10 Movies That Felt Instantly Out Of Date

It was Morbin' Time back in 2003.

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Movies can get away with being many things, but no studio wants their latest release to be dismissed as dated and old-hat from the moment the first trailer drops.

Hollywood wants to constantly be wowing audiences with the newest hotness, because nothing dents a movie's box office like the general population thinking it looks quaint, corny, and just plain behind the times. But every so often a series of miscalculations conspire to deliver a film that feels totally out of time, like it somehow travelled through a cinematic wormhole and wound up in theaters years after its intended bow.

And so, inspired by this recent Reddit thread on the very subject, we come to the following ten movies, each of which felt hilariously dated from the moment they were released.

From failing to find the pulse of the zeitgeist to leaning back on unfashionable aesthetics and narrative tropes, these films all felt years, even decades out of step as soon as they were out in the wild. And while they're not all irredeemably awful movies - though a few of them are - it does feel like those in charge lost sight of the vision somewhere along the way.

10. The Internship

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20th Century Fox

Remember The Internship? This glorified feature-length product placement for Google, starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as middle-aged salesmen who take internships at the tech giant, couldn't feel more mid-2000s if it tried.

Except it came out in 2013, a fact The Onion made hilarious light of by dubbing it "the biggest comedy of 2005." Indeed, given that in 2013 the Internet wasn't quite the mysterious beast to middle-aged folk that it still was in the early-to-mid 2000s, The Internship felt like a dusty relic the moment it was announced.

Between the poor reviews and mediocre box office, it's easy to see how this project probably would've done gangbusters business had it released between 2003 and 2006, back when the general population was considerably less tech-literate - pre-smartphones and all - and Vaughn and Wilson were at their peaks of fame.

That this film is only a single decade old is truly baffling to consider.

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