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!!General:
* Cheering in the cinema is generally more accepted in North America than in the UK and Europe (hence the "mfw Americans clap" meme), though there are exceptions. Japan and other Asian countries are even worse about this. Clapping during a performance is considered quite ''rude'' as you are distracting from the show. Live performers such as Cirque Du Soleil were actually coached about this as they were used to boisterous applause after every major trick.
* Voiceover singing in Hollywood vs. Bollywood. American audiences frown on the practice, viewing it as inauthentic and cheating (one of the reasons Creator/AudreyHepburn was not nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for ''Film/MyFairLady'' was because she didn't do her own singing). In Bollywood it's openly acknowledged and accepted; actors are dubbed over to the point where one woman, Lata Mangeshkar, provided the singing voice ''for every female actress in every major Bollywood movie for several decades'' and was a celebrity in her own right. [[note]]When Lata is unavailable, producers use her sister, Asha Bhosle, who sounds just like her.[[/note]]
* The whole idea of the {{Cowboy Cop}}, omnipresent in cop movies of the 1970's and 1980's has come under fire since the 2000's. Back in the 70's, rising crime rates and then the "rough on crime" rhetoric of the Reagan era in the 80's made actions like beating up suspects for information, executing helpless criminals if they were evil enough, disregard for warrant, and all around tons of violence seem not just acceptable for police officers and displays of their badassitude, but necessary for combating crime. This ended after a string of high-profile incidents of PoliceBrutality and shootings of unarmed suspects, most infamously the Rodney King beating and several notable instances of the mid-2010s, which also revealed these actions targeted racial minorities, especially African-Americans, disproportionately. As a result, characters like Film/DirtyHarry and Film/{{Cobra}} come across as a lot less sympathetic nowadays. Lower crime rates beginning in the mid-90's also led to the demise of the "vigilante hero" and "future big city in ruins" subgenres extremely popular in the late 70's to early 90's.
* France doesn't usually dish out age restrictions on mainstream movies, likely owing to the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution rough history with censorship]]. Many movies rated R in the US or the UK are given "all ages" ratings unless they are very violent or patently adult.
* In general, Western European countries (including the United Kingdom) and some of their former colonies (like Australia) tend to be much more lenient about sexual content and profanity in films than the United States. For example, ''Film/SilverLiningsPlaybook'', rated R in the US mostly for [[ClusterFBomb the Cluster F-Bombs]], received the equivalent of a G rating in Sweden and France and an unrestricted M rating in Australia and New Zealand [[note]] meaning the film is recommended for mature audiences, but anyone can watch it.[[/note]]. ''Film/MagicMike'' was also rated G in France and Sweden, despite being a film about ''strippers''. Conversely, they're stricter towards violence and gore than the United States. ''Film/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies'' received the equivalent of an R rating in most countries (but only a PG-13 in the US.)
* In the United States, the NC-17 rating is seen as a death sentence for a film's commercial viability, basically limiting it to arthouse/independent cinemas. Major retailers like Walmart and Best Buy refuse to stock NC-17 films or [=DVDs=], and theater chains like AMC are reluctant to book them. Although the MPAA specifically states it does not denote pornography, in practice it has been used for films with strong sexual content. Producers fight for an R rating and are often dismayed to get an NC-17. On the other side of the pond, however, the 18 certificate (roughly equivalent to the NC-17) not only has little effect on commercial viability[[note]]Although nobody under 18 may watch it in cinemas, plenty of mainstream films like Fargo, Silence of the Lambs, Halloween and Saw received an 18 and did very well at the UK box office.[[/note]] , it is seen as a badge of honor. In fact, [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1169772/My-film-horrific-15-director-tells-censors-pushed-18.html one horror director]] was disappointed that his film ''didn't'' get an 18 certificate. Films cut for an NC-17 in the US for commercial reasons usually receive an 18 certificate uncut in the UK, with none of the stigma attached.
* In the Golden Age of Hollywood, Chinese-American star Creator/AnnaMayWong was heavily exoticised in the fan magazines - “Anna May Wong symbolizes the eternal paradox of her ancient race,” wrote one fan magazine. “She reminds us of cruel and intricate intrigues, and, at the same time, of crooned Chinese lullabies. She brings to the screen the rare comprehension and the mysterious colors of her ivory-skinned race.” - and could never play a romantic lead because UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode would not allow her to kiss a white man on screen. In another example of this trope, she took her career to the UK and took advantage of their lenient censorship laws to play less stereotypical roles.
* {{Yellowface}} was far more accepted back in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Most Asian characters in films like ''Film/TheGoodEarth'', ''Theatre/TheKingAndI'' and ''The Son-Daughter'' were played by white actresses in make-up - and the magazines would talk freely about the "exciting" make-up process.
* In modern day films [[OneDrinkWillKillTheBaby pregnant women will never drink]]. In Golden Age films? Not so much. The effects of alcohol on fetus' weren't well-known at the time. Take ''Blackboard Jungle'' from 1955, where the protagonist drinks champagne while four months pregnant despite also having a miscarriage in the past. She would be framed as a neglectful parent in modern works however it's just a matter-of-fact in the film.

!!Specific:
* The Western ''Film/RideWithTheDevil,'' starring Creator/TobeyMaguire, was destroyed at the box office thanks to Values Dissonance. The movie portrays an African American fighting on the side of southern guerrillas in the Kansas border skirmishes of the Civil War. Although the character had a historically factual precedent, the idea of a black soldier fighting for the Confederacy, an institution widely associated with white supremacy, was so repugnant that the film was delayed, promotional materials were destroyed, and the release was severely limited (in the actual Confederacy most of the black soldiers were slaves forced into service by their masters though, so it's not as if they were all willing anyway).
* The short film "The Home Economics Story" heavily emphasizes the domestic sides of home ec - a fact that the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' riffing of the short heavily registers its disapproval of.
* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'':
** A teenager brings a flare gun to school so he can commit suicide (or at least destroy a shop project at which he failed). His punishment is a Saturday of detention when it goes off in his locker. In today's zero-tolerance environment, he likely would have been expelled and/or slapped with court-ordered psychiatric therapy for the rest of the school year (and maybe beyond that if he decides to go to college or the military).
** Both Bender and Andy use the word "fag/faggot" without being punished or reprimanded for it. Today, the word is seen as a slur almost on par with the N-word, but in TheEighties, the term would essentially be seen as just another swear, and doesn't imply that either of them were gay-bashers.
** There is a relatively minor case regarding the fact that Claire brought sushi for lunch, which serves as a symbol of how wealthy and elitist her family is. Back in the '80s sushi was a far more exotic and expensive dish, but over the years it's become more affordable and gained more mainstream popularity. Granted, as a school lunch it's still out of the ordinary, but not quite to the extent that it was at the time the film was released.
