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Movies In Which You Liked The Remake More Than The Original

Given how generally the movie remake is not as good as (and frequently far worse than) the original, what are some movies in which you like the remake more than the original?
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Carpenter's The Thing. Sure some call it a re-imaging instead of a remake though. Either way, it is better.
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The Thing definitely
Cape Fear
Ocean's Eleven
Dawn of the Dead
The Italian Job
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Old 03-03-08, 06:05 PM
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The Thing and The Fly.
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Night of the Living Dead


The Thing


that's pretty much it
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I may be in the minority but I thought that Vanilla Sky was much better than Abre Los Ojos (Open Your Eyes). I've listed the other better remakes below.

Cape Fear (1991)/Cape Fear (1962)
Meet Joe Black (1998)/Death Takes a Holiday (1934)
The Ring (2002)/Ringu (1998)
Sabrina (1995)/Sabrina (1954)
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The Fly
The Departed
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Agreed on The Thing, The Fly, The Departed, and Cape Fear. I love Sorcerer, but Wages of Fear is so much more epic than that, but I could watch Sorcerer more often. Dawn of the Dead is the only great example of the recent horror remake boom, as it successfully combined following and contradicting the source material. And the only other movie that had me as enthralled as I was in the last half-hour was probably Aliens.

One that hasn't been mentioned yet: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).
Spoiler:
The homeless banjo player's head on his dog's body
never fails to scare me shitless.
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Dawn of the Dead
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Ocean's Eleven
Great Expectations
Hamlet
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'The Departed' was a deliberately watered down remake that doesn't hold a candle to the Hong Kong original...

'The Thing' is i guess the best example there is... that was a great film... Carpenter rose above himself with that one...
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Originally Posted by Flynn
Hamlet
Which one?
Old 03-03-08, 11:33 PM
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Lord of the Rings
The Man with One Red Shoe
The Wizard of Oz
Casino Royale
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Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet.
And I love them both:
Seven Samurai---The Magnificent Seven
Yojimbo--Last Man Standing
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The Hills Have Eyes - I tried and failed to enjoy the original, but the remake was pretty good. Now the sequel to both... ick.
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Two remakes immediately come to mind as being superior to the originals:

The Wicker Man

and Cat People (Nastassia Kinksi )
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Originally Posted by Perkinsun Dzees
Two remakes immediately come to mind as being superior to the originals:

The Wicker Man
wait, someone actually liked the piece of shit Nic Cage remake of Wicker Man. I hated it so much that, i am actually a little affraid to attempt to watch the original.
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Originally Posted by wuxiakitty
The Hills Have Eyes - I tried and failed to enjoy the original, but the remake was pretty good. Now the sequel to both... ick.

I agree and was going to list that as well. The remake was far better than the original. And I've tried to give the original a fair nonexpectation chance. It disappointed me when I first saw it as a kid. And it disappointed me again seeing it on dvd a few years ago. So I was surprised how effective and on edge the remake had me. It's one of the best U.S horror films made in the 2000s I think!
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525
wait, someone actually liked the piece of shit Nic Cage remake of Wicker Man. I hated it so much that, i am actually a little affraid to attempt to watch the original.
Maybe he's unaware that it is supposed to be a serious movie and not a comedy.
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I am going to have to agree with the Departed
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Originally Posted by cranberries fan
Yojimbo--A Fist Full Of Dollars--Last Man Standing
fixed that for you...
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Psycho (1998) comes to mind immediately.
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Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse
fixed that for you...
a personal thanks for catching that one, doc...and like everyone else, gotta throw my hat in the carpenter's The Thing ring, the 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers and on a lesser note, i found the Crispin Glover remake of Willard from a few years ago pretty entertaining.

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