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    20 Movies That I Honestly Can't Believe Turn 20 This Year

    And suddenly these classics are...actually classics.

    2001 was quite a year at the movies. It's hard to believe that so many of these classics are, well, actually classics.

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    Buckle up, you're in for some rude awakenings.

    1. Save the Last Dance — January 12, 2001

    Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas dance together as Sara and Derek
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    The movie might have aged, but the soundtrack still slaps.

    2. The Wedding Planner — January 26, 2001

    Jennifer Lopez smiles while wearing a headset as Mary
    Sony Pictures Releasing

    That statue's penis is actually still glued to Matthew McConaughey's hand.

    3. Spy Kids — March 30, 2001

    Carla Gugino, Antonio Banderas, Daryl Sabara, and Alexa Vega put their hands in fists, ready to fight as Ingrid, Gregorio, Juni, and Carmen
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    Oh shiii- taki mushrooms, we're old.

    4. Josie and the Pussycats — April 11, 2001

    Rosario Dawson, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Tara Reid smile while wearing cat ears as Valerie, Josie, and Melody
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    I swear on my bus pass this movie came out just a few years ago.

    5. Bridget Jones's Diary — April 13, 2001

    Renée Zellweger smiles a tight-lipped smile in the office as Bridget Jones
    Miramax Films

    By now we could be reading Bridget Jones's baby's diary.

    6. Shrek — May 18, 2001

    Shrek smiles a crooked smile
    DreamWorks Animation

    A simpler time when men were ogres and, secretly, so were the women.

    7. Moulin Rouge! — June 1, 2001

    Nicole Kidman sings while wearing a bejeweled headdress as Satine
    20th Century Fox

    After 20 years, I think the Lady Marmalade may have expired. (Sorry.)

    8. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider — June 15, 2001

    Angelina Jolie looks ahead triumphantly as Lara Croft
    Paramount / ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection

    20 years closer to our own tombs.

    9. The Fast and the Furious — June 22, 2001

    Paul Walker and Vin Diesel sit across from each other at a table with a tray of food and drinks in front of them as Brian and Dom
    Universal Pictures


    10. Legally Blonde — July 13, 2001

    Elle Woods stands up in the courtroom and smiles brightly while wearing a coordinated and stylish outfit
    MGM Distribution Co.

    Whoever said this was released 20 years ago is seriously disturbed.

    11. Wet Hot American Summer — July 27, 2001

    Paul Rudd and Marguerite Moreau make out as Andy and Katie
    USA Films

    Leave your bullsh*t attitude and concept of time at the door!

    12. The Princess Diaries — August 3, 2001

    Mia stands in the middle of the room wearing a crown and gown and soft smile
    Walt Disney Pictures

    Two words: Shut! Up!

    13. Rat Race — August 17, 2001

    Kathy Najimy, Jon Lovitz, Jillian Marie Hubert, and Brody Smith sit in a convertible driving down a deserted road as Bev, Randy, Kimberly, and Jason
    Paramount Pictures

    The climax of this movie is a Smash Mouth concert. No witty take, just a reminder.

    14. Glitter — September 21, 2001

    Mariah Carey wears a sparkly gown as Billie while she holds hands with Max Beesley as Dice and speaks to a reporter
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    That cat is probably still alive, TBH.

    15. Zoolander — September 28, 2001

    Ben Stiller purses his lips and squints his eyes, showing off his "blue steel" as Derek Zoolander
    Paramount Pictures

    Do you think those kids ever learned how to read?

    16. Monster's, Inc. — November 2, 2001

    Mike smiles a crooked smile while Sulley smiles an equally awkward smile as he holds Boo in a monster suit

    It's been so long, Boo doesn't calls Sulley "Kitty," she calls him "Cat."

    17. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone — November 16, 2001

    Harry Potter wears the sorting hat on his head
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    And I still can't say leviosa correctly.

    18. Ocean's Eleven — December 7, 2001

    George Clooney sits in a bar at night and smiles as Danny
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    Danny's gonna need a team to break him out of the nursing home.

    19. Not Another Teen Movie — December 14, 2001

    Chris Evans smiles a crooked smile with whipped cream and cherries covering his nipples as Jake
    Sony Pictures Releasing

    And so began our 20-year love affair with Chris Evans.

    20. And finally, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring — December 19, 2001

    Frodo and Gandalf ride in a cart together, Frodo looking up with a smile
    New Line Cinema

    What I'd like to tell time: YOU CANNOT PASS!

    It was hard to pick just a few movies because so many amazing ones can out 20 years ago!

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