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Top 10 Brilliant Movie Recuts

by Jamie Frater
fact checked by Alex Hanton

Because it is Saturday I decided to do a list I have been wanting to do for a very long time. This is a list of movie trailers that have been recut by amateurs to change their genre. For example, a horror movie might be recut to make it a romantic comedy. I can spend all day watching these so I hope that all the listverse readers will enjoy this list as much as I enjoyed the hours picking out the entries.


The Terminator Trailer – Recut Spoof

This one has a slightly offputting voice-over, but I have included it because one slightly NSFW moment made me laugh out loud. See if you can work out which scene it is.


Willy Wonka
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory of Torture

Here we see Willy Wonka in quite a different light from the books and films. Just when you thought Gene Wilder couldn’t be more sinister in the role, you are proven wrong.


Office Space

This is a film all geeks love. Here we see the a comedy turned into a psychological thriller.


American Pie 2

This is actually the second recut by the same person – the first one is also excellent but it doesn’t allow embedding. If you want to view that too, you can find it here. Both are recut to be horror movies.


Mrs Doubtfire – the Psycho
Mrs Doubtfire – Recut Trailer

This brilliant recut shows how a skilled editor can totally transform a film with virtually no changes except the music.


The Ring

No need to close your eyes in terror during this one – this is a very well done recut of the Ring to make it appear to be a tearjerker.


Brokeback of the Ring
Brokeback of the Ring

This is another straight movie turned gay. It is hilarious and extremely well done. If you like this one, you should also check out Brokeback to the Future, Meet Joe Brokeback, and The Empire Brokeback. We could do nearly an entire list based on brokeback recuts.


Top Gun

Frankly, it doesn’t take a lot of recutting to make Top Gun appear to be a gay movie, but here we have it anyway – from a military film to a gay romance.


The Shining
The Shining Recut

Here is our favorite horror movie recut as a romantic comedy. It just goes to show how clever film editors can be and why we so often see a film trailer we love for a film we hate. In this recut they even manage to include the bathroom scene with the dead lady!


Scary Mary Poppins
THE ORIGINAL Scary ‘Mary Poppins’ Recut Trailer

This is the recut that got the whole thing going. It is quite well known (for reasons that are obvious when you see how good it is). Enjoy.

fact checked by Alex Hanton
Jamie Frater

Jamie is the founder of Listverse. When he’s not doing research for new lists or collecting historical oddities, he can be found in the comments or on Facebook where he approves all friends requests!

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