It just so happens that 2001 presented us with many movies which had multiple continuations during the next 20 years. It is hard to believe, but it has been 20 years since the first Harry Potter’s release, the first part of The Lord of the Rings and The Fast and the Furious — franchise which now has 9 parts.

Let’s enjoy some nostalgia and take a look at behind-the-scenes photos of the films released in far 2001.

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Warner Bros.

The Director, Chris Columbus, shows Daniel Radcliffe how to hold his head.

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


Ian McKellen — the actor who played Gandalf.

3. The Fast and the Furious

Universal Studios

In the photograph you can see the main cast of the film.

4. A Beautiful Mind


Russell Crowe, otherwise known as “Gladiator”.

5. A Knight’s Tale


Heath Ledger — the lead actor of the film.

6. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider


Angelina Jolie and the director, Simon West, on a shoot in Iceland.

7. Pearl Harbor


In 2001, the creation of large-scale action scenes looked like that.

8. Planet of the Apes


Helena Bonham Carter rests between the scenes in monkey makeup.

9. Moulin Rouge!


Director Baz Luhrmann explains something to Nicole Kidman.

10. Artificial Intelligence: AI


The filmmakers make the robot-Teddy bear alive.

11. Vanilla Sky

Paramount Pictures

Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, and the director, Cameron Crowe watch the footage.

12. Ocean’s Eleven

Warner Bros.

Director Steven Soderbergh shoots on his own the close-ups with George Clooney. It seems like they have fun.

13. The Mummy Returns


The actors and the film crew rest under umbrellas escaping the Egypt sun.