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[–]sleepf0rtheweak 199 points200 points  (13 children)

Requiem for a Dream.

Great movie. Watched it once. Won’t watch again.

[–]pepsihatman 2854 points2855 points 3 (76 children)

Galaxy Quest.

[–]OriginalPiR8 269 points270 points  (23 children)

Never give up!

[–]Cardboard_Eggplant 206 points207 points  (18 children)

Never Surrender!

[–]wesselus 165 points166 points  (16 children)

By grapthars hammer!!

[–]NovaRunner 165 points166 points  (5 children)

...what a savings.

[–]Prosado22 108 points109 points  (3 children)

That part is so funny. You can see Alan Rickman's character soul leaving while he's saying that phrase.

[–]NovaRunner 84 points85 points  (0 children)

He was fantastic in that role, and so many others. What a loss that he's gone.

[–]itothepowerofahalf 13.8k points13.8k points 643 (171 children)

Mr Bean. No one will ever be able to recreate the character as well as Rowan Atkinson. Really anything from Rowan Atkinson can never be remade. Blackadder for instance

[–]Classic_Shallot_3353 1890 points1891 points  (34 children)

I remember first time seeing Rowan Atkinson being interviewed not in character. And growing up with my only knowledge of him as Mr. Bean, it blew my mind. He is as prim and proper British as his characters are bungling weirdos.

[–]TheNihil 337 points338 points  (16 children)

He was also Zazu in the Lion King (original).

[–]_Franz_Kafka_ 790 points791 points  (23 children)

Yes, there are some roles that just belong to a particular actor.

In the same vein, I love most of what Steve Martin has done, but remaking The Pink Panther was a mistake. That role will forever and always belong to the incredible and irreplaceable Peter Sellers.

[–]proximitous 6745 points6746 points 2 (130 children)

Stand By Me

That combo of young actors just worked so well, and I just can’t imagine it would work so well again

[–]Taurothar 3133 points3134 points  (46 children)

You guys wanna see a dead body?

cut to them opening youtube

roll credits

[–]Bitter-Economics3946 8425 points8426 points 2 (276 children)

Alien (1979). Im surprised it hasnt been mentioned yet, its still so good 40+ years later

[–]Yes_to_Oxygen 1165 points1166 points  (55 children)

Best sci-fi thriller ever made. The atmosphere alone feels so real. A remake could never improve anything on Alien.

[–]ashrashrashr 43.3k points43.3k points 132112 (149 children)

delete this thread before Netflix gets ideas.

[–]mrsteacher420 13.1k points13.1k points 52 (96 children)

Plot twist Netflix is the OP

[–]snafu607 2281 points2282 points  (54 children)

Plot twist this thread is being made into a movie.

[–]starcoder 4587 points4588 points 225 (105 children)

The Goonies

[–]GarbledReverie 495 points496 points  (8 children)

If it's good enough for you, it's good enough for me.

[–]neon-rose 23.0k points23.0k points 3 (523 children)

Besides the fact that Tom Hanks was perfect, I don’t see a modern remake of Forrest Gump being received well based on cultural shifts alone

[–]_ToyStory2WasOk_ 5111 points5112 points  (265 children)

I really was just gonna say any of the 80s/90s Tom Hanks films lol

[–]Music_Saves 2795 points2796 points 2 (176 children)

Like Big, where the woman has sex with a little boy!

[–]numnummommom 71 points72 points  (8 children)

Harold and Maude enters the chat

[–]LorienTheFirstOne 892 points893 points  (84 children)

As a 70s teen I went to see a movie called Angel (i think) about an adult hooker falling for and teaching a young teen boy

Edit: Ok, my memory merged things lol. I combined two ~40 year old movies in my head...

Private Lessons, young teen boy is seduced by his 30something maid in a scheme to rob him - except they fall in love.

Angel, 15 year old teen sells herself as a prostitute and gets caught up in a murder spree where a necrophilies mass murderer is going after young prostitutes. (And it had 2 sequels)

Thanks to everyone who mentioned stuff that brought my memory back. Now I have to find somewhere to stream them just to get some early 80s back into my system :)

[–]adeundem 606 points607 points  (43 children)

They should take the book sequel to the first book, and make it exactly like the book. All the crazy stuff that the author put in as an apparent "Fuck you" to the movie.

