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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 4003 Average listal rating (2605 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)
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August Rush (2007)
Oliver Twist in Modern day with Music.
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Bewitched (2005)
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The Birdcage (1996)
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The Bride (1985)
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People who added this item 334 Average listal rating (199 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 1595 Average listal rating (1017 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.7
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People who added this item 2508 Average listal rating (1619 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Clueless (1995)
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People who added this item 345 Average listal rating (241 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 2401 Average listal rating (1518 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
Enchanted (2007)
A truly modern-day fairy tale.
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People who added this item 1435 Average listal rating (882 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
A new, more realistic version of Cinderella.
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People who added this item 476 Average listal rating (288 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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Frankenweenie (1984)
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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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People who added this item 2947 Average listal rating (2033 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Hot Fuzz (2007)
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People who added this item 1947 Average listal rating (1139 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Hours (2003)
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People who added this item 4294 Average listal rating (2985 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
I, Robot (2004)
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People who added this item 279 Average listal rating (149 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
Jabberwocky (1977)
Monty Python does Lewis Carroll.
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People who added this item 117 Average listal rating (62 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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People who added this item 3718 Average listal rating (2503 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
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 2564 Average listal rating (1678 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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My Fair Lady (1964)
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O (2001)
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Omkara (2006)
People who added this item 1935 Average listal rating (1109 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 1982 Average listal rating (1263 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Robin Hood (1973)
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 3642 Average listal rating (2369 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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