Remakes Better Than the Original

It's not terribly common, but every once in a while, a remake surpasses the original, expanding in its themes, creating a more cohesive narrative, or just by being better overall. Of course, it always helps if the original wasn't that good to begin with...
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The Thing From Another World (1951)
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The Thing (1982)
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The Fly (1958)
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The Fly (1986)
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The Wizard of Oz (1925)
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The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Infernal Affairs (2002)
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The Departed (2006)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
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The Parent Trap (1961)
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The Parent Trap (1998)
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Ocean's Eleven (1960)
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Ocean's Eleven (2001)
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True Grit (1969)
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True Grit (2010)
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Fanfare of Love (1935)
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Some Like It Hot (1959)
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L.A. Takedown (1989)
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Heat (1995)
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Satan Met a Lady (1936)
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The Maltese Falcon (1941)
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The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
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Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
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25
The Jackpot! (1991)
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True Lies (1994)
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La Jetée (1962)
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Twelve Monkeys (1995)
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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
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The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
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Freaky Friday (1976)
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Freaky Friday (2003)
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Scarface (1932)
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Scarface (1983)
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The Blob (1958)
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The Blob (1988)
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Bedtime Story (1941)
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
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The Stepford Wives (1975)
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The Stepford Wives (2004)
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