3. Three Men And A Baby (1987)
Is there anything more ’80s than Three Men and a Baby? With Guttenberg, Selleck, and Danson playing the titular men, Three Men and a Baby is undeniably one of the greatest feel-good comedies of the 1980s. As the title implies, it follows three slightly clueless roommates after they find themselves unexpectedly caring for a baby.
Shocking, considering its on this list, but here’s a little-known fact about Three Men and a Baby: it’s a remake. It’s based on the French film Trois hommes et un couffin (Three Men and a Cradle), which tells essentially the exact same story. Released in 1985, Trois hommes et un couffin was even nominated for an Oscar.
It’s yet another example of American remakes of foreign films overshadowing the original. Still, considering that its cast is comprised of some of the best leading men of the ’80s, it’s hard to deny Three Men and a Baby‘s success. However, its story belongs to another film, and that fact has seemingly been lost to history.