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List Rules 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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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
laaaarrge added Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Gone with the Wind Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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342 190
Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Casablanca Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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339 156
It's a Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
It's a Wonderful Life James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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501 192
The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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Big is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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556 228
Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
wiabux added Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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The Shining is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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Rain Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Rain Man Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

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Grease is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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333 89
Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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258 79
Good Morning, Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Good Morning, Vietnam Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
MarkJohnson added Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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To Kill a Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Mark Holmes added To Kill a Mockingbird Robert Duvall, Gregory Peck, William Windom

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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Beetlejuice Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Gavin John Annette added The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
MarkJohnson added The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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A Clockwork Orange is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
A Christmas Story Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

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Rocky is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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180 96
The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
The Big Lebowski Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

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Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
ImaadShahrukh added Jumanji Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson

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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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199 77
Seven is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
marcela-roura added Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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Wayne's World is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Wayne's World Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe

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Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
ImaadShahrukh added Pinocchio Mel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro

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The Birds is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Airplane! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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Alien is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventu... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Movies That Should Never Be Remade
ImaadShahrukh added Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Jane Wiedlin