Here Are More Than 100 Memorable Movies Celebrating Noteworthy Anniversaries in 2024

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Sean Connery as James Bond in Goldfinger, which turns 60 in 2024

2024 marks the anniversaries of many films that have stood the test of time for a variety of reasons, and we’ve listed over 100 of them below.

This year marks the 85th anniversary of what many consider to be the greatest year in Hollywood history — 1939, which produced a number of all-time classics. 2024 also marks the 40th anniversary of what I, on a personal level from my moviegoing experience, consider to be the greatest summer movie season in history — 1984.

These are just a few of the notable years covered in the list below, which encompasses not only Academy Award winners, blockbusters and popular favorites, but also some cult and foreign films that have remained in pop culture (as well as some movie-related events). We will be remembering several of these titles more extensively as we get closer to their actual anniversary dates, but wanted to give you a starting reference here.

(This list covers films from the 75-year span between 1924-1999; premiere dates reflect the day a film opened in wide release in the U.S. unless otherwise indicated.)

NOTABLE MOVIE ANNIVERSARIES IN 2024

100 YEARS (1924)

Columbia Pictures founded (Jan. 10, 1924)

The Thief of Bagdad (March 18, 1924) 

95 YEARS (1929)

The Broadway Melody (June 12, 1929)

The Cocoanuts (Aug. 3, 1929; first Marx Brothers movie) 

90 YEARS (1934)

It Happened One Night (Feb. 22, 1934)

Death Takes a Holiday (Feb. 23, 1934)

Twentieth Century (May 3, 1934)

The Black Cat (May 7, 1934)

The Thin Man (May 25, 1934)

black and white horizontal image from the 1934 film "The Thin Man." Seated on a bed, from left to right, are William Powell as Nick Charles, wearing a dark pinstripe suit, white dress shirt and dark tie. He is looking bemusedly down to his left at his white fox terrier dog Asta, who is looking up at Nick while he puts some sort of hat on the dog. To Asta's left, on the right side of the bed, is Myrna Loy as Nora Charles. She is wearing a frilly white blouse and dark skirt, and is looking down in some apparent distress, eyes downward and with her left hand placed on her head.

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Little Miss Marker (June 1, 1934)

Treasure Island (Aug. 17, 1934)

Cleopatra (Oct. 5, 1934)

The Gay Divorcee (Oct. 11, 1934)

Babes in Toyland (Nov. 30, 1934) 

85 YEARS (1939)

Son of Frankenstein (Jan. 13, 1939)

Gunga Din (Feb. 17, 1939)

Stagecoach (March 3, 1939)

Wuthering Heights (March 24, 1939)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (March 31, 1939; first in series of films with Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson)

Love Affair (April 7, 1939)

Dodge City (April 8, 1939)

Buck Rogers (serial) (April 11, 1939)

Dark Victory (April 22, 1939)

Young Mr. Lincoln (June 9, 1939)

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (July 28, 1939)

The Wizard of Oz (Aug. 21, 1939)

The Women (Sept. 1, 1939)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Oct. 17, 1939)

Ninotchka (Nov. 23, 1939)

Gone With the Wind (Dec. 15, 1939)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Dec. 29, 1939) 

80 YEARS (1944)

Lifeboat (Jan. 28, 1944)

Captain America (cliffhanger serial; the first Captain America movie) (Feb. 5, 1944)

A Guy Named Joe (March 10, 1944)

Going My Way (May 29, 1944)

Bathing Beauty (June 27, 1944; Esther Williams‘ first Technicolor musical, and the film debut of Janis Paige)

Double Indemnity (July 6, 1944)

black and white image from the 1944 film "Double Indemnity." On the right of the photo is Fred MacMurray, holding a drink in his right hand and with his left hand in the pocket of his dress pants as he is looking anxiously toward his left after having just entered a room. To the left, hiding behind the room's open door, is Barbara Stanwyck looking at him.

