English-Language Remake: Japanese Films

These English-language films are remake by the original Japanese films.
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1.
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes. (128 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ Remake of Akira Kurosawa's film, Seven Samurai (1954). ” - deano11
 
2.
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
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A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Remake of Akira Kurosawa's film, Yojimbo (1961). ” - deano11
 
3.
The Outrage (1964)
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Travelers in the 1870s Southwest discuss a recent murder trial in which all the principals told differing stories about the events. (96 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
“ Remake of Akira Kurosawa's film, Rashomon (1950). ” - deano11
 
4.
The Master Gunfighter (1975)
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An outnumbered swordsman/gunfighter tries to prevent wealthy landowners from annihilating local Indians. (121 mins.)
Director: Frank Laughlin
“ Remake of the 1969 jidaigeki film, Goyokin. ” - deano11
 
5.
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
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. (104 mins.)
“ Remake of Akira Kurosawa's film, Seven Samurai (1954). ” - deano11
 
6.
Iron Maze (1991)
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In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to... (104 mins.)
Director: Hiroaki Yoshida
 
7.
Last Man Standing (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town. (101 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
“ Remake of Akira Kurosawa's film, Yojimbo (1961). ” - deano11
 
8.
Godzilla (1998)
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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
“ Remake of the 1954 sci-fi Kaiju film, Gojira. ” - deano11
 
9.
The Ring (2002)
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A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. (115 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ Remake of the 1998 horror film, Ringu. ” - deano11
 
10.
Shall We Dance (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A romantic comedy where a bored, overworked Estate Lawyer, upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, signs up for ballroom dancing lessons. (106 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
“ Remake of the 1996 drama film, Sharu wi Dansu? ” - deano11
 
11.
The Grudge (2004)
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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
“ Remake of the 2003 horror film, Ju-on: The Grudge with director Takashi Shimizu and Japanese actress Takako Fuji (as Kayako Saeki) from the original Japanese series. ” - deano11
 
12.
Dark Water (2005)
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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
“ Remake of the 2002 horror film with the same name. ” - deano11
 
13.
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
“ Remake of the 2001 horror film, Kairo. ” - deano11
 
14.
Premonition (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
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. (96 mins.)
Director: Mennan Yapo
 
15.
The Secret (2007)
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A wife and mother passes away, and spirit returns in her daughter's body. (92 mins.)
Director: Vincent Perez
 
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
“ Remake of the 2004 horror film, Chakushin Ari. ” - deano11
 
17.
Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)
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A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home. (93 mins.)
 
18.
Apartment 1303 3D (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
A modern ghost story which turns a love/hate relationship between mother and daughter into a tale of horror. Some rentals are too good to be true. (85 mins.)
Director: Michele Taverna
“ Remake of the 2007 horror film with the same name. ” - deano11