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
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.
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
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.
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
An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.
Votes: 52,899 | Gross: $21.38M
John Carpenter's brilliantly atmospheric and scary ghost story.
4. The Fog (2005)
PG-13 | 100 min | Horror
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.
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
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.
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
Superman reappears after a long absence, but is challenged by an old foe who uses Kryptonian technology for world domination.
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.
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
Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.
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
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.
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
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.
Votes: 57,617 | Gross: $23.64M
Ugh! The horror! The horror!
11. The Hitcher (1986)
R | 97 min | Thriller
A young man who escapes the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked by the hitcher and framed for his crimes.
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
A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride.
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
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".
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
Bumbling Inspector Clouseau must solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond.
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
A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.
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.
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.
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
A remake of the 1951 classic science fiction film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.
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.
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
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.
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
A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
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
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.
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!