Paying tribute to the 120-year history of cinema seems to be in the air at the moment. Last week, we brought you Tandem Entertainment‘s highlight reel that used clips from movies that portrayed the cinemagoing experience through the years. Meanwhile, the folks at the AFI Awards, handed out last week, have taken a more traditional approach, and starting from 1894, they’ve created a clip compilation of movie highlights from over one hundred years.
Running a little more than four minutes long, this is a simple look at the movies that dazzled, moved, thrilled, and captivated audiences. From family fare to Hitchock’s thrillers to grand drama to screwball comedy, Hollywood has never been short of ways to entertain. A dark room and a big screen are still the only elements you need for the ultimate movie experience, but until your next trip to the cinema, let this video hold you over. Check it out below.