16 films celebrating their 10th birthdays in 2016

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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.

300 - This is Sparta.

300 - This is Sparta.

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?

The Departed

The Departed

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.

Rocky Balboa

Rocky Balboa

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?