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34 Movies That Actually ~Should~ Be Remade

But you can vote if you want to agree or disagree!

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Like it or loathe it, movies are remade all of the time. Some are pretty bad, but ~some~ are actually pretty damn good. We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community which films they think actually should be remade and why. Here are some of the best responses:

1. Breakfast at Tiffany's

Paramount Pictures

"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." – Rachel Williams, Facebook, and kellya470feba26

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    Yes! Great idea!
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    No one could ever replace Audrey Hepburn. Absolutely not.
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2. Pippi Longstocking

Beta Film

"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." – Anna King, Facebook

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    I'd love to see a Pippi Longstocking remake.
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    Nope, not needed.
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    I'd love to see a Pippi Longstocking remake.
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3. To Kill a Mockingbird

Universal Pictures

"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." – eliceadevonshire

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    Great idea!
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    It's too much of a classic – leave it alone.
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    Great idea!
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    It's too much of a classic – leave it alone.
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4. The People Under the Stairs

Universal Pictures

"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." – Jerika Layne, Facebook

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    This could work!
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    No thanks.
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    This could work!
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5. I Am Legend

Warner Bros. Pictures

"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." – Hayden Thomas Veach, Facebook

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    There's no point.
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    I think they could get it really right if it was remade.
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    There's no point.
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    I think they could get it really right if it was remade.
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6. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as live-action

Disney

"Since Disney seems pretty dedicated to making live-action 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." – Briana Hicks, Facebook

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    Ooh, I'd love to see this.
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    Not going to work.
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    Ooh, I'd love to see this.
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    I'm very down for this.
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    Nope.
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    I'm very down for this.
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8. Neverwhere (from TV series to film)

BBC

"Even though it was technically a miniseries, Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere should be remade. It was awesome back then, but I know it would be AMAZING with a bigger budget." – Jester and Sly

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    A modern movie version of this could be excellent.
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    Not for me.
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    A modern movie version of this could be excellent.
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    Not for me.

9. The Girl on the Train in London

Universal Pictures

"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 Rachel not a little chubby!? Why do they not live on Blenheim Road? Why is Kamal Abdic not brown!?" – sarahafiyaw

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    All good points. It should be remade true to the book.
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    No, leave this one as it is.
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    All good points. It should be remade true to the book.
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    No, leave this one as it is.
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  1. What do you say?

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    Agree. There needs to be a film better representing the book.
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    Leave. Alone.
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    Agree. There needs to be a film better representing the book.
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    Leave. Alone.
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    Yes, this makes sense.
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    No.
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12. My Sister's Keeper

New Line Cinema

"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." – elisevb2595

"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." – mikolem

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    Yes! This needs to be redone closer to the book as well.
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    It's fine as it is, guys.
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    Yes! This needs to be redone closer to the book as well.
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    It's fine as it is, guys.

13. The Addams Family with a grown-up Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams

"Not so much a remake, but they should do a new Addams Family with Christina Ricci as a grown-up Wednesday Addams!" – c4f3cb2d86

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    OK, as it's more of a sequel than a remake this could be good.
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    No way.
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    OK, as it's more of a sequel than a remake this could be good.
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    No way.
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  1. Would you watch?

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    This definitely has potential.
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    Nothing will match up to Tim Curry.
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    This definitely has potential.
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    Nothing will match up to Tim Curry.

15. Electric Dreams

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

"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." – mattl50

"A more modern computer would be a much more believable romantic rival than an Apple II." – Matt Lovato, Facebook

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    Yes.
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    No.
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16. Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Walt Disney Productions

"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." – jessileum

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    A modern-day version would be lovely.
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    Seriously?
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    A modern-day version would be lovely.
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    Seriously?
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    It's definitely time for a Rebecca remake.
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    Leave perfection alone.
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    It's definitely time for a Rebecca remake.
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    Leave perfection alone.
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  1. And this one?

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    Love it!
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    Hmmm, I don't think so.
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    Love it!
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    Hmmm, I don't think so.

19. A Streetcar Named Desire

Warner Bros.

"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." – katm45798db18

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    Yeah, why not?
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    You won't be able to top Marlon Brando.
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    Yeah, why not?
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    You won't be able to top Marlon Brando.
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20. The Outsiders

Warner Bros.

"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." – shawneelynn and g48d34841f

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    Totally.
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    Not for me.
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    My God YES!
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    Leave it be.
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    My God YES!
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    Leave it be.
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  1. Should it be?

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    Absolutely.
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    I don't think so.
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    Absolutely.
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    I don't think so.

23. Queen of the Damned

Warner Bros.

"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." –mrsandman29.

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    NO REMAKES. I'm sick of these questions.
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    I'd watch.
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    NO REMAKES. I'm sick of these questions.
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    I'd watch.
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24. Soylent Green

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

"The story was way ahead of its time, and is still completely and extremely relevant. This movie would be incredible if remade, in the right way of course. RIP Charlton Heston." – artistthateats

  1. Yes or no?

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    This would be worth it.
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    Just no.
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    This would be worth it.
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    Just no.

25. Pocahontas, live-action