People Are Sharing Which Movies They Think Will Be Classics 25 Years From Now

We all know that ancient movies like Gone With the Wind and Casablanca are considered classics.

Move forward a few decades, and you've got enduring titles like The Godfather and Forrest Gump.

But what movies from the recent past will go down as classics in the years and decades to come?

An r/AskReddit thread posed the question: "What recent movies will be considered classics 25 years from now?"

*Dunkirk* (2017)

"It's about a retreat; a time when protagonists are actually losing. It doesn't center on the U.S. There's no 'bunch of generals yelling at each other' scene."


*Paddington* (2014) / Paddington 2 (2017)

"The thing I liked so much about Paddington was the love that seemed to saturate every frame- watching it, it feels like everyone involved with the film had grown up with the Paddington stories, or even discovered them later, and was bound and determined to make the best film they could."


*Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil* (2010)

"This movie is so good and yet so underwatched. I keep telling all of my friends, family, etc. that they should watch it, but then they don't. Their loss, I guess."


*Knives Out* (2019)

"It was politically relevant without being heavy handed, and was right in the vein of the classic murder mystery genre which has a long history."


*Interstellar* (2014)

"One of the luckiest things I got to experience was seeing Interstellar in IMAX. My wife and I will never ever forget that experience."


*The Hunt* (2012)

"Great cinematography and acting. Several nerve wrecking scenes. The slow burn and small town dynamic really add up well to the story line. I can't help but watch it every other year and it always works like watchig the first time."


*Coco* (2017)

"I've watched Pixar films since Toy Story came out in theatres. Coco is absolutely in my top three, probably my favorite thing they've ever done."


*Hereditary* (2018)

"Hereditary will without a doubt become one of the 'big' names when it comes to horror movies in the next 5-10 years. I am quite the hater when it comes to the horror genre but Hereditary absolutely blew me away."


*The Nice Guys* (2016)

"I feel like it's a rather overlooked movie. The Nice Guys made Ryan Gosling one of my favorite actors. Seen quite a few of his movies since then, and I owe it all to The Nice Guys."


*Arrival* (2016)

"An interesting take I saw on Arrival was that it asks a pretty direct philosophical question: 'If you knew an action would lead to tragedy but generated joy along the way, would you still do it?' and/or 'Can you have free will in a world where you know the future?'"


*Parasite* (2019)

"I don’t know if this has been mentioned but fun fact: The director intentionally set the movie up to be two different genres essentially. The first half of the movie is supposed to be almost a satire type movie and then at the EXACT halfway point of the movie, when the doorbell rings, the genre switches to become a much darker movie."


*Ex Machina* (2014)

"I had a professor who taught a sci-fi class who believes it's the best science fiction anything to have come out in the past decade. If it weren't for Annihilation, I'd probably agree."


*Nightcrawler* (2014)

"Jake Gyllenhaal is such a creep in Nightcrawler. It makes me very uncomfortable, but I keep rewatching it anyway because he's so good."


*No Country For Old Men* (2007)

"Javier Bardem was a total menace even with his prince valiant hairdo."


*Mad Max: Fury Road* (2015)

"Mad Max: Fury Road is arguably the greatest action movie ever made, and thanks to its practical effects it should hold up really well to time, since CG tends to age poorly."


*Prisoners* (2013)

"That movie made me feel heavy. Not scared, not creeped, but heavy. There's a recurrent slow tension all along that is very finely crafted. Worth a classic tag."


*Get Out* (2017)

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"Get Out is frustrating because it was SUCH a great and interesting film for the first two thirds, before degenerating into a completely typical crowd-pleasing horror film for the final act. I honestly think it would be considered a classic if not for how disappointing the ending was."


*The Grand Budapest Hotel* (2014)

"On paper, I should hate this film. In reality, I could not stop watching it."


*What We Do in the Shadows* (2014)

"Easily one of the funniest movies made in the past 20 years."


*The Lighthouse* (2019)

"I love The Lighthouse solely because of how this film made me feel something that I can barely describe here fully without sounding crazy."