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The Greatest Movie Trailer Re-Cuts Of All Time

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These movie trailer re-cuts are what happens when fans of movies sit around and think, "what if I made someone think my favorite horror movie is actually a buddy comedy?". If you've ever watched a movie like "The Shining" and then wondered what it might look like as a romantic comedy? Many would-be editors turned viral-video producers have wasted HOURS to make that kind of thing happen.

What are some great movie re-cuts? These are the 15 best-made, cohesive, clever and brilliantly cut movie trailer reimaginings/recuts of all time. Enjoy these videos of classic movie trailers reimagined and take some time to think what "The Big Lebowski" would have been like as a serious crime caper.
  • The Big Lebowski
    Video: YouTube

    What if The Big Lebowski was about Donnie? What if it was about how great of a guy he was and how much The Dude and Walter missed him when he was gone?

    This trailer gives the audience exactly what they were clamoring for: more Donnie. Forget all the useless stuff about sex, kidnapping, and identity confusion, Donnie is where the money is.

    The way they use Walter's quote about living in the past is absolute genius.

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  • The Terminator
    Video: YouTube

    This trailer is quite prophetic, actually. It's about our increasing reliance on technology while we opt for artificial companionship over that of flesh and blood. With social networks and texting, we're losing our grip with humanity. It shows us that our evolving use of machines for expressing romantic affection is actually putting us in danger.

    Seriously though, it's a joke about people banging robots.

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  • Saving Private Ryan
    Video: YouTube

    "Where's Private Ryan?" is an indie, Wes Andersen-esque comedy about a rag tag team of soldiers trying to find Private Ryan.

    This trailer takes the Oscar-winning original and gives it that indie dark-comedy feel that we all can't help but go see in small theatres. Out of every trailer on this list, this is the one that does the best job at really creating a new film that we actually want to see.

    Why can't they just make this? Everyone knows that World War II Europe was a barrel of laughs; why else would the Germans elect Charlie Chaplin to lead them to war?

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  • Superbad
    Video: YouTube

    There are an endless amount of Superbad re-cuts on youtube, and most of them are "super bad" (pause for uncomfortable silence); everything from thrillers, buddy cop pictures, revenge, Brokeback Mountain jokes, horror, etc.

    At Ranker, we strive for the best, so here is the one that makes the most of altering the genre of this film.

    So we present this premise: What if Superbad was a heist film directed by Martin Scorcese?

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