8 Popular Movies That Haven t Aged Well

Never Been Kissed (1999)

A journalist goes undercover as a high school student for a story but struggles to fit in. Drew Barrymore's character faces uncomfortable advances from her teacher, unaware of her true identity.

Breakfast at Tiffany s (1961)

An eccentric socialite falls for a struggling writer. Criticized for its racist portrayal of a Japanese character by a white actor in yellowface.

Soul Man (1986)

A white man uses tanning pills to appear Black and win a scholarship. Widely condemned for its use of dark makeup and racial stereotypes.

Grease (1978)

High school romance set to music faces accusations of endorsing sexism. Criticized for its portrayal of Sandy's transformation, seen as conforming to male expectations.

Sixteen Candles (1984)

A teenage girl navigates high school life and romance, but the film is deemed problematic for its depiction of assault.

The Net (1995)

A computer programmer uncovers a conspiracy while fleeing cybercriminals. Criticized for its outdated portrayal of technology and over-the-top concept.

2012 (2009)

A disaster movie featuring global catastrophe, criticized for reliance on stereotypes and cliches, and over-the-top special effects.

American Beauty (1999)

Oscar-winning drama about a man's midlife crisis and inappropriate relationship with his daughter's friend. Criticized for exploitative portrayal of sexual desire and power dynamics.