How can you tell when a movie is truly great? Likely when the actors finish the film, and you just want to see them back together as if they were a real family or really close friends. You want to check in with them over the years to see if the celebs are still hanging out, keeping their signature looks, and saying the same catchphrases. ("Inconceivable!")
Well, thank goodness for three things: Entertainment Weekly, Good Morning America, and social media. Because without them, we may never see these film cast reunions. Each year, Entertainment Weekly puts together a reunion issue, which Good Morning America usually covers on air. And for the ones that slip through the cracks - sometimes they just get together, hang out, and post their reunions themselves on Instagram and Twitter.
This list has some of your favorite classics, from The Goonies and The Way We Were to Forrest Gump and Clueless. Granted, there's usually at least one person who opts out of the reunion photo op, but who needs Joe Pesci when you've got Goodfellas like Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro, and Lorraine Bracco. Check out this list of movie cast reunions to see pictures of some of your favorite movie casts back together again years later. Reunited and it feels so good.
High School Musical, the 2006 Disney Channel film about the East High Wildcats learning how to accept each other and work together, aired to 7.7 million viewers in its initial broadcast. It spawned several sequels, made superstars out of the cast - including Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Tisdale - and most important, taught us that "We're All in This Together."
Actors: Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron, Corbin Bleu, Lucas Grabeel, + more
Directed by: Kenny Ortega
On April 16, 2020, ABC aired The Disney Family Singalong special, where stars recorded themselves singing their favorite Disney tunes from their homes. The grand finale was a surprise High School Musical reunion featuring the leading actors from the 2006 film - Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens, Corbin Bleu, Lucas Grabeel, Monique Coleman - and director Kenny Ortega.
Though he didn't participate in the singalong due to network connectivity problems, Zac Efron briefly appeared to introduce his former co-stars.
1.21 Gigawatts! Back to the Future, the sci-fi adventure film from 1985, has spawned a theme park ride, two sequels, and of course, a generation of time traveler wannabes. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the $19 million dollar budget film went on to gross over $210 million domestically.
Actors: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Billy Zane, + more
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
For the 25th anniversary, cast and crew members reunited to celebrate the milestone in 2010. There was a DeLorean time-machine cake, but noticeably missing was Crispin Glover. Apparently, Glover had legal wranglings with the filmmakers over unauthorized use of his image in the second film.
In 2018, the gang reunited again at the Fan Expo Boston. Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and Thomas Wilson signed autographs and discussed the franchise with fans during a panel. "This was special," Lloyd said of the reunion.
In 2019, Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd posed for a photo during a poker tournament to benefit the Michael J. Fox foundation.