Remake: Thrillerby deano11 | created - 08 Sep 2011 | updated - 18 Feb 2014 | Public
These thriller films and TV movies are remade as the original films.
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2. Society Lawyer (1939)
Passed | 77 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
Society lawyer Christopher Durant agrees to defend his friend Phil Siddall when Siddall is arrested for the murder of an ex-girlfriend. With the help of nightclub singer Pat Abbott and ... See full summary »
4. M (1951)
88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children.
5. I Died a Thousand Times (1955)
Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When aging criminal Roy Earle is released from prison he decides to pull one last heist before retiring by robbing a resort hotel.
6. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering.
Votes: 47,694 | Gross: $10.25M
7. The 39 Steps (1959)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In London, a diplomat accidentally becomes involved in the death of a British agent who's after a spy ring that covets British military secrets.
8. Night Must Fall (1964)
101 min | Crime, Thriller
A psychotic killer gets in the good graces of his aging invalid employer, and worms his way into the affection of her beautiful daughter, with unpleasant results for all.
10. Against All Odds (1984)
R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A gangster hires an ex-football player to find his girlfriend. When he finds her, they fall in love, and the twists start to appear.
Votes: 8,838 | Gross: $25.10M
11. Dead of Winter (1987)
R | 100 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.
Votes: 2,765 | Gross: $2.41M
American Playhouse (1981– )
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A remake of Hitchcock's 1941 suspenser about a wealthy young woman who comes to suspect that her new husband is plotting to murder her.
14. I Saw What You Did (1988 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A group of pranksters unintentionally get the attention of a serial killer who soon starts targeting them.
15. D.O.A. (1988)
R | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller
Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds... See full summary »
Votes: 8,472 | Gross: $12.71M
16. Too Good to Be True (1988 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama, Thriller
Writer Richard Harland and socialite Ellen Berent meet, fall in love, and soon marry. But her obsessive love threatens to destroy them and others around them.
20. Cape Fear (1991)
R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
Votes: 141,626 | Gross: $79.10M
21. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1991 TV Movie)
120 min | Drama, Thriller
An elderly, bedridden former movie star is "cared for" by her sister, who hates her and keeps her a virtual prisoner in the family mansion.
22. Iron Maze (1991)
R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller
In Corinth, a dying town 15 miles from Pittsburg: One evening, a Japanese businessman, who wanted to tear down the closed iron mills to build an amusement park, is found half dead in his ... See full summary »
23. Shadow of a Doubt (1991 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama, Thriller
Charlie is a young woman who is thrilled that her favorite Uncle Charlie is coming home for good. But she soon discovers that her namesake, a "Wall Street financier," has a deep, dark ... See full summary »
24. A Kiss Before Dying (1991)
R | 94 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A determined student murders his pregnant secret girlfriend and moves onto her twin sister who gradually becomes suspicious of her new lover.
Votes: 4,124 | Gross: $15.43M
25. Notorious (1992 TV Movie)
100 min | Action, Thriller
After Alicia Velorus' father is convicted as a communist spy, CIA asks her to prove her loyalty by getting close to her father's friend, who's a suspected arms dealer. In the meantime she and her CIA contact Devlin fall in love.
27. Heat (1995)
R | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and professional lives.
Votes: 482,549 | Gross: $67.44M
29. Ransom (1996)
R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.
Votes: 106,232 | Gross: $136.49M
30. Nightwatch (1997)
R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Votes: 17,219 | Gross: $1.20M
31. Vanishing Point (1997 TV Movie)
91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
When his wife goes into a troubled labor while he is on the road over 1200 miles away James Kowalski, a former race-car driver and Army Ranger, attempts to elude police while trying to get ... See full summary »
32. Rear Window (1998 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.
34. Gloria (1999)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A street-wise, middle-aged moll named Gloria stands up against the mobs, which is complicated by a six-year-old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,763 | Gross: $4.16M
35. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A computer scientist running a virtual reality simulation of 1937 becomes the primary suspect when his colleague and mentor is murdered.
