Game of Thrones
Synopsis: "Based on the best selling book series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' by George R.R. Martin, this series follows the great families of Westeros as they use violence, deception, and treachery in an attempt to control the Iron Throne. When you play the Game Of Thrones, you win ... or you die."

Edit summary: Recut season 8 and all the other overly long battles to be shorter but keep the grit and action. Cut the entire High Sparrow storyline along with Tommen, and refocused the entire series into a more cohesive overarching plot.
Noelle
Synopsis: "Kris Kringle's daughter Noelle (Anna Kendrick) is full of Christmas spirit and holiday fun, but her brother Nick (Bill Hader) is struggling while training to become the new Santa. She lightheartedly suggests he should get away for the weekend to clear his head... but then he doesn't return."

Edit summary: Cut the feminism and patriarchy references to make the film jolly rather than preachy.
The Grinch
Synopsis: "The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of aggravation comes during Christmastime when his neighbors in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang. When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled Grinch realizes there is only one way to gain peace and quiet - steal Christmas."

Edit summary: Removed the "realistic" extra plots (Grinch as teased orphan, Cindy Lou's single mother) inserted in this remake, bringing it back in line with the original animation.
Last Christmas
Synopsis: "Nothing seems to go right for young Kate, a frustrated Londoner who works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop. But things soon take a turn for the better when she meets Tom - a handsome charmer."

Edit summary: Cut a few cringey parts and the weird German guy to focus on the feel-good Christmas tone.
Anna and the Apocalypse
Synopsis: "A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones."

Edit summary: Chop down the hyperactive Steph North scenes and remove the lesbian references.
The Gentlemen
Synopsis: "Mickey Pearson is an American expatriate who became rich by building a highly profitable marijuana empire in England. When word gets out that he's looking to cash out of the business, it soon triggers an array of plots and schemes - including bribery and blackmail - from shady characters who want to steal his domain."

Edit summary: Remove the constant interruptions from Fletcher narrating the story and let the scenes speak for themselves.
Virginia Minnesota
Synopsis: "During a fantastical 24-hour road trip, two young women attempt to move past a childhood tragedy that tore them apart."

Edit summary: Remove the weird forest drug-trip scene and a handful of lesbian references.
Auggie
Synopsis: "After he is forced into an early retirement, a man's relationship with his wife and daughter becomes strained when he falls in love with an augmented reality companion."

Edit summary: Remove the wife's affair and any other scene that doesn't include the main character to make the story more focused and less "balanced".
Criminal
Synopsis: "CIA agent Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) dies while traveling to a secret location to meet a hacker who can launch missiles at will. Desperate to find his whereabouts, officials turn to an experimental neurosurgeon who can transfer memories from one brain to another. The guinea pig for the procedure is Jerico Stewart (Kevin Costner), a violent and dangerous death-row inmate. Now gifted with Pope's skills and knowledge, Stewart must race against time to stop a sinister international conspiracy."

Edit summary: Re-cut some bad dialogue at the climax of the movie, and remove a few other minor scenes that interrupt the flow.
The Intern
Synopsis: "Starting a new job can be a difficult challenge, especially if you're already retired. Looking to get back into the game, 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) seizes the opportunity to become a senior intern at an online fashion site. Ben soon becomes popular with his younger co-workers, including Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), the boss and founder of the company."

Edit summary: Remove the affair and recut the ending to refocus it into a feel good film that focuses on the relationship between De Niro and Hathaway.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Synopsis: "Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure yet - high school. Accompanied by a ragtag group of teens and Boots the monkey, Dora embarks on a quest to save her parents while trying to solve the seemingly impossible mystery behind a lost Incan civilization."

Edit summary: Remove a couple feminism references and an obvious spoiler scene that ruins the story arc.
GoldenEye
Synopsis: "Pierce Brosnan takes his first turn as debonair MI6 agent James Bond, who -- with his sophisticated gadgets and signature Aston Martin -- investigates the destruction of a Russian satellite weapons base with the help of the massacre's sole survivor (Izabella Scorupco). Through brawls with the sultry and deadly villain Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen), Bond uncovers an international crime syndicate whose next target is London."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Cut a handful of scenes or partial scenes that interrupt the flow of the story and action, and part of the ludicrous tank chase.
Tomorrow Never Dies
Synopsis: "Pierce Brosnan stars as suave action hero James Bond in this continuation of the legendary 007 series, this time pairing the secret agent's continental charms with the fighting skills and intelligence of Chinese agent Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh). The threat of World War III looms as media mogul Elliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce) pits China and Britain against each other to complete his global communications empire. But can Bond stop him in time?"
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Cut part of the motorcycle chase to make it less long and absurd.
Heat
Heat (1995)
Synopsis: "As two driven professionals -- an illustrious detective (Al Pacino) and a sophisticated thief (Robert De Niro) -- face off, they learn how much they need each other, and that the line between cop and criminal isn't always well-defined. Brilliantly directed by Michael Mann, Heat is a hyperkinetic crime drama about two men on opposite sides of the law who approach life in much the same way. Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore and Jon Voight co-star."
(Synopsis compliments of Netflix)


Edit summary: Cut the constant home/wife interruptions to Al Pacino's storyline and other minor cuts to streamline and focus the plot a little.
The Sound of Music
Synopsis: "A tuneful, heartwarming story based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Julie Andrews plays the role of Maria, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home."

Edit summary: Cut a couple songs that were interludes to the story rather than flowing with it.