PS: Favorite Oscar-Nominated Best Picture Remake Movie?

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Which of these Best Picture Oscar-nominated remake movies, that are either directly based or indirectly based on another movie, is your favorite?

For the purpose of this question, a remake is defined as any movie that is either a direct remake (based on the same screenplay or a reboot of a prior movie franchise) or an indirect remake (based on the same source material, historical figure or historical event.

See the partial list of Oscar-nominated Best Picture remake movies here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045810198/

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The Departed.
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A Star Is Born (2018) Update

The Producers Guild Awards are an extremely accurate predictor of the Oscar Best Picture category. In 2010, the Oscars expanded to up to ten best picture nominees and the Producers Guild of America matched the move in their outstanding producer category, the de facto best picture award. The two organizations have been in almost perfect lockstep ever since with the PGA predicting 70 of the 81 (87%) Oscar nominees and 7 of the 9 (78%) Oscar winners over the past nine years. A Star Is Born (2018) is a 2019 Producers Guild Awards nominee making its nomination for the 2019 Oscars an almost sure-thing. Less obvious, is its position as front-runner with its upset by Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) at the Golden Globes 2019.
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My favorite Mad Max:Fury Road. It was an Amazing Movie.
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I agree that Mad Max:Fury Road exceeded the original.
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Ben Hur
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the departed
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Thanks, i enjoyed 'The Departed' too.
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I'm not sure you can call Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) a remake. It was well established both through the interviews and within the movie that it's a fourth installment in an already existing franchise and more of a sequel. 

I really like the movie, but considering it will have both very high chances of earning the top spot in the poll and questionable right to be there, I have a feeling it does not belong on this poll per se. Moreover to be a remake it should repeat some of the plot elements. In regards to classic first Mad Max (1979) it does not, having an original plot, only vaguely related to previous three movies. 
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What He Said!
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Fair point, I wasn't aware of all that information. The intended scope is to cover Oscar nominees that aren't original. I think it would fit better as reboot. Therefore, I made the following changes to the poll suggestion to address your concerns..

Favorite Oscar Best Picture Remake or Reboot Nominee?

Which of these Best Picture Oscar-nominated remake or reboot movies, that are either directly based or indirectly based on a prior film or movie franchise, is your favorite?

For the purpose of this question, a remake is defined as any movie that is either a direct remake (based on the same screenplay, an indirect remake (based on the same source material, historical figure, place or event) or a reboot of a prior movie franchise (relaunched in order to establish a new beginning of an existing franchise).

FYI, had Batman Begins (2005) been Oscar nominated, I would have liked to see it or other films like it qualify for this poll suggestion. I think with the revisions the now better fit the intended scope. It also removes the blur when filmmakers reintroduce films to a new generation.
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Urbanemovies: I would suggest The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) as an "indirect remake" (based on your definition) of The Lord of the Rings (1978).
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Added.  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) could be considered either a remake or reboot.

"Some of the events of The Two Towers along with The Fellowship of Ring were depicted in the 1978 film of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, directed by Ralph Bakshi. Both The Two Towers and the succeeding film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, abandoned the parallel storytelling of the volume in favour of a more chronological presentation. The first chapter from the volume actually appears at the end of Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Later events of The Two Towers involving Frodo and Sam were filmed for Jackson's The Return of the King."(from Wikipedia)

For the purpose of this question, a remake is defined as any movie that is either a direct remake (based on the same screenplay, an indirect remake (based on the same source material, historical figure, place or event) or a reboot of a prior movie franchise (relaunched in order to establish a new beginning of an existing franchise).
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Potential 2020 Oscar Best Picture Nominees @ 92nd Academy Awards
(TOP 50) 2020 Oscar Predictions: Gold Derby Predicts the 92nd Academy Awards


Little Women 2019 | Movie 8.1 (3,436)
Original Best Picture Nominee: Little Women (1933)

The Lion King 2019 | Movie 7.0 (150,254)
Original Movie: The Lion King (1994)

A Best Picture nomination for Little Women (2019) or The Lion King (2019) in the Oscars 2020 Best Picture category would bring the total of Best Picture remake movies to just under two dozen. A notable mark for an award ceremony that over ninety-two years prizes originality and has demonstrated an aversion to reboots/remakes in its nominations.
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added 2020 OSCAR NOMINEES

Little Women 2019 | Original Best Picture Nominee: Little Women (1933)
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I have seen 17 films on the list, 3 of them have a 9 which is the highest rating. Out of them, Les Miserables is likely the one who'll get less love, so it would get my vote.

FYC: Captain Blood (1935 nominee) has a previous 1924 version.
David Copperfield (also 1935 nominee) has at least three silent versions
A Midsummer Night's Dream (also 1935) has several silent versions.
A Tale of Two Cities (1936 nominee) has at least 4 previous versions
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938 nominee) has 3 silent versions
The Wizard of Oz (1939 nominee) has a 1925 silent version.
Gaslight (1944 nominee) has a previous 1940 version.
Hamlet (1948 winner) has over 10 previous versions
Ivanhoe (1952 nominee) has a 1913 version.
Quo Vadis (1951 nominee) has a couple of silent film versions
There are also a couple of Seabiscuit films
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Thanks, some good information.  I am going to limit the notations to the most notable titles. As you can attest to some these movies have been remade numerous times, in fact too many to list them all. I like to watch the different versions of the same film. Mostly because they have an elevated quality level, as well as, to see what can be done with the same raw material. Thanks, again.