Top 10 Most Unnecessary Movie Remakes

The Top Ten
1 Total Recall (2012)

Definitely the most unnecessary remake. It doesn't have the charm or silliness of the original. And definitely the most important that it's missing it's Arnold Swazzeneger.

I actually like this movie when I first saw it. But after I watched the original one, that version is way better.

The original film isn't even that old.

2 The Omen (2006)

Terrible! Remakes are so pointless and such a waste of money. What IS the point of them?

3 The Pink Panther (2006)

Original looked funny and entertaining. This one looks stupid

God! This movie is a waste of time!

4 Psycho (1998)

I guess they were trying to remake the original because of how old and dated it was, but who in the right mind thought about casting Vince Vaughn as Norman Bates?

When you remake Psycho with Vince Vaughn as the lead role, something has gone horribly, horribly wrong.

5 The Thing (2011)

Every once in a while comes a good remake, that happened in 1982, now Hollywood had to go remake a remake.

They didn't add anything new nor smart to the story. The main female character was very annoying in addition

Prequel or sequel, who cares? This movie was awful and absolutely unnecessary!

6 The Wicker Man (2006)
7 The Hitcher (2007)

Original is better but nevertheless this one is worth to watch. And Sophia Bush is very good ( and hot! ) in this movie.

It's just a shorter rehash of the original, it's like the movie was running on fumes.

8 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

It seems like Hollywood just can't stop letting the classic beloved movies alone. The original had great acting, a selection of likable characters, iconic songs and heartwarming moments. Willy wonka was an eccentric and brilliant, yet likable candy maker, charlie was a good compassionate kid, grandpa joe was Charlie's funny and unforgettable grandfather and the bratty kids were amazing actors. They managed to impress the bratty stereoptypes of that time : augustus - the greedy fat kid, veruca - the spoiled brat, violet - the obnoxious gum chewer and mike - the brainless T.V. watcher. The songs were very memorable and had impressive lyrics.
The remake, on the other hand, was beyond awful. The main characters were unlikable and dull, the songs were annoying and forgettable, the bratty kids didn't seem bratty enough, the ending was bad and the look of the film was too dark and creepy for my tastes.
In this version, willy wonka is a cold hearted anti-social douchebag who thinks just about himself, charlie is way too perfect and he doesn't even act like a normal kid most of the time, grandpa joe is forgetful and has no personality, veruca salt acts nothing like a spoiled brat and the changes were unnecessary in my opinion.

9 The Fog (2005)
10 Gone In 60 Seconds (2000)
The Contenders
11 Planet of the Apes (2001)

This remake is crap, and that ending was atrocious.

Tim Burton didn't even wanted to work on this.

12 The Lion King (2019)

Why is there even a lion king remake in the first place? This shouldn't have been touched. All this is is a nothing more than just a shot-for-shot remake of the original but with extra filler inserted to make the run-time longer. If you like it, fine. But I'm sticking with the original '94 version and Simba's Pride. Both of which I have at home free to watch whenever I want and have a much better time watching. I really think Disney should only remake movies that either failed or are obscure, and leave the classics alone. It would be a better use of time and resources and requires a lot more creativity. This is just a pointless and lazy excuse to make money off of people's nostalgia for the 90s. If you want to watch the Lion King, just watch the 1994 version because this one adds nothing except photo-realistic visuals. It would save you time and money and you would at least have a better time with it than with the remake.

13 Vanilla Sky (2001)
14 Rollerball (2002)
15 Black Christmas (2006)

Were they trying to make a bad movie? Because all this movie is sums up to: Dull characters, blatant sexism, laughable writing, and the irritating PG-13 rating dumbing down this product even further.

16 Ghostbusters (2016)

Whoever put this on the list might be sexist. There is absolutely nothing wrong with women being Ghostbusters. I heard similar things about Captain Marvel, which was one of my three top favourite Marvel characters. I might go and watch it while it's still on Netflix. I recommend giving this a chance.

17 Fantastic Four (2015)
18 Godzilla (1998)

Plot doesn't make sense. the movie looks like reused clips from Jurassic park.

19 RoboCop (2014)

The original was an awesome movie featuring a new cyborg policeman who fights corporate greed, corruption and crime. The new one should be called Cyborg Dad because it talks about his family more.

Seriously, screw you, you boring PG-13 trash.
The characterless characters also speak so quietly, like why?

20 Hellboy (2019)

They should have just made Hellboy 3 instead!

21 Aladdin (2019)

I'm sorry but this movie doesn't deserve to be seen as the best remake ever. This is the most overrated movie of 2019 and here's why:

How does this have a higher budget than Godzilla KOTM? This movie shows that it's not spending its budget wisely, resulting in the visuals to look ugly and something you would expect in a Disney Channel movie. In the original Aladdin, colors were used to represent the movie's narrative but in the live action remake, it looks like black-and-white. Why is everyone praising the Will Smith Genie? This Genie is boring, lazy, and just unfunny. Will Smith is a terrible comedian and is a disgrace to Robin Williams' Genie, the comedy genius. Not only that, but Will Smith is a really bad singer like Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast. That means Friend Like Me was botched up and Prince Ali is easily the worst song number in the movie. Speaking of song numbers, the songs are fine but they come with flaws as well: "Arabian Nights" is way too slow and rushed, "One Jump Ahead" was saved by Mena's decent singing voice but the scene is messed up on its own, "A Whole New World" is solid but the visuals looked dull and how dare Disney show Pride Rock just to promote Lion King, and "Speechless" is actually really good. Naomi Scott is easily the best part in this movie as she gives more character development to Jasmine even though she is a bit of a Mary Sue. Back to the flaws, the subplots ruin the pacing in this movie. Why does Genie need a love interest? His love interest, Dalia, serves no purpose in the entire movie. The humour is atrocious, especially that joke where Aladdin wants to buy Jasmine with his "expense object". The Sultan is forgettable I don't even wanna talk about him. And the worst thing in the movie is Jafar! The actor makes the character dead and total cringe. The actor playing Jafar is so bad that he's Razzie worthy. I give Aladdin a 1/5

22 Point Break (2015)

All the charisma and charm the original had got just about completely sucked out of this borefest. The only saving grace for me is the real stuntwork, but that just makes me think this should've just been a straight Xtreme Sports movie or documentary instead.

The Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reevs one is better than this garbage film.

23 The Mummy (2017)
24 The Invisible Man (2020)

This movie looks like trash they should just leave the classics alone!

I guess Leigh Whannell has never read the book!
H.G. Wells is rolling over in his grave!

25 The Stepfather (2009)
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