10 Movies That Would Actually Benefit From A Remake

In the business of moviemaking, name recognition is the key...

In the business of moviemaking, name recognition is the key. Even if you have the greatest original idea in the world, it faces a much tougher road to the big screen that something that can be easily marketed and sold. This is why Hollywood continues to fill up their schedules with remakes, reboots, sequels and adaptations; it's much easier to cater to a built-in audience than trying to build a new one. For this reason, the remake train shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Of course, not all remakes are inferior to the original. Some are on a par with the original (True Grit, The Departed), some are arguably superior (Ocean's Eleven, Let Me In) and some all-time great movies from various genres are remakes (Scarface, The Thing, Cape Fear, The Magnificent Seven). That being said, a lot of them are pointless and some downright awful (Total Recall, Conan the Barbarian, the majority of horror movie retreads). This article will take a look at ten movies that would actually benefit from a remake. It could be a brilliant concept that was executed poorly, a great script that was unrecognizable by the time it hit theaters, or a dated classic that in the right hands would be perfect for a 21st Century update but either way, read on and find out which ten titles deserve the remake treatment. Do you agree with the article? Who would you cast in these hypothetical remakes? Are there any other movies you think would benefit from a being remade? As always, sound off in the comments below.

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