While it's tempting to say that Hollywood shouldn't mess with a good thing, there have been plenty of remakes that proved wildly successful, delighting both critics and audiences, and making bank at the box office, like 2017's Beauty and the Beast and 2001's Ocean's Eleven. Then there are the bad movie remakes, the ones that make us want to lock up all of the classicfilms in a vault so they can never be messed with, like 2002's Swept Away and 2016's Ben-Hur. But it hardly stops there. If the following 18 movie remakes haven't been forgotten entirely, it's only because they're remembered for being total bombs. And for more cinematic disasters,These Are the Movies on Rotten Tomatoes With 0 Percent Ratings.
Swept Away (2002)
Widely considered a vanity project forMadonna,Swept Away didn't really make the pop icon look great—and that was with her husband, Guy Ritchie, directing. In fact, her performance was panned by critics, who much preferred Lina Wertmüller's original 1974 film. Even on a relatively slim budget of $10 million and with a true diva in the leading role, Swept Away was quickly, well, swept away from theaters, grossing just over $1 million worldwide.
The Mummy (2017)
Universal's original Mummy franchise from the 1930s, '40s, and '50s had already gotten a successful reboot with 1999's The Mummy (starring Brendan Fraser) and its two sequels. In 2017, however, the studio decided to dust it off for yet another remake. Sadly, even the star power of Tom Cruise—with an assist from Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll—couldn't spare them an estimated $95 million loss, and the Dark Universe was declared DOA. And for a look at movie franchises on a more temporary hiatus, here are 10 Major Movie Releases You Can't See Until 2021.
Total Recall (2012)
Paul Verhoeven's1990 Total Recall was one of the most expensive movies of its time, but the special effects have not aged particularly well. After all, technology's come a long way in the decades since, which certainly gave Len Wiseman's 2012 remake a leg-up. But even superior special effects—and Colin Farrell's commitment to his performance as Douglas Quaid—couldn't save the film from its weak script and humorless tone. So much for that proposed sequel.
Let Me In (2010)
There was no compelling reason to remake the 2008 Swedish-language horror film Let the Right One In, except to appeal to viewers who don't like subtitles. And though Matt Reeves' English-language film actually earned positive reviews for young stars Kodi Smit-McPhee and Chloë Grace Moretz, the offbeat vampire romance ultimately failed to find its audience. Earning $12.1 million domestically, Let Me In ended up being one of the lowest-grossing films from a major studio in 2010. And for better horror films to stream, check out The 18 Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now.
Famously ambitious director Timur Bekmambetov must have thought audiences were ready for the return of the classic biblical epic when he remade 1959's Ben-Hur, but he was sadly mistaken. Critics were not kind to the lengthy remake, which got knocked for its bad CGI, and the film's dreadful box-office performance was a major loss for MGM.
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
Remember Frank Coraci's 2004 remake of Around the World in 80 Days, an expensive, star-studded vehicle forJackie Chan? You'll be forgiven if it's slipped your mind. In fact, Disney would probably prefer it that way—though it is streaming on Disney+! While the film's box-office take of $72.1 million worldwide would be considered a win for some of the other movies on this list,Around the World in 80 Days cost $110 million to make.
Get Carter (2000)
Michael Caine, who starred in the 1971 Get Carter, played a different character in the Stephen Kay remake, but he probably wishes he'd avoided it altogether. The box-office flop did not get nearly the same reception as its predecessor, with critics calling it another unnecessary remake. And for a happier trip down memory lane, revisit these 40 Movies Turning 40 This Year.
Ronald Neame's 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure may not have been a classic, but it was certainly a memorable entry in the disaster movie genre—and thus, an easy contender for a modern update. However, while Wolfgang Petersen's 2006 remake did take advantage of contemporary technology, even earning an Oscar nomination for its visual effects, its lacking script ultimately made it a major flop at the box office. Though Warner Bros. sank $160 million into the remake, they only made $20.3 million in domestic sales during the film's opening weekend. Oof.
Tomb Raider (2018)
Angelina Jolie is so closely associated with the title role of Lara Croftfrom the early 2000s movies that it's hard to imagine anyone else taking it on. Nevertheless, Alicia Vikander did her best in Roar Uthaug's 2018 reboot of the franchise—and though she herself earned mostly positive reviews for her portrayal, the film as a whole fell flat. Despite a relatively disappointing box-office performance, however, Tomb Raider is getting a sequel in 2021.
The Wicker Man (2006)
Nicolas Cage, an incompetent script, and a whole lot of bees made this 2006 remake a laughable train wreck. Critics were certainly not impressed by Neil LaBute's take on the 1973 British horror film from director Robin Hardy, but no one hated it more than audiences, who gave the movie a rare F grade. With so much negative buzz surrounding it, it's no surprise that The Wicker Man flopped at the box office, not even earning enough to offset its $40 million budget. And for more films with wild endings, check out these 23 Movies With Shocking Twist Endings We're Still Not Over.
