Battle of the Movies-Originals vs Remakes.

Recently my favorite mother-in-law was visiting. During her stay the conversation turned to hub pages. She offered the suggestion of comparing original movies with their remakes as a possible hub subject. After taking that suggestion in, I thought two things, (1) hey that is a great idea and (2) why had I not thought of it. So I want to thank my mother-in-law for the great idea.

This first hub, will look at some of the movies that have been remade two or more times. The winner will be based on the movie with the highest Movie Score. Movie Score looks at three main categories....(1) how the movie performed at the box office (2) how critics and audiences received the movie and (3) award recognition via Oscars and Golden Globes. Movie Score then puts all this information together in a math equation and comes up with a score....the higher the score the better the movie...perfect score is 100.

Movie Score Winner: 1935's Mutiny on the Bounty(Movie Score 94.10).

#1 The Mutiny on the Bounty movies:

The true story of a 1787 breadfruit expedition aboard the HMS Bounty has always fascinated people. The story of the mutiny has been adapted numerous times to the page, the screen, and the stage. Poems first started appearing in 1810, while the first books started appearing in 1831. Over the years there have been five Mutiny on the Bounty movies. The first one was a silent film back in 1916. The second one was Errol Flynn's first movie. The third one(Gable) won the Oscar for Best Picture. The fourth one(Brando) cost so much it was considered a bomb even after a decent box office run. The fifth one(Gibson) is considered the most accurate one. It has been 27 years since the last Bounty movie...it is time for a new one.

The Mutiny on the Bounty movies by category.

Movie Year
2011 Inflated Box Office Dollars
Critics Audience Score
Oscar Noms / Oscar Wins
Movie Score
Stars
In the Wake of the Bounty (1933)
30.20 million
55%
00 / 00
22.49
Errol Flynn
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
208.30 million
86%
08 / 01
94.10
Clark Gable/Charles Laughton
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
228.20 million
71%
07 / 00
79.23
Marlon Brando/Trevor Howard
The Bounty (1984)
20.70 million
75%
00 / 00
29.56
Mel Gibson/ Anthony Hopkins

Movie Score Winner: 1933's King Kong (Movie Score 69.58)

#2 The King Kong movies:

King Kong is a fictional monster resembling a gorilla that has appeared in several movies since 1933. These include the groundbreaking 1933 movie, the film remakes of 1976(Jeff Bridges) and 2005(Peter Jackson), as well as various sequels of the first two films. The sequels are generally considered to be pretty bad movies and not worth watching. Check out fellow hubber Steve Lensman's awesome King Kong hub for lots of great details on the 1933 version.

The King Kong movies by category.

Movie Year
2011 Inflated Box Office(millions)
Critics Audience Score
Oscar noms / Oscar wins
Movie Score
Stars
King Kong (1933)
304.50 million
85%
00 / 00
69.58
Fay Wray/Bruce Cabot
King Kong (1976)
196.40 million
52%
02 / 00
57.68
Jeff Bridges/Jessica Lange
King Kong (2005)
271.10 million
72%
04 / 03
68.20
Naomi Watts/Jack Black

Movie Score Winner: 1954's A Star Is Born (Movie Score 71.52)

#3 The A Star Is Born Movies:

The first A Star is Born movie came out in 1937. The movie was written by William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell. The first remake was in 1954 and starred Judy Garland and James Mason. In 1976, Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson took over the roles. In 2012, Clint Eastwood will be bring his version to the screen, the latest movie will star Beyonce Knowles.

The A Star is Born by category.

