14 Movie Remakes That Are Actually Better Than the Originals

Are remakes usually better than the originals? Many fans would say no.

One film lover asked in a popular online forum, “Name the remakes you think are better than the originals.” Here are 14 remakes people recommended as their favorites.

You've Got Mail (1998)

One movie fan said they enjoyed how the Tom Hanks remake is “a time capsule of the 90s.”

A Star Is Born (2018)

“It’s the fourth adaption of the same story but the most successful and critically acclaimed one,” one person noted.

True Grit (2010)

“The Coen Brothers' version of True Grit was very good. I'd say that Jeff Bridges was surprisingly good as Rooster Cogburn,” one person said.

The Fly (1986)

One person said that it takes “a more serious approach to the subject matter” than the original, “thus resulting in a better movie.”

Heat (1995)

One movie expert recommended Heat, to which another replied, “First one on here that I didn't know was a remake.”

Knock Knock (2015)

“I didn't know Knock Knock is a remake of Death Game until after I watched it, as it doesn't explicitly credit it,” said one person.

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