->"''''Overdrive'' is a street crime movie set in today's San Francisco, okay? It's one of those throwback movies to the 70s exploitation films. Bombs, car chases, afros, hot chicks, windsurfing, space shuttle, okay? You kinda get where I'm going with this? We're gonna go big with this one. We might as well even just call the movie ''Super Big and Awesome!'', but it's not gonna fit on a poster, okay? [...] Now, this thing is gonna be real lo-fi, okay, we're not gonna do any space-age crap, okay, we're not doing that. No lasers on the car, no kangaroos, and no Spanish, okay? We're gonna do long takes that are really unsafe with insane stunts, as many as you can squeeze together into one run."''
-->-- '''Robert Rodino''', ''[[VideoGame/{{Stuntman}} Stuntman: Ignition]]''

Remember back in the day, when there was that prevalent, cheaply made form of entertainment that was SoBadItsGood, or at least good but dated? Wouldn't you like to bring it back?

Well, if you're in Hollywood and you have a high enough profile, you can. And you can do it ''better'' with a brand-new franchise, better special effects, better actors, a better budget and (it is hoped) better writing. If the old form of entertainment has been {{deconstruct|ion}}ed, then this work will probably feature a lot of {{reconstruct|ion}}ing.

If especially successful, this can result in a game of FollowTheLeader as everyone else begins mining the past (or, more frequently, ripping off the successful modern version) in the hope that lightning will strike twice. If these follow-ups are of poor quality, or if there's just too many of them (or both as is [[SturgeonsLaw often the case]]), then it can [[GenreKiller result in the genre being thrown right back in the trash]] until someone else decides it's worth reviving.

If done especially well, it can hide the fact that it ''is'' a throwback. It is only upon reviewing its similarity to past incarnations that the connection is made. Compare OlderThanTheyThink.

Note this should ''not'' cover instances of a specific ''franchise'' [[ContinuityReboot being brought back]], e.g., the later incarnations of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' or ''Series/DoctorWho'', or the ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' movie. This trope is much closer to a SpiritualSuccessor than an actual ContinuityReboot or {{Revival}}.

Related: AffectionateParody. TwoFistedTales is a SubTrope. And nothing to do with EvolutionaryLevels, we promise.

Compare {{Retraux}}, GenreDeconstruction.


* The hot dog based fast food chain, [[https://www.youtube.com/user/mostwantedwiener/videos Wienerschnitzel,]] has been making a series of animated commercials that are this for animated ads of the 60s.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is this for pretty much the entire HumongousMecha genre -- {{super|RobotGenre}} and {{real|RobotGenre}} robot alike, but especially super. It's almost allegorical -- view the page for details. (Warning! Spoilers!)
* Creator/NaokiUrasawa:
** Most of the works of (''Manga/{{Monster}}'', ''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'', et al...) hearken back to the suspense-thriller gekiga stories that first appeared in the '60s, particularily Creator/OsamuTezuka's attempts to get in on the act, such as ''Manga/{{MW}}'' & ''Manga/{{Adolf}}''.
** His ''Manga/YawaraAFashionableJudoGirl'' is largely a throwback to classic sports manga like ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' or ''Kyojin No Hoshi''.
* ''Manga/CannonGodExaxxion'' (Early 70s SuperRobot anime, only with much more realistic politics between the humans & alien invaders.)
* ''Anime/{{Metropolis}}'' (The works of Creator/OsamuTezuka and early anime in general. [[InNameOnly Not]] [[NamesTheSame related]] to Fritz Lang's movie ''Film/{{Metropolis}}''.)
* ''Anime/PrettyCure'' was this to the MagicalGirlWarrior genre after ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' took most of its tropes apart. With added PostModernism and ''Manga/DragonBall''-styled fighting to have it stand out even then. While later seasons were more colorful and brighter, the art style [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure from the first season]] [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar to the third]] resembled more of a {{Retraux}} 80s or 90s shonen anime like their big hit in that era, ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', with later seasons looking like a modernized colorful version of ''Manga/SailorMoon'' style afterwards.

[[folder:Board Games]]
* [[http://www.flyingfrog.net/ Flying Frog Productions]] designs many of its games around throwbacks:
** ''Fortune And Glory:'' TwoFistedTales.
** ''Invasion from Outer Space'' and ''Conquest of Planet Earth:'' '50s and '60s AlienInvasion movies.
** ''Shadows of Brimstone'': WeirdWest.
** ''A Touch of Evil:'' Film/HammerHorror.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Comicbook/{{Justice}}'' is ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' with the {{Camp}} and TokenMinority EthnicScrappy characters removed.
* In that vein, Darwyn Cooke's ''ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier'', set in the 40s, 50s and 60s amidst the climate of the Cold War, nuclear testing and the civil rights movement.
* Within ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman, the post-''ComicBook/FinalCrisis''/''Batman [=RIP=]'' series ''Batman And Robin'' has quickly established itself as something of a throwback to the ''Batman'' TV series.
* Creator/AlanMoore ''loves'' these.
** ''[[ComicBook/NineteenSixtyThree 1963]]'', which is a sendup of early Marvel comics, especially those of Creator/StanLee (Moore was able to replicate Lee's PurpleProse and self-promotion abilities perfectly).
** ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' does this for several genres and periods, albeit with a darker edge.
** The first six issues of ''ComicBook/TomStrong'' each featured a flashback done as a pastiche of an earlier age of comics.
** In ''ComicBook/{{Supreme}}'' Moore not only recreates the Silver Age Superman atmosphere, but also brings back all the different decades and styles including 80s grim n gritty, Captain Marvel Family and EC comics stories just to name a few.
** ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' isn't one, but the in-story "Tales of the Black Freighter" comic ''is'', being a throwback to the old EC horror/mystery titles. The horror/mystery genre never ''completely'' died out ... DC's own ''ComicBook/HouseOfMystery'' ran uninterrupted from the early 1950s through the early 1980s, and there was a short-lived revival of the title starring Elvira about the time ''Watchmen'' itself came out ... but they didn't sell nearly as well as, say, the Batman/Superman titles, so ''Tales of the Black Freighter'' was Moore's take on what the best-selling comic in a world without superhero comics would look like.
* ''ComicBook/{{Planetary}}'' throws in pastiches of comic book genres that were popular in the 1950s (sci-fi, pulp adventure, western, horror, etc.) before being almost completely eclipsed by the superhero genre in UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks.
* Matt Fraction's ''ComicBook/{{Casanova}}'' is this for the psychedelic spy comics of the sixties.
* Marvel had a whole small line dedicated to reinterpreting its properties including [[Comicbook/SpiderManNoir Spider-Man]] in FilmNoir and [[TwoFistedTales Pulp]] settings.
* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' is a rare example of a cross-medium throwback. The series takes its cues from FilmNoir books and films, as well as {{Exploitation Film}}s, despite being a comic book series. It was eventually made into a [[TheMovie movie]] where the homages were perhaps more apparent.
* ''ComicBook/MorningGlories:'' GenreSavvy teen-centered {{Horror}} from TheNineties.
* The 2013 ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' series was done in the style of 60s/70s Jack Kirby comics, with plot points heavily connected to the Vietnam War, outlandish villains, and crazy technology.
* ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' wears its indebtedness to UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks on its sleeve.

* The [[TheSeventies 1970s]] fashion house ''Biba'' pays homage to 1920s and 1930s ArtDeco aesthetics.
* Christian Dior's ''New Look'' collection in the late 1940s throws back Edwardian elegance that had been lost during both world wars.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon:
** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' took most of its inspiration from the classic Disney animated musicals of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation. It was so successful, it wound up [[GenreTurningPoint resurrecting the entire genre]] and kicking off what came to be known as [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation the Disney Renaissance]].
** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' did the exact same thing, including being animated in 2D instead of 3D. While Disney's return to 2D didn't stick, the film was enough of a success for the company to style more of its [[Disney/{{Tangled}} 3D]] [[Disney/{{Frozen}} films]] in the mold and spirit of its Renaissance fairy tale musicals.
** ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' was designed in a manner that mimicked Disney's original Pooh featurettes from the 1960s and 1970s, right down to copying the ([[ForgottenTrope no longer used]]) Xerox "sketchy" animation style.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' all but announces its 1930s-adventure-serial-ness in the opening sequence.
* ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman'' is both a throwback to old zombie movies and [=PG=] movies before the creation of the [=PG=]-13 rating.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'' is a throwback to comedy-adventure films of the 1940s, especially the ''Film/RoadTo'' series it borrows its name from.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]

