A good story can bear being told again. And again. And in some cases again and again and again and again. Cinema has always been a scavenger: from plays, novels, history, television and even itself. Some remakes improve upon the original (Ocean's Eleven, Casino Royale); some are a continuation of an interpretative pedigree (Hamlet, Jane Eyre, Little Women); some we can't help but ask 'why?' (Psycho, The Ladykillers); and some are just a cinematic aberration (Goodbye Mr Chips, The Wicked Lady).
Strictly for film aficionados only, this five-hundred-film whopper of a list has the movies listed in alphabetical order, and where title changes have occurred (for example Red Dust/Mogambo; Manhunter/Red Dragon; Abre Los Ojos/Vanilla Sky) they are listed under the more well-known title.