Remake: Dramaby deano11 | created - 06 Sep 2011 | updated - 30 May 2013 | Public
These drama films and TV movies are remade as the original films.
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1. Orphans of the Storm (1921)
Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, History, Romance
Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.
Votes: 4,089 | Gross: $0.79M
Remake of the 1915 film, The Two Orphans.
2. Forbidden Fruit (1921)
87 min | Drama
Mary Maddock becomes a seamstress after her husband Steve wastes their money on booze. Her employer provides her as an escort to accompany millionaire Mallory. Her husband tries ... See full summary »
5. Bella Donna (1923)
60 min | Drama, Romance
Bella Donna, a seductive woman snares Nigel Armine into marriage and he takes her to Egypt to live. Tired of her simple husband, Bella becomes involved with brutish Baroudi.
6. Outside the Law (1930)
79 min | Crime, Drama
Fingers is planning a half-million-dollar bank robbery in gang boss Cobra Collins' territory. Fingers' moll Connie tries to bluff Cobra into thinking the hit won't be for another week when the call comes through saying it's now.
7. Tol'able David (1930)
65 min | Drama
Young David Kinemon is a good-natured, easy-going lad in a mountain village. Circumstances force him to take his brother's place as mailman for the community, and this brings him into ... See full summary »
8. The Unholy Three (1930)
Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
"Talkie" remake of Tod Browning's 1925 silent film. A trio of former sideshow performers double as the "Unholy Three" in a scam to nab some shiny rocks.
9. The Miracle Man (1932)
85 min | Drama
A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of ... See full summary »
10. Seventh Heaven (1937)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance
A Parisian sewer worker longs for a rise in status and a beautiful wife. He rescues a girl from the police, lives with her in a barren flat on the seventh floor, and then marches away to ... See full summary »
13. Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)
Approved | 70 min | Romance, Drama
A concert violinist becomes charmed with his daughter's talented piano teacher. When he invites her to go on tour with him, they make beautiful music away from the concert hall as well. He ... See full summary »
14. Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Passed | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War
During World War I, believing her fiance to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution. From there, things only get worse for her in this tragic, heart-wrenching, love story.
15. The Way of All Flesh (1940)
Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Paul Kriza is a cashier of a bank in a small town, and the happy husband of Anna and the father of four children. He is sent to New York to deliver some securities for the bank. There, he ... See full summary »
16. Back Street (1941)
Approved | 89 min | Drama
Pretty Rae Smith and handsome Walter Saxel meet, fall in love and make plans to marry. Unfortunately, their marriage plans get sabotaged when a jealous beau makes Rae miss the ceremony. The... See full summary »
17. Between Two Worlds (1944)
Approved | 112 min | Mystery, Drama, Fantasy
Passengers on an ocean liner can't recall how they got on board or where they are going yet, oddly enough, it soon becomes apparent that they all have something in common.
18. The Racket (1951)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In New York, two honest cops try to hinder a crime syndicate from moving into the precinct and also to prevent the mob's plan of electing a corrupt prosecutor to a judgeship.
19. Mogambo (1953)
Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
On a Kenyan safari, white hunter Victor Marswell has a love triangle with seductive American socialite Eloise Kelly and anthropologist Donald Nordley's cheating wife Linda.
21. The Rains of Ranchipur (1955)
Approved | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Despite marital problems, English Lord Albert Esketh and his rich American socialite wife Lady Edwina Esketh travel to India to buy a prize horse from the ruler of Ranchipur.
Remake of the 1939 black-and-white film, The Rains Came.
23. Back from Eternity (1956)
Approved | 100 min | Drama
A South American plane loaded with an assortment of characters crash lands in a remote jungle area in the middle of a storm. The passengers then discover they are in an area inhabited by ... See full summary »
Remake of the 1939 film, Five Came Back.
26. The Boy Cried Murder (1966)
86 min | Crime, Drama
A young boy with a penchant for spinning elaborate yarns gets himself in deep trouble when he tries to tell people that he really did witness a terrible murder.
