The Unremakeables – 21 Sacred Movies That Should Never Be Rebooted

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Try telling that to Hollywood. Mainstream cinema has a nasty habit of taking a film and then re-hashing it repeatedly – often with increasingly diminishing returns (hello, Fox’s recent Fantastic Four). Some films, however, hit such a strong home run the first time round that they should never be touched. As rumours do the rounds of Back To The Future and Jaws reboots, here are 21 of cinema’s great sacred cows – the unremakeables, as we’re calling them…

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