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The 90s were just the best...and I'm not just saying that because I spent my most formative years in them, tearing holes into jeans and spending way too much time at the mall picking out a chain wallet. Back then, philosophers road shotgun on long family trips and broke the internet just by making a phone call. It was the decade of epic ennui, grunge rock, and beautifully dark cinema.

In this supercut, film journalist Ignacio Montalvo celebrates some of the greatest shots of the 90s. So put down your Tomagochi and your orange soda and take a stroll down memory lane—which for the 90s probably looks more like a dirty alleyway between a pizzeria and a Blockbuster, but whatever.

I have to admit, back in the 90s I was a lot more influenced by music than by movies. In fact, the films I remember the most during that time were films about music, like Empire Records, Dazed and Confused, and Romeo + Juliet— and I know that last one wasn't technically about music, but it has by far the greatest soundtrack of all time so it counts.

So, watching this supercut I was reminded of how diverse the visual landscape was for cinema in the 90s. I mean, if someone would've asked me what the cinema looked like during this decade I would've said it looked like The Smashing Pumpkins' "1979" music video when in reality it was ice shavings falling atop Kim Boggs' head in Edward Scissorhands. It was Jerry Lundegaard walking through a snow-covered parking lot in Fargo. It was Buzz Lightyear, Simba, Hannibal Lecter, and The Dude. It was Thelma and Louise, Romy and Michelle, and Mathilda and Léon.

I'm sure that we all have a 90s movie marathon to prepare for now, so list your favorite films from the decade down in the comments!

Source: Ignacio Montalvo