I would have to go with Groundhog Day. I hope they never remake it, it is perfect in every way.
What did you think of Edge of tomorrow?
I actually enjoyed it! Same concept, technically not a remake :)
Yep, me too. Have to admit I haven't see Groundhog Day yet (although I'm familiar with the plot).
One of those cult movies that have been on my 'to watch' list for a long time. Need to make time for it some day.
althought the ground hog day episode of supernatural is also perfect xD
i agree though - using the concept = fine. using the movie's fame and prestige to sell a new movie - not fine
Seriously though, Big Trouble in Little China. The original bombed and became a cult classic, because it was so weird and noncommercial. A remake would forget all the things that make it work -- like the fact that the "hero" is really more of a sidekick, only he doesn't know it -- and either delete them from the script, or make them SO GLARINGLY OBVIOUS it would lose the subversive charm. Whatever director they pick couldn't hold a candle to John Carpenter. And I dread the thought of seeing anyone else play Jack Burton. Thanks but no thanks!
The Elephant Man. A tearjerker, plus Anne Bancroft.
For me it would be Casablanca. There's no way that one ever needs to be remade.
Ikiru (1952) by Kurosawa. Perfect in every way.
The Godfather, Part Three---because it should not have been made in the first place.
The Jerk. Only Steve Martin can be Navin R. Johnson.