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Wed, Mar 1, 2017 10:29 PM

Live Poll: Best American Remake: Non-English Language Movie

American remakes of great foreign language films are understandable; sharing a great story with as wide an audience as possible is always a good idea. These remakes are often done with the full resources of Hollywood with bigger stars and larger budgets. However, these adaptations face the same issues that most sequels and remakes have when compared to the original.

Which American remake is the most worthy of it's original foreign and non-English language brethren?

See the partial list of American remakes of original foreign and non-English movies: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls033212367/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/mefDd4cDqPs/

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3 y ago

Sorcerer. Remake of Wages of Fear. William Friedkin. 

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2 y ago

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is not so much a remake, as an adaptation of the same book. If we are discussing remakes I think it should be only film (original script-not book adaptation) remake.

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I would disagree, only one can be the original movie, all others are remakes. I don't think it should be based on whether it is an original script or adapted script. But, I can understand the point you are trying to make, that the original isn't the first anyways. I look at it as you can't have two original movies or no original at all.

It is a fairly common practice to remake non-English films into English to make them more commercial viable for the English-speaking market and sometimes visa-versa. This is the case, even if they share the same source material or book from which they are adapted.

For example, The Upside (2017) is a remake of the French film The Intouchables (2011), inspired by the true story auto-biographical novel of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and Abdel Sellou, It has been adapted into and remade for other language markets too. All of these films are based on and credit Philippe Pozzo di Borgo  auto-biographical novel as the source.


The Intouchables 2011 | Movie 8.5 (641,905)
French-language original from France

Remake Movies

The Upside 2017 | Movie
English-language remake from the United States

Inseparables 2016 | Movie 6.1 (484)
Spanish-language remake from Argentina

Oopiri 2016 | Movie 8.0 (3,142)
Tamil-language Telugu remake from India

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2 y ago

The remake of F.W.Murnau's 'Nosferatu' (1922)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013442/
'Dracula' (1992)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103874/

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8 m ago

I totally accept as true . But i have trouble with youtube. When i try to copy - paste the links for linking back it says "best textual content without a angles and slashes" or some thing like that. and want to post the favorite action scenes and guide about best stars and non-english language movies. but can't. any solution?