If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(HitFix)   Top 10 movie remakes that got it right. Notice that only one of them was made in the past decade   (hitfix.com) divider line 197
    More: Interesting, remakes  
•       •       •

17661 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 01 Aug 2012 at 1:50 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



197 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-08-01 11:41:28 AM  
List fails without Scarface.
 
2012-08-01 12:09:39 PM  
Wait? Psycho? That remake started off as a bad idea and only got worse.
 
2012-08-01 12:28:13 PM  
Deslidified

I thought Avatar was an excellent live-action remake of Fern Gully
 
2012-08-01 12:36:09 PM  
Two I would put on the list:
Ocean's Eleven
Father of the Bride
 
2012-08-01 12:39:22 PM  
I didn't know "Some Like It Hot" was a remake. Fantastic movie.
 
2012-08-01 12:43:51 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Wait? Psycho? That remake started off as a bad idea and only got worse.


I actually like the Psycho remake. Van Sant got some really good performances out of his cast and made the whole movie much more realistic. Watch Janet Leigh's performance when she's woken up by the cop on the side of the road & compare it to Anne Heche's. Leigh plays it biatchy--no way in hell a real cop would have let her just drive off. She's acting way too suspicious. Heche played it flustered with barely-contained nervousness--a much more natural reaction. And Vaughn's Norman was way creepier than Perkins (as much as I love Perkins).

Plus, it was a cool film experiment.
 
2012-08-01 01:17:02 PM  

brigid_fitch: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Wait? Psycho? That remake started off as a bad idea and only got worse.

I actually like the Psycho remake. Van Sant got some really good performances out of his cast and made the whole movie much more realistic. Watch Janet Leigh's performance when she's woken up by the cop on the side of the road & compare it to Anne Heche's. Leigh plays it biatchy--no way in hell a real cop would have let her just drive off. She's acting way too suspicious. Heche played it flustered with barely-contained nervousness--a much more natural reaction. And Vaughn's Norman was way creepier than Perkins (as much as I love Perkins).

Plus, it was a cool film experiment.



I was going to say, "you're a farking moron" but you obviously put some thought into it. Okay. I'm not saying I agree but I respect your opinion. If the intention was to re-create a shot for shot remake, it was well done. And Vince Vauhn was creepy enough. And we got to see AnneHeche's asshole.

The list obviously fails without The Thing (1982). And of course everyone forgets that movies like The Ten Commandments and The Wizard of Oz were remakes.
 
2012-08-01 01:22:47 PM  
www.cultureblues.com

/better than the original
 
2012-08-01 01:54:22 PM  
What do they call The Hunger Games in Paris?

Battle Royale with Cheese.
 
2012-08-01 01:54:47 PM  
I fell asleep during the 1998 psycho. I literally fell asleep because that movie was so boring.
 
2012-08-01 01:55:02 PM  
Brazilian Big Ass Shemale All Stars Back Alley Adventures was a really good remake. They made 9 of them.
/I've heard
 
2012-08-01 01:56:09 PM  
The Thomas Crown Affair The 68 original even though it had Steve McQueen wasn't nearly as good as the 99 remake.
 
2012-08-01 01:56:15 PM  
list not near as bad as expected... but

no Scarface, no Ben Hur ? and including that abortion of Solaris remake ?
 
2012-08-01 01:57:50 PM  
Evil Dead -> Evil Dead 2
 
2012-08-01 01:58:16 PM  
Guess who's coming to diner should be on the list.
 
2012-08-01 01:58:56 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Brazilian Big Ass Shemale All Stars Back Alley Adventures was a really good remake. They made 9 of them.
/I've heard


You are an idiot who knows nothing about cinematography. The originals were shot on 16mm film and had much better depth of field and lighting. The acting and character development in the crass remakes was pitiful.
 
2012-08-01 01:58:58 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Wait? Psycho? That remake started off as a bad idea and only got worse.


Came here to say this.

Also, Dawn of the Dead should be on that list.
 
2012-08-01 02:00:21 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Wait? Psycho? That remake started off as a bad idea and only got worse.


And that's when I stopped clicking.
 
2012-08-01 02:01:10 PM  
The remake of Casablanca starring Myra Dinglebat and Peter Beardsley was definitive.
 
2012-08-01 02:02:53 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

ecx.images-amazon.com

Both were great
 
2012-08-01 02:04:34 PM  

Cheron: Quantum Apostrophe: Brazilian Big Ass Shemale All Stars Back Alley Adventures was a really good remake. They made 9 of them.
/I've heard

You are an idiot who knows nothing about cinematography. The originals were shot on 16mm film and had much better depth of field and lighting. The acting and character development in the crass remakes was pitiful.


Fine. I'll give the next one a shot, but then I'm done with them. DONE, I say!
 
2012-08-01 02:05:53 PM  
List fails without

upload.wikimedia.org

/The '41 movie was so much more memorable than the original, few remember the first version was released in 1931.
 
2012-08-01 02:09:21 PM  
List fails without John Carpenter's The Thing.
 
2012-08-01 02:11:16 PM  
glad to see the guy did not put the horrid remake of The Day the Earth stood still on the list.
 
2012-08-01 02:12:13 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.com

upload.wikimedia.org

I thought the remake was much better than the original. There's far more depth to the characters, and the ending was stronger. And the music much better...
 
2012-08-01 02:12:18 PM  
sharetv.org

remake of Hamlet (for reals)
 
2012-08-01 02:13:04 PM  

danielscissorhands: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Wait? Psycho? That remake started off as a bad idea and only got worse.

Came here to say this.

