Revamped: 10 Movie Remakes You Love

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The Extraordinary Tyler Perry Is on 106 & Park Tonight! - After struggling and being impoverished, Tyler Perry took his ambition and combined it with his dreams and started an empire. From plays centered around Madea, Perry then took on Hollywood and expanded his empire to the silver screen. Now he has taken on the role of action star Alex Cross in the movie remake. Perry has a lot to live up to since Morgan Freeman originally played the role, but based on rave reviews, we're pretty sure he kills it. Click on to see what other amazing remakes have been done in the recent past besides Alex Cross — and don't miss Tyler Perry tonight on 106 & Park at 6P/5C!  (Photo: Envision Entertainment)

Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks    - For the Sparkle soundtrack, pop queen Whitney Houston traded vocals with Jordin Sparks on the R. Kelly-produced cut "Celebrate." Together they are both nominated for Best Gospel/Inspiration Performance.   (Photo: Tristar Films)

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Sparkle - Released this past August, Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston starred in the remake of the 1976 classic Sparkle. This remake was a true revamp since the original took place in Harlem and the new version took place in Detroit during the Motown era. Either way, Whitney Houston made a very special mark on her role as Sparkle's mother. (Photo: Sony Pictures)

Scarface - Al Pacino starred in the 1983 remake of Scarface and had (and still has) fans everywhere quoting the movie and screaming out, "Say hello to my little friend!" Now, just to school everyone, this movie is a remake of a movie by the same name based on the life of Al Capone. The original hit theaters in 1932.  (Photo: Universal Pictures)

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Scarface - Al Pacino starred in the 1983 remake of Scarface and had (and still has) fans everywhere quoting the movie and screaming out, "Say hello to my little friend!" Now, just to school everyone, this movie is a remake of a movie by the same name based on the life of Al Capone. The original hit theaters in 1932. (Photo: Universal Pictures)

Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston hit the big screen with Denzel Washington in The Preacher's Wife. (Photo: Parkway Productions)

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The Preacher's Wife - With Denzel Washington playing Whitney Houston's guardian angel you'd think that this movie was made just for them, but in actuality The Preacher's Wife is a remake of a movie titled The Bishop's Wife (1947), which was based on a book by the same name that was released in 1928. The original starred Hollywood heartthrob Cary Grant and Loretta Young. (Photo: Parkway Productions)

Guess Who - In 2005, Ashton Kutcher, Zoe Saldana and Bernie Mac were part of a remake that flipped the script a bit in Guess Who. The movie's premise was based on the film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), starring Sidney Poitier, which focused on interracial dating and a Black man meeting his white girlfriend's parents. Guess Who took a different approach and had Ashton Kutcher play a white man dating Bernie Mac's daughter played by Zoe Saldana. Let's just say a lot of truths were discussed and there was plenty of comedy to go around.  (Photo: Columbia Pictures)

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Guess Who - In 2005, Ashton Kutcher, Zoe Saldana and Bernie Mac were part of a remake that flipped the script a bit in Guess Who. The movie's premise was based on the film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), starring Sidney Poitier, which focused on interracial dating and a Black man meeting his white girlfriend's parents. Guess Who took a different approach and had Ashton Kutcher play a white man dating Bernie Mac's daughter played by Zoe Saldana. Let's just say a lot of truths were discussed and there was plenty of comedy to go around. (Photo: Columbia Pictures)

Carmen: A Hip Hopera - Carmen Jones put Dorothy Dandridge on the map as this 1954 film, which had been adapted from the Broadway play by the same name (based on the Opera Carmen). Back in 2001, a young starlet by the name of Beyonc? gave the role a hip hop twist with Carmen: A Hip Hopera.   (Photo: New Line)

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Carmen: A Hip Hopera - Carmen Jones put Dorothy Dandridge on the map as this 1954 film, which had been adapted from the Broadway play by the same name (based on the Opera Carmen). Back in 2001, a young starlet by the name of Beyoncé gave the role a hip hop twist with Carmen: A Hip Hopera.  (Photo: New Line)

19. The Wiz - Forget the critics. The Wiz is a classic, no small thanks to MJ?s sweet, heartfelt portrayal of the Scarecrow.  (Photo: Universal Pictures)

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The Wiz - The Wiz is a classic movie musical in Black households everywhere. This movie is an updated version of The Wizard of Oz and starred Diana Ross as Dorothy, Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow and one of the most talented casts to ever come together for the greater good of a project. (Photo: Universal Pictures)

Triple Threat - The year 2000 marks the moment when Aaliyah added actress to her professional resume. Not only could she sing and dance, she was now set to take over Hollywood. The release of her first film, Romeo Must Die, with Jet Li and DMX, also gave the star another notch in her belt, serving as executive producer to the film's soundtrack and scoring another Grammy nod for the single, "Try Again." (Photo: Getty Images)

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Romeo Must Die - Romeo and Juliet is a classic love story that has been remade in movies for decades. Some remakes stay true to the characters and others, like Romeo Must Die, have modified the story a bit to fit with the changing times. This was one of the movies that was turning Aaliyah into a true triple threat because of her uncanny ability to rule a stage and also be able to command a screen. (Photo: Warner Bros.)

O - Another modern take on a classic Shakesperian story, O, starring Mekhi Phifer, took on the storyline of Othello and really dove into the trials and tribulations that young O faced being in the unique position that he was in.  (Photo: FilmEngine)

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O - Another modern take on a classic Shakesperian story, O, starring Mekhi Phifer, took on the storyline of Othello and really dove into the trials and tribulations that young O faced being in the unique position that he was in. (Photo: FilmEngine)

Star Trek - Star Trek started out as a sci-fi TV series in 1966, and it was made into a feature film in 2009 starring Zoe Saldana. Are you a Trekkie?(Photo: Courtesy Paramount Pictures)

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Star Trek - The 2009 remake of Star Trek broke records and is one of the movies that threw Zoe Saldana into the stratosphere when it came to her star power. Since then she's gone on to do great movies including a follow-up to Star Trek, Into Darkness, due out in 2013. (Photo: Paramount Pictures)