What's with all the remakes of movies that just came out 30 years ago????

30 years is an estimate-some more some less; also, that refers to 30 years before they came out, not now. almost all of the remakes on this list are inferior and not very good in their own right. and they ALWAYS make a bajillion dollars. many of them exist mostly demonstrate how far special effects have come since the original, or to further push boundaries of language and sexual content.

note: I decided not to include American remakes of foreign films, i.e. Shall We Dance and The Grudge
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1.
RoboCop (2014)
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In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. (117 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
 
2.
Total Recall (2012)
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A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run. (118 mins.)
Director: Len Wiseman
 
3.
Bad News Bears (2005)
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A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs. (113 mins.)
 
4.
Friday the 13th (2009)
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A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions. (97 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
 
5.
Dredd (2012)
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In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO. (95 mins.)
Director: Pete Travis
 
6.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death. (136 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
 
7.
The Thing (2011)
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At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. (103 mins.)
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8.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
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After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers. (98 mins.)
Director: Marcus Nispel
 
9.
Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
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A young woman travels to Texas to collect an inheritance; little does she know that an encounter with a chainsaw-wielding killer is part of the reward. (92 mins.)
Director: John Luessenhop
 
10.
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
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A police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners together to protect themselves on New Year's Eve, just as corrupt policeman surround the station with the intent of killing all to keep their deception in the ranks. (109 mins.)
 
11.
Arthur (2011)
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A drunken playboy stands to lose a wealthy inheritance when he falls for a woman his family doesn't like. (110 mins.)
Director: Jason Winer
 
12.
The Stepford Wives (2004)
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What does it take to become a Stepford wife, a woman perfect beyond belief? Ask the Stepford husbands, who've created this high-tech terrifying little town, in a very modern comedy-thriller. (93 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
13.
The Crazies (2010)
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About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply. (101 mins.)
Director: Breck Eisner
 
14.
Death Race (2008)
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Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory. (105 mins.)
 
15.
Evil Dead (2013)
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Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. (91 mins.)
Director: Fede Alvarez
 
16.
Footloose (2011)
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City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace. (113 mins.)
Director: Craig Brewer
 
17.
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
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A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization. (107 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
 
18.
The Hitcher (2007)
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A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride. (84 mins.)
Director: Dave Meyers
 
19.
Love Don't Cost a Thing (2003)
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Highschool loser (Cannon) pays a cheerleader (Milian) to pose as his girlfriend so he can be considered cool. Remake of 1987' Can't Buy Me Love, starring Patrick Dempsey. (100 mins.)
Director: Troy Beyer
 
20.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
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The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams. (95 mins.)
Director: Samuel Bayer
 
21.
The Omen (2006)
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An American official realizes that his young son may literally be the Devil incarnate. (110 mins.)
Director: John Moore
 
22.
Halloween (2007)
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After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie. (109 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
 
23.
The Fog (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
The inhabitants of Antonio Island, off the coast of Oregon, are about to unveil a statue honoring the four men (Castle... (100 mins.)
 
24.
Day of the Dead (2008 Video)
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When a small Colorado town is overrun by the flesh hungry dead a small group of survivors try to escape in a last ditch effort to stay alive. (86 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner