15 Nostalgic Moments That Took Us to Any Year but 2020

Lately, Hollywood has been in nostalgia overload as they go from one reboot to the next, but every once in a while, there is a nostalgic moment that comes along that actually brings us joy. As we dealt with the trash fire year that was 2020, we were able to find some comfort in iconic cast reunions, the resurgence of some of our favorite singers, and a handful of decent TV remakes.

When Christina Aguilera sang "Reflection" for the live-action Mulan, we all cried happy tears. When the original High School Musical cast performed with the next generation of Wildcats from Disney+'s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, our teenage hearts rejoiced. And when Stephenie Meyer finally released Midnight Sun, it was like Twilight mania all over again. As we near the end of 2020, look back at some of the biggest nostalgia moments from the past year in the slides ahead.

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The Legally Blonde Cast Reuniting For the 20-Year Anniversary

It was officially a "perfect day" when Reese Witherspoon and the rest of the cast reunited for this epic video in October. In addition to sharing their favorite moments from filming, they even gave us a little tea about the upcoming Legally Blonde 3 movie!


The Mean Girls Cast Re-creating That Iconic Phone-Call Scene

On Oct. 3 (so fetch, right?), the cast of Mean Girls had a virtual meetup with Katie Couric to talk about the iconic movie and encourage fans to vote in partnership with HeadCount and #GoodToVote. However, one of the best moments from the reunion was when the Plastics re-created that iconic phone-call scene from the movie.

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Christina Aguilera Singing "Reflection" For the Live-Action Mulan

Christina Aguilera's rendition of "Reflection" from the original Mulan film is iconic, but something about this one just hits differently. In honor of the live-action release of Mulan, the singer shared an updated version of the track with a fancy new music video in August.

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Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt's Interaction at the Fast Times Table Read

Let's be real, one of the best parts about the Fast Times at Ridgemont High table read in September was watching Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt reunite, even if it was virtually.

The Saved by the Bell Reboot

The Saved by the Bell Reboot

The Saved by the Bell reboot dropped on Peacock in November, and we were pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Not only did it pack on the nostalgia with the return of iconic characters, but it also made us fall in love with the next generation of Bayside students in the process.


Brandy and Monica's Verzuz Battle

We're not exaggerating when we say Brandy and Monica's Verzuz Battle in August was one of the most-talked-about moments on Twitter this year. With bops, '90s nostalgia galore, and a surprise appearance from Kamala Harris, are you really surprised?

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The Bring It On Cast Celebrating the Film's 20-Year Anniversary

While we still can't believe that Bring It On is 20 years old, we delighted in all the fun that surrounded the film's anniversary this year. Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union reunited to discuss the film in August, but one of our favorite moments was when Gabrielle got back into her Clovers uniform with daughter Kaavia for Halloween. Plus, Gabrielle confirmed there's a sequel in the works during an appearance on The Late Late Show in September.

Midnight Sun Finally Getting Released
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Midnight Sun Finally Getting Released

Nearly 15 years after the release of Twilight, author Stephenie Meyer sent fans into a frenzy when she finally released Midnight Sun in August. The book, which retells the events of Twilight from Edward Cullen's point of view, has been a long time coming, but it was well worth the wait.

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The High School Musical Cast Performing With the New Cast

During the first Disney Family Singalong in April, the High School Musical cast (minus Zac Efron) reunited to sing "We're All in This Together." As if that wasn't nostalgic enough, they were joined by a handful of Disney stars for the performance, including the cast of Disney+'s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Talk about worlds colliding!

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Taylor Swift Rerecording "Love Story"

In December, Taylor Swift took us back to her Fearless era with the first glimpse of her rerecorded "Love Story." The track was featured in a hilarious Match.com commercial written by Ryan Reynolds, and it made us even more eager for her rerecorded albums.


The Jonas Brothers Re-creating a Camp Rock Scene

After taking us back to our teen years with their reunion last year, the Jonas Brothers upped the ante when they re-created this scene from Camp Rock in January. We can't get over the wigs!


The Lizzie McGuire Cast Reuniting For a Table Read

Though the Lizzie McGuire reboot on Disney+ was short-lived, we all delighted in this iconic table read of "Between a Rock and a Bra Place" back in May.

Sister, Sister Hitting Netflix
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Sister, Sister Hitting Netflix

When Sister, Sister hit Netflix in September, we fell in love with the series all over again as we relived our favorite moments, celebrity cameos, and more.

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The Office Cast Reuniting For a Zoom Wedding

John Krasinski's YouTube show Some Good News was a big bright spot in 2020, but we really loved when he reunited The Office cast for a superfan's Zoom wedding in May.

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion Special

HBO Max's Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special in November was everything we needed and more. It made us laugh, it made us cry, and it made us want to rewatch the entire series again.