** Bender's advances on Claire were to show off his jerkass nature, but he eventually gets the girl in the end. Today, such actions would earn the ire of some modern audience members, who would claim it is trivializing sexual harassment.
* ''Film/{{Heathers}}'', a film about teens that actually ''do'' kill each other, would have a hard time getting greenlit after UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} and in our 24/7 media age, especially as [[BlackComedy a comedy]]. However, even by 1980s standards, it's hard to believe a student firing a revolver at another pair of students ''while in the school cafeteria'' wouldn't be looking at an expulsion. Hell, they'd be more than expelled, they could be charged with assault in a criminal court, or sued for it in a civil court. The movie suggests he was merely suspended because they were blanks.[[note]]At close range, blank charges can be just as dangerous as real bullets. It's also a crime to threaten people with a gun that isn't carrying real ones.[[/note]]
* ''Film/TheChinaSyndrome'': Jane Fonda plays a puff-piece reporter who, while doing a puff piece on a nearby nuclear plant, witnesses a near-meltdown of the plant. At a cocktail party soon after the events, she asks the news director to let her do more hard news stories. The director condescendingly replies that she was hired for her looks and her body and not any reporting ability. Nowadays, that would probably get the director fired and justify a huge [[http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/07/06/gretchen-carlson-files-sexual-harassment-lawsuit-against-foxs-roger-ailes/86752408/ lawsuit]].
* [[OlderThanTelevision Going way back]], ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}'' (and by extension, the novel it was based on, ''The Clansman'' by Thomas Dixon) features the Ku Klux Klan as the ''[[DesignatedHero good guys]]'', complete with a BigDamnHeroes moment towards the end of the story. This film went on to be so influential that for decades, the director had an honorary award named after him at the Oscars. The film is now rarely seen outside of film classes thanks to ValuesDissonance making it unwatchable to anyone except a film student learning the state of the art in 1915.
* Agnes' fate at the end of ''Literature/AuntieMame'' definitely qualifies for this trope. She finds herself impregnated and [[AccidentalMarriage accidentally married to]] a sexual predator who got her drunk and led her to the altar because he thought she was a rich noblewoman. This is supposed to be a ''happy'' ending, because it means that she's not, as she gravely feared, an ''unwed mother''. It is worth noting that in a later, musical version of the play, this part was changed. Instead of being married to the guy who knocked her up, Agnes is sent to live in a home for unwed mothers... that was founded and set up by Aunt Mame herself, specifically to help Agnes (and to tick off the snooty rich family whose property was next door to the future site of said home). In the original book, she falls in love with one of Patrick's college professors, a genuinely good man who reciprocates her love and proposes to her as she's being rushed to the hospital in labor. It's implied that they wind up happily married.
* ''Film/JamesBond'':
** A lot of the Creator/SeanConnery [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] movies suffer from this, including SexFaceTurn, ''really'' [[DisposableWoman Disposable Women]], and SlapSlapKiss. This dissonance was increased in ''Film/{{The Man with the Golden Gun}}'', when Roger Moore tries to slap around women. They are still toned down from what exists in the books. You only have to read a few other British thrillers of the early 20th Century (something by Dennis Wheatley, say) to realize that Ian Fleming was quite liberal for his time.
** There are quite a few ethnic stereotypes as well. Even ''Dr No'', which was fairly advanced for its day in its portrayal of a black man, has a scene where Bond asks Quarrel (who is black) to "fetch my shoes," in a rather presumptuous and condescending manner. In ''Goldfinger'', Goldfinger himself tells Bond that Koreans are the "cruelest people in the world" and are thus perfect for being evil minions. He ''could'' be referring to the Communist North Koreans, given the time period in which this story was written, but the ambiguity and generalization of his statement is what really dates it. This is a decided improvement on the book, where Bond and the narrator not only ''agree'' with Goldfinger, Bond muses to himself that he thinks [[{{Dehumanization}} Koreans are so savage they must be an entirely different species]].
** Film critic Matt Zoller Seitz discusses his dismay at a 2012 audience's [[http://blogs.indiewire.com/pressplay/from-russia-with-love-is-not-unsophisticated-you-are comedic reaction]] to a screening ''From Russia with Love'', due to the 1963 film's social mores and retro sexuality, arguing that the film needs to be taken in the context it was intended. As a counterpoint, writer John Perch [[http://www.overthinkingit.com/2012/09/19/from-russia-with-snub/ argues]] the audience's laughter and incredulity was a perfectly naturally response, stating basically that society had marched on and to attempt to view the movie as someone from 1963 might have is, essentially, role-playing rather than the genuine moviegoing experience someone from 1963 would have had.
** Another infamous scene in ''Goldfinger'' features Bond [[ForcedKiss forcing a kiss]] onto henchwoman [[PunnyName Pussy Galore]], who'd been rebuffing his seduction attempts up to that point. Instead of being disgusted and pushing him away, she immediately reciprocates, has sex with him, and [[SexFaceTurn turns good]]. This scene is often criticized as an advocation of the NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization, but it wasn't seen that way at the time.
** The scene in ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' where Bond tricks Solitaire into sleeping with him is pretty uncomfortable by modern standards, doubly so because she's one of the few women Bond's bedded to be clearly unhappy afterwards (though not because she didn't enjoy the sex, but because she was afraid the BigBad would kill her for it).
* In ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory''
** Spoiled heiress Tracy Lord is given a major set-down by her father... who cheated on her mother and blames it on Tracy's lack of affection for him. Yes, he effectively tells Tracy her parents' divorce was her fault. And she ''thanks him for the smackdown'' in the end.
** At the beginning of the movie, C. K. Dexter Haven (played by Cary Grant) angrily throws Tracy Lord to the ground. At the time, this was probably considered amusing. Now, not so much. Even worse, is that Haven was drawing his fist back, clearing intending to ''hit'' her, until he changes his mind. The scene is only watchable today due to him not doing so (Lord's obnoxiously smug grin, especially once the movie shows just how much of a brat she is, also helps take at least some of the sting out of it).
* In the 1968 film ''Film/YoursMineAndOurs'', with Creator/LucilleBall and Henry Fonda, generally considered a G-rated, family values classic, there are several "Wait... what?" moments. Part of the children's attempts to sabotage the budding relationship include trying to get their potential stepmother drunk by spiking her drink - although they're called out for this, it's still uncomfortable. One of the boys is later punished with a prolonged spanking from the lady, something that wouldn't fly today.
* The original ''[[Franchise/ThePinkPanther Pink Panther]]'' films run into this with how Inspector Clouseau speaks of his Chinese manservant, e.g., "Cato, my little yellow friend, I'm home!" (On the other hand, Clouseau ''is'' portrayed as an arrogant idiot with (among others) MightyWhitey delusions, so this ignorance may well stem from that.) This is what probably inspired a scene from 2009's ''Film/ThePinkPanther2'' where Clouseau gets in trouble for calling a Japanese man "my little yellow friend".
