Movie remakes generally receive two extremely contradictory responses from the audience. For some people, remakes are the destruction of their most loved stories while others seem to appreciate them. You can find short films on the Discover Film platform and device your opinion on the remakes. Generally, it is important to understand that art is subjective and so is its projection. No standard rule or judgment can be applied to it. For that reason, while some remakes are disappointing, many are exciting too. Here is a compilation of 10 best remakes of all time.
- The man how knew too much
Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense, recreated the thriller with superior effects and more experience heavyweight star cast. The film is certainly much bigger and better than the original which is evident with its significantly ambitious set-pieces. The combination of a nerve-shredding story and ultimate performances makes it a better version.
- A fistful of dollars
A fistful of dollars is a westernized remake of Clint Eastwood’s breakout movie. The film is certainly a great remake with beautiful shots taken in Spain. It has a great operatic impact, extreme close-ups, and perfect background scores keep the audience tight in their seats.
Released in 1977, it is a remake of the French film, wages of fear. Originally received a cold response due to the clash with star wars, the film has received immense love later on. Its popularity has only grown in all these years with many people deeming it better than the original. The film depicts a friendly yet nerve wrenching story with brilliant art-pieces.
- The thing
Remade of the movie the thing from another world is a rare creation that is unanimously deemed better than the original. The rawness in the cast, catastrophic picturization of extraterrestrial threats, and larger than life settings makes it much more impactful and effective.
The first scarface movie release in 1932 was way ahead of time and resulted in controversies due to brutal violence. However, the remake releases in the right era for such films, the eighties. It depicted the story of a drug-dealing rising and then falling hysterically.
- Dirty rotten scoundrels
This film is a remake of a forgotten art piece called a bedtime story from 1964. The actors have terrific chemistry as they portray con artists. The makers have matched with the urbanity really well. The movie has many hysterical scenes that convince you of its superiority over its predecessor.
- The birdcage
The film is a reminder of why comedy from yesteryears is loved even today. Mike Nicoles recreated the french-Italian film, La cage aux Folles, into an ultimate laughter ride. The actors have played the roles of gay guys with unbelievable convection and chemistry. Keeping a straight face they blow life to the film.
A remake of the Swedish thriller movie, insomnia is one of the best works of actor Robin Williams. The actor played a killer that lost the sense of time while in a mind game, makes you lose your time sense as well. Exceptional direction and powerful performance keep you on the edge of your seats giving tough competition to the original.
- Down of the dead
The film recreates the excitement of a landmark movie down of the dead. Its high-intensity action and bloodshed make it surprisingly impactful over the audience. Realistically scary set-pieces and scenes like the zombie’s birthplaces the movie in the top horror films of all time.
- A star is born
Bradley Cooper created the third version of the ‘A star is born’ in 2018. Although every generation would argue that version from their era is better, this remake takes the lead owing to its conviction and emotional influence. With the impact of the movie, you can experience the struggle of Lady Gaga’s real-life through it. The captivating songs and smoking chemistry of the leads put it ahead of its predecessors.