The best movies that turn 25 in 2021

There are several films that will celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2021. Let's see which they are.

Still from the films 'Mission: Impossible' and 'Independence Day'

These films celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. / Photos: YT-Movie Clips

LatinAmerican Post | Ariel Cipolla

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2021 will be an atypical year for the film industry. Until theaters open massively, many of the releases will be postponed, while others will be released on streaming companies. So in the absence of major titles, many people are likely to decide to see what the past has to offer.

In this case, we decided to make a list of some films that celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2021, which were released during 1996, a very important year for the industry. Join us to see this list!

Fargo (March 8)

The Coen brothers' film is proof that 1996 was an excellent year for cinema. This marked a before and after within the industry, having a black comedy tone that is perfect with the story that was being told.

This film, starring Frances McDormand as a Minnesota police chief, explains a murder case that occurred after a car salesman decided to hire two criminals to kidnap his wife and obtain ransom money from his father-in-law. . Indispensable to watch if you are passionate about the combination of genres such as detective, neo-noir, black comedy or suspense.

Mission Impossible (May 22)

Who does not know Mission Impossible? Directed by Brian DePalma and starring Tom Cruise, it was a before and after in the film world for its impressive use of special effects, which allowed the saga to continue to this day.

The synopsis already anticipates a little of the emotion that we will have throughout the entire film. In it, members of the CIA are sent to Prague to capture an enemy spy, although there seems to be betrayal in it. Great to see if you are passionate about action and adventure, within a saga of 6 films and another 2 confirmed.

Independence Day (June 25)

Directed by Roland Emmerch and starring Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith , we throw ourselves fully into the field of science fiction to watch the story of some aliens who decide to land on Earth on the 2nd of July, with the victory of Humanity on the 4th of July which is the Independence Day of the United States.

Some sequences of destruction are remembered to this day, so it is important to revisit them today if you want to see how the catastrophe film productions began.

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Romeo and Juliet (October 27)

Of course, this film is based on the popular work of  William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet. Directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes, it tells the story of two young lovers in Verona Beach, although with a much more modern touch, since the story is set in 1996, which is when it was released.

That is to say, swords and daggers are replaced by pistols, while the opposing families (the Montagues and the Capulets) are clandestine businessmen.

Scream (December 20)

There is no doubt that Scream is one of the most important sagas in the history of cinema. In its first installment, directed by Wes Craven, we would be shown the foundations that would make the franchise work for many years. We follow the story of Sidney Prescott, a student from the fictional town of Woodsboro, who is the target of a murderer known as Ghostface.

The film shows us some of the most typical clichés of horror movies, so it works especially if you are a cultured person from a cinephile point of view. With 4 films released and a fifth in confirmation, the truth is that it is always good to remember the black humor of this film and the revolution it brought about in the horror genre.

Space Jam (December 25)

Finally, animation should also have a place in 1996. Perhaps with one of the most emblematic films of recent times: Space Jam, which already has its second part assured, although with LeBron James as the star basketball player. However, in this first part, we meet Michael Jordan at his peak within the NBA.

Directed by Joe Pytka, we see the American star sharing the screen with the most famous characters from the Looney Tunes. The story shows Michael Jordan as the leader of a basketball game against an alien team, where there are the typical humorous gags of the Bugs Bunny franchise, plus the extroverted personality of the athlete. Seeing it is essential, as it has become a cult classic.

Hopefully you are interested in all these movies that turn 25 in 2021!


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