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* The works of Creator/GeorgeLucas (the former {{Trope Namer|s}}) include several well-known examples:
** The original three ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' adventures (''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Temple of Doom]]'', and ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade The Last Crusade]]'') were based on 1930s pulp adventures, with ThoseWackyNazis or an [[ReligionOfEvil evil cult]] as the villains, and supernatural, often [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]] forces. ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'', meanwhile, was rooted in '50s pulp sci-fi, with the atomic bomb and the UsefulNotes/ColdWar featuring prominently, [[DirtyCommunists the Soviets]] replacing the Nazis, and a plot based around aliens from AnotherDimension.
** ''Franchise/StarWars'': 1930s sci-fi serials among other sources, ''[[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]]'' in particular. (It originated as an attempt to actually revive ''Flash Gordon'', except that Lucas could not buy the rights.)
** ''Film/RedTails'': '40s and '50s war movies. It wasn't directed by Lucas, but he did produce and finance it, and it had been one of his dream projects for years.
** ''Radioland Murders'': 1930s {{screwball comed|y}}ies. Again, Lucas produced but didn't direct.
** Lucas also produced ''Film/TuckerTheManAndHisDream'' by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola, a throwback to '40s-'50s advertising, industrial films, and Creator/FrankCapra movies.
* Creator/ChristopherNolan envisioned ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'' as a throwback to '70s blockbuster action films, particularly with its reliance on practical effects and stuntwork, a style of filmmaking that is also apparent in his later films (''Film/{{Inception}}'', ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'', ''Film/{{Dunkirk}}''). To quote his message included with the Blu-Ray compilation of ''The Dark Knight Trilogy'':
-->"In retrospect, it can only have been my absolute confidence that a return to the old school '70s blockbusters that I grew up with would be the key to bringing ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' back. ... Few movies had pushed that particular button, and I believed that changes to the craft of filmmaking were to blame. I put together a team of the best technicians in the world to test my theory, and we tested it more and more with each new installment, shamelessly pillaging the stunt and special effects techniques of movies we'd loved in the hope of combining them into something fresh for the audience."
* Billy Ray's movies (''Film/ShatteredGlass'', ''Film/{{Breach}}''): '70s political thrillers, particularly ''Film/AllThePresidentsMen.''
* Creator/QuentinTarantino is also heavily associated with this trope:
** ''Film/JackieBrown'': '70s {{blaxploitation}}.
** ''Film/KillBill'' is part NewOldWest, part '70s {{martial arts movie}}s, and part vintage Main/JidaiGeki (samurai cinema).
** ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'', a co-production with Creator/RobertRodriguez, is a double-feature tribute to not only '70s exploitation flicks, but to the general experience of seeing them in a sleazy theater on the [[WrongSideOfTheTracks wrong side of town]], complete with trashy previews between flicks -- two of which [[{{Defictionalization}} became real movies]] that are themselves listed on this page. ''Film/PlanetTerror'', Rodriguez's half of the production, is a throwback to '70s ZombieApocalypse films, while ''Film/DeathProof'', Tarantino's half, is a throwback to '70s car chase movies such as ''Film/VanishingPoint'', ''Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry'', and the original ''Film/GoneInSixtySeconds1974.''
** ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' is an exploitation UsefulNotes/WorldWarII movie InTheStyleOf films like ''Film/WhereEaglesDare''.
** ''Film/DjangoUnchained'' combines two old exploitation styles: blaxploitation and the SpaghettiWestern. Its plot is very loosely based on ''Film/{{Django}}'', a classic of the latter genre, and it even features a cameo by that film's star, Franco Nero.
** ''Film/TheHatefulEight'' is a throwback to the epic period pieces which dominated the latter years of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood, such as ''Film/BenHur1959'' and ''Film/{{Oklahoma}}'', featuring an suitably long runtime of 3 hours, an ensemble cast, an intermission, an overture, and a 70mm RoadshowTheatricalRelease.
* The films of Creator/EdWood, believe it or not. Many people think of his films as the definitive examples of cheap 1950s B-movies; in reality, his films were intended to be the ''anti-thesis'' of those types of films, and were created as throwbacks to science fiction and horror movies from the 1930s. This is even [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/EdWood'', in a scene where Wood and Creator/BelaLugosi bemoan how, in their opinion, horror movies in TheFifties had degenerated into [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever "giant insect" films]].
* Music/RobZombie's films are heavily informed by '70s {{exploitation film}}s, as is much of his music.
** The duology of ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses'' and ''Film/TheDevilsRejects'' is specifically inspired by [[HillbillyHorrors redneck-sploitation]] horror movies like ''Film/TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974'' and ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes1977'', though ''The Devil's Rejects'' turns it on its head and makes them into {{Villain Protagonist}}s.
** This was actually one of the main criticisms of his remake of ''Film/{{Halloween|2007}}'' and [[Film/HalloweenII2009 its sequel]]. Among those who didn't like his version of the story, one of the most common complaints concerned his use of '70s exploitation film tropes in a story whose [[Film/{{Halloween 1978}} original version]] was famous for its use of NothingIsScarier.
** He contributed one of the fake trailers for the aforementioned ''Grindhouse'', titled ''Werewolf Women of the SS'', an homage to {{Nazisploitation}} films like ''Film/IlsaSheWolfOfTheSS''.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheHauntedWorldOfElSuperbeasto'' was his take on the adult animation of the decade, particularly the films of Creator/RalphBakshi, combined with the influence of more modern animation like ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' and ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''.
** ''Film/TheLordsOfSalem'': '70s ReligiousHorror and witchcraft films.
** ''Film/ThirtyOne'' is a more general blend of various '70s splatter film tropes, including a DeadlyGame setup, HillbillyHorrors for many of the psychopaths faced in said game, and a road movie feel for the protagonists (members of a traveling carnival).

