Best Gender Swap Remake or Sequel Movie?

by urbanemovies | created - 21 Feb 2019 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

Which of these remake, sequel or rip-off movies recast with a gender swapped lead or ensemble is the best retelling of the original story?

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1. The Hustle (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

35 Metascore

Two con women - one low rent and the other high class - team up to take down the men who have wronged them.

Director: Chris Addison | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 36,707 | Gross: $35.42M

2. Ocean's Eight (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

61 Metascore

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling

Votes: 164,987 | Gross: $140.22M

Original Movie: Ocean's Eleven (2001)

3. Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

60 Metascore

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones

Votes: 196,154 | Gross: $128.34M

Original Movie: Ghostbusters (1984)

4. Bumblebee (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. On the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, Charlie Watson discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.

Director: Travis Knight | Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena, Jason Drucker

Votes: 121,704 | Gross: $127.20M

Original Live-Action Movie: Transformers (2007)

5. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror

59 Metascore

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Jake Weber

Votes: 227,111 | Gross: $59.02M

Original Movie: Dawn of the Dead (1978)

6. The Next Karate Kid (1994)

PG | 107 min | Action, Drama, Family

36 Metascore

Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Pat Morita, Hilary Swank, Michael Ironside, Constance Towers

Votes: 24,138 | Gross: $8.91M

Original Movie: The Karate Kid (1984)

7. The Thing (I) (2011)

R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

49 Metascore

At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson.

Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. | Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen

Votes: 117,007 | Gross: $16.93M

8. Life of the Party (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy

46 Metascore

After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree.

Director: Ben Falcone | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Matt Walsh, Molly Gordon, Ben Falcone

Votes: 30,277 | Gross: $52.86M

Original Movie: Back to School (1986) (gender flip rip-off)

9. Evil Dead (2013)

R | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

Director: Fede Alvarez | Stars: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci

Votes: 151,522 | Gross: $54.24M

Original Movie: The Evil Dead (1981)

10. His Girl Friday (1940)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 50,731 | Gross: $0.30M

Original Movie: The Front Page (1931)

Remake Movie: The Front Page (1974)

11. Last Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton, Giancarlo Esposito

Votes: 27,233 | Gross: $38.36M

Original Movie: Last Holiday (1950)

12. Overboard (2018)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

42 Metascore

After a spoiled, wealthy yacht owner is thrown overboard and loses his memory, a mistreated employee convinces him that he is her working-class husband.

Director: Rob Greenberg | Stars: Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, John Hannah

Votes: 30,899 | Gross: $50.32M

Original Movie: Overboard (1987)

13. Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)

G | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

47 Metascore

Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Herbie, Number 53, the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own, puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Cheryl Hines, Breckin Meyer

Votes: 43,604 | Gross: $66.02M

Original Movie: The Love Bug (1968)

14. The Tempest (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

43 Metascore

Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand

Votes: 7,251 | Gross: $0.28M

TV Movie and Film Adaptations: The Tempest (1960), The Tempest (1979) and others

15. What Men Want (2019)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

49 Metascore

A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Kristen Ledlow, Josh Brener, Kellan Lutz

Votes: 17,548 | Gross: $54.61M

Original Movie: What Women Want (2000)

16. Omen IV: The Awakening (1991 TV Movie)

Unrated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Two attorneys adopt a mysterious orphan girl as their daughter, unaware she is the new Antichrist, next in line from Damien thorn.

Directors: Jorge Montesi, Dominique Othenin-Girard | Stars: Faye Grant, Michael Woods, Michael Lerner, Madison Mason

Votes: 5,766

Original Movie: The Omen (1976)

17. A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

R | 87 min | Horror

43 Metascore

A teenage boy is haunted in his dreams by deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger, who is out to possess him in order to continue his reign of terror in the real world.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Robert Englund, Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler

Votes: 58,083 | Gross: $30.00M

18. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

26 Metascore

Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King

Votes: 55,321 | Gross: $21.72M

Original Movie: Friday the 13th (1980)

19. American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002 Video)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

A girl named Rachael Newman has developed a taste for murder and will stand at nothing to become a college professor's assistant.

Director: Morgan J. Freeman | Stars: Mila Kunis, William Shatner, Geraint Wyn Davies, Robin Dunne

Votes: 14,016

Original Movie: American Psycho (2000)

20. The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

When an ordinary woman is exposed to a unique mix of chemicals, she begins to uncontrollably physically shrink.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, Henry Gibson

Votes: 4,215 | Gross: $20.26M

21. The Sitter (2011)

R | 81 min | Comedy

39 Metascore

A college student on suspension is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor, Sam Rockwell, Max Records

Votes: 66,885 | Gross: $30.54M

Original Movie: Adventures in Babysitting (1987) (gender flip rip-off)

22. Cyborg 2: Glass Shadow (1993 Video)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

2 companies battle for Cyborg domination. One's built a cyborg/Angelina Jolie so human, that they hope, she'll get into the competition's HQ and explode. But she escapes with her human martial arts instructor.

Director: Michael Schroeder | Stars: Elias Koteas, Angelina Jolie, Jack Palance, Billy Drago

Votes: 4,246

Original Movie: Cyborg (1989) (sequel, unrelated)

23. After the Wedding (2019)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

50 Metascore

A manager of an orphanage in Kolkata travels to New York to meet a benefactor.

Director: Bart Freundlich | Stars: Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Billy Crudup, Abby Quinn

Votes: 3,592 | Gross: $1.45M

Original Movie: Efter brylluppet (2006) aka 'After the Wedding' (2006)

24. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

57 Metascore

A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis

Votes: 157,914 | Gross: $57.23M

Original Movie: 14 Going on 30 (1988) (gender flip rip-off)

25. Made of Honor (2008)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

37 Metascore

A guy in love with an engaged woman tries to win her over after she asks him to be her maid of honor.

Director: Paul Weiland | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan, Kevin McKidd, Kadeem Hardison

Votes: 65,305 | Gross: $46.01M

Original Movie: My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) (gender flip rip-off)

added 13 December 2019

26. Rough Night (2017)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

51 Metascore

Things go terribly wrong for a group of girlfriends who hire a male stripper for a bachelorette party in Miami.

Director: Lucia Aniello | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoë Kravitz, Ilana Glazer

Votes: 43,370 | Gross: $22.06M

Original Movie: Very Bad Things (1998) (gender flip rip-off)

added 13 December 2019

27. Double Jeopardy (1999)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

40 Metascore

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Greenwood, Benjamin Weir

Votes: 69,113 | Gross: $116.74M

Original Movie: The Fugitive (1993) (gender flip rip-off)

added 13 December 2019

28. Grease 2 (1982)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

52 Metascore

A British student at a 1960s American high school must prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.

Director: Patricia Birch | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy

Votes: 31,450 | Gross: $15.17M

Original Movie: Grease (1978)

added 13 December 2019



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