The Best Movies That Celebrate The Underdog

The Karate Kid Was So Good They Made It Twice

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Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures

The Karate Kid hit its way into theaters in 1984, introducing us to the world of Mr. Miyagi and Daniel. Originally played by Pat Morita and Ralph Macchio respectively, audiences wanted seconds so much that the film was remade in 2010.

The updated version starred Jackie Chan as Mr. Han and Jaden Smith and Dre Parker. It went on to make over $170 million at the box office, nearly $100 million more than its predecessor. Unlike the original, which spawned three sequels, the reboot stands alone.