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Movies that HAVE aged well?

So, here's the sister topic for the thread: "Movies that haven't aged well"....

This might be a doozy.....Name one or two movies where the clothes, slang, or technology haven't dated them.

I"ll start:

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. SPECIAL EDITION. With the CGI elements (sadly), I think most kids today can be duped into thinking this was made in the 2000's.

Anything else?

I'm tempted to say:

The Breakfast Club - save, for Molly Ringwald's outfit, the soundtrack, and the cars in the beginning and end of the movie, this movie could've been made yesterday.
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Any period piece usually ages well. A movie like The Godfather first comes to mind is a movie that every generation continues to love. There is nothing in the movie that will be a turn-off to younger viewers (special effects, black and white, hairstyles, etc.)
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Anything from Kubrick.
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For a science fiction film made 35 years ago, Alien holds up very well.
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Re: Movies that HAVE aged well?

The Godfather
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I think blu-ray remastered have made a lot of older movies seem like they were shot recently and are simply period pieces. Special effects tend to be main detractor.

I think Blade Runner has aged well considering all the FX work in it. Somebody did a recent Only God Forgives inspired version of the trailer, makes it all seem stylistically intentional.

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Then again, I think The Fifth Element has aged better than The Matrix
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The Godfather


Godfather is actually a VERY good answer.

Godfather Part III, on the other hand, feels very NINETIES, even though it was set in 1979. Michael's neckties, the wardrobes, the soundtrack.
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Originally Posted by mcnabb View Post
Any period piece usually ages well. A movie like The Godfather first comes to mind is a movie that every generation continues to love. There is nothing in the movie that will be a turn-off to younger viewers (special effects, black and white, hairstyles, etc.)
The Godfather was the first thing to pop into my mind. Period pieces are a good place to start for movies that have aged well. The usual "classics" will be mentioned as well:

Lawrence of Arabia
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Unforgiven
Field of Dreams
Etc.
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Originally Posted by jeffkjoe View Post
I'm tempted to say:

The Breakfast Club - save, for Molly Ringwald's outfit, the soundtrack, and the cars in the beginning and end of the movie, this movie could've been made yesterday.
And the group dance scene near the end of The Breakfast Club that's so out-of-place that I don't think any recent movie (not counting musicals) would have such a scene in it.

(I attribute the existence of that scene mainly to the popularity of MTV music videos at the time.)
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The Elephant Man
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And the group dance scene near the end of The Breakfast Club that's so out-of-place that I don't think any recent movie (not counting musicals) would have such a scene in it.

(I attribute the existence of that scene mainly to the popularity of MTV music videos at the time.)
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Blade Runner has really stood the test of time amazingly well. I agree also with Alien and would say that with the exception of some of the ship flying sequences at the end that Aliens has done well.

Sticking with Sci-Fi i think that Forbidden Planet and the Time Machine are both excellent examples of Sci-fi done extremely well and still stand up against a lot of modern fare. Its easy to see that period pieces stand up well over time simply because there is nothing therein of the modern age to judge them by.

Whilst i do agree generally with Kubrick, there are some elements of his movies that have aged them a little. The clothes in A Clockwork Orange are very 70's, and yet have an other worldly element. Most of the people in 2001 i seem to remember wearing suits....a smart move as suits (as long as not too off the beaten path stylishly) are timeless fashion.
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Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
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I wouldn't call that one in The 40 Year Old Virgin out-of-place given that it was done as a comedy scene celebrating him finally having sex.

But the dance scene in The Breakfast Club just happens for no reason whatsoever! Edit it out of the movie and no one would miss it.
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Predator.

Die Hard sure as hell hasn't aged well.
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Guardians of the Galaxy - It's been five long days, but it feels like it came out yesterday. The restoration is top-notch.
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The Lost Boys
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
Die Hard sure as hell hasn't aged well.
Because of his wife's 80s hairdo?
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Because of his wife's 80s hairdo?
And her shoulder pads.
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Escape From New York.
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How about ALIENS?

Does anything about that movie scream "This is from the mid-80's"?
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Originally Posted by jeffkjoe View Post
How about ALIENS?

Does anything about that movie scream "This is from the mid-80's"?
Other than her big hair? Nah
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Predator. Die Hard sure as hell hasn't aged well.
I disagree. I watched it recently, and was surprised by how well it holds up. McTiernan's direction is very tight and suspenseful, and the emotional heft to the story works fairly well. Even Willis is largely free of the macho-man stuff that was too prevalent during the action flicks of the period, and it's jingoism free.
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Originally Posted by jeffkjoe View Post
How about ALIENS?

Does anything about that movie scream "This is from the mid-80's"?
The computer displays on the drop ship and APC.

Really, any non-apocalyptic sci-fi movie will look dated just due to the lack of tablets and smart phones, and eventually wearable computing. Even Star Trek, which actually did predict tablets fifty years ago, doesn't hold up due to the fact that people carry a tablet all the way to the bridge so the captain can sign off instead of sending a report to his personal tablet.
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Originally Posted by hanshotfirst1138 View Post
I disagree. I watched it recently, and was surprised by how well it holds up. McTiernan's direction is very tight and suspenseful, and the emotional heft to the story works fairly well. Even Willis is largely free of the macho-man stuff that was too prevalent during the action flicks of the period, and it's jingoism free.
Yeah I watched it a few weeks ago and it's still very good.

I find Ghostbusters has held up really well.

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