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

by smith-d-c | created - 13 Feb 2011 | updated - 14 Feb 2011 | Public

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)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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74 Metascore

The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 256,775 | Gross: $25.51M

Sequel - Firefly needs more films. Hopefully Nathan Fillion can work during Castle hiatus. Both great shows.

2. Get Smart (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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54 Metascore

A highly intellectual but socially awkward spy is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from a Russian spy agency.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin, Dwayne Johnson

Votes: 178,110 | Gross: $130.32M

Sequel - I enjoyed the movie so much, I left feeling I want to see these characters return.

3. Galaxy Quest (1999)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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70 Metascore

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. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 131,109 | Gross: $71.58M

Sequel - I would love to see these characters return for another space adventure.

4. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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63 Metascore

A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, José María de Tavira

Votes: 146,151 | Gross: $94.10M

Sequel - There was a sequel that bombed but I think the character deserves another shot.

5. Star Trek (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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82 Metascore

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 536,080 | Gross: $257.73M

Sequel - (already done)

6. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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74 Metascore

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.

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson

Votes: 545,779 | Gross: $217.58M

Sequel - (already done)

7. Suspiria (1977)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

7.5
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A newcomer to a prestigious ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amidst a series of grisly murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé

Votes: 53,172

Remake - The original was good, but I think a more cohesive script can be developed using the Dario Argento style.

8. Opera (1987)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini, Daria Nicolodi

Votes: 10,990

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.

9. Dune (1984)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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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.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino

Votes: 104,389 | Gross: $30.93M

Remake - Do the remake proper.

10. Zardoz (1974)

R | 105 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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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.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman, John Alderton

Votes: 16,280

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.

11. Moonraker (1979)

PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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66 Metascore

James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle, and discovers a plot to commit global genocide.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel

Votes: 75,782 | Gross: $70.31M

Remake - Use the Fleming story with Daniel Craig could be interesting as a Bond movie.

12. The Deep (1977)

PG | 123 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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In Bermuda, two amateur treasure-hunting divers have a run-in with local criminals when they inadvertently discover the secret cargo of a WW2 ship wreck.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte, Dick Anthony Williams, Robert Shaw

Votes: 9,249 | Gross: $6.84M

Remake - Couldn't you picture a Michael Bay remake with Megan Fox?

13. Zulu (1964)

Unrated | 138 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson, James Booth

Votes: 31,215

Sequel or Remake - It would be interesting to see another movie about the Boer wars. Using some of the characters from this movie.

14. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.8
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A tyrannical ship captain decides to exact revenge on his abused crew after they form a mutiny against him, but the sailor he targets had no hand in it.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 17,564

Remake - It would be interesting to make a remake with a current cast, maybe with Geoffrey Rush as Bligh.

15. Sherlock Holmes (2009)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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57 Metascore

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.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong

Votes: 516,585 | Gross: $209.03M

Sequel - (already done)

16. Flash Gordon (1980)

PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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58 Metascore

A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyranny of Ming the Merciless to save Earth.

Director: Mike Hodges | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol

Votes: 41,558

Sequel - The movie deserves a sequel with an update.

17. Sheena (1984)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Fantasy

4.8
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Sheena grew up in the African wild, raised by a mystical witch woman. When her foster mother is framed for a murder Sheena is forced to flee, helped by her ability to talk to animals and her knowledge of the jungle.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Tanya Roberts, Ted Wass, Donovan Scott, Elizabeth of Toro

Votes: 3,691 | Gross: $5.78M

Remake - It actually was a popular comic book that could be redone much, much better.

18. Father Goose (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.4
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During World War II, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Jack Good

Votes: 8,053 | Gross: $12.50M

Remake Update - How about a retelling of this story, similar plot new setting, with George Clooney and Marion Cotilliard directed by the Coen brothers.

19. RED (2010)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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60 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 256,540 | Gross: $90.38M

Sequel - This could be a fun franchise with the cast returning.

