Some movies get better with time, some just don’t age well at all.
I watched The Sting not too long ago. That film is from 1973 and it is still FABULOUS.
But then you watch some other movies from the 1980s or even the 1990s and they just really don’t hold up well at all.
AskReddit users tell us what movies they think have aged very well over the years.
1. A classic.
“The Wizard of Oz.
I mean it was made in 1939 for God’s sake and it’s still referenced daily in pop culture. A movie came out about it’s star just last year that won Best Actress and sweeped awards season. It’s still watched by millions of children and people can completely watch it without being put off by how old it is.
It’s visually stunning, written so well, the cast are irreplaceable and iconic, and the songs are known as some of the greatest songs in movie history (Over the rainbow was named the greatest by AFI). I’d say it’s about as timeless are you can get.”
2. Only that one part…
“Alien, aside for the shots with the supercomputer.”
3. Ahead of its time.
“The special effects in Blade Runner are incredible for its time.”
4. Two Vietnam War films.
“Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket.”
5. I agree!
“Back To The Future.
The thing I really appreciate is that it’s a movie with time travel, and that manages to make it timeless.
Evertything set in 1955 was dated when the movie was new – it’s about the contrasts and similarities between different eras, so it can’t really age.”
6. Comedy genius.
“Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It’s from the 1970s and it’s still amazing.”
7. This is a good one.
“Children of Men.
One of the best features of this film is how well they designed the dystopian environment and blended it with current society. No need for super expensive CGI or crazy effects, but just haunting texture mixed with the unstable nature of the world spilling into unpredictable moments creates this atmosphere of unease, tension and pessimism.
The world is so well done that as an audience member, I need no convincing. Once the film starts, I’m fully living in the world.”
8. This is a great movie!
“Tremors is one of those rare, perfect films.
Absolute best monster movie ever made, great characters, and the effects still look completely convincing.”
9. Some good choices.
“Shawshank Redemption is getting up there. I still think The Shining is creepy AF. Slightly newer but getting up there too is Band of Brothers. Not a movie but by far the best WWII content to date.”
10. Definitely a classic.
Ever since I could remember I wanted to be a gangster.”
11. A great one from Hitchcock.
“North by Northwest.
Just watched this the other night. Such a great movie.”
12. A beautiful film.
“Stand By Me.
How has nobody said this? What an absolute classic that movie is!”
13. Some of the best.
“Spaceballs, Airplane!, Blazing Saddles.
Silly comedy will always have an audience.”
14. Dr. Jones!
“Raiders of the Lost Ark — it’s timeless.”
15. Set a high bar.
“Toy Story was made in ‘95 and still looks better than a lot of the stuff that comes out now.”
16. Still good after all these years.
“I’m watching 1995 Jumanji with my kids for the first time in 20 years and it’s still a great movie.”
17. You’re killin’ me, Smalls!
18. A great movie.
“A League of Their Own. Geena Davis is just awesome in it. And our beloved Tom Hanks is magnificent in it.”
19. A great cast in this one.
So, so, so relevant.”
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What are some older movies that you think have aged very, very well?
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