The 10 Best Remakes
(from Ask Men .com)Ah, the remake.
Embraced by some, loathed by others. For every decent remake to come down the pike, there are at least another half-dozen mediocre examples waiting around the corner (i.e. 2005's Guess Who and Assault on Precinct 13). Remakes that are actually able to top their predecessors are few and far between, so we've gone ahead and done all the legwork for you.Below are the 10 best remakes, with the sole criteria being that each film must have been inspired by another film
(straight-to-video and made-for-television releases don't count). And don't go looking for any sissy remakes like The Parent Trap or Little Women; this is guy territory, pure and simple.Number 10The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)A number of filmmakers have remade their own films with little success (such as George Sluizer with The Vanishing and Takashi Shimizu with The Grudge); the most obvious and notable exception to this rule is Alfred Hitchcock.
While the 1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much is an expectedly effective and fast-paced thriller, Hitch outdid himself with the '56 retelling. Featuring a fantastic lead performance by Jimmy Stewart and some jaw-dropping moments of directorial virtuosity, the film remains one of the legendary's filmmaker's most memorable efforts.
Stewart stars as Ben McKenna, a doctor who finds himself embroiled in an assassination plot while traveling through Africa with his family. Costarring Doris Day as Ben's wife and featuring a typically extravagant Bernard Herrmann score, The Man Who Knew Too Much remains a prototypical example of a truly great adventure/espionage movie, and has since gone on to influence such contemporary examples of the genre as The Bourne Identity, Mission: Impossible and Enemy of the State.
Best quote: "Don't you realize that Americans dislike having their children stolen?"
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