Worst Movie Remakes of All Time – 24/7 Wall St.
Hollywood is often accused of shunning original ideas in favor of established intellectual property, and the worst movie remakes do the city a disservice. Although prevalent among horror movies, the trend ultimately leaves no genre unscathed. Viewers who actually witness this dreck wonder why the filmmakers decided to mess with the original material, which was often superior in every way. “Money” is usually the answer. (Here Are 20 Movies They Just Can’t Stop Remaking.)
To be fair, there are plenty of instances where a remake feels at least somewhat justified in its initial design. The most common examples would be when Hollywood adapts a successful foreign film for American audiences. If it worked with “The Ring,” maybe it can work with “The Grudge” and “The Eye,” executives reasoned. From a critical point of view, they were wrong. (These are the best foreign films of all time.)
To determine the worst movie remakes of all time, 24/7 Tempo reviewed The worst remakes of all time on IMDb, an online movie and TV database owned by Amazon. To rank the movies, we created an index of average user ratings on IMDb and average audience ratings on rotten tomatoes, an online movie and TV review aggregator, scaled to take into account the varying number of votes on movies in our database. This combined rating was then averaged with Rotten Tomatoes’ critics’ rating to arrive at each film’s Tempo 24/7 Index score. To be considered, each film had to have at least 10,000 total user ratings between IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes and 10 critic-approved reviews from Tomatometer.
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Those looking for guilty pleasures won’t have to look far. From the disastrous remake of “Wicker Man” to Madonna’s “Swept Away” vehicle, these films are full of bad movies. We celebrate them despite – or perhaps because of – their myriad flaws. But if you are looking for real quality, be sure to look for the original, which will prove superior in any case for the films listed here.