12 films you won’t believe were released 20 years ago

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Robert Carlyle may have announced Trainspotting 2 will start filming next month, but it’s still been 20 years since Renton, Begbie, and Sick Boy were on our screens.


Space Jam

Space jam

Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Daffy Duck and Bill Murray might not be your standard fantasy basketball team, but they got the job done in this fun-filled flick. Re-watch it for nostalgia and cracks about Michael Jordan’s terrible baseball career.


Mission Impossible

Mission impossible

Back in the day all Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt had to do to entertain us was dangle from rope. In the 20 years since, we’ve seen Cruise climb the tallest building in the world and strap himself to the outside of planes just to keep our attention.


Happy Gilmore

happy gilmore

Remember when Adam Sandler was funny? It’s been 20 years since his loveable ice hockey player turned golfer won us over. It’s been almost as long since he made this writer laugh…


Doctor Who

Doctor Who

This attempt to reboot the sci-fi franchise featured Paul McGann making his first appearance as the Eighth Doctor. Despite doing okay over here, the TV movie bombed was not well received in the States and McGann didn’t return to the TARDIS until his 2013 cameo in “The Night of the Doctor”.


Independence Day

Independence day

It’s been a whole two decades since we saw Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman team up to fight off an alien invasion. Cue an unnecessary sequel to celebrate!


Jerry Maguire

Jerry Maguire

Tom Cruise didn’t spend the whole of 1996 hanging from a rope while stealing government secrets. He also took some time out to be Cuba Gooding Jr’s agent in this classic film.


101 Dalmations

101 Dalmatians

This live action follow up may not have been as popular as the animated classic, but it still had it’s charming moments.




20 years, three sequels and an entire series of parody movies have been since this movie was first released.




This pulse-pounding story about two storm-chasers following a hurricane blew away box office predictions, earning over $41m in America alone.


The Rock

The Rock

A grumpy old Sean Connery, a menacing Ed Harris and Nick Cage being… Nick Cage. Can Michael Bay stop making robots punch each other and direct a sequel to this brilliant Alcatraz adventure?


The English Patient

The English Patient

Before he played warlock/supervillain/nasty dude Lord Voldemort, Ralph Fiennes won our hearts as a heroic WWII pilot. He charmed the Academy too, earning a Best Actor nomination.