27. Black Caesar (1973)
R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his ... See full summary »
28. Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977)
Not Rated | 155 min | Drama, Thriller
After a Senator suddenly dies after completing (and sealing) an investigation into the nuclear power industry, the remaining Senator and the state Governor must decide on a person who will ... See full summary »
29. Scum (1979)
R | 98 min | Crime, Drama
An uncompromising story of life in a British juvenile offender institution in the 70's.
Remake of UK's 1977 Scum (TV Movie)
30. The Champ (1979)
PG | 121 min | Drama, Sport
Billy Flynn, a former boxing champion, is now horse trainer in Hialeah. He makes just enough money to raise his little boy T.J., over whom he got custody after his wife Annie left him seven... See full summary »
Votes: 6,729 | Gross: $30.44M
31. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.
Votes: 18,423 | Gross: $12.38M
32. Body and Soul (1981)
R | 109 min | Drama, Sport
A young man struggles to become a boxing champ, but success blinds him. It is only through the love of his girlfriend that he is brought back to reality.
33. Rich and Famous (1981)
R | 117 min | Drama
Liz and Merry Noel become friends as college roommates and their friendship endures over the years. Liz becomes a respected "serious" novelist. Merry Noel marries, has a daughter and writes... See full summary »
Votes: 1,319 | Gross: $14.49M
36. I Want to Live (1983 TV Movie)
100 min | Biography, Drama
The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person ... See full summary »
37. Bad Boys (1983)
R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing a rival's kid brother.
Votes: 11,802 | Gross: $9.20M
Remake of UK's 1977 Scum (TV Movie)
40. Mister Roberts (1984 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Set aboard a navy cargo ship during World War II, this comedic drama follows Lt. Doug Roberts (Robert Hays, Airplane!), who battles boredom and a tyrannical captain to the admiration of Ensign Pulver, Doc, and the crew.
43. The Defiant Ones (1986 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
Carl Monroe and 'Joker' Johnson share some things: They are both in jail and they both hate each other. After a fist fight the are going to be put into an other jailhouse by car. They come ... See full summary »
45. Always (1989)
PG | 122 min | Fantasy, Romance
The spirit of a recently deceased expert pilot mentors a newer pilot while watching him fall in love with the girlfriend that he left behind.
Votes: 24,233 | Gross: $43.86M
46. Men Don't Leave (1990)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama
A mother of two sons finds life considerably difficult on her own after the death of her beloved husband. Due to debt she must move them to Baltimore, and deal with the hardships and all ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,090 | Gross: $6.07M
47. Paradise (1991)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama
Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson (at the time married to each other) play Lily and Ben Reed, a young couple torn apart by a family tragedy. It would take a miracle to rekindle their love ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,400 | Gross: $18.63M
48. Night and the City (1992)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The story about a cheating and incompetent lawyer (Harry Fabian) who suddenly gets obsessed on becoming a boxing promoter.
Votes: 3,958 | Gross: $6.20M
51. Intersection (1994)
R | 98 min | Drama, Romance
While driving on a remote highway, a man is torn between choosing to reunite with his estranged wife or taking up with his lovers
Votes: 6,535 | Gross: $20.93M
52. The Browning Version (1994)
R | 97 min | Drama
Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British public school. After nearly 20 years of service, he is being forced to retire on the pretext of ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,656 | Gross: $0.46M
54. Love Affair (1994)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll. Both engaged to others, they become romantic on board the ship sent to take ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,965 | Gross: $18.25M
55. A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance
A married soldier returning from World War II poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor.
Votes: 27,008 | Gross: $50.01M
56. The Underneath (1995)
R | 99 min | Crime, Thriller
A recovering gambling addict attempts to reconcile with his family and friends but finds trouble and temptation when caught between feelings for his ex-wife and her dangerous hoodlum boyfriend.
Votes: 2,759 | Gross: $0.54M
59. City of Angels (1998)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels.
Votes: 101,527 | Gross: $78.69M
60. Meet Joe Black (1998)
PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Death, who takes the form of a young man, asks a media mogul to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth, and in the process, he falls in love with his guide's daughter.
Votes: 183,353 | Gross: $44.62M
62. Anna and the King (1999)
PG-13 | 148 min | Drama, History, Romance
The story of the romance between the King of Siam and widowed British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, during the 1860s.