Movie Year
2011 Inflated Box Office(millions)
Critics Audience Score
Oscar noms / Oscar wins
Movie Score
Stars
A Star Is Born (1937)
73.90 million
81%
07 / 01
59.13
Janet Gaynor/Frederic March
A Star Is Born (1954)
232.10 million
84%
06 / 00
71.52
Judy Garland/James Mason
A Star Is Born (1976)
304.50 million
53%
04 / 01
64.45
Barbra Streisand/Kris Kristofferson

Movie Score Winner: 1940's His Girl Friday(Movie Score 56.47)

#4 The Front Page Movies:

The Front Page was first produced in 1928 as a Broadway play and was written by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. The Front Page has been adapted to film four times. The main character is called Hildy Johnson. In the 1931 and 1974 versions, Hildy was played by male actors(Pat O'Brien and Jack Lemmon). In the 1941(His Girl Friday) and 1988(Switching Channels) versions, Hildy was played by female actresses(Rosalind Russell & Kathleen Turner).

The Front Page Movies By Category.

Movie Year
2011 Inflated Box Office(millions)
Critics Audience Score
Oscar Noms / Oscar Wins
Movie Score
Stars
The Front Page (1931)
50.10 million
80%
03 / 00
51.82
Pat O'Brien
His Girl Friday (1941)
144.70 million
79%
00 / 00
56.47
Cary Grant/Rosalind Russell
The Front Page (1974)
73.90 million
69%
00 / 00
38.93
Jack Lemmon/Walter Matthau
Switching Channels (1988)
17.50 million
57%
00 / 00
23.45
Burt Reynolds/Kathleen Turner

Stallone as the new Carter, Caine as the old Carter, who was the better Carter?

#5 Sir Michael Caine Remakes:

Michael Caine is one of my favorite actors out there. There have already been 4 of his movies already remade....they are Alfie, Sleuth, The Italian Job and Get Carter. Caine's 1966 movie Gambit is currently being remade with Colin Firth taking over the Caine role. Other possible Caine movies that could be remade via Hollywood rumors....The Ipcress File, The Man Who Would Be King and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels(which is actually a remake of Brando's Bedtime Stories). The following table will list the original and the remake....the better movie will be highlighted.

Michael Caine Movies-Originals and Remakes.

Movie Year
2011 Inflated Box Office(millions)
Critics Audience Score
Oscar noms / Oscar wins
Movie Score
Stars
Get Carter (1971)
13.50 million
83%
00 / 00
31.63
Michael Caine
Get Carter (2000)
22.30 million
30%
00 / 00
16.18
Sylvester Stallone/Michael Caine
Alfie (1966)
135.20 million
79%
05 / 00
71.81
Michael Caine
Alfie (2004)
17.50 million
55%
00 / 00
14.18
Jude Law
Sleuth (1972)
58.00 million
89%
04 / 00
47.65
Laurence Olivier/Michael Caine
Sleuth (2007)
00.01 million
51%
00 / 00
16.78
Michael Caine/Jude Law
The Italian Job (1969)
12.70 million
80%
00 / 00
30.42
Michael Caine
The Italian Job (2003)
139.90 million
71%
00 / 00
53.18
Mark Walhberg/Edward Norton

Charlton Heston's 1959 Ben-Hur vs Roman Navarro's 1925 Ben-Hur.

Source

There are hundreds of movies that have been remade. This hub only looks at a fraction of those movies. The following table lists some of my favorite originals/remakes. The highlighted movie is the one with the better Movie Score.


If you have a movie that you would like to be added to the list, just make the suggestion in the comment box, and I will include the movie in the last table.

