Hollywood is in love with remakes and at times it feels as if the past decade has seen nothing but modern spins on classics hit the big screen. There’s been revamped versions of already Oscar-winning pictures, adaptations of television series, and Disney cartoons turned into live-action movies. According to Ranker, to date there have been over 600 movie remakes. Here’s three that we feel are even better than their predecessors.

The Ten Commandments (1956)

Billed as "The Greatest Event in Motion Picture History!", this biblical classic, starring Charlton Heston as Moses and Yul Brynner as Rameses, is all-but guaranteed to be screened at Easter. However, it owes its origins to a 1923 silent movie by Cecil B. DeMille also called The Ten Commandments. The original featured two parts: the story of Moses and his receipt of the tablets, followed by a depiction of the influence of the commandments on modern life. It held the Paramount box office revenue record for 25 years.

Over three decades later, DeMille released his revamped classic, changing the modern-day storyline to a profile of the early life of Moses. The director took inspiration from books such as Dorothy Clarke Wilson’s Moses, Prince of Egypt and J.H. Ingrams Pillar of Fire. With a resemblance to Michelangelo’s David, Charlton Heston is imperious as he parts the Red Sea and throws the tablets at the golden calf. The remake is ranked in AFI’s 10 Top 10 of epic films and, if adjusted for inflation, is one of the all-time highest-earning movies.

Scarface (1983)

With Al Pacino playing the uncompromising drug lord Tony Montana, Scarface is a firm favorite among fans of gangster crime movies. This cult classic earned Pacino a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor, launched the career of Michelle Pfeiffer, and has influenced hip-hop culture since debuting in 1983. Ironically, Oliver Stone wrote the script while struggling with his own personal battle against cocaine use. The iconic line "Say hello to my little friend" is ranked 61 in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movie Quotes.

The remake might not have happened at all had Pacino not instigated it after becoming fascinated by Howard Hawks’ 1932 original. While Hawks’ version was set in a prohibition-era Chicago, and loosely based on the life of Al Capone, Pacino portrays a poor Cuban immigrant that takes over a drug cartel. Pacino even demanded the lead role, after Robert de Niro had allegedly turned it down. The remake’s iconic status stretched to Saddam Hussein calling his own money laundering trust fund "Montana Management."

True Grit (2010)

Every serious film buff should enjoy watching a good ol’ American Western once in a while. John Wayne was the first to take on the role of fictional Civil War veteran Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn in the 1969 original version of True Grit. His performance was so good that he won both a Golden Globe and an Oscar in the Best Actor category. Wayne even reprised his role in the 1975 sequel Rooster Cogburn.

Fast forward 31 years and the Cohen Brothers revamped the movie with an all-star cast, including Jeff Bridges as Cogburn alongside Hailee Steinfeld (in an Oscar-nominated role), Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin. The Cohens returned to the origins of Charles Portis’ namesake novel, which inspired both movies, and set the picture in a post-war frontier town. Everything from the building interiors to the costumes were meticulously designed to resemble the Wild West. They also incorporated much of the novel’s dialogue, allowing Bridges to make the lead role his own rather than mimicking that of John Wayne.