[[AC:Individual films]]
* ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' and the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake, along with the AffectionateParody ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'', went a long way towards reviving 1970s ZombieApocalypse movies.
* ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence'' is a strange example, given its complicated production history. When it was a Creator/StanleyKubrick project, he envisioned the film as a throwback to classic Creator/StevenSpielberg[=/=]Amblin movies of the '80s. However, after it got stuck in DevelopmentHell, Spielberg himself took up the task of making the film, and he imagined it as a throwback to classic ''Kubrick'' films as a tribute to the late director (he died in 1999). The end result was a muddle of the two directors' visions and a divisive finished product.
* ''Film/{{Alien}}'' is ''It! The Terror from Beyond Space'' [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''Film/NightOfTheBloodBeast'', only it doesn't suck.
* ''Film/AllTheBoysLoveMandyLane'': '80s slashers, much like the below-mentioned ''Hatchet'' (which came out the same year), albeit in [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror a less comedic manner]].
* ''Film/TheArtist'': {{Silent movie}}s of the 1920s.
* ''Film/AtLongLastLove'': Movie musicals of the '30s and '40s.
* ''Film/AttackTheBlock'': '80s monster movies and horror-comedies (with the required sides of social commentary), like ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', ''Film/{{Tremors}}'', and ''Film/TheGoonies''.
* ''Film/{{Australia}}'': UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood sweeping romantic epics. It is also a throwback the '80 Outback westerns, such as ''Film/TheManFromSnowyRiver''.
* ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' was a ''Ghost Breakers'' homage, only with (slightly) better special effects and the fact that the ''ghosts'' [[PerspectiveFlip were the protagonists]].
* ''Film/BeyondTheBlackRainbow'': MindScrew ScienceFiction movies of the '80s, like ''Film/AlteredStates.''
* ''Film/BloodJunkie'' is a throwback to 1980s {{Slasher Movie}}s.
* ''Film/{{Brick}}'', while set in a modern-day (2006) HighSchool, is a throwback to 1930s and '40s FilmNoir, mapping teen movie archetypes to those of old crime movies and having them speak in period slang.
* ''[[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension Buckaroo Banzai]]'' is a ParodySue version of ''Franchise/DocSavage''.
* This is actually a plot point in ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods''. [[spoiler:The scenario that the protagonists are thrown into is essentially a ClicheStorm of an '80s DontGoInTheWoods SlasherMovie, which is not lost on the controllers. They long to create a more interesting scenario, but they know that [[EldritchAbomination the Ancient Ones]] (i.e. the people watching the film) demand the same old boilerplate tropes and cliches in their ritual sacrifices (read: horror movies).]] In addition to being a DeconstructorFleet for the entire horror genre, the film is a feature-length TakeThat at horror fans and filmmakers for their love of genre throwbacks and familiar tropes, arguing that this mentality has produced a stagnant genre that's too reverential towards the past and has forgotten how to innovate (and, more importantly, embrace innovative stories).
* ''Film/TheConjuring'', in addition to being a '70s PeriodPiece, also hearkens back to the ReligiousHorror and haunted-house movies of that era.
* The Creator/GeorgeARomero[=/=]Creator/StephenKing collaboration ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'' was a throwback to '50s [[Creator/ECComics EC horror comics]].
* ''Film/CrimsonPeak'': 1940s gothic romance films like ''Literature/{{Rebecca}}'', ''Film/{{Suspicion}}'', and ''Film/{{Gaslight}}''.
* ''Film/DarkShadows'': '70s Gothic horror (including [[Series/DarkShadows the show it's based on]]) and '80s/'90s adult-aimed horror-comedy.
* ''Film/{{Doomsday}}'': 1980s dystopian sci-fi.
* ''Film/DownWithLove'': [[RomanticComedy Romantic comedies]] of the late '50s and early '60s.
* ''Film/{{Dredd}}'': Minus it being [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd a comic property]], the action scenes are a throwback to [[{{Gorn}} gory]] '80s action movies.
* ''Film/{{Drive}}'': '80s crime films.
* ''Film/TheExpendables'': RatedMForManly action movies from the '80s and early '90s, starring many of the action heroes who made their careers with such films.
* ''Far From Heaven:'' '50s melodrama, particularly the films of Douglas Silk.
* ''Film/TheFifthElement'': [[FrancoBelgianComics French science-fiction comics]] of the late '70s and early '80s.
* ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'': '60s kung fu films.
* ''Film/GangsterSquad'' was ''Film/LAConfidential'' (see below) for the 2010s, an updating of '40s and '50s detective movies.
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' is a reimagining of 1940s ghost/haunted house comedies such as ''The Ghost Breakers'' and ''Spook Busters'', except it featured actual ghosts and [[LovecraftLite Lovecraftian]] overtones.
* ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'': SwordAndSandal epics.
* ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' is a throwback to ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', ''Film/{{Alien}}'', ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'', ''Film/JurassicPark'' and many other sci-fi, horror and adventure films from TheSeventies, TheEighties, and TheNineties that used MonsterDelay, NothingIsScarier, and ObscuredSpecialEffects to build suspense and grandeur around their FX-heavy monsters. Creator/GarethEdwards says that this was done as a sort of rebuttal against later FX-heavy blockbusters of the TurnOfTheMillennium and TheNewTens that instead try to show off as many CGI-laden shots as possible without bothering to savor individual scenes.
* ''Film/TheGreenInferno'' '70s/early '80s {{cannibal film}}s. It also pays homage to ''The New World'', ''Film/TheMission'', and Film/AguirreTheWrathOfGod''.
* [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b4/Hatchetmposter.jpg The poster]] for ''Film/{{Hatchet}}'' explicitly advertises itself as "Old School American Horror" as opposed to a remake, a sequel, or "[[ForeignRemake based on a Japanese one]]", combining all manner of '80s SlasherMovie tropes with modern {{Gorn}} effects and an [[{{Troperiffic}} affectionately self-aware attitude]].
* ''Hit and Run'': '70s-'80s car chase action-comedies like ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit''.
* ''Film/HoboWithAShotgun'': Low-budget '80s action movies, of the kind made by Creator/TheCannonGroup and Creator/{{Troma}}. Like the ''Werewolf Women of the SS'' example above, it too began life as one of the fake trailers attached to ''Grindhouse'' (albeit only the Canadian version).
* ''Film/TheHost'': All those cheesy [[{{Kaiju}} Asian monster movies]] that followed ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''.
* ''Film/HotRod'': '80s slapstick underdog comedies.
* ''Film/TheHouseOfTheDevil'': '70s and early '80s [[ReligiousHorror Satanic horror]].
* ''Film/{{Inception}}'': '90s {{cyberspace}} and {{cyberpunk}} movies, or the PlatonicCave idea in general.
* ''Film/IndependenceDay'': '50s AlienInvasion movies, only with better special effects. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcma0bKjJlY This episode]] of ''[[Creator/BobChipman Really That Good]]'' goes into detail on how it drew heavily from the iconography of the genre in order to make the aliens as arch and recognizable as possible.
* ''Film/JackReacher'': '60s/'70s crime movies, such as ''Film/{{Bullitt}}''.
* ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'': The TuxedoAndMartini spy flicks of the '60s and '70s.
* ''Film/LAConfidential'': Classic FilmNoir HardboiledDetective crime thrillers of the 1940s and '50s.
* ''Film/LaLaLand'': Classic movie musicals from the 40s, 50s and 60s. The filmmakers even arranged screenings of such films, like ''The Umbrellas of Cherbourg'', so the crew could get in that headset.
* ''Film/LarryCrowne'': basically a modern-day interpretation of the works of Creator/FrankCapra.
* ''Film/{{Lockout}}'': '80s/early '90s sci-fi action flicks, such as ''Film/TheRunningMan'', and ''Film/TotalRecall1990'', and especially ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''. Notably, writer Creator/LucBesson was [[http://www.slashfilm.com/lockout-escape-from-new-york-court-case/ successfully sued]] over the film for having plagiarized ''Escape from New York'', and had to pay half a million dollars to Creator/JohnCarpenter, his co-writer Nick Castle, and rights-holder [=StudioCanal=].
* ''Film/TheLoveWitch'': 70s exploitation films/B-movies.
* ''Film/{{Machete}}'': '70s {{blaxploitation}}, but with Mexicans (''Mex''ploitation?). Another film that began life as a fake trailer from ''Grindhouse''.
* ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven2016'' is a throwback to classic Hollywood westerns, playing many of the familiar tropes unabashedly straight.
* ''Film/TheManWithTheIronFists'': '70s {{martial arts movie}}s.
* ''Film/MarsAttacks'': An AffectionateParody of incredibly cheesy, sci-fi monster invasion B-movies made anywhere between the 1950s through the '70s.
* Has become a staple of the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse:
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': '40s pulp adventure films.
** ''Film/IronMan3'': Late 80s-Early 90s action films, directed by the guy who wrote ''Film/LethalWeapon''.
** ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'': '70s paranoia-filled political thrillers. This is also the reason ''The Winter Soldier'' features Creator/RobertRedford, who starred in many of the most notable examples of such films.
** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': Late '70s and '80s SpaceOpera B-Movies, like ''Film/DarkStar'', ''Space Hunter Adventures in the Forbidden Zone'', ''Film/BattleBeyondTheStars'', and ''Film/TheIcePirates''.
** ''Film/AntMan'': Classic heist films like ''Film/OceansEleven''.
** ''[[Film/DoctorStrange2016 Doctor Strange]]'': 70s psychedelic films and music.
** ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'': 80s coming-of-age movies like, among others, ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' and ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'', which gets a ShoutOut, only with [[JustForFun/XMeetsY Spider-Man as the main character]].
** ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' is a gleefully cheesy neon-disco-deco and hair-metal-fashion love-letter to the gloriously-trashy "space operas with magic swords" cartoons of the 1980s such as ''[[WesternAnimation/Thundercats1985 Thundercats]]'', ''[[WesternAnimation/SilverHawks SilverHawks]]''; right down to its psychedelic {{Vangelis}} inspired synthesizer musical score and its ''WesternAnimation/MastersOfTheUniverse'' inspired GlamRock title logo.
* ''Max Neptune and the Menacing Squid'': 1930s sci-fi serials.
* ''Film/MidnightSpecial'' is a throwback to 80s sci-fi films like ''{{Film/ET}}'' and ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''.
* ''Film/MinorityReport'' somewhat evokes a "ClearMyName FugitiveArc within a [[CrapsaccharineWorld Crapsaccharine]] Future World" premise reminiscent of ''Film/LogansRun'', ''Film/SoylentGreen'' or maybe even ''Film/DemolitionMan''.
* ''Film/TheMist'': Sci-fi horror films of the '50s and '60s.
* ''Film/TheMonsterSquad'' is a throwback to the classic Franchise/UniversalHorror films, particularly the ones featuring a CrossOver of two or three monsters such as ''Film/FrankensteinMeetsTheWolfman'' and ''Film/HouseOfDracula.'' ''The Monster Squad'' ups the ante by bringing five monsters together, but otherwise stays pretty close to the spirit of the classic films.
* ''Film/{{Moon}}'': 1970s sci-fi B-Movies with an undertone of intellectual thought experiment.
* ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy'': 1930s adventure serials.
* The original Creator/JimHenson ''[[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppets]]'' movies of the [[TheSeventies '70s]] and [[TheEighties '80s]] were genre throwbacks:
** ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'': The RoadTripPlot.
** ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper'': TheCaper.
** ''Film/TheMuppetsTakeManhattan'': The backstage musical.
** In turn, ''Film/TheMuppets'' (2011) and ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted'' (2014) were genre throwbacks to the original trilogy. The latter especially takes some cues from ''Caper''.
* ''Murder Collection V.1'': [[{{Mondo}} Shockumentaries]] such as ''Film/FacesOfDeath''.
* [[WordOfGod George Romero himself has said]] the original ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' film was inspired by the [[Creator/ECComics EC horror comics]] he enjoyed when he was younger.
* ''Film/NinjaAssassin'': Cheesy {{ninja}} movies of the '80s.
* [[WordOfGod Joseph Kosinski's word]] is that ''Film/{{Oblivion 2013}}'' is meant to evoke sci fi movies of TheSeventies. What we see wouldn't be (that much) out of place in a Magazine/HeavyMetal or Creator/{{Moebius}} comic.
* Despite the ''very'' common misconception that ''Film/PacificRim'' is a SpiritualAdaptation of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion,'' it's actually a very straightforward throwback to the {{kaiju}} films and HumongousMecha anime of the 1950s through the '70s, the same material which ''Evangelion'' famously deconstructed in the '90s, making this a clear-cut case of OlderThanTheyThink.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': Swashbuckling pirate films. The genre had previously been killed by ''Film/CutthroatIsland'', by virtue of it being ''the'' biggest BoxOfficeBomb in history.
* ''Film/ThePossession'': '70s and early '80s religious and adult-driven horror.
* ''Film/TheProducers'' (2005): {{Camp}} 50s and 60s musical films.
* ''Film/PsychoBeachParty'': '50s psychodramas, '60s beach movies, and '70s slasher movies.
* While ''Film/ThePurge'' was pretty much a straight [[ProtectThisHouse home invasion]] horror movie outside of its gimmick, its sequels, ''Film/ThePurgeAnarchy'' and ''Film/ThePurgeElectionYear'', owes a lot more to the dystopian, satirical action films of TheEighties, such as ''Film/TheRunningMan'' and ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''.
* ''Film/TheRocketeer'': 1930s adventure serials.
* ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}'': '70s and '80s {{Slasher Movie}}s, with a heavy dollop of PostModernism thrown in.
* ''Film/{{Silverado}}'': Among the first attempts to revive the Western genre.
* ''Film/{{Slither}}'': 1980s creature features, particularly ''Film/NightOfTheCreeps'', with {{Shout Out}}s aplenty.
* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'': 1930s sci-fi serials.
* ''{{Film/Stardust}}'': 80s comedic fantasy films.
* ''Film/{{Super 8}}'': late '70s and early '80s Amblin films
* ''Film/SupermanReturns'': Compared to ''Film/ManOfSteel'', it feels like a throwback to '70s/'80s Creator/RichardDonner ''Film/{{Superman}}'' films (and, according to WordOfGod, is a direct sequel to the first two).
* ''Film/{{Tremors}}'': 1950s/'60s sci-fi horror, only with a more comedic bent.
* ''Film/TheVoid'': 80s horror, especially the films of Creator/JohnCarpenter and Creator/DavidCronenberg.
* ''Welcome to the Jungle'', to the "cannibal boom" sparked by ''Film/CannibalHolocaust''.
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': [[RogerRabbitEffect Live-Action/Animation]] MediumBlending comedies made between the 1920s through the '60s only made with a slightly more sophisticated FilmNoir vibe.
* [[Film/TheWomanInBlack The 2012 film adaptation]] of ''Literature/TheWomanInBlack'': '60s British GothicHorror. Seeing as how it's being made by the new incarnation of [[Film/HammerHorror Hammer Film Productions]], which specialized in such films back in the day, this isn't exactly surprising.
* Speaking of Film/HammerHorror, Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/SleepyHollow'' is another send-up to those movies.