* In the classic [[ScrewballComedy screwball romantic comedy]] ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight'', Creator/ClarkGable confronts Claudette Colbert's millionaire father, telling him that what his daughter needs most is [[SlapSlapKiss "a guy that'd take a sock at her once a day, whether it's coming to her or not."]]. Since the father has previously taken a sock at his daughter himself, he recognizes this as the voice of true love.
* ''Film/{{The Jazz Singer}}'' features a hero who must escape the confines of his conservative Jewish father to realize his own dream of self-expression... by performing in blackface. The film was remade in 1980 with Music/NeilDiamond in the lead role... and the '''blackface element still intact''', which led to [[DudeNotFunny predictable]] [[BoxOfficeBomb results]] at the box office.
* The Japanese film ''Film/TheHomelessStudent'' invokes this with its own [[AnAesop Aesop]] at the end. [[DisappearedDad The neglectful father]] abandons his children after they're thrown out of their apartment, because he had been gambling and hadn't paid the bills. It's presented as a lighthearted "keep up the Masquerade" comedy when the main character, a teenage boy, is reduced to living in a park, but there's little that's lighthearted about his situation. He's starved, rained-on, scrabbles for change under vending machines, stoned by little children and eventually becomes so hungry he eats grass, and then cardboard. His younger sister is nearly molested. At the end of the film, he thanks his father because he realizes he was trying to teach him a lesson in living independently, and that his mother stunted his growth as a person by giving him too much attention.
* Similar to the Dan Fogelberg example listed at the Music page, and also from 1981, was the movie ''Film/{{Arthur}}'', which played the title character's alcoholism and resultant drunken behavior for laughs; he is even seen drinking while driving at one point. The movie was rated [=PG=], as the [=PG=]-13 rating didn't exist at that time; the [=MPAA=]'s [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPAA_ratings#Ratings current restrictions]] on drug content would net it a higher rating now -- the 2011 Russell Brand-led remake got a [=PG=]-13, with alcohol being far less prominent.
* The ''Three Stooges'' short ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXJ2EaHKsd4 The Yoke's On Me]]'' features them hunting Japanese-American escapees from a relocation center. The characterizations are about as stereotypical and offensive as they come, but quite par for the course in WWII era films.
* ''Film/BreakfastAtTiffanys'':
** The film features Mickey Rooney as wacky Japanese neighbor Mr. Yunioshi, complete with yellowface, buck teeth and thick glasses that look like they were lifted directly from a WWII propaganda poster. At the time, this was acceptable comic relief. The original author Truman Copote however slammed this, finding it offensive at the time too. Mickey Rooney apparently didn't see what the problem was.
** Paul's counterpart in the original book was gay - something that wouldn't fly in the 1950s - so he was changed to a straight man and PromotedToLoveInterest for Holly. Holly's bisexuality was also eliminated from book to film.
** Lula Mae's marriage to a middle-aged man when she was only fourteen. While it's implied to have been a chaste one and annulled pretty quickly, there's no way he would have been played sympathetically today.
* ''Film/AmazonWomenOnTheMoon'' lampshaded this when parodying 1950s science fiction films:
--> Astronaut: "Where I come from, no woman is complete without a man."
* The ending of ''Film/McLintock'' shows that the main character turning his wife over his knee and spanking her has had a positive affect on their marriage, though admittedly up to that point she'd been a bit of a BitchInSheepsClothing.
* The Depression-era film ''Film/GabrielOverTheWhiteHouse'' shows the President of the United States essentially setting himself up as a fascist dictator, suspending the Constitution and dissolving Congress when they try to oppose him, creating a paramilitary police force with extra-judicial powers accountable only to him and forcing all other nations to unilaterally disarm and submit to American rule using the threat of superweapons. This is depicted as a ''good'' and possibly even divinely inspired thing, and his totalitarian policies are shown to end crime, introduce huge economic booms and create world peace. To be fair, the film was controversial even at the time, but its unabashed praise for what would be TheEmpire in any other story is shocking to modern audiences. It's a sign of the desperate time it was made in more than anything else, when there were some calling for a dictatorial president to seize power and resolve the crippling economic issues and organized crime ravaging the country. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Which is a disturbingly similar situation]] [[ThoseWackyNazis to the state of Germany after World War One.]] The election of UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump in 2016 has only worsened this situation, given the fact that he is criticized for being a fascist by many of his opponents.
* In the Shirley Temple film ''Film/BrightEyes'', to cap off the final scene, a bratty girl named Joy (who had been mean to Shirley Temple throughout the film) is slapped in the face by her mother. This happens in a courtroom in front of a judge. While completely acceptable at the time, slapping a child in the face in public would not likely be seen as a positive thing today. Actually, you could end up paying a fine (or depending where you live, spend a night in jail) for doing that.
* In the film version of ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', [=McMurphy=]'s crime is sleeping with a fifteen-year-old, which is treated with the same weight as the fights he gets into...which it was, in TheSeventies. The modern PedoHunt makes the audience lose a lot of sympathy for him right off the bat.
* ''Live Wire'' a 1992 action film, includes a scene where main character and explosives expert Danny O'Neill creates a homemade bomb out of household chemicals, clearly demonstrating exactly how to do so and what raw materials are needed. Good luck making that post-9/11.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy-zVlB4mvA My Baby Is Black]]''. The title of the movie and the fact that it is treated as something unbelievably horrible by the narrator says it all. You'd almost think that the trailer was a joke. The movie actually portrays the interracial couple sympathetically and is against racism. [[Main/NeverTrustATrailer Granted the trailer doesn't do a very good job of showing that.]]
* In an example that might combine this with DeliberateValuesDissonance is the older Albert Finney film ''Film/{{Gumshoe}}''. Finney's character acts as if he lives in a HardboiledDetective story, and he makes a habit of calling the ScaryBlackMan things like a "spade" or "Mighty Joe Young". While these slurs can be partly attributed to the whole "1930s detective attitude", the film doesn't really seem to treat the protagonist as racist. On the other hand, a modern audience is likely to applaud when he gets sucker-punched by the ScaryBlackMan for one of these comments.
* In ''{{Film/Casablanca}}'', Ilsa refers to Sam, the middle-aged black pianist in Rick's club, as a "boy", a common mild racial slur at the time. The film is also infamous for Ilsa not ending up with Rick, despite him being her true love. This is simply because Victor was her husband and in the 1940s, that trumped anything else.
