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The Greatest Comedy Movie Remakes

Updated September 24, 2019 4.3k votes 601 voters 10.9k views31 items

As much as everyone loves classic films, it’s good practice to update older movies every once in a while to introduce them to modern audiences. This is especially true when it comes to comedy, where it’s possible for some of the funniest movies to lose their bite when the references grow stale, or completely out of fashion all together. If you’ve ever tried to watch one of your favorite comedies with a younger sibling, you totally know what we’re talking about. This list of comedies that have been remade is the perfect jumping off point for introducing young audiences to your favorite classic comedies.

Remakes tend to get a bad rap in the film community, but it's not clear why. Recently there have been a slew of great franchise reboots and film remakes that have blown movie-goers' socks off (21 Jump Street anyone?), and hopefully it’s making Hollywood rethink their remake model. With the new guard of blockbuster filmmaker who is happy to give reverence to the past, while forging something new with their remake, audiences will get a handful of great comedies that are being remade and are just as funny, if not more so, than the original.

The comedy remake and reboots on this list, are definitely some of the funniest remakes out there. Vote up the comedy film remakes that you think did the original film justice (or even surpassed the original story), and if you think a great comedy reboot is missing, add it to the list!
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    Father of the Bride
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    Father of the Bride

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton

    Released1991

    Directed byCharles Shyer

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    The Birdcage
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    The Birdcage

    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman

    Released1996

    Directed byMike Nichols

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    Ocean's Eleven
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    Ocean's Eleven

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2001

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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  • 4
    Little Shop of Horrors
    121
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    Little Shop of Horrors

    Bill Murray, Steve Martin

    Released1986

    Directed byFrank Oz

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  • 5
    Guess Who
    113
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    Guess Who

    Zoe Saldana, Ashton Kutcher

    Released2005

    Directed byKevin Rodney Sullivan

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    Down and Out in Beverly Hills
    101
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    Nick Nolte, Bette Midler

    Released1986

    Directed byPaul Mazursky

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  • 7
    Fever Pitch
    104
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    Fever Pitch

    Joe Buck, Tim McCarver

    Released2005

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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  • 8
    21 Jump Street
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    21 Jump Street

    Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum

    Released2012

    Directed byPhil Lord, Chris Miller

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    Mr Deeds
    103
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    Mr Deeds

    Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Brill

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  • 10
    Major Payne
    94
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    Damon Wayans, Karyn Parsons

    Released1995

    Directed byNick Castle

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    You've Got Mail
    104
    76

    You've Got Mail

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

    Released1998

    Directed byNora Ephron

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    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    79
    54

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    Steve Martin, Michael Caine

    Released1988

    Directed byFrank Oz

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    The Ladykillers
    88
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    The Ladykillers

    Tom Hanks, J.K. Simmons

    Released2004

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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    Jungle 2 Jungle
    68
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    Jungle 2 Jungle

    Tim Allen, Martin Short

    Released1997

    Directed byJohn Pasquin

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    The Toy
    68
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    The Toy

    Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason

    Released1982

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • 16
    Roxanne
    56
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    Roxanne

    Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah

    Released1987

    Directed byFred Schepisi

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    Heaven Can Wait
    59
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    Heaven Can Wait

    Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty

    Released1978

    Directed byBuck Henry, Warren Beatty

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    Bad News Bears
    62
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    Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden

    Released2005

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    Last Holiday
    62
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    Queen Latifah, LL Cool J

    Released2006

    Directed byWayne Wang

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    About Last Night
    55
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    Paula Patton, Kevin Hart

    Released2014

    Directed bySteve Pink

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  • 21
    Down to Earth
    56
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    Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes

    Released2001

    Directed byChris Weitz, Paul Weitz

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    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    51
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    Sean Penn, Ben Stiller

    Released2013

    Directed byBen Stiller

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    The Producers
    42
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    Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell

    Released2005

    Directed bySusan Stroman

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    Overboard
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    Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez

    Released2018

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    Fright Night
    34
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    Colin Farrell, David Tennant

    Released2011

    Directed byCraig Gillespie

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