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15 Popular Movies That Didn't Exactly Stand The Test Of Time

Not all movies age like fine wine.

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what popular movies are actually really problematic. Here are their eye-opening responses:

Warning: This post includes topics of sexual assault.

🚨Another warning: spoilers ahead!🚨

1. Never Been Kissed (1999)

20th Century Fox

"Sam had a thing for Josie even though he was her fucking teacher! Even though she was an adult pretending to be a teacher, he didn't know she wasn't underage! It's disgusting and rivals even Ezra and Aria from Pretty Little Liars!"


2. Sex and the City 2 (2010)


"It was majorly problematic from the start. I don’t understand how it ever got made."


3. Sixteen Candles (1984)

Universal Pictures

"It has aged terribly. The dream boy, Jake Ryan, talks about the ways he can take advantage of his girlfriend. Also, Ted repeatedly climbs on top of Samantha despite her protests and it’s depicted as funny and innocent because he’s a little nerd. There's also the racism, sexism, and LGBTQ slurs that riddle the rest of the film.


4. Rush Hour (1998)

New Line Cinema

"Carter made so many racist remarks towards Lee throughout the films."


5. Grease (1978)

Paramount Pictures

"I never understood why people think it’s still relevant. There’s a line in the song 'Summer Nights' where Danny's friends say, 'Tell me more, tell me more / Did she put up a fight?' as a way of asking if Sandy resisted Danny's attempts to sleep with her. Also, the ending where Sandy changes everything about herself so that she’s attractive to Danny sends the completely wrong message!"


6. The Breakfast Club (1985)

Universal Pictures

"I totally get that it’s nostalgic to so many '80s kids, but I didn’t see it until I was an adult and was honestly kind of horrified. Bender straight-up sexually harasses Claire — verbally and physically — and the movie treats this as just a bump in the road towards some sort of catharsis."


7. Pretty Woman (1990)

Buena Vista Pictures

"Edward hires a sex worker then just changes her into a housewife. It’s just weird to me."


"This movie does not come close to representing the reality of the sex work industry. In fact, much was taken out of the script that would have come way closer to being an accurate representation."


8. The Waterboy (1998)

Buena Vista Pictures

"Think about it. Bobby seems to have some sort of disability and is emotionally manipulated by his teammates to play football, all while constantly belittling him as he’s taking college classes. There's also so much use of the r-word and so many jokes at Bobby’s expense."


9. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

Universal Pictures

"That movie and all its sequels are super toxic portrayals of a BDSM relationship. Not only does it make people who practice BDSM look like complete freaks, but it also made it seem OK to ignore safe words."


10. Cruel Intentions (1999)

Columbia Pictures

"It was just so creepy to watch a stepbrother and stepsister betting on if he could get the new girl to give him her virginity and if he won, his stepsister would let him sleep with her."


11. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Paramount Pictures

"The main characters are the textbook definition of toxic masculinity, and homophobia and misogyny are rampantly used against female and queer characters to make the main characters seem tough."


12. Groundhog Day (1993)

Columbia Pictures

"It used to be funny, but then I watched it again recently and realized it was just Phil Connors sexually harassing women because he could get away with it. He was portrayed as lovable and got the happy ending despite the constant groping and manipulation of Rita Hanson. This film would never get made today."


13. Animal House (1978)

Universal Pictures

"I don't even know where to start. There was statutory rape, a 13-year-old girl getting drunk and passing out at a frat party, men spying on women getting changed and from beneath bleachers to see up their skirts, a college professor sleeping with students, mild-to-moderate racism, mild-to-moderate homophobia, and so much more."


14. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

20th Century Fox

"The women are objects that the 'heroes' commit sex crimes against to get back at the jocks they 'belong' to."


15. And The Hangover (2009)

Warner Bros. Pictures

"Racist, sexist, homophobic, and on and on."


Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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