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19 '90s Childhood Films That Gave You An Existential Crisis

You never really understood these movies UNTIL NOW.

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1. Matilda

What it was supposed to teach you: You can always find your place in the world even in challenging environments.

What it actually taught you: The world is a cold, cold place and you will never have SUPER POWERS like Matilda did to get things to go her way.

4. Home Alone

What it was supposed to teach you: You can manage on your own without your parents.

What it actually taught you: It is completely possible that your parents forget you even exist every time they leave the house.

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5. Jumanji

What it was supposed to teach you: You can escape reality, if you just use your imagination.

What it actually taught you: All board games in real life are pointless and boring because jungles don't POP OUT of the ones your parents bought you.

6. Angels in the Outfield

What it was supposed to teach you: You can win even if you are the underdog as long as you really believe in yourself.

What it actually taught you: Angels don't care about things like world peace. They only show themselves to baseball players so they can win more games.

7. The Sandlot

What it was supposed to teach you: You can still fit in, even if you are the new kid, but you will make many mistakes along the way.

What it actually taught you: You NEVER know what may be hiding in your neighbors backyard.

8. Honey, I Shrunk The Kids

What it was supposed to teach you: Science is a cool field where you can do almost anything.

What it actually taught you: Aren't we all shrunk, if you really think about it? Humans are tiny compared to most animals and trees.

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10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

What it was supposed to teach you: Turtles are superheroes who solve crime.

What it actually taught you: Turtles in real life are the biggest slowpokes and most disappointing turtles on earth. All animals should love pizza as much as TMNT do.

11. 101 Dalmations

What it was supposed to teach you: Evil people will do bad things

What it actually taught you: Puppies PROBABLY have a bigger and better moral compass than humans do, but they just play dumb for snacks.

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14. Smart House

What it was supposed to teach you: Winning a contest where someone gives you a free house isn't always a good thing.

What it actually taught you: Computers probably are smarter than humans and we should just burn them all to cinder.

15. Harriet The Spy

What it was supposed to teach you: You can use writing as a tool to express yourself and to communicate with others.

What it actually taught you: Don't ever actually tell anyone how you honestly feel about them because it will all BACKFIRE and no one will be your friend.

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17. Spice World

What it was supposed to teach you: The Spice Girls have an international appeal because they are fun and happy.

What it actually taught you: There is no way anyone can actually write an international pop song as catchy as "Wannabe" while on the night shift at a restaurant. Just fuck it all.

18. Jungle 2 Jungle

What it was supposed to teach you: Family is family, even if you didn't grow up with them.

What it actually taught you: Living in a jungle DOESN'T MEAN you are free from having to worry about things like your parents and society.