Movies and TV shows that Revolutionized special effects

These are the movies that originated or revolutionized effects or methods that had not been used effectively before.
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1.
A Trip to the Moon (1902 Short Film)
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the Moon. (13 mins.)
“ Most successful early film and was innovative for its time. ” - pgrass13
 
2.
The Passion Play (1903 Short Film)
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1. THE ANNUNCIATION. The Angel of the Lord appears to Mary, announcing the birth of a child, which shall be called the "Son of God." 2... (44 mins.)
“ Earliest know color short ” - pgrass13
 
3.
A Sculptor's Welsh Rabbit Dream (1908 Short Film)
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Sculptor dreams of fantastic dream in which the genie of the lamp appears to him .
“ First clay animation short ” - pgrass13
 
4.
With Our King and Queen Through India (1912 Documentary)
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This early color film records the Indian celebrations relating to the coronation of King George V. (126 mins.)
“ First color film (documentary) ” - pgrass13
 
5.
The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1914)
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A crooked lawyer schemes to dispossess the heir to a baronetcy. (50 mins.)
“ First color fiction film ” - pgrass13
 
6.
The Photo-Drama of Creation (1914 Documentary)
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(480 mins.)
“ First major film to incorporate sound. ” - pgrass13
 
7.
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
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The American Civil War divides friends and destroys families, but that's nothing compared to the anarchy in the black-ruled South after the war. (165 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ While mostly known for its racist theme, it was revolutionary for the time. ” - pgrass13
 
8.
The Power of Love (1922)
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Because of his financial trouble, Don Almeda (Noah Beery) promises his daughter, Maria (Barbara Bedford)...
“ First 3D film ” - pgrass13
 
9.
The Jazz Singer (1927)
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer. (88 mins.)
Director: Alan Crosland
“ First feature length "Talkie" ” - pgrass13
 
10.
Flowers and Trees (1932 Short Film)
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An evil tree stump, jealous of two trees in love, starts a forest fire. (8 mins.)
“ The first film to use the three color technicolor process. ” - pgrass13
 
11.
Becky Sharp (1935)
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Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of Vanity Fair by Thackeray... (84 mins.)
“ First live action three layer technicolor film ” - pgrass13
 
12.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
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Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen soon learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple. (83 mins.)
“ The first full length color movie (animated) and the first full length animated film. Disney made a big risk in making the film. ” - pgrass13
 
13.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ One of the first full length color movie (live action) however it is book ended in Black and White. Revolutionized a number of special effects. ” - pgrass13
 
14.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
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A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War. (238 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ One of the first full length color movie (live action) that is entirely in color, came out a few months after the Wizard of Oz. The longest film up to that point (almost 4 hours) ” - pgrass13
 
15.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
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A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. (98 mins.)
“ Used many new techniques ” - pgrass13
 
16.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
“ Used a number of techniques to increase the spectacle ” - pgrass13
 
17.
Futureworld (1976)
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Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, a reporter is killed after he tips-off 2 other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation. (108 mins.)
“ First film to incorporate CGI. ” - pgrass13
 
18.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
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Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ ILM had to create a bunch of new effects ” - pgrass13
 
19.
Babylon 5 (1994 TV Series)
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A space station in neutral territory is the focus of a unique five year saga. (45 mins.)
“ First TV show to make extensive use of CGI ” - pgrass13
 
20.
Forrest Gump (1994)
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Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ The effects used in this movie (ie inserting him into historic footage) had not been used effectively before then. ” - pgrass13
 
21.
Toy Story (1995)
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A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. (81 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
“ First full length fully CGI animated movie ” - pgrass13
 
22.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
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Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (166 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ In the same way Forrest Gump utilized effects that hadn't been used as successfully before. ” - pgrass13