Special Report

20 Movies They Just Can’t Stop Remaking

Source: Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

A Christmas Carol
> Years released: 1902-2018 (about 28 live and animated versions)
> Alternate title(s) “Scrooge,” “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” etc.
> Definitive version: 1951 (“Scrooge”), starring Alistair Sim

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

The Phantom of the Opera
> Years released: 1925, 1943, 1962, 1988 (animated), 1989, 1991, 2004 (musical adaptation)
> Alternate title(s) Phantom of the Opera
> Definitive version: 1943, starring Claude Rains

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
> Years released: 1917, 1930, 1938, 1973 (musical adaptation), 1995, 2014
> Alternate title(s) Tom Sawyer, Tom and Huck, tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn
> Definitive version: 1938, starring Tommy Kelly

Source: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Little Orphan Annie
> Years released: 1918, 1932, 1938, 1982, 1999, 2014 (musical adaptation)
> Alternate title(s) Little Orphant Annie, Annie
> Definitive version: 1982, starring Albert Finney and Carol Burnett

Source: Courtesy of Universal Pictures

> Years released: 1921-2020 (at least 10 straightforward productions plus parodies, X-rated films, etc.)
> Alternate title(s) Nosferatu
> Definitive version: 1931, starring Bela Lugosi

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