Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

Post movies that get better with age.

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Post movies that get better with age.

Old 11-12-09, 04:17 PM
  #1  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
Thread Starter
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 40,010
Received 61 Likes on 55 Posts
Post movies that get better with age.

and when i mean "age" i was thinking of taking it in 1 of 2 ways or both.

1) a movie that you watched once, thought it was ok, maybe nothing outstanding, but it festered and you thought about it and then maybe regarded it much more upon reflection and subsequent viewings...

2) a movie that as you got older, wiser, maybe matured into your movie tastes more became much better and you were able to appreciate more...



one movie for me that i don't think i quite "got" at first because i don't think i got the Coen Brothers humor or quirky nature of filmmaking.

But after seeing their other films over time and discovering a likeness for their work since, including "Blood Simple", "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and "The Big Lebowski" (which i still don't regard as highly as some), i grew much more fond of one of my picks and really enjoy it now.

came to understand the performances and the quirky sensibilities and just grew to love it more and more. ...


Last edited by OldBoy; 11-12-09 at 06:35 PM.
Old 11-12-09, 04:20 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,489
Received 9 Likes on 8 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

The Empire Strikes Back. Was my least favorite of the Star Wars Trilogy as a kid, and then when I got older, the dark-tone really appealed to me. Now it is one of my favorite movies of all-time, as this movie is as good as a Sci-Fi movie can get, IMO.
Old 11-12-09, 04:23 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
islandclaws's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 20,084
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

Near Dark - wasn't so hot on it the first time I watched it, now I think it's a fantastic take on vamp flicks.

Slither - I guess I didn't know what to expect in theaters because I thought it was just ok. Bought it on DVD and wondered what the hell was wrong with me.
Old 11-12-09, 04:36 PM
  #4  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
Thread Starter
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 40,010
Received 61 Likes on 55 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

i just raved about this one in DVD Talk after rediscovering and like KC thought "what the hell was i thinking" when i saw it again...

Old 11-12-09, 04:42 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
riotinmyskull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: portsmouth, va
Posts: 9,177
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

an american werewolf in london - first time i saw it i thought it was okay, now it's not only my favorite werewolf movie but it's in my top 10 all time favorites.
Old 11-12-09, 04:43 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Ash Ketchum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 11,881
Received 33 Likes on 22 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

Rio Bravo (1959)
The Wild Angels (1966)
Old 11-12-09, 04:56 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Hero
 
inri222's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 48,405
Likes: 0
Received 42 Likes on 32 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

Old 11-12-09, 05:12 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Dr Mabuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: 75 clicks above the Do Lung bridge...
Posts: 18,946
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Post movies that get better with age.









Too many to list, these came to mind quickly. They get better every time I watch them, and I appreciate more as I get older.
Old 11-12-09, 06:22 PM
  #9  
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: GFFA
Posts: 57
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

Vertigo
Old 11-12-09, 06:29 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Sonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Posts: 18,319
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

Dark City and Blade Runner

First time I watched it made me appreciate how beautiful movies can be and how powerful some stories are.

Needless to say, many movies of today are lacking that formula. Alot of movies is all CGI graphic show (example: 2012) with no deep plot/story.
Old 11-12-09, 06:45 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: SoCal
Posts: 825
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

Idiocracy.

Especially with the recent "Teabagger" events.
Old 11-13-09, 04:05 PM
  #12  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
Thread Starter
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 40,010
Received 61 Likes on 55 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

Old 11-13-09, 07:35 PM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 278
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

"Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" - Much better now than it probably seemed in 1970.
Old 11-13-09, 08:02 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: West Richland,WA
Posts: 1,497
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

Superman The Movie (1978) it's timeless and I never get tried of it (and it still get's to me after all these years).
Old 11-13-09, 09:15 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Legend
 
milo bloom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 13,635
Received 59 Likes on 41 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

Originally Posted by coli View Post
The Empire Strikes Back. Was my least favorite of the Star Wars Trilogy as a kid, and then when I got older, the dark-tone really appealed to me. Now it is one of my favorite movies of all-time, as this movie is as good as a Sci-Fi movie can get, IMO.
Damn straight.

And it's not just the "darkness", it is simply the most well-constructed film of the saga.


More recently, Cars. Was kinda "meh" when seeing it in the theaters, and I just bought the DVD recently and watched it a couple times already and it's growing on me.

Still can't get over that Skynet/post-human holocaust feel, but the rest of it is growing on me.
Old 11-13-09, 09:58 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,889
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

The Big Lebowski owns this thread. Movie gets funnier every time you watch it.
Old 11-13-09, 10:02 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,994
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

Originally Posted by Zen Peckinpah View Post
The Big Lebowski owns this thread. Movie gets funnier every time you watch it.
"Obviously, you're not a golfer." +1 in agreement. I'd also add the Truman Show to the list.

Last edited by gmanca; 11-13-09 at 10:04 PM.
Old 11-13-09, 10:05 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mondo Kane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 11,222
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

Ace in the Hole
Old 11-13-09, 10:45 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 9,127
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

The Thing
Old 11-14-09, 01:19 AM
  #20  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
E. Honda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: A sweaty sauna somewhere in Japan
Posts: 1,727
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

Old 11-14-09, 09:51 AM
  #21  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,078
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

Too many to name, but most recently, The Truman Show. I've watched it about 4 times since 1998. I watched it for a fourth time, around a year ago. It got a little better each time. By the fourth viewing, I realized why this is so raved.
Old 11-14-09, 03:41 PM
  #22  
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,982
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

Originally Posted by Yeti4623 View Post
Too many to name, but most recently, The Truman Show. I've watched it about 4 times since 1998. I watched it for a fourth time, around a year ago. It got a little better each time. By the fourth viewing, I realized why this is so raved.
I go back to that movie as the start of a Jim Carey movie not being worth going to see if I want laughs.
Old 11-14-09, 03:56 PM
  #23  
Banned by request
 
Supermallet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Termite Terrace
Posts: 54,150
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

It's not a comedy, so...yeah.

Blade Runner definitely gets better with time.
Old 11-14-09, 06:07 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Legend
 
GoldenJCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 15,049
Received 138 Likes on 99 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.

Old 11-14-09, 06:14 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
toddly6666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 6,290
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Post movies that get better with age.


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.