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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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People who added this item 4050 Average listal rating (2640 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
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 1103 Average listal rating (677 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
August Rush (2007)
Oliver Twist in Modern day with Music.
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The Bride (1985)
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People who added this item 336 Average listal rating (201 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 1671 Average listal rating (1075 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.7
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People who added this item 2552 Average listal rating (1640 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Clueless (1995)
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People who added this item 360 Average listal rating (250 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 2446 Average listal rating (1558 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Enchanted (2007)
A truly modern-day fairy tale.
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People who added this item 1445 Average listal rating (880 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
A new, more realistic version of Cinderella.
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People who added this item 499 Average listal rating (300 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 580 Average listal rating (315 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Frankenweenie (1984)
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People who added this item 307 Average listal rating (170 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.7
Get Over It (2001)
People who added this item 887 Average listal rating (571 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 206 Average listal rating (91 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
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 1954 Average listal rating (1147 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Hours (2002)
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People who added this item 4362 Average listal rating (3034 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
I, Robot (2004)
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People who added this item 292 Average listal rating (158 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Jabberwocky (1977)
Monty Python does Lewis Carroll.
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People who added this item 118 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
The Banquet (2006)
People who added this item 7655 Average listal rating (5408 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Lion King (1994)
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Maqbool (2003)
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Mars Attacks! (1996)
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People who added this item 2739 Average listal rating (1752 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
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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People who added this item 2638 Average listal rating (1733 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Life of Brian (1979)
The rediculousness of the Christ tale, as told by Monty Python.
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People who added this item 1362 Average listal rating (798 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
My Fair Lady (1964)
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People who added this item 338 Average listal rating (190 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
O (2001)
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Omkara (2006)
People who added this item 1962 Average listal rating (1125 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 1084 Average listal rating (594 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
Ran (1985)
People who added this item 751 Average listal rating (411 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Rent (2005)
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People who added this item 2025 Average listal rating (1294 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 3668 Average listal rating (2384 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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Modern Shakespeare by Abhijeet

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