What old movie (20+ years) still holds up today?

  1. Watched this for the first time a few weeks ago (f33) while unwell. It was such a beautiful story and we the perfect comfort movie. Now one of my favourite animations!

  2. I scrolled looking for this specific movie. My coworker recommended it to me a few years, and now all of my friends and I think it's one of the best movies ever

  3. Will anyone ever be able to exude as much intelligent menace as Anthony Hopkins? 16 minutes of screentime in that movie and one of the most memorable villains of all time. Talk about a...scene-chewer.

  4. “Good nutrition has given you proper length of bone, but you’re not more than one generation away from poor white trash, aren’t you Agent Starling?”

  5. Toy Story. I truly watched this for the first time in 2020. I was 12 when it was first put out. I’m 38 now. It’s a great flick.

  6. I think the key to this (in terms of holding up well) is they focussed on the mostly simple and artificial forms of toys instead of people. So the technology isn't super rough or dated and you dont get distracted with Polar Express levels of weirdness.

  7. Was very surprised and pleased when I watched this as an adult. It's not just a spoof film like it seems to be from the outside. Don't get me wrong, I love a good spoof or just silly movie in general, but the story itself was actually quite good. I would argue that Galaxy Quest is just as good and if not better than most of the star trek movies

  8. If you have Amazon prime, and haven't watched the Galaxy Quest documentary, do yourself a favor and watch it. Learned a few things about the movie I hadn't heard before.

  9. It’s a rare film that manages to be good science fiction and make affectionate fun of science fiction and fans, but not in a condescending way.

  10. For a silly spoof, the scene when Alan Rickman says his catchphrase to the dying alien is incredibly moving. Rickman was an amazing actor, and he really delivered that line with such intense feeling. You know that in that moment, it's the first time his character has ever said that line and really meant it.

  11. The ridiculously long tracking shot of the Copacabana is a cinematic masters class. Truly one of the best movies ever made

  12. Just watched The Thing again just before Hallowe'en. Absolutely grotesquely terrific effects. For the autopsy scene, they (reportedly) used actual animal parts which is why it seems so real. Some of the stop motion is a bit dodgy, but it adds to the uncanny, fuckedupitude of what's happening on screen and makes it that much more horrifying.

  13. I watched a YouTube essay about the blood test scene the other day and they commented on how well the FX hold up for a 40 year old movie, which I couldn't believe it was nearly 40, I then remembered I was also born in 82 and am also nearly 40

  14. I love this movie. I have an annual tradition of watching it on a night in the middle of January when it's freezing outside. I even turn the heater down in the house.

  15. I commented the same thing. The effects still stand up, Robert Patrick is menacing for being so slight, and it’s an absolute epic of a story. I watch it whenever I catch it on TV.

  16. I’ll never forget when T2 came out in theaters. So much hype, lineups around the block, and when the movie began the theatre erupted in cheers!

  17. My husband and I rewatched it this year and I have to agree. I thought it was going to feel heavy handed like so many older movies can, but Gus Van Sant really is timeless in his filmmaking. I really believe it’s a winning combination of his direction, Affleck and Damon’s writing, the music from Danny Elfman and Elliot Smith, and the performances, especially Robin Williams. It didn’t feel 20+ years old at all.

  18. For Aliens, make certain you're watching the directors cut. It only adds around 5 minutes to the film, but it fills in so many plot holes. I can't imagine who thought the Automated Turrets and the fate of Ripleys daughter belonged on the cutting room floor.

  19. Honestly, predator could be today sorry little to no changes and it wouldn't seem odd. That movie is a sexual tyrannosaurus

  20. I think the deepest part of Office Space is how its a comedy when you're young, and borders on a documentary as you get older.

  21. I just saw that movie about at month ago for the first time. I absolutely loved it. There's something so appealing about a short and sweet comedy that is incredibly well made and entertaining, yet doesn't outstay its welcome.

  22. Was IT for the Army. One of the best authorized ways to destroy Secret hard drives was pulverization. Normally done in an actual machine but totally legit to do by hand.

  23. We had two consultants in our office some years ago - A man and a woman in their 30s. We were told they were there to look for efficiency gains, which we took to mean it’s time to update our CVs. So we just called them Bob and Bob, which they did not at all appreciate!

