No matter how often we’ve seen a movie, we’ll drop everything we do to watch these classic films.
A recent online discussion asks which older films never get old. Here are our favorite responses.
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The 2000 Joel and Ethan Coen classic features an ensemble cast and a memorable musical score.
The film has a certain nuance that helps make each subsequent watch enjoyable.
1995’s coming-of-age teen comedy is a modern take on Jane Austen’s 1985 novel Emma.
Clueless is regarded as one of the best teen comedies ever made, thanks to its loveable cast and sharp writing.
The Princess Bride
You’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who dislikes The Princess Bride.
It’s widely regarded as a perfect film thanks to its quotable lines and charming story.
Back to the Future
Speaking of perfect movies, Back to the Future arguably offers three of them.
Iconic performances, an unforgettable soundtrack, and a brilliant story will make you smile as you watch these films.
Robin Hood Men in Tights
You know it will be a good time if it’s Mel Brooks.
His brilliant spoof on the story of Robin Hood ranks among some of his best works.
The Silence of the Lambs
Anthony Hopkin’s performance as Hannibal Lecter is bone-chilling.
Even all these years after its release, The Silence of the Lambs still holds up against similar movies today.
While the film based on the Clue board game bombed at the box office, it’s found a loyal following today.
The movie’s absurdity helps make it enjoyable, no matter how many times you’ve seen it.
The Fifth Element
The sci-fi action film with Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, and Milla Jovovich can go toe to toe with today’s movies.
Thanks to intense action scenes, impressive world-building, and unforgettable performances, don’t be surprised if The Fifth Element is part of your yearly viewing rotation.
The Shawshank Redemption
Based on the novella by Stephen King, Shawshank Redemption was overlooked upon release.
As time has passed, people have realized the brilliance of this movie. It’s truly perfect from start to finish.
Life finds a way, just as Steven Spielberg finds a way to deliver a cinematic masterpiece.
From its breathtaking musical score and impressive CGI visuals, Jurassic Park defines what a blockbuster movie is.
Mike Judge’s 1999 comedic masterpiece perfectly nails the mundane annoyances of working in an office.
We laughed at this movie as teenagers because it’s legitimately funny. As adults who work in office life, we laugh because of how relatable it is.
Since its release in 1997, the sci-fi action film has become a cult classic.
While its satirical message was lost upon release, it has become more prevalent.
The Hayao Miyazaki film Spirited Away is pure magic from start to finish.
The animation, music, and story are all incredible. Walking away from the movie after you begin watching is almost impossible.
While many were first introduced to Edgar Wright with Shaun of the Dead, his action comedy Hot Fuzz is arguably the superior film.
Shaun Pegg and Edgar Wright star in buddy cop roles, resulting in some of the biggest laughs you’ll ever experience in a movie.
10 Things I Hate About You
This take of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew is perfectly made for modern audiences.
Its iconic soundtrack helps it become a classic teen comedy. The ensemble cast all deliver incredible performances, too.
Even after all these years, we still can’t help but enjoy watching Shrek.
It’s one of the most rewatchable movies in recent memory.
The Big Lebowski
The cult classic from the Coen Brothers is the definition of rewatchable.
No matter how often you watch it, you can catch a new joke or subtle detail you previously missed.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The first entry in the Indiana Jones series is a timeless classic.
Harrison Ford follows up his iconic performance as Han Solo with an equally, if not more, impressive turn as Dr. Indiana Jones, a professor of archaeology.
Raiders defines movie magic and earns its place on the Mount Rushmore of cinema.
When it comes to holiday movies, most people think of Christmas. But for some, they think of this Bill Murray comedy where he is stuck in a time loop on Groundhog Day.
The film is so iconic that a theater in Columbus, Ohio, hosts a 24-hour marathon on Groundhog day.
Lord of the Rings
Regarded as one of the greatest film trilogies ever made, Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings is a fantasy masterpiece from start to finish.
The films are so enjoyable that the 12-hour runtime between the films flies by.
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