Movie Remakes That Are Way Better Than the Originals

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As much as people complain about the lack of creativity in Hollywood, they will still line up around the block to see a remake of a popular flick. With so many past hits to choose from, it's hard for executives to resist dusting off a proven script and trying to make it work its magic all over again.

Not all remakes shine, of course. In fact, some are downright disastrous and all but ruin a film’s good name. The best ones manage to successfully pay homage to the original while adding something special and new to the experience.