CGI just keeps getting better and better, and when it comes to visual cinema, the sky is the limit. Here are some of the visually spectacular movies of the decades, which legitimately blew our minds.
The cinematography from Hoyte van Hoytema was stellar (no pun intended). It was easily the best movie to come out in 2014.
Avatar only just makes the list given that it will be approaching its ten year anniversary this year. When a film takes as long as it did to make, you better expect it to be stunning. And it didn’t disappoint.
Inception may be full of plot holes and confusion, but the cinematography cannot be faulted. The dream sequences and architectural montages are phenomenal.
I am reluctant to include Gravity because the storyline was so disappointing. The cinematography, however, was unparalleled.
Black Panther (2018)
We hesitantly proclaim Black Panther to be the best movie of 2018. It may not have taken the Oscar this year, but the African-noir cinematography was incredible.
When talking about cinematography, an arty horror movie is an essential part of the list. 2018’s Hereditary is our top pick.
The Favourite (2018)
There is a reason that The Favourite received a ton of Oscar nominations. It’s pretty much flawless.
A beautifully rendered black-and-white tale, which truly is Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón’s masterpiece.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
The animated superhero feature was a surprising treat in 2018. It was mindblowing at the cinema and even better in 3D.
Every shot in Moonlight is visually stroking. It pulls you right in so it actually feels like you are standing beside the protagonist as you watch the events of the film unfold. A true masterpiece.