15 Ways Forrest Gump Changed Pop Culture – and Is Still with Us, 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago, Tom Hanks inspired movie audiences around the world to reflect on the parallels between life and chocolate in the Oscar-winning Forrest Gump.

In honor of its anniversary, the film is screening in IMAX theaters for one week, starting Sept. 5. For Gump superfans out there, it’s a chance to relive some movie magic – just think how intense that floating feather will look on an IMAX screen!

Life Is Like What? Forrest Gump Gets an Honest Trailer 20 Years Later

Run, Forrest, run! The parody videos are coming.

Summer of 1994: 20 Things America Was Obsessing Over 20 Years Ago

Close your eyes and imagine a simpler time: 20 years ago, when there were only 60 channels on cable TV and no such thing as an iPhone, or an iPad, or an iAnything. It’s the summer of 1994, emojis are an unknown entity, and Butterfinger BBs are plentiful. Sheryl Crow is spinning on your walkman, and life is good.

The Fault in Our Movies: See 12 of the Most Beautiful People Dying Young on Film

According to author John Green, his acclaimed young-adult novel The Fault in Our Stars was intended as a revision of the classic cancer-story tropes of saintly sufferers and soft-lit deaths.

But there’s one convention the upcoming film adaptation doesn’t subvert – like many of their cinematic predecessors, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort spend their last months positively glowing.