no movies like that could be made in France today. Sad.

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    • Ichi1

      Sep 16th 2012, 15:17

      Wow....The Italian Job is on this list but Texas Chainsaw Massacre isn't? Of course....we all knew that the REAL reason Leatherface was nuckin' futs was because he suffered from acne as a teenager. Who wrote this list? The same guy that put Justin Bieber ahead of The Pixies on the greatest concert movie list? Sofa king we todd ed.

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    • andrew glencross

      Sep 16th 2012, 15:30

      were is HOUSE OF WAX 2005 never seen the orignal but the remake is total rubish

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    • dwt5411

      Sep 16th 2012, 19:42

      All these horror remakes are truly dreadful -- and interchangeable too. So you include Elm Street, Halloween, Prom Night, and Friday The 13th, but not the new Texas Chainsaw. Funny, cause they're all equally heinous and unnecessary. I'm surprised that The Italian Job is on this list. It's a pretty fun diversion of a heist flick, perhaps not as good as the original, but certainly not deserving of such high placement on a list as degrading as this one. Psycho is an interesting film -- it's a cool experiment, only I'm not sure what Van Sant was trying to prove, exactly. If his conclusion is that he's an inferior director to Hitchcock, even if he steals all the latter man's beats, setups, and camera angles, then I think we already knew that.

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 17th 2012, 9:31

      I liked Walking Tall, I thought it was a good Friday night movie. Nothing is worse than the Total Recall remake. For the sole reason that everything has been diluted to cater and not offended the kids. Thats right. THEY MADE IT A KIDS MOVIE. Oh and the subtly and mystery of the originals big questionie 'Is Quaid still dreaming?'. Is SPELT OUT ON THE POSTERS TAGLINE: Is it Real or is it Recall?' . Its like the moviemakers didn't the audience were capable of thinking for themselves, seeing how the target audience are a bunch of C.O.D-obssesed - teenage brats, they probably had a point.

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    • cc1129

      Sep 17th 2012, 11:21

      Swept Away made less than $600,000. Not $6,000!

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    • agitatedair

      Sep 17th 2012, 13:34

      "A post-Lord Of The Rings Sean Bean had clearly had his ego massaged enough to consider himself up to the task. Tellingly, he’s not, and the film relies on gore and cheap shocks instead. The result is a mess." I DEMAND the writers retract this comment. It may not have been a great role by Bean, but don't make it sound like he doesn't have talent. He's awesome. Retract it. Now.

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    • lucasbettles

      Sep 17th 2012, 14:42

      LOL is a remake, and from the fact it was panned by everyone and everybody says a lot about it. yet Total film has just taken any big named remake and used that. Shocking list.

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    • Shiftybea

      Oct 21st 2012, 23:35

      I like the Death Race remake to be honest. It's the second most tolerable films Paul W S Anderson has made in my opinion.

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    • johndavison

      Jun 29th 2013, 18:14

      Not a comment on the films - although where is Salem's Lot and The Taking of Pelham 123? - but a comment on this webpage: couldn't you have built it so one could click through the films without having to readjust the page every single time? I'm exhausted. :(

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    • turksmith

      Jul 18th 2013, 21:03

      I can't argue with the list but 51.The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and 52.The Amityville Horror, both unnecessary abysmal remakes.

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