Willy Wonka is 50! The age of these iconic movies have us SHOOK

By Lynda Keogh

July 31, 2021 at 9:01am


We were really shook to the core with the revelation that the iconic Willy Wonka was made 50 years ago...

We wouldn't dream of flicking on last year's I'm A Celeb, but it got us thinking about what other iconic movies are turning a couple of decades old - that we'd be happy to sit and watch with no complaints! Like come onnnnnn - Willy Wonka is a Christmas afternoon special in almost every Irish household, right?!

I will warn you all that this list can and will make you feel old!!

Turning 10 years old in 2021...

March - Rango

May - Bridesmaids

June - X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern, Cars 2,

July - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part II, Captain America: The First Avenger

August - Rise of the Planet of the Apes

September - Drive, Moneyball


November - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

December - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo


Turning 15 years old in 2021...

June – Cars, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Superman Returns, The Devil Wears Prada

July – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Little Miss Sunshine, Miami Vice

August – Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

November – 007: Casino Royale



Turning 20 years old in 2021...

May – A Knight’s Tale, Shrek

June – Moulin Rouge!, The Fast and the Furious, A.I. Artificial Intelligence

July – Legally Blonde

August – The Others

September – Zoolander

October – Training Day

November – Monsters, Inc., Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

December – Ocean’s Eleven, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, A Beautiful Mind, Black Hawk Down



Turning 25 years old in 2021...

June – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

July – Independence Day


Turning 30 years old in 2021...

February – The Silence of the Lambs

May – Thelma & Louise

June – City Slickers, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Rocketeer


July – Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Boyz in the Hood


Turning 40 years old in 2021...

June – Raiders of the Lost Ark


Turning 50 years old in 2021...

June – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

December – A Clockwork Orange, Dirty Harry