12 Movies That Seemed Meh a Decade Ago But Astounded Us When We Watched Them Again

Sometimes you watch a movie and thought it was meh a decade ago, but then you watch it again and it completely blows your mind. This usually happens when you watch something as a kid and then re-watch when you’re more mature, but not always. These movies were just that: they seemed meh a decade ago but blew our minds when we watched them again.

These movies aged like fine wine. If you didn’t like them before, maybe it’s time to give them another watch!

Office Space

Office Space.
Image Credit: 20th Century Fox.

I didn’t watch this one a decade ago, but I did avoid it for a long time because I thought it would be awful.. Turns out it’s great. But to really enjoy Office Space you definitely need to be an adult (and not a young adult either) or else the jokes, in my opinion, don’t land nearly as well.

First Blood

First Blood.
Image Credit: CBS.

The person who suggested this one watched it as a kid and thought it was a cool action movie, but after rewatching it in adulthood realized the truth: First Blood is really sad!

First Blood is better known as Rambo – so if you haven’t seen it in awhile it might be worth a re-watch.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Master and Commander : The Far Side of the World.
Image Credit: Twentieth Century Fox.

OK I actually fell asleep watching this one as a teen and never went back to it, so I think this is my sign to check it out again! Apparently, I’m not alone: a lot of people said they found Master and Commander boring younger and really enjoyed it as an adult.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner.
Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Someone said, “You need to go around the block a few times for that movie to click with you.” about Blade Runner. What do they mean, exactly? Well, it’s a movie for adults and you really need to be one with experience to fully appreciate the questions being asked in this iconic film.

Interview With a Vampire

Rae Dawn Chong as Florence De Pointe Du Lac - Interview with the Vampire _ Season 1, Episode 3.
Image Credit: Alfonso Bresciani/AMC.

One of the few movies that actually does the book that it’s based on justice. A lot of people wrote off Interview With a Vampire because it starred Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise and they expected a different kind of film. Even some of those who watched it didn’t give it a lot of attention at the time, but found out after seeing it again it’s actually really good.

V For Vendetta

Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures.

I loved this one when it came out but I can totally see how you could have checked it out when it was super popular and have it not click with you. It’s long and could be seen as boring, especially by teens. One could argue this movie is even more fitting for today, so if you didn’t like it before a re-watch might be in order.

The Big Lebowski

Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski (1998).
Image Credit: Gramercy Pictures.

I hear this all the time, mostly because The Big Lebowski is one of those movies that you really need to see more than once to enjoy properly.

It’s a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life.
Image Credit: Paramount Pictures.

I don’t think It’s a Wonderful Life is ever good when you’re being made to watch it, especially as a kid or young adult. Watch it as an adult, though, and you’ll be able to fully appreciate the acting and storytelling in this Christmas classic.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Image Credit: Searchlight.

Another one that you have to really watch to appreciate, The Grand Budapest Hotel is a stylistic masterpiece that still holds up.

Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting.
Image Credit: Miramax.


If what Good Will Hunting was trying to do went over your head when you first watched it you’re not alone. I personally remember watching this one at about 9 years old with my cousin (followed by Bride of Chucky, oof) and while I enjoyed it, I didn’t get it at all.

As an adult I can appreciate what the movie was trying to do.

Children of Men

Children of Men.
Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

One of my favorite movies of all time, Children of Men is well acted, shot, and written. It’s also something that could easily be seen as “meh” when you first watch it because it was advertised as a sci-fi action movie and that’s not really what you get.


Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and David Gyasi in Interstellar (2014).
Image Credit: Paramount Pictures.

A lot of people thought Interstellar was boring when they first watched it, probably because they had different expectations going in. If you’ve seen praise for this Christopher Nolan film online and don’t get the hype, try watching Interstellar again – you might just change your mind.

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Van Helsing (2004).
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Mad Men _ Season 7B, Episode 14.
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Mortal Kombat (1995).
Image Credit: New Line Cinema.


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Wedding Season. (L to R) Suraj Sharma as Ravi, Pallavi Sharda as Asha in Wedding Season.
Image Credit: Ken Woroner/Netflix.


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