Best movies that are oscar winners or nominees in visual effects category

Gravity(2013)

Combined Rating:
96
Combined Critics Rating: 95

Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them alone in space.



The Irishman(2019)

Combined Rating:
96
Combined Critics Rating: 96

An aging hitman recalls his time with the mob and the intersecting events with his friend, Jimmy Hoffa, through the 1950-70s.



The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 92

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.



Mad Max: Fury Road(2015)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 93

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.



The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)

Combined Rating:
93
Combined Critics Rating: 90

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.



Blade Runner 2049(2017)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 89

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.



The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers(2002)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 89

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.



The Dark Knight(2008)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 88

When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.



Avatar(2009)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 88

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.



Star Trek(2009)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 88

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.



Avengers: Endgame(2019)

Combined Rating:
92
Combined Critics Rating: 89

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos' actions and restore balance to the universe.



War for the Planet of the Apes(2017)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 88

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.



District 9(2009)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 87

An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.



The Martian(2015)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 88

An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.



1917(2019)

Combined Rating:
91
Combined Critics Rating: 88

April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.



Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(2004)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 86

It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.



King Kong(2005)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 86

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.



Guardians of the Galaxy(2014)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 85

A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.



Interstellar(2014)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 85

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.



Dawn of the Planet of the Apes(2014)

Combined Rating:
90
Combined Critics Rating: 86

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.




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