11 '80s Movies That Need a Remake

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When one thinks of '80s movies, there are certain things that come to mind. The synthesizer music, the hair, the makeup and the trying to be great -- but still cheesy -- special effects.

Many of the '80s movies that made their mark had the potential for greatness in the halls of Hollywood history. But because of the above traits, they will forever be known simply as '80s movies.

We present 11 movies that need to be remade because their stories and premises are just so bloody fantastic.

Click through and discover our 11 movies from the '80s that need to be remade.

1. Gremlins

What a concept. Cute little creatures that multiply when you get them wet. Unfortunately, the film hasn't aged that well in terms of the effects or the soundtrack. Would love to see what they could do with it today. Don't get us wrong, still love the original. Just a Gremlins circa 21st century, come on!

2. Highlander

Highlander is epic! But, what is up with the synthesizer music? Remake this Scottish warrior who cannot die story -- now!

3. The Last Starfighter

The Last Starfighter
What a fantastic story that will always be known as an '80s movie thanks to its stretched to the limits special effects. With today's CG effects, imagine the story of a teen who gets sucked into a video game and winds up saving the universe? The mind-blowing potential is off the charts.

4. Overboard

Overboard is a fantastic romantic comedy starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. Unfortuately, it suffers from the stuck in the '80s curse because of its costumes, makeup and awful, awful music. Remake this, perhaps with Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard -- another real life couple?

5. Dreamscape

Dreamscape starred Dennis Quaid as a man who can go inside people's dreams and alter their present. Incredible idea. Beyond cheesy execution.

6. Nighthawks

Nighthawks starred Sylvester Stallone and Billy Dee Williams (Lando!) as a pair of cops on the trail of a serial killer (Rutger Hauer). It was way ahead of its time, but unfortunately its time was 1981 and it suffered accordingly. History should be kinder to this thriller, so why not remake it and do it right? Again, lose the synthesizer soundtrack!

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