10 Movies That Should Be Remade Next

If you can't beat em', remake em'.

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
20th Century Fox

Although some people may say otherwise, Hollywood haven't run out of ideas just yet. It may be true that the industry's output is getting more homogenized by the year thanks to the marketplace creaking under the weight of identikit studio blockbusters, but every now and again our faith is restored a little bit when a Mad Max: Fury Road, Logan or a Dunkirk falls through the cracks.

Franchises, sequels, reboots and remakes have been the lifeblood of the industry for a long time now, and that won't change anytime in the foreseeable future. While we may have seen entirely too many Ben-Hurs, a battalion of Batmen and several Spider-Men over the years, some movies should just never be remade at all. Ever.

Jaws, The Godfather, Pulp Fiction, Citizen Kane, 2001: A Space Odyssey and countless more cannot be touched, solely because they occupy the space of Hollywood royalty and could never possibly be improved on.

However, there are plenty of other movies both loved and hated that a case could be made for a remake actually being a good idea. Whether it be wasting a strong story with poor execution, a narrative ahead of its time or a classic tale audiences haven't seen for a long time, there are plenty of instances over the years of projects that would more than benefit from a little freshening up.

10. High Noon

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
United Artists

An undisputed classic of American cinema, High Noon may be over 60 years old but its central concept remains as strong as ever, and the narrative is just as well suited for a modern re-telling as it is for a straight-up remake.

Taking place almost entirely in real-time, the story follows an aging and newly-married lawman with his heart set on retirement that is dragged back into the fray one last time to take on a gang of outlaws that have descended upon his hometown despite being both vastly outnumbered and outgunned. Simple and effective, its basically Action Movie 101.

Arguably the first revisionist Western, the plot turned many of the genre's archetypes on its head and even caused some controversy in Hollywood due to alleged political undertones.

If a remake could follow the same narrative and character beats of the original while also respecting its refusal to adhere to genre conventions and sneaking in a little social commentary for good measure, then we could have something really special on our hands.


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