'80s Movie Remakes

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1. RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

Votes: 200,139 | Gross: $58.61M

2. Endless Love (2014)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Romance

30 Metascore

The story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.

Director: Shana Feste | Stars: Gabriella Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Bruce Greenwood, Robert Patrick

Votes: 36,414 | Gross: $23.39M

3. About Last Night (2014)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

62 Metascore

Follow two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant

Votes: 20,119 | Gross: $48.64M

4. Fright Night (2011)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Horror

64 Metascore

After a new neighbor moved into the house next door, Charley discovers that he is an ancient vampire and goes in search for the help of Peter Vincent, a famous "vampire killer" to save his neighborhood from the creature.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

Votes: 92,105 | Gross: $18.30M

5. The A-Team (2010)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

47 Metascore

A group of Iraq War veterans look to clear their name with the U.S. Military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.

Director: Joe Carnahan | Stars: Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, Jessica Biel

Votes: 229,302 | Gross: $77.22M

6. 21 Jump Street (2012)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

69 Metascore

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson

Votes: 460,529 | Gross: $138.45M

7. 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: 15,079 | Gross: $22.46M

8. 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: 139,905 | Gross: $176.59M

9. 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: 88,396 | Gross: $21.30M

10. 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: 249,221 | Gross: $163.21M

11. 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: 41,749 | Gross: $51.80M

12. Hairspray (2007)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

81 Metascore

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 108,896 | Gross: $118.87M

13. 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: 48,046 | Gross: $33.04M

14. Miami Vice (2006)

R | 134 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: 100,215 | Gross: $63.45M

15. Friday the 13th (2009)

R | 97 min | Horror

34 Metascore

A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Derek Mears, Danielle Panabaker

Votes: 85,258 | Gross: $65.00M

16. 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: 82,775 | Gross: $63.08M

17. Flowers in the Attic (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

After the sudden death of their father, four children face cruel treatment from their ruthless grandmother.

Director: Deborah Chow | Stars: Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn, Kiernan Shipka, Mason Dye

Votes: 7,657

18. Firestarter

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

A young girl tries to understand how she mysteriously gained the power to set things on fire with her mind.

Director: Fatih Akin

19. My Bloody Valentine (2009)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

51 Metascore

Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.

Director: Patrick Lussier | Stars: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue

Votes: 49,252 | Gross: $51.55M

20. 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: 30,497 | Gross: $43.87M

21. Sleepaway Camp (I)

Horror | Announced

A remake of the 1983 horror film about a an overnight summer camp that goes horribly wrong.

22. Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

37 Metascore

High school loser (Cannon) pays a cheerleader (Milian) to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool. Remake of 1987's 'Can't Buy Me Love,' starring Patrick Dempsey.

Director: Troy Byer | Stars: Nick Cannon, Christina Milian, Jordan Burg, Jackie Benoit

Votes: 7,287 | Gross: $21.90M

23. Akira

Action, Drama, Mystery | Announced

The leader of a biker gang tries to save his kidnapped friend from a powerful supernatural experiment.

24. 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: 141,556 | Gross: $54.24M

25. The Stepfather (2009)

PG-13 | 101 min | Crime, Thriller

33 Metascore

Michael returns home from military school to find his mother happily in love and living with her new boyfriend. As the two men get to know each other, he becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand.

Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Penn Badgley, Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Amber Heard

Votes: 26,455 | Gross: $29.06M

26. Flight of the Navigator

Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi | Announced

A child returns after disappearing for over a decade - and the world has aged without him.

27. Monster Squad

Action, Comedy | Announced

An action comedy about a neurotic father who faces off against monsters from his childhood.

Director: Mike Mitchell

28. Short Circuit

Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | Announced

Number 5, one of a group of experimental military robots, undergoes a sudden transformation after being struck by lightning. He develops self-awareness, consciousness, and a fear of the ... See full summary »

29. Annie (2014)

PG | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

33 Metascore

A foster kid, who lives with her mean foster mom, sees her life change when business tycoon and New York City mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne

Votes: 29,897 | Gross: $85.91M

30. Red Dawn (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

31 Metascore

A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

Director: Dan Bradley | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck

Votes: 67,832 | Gross: $44.81M

31. Pet Sematary (2019)

Horror | Post-production

Louis Creed, his wife Rachel and their two children Gage and Ellie move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie 'Pet Sematary' located near their home. After... See full summary »

Directors: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer | Stars: Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz, Jeté Laurence

32. Poltergeist (2015)

PG-13 | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

47 Metascore

A family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.

