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    29 Movies That Are Turning The Big 2-0 In 2017

    Yes, these movies were released two decades ago and not 10 years ago (although it may feel like it).

    1. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    New Line Cinema

    Fun fact: Though the film was a moderate success in the theaters, it actually became a HUGE success and achieved cult-classic status when it was released on VHS.

    2. The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    Universal Pictures

    Fun fact: Michael Crichton, who wrote the novel Jurassic Park, which the first movie is based on, was persuaded by Steven Spielberg to write another book, The Lost World, so that there could be a sequel to the movie. Crichton even brought back the character of Ian Malcolm, despite the fact that he had killed him in the original novel.

    3. Selena

    Warner Bros.

    Fun fact: Playing Selena inspired Jennifer Lopez to pursue a singing career.

    4. Liar Liar

    Universal Pictures

    Fun fact: The script for the movie was turned down nine times before it was picked up by producer Brian Grazer.

    5. Star Wars: Special Editions Original Trilogy

    LucasFilm
    LucasFilm
    LucasFilm

    Fun fact: The movies were given updates and re-released to movie theaters to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the original Star Wars. Both A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back had not been re-released in theaters since 1982, while Return of the Jedi hadn't been re-released since 1985.

    6. Men in Black

    Columbia Pictures

    Fun fact: Chris O'Donnell turned down the role of Agent J, which then, of course, went to Will Smith.

    7. My Best Friend's Wedding

    TriStar

    Fun fact: Rupert Everett's character, George, tested so well with preview audiences that the producers went back and re-shot new scenes, and added a new ending in order to give him more screen time.

    8. Private Parts

    Paramount Pictures

    Fun fact: In 2011, Howard Stern randomly live-tweeted commentary about the film as it aired on HBO.

    9. Tomorrow Never Dies

    MGM

    Fun fact: Monica Bellucci was almost cast as Paris Carver, but the role ended up going to Terri Hatcher. Bellucci did get a chance to be a Bond girl 18 years later in 2015's Spectre.

    10. Air Force One

    Columbia Pictures

    Fun fact: Kevin Costner was originally attached to play President James Marshall, but he was unable to star in the film because of scheduling issues. Costner told producers he would walk away from the project ONLY if they cast Harrison Ford in the role.

    11. As Good as It Gets

    Tristar

    Fun fact: In one of her very first movie roles, Maya Rudolph played a cop in the film.

    12. The Fifth Element

    Columbia Pictures

    Fun fact: Prince was originally supposed to play Ruby Rhod, but had to walk away from the project because of his touring schedule — so the role went to Chris Tucker.

    13. The Fully Monty

    Fox Searchlight

    Fun fact: The Chinese title for the film was Six Naked Pigs.

    14. Grosse Pointe Blank

    Hollywood Pictures

    Fun fact: Although the movie takes place in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, it was filmed entirely in Los Angeles. Only half a day was filmed in Michigan, and that was just to get aerial shots.

    15. Batman & Robin

    Warner Bros.

    Fun fact: The film's director, Joel Schumacher, began working on the next Batman film as soon as he finished wrapping Batman & Robin. The movie would've been titled Batman Triumphant and would have featured Scarecrow as the villain — it was also scheduled for a 1999 release. After the poor critical and box office reception of Batman & Robin, Warner Bros. canceled the sequel.

    16. Chasing Amy

    Miramax

    Fun fact: Miramax originally wanted Kevin Smith to cast Drew Barrymore, Jon Stewart, and David Schwimmer in the lead roles.

    17. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

    Touchstone Pictures

    Fun facts: The movie is actually a bit of a spinoff from a 1988 comedic play titled Ladies' Room — in which Romy and Michele appear as minor characters. Lisa Kudrow actually originated the role of Michele when the play premiered.

    18. Good Burger

    Paramount

    Fun fact: All the food seen in movie was actually pretty gross in real life. The burger meat was old and the fries were soggy from sitting around too long. They also didn't use real ice cream — it was shortening with food coloring — and the milk poured into cereal was actually Elmer's Glue (so that the corn flakes wouldn't get soggy).

    19. Speed 2: Cruise Control

    20th Century Fox

    Fun fact: Keanu Reeves chose not return for the sequel because he hated the script and did not want to make another action film. Instead he decided to star in The Devil’s Advocate.

    20. I Know What You Did Last Summer

    Columbia Pictures

    Fun fact: The scene where Jennifer Love Hewitt yelled on the streets was actually thought up by a young horror movie fan who got to come on set and tell the actors what to do.

    21. L.A. Confidential

    Warner Bros.

    Fun fact: They tried to create a TV spinoff of the film. In fact, a pilot was filmed in 2003 starring Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Vincennes.

    22. Soul Food

    20th Century Fox

    Fun fact: Because Vanessa Williams, Nia Long, and Vivica Fox were all attached to other film projects, the entire movie was shot in just a little over a month (36 days to be exact) to accommodate their schedules.

    23. Starship Troopers

    Touchstone Pictures

    Fun fact: The late Golden Girl Rue McClanahan has a small cameo in the film as a blind biology teacher.

    24. Jackie Brown

    Miramax

    Fun fact: Pam Grier was originally up for the role of Jody in Pulp Fiction (which eventually went to Rosanna Arquette), and while she didn't get the part, Quentin Tarantino wrote Jackie Brown with her in mind for the title role.

    25. Anastasia

    20th Century Fox

    Fun fact: Kirsten Dunst provided the voice for young Anastasia, while Lacey Chabert provided her singing voice.

    26. Scream 2

    Dimension Films

    Fun fact: Alicia Silverstone was originally offered the role of Cici Cooper, but after she turned it down, it then went to Sarah Michelle Gellar.

    27. Good Will Hunting

    Miramax

    Fun fact: According to Minnie Driver, Harvey Weinstein did not want her for the role of Skylar because, "I wasn't sexy enough, I wasn't cute enough, and I wasn't Gwyneth Paltrow enough." Driver went on to get an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film.

    28. Hercules

    Disney

    Fun fact: The Spice Girls were offered the chance to record one the songs sung by the Muses for the soundtrack. They ultimately passed because of scheduling issues.

    29. Titanic

    Paramount

    Fun fact: Before its release many people projected that the movie would be a HUGE flop. This assumption came from the fact the movie had a troubled production and a ballooning budget, and that it moved its 4th of July weekend release date to the end of the year. Obviously that was not the case as Titanic became the highest-grossing movie of all time (till 2009, when Avatar was released).

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