Movies You Didn’t Know Were Remakes

Movies You Didn’t Know Were Remakes knows that there are plenty of remakes, reboots, and re-quels out right now, but what about the movies you might not have known were remakes? Check out the gallery below to see some films you might not have realized were based on pre-existing properties.

All too often, the definition of a remake is thought of as something high-profile like 1999’s The Mummy (which is itself a remake of the 1932 film of the same name) being remade as 2017’s The Mummy. However, this isn’t always the case. Oftentimes, a filmmaker’s remake of an older film proves to be far superior or far more successful than its predecessor. Other times, a filmmaker will redo their own movie from earlier in their career with a bigger budget and a better cast. Either way, these films are remakes, too.

By broadening the spectrum and expanding the definition of what a remake is, it’s much easier to see just how many films are remakes (and just how prevalent they always have been in the world of film). They aren’t a new phenomenon, and they probably aren’t going anywhere soon. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most surprising movies you might not have known were remakes.