Best: “The Italian Job”
Let’s face it—elaborate car chases involving Mini Coopers speeding along city streets are just plain cool. It doesn't matter where on the globe that city happens to be. Shifting this remake from Turin, Italy, to Los Angeles is an ideal choice—where else could a band of thieves more believably engineer a bumper-to-bumper traffic jam to distract from a heist? Transforming a comedic Michael Caine vehicle into a more dramatically intense Mark Wahlberg revenge thriller proved to be a shrewd business decision as well, since the new film emerged as one of the more unexpected word-of-mouth hits in recent years.