We all know time flies by, but few things make it more apparent than hearing that a movie you love is turning 20 (like Titanic) or 40 (like Star Wars: Episode IV) or 75 (like Casablanca)! Here's a collection of beloved movies and shows that are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year.
No Country for Old Men, Atonement, I Am Legend, Ratatouille, Superbad, Transformers, Zodiac, There Will Be Blood, Mad Men, The Big Bang Theory, Private Practice, The Tudors, Damages, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Spider-Man 3, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Hot Fuzz, Ocean's Thirteen, Live Free or Die Hard, The Simpsons Movie, Rush Hour 3, Across the Universe, Eastern Promises, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, American Gangster, Enchanted, Juno, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, National Treasure: Book of Secrets
A Walk to Remember, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Barbershop, 28 Days Later, Sweet Home Alabama, The Wire, Monk, Ice Age, Resident Evil, Spider-Man, Star Wars: Episode II, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, The Bourne Identity, Scooby-Doo, Lilo & Stitch, Minority Report, Like Mike, Men in Black II, The Powerpuff Girls Movie, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, 8 Mile, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Die Another Day, Friday After Next, The Hot Chick, Maid in Manhattan, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Gang of New York, Catch Me If You Can, The Pianist
Titanic, Men in Black, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Spice World, Ally McBeal, South Park, My Best Friend's Wedding, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Selena, Air Force One, Contact, The Full Monty, Good Burger, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Waiting for Guffman, The Fifth Element, Good Will Hunting, Hercules, L.A. Confidential, Boogie Nights, Gattaca, Life is Beautiful, As Good As It Gets
Sister Act, Aladdin, The Bodyguard, Basic Instinct, My Cousin Vinny, Reservoir Dogs, Wayne's World, Batman Returns, The Mighty Ducks, Beethoven, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, A Midnight Clear, A League of Their Own, Prelude to a Kiss, Of Mice and Men, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Malcolm X, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, A Few Good Men, Scent of a Woman
Dirty Dancing, The Princess Bride, The Simpsons, Predator, Married... With Children, DuckTales, Full Metal Jacket, Fatal Attraction, Lethal Weapon, Moonstruck, Wall Street, The Witches of Eastwick, The Untouchables, Can't Buy Me Love, Spaceballs, Three Men and a Baby, Robocop, Good Morning, Vietnam, Planes, Trains and Automobiles
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Tron, Porky's, Conan the Barbarian, Rocky III, Poltergeist, Annie, Blade Runner, The Thing, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, An Officer and a Gentleman, Sophie's Choice
Star Wars: Episode IV, Roots, Annie Hall, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Smokey and the Bandit, The Hills Have Eyes, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, New York, New York, Pumping Iron, Saturday Night Fever, The Sentinel, The Spy Who Loved Me
The Graduate, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Valley of the Dolls, The Jungle Book, The Dirty Dozen, Bonnie and Clyde, Cool Hand Luke, The Taming of the Shrew, Thoroughly Modern Millie, To Sir, with Love, Casino Royale, Doctor Dolittle
12 Angry Men, 3:10 to Yuma, An Affair to Remember, A Farewell to Arms, Funny Face, Jailhouse Rock, Kiss Them for Me, Old Yeller, The Prince and the Showgirl, Tammy and the Bachelor, The Wings of Eagles
Casablanca, Bambi, Holiday Inn, Road to Morocco, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Mrs. Miniver, The Major and the Minor, Pardon My Sarong, The Talk of the Town, For Me and My Gal, Reap the Wild Wind
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Wee Willie Winkie, The Life of Emile Zola, Heidi, The Prince and the Pauper, The Good Earth, A Star is Born
Were you surprised by any anniversaries in particular? Several people in our office were taken aback and needed a minute to process the fact that Titanic (which they fondly remembered seeing in theaters) is now 20 years old.
If you want to scroll through the decades, here's a page where you can browse through a collection of titles that are celebrating their 10th through 80th anniversaries this year.