* In the Soviet Union {{Blackface}} and {{Yellowface}} were not considered racist, and because of that there were more than a few movies with anti-racist messages that had oppressed Black or Asian people played by white Soviet actors. For example, Soviet adaptations of AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn stressed the racism and evils of slavery, yet nearly all of them had Jim played by a man in blackface. Of course [[JustifiedTrope actual black people were hard to come by in the Soviet Union]], so this at least would have been basic pragmatism.
* In ''Film/PoliceAcademy5AssignmentMiamiBeach'', Commandant Lassard is greeted by a Russian Commandant, who kisses him three times on the face, perfectly acceptable in most European countries. North Americans, on the other hand, are creeped out by it (including Lassard).
* ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'':
** The book and film present the end of the pre-Civil War era as something to be mourned, giving a very RoseTintedNarrative of slavery, attitudes that widely became taboo post-Civil Rights movement.
** Scarlett suffers marital rape at the hands of Rhett late in the film, and it's presented as a good thing for their marriage. Scarlett also gives a NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization. The rise of feminism later in the century led to increasingly negative attitudes towards rape.
** The character Prissy is a shockingly racist caricature - with her high pitched voice, laziness and general incompetence. Narrowly averted with {{Mammy}} - who is highly intelligent in spite of her position, representing a case of FairForItsDay.
* In ''Film/TopsyTurvy'', William Gilbert has to deal with an actor who has a hissy fit over his costume which seems too "revealing," even though by modern audiences' eyes, it is demure. Furthermore, with MethodActing stars like Creator/DustinHoffman and Creator/MerylStreep becoming well known and respected for the lengths they will go to be in character, this actor sounds childishly unprofessional.
* The central storyline of 1971 film of ''Film/OnTheBuses'' is that the bus company hire female drivers and the male drivers deliberately disrupt their work and make their lives a misery. What makes this questionable is that the male drivers are shown as likable heroes and the women as harpies who deserve to get fired. The unattractive appearance of the women who do traditionally male jobs probably wouldn't happen today either. The film also shows men groping women without their permission but the women finding this humorous rather than being upset or offended by it.
* ''Film/CarryOn'':
** Many of the films showed men groping women without their consent, and the women often getting positive reactions from it.
** British media in the 1970s was known for having a lot of negative situations with characters that were played for laughs. Staying with the ''Carry On'' series, in ''Film/CarryOnMatron'', the son of a gangster is ordered to disguise as a nurse in order to steal drugs from a hospital, and he attracts the attentions of a perverted womanising doctor, who drags him into a room and tries to rape him, pointing out that there's no need to defend himself because he's a trained boxer; even if the nurse was female all along, the scene would probably be played out the same way.
* In the 1950s classic ''Film/TheDamBusters'', the code for a successful hit on the target is the name of the squadron commander's beloved black labrador, who was struck and killed by a motorcar right before the strike was launched. The dog's name? Nigger. This issue was complicated by the fact that the historical dog had that name in real life. It's sometimes, and sometimes not, dubbed on television showings into ''Trigger''. There was a certain amount of "it's PC gone mad" controversy when news of a remake did the rounds in 2009; the producers were planning to call the dog "Nigsy" instead. The remake's still being talked about, and the latest news is that they intend to call him "Digger".
* In the Creator/StephenChow film ''Film/KingOfComedy'' (1999), one of the running gags is that one of the neighborhood's little boys runs around naked all the time. This is creepy enough to an American audience, but there's one scene where Stephen's character stops what he's doing to play with the boy. A guy who was imitating Stephen's cues while confronting a gangster looks back to see him ''[[WhatTheHellHero tickle the boy's penis with a stick]]'' and again to see him ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice flick it with his finger]]'' ...and then copies both acts. [[PaedoHunt Imagine trying to film that in the states]].
* ''Film/WhatsNewPussycat'' is a cheeky ribald romp from the newly unfettered 1960s - its intent was to be outrageous, and it perhaps got more so with time. It features a quick flashback to a teacher-student affair ("Oh, Michael, this can't work - I'm 34 and you're 12!" - having star Peter O'Toole in schoolboy drag makes it less creepy - or maybe more so), a crazy psychiatrist who repeatedly sexually assaults a patient, and an unstable exotic dancer (named Liz Bien - get it?) who [[BuryYourGays tries committing suicide a few times]].
* In ''Film/BabesInToyland'', the toys featured in the 1934 Laurel and Hardy version of the movie would not pass government safety regulations (or most parents' standards) today: steel-tipped darts launched by a catapult, anyone?
* In ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'', everyone is perfectly fine with a little girl being left in the care of the dashing stranger across the hall. To be fair the housekeeper was keeping an eye on them though the windows. The remake elevated him to the level of Doris's longtime boyfriend who presumably already had a ring in his back pocket.
* In ''Film/TheWildWorldOfBatwoman'', the titular heroine initiates a seance in an attempt to find the movie's villain, only to get interrupted by a stereotypical Chinese spirit, complete with "Ching-chang"-type speak. When it was featured on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', Mike and the Bots are horribly offended and Mike actually ''apologizes'' for the scene after it ends.
-->'''Batwoman''' "I have to inform you that no-one here is familiar with Oriental languages."
-->'''Tom Servo''' "Hey, that's ''Asian'' languages, sister."
* ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' ran headlong into another example with the short "Catching Trouble", a 1936 documentary about a hunter who catches animals for zoos. The narration makes it clear that he's a man among men who bends nature to his will; Joel and the Bots, however, just see a cruel bully harassing innocent animals, and cheer for the animals to escape. And that's not even getting into his "loyal Seminole" sidekick...
* ''Film/ThelmaAndLouise'' the two women fleeing the crime scene because there was no evidence to suggest Harlan was raping Thelma? Not likely to happen today where rape allegations are taken much more seriously.
* The HappyEnding of ''Film/HisMajestyOKeefe'' sees the protagonist, a former EvilColonialist whose machinations got dozens of people killed and nearly destroyed the island of Yap, having a HeelRealization and telling the island's natives to go their own way. Instead, they choose to keep him on as king, plus he gets the girl.
* ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'':
** ''The Children's Hour'' is about two women's schoolhouse being shut down over the flimsiest of insinuations that they are lesbians. They also lose a libel lawsuit even though there's no evidence of the rumor's validity.
** The 1930s adaptation, ''These Three'', [[HideYourLesbians removes]] the lesbian themes of the story. In its place we have a huge public scandal because a little girl (supposedly) caught Martha cheating with Karen's fiance. They even get sent to court for it. The accusations of infidelity and pre-marital sex were more serious in TheThirties but in modern times, or even the 60s (where the TruerToTheText adaptation was made), it would be considered a smaller, more personal issue.
* ''Film/{{Tomboy}}'' centers around a ten year old girl masquerading as a boy, and features multiple scenes with her shirtless or even just naked. Despite the fact she doesn't have any breasts yet, the notion of a girl over 5 years old with her shirt off in public doesn't settle with a lot of people, from country to country.
