Bad 1s: The 111 All-Time Worst Remakes and Reboots!

by wheaton-732-150373 | created - 23 Jul 2013 | updated - 24 Jul 2013 | Public

There are tons to choose from, and these are in my opinion the worst remakes ever made.

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1. Psycho (1998)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

47 Metascore

A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen

Votes: 43,110 | Gross: $21.46M

Alfred Hitchcock is spinning in his grave.

2. Planet of the Apes (2001)

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

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: 202,189 | Gross: $180.01M

Almost worse than Psycho, which says a lot. A really rare misstep for Tim Burton who is still one of my favourites. Terrible twist at the end. And Wahlberg sucks in this.

3. Taxi (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

27 Metascore

A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Queen Latifah, Jimmy Fallon, Gisele Bündchen, Henry Simmons

Votes: 38,050 | Gross: $36.61M

DRIVE YOUR TAXI TO HELL AND DIE THERE JUST DIE THERE!!!!

4. The Honeymooners (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

31 Metascore

Working class New York bus driver Ralph Kramden is always coming up with get-rich-quick schemes for him and his best friend, Ed Norton, who's always around to help him get in (and out of) trouble.

Director: John Schultz | Stars: Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall

Votes: 6,804 | Gross: $12.83M

Man oh man was this movie awful! Jackie Gleason is probably spinning AND screaming in his grave.

Seriously this movie is a real travesty.

The filmmakers and studio responsible should have been brought up on charges because this movie is CRIMINAL.

5. The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy

33 Metascore

Cousins Bo, Luke, and Daisy Duke, and their uncle Jesse, egg on the authorities of Hazzard County, Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Jessica Simpson, Alice Greczyn

Votes: 72,655 | Gross: $80.27M

6. The Karate Kid (2010)

PG | 140 min | Action, Drama, Family

61 Metascore

Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Wenwen Han

Votes: 147,295 | Gross: $176.59M

Man oh man can this kid NOT act!

7. Total Recall (I) (2012)

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

43 Metascore

A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Recall - 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: 229,308 | Gross: $58.88M

Colin makes Arnie look like a great actor. That says a lot. None of the fun or charm of the original space epic!

8. Arthur (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

36 Metascore

A drunken playboy stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman his family doesn't like.

Director: Jason Winer | Stars: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig

Votes: 49,108 | Gross: $33.04M

Truly awful.

9. Fame (2009)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

39 Metascore

An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

Director: Kevin Tancharoen | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Megan Mullally, Kay Panabaker

Votes: 15,408 | Gross: $22.46M

No. Just no.

10. Godzilla (I) (1998)

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

32 Metascore

A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake as it strides into New York City. To stop it, 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: 172,320 | Gross: $136.31M

Fun for all the wrong reasons. SO BAD! SO STUPID!

11. Guess Who (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

49 Metascore

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.

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac, Zoe Saldana, Judith Scott

Votes: 38,216 | Gross: $68.92M

"We're gonna remake 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' with Ashton Kutcher!" ... Are you *beep* serious?!

12. 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: 60,647 | Gross: $23.64M

LAUGHABLY AWFUL!

13. Wild Wild West (1999)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

38 Metascore

The two best special agents in the Wild West must save President Grant from the clutches of a diabolical, wheelchair-bound, steampunk-savvy, Confederate scientist bent on revenge for losing the Civil War.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek

Votes: 144,926 | Gross: $113.81M

It's worse than a stinker. It's a super stinker.

14. Rollerball (2002)

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

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: 24,493 | Gross: $18.99M

It says a lot that as bad as Rollerball is, it's still not even in the top ten!

15. The Avengers (1998)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

12 Metascore

Two British Agents team up to stop Sir August de Wynter from destroying the world with a weather-changing machine.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 39,033 | Gross: $23.32M

STUPID!

16. I Am Legend (2007)

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

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: 637,673 | Gross: $256.39M

Attrocious. Bad CGI. Bad story (what the heck did they ruin the twist AND the ending for?!). Bad direction. Bad everything. The empty NYC streets look cool, and some of the action sequences, and I like the IDEA behind the monsters and the fact they are actually quite intelligent. But it all adds up to a pretty bad film.

17. Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

Brash NYC policeman Officer Gunther Toody is partnered with stiff, by-the-book Officer Francis Muldoon to protect an important mafia witness prior to testifying against orgainzed crime in ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Fishman | Stars: David Johansen, John C. McGinley, Fran Drescher, Nipsey Russell

Votes: 4,118 | Gross: $1.24M

There aren't... even... words...

18. The Shaggy Dog (2006)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

43 Metascore

A man tries to live a normal life despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Tim Allen, Kristin Davis, Craig Kilborn, Zena Grey

Votes: 17,225 | Gross: $61.12M

Tim Allen is a Shaggy Dog. Nuff said?

19. Conan the Barbarian (2011)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

36 Metascore

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.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang

Votes: 91,146 | Gross: $21.30M

WHYYYYY?!

20. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

72 Metascore

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

Votes: 392,009 | Gross: $206.46M

Gene Wilder should be angry.

21. Superman Returns (2006)

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

72 Metascore

Superman returns to Earth after spending five years in space examining his homeworld Krypton. But he finds things have changed while he was gone, and he must once again prove himself important to the world.