The Thing (2011)
Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.'s The Thing was meant to be a prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 film of the same name, itself a remake of the 1951 film The Thing From Another World. But really, the 2011 Thing is close enough to its predecessor in plot to have earned the remake label—if you can look past the poor quality and script, that is. Critics were mostly unkind to the updated Thing, which eventually managed to eke out just over $27 million worldwide, still less than its $38 million budget.
How do you remake an underappreciated cult classic? Well, that's up for debate, but John McTiernan's disastrous take on Rollerball is at least a strong example of what not to do. While Norman Jewison's dystopian 1975 film balanced thrills with satire and social commentary, the remake dumbed things down and made it all about the title sport. The result is a movie that has found itself on countless lists of the most expensive box-office flops of all time: Though it had a $70 million budget, Rollerball took in only $25.8 million worldwide.
The Wolfman (2010)
Years before The Mummy tanked Universal's Dark Universe, the studio tried (and failed) to remake another Universal Classic Monsters property: 1941's The Wolfman. Director Joe Johnston clearly had high ambitions, and the impressive cast—including Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, and Emily Blunt—did what they could. Nevertheless, the movie was so bad that even the head of Universal called it one of the worst films the studio ever made. And because it cost a staggering $150 million, its $140 million worldwide gross made it a rather costly flop, too.
Point Break (2015)
Though there are plenty of impressive shots in the Ericson Core Point Break remake, it lacks the charisma that made the 1991 Kathryn Bigelow film so beloved. Flashy stunts and big waves were just no match for what Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze brought to the original, as critics were eager to point out. The silver lining? Although the new Point Break was a box-office disappointment domestically, it earned enough worldwide to avoid becoming a complete financial disaster.
Conan the Barbarian (2011)
Technically speaking, Marcus Nispel's film isn't a remake so much as a new take on the character from Robert E. Howard's pulp fiction novels. But really, you can't make a Conan the Barbarian movie without drawing comparisons to the 1982 movie that helped make Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name. This Conan stars Jason Momoa, who had already made a name for himself prior to the film via Game of Thrones. However, even his star power couldn't compensate for a weak script. The film cost $90 million to make and earned only $48.8 million worldwide. Yikes.
Spike Lee's adaptation of the 2003 South Korean classic came and went with so little fanfare that it's easy to forget that it was ever in theaters. But the 2013 Oldboy did get a wide release—and while critics praised the movie for its style and performances (specifically, Josh Brolin's), they also wondered why it needed to exist at all. As for audiences, they mostly didn't see it. The film has the distinction of having one of the weakest Thanksgiving weekend openings ever.
The Stepford Wives (2004)
For the remake of this 1975 cult classic, director Frank Oz and screenwriter Paul Rudnick brought a lot of humor—or at least, they tried to. The new Stepford Wives has its moments, but without the sharp satire of the original, audiences just didn't care. Although it almost brought in the $100 million spent to make it, that still didn't account for the additional $46 million spent on promotion. It has since been disowned by Oz, who said he didn't follow his own instincts.
As much of a failure as this remake was, you can certainly give Gus Van Sant credit for his ambition. For his take on the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock classic, the director decided to do a shot-for-shot remake, recreating the vast majority of the original Psycho with only slight tweaks. The changes he did make were not well received, and both critics and audiences were baffled by the whole experiment. Why watch a bland carbon copy when you could just rewatch the real thing? Van Sant claims producers broke even, but the box-office numbers suggest otherwise.
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- #8. Swept Away (2002) 5% 28% #8.
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- 8/9 Seven Samurai.
- 7/9 Jane Eyre.
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- 5/9 A Christmas Carol.
- 4/9 Annie.
- 3/9 Batman.
- 2/9 King Kong.
- 1/9 Les Misérables.
When it comes to remake movies nobody can beat Kannnada actor Ravichandran. He belongs to his own league and there is nobody who can match him. Not just 1 or 2 he ended up doing 56 remakes till date😳😳.Is Disney removing all remakes? ›
Now, thanks to the “Mousekeeping staff” at The Walt Disney Company offices in Burbank, California, the company has announced the end of all Disney remakes, effective May 1.What movie has been remade 4 times? ›
"The Great Gatsby" was remade four times.
The first "Great Gatsby" movie, based on the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, premiered in 1926.
1. 'the Godfather' (1972) Don't get us wrong, Mario Puzo's 1969 novel is wonderful. It's just that Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 film adaptation is a damn masterpiece.What movie has the most sequels and remakes? ›
Godzilla: 28+ Movies 1954 -What movies can never be remade? ›
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The research, using more than 100 years' worth of data, found that the most remade movie of the past century is Scrooge, the Christmas film based on Charles Dickens's famous classic A Christmas Carol. Turned into a film in 1935, the story has since been retold six times.
