Top 20 Most Successful Remakes of All Time



You might have noticed that Hollywood has recently become crazy about remakes and most of them are a complete disgrace to the original movies. However, there are some exceptionally good remakes that have been critically acclaimed and loved by audiences around the world. Filmmakers have delivered their brilliant new versions that could easily be recognized as classics in the future or have already gained a cult status.

We present the 20 best interpretations of old favorites:

1. The Thing (1982)

Grimmer than the 1951 movie, John Carpenter’s The Thing is one of the most entertaining horror movies ever made. Both movies are based on John W. Campbell, Jr.’s novella Who Goes There, but the 1982 adaptation is exciting from start to finish; Carpenter succeeded in making a brilliant paranoia inducing and spine-chilling horror classic.

The dark and sinister surroundings add up to the unimaginable horror the Antarctic researchers are faced with and Kurt Russell truly conveys the emotions of a man thrown into such a dreadful situation. Unlike other horror movies, this is a film where the group can’t bond and trust each other in order to defeat the monster – Who is the Thing?

Also, at the time The Thing was released, the special effects were ground breaking and mind-blowing, making the story itself even more horrific and suspenseful. Although viewers nowadays won’t be impressed with the special effects, the real strength of the movie lies in the isolation and distrust among the doomed crew members.

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