5 Black Films That Shouldn’t Be Remade

As the reviews and opinions pour in around last weekend’s release of “Sparkle,” we couldn’t help but wonder what other vintage Hollywood flicks are in queue to be remade for the big screen… again. There are some remakes that got us a little excited (imagine a remake of “The Wiz” with the right cast and an even better music supervisor), but there were some that we just couldn’t bear the thought of Hollywood  taking another go at.

CLICK through to read MUSED’s 5 Black films that shouldn’t be remade–

The Color Purple

Turned into a movie by Steven Spielberg, Alice Walker’s novel, The Color Purple, was genius. Outside of being required reading for many of us in high school, this movie was jam-packed with up-and-coming actors (not to mention future media mogul Oprah Winfrey). No matter how many times you watch this movie, you always find yourself noticing something different. Each character brought a great dynamic to the storyline that shouldn’t be touched. A modern version wouldn’t do this movie any justice. Could you imagine what the table scene would look like today? Nope. We can’t either.

6 COMMENTS

  • Reply August 21, 2012

    Brent

    I would love to see The Wiz remade. But only if Beyoncé doesn’t play Dorothy. Then I wouldn’t want to see it. What about movies like Set it Off and Boys in the Hood? Those could never be touched either.

    • Reply August 22, 2012

      me

      im working on it, and bey is nowhere in the plans….:)

  • Reply August 21, 2012

    rlscott

    cooley high, boyz in the hood,

  • Reply August 22, 2012

    Reggie West

    This was a good list, but I think it should have been 10 movies listed because I can think of a few more I don’t want Spike, F. Gary, or that Tyler Perry character to put their hands on. I must say though, I can see “Waiting To Exhale” being remade. Especially with today’s ratchetness found in some women. LOL. Talk about pure comedy.

  • Reply August 23, 2012

    Tyshan Broden

    Friday, 5 Heartbeats

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    tc

    these five films should not be remade their not old enough. there’s no need.now coolie high,corn bread earl and me,a hero ain’t nothing but a sandwich,the learning tree and lady sing the blues. movies like these’s the ones from the 70’s

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