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Since You Went Away (July 20, 1944)

Arsenic and Old Lace (Sept. 23, 1944)

To Have and Have Not (Oct. 11, 1944; Lauren Bacall’s film debut, and the first onscreen pairing of Bogie and Bacall)

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (Nov. 15, 1944)

Meet Me in St. Louis (Nov. 22, 1944)

House of Frankenstein (Dec. 1, 1944) 

75 YEARS (1949)

Ma and Pa Kettle (April 1, 1949)

The Stratton Story (May 12, 1949)

Neptune’s Daughter (June 9, 1949; Esther Williams’ musical featured debut of Oscar-winning song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside“)

Mighty Joe Young (July 27, 1949)

I Was a Male War Bride (Aug. 26, 1949)

White Heat (Sept. 3, 1949)

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (Oct. 22, 1949)

Battleground (special premieres in November/December 1949; general release January 1950)

Adam’s Rib (Nov. 17, 1949)

On the Town (Dec. 8, 1949)

Sands of Iwo Jima (Dec. 14, 1949)

Twelve O’Clock High (Dec. 21, 1949) 

70 YEARS (1954)

The Glenn Miller Story (Feb. 10, 1954)

Creature From the Black Lagoon (March 5, 1954)

Seven Samurai (April 26, 1954; Japanese premiere)

Executive Suite (April 30, 1954)

Dial M for Murder (May 29, 1954)

Them! (June 19, 1954)

The Caine Mutiny (June 24, 1954)

On the Waterfront (July 28, 1954; film debuts of Eva Marie Saint and Martin Balsam)

Magnificent Obsession (Aug. 4, 1954)

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Aug. 6, 1954)

Rear Window (Sept. 1, 1954)

Brigadoon (Sept. 8, 1954)

Sabrina (Sept. 23, 1954)

A Star Is Born (Sept. 29, 1954)

White Christmas (Oct. 14, 1954)

Carmen Jones (Oct. 28, 1954)

Gojira (Godzilla) (Nov. 3, 1954; Japanese premiere)

The Silver Chalice (Dec. 20, 1954; Paul Newman‘s film debut)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Dec. 23, 1954) 

65 YEARS (1959)

Sleeping Beauty (Jan. 29, 1959)

House on Haunted Hill (Feb. 17, 1959)

Imitation of Life (March 17, 1959)

The Diary of Anne Frank (March 18, 1959)

The Shaggy Dog (March 19, 1959)

Some Like It Hot (March 19, 1959)

Rio Bravo (April 4, 1959)

Gidget (April 10, 1959)

North by Northwest (July 1, 1959)

Anatomy of a Murder (July 2, 1959)

The Tingler (July 29, 1959)

Pillow Talk (Oct. 6, 1959)

Ben-Hur (Nov. 18, 1959)

A Summer Place (Nov. 18, 1959)

Operation Petticoat (Dec. 3, 1959)

Journey to the Center of the Earth (Dec. 16, 1959)

On the Beach (Dec. 17, 1959) 

60 YEARS (1964)

Dr. Strangelove (Jan. 29, 1964)

Seven Days in May (Feb. 12, 1964)

The Last Man on Earth (March 8, 1964)

Mothra vs. Godzilla (April 29, 1964; Japanese premiere)

Viva Las Vegas (May 20, 1964)

A Shot in the Dark (June 23, 1964)

A Hard Day’s Night (July 6, 1964)

The Night of the Iguana (Aug. 6, 1964)

Mary Poppins (Aug. 27, 1964)

A Fistful of Dollars (Sept. 12, 1964; Italian premiere)

Goldfinger (Sept. 17, 1964; U.K. premiere)

Fail-Safe (Oct. 7, 1964)

My Fair Lady (Nov. 9, 1964)

Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (Dec. 16, 1964)

Zorba the Greek (Dec. 16, 1964)

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (Dec. 20, 1964; Japanese premiere)

Sex and the Single Girl (Dec. 25, 1964) 

55 YEARS (1969)

The Love Bug (March 13, 1969)

Goodbye, Columbus (April 3, 1969)

Midnight Cowboy (May 25, 1969)

The Italian Job (June 5, 1969)

True Grit (June 11, 1969)

Easy Rider (July 14, 1969)

The Wild Bunch (June 18, 1969)

The Valley of Gwangi (Sept. 3, 1969)

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (Sept. 17, 1969)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Sept. 23, 1969)

Paint Your Wagon (Oct. 15, 1969)

Women in Love (Nov. 13, 1969; U.K. premiere)

