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29 Movies That Will Be 20 Years Old In 2016

It's been two decades since the most intense scene from your childhood -- the cake-eating scene in Matilda -- first graced the big screen.

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6. The Nutty Professor

Universal Pictures

Fun fact: Eddie Murphy named the obnoxious comedian Reggie Warrington, played by Dave Chappelle, after Boomerang director Reginald Hudlin and his brother Warrington (who produced Boomerang). He reportedly had a falling out with the two brothers after making the film with them in 1992.

8. Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood


Fun fact: This was the first genre-parody film co-written by Shawn and Marlon Wayans. The two would later go on to write the first two Scary Movie films.


9. Happy Gilmore

Universal Studios

Fun fact: The Price Is Right's Bob Barker -- who of course stole the show in the fight scene with Happy Gilmore -- is actually a skilled fighter in real life. He studied karate for years under Chuck Norris.

10. Fargo

Gramercy Pictures

Fun fact: While there is currently a popular and critically-acclaimed adaptation of the movie airing on FX, it isn't the first time the film was made into a TV series. In 1997, a pilot was filmed starring Edie Falco, but was ultimately passed on.


18. Matilda

TriStar Pictures

Fun fact: The homemade doll Matilda had in the movie was designed by Mara Wilson, who played the title role. According to Wilson, the film's director Danny DeVito asked her to draw a doll that Matilda would have.


22. The First Wives Club

Paramount Pictures

Fun fact: While the film was a HUGE hit, it never got a a sequel because the studio had offered the three leads -- Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, and Bette Midler — the same exact of money as the first film to reprise their roles. Earlier this year Hawn shared her feelings on the matter with the Harvard Business Review saying, "Had three men come in there, they would have upped their salaries without even thinking about it. But the fear of women's movies is embedded in the culture."

23. Sling Blade

Miramax Films

Fun fact: The late John Ritter, who co-starred in the film as Vaughn Cunningham, gave his character the last name as a joke — he was supposed to be the oldest Cunningham sibling on Happy Days, who was written off the show after the first season and never mentioned again.

24. Romeo + Juliet

20th Century Fox

Fun fact: Natalie Portman was originally cast as Juliet, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. But ultimately she walked away from the role because the age difference between them was too big and it looked inappropriate. She was 13 at the time and he was 21.


25. The Mirror Has Two Faces

TriStar Pictures

Fun fact: Screenwriter Richard LaGravenese originally wrote the role of Hannah Morgan with Elizabeth Taylor in mind. Once Barbra Streisand got involved with the film, she insisted on giving the role to Lauren Bacall, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.

26. Evita

Hollywood Pictures

Fun fact: Madonna's video for "Take A Bow" was set in 1940s Spain on purpose. She used the video as a way to lobby for the role of Evita in the film, because at the time Michelle Pfeiffer was being highly considered for the role.

28. Scream

Dimension Films

Fun fact: Originally Drew Barrymore signed on to play the lead Sidney Prescott, but a few weeks before filming started she decided against playing the role, thinking it would be more unexpected if she played a character who died early on.

29. Space Jam

Warner Bros.

Fun fact: The idea for the movie actually came from the very popular early '90s "Nike Hare Jordan" commercial, which featured Bugs Bunny and Michael Jordan playing basketball against each other. After seeing the commercial, Jordan's agent pitched the idea to Warner Bros.