Movie Year
2011 Inflated Box Office (millions)
Critics Audience Score
Oscar noms / Oscar wins
Movie Score
Stars
Ben-Hur (1925)
400.70 million
81%
Oscars Not Yet Born
91.13
Ramon Navarro
Ben-Hur (1959)
801.20 million
87%
12/ 11
95.28
Charlton Heston
Ocean's Eleven (1960)
143.10 million
65%
00 / 00
51.02
Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
258.40 million
79%
00 / 00
68.68
George Clooney/Brad Pitt
True Grit (1969)
175.70 million
81%
02 / 01
65.81
John Wayne
True Grit (2010)
171.05 million
88%
10 / 00
69.08
Jeff Bridges/Matt Damon
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
83.50 million
71%
02 / 01
43.63
Steve McQueen/Faye Dunaway
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
108.90 million
67%
00 / 00
45.23
Pierce Brosnan
Movie Year
2011 Inflated Box Office (millions)
Critics Audience Score
Oscar noms / Oscar wins
Movie Score
Stars
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
141.50 million
78%
05 / 01
68.72
Cary Grant
The Preacher's Wife (1996)
86.70 million
57%
01 / 00
36.85
Denzel Washington
Planet of the Apes (1968)
198.00 million
85%
02 / 00
70.38
Charlton Heston
Planet of the Apes (2001)
253.60 million
50%
00 / 00
57.50
Mark Wahlberg
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
432.50 million
75%
08 / 01
72.75
Gene Hackman
Poseidon (2006)
73.10 million
44%
01 / 00
32.86
Kurt Russell

Dudley Moore's Arthur crushes Russell Brand's Arthur.

Source

Suggested movies via the comment box ...Part 1.

Movie Year
2011 Inflated Box Office
Critics Audience Score
Oscar noms / Oscar wins
Movie Score
Stars
1 Arthur (1981)
272.70 million
79%
04 / 02
67.85
Dudley Moore
1 Arthur (2011)
32.95 million
38%
00 / 00
20.25
Russell Brand
2 Halloween (1978)
159.80 million
86%
00 / 00
62.06
Directed by John Carpenter
2 Halloween (2007)
67.60 million
42%
00 / 00
28.22
Directed by Rob Zombie
3 The Island of Lost Souls (1932)Dr. Moreau
43.70 million
79%
00 / 00
32.54
Charles Laughton/Bela Lugosi
3 The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
31.00 million
52%
00 / 00
24.40
Burt Lancaster
3 The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
50.10 million
30%
00 / 00
24.20
Marlon Brando/Val Kilmer
4 The Last Man on Earth (1964)R. Matheson novel
17.50 million
71%
00 / 00
28.35
Vincent Price
4The Omega Man (1971)R. Matheson novel
42.10 million
63%
00 / 00
30.30
Charlton Heston
4 I Am Legend (2007)R. Matheson novel
296.50 million
70%
00 / 00
64.67
Will Smith

1961's Yojimbo....this original movie has been remade many times.

Suggested movies via the comment box ...Part 2.

Movie Year
2011 Inflated Box Office (millions)
Critics Audience Score
Oscar noms / Oscar wins
Movie Score
Stars
1 Yojimbo (1961)Kurosawa Story
32.70 million
91%
01 / 00
38.79
Toshiro Mifune
1 A Fistful of Dollars (1964)Kurosawa Story
69.20 million
88%
00 / 00
44.76
Clint Eastwood
1 Last Man Standing (1996)Kurosawa Story
32.60 million
49%
00 / 00
25.58
Bruce Willis
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
125.60 million
87%
04 / 03
66.17
Edmund Gwenn/Natalie Wood
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
33.40 million
60%
00 / 00
27.68
Richard Attenborough
The Parent Trap (1961)
267.90 million
79%
02 / 00
74.50
Hayley Mills/Maureen O'Hara
The Parent Trap (1998)
112.10 million
74%
00 / 00
52.17
Lindsey Lohan/Dennis Quaid
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
58.00 million
86%
00 / 00
38.55
Glenn Ford/Van Heflin
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
62.00 million
84%
02 / 00
47.38
Christian Bale/Russell Crowe

1986's Manhunter starring Tom Noonan was the first Hannibal the Cannibal movie.

Suggested movies via the comment box ...Part 3.

