Re: Why are the TOS movies better then the TNG movies?
It might also help that at least TVH and TUC came out in signifigant anniversary years. i.e 20th and 25th. In some respects some of the classic movies where more of classic story.
TWOK is similar to Moby Dick. FC had elements of this as well.
TUC at least at the time could draw parallels to real world events. The collapse of the USSR. Praxis = Chernobyl.
On the continent of wild endeavour in the mountains of solace and solitude there stood the citadel of the time lords, the oldest and most mighty race in the universe looking down on the galaxies below sworn never to interfere only to watch.