10 Films That Should Never Be Remade

Don't fix what isn't broken.

20th Century Fox

Hollywood seems to be somewhat stuck in a rut.

For the last decade, there has been a sharp rise in the number of remakes and reboots circulating world cinema. Ghostbusters, Carrie, Point Break and Total Recall are just some to see their attempted remakes bomb at the box office and with critics, and let’s not divulge this current trend of Disney live-action remakes.

The big studios seem to be running out of ideas.

Not to say that original films are few and far between. On the contrary, you will be hard-pushed to find any remake in recent years to have been nominated for major awards, and this is how it should be.

The classics are classics for a reason, whether it be the outstanding cast, original ideas, incredible new special effects or narrative themes evoking issues of the time of its release, and many simply cannot make the transition.

Hollywood needs to put its emphasis on new, exciting ideas that can revolutionise the industry, not attempt to capture former glories. A surprisingly high number of films successfully stand the test of time, and hopefully, this selection of film industry greats will remain unpolluted by modern trends.


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