Movie Year
2011 Inflated Box Office (millions)
Critics Audiences Score
Oscar noms / Oscar wins
Movie Score
Stars
1 Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
10.30 million
85%
00 / 00
29.01
Walter Matthau/Robert Shaw
1 Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 (2009)
70.00 million
58%
00 / 00
34.95
Denzel Washington/John Travolta
2 Manhunter (1986) T. Harris Novel
18.30 million
83%
00 / 00
32.71
William L. Peterson
2 Red Dragon (2002) T. Harris Novel
128.00 million
71%
00 / 00
52.40
Anthony Hopkins
3 Babes in Toyland (1934)
83.50 million
80%
00 / 00
44.70
Laurel and Hardy
3 Babes in Toyland (1961)
108.90 million
49%
02 / 00
42.63
Annette Funicello
4 The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
55.60 million
64%
00 / 00
33.52
Jessica Stroup
4 The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
50.10 million
57%
00 / 00
29.97
Kathlenn Quinlan

One Psycho is a classic while one Psycho should never have been made.

Suggested movies via the comment box ...Part 4.

Movie Year
2011 Inflated Box Office (millions)
Critics Audiences Score
Oscar noms. / Oscar wins
Movie Score
Stars
Psycho (1960)
368.90 million
92%
04 / 00
74.60
Anthony Perkins/Hichcock directed
Psycho (1998)
36.60 million
41%
00 / 00
21.50
Vince Vaughn
War of the Worlds (1953)
58.00 million
78%
03 / 01
41.70
Gene Barry
War of the Worlds (2005)
291.00 million
71%
03 / 00
66.09
Tom Cruise/Speilberg directed
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
60.40 million
85%
00 / 00
41.42
Johnny Depp
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
62.80 million
32%
00 / 00
23.76
Jackie Earle Haley
Seven Samurai (1954)Kurosawa story
24.60 million
93%
02 / 00
38.67
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Magnificent Seven (1960)Kurosawa story
54.90 million
85%
01 / 00
41.45
Steve McQueen
Battle Beyond the Stars(1980)Kurosawa story
33.40 million
42%
00 / 00
21.38
Richard Thomas

Suggested movies via the comment box ...Part 5.

Movie Year
2011 Inflated Box Office (millions)
Critics Audience Score
Nom / Wins
Movie Score
Stars
Charade (1963)
133.60 million
84%
01 / 00
56.54
Cary Grant / Audrey Hepburn
The Truth About Charlie (2002)
7.20 million
40%
00 / 00
15.44
Mark Wahlberg / Tim Robbins
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Remakes of iconic movies ok with me,I'm not so nostalgic that I don't like to see an oldie reworked using new cinematic techniques and technology,I like that stuff as much as direction and acting.;)


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

with the exception of Bogart's version of The Maltese Falcon, where the earlier versions were bad, I prefer the original movie, especially when the original is a 4 or 5 dstar film. There is no need to remake a 5 star film. I think it's a horrible idea to try to improve on great iconic movies. There are several Hitchcock films scheduled to be remade. not only is this uneccessary, it's annoying. I will not be watching any of them regardless of the stars or directors.


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KellyE1967 5 years ago

Nice hub as always, I can give you some suggestions for your hub, how about the I Am Legend movies, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Arthur, Halloween. Looking at the results of the ones you did, it looks like 50 50 which is better, although most of the new Caine ones did horrible, with the exception of the new Italian Job. Voted up.


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Steve Lensman 5 years ago from London, England

An interesting hub Cogerson. I have nothing against remakes, my favourite movie - Ben-Hur - is a remake. :)

I'm gobsmacked that Ben-Hur grossed nearly a billion dollars on your adjusted box office list, is that only North American box office or worldwide? Wow!

They keep remaking Michael Caine films, why? And they keep remaking John Carpenter films too, The Thing prequel is out in a few months.

My favourite Bounty film is the Brando version, lush colour and scenery, epic scale only spoilt by a death scene at the end which goes on seemingly forever.

I've never seen the Streisand Star is Born I've never been a fan but I do love the Judy Garland / James Mason classic.

Loved the visual effects in the new Kong but the first Kong remains my favourote.

Excellent work Cogerson and thanks for the link.

