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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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    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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    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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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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    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

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    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

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    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson

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    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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    Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro

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    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

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    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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    Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino

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    Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland

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    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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