Vive le Remake!

by ElMaruecan82 | created - 18 Aug 2017 | updated - 07 Aug 2018 | Public

This poll is dedicated to the many French classics that have been remade into Hollywood movies... some more successfully than others.

Which of these memorable Hollywood versions of French movies is your favorite?

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1. The Birdcage (1996)

R | 117 min | Comedy

72 Metascore

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 74,128 | Gross: $124.06M

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Edouard Molinaro)

2. Point of No Return (1993)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A government fakes the death of a criminal to turn this young woman into a killer on its service.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Dermot Mulroney, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 23,466 | Gross: $30.04M

NIKITA (Luc Besson)

3. True Lies (1994)

R | 141 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

63 Metascore

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton

Votes: 222,469 | Gross: $146.28M

LA TOTALE! (Claude Zidi)

4. Sorcerer (1977)

PG | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

Four unfortunate men from different parts of the globe agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of nitroglycerin across dangerous South American jungle.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou

Votes: 15,301 | Gross: $12.00M

LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR (Henri-Georges Clouzot)

5. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 544,643 | Gross: $57.14M

LA JETEE (Chris Marker)

6. Algiers (1938)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, Sigrid Gurie, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 2,249

PEPE LE MOKO (Julien Duvivier)

7. Scarlet Street (1945)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of the fortune they mistakenly assume he possesses.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 12,780

LA CHIENNE (Jean Renoir)

8. Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy

56 Metascore

When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests, a rising executive questions it when he's invited, just as he befriends a man who would be the perfect guest.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Stephanie Szostak, Zach Galifianakis

Votes: 92,602 | Gross: $73.03M

LE DINER DE CONS (Francis Veber)

9. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

R | 103 min | Comedy

82 Metascore

A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard

Votes: 14,640 | Gross: $62.13M

BOUDU SAUVE DES EAUX (Jean Renoir)

10. The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Thriller

A man picked randomly out of a crowd is made the target of CIA survelliance and pursuit.

Director: Stan Dragoti | Stars: Tom Hanks, Lori Singer, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning

Votes: 13,937 | Gross: $8.60M

LE GRAND BLOND AVEC UNE CHAUSSURE NOIRE (Yves Robert)

11. LOL (2012)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

As a new year at school begins, Lola's heart is broken by her boyfriend, though soon she's surprised by her best friend, promising musician Kyle, who reveals his feelings for her.

Director: Lisa Azuelos | Stars: Miley Cyrus, Douglas Booth, Ashley Greene, Demi Moore

Votes: 51,883 | Gross: $0.05M

LOL (Lisa Azuelos)

12. Blood Ties (I) (2013)

R | 127 min | Action, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup, Mila Kunis

Votes: 17,970 | Gross: $0.04M

LES LIENS DU SANG (Jacques Maillot)

13. Under Suspicion (2000)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

A wealthy attorney i San Juan, PR, comes to the police station for "10 min." of follow up questions to finding a 12 y.o. girl's body in a park. Another 12 y.o. girl was also raped and murdered weeks earlier. Evidence points at him. Guilty?

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Thomas Jane, Monica Bellucci

Votes: 21,006 | Gross: $0.26M

GARDE A VUE (Claude Miller)

14. The Toy (1982)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

16 Metascore

An underemployed reporter finds himself literally purchased as a toy for a rich spoiled brat.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty, Scott Schwartz

Votes: 10,561 | Gross: $47.12M

LE JOUET (Francis Veber)

15. Pure Luck (1991)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

36 Metascore

An accountant with super bad luck is sent in search of a missing boss's daughter, also an incredibly unlucky.

