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25 Films That Will Surprisingly Have Been Released A Decade Ago In 2017

Eek for all of us who remember seeing these in the theaters like it was yesterday!

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1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Fun fact: The film still holds the record as the most expensive ever made (when adjusted for inflation). But the gamble paid off: It was the biggest movie of the year and grossed almost a billion dollars worldwide.
Disney

Fun fact: The film still holds the record as the most expensive ever made (when adjusted for inflation). But the gamble paid off: It was the biggest movie of the year and grossed almost a billion dollars worldwide.

2. Spider-Man 3

Fun fact: The film's writer-director, Sam Raimi, was very unhappy with how it turned out and was planning on making a fourth Spider-Man film to make up for it — in which Anne Hathaway would've played Felicia Hardy/Black Cat. He ended up having to abandon the project because he couldn't get the script together in time.
Sony

Fun fact: The film's writer-director, Sam Raimi, was very unhappy with how it turned out and was planning on making a fourth Spider-Man film to make up for it — in which Anne Hathaway would've played Felicia Hardy/Black Cat. He ended up having to abandon the project because he couldn't get the script together in time.

3. The Simpsons Movie

Fun fact: The film was a LONG TIME in the making! In fact 158 drafts of the script were written.
20th Century Fox

Fun fact: The film was a LONG TIME in the making! In fact 158 drafts of the script were written.

4. Shrek the Third

Fun fact: The movie held the record for highest-grossing opening weekend for an animated film until this year, when Finding Dory beat it.
DreamWorks

Fun fact: The movie held the record for highest-grossing opening weekend for an animated film until this year, when Finding Dory beat it.

5. Ratatouille

Fun fact: Dug from Up is hidden as an Easter egg in the film.
Disney Pixar

Fun fact: Dug from Up is hidden as an Easter egg in the film.

6. Transformers

Fun fact: Hugo Weaving, who is best known for his roles in the Matrix and Lord of the Rings films, was the voice of Megatron.
Paramount

Fun fact: Hugo Weaving, who is best known for his roles in the Matrix and Lord of the Rings films, was the voice of Megatron.

7. I Am Legend

Fun fact: Will Smith wanted Guillermo Del Toro to direct the film, but he declined because he wanted to make Hellboy II.
Warner Bros.

Fun fact: Will Smith wanted Guillermo Del Toro to direct the film, but he declined because he wanted to make Hellboy II.

8. National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Fun fact: Helen Mirren had to turn down a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II because she was busy filming the movie in South Dakota at the time.
Disney

Fun fact: Helen Mirren had to turn down a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II because she was busy filming the movie in South Dakota at the time.

9. 300

Fun fact: This movie was Michael Fassbender's big-screen debut.
Warner Bros.

Fun fact: This movie was Michael Fassbender's big-screen debut.

10. Knocked Up

Fun fact: Anne Hathaway was initially offered the role of Alison Scott, but later turned it down because of the explicit birth scene…which FTR was done with prosthetics.
Universal Pictures

Fun fact: Anne Hathaway was initially offered the role of Alison Scott, but later turned it down because of the explicit birth scene…which FTR was done with prosthetics.

11. Juno

Fun fact: Juno's hamburger phone was actually a prize possession that belonged to the movie's screenwriter, Diablo Cody.
Fox Searchlight

Fun fact: Juno's hamburger phone was actually a prize possession that belonged to the movie's screenwriter, Diablo Cody.

12. Ocean's Thirteen

Fun fact: Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones did not reprise their roles (from the previous two films) due to script issues.
Warner Bros.

Fun fact: Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones did not reprise their roles (from the previous two films) due to script issues.

13. Hairspray

Fun fact: John Waters actually wrote a treatment for a sequel to the film, titled Hairspray 2: White Lipstick. In the movie Zac Efron's character would've taken acid, while John Travolta's character, Edna, would've lost a ton of weight and gotten addicted to diet pills. The movie eventually fell out of production.
New Line Cinema

Fun fact: John Waters actually wrote a treatment for a sequel to the film, titled Hairspray 2: White Lipstick. In the movie Zac Efron's character would've taken acid, while John Travolta's character, Edna, would've lost a ton of weight and gotten addicted to diet pills. The movie eventually fell out of production.

