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Live Poll: Best American Remake of a British Movie?

Which of these American remakes* is by comparison the most worthy of the British original?

See the partial list of worthy American remakes of British movies here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls033556235/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/N2XE1Xk7E-E/

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The Jackal (1997)

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Thanks for your vote and your support.

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a year ago

Title change: Best American Remake of a British Movie?

American remakes of British films - Wikipedia

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Done.

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Thanks

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bump

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The Body Snatchers starring Leonard Nimmoy

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I appreciate the comment and I like all the film adaptations of the original 1955 novel. But, I am confused, because I don't see the British connection. As far as. I know the American novel,  The Body Snatchers has been adapted for the screen four times. The first film, Invasion of the Body Snatchers  debuted in 1956, the second Invasion of the Body Snatchers was released in 1978, the third Body Snatchers was released in 1993, and the fourth The Invasion was released in 2007.  All four of these film adaptations were American productions, although sometimes starred British actors. To qualify for the poll, the original film has to be a British production and have been later remade as an American-based film.

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Typo:  it's --> its

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Thanks, corrected.

Which American remake is the most worthy of its original British brethren?

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Since brethren is plural I'm not sure it's the right word in this sentence.

Possible alternative:
... most worthy of the British original?

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Thanks, corrected.

Which of these American remakes is the most worthy of its original British brethren?

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I think Peter meant to omit brethren and re-order the words like he did, which I think is a good idea.

Which of these American remakes is the most worthy of the British original?

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corrected,
Which of these American remakes* is by comparison the most worthy of the British original? * IMDb rated 5.5+ (as of October 2019)

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Urb,

Thanks. I updated the question in your original post to match.

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Honorable Mentions

Blithe Spirit 1956 | TV Movie 8.0 (51)
British Original: Blithe Spirit (1945) starring Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings and Kay Hammond

* The most notable American remake version is the 1956 TV movie starring Lauren Bacall, Claudette Colbert and Noël Coward himself. Other remakes include a pair of American TV movie remakes: Blithe Spirit (1946) and Blithe Spirit (1966), several British TV movie remakes, as well as, Blithe Spirit (2020) starring Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher and Leslie Mann.

Trent's Last Case 1952 | Movie 5.9 (257)
British Original: Trent's Last Case (1920) and British Remake: Trent's Last Case (1952)

Tonight Is Ours 1933 | Movie 7.0 (86)
British-German Original Co-production: The Queen Was in the Parlour (1927)

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