Pop Quiz! Can You Tell The Real Hollywood Remakes From The Fake Ones?

By Katey Rich 2013-07-03 10:40:12discussion comments
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At some point, walking into a theater lobby or clicking through some trailers online, you have definitely said to yourself: "Wait, they're remaking that?" It's a longstanding complaint that there are no new ideas in Hollywood, and getting upset about the amount of remakes and sequels is as useless as yelling about the heat in the summer. But even if you pay attention to what studios are developing and acquiring, like we do, it can be really hard to keep track of just how many ideas are new again. Just when you think you've got a grip on it, you hear the Captain Planet movie is happening, and the world is turned upside down all over again.

This weekend's The Lone Ranger is definitely one of those headscratchers, a classic character from radio dramas and TV serials who has been turned into another kooky Johnny Depp role, with explosions and train chases thrown in to keep the masses entertained. Be honest: if I had told you a year ago that The Lone Ranger was becoming a movie, you wouldn't have known if I was joking. Think you're smarter than that? Then take our remake quiz below, to see just how much attention you've been paying, or how well you can guess which ideas Hollywood knows better than to ever try and remake.

Get out a pen and paper, and write down whether you think these 30 movies are in fact being remade. Click over to the next page to see the answers, with links to prove that we really didn't make up a lot of these. Don't forget to share your scores in the comments!

1. Beauty and the Beast
2. Weird Science
3. The Towering Inferno
4. Annie
5. Trading Places
6. Robocop
7. Grapes of Wrath
8. Vacation
9. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
10. Oldboy
11. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
12. Smokey and the Bandit
13. All About Eve
14. A Star Is Born
15. The Mummy
16. Escape From New York
17. Rebecca
18. A Prophet
19. The Sting
20. Plan 9 from Outer Space
21. Animal House
22. Endless Love
23. Point Break
24. It's A Mad, Mad Mad Mad World
25. The Crow
26. Guys and Dolls
27. An Officer and a Gentleman
28. Poltergeist
29. Carrie
30. Dog Day Afternoon
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