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Nostalgia: Iconic Movies from the 2000s

Nostalgia: Iconic Movies from the 2000s

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The 2000s were characterized by enduring fashions including low-rise jeans, thin eyebrows, and Juicy Couture tracksuits. According to an article, the year 2000 also gave rise to some of the most iconic moments in pop culture history, including Jennifer Lopez’s Versace Grammys gown, Brad and Jen’s nuptials, and other films that were as memorable at the time.

The 2000s simply had a distinct impact on us, whether it was Elle Woods’ reminder that we can all achieve whatever we set our minds to or The Notebook’s motivation and inspire love in all of us.

We have some fond recollections of these coming-of-age movies. So let’s relive those good times, and allow me to share with you some of the most well-known movies from the 2000s.

Legally Blonde (2001)

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“Legally Blonde” is a light comedy that strikes a mix between charm and silliness. The fashionable girl Elle Woods gets dumped by her lover and leaves for Harvard Law School. She then makes the decision to join him in law school. While there, she discovers that she is more than just a pretty face.

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Legally Blondes (2009)

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You might want to check out Legally Blondes, the spin-off of Legally Blonde! The youngest cousins of Elle Woods, a twin who relocates from England to California, must defend themselves when the dominant forces at their school turn against the girls and attempt to frame them for a crime in this entertaining and top-notch movie.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

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This is the first of the eight films based on J.K. Rowling’s famous book series. In this film, Harry Potter receives several letters informing him that he is a wizard and inviting him to enroll at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. He discovers a magical world there as well as the evil that will ultimately await him.

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The Princess Diaries (2001)

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The Princess Diaries never gets old, at least in my opinion, as someone who has seen it numerous times. What could be more enjoyable than witnessing a young woman gradually come to the realization that she has always possessed the power and grace necessary to take up her proper position as Genovia’s princess?

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Mean Girls (2004)

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The ’00s were known for the high school comedy Mean Girls. Everything is going well for Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan), the new girl at school until she develops feelings for Regina George’s (Rachel McAdams) boyfriend, who is the head of the pack. Things become complicated!

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White Chicks (2004)

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This is the one to watch if you need to laugh. The story centers on two ex-FBI agents who go way undercover in an effort to safeguard Wilson sisters, hotel heiresses, from an abduction plan.

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The Notebook (2004)

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After watching the love between Allie and Noah in this film, I broke into tears. This well-known Nicholas Sparks book features Ryan Gosling as the typical underprivileged lad who falls in love with an upper-class girl (Rachel McAdams). Even yet, it’s a timeless romance film that I still find myself returning to.

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Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

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This movie will never become old, and I say this as someone who has also seen it a lot. The storyline of the movie involves four children entering the country of Narnia through a wardrobe, discovering their destiny to set it free under the guidance of a legendary lion.

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Pride and Prejudice (2005)

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Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) and Mr. Darcy (Matthew McFayden), two people from different social strata fell in love, but can they overcome their pride and, yes, their prejudices in order to be together?

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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

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One of the iconic items on my bucket list is this. When Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) accepts a position at Runway magazine, the fictitious version of Vogue, she quickly learns that working as Miranda Presley’s (Meryl Streep) assistant involves a lot of bravery and potentially life-altering decisions.

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Mamma Mia! (2008)

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Did anyone request one of the greatest musical movies ever made? because Mamma Mia responded!

In spite of pleading with her mother (Meryl Streep) for the truth, bride-to-be Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) doesn’t know who her biological father is. As a result, she invites all three of her prospective fathers to the wedding rather than going down the aisle alone.

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Twilight (2008)

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Twilight was a cultural shift! Kristen Stewart plays a teenage girl who relocates to the tranquil town of Forks, Washington, where she meets attractive guy Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), who has a secret that makes him bloodthirsty. Instead of being scared, Bella starts a risky relationship with her immortal soulmate.

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AVATAR (2009)

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When it came out, audiences were captivated by the story of an ex-Marine (Sam Worthington) who was dispatched to the moon Pandora in an effort to learn more about the native alien culture. 

Like every James Cameron film, it won big at the Oscars, has been hailed as the highest-grossing film, and has a lengthier runtime than most, but don’t let that stop you from engaging in this wonderful cinematic voyage.

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