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Poll: Worst American Remake of a Non-English Movie

Making an American remake of a great foreign language film into an English spoken version usually is a good idea. After all, sharing a great story with as wide an audience as possible makes a lot of sense. However, despite having bigger stars, larger budgets and the full resources of Hollywood behind them, it is often not enough. These adaptations, more often than not, pale in comparison to the masterwork and magic of the original telling.

Which of these American remakes* is by comparison the most unworthy of the foreign non-English language original? * IMDb rated 6.9- (as of June 2019)

Take the companion poll: Best American Remake Non-English Movie

Discuss the topic here.

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    The Grudge (2004)

    Original: Ju-On: The Grudge (2003) from Japan in Japanese
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    The Upside (2017)

    Original: Les Intouchables (2011) from France in French
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    Oldboy (2013)

    Original: Oldeuboi (2003) from South Korea in Korean
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    Diabolique (1996)

    Original: Les diaboliques (1955) from France in French | English
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    Godzilla (1998)

    Original: Gojira (1954) from Japan in Japanese
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    The Tourist (2010)

    Original: Anthony Zimmer (2005) from France in French
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    Ghost in the Shell (2017)

    Original: Kôkaku Kidôtai (1995) from Japan in Japanese
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    The Uninvited (2009)

    Original: Janghwz, Hongryeon (2003) from South Korea in Korean
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    Point of No Return (1993)

    Original: La Femme Nikita (1990) from France in French
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    Funny Games (2007)

    Original: Funny Games (1997) from Austria in German | French | Italian
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    Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

    Original: Le Diner de Cons (1998) from France in French
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    Quarantine (2008)

    Original: [REC] (2007) from Spain in Spanish
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    No Reservations (2007)

    Original: Bella Martha (2001) from Germany in German
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    The Eye (2008)

    Original: The Eye (2004) from Hong Kong in Catonese
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    Delivery Man (2013)

    Original: Starbuck (2011) from Canada in French
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    Dark Water (2005)

    Original: Honogurai mizu no soko kara (2000) from Japan in Japanese
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    Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

    Original: El Secreto de sus Ojos (2009) from Argentina in Spanish
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    Premonition (2007)

    Original: Yogen (2004) from Japan in Japanese
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    Solaris (2002)

    Original: Solyaris (1972) from the Soviet Union in Russian
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    The Vanishing (1993)

    Original: Spoorloos (1988) from Netherlands in Dutch
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    Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

    Original: กรุงเทพมหานครอันตราย (2000) from Thailand in Thai
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    Death Note (2017)

    Original: Desu Nōto (2006) from Japan in Japanese
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    Brick Mansions (2014)

    Original: Banlieue 13 (2004) from France in French | Spanish
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    Taxi (2004)

    Original: Taxi (1998) from France in French
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    Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

    Original: Boudu sauvé des eaux (1932) from France in in French
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    Shall We Dance (2004)

    Original: Shall we dansu? (1997) from Japan in Japanese
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    Martyrs (2015)

    Original: Mártires (2008) from France | Canada in French
  28. Vote!

    My Sassy Girl (2008)

    Original: Yeopgijeogin geunyeo (2001) from South Korea in Korean
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    Miss Bala (2019)

    Original: Miss Bala (2011) from Mexico in Spanish | English
  30. Vote!

    After the Wedding (2019)

    Original: Efter brylluppet (2006) from Denmark in Danish | Swedish | English | Hindi
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    Last Man Standing (1996)

    Original: You I'm no (1961) from Japan in Japanese

    added 10 April 2021

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    Downhill (2020)

    Original: Turist (2014) aka Force Majeure (2014) from Sweden in Swedish | Norwegian | English | French | Italian

    added 10 April 2021

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