Have any remakes of classic movies done as well as the original?

Cape fear?

I heard that back in the 1970’s somebody made a remake of Akira Kurasowa’s masterpiece ** The Hidden Fortress** changing the setting to outer space. I can’t imagine that it made any money or had any impact on Hollywood at all.

I enjoyed the recent remake of The Thomas Crown Affair more than the original. But the original is good, too!

The Ben Stiller/Robert DeNiro version of Meet The Parents is a remake. I haven’t seen the original, although I’ve heard it’s very good.