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Often time in Hollywood when a concept is so good studios take it upon themselves to try to recreate the magic with remakes or reboots. Beloved fans of the films sometimes welcome a new adaptation if they are done in a way that honors the original and many are simply happy rewatching the version they already know.

Some remade projects are done for shot replications of the original, while others take the material and reimagine the concept all together. Characters’ names can change, locations where the story is set are adjusted, or the dynamics of the structure can flip from a film to a television format. But viewers are still able to identify the elements in the projects that they can compare the original material with the reworked counterpart.

Below are 9 original projects paired with the remakes you can stream.

Annie (1982)

Who’s in it: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Geoffrey Holder

Synopsis: “A spunky young orphan is taken in by a rich eccentric, much to the chagrin of the cantankerous woman who runs the orphanage.”

Where to watch: Prime Video

Annie (2014)

Who’s in it: Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas

Synopsis: “A foster kid who lives with her mean foster mom sees her life change when business tycoon and New York City mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.”

Where to watch: Starz

Dead Ringers (1988)

Who’s in it: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Shirley Douglas, Stephen Lack, Barbara Gordon

Synopsis: “Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.”

Where to watch: Freevee, HBO Max, Peacock, Plex, The Roku Channel

Dead Ringers (2023)

Who’s in it: Rachel Weisz, Britne Oldford, Poppy Liu, Michael Chernus, Kitty Hawthorne, Jennifer Ehle, Emily Meade, Jeremy Shamos

Synopsis: “The Mantle twins, identical from head to toe, are on a mission to change the way women give birth.”

Where to watch: Prime Video

Dune (1984)

Who’s in it: Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Francesca Annis, Leonardo Cimino, Brad Dourif, José Ferrer, Linda Hunt, Freddie Jones

Synopsis: “A Duke’s son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father’s evil nemesis to free their desert world from the emperor’s rule.”

Where to watch: Prime Video

Dune (2021)

Who’s in it: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skarsgård, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista

Synopsis: “A noble family becomes embroiled in a war for control over the galaxy’s most valuable asset while its heir becomes troubled by visions of a dark future.”

Where to watch: HBO Max

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Who’s in it: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Latzen, Stuart Pankin, Ellen Foley, Fred Gwynne

Synopsis: “A married man’s one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.”

Where to watch: MGM+, Paroumount+, Prime Video

Fatal Attraction (2023 miniseries)

Who’s in it: Brian Goodman, Joshua Jackson, Lizzy Caplan, Amanda Peet, Toby Huss, Alyssa Jirrels, Reno Wilson, David Meunier

Synopsis: “A deep-dive reimagining of the classic 80’s thriller, exploring timeless themes of marriage and infidelity through the lens of modern attitudes toward strong women, personality disorders and coercive control.”

Where to watch: Paramount+

Funny Games (1997)

Who’s in it: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering, Stefan Clapczynski, Doris Kunstmann, Christoph Bantzer, Wolfgang Glück

Synopsis: “Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic “games” with one another for their own amusement.”

Where to watch: HBO Max

Funny Games (2007)

Who’s in it: Naomi Watts,Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet, Devon Gearhart, Boyd Gaines, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Robert LuPone

Synopsis: “Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.”

Where to watch: Prime Video

Goodnight Mommy (2014)

Who’s in it: Lukas Schwarz, Elias Schwarz, Susanne Wuest, Hans Escher

Synopsis: “Twin boys move to a new house with their mother after she has face-changing cosmetic surgery, but under the bandages is someone the boys don’t recognize.”

Where to watch: Freevee, Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, Tubi

Goodnight Mommy (2022)

Who’s in it: Naomi Watts, Cameron Crovetti, Nicholas Crovetti, Peter Hermann, Jeremy Bobb, Crystal Lucas-Perry

Synopsis: “Twin brothers arrive at their mother’s house and begin to suspect that something isn’t right.”

Where to watch: Prime Video

House Party (1990)

Who’s in it: Christopher Reid, Christopher Martin, Robin Harris, Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, A.J. Johnson, Paul Anthony, Clifton Powell, Kelly Jo Minter

Synopsis: “Kid decides to go to his friend Play’s house party, but neither of them can predict what’s in store for them on what could be the wildest night of their lives.”

Where to watch: Philo, Prime Video

House Party (2023)

Who’s in it: Jacob Latimore, Tosin Cole, Karen Obilom, D.C. Young Fly, Shakira Ja’nai Paye, Melvin Gregg, Allen Maldonado, Rotimi

Synopsis: “From New Line Cinema comes your VIP ticket into the hottest event of the year:”House Party,” the remix to the fan-favorite ’90s classic.”

Where to watch: HBO Max

West Side Story (1961)

Who’s in it: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, Simon Oakland, Ned Glass, William Bramley

Synopsis: “Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.”

Where to watch: MGM+, Paramount+, Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, Tubi

West Side Story (2021)

Who’s in it: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Brian d’Arcy James, Corey Stoll, Mike Faist, Josh Andrés Rivera, Ana Isabelle, Kyle Allen, Ben Cook, Kevin Csolak, Iris Menas, Talia Ryder

Synopsis: “An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.”

Where to watch: HBO Max

White Men Can’t Jump (1992)

Who’s in it: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell, Kadeem Hardison, Cylk Cozart, John Marshall Jones, Ernest Harden Jr.

Synopsis: “Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances of winning money on the street courts and in a basketball tournament.”

Where to watch: Hulu, Roku Channel

White Men Can’t Jump (2023)

Who’s in it: Sinqua Walls, Jack Harlow, Lance Reddick, Teyana Taylor, Laura Harrier, Myles Bullock, Vince Staples, Zak Steiner, J. Alphonse Nicholson

Synopsis: “A remake of the 1992 film about a pair of basketball hustlers who team up to earn extra cash.”

Where to watch: Hulu


Amber Dover is a multimedia journalist with over a decade writing about pop culture. Cat mom with a deep love of horror, you can follow Amber at @Glambergirlblog on Instagram and Twitter.

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