* Kelly Creagh's [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/Nevermore2010 Nevermore Trilogy]] is a young adult take on {{gothic horror}} romance and [[ShoutOut homage]] to the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
* ''Literature/SpaceVulture'' (cheesy 1950s Sci-Fi)
* ''Literature/LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'' - 'pre-[[Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy Zahn Star Wars books]]', specifically the distinct Han Solo singles, only this time with other Original Trilogy characters. Possibly also 1970s {{Marvel|Universe}}-made ''Franchise/{{Star Wars|Expanded Universe}}'' comics.
* Creator/KarlSchroeder's novels tend to mix this with [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness hard science fiction]]. For example, both ''Ventus'' and ''Sun Of Suns'' are throwbacks to {{planetary romance}}s.
* Creator/MichaelMoorcock's ''Kane of Old Mars'' series is a throwback to the PlanetaryRomance pulps, specifically Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs' ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' novels.
* Lin Carter's ''Zarkon, Lord of the Unknown'' series is an attempt to recreate ''Franchise/DocSavage''-style pulp adventures.
* The novel ''Literature/GrandCentralArena'' by Creator/RykESpoor is a deliberate throwback to the Creator/EEDocSmith-style space operas, including referencing some of Smith's novels directly, and a setting that allows for classic ''Franchise/StarWars''-style dogfighting.
* Creator/ThomasPynchon's ''Against the Day'' and ''Inherent Vice''. The former mixes popular genres from around the turn of the 20th century, such as Westerns, spy novels, and early science fiction; the latter is based on early pulp Detective Fiction featuring the hard-boiled detective.
* All of John Irving's novels are throwbacks to 19th century literature, particularly Creator/CharlesDickens.
* Nathan Long's ''Jane Carver of Waar'' to PlanetaryRomance, especially ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars''.
* Michael J. Sullivan's ''Literature/TheRiyriaRevelations'' is a throwback to [[StandardFantasySetting classic fantasy]].
* Although less clear today Creator/HPLovecraft's works where throw backs to earlier stories written almost a century before his (complete with English spelling) like his big influence; Creator/EdgarAllanPoe.
* ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'' was written to recapture the spirit of the GoldenAge of ScienceFiction.
* ''Literature/SheepsClothing'' deliberately hearkens back to the darker, Creator/BramStoker style vampires as a deliberate rejection of the romantic ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''-style vampires.
* John Fultz's ''Seven Princes'' (the first in the ''Books of the Shaper'' series) is written in the style of [[PurpleProse pulp-era]] HeroicFantasy.
* Literature/BrownsPineRidgeStories: This anthology is written to invoke works of the 1950s and 1960s prior to the UsefulNotes/TheRuralPurge. For bonus points, an episode of ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'' is discussed in the fourth story.
* Creator/JacekDukaj's story "Oko potwora" is written in the style of Creator/StanislawLem's stories from a few decades prior (specifically evoking works such as ''Eden'' or ''Literature/TalesOfPirxThePilot''), complete with high-concept intellectualism, UsedFuture, and space travel in a {{Zeerust}} setting without advanced computing.
* The ''DiogenesClub'' series: Started out as one to the British glam detective shows of the seventies, particularly those produced by ITC. Over time it evolved so that different stories would each focus on a different genre: the kid sleuth novels of the early 20th century, literary noir, superhero comics, etc.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/HumanTarget'': Action shows from the '80s and '90s. The series is ultimately based on comic book stories from the 1970s (usually appearing in either ''Action Comics'' or ''Detective Comics'' as a back-up feature to the main Superman or Batman story respectively), so there's also that.
* ''Series/BurnNotice'': '80s action shows about gadget-building heroes.
* ''[[Creator/LouisCK LuckyLouie]]'': '80s domestic sitcoms.
* ''Series/TheGoodGuys'': {{Buddy cop show}}s from the '70s and '80s.
* ''Series/TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'': '30s and '40s aviation adventure films, like ''Film/OnlyAngelsHaveWings'', along with a healthy dose of TwoFistedTales.
* ''Series/{{Miranda}}'': '70s-style studio audience sitcoms.
* Many of the more self-aware Creator/{{Syfy}} [[Film/SyfyChannelOriginalMovie original movies]], when they're not being ''unintentionally'' bad, like to [[StylisticSuck hearken back]] to the [[SoBadItsGood cheesy]] sci-fi [[BMovie B-movies]] of the '50s. ''Film/{{Sharknado}}'' is only one of the more famous examples.
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryAsylum'''s central "Bloody Face" arc is an affectionate throwback to old-school {{Slasher Movie}}s, which have largely declined in popularity since the 1990s. It opens with a horny twenty-something couple being stalked and butchered by an implacable serial killer in a grotesque leather mask while exploring the ruins of [[BedlamHouse a hellish insane asylum]], then spends the rest of the season [[HowWeGotHere exploring the twisted chain of events that led to the killer's birth]] [[TheSixties five decades previously]]. It has all of the gleefully over-the-top gore and insanity of the likes of ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' and ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre'', but with much higher production values, a genuinely talented cast of character actors, and enough clever plot twists to appeal to more discriminating audiences in TheNewTens.
* ''Series/StrangerThings'': The '80s output of Creator/StevenSpielberg[=/=]Creator/AmblinEntertainment (particularly ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial''), {{John Carpenter}} and Creator/StephenKing (particularly ''Literature/{{It}}''). In fact, the show's creators, brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/fien-print/duffer-brothers-talk-stranger-things-916180 originally intended]] to do a remake of ''It'', but were turned down by Creator/WarnerBros, the rights holders.
* While ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' is a TeenDrama based off of Creator/ArchieComics, the main point of comparison for many viewers and critics has been to '90s mystery shows like ''Series/TwinPeaks''.
* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' has been [[http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3434222/pretty-little-liars-modern-day-giallo-fit-family-tv/ called]] a modern-day teen version of '70s Italian {{giallo}} films, employing many of the stylistic tropes of the genre in a teen drama context that's only ''somewhat'' LighterAndSofter.
-->"A [[HiddenVillain mysterious psycho only seen in silhouette]] with a penchant for black leather gloves and [[ParanoiaFuel the almost supernatural ability to see and hear everything you do]]? Deeply buried family secrets that seem to link you directly to the masked lunatic? [[TheChessmaster Elaborately convoluted motivations]] that [[KudzuPlot hardly make sense upon first viewing]]? And dolls -- lots and lots of {{creepy doll}}s? It must be a '70s Italian giallo picture... or, ya know, the [[Creator/{{Freeform}} formerly known as ABC Family]] hit drama series, ''Pretty Little Liars''."
* ''Series/HenryDanger'' seems to be one to the {{camp}}y era of superheroes, with over-the-top themed villains and general camp factor.
* The [[DuelingWorks/LiveActionTV dueling shows]] ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'' and ''Series/DeadOfSummer'' were both heavily inspired by '80s {{slasher movie}}s. The first season of ''Scream Queens'' was specifically an AffectionateParody of college-set slashers like ''Film/BlackChristmas1974'' and ''Film/TheHouseOnSororityRow'', while the second season drew much of its influence from ''Film/HalloweenII1981'' with its hospital setting. ''Dead of Summer'', meanwhile, drew from various DontGoInTheWoods films like the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' series and ''Film/TheEvilDead1981''.
* WordOfGod is that, in the face of most other recently-made sci-fi ([[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine even]] [[Series/StarTrekVoyager shows]] [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise and]] [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness films]] [[Franchise/StarTrek within the same franchise]] [[Film/StarTrekBeyond that]] [[Series/StarTrekDiscovery it emulates]]) going DarkerAndEdgier as a standard, ''Series/TheOrville'' was meant to go in the opposite direction, replicating the "sci-fi pulp" feeling of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''.