This hub deserves a sequel. :)

Voted Up and Useful.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey mentalist acer....thanks for the comments....I agree I like movies that get redone....sometimes they are better and sometimes they are worse.....I know based on some of the upcoming remakes...Hollywood is not going to stop making them.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey Flora....I did not know they were remaking any Hitchcock movies....what movies are they redoing?....the new Psychos were horrible....I hope they stay away from North by Northwest.....thanks for the comments.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey Kelly I almost added Halloween to the list, I forgot all about Omega Man/I Am Legend.....and I will get Arthur and The Island of Dr. Moreau on the second list...thanks for stopping by and the comments.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey Steve....that is the number I come up with for domestic only gross....Ben-Hur was the 4th biggest hit of the 1950s, with rentals of 36,992,000....which translates to 76,543,231 gross in 1959....box office mojo has it at 74,000,000 million and a 770 million gross with inflation(13th best) ....but I do not think they use average ticket prices . Usually my calculation comes up shorter than their final number.

As for the Caine movies, I think most are movies that got a limited release in the States and have gained a cult following over the years.....the latest Gambit has the Coen brothers working on the film.

My favorite Bounty movie is the The Bounty with Gibson and Hopkins...I wonder who well play the next team....how about Shia LeBeouf as Fletcher and Nicolas Cage as Bligh.

Thanks for the comments.


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PETER LUMETTA 5 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

The only thing more fun than working with gems is watching movies, I love it. Peter


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Thanks for reading my hub and commenting....if you like movies...then my hubs are good place to stop....almost all the hubs are movie related...usually the statistical breakdown of an entire actor's career.....hope you enjoy them.....and I take requests for hub subjects.


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

There are plans in place to remake two Grant-Hitchcock movies:

Suspicion-this has been considered for a while now,

and

To Catch a Thief-how does anyone think another couple will match Cary and Grace?

I really don't understand.

If a movie is so-so, go ahead. But if the movie's great, why?


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Stevennix2001 5 years ago

Once again, you really outdone yourself here. I was amazed to see how many remakes out did some of the originals, as I thought it was a lot rarer than what was presented here. Although you'll probably have to add the new planet of the apes movie onto this list too. Are reboots being considered remakes according this hub? Or is that a different issue altogether?

Although I don't often put reboots in the same class as remakes, but I was just curious if those were going to be counted too in this hub or not.

Also, I was going to suggest that you can probably put in "Yojimbo" into this hub, as that movie was remade twice. It was a old film by Akira Kurasawa back in 1961. It was remade as one of the first spaghetti westerns in "A Fist Full of Dollars" starring Clint Eastwood in 1964 over in the USA. Then years later is was remade again in 1996 as "The Last Man Standing" starring Bruce Willis, as he's caught in a war between two mafia families. Although each film was put into a different genre, you can still tell that "A Fistful of Dollars" and "The Last Man Standing" follow the exact same premise and story line "Yojimbo" followed. As all three films essentially depict a story of a lone warrior coming out of nowhere, and becomes a mercenary for hire. Both rival gangs in each film want to hire the warrior, but the warrior plays both sides into killing each other. Eventually a specialist gets called in take out the warrior, but the warrior is ready to take on the specialist. Sorry, I don't mean to ramble like that, but you get the idea. lol. Anyways, I hope that helps. :) Thanks again for writing this, as I'll definitely have to bookmark this hub. Keep up the good work!


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hinton1966 5 years ago

Interesting hub, I would have never thought the A Star Is Born movies would have been so successful at the box office. I have some suggestions, Taking of Pelham 123, 3:10 to Yuma, Manhunter/RedDragon. Voted up and useful.


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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

What a great idea! I like the way your mother in law thinks!!

Some remakes are better then others. I'm looking forward to the Footloose remake...gotta cut loose!!! Excellent hub!! Way UP!!


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Radioguy 5 years ago from Maine

This is a fine hub--and it's a great idea for a hub. I prefer the original--always.


