Remakes: Pre-2000

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1. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

R | 113 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

72 Metascore

A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 78,415 | Gross: $69.30M

2. The Out-of-Towners (1999)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

33 Metascore

The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese, Mark McKinney

Votes: 11,474 | Gross: $28.54M

3. 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: 63,175 | Gross: $91.41M

4. The Bachelor (1999)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy

31 Metascore

A committment-phobic man goes in search of a bride including his fed up girlfriend, to inherit his grandfather's $100 million inheritance.

Director: Gary Sinyor | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Renée Zellweger, Artie Lange, Edward Asner

Votes: 15,551 | Gross: $21.73M

Seven Chances

5. The Mummy (1999)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

48 Metascore

An American serving in the French Foreign Legion on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens a mummy that wreaks havoc on him, and his crew.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo

Votes: 348,876 | Gross: $155.25M

6. Big Daddy (1999)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

41 Metascore

A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart, Cole Sprouse

Votes: 176,491 | Gross: $163.48M

The Kid

7. Edtv (1999)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

48 Metascore

A video store clerk agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a television show.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Geoffrey Blake, Gail Boggs

Votes: 37,844 | Gross: $22.36M

King of the Airways

8. Payback (I) (1999)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

46 Metascore

After a successful heist, Porter is shot by his wife and his best friend. They leave him there to die but when he recovers, he seeks revenge and wants his share of the money.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer

Votes: 120,276 | Gross: $81.53M

Point Blank

9. House on Haunted Hill (1999)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

28 Metascore

An amusement park mogul offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 48,393 | Gross: $40.85M

10. Sangharsh (1999)

127 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A rookie CBI officer must enlist the help of an incarcerated criminal in order to catch a serial child killer, who has recently escaped police custody.

Director: Tanuja Chandra | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta, Ashutosh Rana, Madan Jain

Votes: 4,497

Silence of the Lambs

11. Godzilla (I) (1998)

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

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: 163,491 | Gross: $136.31M

12. Doctor Dolittle (1998)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

46 Metascore

A doctor discovers that he can communicate with animals.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Peter Boyle, Ossie Davis, Oliver Platt

Votes: 82,413 | Gross: $144.16M

13. The Parent Trap (1998)

PG | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix

Votes: 100,151 | Gross: $66.31M

14. 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: 40,735 | Gross: $21.46M

15. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Vincent D'Onofrio, Donnie Wahlberg, Richard Schiff

Votes: 815

16. You've Got Mail (1998)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey

Votes: 168,430 | Gross: $115.82M

The Shop Around the Corner

17. Rear Window (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.

Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Daryl Hannah, Robert Forster, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Votes: 3,373

18. Carnival of Souls (1998)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A young girl witnesses the brutal rape and murder of her mother by a circus clown and begins to have nightmares when the carnival comes back to town when she is an adult.

Director: Adam Grossman | Stars: Bobbie Phillips, Shawnee Smith, Larry Miller, Paul Johansson

Votes: 1,863

19. Mighty Joe Young (1998)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family

51 Metascore

A legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe is taken to an animal sanctuary in California by a zoologist and a young woman whom he grew up with. A poacher from the past returns to seek vengeance on him.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth

Votes: 24,904 | Gross: $50.63M

20. A Perfect Murder (1998)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

50 Metascore

Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, David Suchet

Votes: 69,832 | Gross: $67.64M

Dial M for Murder

21. Ghulam (1998)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Ghulam means a slave. Sidharth (Aamir Khan) is an amateur boxer who does not work, preferring to loaf about with friends. His older brother Jai (Rajit Kapoor) works with a gangster who ... See full summary »

Director: Vikram Bhatt | Stars: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Rajit Kapoor, Mita Vasisht

Votes: 9,172

On the Waterfront

22. Meet Joe Black (1998)

PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

43 Metascore

Death, who takes the form of a young man, asks a media mogul to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth, and in the process, he falls in love with his guide's daughter.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber

Votes: 185,608 | Gross: $44.62M

Death Takes a Holiday

23. The Jackal (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

An imprisoned IRA fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora

Votes: 95,255 | Gross: $54.93M

The Day of the Jackal

24. Lolita (1997)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance

46 Metascore

A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella

Votes: 43,289 | Gross: $1.40M

25. 12 Angry Men (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 117 min | Crime, Drama

Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Hume Cronyn, Ossie Davis

Votes: 11,534

26. That Darn Cat (1997)

PG | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A maid is kidnapped and scratches a message onto D.C. the cat's collar and when his owner Patti discovers this, she plays amateur detective with the help of D.C. to try to find the culprits.

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Christina Ricci, Doug E. Doug, Dean Jones, George Dzundza

Votes: 3,564 | Gross: $18.30M

27. Meet Wally Sparks (1997)

R | 105 min | Comedy

Wally Sparks is a tabloid television show reporter, who's trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the Governor's mansion to uncover a sex scandal.

Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Debi Mazar, David Ogden Stiers, Burt Reynolds

Votes: 2,783 | Gross: $4.00M

The Man Who Came to Dinner

28. Nightwatch (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

40 Metascore

A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Anais Evans, Erich Anderson

Votes: 17,324 | Gross: $1.20M

29. Flubber (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

37 Metascore

An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Ted Levine

Votes: 73,101 | Gross: $92.98M

The Absent Minded Professor

30. Flipper (1996)

PG | 95 min | Family, Adventure

Sandy Ricks is sent by his mother to Coral Key, a rustic island in the Florida keys, to spend the summer with his uncle Porter Ricks. Sandy dislikes everything about his new environment ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Shapiro | Stars: Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood, Jonathan Banks, Robert Deacon

Votes: 8,858 | Gross: $20.05M

31. Harvey (1996 TV Movie)

120 min | Fantasy

An unlikely hero, Elwood P. Dowd. This mild-mannered-but-eccentric bachelor has, for several years, happily kept company with Harvey, a six-foot-tall rabbit that only he can see. All's well... See full summary »

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Harry Anderson, Leslie Nielsen, Swoosie Kurtz, Jonathan Banks

Votes: 292

32. 101 Dalmatians (1996)

G | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

49 Metascore

A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright

Votes: 85,495 | Gross: $136.19M

33. The Preacher's Wife (1996)

PG | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Good natured Reverend Henry Biggs finds that his marriage to choir mistress Julia is flagging, due to his constant absence caring for the deprived neighborhood they live in. On top of all ... See full summary »

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, Courtney B. Vance, Gregory Hines

Votes: 9,651 | Gross: $48.10M

The Bishop's Wife

34. Precious Find (1996)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Western

Three adventurers leave Moon City and head towards the asteroids in search of gold.

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen, Harold Pruett, Brion James

Votes: 476

Treasure of the Sierra Madre

35. Once You Meet a Stranger (1996 TV Movie)

96 min | Thriller

This made-for-television remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" (1951) follows the same story, but has changed the genders of the lead characters from male to female. Sheila ... See full summary »

Director: Tommy Lee Wallace | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Mancuso, Theresa Russell, Art Bonilla

Votes: 128

Strangers on a Train

36. The Nutty Professor (1996)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Larry Miller

Votes: 95,595 | Gross: $128.81M

37. Father of the Bride Part II (1995)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

49 Metascore

George Banks must deal not only with the pregnancy of his daughter, but also with the unexpected pregnancy of his wife.

Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short, Kimberly Williams-Paisley

Votes: 29,495 | Gross: $76.59M

Father's Little Dividend

38. Village of the Damned (1995)

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

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: 24,260 | Gross: $9.42M

39. Freaky Friday (1995 TV Movie)

86 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Annabelle and Ellen both have a hard time getting along with each other. One day on Friday the 13th. They both wear the magical necklaces that switches both of their bodies for a day.

Director: Melanie Mayron | Stars: Shelley Long, Gaby Hoffmann, Catlin Adams, Sandra Bernhard

Votes: 1,024

40. Sabrina (1995)

PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama

56 Metascore

An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, Nancy Marchand

Votes: 32,316 | Gross: $53.67M

41. Major Payne (1995)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A recently discharged Major, finds himself commanding a group of mismatched Cadets.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Damon Wayans, Michael Ironside, Scott Bigelow, Joseph Blaire

Votes: 25,672 | Gross: $29.41M

The Private War of Major Benson

42. Bye Bye Birdie (1995 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Rock-and-roll icon Conrad Birdie is about to go into the Army, and plans are being made to arrange his final going-away concert.

Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Jason Alexander, Vanessa Williams, Chynna Phillips, Tyne Daly

Votes: 649

43. The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1995 TV Movie)

87 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

By accident, the content of a computer encyclopedia is transferred into the brain of Dexter Riley, a less than average college boy. Because of his newly acquired knowledge he competes in a ... See full summary »

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Kirk Cameron, Larry Miller, Jason Bernard, Andrew Woodworth

Votes: 686

44. Heat (1995)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and professional lives.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 490,651 | Gross: $67.44M

LA Takedown

45. Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

71 Metascore

A South African preacher goes to search for his wayward son, who has committed a crime in the big city.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Richard Harris, James Earl Jones, Vusi Kunene, Charles S. Dutton

Votes: 1,549 | Gross: $0.68M

46. A Little Princess (1995)

G | 97 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

83 Metascore

A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, Rusty Schwimmer

Votes: 27,633 | Gross: $10.02M

47. Escape to Witch Mountain (1995 TV Movie)

87 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A brother-sister duo possessing psychic powers are pursued by a millionaire who intends to use them for his gain.

Director: Peter Rader | Stars: Robert Vaughn, Elisabeth Moss, Erik von Detten, Sam Horrigan

Votes: 1,090

48. Not of This Earth (1995)

R | 91 min | Sci-Fi

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: 352

49. The Wasp Woman (1995 TV Movie)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In this remake of the 1959 classic,the owner of a cosmetic company works with a Dr. that has been experimenting with a miracle cure for aging. He has extracted an enzyme from queen wasps that eventually change Janice into a giant insect.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Jennifer Rubin, Doug Wert, Daniel J. Travanti, Melissa Brasselle

Votes: 378

50. The Shaggy Dog (1994 TV Movie)

96 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy