In 2012, the Lifetime channel did something interesting: it remade the Southern classic Steel Magnolias. Not rebooted or re-imagined, but remade it. Originally a play written in 1987, Steel Magnolias was turned into a movie in 1989 starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts. The movie honors the bonds between Southern women even in adversity while making light-hearted fun of the “eccentric” (aren’t we all?) main characters.