17 Stories With the Most Movie Remakes and Adaptations

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Have you ever heard someone say that Hollywood is running out of new ideas and that’s why they keep remaking films? Well, we don’t know if that’s necessarily true, but we do know that Hollywood recognizes when they’ve got a good story on their hands. No filmmaker is too good to remake a story that’s already grossed millions and become popular enough to warrant yet another film adaptation. Think about it. Between TV shows, films, and loose interpretations, how many times have you seen the story of Romeo and Juliet on your screen? Probably dozens, if not more.

Romeo and Juliet isn’t the only story to get this Hollywood treatment over and over again. Classics have a tendency to resurface from time to time, and these are just 17 of the most remade adaptations we’ve seen on screen.