Wanna Feel Old? These Movies Turn 20 This Year
Sure, there are certain joys and comforts that come with aging, but we'd prefer to embrace the pains and agonies of youth right now. (Talking to you, On Fleek, Snapchat, Salt Bae fellow with geode hair.) We long for the days when Pirates of the Caribbean premiered its first ever installment and NOW That's What I Call Music was merely in its teenage years. (For reference, we're now on Pirates 5 and NOW 61...yes, 61.) Here, ten movies celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2017 and will surely make you feel good and, well, old.
‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’
Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar make up this all-star ’90s cast. If you are looking for a slasher film to fill you with irrational anger about meat hooks and stalkers, this is the throwback film for you.
Twenty years later and our hearts still go on—and on—for Titanic. The romantic, er, tragic story of two lovers balancing on a piece of wood in the middle of the Atlantic.
‘Men in Black’
Before there was The Avengers, there was Men in Black. But don’t be fooled—these unofficial government spies are open for business and ready to regulate whatever comes their way…even aliens.
A divorced, dishonest and career-driven lawyer (Jim Carrey) struggles to keep it together when his son’s birthday wish prevents him from lying. Hilarity ensues.
‘Good Will Hunting’
Before Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were the hunks we know and love today, they were struggling actors. In fact, Good Willing Hunting is one of the very first screenplays Affleck and Damon wrote together. A mere two decades ago...
That scene where J-Lo sings “Dreaming of You” to an empty arena still gives us chills—even after all these years.
‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’
Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) has it all figured out—that is, until her longtime friend and former lover Michael O’Neal (Dermot Mulroney) announces his engagement to tone-deaf Kimberly Wallace (Cameron Diaz). Upon realizing she’s in love with Michael, Julianne races against the clock to sabotage the wedding, steal the bride’s fella and answer the age-old question: Crème brûlée or Jell-O?
‘Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion’
Two dim-witted friends create an elaborate lie in the hope of fooling their former classmates. Because Lisa Kudrow, like, totally invented Post-It Notes.
‘As Good As it Gets’
Can you believe it’s been 20 years since Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) let a dog make him a better man? Verdell for the win.
‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’
Yeah, baby! This classic film is a Mike Myers whirlwind of satirical comedy. After all, danger is his middle name.