1. Une partie de cartes (1896), Remake of Partie d'écarté (1896) The Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, were among the first filmmakers in history.What is the most rebooted franchise? ›
- 1 of 20. 'Star Wars' 20th Century Fox. ...
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- 3 of 20. James Bond. MGM. ...
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- 6 of 20. 'Halloween' Compass International Pictures. ...
- 7 of 20. 'Home Alone' 20th Century Fox. ...
- 8 of 20. Spider-Man. Sony.
What Does Soft Reboot Mean? A soft reboot is an action that uses a software to restart a computer without removing the computer's power. Also known as a soft boot.What reboots have been successful? ›
- Battlestar Galactica. Status: Reboot. Original Series: ABC, 1978-79. ...
- Doctor Who. Status: Revival. Original Series: BBC One, 1963-89. ...
- Twin Peaks: The Return. Status: Revival. Original Series: ABC, 1990-91. ...
- Veronica Mars. Status: Revival.
The first – and only – remake to win Best Picture is The Departed (USA, 2006), Martin Scorsese's (USA) remake of Infernal Affairs (Hong Kong, 2002).Which actor has more fans all over the world? ›
On July 3, 1962, he was born in Syracuse, New York, United States. His story is a little bit different from the other actors in he world.
No other actor in any industry would have played the variety of characters like Mohanlal did in Malayalam. He proved that all the characters come naturally to him, be it a romantic hero, action hero, character role, comedy, you name it and Mohanlal has done it all.Why was Moana removed from Disney+? ›
A number of Walt Disney Animation and Pixar films are apparently deemed unsuitable for a Disney+ Kids Profile. These movies include the likes of Moana, Cars 3, Onward and even the original Fantasia. There doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason to the decisions.What is the next Disney remake? ›
The next Disney live-action remake to hit cinemas will be The Little Mermaid in May 2023. Halle Bailey will take on the role of Ariel, with Melissa McCarthy transforming into villain Ursula and Javier Bardem as King Triton.Will there be a frozen 3? ›
Frozen 3 has yet to be confirmed by Disney, despite the record-breaking success of the sequel that saw it become the highest-grossing animated movie ever. "I can unofficially claim with no backing that there will be a Frozen 4 and 5.
The owner of the rights to the original film may hold such motion picture and television rights to make a remake of the original film or such rights may have reverted to the original rights holder of the underlying work under the terms of the agreement between the original holder of the motion picture and television ...What movie can you rewatch over and over again? ›
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- 8/10 The Notebook.
- 7/10 Eyes Wide Shut.
- 6/10 Fargo.
- 5/10 The Godfather.
- 4/10 Se7en.
- 3/10 Psycho.
- 2/10 Titanic.
- 1/10 The Shawshank Redemption.
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- The Godfather Part II (1974)
- Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
- The Dark Knight (2008)
- The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
- Aliens (1986)
- Toy Story 2 (1999)
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Guinness World Records says the longest film ever made is "The Cure for Insomnia" released in 1987. The 85-hour experimental film was directed by John Henry Timmis IV.What book has been made into a film the most? ›
- Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000) R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller. ...
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- Oliver & Company (1988)
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia is far and wide the most 'jumpy' horror movie ever made with 32 jump scares to enjoy throughout the film. Set in 1993.Will Titanic ever be remade? ›
A remastered version will be available in cinemas in 3D 4K HDR and high-frame rate, with Disney releasing internationally beginning February 10, 2023, Deadline has confirmed. Paramount has domestic rights and is expected to also set its date in the coming days.
Jaws doesn't have a reboot because of Steven Spielberg
To put it briefly, he's not interested. During the Netflix-Amblin negotiations, Universal reportedly asked Spielberg to produce, but not direct a remake. Spielberg said "No," but this has been his position for quite some time.
The Wizard of Oz is a “classic” and the most viewed film of all time. Attempts to remake “classics” are most often notorious failures. Although there have been other attempts to tell the story of Oz in many other ways, no other version comes close to the great affection and awareness the world has for the 1939 classic.Has a remake ever won an Oscar? ›
Yes. “Ben-Hur” (1959) was a remake of a 1925 film.Have they ever remade It's a Wonderful Life? ›
The original film soon became one of an unwritten list of movies that most people would think would never - or, should never be remade. And, indeed, no one to date has tried to remake "It's a Wonderful Life." It remains a holiday favorite movie shown over and over at year's end on television.What is the first horror movie remake? ›
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Laced with paranoia and tension, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is the first "modern" horror remake to possibly out-do its predecessor; in fact, its shocking finale remains one of the most iconic and effective endings in horror movie history.
