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Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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List Criteria: Vote for the movies that are perfect just the way they are and should never, ever 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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    Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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    Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

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    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

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    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson

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    Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro

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    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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    Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe

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    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

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    Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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    Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino

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    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

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    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

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    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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