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16. 'The Muppets'
Back in the '80s, there was no stopping these not-quite-puppets; they were a tour de force with both adults and children alike. Knowing the state of remakes and reboots today, 'The Muppets' turned into a surprising hit. Featuring slap-happy performances by humans Jason Segel (who co-wrote the film) and Amy Adams, the little felt protagonists (Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear) warmed hearts as they sang, danced and joked their way across the screen. Hey, a little nostalgia never hurt anyone (see: 'Super 8'). -- C.J.