1. Independence Day 20th Century Fox Fun fact: The film was the highest-grossing movie of the year, bringing in over $817 million worldwide. 2. Mission: Impossible Paramount Fun fact: Tom Cruise came up with the idea for the scene where the aquarium explodes. 3. 101 Dalmatians Disney Fun fact: John Hughes, who is best known for writing and directing The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles, wrote and produced the movie. 4. Twister Warner Bros. Fun fact: It was the first theatrical movie to be released on DVD. 5. The Rock Hollywood Pictures Fun fact: Both Aaron Sorkin and Quentin Tarantino were brought in to help re-write the script. 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. 7. Jerry Maguire TriStar Pictures Fun fact: Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr. had previously co-starred together in 1992's A Few Good Men. 8. Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Miramax 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. 11. The Truth About Cats & Dogs 20th Century Fox Fun fact: Janeane Garofalo had to stand on a box in order to fit in the same frame as Uma Thurman (who is a foot taller than Garofalo). 12. The Craft Columbia Pictures Fun fact: The film's director Andrew Fleming hired a Wicca consultant in order to get all the details in the movie right. 13. Fear Universal Studios Fun fact: The movie is based on a 1993 Bollywood film titled Darr. 14. James and the Giant Peach Disney Fun fact: Jack Skellington, from The Nightmare Before Christmas, makes a brief cameo in the film as the captain of a pirate ship. 15. Harriet the Spy Paramount Pictures Fun fact: This was the first movie ever produced by Nickelodeon. 16. A Time to Kill Warner Bros. Fun fact: Sandra Bullock and Matthew McConaughey briefly dated after meeting on set. 17. The Hunchback of Notre Dame Disney Fun fact: Belle, Pumbaa, and the Carpet from Aladdin are hidden Easter eggs during the "Out There" musical sequence. 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. 19. Tin Cup Warner Bros. Fun fact: Don Johnson and Cheech Marin, who also co-starred in the film, would go onto to co-star together in Nash Bridges shortly after filming this movie. 20. The Island of Dr. Moreau New Line Cinema Fun fact: Val Kilmer was reportedly very difficult to work with on set. Marlon Brando allegedly told Kilmer that he was "confusing [his] talents with the size of [his] paycheck." 21. A Very Brady Sequel Paramount Pictures Fun fact: In case you didn't know, this is where the very popular meme "Sure, Jan" originated from. 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. 27. That Thing You Do! 20th Century Fox Fun fact: Tom Hanks -- who wrote and directed the movie -- wrote the entire script in 30 days. He also co-wrote some of the songs. 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.