Remake: Romantic-Comedy

by dean11mck | created - 06 Sep 2011 | updated - 13 Feb 2015 | Public

These romantic-comedy films and TV movies are remade as the original films.

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1. One Romantic Night (1930)

73 min | Comedy, Romance

A scheming mother wishes to make a succesful match between her daughter and a prince, yet another man, a commoner, may stand in the way.

Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Lillian Gish, Rod La Rocque, Conrad Nagel, Marie Dressler

Votes: 367

2. Holiday (1938)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

A young man in love with a girl from a rich family finds his unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres

Votes: 13,372

3. The Swan (1956)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 2,155

4. The Opposite Sex (1956)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Shortly after their tenth wedding anniversary, New York City Theater Producer Steven Hilliard (Leslie Nielsen) and his wife, former popular radio singer Kay Ashley Hilliard (June Allyson), ... See full summary »

Director: David Miller | Stars: June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 1,277 | Gross: $6.02M

Remake of the 1939 classic comedy The Women.

5. Move Over, Darling (1963)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

After having been lost at sea for several years, a missing wife thought long dead returns just after her husband has remarried.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 4,910

6. Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

The sprightly young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter helps him over his writer's block by acting out his fantasies of possible plots.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Grégoire Aslan, Raymond Bussières

Votes: 7,218

7. I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

An updated remake of It Started With Eve (1941). A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Sandra Dee, Robert Goulet, Andy Williams, Charles Ruggles

Votes: 363

Remake of the 1941 film, It Started with Eve.

8. Walk Don't Run (1966)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Romance

During the housing shortage of the Summer Olympic Games in 1964, two men and a woman share a small apartment in Tokyo, and the older man soon starts playing Cupid to the younger pair.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Cary Grant, Samantha Eggar, Jim Hutton, John Standing

Votes: 3,584 | Gross: $9.81M

9. The Last American Virgin (1982)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

The friendship of a group of young friends struggling with teen sex, drugs, and work is jeopardized by a romantic interest which may turn pals into bitter rivals.

Director: Boaz Davidson | Stars: Lawrence Monoson, Diane Franklin, Steve Antin, Joe Rubbo

Votes: 7,430 | Gross: $5.83M

Remake of 1978 Israeli comedy-romance film Eskimo Limon (aka Lemon Popsicle)

10. The Woman in Red (1984)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

55 Metascore

On his way to work, Teddy spots Charlotte, an incredibly beautiful Woman in Red. He really wants to meet her, but what would his wife say?

Director: Gene Wilder | Stars: Gene Wilder, Kelly LeBrock, Charles Grodin, Joseph Bologna

Votes: 13,088 | Gross: $25.31M

11. Roman Holiday (1987 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Remake of the 1953 original. Princess Elysa is touring Rome, and decides to get 'out and about' away from her normal life. She meets with an American reporter and his photographer, who show... See full summary »

Director: Noel Nosseck | Stars: Catherine Oxenberg, Tom Conti, Ed Begley Jr., Paul Daneman

Votes: 127

12. Mannequin (1987)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

21 Metascore

A young artist, searching for his vocation, makes a mannequin so perfect he falls in love with it. Finding the mannequin in a store window, he gets a job there and his creation comes to life.

Director: Michael Gottlieb | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Kim Cattrall, Estelle Getty, James Spader

Votes: 27,528 | Gross: $42.72M

13. And God Created Woman (1988)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

In this variation on director Vadim's own, more acclaimed Et Dieu Créa La Femme (1956, the same title in French), the vamp Robin Shea marries charming carpenter Billy Moran, only to get out... See full summary »

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Vincent Spano, Frank Langella, Donovan Leitch Jr.

Votes: 1,652 | Gross: $0.72M

14. Moon Over Parador (1988)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the country of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse..... See full summary »

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, Jonathan Winters

Votes: 5,192 | Gross: $11.44M

15. Cousins (1989)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

Two couples go to a mutual friend's wedding and end up swapping partners.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini, Sean Young, William Petersen

Votes: 4,079 | Gross: $22.03M

16. My Father the Hero (1994)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

42 Metascore

A teenage girl on vacation in the Bahamas with her divorced father tries to impress a potential boyfriend by saying that her father is actually her lover.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Katherine Heigl, Dalton James, Lauren Hutton

Votes: 10,135 | Gross: $25.48M

17. Sabrina (1995)

PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

An ugly duckling having undergone a remarkable change, still harbors feelings for her crush: a carefree playboy, but not before his business-focused brother has something to say about it.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Harrison Ford, Julia Ormond, Greg Kinnear, Nancy Marchand

Votes: 34,826 | Gross: $53.67M

18. Nine Months (1995)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

47 Metascore

When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack

Votes: 33,959 | Gross: $69.70M

19. The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A shy, middle-aged professor enters into a romantic but non-physical relationship with an unlucky-in-love colleague.

Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal

Votes: 14,391 | Gross: $41.25M

20. You've Got Mail (1998)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey

Votes: 183,111 | Gross: $115.82M

21. Edtv (1999)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama

48 Metascore

A video store clerk agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a television show.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Geoffrey Blake, Gail Boggs

Votes: 40,271 | Gross: $22.36M

Remake of the 1994 Quebec film King of the Airways (aka Louis 19, le roi des ondes).

22. The Bachelor (1999)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

31 Metascore

A commitment-phobic man goes in search of a bride, including his fed-up girlfriend, to inherit his grandfather's $100 million inheritance.

Director: Gary Sinyor | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Renée Zellweger, Artie Lange, Edward Asner

Votes: 16,169 | Gross: $21.73M

23. She's All That (1999)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

51 Metascore

A high school jock makes a bet that he can turn an unattractive girl into the school's prom queen.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard, Paul Walker

Votes: 80,405 | Gross: $63.37M

24. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

R | 113 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

72 Metascore

A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 83,351 | Gross: $69.30M

25. Meet the Parents (2000)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

73 Metascore

Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner

Votes: 299,039 | Gross: $166.24M

26. Swept Away (2002)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

18 Metascore

A snooty socialite is stranded on a Mediterranean island with a communist sailor.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Madonna, Adriano Giannini, Bruce Greenwood, Elizabeth Banks

Votes: 14,984 | Gross: $0.01M

27. Shall We Dance (2004)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

47 Metascore

A romantic comedy where a bored, overworked Estate Lawyer, upon first sight of a beautiful instructor, signs up for ballroom dancing lessons.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 41,591 | Gross: $57.89M

28. The Last Kiss (2006)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

57 Metascore

Michael'd have a great job, still have his 4 best friends, and be in love with a beautiful girl at 30. He loves Jenna but his life seems predictable until he meets a college girl. It seems that everybody's having relationship problems.

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson, Casey Affleck

Votes: 40,237 | Gross: $11.60M

29. Griffin & Phoenix (2006)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

GRIFFIN AND PHOENIX is a poignantly funny love story about two people who face a seemingly insurmountable obstacle that may stand between them and a last chance at love.

Director: Ed Stone | Stars: Amanda Peet, Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Paulson, Blair Brown

Votes: 7,099

30. The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

A newly wed man who believes he's just gotten hitched to the perfect woman encounters another lady on his honeymoon.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Ben Stiller, Michelle Monaghan, Malin Akerman, Jerry Stiller

Votes: 81,797 | Gross: $36.79M

31. No Reservations (2007)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

The life of a top chef changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 68,034 | Gross: $43.11M

32. My Sassy Girl (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A sweet Midwestern guy with his life planned out for himself is wooed, groomed, and ultimately dumped by a complicated, elusive gal.

Director: Yann Samuell | Stars: Elisha Cuthbert, Jesse Bradford, Austin Basis, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 19,205

33. Love at First Hiccup (2009)

R | 90 min | Comedy

A high school romantic comedy about freshman Victor who has contracted a case of Anya-itis, (acute and incurable love passion for high school senior Anja.) And why shouldn't he?

Director: Barbara Topsøe-Rothenborg | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Devon Werkheiser, Tania Verafield, Ken Luckey

Votes: 2,927

34. Just Go with It (2011)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Romance

33 Metascore

On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker, Nicole Kidman

Votes: 208,568 | Gross: $103.03M

35. About Last Night (2014)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

62 Metascore

Follow two couples as they journey from the bar to the bedroom and are eventually put to the test in the real world.

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant

Votes: 21,663 | Gross: $48.64M

36. Elsa & Fred (2014)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

A withdrawn senior experiences life in new ways when he begins spending time with the free-spirited woman who lives across the hall.

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Marcia Gay Harden, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 2,788



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