Has there ever been a remake that was better than the original? If so, what?

29 Answers

Relevance
  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Cleopatra - the version with Liz Taylor was the best

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 10 months ago

    Hanna the show is Better than hanna movie

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 10 months ago

    Hmmmmmmmm, better is a matter of opinion........

    But the remake of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan"........ Heaven Can Wait, with Warren Beatty was pretty good.

    Many were not even aware of the 1941 original "Here Comes Mr. Jordan". In the original, he was a boxer, who was destined to be the champ,..... not a pro football player.

    Both were excellent........so hard to say which was "better".

    • Killmouseky
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      I prefer the '41 version. It was more hopeful.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 10 months ago

    John Carpenter's The Thing.

    • Killmouseky
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      Not even close. The 1951 version was vastly superior.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    A raisin in the sun

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 10 months ago

    Usually people like the one they see first better. I've never seen any remake be even as good as the original.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • Cathy
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    I liked the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice much better than the original movie and miniseries adaptations. Keira Knightley made a good Elizabeth Bennet.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • Joel
    Lv 4
    10 months ago

    The Blob from 1988 is way better than the original

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 10 months ago

    Generally speaking, the best remakes are ones that are considered so great that the majority of people aren't even aware there was an original. For example...

    -Ocean's 11

    -Scarface (seriously, who even knows about the original)

    -The Wizard of Oz

    -True Lies (the original was French, so a bit of a cheat)

    But some of my own favorites include True Grit and 3:10 to Yuma.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 10 months ago

    Did you ever see The Maltese Falcon with Humphrey Bogart? It's one of the best films ever made, but the story was made into two films before. One had Bette Davis in it! (Satan Met a Lady). The Bogart one is much better.

    Also Cecil B. DeMille made The Ten Commandments twice, and the second one is better. He made The Buccaneer twice, but the first one is still better if you ask me.

    Also, The Birdcage (with Robin Williams) was a remake of a French film, La Cage Aux Folles. I thought the original was hilarious but the remake is better!

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.