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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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FYC:
REC (2007 - Spain) remade as Quarantine
Abre los ojos (1997 - Spain) remade as Vanilla Sky
Yojimbo (1961 - Japan) remade as A Fistful of Dollars
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003 - South Korea) remade as The Uninvited
Eat Drink Man Woman (1994 - Taiwan) remade as Tortilla Soup
Bob le Flambeur (1956 - France) remade as The Good Thief
Nikita (1990 - France) remade as Point of No Return
Le Dernier Tournant (1939 - France) remade as The Postman Always Rings Twice
La Femme infidèle (1968 - France) remade as Unfaithful
Viktor und Viktoria (1933 - Germany) remade as Victor/Victoria
Scandal in Budapest (1933 - Germany) remade as Top Hat
Hachiko Monogatari (1987 - Japan) remade as Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Solaris (1972 - Russia) remade as Solaris

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4 y ago

This is going to sound so weird, but the 1988 film, The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking is the only remake I know that feels faithful and comparable to the original, which was made in 1969 - so I think it was a reasonable amount of time to bring out a new Pippi Longstocking film. I don't necessarily dislike the films on the list, but most of them are not as good as the original films and don't remain true to the spirit of the films they're remaking. That sounds pretentious, I know, but I'm still gonna go with my answer.

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Poll under consideration.

 "most worthy of it's original foreign and non-English language brethren" - should be "its"

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'Nice poll! Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was a bit redundant but a very good film and equal to its predecessor, I think. I did not see the original Mr. Ripley but the English version was excellent. I'd vote for one of those. I thought Nolan's Insomnia is an embarrassment compared to its Scandinavian partner, which was exquisite. 

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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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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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9 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?