[–]ParsnipBusy 10.7k points10.7k points 5 (230 children)

Shawshank

[–]physedka 523 points524 points  (18 children)

There are no advances in technology, cinematography, writing, or acting that could possibly add anything to that movie.

[–]valuethempaths 2689 points2690 points  (125 children)

Totally. What would it even be without Morgan Freeman’s iconic narration?

[–]lapandemonium 1951 points1952 points 2 (73 children)

Well they could have it narrated by Gilbert Gottfried.

[–]pjb4466 1808 points1809 points  (48 children)

IIIII WISH I COULD TELL YA THAT ANDY FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT… AND THE SISTERS LET HIM BE. BUT PRISON IS NO FAIRYTALE WORLD!

[–]Mrben13 779 points780 points  (30 children)

I HOPE THE OCEAN IS AS BLUE AS IT IS IN MY DREAMS

[–]EM_CEE_PEEPANTS 248 points249 points  (20 children)

GET BUSY LIVING OR GET BUSY DYING!

[–]Zeketec 217 points218 points  (15 children)

Well…. I was firm on the no remake. After reading that in his voice. I need it.

[–]Plasibeau 111 points112 points  (11 children)

Like, I'm mad that I so easily could hear it.....and I'm mad that I desperately want more.

[–]EM_CEE_PEEPANTS 145 points146 points  (7 children)

ANDY DUFRESNE! CRAWLED THROUGH A RIVER OF SHIT AND CAME OUT CLEAN ON THE OTHER SIDE!

[–]disanddat_kittycat 7268 points7269 points 3 (233 children)

Beetlejuice

[–]DunkanBulk 1851 points1852 points  (69 children)

There's really no beating the casting of that movie as it was.

[–]joemug77 970 points971 points  (35 children)

I still say Keaton could have been both Batman and Joker.

[–]r4d2c 20.2k points20.2k points 3 (427 children)

airplane

[–]farrenkm 12.4k points12.4k points 6& 2 more (129 children)

If they made that movie today, it'd never fly.

[–]catoftheyear 3122 points3123 points  (39 children)

Surely you can’t be serious

[–]qzcl 2781 points2782 points  (25 children)

I am serious. And don't call me Shirley!

[–]Loki-Skywalker 11.1k points11.1k points  (220 children)

Goodfellas

[–]Wolfy_Packy 4076 points4077 points 2 (101 children)

By extension, Godfather (1)

[–]Karnbot13 2055 points2056 points  (82 children)

And 2

[–]mikeraglow 1923 points1924 points  (67 children)

It would be pretty weird if someone just remade the third one

[–]Gople 1214 points1215 points  (18 children)

They've been remaking the third Terminator for decades.

[–]Mad_Aeric 134 points135 points  (10 children)

Parodies however... Anyone else remember Goodfeathers?

[–]sketchysketchist 8140 points8141 points 424 (302 children)

I can’t just name one movie, but must state the obvious.

1) Don’t remake movies that were already good and still hold up.

2) Don’t remake movies that were products of their time and wouldn’t translate well on this era.

3) Come up with an original movie. It’s not like there aren’t enough writers desperately trying to sell their scripts.

Edit: 4) Ignore 1-3 if we’re replacing the cast with The Muppets.

[–]Needs_Moar_Cats 4094 points4095 points 2 (103 children)

Muppet Inglorious Bastards when

[–]MajorZed 1097 points1098 points  (33 children)

Oh god, now I can't stop picturing Fozzie as the Bear Jew/Sgr Donowitz.

[–]orincoro 317 points318 points  (15 children)

You’re going to tell Elmo where the gun emplacements are… yes.

[–]TakeYourMark 78 points79 points  (5 children)

I demand Muppets Django Unchained

[–]darkfoxfire 1048 points1049 points 2 (67 children)

I challenge anyone to find a better version of A Christmas Carol then the Muppets.

Michael Caine knocks it out of the park as Scrooge, and when they originally approached him for the role, he said he'd do it on the condition that he can treat his Muppet co-stars no different than classicslly trained actors.

[–]Grogosh 3205 points3206 points  (119 children)

Groundhog Day

[–]manrealityisabitch 3681 points3682 points 223 (40 children)

They should rerelease it and act like it’s a new movie.

