The world of cinema today is very multiplexed and filled with millions of good and worthy movies. But as you know, the process of making films has gone through many changes over the years of its existence. We started with black-and-white cinema, and today we enjoy watching action movies with stunning CGI on our flat screens. What films have changed this world? Today we will introduce you to 7 movies that have become turning points in cinema history.
Directed by James Cameron, «Avatar» became one of the high-profile world premieres of 2009. This is a fantastic story taking place on a distant planet – an old-fashioned jungle adventure with an atmospheric environment. The film completely changed our view of 3D technology that hadn’t even been taken seriously before. Today, almost every movie has a 3D version, but this one was the first representative of good quality special effects.
Exactly 45 years ago, the world saw the premiere of «Jaws» by Steven Spielberg – a catastrophe movie that marked the beginning of the blockbuster era. Director Steven Spielberg can conduct action intensively, constantly warming up the audience’s attention with mysterious, unexpected plot twists, and the introduction of spectacular details. This movie can compete with modern ones!
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
American sci-fi action movie directed by Matt Reeves, based on the novel «Planet of the Apes» didn`t change the world of cinema, but did its part. The movie is a representative of a motion capture technology used for the first time at an outstanding level. Really this technology is just one of a kind! Therefore, the Planet of the Apes, with its release, raised the technological level for all subsequent movies.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The first part of the movie trilogy, based on the novel «The Lord of the Rings» by JRR Tolkien. The picture received four Academy Awards, 68 different awards, and 81 nominations! Filmed against the backdrop of untouched civilization landscapes of New Zealand using the latest technology and computer special effects, The Lord of the Rings became a key movie event at the end of 2001. The plot focuses on the hobbit Frodo who had a difficult mission – to destroy the Ring in the volcano in the very heart of the Dark Lord Sauron land.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
This movie completely changed the world with its extraordinary story. French teacher Joan Rowling, starting to write books about the young wizard, couldn’t imagine how her literary debut would turn out. Today, Harry Potter stories have been translated into more than 60 languages, more than 250 million books have been sold, and movies have earned several billion dollars!
The Breakfast Club (1985)
The 1985 American teen comedy-drama, however, is beloved even by adults. Breakfast Club became a phenomenon that gained cult status among teenagers, giving rise to numerous imitations in other movies later. The picture, in many respects, determined the development of the genre of English-language youth cinema for decades.
Justice League: The Snyder Cut (2021)
It’s no accident that this movie is on this list! Yes, it hasn’t been even released yet, but we are already sure that it will change the world of cinema! The directorial version of the Justice League movie doesn’t yet exist, but the stubbornness of the fans, the desire of Zach Snyder to show his version of events, the lack of fresh content due to the coronavirus pandemic and the willingness of HBO Max to pay for the project led to a successful combination of circumstances, which eventually will allow implementing this project.