14. The Darjeeling Limited

Fun fact: The three main characters — Peter, Francis, and Jack — were named after real-life famous men: Peter Bogdanovich, Francis Ford Coppola, and Jack Nicholson.
Fox Searchlight

Fun fact: The three main characters — Peter, Francis, and Jack — were named after real-life famous men: Peter Bogdanovich, Francis Ford Coppola, and Jack Nicholson.

15. Why Did I Get Married?

Fun fact: Tracee Ross was actually considered early on for a role in the film.
New Line Cinema

Fun fact: Tracee Ross was actually considered early on for a role in the film.

16. There Will Be Blood

Fun fact: Paul Dano was originally cast only in the role of Paul Sunday, but was asked to replace the actor who played Eli Sunday, Kel O'Neill. When Dano took on both roles the characters were changed to be identical twins.
Miramax

Fun fact: Paul Dano was originally cast only in the role of Paul Sunday, but was asked to replace the actor who played Eli Sunday, Kel O'Neill. When Dano took on both roles the characters were changed to be identical twins.

17. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Fun fact: Sam Mendes was originally attached to direct the film, with Hugh Jackman rumored to be in the running for the title character.
Warner Bros.

Fun fact: Sam Mendes was originally attached to direct the film, with Hugh Jackman rumored to be in the running for the title character.

18. Gone Baby Gone

Fun fact: The movie was Ben Affleck's feature-length directorial debut.
Miramax

Fun fact: The movie was Ben Affleck's feature-length directorial debut.

19. Meet the Robinsons

Fun fact: A sequel was planned for the movie, titled Meet the Robinsons 2: First Date, but after John Lasseter took over as chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, he canceled all planned direct-to-video sequels.
Disney

Fun fact: A sequel was planned for the movie, titled Meet the Robinsons 2: First Date, but after John Lasseter took over as chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, he canceled all planned direct-to-video sequels.

20. No Country for Old Men

Fun fact: Heath Ledger turned down the role of Moss, and it eventually went to Josh Brolin.
Miramax

Fun fact: Heath Ledger turned down the role of Moss, and it eventually went to Josh Brolin.

21. Disturbia

Fact: The movie is a loose adaption of Alfred Hitchcock's classic Rear View Window, which was based on Cornell Woolrich's short story "It Had to Be Murder." Woolrich's estate tried to sue DreamWorks (which produced Disturbia) for copyright infringement. The lawsuit was eventually thrown out.
DreamWorks

Fact: The movie is a loose adaption of Alfred Hitchcock's classic Rear View Window, which was based on Cornell Woolrich's short story "It Had to Be Murder." Woolrich's estate tried to sue DreamWorks (which produced Disturbia) for copyright infringement. The lawsuit was eventually thrown out.

22. The Bourne Ultimatum

Fun fact: Producers never intended for there to be a third Bourne film (which this one was), but after the huge success of the previous film, The Bourne Supremacy, they decided to create another sequel.
Universal Pictures

Fun fact: Producers never intended for there to be a third Bourne film (which this one was), but after the huge success of the previous film, The Bourne Supremacy, they decided to create another sequel.

23. Superbad

Fun fact: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who co-wrote the film, actually began writing it when they were still in high school.
Columbia Pictures

Fun fact: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who co-wrote the film, actually began writing it when they were still in high school.

24. Enchanted

Fun fact: Reportedly the reason that Giselle is NOT an official Disney Princess is because of the difficulty of securing lifetime rights to Amy Adams' image.
Disney

Fun fact: Reportedly the reason that Giselle is NOT an official Disney Princess is because of the difficulty of securing lifetime rights to Amy Adams' image.

25. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Fun fact: The first cut of the film was more than three hours long.
Warner Bros.

Fun fact: The first cut of the film was more than three hours long.

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