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These 2000s Movies DIDN'T Stand The Test Of Time

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    Have you ever re-watched an old movie and cringed?

    Maybe you were watching Breakfast at Tiffany's and Mickey Rooney's overtly racist Asian stereotype made you sit slack-jawed while staring at the screen. Maybe you were watching Goldfinger and couldn't believe Sean Connery actually slapped a woman on the ass to dismiss her while saying, "Man talk."

    The good news? Those films are so old — made back in the '60s. As time has moved forward, we've become so much more progressive with our filmmaking, right? Right? Wrong.

    You need only go back to the early 2000s to find movies that are equally sexist, racist, and homophobic. In fact, it's so awful that it makes you wonder if they were making movies in the 2000s just to offend people.

    From Dude, Where's My Car to Win A Date With Tad Hamilton — we've rounded up early 2000s movies that seemed like a good idea at the time, but in hindsight are totally deplorable. Click ahead and prepare to cringe.


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    New York Minute (2004)
    First, the Olsens are scared when they end up at a Black hair salon. Then, we're forced to endure Mary Kate and Ashley getting twerk lessons and weaves from Black women — because that's not racist. Also, there's a white man walking around with a faux Asian accent — for a gag. And a scene where a bro finds them dressed in bathrobes and towels and asks, "Is it my birthday?" Cause they're twins! Get it? Don't female twins only exist to be male fantasies?

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    Speed Racer (2008)
    While Hollywood loves making movies based on Japanese anime and manga, it also loves whitewashing them. Speed Racer was a popular animated franchise in Japan and it carried over to the U.S. And in true Hollywood style, when they went to cast the film, they chose all white people. Unfortunately, Hollywood still hasn't learned their lesson. Please see the Ghost in the Shell movie.

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    Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)
    Hollywood clearly loves mocking Asian accents. There's an entire scene from Dude, Where's My Car? where the guys try to order Chinese food and it's offensive. There's ongoing homophobic jokes. Also, women are sex objects. And the movie ends with their girlfriends getting larger breasts as a reward to the men for saving the universe.

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    John Tucker Must Die (2006)
    Sure, this movie seemed great in 2006. Yay women seeking revenge on a douchebag! Except, for the fact that these girls are still fighting over a man, which just doesn't hold up well these days. Add the super sexist scene when they spike John Tucker’s workout supplements with estrogen — leaving him to break out in tears and "act like a girl" by asking his teammates if his thighs look fat. He also compares Kate to wine, which is... sexy? No, sorry, meant sexist. Yes, that's better.

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    The Love Guru (2008)
    To be fair, The Love Guru was considered offensive even when it came out. But it's even more terrible when watching it years later. Like, really, Mike Meyers? You're still doing "midget" jokes? You're actually pretending to be an Indian man? The only way it could have been worse is if he wore brown face.