Top 5 Movies They Should Never Ever Remake

On our show Off Topic we discussed all the movie remakes coming out and how much we hope the producers of said movies burn in hell. I’m not even going to touch any movies made 1990 and up because then this list would be neverending. It’s a given that any Kevin Spacey movie is untouchable.

5. A Clockwork Orange

4. The Godfather

3.  The Rocky Horror Picture Show (oh wait, they ARE remaking it)

2. Gone With The Wind (granted when I saw this I was like 6 and was kind of bored but it’s the whole point of it)

1. Casablanca

Honorable mention: Stand By Me

Here is a list of current movie remakes in the works.

I highly recommend checking out our show last night, it was one of our best shows lately. We have a lot to say about remakes, as we have a lot to say about everything.


  • http://darnedtoheck.blogspot.com/ Grant

    So far, I have yet to see an Asian film remade that is remotely close to as good as the original, and I’m not holding out a lot of hope for the two Chan-wook Park movies on the list. I wish they would just distribute the originals. And remaking Rashomon is ridiculous. The film has already been imitated and referenced so many times that it’s become a standard movie term.

    • http://lifeisnotamovie.net Robin

      @Grant, I totally agree, the Asian films have a quality we just don’t have the ability to re-create.

  • http://www.secretinnerlife.com submom

    5. A Clockwork Orange: Agreed. No need.

    4. The Godfather: Can’t think of anybody that can top Marlon Brando.

    3. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (oh wait, they ARE remaking it): GET OUT! No way! Are you serious?

    2. Gone With The Wind: The demand for PC will probably kill this movie. Just sayin… That being said, I am guilty: I am a sucker for this movie.

    1. Casablanca: AGREED. I will hunt down whoever that’s even thinking about it.

    Nicely done.

    • http://lifeisnotamovie.net Robin

      @submom, I would never lie about Rocky Horror Picture Show, unless I’m lying about me being cast as the new Janet, then I might lie about that. I heard Mtv wants to remake it. Google it.

  • http://bloggochicago.com Barb

    Actually, I thought The Ring was a pretty god remake of Ringu. I still liked Ringu better, though.

    They better not remake The Godfather. What, they’d use Al Pacino for Brando’s role? That’d be disgustingly ironic.

  • http://bloggochicago.com Barb

    make that *pretty GOOD

  • http://www.sudobeer.net edmcbride

    MTV Films and Sky Movies were planning to remake The Rocky Horror Picture Show.The network was planning a 2-hour-long remake to be based on the original screenplay, and featuring songs not included in the original.

    The film was initially anticipated to have been released sometime around Halloween 2009. The creator of the original, Richard O’Brien, wasn’t involved; he has said that while he has no view on whether it should be remade, it does not have his blessing.As of September 15, 2009, the remake of Rocky Horror has been canceled.

  • http://www.brightestblue.wordpress.com Hannah

    Their remaking the “Rocky Horror Picture Show?!” Oh hell no! Nobody can fill out those fishnet stockings like Tim Curry! LOL

    Fuckaduck, give it time, every single movie will be remade because Hollywood twats cannot think of anything new.


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