ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

5 Old Movies That Aged Well

Updated on March 30, 2014

Movies age and as time goes by you can see that clearer every time. There is something that bugs, being it the soundtrack, the style of filming, the actors play or just the movie all together.

But there are movies so well made and so ahead of their time that they seem like they have just been released even 20 years after their first screening. So here are my five picks for the movies that still stand well against the test of time.

Pulp Fiction movie poster.
Pulp Fiction movie poster.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Pulp Fiction is by far Quentin Tarantino’s best movie and regarded by many as one of the best movies of all time. With a Tarantino screenplay as well, for which he received an Oscar, this movie is fresh, bold and most of all unscrupulous. Its emphasis is put on the superbly written dialogue and on the chemistry between characters every one of them being presented masterfully without any feeling of being forced. Funny and intriguing its almost two and a half hours runtime will pass just like that, every moment of it being intensely savored.

With a perfect cast, Pulp Fiction is packed with great performances by even greater actors, amongst which: Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Tim Roth and Christopher Walken. This movie is a must-watch! I dare you! I double dare you, m...!

The Shawshank Redemption movie poster.
The Shawshank Redemption movie poster.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Being in the first place in Imdb's Top 250 ranking for almost a decade now says it all. A film by Frank Darabont, The Shawshank Redemption is an adaptation after Stephen King’s Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption novella and tells the story of Andy Dufrense, a wrongfully accused man that ends up imprisoned.

Tim Robbins plays the quirky main character perfectly, while la piece de resistance is Morgan Freemans voice, whom through his character Red narrates the story superbly.

This movie has become a classic, the only concern that I have regarding it being the fact that it did not win any of the seven Oscar nominations that it got.

Se7en movie poster.
Se7en movie poster.

Se7en (1994)

A true trend setter, Se7en is one of the most influential movies in its genre and undoubtedly David Fincher’s best cinematographic achievement to date.

A movie that, again, has not won any Oscars, Se7en is by far better than all winners from that year. I know a true cineaste does not judge a movie on the numbers of awards it won, but for those that avoid it because of its age or lack of “official recognition” trust me when I say that every second of it is worth watching.

The atmosphere is gloomy, the story intriguing and the acting perfectly executed. With actors like Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey and Gwyneth Paltrow this is a movie that offers only great performances.

Schindler's List movie poster.
Schindler's List movie poster.

Schindler's List (1993)

The world of cinema is by now filled with World War II dramas, some of which are great movies even if we take aside the advantage given by the sensitive topic they touch. But none of them manages to tell its story quite like Schindler’s List.

With its mood setting black and white this Steven Spielberg masterpiece is one of the few movies that shows besides all the horrible things that this war meant a part that truly restores the faith in humanity.

The casting is elite, with Liam Neeson as the lead, accompanied by Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes as supporting roles, Schindler’s List being nominated for both lead and supporting actor and awarded 7 Oscars.

GoodFellas movie poster.
GoodFellas movie poster.

GoodFellas (1990)

As far back as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a gangster.

GoodFellas is by far, and I know I might get some flack over this statement, the best mob movie ever. It is brutal, offensive, bold, somewhat crazy and undoubtedly funny. As expected Martin Scorsese does a tremendous job and I can’t think of any other director that could have done it better.

Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta offer extraordinary performances, but the truly remarkable portrayal is that of Joe Pesci, for which he even received an Oscar. His character is crazy and ludicrous with its every screen appearance making you either love or hate him.

This is a masterpiece that you are not allowed to miss!

Which of these movies do you think is the best?

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • jmatthewdobson profile image

      Joseph Matthew Dobson 

      2 years ago

      All great movies! Good choices for films that never age.

    • CobbWayne profile imageAUTHOR

      CobbWayne 

      4 years ago

      I'm glad you enjoyed it!

      @Bk42author - I find Se7en more thrilling than most horror movies ever dream of being. :)

      @Thief12 - All 5 movie are worth watching, but Se7en is one of my all time favorite movies as well, followed closely by Pulp Fiction.

    • Thief12 profile image

      Thief12 

      4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      With the exception of Goodfellas, the rest would easily be on my Top 10 or Top 20. Shawshank and Seven are even my Top 2 films of all time. Great list.

    • Bk42author profile image

      Brenda Thornlow 

      4 years ago from New York

      Goodfellas is one of my all-time favorites. So glad you included Seven as well, that is one of the few movies out there that I found to be legitimately scary. Great picks!

    • Kevina Oyatedor profile image

      kevina oyatedor 

      4 years ago

      I love all of these movies!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)