Were They Better Or Worse? Memorable All-Black Movie Remakes

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March 27, 2013 ‐ By Kelly Franklin

Movies, reinvented with an all star black cast, make for huge talent and entertainment. Actors must ‘bring’ it, providing their own twist to the original version of the story in order to make viewers fall in love with the film all over again. At times, the remake may prove to be better than the original, while in other cases, they may as well have ceased production rather than infiltrate TV screens with a version worse than the original. We know some folk question why there’s even a need for black remakes in the first place so when it comes to the following movies, should they have left well enough alone? You be the judge.

Steel Magnolias

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Steel Magnolias (2012)

Queen Latifah heads this all-star, black cast, replacing Sally Field’s heart-wrenching role, in the recent LifeTime movie. Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad and Jill Scott take over roles played by Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis and Dolly Parton. Did you all pay attention to the reception music? Wedding patrons were grooving to Wobble With It; one of the many cultural differences in the movie.

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  • Korey

    What happened to Deliver Us from Eva?

  • Manykidz

    Every movie on this list was awful and should never have bee made!

  • Manykidz

    This movie remake was a mess, bad acting; somethings are best left alone!

  • CoCo Lee

    I seriously thought Guess who with Bernie Mac would have been on this list…..

  • MM82

    Steel Magnolias will always be one of my favorite movies. Although I loved the actresses in the black version, they didnt do it any justice. I also dont understand remaking a movie if your gonna do it the exact same.

  • Keisha Samoht

    Where is Fame? or Sparkle, although that had an all black cast in the original, the remake was still bad…

  • AnonyChick

    Remakes are usually not as good as the original. Some movies just need to be left alone.

  • Yo

    Guess Who with Bernie Mac and Zoe Saldana

  • Yo

    Guess Who with Bernie Mac and Zoe Saldana

  • Yo

    Guess Who with Bernie Mac and Zoe Saldana

    • Keisha Samoht

      that was 1 i didnt like…

  • Chevonne22

    Nice plug in for the new movie that we knew nothing about.

  • Chevonne22

    Nice plug in for the new movie that we knew nothing about.

    • CoCo Lee

      Lol i thought the same thing!!

  • Chevonne22

    Nice plug in for the new movie that we knew nothing about.