Imagine a movie world with a female James Bond or Ethan Hunt? Although we’re not quite there yet, gender swap remakes are nothing new. But, they are currently more popular than ever. Here are the best remakes with women.
Movies remade with a female cast are like taking an old formula and looking at it from a different angle. A prime example of this is The Incredible Shrinking Woman, which was a remake of (you guessed it) The Incredible Shrinking Man. The films maintain all the charming characteristics of what made the source material so great, but they are able to add a fresh perspective. Ocean’s Eight is just as fun, smart, and twisty-turny as the original Ocean’s 11 (and the Steven Soderbergh remakes); however the female cast breathes new life into the standard heist drama.
From fighting ghosts to stealing jewels to racing love bugs, this all female reboots list prove that the girls can have just as much fun as the boys. Which is your favorite? Vote up or down on the list below to determine the best female reboot movies. Also be sure to revisit this list as new and upcoming movies are being remade with a female cast.
Original Film: Last Holiday (1950)
Male Cast: Alec Guiness, Bernard Lee, Sid James
Actors: Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Alicia Witt, Smokey Robinson, Gérard Depardieu, + more
Directed by: Wayne Wang
Original Film: The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Male Cast: Grant Williams, Paul Langton, Raymond Bailey, William Schallert
Actors: Lily Tomlin, Ned Beatty, Charles Grodin, Henry Gibson, Sally Kirkland, + more
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Original Film: Ghostbusters (1984)
Male Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis
Actors: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth
Directed by: Paul Feig
Original Film: The Love Bug (1968)
Male Cast: Dean Jones, Buddy Hackett
Actors: Lindsay Lohan, Anna Faris, Michael Keaton, Matt Dillon, Cheryl Hines, + more
Directed by: Angela Robinson