A Boy Named Charlie Brown (Dec. 4, 1969)

Cactus Flower (Dec. 16, 1969)

Hello, Dolly! (Dec. 16, 1969)

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (Dec. 19, 1969)

Topaz (Dec. 19, 1969)

All Monsters Attack (aka Godzilla’s Revenge) (Dec. 20, 1969; Japanese premiere)

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (Dec. 24, 1969)

50 YEARS (1974)

Blazing Saddles (Feb. 7, 1974)

Zardoz (February 1974)

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (March 21, 1974; Japanese premiere)

Foxy Brown (April 5, 1974)

The Sugarland Express (April 5, 1974; Steven Spielberg’s feature film directorial debut)

The Conversation (April 7, 1974)

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (April 11, 1974; Canadian premiere)

The Lords of Flatbush (May 1, 1974)

Benji (May 31, 1974)

Chinatown (June 20, 1974)

Emmanuelle (June 26, 1974)

Death Wish (July 24, 1974)

The Longest Yard (Aug. 21, 1974)

Black Christmas (Oct. 11, 1974; Canadian premiere)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Oct. 11, 1974)

Airport 1975 (Oct. 18, 1974)

It’s Alive (Oct. 18, 1974)

The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (Nov. 13, 1974)

Earthquake (Nov. 15, 1974)

Murder on the Orient Express (Nov. 21, 1974; U.K. premiere)

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Dec. 9, 1974)

Young Frankenstein (Dec. 15, 1974)

The Towering Inferno (Dec. 16, 1974)

The Godfather Part II (Dec. 20, 1974)

The Man With the Golden Gun (Dec. 20, 1974)

Freebie and the Bean (Dec. 25, 1974) 

45 YEARS (1979)

The Warriors (Feb. 9, 1979)

Norma Rae (March 2, 1979)

Hair (March 15, 1979)

Tourist Trap (March 16, 1979)

The China Syndrome (March 16, 1979)

Phantasm (March 28, 1979)

The Champ (April 4, 1979)

Mad Max (April 12, 1979; Australian premiere)

Love at First Bite (April 27, 1979)

Alien (May 25, 1979)

The In-Laws (June 15, 1979)

Rocky II (June 15, 1979)

Escape From Alcatraz (June 22, 1979)

The Muppet Movie (June 22, 1979)

Moonraker (June 26, 1979; U.K. premiere)

Meatballs (June 29, 1979)

Breaking Away (July 13, 1979)

Dracula (Frank Langella version) (July 13, 1979)

The Amityville Horror (July 27, 1979)

More American Graffiti (Aug. 3, 1979)

North Dallas Forty (Aug. 3, 1979)

Apocalypse Now (Aug. 15, 1979)

The Concorde … Airport ’79 (Aug. 17, 1979)

Monty Python’s Life of Brian (Aug. 17, 1979)

Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (Aug. 24, 1979)

The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie (Sept. 28, 1979)

Time After Time (Sept. 28, 1979)

10 (Oct. 5, 1979)

The Black Stallion (Oct. 17, 1979)

And Justice for All (Oct. 19, 1979)

Meteor (Oct. 19, 1979)

The Great Santini (Oct. 26, 1979)

When a Stranger Calls (Oct. 26, 1979)

The Rose (Nov. 7, 1979)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Dec. 8, 1979)

Chapter Two (Dec. 14, 1979)

The Jerk (Dec. 14, 1979)

1941 (Dec. 14, 1979)

The Black Hole (Dec. 18, 1979; U.K. premiere)

Kramer vs. Kramer (Dec. 19, 1979)

All That Jazz (Dec. 20, 1979)

Being There (Dec. 20, 1979; premiere. Opened in wide U.S. release February 1980)

The Electric Horseman (Dec. 21, 1979)

Roller Boogie (Dec. 21, 1979) 

40 YEARS (1984)

Footloose (Feb. 17, 1984)

Against All Odds (March 2, 1984)

This Is Spinal Tap (March 2, 1984)

Splash (March 9, 1984)

Police Academy (March 23, 1984)

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (April 13, 1984)

Breakin’ (May 4, 1984)

Sixteen Candles (May 4, 1984)

Firestarter (May 11, 1984)

