Does the cold weather have you down?
In the mood for a movie marathon? Have no fear, I’ve got the perfect list right here! Here is a compilation of 10 classic movies that are turning the big 1-0 this year. Feel old yet?
1. High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Everyone’s favorite East High Wildcats took the stage one last time when the movie was released on October 24, 2008. There has been buzz recently about a possible High School Musical 4? Fingers crossed. You can find the soundtrack by following this link to Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6j8k5gIeWzXapGKTVaZzER. I don’t know about you, but I still know every single word.
2. Step Brothers
39 and 40-year olds Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell) and Dale Doback (John C. Reilly) were forced to move in together after their parents’ marriage when this movie hit the theaters on July 25, 2008. The original Step Brothers was so good, maybe a Step Brothers 2 will hit the theaters in the near future?
3. The Dark Knight
Christian Bale’s Batman and Heath Ledger’s Joker hit the big screens on July 18, 2008. Unfortunately, Ledger died 6 months before the movie was released, so he never got to see himself as the Joker on the big screens.
4. Yes Man
Jim Carrey plays Carl Allen, a man who attends a self-help seminar and learns how to say “yes” instead of saying “no” all of the time. He learns, however, that saying “yes” to everything isn’t always the best decision. This movie hit the theaters on December 17, 2008.
5. Bedtime Stories
Adam Sandler plays Skeeter Bronson, the loveable uncle who tells his niece and nephew bedtime stories that seem to come true in his real life. Bedtime Stories hit theaters on December 25, 2008.
6. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) is a man who is born in his eighties and ages in reverse. This movie also hit theaters on Christmas day, 2008.
7. Sex and The City
Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, plays “a New York City writer on sex and love [who] is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her,” according to IMDb. This movie hit the big screens on May 27, 2008.
8. 27 Dresses
Katherine Heigl plays Jane, who is always the bridesmaid and never the bride (in 27 weddings, to be exact). She’s the one who everyone goes to when they need help planning their weddings. However, when Jane’s younger sister Tess (Malin Akerman) gets engaged to the man whom Jane secretly loves, Jane finally starts to question her roles as perennial bridesmaid and wedding planner. This movie hit the big screens on January 9, 2008.
9. Mamma Mia!
Donna (Meryl Streep), is an independent hotelier in the Greek islands who prepares for her daughter Sophie’s wedding with the help of two of her friends. Sophie secretly invites three men from Donna’s past in hopes of meeting her real dad and having him walk her down the aisle. This classic was released on July 18, 2008. You can find the movie’s soundtrack by following this link to Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/melissamatyiku/playlist/7aanmQIrzfWwXQX5JySWZP. Keep your eyes open for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again hitting theaters this summer!
10. Slumdog Millionaire
As Jamal Malik, an 18-year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, is one question away from winning 20 million rupees on India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” flashbacks are shown of how he got there. This film was released on November 12, 2008.