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Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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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.
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    Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Big is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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    The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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    The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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    Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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    Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

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    The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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    Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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    Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Jaws is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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    Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

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    It's a Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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    Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson

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    Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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    Grease is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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    Rain Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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    Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro

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    Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    The Shining is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Good Morning, Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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    Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Wayne's World is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe

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    Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

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    Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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    Interview with the Vampire is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Interview with the Vampire

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    Scarface is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    When Harry Met Sally... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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    Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino

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    Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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    Rocky is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    To Kill a Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    National Lampoon's Animal Hous... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

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    Seven is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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    The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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    The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventu... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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    Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin

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