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Take Two: The Movie Remakes Quiz
by Staff
Sometimes a movie is so nice, they just have to make it twice. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of movie remakes and the films that spawned them.

Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro teamed up for the seventh time on this 1991 movie remake.

  • "Cape Fear"
  • "Goodfellas"
  • "Casino"

Which future Oscar nominee directed the 2005 "Bad News Bears" remake?

  • Alexander Payne
  • Richard Linklater
  • David O. Russell

"Dawn of the Dead" was remade in 2004. When did the original come out?

  • 1972
  • 1978
  • 1981

This 2005 remake was the latest in a long line of adaptations of a 1895 novel.

  • "War of the Worlds"
  • "The Island"
  • "V for Vendetta"

This 1982 film is a remake of 1951's "The Thing From Another World."

  • "An American Werewolf in London"
  • "The Evil Dead"
  • "The Thing"

"The Thing" director John Carpenter also directed this horror classic.

  • "Halloween"
  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
  • "Friday the 13th"

The original "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956) takes place in a small town. What’s the location for the 1978 remake?

  • San Francisco
  • Phoenix
  • Miami

Which 2010 remake received 10 Oscar nominations?

  • "The Departed"
  • "True Grit"
  • "Crazy Heart"

David Cronenberg remade "The Fly" in 1986. Which year did the original premiere?

  • 1958
  • 1962
  • 1966

The 1995 film "Heat" is a remake of a 1989 TV movie called "L.A. Takedown." Who directed both of them?

  • Michael Mann
  • David Fincher
  • Jonathan Demme

Alfred Hitchcock directed two versions of this movie, in 1934 and 1956.

  • "Vertigo"
  • "The Man Who Knew Too Much"
  • "Rear Window"

The original version of the 1986 camp classic "Little Shop of Horrors" starred this then-unknown actor.

  • Paul Newman
  • Warren Beatty
  • Jack Nicholson

The Rat Pack starred in the 1960 original of this film, which was remade in 2001.

  • "Ocean's 11"
  • "Meet Me in Las Vegas"
  • "On the Town"

This 1994 action classic is a remake of a French film called "La Totale!"

  • "True Lies"
  • "Universal Soldier"
  • "Under Siege"

Lindsay Lohan stars in the 1998 remake of this kids' classic.

  • "A Little Princess"
  • "Mighty Ducks"
  • "The Parent Trap"

Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow directed this 1991 film, which was remade in 2015.

  • "Strange Days"
  • "Point Break"
  • "Near Dark"

Michael Bay directed the 2010 remake of this horror classic.

  • "A Nightmare on Elm Street"
  • "Friday the 13th"
  • "Halloween"

"Casino Royale" (2006) is the second version of the Ian Fleming novel of the same name. When did the first movie come out?

  • 1963
  • 1967
  • 1971

Which famous director remade "King Kong" in 2005?

  • James Cameron
  • Christopher Nolan
  • Peter Jackson

Which blond actress starred in the "King Kong" remake?

  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Naomi Watts
  • Cate Blanchett

Naomi Watts also starred in this 2002 horror remake.

  • "The Ring"
  • "28 Days Later"
  • "Carrie"

Who directed the 2001 remake of "Planet of the Apes"?

  • Tim Burton
  • Ridley Scott
  • Sam Raimi

Tim Burton also directed this remake in 2007.

  • "Peter Pan"
  • "When a Stranger Calls"
  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

Who wore a fat suit to play Edna Turnblad in the 2007 "Hairspray" remake?

  • John Goodman
  • John Travolta
  • Paul Giamatti

This 1954 novel has spawned three remakes: "The Last Man on Earth" (1964), "The Omega Man" (1971) and a 2007 movie that shares its name.

  • "I Am Legend"
  • "28 Weeks Later"
  • "The Invasion"

"Vanilla Sky" was an English-language remake of this 1997 Spanish movie.

  • "El Patron del Mal"
  • "Abre Los Ojos"
  • "Amores Perros"

The 2011 remake of "Arthur" starred this comedian in the title role.

  • Rowan Atkinson
  • Ricky Gervais
  • Russell Brand

This 1986 movie and its 2014 remake are based on a David Mamet play.

  • "About Last Night"
  • "Stand by Me"
  • "At Close Range"

What's the name of the Mamet play that "About Last Night" is based on?

  • "Disturbing Proclivities in Chicago"
  • "Love and Lechery in Chicago"
  • "Sexual Perversity in Chicago"

This movie remake was the first to win an Oscar for Best Picture.

  • "Scarface"
  • "True Grit"
  • "The Departed"