The movies you grew up loving never get old and now you can take a trip down memory lane with some nostalgic movies from the ‘80s, ‘90s and early 2000s that are making their way into theaters this year, either as remakes or anniversary re-releases.

Here are the best movie remakes and re-releases from ‘80s, ‘90s and early 2000s hitting theaters in 2019.


Steel Magnolias (1989) PG

Clearly not a family film, call up your mom squad for a mom’s night out. Just make sure you pack plenty of tissues.

May 19 and 21.

Forrest Gump (1994) PG-13

This iconic film celebrating its 25th anniversary is a great way to introduce your older kids (13 and up) to Tom Hanks and the early days of CGI.

June 23 and 25.

Field of Dreams (1989) PG

Gather your Little Leaguers and take them out for the 30th anniversary of one of the most memorable baseball movies ever made.

June 16 and 18.

Spirited Away (2001) PG

One of the most celebrated anime films of all time. This imaginative story about a girl exploring a new world full of magical spirits is a must-see for animation fans.

Oct. 27, 28 and 30.



This live action version of the animated movie from 1992 stars Will Smith filling the very big, blue shoes left behind by Robin Williams.

May 24

Men In Black: International

The original 1997 blockbuster hit has already spawned two sequels, but this reboot turns the story on its head with new agents wearing those famous black shades played by Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth.

Jun. 14

The Lion King

The animated film, which debuted in 1994, won two Oscars and is widely believed to be Disney’s best movie. The only thing that can stand up against that history is an all-star cast that includes Donald Glover and Beyoncé.

Jul. 19

The Addams Family

This ghoulish family has been gracing the screen in some form since the ‘60s, but if you grew up in ethics’s ‘80s and ‘90s you know them best from 1991 film starring Anjelica Huston and Christina Ricci that had you snapping to an MC Hammer song. The new movie is animated and stars Charlize Theron.

Oct. 11

Charlie’s Angels

Calling all angels, it’s time for another remake. This reboot starring Kristen Stewart and Elizabeth Banks (who also directs the movie) is based on the 2000 film, which of course was based on the TV series from the late ‘70s.

Nov. 15

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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