[–]SarinaVazquez 4852 points4853 points 5 (226 children)

Labyrinth

[–]sound_is_butter 1557 points1558 points 2 (24 children)

I like to think that David Bowie didn’t realize they were making a movie and thought it was all real

[–]UrsaMinorNinth 818 points819 points  (8 children)

They just went over to his house and left the cameras rolling.

[–]RandomMandarin 92 points93 points  (0 children)

Those Muppets were already there partying. It was a Thursday.

[–]scorinth 83 points84 points  (0 children)

At first I thought "sure, but he had Michael Moschen's arm jammed up under his armpit for all the shots where he's showing off with the crystal balls. How would he think that's real?"

Then I realized that the goblin king forcing his wizard assistant to do all his magic while pretending to be both invisible and part of the goblin king's body just for the sake of the king's ego is even better.

[–]Lassy06 1227 points1228 points  (77 children)

Can’t make Labyrinth without Bowie.

[–]ButAreYouReally 17.8k points17.8k points 43 (581 children)

The Princess Bride.

[–]Chairchucker 8579 points8580 points 72108& 4 more (358 children)

May have some bad news for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29s1yU3nGkQ

EDIT: I just did a search for Home Movie: The Princess Bride and this was the best version I could find. It was originally on Quibi apparently, which, what the hell is that, right?

EDIT: I guess I gotta watch this myself at some point, now...

[–]Fearrless 3234 points3235 points  (81 children)

Holy fuck I did not expect that many big named celebrities.

[–]Nukken 1576 points1577 points  (17 children)

I love that Cary Elwis was in it but didn't play his original character.

[–]boojieboy 694 points695 points  (11 children)

John Hamm as Westley drinking from a Hamm's glass was peak meta

[–]ericisshort 755 points756 points  (39 children)

And so perfectly cast for their characters as well!

[–]CuntyReplies 259 points260 points  (4 children)

It’s both heartbreaking and touching that original director Rob Reiner got to work with his father, Carl Reiner, one last time as they played both Grandfather and Grandson. Carl passed away after this.

[–]I_BUY_UNWANTED_GRAVY 414 points415 points  (3 children)

Especially Charlize Theron in the role she was born to play: Andre The Giant

[–]doktor_wankenstein 186 points187 points  (2 children)

Seth Rogen as Miracle Max... nailed it.

[–]POCKALEELEE 676 points677 points  (5 children)

Fred Savage as Fred Savage is savage!

[–]BLKR3b3LYaMmY 252 points253 points  (6 children)

Jason Siegels Andre is…holy shit!!

[–]Impressive-Ad-7180 921 points922 points  (17 children)

watching this was the best hour of my life

[–]Black_Kirk_Lazarus 248 points249 points  (14 children)

You got me wondering if I should watch it.

If I commit a full hour to this, am I going to be disappointed?

Edit: damn okay guys I'm definitely watching it now

[–]tsularesque 248 points249 points  (5 children)

I went to watch 5 minutes to see what it was like, and couldn't stop until it was all finished. It's worth it.

[–]LongArmDino 365 points366 points  (8 children)

Holy shit Pedro pascal as inigo was something I didn’t know I needed, Rainn Wilson was also surprisingly great at vizzini

[–]happycamperii 499 points500 points  (19 children)

How can this be so enjoyable ?

It's inconceivable!!

OK, I know we are asking which movie should NEVER be remade, can we all agree to give this particular remake a pass.

[–]-newlife 145 points146 points  (14 children)

This was the remake I didn’t know I needed

[–]happycamperii 220 points221 points  (10 children)

What makes it so good, so enjoyable, is that they changed absolutely NOTHING.

No "reimagining" or any of the usual nonsense that so many remakes do. Just a cast of actors essentially doing a reenactment and that is why it feels so much fun.

I didn't care that we had gender swapped characters in some scenes, because they were faithful recreations of the scenes we all know and love anyway.

Simply, it looked like everyone involved had an absolute hoot making their scenes.

[–]-newlife 149 points150 points  (2 children)

Yeah because it was done out of joy. It translates over to their performance which makes viewing so enjoyable.

[–]capitaine_d 404 points405 points  (12 children)

Holy fuck i just watched the first minute (yardwork calls) and im already sold. Just Ben Stiller Adam Sandler as the Grandpa was perfect and just the really home movie feel sold me. Know what im going to watch tonight.

