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The Best Movies Turning 30, 20 and 10-Years-Old in 2022 with Movie Mike

It’s hard to believe some of these movies have been out this long. So I wanted to take a look back at movies celebrating a birthday this year. Here are movies turning 30, 20 and 10-years-old. I found the top movies at the box office in 1992, 2002 and 2012, along with some other great movies I loved that came out of each year. 

Movies That Came Out 1992 and Turning 30-Years-Old

I was born in 1991, so obviously I don’t remember seeing these movies right when they came out. But I remember watching them on VHS tapes or catching them randomly on TV. If you were like me, you spend Saturday afternoons watching movies like 3 Ninjas, The Mighty Ducks, Honey I Blew Up The Kid and Beethoven which all came out in 1992. There were also some major dramas to come out this year like Malcom X, The Bodyguard, American Me, A Few Good Men and Reservoir Dogs. But if I could only take ONE movie with me from 1992…i’d for sure have to take one of my favorite Batman movies…Batman Returns!

Top 10 Highest Grossing Movies in 1992 in the US According to Box Office Mojo

  1. Batman Returns ($161 million)
  2. Lethal Weapon 3 ($144 million)
  3. Sister Act ($139 million)
  4. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York ($136 million)
  5. Wayne’s World ($120 million)
  6. Basic Instinct ($117 million)
  7. A League of Their Own ($107 million)
  8. Aladdin ($99 million)
  9. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle ($88 million)
  10. Under Siege ($83 million)

Best Picture at the Oscars: Silence of the Lambs

Worst Movie at the Razzies: Shining Through 

Movies That Came Out 2002 and Turning 20-Years-Old

I would have turned 11-years-old in 2002 and what I remember most about watching movies then was the way DVD’s changed the game! You no longer had to rewind, you could pick any scene to jump into and all of the special features and commentary were perfect for a movie nerd like me! Some of my favorite movies that out in 1992 were Catch Me If You Can, Jackass: The Movie, Mr. Deeds, 8 Mile and you also had some great animated movies like Lilo & Stitch and Ice Age. Plus more classics like The Bourne Identity, Sweet Home Alabama and Scooby Doo. 2002 was also big for ‘College’ comedy movies like Orange County, Van Wilder and Stealing Harvard. But if I could only take ONE movie with me from 2002…I would pick Lilo & Stitch which is one of my favorite Disney movies. 

Top 10 Highest Grossing Movies in 2002 in the US According to Box Office Mojo

  1. Spider-Man ($403 million)
  2. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones ($302 million)
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ($243 million)
  4. Signs ($227 million)
  5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding ($223 million)
  6. LOTR: The Two Towers ($218 million)
  7. Austin Powers - Gold Member ($212 million)
  8. Men in Black II ($190 million)
  9. Ice Age ($176 million)
  10. A Beautiful Mind ($154 million)

Best Picture at the Oscars: A Beautiful Mind

Worst Movie at the Razzies: Swept Away

Movies That Came Out 2012 and Turning 10-Years-Old

2012 doesn’t feel like it was 10-years-ago so this was a weird list to put together. I was still in college and recently started working at the radio station in Austin, TX after my internship ended on The Bobby Bones Show. Even though I wasn’t an intern anymore…I would fill in as producer when needed. And you would probably catch me on the weekends at the movies or on the couch with a DVD or Blu-Ray I rented from the RedBox. You had two comic book classics released this year with The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises! Some of my other favorite movies from 2012 were: Wreck It Ralph, 21 Jump Street, Argo, The Perks of Being A Wallflower and Silver Linings Playbook. If I could only take ONE movie with me from 2012…I’d take the Marvel masterpiece that is The Avengers

Top 10 Highest Grossing Movies in 2012 According to Box Office Mojo

  1. The Avengers (623 million)
  2. The Dark Knight Rises (448 million)
  3. The Hunger Games (408 million)
  4. Skyfall (290 million)
  5. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (286 million)
  6. The Amazing Spider-Man ($262 million)
  7. Brave ($237 million)
  8. The Hobbit ($228 million)
  9. Ted ($218 million)
  10. Madagascar 3 ($216 million)

Best Picture at the Oscars: The Artist 

Worst Movie at the Razzies: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 

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