* The genre of Synthwave Electro (which includes such labels as Rosso Corsa Records and electro acts such as Kavinsky and Power Glove) is a genre throwback to synth-heavy '80s film soundtracks. The soundtracks to films such as ''Film/{{Drive}}'' and ''Film/KungFury'', and games such as ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'' and ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon'' (which are themselves throwbacks to '80s action films), provide very good examples.
* She & Him (Creator/ZooeyDeschanel's [[FaceOfTheBand band]]) -- [[TheSixties '60s]] and [[TheSeventies '70s]] pop music.
* Composer Erich Korngold was critically panned in Europe because his music was a throwback to the lush romantic era of classical music, while his contemporaries like Music/IgorStravinsky were composing aggressive, challenging pieces like "Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring". However, he found his place in Hollywood and with his film music, defined the lush sound of the movie soundtrack.
* Music/JohnWilliams in turn reintroduced the sweeping orchestral soundtrack to films with his ''Franchise/StarWars'' scores in the '70s.
* The 12-member big band-style group (they call themselves a "little orchestra" instead) Music/PinkMartini, who play jazz, lounge music and old-fashioned pop.
* Music/TheB52s' 1979 breakthrough single "Rock Lobster" is neat one to early 1960s beach party surf rock.
* Mark Ronson is doing his best to revive Motown-era singles and Electro/Synth-Funk (early '80s funk).
* Music/BrunoMars was on a hot streak with hits that revived classic genres.
** "Uptown Funk" (2015): '80s "Music/{{Prince}}-style Minneapolis Sound" SynthPop {{Funk}}.
** "24K Magic" (2016): '80s[=/=]'90s Electro-Funk HipHop[=/=]RAndB.
** "Finesse" (2016): Late '80s/Early '90s NewJackSwing.
* Kat Edmonson, whose music is very reminiscent of old-fashioned, Dusty Springfield-style country ballads.
* Also, singers such as Duffy and the late Music/AmyWinehouse, who have thrived on their "old-fashioned" sound.
* Creator/JohnBarrowman's albums recall the days of Andy Williams and Dean Martin, with showtunes.
* Music/{{Wolfmother}} for '70s stoner rock and HeavyMetal.
* Brian Setzer did one for rockabilly with The Stray Cats, and later one for swing music with the Brian Setzer Orchestra.
* Music/CeeLoGreen's famous hit song [[ClusterFBomb "Fuck You!"]] is a throwback towards '60s era Motown Soul music.
* Pharrell's 2013 EarWorm "Happy" is reminiscent of upbeat Motown Jazzy R&B Rock 'n' Roll of the late 50s/early 60s.
* Sweden’s Änglagård play a pastiche of early 70s prog rock that is surprisingly convincing, thanks in part to an almost slavish use of vintage 1970s musical instruments.
* Music/TheBlackKeys sound more at home in the late '70s than the early 21st century.
* Music/TheDarkness is an '80s-style glam metal band that broke into the mainstream around 2003.
* The Reckless Love does much the same, its first album coming out a little later in 2010. The third album, Spirit, is as obvious a tribute to 80s glam as it gets.
* Music/BigStar: UsefulNotes/TheBritishInvasion-styled guitar pop at the height of ProgressiveRock.
* Music/TheBlackCrowes: BluesRock[=/=]HardRock band whose first album was released in 1990. They sound more like Music/TheRollingStones than their contemporaries Music/{{Nirvana}}. Music/AliceCooper applauded them as a "band out of time".
* The whole 90s Swing Revival was an attempt to bring jump blues and BigBand swing of the 30s and 40s back to the mainstream by infusing them with modern pop elements. The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and the Cherry Poppin' Daddies were the big names in that scene, with the latter's "Zoot Suit Riot" being the biggest commercial hit. The movement fizzled out sometime in the new millennium, but several of the bands are still making music.
* The Neo-Soul genre was a throwback to smooth '70s soul.
* Speaking of Neo-Soul, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are a throwback to '60s[=/=]'70s soul and funk.
* Music/{{Birdeatsbaby}}'s music video "Feast of Hammers" throws back to Film/HammerHorror movies.
* Music/ArianaGrande and Tori Kelly's music are a throwback to '90s RAndB, of the likes of Music/MariahCarey.
* The HeavyMetal genres PowerMetal and MelodicDeathMetal are both throwbacks to the NewWaveOfBritishHeavyMetal of the [[TheSeventies late '70s]] and [[TheEighties early '80s]], though melodeath [[CaptainObvious obviously]] incorporates DeathMetal elements.
* Music/{{Eminem}}'s single "Berserk" is a throwback to old '90s rap -- primarily the Music/BeastieBoys, even using a rock-based sample, as the boys were wont to do (though the influences range from Music/PublicEnemy to Music/{{NWA}}).
* As of his second album, ''Unorthodox Jukebox'', Music/BrunoMars has built up an image as being a specialist in old-school throwback songs. "Treasure" is a throwback to 70s funk and soul, while "Locked Out Of Heaven", at least in its verses, recalls the late-[[TheSeventies 1970s]] sound of Music/ThePolice.
* The [[http://youtu.be/t66oD-Y1GhA?t=1h18m20s "Confiteor"]] in J.S. Bach's ''Mass in B Minor'' was written to evoke Gregorian Chant, which was already ancient by Bach's time, and late into the movement a Gregorian Chant-style cantus firmus appears, accentuated above the rest of the voices.
* Music/DeadSara is a throwback to {{Grunge}} and 90s female-fronted AlternativeRock depending on the song.
* Music/BlackVeilBrides is a new millennium HairMetal band, though they do tend to mix it with more modern sounds.
* The music video for "Sabotage" by the Music/BeastieBoys is a throwback homage to '70s television show intros, including spinning scenery shots, people jumping over the hood of cars and cheesy mustaches.
* Music/{{Issues}} is a throwback to '90s RAndB ''and'' NuMetal, while mixed with modern {{Metalcore}}.
* Music/RoyalBlood is a throwback to '70s HardRock, BluesRock, and GarageRock.
* Music/HollywoodUndead, particularly in their later albums, is a throwback to late '90s NuMetal[=/=]RapRock.
* Music/{{Hozier}} is this to early {{Blues}} music.
* Meghan Trainor's style (mostly on her debut album ''Title'') is very reminiscent of '50s {{doowop}}, with hints of '60s Creator/{{Motown}} thrown in.
* Clairity's style is [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly a fusion of]] '80s SynthPop and '90s HipHop[=/=]RAndB.
* Future Islands are a throwback to Creator/{{Motown}} {{Soul}} as well as {{New Wave|Music}}.
* Music/{{DIIV}} sound like a PostPunk band out of the late '70s/early '80s such as Music/TheCure.
* Salt Ashes is one to early-mid '90s [[HouseMusic Vocal House and UK Garage]].
* Ariel Pink is a psychedelic lo-fi indie pop artist whose recordings hearken back to '70s and '80s music.
* Music/FiveSecondsOfSummer's brand of PopPunk[=/=]PowerPop is more akin to the likes of Music/GreenDay, Music/Blink182, and Music/AllTimeLow, whom they've been accused of ripping off, than the brand found in their peers. Makes sense, since they're directly inspired by them.
* Music/PorterRobinson's work under the VIRTUAL SELF alias is inspired by Y2K-era trance and video game music. The result wouldn't feel out of place in the early VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution games.
* Greta van Fleet embraces the bluesy hard rock of the '70s played by the likes of Music/LedZeppelin, with front-man Josh Kiszka in particular sounding just like Robert Plant.
* The post-punk revival scene of the 2000s, led by bands like Music/TheWhiteStripes, Music/TheStrokes, and Music/TheHives, was a throwback to '60s GarageRock, embracing [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth stripped-down, old-school guitar rock influences]] as a backlash against the dominance of NuMetal in the US and post-{{Britpop}} in the UK.
* Music/RaphaelSaadiq's album ''The Way I See It'' was a loving tribute to the Creator/Motown sound. His next album, ''Stone Rollin''', lost some of the Motown but added a rock and funk tone.

