Iconic Movies Turning 20 In 2020

It’s been two decades since the world entered into a new millennium. There’s been a lot of change since the year 2000, but it’s still great to look back at the things that defined the beginning of the 21st century. Many popular movies, such as Gladiator, Charlie’s Angels, and Meet the Parents, were released in 2000 and it’s hard to fathom that they are turning 20. Let’s look back at some of the best films of 2000 that are celebrating a 20-year release anniversary.

Tom Hanks Met Wilson 20 Years Ago In Cast Away

tom hanks on a beach with a beard and long hair in cast away
Twentieth Century Fox
Twentieth Century Fox

Cast Away was released on December 22, 2000, and starred Tom Hanks as a FedEx worker who goes through a complete transformation after getting stranded on a deserted island for several years. Hanks gave one of the most moving performances of his career and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

It remains one of the few great movies to have the majority of its scenes performed by a single actor. Wilson, the volleyball that Hanks’ character befriends, quickly became a heavily-cited reference in pop culture.