20 famous last lines from your favorite ’90s movies

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Thelma and Louise

This movie tells the ultimate story of female friendship. They spend most of the movie in and out of trouble, but it’s offered more excitement than they’ve seen their whole lives. When they are cornered by police, they make a decision to drive right off a cliff, together, so they die just like they lived. They have a brief discussion about what they are about to do, with Louise asking Thelma if she’s sure. Thelma says she is, and then confirms:

“Hit it.”

Grosse Point Blank

One of the best films about quarter-life crises, Martin Blank is all of us when he returns home to go to his 10-year high school reunion. Of course, he’s far less of us when he’s also ordered to murder his crush’s dad, but this movie gets most of it right. After a disastrous showing at his reunion, he gets the girl, and when they ride out of town we hear her voicing over the line lines. She says:

“I say forget about forgivin’ and just accept – and get the hell outta town.”

Fight Club

This movie made us collectively scratch our heads. As we learn that Tyler is our narrator’s alter ego, our heads just exploded. To end the very strange ride, the narrator gives the understatement of all time. He explains:

“You met me at a very strange time of my life.”

Death Becomes Her

This movie has recently resurfaced as the total gem that it is. With a killer cast including Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn, it low key indicts our cultural mythologies about beauty and youth. As the two women fight to stay both at any cost, they increase the collateral damage of their obsessions. After a particularly damaging accident, Hawn’s character Helen asks:

“Do you remember where you parked the car?”

Malcolm X

Before this movie, many of us only thought we knew Malcolm X’s story. Denzel Washington brought the activist’s story to life in a whole new way, and it remains, probably even more so, relevant today. The  movie ends with a quote from the great man:

“As Brother Malcolm said: ‘We declare our right on this earth to be a man, to be a human being, to be given the rights of a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being, to be respected as a human being in this society on this Earth in this day which we intend to bring into existence – by any means necessary.”