Everything Old Is New Again
You might think Hollywood's enduring interest in remaking films is a sign of creative bankruptcy, and you might be right. But the practice is viewed by studios as a way to develop less-risky films, especially if the original was popular. The only problem is that most remakes don't fare well against the original. (Makes you wonder how Steven Spielberg's upcoming "West Side Story" will compare to the 1960 classic.) Here are 15 remakes that topped the original based on critical reviews and audience scores from Rotten Tomatoes (RT) and IMDb.