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15 Movies Turning 15 in 2015

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Published January 22nd 2015
There are teenagers younger than these movies……
It's hard to believe these favourites were around to be released on VHS but their age doesn't make them any less enjoyable. So here's a list of 15 movies celebrating their 15th birthday in 2015:

1. Gladiator
In a nutshell: A Roman general returns to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge on a corrupt emperor after his family is murdered.

Most quotable line: 'My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius'- Maximus

Fun Fact: Mel Gibson was offered the role of Maximus, but turned it down because at 43 he felt he was too old to play Maximus.

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2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
In a nutshell: The Grinch steals Christmas only to have a change of heart.

Most quotable line: 'It's because I'm green isn't it?'- The Grinch

Fun Fact: The original Grinch was not green like everything else in the book, he was black and white with some red and pink splotches.

3. Almost famous
In a nutshell: A 15 year old high school student accompanies an up-and-coming band on their tour while he writes a story for Rolling Stone about them.

Most quotable line: 'Please don't give him any more acid' – William Miller

Fun Fact: Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready provided the guitar track for Stillwater's songs.

4. X-Men
In a nutshell: A mutant declares war on the human race.
Most quotable line: 'What do they call you, Wheels?'- Wolverine

Fun Fact: The Mansion used as the Xavier school, is the same one Billy and his family lived in in Billy Madison (1995) and as the Luthor Mansion in Smallville (2001).

5. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
In a nutshell: Two warriors and a criminal pursuing a stolen sword cross paths with a physically gifted adolescent, who is at a turning point in her life.

Most quotable line: 'A sword by itself rules nothing. It only comes alive in skilled hands'-Sir Te

Fun Fact: "Crouching tiger hidden dragon" is a quote from Chinese mythology. It refers to hiding your strength from others; advice which is followed too well by the characters in the film.

6. Cast Away
In a nutshell: A FedEx employee is stranded on an island for four years.

Most quotable line: 'WILSON!' - Chuck

Fun Fact: Actual lines of dialogue were written for Wilson the Volleyball, to help Hanks have a more natural interaction with the inanimate object.

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7. Emperor's new Groove
In a nutshell: A self-centred Emperor is turned into a lama and accidently taken across the county in the back of a cart.

Most quotable line: 'Yay, I'm a lama again… wait'-Emperor Kuzco

Fun Fact: Pacha's wife, Chicha, is pregnant. According to the DVD commentary, this is the first Disney animated feature to show a pregnant woman.

8. Meet the Parents
In a nutshell: Nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents for the first time.

Most quotable line: 'I had no idea you could milk a cat!'- Pam Byrnes

Fun Fact: At one time Jim Carrey was slated to star as the lead and even contributed jokes to the screenplay, such as the main character being named 'Focker'.

9. Me, Myself and Irene
In a nutshell: An all-round nice guy with dissociative identity disorder must protect a woman fleeing her criminal ex-boyfriend.

Most quotable line: 'For your information, you stuck it in your own ass!'- Irene Waters

Fun Fact: In the scene where Charlie and Irene are pushing the car off the cliff, Jim Carrey says "On nine" and counts to nine very fast. This was ad-libbed and for a moment Reneé Zellweger looks obviously surprised.

10. Scary Movie
In a nutshell: Every horror movie you've ever watched mashed into one movie.

Most quotable line: 'What's your favorite scary movie?'- The Killer

Fun fact: "Scary Movie" was the working title of Scream (1996), the main movie parodied.

11. Gone in 60 Seconds
In a nutshell: A retired car thief returns to the business to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother's life.

Most quotable line: 'See ya tomorrow night, Eleanor, with your fine ass.' - Donny

Fun fact: The final chase scene was largely improvised.

12. Dinosaur
In a nutshell: An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an expedition to paradise when his family home is destroyed.

Most quotable line: 'Some things start out big, and some things start out small, very small. But sometimes the smallest thing can make the biggest changes of all.' - Plio

Fun fact: In order to separate this from the similar movie The Land Before Time (1988), the film was intended not to have any dialogue at all, but Michael Eisner of Disney insisted they include it.

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13. Erin Brockovich
In a nutshell: A single mother single-handedly brings down a power company accused of contaminating the city's water supply.

Most quotable line: 'That's all you got, lady. Two wrong feet in f*cking ugly shoes' – Erin Brockovich

Fun fact: Julia Roberts received an unprecedented salary for her lead role, making her the first woman to break the $20m barrier.

14. Miss Congeniality
In a nutshell: An FBI agent reluctantly goes undercover to investigate threats against the Miss United States beauty pageant.

Most quotable line: 'I'm sorry, what was the question? I was distracted by the half-masticated cow rolling around in your wide-open trap' – Victor Melling

Fun Fact: Cheryl "Rhode Island's" answer to the question "What is your idea of a perfect date?" was actually used as an answer in a real beauty pageant.

15. Shanghai Noon
In a nutshell: After teaming up with a cowboy, a Chinese man must rescue a kidnapped princess in the Wild West.

Most quotable line: 'No, you said "wet shirt don't break," not "piss shirt bend bar!' – Roy O'Bannon

Fun Fact: Chon Wang is the Chinese translation/pronunciation of John Wayne. However, in the case of Jackie Chan's character, Chon represents his last name while Wang is his first name. This represents the order Chinese names are presented.

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Interesting how many movies I didn't see in the year 2000.
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The late Phillip Seymour Hoffman starred in Almost Famous.
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