IMDb Poll Board User's Fictional Remakes by Other Directors

by Breumaster | created - 09 Jul 2019 | updated - 14 Oct 2019 | Public

I guess there is no movie dude, who never thought: "This movie should be remade". If there would be a nowerdays remake of one of these titles below, except for a new cast, a new director would have to be chosen. The director can be chosen on different matters, e.g. showing a new view on the story. Which of these fictional remakes below would you most likely want to be made? Please pick your favorite remake by also considering the mentioned titles of the filmographies and - of course - the mentioned benefit of it. Free your mind here. This is the second part of this fictional remakes series.

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1. Logan's Run (1976)

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

53 Metascore

An idyllic science fiction future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of thirty.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 51,063 | Gross: $25.00M

Director: Michael Anderson Wish: Alfonso Cuarón Benefit: Creating this old SciFi story in a better dystopian style that feels more grounded Former titles: Gravity (2013), Children of Men (2006), Roma (2018) An idea of JamesMovieGuy_117

2. Godzilla (1954)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

Votes: 28,454 | Gross: $2.42M

Director: Ishirô Honda Wish: Darren Aronofsky Former titles: Mother! (2017), Noah (2014), The Fountain (2006)[/link] Benefit: The movie that was known for a sobering look on the Japanese' political landscape that time can be revived as vivid as shown at first time, only with a more philosophical touch and a more sensitive and aesthetic look on several characters An idea of Sparse

3. Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

Billy Pilgrim has mysteriously become unstuck in time. He goes on an uncontrollable trip back and forth from his birth in New York to life on a distant planet and back again to the horrors of the 1945 fire-bombing of Dresden.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans

Votes: 12,033 | Gross: $0.57M

Director: George Roy Hill Wish: Charlie Kaufman Former titles: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Synecdoche, New York (2008), Anomalisa (2015) Benefit: The movie would be upgraded by telling it in more fitting surrealistic and absurd style elements An idea of Sparse

4. Ben (1972)

PG | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

A lonely boy befriends Ben, the leader of a violent pack of killer rats.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Lee Montgomery, Joseph Campanella, Arthur O'Connell, Rosemary Murphy

Votes: 2,435 | Gross: $0.77M

Director: Phil Karlson Wish: John Landis Former titles: An American Werewolf in London (1981), Trading Places (1983), Burke and Hare (2010) Benefit: The story might be better told with more interesting characters, more realism and better effects An idea of Breumaster

5. High Noon (1952)

PG | 85 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

89 Metascore

A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 96,009 | Gross: $9.45M

Director: Fred Zinnemann Wish: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen Former titles: The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), Blood Simple (1984), Miller's Crossing (1990), Fargo (1996), True Grit (2010), No Country for Old Men (2007)[/link] Benefit: Helped by modern technologies and great own experience, Coen brothers could show their unique talent once more when improving the original one-cut experiment An idea of MAthePA

6. Making Mr. Right (1987)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

A reclusive scientist builds a robot which looks exactly like Dr. Ulysses, a scientist set to go on a long-term space mission. Since the (real) scientist seems to lack all emotions, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Susan Seidelman | Stars: John Malkovich, Ann Magnuson, Glenne Headly, Ben Masters

Votes: 2,448 | Gross: $1.58M

Director: Susan Seidelman Wish: Spike Jonze Former titles: 'Being John Malkovich', Adaptation. (2002), Where the Wild Things Are (2009), Her (2013), Bad Grandpa (2013) (his special writing experience) Benefit: Perfect balance between sci-fi world and real human demands, comedy and drama. An idea of MAthePA

7. Do the Right Thing (1989)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama

93 Metascore

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Votes: 87,353 | Gross: $27.55M

Director: Spike Lee Wish: F. Gary Gray Former titles: Friday (1995), The Italian Job (2003), Straight Outta Compton (2015), Men in Black: International (2019) Benefit: Getting the feeling of the streets in present time with good recent (hip hop) music, a stylish cinematography and good action scenes An idea of Hoekki

8. Charlie's Angels (2019)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

52 Metascore

When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, Charlie's Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all.

Director: Elizabeth Banks | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks

Votes: 52,909

Director: Elizabeth Banks Wish: Arlene Sanford Former titles: A Very Brady Sequel (1996) Benefit: TTo make it less hardcore, but more funny with 70s centered humor. An idea of NarniaIsAwesome

9. Alive (1993)

R | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

A Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano, Josh Hamilton, Bruce Ramsay

Votes: 50,178 | Gross: $36.73M

Director: Frank Marshall Wish: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Former titles: The Revenant (2015), Biutiful (2010), Babel (2006) Benefit: a larger-than-life story that also starts with an accident (a recurring theme in Inarritu's films) bringing many characters together and forcing them to transcend their capabilities for better or for worse An idea of ElMaruecan82

10. The Beast Must Die (1974)

PG | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

60 Metascore

Eight people have been invited to an island estate for the weekend. One of them is a werewolf. Can you guess which one?

Director: Paul Annett | Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark, Charles Gray

Votes: 2,825

Director: Paul Annett Wish: Kenneth Branagh Former titles: Cinderella (2015), Murder on the Orient Express (2017), Hamlet (1996), Thor (2011) Benefit: The story would be told more fluent in a faster rhythm with better monster action and the dialogues would get more to the point; possibly make it part of Branagh's new Poirot films. An idea of NarniaIsAwesome

11. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

89 Metascore

A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman

Votes: 114,677 | Gross: $0.09M

Director: George A. Romero Wish: Tim Burton Former titles: Edward Scissorhands (1990), Corpse Bride (2005), Frankenweenie (2012), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Benefit: A genre change from horror to comedy with Bruce Campbell as the lead (real action movie, not animated) An idea of Ed_Jones_XLIX

12. The Girl on the Train (2016)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

48 Metascore

A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux

Votes: 166,249 | Gross: $75.40M

Director: Tate Taylor Wish: David Fincher Former Titles: Gone Girl (2014) Benefit: This thriller would be more exciting and the plot twist less predictable and more impactful An ideaf of joesiegel

13. Metropolis (1927)

Not Rated | 153 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

98 Metascore

In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Rudolf Klein-Rogge

Votes: 157,589 | Gross: $1.24M

Director: Fritz Lang Wish: Christophen Nolan Former titles: Dunkirk (2017), Interstellar (2014), Inception (2010), The Prestige (2006) Benefit: The film would have better special effects but wonderful shots would remain silent, it would pay homage to German Expressionism

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