15 Reboots That Are Very Popular

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We love the star-struck originals, but what about their reboots? We love them too. Apart from bringing along some new faces, they also offer so much of a fresh perspective. From action-packed to sci-fi epics, here are 15 reboots that became massively popular among fans. 

Lisa Frankenstein

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This one is definitely a wild ride that combines the iconic, colorful world of Lisa Frank with the classic Frankenstein story. Of course, it is expected to be a visually stunning, quirky comedy with a touch of horror. Kathryn Newton and Cole Sprouse lead a talented cast, and also promise a fresh and modern take on a timeless tale.

Road House

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The original Road House is a cult classic and there is no one who did not love it. But this reboot captured exactly the same magic with a modern twist. Jake Gyllenhaal worked brilliantly as the lead and had us fans excited. And with Doug Liman’s direction, we simply had to expect some high-octane action scenes and a gripping storyline.

The Fall Guy

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Love Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt? We do too. Both of these brilliant actors lead this reboot of the early ’80s TV show, blending humor and action. It is a story about a stuntman who doubles as a bounty hunter. Directed by David Leitch, this film is set to draw you with its thrilling stunts and engaging plot.

The Garfield Movie

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Chris Pratt lends his voice to the beloved lasagna-loving cat in this animated reboot. And we loved it to the last bit. With a new backstory exploring Garfield’s family, and a cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson and Hannah Waddingham, this one just brings a fresh perspective to the classic comic strip character.

Speak No Evil

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James Watkins’ adaptation of the Danish horror film brings the chilling story to American audiences. You will see James McAvoy and Mackenzie Davis playing the unsuspecting host family in this masterpiece. It promises to maintain the original tension while adapting the cultural nuances for a new audience.

The Amateur

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Who loves spy thrillers? This one is Rami Malek and Rachel Brosnahan starrer spy thriller. It is a remake of a 1981 film based on a Robert Littell novel. Directed by James Hawes, the reboot modernizes the Cold War-era story while also keeping the suspense and intrigue of the original intact.


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Robert Eggers’ remake of the 1922 silent film brings a fresh vision to the classic vampire tale. In this one, Bill Skarsgård takes on the iconic role of Count Orlok. It is one with eerie portrayals, where Skarsgård almost brings a new level of creepiness to the character at every turn. But then Eggers’ direction also promises a visually stunning and atmospheric experience.

Mean Girls

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Tina Fey returns to write the screenplay for this reboot. And does it bring back the beloved characters like Tim Meadows’ Principal Duvall. With a mix of some new and familiar faces, this remake championed the original version’s wit and charm while also updating the story quite a bit for a new generation.

The Lion King

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Jon Favreau’s photorealistic remake of the 1994 animated classic. It brought new life to our forever loved Pride Lands and some stunning visuals. We loved the star-studded voice cast, including Donald Glover and Beyoncé. Trust us, this reboot not only honored the original but also introduced a timeless story for the little ones of this generation.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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This reboot takes the classic Jumanji board game and transforms it into a video game adventure. With a star-studded cast including Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black, we loved the fresh and comedic take on the dearest story. The film blends action, humor, and heart, making it a hit with audiences of all ages.

Jurassic World

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Reviving the Jurassic Park franchise for all of us to relive our childhoods. This reboot took us back to the island of Isla Nublar, where a new theme park and genetically engineered dinosaurs await. Some amazingly thrilling action and visuals, we love the sense of wonder and danger all at once. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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J.J. Abrams’ film not only reawakened the Star Wars saga once again but also introduced a new generation of characters. The success of the movie reignited our interest in the franchise and they have definitely set the stage for a new trilogy, something like a seamless bridge between old and new fans.

Mad Max: Fury Road

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George Miller’s reboot is a masterclass in action cinema. Would you agree? Never say never. With its breathtaking visuals and non-stop thrill ride, it just has to be one. The innovative design and strong feminist themes brought a fresh perspective to the post-apocalyptic genre. We loved this standout in modern cinema.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Tom Holland had some part to play, and he did it well, didn’t he? His portrayal of Spider-Man brought a much-needed freshness to the character. He came along with his youthful charm and relatable high school struggles. The integration into the Marvel Cinematic Universe added depth to the story, making it a favorite among fans, once again.

Cobra Kai

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This series has successfully revived the Karate Kid franchise by blending nostalgia with new character development. It explores the complexities of its characters, showing that heroes and villains aren’t always clear-cut, which has resonated with audiences and critics alike, proving that some reboots can indeed stand tall next to their predecessors.


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