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Best Special Effects Films - United States

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Rated 57 points - posted 12 years ago by pandora in category Movies.
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Jurassic Park [1993] Report Abuse
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Jaws [1975] Report Abuse
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Where the Wild Things Are [2009] Report Abuse
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Independence Day (1996) Report Abuse
Oscar for Special Effects.
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special effects+will smith=superb
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2001: A Space Odyssey [1968] Report Abuse
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The Ten Commandments (1956) Report Abuse
Special Effects Oscar
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Star Wars [1977] Report Abuse
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The Empire Strikes Back [1980] Report Abuse
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind [1977] Report Abuse
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The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring [2001] Report Abuse
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Night At The Museum (2006) Report Abuse
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Journey to the Center of the Earth [1959] Report Abuse
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Babe [1995] Report Abuse
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Fantastic Voyage [1966] Report Abuse
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Armageddon (1998) Report Abuse
Oscar nomination for special effects.
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Return of the Jedi [1983] Report Abuse
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Alien [1979] Report Abuse
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Christine [1983] Report Abuse
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The Invisible Man [1933] Report Abuse
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The Matrix [1999] Report Abuse
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Contact [1997] Report Abuse
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Beetlejuice [1988] Report Abuse
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [2001] Report Abuse
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The Golden Compass Report Abuse
Won an Oscar for Visual Effects beating out Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End and Transformers
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Mandingo [1975] Report Abuse
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ACCORDING TO IMDb, PAUL NEWMAN WAS NOT IN THIS FILM. IN ADDITION, THEY SAY THAT DUE TO ITS OBJECTIONABLE MATERIAL IT WAS NEVER PUT ON DVD. THIS GUEST, ALSO OBJECTIONABLE, HAS DISRUPTED MANY LISTS ON THIS WEBSITE AND IS TO BE IGNORED.
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The "special effects" it's known for were provided by Ken Norton. You should see the movie before you decide it's "not eligible" for the list. And, Paul Newman does a decent job in it, too.
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MANDINGO STARRED JAMES MASON, SUSAN GEORGE AND PERRY KING. ACCORDING TO IMDb, THE STORY WAS: A SLAVE OWNER IN THE 1840S TRAINS ONE OF HIS SLAVES TO BE A BARE-KNUCKLE FIGHTER. BECAUSE OF THE CONTROVERSY OVER THE FILM, IT HAS NEVER BEEN SCREENED TO AN AUDIENCE SINCE 1975. IT WAS NOT KNOWN FOR SPECIAL EFFECTS, SO IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS LIST AND NEEDS TO BE VOTED DOWN.
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Didn't Paul Newman star in this movie?
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Blade Runner [1982] Report Abuse
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Avatar (2010) Report Abuse
The ONLY impressive thing about this movie was the special effects, but the were beyond phenomenal.
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Did you know if you changed the facts in Avatar it has the same plot as Pocahontas?
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What a douchebag thing to say ....... Just because it was so popular you have to add your Two cents and try and take something from the film.
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Altered States [1980] Report Abuse
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godzilla final wars[2004] Report Abuse
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The greatest godzilla movie ever.
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Back to the Future [1985] Report Abuse
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The Abyss [1989] Report Abuse
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