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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

Great idea for a hub. I was just thinking that I hated all remakes when I hit on the remake of True Grit. Now that was one excellent remake! Voted up for being very original and entertaining!


mimic 5 years ago

you have done an outstanding job. you missed two of my favorite christmas movies, "Miracle on 34th street" with Natalie Wood and the more recent one. also "March of the Wooden Soldiers" with Laurel and Hardy (a classic melodrama) and "babes in Toyland" with Annette Funicello by Walt Disney (a real bomb). "The Parent Trap" Walt Disney with Haley Mills and the newer one with Lindsey Lohan. i actually liked both of these movies.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey Flora....thanks for the information....I do not have an issue with Suspicion being remade....I assume this time the husband will be the killer, which is what Hitchcock wanted his version to be......as for another To Catch A Thief....I feel sorry for the actors that have to replace Grant and Kelly...talk about a losing fight.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey Stevennix2001....I do not think reboots are the same as remakes....so movies like Star Trek would not make this particular hub. I think the rule of thumb would be....do the movies tell the same story. For the new Planet of the Apes...it might be a remake of one of the other Planet of the Apes...like Conquest of the Planet Apes.

I have added Yojimbo....it was hard finding box office information....I could only find one source...and it only includes USA grosses.....I know it was a monster hit throughout the world....but the way I have my scoring system set up....international grosses were not considered....so I think its final score is low....but its critic audience score is awesome...thanks for the comments and suggestion.


ruffridyer 5 years ago from Dayton, ohio

The hills have eyes remake was scaryer and more violent but not better. The more I Am Legend gets remade the further is goes from the original story.

Manhunter was much better than Red Dragon. I usally prefer the original movie, but not always.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey hinton1966, thanks for stopping by....I have added your three suggestions to the hub....Red Dragon took down Manhunter, the new 3:10 to Yuma won over the older one...and as well as the new Taking of Pelham 1,2,3 ...thanks for the comments


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey Sunshine625, thanks for stopping by, you are correct the new Footloose is coming soon, I just watched a trailer of that movie the other day, it is hard to believe it has been over 25 years since the first one. I am sure my mother in law appreciates your kind words....thanks for the comment.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey Radioguy....I am glad you liked the hub idea, when my mother in law suggested this subject I was not really aware that there were so many movie remakes....enough information for a book versus one tiny hub...thanks for your comments, they are greatly appreciated.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey Dolores, I was pleasantly surprised about the new True Grit, I thought Jeff Bridges was awesome in the John Wayne role, and the girl was much better than the original girl. I appreciate you reading my hub, thanks for stopping by.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey mimic....I have added two of your suggestions....34th Street and Parent Trap.....I am researching the Laurel and Hardy movie....and will get that one up as soon as I find all the relative information that is needed....thanks for the compliment....and be looking for the Babes in Toyland comparison.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey ruffridyer, I will include The Hills Have Eyes very soon. I agree that Manhunter is much better than Red Dragon, but Red Dragon did awesome at the box office while Manhunter never took off....thus the scoreboard gives the edge to Red Dragon....I do not always agree with my scoring system. I am sure after the success of I Am Legend...there will be another version coming out real soon..thanks for the comments.


BERN1960 5 years ago

HELLO - A STAR IS BORN WITH JAMES MASON AND JUDY GARLAND WAS A GREAT MOVIE - THE BEST OF THEM. THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING MIGHT BE INTERESTING TO SEE THEM DO OVER BUT THE ORIGINAL WAS A GREAT MOVIE WITH MICHAEL CAINE AND SEAN CONNERY. GOOD IDEA MOTHER-IN-LAW...


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Stevennix2001 5 years ago

That's cool. I'm glad I could help, and thanks for adding the films that I suggested. you can probably add the nightmare on elm street and halloween movies. I know those have been remade recently too. Plus, there's the "War of the Worlds" films that you can also add to your hub. Plus, I think psycho was also remade. although the remake didn't do as well.


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optimus grimlock 5 years ago

I just watched the new true grit! bridges......eh, the girl was much better and tough she gets an A, Damon way better then campbell. So take the new girl,damon, and wayne and you got an awesome western for the ages!!! The Italin job was better with wahlberg. I also think this new planet of the apes will be 10x better then the rest!!!


