1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Submitted by Rachel Williams, Facebook and kellya470feba26.
“Have it be more faithful to the original novella with Paul being gay and Holly Golightly leaving for Africa in the end, or at least have an ACTUAL JAPANESE GUY play Mr. Yunioshi as opposed to a white guy in yellowface. Keep the iconic LBD outfit, obviously.”
2. Pippi Longstocking
Submitted by Anna King, Facebook.
“There needs to be a good Pippi Longstocking adaptation, don’t mind if it’s live-action or cartoon but nothing that has been made up to now has done the books justice.”
3. To Kill A Mockingbird
Submitted by eliceadevonshire.
“I think the old version of To Kill A Mockingbird with Gregory Peck is great, but I don’t think enough people have seen it/appreciate it. I think there could be a really amazing remake, and then many more people of this generation would know and love To Kill A Mockingbird.”
4. The People Under the Stairs
Submitted by Jerika Layne, Facebook.
“It’s a ’90s horror movie about people who break into their landlord’s house to find that they have a group of cannibalistic children locked up under the stairs. It’s creepy and kind of funny, but at the same time it also deals with race, class, and how greed brings out the worst in people.”
5. I Am Legend
Submitted by Hayden Thomas Veach, Facebook.
“I LOVE the novel, and I love the whole apocalypse/post-apocalypse genre. All three movies have never been able to capture what was so great about the novel. The Will Smith version was somewhat close, but it was a CGI mess that confused vampires with zombies, and totally confused the message of what the novel was trying to deliver. What’s upsetting is that it wouldn’t be hard at all to make a perfect adaptation for I Am Legend. It’s pretty simple and face forward. It’s the fact that Hollywood is afraid to give us dark and realistic endings.”
6. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as live-action
Submitted by Briana Hicks, Facebook.
“Since Disney seems pretty dedicated to making live actions versions of all their films, I think The Hunchback of Notre Dame would be gold. It’s the sort of movie I always forget how great it is until it’s actually on in front of me. They should make it darker too (which would be hard, the original animated film does get sort of macabre), and hopefully make a point of using a new cast instead of relying on Hollywood favorites.”
7. Little Shop of Horrors
Submitted by karic4f52d58cf.
“I was listening to the Broadway recordings today and I couldn’t stop thinking how well Neil Patrick Harris would play Seymour.”
9. The Girl on the Train in London
Submitted by sarahafiyaw.
“It should have been set in London. I’m watching it right now after reading the book. It’s lost a lot of its London charm. Where are the English accents? Why is Rachael not a little chubby!? Why do they not live on Blenheim road? Why is Kamal Abdic not brown!?”
Submitted by rachelc4c3ffb052 and michalannh2.
“The first one was a low budget insult to the book. Justice needs to be served.”
11. Dark Places
Submitted by Butterflybutts91.
“The story has so much potential to be a classic mystery thriller. Please Hollywood, make Dark Places with David Fincher, Denis Villeneuve, or Danny Boyle in the director’s chair.”
12. My Sister’s Keeper
Submitted by elisevb2595 and mikolem.
“They changed the entire ending and cut out about half the story to make a feel-good lifetime movie instead of a Jodi Picoult Story.”
“They need to redo My Sister’s Keeper, but they need to make it accurate to the book. That movie was completely different… it sucked compared to the book because the book was so incredible.”
13. The Addams Family with a grown up Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams
Submitted by c4f3cb2d86.
“Not so much a remake, but they should do a new Addams Family with Christina Ricci as a grown up Wednesday Addams!”
Submitted by PurpleBlue and Alex2194af.
“Clue is perfect as is but there are so many comedic talents in Hollywood that could bring new life to it.”
15. Electric Dreams
Submitted by mattl50 and Matt Lovato, Facebook.
“Clever, fun, sweet romantic comedy where the third wheel is the guy’s computer. Technology made it dated almost immediately, a good update would be awesome.”
“A more modern computer would be a much more believable romantic rival than an Apple II.”
16. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Submitted by jessileum.
“As awesome as Angela Lansbury was in the original, there were a few logic/plotholes that should be addressed (how did they breathe underwater?) and I would be excited to see what today’s CGI could do with the animated parts.”
Submitted by MusicL5.
“I love the movie Rebecca with Joan Fontaine, Laurence Oliver, and Judith Anderson. It would be amazing to see a remake.”