20. Hot Fuzz (2007)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy

7.9
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81 Metascore

A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town that's harbouring a dark secret.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

Votes: 389,890 | Gross: $23.64M

Sequel - The characters were great, I would like to see them return in a different story.

21. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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72 Metascore

A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen

Votes: 190,306 | Gross: $4.24M

Sequel - These characters were great I would like to see them again in another film noir story.

22. Firestarter (1984)

R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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50 Metascore

A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear

Votes: 24,901 | Gross: $15.10M

Remake - If Carrie can get remade on TV, why not redo this Stephen King movie better than before.

23. The Food of the Gods (1976)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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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.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher

Votes: 2,801

Remake - This version was terrible, why not update H.G. Wells classic with better special effects.

24. Night of the Lepus (1972)

PG | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.0
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Giant mutant rabbits terrorize the south-west.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Janet Leigh, Rory Calhoun, DeForest Kelley

Votes: 3,433

Remake - This camp classic of the '70s could be redone and made a million times better.

25. Monkey Business (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

7.0
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A chemist finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

Votes: 10,747

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.

26. C.H.U.D. (1984)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A bizarre series of sudden disappearances on the streets of New York City seems to point toward something unsavory living in the sewers.

Director: Douglas Cheek | Stars: John Heard, Daniel Stern, Christopher Curry, Kim Greist

Votes: 8,377 | Gross: $4.65M

Remake - A cheesy horror classic can easily be redone and made better.

27. The Little Prince (1974)

G | 88 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

6.5
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A pilot, stranded in the desert, meets a little boy who is a prince on a planet.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Richard Kiley, Steven Warner, Joss Ackland, Clive Revill

Votes: 2,811

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.

28. Steel Dawn (1987)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.0
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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.

Director: Lance Hool | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi, Anthony Zerbe, Christopher Neame

Votes: 3,906 | Gross: $0.56M

Remake - A stupid 1980s movie cult could be redone properly with similar ideas but treating the story a little more seriously.

29. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.2
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65 Metascore

Famed archaeologist and adventurer Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. 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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen

Votes: 362,138 | Gross: $317.10M

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!

30. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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55 Metascore

A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 383,855 | Gross: $186.34M

Sequel - Not one of my favorites, however I think both actors are deserving of a sequel with the same characters and different story.

31. Eragon (2006)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.1
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38 Metascore

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.

Director: Stefen Fangmeier | Stars: Ed Speleers, Sienna Guillory, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich

Votes: 112,968 | Gross: $75.03M

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.

32. Natural Born Killers (1994)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield

Votes: 187,518 | Gross: $50.28M

Sequel - Oliver Stone brought back Gordon Gekko, how about Mickey and Mallory in another story.

33. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.7
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The further adventures of the time travelling alien adventurer known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender, and his/her companions.

Stars: Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

Votes: 166,607

TV Adaptation - Isn't about time, we bring the doctor to the screen?

34. Lost (2004–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.4
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The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.

Stars: Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Yunjin Kim, Evangeline Lilly

Votes: 421,828

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.

35. Fringe (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.4
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An F.B.I. agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Jasika Nicole

Votes: 193,806

TV Adaptation - How about a Fringe movie on IMAX screens?

36. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A veteran cop with more than 20 years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco.

Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Reuben Collins, Richard Hatch

Votes: 3,932

TV Adaptation - How about a film version with Michael Douglas taking the Karl Malden part?

37. Alias (2001–2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college, and trained for espionage and self-defense.

Stars: Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman

Votes: 39,754

TV Adaptation - Jennifer Garner returns on the big screen as Sidney Bristow.

38. Castle (2009–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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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.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 126,198

TV Adaptation - Bring Heat Wave to the movies with Nathan and Stana.

39. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

PG | 101 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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44 Metascore

Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series.

Directors: Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, Doug McGrath

Votes: 28,030 | Gross: $29.50M

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.

40. Night Gallery (1969–1973)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.

Stars: Rod Serling, Larry Watson, Joanna Pettet, Matt Pelto

Votes: 3,627

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.