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Stevennix2001 5 years ago

By the way, do you take requests from your followers? If so, then can you make another list of alien movies and slasher film franchises too? I would be interested to see what would end up at the number one of those lists.


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Steve Lensman 5 years ago from London, England

Hey Conanson, you've got Yo Jimbo! on there but no sign of Kurosawa's masterpiece Seven Samurai (1954), which was remade as a very popular western starring Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen, any guesses? :)

Seven Samurai was also loosely remade as Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) and Pixars A Bug's Life (1998).

Oh and you can include classic comedy The Three Amigos (1986) in there too. :)


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

BERN1960 thanks for the comments, as for Star Is Born I agree the Judy Garland version is the best one, the Barbara Streisand one was very popular but not have a lasting effect. I think The Man Who Would Be King would make another great movie, the key would be would play the two leads.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey Stevennix2001....Halloween movies are listed on the first suggested table.....I will add Nightmare on Elm Street, Psycho and War of the Worlds shortly.

As for requests, absolutely, I think my last 30 hubs have been suggestions.....I quick look at Box Office Mojo....they have 90 slasher movies listed and 27 alien invasion movies listed....which makes doing a hub much easier when you have a list to start with....so be on the look out for one of them.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

optimus grimlock....I agree 100% about your comments on True Grit, I do not think I have talked to anybody that does not think the new True Grit is not an amazing movie....I fond it very interesting that the box office dollars finished so closely....175 million to 171 million. I am not so sure about the new Planet of the Apes, although it has to be better than Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes....thanks for reading my hub it is greatly appreciated.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey Steve Lensman....let me guess would the movie be The Magnificent Seven?....I will add those movies to the list...I remember watching Battle Beyond the Stars on cable years ago about 100 times at least...thanks for the suggestion.


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Stevennix2001 5 years ago

Oh okay. Sorry, I must've overlooked that one by mistake. It's good to still see that the original "Halloween" still outranks the remake. And thanks for taking my requests, I'll definitely look forward to reading your hubs on those movies soon. Another request I would like to ask if you can write a hub about sports movies. I don't know if you've already done one yet, or not. However, I'd love to see which sports movies end up at the top of the list, as well as the bottom.


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YankeesRule 5 years ago

Nice hub, I most be in the minority, I like when they redo movies, usually the update is better. Interesting information, I did not even know that 310 to yuma was a remake. Voted up and useful.


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ShaunBroncoMan 5 years ago

I see lots of movies that have been remade, I was just reading your Quaid hub and it has The Alamo, Yours Mine and Ours, Parent Trap and Flight of the Phoneix. Quaid lately has been more of a tabloid persona than an actor, The Crowe/Ryan relationship, his twins getting sick, and now his brother losing his mind. Voted up.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey Stevennix2011....I am currently working on a Charlton Heston one...after that I will either do the slasher one, aliens or sports....so I would think in about 5 to 7 days and I will get it published.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey Yankees Rule....it is ok to be in the minority....some of the newer movies are better....but I think Michael Caine says it best..."If you are going to remake a movie...remake one that was a flop...that way you know it will be better". Glad I go inform you about 3:10 to Yuma thanks for stopping by.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey Shaun you are correct Quaid has done many sequels...I will add them to this hub shortly....Quaid has been in the tabloids before....but his twins are healthy and his brother is back making movies....as for Meg Ryan her career has never been the same. Thanks for the comments.


Thomas 5 years ago

Very nicely done, lots more you have not included, Ten Commandments jumps to mind. Good job mate.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey Thomas The Ten Commandments is a good one for the list...they both made a ton of money....hard to believe the first one was 86 years ago...thanks for the comments.


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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

It goes to show that remake movies can make or break at the tills. It also depends on its audience's age bracket.

Anyways, media blitz can also affect the film's gross figures.

