Yes, folks! Time flies, much quicker than we imagine. In the blink of an eye, 10, 15, or even 20 years pass by, right in front of us. A good way to recognize how much time has actually passed is to look at the sweet little kid in our favorite 1990’s movie, and then consider how old they actually are nowadays. The perfect example of this is Macaulay Culkin. We still remember watching that adorable kid trying to escape from the burglars in his house while his family were in France, but we fail to remember that he transformed into an adult with drug problems. So, if you like to feel a little nostalgic every now and then, this is the perfect article for you. Ready to feel old in 18 steps?! You’ll be surprised at how much time has passed without you even knowing it. Hop into our time machine, and enjoy!
#1 Home Alone
The mega success that is “Home Alone” was a movie sensation of the 1990’s, and made a gross amount of $285,761,243. In fact, it was the top grossing film of that year in North America. The year was 1990, which is 25 years ago.
#2 Macaulay Culkin
Macaulay Culkin was only 10 years old when he played the epic Kevin McCallister in the comedy “Home Alone”, and, believe it or not, Culkin is now 34.
Can you remember when Sony introduced the Walkman?! All the kids went crazy to have one of these cool pieces of technology inside their pocket. That was way back in 1979, a whopping 36 years ago. Wow!
#4 Atreyu From Never Ending Story
The great classic “Never Ending Story” was released in 1984, 31 years ago, and our brave little hero Atreyu is now 43 years old. It’s a crazy world we live in.
#5 Curly Sue
Can you remember this lovely little face from the 1991 movie, “Curly Sue”?! Let’s face it – a lot of things can change in 23 years. It only seems like yesterday that this was released!
#6 Alisan Porter
Okay… remember the little girl we showed you in the picture above?! Here she is nowadays, at 33 years old. It’s time to feel old in 3, 2, 1…
#7 The Olsen Twins
The Olsen twins, Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen, were a big phenomenon during the 90’s and early 00’s. These two twins collaborated in many projects and were great successes of the TV series “Full House”. The first episode of that show was aired almost 30 years ago, and this magazine cover was from 17 years ago. The Olsen twins are now 28 years old.
17 years ago, people weren’t able to play Candy Crush Saga on their iPhones. The only entertainment they had was playing Snake on their old fashioned Nokia phones, which was actually considered to be totally awesome back then.
#9 Harry Potter
Can you believe that the first Harry Potter movie was released almost 15 years ago?! “Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone” is from 2001, and throughout all the movies, we’ve had the chance to see all the iconic characters growing up.
14 years ago, MTV began producing “Jackass” episodes for television. Almost instantly, this group of nuts were a huge success. The episodes are still aired to this day, and they’re still just as awesome as they were back then.
Just a few years after the Walkman was introduced, the electronic industry created another buzz. Firstly, the CD was invented in 1982, and in 1984, portable CD players were released to the public. Believe it or not, but that was 31 years ago!
#12 Toy Story
“Toy Story” was the first feature-length computer-animated film produced by Pixar and was instantly a huge success with kids around the world. Toy Story was released 20 years ago, in 1995.
#13 Top 20 Songs In The 90’s
Yep, even music has the power to make us feel ancient. Can you remember what the top 20 songs looked like back in the 1990’s? It seems like yesterday that we were listening to these jams…
#14 Floppy Disk
In 1984, IBM introduced the new concept of a floppy disk with 1.2 MB, and created a revolution in the technological world. However, can you imagine using only 1.2MB to save something nowadays?! That’s less than the size of a single MP3 file.
#15 Terminator 2: Judgment Day
This epic movie created a big revolution in the film industry with its incredible visual effects, and made Arnold Schwarzenegger famous to the whole world. You may not believe us, but it was released almost 25 years ago in 1991.
#16 Edward Furlong
And now, the little rebel kid from the movie mentioned above (American actor Edward Furlong) is 37 years old. How on Earth is that even possible?!
Another great revolution of the internet was when Myspace.com was launched, 12 years ago. We miss you, Tom!
#18 My Heart Will Go On
“Titanic” was a huge success in the box offices, not only because of its great story and actors, but because of the memorable soundtrack performed by Celine Dion. The soundtrack sold millions of copies all over the word in 1997, which was almost 20 years ago.