Practically synonymous with flip phones, low-rise jeans and wild pop culture moments, the ‘00s made for an iconic decade. So while you continue staying home responsibly, revisit the fashion, celebrities, technology and more through the following movies that were quintessential to the era. Or even bust out the popcorn and call the gang over for a major throwback movie marathon.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
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The wildly successful media franchise that is Harry Potter began shortly after the first novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997, which led to its film counterpart that was produced in 2001. So fall in love with the series all over again and meet Potter, the eleven-year-old orphan played by a young Daniel Radcliffe as he finds his place in the wizarding world and Hogwarts. Not forgetting, of course, he’s joined by Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Watch it on Amazon Prime Video.
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A B-movie that was met with highly-positive reviews, awards and all-around acclaim, Juno is an American coming-of-age drama that stars Ellen Page as a teenager who comes into an unplanned pregnancy while schooling. Filled with phone calls on landlines, headbands and bulky television sets, this movie won’t fail to remind millennials of their younger days. Watch it on Amazon Prime Video.
Nothing screams ‘00s like the movie Mean Girls which was actually based on a self-help book named Queen Bees and Wannabes. The hit film starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams produced iconic quotes, gained a cult following and grossed over $120 million worldwide. Simply about a new girl from out of the country entering public school and befriending a clique named The Plastics, the flick even spawned a musical that premiered on Broadway in March 2018. Now on Netflix.
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Movies about high schoolers awaiting college life continued to take effect in the 2000s, with Superbad, directed by Greg Mottola. With Michael Cera and Jonah Hill as the two leading males, see the pair of friends play teens Evan and Seth, both of whom are looking to live their lives to the fullest before heading off to separate universities. Just see how those plans land them in trouble. Now on Netflix.
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Besides the Japanese animated film Spirited Away that took the era by storm, there was also Up, another animated piece also captured the hearts of many. About an elderly widower who accidentally takes along a young wilderness explorer to fly away in his home in search of his wife’s dream destination, let this movie bring you warmth in these uncertain times. Watch it on Amazon Prime Video.