It seems like almost every new movie these days is either a sequel or a remake. And while we have no problem with that per se – some of these new Marvel movies are a lot of fun – the level of creativity sometimes leaves something to be desired. Fortunately, there is no shortage of remakes that are actually better than the original.
Movies have been remade almost as long as movies have existed. Believe it or not, the first remake dates back to 1896, when pioneering French director Georges Méliès remade a one-minute film about three men playing cards – the “original” having been made by the Lumière brothers, also pioneering French filmmakers. , earlier that year.
Over the years, movies have been remade for a wide variety of reasons. In some cases, the film didn’t perform as well as expected when it was originally released, and the filmmakers believe they can fix the original film’s problems. On the other hand, if the movie did well on its initial release, the studios might believe there’s already a built-in audience of fans who will go see the new version. Some films have a timeless formula that can easily translate into modern storytelling. And then there are the films that were remade for no apparent reason — the misguided remake of 1998’s “Psycho,” for example. (These are the worst movie remakes of all time.)
To assemble a list of movie remakes better than the original that are available to stream, 24/7 Tempo has developed an index using average ratings on IMDban online movie database owned by Amazon, and a combination of Audience Scores and Tomatometer scores on rotten tomatoes, an online film and TV review aggregator, as of May 2022, weighting all ratings equally. We’ve only considered remakes with higher index scores than the original movie they’re based on and which are streaming on Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, Disney+, Tubi, Pluto TV, Plex , Amazon Freevee, Peacock, Vudu or Craquelé. Movies are ranked by total index score. (Data on streaming availability, current as of June 2022, is from the streaming guide Reelgoodand director and cast credits are from IMDb.)
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