Movies that are like french cheese.

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  1. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    Hey.

    So what classic movies would you guys say have aged particularly well over the years?

    It seems like people will always mention all of those instances of antoquated sci-fi or unintentional campiness, but what movies, despite their original release date, still hold up for today's modern and 3D-addled audiences?
     
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    Maybe not old enough, but The Godfather (also Part II) have a timeless quality to them. They've aged very, VERY well.
     
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  3. Sawyer High King

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    French cheese?

    How pretentious. :o
     
  4. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    Well, most civilized people prefer not to let cheese sit out until mold appears and then eat it.

    The French disagree.
     
  5. gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Wine would have been more appropriate, as an analogy.
    Take it from a French.
     
  6. webhead731 I'm a photographer

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    Terminator 2.
     
  7. James Built from Lego

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    How old are we going for here? Because I'd say Silence of The Lambs holds up just fine 22 years on.
     
  8. Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    I have Wizard of Oz on blu ray. It is still one o the best looking movies ever. The movie is still amazing in every other way, as well, but I would honestly say that the only movie that has impressed me more, visually, than a high def Wizard of Oz is when I saw Avatar for the first time, which was in 3d at a true IMAX theater.
     
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    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
     
  10. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    Actually, I was going to do that, but I already had a thread titled "fine like wine" so I opted to go a different route.
     
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    Nice sense of humor!
     
  12. Donnie Darko Forgotten Pre-New 52 Hero

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    I would honestly say that another one is Wayne's World. Yes, it is VERY dated, but that's the charm. It's like this perfect, hilarious early 90s time capsule.
     
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    Jurrasic Park, 2001, Alien and Aliens all held up fantastically in terms of visuals. A lot of other films that had good practical effects instead of an overabundance of CG (or crappy practical effects, obviously) still look good too.
     
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  15. CConn Fountainhead of culture.

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    I disasgree on Alien. That looks VERY dated now.

    I'd say Star Wars has held up better than any other sci-fi movie...for the most part, it still looks like it could have been made just a few years ago.
     
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    Alien on Blu-ray looks like it was shot yesterday.
     
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    What about Aliens? That definitely still looks great to me.
     
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    Blade Runner. In today's CGI-addled world, those old-school miniature and practical effects look better than ever, imo. Especially on a big screen, which I finally got to see it on recently. The world in that movie honestly looked more real to me than that of the Total Recall remake from just a few months ago, lol.

    I also agree with Jurassic Park.
     
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    Casablanca (Absolute Classic)
    Alien
    Blade Runner
    Jurassic Park
    Aliens
    Terminator 2
     
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    Blade Runner still holds up incredibly for me in just about every area of filmmaking.
     
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    Blade Runner
    The Shining
    A Clockwork Orange
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    The Silence of the Lambs
    The Original Star Wars Trilogy
     
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    Alien and Terminator 2 hold up. You could convince someone T2 was made in the 00's.
     
  24. Lighthouse Fairness, Equality, Bacon

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    Commando.

    It grew lots of mold.....and that mold was ****ing delicious.
     
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    Let off some steam Bennett!
     

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