People Explain Which Movies Are So Perfect That A Remake Would Tarnish The Original

One of my favorite horror films ever is Black Christmas (1974). It's the perfect slasher film. It's scary. It's uncompromising. It's sordid. It's eerie. It leaves you with a horrible feeling in the pit of your stomach. It features some great acting, too! There are some powerhouse talents in it, including Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, and Andrea Martin.

But did you know that the film has been remade? It's been remade twice, as a matter of fact. The first remake, which was released in 2006, was so ridiculous. Not even Martin, who showed up in a glorified cameo in the role of a sorority house mother, could save it.

It was remade again in 2019 — this one bore few similarities to the films that came before it. One wondered why this one even had the same name, but there you have it.

Suffice it to say that the original Black Christmas is untouchable. But it is not the only film out there that should never have been remade. Far from it.

People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor CrescendoX asked the online community,

"What movie is so perfect that if it would remade, it would be a crime against humanity?"

Misery (1990)

"Misery. I could totally see a remake of Misery that used the way social media creates parasocial relationships so prevalently."

DocBenzanone

But let's not. I mean, who could ever replace Kathy Bates? She won an Oscar for the role!

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

"Who Framed Roger Rabbit."

I've seen the animation they've done for some of these new "live action meets cartoons" things.. The work the art/animation team put into Who Framed Roger Rabbit is STILL to this day putting them to shame."

TONKHANAH

A good choice. It was a pretty groundbreaking film and it's still influencing filmmakers to this day. That cast!

Aliens (1986)

"It would be impossible to remake that perfect movie. The cast, story, and practical effects are wonderful. A remake would be full of CGI and a BS script."

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Don't you dare suggest this! Don't you dare give those horrible Hollywood execs any ideas!

Spaceballs (1987)

"Spaceballs. I don't want any other version."

OllieAreOllio

But think about the merchandising!

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Jaws (1975)

"Jaws. I read somewhere that Spielberg won't let it be remade."

ferox965

If someone did someday remake it, I would highly suggest they remove a lot of the unnecessary subplots that are in the book!

Did we really need that affair?

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

"The Silence of the Lambs. Remakes should only be attempted when you are sure that it can outclass the original but Silence of the Lambs cannot be outclassed."

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Two Oscar-winning performances. It doesn't get any better than Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. The film is a masterclass — the Criterion edition is especially beautiful.

Stand by Me (1986)

"Stand by Me. It would be an insult to River Phoenix and many others to remake that."

Gluonyourbosom

This film is so highly regarded that a remake just seems foolish. Why even bother attempting one? Go and read the novella instead.

Back to the Future (1985)

"Back to the Future. Please please please PLEASE don't ruin it with a remake."

Frodo_noooo

As long as Robert Zemeckis doesn't kick the bucket we're safe!

Uncle Buck (1989)

"Uncle Buck. Don't you dare touch it."

Wokonthewildside

Without John Candy that would be like trying to remake the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in a Denny's with only ketchup and mustard. Just a tragic, ill-conceived imitation.

My Cousin Vinny (1992)

"My Cousin Vinny. Joe Pesci's performance is perfect."

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Hey, don't forget Marisa Tomei! She stole the show. And she won an Oscar for the role!

The list of movies that should not be touched is endless and you no doubt have your opinions.

Which movies should be left the hell alone? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!

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