* Meta-example concerning ''Film/EnemyAtTheGates'': Western audiences found it a grim retelling of one of history's most brutal battles. ''Russian'' audiences thought it was far too light-hearted in its treatment of the darkest chapter in their country's history and characters' behavior was really unrealistic/plainly weird.
** Well, not one, but two successive Russian Culture Ministers along with the Russian Military Historical Society repeatedly called the film a pack of lies, grave distortion of WWII history and blatant anti-Russian propaganda, to be precise. And if you browse through sites like Kinopoisk (Russian version of Rotten Tomatoes), you will see that the majority of people thought that Hollywood outright put Russian red Army in a bad light with all the "you get ammo without a rifle" scenes.
* In an independent film from the 50s ''Film/SoYoungSoBad'', the character Loretta has had a baby out of wedlock. It's presented as a character flaw that she wants to give the baby up for adoption - despite the fact that she's an unmarried teenager who has no family to support her. Her happy ending is choosing to keep her baby, albeit after graduating from school. This is a holdover from pre-war years, where mothers were discouraged from giving up their children for adoption.
%%* In-universe example in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'': Bruce Wayne brings a Russian ballet dancer to dinner who supports Harvey Dent cleaning up Gotham City through political means, but does not understand why Gotham supports Batman taking on the criminal element at street level... and then, the movie explores exactly ''why'' having a vigilant in your city implies...
* ''Film/TheKarateKid2010'',:
** Dre cheers and claps loudly at the end of his crush's violin recital, only to receive disapproving looks from said crush's parents. In China, audiences tend to remain silent during and/or after a performance.
** Also Dre making Mei Ying pinky swear and her parents' offended reaction to it because in China, raising the pinky finger is equal to sticking up the middle finger.
* ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'' tried so hard to keep it from going there. The songs and most of the animation are still acceptable but the live-action sugarcoats the racism a bit too much for the movie to be released in the US any time soon.
* ''Film/{{Grease}}'':
** At the time of the film's setting, it was revolutionary to have a "good girl" break away from society's norms and become a greaser chick (even if it meant heartache to her family). Nowadays, Sandy radically changing herself just to get Danny to like her more is both sexist and a perfect example of a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop.
** "Summer Nights":
--->''"Tell me more, tell me more, was it love at first sight?"''\\
''"Tell me more, tell me more, did she put up a fight?"''
** Using the nerdy boy as a ButtMonkey would also raise quite a few eyebrows, as it’s played painfully straight even in the very end of the film. The fact that he's genuinely a better athlete than the greasers does soften the blow a bit.
* Due to the minstrel show, the Lincoln's Birthday segment in ''Film/HolidayInn'' is a bit uncomfortable to watch nowadays.
* When ''Film/{{Blowup}}'' was released, the nudity was scandalous, while the hero's contempt for his models and female admirers (he offhandedly refers to the latter as "bitches") was ignored. Today the sex seems incredibly tame, while the hero's misogyny is appalling. The nudity is a gray area: on the one hand, most people wouldn't bat an eye about it. On the other hand, you still have people who believe nudity is evil and sinful.
* ''Film/IronMan3'' sought to avoid this with their depiction of [[BigBad the Mandarin]]. In the comics, the Mandarin was a YellowPeril villain, which wouldn't really work these days. The film avoids this by casting the British-Indian actor Creator/BenKingsley then having the Mandarin be an combination of many cultures. [[spoiler:Furthermore, the Mandarin turns out to be a smokescreen/scapegoat for the real villain's organization, played by an actor and designed to obfuscate the real villain's identity. THEN turned on its head when the ''actual'' Mandarin has his double rescued from prison to bring him into the fold.]] And of course, many fans still claimed changing the villain's race was a case of UnfortunateImplications. Sometimes you just can't win...
* Watch any western from the 20's through the 70's, and see if you can notice how many times Native Americans, women or Mexicans are stereotyped or condescended towards. [[Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre "I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges"]] would not have made it to the final cut nowadays, that's for sure.
* ''Film/TheSandlot'' has a very classic scene of where one of the boys gets CPR, and, upon recovery, plays at still being unconscious so that next time she goes to mouth-to-mouth, he can ''grab her head and kiss her''. The gang, of course, responded by [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop tipping their hats to him for the next few weeks]], and she responded by becoming interested in and eventually marrying him. Now imagine if the boy were a grown-up man...
* One of the things that make the other boys suspect that the protagonist of ''Film/TeaAndSympathy'' might be gay is his long hair, and by the standards of 1956, when the film was released,[[note]]or 1953, when the play was first staged, although that's less of an issue, since subsequent stagings can make the actor's hair much longer[[/note]] his hair was on the long side for a high-school aged boy, in that he did not have a crew cut. For an audience watching the film at pretty much any time from the late sixties onward, his haircut looks quite short and conservative.
* ''{{Film/Carrie}}'':
** Even by 1976 standards, someone would surely request Social Services to check the home environment to see if the title character is in a safe place. The 2013 remake acknowledges this somewhat, where the state stepped in to stop Margaret from homeschooling Carrie.
** Considering the character was being bullied, the Gym teacher was in the right mind to intervene and report it to the principal. Nowadays, she would've been viewed as a hero because bullying has gotten deadly, forcing many US States to pass laws regarding it. The bullies would’ve faced suspension or expulsion these days rather than have Carrie take matters in her own hands… or rather, her mind.[[note]]In the film and book, the teacher does threaten the girls with suspension - but says that the school board was stocked by men who didn't understand how horrible the shower incident was. Chris does get suspended for refusing to do the punishment detentions.[[/note]].
** Also, as sex education is now mandatory in many public schools in the country (including in Maine, where the film takes place), Carrie would have learned about menstruation well beforehand and likely wouldn't have freaked out so terribly when it happened.
** Likewise the scene where Chris gets slapped by the teacher. Both modern remakes of the novel leave that part out[[note]]The 2002 TV-film simply has Miss Desjarden push Chris against a locker[[/note]]. These days a teacher hitting a student would be fired on the spot, no matter how rotten the student in question is. The novel at least has Chris' father attempt to get the teacher fired, while the principal fires back with ''in loco parentis'', the concept being that while the child is at school, the school/administrators are basically a temporary parent, and they will counter-sue Chris on Carrie's behalf (which also would not really fly today).
* ''Film/{{Porkys}}'': Balbricker would’ve run the risk of sexual assault charges these days rather the police arrest on Tommy's exhibitionism since he showed his privates to the girls through a peep hole, giving Balbricker a reason to [[AxCrazy attack]]. As a matter of fact, a teen showing their privates would’ve been grounds for expulsion, even by 1980s standards… in fact, the idea of a teen being naked in a film these days, even if said teen is [[DawsonCasting portrayed by an adult]]… yeah, just [[TemptingFate try to see if anyone would accept that]].
