08/19/2011 11:26 am ET | Updated Oct 19, 2011

Movie Remakes: The 5 Most Needless Ones

AP/LOS ANGELES — This is one of those weeks is which five choices aren't nearly enough. We're talking about unnecessary remakes, which pretty much means ... all of them.

Rare is the remake that actually improves on the original – this year's "The Mechanic" with Jason Statham springs to mind. But the original versions of "Assault on Precinct 13" or "The Longest Yard" or "The Taking of Pelham 123," for example, were just fine on their own, and in their own time.

With this week bringing new versions of "Conan the Barbarian" and "Fright Night," we're going to focus on movies that never should have been touched. Stop me if you think you've heard this one before:

The 5 Most Needless Movie Remakes