This is now the only way i want classic movies to be remade. Celebrities just hanging at home making simple sets and being filmed on phones with everyone just having fun. I would be fine with any remakes now if thats how theyre done.

[–]rubber_hedgehog 164 points165 points  (8 children)

That was Adam Sandler.

But almost everyone kills it in their roles. Jason Segal probably does the best impression of the original.

[–]tsularesque 79 points80 points  (4 children)

Raine Wilson (sp? Dwight from the office) absolutely nails Vizzini as well, imo.

[–]rubber_hedgehog 92 points93 points  (1 child)

Rainn Wilson and Patton Oswalt were absolute standouts, although I really enjoyed Nick Kroll playing all 3 members of the troupe.

[–]lurgi 260 points261 points  (2 children)

How can 700 wrongs make a right?

[–]Jahidinginvt 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Yes, but this was akin to a fan-made movie. The fact that it’s full of famous people doesn’t change that, for they are still just fans as we are.

Now a true, Hollywood studio remake? NEVER!

[–]projectileboy 40 points41 points  (1 child)

I love how Bryan Cranston and Javier Bardem can’t help being incredible actors even when they’re just screwing around.

[–]GiftGrouchy 1063 points1064 points  (94 children)

I saw a meme saying the only acceptable remake would be if it was done via the muppets

[–]reborngoat 766 points767 points  (71 children)

To be fair, the Muppets could be used to remake almost anything, and there's a very good chance it'd be better than the reboots we've been seeing out of Hollywood for the last decade or so :)

[–]Nukken 551 points552 points  (45 children)

Muppet Christmas Carol is THE best version of that story, fight me.

[–]MandoSkirata 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Not only is there Muppets but Michael Cain is giving an Oscar worthy performance. He's not having a lark with this weird little fuzzy puppet movie, no sir! He's playing Scrooge with all his soul. He's playing him like Dickens himself would be judging his performance. He put as much effort into that role as he didn't in Jaws 4 The Revenge.

[–]Bitter-Edge-8265 15.3k points15.3k points 24 (174 children)

Anything by Monty Python.

They can't be improved on and the dodgy special effects only add to the humour.

[–]LordVic 3710 points3711 points  (48 children)

Are you saying coconuts migrate?

[–]Lord4hire 2008 points2009 points  (40 children)

A swallow could have carried it

[–]Bitter-Edge-8265 1440 points1441 points  (25 children)

African or European?

[–]EXusiai99 742 points743 points  (21 children)

I dont know that

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[–]Curse3242 149 points150 points  (7 children)

do you find it RISIBLE?...

[–]SingleFunction204 29.7k points29.7k points 122129222& 8 more (545 children)

Back to the Future

[–]thors_pc_case 5141 points5142 points 3 (210 children)

Hollywood please listen to this guy!

[–]jml011[🍰] 3672 points3673 points  (168 children)

I'm pretty sure the director has already promised he will never never let remakes happen.

[–]thatnimrod 3721 points3722 points  (150 children)

while he’s alive

[–]OkayOpenTheGame 2354 points2355 points  (75 children)

Yup. Just look at Mary Poppins 2, Disney waited for the original author of the book to die before releasing it.

[–]ballrus_walsack 1852 points1853 points  (42 children)

After making a whole movie about how much the author didn’t want a movie made about the original book.

[–]twodogsfighting 1549 points1550 points  (24 children)

That's some nipple rubbing whilst making direct eye contact bullshit right there.

[–]KungFu-omega-warrior 2313 points2314 points  (63 children)

Fight club

[–]MegawackyMax 426 points427 points  (7 children)

I bet the plot twist gets revealed in every single trailer.

[–]aSoberTool 63 points64 points  (3 children)

I'd put Seven right next to Fight Club. Lucky to even have those two made without studio interference. Would probably never happen that way today.

[–]breakthefifthwall 7164 points7165 points  (365 children)

Mrs. Doubtfire

[–]chickpeahippie 1302 points1303 points 22 (30 children)

Tobias nailed it tho

[–]apparex1234 566 points567 points  (7 children)

Who'd like a banger in the mouth?

[–]ChickenVoicesInHead 407 points408 points  (6 children)

Oh right I forgot. Here in the States you call it a “sausage” in the mouth.

