EW chooses the best and worst film remakes -- Among them are ''Ocean's Eleven,'' ''The Wiz,'' and ''Psycho''

By Nicholas Fonseca
Updated June 25, 2004 at 04:00 AM EDT


1 ”Ocean’s Eleven” (2001) A hellzapoppin’ cast turned the Rat Pack’s so-so 1960 caper into a glitzy love letter to Vegas.

2 ”Dawn of the Dead” (2004) Bloody, hysterical, and scary as hell. How remakes oughta be.

3 ”The Thomas Crown Affair” (1999) Made us forget Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway’s steamy 1968 chess game.

4 ”Cape Fear” (1991) Robert De Niro chewed the swampy scenery in Martin Scorsese’s twisted take on the 1962 classic.

5 ”The Wiz” (1978) Props for taking a risk and plunging Diana Ross’ Dorothy into a big-city ghetto…


1 ”The Wiz” (1978) …but for most, this dreary take mars memories of the original.

2 ”Sabrina” (1995) and ”The Truth About Charlie” (2002) Dear Julia Ormond and Thandie Newton: Never try to channel our beloved Audrey Hepburn again. Love, EW

3 ”Psycho” (1998) Left anybody who saw it asking, Why?!?!?

4 ”The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (2003) Like a WB show gone horribly awry.

5 ”Gloria” (1999) Another nail in Sharon Stone’s career coffin!