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Saturday, November 24th, 2018 3:32 PM

LIVE POLL: Favorite Oscar-Nominated Best Picture Remake Movie?

Which of these Best Picture Oscar-nominated remake movies, that are either directly based or indirectly based on another movie, is your favorite?

For the purpose of this question, a remake is defined as any movie that is either a direct remake (based on the same screenplay or a reboot of a prior movie franchise) or an indirect remake (based on the same source material, historical figure or historical event.

 

Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/pU5QrtFaGgQ/

See the partial list of Oscar-nominated Best Picture remake movies here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045810198/

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6 years ago

The Departed.

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6 years ago

A Star Is Born (2018) Update

The Producers Guild Awards are an extremely accurate predictor of the Oscar Best Picture category. In 2010, the Oscars expanded to up to ten best picture nominees and the Producers Guild of America matched the move in their outstanding producer category, the de facto best picture award. The two organizations have been in almost perfect lockstep ever since with the PGA predicting 70 of the 81 (87%) Oscar nominees and 7 of the 9 (78%) Oscar winners over the past nine years. A Star Is Born (2018) is a 2019 Producers Guild Awards nominee making its nomination for the 2019 Oscars an almost sure-thing. Less obvious, is its position as front-runner with its upset by Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) at the Golden Globes 2019.

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6 years ago

My favorite Mad Max:Fury Road. It was an Amazing Movie.

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I agree that Mad Max:Fury Road exceeded the original.

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5 years ago

Ben Hur

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I'm not sure you can call Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) a remake. It was well established both through the interviews and within the movie that it's a fourth installment in an already existing franchise and more of a sequel. 

I really like the movie, but considering it will have both very high chances of earning the top spot in the poll and questionable right to be there, I have a feeling it does not belong on this poll per se. Moreover to be a remake it should repeat some of the plot elements. In regards to classic first Mad Max (1979) it does not, having an original plot, only vaguely related to previous three movies. 

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Fair point, I wasn't aware of all that information. The intended scope is to cover Oscar nominees that aren't original. I think it would fit better as reboot. Therefore, I made the following changes to the poll suggestion to address your concerns..

Favorite Oscar Best Picture Remake or Reboot Nominee?

Which of these Best Picture Oscar-nominated remake or reboot movies, that are either directly based or indirectly based on a prior film or movie franchise, is your favorite?

For the purpose of this question, a remake is defined as any movie that is either a direct remake (based on the same screenplay, an indirect remake (based on the same source material, historical figure, place or event) or a reboot of a prior movie franchise (relaunched in order to establish a new beginning of an existing franchise).

FYI, had Batman Begins (2005) been Oscar nominated, I would have liked to see it or other films like it qualify for this poll suggestion. I think with the revisions the now better fit the intended scope. It also removes the blur when filmmakers reintroduce films to a new generation.

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Urbanemovies: I would suggest The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) as an "indirect remake" (based on your definition) of The Lord of the Rings (1978).

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Added.  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) could be considered either a remake or reboot.

"Some of the events of The Two Towers along with The Fellowship of Ring were depicted in the 1978 film of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, directed by Ralph Bakshi. Both The Two Towers and the succeeding film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, abandoned the parallel storytelling of the volume in favour of a more chronological presentation. The first chapter from the volume actually appears at the end of Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Later events of The Two Towers involving Frodo and Sam were filmed for Jackson's The Return of the King."(from Wikipedia)

For the purpose of this question, a remake is defined as any movie that is either a direct remake (based on the same screenplay, an indirect remake (based on the same source material, historical figure, place or event) or a reboot of a prior movie franchise (relaunched in order to establish a new beginning of an existing franchise).

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5 years ago

Potential 2020 Oscar Best Picture Nominees @ 92nd Academy Awards
(TOP 50) 2020 Oscar Predictions: Gold Derby Predicts the 92nd Academy Awards


Little Women 2019 | Movie 8.1 (3,436)
Original Best Picture Nominee: Little Women (1933)

The Lion King 2019 | Movie 7.0 (150,254)
Original Movie: The Lion King (1994)

A Best Picture nomination for Little Women (2019) or The Lion King (2019) in the Oscars 2020 Best Picture category would bring the total of Best Picture remake movies to just under two dozen. A notable mark for an award ceremony that over ninety-two years prizes originality and has demonstrated an aversion to reboots/remakes in its nominations.

