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9 Movies That Were Better Remakes Than Official Remakes

Remakes are a fickle beast. Unlike reboots which can reinvigorate a franchise, or sequels which can take it somewhere new, remakes are a straight rehash of the film that came before it: often just updating a setting to appeal to younger audiences. It's a rare remake that turns out to be anything worthwhile.

That is until we start talking about films that don't even realise they're remakes in the first place. Movies can often capture the same tone and storylines of those that came before them and spin them into something completely new - functioning as a remake that's unofficial in nature, but completely justified by bringing a big breath of minty fresh air into the franchise.

Confused? Read on and all will become clear.

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