The internet is abuzz with commentary on the upcoming movie He’s All That, starring young TikTok celeb Addison Rae, and hitting Netflix on August 27. The movie is a gender-swapped remake of the iconic 1999 rom-com She’s All That — which was a retelling of the 1964 musical comedy film My Fair Lady, which in and of itself was a re-imagining of the 1913 stage play Pygmalion.
He’s All That is far from the only movie remake to make a name for itself by taking its place in a long remake legacy. It seems that for every brand-new movie that hits theaters (or, in the last year and a half, your “home theater” of your couch, some rosé, and Netflix), there is also a new remake or re-imagining of some classic tale. Some tired reboots have you hitting the “back” button on your remote and searching every streaming service possible for the original version to cleanse your palate, while others offer a new take, fresh faces, and updated social commentary for a refreshing viewing experience.
How are you supposed to tell which reboots will make your movie night totally worthwhile and which ones will have you missing the two hours of your life you can’t get back? Don’t worry — we’ve done all the hard work and rounded up a list of our favorite and least favorite movie remakes ever. Don’t forget the microwave popcorn!
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