Because of promotion in tri-media (radio, paper and tv) I sometimes regret going to the movie houses after the film that I've seen or watched.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey travel_man1971...good points you have made about the differences in originals and remakes.....and I know what you mean about having regret after watching movies...thanks for stopping by.


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retrobandit 5 years ago from Texas

Very interesting hub. What about "Charade" vs. "The Truth About Charlie"?


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

I can add those two movies....but I can tell that Charade will easily destroy Charlie.....thanks for the suggestion


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey retrobandit.....just based on numbers I would say that Charade is almost 4 times better than The Truth About Charlie....both movies have now been added to the hub.


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retrobandit 5 years ago from Texas

Charade definitely trumps Charlie. Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn together on screen is just magic.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia Author

I agree retrobandit..I always wonder who told Marky Mark he should take on a great Cary Grant role.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I have a problem with remakes, even the old school ones. To me, it's just a lack of originality paired with a desire for studios to clean up most of the time instead of creatively reinventing the wheel.

The only remake and original I've seen is The Parent Trap and suffice to say they're both pretty good on their own. But I'll give the edge to Hayley Mills since "Let's Get Together" is a pretty sweet song!

And Psycho being remade, that's just wrong on so many levels.

Very interesting hub, glad I found it after all of these months!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I refuse to see the Footloose remake. If they attempt a Dirty Dancing remake I'll protest that one also. Just saying you can't mess with perfection.


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Jennifer Essary 4 years ago from Idaho

I agree with Sunshine and Alecia. The original is much better than the newer version, just like the book is better than the film itself. The original Parent Trap and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory are far superior to their remade versions. I won't see the Footloose, Dirty Dancing, Top Gun, Forrest Gump, Titanic, or Ferris Bueller's Day Off remakes.


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trusouldj 4 years ago from Indiana

Sunshine, I have a feeling that a "Dirty Dancing" AND "Flashdance" remake is right around the corner.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I heard rumors about Dirty Dancing, but I think the protest of millions of fans possibly nixed that idea. "Just Say No" to Flashdance also even though it wasn't until recently that I found out Jennifer Beals had a double for some of her dance scenes:(


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey Alecia....it amazes me that Hollywood seems only capable of producing sequels, computer animated movies, tv shows into movies or a remake. I agree with you that some movies like Psycho should not be remade...thanks for stopping by and for the comment.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey Linda....sorry to have to tell you this but...the remake of Dirty Dancing is due in theaters July 26th 2013....not sure when the new Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights remake will be made(lol)....I am adding the link for you....so you can start your protest.

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Dirty-Dancing-Remak...

As for Footloose...my wife Debbie saw both Footlooses(is that correct plural spelling of Footloose)...and she liked both of them....we actually watched the original a couple of months ago...it is not aging well. Thanks for both of your new comments and the return visit.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia Author

Jennifer Essary...I agree with you 100% about Willie Wonka/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory....the Depp version was horrible and very unmemorable....somebody was talking about the new version and I could not even remember the ending of that horrible disappointing movie...compared to the wonderful and simple ending of the original....I am sure giving Willie Wonka daddy issues sounded like a wonderful idea when Tim Burton and Depp were making the movie....but not when you see the finished film. Thanks for the comment and the stance on originals vs remakes.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey trusouldj ..you are 100% correct....Dirty Dancing will be here in 2013....and I am sure Flashdance is being researched now....Jennifer Beals is available...lol....thanks for the comment.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

When fantasy movies are remade,they get better because of new animation technology and CGI,however, drama may sometimes loose its artistic values. I love watching remakes because in the old movies I cannot recognize many characters, and in the remakes,I love watching actors from my generations.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia Author

Hey Vinaya....thanks for checking out my remake hub....I agree with you 100% about the actors from the older generations....I realized after writing this hub that there are so many more movies I could have included.....and they keep coming....in a couple of weeks Total Recall is being redone...now that makes me feel old.....I appreciate the visit and the comment.

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