The most visually stunning films

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  1. MC OverPressure

    MC OverPressure Sauron did nothing wrong

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    No order. Cinematography and concept art, set design, etc, the things that make a film gorgeous to look at. Films you could appreciate in silence.

    1. Citizen Kane. The camera angles, placement and shot choices are impactful especially because they frame the story beautifully.
    2. Vertigo
    3. Blade Runner. Boring story, But not a dull film. The set design alone is incredible.
    4. Blade Runner 2049, nuff said
    5. Empire Strikes Back, never a scene without vivid imagery and dramatic shots
    6. Fury Road. Just unfuckingreal. Artistic, every frame.
    7. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. If you've ever seen it you know.
    Just the rotating shot at the Mexican standoff end is powerful, let alone everything else
    8. 2001 ASO. Carefully laid out, incredibly intricate camera setups and composites, with a sense of movement that envelopes the slow pacing
    9. Prometheus. Flawed but gorgeous. Needed another rewrite but beautiful.
    10. Everybody's favorite, Smokey and the Bandit
     
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    Children of Men deserves a mention
     
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    Some great selections here, although I completely disagree with your assessment of Prometheus as visually stunning. Typical shallow, CGI-driven film.

    Few mentions off the top off my head:

    Valhalla Rising
    Darkest Hour
    The Revenant
     
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    It’s After the Sunset for me

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    Selma plus Bahamian paradise. What more can you ask?
     
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    MC OverPressure Sauron did nothing wrong

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    Manhattan
    Aliens
    The Right Stuff
     
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    The Proposition
    Three Burials Of Melquades Estrada
     
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    The Matrix
    The Tree of Life - watch it in 4k. Amazing.
    Gravity
    The Revenant
    Dunkirk
    Life of Pi
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
     
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    the revenant (didnt even finish the film but was blown away by the cinematography and that was watching at home on my 55")

    Gravity (but only in 3D at the theatre. If you didnt see gravity in 3D at the theatre, you didnt see gravity)
     
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    Pink Floyd the wall was shot beautifully
     
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    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
     
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    I feel like the Matrix suffers rewatching now, the effects don't look very good.
     
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    Interstellar
    2046
    Hero
    Fury Road
     
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    Hell, live at Pompeii was shot beautifully
     
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    House of Flying Daggers also
     
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    Just about anything by Darren Aronofsky
     
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    Lots of good ones itt. A very long engagement , set during the 1st world war had some great trench scenes , and captured the period well imo.
     
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    Jurassic Park!
     
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    Baraka and Samsara for sure. Akira has some pretty stunning art.
     
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    I forgot about one of my favorites: The house of flying daggers, of course!
    Watch it in 4k or at least blu ray.

     
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    I could go on for days on this shit

    The Third Man
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    Enter the Void
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    Stalker
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    Night of the Hunter
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    Akira
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