A lot of memorable movies are celebrating milestone anniversaries in this the year of our lord, 2021. Before we head into a brand new Fall season, and simultaneous Oscar season, let’s take a look back at some of those films which helped shape each our individual tastes. Be warned, however, as I can’t guarantee that the following movie anniversaries won’t make you feel old.

10 Years

One Avengers: Endgame Line Was Hugely Controversial In The Comics
Captain America: The First Avenger | Walt Disney Pictures

Sound of My Voice – January 23

Take Shelter – January 24

Rango – March 2

Sucker Punch – March 24

Hanna – April 7

Fast Five – April 20

Thor – May 6

Bridesmaids – May 13

X-Men: First Class – June 3

Super 8 – June 10

Green Lantern – June 17

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part II – July 15

Captain America: The First Avengers – July 22

Rise of the Planet of the Apes – August 5

Drive – September 16

Moneyball – September 23

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – December 16

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – December 20

15 Years

Top 12 Casino Movies & TV Shows - Best Gambling Films & Programmes -  British Period Dramas
Casino Royale | MGM Studios

Hostel – January 6

High School Musical – January 20

V for Vendetta – March 17

Slither – March 31

Mission: Impossible III – May 5

Cars – June 9

The Devil Wears Prada – June 30

Little Miss Sunshine – July 26

Miami Vice – July 28

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby – August 4

Snakes on a Plane – August 18

Crank – September 1

Idiocracy – September 1

The Departed – October 6

The Prestige – October 20

Borat – November 3

Stranger Than Fiction – November 10

Casino Royale – November 17

The Fountain – November 22

Children of Men – December 25

Pan’s Labyrinth – December 29

20 Years

From far, far away to 4chan – The surprising legacy of Shrek
Shrek | DreamWorks Pictures

Memento – March 16

A Knight’s Tale – May 11

Shrek – May 18

Moulin Rouge! – June 1

The Fast and the Furious – June 22

Legally Blonde – July 13

Wet Hot American Summer – July 27

The Others – August 10

Jeepers Creepers – August 31

Zoolander – September 28

Training Day – October 5

Mulholland Drive – October 26

Donnie Darko – October 26

Monsters Inc. – November 2

Amélie – November 2

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – November 16

Ocean’s Eleven – December 7

The Royal Tenenbaums – December 14

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – December 19

A Beautiful Mind – December 21

Black Hawk Down – December 28

25 Years

Movies At Dog Farm : Scream (1996) And Scream Again - Movies At Dog Farm  Commands It
Scream | Dimension Films

From Dusk till Dawn – January 17

Happy Gilmore – February 16

Fargo – March 8

The Craft – May 3

Twister – May 10

Mission: Impossible – May 22

The Rock – June 7

The Cable Guy – June 14

Independence Day – July 3

Trainspotting – July 19

That Thing You Do – October 4

The Long Kiss Goodnight – October 11

Swingers – October 18

Romeo + Juliet – November 1

The English Patient – November 15

Star Trek: First Contact – November 22

Jerry Maguire – December 13

Scream – December 20

30 Years

Legendarische actiefilm Terminator 2: Judgment Day zie je donderdag op SBS9
Terminator 2: Judgment Day | Tri-Star Pictures

The Silence of the Lambs – February 14

New Jack City – March 8

What About Bob? – May 17

Thelma & Louise – May 24

City Slickers – June 7

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – June 14

The Rocketeer – June 21

Terminator 2: Judgment Day – July 3

Boyz in the Hood – July 12

Point Break – July 12

Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey – July 19

Barton Fink – August 22

The Fisher King – September 20

The People Under the Stairs – November 1

Cape Fear – November 13

The Addams Family – November 22

Beauty and the Beast – November 22

Hook – December 11

The Last Boy Scout – December 13

JFK – December 20

40 Years

An American Werewolf in London's transformation scene is my all time  favorite work of horror. The scene takes a likable protagonist and submits  him through absolute agony and suffering, turning the horror
An American Werewolf in London | Universal Pictures

Scanners – January 14

My Bloody Valentine – February 11

The Howling – April 10

Clash of the Titans – June 12

History of the World, Part I – June 12

Raiders of the Lost Ark – June 12

The Cannonball Run – June 19

Superman II – June 19

Stripes – June 26

Escape from New York – July 10

The Fox and the Hound – July 10

Arthur – July 17

Blow Out – July 24

Heavy Metal – August 7

An American Werewolf in London – August 21

Enter the Ninja – October 2

My Dinner with Andre – October 11

The Evil Dead – October 15

Halloween II – October 30

Time Bandits – November 6

Chariots of Fire – December 20

50 Years

Clockwork Orange' Follow-Up 'A Clockwork Condition' Discovered in the Late  Anthony Burgess' Archives - Bloody Disgusting
A Clockwork Orange | Warner Bros.

THX 1138 – March 11

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song – April 23

Escape from the Planet of the Apes – May 21

The Beguiled – May 28

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory – June 30

Shaft – July 2

The Omega Man – August 1

The French Connection – October 9

The Last Picture Show – October 22

Fiddler on the Roof – November 3

A Clockwork Orange – December 19

Harold and Maude – December 20

Dirty Harry – December 23

Straw Dogs – December 29


Those are the big, notable movie anniversaries that we’re celebrating this year! What do you think? Do you feel old yet? Do you have any particularly fun memories of going to the theater to see any of these flicks? If so, sound off in the comments section below and let us and the rest of the movie-loving world know!

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