Director: Gil Kenan | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kennedi Clements, Saxon Sharbino

Votes: 49,750 | Gross: $47.43M

33. The Naked Gun

Comedy | Announced

The continuing misadventures of Detective Frank Drebin. A remake of the 1988 comedy based on the TV series, "Police Squad!".

34. An American Werewolf in London

Horror | Announced

As she travels through the UK with her boyfriend, Alex is bitten by a werewolf in this remake of the 1981 classic.

Director: Max Landis

35. The NeverEnding Story

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Announced

Bastian Balthazar Bux discovers a parallel world in a book. As he immerses himself in the story, his life becomes intertwined with the plot, in which a hero in the land of Fantasia must save the universe on behalf of an empress.

36. WarGames

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

A teenager stumbles upon a top secret military computer program.

Director: Dean Israelite

37. Time Bandits

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | Announced

A young boy discovers a time traveling portal in his bedroom. A remake of Terry Gilliam's 1981 film, "Time Bandits".

38. Commando

Action | Announced

When terrorists seize control of a plane carrying the Vice President, the government covers it up and tries to bury it. Believing his son is still alive, ex Green Beret Commando Steve Doric... See full summary »

39. Escape from New York

Action, Thriller | Announced

Condemned criminal Snake Plissken is dispatched to the island of Manhattan -- now a quarantined danger zone -- to rescue a female U.S. Senator in danger.

Director: Robert Rodriguez

40. Heavy Metal

Animation, Action, Fantasy | Announced

A series of animated shorts inspired by the 1981 cult-favorite film.

41. Highlander

Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Announced

An immortal Scottish swordsman faces off with other immortal warriors in order to obtain a coveted ability.

Director: Chad Stahelski

42. Little Shop of Horrors

Comedy, Horror, Musical | Announced

An exotic plant in a downtown flower shop convinces the storekeeper's meek apprentice to resort to gruesome measures to keep it alive and make it grow.

Director: Greg Berlanti

43. Romancing the Stone

Action | Announced

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44. Scarface

Crime, Drama, Thriller | Announced

An immigrant rises to the top of the criminal underworld in the United States.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Star: Diego Luna

45. Videodrome

Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi | Announced

A remake of David Cronenberg's 1983 horror/thriller about a TV channel executive whose new show, with its graphic depiction of torture and murder, attracts huge ratings.

Director: Adam Berg

46. Weird Science

Comedy, Fantasy | Announced

Two socially-awkward nerds create the perfect woman using a computer.

47. The Toxic Avenger

Action, Comedy | Announced

A meek towel boy transforms into a powerful superhero after getting dumped into a vat of toxic waste.

Director: Conrad Vernon

48. The Shining (1997)

Not Rated | 273 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers.

Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Steven Weber, Wil Horneff, Courtland Mead

Votes: 13,579

49. Vacation (I) (2015)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy

34 Metascore

Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to "Walley World" in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons.

Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein | Stars: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins

Votes: 83,074 | Gross: $58.88M

50. The Equalizer (2014)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

57 Metascore

A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour

Votes: 274,950 | Gross: $101.53M

51. Young Sherlock Holmes

Adventure, Family, Mystery | Announced

A teenage Sherlock Holmes and John Watson meet at a British boarding school and begin investigating a series of mysterious crimes.

52. Overboard (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

42 Metascore

A spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and becomes the target of revenge from his mistreated employee.

Director: Rob Greenberg | Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, John Hannah

Votes: 12,973 | Gross: $50.32M

53. Angel Heart

Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Announced

A New York detective encounters supernatural forces while working his latest case: An effort to locate a once-popular performer who is indebted to the detective's mysterious client.

54. Private Benjamin

Comedy | Announced

A spoiled rich girl joins the military after her husband dies on their wedding night.

Star: Rebel Wilson

55. Gloria (1999)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

26 Metascore

A street-wise, middle-aged moll named Gloria stands up against the mobs, which is complicated by a six-year-old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sharon Stone, Jean-Luke Figueroa, Jeremy Northam, Cathy Moriarty

Votes: 4,893 | Gross: $4.16M

56. Day of the Dead (2008 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

When a small Colorado town is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors try to escape in a last ditch effort to stay alive.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Mena Suvari, Nick Cannon, Michael Welch, AnnaLynne McCord

Votes: 19,092

57. 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: 103,755 | Gross: $78.69M

58. April Fool's Day (2008 Video)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror

A year after an April Fool's Day prank which resulted in the death of one of their set, a group of friends find themselves targeted by someone who is out for revenge.

