From The Dark Knight to 2001 and beyond, many of the most important movies ever made are about to reach major milestones.
They say that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it, but maybe it also works the other way around. That’s probably part of why we like nostalgia so much. We get to look to our past for all the things we did right, to honor them and also to do everything we can to get it right the next time.
Hence the tendency of movie-lovers to celebrate the major anniversaries of the films that changed the art form, the industry, and the people who watched them. Every year we take a look back at films that came out 10, 20, 25, 50, 75 and even 100 years ago and remind ourselves of why these movies mattered, and how far we’ve come because we had them in our lives.
The problem, of course, is that there are a lot of amazing movies out there and keeping track of every single anniversary can be a bit of a chore. And of course, there are some films that certain people will want to honor more than others.Some people may want to make a big deal out of Super Mario Bros.: The Movie turning 25 years old on May 28, 2018, but there are probably also quite a few people who’d rather forget that movie ever happened. That said, there are some films that are almost certainly going to get remembered over the course of the next year, many of them big enough that their fans might want to know about the anniversaries in advance, to plan their parties or at least make sure they have a copy on hand to watch that night. So, to help you keep them straight, here are our picks for 25 movie anniversaries you’re going to want to keep on your calendar in 2018!
Those are our picks for the most noteworthy movie anniversaries coming this year, but there are many more. Which are you most looking forward to? And which did we miss? Let’s discuss in the comments!