Monday, May 23, 2016

My Movie Remake Wishlist

Disney's Beauty and the Beast teaser trailer releases this week. That marks off one remake I've wanted for a looong time.

Take a sec to watch the trailer if you haven't. Squee! Then read on for more movie suggestions.

Since it's been so long since I did a random post just for fun, I decided I’d compile a list of all the movies I wish I could watch in a 2016 version. Not retellings, mind you, but in the original setting. :) You’ll notice several are westerns. I think it’s high time great westerns made a comeback. They’ve been “out” for so long, and now when the rare one is made, it's all dark and full of gruesome, twisted, on-screen violence. :( How about leaving a few things to the imagination?

Now to the list! My organizational side demands I alphabetize. Hmm. That sounded weird. Like a Sesame Street song or something. “My organizational—” Okay, okay, I’ll stop. :) These'll be MOSTLY alphabetical, in categories at least.

*If you know of any remakes of these films/TV shows made in the last 10 years or so, let me know so I can check them out!


Andy Griffith
(because we need a full-length film set in Mayberry)


I sing a mean "Waitin' for My Dearie" in the shower. My sister may hold a different opinion.

The Black Swan 
(the swashbuckling one with Tyrone Powers)
"There's a split in the main brace. What main brace? Uh, there's a barnacle on the cathead. Oh, all right. I'll be right up."


Calamity Jane
The Court Jester


Daniel Boone
Can you imagine a full-length movie of this made with today's technology?




Gone With the Wind

I have mixed feelings about this one...
Who could possibly play Rhett? And then they'd have to find someone to replace Vivien Leigh.

What if they completely mess up the movie? I guess that's a risk we'll have to take.


How the West Was Won

The Harvey Girls
(And actually make the leading man handsome this time and with a backbone. You’re welcome.)


Seriously, why haven't we had a more recent award-winning adaptation of this epic story? (They're wondering, too.)




Lorna Doone
Not that this one isn't okay, but I'd like to see it with a different cast and updated costumes.


My Fair Lady
(or Pygmalion, if you want a non-musical)




The Pirates of Penzance
(and all other Gilbert and Sullivan plays, please)
Though I don't think anyone can beat Kevin Kline's portrayal of the Pirate King.



Though I appreciate the effort, I'm not a huge fan of the ultra modern 2004 version. 
We need an epic, folks!

Lots of these!

Singing In the Rain

Show Boat

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
How I love this movie! My sister and I used to argue over which brother we thought was the handsomest. We always fought over Benjamin (orange shirt, far right). Now I lean toward Caleb (yellow shirt). It's the beard that won me over, y'all.
"Sobbin', sobbin', sobbin' fit to be tied."

Santa Fe Trail

The Scarlet Pimpernel
"Sink meh. Dashed rumpled uniform, wot?"
Sergeant York
I'm not a "war movie" person per se, but this one's a classic.



Tammy and the Bachelor

"I come from Virginie, Sir. I've been walkin' all the way alongside the wagon, ox-drawn. I've been sleepin' on the ground by night and walkin' all the day. I've come to this great house to sell fresh eggs. I'm totin' em in my bonnet."





White Christmas
I adore this version, but wouldn't it be fun to see it brought back for a modern audience?



The Yearling



-- Have any movies to add?
-- Can you think of any for the letters I missed?
-- Or maybe you want to tell me who you'd cast in a remake of your favorite older movie?

The winner of Erica Vetsch's His Prairie Sweetheart is Donna Brookmyer. Congrats! I'll be in touch with you soon! 


  1. Goodness, I can't imagine a remake for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Singin' in the Rain, or Sergent York--they are such classics. :)

    However, I will say that I prefer the modern Sabrina (the one with Harrison Ford) to the classic version with Humphrey Bogart. And I like the modern Little Women (the one with Winona Ryder) more than the classic version with Katharine Hepburn--so there are times when the up to date film is better. :) The scenes with Winona (Jo March) and Gabriel (Friedrich Bhaer) are brilliant--they are the perfect Jo and Professor Bhaer. :)

    Then comes Pride and Prejudice. The 1995 version is the best one--the film goes into great detail concerning the particulars of the book. Whereas the 1940 version showcases a few errors when it comes to the text, which is heartbreaking to this English major. :)

    For Zorro, have you seen the The Mask of Zorro with Antonio Banderas? Excellent! And then they made a sequel, The Legend of Zorro, which is also very good. :)

  2. I watch Beauty and the beast movie and really I love to watch this movie. I watch all beauty and beast fantasy movie. But I haven't watch its first part Beauty and beat released in 1946. I try to find and watch online this movie but still not found. I don't know all these information thanks for sharing huge information.


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