50 '80s Movies Ripe For Remakes

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    • preachypreach

      Feb 4th 2014, 8:57

      if they remake breakfast club i'll kill myself.

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    • Tarantino3011

      Feb 4th 2014, 9:01

      preachypreach SO TRUE!! Some movies cant be remade!!!!

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    • MrDarraghF

      Feb 4th 2014, 10:42

      If the following films from your list are ever made I'll destroy Hollywood: Batteries Not Included, Highlander, Top Gun, Ghostbusters, The Breakfast Club (WHAT), E.T., Back To The Future, Labyrinth, The Goonies, Dirty Dancing, Ferris Bueller (WHAT), The Lost Boys.

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    • ash333

      Feb 4th 2014, 10:51

      They re-made Robocop and we did nothing. What makes you think anyone will take a stand when they come for Back to the Future and The Goonies?

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    • MrDarraghF

      Feb 4th 2014, 12:14

      Robocop is no Breakfast Club in fairness.

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    • CaptainCrazy

      Feb 4th 2014, 12:27

      I have no problems with remakes. Hell, I want them to remake The Boy Who Could Fly, Monster Squad and Highlander. BUT, I have rarely seen a remake which convinced they are ever a good idea. Yep, its comfy on the fence...

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    • Hadouken76

      Feb 4th 2014, 12:29

      They should do one of the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon. Daniel Radcliffe would be perfect as Presto. the bespecatacled...teenage...wizard...hang on a minute!

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    • DravenCage

      Feb 4th 2014, 13:18

      @CaptainCrazy - You have rarely seen a remake that convinced you that it was a good idea? What about The Fly, Man of Fire, Scarface, Heat, Ocean's Eleven, Evil Dead, Death Race, A Fistful of Dollars, The Jazz Signer, Fright Night , The Crazies, Dawn of the Dead, The Bourne Identity, The Vanishing, True Lies, 3:10 to Yuma, City of Angels, The Mummy (1999)The Fast and the Furious, The Magnificent Seven, Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), Cape Fear, The Departed, Insomnia, Night**tch and (arguably) The Thing? Each one of those films listed is a remake of an earlier cinematic work and each one of them is a good-to-great film in their own right... and this is before we even get to all the adaptations of Dracula, etc. There's also the almost-upon-us Robocop remake (that looks like it could good) and the upcoming Godzilla remake that everyone is going ape over.

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    • DravenCage

      Feb 4th 2014, 13:18

      * The Jazz Singer ---- although The Jazz Signer could be an awesome movie for deaf people.

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    • BobbyTwoTimes

      Feb 4th 2014, 13:34

      True Lies??! What was that remake of? True Grit was an excellent remake mind.

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    • SiMan

      Feb 4th 2014, 14:12

      I'd welcome a remake of Highlander (in fact, i'm trying to wrote a movie script of it) - It is a cult film that has its good points, but having watched it recently i thought that there was, hidden under it all, a very good film in there somewhere. There are so many points that were never really explored (why did Ramirez not want to kill McLeod, what exaclyt was 'the prize', etc, etc, so i think there is scope for some of the older films to be looked at with fresh eyes.

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    • CaptainCrazy

      Feb 4th 2014, 17:38

      @dravencage - I am well aware of those but it doesn't mean I like them. Like I said, I am on the fence on remakes as I take each film on its own merit and not just judging the CONCEPT of remakes.

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    • jman500

      Feb 4th 2014, 17:54

      some are just too good to be remade. it would suck if they would be remade

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    • jedithegeek

      Feb 4th 2014, 23:55

      Ludicrous. If they remake ET or the breakfast club, i'll start cutting myself again....

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    • Hadouken76

      Feb 5th 2014, 1:16

      Didn't they remake The Running Man already. but had some blond chick with a bow n arrow?

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    • jws1272

      Feb 5th 2014, 1:25

      STOP THE REMAKE MACHINE ALREADY!!! ARE THERE NO ORIGINAL IDEAS LEFT IN HOLLYWEIRD ANY MORE?!

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    • ash333

      Feb 5th 2014, 10:30

      @Hadouken76 - All she wanted was some food for Gad's sake!!

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    • ash333

      Feb 5th 2014, 10:44

      @CaptainCrazy - I agree. I'll take pretty much any film at face value, but whilst The Fly and Heat were well considered remakes that surpassed their original source material, (and I'll even admit to quite enjoying the Texas Chainsaw and Halloween re-hashings), any attempt to remake Back to the Future or Ghostbusters will surely go down like a Dick Cheney rewrite of the Koran. But like I said before, They came and took Robocop in the night whilst we were sleeping. Black bag job. Nobody questioned it. Nobody stood up and said "Where's Peter Weller gone? Why is the lanky pri ck from the American Killing here instead?".... Remake what you like, just not Robocop.. I think we all know it's going to be sh it

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    • DravenCage

      Feb 5th 2014, 19:54

      BobbyTwoTimes - True Lies is a remake of La Totale. I haven't seen it, but I can remember reading about the original when I first decided to find research what films that are generally considered good-or-better that are also remakes of previous works. CaptainCrazy - You said that "I am well aware of those but it doesn't mean I like them". I'll ask you outright then; do you like any of the films I mentioned and think they were worth the effort in making them? jws1272 - As I've said before, just because a film is original does not automatically mean it will be good in the same way that just because a film is a remake does not automatically mean it will be bad. For example, look at the films I have listed earlier in this section and convince me that the reworking of those movies was a failure.

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