* ''Film/RevengeOfTheNerds'':
** There's a scene so creepy that it's sort of amazing no one at the time apparently thought it was. The hero, Lewis, steals and puts on the costume worn by his JerkJock rival to a carnival and wears it while he seduces said jock's girlfriend. Seduces as in [[BedTrick has sex with her while pretending to be her boyfriend.]] He's unmasked halfway through, and the girl instantly forgives him, because he's the best sex she's ever had. It's all okay, you see, because [[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization he rapes her into loving him]].
** The nerds secretly rig hidden cameras in the sorority house during a panty raid, gawk at the residents undressing via video, and disseminate images of one of the Pi ladies topless during their "pie sale". Just how many porn distribution, privacy and stalking statutes did they break, there...?
* In ''Film/AnimalHouse'', the GoodAngelBadAngel scene where Pinto wonders whether he should have sex with the unconscious teenager Clorette has become ''extremely'' cringeworthy since rape, both on college campuses and among teenagers, has become a bigger concern. While both parties would be equally mocked back in the '70s, nowadays virtually everyone will sympathize with Clorette and Pinto would be ostracized from society. Then again, the more serious attitude toward campus rape can mean that for some viewers the joke now CrossesTheLineTwice, and as a result has become even ''funnier.''
* ''Film/AChristmasStory'' has several examples:
** The family going out to eat on Christmas Day and the only place that's open is [[PekingDuckChristmas a Chinese restaurant.]] [[DeliberateValuesDissonance This is actually deliberate]] - in the 1940s, Chinese restaurants were among the only ones open on Christmas, and is still considered TruthInTelevision in many areas, to the point that many Jews know to seek out the closest Chinatown when traveling on a Sunday. On top of that, the staff sings in a very fake accent that, even in the '80s, would have offended people were it not calling upon '40s Nostalgia. There's also the very strong implication that the waiters are singing incorrectly on purpose to irritate their boss. However, some Chinese restaurants (run by actual Asian people nonetheless) [[MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales actually find that scene a little funny]], and some more comedic ones even act the scene out as a gag during Christmastime.
** Ralphie is punished for using profanity by having a bar of soap in his mouth, a common punishment in the 1940s where the film takes place. In 1982, a year before the film was released, the practice was deeming "moderate" compared to spanking and was still an alternative to spanking until around 1996. However, not so today, where such punishment is now deemed abuse. Look at how Mrs. Parker learned a lesson [[JerkassRealization when she tried on herself]].
** Ralph’s Christmas wish for a BB gun would be somewhat frowned upon in most if not all urban areas; a regional as well as temporal case of ValuesDissonance, though, since many, many parents in small towns and rural areas have absolutely no problem with giving their kids such a gift even today. Scut Farkus' brand of violent bullying is unlikely to go unpunished in this day and age, given how modern Zero Tolerance school policies react to even to most benign offenses.
*** By the same token, if a modern-day Ralphie were to respond to bullying in this manner, i.e. by beating the living daylights out of a kid who has been the bane of his existence, HE would most likely be ordered into counseling and anger management therapy, while Scut Farkus's parents would cry victim because Ralphie beat him up. In short, nowadays Ralphie would be the one seen as the bully.
* ''Film/RealityBites'': As [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o26AVJYTMcg explained]] by WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick, the main characters complaining about their middle-class suburbanite lives comes off as [[{{Wangst}} downright laughable]] to anyone living through the post-2008 Great Recession.
* ''Film/KidsInAmerica'': [[spoiler: Though they were successful on preventing their bully of a principal from becoming superintendent by informing parents about her]], a teenager from present day would wanna ask why didn’t any of the students used to the internet to get the message out since the film was released in 2005, even with the capabilities of the technology at the time. Weller's methods in suppressing the students' freedom of expression in the school wouldn't work in cyberspace where there's nothing she could do since it's open to the public.
* In ''Film/FoxyBrown'', the titular character repeatedly uses "faggot" as a casual insult. To many modern viewers, this would just make her look like she's uneducated at best, and at worst like she's a disgusting bigot.
* ''Film/TheEliteSquad'' is a mostly accurate depiction of the ViceCity Rio de Janeiro is, with vicious drug dealers ruling in conjunction with {{Dirty Cop}}s. Brazilians cheered TheUnfettered protagonists BOPE who stopped at nothing, including JackBauerInterrogationTechnique, to fight the scourge, but liberal Western audiences were rubbed the wrong way by their "fascist" actions.
* In the immediate lead-up to one of the most famous scenes in ''Film/CitizenKane'', when Jed Leland is promoting Charles Foster Kane for governor of New York, it's a bit odd for modern audiences to hear him unabashedly describing his boss as a "liberal," since that word is hardly ever used in a positive context anymore, what with being associated (unfairly) with the 1960s counterculture and the supposed persecution of white working-class Americans. But it's even more shocking to hear Leland use the term "fighting liberal" - even though that was a completely un-ironic and flattering term in the early twentieth century - because that phrase inherently clashes with many modern conceptions of political liberalism, such as the BourgeoisBohemian (of which, ironically enough, many consider Creator/OrsonWelles himself to be the TropeMaker, at least for Hollywood).
* In the Creator/MarxBrothers' sociopolitical spoof ''Film/DuckSoup'', when Rufus T. Firefly (Creator/GrouchoMarx), the dictator of Fredonia, is introduced to his parliament as a "progressive, fearless fighter," many modern viewers do not understand that the word ''progressive'' [[YouKeepUsingThatWord is not meant to imply that Firefly is a socialist, or even a leftist]]. In the early 1930s, that word simply referred to anyone - in any political party - who was in favor of directing Big Government toward social reform and the imposition of order in people's lives. In fact, many of these activists were social conservatives - and indeed, Firefly reveals himself to be just that in the lyrics to the song he performs immediately afterward.
* ''The Epic of Everest'' (1924) is a documentary about that year's unsuccessful attempt to climb Mount Everest. Its intertitles contain several remarks that read oddly 90 years on, especially in the description of the Tibetan town of Phari-Dzong:
** ''Amid dirt and mud and stinking refuse, the people live with their dogs and cattle in these hovels begrimed with the smoke of the argo fires ... And in contrast to all of this, the cold purity of the snows of Chomolhari puts to shame the dirt of Phari.''
** And on the other hand, the film tells us the mountain's Tibetan name (Chomo-Lung-Ma) a few times. You don't get that much these days either.
* In ''Film/TradingPlaces'', Creator/DanAykroyd appears in BlackFace during the New Year's Eve train party. It's PlayedForLaughs for how ridiculous the disguise is, but they still probably couldn't get away with it today.
