1. Titanic

Yes, we know…. it feels like yesterday that we watched (and drooled) over Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic. But fact is in December this year it will be 20 years since the hit movie was released.

  1. Butterfly, By Mariah Carey

She’s had many hits since, but we all know that we played Mariah Carey’s Butterfly on repeat for months. The star’s sixth studio album dropped in September 1997 – and made her an even bigger star that she already was.

  1. Kylie Jenner

The reality star was born on August 10, 1997 – and boy has she come a long way in such a short time.

  1. Backstreet Boys’ Debut Album

They were loved by girls worldwide, and it’s all thanks to their debut album, which was released in August 1997 – a compilation of their big hits from their first two albums.

  1. Selena Hit Screens

Jennifer Lopez got people talking in hit movie Selena, which debuted in March 1997. The star, who was relatively unknown at the time, became a star playing the role of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez.

  1. Romy & Michelle

Yip, it’s been 20 years since Romy And Michelle’s High School Reunion was released – and left us in stitches. Starring Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino, this comedy was loved by all. Perhaps we need another reunion?

  1. Spice World

Everyone was Spice Girls crazy, so when a movie starring the five British babes hit theatres, people went crazy. The musical comedy was no Oscar-winner but definitely something to remember.

  1. Good Will Hunting

From Robin Williams, to Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, what was there not to love about this hit film which released in December 1997?

  1. Men In Black

Another big hit starring the talented Will Smith had people running to theaters – and truth be told, we’ve all seen in 100 times since.


  1. Buffy, The Vampire Slayer

The first of many vampire hits over the years, but this series – starring the gorgeous Sarah Michelle Gellar – launched in March 1997, and ran for seven seasons.

  1. My Best Friend’s Wedding

Who didn’t love this film – and who didn’t cry their eyes out, right? Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Dermot Mulroney and Rupert Everette on one screen, leaving us laughing and crying in one of the most romantic comedies of all time.

  1. I Know What You Did Last Summer

Sarah Michelle Gellar was apparently in her element 20 years ago. Starring opposite husband Freddie Prinze Jr, Ryan Phillippe and Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gellar and the gang made big bucks with hit blockbuster I Know What You Did Last Summer, which was released in October of that year.

  1. South Park

Still going strong two decades later, this animated – and rather rude comedy series –  hit our screens in August 1997, and has won five Emmy Awards to date.

  1. The View

Barbara Walters and the gang started the popular talk show two decades ago – it premiered for the first time on US network ABC in August of that year.

  1. Ally McBeal

How could we forget the funniest legal series of all time? Starring Calista Flockhart, this show, which premiered in September 1997, became a hit worldwide for its quirky humour and very talented cast.


  1. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter is one of the most loved franchises by young and old. But while the first book hit shelves in 1998, British readers enrolled in Hogwarts in June 1997. The first movie debuted four years later.


  1. Barbie Girl

Go on, sing the song… you know you want to. Aqua’s Barbie Girl dropped in 1997 and got people worldwide in a complete tizz. We still hide in shame, but it was fun.

  1. Ellen DeGeneres’ Big News

She was recently praised and honoured for her bravery – the star came out exactly 20 years ago, in a time where people were not as open about homosexuality, especially in Hollywood. Since then she has become a role model to many, and of course a huge star!

  1. Teletubbies

Our kids still enjoy it today, but we all loved us some Teletubbies growing up. Hard to believe it premiered in March 1997 and is still going strong.

  1. The Tamagotchi

We all had one… of course. While they didn’t last very long, everyone’s parents bought them a tamagotchi to see if they could take care of a real pet. So… could you?