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

Votes: 261,148 | Gross: $200.08M

I loved the Superman movies growing up, even the "bad ones"... so this movie was a real slap in the face to me. SO STUPID!!! SUCH A BAD REPLACEMENT FOR CHRISTOPHER REEVE! Hopefully the Henry Cavill version will be better... this one was a real dud.

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: 43,467 | Gross: $51.80M

Put on your Sunday shoes and walk out of the theatre.

23. The Italian Job (2003)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

68 Metascore

After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, Charlize Theron

Votes: 323,693 | Gross: $106.13M

Bad heist remake.

24. 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: 76,128 | Gross: $82.23M

Why? Why Steve Martin? Why?

25. 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: 71,492 | Gross: $15.07M

Bad.

26. Evil Dead (2013)

R | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

Director: Fede Alvarez | Stars: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci

Votes: 147,084 | Gross: $54.24M

All the good stuff from the original is gone, instead they tried to add more scares and failed.

27. Clash of the Titans (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

39 Metascore

Perseus demigod, son of Zeus, battles the minions of the underworld to stop them from conquering heaven and earth.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 257,225 | Gross: $163.21M

Good effects, nothing else.

28. Death at a Funeral (2010)

R | 92 min | Comedy

51 Metascore

A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Keith David, Loretta Devine

Votes: 42,528 | Gross: $42.74M

The original was amazing and from 2007! Why did they do this?! STOP IT!

29. Swept Away (2002)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

18 Metascore

A snooty socialite is stranded on a Mediterranean island with a communist sailor.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Madonna, Adriano Giannini, Bruce Greenwood, Elizabeth Banks

Votes: 14,693 | Gross: $0.01M

EEK! NO!

30. The Smurfs (2011)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

30 Metascore

When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into New York City.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 77,988 | Gross: $142.61M

Oh hell no. Look what they did to The Smurfs! Even CHILDREN should be insulted and hateful of this travesty of a remake.

31. The Longest Yard (2005)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

48 Metascore

Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock, Nelly

Votes: 151,253 | Gross: $158.12M

Bad. Just really, really bad. Awful. Not funny. The movie that convinced me it was time for Adam Sandler to just go away.

32. Speed Racer (2008)

PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

A young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox, Christina Ricci, Nicholas Elia

Votes: 65,382 | Gross: $43.95M

Boo! You ruined "Speed Racer", you idiots!

33. Fat Albert (2004)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

39 Metascore

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids come to life and step out of their animated, inner-city Philadelphia world.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Kenan Thompson, Kyla Pratt, Omarion, Marques Houston

Votes: 10,593 | Gross: $48.12M

"Hey, hey, hey! It's bad, Albert!"

34. Scooby-Doo (2002)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

35 Metascore

After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 88,618 | Gross: $153.29M

More like Scooby POO. That's right. I went there. Freddie Prinze Jr. needs to take about 6,000 acting lessons.

35. Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

49 Metascore

To win a bet, an eccentric British inventor beside his Chinese valet and an aspiring French artist, embarks on a trip full of adventures and dangers around the world in exactly eighty days.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Jim Broadbent, Kathy Bates

Votes: 79,264 | Gross: $24.01M

What a turd.

36. City of Angels (1998)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

54 Metascore

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.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz

Votes: 107,512 | Gross: $78.69M

BOREFEST.

37. The Stepford Wives (2004)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

The secret to a Stepford wife lies behind the doors of the Men's Association of how women become different and immobilized robots.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, Glenn Close

Votes: 56,598 | Gross: $59.48M

Yawn. Boring. Why? Ugh.

38. 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: 33,245 | Gross: $29.51M

I'll take the original, thanks.

39. Popeye (1980)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

64 Metascore

The adventures of the famous sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley

Votes: 27,098 | Gross: $49.82M

A real stinker. Robin Williams obviously did do a lot of coke when he was a younger comic :)

40. King Kong (1976)

PG | 134 min | Adventure, Horror

61 Metascore

A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph

Votes: 27,592 | Gross: $52.61M

Meh.

41. Halloween (2007)

R | 109 min | Horror

47 Metascore

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif

Votes: 102,828 | Gross: $58.27M

Awful compared to the classic original.

42. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

35 Metascore

The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.

Director: Samuel Bayer | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy

Votes: 85,932 | Gross: $63.08M

Unnecessary and not very good.

43. Prom Night (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 88 min | Horror, Mystery

17 Metascore

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.

Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Brittany Snow, Scott Porter, Jessica Stroup, Dana Davis

Votes: 31,996 | Gross: $43.87M

A lot of bad horror remakes all clumped together. Coincidence? Who cares.

44. It's Alive (2009)

R | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A baby born to a human couple turns out to be a mutant monster with an appetite to kill when scared.

Director: Josef Rusnak | Stars: Bijou Phillips, James Murray, Raphaël Coleman, Owen Teale

Votes: 2,611

No way.

45. Last Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton, Giancarlo Esposito

Votes: 26,177 | Gross: $38.36M

Stinker!

46. One Missed Call (2008)

PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Mystery

24 Metascore

Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves - messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.

Director: Eric Valette | Stars: Edward Burns, Shannyn Sossamon, Ana Claudia Talancón, Ray Wise

Votes: 29,651 | Gross: $26.88M

I wish this was One Missed Movie.

47. Miami Vice (2006)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

65 Metascore

Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Li Gong, Naomie Harris

Votes: 103,943 | Gross: $63.45M

I didn't like the TV series at all, but this movie was so bad that I'm STILL mad at them for ruining it!