Movies That Have Not Stood the Test of Time

Movies that were good at one point but now aren't so great anymore.

The Top Ten

1 The Blair Witch Project

The reason it was a hit when it was release was because it was marketed very well they made people believe it was all true, the reason it sucks now is because it just looks like crap, over the top acting and looks like it was filmed in someones backyard. - egnomac

This is a stupid movie, but it's great to make fun of. - MoldySock

While it may have been a hit when it was released it hasn't held up in recent years. - egnomac

Yeah I agree. It seemed scary at first, but now it's just really cheesy and dumb.

2 Tron

Special effects were revolutionary. Were. When you really break down the story and characters Tron is a pretty average flick.

Not that great of a movie its no wonder so many people have forgotten about it.

3 Red Dawn (1984)
4 Robocop

This movie is just so violent. lots of people get shot and blown up, there's blood everywhere, and it's all just not fun. like, there's this one scene where Alex (before he became Robocop) gets gunned down a lot and it's really grim, it's really nasty. I mean how's that entertaining? How can I watch a man being shot multiple times? But if you people love this movie, then power to ya. I don't mind if you do. enjoy what you enjoy.

While it was good at it's time. now it's just cheesy and corny. especially the effects on ED-209 (you can tell they're stop motion effects).

I agree. plus it just looks too violent.

5 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
6 The Sword in the Stone

Disney's weakest movie the film relies too much on one joke after the other and Merlin comes off as a complete bumbler.

7 2001: A Space Odyssey

This movie is a masterpiece, what is it doing here?

It seemed visually interesting when it came out, now everyone hates it because it's so slow paced.

8 American Beauty
9 Short Circuit

I don't think anyone remembers this movie.

10 Howard the Duck

How did anyone like this film when it first came out? I thought it was a disaster of a movie! Right down from bear naked duck breasts and an almost sex scene with a woman and a duck, to it being marketed for kids! What kind of meth was George Lucas smoking during the production of this Turkey?!

Can you believe it took six actors to play Howard? Howard still looks unconvincing to this day.

The Contenders

11 Billy Madison

This movie was never even good to start with!

It's over the top, lame, and stupid.

It has a rape joke that's not funny in the slightest. Just hard to watch.

I used to think it was funny back then. Now I'm like "wow, what the holy did I see on this movie back then? This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen in my whole entire life! I literally feel dumber from watching it! I mean, how can you like this ?! "

12 How Green Was My Valley

Wow, how did this beat "Citizen Kane" for Best Picture? No words... No words. -

13 No Holds Barred
14 Critters

It looks more like a copy of gremlins. maybe that's why it didn't hold up to today.

15 The Evil Dead (1981)

Aged really badly, boring with no gore.

16 Independence Day
17 Clash of the Titans (1981)
18 It (1990)
19 The Matrix
20 Titanic

A huge hit that seems weak in retrospect.

21 Batman
22 Hercules (1997)

This is still great. Just extremely underrated.

23 Flashdance

Even Roger Ebert hated this movie.

24 The Heavenly Kid
25 The Giant Claw
26 Friday the 13th (1980)
27 Child's Play
28 Free Willy

When they tried that in real life, the poor whale couldn't reintegrate into the wild, couldn't survive.

29 Dumb and Dumber
30 Twister
31 Killer Klowns from Outer Space
32 The Last House on the Left (1972)
33 Superman: The Movie
34 The Mummy
35 Signs
36 Gladiator
37 Matilda
38 Avatar
39 Moulin Rouge
40 District 9
41 Nell
42 With Honors
43 American Pie
44 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
45 Lilo & Stitch
46 Ghostbusters (1984)

Controversial I know, but not all the comedy holds up and it certainly does not pass the Bechdel test. I find it to be sexist in how Sigourney Weaver's character is treated. She is unnecessarily objectified and has seldom anything to do other than stand around and simply be eye candy. It also doesn't help that she is taken advantage of in order to open the portal. It has a very dated stance of gender roles in cinema and would make modern audiences uncomfortable. It is by no means a bad film, it just has a few nagging flaws that nobody talks about.

47 Crash
48 Brokeback Mountain

If it didn't center around a same-sex couple, it wouldn't have been as popular as it was. Really, the LGBT aspect was *all* that separated this from any other cookie cutter romance drama.

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