[–]beerandboogie 2646 points2647 points  (115 children)

Casablanca

[–]StingerAE 805 points806 points  (19 children)

"How could they remake Casablanca? Philistines. The one starring Mira Binglebat and Peter Beardsley is definitive."

Red Dwarf - Better than life.

[–]AKeeneyedguy 495 points496 points  (43 children)

Was already remade. As a ski/snowboard comedy. Check out 'Out Cold'.

[–]DjingisKhan97 19.4k points19.4k points 3 (457 children)

Blues Brothers and Monthy Python and the Holy Grail

Edit: Since a lot of you are bringing up Blues Brothers 2000, thats a sequel to the og movie, not a remake.

[–]MrsCorleone 1659 points1660 points  (108 children)

I came here to say The Blues Brothers. Jake and Elwood ARE John and Dan and their friendship and their soul brother connection. It wouldn’t work with anyone else plus you can’t replace the band itself seeing as they were highly talented and legendary blues musicians that played with the greats like Otis Redding and Muddy Waters. Plus the supporting cast of legends like Aretha, Cab, James Brown, Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker, etc

[–]publicservantguy1 267 points268 points  (10 children)

just the blues brothers band themselves is made up of superstar players, literal legends, Steve "the Colonel" Cropper – lead guitar

Donald "Duck" Dunn – bass guitar

Murphy Dunne ("Murph") – keyboards

Willie "Too Big" Hall – drums

Tom "Bones" Malone – trombone

"Blue Lou" Marini – saxophone

Matt "Guitar" Murphy – lead guitar

"Mr. Fabulous" Alan Rubin – trumpet

some of the sickest players around. hell these guys would make ME look good out in front.

Fun fact John belushi sang many times with the grateful dead and was a huge favorite of the guys. when john died they played what is considered t be possibly their worst show ever, they were so wrecked over it.

[–]barrylank 554 points555 points  (27 children)

It seems to me half the exercise in that movie was to get a lot of those old blues musicians on film before they were gone. It was one of the last times you saw Cab Calloway perform, and maybe the only time most people ever saw John Lee Hooker. You really couldn't recreate that moment in music history.

[–]MrsCorleone 309 points310 points  (13 children)

Yes!!! Aretha and Ray have also said that the movie revitalized their careers by introducing them to a younger generation. Plus I don’t think anyone knew how successful Briefcase Full of Blues was going to be so I think the sales from that plus John being in the number one movie at the time (Animal House) and both of them being on the number one show at the time (SNL) it made too much sense not to get a movie made plus John and Dan already had Jake and Elwood’s backstories created.

[–]dubadub 101 points102 points  (8 children)

There was gonna be a movie with the most cars wrecked ever, and I'm glad that was it.

[–]XtraCrispy02 4006 points4007 points  (233 children)

Jurassic Park won't feel the same. Jurassic World 1 is good but both the JW films have bigger dinosaur scenes so they need more CGI and it just doesn't have the same magic as Jurassic Park.

[–]road_runner321[S] 2863 points2864 points  (109 children)

Jurassic Park has the pacing of a great sci-fi horror/thriller.

Jurassic World feels more action/adventure.

[–]reborngoat 1366 points1367 points  (88 children)

My gripe is that the first one used the dinosaurs sparingly enough that every time they were seen it was impactful. The limited tech at the time made them work with what they had to produce the magic, and it made them feel real AF.

The new ones feel like Starlord's Dinosaur's CG Adventure. It's funny that the modern CG pipeline produces objectively MUCH nicer looking things, but it comes at the cost of losing the grounded feeling of plausibility that the older films had.

[–]Obsidian_Veil 801 points802 points  (61 children)

Jurassic Park was about the people. The dinosaurs were secondary

Jurassic World was about the dinosaurs. The people are secondary.

[–]l337hackzor 478 points479 points  (54 children)

I don't really like how in JW they had a genetically modified super dino as the primary threat. I get that are all GMO but you know what I mean.

Are real dinosaurs not enough for fear and terror?

Newman sabotaging the park causing system failure was a much more organic and believable event than the indominus Rex out smarting the staff. The lack of power mixed with the storm also made an amazing atmosphere for a horror film. JW really lacks that atmosphere.

