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WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 9: Actors Martin Lawrence and Will Smith attend the "Bad Boys II" movie premiere at the Mann's Village theatre on July 9, 2003 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Nothing like the anniversary of one of your favorite movies, to make you feel like like your AARP card is coming in the mail any day now. Think about it, a movie that you adored when you were younger and seems like it just came out just yesterday. It’s now celebrating 20 years since it’s release.

No matter how many times we say “time flies,” it doesn’t really sink in until a movie milestone hits, along with a hard-hitting reality check. It happens with not only movies, but when we hear about iconic albums turning 20.  For example, albums turning 20 this year: Beyonce’s ‘Dangerously in Love,’ 50 Cent’s ‘Get Rich or Die Trying,’ ‘The Diary of Alicia Keys,’ and Jay-z’s ‘The Black Album,’ just to name a few.

There are also a lot of TV shows turning 20 this year. We had the first of three seasons of ‘Chapelle Show’ make it’s debut. Also ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ which I feel seems older, came out in 2003. I didn’t watch it when it originally aired, but did binge-watch ‘One Tree Hill’ which debuted in 2003. Other shows turning 20: The Bachelorette, The O.C., and The Ellen Show.

There were also some other big pop culture moments in 2003. Apple launched iTunes, and also introduced their 3rd generation iPod, getting rid of the scroll wheel. Britney Spears became the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 21, the first issue of Teen Vogue came out, Wicked debuted on Broadway, and it was officially announced that Friends would be ending.

So let’s get to movies. There were so many that came out 20 years ago and we decided to share some of our favorites that are turning 20 this year. Let’s get scrolling!

  • Love Actually

    “If you need to know how much I love this movie, just know that it’s on the list of movies I watch every year for the Holidays. It’s funny and that damn airport scene at the end always makes me cry. And you will be SHOCKED at how many well known actors are in this movie, most before they were even huge!” – Ramiro

    'Love Actually' cast looks back at the film's 20-year legacy

    Nearly 20 years ago, movie audiences around the world were treated to a quirky comedy about romance, rejection, family, the holidays and the energy of London. Today, "Love Actually" has become a holiday classic and many fans say its magic is still there. For some members of the cast, the movie's longevity doesn't come as a surprise.

  • Elf

    “This is one of my favorite holiday movies. It’s not really Christmas until I watch Elf, and I die every time Will Ferrell yells, ‘It’s Santa, I know him!'” – Pebbles

    See the 'Elf' Cast Then and Now Ahead of Its 20th Anniversary

    Everyone's favorite Christmas movie 'Elf' is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2023 - see the cast then and now! Since its release in 2003, has become one of the most iconic (and funniest) Christmas movies of all time.

  • Old School

    “SO many one liners in this movie and a STAR studded cast. Will Ferrell is at his best and you can’t forget about BLUE! It made me wanna go STREAKING across the quad.” – Melissa

     

     

  • Finding Nemo

    “When I think of Finding Nemo, I think of my kids being babies and Finding Nemo was one of the movies that stayed on repeat at my house. I can still remember getting up late at night in my sleeping kids rooms to turn it off, and tuck them in a little bit tighter. A heartwarming film, great story, great voice acting. It is indeed a Disney classic.” – Leroy

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  • Mystic River

    “Another movie that kicked off a solid franchise: The Denis Lehane book to movie franchise. Kevin Bacon, Sean Penn and Tim Robbins all NAILED their roles of Boston dudes that grew up together, have all been through s**t and then reconnect in a pretty messed up way. It’s one of those weird movies that moves slow, but keeps you on the edge of your seat w suspense. Which is basically a specialty of every Dennis Lehane book based movie.” – Ramiro

    Sean Penn and Tim Robbins hold up the Oscar statues they won for Mystic River

    HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 29: (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER AND US TABS OUT) Actor Sean Penn, winner of Best Actor in a Lead Role for “Mystic River” and actor Tim Robbins, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Mystic River” pose backstage during the 76th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on February 29, 2004 in Hollywood, California.

     

  • Freaky Friday

    ” I love, love, love this movie. Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis were so incredible in this remake. It was really funny, heartwarming, and I have to admit, I LOVED Lindsay’s band Pink Slip. This clip of them performing ‘Take Me Away’ is so great!” – Pebbles

  • How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

    “I LOVE Matthew and Kate together. It was a perfectly written love story that made me believe in love again.” – Melissa

    Kate Hudson talks about the potential for a sequel 20 years later.

    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days turns 20: Kate Hudson talks returning as Andy

    Would Kate Hudson return for a How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days sequel? Check out what she has to say

     

  • Kill Bill: Volume 1

    ” Quentin Tarantino came through on this one! From Uma Thurman to Vivica Fox to Lucy Liu, the casting was phenomenal. The writing and directing was even better. And the action and gore is still unmatched.” – Leroy

    Uma Thurman at the premier of Kill Bill: Volume 1 holding a sword across her face

    ROME, ITALY – OCTOBER 3: Actress Uma Thurman arrives at the screening of the Quentin Tarantino’s film “Kill Bill” at the Adriano Cinema October 3, 2003 in Rome, Italy.

