Counting Down the Top 10 Movies in Need of an All-Female Reboot

Posted on March 10, 2017 by

All-female reboots are so hot right now, from Ghostbusters to the upcoming Ocean’s Eight – so we’re counting down the top ten movies in need of their own reboot!


10. Planes, Trains & Automobiles

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This classic John Hughes road movie is due for a reboot, why not go for some girl power? Let’s see if Meryl Streep can make it across the country with Melissa McCarthy riding shotgun.


9. The Hangover

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Let’s see if Jenifer Lawrence, Anna Kendrick and Amy Schumer can find Dakota Fanning in the desert.


8. Men in Black

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Viola Davis recruits Rooney Mara to police Aliens on Earth. What’s not to like? Note: Rip Torn gets to stay on as Agent Z.


7. 12 Angry Men

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Any reboot will have a tough time living up to Sydney Lumet’s 1957 classic adaptation of this teleplay, but something tells us Meryl Streep would be up to the job of playing Henry Fonda’s Juror #8.


6. Friday Night Lights

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Maybe we would prefer a reboot of the TV show, the best teen drama of the 2000’s (not named The O.C.), but any time Peter Berg (creator of the show, director of the movie) wants to do another expose of the sports-obsessed American heartland, we won’t complain. Maybe volleyball for this version?


5. Reservoir Dogs

Okay so this one would be pretty violent, but something tells me Rosamund Pike is up for cutting off Emily Blunt’s ear.


4. Stand by Me

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The 80’s classic, based on Stephen King’s short story, The Body, it tells the story of a group of children who go on a trek to find the dead body of a missing boy. A haunting coming-of-age story, Stand by Me is ripe for a reboot starring some up-and-coming young actors – Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown would fit the lead, Gordie, for starters.


3. The Usual Suspects

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Could Robin Wright fill her House of Cards co-star Kevin Spacey’s shoes in a reboot of this crime classic?


2.Shawshank Redemption

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Starring the cast of Orange is the New Black.


1. James Bond

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The possibilities are endless for who might play Jane Bond (Jessica Chastain circa Zero Dark Thirty gets our vote; most of Tumblr seems to want Gillian Anderson) – but regardless, here’s hoping we get Idris Elba as the first “Bond boy”.


Written by Dan Goldsmith

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