Movies that actually deserve a Sequel or Remake or TV shows that should be at the Movies

Sequels should only be made using the original characters but should otherwise be original in storytelling in every sense.

Remakes should never be done, if they are classics and great movies. They should only be done if they originally mediocre movies with some good ideas or bad movies which could be made much better.

TV shows should be brought to the big screen, if they are larger than the TV medium to begin with, such as The Fugitive.
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1.
Serenity (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their numbers who is telepathic. (119 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ Sequel - Firefly needs more films. Hopefully Nathan Fillion can work during Castle hiatus. Both great shows. ” - smith-d-c
 
2.
Get Smart (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A highly intellectual but socially awkward spy is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from a Russian spy agency. (110 mins.)
Director: Peter Segal
“ Sequel - I enjoyed the movie so much, I left feeling I want to see these characters return. ” - smith-d-c
 
3.
Galaxy Quest (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. (102 mins.)
Director: Dean Parisot
“ Sequel - I would love to see these characters return for another space adventure. ” - smith-d-c
 
4.
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young thief, seeking revenge over the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who is also seeking a vengeance of his own. (136 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ Sequel - There was a sequel that bombed but I think the character deserves another shot. ” - smith-d-c
 
5.
Star Trek (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Commander Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time. (127 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
“ Sequel - (already done) ” - smith-d-c
 
6.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. (98 mins.)
“ Sequel - (already done) ” - smith-d-c
 
7.
Suspiria (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders. (98 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
“ Remake - The original was good, but I think a more cohesive script can be developed using the Dario Argento style. ” - smith-d-c
 
8.
Opera (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself. (107 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
“ Remake - Like Suspiria a movie with great ideas could be remade even better with a more cohesive plot and still using the Argento style. Above all drop the final ending. ” - smith-d-c
 
9.
Dune (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule. (137 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Remake - Do the remake proper. ” - smith-d-c
 
10.
Zardoz (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
In the distant future, a savage trained only to kill finds a way into the community of bored immortals that alone preserves humanity's achievements. (105 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
“ Remake - There's a ton of good ideas in this movie. This needed a better script to work out the details. It can be redone. ” - smith-d-c
 
11.
Moonraker (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle and discovers a plot to commit global genocide. (126 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
“ Remake - Use the Fleming story with Daniel Craig could be interesting as a Bond movie. ” - smith-d-c
 
12.
The Deep (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters... (123 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
“ Remake - Couldn't you picture a Michael Bay remake with Megan Fox? ” - smith-d-c
 
13.
Zulu (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. (138 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
“ Sequel or Remake - It would be interesting to see another movie about the Boer wars. Using some of the characters from this movie. ” - smith-d-c
 
14.
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Midshipman Roger Byam joins Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian aboard the HMS Bounty for a voyage to Tahiti... (132 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
“ Remake - It would be interesting to make a remake with a current cast, maybe with Geoffrey Rush as Bligh. ” - smith-d-c
 
15.
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. (128 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
“ Sequel - (already done) ” - smith-d-c
 
16.
Flash Gordon (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth. (111 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
“ Sequel - The movie deserves a sequel with an update. ” - smith-d-c
 
17.
Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Sheena's white parents are killed while on Safari. She is raised by the mystical witch woman of an African tribe... (117 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
“ Remake - It actually was a popular comic book that could be redone much, much better. ” - smith-d-c
 
18.
Father Goose (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
During WW2, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female. (118 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
“ Remake Update - How about a retelling of this story, similar plot new setting, with George Clooney and Marion Cotilliard directed by the Coen brothers. ” - smith-d-c
 
19.
RED (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants. (111 mins.)
“ Sequel - This could be a fun franchise with the cast returning. ” - smith-d-c
 
20.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents. (121 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ Sequel - The characters were great, I would like to see them return in a different story. ” - smith-d-c
 
21.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor. (103 mins.)
Director: Shane Black
“ Sequel - These characters were great I would like to see them again in another film noir story. ” - smith-d-c
 