18. The Phantom Tollbooth, as live-action
Submitted by hyfr0223.
“(It) deserves another chance, but this time in live-action. It could be this generation’s Harry Potter cinematically.”
19. A Streetcar Named Desire
Submitted by katm45798db18.
“I’d love a remake of Streetcar Named Desire. The play is so good, and the movie with Marlon Brando is great. But I’d love to see it done with some beautiful modern cinematography, and I think the issues and the characters are still relevant to modern society.”
20. The Outsiders
Submitted by g48d34841f and shawneelynn.
“Don’t get me wrong, Francis Ford Coppola did a bomb ass job on the original (and shout-out to the awesome 2005 Director’s Cut) BUT I would like to see a remake, because the book is still being read by middle-school kids today and the children probably don’t even know who the actors are any more.”
21. The Last Airbender
Submitted by Bespectacled Heroine, adimanoork and Adima Noor Khan, Facebook.
“It needs to be remade.”
22. Nineteen Eighty-Four
Submitted by mrsandman29.
“1984 deserves a remake, and would be a timely book to adapt, as well, given current events.”
23. Queen of the Damned
Submitted by mrsandman29.
“While Interview with the Vampire was fairly decent, this book-to-screen adaptation of the third Vampire book does a complete disservice to an absolutely marvellous tale.”
24. Soylent Green
Submitted by artistthateats.
“The story was way ahead of its time, and it still completely and extremely relevant. This movie would be incredible if remade, in the right way of course. RIP Charlton Heston.”
25. Pocahontas, live-action
Submitted by naab.
“Live-action Pocahontas but like with a Native American cast, that’s the only way I’ll accept it.”
26. Alexander the Great
Submitted by mrsandman29.
“Neither of the major movies about Alexander the Great (the Burton epic from 1956, and the recent dud from Oliver Stone in 2004) does justice to this major historical figure.”
27. The Percy Jackson Series
Submitted by cayliej3, m4523910c4, laurencrabtre and Mirja Quix, Facebook.
“The series deserves some good movies that do it justice!”
“The original film adaptations were nothing like the books, and I’m sure a lot of fans of the books would like to see a more accurate movie version.”
28. The Breakfast Club
Submitted by lillianag and nicolep40b24bcb8.
“The Breakfast Club, but instead of discussing social class, they could talk about inequalities such as racism, sexism, and LGBTQ+ rights.”
“I would love to see how they would remake it and if the characters would change.”
29. The Time Traveler’s Wife
Submitted by helenelizabethw2.
30. Anastasia, live-action
Submitted by ladyiris.
“I really want to see a live-action Anastasia, that was my favourite movie as a kid :).”
31. Harry Potter as a TV series
Submitted by Ethnaaaax, ravenbard and joshkhorton.
“I really wish Harry Potter would be remade in a series, so that they can put in much more book details. But on the other hand, the old actors became the characters for me, so I don’t think I can watch it with other actors…”
“The books have endless potential for a gripping series if done right and I would really love to see every last detail from the book fleshed out in a TV series. If they get the right network, the right producers, screenwriters, actors etc. I can see it becoming a total hit.”
“Remake the Harry Potter movies, but on HBO. Go with 7 ten-episode seasons, one season per book.”
32. The Wizard of Oz
Submitted by alex141002, williamp4c37c518d and KimKatdashian.
“It would be nice if they made a closer adaptation of The Oz Series to the books. Not ruby slippers, no green witch of the west, have Ozma… Walter Murch did an amazing job with Return to Oz but Disney put a lot of pressure on him during it.”
33. The Wicker Man
Submitted by SQVID.
“The original (1973) is really good, but then the Nick Cage remake (2006) is SO TERRIBLE it hurts. It needs redemption. I would love to see a modern 2017-2020 version of the story.”
Submitted by Rmf1185, randocalrissian, plumcherrytree, kevinb44d53331f , Edwin, David Spears, Facebook, Azure Adams, Facebook, Maria Kanno, Facebook, Sara Heinemeyer, Facebook, and Akilah Copeland, Facebook.
“None. Stop it.”
“No, stop this.”
“None. Enough with the remakes.”
“None! Leave the classics as they are. Hollywood needs to come up with new material anyways.”
“Stop remaking movies we love.”
“No more remakes! It’s just lazy. “
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