Favorite Oscars Déjà Vu Best Picture Movie?by urbanemovies | created - 25 Mar 2016 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
The Oscars 2019 Best Picture nomination of A Star Is Born (2018) raises the total sets of Best Picture nominated movies based on the same story to seven. A notable mark for an award ceremony that over ninety-one years has demonstrated an aversion to reboots, remakes and sequels.
Which of these Oscar nominees that triggers a déjà vu* feeling is your favorite Best Picture retelling?
*a feeling of having already seen the same story in a Best Picture nominee before (same story movie Best Picture sets based the on the same original source material or a revised version)
Discuss the topic here.
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1. Les Misérables (2012)
PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.
Votes: 292,048 | Gross: $148.81M
Original Best Picture Nominee: Les Misérables (1935)
2. West Side Story (1961)
Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Votes: 90,182 | Gross: $43.66M
3. A Star Is Born (2018)
R | 136 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
Votes: 286,894 | Gross: $215.29M
Original Best Picture Nominee: A Star Is Born (1937)
4. My Fair Lady (1964)
G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical
Snobbish phonetics Professor Henry Higgins (Sir Rex Harrison) agrees to a wager that he can make flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) presentable in high society.
Votes: 81,473 | Gross: $72.00M
Original Best Picture Nominee: Pygmalion (1938)
5. Cleopatra (1963)
G | 192 min | Biography, Drama, History
Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt experiences both triumph and tragedy as she attempts to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome.
Votes: 27,197 | Gross: $57.78M
Original Best Picture Nominee: Cleopatra (1934)
6. Heaven Can Wait (1978)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was meant to die, returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire.
Votes: 17,309 | Gross: $81.64M
Original Best Picture Nominee: Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
7. Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Not Rated | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, History
In 1787, British ship Bounty leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the savage on-board conditions imposed by Captain Bligh trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian.
Votes: 14,028 | Gross: $13.68M
Original Best Picture Nominee: Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)