The best movies with the worst remakes of all time!

by DreddMancunian | created - 31 Oct 2011 | updated - 31 Oct 2011 | Public

A list of the best movies with worst remakes! Watch in terror as your precious memories of wonderful movies get blown away by money-oriented "reboots". View by list order for maximum effect!

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1. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

PG | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 100,559 | Gross: $78.91M

One of the best sci-fi films of all time!

2. Star Trek (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 543,178 | Gross: $257.73M

Now imagine they're all young male models in a nonsensical plot that rewrites virtually everyting about the Star Trek universe.

3. The Fog (1980)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

52 Metascore

An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman

Votes: 52,899 | Gross: $21.38M

John Carpenter's brilliantly atmospheric and scary ghost story.

4. The Fog (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Horror

27 Metascore

A thick mist full of vengeful spirits haunts a prosperous island town off the coast of Oregon, as its inhabitants try to learn their town's dark secret in order to stop it.

Director: Rupert Wainwright | Stars: Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, DeRay Davis

Votes: 31,651 | Gross: $29.51M

Now "reimagine" this with a total lack of scares, and so much CGI it resembles "Pirates of the Carribbean".

5. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

86 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 140,816 | Gross: $134.22M

Christopehr Reeve proves a man can fly. Gene Hackman chews up the scenery as Lex Luthor. Superman saves the world... then does it again!

6. Superman Returns (2006)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

Superman reappears after a long absence, but is challenged by an old foe who uses Kryptonian technology for world domination.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden

Votes: 254,198 | Gross: $200.08M

Now take away the heroics, steal most of the original screenplay's best lines and introduce a "superbaby" and a non-talking Superman! Oh, and destroy the Fortress of Solitude while you're at it.

7. The Wolf Man (1941)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror

A practical man returns to his homeland, is attacked by a creature of folklore, and infected with a horrific disease his disciplined mind tells him can not possibly exist.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 19,319

The classic monster movie that created an entire mythology for the werewolf as we know him today, with an unrivalled performance by Lon Chaney Jr.

8. The Wolfman (2010)

R | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

43 Metascore

Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Simon Merrells

Votes: 94,881 | Gross: $61.98M

Now add lots and lots of unecessary CGI backdrops of London, a weird nemesis, and a daft subplot about a father and his Indian manservant - making sure to remove all trace of atmosphere and scariness.

9. The Wicker Man (1973)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

87 Metascore

A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there.

Director: Robin Hardy | Stars: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland

Votes: 54,898 | Gross: $0.06M

The world's first horror/folk musical! Christpher Lee! Edward Woodward! Scary villagers! Even scarier fancy dresss!

10. The Wicker Man (2006)

PG-13 | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

36 Metascore

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.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Leelee Sobieski, Kate Beahan

Votes: 57,617 | Gross: $23.64M

Ugh! The horror! The horror!

11. The Hitcher (1986)

R | 97 min | Thriller

32 Metascore

A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 37,409 | Gross: $5.84M

One of Ruger Hauer's best roles as an enigmatic psychopath hunting a young man across America's desert highways.

12. The Hitcher (2007)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Horror

28 Metascore

A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride.

Director: Dave Meyers | Stars: Sean Bean, Sophia Bush, Zachary Knighton, Neal McDonough

Votes: 37,406 | Gross: $16.47M

Now remove any traces of mystery of the original, unecessarily reverse the genders of the hero and heroine (just because), take away the superb cinematography and atmosphere of the original, and voila!

13. The Pink Panther (1963)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

55 Metascore

The bumbling Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet: a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther".

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine

Votes: 42,429 | Gross: $10.88M

Peter Sellers defines comedy for a generation. Slick, funny, brilliant.

14. The Pink Panther (2006)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

38 Metascore

Bumbling Inspector Clouseau must solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 72,336 | Gross: $82.23M

Oh dear. Steve Martin used to be so funny, but when he misfires he does it with aplomb. The total lack of humor still didn't stop an ever more hilarious sequel being made. Kudos to Hollywood.

15. The Haunting (1963)

G | 112 min | Horror

74 Metascore

A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 29,376 | Gross: $2.62M

Robert Wise's brilliant film of Shirley Jackson's unsettling novel showed us how scary noises and suggestions can be without resorting to blatant scare tactics.

16. The Haunting (1999)

PG-13 | 113 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

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.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Liam Neeson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Owen Wilson, Lili Taylor

Votes: 63,372 | Gross: $91.41M

Now add blatant scare tactics and as much CGI as possible, while adding miscast comedy actors and removing all the psychological subtleness of the original. It's like horror movie-lite!

17. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

G | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 69,653

Michael Rennie stars as Klaatu, an alien with a message instead of a death ray. Well actually he does have a death ray. Redefined alien invasion movies with an intelligent plot.

18. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

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

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: 150,268 | Gross: $79.37M

Now substitute a message about man's desire for destruction with something about climate change, sprinkle with plot holes and add Keana Reeves. Sorry Keanu, you were good in the Matrix, but this is just a vapid cash-grabbing remake of a sentimental old sci-fi B movie with a heart.

19. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Votes: 38,529

Scary paranoid sci-fi B movie from the 1950s shows what would happen if we were replaced by emotionless aliens whowant to take over the world while we sleep.

20. The Invasion (I) (2007)

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

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: 69,111 | Gross: $15.07M

It comes true! We have already been replaced by emotionless mannequins before the movie starts! Somebody wake me up!

21. Footloose (1984)

PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

42 Metascore

A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 59,769 | Gross: $80.04M

Daft but great eighties dance flick featuring the omnipresent Kevin Bacon at his peak, bolstered by some genine hit records. A breezy, fun ride of a film.

22. Footloose (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

58 Metascore

City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

Votes: 41,275 | Gross: $51.80M

Now remake that movie shot for shot, but remove any of the spontaneity, fill it with models and not decent actors, ensuing you take away all the fun of the original while inserting bland modern hip-hop "tunes". It's a sure-fire hit. Proof that pop music isn't dead after all. Well done, Hollywood. Now what we really need is remakes of Jaws, Citizen Kane with teenagers and more JJ Abrams pictures!