Top Five Remakes
My Girl Friday, because, of course
Les Miserables (1934)-- there were some before, some after, but this is the best.
Sorcerer-- The (just) better version of Wages of Fear
3:10 to Yuma-- Both versions are great
Daddy Long Legs-- Because Fred Astaire makes everything better
Top Five something like a remake, but isn't really
Young Frankenstein. Not sure if I should have included this in the first list. It is very close to Frankenstein in parts and draws some from Bride as well, but it is certainly it's own thing.
Sweeny Todd, the Tim Burton version. The broadway version was filmed, originally.
All About My Mother-- I'd say it's "based" on All About Eve, but perhaps its a spiritual sequel? That's a good top five-- "Spiritual sequels" I guess that's what this list is-- top five spiritual remakes without being a remake.
Ran-- Based on King Lear, but unique
Tokyo Godfathers-- Based on Three Godfathers, but goes far beyond a different setting.