16 films celebrating their 10th birthdays in 2016

Do you remember seeing any of these films at the cinema in 2006?
Do you remember seeing any of these films at the cinema in 2006?

The next 12 months will be packed with new cinema releases - but a moment should be spared to celebrate those that have gone before.

This year may be bringing us Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and (deep breath) Zoolander 2, but 2016 also marks a milestone for a great number of much-loved blockbusters.

We’ve taken a trip back in time to 2006 and remembered some of the best releases hitting the big screen in that year.

Believe us, it was a year to celebrate.

From the latest in the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, to Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada, it truly was a year of drama, laughter and (most importantly) entertainment.

Here are 16 films turning 10 in 2016. What’s your favourite?

1. The Departed: Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon, this film was the most popular of the year according to IMDB.

2. Casino Royale: Daniel Craig’s first turn as Bond captured audiences across the globe - and it seems appropriate to remember it following the release of Spectre at the end of last year.

3. Rocky Balboa: Sylvester Stallone returns to his role as Rocky, making 2006 a memorable year.

4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest: The Walt Disney series was a family favourite, and one fondly re-watched by many.

5. Mission: Impossible III: Tom Cruise and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman provide the nail-bite factor in the latest Mission: Impossible flick.

6. Night At The Museum: Can you remember what the world was like before we met tiny Owen Wilson as a cowboy? We can’t.

7. 300: Three words. This. Is. Sparta.

8. Cars: This animated Pixar flick has earned its stripes as a classic.

9. Little Miss Sunshine: A quirky, dysfunctional comedy. What’s not to love?

10. Superman Returns: The return of one of the world’s greatest superheroes was just what 2006 cinema was calling for.

11. Click: Nothing makes you yearn for your teenage years like a good old Adam Sandler film, and Click is no exception.

12. The Pursuit of Happyness: Will Smith stars along young son Jaden in this heart-wrenching drama of a father’s one battle against his son.

13. The Queen: Helen Mirren’s memorable performance as Queen Elizabeth II was one of the year’s stand-out moments. Coupled with Michael Sheen as Tony Blair, the film was always going to be a winner.

14. Snakes On A Plane: Okay, this one is a bit of a loose cannon, but who can forget Samuel L. Jackson’s memorable line? The best dialogue of 2006, surely.

15. Notes On A Scandal: Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench create an outstanding and volatile relationship in Notes On A Scandal.

16. Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny: Not a blockbuster, perhaps, but a great film choice all the same. Popcorn, anyone?