The Natural (May 11, 1984)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (May 23, 1984)

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (June 1, 1984)

Streets of Fire (June 1, 1984)

Beat Street (June 8, 1984)

Ghostbusters (June 8, 1984)

Gremlins (June 8, 1984)

The Karate Kid (June 22, 1984)

Rhinestone (June 22, 1984)

Top Secret! (June 22, 1984)

Bachelor Party (June 29, 1984)

Conan the Destroyer (June 29, 1984)

The Last Starfighter (July 13, 1984)

The Muppets Take Manhattan (July 13, 1984)

Electric Dreams (July 20, 1984)

The NeverEnding Story (July 20, 1984)

Purple Rain (July 27, 1984)

The Philadelphia Experiment (Aug. 3, 1984)

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Aug. 10, 1984)

Cloak & Dagger (Aug. 10, 1984)

Red Dawn (Aug. 10, 1984)

Revenge of the Nerds (Aug. 10, 1984)

The Woman in Red (Aug. 15, 1984)

Dreamscape (Aug. 17, 1984)

Amadeus (Sept. 19, 1984)

The Terminator (Oct. 26, 1984)

The Killing Fields (Nov. 2, 1984)

Night of the Comet (Nov. 16, 1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (Nov. 16, 1984)

Supergirl (Nov. 21, 1984; U.S. release)

Beverly Hills Cop (Dec. 5, 1984)

2010: The Year We Make Contact (Dec. 7, 1984)

The Cotton Club (Dec. 14, 1984)

Dune (Dec. 14, 1984; David Lynch film)

1984 (Dec. 14, 1984)

A Passage to India (Dec. 14, 1984)

Runaway (Dec. 14, 1984)

Starman (Dec. 14, 1984)

The Return of Godzilla (Dec. 15, 1984; Japanese premiere)

Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (Dec. 21, 1984) 

35 YEARS (1989)

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Feb. 17, 1989)

The ‘Burbs (Feb. 17, 1989)

Lean on Me (March 3, 1989)

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (March 10, 1989; U.S. release)

Chances Are (March 10, 1989)

Heathers (March 31, 1989)

Dead Calm (April 7, 1989)

Major League (April 7, 1989)

Say Anything … (April 14, 1989)

Pet Sematary (April 21, 1989)

Field of Dreams (May 5, 1989)

Road House (May 19, 1989)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (May 24, 1989)

Pink Cadillac (May 26, 1989)

Dead Poets Society (June 9, 1989)

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (June 9, 1989)

Licence to Kill (June 13, 1989; U.K. premiere)

Ghostbusters II (June 16, 1989)

Batman (June 23, 1989)

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (June 23, 1989)

Do the Right Thing (June 30, 1989, limited release; opened wide July 21)

Great Balls of Fire! (June 30, 1989)

The Karate Kid Part III (June 30, 1989)

Weekend at Bernie’s (July 5, 1989)

Lethal Weapon 2 (July 7, 1989)

UHF (July 21, 1989)

When Harry Met Sally… (July 21, 1989)

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (July 28, 1989)

Turner & Hooch (July 28, 1989)

Parenthood (Aug. 2, 1989)

The Abyss (Aug. 9, 1989)

Uncle Buck (Aug. 16, 1989)

Casualties of War (Aug. 18, 1989)

Sea of Love (Sept. 15, 1989)

Sex, Lies, and Videotape (Sept. 22, 1989)

The Fabulous Baker Boys (Oct. 13, 1989)

Look Who’s Talking (Oct. 13, 1989)

All Dogs Go to Heaven (Nov. 17, 1989)

Harlem Nights (Nov. 17, 1989)

The Little Mermaid (Nov. 17, 1989)

Prancer (Nov. 17, 1989)

Back to the Future Part II (Nov. 22, 1989)

Steel Magnolias (Nov. 22, 1989)

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Dec. 1, 1989)

Driving Miss Daisy (Dec. 13, 1989, limited release; opened wide January 1990)

Glory (Dec. 15, 1989, limited release; opened wide February 1990)

Godzilla vs. Biollante (Dec. 16, 1989; Japanese premiere)

Born on the Fourth of July (Dec. 20, 1989, limited release; opened wide January 1990)

Always (Dec. 22, 1989)