Also, Dawn of the Dead should be on that list.


this (to both)

Strongbeerrules: List fails without John Carpenter's The Thing.



and that
 
2012-08-01 02:13:36 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Deslidified


DAMN YOU slideshow bob. Much worship to scottydoesntknow.
 
2012-08-01 02:13:39 PM  

RatMaster999: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x326]

I thought the remake was much better than the original. There's far more depth to the characters, and the ending was stronger. And the music much better...


and Ben Foster is great as a psycho
 
2012-08-01 02:17:12 PM  
True Grit. Also agree with Ocean's 11, but it should be excluded based off there being two sequels.
 
2012-08-01 02:19:34 PM  
John Carpenters The Thing

David Cronenbergs The Fly

/list
 
2012-08-01 02:20:47 PM  
I have zero faith in the Total Recall remake. In much the same way I had zero faith in the remake of The Producers.
 
2012-08-01 02:21:12 PM  
Of recent (mentioned by others):

The Thomas Crown Affair
Ocean's 11
Man on Fire
 
2012-08-01 02:21:16 PM  
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert strangely absent.
 
2012-08-01 02:28:39 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Wait? Psycho? That remake started off as a bad idea and only got worse.


Nope, I liked it. Some just don't get it. It was supposed to be a shot for shot remake, an updated homage to what Van Sant saw as already a perfect film. Kind of a Master's Thesis for film school, if you will. I saw nothing wrong with it, and it was much better than if they had changed things up.

I agree with some other posters that Ocean's 11 could stand to be on this list, as could True Grit. I've never seen the original Thomas Crown Affair, but the remake was pretty damned good, too.
 
2012-08-01 02:31:01 PM  
No Foot Loose/
 
2012-08-01 02:37:40 PM  
Top 10 movie remakes that got it right. Notice that only one of them was made in the past decade

4. "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" (Jacques Audiard, 2005)

How long ago was 2005?
 
2012-08-01 02:39:26 PM  
Definitely True Grit. I've seen the original about 20 times since my childhood and was worried about it being re-made, even by the Coen brothers. But it is almost certainly the superior of the two films, even counting all my nostalgia for the Wayne one.
 
2012-08-01 02:40:11 PM  
True Grit
 
2012-08-01 02:42:02 PM  
I made it to Psycho, and gave up.

guh, that was enough to tell you how the list was going to be.
 
2012-08-01 02:42:57 PM  

brigid_fitch: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Wait? Psycho? That remake started off as a bad idea and only got worse.

I actually like the Psycho remake. Van Sant got some really good performances out of his cast and made the whole movie much more realistic. Watch Janet Leigh's performance when she's woken up by the cop on the side of the road & compare it to Anne Heche's. Leigh plays it biatchy--no way in hell a real cop would have let her just drive off. She's acting way too suspicious. Heche played it flustered with barely-contained nervousness--a much more natural reaction. And Vaughn's Norman was way creepier than Perkins (as much as I love Perkins).

Plus, it was a cool film experiment.


See, I just felt it to be unnecessary. The original was a classic, so if you're going to make a remake, why bother doing something shot-for-shot? Why not just colorize the original?

It felt like lazy film making to me.
 
2012-08-01 02:45:21 PM  

Mikey1969: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Wait? Psycho? That remake started off as a bad idea and only got worse.

Nope, I liked it. Some just don't get it. It was supposed to be a shot for shot remake, an updated homage to what Van Sant saw as already a perfect film. Kind of a Master's Thesis for film school, if you will. I saw nothing wrong with it, and it was much better than if they had changed things up.

I agree with some other posters that Ocean's 11 could stand to be on this list, as could True Grit. I've never seen the original Thomas Crown Affair, but the remake was pretty damned good, too.


Except for the part where Vince beats off while looking through the peephole. It really was something that should have stayed a film school project.
 
2012-08-01 02:45:38 PM  
glad to see that T.C.'s War of the Worlds did not make the list.
 
2012-08-01 02:46:12 PM  
Personally I thought Rob Zombie's version of Halloween was 10x better than the original. Also the 2003 version of Texas chainsaw massacre was damn good as well. I'll even go out on a limb and say House of wax, if for nothing more than you got to see Paris Hilton get a pipe shoved through her head.

A few others off the top of my head:

12 angry men
Guess who
Godzilla
I am legend
The Italian job
The longest yard
Meet Joe Black
Mr. Deeds
The nutty professor
The ring
School for scoundrels
True lies
Willard
 
2012-08-01 02:48:13 PM  
I had to look some of these up from what I remember in my misspent youth:

The Magnificent Seven
True Grit
The Thing
Heaven Can Wait
Against All Odds
Holiday
Victor/Victoria
A Fistful of Dollars
To Be or Not to Be
Walk Don't Run
 
2012-08-01 02:48:16 PM  

timujin: [www.cultureblues.com image 620x388]

/better than the original


THIS
 
2012-08-01 02:49:08 PM  
Invasion of the Body Snatchers in the 70s was a pretty good remake. The one in the 00s sucked, though.
 
2012-08-01 02:58:01 PM  
i262.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-01 02:58:34 PM  
What a load of crappy, crap, crap.
 
2012-08-01 02:59:20 PM  

danielscissorhands: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Wait? Psycho? That remake started off as a bad idea and only got worse.

Came here to say this.

Also, Dawn of the Dead should be on that list.


SHUT YOUR FILTHY GODDAMN MOUTH! The new Dawn of the Dead was farking terrible.



Add another vote for The Thing. List is total fail.
 
Displayed 50 of 197 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report