2016 and 2017 have become known for their great line-up of movies. Along with many movies you may have heard about, such as Alice Through the Looking Glass, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Batman VS Superman, Zoolander 2, Fifty Shades Darker, and so many others, there are also other movies you'll need to be sure to see. Here are eight movies making a comeback from your childhood in 2016 and 2017.
1. Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
In the fifth installment of Ice Age, Scrat and his continuous pursuit of the ever-elusive acorn catapults him into space, where he sets off a series of cosmic events that threaten the Ice Age world. Manny (Ray Romano), Sid (John Leguizamo), and Diego (Denis Leary) must once again embark on a new journey to save themselves and the rest of the herd.
2. Finding Dory (2016)
With help from Nemo and Marlin (Albert Brooks), Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) embarks on a quest to reunite with her mother and father. The first movie, Finding Nemo, came out 13 years ago in 2003. Are you feeling old yet? Fans of the childhood favorite will be sure to flock to the theaters for this new installment.
3. The BFG (2016)
Based on the 1982 Roald Dahl novel, The BFG (Big Friendly Giant), the movie stars a young London girl and a mysterious giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. Dahl's other beloved works include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and Matilda. Many of us read Dahl's books as children, but to see another beloved story come to life on the big screen would be amazing.
4. Beauty and the Beast (2017)
If you have ever heard of artist Thomas Kurniawan, you knew a long time ago that we needed Emma Watson to be a Disney princess. Even though she won't be starring as Ariel the Little Mermaid as Kurniawan imagined, we are getting the next best. Emma Watson will be our next Belle! Beauty and the Beast is exactly like we all remember the fairytale, except now in a live action film. The combination of Emma Watson, who many of us grew up with starring as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter, and one of the most beloved Disney fairy-tales is exactly what fans could only dream of before.
5. The Jungle Book (2016)
Raised in the jungle since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave his home when the fearsome tiger, Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his roar. Guided by an uptight panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-thinking bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an slew of jungle animals, including a nasty python (Scarlett Johansson) and a smooth-talking ape. The first Jungle Book came out in 1967. Yes, 1967. Here is the original trailer to prove your inner child needs you to go see the newest version.
6. Pete's Dragon (2016)
In this live action/animated film based on the short story by S.S. Field and Seton I. Miller and the 1977 film, a young orphan finds refuge from his abusive parents with the help of his pet dragon and a couple living in a lighthouse. Though the film is from the '70s, many of us still watched it at home, and now have the chance to see it in theaters if you missed it way-back-when.
7. Trolls (2016)
Remember those freaky little, naked trolls you don't remember buying, but you had at least six as a kid? They are getting their own movie. The story from DreamWorks is told as a troll leader (Anna Kendrick) and her polar opposite (Justin Timberlake) embarking on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they know.
8. Jumanji (2017)
Jumanji 2017 is a re-imagined adaptation of the 1995 film in which a magical board game unleashes havoc on two young siblings. With help from Alan Parrish, a man they set free from the game, they fight to save their town from the forces released from the game.
I would be lying if I said I wasn't excited to see all these beloved favorites come to the big screen again, but I won't be holding my breath. We all unfortunately know the devastation that comes when directors bring movies like these back and completely ruin them. What do you think? Are you all for re-imagined classics, or would you rather just leave the cherished memories where they are?