PS: Favorite Oscar-Nominated Best Picture Remake Movie?

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Which of these Best Picture Oscar-nominated remake movies, that are either directly based or indirectly based on another movie, is your favorite?

For the purpose of this question, a remake is defined as any movie that is either a direct remake (based on the same screenplay or a reboot of a prior movie franchise) or an indirect remake (based on the same source material, historical figure or historical event.

See the partial list of Oscar-nominated Best Picture remake movies here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045810198/

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The Departed.
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A Star Is Born (2018) Update

The Producers Guild Awards are an extremely accurate predictor of the Oscar Best Picture category. In 2010, the Oscars expanded to up to ten best picture nominees and the Producers Guild of America matched the move in their outstanding producer category, the de facto best picture award. The two organizations have been in almost perfect lockstep ever since with the PGA predicting 70 of the 81 (87%) Oscar nominees and 7 of the 9 (78%) Oscar winners over the past nine years. A Star Is Born (2018) is a 2019 Producers Guild Awards nominee making its nomination for the 2019 Oscars an almost sure-thing. Less obvious, is its position as front-runner with its upset by Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) at the Golden Globes 2019.
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My favorite Mad Max:Fury Road. It was an Amazing Movie.
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I agree that Mad Max:Fury Road exceeded the original.
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Ben Hur
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the departed
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Thanks, i enjoyed 'The Departed' too.
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I'm not sure you can call Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) a remake. It was well established both through the interviews and within the movie that it's a fourth installment in an already existing franchise and more of a sequel. 

I really like the movie, but considering it will have both very high chances of earning the top spot in the poll and questionable right to be there, I have a feeling it does not belong on this poll per se. Moreover to be a remake it should repeat some of the plot elements. In regards to classic first Mad Max (1979) it does not, having an original plot, only vaguely related to previous three movies. 
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What He Said!
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Fair point, I wasn't aware of all that information. The intended scope is to cover Oscar nominees that aren't original. I think it would fit better as reboot. Therefore, I made the following changes to the poll suggestion to address your concerns..

Favorite Oscar Best Picture Remake or Reboot Nominee?

Which of these Best Picture Oscar-nominated remake or reboot movies, that are either directly based or indirectly based on a prior film or movie franchise, is your favorite?

For the purpose of this question, a remake is defined as any movie that is either a direct remake (based on the same screenplay, an indirect remake (based on the same source material, historical figure, place or event) or a reboot of a prior movie franchise (relaunched in order to establish a new beginning of an existing franchise).

FYI, had Batman Begins (2005) been Oscar nominated, I would have liked to see it or other films like it qualify for this poll suggestion. I think with the revisions the now better fit the intended scope. It also removes the blur when filmmakers reintroduce films to a new generation.
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Urbanemovies: I would suggest The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) as an "indirect remake" (based on your definition) of The Lord of the Rings (1978).
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Added.  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) could be considered either a remake or reboot.

"Some of the events of The Two Towers along with The Fellowship of Ring were depicted in the 1978 film of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, directed by Ralph Bakshi. Both The Two Towers and the succeeding film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, abandoned the parallel storytelling of the volume in favour of a more chronological presentation. The first chapter from the volume actually appears at the end of Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Later events of The Two Towers involving Frodo and Sam were filmed for Jackson's The Return of the King."(from Wikipedia)

For the purpose of this question, a remake is defined as any movie that is either a direct remake (based on the same screenplay, an indirect remake (based on the same source material, historical figure, place or event) or a reboot of a prior movie franchise (relaunched in order to establish a new beginning of an existing franchise).
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