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4 years ago

added 2020 OSCAR NOMINEES

Little Women 2019 | Original Best Picture Nominee: Little Women (1933)

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I have seen 17 films on the list, 3 of them have a 9 which is the highest rating. Out of them, Les Miserables is likely the one who'll get less love, so it would get my vote.

FYC: Captain Blood (1935 nominee) has a previous 1924 version.
David Copperfield (also 1935 nominee) has at least three silent versions
A Midsummer Night's Dream (also 1935) has several silent versions.
A Tale of Two Cities (1936 nominee) has at least 4 previous versions
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938 nominee) has 3 silent versions
The Wizard of Oz (1939 nominee) has a 1925 silent version.
Gaslight (1944 nominee) has a previous 1940 version.
Hamlet (1948 winner) has over 10 previous versions
Ivanhoe (1952 nominee) has a 1913 version.
Quo Vadis (1951 nominee) has a couple of silent film versions
There are also a couple of Seabiscuit films

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Thanks, some good information.  I am going to limit the notations to the most notable titles. As you can attest to some these movies have been remade numerous times, in fact too many to list them all. I like to watch the different versions of the same film. Mostly because they have an elevated quality level, as well as, to see what can be done with the same raw material. Thanks, again.

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I don't think you added any of the suggestions even though they qualify as much as others on the list. Or maybe you need to change your criteria.

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Fair enough, I think 4-5 are worthy of adding. I wanted to avoid the issue of shorts, lowly rated and low vote nominees and previous versions that were silent films. I will add a floor of 10k imdb.com votes for remakes and require both the original and remake be full length features.

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The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938 nominee) has a 1922 and 1913 silent version
The Wizard of Oz (1939 nominee) has a 1925 silent version.
Gaslight (1944 nominee) has a previous 1940 version.
Hamlet (1948 winner) has a 1921, 1913 and a1910 silent versions
Seabiscuit (2004 nominee) has a 1939 documentary and 1949 feature
Quo Vadis 1951 | Movie 7.2 (13,242)
Captain Blood 1935 | Movie 7.7 (12,670)

Low Vote Nominees
Ivanhoe 1952 | Movie 6.8 (7,914)
Pygmalion1938 | Movie 7.7 (7,683) Original Movie: Pygmalion (1935) and Pygmalion (1937) (all movies based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion)
Cleopatra 1934 | Movie 6.8 (3,317) Original Movie: Cleopatra (1917)
David Copperfield 1935 | Movie 7.4 (3,658)
A Midsummer Night's Dream 1935 | Movie 6.9 (3,090)
Romeo and Juliet 1936 | Movie 6.5 (1,713) Original Movie: Romeo and Juliet (1916) (all movies inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet)Aug 2020
Little Women 1933 | Movie 7.2 (6,241)

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4 years ago

I DO HAVE a really BIG problem with remakes/reboots (lack of imagination. and/or greed, going for a sure books-office). it should be release with the original and NO Oscars for remakes/reboots is like awarding Nobel Literature Prizes for plagiarism.

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I couldn't agree more. A great example is how Pixar initially refused to do remakes, preferring to release only original movies. The produced hot after hit, never going back to the the well. It wasn't until their 11th film did they now to pressure from their distribution/marketing partner Disney to release a sequel to Toy Story. Since being acquired by Disney, they have become a sequel factory and have have lost some of the luster that made them special in the first place

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4 years ago

Congratulations, @urbanemovies!

Favorite Oscar Best Picture Remake or Reboot Nominee?

Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/pU5QrtFaGgQ/

 

 

Please change "Poll Suggestion" to "Live Poll" in the discussion thread title and change the settings so that it appears under "Praise" now, rather than "Idea."

 

FAQ: Updating Threads After Poll Goes Live

 

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THANKS, updated poll title, moved from idea to praise, added poll link

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3 years ago

No 2021 Oscar Best Picture remake or reboot nominees.

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2 years ago

2022 Oscar Best Picture Remake or Reboot Nominee

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I'll vote for a super recent Nightmare Alley (2021). A very pleasant surprise that reminded me of my love of neo-noir and classic noir equally (as I had to catch up with the 1947 version, too) and send me into a downward spiral of undoubtedly watching more noir this year. Both classic- and neo-.  

We need more movies like this.