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Martin Short, Danny Glover, Sheila Kelley, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 6,205 | Gross: $22.64M

LA CHEVRE (Francis Veber)

16. Fanny (1961)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance

A love triangle between a young woman, a rich 60-something man and an aspiring sailor set in early 20th century Marseilles.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer, Horst Buchholz

Votes: 1,807

The MARSEILLES Trilogy (Alexandre Korda, Marc Allégret, Marcel Pagnol)

17. Diabolique (1996)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The wife and mistress of the sadistic dean of an exclusive prep school conspire to murder him.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri, Kathy Bates

Votes: 12,582 | Gross: $17.10M

LES DIABOLIQUES (Henri-Georges Clouzot)

18. Fathers' Day (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

43 Metascore

A woman cons two old boyfriends into searching for her runaway son by convincing both that they are the boy's father.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nastassja Kinski

Votes: 13,911 | Gross: $28.66M

LES COMPERES (Francis Veber)

19. Just Visiting (2001)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

38 Metascore

A French count is in England to marry the princess. She's killed. A wizard helps him to time travel back before the murder - except they end up in Chicago, April 2000. A descendant helps him. He looks for the wizard to return to the 1100s.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, Christian Clavier, Matt Ross

Votes: 17,488 | Gross: $4.78M

LES VISITEURS (Jean-Marie Poiré)

20. Wicker Park (2004)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

40 Metascore

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.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Diane Kruger, Matthew Lillard, Rose Byrne

Votes: 50,661 | Gross: $12.83M

L'APPARTEMENT (Gilles Mimouni)

21. The Upside (2017)

PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Drama

46 Metascore

A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Aja Naomi King

Votes: 31,864 | Gross: $108.25M

INTOUCHABLES (Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache)

22. The Good Thief (2002)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

An aging gambler on a losing streak attempts to rob a casino in Monte Carlo. But someone's already tipped off the cops before he even makes a move.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Nick Nolte, Ralph Fiennes, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Ouassini Embarek

Votes: 9,669 | Gross: $3.52M

BOB LE FLAMBEUR (Jean-Pierre Melville)

23. Breathless (1983)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

When Jesse Lujack steals a car in Las Vegas and drives down to LA, his criminal ways only escalate- but when will it end?

Director: Jim McBride | Stars: Richard Gere, Valérie Kaprisky, Art Metrano, John P. Ryan

Votes: 7,812 | Gross: $19.91M

A BOUT DE SOUFFLE (Jean-Luc Godard)

24. Brick Mansions (2014)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Crime

40 Metascore

An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.

Director: Camille Delamarre | Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Goûchy Boy

Votes: 37,889 | Gross: $20.29M

BANLIEUE 13 (Pierre Morel)

25. 3 Men and a Baby (1987)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

61 Metascore

Three bachelors find themselves forced to take care of a baby left by one of the guys' girlfriends.

Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Nancy Travis

Votes: 43,737 | Gross: $167.78M

TROIS HOMMES ET UN COUFFIN (Colline Serreau)

26. Original Sin (2001)

R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

33 Metascore

A woman, along with her lover, plans to con a rich man by marrying him, earning his trust, and then running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she falls in love with him.

Director: Michael Cristofer | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Jane, Jack Thompson

Votes: 51,054 | Gross: $16.25M

LA SIRENE DU MISSISSIPPI (François Truffaut)

27. Martyrs (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

22 Metascore

A woman and her childhood friend seek out revenge on those who victimized and abused them.

Directors: Kevin Goetz, Michael Goetz | Stars: Troian Bellisario, Bailey Noble, Kate Burton, Caitlin Carmichael

Votes: 4,685

MARTYRS (Pascal Laugier)

28. Three Fugitives (1989)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Comedy

40 Metascore

A reformed bank robber is taken hostage by a desperate man during a bank hold up, but is forced to go on the run with his captor when they're both mistakenly thought to be in cahoots.

Director: Francis Veber | Stars: Nick Nolte, Martin Short, Sarah Rowland Doroff, James Earl Jones

Votes: 10,013 | Gross: $40.59M

LES FUGITIFS (Francis Veber)

29. My Father the Hero (1994)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

42 Metascore

A teenage girl on vacation in the Bahamas with her divorced father tries to impress a potential boyfriend by saying that her father is actually her lover.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Katherine Heigl, Dalton James, Lauren Hutton

Votes: 10,003 | Gross: $25.48M

MON PERE, CE HEROS (Gérard Lauzier)

30. The Next Three Days (2010)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Michael Buie

Votes: 170,409 | Gross: $21.15M

POUR ELLE (Fred Cavayé)



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