Remake: Science Fiction

by deano11 | created - 07 Sep 2011 | updated - 16 Feb 2014 | Public

These sci-fi films and TV movies are remade as the original films.

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1. It's Great to Be Alive (1933)

69 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi

5.5
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An aviator who crash landed on an island in the South Pacific returns home to find that he is the last fertile man left on Earth after an epidemic of masculitus.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Raul Roulien, Edna May Oliver, Gloria Stuart, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 20

2. Missile to the Moon (1958)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

3.6
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Escaped convicts Gary and Lon are caught hiding in a rocket by scientist Dirk Green, who forces them to pilot the ship to the moon. Dirk, who's secretly a moon being, wants to return to his... See full summary »

Director: Richard E. Cunha | Stars: Richard Travis, Cathy Downs, K.T. Stevens, Tommy Cook

Votes: 727

Remake of the 1953 film, Cat-Women of the Moon.

3. The Omega Man (1971)

GP | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo

Votes: 25,109 | Gross: $8.72M

4. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.4
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75 Metascore

In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 42,266 | Gross: $24.95M

5. Outland (1981)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.6
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In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy, and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Sean Connery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle, James Sikking

Votes: 23,534 | Gross: $17.37M

6. Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A young farmer sets out to recruit mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet, which is under threat of invasion by the evil tyrant Sador and his armada of aggressors.

Directors: Jimmy T. Murakami, Roger Corman | Stars: George Peppard, Robert Vaughn, Richard Thomas, John Saxon

Votes: 6,196

7. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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57 Metascore

A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Votes: 298,723 | Gross: $13.78M

8. Invaders from Mars (1986)

PG | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A boy tries to stop aliens who have taken over his town and are attempting to brainwash its inhabitants.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman

Votes: 6,112 | Gross: $4.88M

9. The Blob (1988)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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Remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everything in its path. Teenagers attempt without success to warn the townspeople, who refuse to take them seriously.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch Jr., Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 25,771 | Gross: $8.25M

10. Not of This Earth (1988)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.5
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An alien arrives on Earth looking to take human blood in an attempt to preserve his dying planet.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Traci Lords, Arthur Roberts, Lenny Juliano, Ace Mask

Votes: 1,762 | Gross: $0.11M

11. Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

3.8
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When an abused heiress grows to giant size because of her encounter with aliens, she decides to get revenge on her cheating husband and those who annoyed her.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Daniel Baldwin, William Windom, Frances Fisher

Votes: 2,545

12. Body Snatchers (1993)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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A teenage girl and her father discover alien clones are replacing humans on a remote U.S. military base in Alabama.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Gabrielle Anwar, Meg Tilly, Terry Kinney, Reilly Murphy

Votes: 14,597 | Gross: $0.43M

13. Lifepod (1993 TV Movie)

89 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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Lifepod chronicles the trip of eight passengers after the ship on which they were traveling blew up on Christmas Eve 2168. Immediately people start dying. The passengers begin to ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Silver | Stars: Robert Loggia, Jessica Tuck, Stan Shaw, Adam Storke

Votes: 759

14. Village of the Damned (1995)

R | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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41 Metascore

A small town's women give birth to unfriendly alien children posing as humans.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Kirstie Alley, Linda Kozlowski, Michael Paré

Votes: 24,091 | Gross: $9.42M

15. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 511,793 | Gross: $57.14M

16. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

PG-13 | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4
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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.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley | Stars: David Thewlis, Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 27,928 | Gross: $27.66M

17. Not of This Earth (1995)

R | 91 min | Sci-Fi

5.1
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An anemic alien comes to Earth from a dying planet, in the remake of the Corman 50s classic.

Director: Terence H. Winkless | Stars: Michael York, Parker Stevenson, Elizabeth Barondes, Richard Belzer

Votes: 350

18. Godzilla (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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32 Metascore

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.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria

Votes: 162,584 | Gross: $136.31M

19. I Married a Monster (1998 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.3
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Kelly's new husband Nick begins behaving oddly, showing a surprising desire to make babies and shun his drinking buddies. Little does she know he's not entirely himself.

Director: Nancy Malone | Stars: Richard Burgi, Susan Walters, Tim Ryan, Barbara Niven

Votes: 197

20. Planet of the Apes (2001)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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50 Metascore

In 2029, an Air Force astronaut crash-lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 193,542 | Gross: $180.01M

21. Rollerball (2002)

R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport

3.0
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14 Metascore

The big thing in 2005 is a violent sport which can have some pretty serious consequences... like dying.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Chris Klein, Jean Reno, LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn

Votes: 23,219 | Gross: $18.99M

22. Solaris (2002)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.2
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65 Metascore

A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Tukur, Viola Davis

Votes: 71,895 | Gross: $14.97M

23. The Time Machine (2002)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.9
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42 Metascore

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.

Director: Simon Wells | Stars: Guy Pearce, Yancey Arias, Mark Addy, Phyllida Law

Votes: 109,203 | Gross: $56.68M

24. War of the Worlds (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.5
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73 Metascore

As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto

Votes: 364,873 | Gross: $234.28M

25. The Invasion (I) (2007)

PG-13 | 99 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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45 Metascore

As a Washington, D.C. psychiatrist unearths the origin of an alien epidemic, she also discovers her son might be the only way it can be stopped.

Directors: Oliver Hirschbiegel, James McTeigue | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam, Jackson Bond

Votes: 68,600 | Gross: $15.07M

26. I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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65 Metascore

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Votes: 594,487 | Gross: $256.39M

27. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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40 Metascore

A remake of the 1951 classic science fiction film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith

Votes: 148,914 | Gross: $79.37M

28. Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.7
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52 Metascore

A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig

Votes: 47,750 | Gross: $67.17M

29. The Land That Time Forgot (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

3.2
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Shipwrecked castaways stumble upon the mysterious island of Caprona in the Bermuda Triangle, confronting man-eating dinosaurs and a stranded German U-Boat crew while trying to escape.

Director: C. Thomas Howell | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Timothy Bottoms, Lindsey McKeon, Darren Dalton

Votes: 1,593

Remake of the 1975 film.

30. Plan 9 (2015)

TV-MA | 103 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.1
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Plan 9 is the story of Nilbog, a small town with a big story. The beginningof an invasion! These aliens have a different plan for the inhabitants of Earth. To resurrect their dead as their ... See full summary »

Director: John Johnson | Stars: Brian Krause, Mister Lobo, Matthew Ewald, James Rolfe

Votes: 483

31. Total Recall (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.3
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43 Metascore

A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale

Votes: 218,176 | Gross: $58.88M

32. RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.2
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52 Metascore

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

Votes: 196,849 | Gross: $58.61M

33. Godzilla (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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62 Metascore

The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 328,844 | Gross: $200.68M