Revivals of Classic Comedians with new actors

This list does not include straight remakes of classic comedies or biopics about famous comedians, but loos at attempts to revive classic characters and/or comedic styles.
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1.
What's Up, Doc? (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations. (94 mins.)
“ Modeled after classic romantic comedies like The Lady Eve and Bringing Up Baby. ” - tharrx
 
2.
Spies Like Us (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War. (102 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ The movie is inspired by the Bob Hope & Bing Crosby "Road" pictures, and even features a cameo from Hope, in his final screen appearance. ” - tharrx
 
3.
A Fine Mess (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Two friends an actor and a chef discover a plot to fix a horse race and try to capitalize on it. But... (90 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ Originally intended as a remake of Laurel and Hardy's The Music Box. ” - tharrx
 
4.
Brain Donors (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire... (80 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
“ This film borrows the plot of the Marx Brothers' "A Night a the Opera" with the three leads playing characters which, while not direct imitations of Groucho, Harpo, and Chico, definitely have similar characteristics and dynamics. ” - tharrx
 
5.
The Little Rascals (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Alfalfa is wooing Darla and his "He-Man-Woman-Hating" friends attempt to sabotage the relationship. (82 mins.)
“ New child actors pay the popular screen characters. ” - tharrx
 
6.
The All New Adventures of Laurel & Hardy in 'For Love or Mummy' (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
The two are trying to protect a professor's daughter from a mummy that has been re-born. (85 mins.)
“ The "new" Laurel and Hardy (supposedly the originals' nephews) do a credible job, but the humor will mostly appeal to the very young, who could also be terrorized by the Mummy villain. ” - tharrx
 
7.
Down with Love (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Aaaah... it's New York City in 1962, and love is blooming between a journalist and a feminist advice author, who's falling head over heels despite her beau's playboy lifestyle. (101 mins.)
Director: Peyton Reed
“ An open homage of the '50s and '60s romantic comedies, especially the Rock Hudson/Doris Day vehicles. Tony Randall's appearance (he co-starred with Day and Hudson in all of their films) practically makes it official. ” - tharrx
 
8.
The Honeymooners (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
Working class New York bus driver Ralph Kramden is always coming up with get-rich-quick schemes for him and his best friend, Ed Norton, who's always around to help him get in (and out of) trouble. (90 mins.)
Director: John Schultz
“ Making the characters black is not a bad idea at all, but I'm not sure it was a good idea to put them in a movie (as opposed to television), or to place them in the present. ” - tharrx
 
9.
The Three Stooges (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality television show. (92 mins.)
“ "Nyuk! Nyuck! Knuck!" or "Suck! Suck! Suck!"? Time will tell. ” - tharrx