Tango & Cash (Dec. 22, 1989) 

30 YEARS (1994)

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (Feb. 4, 1994)

Blue Chips (Feb. 18, 1994)

Reality Bites (Feb. 18, 1994)

Turner Classic Movies launch (April 14, 1994)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (April 15, 1994)

The Crow (May 13, 1994)

The Flintstones (May 27, 1994)

Speed (June 10, 1994)

The Lion King (animated feature) (June 24, 1994)

Wyatt Earp (June 24, 1994)

Forrest Gump (July 6, 1994)

True Lies (July 15, 1994)

The Mask (July 29, 1994)

Clear and Present Danger (Aug. 3, 1994)

Eat Drink Man Woman (Aug. 3, 1994)

Airheads (Aug. 5, 1994)

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Aug. 10, 1994)

The Next Karate Kid (Aug. 12, 1994, limited; opened wide Sept. 9)

Blankman (Aug. 19, 1994)

Natural Born Killers (Aug. 26, 1994)

Timecop (Sept. 16, 1994)

The Shawshank Redemption (Sept. 23, 1994, limited; opened wide Oct. 14)

Ed Wood (Sept. 28, 1994, limited; opened wide Oct. 7)

Jason’s Lyric (Sept. 28, 1994)

Quiz Show (Oct. 7, 1994)

Hoop Dreams (Oct. 14, 1994)

Pulp Fiction (Oct. 14, 1994)

Bullets Over Broadway (Oct. 21, 1994)

Stargate (Oct. 28, 1994)

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (Nov. 4, 1994)

Interview With the Vampire (Nov. 11, 1994)

The Santa Clause (Nov. 11, 1994)

Heavenly Creatures (Nov. 16, 1994)

Léon: The Professional (Nov. 18, 1994)

Miracle on 34th Street (Nov. 18, 1994)

Star Trek Generations (Nov. 18, 1994)

Dumb and Dumber (Dec. 16, 1994) 

25 YEARS (1999)

She’s All That (Jan. 29, 1999)

Office Space (Feb. 19, 1999)

Analyze This (March 5, 1999)

Cruel Intentions (March 5, 1999)

The Matrix (March 31, 1999)

10 Things I Hate About You (March 31, 1999)

Election (May 7, 1999)

The Mummy (Brendan Fraser version) (May 7, 1999)

Notting Hill (May 13, 1999)

Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace (May 19, 1999)

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (June 11, 1999)

Tarzan (Disney animated feature) (June 18, 1999)

American Pie (July 9, 1999)

Eyes Wide Shut (July 16, 1999)

Lake Placid (July 16, 1999)

The Wood (July 16, 1999)

Drop Dead Gorgeous (July 23, 1999)

Deep Blue Sea (July 28, 1999)

The Blair Witch Project (July 30, 1999)

Runaway Bride (July 30, 1999)

The Iron Giant (Aug. 6, 1999)

Mystery Men (Aug. 6, 1999)

The Sixth Sense (Aug. 6, 1999)

The Thomas Crown Affair (Pierce Brosnan/Rene Russo version) (Aug. 6, 1999)

Bowfinger (Aug. 13, 1999)

Detroit Rock City (Aug. 13, 1999)

Stir of Echoes (Sept. 10, 1999)

American Beauty (Oct. 1, 1999)

Fight Club (Oct. 15, 1999)

The Best Man (Oct. 22, 1999)

Boys Don’t Cry (Oct. 22, 1999)

Being John Malkovich (Oct. 29, 1999)

Music of the Heart (Oct. 29, 1999)

The Insider (Nov. 5, 1999)

Sleepy Hollow (Nov. 19, 1999)

The World Is Not Enough (Nov. 19, 1999)

Toy Story 2 (Nov. 24, 1999)

The Green Mile (Dec. 10, 1999)

The Cider House Rules (Dec. 17, 1999)

Magnolia (Dec. 17, 1999)

Girl, Interrupted (Dec. 21, 1999)

Any Given Sunday (Dec. 22, 1999)

Man on the Moon (Dec. 22, 1999)

Galaxy Quest (Dec. 25, 1999)

The Talented Mr. Ripley (Dec. 25, 1999)

The Hurricane (Dec. 29, 1999)