10 Remakes That Turned Out To Be Classics


As movie lovers we’ve grown accustomed to collectively wincing every time we hear that a favourite classic is being remade. The same might be true for the upcoming The Magnificent Seven (2016), but let’s not forget that the original Magnificent Seven (1960) was too a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954). There’s no question that many remakes aren’t all too remarkable, but some (given the right direction and some updates) become great and sometimes greater films than the original. The original Magnificent Seven has been preserved and lauded as a classic for over a half-century, here are ten others remakes that have accomplished similar feats.

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Gary is a twenty-two year old Canadian who partakes in all sorts of sedentary past times (reading, video games, etc.), his favourite of these is watching movies. His love for the cinema runs deep and he is constantly trying to find new ways to engage and approach films (because films are constantly trying to find new ways to engage and approach people). He does this mainly through film criticism, which he sees as both a hobby and a crucial link between movies and those who want to understand them a little more.