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Added by Elfflame on 27 Jun 2008 07:43
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Retell me a tale

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Taming of the Shrew in a modern Seattle High School. A great translation.
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Always (1989)
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Angoor (1982)
People who added this item 1100 Average listal rating (672 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
August Rush (2007)
Oliver Twist in Modern day with Music.
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Bewitched (2005)
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The Bride (1985)
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People who added this item 2517 Average listal rating (1619 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Clueless (1995)
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People who added this item 352 Average listal rating (243 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6
Dragnet (1987)
Not the original pair, but the nephew of the original and his new partner. I like this take on the idea. Not really a remake, but more a sequel. It's a good way to go about the remake idea.
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People who added this item 2414 Average listal rating (1528 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
Enchanted (2007)
A truly modern-day fairy tale.
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People who added this item 1436 Average listal rating (878 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
A new, more realistic version of Cinderella.
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People who added this item 484 Average listal rating (292 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 574 Average listal rating (315 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Frankenweenie (1984)
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People who added this item 300 Average listal rating (165 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.7
Get Over It (2001)
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Hamlet (2000)
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Hook (1991)
What if Peter Pan finally did grow up? What sort of adult would he be?
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Hot Fuzz (2007)
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People who added this item 1942 Average listal rating (1138 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Hours (2003)
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People who added this item 4313 Average listal rating (2995 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
I, Robot (2004)
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People who added this item 287 Average listal rating (155 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Jabberwocky (1977)
Monty Python does Lewis Carroll.
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People who added this item 117 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
The Banquet (2006)
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The Lion King (1994)
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Maqbool (2003)
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Mars Attacks! (1996)
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Mary Reilly (1996)
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Most Zorro stories these days start with an heir taking over the Zorro name, but this did it in an intriguing way by making the "heir" not only someone unrelated to the original, but also rather a clutz at first.
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King Arthur and the Knights search for the Holy Grail...sort of. Monty Python takes on Arthurian times and legends.
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Life of Brian (1979)
The rediculousness of the Christ tale, as told by Monty Python.
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People who added this item 1349 Average listal rating (788 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
My Fair Lady (1964)
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O (2001)
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Omkara (2006)
People who added this item 1946 Average listal rating (1115 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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Ran (1985)
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Rent (2005)
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People who added this item 1998 Average listal rating (1270 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
The traditional Robin Hood tale, but portrayed by animals.

An interesting side-note here. For a bit of time in the medieval ages, there were a set of animal stories that were extremely popular among the common folk, and the main character was a fox. So this movie is almost a blending of the two ideas, in a way.
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People who added this item 3643 Average listal rating (2367 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
The language was Shakespeare, but the setting was pure modern-day. Baz Luhrmann did an excellent job translating the Shakespearean English in a way that even modern-day teenagers could take interest in.
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Hamlet as told from the POV from Rosencratz and Guildenstern. An incredible and hilarious take on what happens to characters of a play when they're not "onstage."
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A list of movies where the story is well-known and shown from a new point of view, or in a new setting, or otherwise provides new details to the story that existed before.

Fairy tales with a new twist.
Shakespeare's tales told in a new way.
A remake that adds a new twist to the original story.

Any ideas welcome.

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