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Recent movies that are likely to become classics?

so i was thinking about some old movies and wondered if any recent movies, say 10 years or so are destined to become cinematic masterpieces/classics.

i racked the brain and couldn't think of ones that stand out on that level, perhaps you could do better...
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Xbox Video was promoting the "Sci-Fi Classic Interstellar" so I guess that one, right now.
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i was thinking maybe No Country For Old Men...

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Even though it is popular to bash right now, GRAVITY, would be my pick. Also, I'm really surprised by the popularity of Gran Torino ....
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I know it's still pretty recent but I think The Grand Budapest Hotel will reach "classic" status in years to come.

A couple other I think will stand the test of time.
Children of Men
Pan's Labrynth
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Django and Inglorious Basterds
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so i was thinking about some old movies and wondered if any recent movies, say 10 years or so are destined to become cinematic masterpieces/classics.

i racked the brain and couldn't think of ones that stand out on that level, perhaps you could do better...
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From the last ten years? Synecdoche New York, A Serious Man, Munich, Grand Budapest Hotel, Once, No Country For Old Men, Birdman, Pan's Labyrinth, Her, American Hustle, Cloud Atlas, Skyfall, Looper, Drive, Midnight In Paris, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moon, Let The Right One In, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Up In The Air, The Lives of Others, Toy Story 3... poi
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There Will Be Blood

I'm sure the Harry Potter series will be classics for Millennials.
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From 2005 till now? The only ones I can think of are

-The Dark Knight

-The Conjuring

-One of the Marvel movies(most likely the Avengers)

-I could see Taken becoming an action classic
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From the last ten years? Synecdoche New York, A Serious Man, Munich, Grand Budapest Hotel, Once, No Country For Old Men, Birdman, Pan's Labyrinth, Her, American Hustle, Cloud Atlas, Skyfall, Looper, Drive, Midnight In Paris, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moon, Let The Right One In, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Up In The Air, The Lives of Others, Toy Story 3... poi
Not sure if serious. Some good movies, but nothing in my view that is remotely close to a classic that will be watched in 30 years. Looper?

Among dramas, I honestly do not believe there is a truly classic movie from the last 10 years. As much as I hate his movies, Nolan's Dark Knight might be the closest, maybe followed by NCFOM and There Will be Blood because of their association.

The most watched movie from this 10 year period in 10 years might be Frozen, so that might be the answer.
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Mainstream classics: not a single one. The modern cultural landscape doesn't allow them anymore.

Cult classics: possibly Trick 'r Treat
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Re: Recent movies that are likely to become classics?

Wizard of Oz, Citizen Kane, and Bladerunner were box office failures. You're asking what movie will find an audience in the future.
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Not sure if serious. Some good movies, but nothing in my view that is remotely close to a classic that will be watched in 30 years. Looper?
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If we're talking about movies that distinct groups of people will fondly watch for many years, most of those posted here probably will fit the bill. If we're talking cultural touchstones that are nearly universally loved, most of them have no chance. The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Harry Potter movies may achieve that type of status in time.
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When FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH came out in 1982, no one had any idea it would be considered a classic by the generation that was being born at the time. But it has. I'm not exactly sure why, but people younger than that movie love it. What film that's been made in the last ten years or so will be embraced by those who will be in their 20s in the 2020s? I wonder how people will regard THE SOCIAL NETWORK when that time comes. As for Nolan, I have the funny feeling that the embrace of Nolan at the times his films come out (the DARK KNIGHT films, INCEPTION, INTERSTELLAR) is the most enthusiastic it will ever get for him.
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Re: Recent movies that are likely to become classics?

American Sniper (yeah, you're laughing, but there's a HUGE following and it's the most successful movie of a Hollywood legend, which means when Clint Eastwood comes up in conversation years from now, this film will be mentioned)

Lincoln (the kind of movie you could watch 20 years from now and still enjoy quite a bit)

Life of Pi (it has the potential to become Ang Lee's most remembered movie)
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Cache (Haneke)
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Three Times (Hou)
Inland Empire (Lynch)
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Mainstream classics: not a single one. The modern cultural landscape doesn't
I think you hit the nail on the head. We don't have "classics" anymore, just "cult classics". When a 30 year old film like Blue Velvet is still called a cult classic and not simply a classic then I don't think we will ever see a modern film called "classic".
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I don't know, most movies known as "classics" didn't do much for me, I get the respect some of them get like Citizen Cane, L'avventura and Casablanca, but they didn't do much for me. Some puzzle me a bit like Star Wars. I guess I liked Persona. So as far as I'm concerned, I'll say Avatar. I'm not a fan of it, but it's really popular with kids and the less bitchy masses.

No, not really. If anything I'd say The Harry Potter franchise because of popularity, There Will Be Blood because of excellence, No Country for Old Men for craftsmanship. Pixar movies like Ratatouille, Up and Wall-E. Frozen because of popularity.

Oh and thanks to the absolute lack of decent comedies this decade, The Hangover is headed in that direction.

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i think the Toy Story movies will be...

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