Votes: 57,584 | Gross: $15.50M
36. Eye of the Beholder (1999)
R | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A private eye shadows a female serial killer of men all over the U.S. without her knowing as he, strangely enough, occasionally acts as her guardian angel.
Votes: 13,769 | Gross: $16.46M
37. Under Suspicion (2000)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. This will only take ten minutes, they say, but it turns out to be one ... See full summary »
Votes: 19,606 | Gross: $0.26M
38. Vanilla Sky (2001)
R | 136 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.
Votes: 222,287 | Gross: $100.61M
39. Original Sin (2001)
R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A woman along with her lover, plan to con a rich man by marrying him and on earning his trust running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she actually begins to fall in love with him.
Votes: 48,212 | Gross: $16.25M
41. Insomnia (2002)
R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Votes: 240,302 | Gross: $67.36M
42. The Truth About Charlie (2002)
PG-13 | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller
A woman returns from holiday to find her husband has been murdered, and several groups of people are pressuring her to unravel the mystery of his true identity and activities during his final days.
Votes: 9,014 | Gross: $5.35M
43. Wicker Park (2004)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A young Chicago advertising executive believes a woman he sees in a café is his long-lost love. His belief leads to obsession, as he puts his life on hold in order to trail her.
Votes: 48,144 | Gross: $12.83M
44. The Stepford Wives (2004)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
The secret to a Stepford wife lies behind the doors of the Men's Association of how women become different and immobilized robots.
Votes: 53,100 | Gross: $59.48M
46. The Wicker Man (2006)
PG-13 | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.
Votes: 57,084 | Gross: $23.64M
47. The Departed (2006)
R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 987,949 | Gross: $132.38M
48. Sisters (I) (2006)
R | 92 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A reporter witnesses a brutal murder, and becomes entangled in a mystery involving a pair of Siamese twins who were separated at birth, one of them forced to live under the eye of a watchful, controlling psychiatrist.
54. Solstice (II) (2008)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
While on a summer trip with her friends, Megan begins to feel the presence of Sophie, her twin sister who recently committed suicide.
55. Chloe (2009)
R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the marriage in danger.
Votes: 61,761 | Gross: $3.07M
58. And Soon the Darkness (2010)
R | 91 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.
59. 13 (I) (2010)
R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller
A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
60. The Debt (I) (2010)
R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them.
Votes: 58,816 | Gross: $31.18M
61. Straw Dogs (2011)
R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.
Votes: 29,189 | Gross: $10.32M
62. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.
Votes: 364,359 | Gross: $102.52M
Remake of the 2009 Swedish film.
63. Contraband (2012)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.
Votes: 107,400 | Gross: $66.53M
Remake of the 2008 Icelandic action crime thriller film, Reykjavik-Rotterdam.
64. Pusher (I) (2012)
R | 89 min | Crime, Thriller
In London, a street dealer's life spins out of control over the course of one week after he borrows money from his supplier on what's supposed to be a sure thing.
UK remake of the 1996 Danish film.
65. Passion (2012)
R | 102 min | Mystery, Thriller
The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.
Votes: 18,784 | Gross: $0.09M
Remake of the 2010 French film Crime d'amour (aka Love Crime).
66. The Loft (2014)
R | 108 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Five married guys conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city--a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved.
Votes: 42,183 | Gross: $5.98M
Remake of the 2008 Belgian film.
67. Compulsion (I) (2013)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
The lives of two female neighbors intersect when their individual obsessions begin to unravel.
Remake of the 1995 South Korean film 301, 302
68. 13 Sins (2014)
R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller
A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.
Votes: 27,108 | Gross: $0.01M
Remake of the 2006 Thai film 13 game sayawng (aka 13 Beloved / 13: Game of Death)
69. Wild Card (2015)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play...and it's all or nothing.
70. Hidden in the Woods (2014)
Not Rated | 98 min | Thriller
Hidden in the Woods tells the story of two sisters who have been raised in isolation, subjected to the torment of their abusive, drug dealing father. When they finally decide to report him ... See full summary »
Remake of director Patricio Valladares's 2012 Chilean and Spanish-language film.