Directors: Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores | Stars: Taylor Cole, Josh Henderson, Scout Taylor-Compton, Joe Egender

Votes: 3,458

59. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Annie (1999)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A little orphan girl catches the attention of a kind man named Mr. Warbucks, who wants to adopt her, but the cruel, strict orphanage owner has a scheme to keep Annie - and her reward money.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Kathy Bates, Victor Garber, Alan Cumming, Audra McDonald

Votes: 4,594

60. The Vanishing (1993)

R | 109 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

49 Metascore

The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on.

Director: George Sluizer | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Nancy Travis, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 20,792 | Gross: $14.54M

61. Sorority Row (2009)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery

24 Metascore

A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.

Director: Stewart Hendler | Stars: Briana Evigan, Rumer Willis, Carrie Fisher, Teri Andrez

Votes: 26,155 | Gross: $11.96M

62. Shiva (2006)

160 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Sangli-based Shiva Kumar re-locates to Mumbai to live with his brother, Daksh; Bhabi, Manasi; and their son. He gets recruited as a Sub-Inspector with Mumbai Police, and Manasi hopes that ... See full summary »

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Mohit Ahlawat, Priyanka Kothari, Vinod Jaywant, Nagesh Bhonsle

Votes: 307

63. Return to Paradise (1998)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

54 Metascore

Two friends must choose whether to help a third friend who was arrested in Malaysia for drug possession.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Joaquin Phoenix, David Conrad

Votes: 12,466 | Gross: $8.29M

64. Pure Luck (1991)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

36 Metascore

The daughter of a wealthy businessman has disappeared in Mexico, and all the efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. A psychologist, knowing that the girl has an ultra bad luck, ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Martin Short, Danny Glover, Sheila Kelley, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 5,833 | Gross: $22.64M

65. Pathfinder (2007)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

29 Metascore

A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.

Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Karl Urban, Clancy Brown, Moon Bloodgood, Russell Means

Votes: 39,858 | Gross: $10.23M

66. Paradise (I) (1991)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson (at the time married to each other) play Lily and Ben Reed, a young couple torn apart by a family tragedy. It would take a miracle to rekindle their love ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Agnes Donoghue | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson, Elijah Wood, Thora Birch

Votes: 2,471 | Gross: $18.63M

67. 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: 37,625 | Gross: $16.47M

68. Hellraiser

Horror | Announced

27 years after the incident with Frank and Julia in the cotton home, Kirsty Cotten returns home to attend a funeral of a close friend. During these strange events, her daughter is being ... See full summary »

69. Creepshow

Horror | Announced

The next chapter in the cult classic franchise.

70. Masters of the Universe (2019)

Action, Adventure, Drama | Pre-production

He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe, goes against the evil Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.

Directors: Aaron Nee, Adam Nee

71. Something Wicked This Way Comes

Drama, Fantasy, Thriller | Announced

An evil proprietor takes his traveling carnival to a small town.

Director: Seth Grahame-Smith

72. Silent Night (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

53 Metascore

The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.

Director: Steven C. Miller | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King, Donal Logue, Rick Skene

Votes: 6,451 | Gross: $0.01M

73. Rats of NIMH

Fantasy | Announced

A group of rescued lab rats are recruited to save Mrs. Frisby's rodent family.

Director: James Madigan

74. Bright Lights, Big City

Comedy, Drama | Announced

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Director: Josh Schwartz

75. Dirty Dancing (2017 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 130 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A musical re-imagining of the 1987 film, Dirty Dancing (1987).

Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Abigail Breslin, Colt Prattes, Sarah Hyland, Nicole Scherzinger

Votes: 4,903

76. Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

60 Metascore

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones

Votes: 174,488 | Gross: $128.34M

77. Splash

Comedy | Announced

A real-live mermaid washes ashore on Ellis Island and adapts to life in New York City. A remake of Ron Howard's 1984 comedy.

Stars: Channing Tatum, Jillian Bell

78. The Watcher in the Woods (2017)

TV-PG | 87 min | Horror

Mrs. Aylwood is a distraught mother since her daughter, Karen, vanished in the Welsh countryside 30 years ago. When the Carstairs family move into the Aylwood manor for the summer., strange... See full summary »

Director: Melissa Joan Hart | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Tallulah Evans, Nicholas Galitzine, Dixie Egerickx

Votes: 286



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