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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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The Birdcage Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria

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Father of the Bride Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

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Ocean's Eleven Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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149 62
Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Comedy Movie Remakes
Little Shop of Horrors Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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21 Jump Street Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube

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118 59
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Major Payne Damon Wayans, Karyn Parsons, Bam Bam Bigelow

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Mr Deeds Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, Steve Buscemi

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108 69
You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Comedy Movie Remakes
You've Got Mail Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Frances Conroy

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94 58
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The Toy Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Wilfrid Hyde-White

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71 58
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Jungle 2 Jungle Tim Allen, Martin Short, Leelee Sobieski

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71 59
Heaven Can Wait is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Comedy Movie Remakes
Heaven Can Wait Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

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Bad News Bears Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Kinnear - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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71 65
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Last Holiday Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Alicia Witt

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53 53
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Roxanne Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Damon Wayans

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Sean Penn, Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig

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45 57
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Down and Out in Beverly Hills Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss

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49 63
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Guess Who Zoe Saldana, Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac

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53 69
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The Producers Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Matthew Broderick

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47 61
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Fever Pitch Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, Harold Reynolds

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41 64
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The Ladykillers Tom Hanks, J.K. Simmons, Bruce Campbell

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39 67
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I Think I Love My Wife Kerry Washington, Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi

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35 66
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EDtv Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Hurley, Ellen DeGeneres

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34 69
Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Comedy Movie Remakes
Fright Night Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette

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Down to Earth Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Coolidge

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The Man with One Red Shoe Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Jim Belushi

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25 64
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About Last Night Paula Patton, Kevin Hart, Joy Bryant

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Piranha 3D Kelly Brook, Elisabeth Shue, Christopher Lloyd

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13 69
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Welcome to Collinwood George Clooney, Gabrielle Union, William H. Macy