Films I'd like to see re-made

I know. You can count the number of good remakes (Cape Fear, The Fly, The Thing, The Departed) on your fingers; and count the number of bad remakes (Dawn of the Dead, Total Recall, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) with grains of sand on the beach. But many of those remakes should never have been made (Psycho); or were just slapped together to make a quick buck (Clash of the Titans).

If done right, any of the movies below can be re-done and be a good movie. You may look at one or more of the movies below and think it's too much of a classic to be re-made. The sad thing is, it's near impossible to get someone to watch a movie that's 40+ years old.
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1.
Fantastic Voyage (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream. (100 mins.)
“ Great premise and story, but a high school freshman with a laptop could do better FX than this 45 year old movie. ” - MudgeMalog
 
2.
The Lost Weekend (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout. (101 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Yes, the original is great. But it was toned-down from the novel. The film has the protagonist turn to alcohol due to writer's block while in the novel he drinks to suppress his homosexual feelings. I'd love to see a true adaptation. ” - MudgeMalog
 
3.
1984 (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love. (113 mins.)
Director: Michael Radford
“ The novel is an A+, the film is a B-. Definite room for improvement. ” - MudgeMalog
 
4.
Fahrenheit 451 (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task. (112 mins.)
 
5.
Phantasm (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him. (88 mins.)
Director: Don Coscarelli
 
6.
Harvey (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows. (104 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
7.
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb). (79 mins.)
“ Yeah, it's bad...but with a real budget and real director, I'd see it. ” - MudgeMalog
 
8.
Sid and Nancy (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed. (112 mins.)
Director: Alex Cox
“ If you read about everything that happened, alot of good stuff was left out of the movie. ” - MudgeMalog
 
9.
The Sinister Urge (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  
A flunky for a porno movie ring starts murdering the smut films' lead actresses. (71 mins.)
Director: E.D. Wood
“ Probably Ed Wood's *best* movie. ” - MudgeMalog
 
10.
¡Three Amigos! (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Three actors accept an invitation to a Mexican village to perform their onscreen bandit fighter roles, unaware that it is the real thing. (104 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
11.
RoboCop 2 (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2. (117 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ Do it frank miller's way. ” - MudgeMalog
 
12.
Season of the Witch (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A bored, unhappy suburban housewife gets mixed up in witchcraft and murder. (130 mins.)
“ I'd love to see a silver lining to this George Romero dud. ” - MudgeMalog
 
13.
Re-Animator (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus. (105 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
“ It's a cult classic, and beautiful in its way. But the FX are pretty bad, and I'd love to see it done with modern tech. ” - MudgeMalog
 
14.
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Fuest
“ In the off-chance an actor wouldn't embarass himself when compared to Vincent Price, there's plenty of opportunity to make a good movie...especially if you can get people to hate the doctor more so than in the original. ” - MudgeMalog
 
15.
Spies Like Us (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War. (102 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ It's a timeless plot - war is stupid...and where there's stupidity, there's comedy. ” - MudgeMalog
 
16.
Touch of Evil (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
17.
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle. (69 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
18.
Basket Case (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A young man carrying a big basket that contains his extremely deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will. (91 mins.)
 
19.
12 Angry Men (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Another timeless plot. Maybe update it with video, DNA, etc. Modern audiences (damn kids) can't relate to this b/c it's so out-dated. And it's too bad b/c it has such an important message. ” - MudgeMalog
 
20.
Catch-22 (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions. (122 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ It's my fave book of all time, and although the movie is good, I feel it could be better. ” - MudgeMalog
 
21.
Fear Strikes Out (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
True story of the life of Jimmy Piersall, who battled mental illness to achieve stardom in major league baseball. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
22.
Cyborg (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future. (86 mins.)
Director: Albert Pyun
 
23.
Kickboxer (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother. (97 mins.)
 
24.
The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an... (96 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
25.
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down. (119 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
26.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise. (116 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
27.
Houdini (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety. (106 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
“ More facts, less Hollywood ” - MudgeMalog
 
28.
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in English history. (79 mins.)
“ Closer to the legend. Add the lady in the lake and Sir Lancelot. ” - MudgeMalog
 
29.
Wedlock (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner. (101 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
“ Cool premise, bad plot ” - MudgeMalog
 
30.
The End (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Slapstick black comedy about a man (Reynolds) who finds that he hasn't much longer to live and has bungled his attempts at suicide. (100 mins.)
Director: Burt Reynolds
 
31.
College (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
To reconcile with his girlfriend, a bookish college student tries to become an athlete. (66 mins.)
Director: James W. Horne
 
32.
Night of the Comet (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists. (95 mins.)
Director: Thom Eberhardt
 
33.
The Stranger (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
34.
Angel (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
15 year-old Molly is the best in her class in high school. Nobody suspects that the model pupil earns... (94 mins.)
 
35.
Action Jackson (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition. (96 mins.)
Director: Craig R. Baxley
 
36.
Sisters (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A journalist witnesses a brutal murder in a neighboring apartment, but the police do not believe that the crime took place. With the help of a private detective, she seeks out the truth. (93 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
37.
The Ref (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve. (96 mins.)
Director: Ted Demme
“ Put OFF heirs. Act how you want. Be yourself. Timeless ideals. ” - MudgeMalog
 
38.
Very Bad Things (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A prostitute is killed during a bachelor party and the attendees turn on each other as the wedding approaches. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
“ Good Premise + Good Plot + Bad Writing = REMAKE! ” - MudgeMalog
 
39.
It (1927)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A salesgirl with plenty of "it" (sex appeal) pursues a handsome playboy. (72 mins.)
Director: Clarence Badger
 
40.
The Untouchables (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team. (119 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Classic? Yes. But it's more Hollywood than history. ” - MudgeMalog
 
41.
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world. (112 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
“ Very good movie, but not so historically accurate. Also, new facts have arose since 1979. ” - MudgeMalog
 
42.
Nick of Time (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An unimpressive, every-day man is forced into a situation where he is told to kill a politician to save his kidnapped daughter. (90 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
43.
I Am Legend (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure. (101 mins.)
“ The book is so great that there have been 3 adaptations...all failures (IMO). In the book, the zombies get smarter and smarter until he realizes that it's a step in the evolutionary ladder and the zombies will never be exterminated, humans will. ” - MudgeMalog
 
44.
Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards. (124 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
“ The original is so great, yet no one has seen it. If someone could avoid looking like an idiot compared to Chaplin, this could make a great movie (again). ” - MudgeMalog
 
45.
Silver Bullet (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives the paralytic Marty Coslaw, his uncle, and his sister, the story's narrator. (95 mins.)
Director: Daniel Attias
 
46.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine. (90 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
“ Updating the slang and slackers with modern versions could be fun. Of course, they'd have to replace the 8 historical figures with new ones, but there's no lack of them. I think there's plenty of potential if the writers put in some real effort to create a new movie and not just rip off the original. ” - MudgeMalog
 
47.
Singles (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A group of twenty-something friends, most of whom live in the same apartment complex, search for love and success in grunge-era Seattle. (99 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
48.
Blade (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. (120 mins.)