RE-rendered

Films that have been re-created with new twists or modernized and set in the current times. Includes the classic editions.
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1.
Kiss Me Kate (1953)
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Fred and Lilly are a divorced pair of actors who are brought together by Cole Porter who has written a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew... (109 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
“ Mobsters and broadway in this Taming of the Shrew retelling ” - sheyenne
 
2.
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
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A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does. (97 mins.)
Director: Gil Junger
“ Tween edition of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew ” - sheyenne
 
3.
Clueless (1995)
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A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way. (97 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
“ Re-telling of Austen's Emma ” - sheyenne
 
4.
The Scarlet Letter (1995)
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An affair between a young woman and a pastor has disastrous consequences. (135 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
5.
The Crucible (1996)
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A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials. (124 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
 
6.
Easy A (2010)
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A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. (92 mins.)
Director: Will Gluck
“ Scarlet Letter ” - sheyenne
 
7.
Warm Bodies (2013)
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After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world. (98 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
“ You think a Shakespeare romance tragedy could be mortalized as an undead flick? ” - sheyenne
 
8.
She's the Man (2006)
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When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks in London, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her soccer teammates. Little does she realize she's not the only one with romantic troubles, as she, as he, gets in the middle of a series of intermingled love affairs. (105 mins.)
Director: Andy Fickman
“ Rendition of Twelfth Night ” - sheyenne
 
9.
The Charmings (1987 TV Series)
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Snow White, Prince Charming and their family are transported through time to the present day. They try to fit into normal society... (30 mins.)
“ Snow White and Prince Charming gets transported into present (well 1980s era) suburban California. Adorable sitcom. ” - sheyenne
 
10.
O (2001)
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An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in an upper class prep school, & centered around basketball player Odin. (95 mins.)
“ Othello ” - sheyenne
 
11.
The Apartment (1996)
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Max is on his way to Tokyo. He lives in Paris and likes to flirt but has decided to get married. By chance... (116 mins.)
Director: Gilles Mimouni
“ Midsummer Night's gets a noir-ish take on this shakespeare meets hitchcock frenchie ” - sheyenne
 
12.
Wicker Park (2004)
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A young Chicago advertising executive believes a woman he sees in a café is his long-lost love. His belief leads to obsession, as he puts his life on hold in order to trail her. (114 mins.)
Director: Paul McGuigan
“ Hollywood version of the French 'The Apartment' ” - sheyenne
 
13.
Love Is All There Is (1996)
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Romeo & Juliet gets transplanted to the Bronx. (120 mins.)
“ Romeo and Juliet in Brooklyn ” - sheyenne
 
14.
West Side Story (1961)
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Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. (152 mins.)
“ This Romeo and Juliet modern take was made earlier than the classic Zeffirelli one in 1968 ” - sheyenne
 
15.
Scotland, Pa. (2001)
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A modernized retelling of "MacBeth" set in 1970s suburban Pennsylvania. Joe McBeth, an unambitious hamburger stand employee, is driven to success by his scheming wife. (104 mins.)
“ Macbeth ” - sheyenne
 
16.
The Banquet (2006)
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A loose adaptation of Hamlet, "The Night Banquet" is set in an empire in chaos. The Emperor, the Empress, the Crown Prince, the Minister and the General all have their own enemies they would like to finish off at a night banquet. (131 mins.)
Director: Xiaogang Feng
“ Loosely adapted from Hamlet ” - sheyenne
 
17.
Get Over It (2001)
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When Berke Landers, a popular high school basketball star, gets dumped by his life-long girlfriend, Allison... (87 mins.)
Director: Tommy O'Haver
“ Midsummer Night's Dream ” - sheyenne
 
18.
Cruel Intentions (1999)
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Two vicious step-siblings of an elite Manhattan prep school make a wager: to deflower the new headmaster's daughter before the start of term. (97 mins.)
Director: Roger Kumble
“ Drawn from Dangerous Liaisons ” - sheyenne
 
19.
Tempest (1982)
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A sobering mid-life crisis fuels dissatisfaction in Philip Dimitrius, to the extent where the successful... (140 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
“ Modern day adaptation ” - sheyenne
 
20.
Prospero's Books (1991)
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An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies muted when his daughter and... (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
“ From the bard's Tempest ” - sheyenne
 
21.
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
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Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way. (104 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Henry IV and V ” - sheyenne
 
22.
Labyrinth (1986)
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A 16-year old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. (101 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson
“ A different Alice in a different wonderland ” - sheyenne
 
23.
Strange Brew (1983)
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Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it. (90 mins.)
“ shakespearean hamlet ” - sheyenne
 
24.
Sydney White (2007)
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A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system. (108 mins.)
Director: Joe Nussbaum
“ Snow White modern adaptation ” - sheyenne
 
25.
Roxanne (1987)
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Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks. (107 mins.)
Director: Fred Schepisi
“ Cyrano of the 80s ” - sheyenne
 
26.
Whatever It Takes (2000)
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A modern-day remake of the Cyrano DeBergerac tale. (94 mins.)
Director: David Raynr
“ Modern take on Cyrano ” - sheyenne
 
27.
She's All That (1999)
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A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school's prom queen. (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Iscove
“ Turning an unattractive girl into a princess and falling in love with her sounds like My Fair Lady to me. ” - sheyenne
 
28.
Beastly (2011)
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A modern-day take on the "Beauty and the Beast" tale where a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love. (86 mins.)
Director: Daniel Barnz
 
29.
Tamara Drewe (2010)
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A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale. (107 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
30.
Sleepy Hollow (2013 TV Series)
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Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers. (45 mins.)
“ Ichabod Crane is transported into the present in this '"modern-day retelling" of the 1820 short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving with the added concept from "Rip Van Winkle" also by Irving.' ” - sheyenne
 
31.
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
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The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale. (121 mins.)
Director: Andy Tennant
 
32.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
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A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. (98 mins.)
 
33.
Malice in Wonderland (2009)
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A modern take on the classic fairytale, Alice in Wonderland, set in the North East of England. (87 mins.)
Director: Simon Fellows
 
34.
Once Upon a Time (2011 TV Series)
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A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed. (44 mins.)
Director: David Barrett
 
35.
A Knight's Tale (2001)
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After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight. (132 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland