10 movies turning 10 this year


Good movies have a timelessness that will not be forgotten by audiences. We all have memories of watching those films, whether it be at the theater, at a party with friends or alone snuggled up in your room. This list is just a reminder that some of these movies have aged better than most of us.

This curious robot has been around for almost a decade, with the film’s anniversary being on June 27. “WALL-E” is about a small worker robot living on Earth that finds himself transported onto a spaceship filled with the humans that once inhabited it.
Fun Fact: WALL-E stands for Waste Allocation Load Lifter: Earth Class.

“Step Brothers”
The explicit comedy centers around two middle-aged men that are forced to room together after their parents marry. Not even innocent drum sets and bunk beds are safe from the antics these stepbrothers impart on one another. At least neither of them were buried alive. The film turns a decade older July 25, 2018.
Fun Fact: Co-writer and director Adam McKay originally wanted the movie to be a drama.

The human-vampire love affair continues to inspire fanfiction, and the Team Edward versus Team Jacob feud is said to have broken up many friend groups. Released on Nov. 20., the film centers around Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), who falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). Let drama and bloodsucking ensue.
Fun Fact: Over 5,000 men auditioned for the role of Edward Cullen.

“Slumdog Millionaire”
Seven-time Academy Award winner, “Slumdog Millionaire,” will celebrate 10 years of existence on Nov. 12. The story follows Jamal, an orphaned young Indian man, and how events in his life led to winning “Who Wants to Become a Millionaire?”
Fun Fact: Approximately 20 percent of the film is in Hindi with English subtitles.

“Mamma Mia!”
This film is an adaptation of the Broadway musical based on the music by Swedish pop band, ABBA. Released on July 18, the movie follows Donna and Sophie, a mother and daughter duo who try to figure out who Sophie’s father is before her wedding day.
Fun Fact: “Mamma Mia 2″ is scheduled to be released on July 20, 2018.

“The Dark Knight”
The second installment of this Batman trilogy is the most critically acclaimed of the three. Directed by Christopher Nolan, “The Dark Knight” centers around Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) and his battle with the Joker (Heath Ledger in his final role) to save Gotham City from chaos. It will fly into its 10-year anniversary on July 18.
Fun Fact: “The Dark Knight” is the first comic book movie to rake in more than $1 billion.

“High School Musical 3: Senior Year”
These are the last 10 months to see the third installment of the “High School Musical” trilogy before it turns 10 on Oct. 24. Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) are facing senior year head-on with college decisions that challenge their relationship. The Wildcats separated after four years together, and our pre-teen hearts broke. Try not to worry though, you can stream it online at 1 a.m. when you miss prom night.
Fun Fact: The movie fans know and love was originally going to be a Halloween movie. It was going to be called “Haunted High School Musical.”

The drunken anti-hero will have added 10 more years under his belt on July 2. This story follows an immortal being that reluctantly helps the government fight villains. Hancock (Will Smith) is considered completely unkillable until a woman comes into his life. It may sound like a romantic film, but there is plenty of action and comedy to be had throughout.
Fun Fact: Hancock was originally the villain in the film. The superhero originally scripted for the film was a man named Horus Longfellow who had to stop Hancock from stealing his wife.

“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”
This war drama is about the young son of a Nazi at a concentration camp. The boy befriends one of the Jewish boys through the camp’s fence with serious repercussions. It won a British Independent Film Award for Best Actress and was nominated for Best Director. The film turns 10 on Nov. 26.
Fun Fact: The name of the concentration camp is never mentioned in neither the book nor the movie. However, the film does mention the camp having four gas chambers. For that reason, it is believed by some to be the camp Auschwitz.

“27 Dresses”
The chick-flick that hyperbolizes the phrase “always the bridesmaid, never the bride” is only 17 years away from 27, having turned 10 on Jan. 18. Jane (Katherine Heigl) is the perfect bridesmaid. However, her own love life is not so flawless. After being spotted by a journalist (James Marsden) at two different weddings on the same night, her life begins to change. Get ready for tons of bright pastels and itchy tulle in this romantic comedy.
Fun Fact: In a scene where Katherine Heigl and James Marsden are drinking in a bar, a Josh Kelley song is playing. Josh Kelley is Katherine Heigl’s husband.


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