Which Movies Will be Remembered?

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  1. DE LA LUNA Registered

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    So I was thinking about the master pieces in art and music that we study in school. I love looking back to the renaissance, baroque, and romantic periods to inspire my artwork.

    What films do you think the future will be studying?

    What I find the most fascinating is how some of what we consider to be great works of art from the past were not regarded that way in the past.
    Will the future be looking back to films like Titanic, Avatar, Lord of the Rings? Or will they be studying less "respected" films (Mission Impossible, Spider-Man, etc. . .)?
     
  2. Silvermoth Krakoan native

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    Do you mean from this year or the last decade or so?

    Alot of people will mention blockbusters but I hope people study films like Amelie, The King's Speech, The Artist and Requiem for a dream as well.
     
  3. Doctor Jones shocked and baffled

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    If they're not pretentious, then they'll be looking at all kinds of great films from the last decade. We've had a lot of breakthroughs in genres and they're pretty important to look at.
     
  4. matrix_ghost movie fan

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    Groundbreaking tech movies will always be studied.
    Matrix , Avatar.

    When it comes to the serious flicks , it's movies with epic singular performances that often get studied ( There Will Be Blood) or movies that are able make a specific genre interesting again.
     
  5. <(o_o)> Evangeline Is My Hero!

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    The Twilight movies for sure, file that under the what the hell was their appeal category.:hehe:
     
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    Note a lot of films remembered, or at least to my knowledge, were also blockbuster successes when they came out or had some form of significance to a generation:

    The Avengers (first franchise of it's kind)

    The Dark Knight Rises (perfectly captures the times, or at least imo and brings everything full circle)

    Star Trek (just due to it being part of a larger a franchise, add Star Wars prequels in too)

    The Harry Potter franchise.

    The Saw & Paranormal Activity franchises (and I'm sure there will be remakes)

    Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, etc. (Bond films are always remembered)

    Pirates of the Caribbean franchise

    The Bourne franchise

    High School Musical franchise (hell, I hate the films and never saw them but still remember Disney Channel movies from when I was growing up)

    The Hangover franchise

    Inception (the sheer mind-twist of it elevates over other possible entries)

    True Grit (first western in a LONG time to have a good box office take - definitely shows public reception)

    Mission Impossible franchise

    The Transformers franchise (although later entries will enter a similar wtf as horror movie sequels from the 80s have)

    Possibly the Sherlock Holmes franchise (up in the air)

    Super 8 (it's like old school Spielberg)

    The Marvel produced films, Spider-Man films, and X-Men films.

    The Adventures of TinTin

    The Hunger Games

    Magic Mike (older generations still mention Full Monty)

    The Cabin in the Woods (sensing cult status)

    Twilight (only girls will remember it as 'that movie/book back when I was growing up' while it will probably just fade into fad wtf category)

    -- Also note, I only went back to 2005. Basically tried to follow formulas of the kinds of films that are still remembered today. Dramas are harder to judge, not many of them are as well remembered as the event films of the day - even a lot of the academy award nominated ones.
     
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  8. Greens I am Danny DeVito

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    The storm of comic book films as a whole will probably be remembered.
     
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    Space Chimps
     
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    The Dark Knight Trilogy.

    And The Avengers(or MCU as a whole).
     
  11. hopefuldreamer Clark Kent > Superman

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    Depends on you're course I suppose.

    I mean, when I studied Film Studies at A-Level in college, I remember looking at the following:

    Breathless
    The 400 Blows
    Pink Flamingos
    The Piano
    Beau Trevail
    The Wicker Man
    All about my mother
    The Idiots

    I can't think of anything else right now, but I think i've made my point. What we studied weren't the most famous films at all.
     
  12. Victarion Iron Captain

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    Harry Potter series

    Lord of the Rings

    Star Wars Prequels

    The Dark Knight*

    *I preferred TDKR, however Joker gets quite a bit of praise, so I see that keeping this one in people's minds.
     
  13. cherokeesam SHIELD Director Coulson

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    This exactly.

    The movies that are truly "remembered" as classics are rarely box office blockbusters, but rather films that are remembered for their craft. The classics of the 30s-70s are Welles, Ford, Leone, Fellini, Kubrick, Truffaut, Capra, Lean, Wilder and the like; *not* the guys who made popcorn-fodder blockbuster disaster flicks, cops & robbers actioners, biblical epics, comedies and romances and musicals. Similarly, in the modern era from the 80s onward, people of the future will not remember Michael Bay or James Cameron or Peter Jackson or Roland Emmerich or Sam Raimi or George Lucas. Instead, they'll remember the ones who mastered their craft, like Christopher Nolan, Clint Eastwood, Terence Malick, David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, Gus Van Sant, The Coen Brothers, and Darren Aronofsky, to name a few.
     
  14. Gianakin_ SW Prequels Defender

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    That's not entirely true. Yes, the fluff will be forgotten, but let's not forget movies like Ben Hur, the original Star Wars, The Robe, Demetrius and the Gladiators (and it goes on). Blockbusters that make actual impact are always remembered, too.
     
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