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Poll: Remakes better than originals

An old proverb says that the remakes are rarely as good as the originals. Rarely. But, the following titles are all remakes with better ratings than the original movies.

In your opinion, which one is the best remake? (not necessarily the best movie)

Discuss here!

And thank you to jalapenoman, Dibyayan_Chakravorty, misspaddylee, ElMaruecan82 and sarizonana for their suggestions!

Make Your Choice

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    The Departed (2006)

    The Departed (Scorsese, 2006) better than Infernal Affairs (Lau & Mak, 2002).
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    Scarface (1983)

    Scarface (De Palma, 1983) better than Scarface (Hawks & Rosson, 1932).
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    Heat (1995)

    Heat (Mann, 1995) better than L.A. Takedown (Mann, 1989).
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    The Maltese Falcon (1941)

    The Maltese Falcon (Huston, 1941) better than The Maltese Falcon (Del Ruth, 1931).
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    The Thing (1982)

    The Thing (Carpenter, 1982) better than The Thing from Another World (Nyby, 1951).
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    The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    The Wizard of Oz (Fleming, 1939) better than The Wizard of Oz (Semon, 1925). Suggested by jalapenoman.
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    Ben-Hur (1959)

    Ben-Hur (Wyler, 1959) better than Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (Niblo, 1925). Suggested by jalapenoman and Dibyayan_Chakravorty.
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    His Girl Friday (1940)

    His Girl Friday (Hawks, 1940) better than The Front Page (Milestone, 1931). Suggested by misspaddylee.
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    Scent of a Woman (1992)

    Scent of a Woman (Brest, 1992) better than Scent of a Woman (Risi, 1974).
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    The Ten Commandments (1956)

    The Ten Commandments (DeMille, 1956) better than The Ten Commandments (DeMille, 1923).
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    A Star Is Born (1954)

    A Star is Born (Cukor, 1954) better than A Star is Born (Wellman, 1937).
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    3:10 to Yuma (2007)

    3:10 to Yuma (Mangold, 2007) better than 3:10 to Yuma (Daves, 1957).
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    Ocean's Eleven (2001)

    Ocean's Eleven (Soderbergh, 2001) better than Ocean's Eleven (Milestone, 1960).
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    Man on Fire (2004)

    Man on Fire (Scott, 2004) better than Man on Fire (Chouraqui, 1987).
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    True Grit (2010)

    True Grit (Coen, 2010) better than True Grit (Hathaway, 1969).
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    The Mark of Zorro (1940)

    The Mark of Zorro (Mamoulian, 1940) better than The Mark of Zorro (Niblo, 1920).
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    An Affair to Remember (1957)

    An Affair to Remember (McCarey, 1957) better than Love Affair (McCarey, 1939).
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    The Fly (1986)

    The Fly (Cronenberg, 1986) better than The Fly (Neumann, 1958).
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    The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

    The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitchcock, 1956) better than The Man Who Knew Too Much (Hitchcock, 1934).
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    The Next Three Days (2010)

    The Next Three Days (Haggis, 2010) better than Anything for Her (Cavayé, 2008).
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    The Strawberry Blonde (1941)

    The Strawberry Blonde (Walsh, 1941) better than One Sunday Afternoon (Roberts, 1933). Suggested by misspaddylee.
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    The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)

    The Beat that my Heart Skipped (Audiard, 2005) better than Fingers (Toback, 1978).
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    Pale Rider (1985)

    Pale Rider (Eastwood, 1985) better than Shane (Stevens, 1953). Suggested by ElMaruecan82.
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    True Lies (1994)

    True Lies (Cameron, 1994) better than La totale! (Zidi, 1991).
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    The End of the Affair (1999)

    The End of the Affair (Jordan, 1999) better than The End of the Affair (Dmytryk, 1955). Suggested by sarizonana.
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    The Quiet American (2002)

    The Quiet American (Noyce, 2002) better than The Quiet American (Mankiewicz, 1958).
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    Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

    Little Shop of Horrors (Oz, 1986) better than The Little Shop of Horrors (Corman, 1960).
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    The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

    The Thomas Crown Affair (McTiernan, 1999) better than The Thomas Crown Affair (Jewison, 1968). Suggested by sarizonana.
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    The Last House on the Left (2009)

    The Last House on the Left (Iliadis, 2009) better than The Last House on the Left (Craven, 1972).
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    Death Race (2008)

    Death Race (Anderson, 2008) better than Death Race 2000 (Bartel, 1975).
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    Mother's Day (2010)

    Mother's Day (Bousman, 2010) better than Mother's Day (Kaufman, 1980).
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    We Are What We Are (2013)

    We Are What We Are (Mickle, 2013) better than We Are What We Are (Grau, 2010).