Ten 80s Films That Should Not Be Remade

6 Nov

The Karate Kid, Nightmare on Elm Street, Footloose, Red Dawn, Teen Wolf, etc.. What do these films have in common? They are all 80s classics that have been or about to be remade into insipid garbage in hopes of wresting a few more babysitting dollars from the grubby hands of American teenagers. Here are ten 80s films we’d like to see left alone.

1.Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

No Zac Efron. No Justin Bieber.

2.48 Hours

No Bruce Willis. No Tracy…Oh wait.


Stick to your robots, Shia LaBeouf.

4.Purple Rain

How many young hip-hoppers would like their careers piggybacked on a rehash of this one?


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6.Fast Times At Ridgemont High

The times wouldn’t be so fast the second time.

7.A Christmas Story

Will Smith has more kids, so be worried.

8.This Is Spinal Tap

Clearly Russell Brand is already chomping at the bit for this one.

9.The Lost Boys

With the current vampire rage this one is almost inevitable. But if you must, at least retain the mullets.

10.The Goonies

Sequel yes, remake no.

Got more films you’d like spared? Post them to comments.


3 Responses to “Ten 80s Films That Should Not Be Remade”

  1. Allison Rizk November 11, 2010 at 1:59 am #

    I heart The Lost Boys. RIP Corey Haim. I totally wanted to have his babies…when I was 13.

  2. Windsheild Wiper November 12, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    These films deserve nothing but respect! ‘spect. Great list!


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