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Added by marcuscthomas on 22 Nov 2017 07:21
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Films that did not need a remake.

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People who added this item 4208 Average listal rating (2785 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Psycho (1960)
Good Lord!
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People who added this item 2497 Average listal rating (1708 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Halloween (1978)
John Carpenter films don't need to be remade.
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People who added this item 283 Average listal rating (191 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
The first film was so fresh. Dudley Moore, Sir John Gielgud, and Liza Minelli.
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People who added this item 695 Average listal rating (484 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Fright Night (1985)
A B-movie in the first place. Not a bad one, but no need to duplicate poorly.
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People who added this item 2015 Average listal rating (1290 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Poltergeist (1982)
This film would have been better if it ended after the first hour. Somehow, they determined that it needed another 50 minutes and then, a remake.
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People who added this item 786 Average listal rating (528 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Fog (1980)
See note for Halloween!
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People who added this item 313 Average listal rating (190 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
Freaky Friday (1977)
Not once, but twice! The original is still the best. Barbara Harris is so cute in this role!
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People who added this item 462 Average listal rating (269 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Hayley Mills, Brian Kieth, and Maureen O'Hara. Why?
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People who added this item 49 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Walking Tall (1973)
It must have been tempting, given the budget of the original, to remake this film. But, alas, it was not an improvement.
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People who added this item 1117 Average listal rating (661 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
This just cannot be explained.
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People who added this item 802 Average listal rating (535 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Peter Sellers!
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People who added this item 78 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
This was a light, fluffy Disney film of no great repute. I can't understand the need to remake this...and poorly.
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People who added this item 532 Average listal rating (312 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
A sinful waste of film to attempt to remake this film.
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People who added this item 458 Average listal rating (280 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
This was a William Castle film. Most of those should never have been made the first time, much less a second time.
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People who added this item 134 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6
The remake of this cheesy b-movie was more of a reboot or re-imagining than a remake. Nonetheless, it stunk!
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People who added this item 1773 Average listal rating (1180 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
The makers of this film likely figured that advances in makeup and special effects would make improving this film a cinch. But, the original is so iconic...
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This film did not need to be remade, but, in 1977, Director Philip Kaufman made a superior remake. However, the film was remade again in 1994 (Body Snatchers), and 2007 (Invasion). The last two were certainly unnecessary.
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People who added this item 1936 Average listal rating (1250 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
A bunch of people sat around in a room and thought that this was a good idea. I don't know.
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People who added this item 2842 Average listal rating (1847 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
The first film was just OK. I can't imagine an improvement being beneficial to the world. The second film could not even accomplish that.
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People who added this item 310 Average listal rating (194 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
This story, "I am Legend" by Richard Matheson, has been made and remade so many times that it is difficult to follow (I am Legend, The Omega Man, I am Omega, and an untitled reboot in the works in 2017). The first is the best.
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People who added this item 118 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
This film was remade, unnecessarily, in 1993 with personified animals.
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Some films are too good to ramake. Some films are too bad to remake. Some films are too mundane to remake.

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