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23 Movies That Are Turning 20 Years Old In 2014

It was a big year for Jim Carrey.

1. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Fun fact: The movie was Jim Carrey’s breakthrough film.

2. Speed

Fun fact: The movie was one of the biggest surprise hits of that year.

3. Forrest Gump

Fun fact: The film was the second highest grossing film of 1994 and it also garnered Tom Hanks his second (and consecutive) Oscar win for Best Actor.

4. The Mask

Fun fact: The movie was Cameron Diaz’s feature film debut.

5. Reality Bites

Fun fact: The screenplay was written by Helen Childress, who based the story on her own life and famously spent over three years writing over 70 drafts of the script.

6. D2: The Mighty Ducks

Fun fact: While the movie was a box office hit, it actually grossed less than the it’s predecessor, The Mighty Ducks.

7. The Little Rascals

Fun fact: The film was universally panned by critics, except by Roger Ebert, who gave it a thumbs up.

8. Dumb and Dumber

Fun fact: This was the debut film from the Farrelly brothers. The duo went on to write, direct, and produce: Kingpin (1996), There’s Something About Mary (1998), and Shallow Hal (2001)

9. True Lies

Fun fact: True Lies was the third collaboration between James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The two had previously worked together on The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).

The film is loosely based on the 1991 French film La Totale!.

10. Thumbelina

Fun fact: Jodi Benson, who is best known as the voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid, provided the voice for Thumbelina.

11. Richie Rich

Fun fact: The film was Macaulay Culkin’s last film before he entered a six year hiatus.

12. The Santa Clause

Fun fact: The film helped Tim Allen achieve a monumental feat by having, simultaneously, the No. 1 movie, (The Santa Clause), the No. 1 television series (Home Improvement) and the No. 1 New York Times best-seller (Don’t Stand Too Close to a Naked Man), during the week of Nov. 13, 1994.

13. The Flintstones

Fun fact: The film was screen legend, Elizabeth Taylor, final theatrical film — she played Wilma’s mother.

14. The Pagemaster

Fun fact: The film was a box office bomb.

15. Pulp Fiction

Fun fact: The movie was selected in 2013 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

16. Angels In the Outfield

Fun fact: The movie was a remake of a 1951 film of the same name.

17. Miracle on 34th Street

Fun fact: This was Mara Wilson’s second film, she starred in Mrs. Doubtfire the previous year.

18. Natural Born Killers

Fun fact: Director Oliver Stone had to delete four minutes from the film in order for it to get an R rating.

19. Interview With the Vampire

Fun fact: The book’s author, on which the movie is based, Anne Rice, initially bashed Tom Cruise for being cast as Lestat, saying, “[Cruise is] no more my vampire Lestat than Edward G. Robinson is Rhett Butler.”

After seeing the final film, Rice admit she was wrong and praised Cruise’s performance.

20. Four Weddings and a Funeral

Fun fact: The film was not only a huge unexpected hit, but, also launched Hugh Grant’s career.

21. The Shawshank Redemption

Fun fact: This now classic film was actually a box office disappointment.

22. Little Women

Fun fact: This was the fifth film adaption of the classic beloved novel.

23. The Lion King

Fun fact: The Lion King was not only the highest grossing film of the year, it was also the highest grossing animated film ever. The film held that spot until 2003, when it was surpassed by Finding Nemo.

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