5 movies you won't believe are already 20 years old

2017-11-10 11:57

Johannesburg - Feeling a bit nostalgic? These iconic movies, all 20 years old this year, will definitely take you back in time! 

1. Titanic

Who can ever forget the classic scene in which Jack and Rose stand at the bow of the legendary ship with their arms spread out wide?

The heartbreaking movie, released in December 1997, is based on the true story of the British passenger liner – at the time the biggest ship of its kind and claimed to be unsinkable – that sunk on its maiden voyage after hitting an iceberg in the north Atlantic Ocean back in 1912.

The film starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, both 22 at the time, who play characters from different backgrounds who fall in love during the journey.

Titanic won four Golden Globe awards in 1998, including for best drama.

2. My Best Friend’s Wedding

In what has often been called the best romcom of the ’90s, Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney play childhood best friends who agreed that if they’re still single by the age of 28 they’d simply say “I do” to each other. 

When Dermot’s character falls for a 20-something bombshell (played by Cameron Diaz), Julianne tries everything in her power to stop their wedding.  

Released in June 1997, the film was nominated for three Golden Globes.

3. Men in Black

There’s no doubt that this movie, released in August 1997, somehow made the idea of fighting aliens less tacky – and youngsters all over the world raved about it.

Talented actors Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith play Kay and Jay, two immigration agents who work as watchdogs tracking down aliens who try to take over Earth.

The film was nominated for an Oscar as well as a Golden Globe in 1998.

4. The Devil’s Advocate

This film about the supernatural had audiences all over the world sitting on the edge of their seats.

Released in1997, the film’s about a lawyer, Kevin Lomax (played by Keanu Reeves), who starts a new job at a law firm owned by a very powerful man. Then Kevin’s wife, played by South African-born Charlize Theron, starts to have supernatural experiences . . .

The thriller was nominated for an MTV Movie Award in 1998.

5. Good Will Hunting

Starring Matt Damon and the late Robin Williams, this is one of the most memorable movies of the ’90s. Damon plays Will Hunting, a caretaker at a prestigious American university. When Will solves a complicated equation a lecturer realises that he’s actually a genius – but then Will gets in trouble after attacking a police officer.

Williams plays a therapist, Sean Maguire, who helps Will to work through his issues and find his life path.

Williams won a best actor Oscar for his performance in this film, which was produced by Damon and his best friend, Ben Affleck.

Sources: imbd.com, tcm.com, eonline.com, imbd.com, famousfix.com, Huffington Post, Box Office Mojo, New York Times

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