Most remade movies of all time

April 27, 2010 at midnight
Updated April 28, 2010 at 11:29 p.m.

There is some debate on which movies have been remade the most. Depending on your criteria, many films could fit the bill. For instance:

The "Guinness Book of Film Facts & Feats" cites "Cinderella" as the most-filmed story.

Not everyone believes it's "Cinderella," however. Some movie buffs claim it's Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," which has more than 60 screen or made-for-TV movie adaptations, according to the Internet Movie Database.

The "Guinness Book of World Records" cites Sherlock Holmes as the most portrayed movie character with 75 actors playing the part in more than 211 films.

From major works of literature, the works turned the most into films are "Anna Karenina," "Zorro," "The Three Musketeers," "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," "Dracula," "Frankenstein" and "Romeo & Juliet."

Excluding adaptations from literary works, one of the most recycled movies is the 1932 film "The Most Dangerous Game." The plot of a hunter targeting human beings as his prey on an island has been remade, ripped off and paid homage to by numerous movies, including "Run for the Sun," "Bloodlust," "Woman Hunt," "Deadly Prey," "Deadly Game," "Hard Target," "Surviving the Game," "Escape 2000," "Star Hunter" and "Predator."



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