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10 Movies Watch List For A VFX Student

VFX is the most important component used in any movie and in today’s day and age all the movies have visual effects inculcated in them.  Whilst learning VFX for films it is important that you observe and watch films which have a lot of VFX inculcated in them. Watching the below mentioned films will help you get a gist of the work that you’ll be doing in the future.



A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. Directed by James Cameron this film is the epitome of visual effects. If VFX for films is the question then this film is the best jotted example.

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Jurassic park

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. Right from dinosaurs to all the superficial backgrounds that we get to see in this film is all the work of visual effects.


The Avengers

You can pick any movie in the Avengers sequel, the background, effects, character implorations and everything about the film that was loved by the audience was a work of visual effects. If you’re looking for inspiration in terms of the visual effects work that you want to pursue in the future then Avengers is the best film that you can watch for that matter of fact.

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Sin City

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. Without any doubt this film gets included in the list that every VFX student must watch.

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The Lone ranger

Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. All the devastation and war scenes that we see in this particular film are a work of visual effects.



In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds. This film has always been a source of inspiration for the VFX learning students.


Transformers : age of extinction

Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who has taken control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic, his daughter, and her back street racing boyfriend for help. It is just not possible to talk about visual effects and not mention transformers. Transforms is one of the most loved movies in the world of VFX across the globe.

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Wrath Of the titans

Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and Brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world. It won’t be wrong to say that not a single of this movie could’ve been shot had there not been the inculcation of visual effects in this film.


The matrix

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. This film has ruled the minds of tech geeks and nerds across the globe for decades and motivated thousands of young minds to pursue visual effects as a career.



A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind. Just as much this film created hype with its storyline it created much more tremble in the entire VFX industry. The film has some marvelous and beyond explanation amazing visual effects work applied in the full fledged form in the film.

Hitech Kolkata
January 2, 2017