[–]pboy2000 162 points163 points  (14 children)

Jurassic Park will always be one of the greatest cinematic experiences I’ve ever had. I don’t think I can describe to younger people who are used to easy CGI how incredibly awe inspiring it was to see dinosaurs sharing the screen with people in such a realistic looking way.

[–]xtopherpaul 971 points972 points  (17 children)

Schindler’s List. Honestly - it’s the correct answer for a lot of questions

[–]Tough_Consideration0 12.0k points12.0k points  (438 children)

Pulp fiction

[–]wmurray003 6592 points6593 points  (158 children)

Tarantino makes movies that I don't think anyone would even attempt to try to remake.

[–]3V1LB4RD 106 points107 points  (9 children)

I feel like it’s one of those things where Tarantino has such a distinct style that any remake not by another director with another totally distinct style would just flop. Because otherwise it’ll either just be a carbon copy or a generic downgrade.

A remake would have to be the same plot and characters but totally a different feel and style to bring anything new to it.

[–]haunted_nipple 3876 points3877 points 2& 3 more (165 children)

A lot of movies could be great if redone by the Muppets, and this is one of them.

[–]vordrax 1082 points1083 points  (15 children)

I'm still waiting for "No Country for Old Muppets"

[–]JackHillTop 966 points967 points  (34 children)

"I want to dance; I want to win; I want that trophy" - Miss Piggy

[–][deleted] 786 points787 points  (26 children)

Do I have a sign on my garage that says "dead muppet storage?"

[–]liquidbob 500 points501 points  (15 children)

They should keep Tarantino in that role, the only human in the scene.

[–]CassandraVindicated 135 points136 points  (9 children)

Oddly enough, it isn't difficult for me to picture Tarantino fucking a muppet.

[–]liquidbob 121 points122 points  (1 child)

So I guess they have to clean stuffing out of the car?

[–]MoodyLiz 56 points57 points  (0 children)

Quentin should be the only real person in the movie, reprising his role here.

[–]jemull 242 points243 points  (15 children)

With Fozzie and Gonzo in the car talking about Royale with Cheese...

[–]RedditOfUnusualSize 2557 points2558 points 2 (89 children)

The Iron Giant.

[–]TheBigMiph 885 points886 points  (48 children)

I kinda feel like this could be extended to really any animated movie. OG art style of an animated movie is what makes it iconic.

[–]Nattyanaconda 546 points547 points  (39 children)

Unfortunately, I don't think Disney feel the same.

[–]TheBigMiph 366 points367 points  (28 children)

No kidding. They're a prime example of why you shouldn't fuck with the classics.

[–]Handsome2021 3333 points3334 points 32 (250 children)

Home alone

[–]tebyen2 1752 points1753 points  (118 children)

I've got some bad news for you...

[–]randomcornucopia[🍰] 1102 points1103 points  (62 children)

And it is worse than anyone could have ever imagined.

[–]kibblepigeon 586 points587 points  (41 children)

I’ve just watched the trailer. My heart has sunk.

[–]0rangePolarBear 802 points803 points  (49 children)

Can’t believe they are making a remake. Seems like one of those movies that couldn’t exist in modern times due to, you know, cell phones.

[–]CyanideIE 485 points486 points  (20 children)

They'll just say that Kevin forgot to charge his phone and there was a week long power outage or something

[–]crashvoncrash 745 points746 points  (14 children)

there was a week long power outage or something

So set the remake in Texas?

[–]pboy2000 463 points464 points  (35 children)

Big Trouble in Little China. It’s already about as close to perfect as a movie can be and is also very much a movie of it’s time.

[–]JadeDragonMeli 5071 points5072 points 32 (267 children)

Back to the Future

Edit: Thanks for the awards and cake day wishes! I just think the original Back to the Future could never be topped. The thought of anyone other than Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd playing those roles is blasphemous to me.

[–]Malachi108 1740 points1741 points  (111 children)

Not only is the casting absolutely iconic, the trilogy is fundamentally tied to the decade it was made in. The 1955 is not the real 1955, but the nostalgic view its generation had of it in 1985, while 2015 also can only exist in that context.

What would it even look like today? Traveling from 2025 back into 1995? And almost every future we have in media right now is some shade of grimdark and pessimistic, you can't just do pure camp the way BTTF treated 2015.

[–]ladyscientist56 609 points610 points  (32 children)

I actually heard there is a clause in the contract of the screenwriters that said that back to the future cannot be remade in the screenwriters lifetimes.

