Power Rankings: Movies That Didn’t Age Well

The SAW Power Rankings is our weekly ranking of a certain movie-related topic. Please feel free to comment on our rankings and provide a list of your own in the comments below.

Most movies are a time capsule of the year, decade, or era in which they are created. For some movies, this doesn’t matter but for certain movies, this may not lead to heavy criticisms years later. Comedy is very subjective and tends to find itself on the bad end of the “not aging well” criticism more than most genres. Subject matter is another big talking point when it comes to social issues and changing of the times for better or worse.

I know these two things are the first things to come to mind when the question of what movie didn’t age well comes up but one aspect that pops into my head is special effects also. I get that some filmmakers were only working with what they had at the time but there are some films whose practical effects from the 70s and 80s look better than much of the trash CGI of the late 90s and early 2000s. We decided to rank some movies that didn’t age too well for whatever reason and would like to see your list down below!

 Vincent Kane:

  1. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  2. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
  3. Tron (1982)
  4. The Lawnmower Man (1992)
  5. Die Another Day (2002)

King Alvarez:

  1. The Getaway (1972)
  2. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  3. The Toy (1982)
  4. American Beauty (1999)
  5. Manhattan (1979)

Marmaduke Karlston:

  1. Sixteen Candles (1984)
  2. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
  3. The Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
  4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
  5. Toy Story (1995)

Sailor Monsoon:

  1. Sixteen Candles (1984)
  2. American Beauty (1999)
  3. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  4. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
  5. Hackers (1995)

Romona Comet:

  1. Sixteen Candles (1984)
  2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  3. Chasing Amy (1997)
  4. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
  5. Never Been Kissed (1999)

Author: Vincent Kane

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