* In ''{{Film/Twister}}'' Jonas is presented as a HateSink because he got corporate funding and "doesn't care about the science" - he's apparently just in it for the money. He would come across as a DesignatedVillain these days but when the film was made in the 90s, "selling out to 'the Man'" was not such a big deal for some people.
* ''Film/BillAndTed'', being a movie about American teenagers in the 1980s, has the characters casually using the word "fag" as an insult towards a villain, and in one scene they hug each other only to break the hug and call one another a "fag." Nowadays, of course, sensibilities have in many cases become so politically correct that [[ButNotTooEvil even]] ''[[ButNotTooEvil villains]]'' [[ButNotTooEvil are not allowed to use the term]] (unless anti-prejudice is the [[AnAesop Aesop]], of course).
* ''Film/TeenWolf'' has a scene where one of the characters is MistakenForGay. The word "fag" is used no less than three times throughout this bit of dialogue.
* In films from the 90s and before simply being a "drug dealer" was enough, in most cases, to make a character a villain. Nowadays, the increasingly strong backlash against the War on Drugs has made it so that for drug dealers to be considered actual villains they must either 1) sell meth and/or heroin, 2) have ties to brutal Mexican drug cartels and/or 3) sell to kids.
* The 1917 silent film ''The Black Stork'' featured eugenicist Dr. Harry Haiselden playing a fictionalized version of himself. The film has a pro-eugenics message with Haiselden's character portrayed as doing the right thing for allowing a "defective" newborn baby to die (this was based on something Haiselden actually did, by the way). The movie's tagline was, "Kill defectives, save the nation and see ''The Black Stork''." The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures almost banned the film... for being too graphic and not pro-eugenics enough.
* In ''Film/WhatEverHappenedToBabyJane'' Edwin's mother chews him out for working for Jane Hudson. She mentions the most awful thing Jane did in the past, and says it so that it's worse than seemingly trying run over her own sister - being found in a hotel room with a man she'd just met. (His reply: "Wasn't that how I was conceived?" shows that she's a hypocrite on top of everything else.)
* George's [[FelonyMisdemeanor utterly horrified reaction]] in ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' to his wife being a [[OldMaid miserable spinster librarian]] in the BadFuture can come across as this. Granted, she ''is'' clearly unhappy, but George had, in quick succession, learned his first boss is a homeless ex-con, his childhood crush and later friend is an abused stripper, his uncle has been committed to the insane asylum, many of his friends are dirt-poor, his nemesis [[BigBad Mr. Potter]] has literally bought the entire town, and his younger brother is ''dead'', all because he never existed. That ''this'' is what sends him over the line is quite indicative of the values of the day.
* In the original version of ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'', baby Clark was found stark naked, with... "Clark Jr." in plain view. Today, there is usually [[DigitalBikini some editing]] to that scene. Worth noting though, is that the reboot ''Film/ManOfSteel'' also had baby Clark naked uncensored, but the shot passes by quick enough that it's easy to not notice it.
* In the film, ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', Prince Edward Longshanks is portrayed as a being a wimp and unfit to rule England due to his homosexuality and having a male lover. His wife and her advisor hope for his death due to this. When his father kills his lover by throwing him out of a window, it is considered an evil act on the part of the king, but is meant as a just consequence of the prince's way. It is hard to imagine a modern film villainizing the prince in such a way.
* In 1960 when the original ''[[Film/{{Oceans11}} Ocean's 11]]'' was released, UsefulNotes/{{the Hays Code}} was still nominally in force and film critics vilified how the casino-robbers weren't shown getting convicted at the end, [[spoiler: even if they ''did'' see all the stolen cash go up in flames]]. With [[Film/OceansEleven the remake]], audiences and reviewers were no longer so morally-stringent about what makes an acceptable story and ''cheered'' to see the thieves' scheme pulled off with minimal hitches.
* ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'':
** Charlie Bucket and his mother being upset by Grandpa Joe's vow to quit tobacco. Keep in mind, this was made at the turn of TheSeventies, just before the advertising industry cracked down on tobacco ads. Even in the film, the reason Grandpa Joe is quitting tobacco is the fact that it's an expensive habit for such a poor family. The fact that his health is already so poor he spends all day in bed doesn't come up.
** Mike Teevee playing with a realistic toy gun would certainly not fly with mass shootings all too real in today's world. He brings it with him to the factory and even pretends to shoot Willy Wonka with it, yelling "WHAM! You're dead!". If that happened these days, he'd be tried as a juvenile delinquent. It doesn't help that the 2005 version of Mike is a sociopathic video game addict from ''Denver, Colorado'', the same metropolitan area behind the [[UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} tragedy that first brought mass shooting into the forefront of American consciousness]].
* ''Film/MaryPoppins'', being set in the EdwardianEra, has a few:
** This is [[InvokedTrope invoked]] with Mr. Banks. His views towards his family (especially the women) is backwards, which is ''intended'' to be.
** Winifred talks about her movement (The Sufragettes) doing some things that would probably be seen as ''quite'' disruptive, given the antics of [[AnimalWrongsGroup PETA]], as well as some rather violent protests a hundred years later that [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment We frankly will not talk about.]]
** With all the talks about climate change, pollution, and smog (Especially [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Smog_of_London 42 years after the film was set]]) Bert's song would be seen as... very weird.
** Admiral Boom uses the term "Hottentots". This would ''not'' fly today, as that was used to refer to a tribe in Botswana.
* In America, many people were surprised that the [[Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey the film adaptation]] of ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' didn't get an NC-17 rating right out of the gate given the source material's notorious sexual content. Other countries did give it their maximum ratings, while some either heavily edited the sexual material or [[BannedInChina banned the film outright]]. There was, however, one conspicuous exception: UsefulNotes/{{France}}, where it sailed through with a ''12'' certificate, roughly equivalent to a PG or a PG-13. Moreover, as [[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver John Oliver]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t3TzSnwCn4 noted]], there was controversy within the [[MediaWatchdog National Centre of Cinematography]] (CNC) over this rating... namely, that some thought it was ''too high'', and that it should've been given the all-ages U certificate. Apparently, the CNC thought that the sex scenes were tame, not particularly shocking, and even "schmaltzy" compared to the content of France's own erotic films, with only the BDSM themes pushing it out of all-ages territory.
* ''Film/IAmAFugitiveFromAChainGang'': Helen's line "I'm free, white, and twenty-one." was a common expression during the 1920s, 1930s, and much later when racism was not only socially acceptable but the law in many parts of the country. The use of this line lasted into the sixties and even seventies. Inger Stevens use of the idiom is lampshaded by Creator/HarryBelafonte in ''Film/TheWorldTheFleshAndTheDevil''.
