Poll Suggestion: Movies That Should Never Have Been Remade

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In this era of reboots, revivals and remakes. Which movies should never be touched?

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Gabriel Gomez

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Stephen N Russell

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2001, Schindlers List.
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I certainly hope that no one is foolish enough to re-make any of these films, least of all Casablanca (1942).
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Kyle Perez

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I like the idea but it appears it's been done. See below:

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Jeorj Euler

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Well, equally none of them should be remade, in my humble opinion. However, it also probably wouldn't be so terrible if a legendary movie is remade no sooner than 100 years after its original was made, in my humble opinion. With Scarface in mind, the cinema industry has a hard time achieving longer than a 45-year gap between a remake and an original.
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Jeorj Euler

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By the way, "should never have been" implies that it has already happened, which is not the case. The proper tense would be "should never be remade".
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Schindler's, Casablanca, and It's A Wonderful Life. One of them (don't know which) will get my vote.
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I thought that Titanic would be on the list. Would vote for that.
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Jeorj Euler

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I'm just glad that James Cameron gave humanity less of a reason to keep making so many non-documentary movies about or set aboard the RMS Titanic, across somewhat short spans of time.
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Great idea... so sorry it's already a poll! 
But the poll didn't include "The Princess Bride."  That would've been my vote.  You can't remake that - it needs to have that original fairy tale feeling.