Best American Remake of a British Movie?by urbanemovies | created - 25 Jan 2016 | updated - 3 days ago | Public
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1. Gaslight (1944)
Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.
British Original: Gaslight (1940)
2. The Italian Job (2003)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.
Votes: 326,258 | Gross: $106.13M
British Original: The Italian Job (1969)
3. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
An American physician and his wife take matters into their own hands after assassins planning to execute a foreign Prime Minister kidnap their son.
Votes: 52,909 | Gross: $10.25M
British Original: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
4. The Jackal (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An imprisoned I.R.A. fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.
Votes: 100,835 | Gross: $54.93M
British-French Original Co-production: The Day of the Jackal (1973)
5. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
G | 155 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A shy, withdrawn English schoolteacher falls for a flashy showgirl.
British Original: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
6. The Ladykillers (2004)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
An eccentric, if not charming Southern professor and his crew pose as a classical ensemble in order to rob a casino, all under the nose of his unsuspecting but sharp old landlady.
Votes: 94,889 | Gross: $39.80M
British Original: The Ladykillers (1955)
7. The Lion in Winter (2003 TV Movie)
167 min | Drama, History, Romance
King Henry II meets with Eleanor of Aquitaine at Christmastide 1183 to choose one of his sons as his successor.
British Original Co-production: The Lion in Winter (1968)
8. Alfie (2004)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A cockney womanizer learns the hard way about the dangers of his actions.
Votes: 48,702 | Gross: $13.40M
British Original: Alfie (1966)
9. Blue Streak (1999)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A former convict poses as a cop to retrieve a diamond he stole years ago.
Votes: 70,067 | Gross: $68.52M
British Original: The Big Job (1965)
10. Bedazzled (2000)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted seven wishes by the Devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul.
Votes: 92,007 | Gross: $37.88M
British Original: Bedazzled (1967)
11. Lord of the Flies (1990)
R | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Votes: 26,292 | Gross: $13.99M
British Original: Lord of the Flies (1963)
12. Last Holiday (2006)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance
Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel.
Votes: 26,465 | Gross: $38.36M
British Original: Last Holiday (1950)
13. School for Scoundrels (2006)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy
A young guy short on luck enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams, which becomes complicated when it turns out his teacher has the same agenda.
Votes: 28,201 | Gross: $17.80M
British Original: School for Scoundrels (1960)
14. The Blue Lagoon (1980)
R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In the Victorian period, two children are shipwrecked on a tropical island in the South Pacific. With no adults to guide them, the two make a simple life together, unaware that sexual maturity will eventually intervene.
Votes: 59,066 | Gross: $58.85M
British Original: The Blue Lagoon (1949)
15. Night and the City (1992)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The story about a cheating and incompetent lawyer (Harry Fabian) who suddenly gets obsessed on becoming a boxing promoter.
Votes: 4,251 | Gross: $6.20M
British Original: Night and the City (1950)
16. Straw Dogs (2011)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Los Angeles screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.
Votes: 31,528 | Gross: $10.32M
British Original: Straw Dogs (1971)
17. Mad Money (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Three female employees of the Federal Reserve plot to steal money that is about to be destroyed.
Votes: 19,458 | Gross: $20.67M
British Original: Hot Money (2001)
18. Clash of the Titans (2010)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Perseus demigod, son of Zeus, battles the minions of the underworld to stop them from conquering heaven and earth.
Votes: 259,722 | Gross: $163.21M
British Original Co-production: Clash of the Titans (1981)
19. The Omen (2006)
R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller
An American official realizes that his young son may literally be the Devil incarnate.
Votes: 54,252 | Gross: $54.61M
British Original Co-production: The Omen (1976)
20. Village of the Damned (1995)
R | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A small town's women give birth to unfriendly alien children posing as humans.
Votes: 26,882 | Gross: $9.42M
British Original: Village of the Damned (1960)
21. Death at a Funeral (2010)
R | 92 min | Comedy
A funeral ceremony turns into a debacle of exposed family secrets and misplaced bodies.
Votes: 43,108 | Gross: $42.74M
British Original: Death at a Funeral (2007)
22. The Guilty (2000)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young person gets hired to kill someone completely unknown, by someone equally unknown. Or is that true? Nothing is what it seems.
British Original: The Guilty (1992)
23. The Lost Patrol (1934)
Passed | 73 min | Adventure, War
A dozen British soldiers, lost in a Mesopotamian desert during World War I, are menaced by unseen Arab enemies.
British Original: Lost Patrol (1929)
24. A Stolen Life (1946)
Approved | 109 min | Drama
When a woman's twin sister is drowned, she assumes her identity in order to be close to the man she feels her sister took from her years before.
British Original: Stolen Life (1939)
25. Blithe Spirit (1956 TV Movie)
75 min | Comedy, Fantasy
Television adaptation of Noel Coward's famous play about an unhappily married man plagued by the spirit of his dead previous wife.
British Original: Blithe Spirit (1945) starring Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings and Kay Hammond
* The most notable American remake version is the 1956 TV movie starring Lauren Bacall, Claudette Colbert and Noël Coward himself. Other remakes include a pair of American TV movie remakes: Blithe Spirit (1946) and Blithe Spirit (1966), several British TV movie remakes, as well as, Blithe Spirit (2020) starring Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher and Leslie Mann.