Most remakes these days are bad/unnecessary. Here's a few that could be awesome if remade today, IMHO.
  1. Citizen Kane
    But the insane/reclusive billionaire is modeled after someone like Zuckerberg. Or Elon Musk.
  2. Rear Window
    But instead of peeking into literal windows, he could peek into people's social media "windows."
  3. Harvey
    This could be amazing, especially with a "straight man" like George Clooney or Harrison Ford as Dowd. And especially if they never actually reveal Harvey.
  4. Sunset Boulevard
    But with a fading reality star of today like Paris Hilton.
  5. On the Waterfront
    But the guy works at like a modern day oil company or something. Or at a mega-bank.
  6. West Side Story
    But the love story is between a PhD aerospace engineering student at Purdue and a local, uneducated "townie" in Lafayette, Indiana.
  7. It's a Wonderful Life
    What is an ideal life in 2015? What do we all hope for? What would we miss if it was gone? How are our values different than in 1945?
  8. 12 Angry Men
    But with women and minorities. And maybe at a trial of a fictional Edward Snowden type "criminal."
  9. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or Bonnie and Clyde
    I think we romanticize (or not?) vigilante outlaws differently nowadays.
  10. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    Would be interesting to see this against the backdrop of the dysfunctional, partisan shit-show that is our 2015 U. S. Senate.
  11. The Grapes of Wrath
    But the story is about a rural Chinese family who migrate to an Eastern-China metropolis to work at an iPhone factory.
  12. Network
    But in a modern Internet news/gossip company like Jezebel or HuffPo.
  13. American Graffiti
    Surely high school graduation is a much different experience for "Millennials" (or whatever the generation after them is called) than it was in 1962.
  14. Taxi Driver
    But now it's an Uber Driver.