• The early buzz is that the Ben-Hur remake (right) is a dud.
There are many great remakes in cinema history. You won't find them mentioned here.
Owen Gleiberman

22 Aug 2016 - 4:05 PM  UPDATED 22 Aug 2016 - 4:05 PM

Is the new remake of Ben-Hur a disaster? Let's call it a big mistake, and it's one that illustrates the key principal of bad movie remakes: To really earn a place on the scroll of shame, a remake almost has to risk tarnishing the reputation of a movie we love. (Bad remakes of mixed-bag films, like The Hitcher or Total Recall or Rollerball, don't matter as much.)

With Ben-Hur out in Australian cinemas this week, here's my list of the 10 worst movie remakes.