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Trope, gimmick, whatever you want to call it, gender-swapping roles in film has always gone on. It happened in plays for centuries so let's consider it an honored tradition of the stage and screen.

Comedies and horror movies see the most gender-swapping, but you almost never see it happen outside of remakes or sequels. Gender-swapped characters, that is, characters who are male being played by females (or vice versa), are usually well-known or established within a fanbase. Let's take a look at all the gender-swapped lead performances in sequel/remake history, or at least the ones we could think of.