* [=WhizBang=] Pinball's ''Pinball/WhoaNellieBigJuicyMelons'' was made by cannibalizing parts from a 1957 electro-mechanical pinball, then using the components in an all-new playfield design with original art and modern imaging techniques. The result is a boutique pinball table that plays like it stepped out of TheFifties with a modern look.
* Creator/DataEast's ''[[Pinball/TimeMachineDataEast Time Machine]]'' invokes this when the player reaches TheFifties -- the dot-matrix display shows the scoring reels of an electro-mechanical pinball while the game plays analog sounds from a chimebox.
* ''[[http://www.pinballnews.com/news/scoregasmmaster.html ScoreGasm Master]]'' takes it to an extreme: This is a modern take on [[Creator/WilliamsElectronics Williams']] ''Contact Master'' from 1934, before pinball flippers and bumpers were invented and very close to its bagatelle roots. The difference is that it is made using materials, manufacturing equipment, and electronic parts available in 2015, with modern-looking artwork and sound.
* The remakes of ''Pinball/MedievalMadness'' and ''Pinball/AttackFromMars'' use [=LCDs=], but for most of the game simulate the dot-matrix displays that the original games used. During parts of the game where the player does not have control of the ball, more high-definition graphics are used.

* The current home park of Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, was built in 1992 as a throwback to stadiums built early in the 20th century, as opposed to more modernized stadiums of recent decades. The park was an instant hit, and sparked a trend in retro baseball stadiums for the next two decades.
* Baseball jerseys as of [[TheNewTens the 10s]] feature buttons and simple color patterns. These originated in [[TheEighties the 80s]] as throwbacks to earlier decades, and a deliberate contrast to baseball jerseys of that time.
* In 2016, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson did [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/a-brief-look-at-batsh21t-insanity-1980s-sports-posters/ a tongue-in-cheek homage]] to sports posters of TheEighties, which featured big-name athletes in ridiculous setups and outfits designed to portray them as RatedMForManly badasses.
* UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} has designated the Southern 500 at Darlington as a throwback weekend. Teams bring cars dressed in old-fashioned paint schemes from the early decades of NASCAR. And NASCAR on NBC goes a step further in that the standard booth team of Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. step aside for about an hour of the race and let Ken Squier and father-and-son Ned and Dale Jarrett call the action.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/SeriousSam'' and ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'' are both this for early-to-mid 1990s [[FirstPersonShooter first-person shooters]].
* ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' brings back elements of classic FPS games (such as a HyperspaceArsenal, health packs, and large maps), though it does still have some hints of modern FPS (health regenerates to at least 25%, and it has a cinematic flair about it).
* ''VideoGame/Doom2016'' takes the trope near its logical extreme, bringing back nearly everything from the classic ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' games, plus elements from most of Creator/IdSoftware's other classic shooters like ''VideoGame/{{Quake}}''.
* The 2018 Indie FirstPersonShooter ''Dusk'' is consciously designed after the original ''{{VideoGame/Doom}}'' games, ''{{VideoGame/Quake}}'', ''VideoGame/RedneckRampage'', and ''{{VideoGame/Heretic}}'' (to the point of the trailers features a lot of wordplay referencing their inspirations).
* ''VideoGame/LostOdyssey'' -- Turn-based [=RPG=]s of the late 80s/early 90s. (helps that the main driving forces behind the game worked on the original ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy|I}}'' games)
* ''VideoGame/GodHand'' -- Arcade beat-em-ups.
* For a while, any time a new AdventureGame came out and got any press, people treated it like the sole hope for the resurgence of the genre (while ignoring excellent titles like ''VideoGame/TheLongestJourney'' and ''VideoGame/{{Syberia}}''). Right now, Creator/TelltaleGames is probably the most visible, putting out episodic adventures regularly. It helps that some of their titles are sequels to "classic" adventure games, such as ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' and ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxHitTheRoad''.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyThe4HeroesOfLight'' is an intentional throwback to mid-80s console [=RPG=]s, iffy gameplay mechanics and all. (Not so) coincidentally, it is made by the same developers of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII DS'' and ''VideoGame/{{Nostalgia}}''.
* From the same developer and publisher as ''The 4 Heroes of Light'' comes ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'' for the 3DS, a throwback to Final Fantasy games from the SNES and [=PS1=] years. It uses the classic job system mechanic seen in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' and ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV V]]'', a visual style similar to that of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', towns rendered in a style resembling the pre-rendered graphics of the [=PS1=] games, and a world map similar to the ones seen in all Final Fantasys prior to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''.
* ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' is a throwback to classic NintendoHard metroidvanias, most notably ''Maze Of Galious'' and ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania|I}}''.
* ''[[VideoGame/DoubleDragon Double Dragon Neon]]'' is a throwback to old-school {{Beat Em Up}}s, especially older Double Dragon games, as well as TheEighties themselves.
* The Wii version of ''VideoGame/ABoyAndHisBlob'' - 80s cartoons.
* ''VideoGame/LegendOfGrimrock'' - To FauxFirstPerson3D dungeon crawler [=RPG=]s like ''VideoGame/EyeOfTheBeholder''.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', is a throwback to ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkBetweenWorlds'' is a throwback to ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' in particular and to 2D ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' in general.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' is a throwback to the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI very first game in the series]], taking the same concept (Link is alone in a vast world and has to fend for himself) and adding modern game mechanics.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Emogame}}'' series is a throwback to old-school, 16-bit side-scrollers, while their final levels (especially in the second one) are throwbacks to {{Metroidvania}}-style games. The average UsefulNotes/SuperNES game probably wasn't chock full of BlackComedy and [[RefugeInAudacity audacious]], [[CrossesTheLineTwice twice-line-crossing]] humor, though, and certainly didn't allow you to kill the final boss by [[spoiler:[[CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon skull-fucking him]]]].
* Fittingly for a game based on [[Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld a movie]] (and [[ComicBook/ScottPilgrim comic]]) that is itself based on old-school arcade and Nintendo games, the licensed game of ''VideoGame/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' is a throwback to old-school {{Beat Em Up}}s.
* ''VideoGame/RallyTrophy'' is a heavily retro (60s and 70s) take on the [[DrivingGame rally racing sims genre]], with lots of PlayedForLaughs [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] and StylisticSuck.
* ''VideoGame/ObsCure'': [[PostModernism Post-modern]], GenreSavvy {{teen|Drama}} {{horror}} movies from the [[TheNineties mid-late '90s]], of the type made by [[Film/{{Scream 1996}} Kevin]] [[Film/TheFaculty Williamson]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' is a throwback to [[PulpMagazine pulp adventure stories]], and features (and updates) many of their tropes.
* [[Creator/TakeTwoInteractive Rockstar Games]] loves this trope, with many of their titles homaging various films and film genres.
** The ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' games are this to classic Hollywood crime dramas, the inspirations being different in each game. ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' and especially ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories Liberty City Stories]]'' are inspired by [[TheMafia mob]] movies like ''Film/TheGodfather'' and ''Film/GoodFellas'', ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]'' is a throwback to GangstaRap and '90s "hood films" like ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'' and ''Menace 2 Society'', and ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Vice City]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCityStories Vice City Stories]]'' share so much DNA with ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'' and ''Film/CarlitosWay'' that they can be seen as {{Spiritual Adaptation}}s. ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV GTA IV]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV V]]'', for their part, while less overt in their inspirations, still contain a lot of influence from stylish modern crime thrillers, most notably ''Film/{{Heat}}'' with the former's BankRobbery level and the latter being built around a series of heists.
** ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' not only does this with TheWestern, but a case can be made for each part of the game being a throwback to a different type of Western. The first third of the game hearkens back to the old-school Creator/JohnFord[=/=]Creator/JohnWayne Westerns, where morality was more {{black and white|Morality}} and the focus was on [[UsefulNotes/ManifestDestiny America's westward expansion]], complete with {{cattle drive}}s, {{cowboy}}s, and {{outlaw}}s. The middle part of the game, meanwhile, feels more like [[GenreDeconstruction revisionist]] "{{spaghetti Western}}s" like the Film/DollarsTrilogy and ''Film/{{Django}}''. where there were [[BlackAndGrayMorality no clear-cut heroes]] and the harsh reality of life in TheWildWest was emphasized. Finally, the last parts of the game, set in the comparatively "civilized" town of Blackwater and on the Great Plains, have very strong elements of the NewOldWest to them.\\\
Then you have ''Red Dead Redemption''[='=]s expansion pack, ''[[VideoGame/RedDeadRedemptionUndeadNightmare Undead Nightmare]]''. While the middle section of the main game was a throwback to spaghetti Westerns, ''Undead Nightmare'' throws back to another Italian ExploitationFilm genre -- the '70s zombie movie of Creator/LucioFulci et al.
** ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' is a throwback to '80s teen comedies.
** ''VideoGame/LANoire'', as the name suggests, is a throwback to FilmNoir from the '40s and '50s.
* The future in ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5'' reminds very much of 60s and 70s style future, if that makes sense.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is done very much in the style of mid-to-late-nineties [=RPGs=] based on ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons,'' and was envisioned as a SpiritualSuccessor to Creator/BioWare's own ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'', one of the most noteworthy of said games. It's also a throwback to [[TheEighties Eighties]] Epic High Fantasy like ''{{Film/Willow}}'', ''{{Film/Ladyhawke}}'', and the ''Conan'' movies. ''Videogame/DragonAgeII'', though, is more in the vein of High Camp, Low Fantasy [[TheNineties Mid-Late Nineties]] syndicated television series, like ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', and ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSinbad''.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' is in the style of 70s / 80s SpaceOpera, with ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' moving into a darker 90s-style area, and finally ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' brings in elements of modern sci-fi, complete with Creator/JJAbrams styled lens flare reminiscent of the ''Film/StarTrek'' reboot films from said director. ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', the next installment in the franchise, seems to be going for the SpaceWestern setting of cult science fiction like ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' and ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Interstate 76}}'' and its SpiritualSuccessor, ''VideoGame/{{Vigilante 8}}'', throw back to a number of '70s genres and tropes.
* ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' was intended to be a throwback to the Genesis games in terms of lighthearted presentation and surreal design. ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' takes this UpToEleven. ''VideoGame/SonicAdvance'', ''VideoGame/SonicRush'', and ''VideoGame/SonicRivals'' also evoke the classics heavily (but gradually less and less). ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' goes out of its way to appear like its 2D predecessors with familar badniks back and the graphics giving a cartoony bold style.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** The ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' games are a return to Mario's classic 2D platformers. ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand'' is intended to be a throwback to the structure of those classics without actually being in 2D, and this carries over to an extent in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' (though not completely as 3D World's stages feature level designs more akin to ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'').
** The "Adventures of Captain Toad" levels of ''3D World'' are designed as throwbacks to the pre-''VideoGame/{{Super Mario Bros 1}}'' era of ''Mario'' games such as ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' and ''VideoGame/WreckingCrew'', where jumping was either de-emphasized or absent, the iconic GoombaStomp had yet to be introduced, and the focus was on dodging enemies on the way to the goal. This was heavily expanded on in ''VideoGame/CaptainToadTreasureTracker'', which even has a PowerfulPick that functions just like the hammer from ''Donkey Kong''.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' is a throwback to "collect-a-thon" 3D platformers of the [[UsefulNotes/TheFifthGenerationOfConsoleVideoGames fifth generation]] pioneered by the likes of ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' or ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie'', though modernized with a lot of features of open-world games of the eighth generation.
* Daisuke Amaya, creator of ''VideoGame/CaveStory'', had intended to show his love of a certain genre of game - the 2D {{Metroidvania}} of old, with retro style graphics (drawn by hand by him) and music (in UsefulNotes/TurboGrafx16 style, composed by him).
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' is a throwback to the cold war era spy genre.
* ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'' - UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation.
* ''VideoGame/CosmicStarHeroine'' pays homage to 16-bit [=JRPGs=], featuring a sci-fi setting similar to the original ''VideoGame/PhantasyStar'' series, battles that unfold on the field like in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', and UsefulNotes/SegaCD-style low-res animated cutscenes.
* ''VideoGame/ZombiesAteMyNeighbors'' -- [[BMovie B-movies]].
* The ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series are an homage to [[BMovie '50s B-movie sci-fi flicks]] with a good dash of horror tossed in.
* While the games in the series beforehand had a very strong FilmNoir feel, ''VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution'', with its cast of eccentric and oddly-dressed characters, had a distinct 1980s ExploitationFilm feel to it (but with a definite modern day setting).
* ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon'' is a reincarnation of 80s sci-fi action movies, stuffed to the brim with manliness, explosions, meta humor and one-liners. And neon, lots and lots of neon.
* Creator/ShinjiMikami, maker of the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games up to [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 the fourth one]], consciously designed ''VideoGame/TheEvilWithin'' as a throwback to the tropes of those games and '90s SurvivalHorror in general.
* Creator/JonathanBlow made ''VideoGame/TheWitness'' in part to bring back the AdventureGame genre with more refined modern game design sensibilities.
-->'''[[http://kotaku.com/jonathan-blow-thinks-adventure-games-are-bad-so-hes-m-513273372 Blow:]]''' What I'm trying to do as a designer is take everything about adventure games I don't like -- 'cause I loved adventure games when I was a kid but, man, as a game designer now who has ideas about design I just look at them and I think they're all really bad and I just kind of solve them in a way that uses our modern understanding of game design as best as I can.
* ''VideoGame/{{Knack}}'' is this to the cartoony platformers of the [=PS1=] era, especially ''Franchise/CrashBandicoot'' and ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon''.
* ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' is Vanillaware's love letter to all the classic HighFantasy games of the past, such as ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'', ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', and ''VideoGame/GoldenAxe''.
* ''[[http://www.gameinformer.com/games/the_90s_arcade_racer/b/wii_u/archive/2015/05/13/90s-arcade-racer-wii-u-gameplay-new-footage-video.aspx '90s Arcade Racer]]'' is a throwback to, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin arcade racing games from the '90s]] like ''VideoGame/DaytonaUSA'', ''VideoGame/RidgeRacer'', and ''Sega Super GT''. The developers specifically tried to replicate and update the exaggerated, high-speed driving physics of the games, as well as their over-the-top, fantastical race tracks.
** ''VideoGame/{{Driveclub}}'' is a similar case, though it has a more modern graphic style, all while maintaining old-school arcade-like gameplay, and mixing it with a highly competitive multiplayer system, both offline and online.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfElLobodestroyoVsLaLigaDeLosVillanos'' is this to late nineties / early noughties [[PlatformGame platfrom games]] by Creator/{{Rare}}, in the style of ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie''.
* ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'' is a throwback to violent 80s action films (and could also be considered an homage to ''Film/{{Drive}}'', which in itself is a Genre Throwback to the same thing) and is covered in the garish neon colors of the era.
* ''[[VideoGame/TexMurphy Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure]]'' is a throwback to the era of FullMotionVideo games, with real actors against the in-game CGI backgrounds.
* ''VideoGame/FreedomPlanet'' is not only a throwback to 2D ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' games but a throwback to the 90s-era 16/32-bit Genesis/SNES/[=PS1=]/Saturn mascot platformers. Taking huge inspiration towards Creator/{{Treasure}}'s games and among others like ''Franchise/MegaMan'' and ''VideoGame/RocketKnightAdventures''.
* When your thinking about it, ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' and [[VideoGame/{{Bayonetta2}} it's sequel]] may seem like a throwback to ''Classic late-90s'' UsefulNotes/{{Dreamcast}} era Sega.
* The [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] ''70's Robot Anime Geppy-X'' is a ShootEmUp done in the style of...well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a 70s robot anime]], complete with a 70s art-style, MonsterOfTheWeek plot, [[LargeHam over-enthusiastic]] narrator and even commercials for [[MerchandiseDriven fake Geppy-X merchandise]] and an OP and ED at the beginning and end of each level.
* ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' is a throwback to late '90s Creator/BlackIsleStudios games like ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' and ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', even being developed by some of the same people who were at Black Isle. Ditto ''VideoGame/TormentTidesOfNumenera'', which even had some of the same people as ''Pillars'' working on it.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hatred}}'' -- '90s shooters like ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' and the original ''VideoGame/{{Postal}}'' that [[NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity attracted controversy]] for their [[UltraSuperDeathGoreFestChainsawer3000 ultra-violent content]]. The game's [[http://www.dlh.net/public/data/cache/1280x563/93ae823a321a50b6f667c928cfe5f96bb1323109.png logo]] is even consciously modeled on that of ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/57/Doom_cover_art.jpg Doom.]]''
* ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'' and its colorful aesthetics and dialogue, unusual soundtrack, and overall feel have a distinctive 90s aura to them; in particular 90s Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} with a hint of early UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast games. The game's American commercials in particular used a cheesy soundtrack that would feel right at home with the classic kids commercials of that decade.
* ''VideoGame/{{SATAZIUS}}'' is a HorizontalScrollingShooter developed as a love letter to 90s-era horizontal shooters, featuring elements such as {{checkpoint}}s, massive bosses, and labyrinthine stage designs, released in 2012 when BulletHell games had become the standard and far eclipsed non-danmaku games in popularity.
* ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'' is a throwback to NES games in general but it pays extra tribute to classic Creator/{{Capcom}} games such as ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' and ''VideoGame/DuckTales''.
* ''VideoGame/AxiomVerge'' is a throwback to early MetroidVania games.
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' features a bit of this with the ''Conquest'' route.
* VideoGame/RPGMaker is a GameMaker designed to create games styled after SNES-era [[EasternRPG JRPGs]].
* ''VideoGame/ReadOnlyMemories'' is intentionally designed to a be throwback to late-80s and early-90s {{Cyberpunk}} works such as: ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'' and ''VideoGame/{{Snatcher}}''.
* In a way, ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIX'' is this for the ''Dragon Quest'' games, especially to ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIII''. Rather than a party of pre-made characters with their own jobs (even if they are customisable by the player) and personalities, the ''entire'' party is created by the player in everything from appearance to class, evoking a similar feel to older {{RPG}}s. At the same time, the game keeps many AntiFrustrationFeatures added to the series and ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'''s talent system.
* ''[[http://griddgame.com/ Gridd: Retroenhanced]]'' echoes 1980s vector graphics shoot-em-ups.
* The 2017 video game ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' is one huge throwback to UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, especially with the works of Creator/WaltDisney and, most notably, Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer; and it's also a throwback to shoot-em-ups such as ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'', ''VideoGame/SilhouetteMirage'', and ''VideoGame/{{Parodius}}''. According to the CreditsGag, it was even set in 1930, and most Fleischer cartoons were set in TheGreatDepression, where gambling in that era was viewed with more criticism; and asbestos curtains in one of the stages were only FairForItsDay, though asbestos is now seen as an environmental pollutant and a health hazard rather than a fire safety measure.
* ''VideoGame/Persona5'': Elements of previous ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' and ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' games are brought back in ''P5'' after being absent from ''VideoGame/Persona3'' and ''VideoGame/Persona4'', including the ability to recruit {{Mon}}s through negotiation, and guns as an equippable weapon for all party members. [[spoiler:Elements of the ''SMT'' main series' "YHVH vs. Lucifer" narrative also bleed into this game near the end, with [[GreaterScopeVillain Yaldabaoth]] having elements of YHVH's characterization (chiefly, his desire to subject humanity to his whims) and being defeated by a Persona that is a Gnostic interpretation of Lucifer.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Fe}}'''s collect-a-thon gameplay (trading pink crystals for new abilities) and low-polygon graphics are throwbacks to N64-era 3D platformers.

