Best and Worst Movie Remakes



The Parent Trap
In 1961, Hayley Mills played separated twins Susan and Sharon, who reunited a summer camp and hatched a plan to get their parents back together. Lindsay Lohan starred in an updated version of the family flick in 1998, though the characters were renamed Hallie and Annie.





Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory was released in 1971 and starred Gene Wilder as eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka. Director Tim Burton reimagined the film in 2005, renaming it Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It starred Johnny Depp and Freddie Highmore





King Kong
Jessica Lange made her film debut in the 1976 flick, a remake of the 1933 classic starring Fay Wray. In 2005, Naomi Watts starred in a modern-day version of the cult classic.




Freaky Friday <3
In the 1976 original, Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster played a mother-daughter duo who switch bodies. Though there have been several adaptations of the family-friendly comedy, the most notable was the 2003 version starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan.




Hairspray
In 1988, Ricki Lake played an overweight teen who dreamed of dancing on the popular Corny Collins Show. Director and choreographer Adam Shankman assembled an all-start cast for the 2007 version, led by newcomer Nikki Blonsky.



The Pink Panther
Peter Sellers played the inquisitive inspector Jacques Clouseau in the 1963 comedy. Steve Martin put his own spin on the character in 2006.




Scarface
Though Al Pacino will forever be associated with the 1983 crime film, it was actually a remake of the 1932 original starring Paul Muni and George Raft.




The Wizard of Oz
The 1939 musical starring Judy Garland continues to be an American classic, and in 1978, Motown Productions and Universal Pictures released an urbanized retelling starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross and Mabel King.




Buffy the Vampire Slayer
In 1992, Kristy Swanson played a California teen who was destined to hunt vampires. Writer-director Joss Whedon created a darker TV version of the film, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, in 1997. 




Planet of the Apes
THe 1968 sci-fi film (starring Charlton Heston) was a box office smash. While the updated version (starring Mark Wahlberg, Estella Warren and Helena Bonham Carter) had the second-highest opening weekend of 2001, it was panned by critics.



Psycho
The Alfred Hitchcock horror film (starring Janet Leigh) became a cult classic in 1960, but the 1998 version (starring Anne Heche) garnered mostly negative reviews.



The Stepford Wives
In 1975, Katharine Ross and Peter Masterson played a married couple who believed the wives in their new neighborhood may actually be robots created by their husbands. Matthew Broderick and Nicole Kidman starred in a comedic version of film in 2004.




Ocean's 11
The 1960 heist film starred Rat Packers Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Joey Bishop (plus Henry Silva, Richard Benedict, Clem Harvey, Norman Fell and Buddy Lester). The 2001 version featured an ensemble cast that included George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Elliott Gould, Andy Garcia and Julia Roberts. 




True Grit
The 1969 Western, directed by Henry Hathaway, starred John Wayne as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn. Jeff Bridges took on Wayne's role in the 2010 version, which also featured Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin.

Edit: They movies are not all separated by the good/bad category so I guess you'll just have to put your personal preference into it or whatever. 

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