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These Often-Preferred Film Remakes Are All Available For Streaming!

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> These Often-Preferred Film Remakes Are All Available For Streaming!

Most often, film remakes are seen as a cash-grab critical suicide, and often no matter how much fans like the new version, it never competes with the original. So, when a remake does compete with the original, it's always worth noting! Here are some remakes you can stream that, for many viewers, stand up as equal or better in quality compared to the original.

'Cape Fear' (1991)

'Cape Fear' (1991)

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Based on: Cape Fear (1962) dir. by J. Lee Thompson

Genre: Psychological Thriller

IMDd Score: 7.3/10

Watch on: Showtime

'A Fistful of Dollars' (1964)

'A Fistful of Dollars' (1964)

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Based on: Yojimbo (1961) dir. by Akira Kurosawa

Genre: Spaghetti Western

IMDd Score: 7.9/10

Watch on: Prime Video, Roku, Tubi

'The Departed' (2006)

'The Departed' (2006)

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Based on: Infernal Affairs (2002) dir. by Andrew Lau & Alan Mak

Genre: Gritty Crime Thriller

IMDd Score: 8.5/10 (+0.5 from original)

Watch on: HBO Max, Netflix

'Casino Royale' (2006)

'Casino Royale' (2006)

Directed by: Martin Campbell

Other adaptations: 1954 and 1967

Genre: Spy/Action

IMDb Score: 8/10

Watch on: Prime Video, Netflix

'Nosferatu the Vampyre' (1979)

'Nosferatu the Vampyre' (1979)

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Based on: Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922) dir. by F. W. Murnau

Genre: Horror

IMDb Score: 7.4/10

Watch on: Peacock, Tubi, Shudder

'Ocean's Eleven' (2001)

'Ocean's Eleven' (2001)

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Based on: Ocean’s 11 (1960) dir. by Lewis Milestone

Genre: Heist

IMDb Score: 7.7/10 (+1.2 from original)

Watch on: HBO Max, Peacock

'King Kong' (2005)

'King Kong' (2005)

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Based on: King Kong (1933) dir. by Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack

Genre: Adventure/Action

IMDb Score: 7.2/10

Watch on: HBO Max

'The Ring' (2002)

'The Ring' (2002)

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Based on: Ring (1998) dir. by Hideo Nakata

Genre: Supernatural Horror

IMDb Score: 7.1/10

Watch on: Paramount Plus

'The Maltese Falcon' (1941)

'The Maltese Falcon' (1941)

Directed by: John Huston

Other adaptations: 1931

Genre: Noir

IMDb Score: 8/10 (+1.2 from original)

Watch on: HBO Max

'The Thing' (1982)

'The Thing' (1982)

Directed by: John Carpenter

Other adaptations: 1951

Genre: Science-fiction/Horror

IMDb Score: 8.2/10 (+1.1/10)

Watch on: Shudder

'Insomnia' (2002)

'Insomnia' (2002)

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Based on: Insomnia (1997) dir. by Erik Skjoldbjærg

Genre: Psychological Thriller

IMDb Score: 7.2/10 (equal to original)

Watch on: HBO Max

'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' (1978)

'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' (1978)

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Other adaptations: 1956

Genre: Science-fiction/Horror

IMDb Score: 7.4/10

Watch on: Prime Video, Shudder

Hope this helps find a good one to watch!

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