12. Summer 1999
Key Movies: "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace," "South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut," "Eyes Wide Shut," "The Blair Witch Project," "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me," "The Iron Giant" and American Pie."
For high school grads at this time, there was no better way to wait out their freshman year of college than by revisiting that galaxy far, far away, or paying to see Jason Biggs hump a pie. Sure, we have tempered our feelings on "Phantom Menace" since May 1999, but that was one of the last movies in recent memory where audiences turned buying tickets -- and waiting in line to do so! -- into an event.