Rare Photos From The 2000s No One Talks About

By Sophia Maddox | July 17, 2023

macaulay culkin for new york magazine in 2001 

The aughts were a decade where everything happened at once. A clash of styles occurred as civilization moved into the new millennium, while many people looked forward to a new era, others drew inspiration from the past.

These rarely seen snapshots from the 2000s show the enthusiasm and excitement that came with greeting a new decade, even if everyone was unsure of what exactly was going to happen. The excitement and sensuality of the decade spills over from each photo, so make sure you have plenty of time to spend on each shot.

If you’re ready to have your concept of the 2000s challenged then start scrolling through these fascinating photos from the first decade of the new millennium.

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In 2001, Macaulay Culkin was still mostly known for his iconic role as Kevin McCallister in the "Home Alone" movies. However, he was also trying to break away from that child star image and establish himself as a serious actor. Despite his efforts to transition into more mature roles, Culkin largely disappeared from the public eye after 2001. He took a break from acting to focus on his personal life, which included a high-profile relationship with actress Mila Kunis

Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz ‘Charlie’s Angels’, October 2000

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One of the greatest films of the aughts was Charlie’s Angels - the maximalist, over the top action film that didn’t have much of a plot but that didn’t really need one.

The film is excessive, but it’s not like it’s trying to be a little indie movie or anything. Rather than try to pretend that it was something that it’s not, 2000’s Charlie’s Angels takes everything about the original series and blows it out, makes it bigger, and gives the audience what it wants.

Charlie’s Angels is relentlessly positive, which makes sense because it’s produced by Drew Barrymore and she doesn’t have a frowny bone in her body. If you haven’t this movie in a while you’ve got to find a VHS of it right now.