Best and worst movie remakes: Our critic's picks

5th best: THE GREAT GATSBY (2013). Baz Luhrmann

5th best: THE GREAT GATSBY (2013). Baz Luhrmann raised eyebrows when he began adapting F. Scott Fitzgerald's notoriously screen-resistant novel about wealth and misery on Long Island. Compared to the preachy 1949 and stuffy 1974 film versions, Luhrmann's take was wildly untraditional, featuring a hip-hop soundtrack and rave-style visuals. Though it often overreached, it gave us a terrific Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby -- the first actor to truly capture Fitzergald's elusive, enigmatic hero. (Credit: AP, 2012)

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How have movie do-overs fared at the box office over the years? Here's a list of the best and worst remakes of the new millennium. -- RAFER GUZMÁN

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