22.
Firestarter (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic. (114 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
“ Remake - If Carrie can get remade on TV, why not redo this Stephen King movie better than before. ” - smith-d-c
 
23.
The Food of the Gods (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
A group of friends travel to a remote Canadian island to hunt, only to be attacked by giant killer animals which have populated the place. (88 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
“ Remake - This version was terrible, why not update H.G. Wells classic with better special effects. ” - smith-d-c
 
24.
Night of the Lepus (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the southwest!! (88 mins.)
“ Remake - This camp classic of the '70s could be redone and made a million times better. ” - smith-d-c
 
25.
Monkey Business (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A chemist finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth. (97 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ Remake - This story could easily be redone and made better with maybe more heart and humor. Maybe show a more realistic approach to the childhood regression. ” - smith-d-c
 
26.
C.H.U.D. (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A bizarre series of murders in New York City seems to point toward the existence of a race of mutant cannibals living under the streets. (88 mins.)
Director: Douglas Cheek
“ Remake - A cheesy horror classic can easily be redone and made better. ” - smith-d-c
 
27.
The Little Prince (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A pilot, stranded in the desert, meets a little boy who is a prince on a planet. (88 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
“ Remake - Now that Spike Jones made "Where the Wild Things Are", would it be possible to redo this child classic giving its brilliance its due. ” - smith-d-c
 
28.
Steel Dawn (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior wandering through the desert comes upon a group of settlers who are being menaced by a murderous gang that is after the water they control. (100 mins.)
Director: Lance Hool
“ Remake - A stupid 1980s movie cult could be redone properly with similar ideas but treating the story a little more seriously. ” - smith-d-c
 
29.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Famed archaeologist/adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones is called back into action when he becomes entangled in a Soviet plot to uncover the secret behind mysterious artifacts known as the Crystal Skulls. (122 mins.)
“ Sequel - Even though I liked it, a lot of people didn't. It would be a shame to end the series on a mixed note. Give us another one! ” - smith-d-c
 
30.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other. (120 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
“ Sequel - Not one of my favorites, however I think both actors are deserving of a sequel with the same characters and different story. ” - smith-d-c
 
31.
Eragon (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realizes he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king. (104 mins.)
“ Sequel - As far as I know, there are no plans to make the series. I think that it can be done with the right director, actors, and script. ” - smith-d-c
 
32.
Natural Born Killers (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media. (118 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ Sequel - Oliver Stone brought back Gordon Gekko, how about Mickey and Mallory in another story. ” - smith-d-c
 
33.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions. (45 mins.)
“ TV Adaptation - Isn't about time, we bring the doctor to the screen? ” - smith-d-c
 
34.
Lost (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island. (44 mins.)
“ TV Adaptation - I would have paid money to see this at the movies. Bring it to the big screen with the original cast telling some more mythology stories of the island. ” - smith-d-c
 
35.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An FBI agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena. (46 mins.)
“ TV Adaptation - How about a Fringe movie on IMAX screens? ” - smith-d-c
 
36.
The Streets of San Francisco (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A veteran cop with more than 20 years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco. (60 mins.)
“ TV Adaptation - How about a film version with Michael Douglas taking the Karl Malden part? ” - smith-d-c
 
37.
Alias (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college and trained for espionage and self-defense. (42 mins.)
“ TV Adaptation - Jennifer Garner returns on the big screen as Sidney Bristow. ” - smith-d-c
 
38.
Castle (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes. (43 mins.)
“ TV Adaptation - Bring Heat Wave to the movies with Nathan and Stana. ” - smith-d-c
 
39.
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series The Twilight Zone. (101 mins.)
“ sequel - I think it would be a great idea to take 4 more stories from the classic series and make another movie, using great special effects and hiring the best talent of Hollywood directors. ” - smith-d-c
 
40.
Night Gallery (1969 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Host Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings. (50 mins.)
“ TV Adaptation - They did it with the Twilight Zone, why not use some of the other stories that Rod Serling wrote for this series and transfer them to 1st class productions on film. ” - smith-d-c