Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

2014 is set to be a huge year for a handful of films as they celebrate their 20th anniversary.

Yes, 1994 brought us a whole host of fab movies from comedy to animation, action to gangster; many of these films are as popular today as they were when they were released.

We take a look at some of the high profile films that you won't believe are twenty years old.

- Pulp Fiction - released 21st October 1994

Pulp Fiction remains my favourite Quentin Tarantino movie and it is hard to believe that it is twenty years old.

It was the movie that really put the filmmaker on the map - many people went back to see his debut Reservoir Dogs after seeing Pulp Fiction.

The movie was one of the most influential of the decade as maverick filmmaker Tarantino showed that a none linear structure really could work in a movie.

Pulp Fiction is a movie that has never lost its spark, as it is pack with great dialogue, fascinating characters and relationships, and violence is always just around the corner.

The movie grossed over $107 million at the U.S. box office it became the most successful cult hit of all time and the first indie film to gross over $100 million. In addition, the film was made for just $8 million.

Pulp Fiction still remains one of the most commercially successful independent movies as Tarantino once again highlighted the growing interest in this genre of film and it could do well at the box office if marketed successfully.

- The Lion King - released 7th October 1994

The Lion King was the thirty-second Disney animated film to hit the big screen in 1994, and saw Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff team up in the director's chair.

The movie follows the story of lion cub Simba, who much face events of the past and accept his royal future - this still remains one of the most popular and successful Disney films of all time.

No matter how old you are, or how many times you have seen it, The Lion King is one hell of a great and emotional film.

There are no gimmicks; this is just a terrific coming of age story that is packed with great message of acceptance and personal growth. However, in true Disney style it is also packed with fun and fantastic songs.

So far, The Lion King has grossed over $987 million at the global box office, and is the most financially successful Disney animation film.

- Forrest Gump - released 7th October 1994

"Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." is one of the most famous movie quotes of all time, and it comes from the fantastic Forrest Gump.

Forrest Gump was a big screen adaptation of the novel by Winston Groom, and saw Robert Zemeckis return to the director's chair.

Tom Hanks took on the title role, in a movie that followed the life story of Gump from childhood, fighting in Vietnam, to becoming a wealthy man.

Forrest Gump remains one of Hanks' best and most iconic performances - he went on to win the Best Actor Oscar for his work.

This is a movie that has real heart and soul, and yet it is entertaining and compelling at the same time.

From start to finish, this is a story of innocence and optimism, and you cannot help but get swept along with that.

- Four Weddings And A Funeral - released 13th May 1994

The standout British movie of 1994 came in the form of Four Weddings And A Funeral - a film that really did help launch the career of Hugh Grant.

Directed by Mike Newell and written by Richard Curtis, Four Weddings And A Funeral went on to become the highest grossing British film in cinema history.

Four Weddings And A Funeral is one of the best romantic comedies of all time, and is as funny and charming today as it was when it was first released.

Curtis' script really does blend drama with comedy, while the cast all deliver some really great - and at times very touching - performances.

Four Weddings And A Funeral went on to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, and remains a real great of British comedy cinema.

- The Crow - released 10th June 1994

The Crow was based on the graphic novel by James O'Barr and saw Alex Proyas in the director's chair.

Brandon Lee took on the central role of Eric Draven; a man brutally murdered who comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.

The Crow is a dark and violent, and yet there is a romance to the core of this story.

Director Proyas has delivered a gothic movie that is one of the most beautiful of all time - even now, it really is completely stunning.

As well as looking terrific, the movie also boasts some great action set pieces as Draven gets his revenge.

Sadly, Lee was accidentally killed during the filming of the movie. Since its release The Crow has gone on to achieve cult status.

It was announced last year that a sequel is in the pipeline and Luke Evans will take over the central role.

Other movies that are celebrating their 20th anniversary include True Lies, Speed, and Miracle on 34th Street.

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