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    Updated on Jul 31, 2020. Posted on Jul 27, 2020

    Millennials Shared The 18 Best Movie Scenes In Cinematic History, And It's Hard To Argue With Them

    Fairy Godmother singing "I Need a Hero" in Shrek 2 is a work of art.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which movie scenes from the '90s and '00s are the absolute best. Here are the legendary results:

    🚨 Potential spoilers ahead! 🚨

    1. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) β€” "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"

    Patrick serenading Kat on the bleachers during soccer practice, romantically singing: "You're just too good to be true, can't take my eyes off you." Kat is shocked and happy
    Disney

    "Heath Ledger set the expectations for every '90s teen girl...I still hope one day a guy will dance around the bleachers singing 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' for me."

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    2. Pulp Fiction (1994) β€” "Vincent and Mia Dance in the Diner"

    Vincent and Mia dancing in the middle of the diner while everyone is watching, with old rock and roll music by Chuck Berry playing in the background; both happy and caught up in the moment
    Miramax Films

    "The diner scene with Uma Thurman and John Travolta in Pulp Fiction is absolute perfection. I’ve always thought of it as the best scene in any movie I’ve ever seen, and always will."

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    3. The Lion King (1994) β€” "Long Live the King"

    Scar looks at Mufasa with an evil grin, claws on his claws, letting him go and pushing him off into the stampede as he says, "Long live the king." Simba looks on heartbroken, watching his father die
    Disney

    "The 'long live the king' moment from The Lion King is filled with so much drama, betrayal, and sadness all in one scene that it puts you on the edge of your seat. It's phenomenal."

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    4. Dreamgirls (2006) β€” "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"

    Effie singing "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" to Curtis with deep emotion, passion, and heart on stage by herself, reaching her hand out, begging him to love her back
    DreamWorks Pictures

    I don't think there's a better movie musical performance than Jennifer Hudson's 'And I Am Telling You' from Dreamgirls. She gives 150% in this scene, singing her whole heart and soul out, making Effie White one of the most memorable characters in movie history. There's a reason she won the Oscar for this role!!!

    β€”taylorowens

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    5. The Devil Wears Prada (2006) β€” "The Cerulean Sweater Monologue"

    Miranda giving a very long and detailed speech about Andie's blue sweater, proving it's not just a simple sweater, but there's depth, hard work, and meaning behind it. Miranda is determined to prove Andie wrong, and Andie looks defeated
    20th Century Fox

    "The Miranda Priestly monologue about the cerulean sweater is something, gurrrrrl! Her delivery is absolutely iconic, and nothing will ever top it."

    β€”tidissik

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    6. Fight Club (1999) β€” "The Narrator and Marla's Ending"

    The Narrator telling Marla "You met me at a very strange time in my life" as the two of them hold hands, looking out the window, watching the buildings around them being torn down
    20th Century Fox

    "The end scene in Fight Club is hauntingly beautiful. Everything about it is perfect β€” how well the song fits, the chaos around them, and the Narrator's iconic final line: 'You met me at a very strange time in my life.'"

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    7. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) β€” "Joyful, Joyful"

    Rita happily singing in front of the choir: "Joyful, joyful, we adore thee" with everyone dancing in the background; Deloris leading the choir with joy and gusto
    Disney

    The end of Sister Act 2 when Rita and the rest of the choir sings "Joyful, Joyful" is such an important movie scene for millennials. Lauryn Hill is up there being her true, authentic self, and Whoopi Goldberg is in her habit dancing and urging the rest of the kids to sing their hearts out. It's a cinematic masterpiece.

    β€”Arianna Marie, Facebook

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    8. Titanic (1997) β€” "Jack Draws Rose"

    Jack focusing deeply on drawing a portrait of Rose, staring at her with love and concentration; a close-up of the unfinished sketch of Rose; a close-up of Rose lying naked on the couch, wearing nothing but a necklace, staring at Jack with love
    Paramount Pictures

    "The drawing scene from Titanic is iconic and peak romance. Posing naked in that position, Kate Winslet exudes confidence and beauty."

    β€”zoecatherinegrant

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    9. Cool Runnings (1993) β€” "Slow Clap to the Finish Line"

    The Jamaican bobsled team is carrying their sled to the finish line, determined to complete the competition like the true athletes they air; the watchers are happily cheering them on, slow clapping
    Disney

    "After the Jamaican bobsledding team crashes during the last heat of the race, they carry their sled to the finish line as the crowd gives them the best slow clap ever. This scene is pure '90s glory."