* ''Webcomic/WeaponBrown'', when it's not being a [[DarkerAndEdgier grimdark]] parody of every Newspaper Comic ever made, is a throwback to the golden age of dystopian post-apocalyptic CyberPunk... or, as we call it around here, TheApunkalypse. Its art style is even a pretty good pastiche of ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'' or classic ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Podcast/RedPandaAdventures'' -- UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks
* ''Podcast/BlackJackJustice'' -- FilmNoir
* ''[[http://thechroniclesoftaras.tumblr.com/ The Chronicles of Taras: Red Dementia]]'' is, by WordOfGod, a throwback to old Prison-Escape films.
* ''WebVideo/NinjaTheMissionForce'' -- Film/GodfreyHoNinjaMovies
* ''WebVideo/TheCartoonMan'' -- Films and cartoons along the lines of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', [[RogerRabbitEffect in which live action humans interact with 2-D "cartoon" elements.]]
* ''[[Creator/BradJones Shot on Shitteo]]'' -- NoBudget [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin shot on video]] [[AnthologyFilm horror anthologies]].
* The [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/yee "Yee"]] meme of 2014, based on a scene from ''Dinosaur Adventures'' by Creator/DingoPictures, has been characterized as a throwback to early ''WebAnimation/YouTubePoop'' fads that were popular around 2007 or so.
* ''WebAnimation/DimensionalProphecyOfZoharRedux'' -- to gory Anime {{OVA}}s of the 1980s and 1990s like Wicked City
* ''WebAnimation/BeeAndPuppycat'' has shades of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' and other MagicalGirl anime of the 1990s.
* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fan animation [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFVoJQz4a_4 "Apple Thief."]] While it has the same animation style and character design as the series it's based on, is filled with ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''-style gags straight from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays'' (1970s Saturday morning adventure cartoons)
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' is an animated throwback to the Silver Age incarnation of Batman, where instead of being a grim loner he's a somewhat cheery fellow with a [[DeadpanSnarker dry, ironic wit]], closely resembling the ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' incarnation. Notable is the fact that Bruce Wayne almost never appears, and in [[MoodWhiplash comparatively serious]] episode "Chill of the Night!", where we actually see Bruce Wayne, face and all, he looks like his [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries 1990s incarnation]]. The trope is lampshaded in the Batmite episode where the little imp reads a "prepared statement" in response to some 4th wall breaking humor, explaining that this incarnation of Batman is just as legitimate and true to source material as the "tortured dark avenger crying out for mommy and daddy".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' does a bit of this and a bit of parody with 1960s action shows like ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' and such, plus a hefty dose of increased badass. Instead of plots about random monsters, we get genuine nightmare fuel about a dead twin-brother still living inside his twin and eventually building a robot body for itself.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' takes a lot of inspiration from 70s buddy cop shows, not that any kids noticed. More specifically, those made by Quinn Martin Productions.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': The Warner Brothers ([[InsistentTerminology and the Warner Sister]]) can be taken as a throwback to UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation and other comedies of the time like those of the Creator/MarxBrothers, especially considering that their backstory is that they were created in the Thirties. Also they stole many, many jokes from them.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' paid great tribute to ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''.
* ''WesternAnimation/WabbitALooneyTunesProduction'', debuted in 2015, is this trope to syndicated packages of classic Looney Tunes shorts, i.e. ''The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' was like a tortured, horrifying version of [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation Golden Age cartoons]], complete with animation style and specific gags copied from Creator/TexAvery (and ''Looney Tunes'' to a lesser extent).
* The ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' cartoon "Mickey And The Goat Man" and the theatrical short ''WesternAnimation/GetAHorse'' were done in the style of [[{{Retraux}} early 30s black-and-white cartoons]].
* ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'': '70s/'80s vintage cartoons. Its art style is derived from that of ''WesternAnimation/SchoolHouseRock''.
* ''WesternAnimation/BlackDynamite'' is an obvious {{homage}} to {{blaxploitation}} films from the '70s.
* Rob Zombie described ''The Haunted World of El Superbeasto'' as an attempt to make an R rated version of classic ''Looney Tunes''.
* According to WordOfGod, ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBeaks'' is one of these to older Nicktoons, such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' hearkens back to 80s action-adventure {{Saturday morning cartoon}}s such as ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'' plays like a Creator/JayWard cartoon for millennials, complete with InteractiveNarrator, {{Punny Name}}s and {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing ''everything''.