These 15 Movies Turning 25 in 2018 Will Make You Feel Old

by Shanee Edwards
Jan 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. ET
Our favorite movies turning 25 this year
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1993 was an epic year.

If you’re too young to remember the early '90s, let us set the scene. Bill Clinton was sworn in as the 42nd president of the United States. The Russian space station Mir held its first art exhibit in outer space. North Korea announced it would withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Lorena Bobbitt cut off the penis of her husband, John Wayne Bobbitt (it was surgically reattached). And celebrities Ariana Grande, Chance the Rapper and Tiffany Trump were born.

Not only was 1993 a year for political and social milestones, it was also a year for some really hilarious, thought-provoking and exciting films. Schindler’s List would go on to win the Oscar for Best Picture in 1994; Mrs. Doubtfire cemented in our minds the comedic genius of Robin Williams and The Nightmare Before Christmas became the go-to Christmas movie for sentimental goths everywhere.

Take a look at our favorite movies from 1993. Warning: If you actually saw them in the theater when they were released, this trip down memory lane may make you feel a bit long in the tooth, but we promise it’s worth it.

1 /15: 'Mrs. Doubtfire'

Movies turning 25: Mrs. Doubtfire
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1/15 :'Mrs. Doubtfire'

Robin Williams pretends to be a very matronly woman to spend time with his kids after a divorce.

2 /15: 'Hocus Pocus'

15 movies turning 25 this year: Hocus Pocus
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2/15 :'Hocus Pocus'

On Halloween, three wise-cracking witches are resurrected after three centuries.

3 /15: 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape'

Movies turning 25 this year: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
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3/15 :'What's Eating Gilbert Grape'

Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio play brothers in this delightful coming-of-age flick.

4 /15: 'The Sandlot'

Movies turning 25: The Sandlot
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4/15 :'The Sandlot'

A rag-tag team of Little Leaguers find adventure with their mentor in 1962.

5 /15: 'Jurassic Park'

Movies turning 25 this year: Jurassic Park
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5/15 :'Jurassic Park'

At a theme park with resurrected dinosaurs, what could go wrong?

6 /15: 'The Piano'

Movies turning 25 this year: The Piano
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6/15 :'The Piano'

Anna Paquin was only 9 when she won an Oscar for playing the daughter of a mute woman with a piano.

7 /15: 'Groundhog Day'

Movies turning 25 this year: Groundhog Day
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7/15 :'Groundhog Day'

Bill Murray is maddeningly forced to repeat the same day over and over.

8 /15: 'True Romance'

Movies turning 25 this year: True Romance
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8/15 :'True Romance'

Love is tinged with violence for Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette in this action-packed romance.

9 /15: 'Dazed and Confused'

Movies turning 25 this year: Dazed and Confused
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9/15 :'Dazed and Confused'

High school students set out to get drunk, get stoned or hook up on the last day of school.

10 /15: 'Sleepless in Seattle'

Movies turning 25: Sleepless in Seattle
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10/15 :'Sleepless in Seattle'

Our favorite rom-com couple, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, seek romance in the Pacific Northwest.

11 /15: 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

Movies turning 25 this year: The Nightmare Before Christmas
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11/15 :'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

The king of Halloween Town tries to create Christmas using macabre resources.

12 /15: 'The Joy Luck Club'

Movies turning 25 this year: The Joy Luck Club
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12/15 :'The Joy Luck Club'

Four Asian women seek to fuse their ancient culture with their modern identity

13 /15: 'Schindler's List'

Movies turning 25 this year: Schindler's List
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13/15 :'Schindler's List'

A Nazi officer secretly protects his Jewish prisoners in World War II.

14 /15: 'Philadelphia'

Movies turning 25 this year: Philadelphia
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14/15 :'Philadelphia'

Tom Hanks is a gay lawyer with HIV who sues his law firm after he is fired.

15 /15: 'The Fugitive'

Movies turning 25 this year: The Fugitive
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15/15 :'The Fugitive'

Accused of killing his wife, Harrison Ford must find the real murderer while being sought by the FBI.