Time is weird, eh? While some swear that 2009 felt like last year, others say that they feel as if the first two weeks of 2020 lasted a year. So it may come as a surprise to many that some of their favorite movies will be reaching their silver anniversary this year. Scroll on to find out the movies turning 25 in 2020.
This is the movie that started us writing “ANDY” on our sneakers!Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios teamed up to produce a computer-animated feature film on anthropomorphic toys coming to life. Toy Story introduced us to our favorite pull-string cowboy doll named Woody and his gang composed of the likes of Jesse, Mr. Potato Head, Bo Peep, Slinky Dog, and the newcomer, Buzz Lightyear, an astronaut action figure.
Back in the day, Toy Story‘s animation seemed cutting-edge, but now it looks so simple and primitive. In spite of that, the story holds up and it’s still as entertaining as ever.
Paranormal therapist James Harvey (Bill Pullman) and his teenage daughter Kat (Christina Ricci) move into Whipstaff Manor where the ghost of Casper, a young boy, lingers. Casper is at once smitten with Kat and tries to befriend her. Who can forget Casper’s iconic line which he whispers to Kat while she was sleeping? “Can I keep you?”
Casper is also the first feature film to have a fully CGI lead character.
Clueless is an iconic movie starring the young and beautiful Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz, a rich high school student whose intensive knowledge on fashion, boys, and being famous proves crucial in helping the new girl, Tai. Clueless is the preservation of the 1990s American teens, the way they talked, made friends, and wore clothes.
This film is also proof that Paul Rudd could be a vampire. Would you just look at that handsome face!
Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy’s 1995 classic Before Sunrise tells the story of a young man and a woman who meet by chance on a train. In a rush of spontaneity, they decide to spend the evening together in Vienna. Through the course of the evening, they walk around the city and start to slowly open up to each other believing they will never see the other again.
This film was the first of the Before trilogy, followed by Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013), each movie released 9 years apart and also starring Ethan and Julie. If you haven’t watched any of the three before, you’re missing out on a lot!
Based on historical events, this Disney animated feature tells the story of a group of English settlers in Jamestown meeting the local tribe of Powhatan Indians. John Smith, an English soldier, meets Pocahontas, the Native American daughter of the chief. Pocahontas gave us the classic song ”Colors of the Wind” and taught us to be brave enough to march to the beat of our own drums.
Jumanji is about a titular supernatural board game that trapped a man inside it. Twenty-six years later, two kids find the game and attempt to play it, accidentally releasing Alan Parrish. Parrish tells them they must all finish playing Jumanji in order to successfully put an end to the dangers it comes with. Since there are new Jumanji films released the past couple of years, comparisons can’t be helped. But we’re here to say that the 1995 Jumanji is a cut above the rest and it won’t do justice to compare it with anything.
Die Hard With a Vengeance
The highest-grossing film of 1995 goes to the American action thriller Die Hard With a Vengeance starring Bruce Willis and Samuel Jackson. This sequel to Die Hard 2 finds NYPD Lieutenant John McClane and a Harlem store owner being targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City.
This film is based on the events of the Apollo 13’s 1970 lunar mission and provides a glimpse of the life of astronauts. In Apollo 13, NASA must devise a strategy to return the spacecraft to Earth safely after it undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy. Starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, and Kevin Bacon, this movie is a must-see for all the sci-fi junkies out there.
What’s your favorite movie from 1995?