  24. I was told that I could listen, to the radio at a reasonable volume from 9 to 11... well, I... I told Bill that if, if Sandra's going to listen to her headphones while she's, while she's filing then I should be able to listen to the radio while I'm collating so I don't see why I should have to turn it down because I enjoy, listening, at a reasonable volume, from 9 to 11...

  25. Whenever some cinesnob starts badmouthing Spielberg I love to point out that he released Jurassic Park AND Schindler's List in the same fucking year. Two completely different but equally amazing films. He's had some misses, for sure. But dude is still a genius imo.

  26. Several family members were WWII vets, the ones that saw combat couldn't talk about it. But my great uncle, who served in the Pacific, was able to say some things when he saw Saving Private Ryan. Things he had wanted to say for years but couldn't... And very chilling things when taken in context.

  27. When they announced that Bruce Willis was going to be the lead everyone thought it was a horrible idea. Back then if it was an action movie it was either Arnold or Sylvester. That movie changed the formula for the genre.

  28. First movie that came to my head! Always had the “King Kong” impression that older movies were inferior because the technology wasn’t there to create elaborate and intricate films. This movie blew that perspective away with how compelling the entire 90 minutes are taking place in 1 room with the same people the whole time.

  29. My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife, and I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

  30. Just read the novella for the first time. It's lovely, but they managed to improve upon it for the movie.

  31. This is my favorite movie of all time hands down. Andy swam through a river of shit, to get out. He shouldn't have been there in the first place. Great story, great movie!!

  32. The practical effects give everything so much weight it’s amazing. It looked state of the art for 10+ years

  33. What's crazy is that in that 2 hours and 7 min film, there's only 6 minutes of CGI and only 14 minutes total of dinosaur effects. Spielberg understands build-up and pay-off, how to frame a scene to maximize tension with minimal use of effects, and the importance of characters/dialogue. Compare that to the Jurassic World films being filled to the brim with CGI and nothing of substance.

  34. There’s a great documentary on Netflix about how the CGI in the movie was never planned, and how this ballsy ILM animator went against his boss’ orders not to show the execs. They were originally going to use stop motion for all the dinosaur shots that were full body. Also they built a 9ton hydraulic trex that moved which was unheard of at the time.

  35. The biggest issue I have with Clueless is that I can't read Jane Austen's Emma now. I keep hearing the voices as Cher and Dione and it's just too jarring 🤣

  36. I think some films kind of become time capsules for the culture at the time and that’s what makes them hold up.

  37. When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, looks you crooked in the eye, and asks you if you paid your dues? You just stare that big sucker right back in the eye and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that. "Have you paid your dues, Jack? Yes sir, the check is in the mail."

  38. I remember watching this in the theater the summer after my first year of college with a bunch of friends from high school. We walked out loving the movie but asking ourselves why we laughed so hard at a guy getting his brains blown out. Great movie.

  39. And True Romance (Tarantino script, directed by Tony Scott.) First time seeing Samuel L. Jackson in a Tarantino script and Gary Oldman's greatest character. Also, ten of the best minutes of dialogue ever put on film with Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper.

  40. If it were made today, and they went back the same number of years, Red Hot Chili Pepper's Blood Sugar Sex Magic would be on the new release wall, Terminator 2 and Silence of the Lambs would be on the theater marquee, and kids would be begging their moms for the brand new snack, Fruit by the Foot.

  41. You gotta watch the home version. You start watching it out of curiosity, but end up watching the whole thing. It's the only acceptable way to have remade the movie, because it's a complete labor of love.

  42. Andre the Giant's favorite role. He was so proud of his work that he would invite his WWF friends over for dinner, show them the VHS, and then ask, "Did you like my performance?"

  43. “The Not-Too Distant Future” it claimed in 1997 I hope they NEVER make a spin-off/reboot of it, It would deface the OGs value.

  44. The practical effects are what do it. They are so phenomenally well done. I don’t think another movie has come close in timelessness in terms of special effects. It’s so hard to have movies not seem dated when you use CGI (or even practical effects) but JP pulls it off flawlessly.

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