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Here Are 15 Movies Turning 15 In Summer 2015

Yes, we're all very old now.

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1. Gladiator

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Released: May 5, 2000

Fun fact: Mel Gibson was apparently the original choice to play Maximus (Russell Crowe), but he passed on the part. At 43, Gibson didn't know if he could take on such a physically demanding role.

Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes

2. Center Stage

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Released: May 12, 2000

Fun fact: Maureen is supposed to be the American Ballet Academy's prima ballerina, but she doesn't do much dancing on screen. That's because actress Susan May Pratt was the only cast member without any formal dance training.

Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes

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6. The Patriot

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Released: June 29, 2000

Fun fact: The filmmakers originally wanted Kevin Spacey to play Col. William Tavington (Jason Isaacs), but after paying out Mel Gibson's $25 million salary, there wasn't enough money left in the budget to afford Spacey.

Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes

7. The Perfect Storm

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Released: June 30, 2000

Fun fact: None of the fish seen in the movie are real. They're all rubber or animatronic, because director Wolfgang Petersen is an animal rights advocate.

Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes

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8. Scary Movie

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Released: July 7, 2000

Fun fact: The original script called for a cameo from scream queen and Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis. Unfortunately, the filmmakers couldn't get Curtis to sign on to the movie.

Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes

9. X-Men

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Released: July 14, 2000

Fun fact: Russell Crowe was director Bryan Singer's first choice to play Wolverine. The Gladiator star passed on the part, but recommended his friend Hugh Jackman for the role.

Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes

14. Billy Elliot

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Released: September 22, 2000

Fun fact: Jamie Bell took dance lessons in real life before landing the title role, and drew from his personal experience with being bullied for taking ballet to play Billy Elliot.

Where to watch: Amazon, Google Play, iTunes

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