10 Oscar-winning movies with special effects that blew your mind

The Matrix (1999)

Question your existence. Do the impossible. Be The One. Or just stay in The Matrix, if you can live with the fact that everything tastes like chicken.

Mind-bending moment: Neo going into slow motion and dodging bullets. Whoa. We do hate the whole bullet-time trend it started though.

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The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001 - 2003)

Thank you, Peter Jackson, for bringing Isengard, the Battle of Helm’s Deep, and the whole of Middle Earth to life. Makes you want to visit New Zealand to see the lush greenery.

Epic moment: Every scene, with each giving us a glimpse of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world.

Avatar (2009)

James Cameron’s sci-fi masterpiece is a sight to behold for one reason - 3D. It showed movie makers the potential of 3D films. That, and those crazy-detailed blue cat-like Na'vi and the unbelievably cool AMP suits.

Mecha moment: Titanfall! Sorry, we mean when Jake (in his Avatar form) battles it out against an AMP suit.

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