  • Love Actually

    “If you need to know how much I love this movie, just know that it’s on the list of movies I watch every year for the Holidays. It’s funny and that damn airport scene at the end always makes me cry. And you will be SHOCKED at how many well known actors are in this movie, most before they were even huge!” – Ramiro

    'Love Actually' cast looks back at the film's 20-year legacy

    Nearly 20 years ago, movie audiences around the world were treated to a quirky comedy about romance, rejection, family, the holidays and the energy of London. Today, "Love Actually" has become a holiday classic and many fans say its magic is still there. For some members of the cast, the movie's longevity doesn't come as a surprise.

  • What a Girl Wants

    “I really like Amanda Bynes. I was so sorry to hear about the struggles she’s going through with her mental health, and really wish her the best. I loved watching her on ‘All That,’ her spinoff ‘The Amanda Show,’ and movies: ‘She’s the Man,’ ‘Easy A,’ and ‘Sydney White.’ But the one celebrating 20 years is ‘What a Girl Wants’ about an American teenager who finds out that her father is a rich British politician running for office. Just a really cute movie.” – Pebbles

    Some secrets about ‘What a Girl Wants’ from the director on their 15th anniversary…

    9 Secrets About Amanda Bynes' 'What A Girl Wants' Movie

    The early 2000s was one of the golden ages of teen movies, but amongst the many, there were a few that truly stood out. One of those was 2003's "What a Girl Wants," which starred Amanda Bynes as Daphne, an American teenager who headed off to London to connect with the father, played by Colin Firth, she'd never known.

     

  • Thirteen

    “A disturbing view of what it’s like to be a teenager and deal with peer pressure. I watch this every time it’s on. I don’t have kids, but if I did, I’d be holding them tighter after seeing this one.” – Melissa

  • The Matrix Reloaded

    “If I’m going to be honest, the expectations weren’t that high. However, I probably went to see that movie at least ten times, and visually, it was unbelievable! Matrix Reloaded set the tone and gave us a glimpse at the future of CGI. If I see it on TV today, I’ll still sit down and watch it.”  – Leroy

    Keanu Reeves in 2003 at The Matrix Reloaded premiere in front of a Matrix Reloaded sign

    Keanu Reeves during “The Matrix Reloaded” Premiere – Black Carpet at Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California, United States.

  • 28 Days Later

    If you enjoy The Walking Dead, World War Z or The Last of Us then you need to thank 28 Days Later because THIS is the movie that revived the Zombie genre! It is TREMENDOUS!! If your image of zombie movies is shuffling, groaning and brain dead corpses, think again. The virus that causes the outbreak is called “Rage”, and that’s exactly how the zombies act. It’s edge of your seat, it’s scary and it’s action packed. 20 years and countless zombie movies later, this is still my favorite.” – Ramiro

    The director and cast of 28 Days Later at the movie premiere

    (left-right) Director Danny Boyle, stars of the film Naomie Harris and Cillian Murphy, and producer Andrew Macdonald flanked by men in chemical warfare suits at the premiere of ’28 Days Later’, at the new Odeon Kingston cinema. * The new cinema in surrey is the largest Odeon in the UK.

  • Under the Tuscan Sun

    “‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ has everything that I love in a movie. Romance, friendship, delicious food, travel, and a beautiful Italian background. I mean, who hasn’t wanted to run away to Italy? If you’re going through a breakup and want some inspiration to get back on their feet, check it out. We don’t all have the money to run off and buy a villa in Tuscany, but maybe get some delicious pasta and wine for your private watch party.” – Pebbles

  • Honey

    “This movie gets a bad wrap for horrible acting and horrible plot but I love it! The dancing is amazing and Jessica Alba is adorable! Oh and can’t forget about Lil’ Romeo.” – Melissa

    Jessica Alba, Missy Elliot, Tweet, and Joy Bryant at the premiere of the movie Honey

    Jessica Alba, Missy Elliott, Tweet and Joy Bryant during “Honey” – New York Premiere – Inside Arrivals at Chelsea West Theater in New York City, New York, United States.

  • Bad Boys II

    “It’s one of the only movies I can remember where the soundtrack played a huge in motivating people to go see the movie. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence didn’t disappoint as expected, and for sure helped solidify Bad Boys as a solid franchise.”   – Leroy

    Will Smith and Martin Lawrence laughing in front of a Bad Boys II background

    WESTWOOD, CA – JULY 9: (L-R) Actors Martin Lawrence and Will Smith attend the “Bad Boys II” movie premiere at the Mann’s Village theatre on July 9, 2003 in Westwood, California.

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