Movies That Should Never Be Remade Films
+Vote List
by  tags 2,787 votes 150 voters 4,773 views 75 items f p @

Movies That Should Never Be Remade

List Criteria: Vote for the movies that are great the way they are and should never be remade

Some of the worst Hollywood movies of all time happened because an executive somewhere decided it would be a great money making venture to remake some of the greatest movies of all time (*cough*Psycho*cough*). The classic movies on this list of movies that shouldn't be remade are revered because they are inimitable, yet somehow, movie executives keep dredging their vaults and resurrecting movies that were already brilliant in misguided efforts to make them "better" (well, probably just to make money, let's be real). 

The scary thing about making a list of movies that should not be remade is the possibility that a decision maker somewhere will see the list and decide it's the perfect place to start looking for new movie ideas. There are sadly some movies, like The Blues Brothers, The Karate Kid, and The Wizard of Oz, that cannot be included on a list of films that shouldn't be redone. 

What classic movies should never be remade? What film will Hollywood ruin next? These classic films are on this movies that should not be remade list because they were amazing the first time around and don't need to be "improved". Vote for the movies you could never imagine being inhabited by a new cast and add any great movies that shouldn't be redone that might be missing.

  • 8 ReRanks
  • See list ranked by
L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 66
    - 11

    James Whitmore, Paul McCrane, Bob Gunton

    ; buy now
  2. 2
    + 52
    - 8

    added by laaaarrge
    Haley Joel Osment, Gary Sinise, Bobby Richardson

    ; buy now
  3. 3
    + 68
    - 15

    Robert Duvall, Sofia Coppola, Diane Keaton

    ; buy now
  4. 4
    + 64
    - 18

    Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Kathy Griffin

    ; buy now
  5. 5
    + 54
    - 15

    added by wiabux
    Billy Zane, Lea Thompson, Charles L. Campbell

    ; buy now
  6. 6
    + 56
    - 17

    Humphrey Bogart, Curt Bois, Claude Rains

    ; buy now
  7. 7
    + 56
    - 19

    Chris Isaak, Dan Butler, Kasi Lemmons

    ; buy now
  8. 8
    + 52
    - 19

    Richard Farnsworth, Cliff Edwards, Butterfly McQueen

    ; buy now
  9. 9
    + 48
    - 18

    Ben Stein, Virginia Capers, Louie Anderson

    ; buy now
  10. 10
    + 19
    - 2

    added by MarkJohnson
    John Searle, Steven Spielberg, Carl Gottlieb

    ; buy now
  11. 11
    + 41
    - 14

    Laurence Fishburne, Robert Duvall, Jim Gaines

    ; buy now
  12. 12
    + 46
    - 19

    Jared Leto, Zach Grenier, Kevin Scott Mack

    ; buy now
  13. 13
    + 42
    - 16

    Donna Reed, Charles Lane, Gloria Grahame

    ; buy now
  14. 14
    + 43
    - 18

    Erika Eleniak, Peter Coyote, Mitch Suskin

    ; buy now
  15. 15
    + 46
    - 21

    Mark Knopfler, Billy Crystal, Peter Cook

    ; buy now
  16. 16
    + 39
    - 16

    Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Tim Curry

    ; buy now
  17. 17
    + 28
    - 8

    added by Mark
    Robert Duvall, Kim Stanley, Brock Peters

    ; buy now
  18. 18
    + 34
    - 13

    Jean Shepherd, Colin Fox, Leslie Carlson

    ; buy now
  19. 19
    + 37
    - 16

    John Hurt, Ian Holm, Tom Skerritt

    ; buy now
  20. 20
    + 38
    - 17

    John Savident, Patrick Magee, Margaret Tyzack

    ; buy now
  21. 21
    + 33
    - 13

    Barry Levinson, Jonathan Stark, Valeria Golino

    ; buy now
  22. 22
    + 34
    - 15

    Julianne Moore, John Goodman, Aimee Mann

    ; buy now
  23. 23
    + 40
    - 20

    Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy

    ; buy now
  24. 24
    + 37
    - 18

    Sid Caesar, Jeff Conaway, Dinah Manoff

    ; buy now
  25. 25
    + 34
    - 16

    Harold Ramis, Rick Overton, Hynden Walch

    ; buy now
  26. 26
    + 35
    - 17

    Jon Lovitz, Robert Loggia, John Heard

    ; buy now
  27. 27
    + 40
    - 22

    Scatman Crothers, Shelley Duvall, Jack Nicholson

    ; buy now
  28. 28
    + 27
    - 13

    Tom Hulce, John Belushi, Peter Riegert

    ; buy now
  29. 29
    + 27
    - 13

    Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Brian McConnachie

    ; buy now
  30. 30
    + 28
    - 14

    Alice Cooper, Chris Farley, Rob Lowe

    ; buy now
  31. 31
    + 11
    - 1

    added by JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado
    Clarence Gilyard, Alan Rickman, Kym Malin

    ; buy now
  32. 32
    + 30
    - 16

    River Phoenix, John Cusack, Kiefer Sutherland

    ; buy now
  33. 33
    + 28
    - 15

    Edward James Olmos, Sean Young, M. Emmet Walsh

    ; buy now
  34. 34
    + 32
    - 19

    Robert Stack, Peter Graves, Jerry Zucker

    ; buy now
  35. 35
    + 27
    - 15

    Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Elizabeth Wilson

    ; buy now
  36. 36
    + 6
    - 0

    added by ImaadShahrukh
    Cliff Edwards, Mel Blanc, Frankie Darro

    ; buy now
  37. 37
    + 23
    - 12

    Albert Brooks, Peter Boyle, Debbi Morgan

    ; buy now
  38. 38
    + 28
    - 17

    Brett Ratner, Abraham Murphy, Robert Loggia

    ; buy now
  39. 39
    + 30
    - 19

    Alec Baldwin, Michael Keaton, Catherine O'Hara

    ; buy now
  40. 40
    + 24
    - 14

    Billy Crystal, Anjelica Huston, Fran Drescher

    ; buy now
  41. 41
    + 11
    - 2

    added by JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado
    John Rhys-Davies, Alfred Molina, Frank Marshall

    ; buy now
  42. 42
    + 12
    - 3

    added by JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado
    Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Warrick, Orson Welles

    ; buy now
  43. 43
    + 26
    - 17

    Al Jolson, Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco

    ; buy now
  44. 44
    + 21
    - 13

    Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh, Chintara Sukapatana

    ; buy now
  45. 45
    + 25
    - 17

    Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher, Harley Jane Kozak

    ; buy now
  46. 46
    + 26
    - 18

    Kevin Costner, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    ; buy now
  47. 47
    + 10
    - 3

    added by JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado
    David Caruso, Brian Dennehy, Alf Humphreys

    ; buy now
  48. 48
    + 10
    - 4

    added by MarkJohnson
    Joe Pantoliano, Richard Donner, Josh Brolin

    ; buy now
  49. 49
    + 9
    - 4

    added by JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado
    Carrie Fisher, Denis Lawson, Harrison Ford

    ; buy now
  50. 50
    + 8
    - 3

    added by MarkJohnson
    Courteney Cox, Tone-Lōc, David Margulies

    ; buy now
76 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists