There is much to be lamented about the Hollywood remake machine, which frequently takes beloved movies and butchers them into oblivion. The recent Robocop, once an '80s classic adored for its ridiculousness — and now a current box office contender that threatens to take itself all too seriously — has everyone in an uproar once again.
But, Robocop also got us thinking: Are there some movies out there that would actually benefit from a rejiggering? Perhaps spectacular technological failures too ambitious for their times. Or, alternatively, movies with such timeless appeal that the commentary they originally offered could easily be relevant today. People in charge: If you're listening, here are a few we'd actually like to see return to theaters.