Votes: 32,803 | Gross: $39.26M
63. On the Beach (2000 TV Movie)
195 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Well, the world has finally managed to blow itself up. Only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction and a gigantic wave of radiation is floating in on the breezes. Only two ... See full summary »
65. Sweet November (2001)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A workaholic executive, and an unconventional woman agree to a personal relationship for a short period. In this short period she changes his life.
Votes: 75,921 | Gross: $25.29M
66. Brian's Song (2001 TV Movie)
88 min | Drama, Sport
The story of professional football players Gale Sayes and Brian Piccolo, and how their friendship on and off the field was affected when Piccolo contracted a fatal disease.
67. The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
R | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance
In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Votes: 4,680 | Gross: $0.43M
68. The Quiet American (2002)
R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
An older British reporter vies with a young U.S. doctor for the affections of a beautiful Vietnamese woman.
Votes: 25,013 | Gross: $12.99M
69. The Magnificent Ambersons (2002 TV Movie)
150 min | Drama
The spoiled rotten and utterly unlikable rich kid George Amberson becomes horrified when his recently widowed mother rekindles her relationship with the wealthy Eugene Morgan, who she left ... See full summary »
70. The Good Thief (2002)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An aging gambler on a losing streak attempts to rob a casino in Monte Carlo. But someone's already tipped off the cops before he even makes a move.
Votes: 9,340 | Gross: $3.52M
71. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003 TV Movie)
R | 114 min | Drama, Romance
A failing star is faced with a lifestyle change when her rich husband suddenly dies while they are en route to Italy. She then sets off in a series of flings with gigolos found for her by ... See full summary »
72. The Goodbye Girl (2004 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy
Musical dancer on the way out (at 36) Paula McFadden had it swell with actor Tony DeSanti, but instead of taking her to Hollywood he gets a European movie part. He even sublets their (his) ... See full summary »
74. The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Romance
In 1714 Peru, a friar is tried by the Inquisition for questioning God's intentions when five die in the collapse of an Andean rope bridge.
Votes: 3,071 | Gross: $0.04M
76. Eight Below (2006)
PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.
Votes: 53,269 | Gross: $81.61M
77. The Lake House (2006)
PG | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
Votes: 122,843 | Gross: $52.33M
78. All the King's Men (2006)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Thriller
Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana.
Votes: 21,834 | Gross: $7.22M
79. Little Fugitive (2006)
89 min | Drama
Set in present day Brooklyn, this film is a remake of the 1953 classic, "Little Fugitive." With his father in jail and his mother working long hours at a nursing home, Lenny, age 11, is ... See full summary »
80. Premonition (I) (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Depressed housewife learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the next day after to a world in which he is still dead.
Votes: 66,074 | Gross: $47.85M
83. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
PG-13 | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Remake of the 1956 film noir film "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" in which a writer's plan to expose a corrupt district attorney takes an unexpected turn.
Votes: 11,306 | Gross: $0.03M
85. Everybody's Fine (2009)
PG-13 | 99 min | Adventure, Drama
A widower who realized his only connection to his family was through his wife sets off on an impromptu road trip to reunite with each of his grown children.
Votes: 53,561 | Gross: $8.86M
86. Possession (2008)
PG-13 | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A woman's life is thrown into chaos after a freak car accident sends her husband and brother-in-law into comas. Thrills arrive after the brother-in-law wakes up, thinking he's his brother.
88. Ice Castles (2010)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Alexis Winston is a young girl who dreams of becoming a champion figure skater. The road to becoming a champion is tough and forced to leave her family behind and eventually causes the ... See full summary »
89. Dog Pound (2010)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
Three juvenile delinquents are sentenced to a correctional facility where they encounter gang violence, death, and harassment from staff and other inmates.
Remake of UK's 1977 Scum (TV Movie)
90. Sparkle (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Music
In the 1960s, three sisters form a girl group and soon become local sensations with major label interest, but fame becomes a challenge as the close-knit family begins to fall apart.
Votes: 5,387 | Gross: $24.40M
Remake of the 1976 classic film and actress/singer Whitney Houston's final feature film.
91. Endless Love (2014)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance
The story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.
Votes: 35,256 | Gross: $23.39M