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

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Robert Zemeckis’ (of Back to the Future fame) blend of live-action and animation in this comedy had us in stitches, thanks to the titular Roger Rabbit. More importantly, it renewed interest in film animation in the late 1980s.

Cartoony moment: Judge Doom revealed to be a villainous toon, and screaming “I’m melting, melting!” in a pool of Dip.

Total Recall (1990)

A construction worker, who turns out to be an undercover agent for a rebel group on Mars, who turns out to be a double agent. Talk about having an identity crisis.

Face-off moment: When the fat middle-aged woman starts blabbering and the face splits open to reveal Arnie. "Two weeks!"

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Jurassic Park (1993)

Forget plastic skeletons or fake robot dinosaurs in museums, this is the real thing. Well, as real as it gets with the help of CGI and some convincing actors pretending to actually see dinosaurs.

Roaring moment: You don’t want a Tyrannosaurus Rex chasing your ass. Ever.

Independence Day (1996)

Seriously, what is it with aliens and their urge to wipe out the human race? But hey, it still makes for good entertainment when you see famous landmarks getting blown into itty-bitty pieces.

Explosive moment: The aliens firing their death rays simultaneously, with national monuments all over the world going bye bye. Who could forget that White House shot?


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