It’s hard to believe I saw The Notebook with my mom 10 years ago, when I was 16 and still a member of the Never Been Kissed club. As to be expected, things are a lot different a decade later, but I’ll never forget the hope that movie gave me in June 2004, as well as the way the film shaped my entire summer and junior year of high school. A lot of unforgettable flicks came out during that time, and even if they weren’t your cup of tea, it’s still crazy to believe they’ve been around for that long. Here are ten movies I can’t believe are 10-years-old already.
10. The Notebook
This Nicholas Sparks adaptation will never, ever lose its magic.
And neither will Ron Burgundy, hence last year’s Anchorman 2!
8. Shrek 2
I still have Counting Crows’ “Accidentally in Love” stuck in my head thanks to the Shrek sequel!
7. Bourne Supremacy
Matt Damon has completed dozens of other projects since The Bourne Supremacy hit theaters, so I’d say he’s doing pretty well for himself these days.
6. Garden State
Natalie Portman was quite a manic pixie dream girl in this awesome flick about returning to one’s unfortunate roots.
5. A Cinderella Story
Hilary Duff was the teen queen of the 2000s! Never forget!
4. 13 Going On 30
This is definitely one of the cutest, most underrated rom-coms ever. That and The Wedding Date, which came out a year later.
3. The Day After Tomorrow
This was released before widespread panic about our planet’s climate problem. I certainly don’t want to see anything similar now that global warning panic is everywhere! EEK.
2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
We got a ton of movies out of the Harry Potter franchise, but it’s still hard for me to believe that the Prisoner of Azkaban installment, which shows our three leads growing up and breaking away from their little kid selves, was released 10 summers ago.
We’re way overdue for another excellent Ben Stiller comedy.