10 Movies and Remakes That Caused a Stir on the Internet

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The “remake” is a hard thing to tackle since few directors manage to outshine the original flick and hit the jackpot. On one hand, scrupulous moviegoers view remakes quite critically. On the contrary, those who like to try new things strive to look at their favorite movie characters from a different angle. And sometimes a remake gets so much recognition that it outperforms the initial movie.

We at Bright Side are exploring 10 flicks and their remakes that caused a stir in the world of cinematography.

The Apartment and Wicker Park

The sad, tragic, and thrilling drama proves that not all is fair in love and war. It’s the story of a young man who suddenly runs into the love from his past who had mysteriously disappeared from his life a couple of years prior. The flick is full of diverse characters, and over the course of events, the plot is literally turned inside out.

It was Vincent Cassel and Monica Bellucci who starred in the original French version in 1996 and Josh Hartnett and Diane Kruger who acted in the American remake in 2004.

  • IMDb rating of the original movie: 7.4
  • IMDb rating of the remake: 7

Dial M for Murder

This is the first time the Swedish actress Alicia Vikander will appear in a series. It has recently become known that she will play the main role in the remake of the detective series, Dial M for Murder. The play, which was written by Frederick Knott, was first time put on screen by Alfred Hitchcock in 1954 with the main role played by Grace Kelly. It has already been decided that each new season of the remake will show the plot from a new angle and that the story will be told from a woman’s perspective.

  • IMDb rating of the original movie: 8.2
  • The release date of the remake is still unknown.

Tom and Jerry

Tom and Jerry is a fan favorite cartoon series for kids who grew up in the 1990s. And now its creators have decided to start production on a new animated full-length flick version of the cartoon next year. Our favorite characters will appear in front of an audience in a more modern look, and we’ll see real people (such as Chloë Moretz and Michael Peña) instead of the mere legs of a grumpy servant. But one thing will remain unchanged: a plot that shows the cat always getting into trouble and the mouse rejoicing.

  • IMDb rating of the original movie: 8.7
  • The release date of the remake: March 4, 2021

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Walter Mitty is a typical office worker who grows tired of dreaming and decides to finally start living life the way he wants. His amazing and moving story is full of touching events that don’t leave viewers feeling indifferent. In the 1947 version of the film, the main role is played by Danny Kaye, while the role in the 2013 remake was taken on by Ben Stiller.

  • IMDb rating of the original movie: 7
  • IMDb rating of the remake: 7.3


In 2018, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios released the remake of the cult comedy, Overboard, in 1987. The plots of the original movie and its remake are similar, except that the characters are reversed: in the modern version, it’s a hard-working single mother who convinces a rich man with amnesia that they’ve been married for a long time. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn were replaced by Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris.

  • IMDb rating of the original movie: 6.9
  • IMDb rating of the remake: 6

Three Steps Over Heaven and Three Steps Above Heaven

The romantic drama, Three Steps Above Heaven (2010) made viewers fall in love with the streets of Barcelona and introduced the young and handsome Spanish man, Mario Casas, to the world. But not a lot of people know that this famous movie is actually a remake. The original film was released in 2004 and featured a hot motorcyclist played by the Italian actor, Riccardo Scamarcio. The leading female role was played by Katy Louise Saunders in the first film and then by María Valverde in the second. Both movies also have second parts that were produced in 2007 and 2012, respectively.

  • IMDb rating of the original movie: 5.1
  • IMDb rating of the remake: 7

A Star Is Born

The American hit film of 2018, A Star Is Born, is actually a remake of a 1937 flick of the same name. The main role in the original version was played by Janet Gaynor, while Lady Gaga took on the part in the remake. The main difference between the plots is that the main character dreams of becoming an actress in the original flick versus a singer in the remake.

  • IMDb rating of the original movie: 7.3
  • IMDb rating of the remake: 7.6

Chip ’n Dale Rescue Rangers

The last episode of the cult cartoon, Chip ’n Dale Rescue Rangers, which was released in 1990, will be continued in the form of a game remake. It will be directed by Akiva Schaffer, who previously worked on the movie, Palm Springs. The script was written by Dan Gregor and Doug Mand, the same writers who worked on How I Met Your Mother and the Beauty and the Beast musical.

Production on this remake will start in the spring of 2021, and it was promised that the voiceovers will be provided by the same artists who voiced the original movie. In particular, Corey Burton, who plays Dale and Zipper, has already confirmed his participation.

  • IMDb rating of the original movie: 7.6
  • The release date of the remake is still unknown.

Home Alone

Disney+ decided to re-launch the 1990 Christmas hit known as Home Alone, which caused a wave of negative reactions from Internet users. But despite critique from both viewers and the creators of the original version, the production company isn’t ditching the idea. It’s known that Archie Yates, who starred in the flick, Jojo Rabbit, will play the leading role in the new Home Alone. According to the plot, he will get into a fight with his own parents over an antique figurine.

  • IMDb rating of the original movie: 7.6
  • The release date of the remake: 2021

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