Worst Remakes Of All Time

In my opinion the worst remakes of all time.
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1.
Psycho (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own. (105 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ A shot by shot remake of a Hitchcock classic. What was Gus Van Sant thinking? ” - sweetlittlepie
 
2.
The Wicker Man (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community. (102 mins.)
Director: Neil Labute
“ I'm still convinced this movie was intended as a comedy. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
3.
The Stepford Wives (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who've created this high-tech terrifying little town, in a very modern comedy-thriller. (93 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
“ What a piece of crap. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
4.
Planet of the Apes (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans. (119 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Like Psycho, this movie is just pointless. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
5.
The Omen (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
An American official realizes that his young son may literally be the Devil incarnate. (110 mins.)
Director: John Moore
“ First of all this is pretty much another shot by shot remake of the original. They hardly changed anything, and the stuff they did change didn't improve the movie it just made it worse. Also the acting in comparison to the original is decent at best. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
6.
Guess Who (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A young woman, Theresa, brings her boyfriend, Simon, home to meet her parents and surprise them with the news of their engagement. Another surprise: Simon is white. (105 mins.)
“ Why? That's all I can ask. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
7.
The Ladykillers (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady. (104 mins.)
“ Arguably the worst movie the Coen brothers have ever made. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
8.
House of Wax (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit. (108 mins.)
“ Watching Paris Hilton get brutally killed still wasn't worth the admission price. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
9.
Meet Joe Black (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (178 mins.)
Director: Martin Brest
“ Why is this movie almost three hours long? It feels like it drags on and on, and takes an interesting premise and makes it boring. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
10.
The Hitcher (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride. (84 mins.)
Director: Dave Meyers
“ Is not so bad... If you haven't seen the original. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
11.
Black Christmas (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one. (84 mins.)
Director: Glen Morgan
“ Wow...Wow... This is just bad. I can't even put into words how dreadful this sorry excuse for a movie is. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
12.
The Women (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A wealthy New Yorker wrestles with the decision to leave her cheating husband, as she and her friends discover that women really can have it all. (114 mins.)
Director: Diane English
“ Another crappy remake of a classic. Also what is wrong with Meg Ryan's face? It looks like she only has one expression. Seriously Meg lay of the botox. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
13.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A remake of the 1951 classic sci-fi film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth. (104 mins.)
“ This movie was just boring. Mind numbingly boring. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
14.
Godzilla (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city. (139 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ Ah, Roland Emmerich. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
15.
Rollerball (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
The big thing in 2005 is a violent sport which can have some pretty serious consequences... like dying. (98 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ The original was stupid. Did they really think they could improve upon an already sh*tty premise. Also they picked Chris Klein as the protagonist. Could they have picked a less charismatic actor? ” - sweetlittlepie
 
16.
One Missed Call (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves - messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths. (87 mins.)
Director: Eric Valette
“ Just stupid. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
17.
Halloween (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger. (109 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
“ *beep* Rob Zombie. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
18.
The Fog (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
The inhabitants of Antonio Island, off the coast of Oregon, are about to unveil a statue honoring the four men (Castle... (100 mins.)
“ Like The Omen, the little the filmmakers changed from the original only serves to make this movie worse. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
19.
When a Stranger Calls (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
During a babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller. (87 mins.)
Director: Simon West
“ Boring and not scary. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
20.
Dark Water (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident. (105 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
“ Also boring and not scary. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
21.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker. (115 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ I love Tim Burton, but what is is with him and sh*tty remakes? ” - sweetlittlepie
 
22.
Shaft (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder. (99 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
“ A remake of 70's exploitation movie, with no exploitation in it. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
23.
Vanilla Sky (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover. (136 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ Again not a fan of the original so it goes to stand I don't like this one either. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
24.
Clash of the Titans (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Perseus demigod, son of Zeus, battles the minions of the underworld to stop them from conquering heaven and earth. (106 mins.)
Director: Louis Leterrier
“ I want my money back. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
25.
The Time Machine (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races. (96 mins.)
Director: Simon Wells
“ Boring... ” - sweetlittlepie
 
26.
The Ring Two (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Six months after the incidents involving the lethal videotape, new clues prove that there is a new evil lurking in the darkness. (110 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
“ Bad. Just bad. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
27.
Pulse (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world. (90 mins.)
Director: Jim Sonzero
“ Another bad J-horror remake. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
28.
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
When Cyrus Kriticos, a very rich collector of unique things dies, he leaves it all to his nephew and his family. All including his house, his fortune, and his malicious collection of ghosts! (91 mins.)
Director: Steve Beck
“ Why does Dark Castle make such sh*tty movies? ” - sweetlittlepie
 
