Scarface showed us that Al Pacino can do anything -- even play a Cuban immigrant who takes the American Dream by any means necessary. Brian De Palma crafted a powerful and haunting picture that made us forget all about the 1932 genre-defining flick while we were watching it.
The Rat Pack enthralled audiences in 1960, but there was something about Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon and their crew that took it to a whole new level of awesome. We suspect that has everything to do with director Steven Soderbergh.
That Mini car chase... that's all we have to say! Michael Caine and his 1969 The Italian Job met their match in this hard to believe improvement of the original due to the smallest of cars and so much more.
John Carpenter crafted a film icon all its own with 1982's The Thing. Kurt Russell was our guide to a horror story we will never forget. Sure, the 1951 Howard Hawks film is great, but Carpenter chilled us to our bones.
There was always something compelling about the H.G. Wells story War of the Worlds. What Orson Welles teased on the radio and the 1953 movie promised, Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg triumphed with a mind-blowing epic.
When the original The Manchurian Candidate arrived in 1962, it was a thriller of its time. The Denzel Washington remake also fit its time... and if you're going to swap anyone for Angela Lansbury in the original, you can't do better than Meryl Streep.