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Poll: Best American Remake of a Non-English Movie

An American remake of a great foreign language film into an English version makes a lot of sense. 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. Despite this, these adaptations face the same issues that most sequels and remakes have when compared to the original.

Which of these American remakes* is by comparison the most worthy of the foreign non-English language original? * IMDb rated 6.0+ (as of July 2017)

Take the companion poll: Worst American Remake Non-English Movie

Discuss the topic here.

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    12 Monkeys (1995)

    La Jettée (1962) from France in French
  2. Vote!

    The Departed (2006)

    Infernal Affairs (2002) from Hong Kong in Catonese
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    Some Like It Hot (1959)

    Fanfare d'Amour (1935) from France in French
  4. Vote!

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

    Män som Hatar Kvinnor (2009) from Sweden in Swedish
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    Scent of a Woman (1992)

    Porfumo di donna (1974) from Italy in Italian
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    The Ring (2002)

    Ringu (1998) from Japan in Japanese
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    The Sound of Music (1965)

    Die Trapp-Famile (1956) from West Germany in German
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    Godzilla (2014)

    Gojira (1954) from Japan in Japanese
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    True Lies (1994)

    Le Totale (1991) from France in French
  10. Vote!

    Insomnia (2002)

    Insomnia (1997) from Norway in Nowegian
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    The Magnificent Seven (1960)

    Shichinin no Saurai (1954) from Japan in Japanese
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    Let Me In (2010)

    Lât den RätteKomma in (2008) from Sweden in Swedish
  13. Vote!

    Brothers (2009)

    Brødre (2004) from Denmark in Danish
  14. Vote!

    The Parent Trap (1998)

    Das doppelte Lottchen (1950) from West Germany in German * Parent Trap (1961) 1st American remake
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    The Next Three Days (2010)

    Pour Elle (2008) from France in French
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    The Debt (2010)

    The Debt (2007) from Israel in Hebrew
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    The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

    Plein Soleil (1960) from France in French
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    Solaris (2002)

    Solyaris (1972) from the Soviet Union in Russian
  19. Vote!

    The Guardian (2006)

    Umizaro (2004) from Japan in Japanese
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    Vanilla Sky (2001)

    Abre los ojos (1997) from Spain in Spanish
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    The Birdcage (1996)

    Le Cage aux Follies (1978) from France in French
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    Contraband (2012)

    Reykjavik-Rotterdam (2008) from Iceland in Icelandic
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    Funny Games (2007)

    Haneke: Funny Games (1997) from Austria in German
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    City of Angels (1998)

    Der Himmel über Berlin (1987) from West Germany in German
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    The Last House on the Left (2009)

    Jungfrukällan (1960) from Sweden in Swedish * Last House on Left (1972) 1st American remake
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    The Lake House (2006)

    Siworae (2000) from South Korea in Korean
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    Point of No Return (1993)

    Nikita (1990) from France in French
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    No Reservations (2007)

    Bella Martha (2001) from Germany in German
  29. Vote!

    Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

    Le Diner de Cons (1998) from France in French
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    The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

    Welt am Draht (1973) from West Germany in German
  31. Vote!

    Ghost in the Shell (2017)

    Kôkaku Kidôtai (1995) from Japan in Japanese

    Added 11 February 2018

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