* ''Film/BlazingSaddles'': Written by MelBrooks and RichardPryor, the ''kings'' of NWordPrivileges. The whole point of the film was to take every trope of the standard American Western, a dozen more from Hollywood films in general, and [[DeconstructiveParody nuke them all]], ''particularly'' the racist parts. It's rated as one of the top comedy movies of all time, but Brooks fully admits it would never get made today because of the N-bombs, gay jokes, and Jews cast as Native Americans.
* The film version of ''Theatre/{{Cabaret}}'' which was made in the 70s has a sequence where Sally suggests that Fritz 'pounce' on Natalia to let her know how she feels about him. When Natalia tells her about this, she claims that at first she was shocked but then realised she liked what was happening. It teeters close to a NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization, but is played somewhat for CringeComedy.
* Once upon a time slurs against the disabled was the go to insult to mock someone. Then ''Film/TropicThunder'' set a record for it (such as the "Nigga, you went full retard" spiel Kirk Lazarus[[note]]a white man playing a black man playing a black man played by Creator/RobertDowneyJr[[/note]] gave to Chuck Speedman[[note]]an actor (played by Ben Stiller) whose most recent film dealt with a mentally handicapped character[[/note]]) and the backlash led to such terms to be labelled discrimination and hate speech and over the years they have virtually disappeared from media, to the point where even adult-aimed works would either censor these comments or not use them at all.
* The movie ''Film/GuessWhosComingToDinner'' has a really blatant case of PositiveDiscrimination on the subject matter, portraying the prospective son-in-law as unfailingly perfect and virtuous. The reason was so that his future in-laws (and by extension, the audience) would have nothing to object to in his marrying their daughter other than his race. The irony is that in a modern context the marriage has a ''lot'' of red flags totally unrelated to race; Joanna only ''met'' John less than two weeks ago and is already prepared to marry him, even though there's a significant gap in both age and life experience (she's fresh out of college, he's a successful doctor who's traveled the world) and shortly after their wedding, he intends to move to a country she's never been to, away from everyone she knows, and where she will not speak the native language. It seems weird that Joanna's parents aren't the least bit concerned about ''that.''
* In ''Film/AceVenturaPetDetective'', the BigBad is Ray Finkle, former football player whose botched field goal kick cost him a Superbowl win and ultimately his sanity. It is later revealed that the beautiful female police lieutenant Lois Einhorn, who dislikes Ace but has some sexual tension with him, actually ''is'' Finkle, having assumed the identity of a dead woman and even having partial [[{{Transsexual}} gender-reassignment surgery]] to pass as female. The movie is vague as to whether or not Finkle is actually transgender or if he's ''so'' insane, he changed genders and became a cop just as part of a long-term plan to get back at the Miami Dolphins. Furthermore, when Ace realizes the two are one and the same, he's horrified that he got to second base with a "man" and we see a montage of him washing his mouth out, burning his clothes, and taking a ShowerOfAngst. With transgender visibility and acceptance of trans people in society having come a long way since the mid-90's, what was considered funny back then would be ''skewered'' for its transphobia today.
* ''Film/TheMaskOfFuManchu'' is a YellowPeril pulp movie from the 1930s and is full of Asian stereotypes and villains, complete with Boris Karloff and Myrna Loy in {{Yellowface}}. And of course the fact that the plot involves Fu Manchu trying to lead all of Asia against the west.
* The movie ''Film/OfficeSpace'' is essentially about a man going into clinical depression over his job, which ''is'' shown to be frustrating and demeaning. But in the wake of the Great Recession and mass unemployment it comes off as rather unsympathetic to complain about having a steady job just because you're unhappy with it.
-->'''Peter:''' What if we're still doing this when we're fifty?\\
'''Samir:''' It'd be nice to have that kind of job security.
* ''Film/{{Shivers}}'': As a result of the sex parasites, men start making out with other men and women start making out with other women. Given that it's set in the more conservative 1970s[[note]]Remember, the "sexual revolution" of the 1960s didn't exactly filter through to most layers of society immediately[[/note]], this was ''probably'' intended to be seen as people losing all rational inhibitions. Nowadays, putting homosexuality on the same level as incest or pedophilia would be incredibly insulting.
* At one point, ''Film/TheSeaHawk'' suffers from a bit of a disconnect due to the passage of time. Creator/ErrolFlynn's protagonist is a handsome and charming swashbuckler, but when he's in front of TheSpanishInquisition he boasts of pillaging and burning Spanish towns to the ground, proudly confessing to doing more of it than he's being charged with. In the 1930s this made him a badass to kids watching the movie; today, it sounds like he's writing his own indictment to go before the ICC and one can hardly blame the Spanish judge for throwing the book at him and the Spanish government for demanding that the English government pull the plug on their privateers as a result.
* ''Film/SixteenCandles'' has many elements that have not aged well with today's audience.
** The character of Long Duk Dong is essentially a walking embodiment of Southeastern Asian stereotypes, [[{{Leitmotif}} whose appearance is always marked with the sound of an oriental gong]]. While the gong was actually a [[ThrowItIn last minute addition]] that Gedde Watanabe was unfamiliar with, it would make today's viewers cringe. Long at least has a great time during the party at the end, so he's not the worst example of an EthnicScrappy.
** There's also the treatment of geeks, who are [[LonersAreFreaks seen as social outcasts with strange or crazy obsessions]], which would seem strange as geek culture today is very popular. One of the geeks (played by Creator/JoanCusack) is a neck-braced girl whose condition is joked about, which would be seen as a very ableist move today.
** The film features many elements that are unsuitable for a PG-rated movie today - There are several scenes of casual swearing by the main characters - the word "faggot" and shows up a lot, which is seen today as a swear on the same level as the N-word, and there's also the word "bohunk". There's also many scenes of nudity, such as the shower scene in the first half of the movie.
** During one scene, Samantha talks to her friend about getting a black-colored Pontiac Trams-Am for her birthday. However, her description is rather vague, which leads to her friend acting in shock and thinking she actually wants [[ScaryBlackMan a black man]]. Samantha responds by saying "Black Trans Am, pink guy". At the time, interracial relationships were still seen as being a touchy subject as it had only been legalized in the late [[TheSixties '60s]], but with it being more common today, the friend's reaction can seem very awkward.
** It has been argued that the film endorses sexual assault. Ted's constantly harasses Samantha during the story and nothing is done about this. There's also a scene where Ted and a drunken Caroline have their way (although consented), which would be seen as being akin to date rape today, especially since Ted actually endorsed this earlier on. In addition, intoxicated people in the US legally cannot consent, which makes it even more outdated.
* Showing how quickly this can happen, ''Film/TheHangover'', released in 2009, features a gag where one character calls another "Dr. Faggot". These days there's no way a mainstream film could get away with this without the character being portrayed as a villain.
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