Favorite films of the past that would be controversial today

These movies would never be made today

Stars Insider

20/06/24 | StarsInsider

MOVIES Curiosity

Many films can seem outdated because of how quickly technology has advanced, but even more interesting is looking at which films are outdated due to how our ethics have advanced. Have you tried revisiting an old favorite flick and suddenly felt very uncomfortable while watching it?

But don't be ashamed if you still love some of the movies that probably wouldn't get green-lit for production these days—not all of the movies are bad. Some may still be examples of fine film-making, and surely many of the riskier subjects were not intended with malice. But what people found perfectly acceptable a couple of decades ago can make us sick to our stomachs today.

Click through to take a second look at some well-loved films of the past that are a little more than questionable by today's standards.

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