HIT: The First Case is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language action suspense-thriller film written and directed by Sailesh Kolanu, being a remake of his 2020 Telugu film of the same name. The film is produced by Dil Raju Production and T-Series. It stars Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra. It was released on 15 July 2022.What was the first real movie? ›
Roundhay Garden Scene (1888)
The world's earliest surviving motion-picture film, showing actual consecutive action is called Roundhay Garden Scene. It's a short film directed by French inventor Louis Le Prince. While it's just 2.11 seconds long, it is technically a movie.
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- 5/10 Godzilla Is The Longest-Running Movie Franchise.
- 4/10 Harry Potter Connected With An Entire Generation.
- 3/10 Batman Has A Long History With Cinema.
- 2/10 Star Wars Changed Movie Franchises Forever.
- 1/10 The Marvel Cinematic Universe Reigns Supreme.
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A hard reboot is primarily done when a computer system freezes up and won't respond to any keystroke or instructions from the user. Generally, a hard reboot is done manually by pressing the power button until it shuts down and pressing it again to reboot.What is reboot brain? ›
The plasticity part actually means we can change those neural paths. All it takes is repetition for the new neural pathways to get reinforced. In other words, we have the ability to “reboot” our brains and make new neural pathways. Let's explore some techniques to empower your brain to reset itself.What is the difference between a reboot and a remake? ›
Reboot: A new direction taken on by a pre-established story or character. Remake: A retelling of a story audiences have seen before, but typically with a difference.What is the most successful movie remake? ›
- Some Like It Hot (1959) Passed | 121 min | Comedy, Music, Romance. ...
- The Maltese Falcon (1941) Passed | 100 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery. ...
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- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
You'll neither gain nor lose LP/BE/XP, and you won't see a win or loss on your record—only the inactive players (and Diamond IV and above players in their premade) are punished.Is the Suspiria remake better than the original? ›
Remake: The Story
The original Suspiria stands out more for its visually stunning aesthetics than the story, which is rather straightforward and nothing particularly new. The remake, however, makes many changes to the story that make for a much more interesting watch.
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl feel slightly more difficult than other recent Pokémon games as a result, as the remakes seem at least somewhat (if not entirely) rebalanced around the addition of the controversial Experience Share mechanic that gives your entire party experience from battles rather than just battle ...What is the best live-action remake? ›
- 8/10 Alice In Wonderland (2010)
- 7/10 The Lion King (2019)
- 6/10 Aladdin (2019)
- 5/10 Lady And The Tramp (2019)
- 4/10 Beauty And The Beast (2017)
- 3/10 Mulan (2020)
- 2/10 Cinderella (2015)
- 1/10 The Jungle Book (2016)
Remaking Disney classics is an easy way for the company to print money at the box office. They're four-quadrant films, meaning they're films that appeal to men and women below and above 25.
“The Jungle Book” (1994)
Technically speaking, the 1994 film is the first live-action Disney remake; though “Alice in Wonderland” kicked off the more recent stint of IP recycling in 2010.
FF quite literally means 'forfeit' in League of Legends and if you've been on the bad side of a few clobberings you might have seen other players typing 'ff' as they want you to surrender and cut the match short, most likely because you're as good as defeated.Do dodges count as losses? ›
Dodging in any promotional series will count as a loss.
If a player dodges in a normal game and then dodges in a ranked game, the penalty for the ranked dodge will be the same as if there were two dodges.
The remake button is different from surrendering as you do not lose any MMR. If you find yourself in a 4v5 situation in the first round of a match: Type “/remake” in the in-game chat menu.What is the most successful trilogy of all time? ›
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy - $2.99 Billion
When it comes to movie trilogies, most of them, even the great ones, find it hard to stick the landing, whether it's The Godfather Part III or Spider-Man 3.
In my opinion, the new Pennywise is a lot scarier. There are major music differences between the two films as well. The old version specifically use music so it is easy to predict when something will jump out on the screen. It is meant to make the moment suspenseful, but it comes off as cheesy.Why is Suspiria 1977 so good? ›
Suspiria is the most beautiful horror film ever made. Every single frame of this film is expertly lit and colorful. With this technique Argento manages to create an almost unbearable amount of tension and the extremely brutal and bloody murder sequences look so good one can only admire their beauty.Will Pokémon Platinum be remade? ›
Unfortunately, the answer is no. No Platinum content can be found in the Gen IV remakes. Changes to the structure of Gyms in Eterna City, Hearthome City, and Veilstone City aren't being carried over to the remakes.Which game is better diamond pearl or Platinum? ›
In fact, many would consider Pokemon Platinum to be the superior title due to it combining aspects of both Diamond and Pearl as well as fixing known issues from these initial games.