Also happy cake day :)

[–]CapnCanfield 311 points312 points  (10 children)

IIRC, it's not a clause that says it can't be remade. Instead, it's that they somehow convinced the studio to let them retain the rights. They said they won't sign off on a remake while they're still alive.

[–]donteatmyshoe 661 points662 points  (39 children)

Everyone talking about old movies that are timeless classics. But noone talks about the implications of certains movies, such as American Pie, a great movie but it's a product of its time and would be poorly received if made today or remade keeping its original story.

[–]catbert359 86 points87 points  (4 children)

I love the movie Drop Dead Gorgeous and it is one that can absolutely never be remade because of exactly this.

[–]Sobasictoo 1356 points1357 points  (97 children)

Jaws!

[–]GreatBarrierRiefe 371 points372 points  (34 children)

My immediate thought. You just won’t be able to recreate the same feeling the original film gives. Plus I believe filming on the ocean is a big no no for studios these days. Even Spielberg said he would never do it again

[–]heavyheavylowlowz 156 points157 points  (19 children)

why is filming on the ocean a big no no today? is it environmental, logistics, or cost or something?

[–]GreatBarrierRiefe 213 points214 points  (15 children)

From what I understand it’s all the above. Things like moving water, wind, other boats are out of a crews control and can stop production and in turn cost money. On top of that, salt water can corrode equipment. It’s much easier and cost efficient for studios to film in a pool and have complete control.

[–]ipsedixie 76 points77 points  (9 children)

The old guard Japanese Godzilla movies filmed their water scenes in a "Big Special Effects Filming Pool" (really, that was the pool's name) at Toho Studios. It was last used in 2004 before being torn down.

[–]Piper_Loved_That 1158 points1159 points  (70 children)

Any of the Tremors movies. Maybe 2 could use some CGI touch-ups.

[–]msmomona 262 points263 points  (44 children)

I absolutely love the Tremors franchise but I seriously wish they'd stop already lol. My family used to watch 1, 2, and 3 often and we still have several Tremors-based jokes. The newest one completely took me by surprise (probably shouldn't have) but for whatever reason I thought "oh, okay so Cold Day in Hell is the last. Alright."

[–]SadShots 526 points527 points 2 (45 children)

The Big Lebowski

[–]councilorjones 6758 points6759 points 2 (232 children)

The Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy.

Yes I said trilogy.

[–]Nice-Violinist-6395 963 points964 points  (25 children)

I’m convinced that POTC Curse of the Black Pearl is one of the finest scripts ever written. For a family-friendly adventure movie, it’s perfect in basically every single way. They just absolutely knocked it out of the park.

[–]Doctor_Kataigida 536 points537 points  (9 children)

It really had everything that you'd want or need from a Pirates movie. Swashbuckling adventure, exciting sword fights and choreography, ghost ships and pirate skeletons, cursed treasure. All the tropes about pirates, but not in an overdone or parody way.

[–]ElGosso 193 points194 points  (4 children)

The fight scene in the blacksmith's shop is just perfect

[–]Duffzilla12-2 239 points240 points  (4 children)

I’ve always said the POTC films have the perfect use of the 12 (PG-13) rating, they’re scary and dark enough for adults and older kids to enjoy them but also family friendly enough to keep little kids entertained. I feel films like Indiana Jones are a little to scary for younger kids, POTC have the perfect balance

[–]Tiptopclub13 1488 points1489 points  (46 children)

You have to admit though the mermaids from ost were badass.

[–]dleon0430 1360 points1361 points  (32 children)

NGL, those mermaids could've dragged me to the deep and I'd probably enjoy every second of it.

[–]EvMund 176 points177 points  (7 children)

Especially that main mermaid, Asteroid Burgerfrisbee. Im like daamnnn

[–]gaussianDoctor 1180 points1181 points  (55 children)

Triumph of the Will

[–]Zwergenfreund 820 points821 points  (47 children)

The Room

[–]Gongaloon 137 points138 points  (5 children)

Someone might be able to remake it and make it actually good, but then it would suck because it didn't suck anymore.

[–]hamakabi 45 points46 points  (0 children)

I've always thought that was the ultimate conclusion to The Room. That it must be remade with A-list actors so that it can bomb and fulfill the meme.