    β€”clarkchey12

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    10. Shrek 2 (2004) β€” "I Need a Hero"

    DreamWorks Pictures

    "The scene in Shrek 2 when Fairy Godmother sings 'I Need a Hero' is poetic cinema. I'm instantly transported back to my childhood whenever I watch it."

    β€”leahcovetw

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    11. Bring It On (2000) β€” "The Clovers and Toros Cheer-Off"

    Isis and the East Compton Clovers showing up to the Toros game, calling them out for stealing their cheers with determined expressions: "Try to steal our bit, but you look like sh*t, when we're the ones who are down with it"
    Universal Pictures

    "Isis and the East Compton Clovers showing up to the Toros' game and calling them out for stealing their cheers is one of the best movie scenes ever! Kirsten Dunst's reaction is priceless because let's face it: Gabrielle Union delivers her line flawlessly. Team Clovers forever."

    β€”kaylayandoli

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    12. The Matrix (1999) β€” "Bullet Time"

    Neo dodging a slow-moving bullet by leaning his full body backwards, close to the ground but not quite touching it, successfully dodging it
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "One of my favorite movie scenes (probably the most iconic) is the bullet time scene from The Matrix. I wish I could see that again for the first time because it’s such a unique moment in movie history and groundbreaking for its time."

    β€”mayask8er

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    13. Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) β€” "Vernita Green Fight Scene"

    Nikki walking into a messy house, with Vernita and the Bride holding their knives behind their backs. She asks her mom what happened, and Vernita responds, "That dog of yours got his little ass in the living room and acted a damn fool"
    Miramax Films

    "The entire fight sequence with Vivica A. Fox in Kill Bill: Volume 1 is iconic. It makes you feel every type of emotion as a viewer, and it goes from intense, to playful, to humorous, all while keeping you on the edge of your seat."

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    14. Legally Blonde (2001) β€” "Chutney's Cross-Examination"

    Elle cross-examining Chutney in the courtroom with determination, drilling her with logic, while Chutney has a scared expression on her face. Chutney admits to shooting her father, and the entire courtroom is shocked
    MGM

    "I remember how amazed I was watching this for the first time when I was younger. The rhythm of the scene is so great, and Elle's so proud of herself for finally figuring it out. I just love how she brings her own personality to it, all while winning the case."

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    15. Men in Black (1997) β€” "A Series of Simple Tests"

    James having a difficult time taking his test in the beginning of Men in Black; breaking pencil, pulling table over to his seat so he can take the test comfortably, while everyone looks at him with confused expressions
    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "The scene in Men in Black where Will Smith has to take the series of tests is amazing! The comedic timing, sound design, and acting is so perfect, I lose it every time."

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    16. Love & Basketball (2000) β€” "Play for Your Heart"

    Monica asking Quincy to play a game of basketball in the middle of the night with love in her eyes: "I'll play you -- one game, one on one." Quincy confusingly asks, "For what?" and she responds with: "Your heart." They play with passion and determination
    New Line Cinema

    "In Love & Basketball, when Monica challenges Quincy to a game of one-on-one two weeks before he's supposed to marry someone else is so good. 'I’ll play you for your heart' is one of the best movie lines ever!"

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    17. Holes (2003) β€” "Zero Teaches Mr. Pendanski a Lesson"

    Mr. Pendanski condescendingly asking Zero spell the word "Dig" in the middle of Camp Green Lake. Frustrated, Zero hits him with a shovel, everyone is shocked by his actions, and he proves him wrong by saying, "Dig"
    Disney

    "Zero hitting the counselor with a shovel and saying 'Dig!' in Holes is so iconic. He finally stands up for himself after being constantly bullied by everyone at Camp Green Lake, and he shows off his new reading skills at the same time. It's incredible."

    β€”tessafahey

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    18. And The Dark Knight (2008) β€” "Now I'm Always Smiling"

    The Joker has a knife to Rachel's mouth after crashing the fancy event, looking for Harvey Dent. He tells her about his wife leaving him, and the story behind his infamous scars: "She leaves...now I see the funny side. Now I'm always smiling"
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "Heath Ledger giving Maggie Gyllenhaal a rendition of the legendary 'Why so serious?' speech is soooo good. My anxiety heightens real quick, and I get goosebumps every single time I watch it."

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    Are we missing any iconic movie scenes from the '90s or '00s? Tell us in the comments below!

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