29.
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners together to protect themselves on New Year's Eve, just as corrupt policeman surround the station with the intent of killing all to keep their deception in the ranks. (109 mins.)
“ The original is a classic, this one not so much. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
30.
Point of No Return (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Drug addict Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber... (109 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ This isn't so bad when you compare it to other films on this list, but when you compare it to the original there's no comparison. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
31.
Friday the 13th (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions. (97 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
“ One of the worst horror remakes I've ever seen and that's saying something. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
32.
The Grudge (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim. (91 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
“ This is one of those movies that when you first see it you're like "oh that was kinda good" and then you see it again a few years after you first saw it and after you've seen the original, and you think wow that was really bad. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
33.
The Pink Panther (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Bumbling Inspector Clouseau must solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond. (93 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
“ Not funny at all. I live Steve Martin, but he is no Peter Sellers. He's not even in the same category. Also Beyonce should stick to making music and stay out of movies because she is a dreadful actress. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
34.
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood. (98 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
“ Again I like Steve Martin, but if he keeps making unnecessary and bad remakes like this one and Pink Panther I might just start hating him. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
35.
Prom Night (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends. (88 mins.)
“ This movie is boring. The most boring horror film I have ever seen in a theater. So much so I considered walking out, but since I paid nearly ten dollars to see this piece of crap I stayed and watched the rest of it, and you know what I regretted not walking out. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
36.
Poseidon (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner Poseidon capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for their lives as they attempt to escape the sinking ship. (98 mins.)
“ Another boring forgettable remake. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
37.
Swept Away (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
A snooty socialite is stranded on a Mediterranean island with a communist sailor. (89 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
“ When Guy Ritchie said this movie was sh*t after a screening, he was right. And that's coming from the film's director. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
38.
Shutter (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved. (85 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Ochiai
“ This movie made me so angry, probably because the original is one of my favorite horror films of all time. And this was so bad. So appallingly bad. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
39.
The Haunting (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house's ghostly past. (113 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont
“ I knew this movie was bad when I first saw it, but I didn't realize just how bad it was until I saw the original. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
40.
The Vanishing (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on. (109 mins.)
Director: George Sluizer
“ The original is taunt suspenseful thriller. The remake has hammy and over the top performances with a happy Hollywood ending that ruins the message of the original film. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
41.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers. (98 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
“ Another of those films you first watch and you think it's pretty good and then you see the original and you realize just how pointless and sh*tty the remake is. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
42.
The Longest Yard (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards. (113 mins.)
Director: Peter Segal
“ Adam Sandler stopped being funny in the late 90's. This movie is offensive for how unfunny it is, and Sandler should be banned from making any more movies. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
43.
War of the Worlds (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival. (116 mins.)
“ Entertaining, but superficial. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
44.
Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
On a quest to find out what happened to his missing brother, a scientist, his nephew and their mountain guide discover a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth. (93 mins.)
Director: Eric Brevig
“ Booo!!! ” - sweetlittlepie
 
45.
The Amityville Horror (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before. (90 mins.)
Director: Andrew Douglas
“ The first one isn't a great film by any stretch of the imagination. It's quite flawed, but it's still a very well made classic haunted horror film. The remake tries so badly to be scary that it ends up being the opposite. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
46.
The Eye (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A woman receives an eye transplant that allows her to see into the supernatural world. (98 mins.)
“ Another pointless remake. Also if you cast Jessica Alba, in my opinion one of the worst actresses in Hollywood as your protagonist, your film is already in the toilet. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
47.
Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A widowed Coast Guard Admiral and a widow handbag designer fall in love and marry, much to the dismay of her 10 and his 8 children. (88 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
“ I love the original... That said I hate the remake so much I want to find the people who made this film and kick them in the balls. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
48.
Get Carter (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Years ago, Jack Carter left his Seattle home to become a Las Vegas mob casino financial enforcer. He... (102 mins.)
Director: Stephen Kay
“ Replace Sir Michael Caine with Sylvester Stallone... Yeah, who thought this was a good idea? ” - sweetlittlepie
 
49.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams. (95 mins.)
Director: Samuel Bayer
“ Go ahead Hollywood desecrate another film I love and hold dear. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
50.
Quarantine (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC, after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers. (89 mins.)
“ I still can't believe there's people out there who think this movie is better than the original. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
51.
Alfie (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A cockney womanizer learns the hard way about the dangers of his actions. (103 mins.)
Director: Charles Shyer
“ Again better than most films on this list, but it just pales in comparison to the original. Also love Jude Law, but he's no Michael Caine. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
52.
The Truth About Charlie (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A young woman in Paris is about to divorce her husband when she discovers... he's dead; and all their money is gone... (104 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Charade is a timeless classic, this one not so much. Plus was I the only one that found that Newton and Wahlberg had no chemistry what so ever. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
53.
Down to Earth (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
After dying before his time, an aspiring black comic gets a second shot at life - by being placed in the body of a wealthy white businessman. (87 mins.)
“ Oh, Chris Rock. Another comedian that stopped being funny some time ago. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
54.
All the King's Men (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (128 mins.)
Director: Steven Zaillian
“ I was so disappointed when I saw this film for the first time. I was honestly expecting so much more. Just goes to show that just because you have an A-List cast, predominantly made of Award winning actors, does not mean the movie is going to be any good. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
55.
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor. (96 mins.)
“ I love Marlon Brandon, but what the hell?! ” - sweetlittlepie
 
56.
Death Race (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory. (105 mins.)
“ This movie looks like a low rate B movie feature. Also it's crap. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
57.
The Last House on the Left (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics. (110 mins.)
Director: Dennis Iliadis
“ This isn't the worse horror remake I've seen, but still it's not even in the same league as the original as far as I'm concerned. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
58.
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead. (108 mins.)
“ I hated the original so I was bound to hate the remake. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
59.
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to get his revenge on the evil warlord who attacked his village and murdered his father when he was a boy. (113 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
“ Saw this one recently and all have to say is... it sucks. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
60.
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes. (129 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Another film that proves just 'cuz you got good actors, don't make it a good movie. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
61.
Sabrina (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it. (127 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
“ Another unnecessary remake. If you're going to remake a classic add something new and fresh to it. Otherwise don't bother. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
62.
City of Angels (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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. (114 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
“ Another film that dumbs down the ideas and themes of the original. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
63.
My Bloody Valentine (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent. (101 mins.)
Director: Patrick Lussier
“ Wow, I'd forgotten just how bad this movie is. ” - sweetlittlepie
 
64.
The Thing (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. (103 mins.)
“ A prequel/remake, whatever the hell this thing is it sucks! ” - sweetlittlepie