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    99 Of The Most Stunning Shots In Movie History

    A visual essay on beautiful cinematography.

    1.

    20th Century Fox

    Star Wars (1977)

    2.

    Criterion

    Solaris (1972)

    3.

    Columbia Pictures

    The Fifth Element (1997)

    4.

    Warner Bros.

    Gravity (2013)

    5.

    Universal Pictures

    Inside Man (2006)

    6.

    Lionsgate

    Sicario (2015)

    7.

    Paramount Pictures

    Mission: Impossible (1996)

    8.

    Columbia

    Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

    9.

    United Artists

    Raging Bull (1980)

    10.

    MGM

    Creed (2015)

    11.

    Dreamworks

    Catch Me If You Can (2002)

    12.

    MGM

    Quantum of Solace (2008)

    13.

    Universal

    Blackhat (2015)

    14.

    Grammercy Pictures

    Fargo (1996)

    15.

    Warner Bros.

    Empire of the Sun (1987)

    16.

    Walt Disney

    TRON: Legacy (2010)

    17.

    Warner Bros.

    The Great Gatsby (2013)

    18.

    Picturehouse

    Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

    19.

    Miramax

    Hero (2002)

    20.

    Allied Artists

    Cabaret (1972)

    21.

    Broad Green Pictures

    Knight of Cups (2015)

    22.

    Orion Pictures

    The Terminator (1984)

    23.

    Warner Bros.

    The Dark Knight (2008)

    24.

    The Weinstein Company

    Macbeth (2015)

    25.

    Miramax

    No Country For Old Men (2008)

    26.

    Dreamworks

    Road to Perdition (2002)

    27.

    VICE

    A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)

    28.

    MGM

    Skyfall (2012)

    29.

    Paramount Classics

    The Machinist (2004)

    30.

    StudioCanal

    Song of the Sea (2014)

    31.

    The Weinstein Company

    The King's Speech (2010)

    32.

    Buena Vista

    Hotel Chevalier (2007)

    33.

    Warner Bros.

    Her (2013)

    34.

    Warner Independent

    Before Sunset (1995)

    35.

    Fox Searchlight

    Never Let Me Go (2010)

    36.

    Fox Searchlight

    Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

    37.

    Summit

    The Hurt Locker (2008)

    38.

    Fox Searchlight

    Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

    39.

    Summit Entertainment

    The Impossible (2012)

    40.

    Cohen Media Group

    Timbuktu (2014)

    41.

    Paramount Pictures

    True Grit (1969)

    42.

    United Artists

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1968)

    43.

    Warner Bros.

    The Matrix (1999)

    44.

    Roadside Attractions

    The Fall (2006)

    45.

    UGC Fox

    Amélie (2001)

    46.

    Paramount Pictures

    The Godfather: Part II (1974)

    47.

    Universal Pictures

    The Blues Brothers (1980)

    48.

    A24

    Slow West (2015)

    49.

    Paramount Pictures

    Zodiac (2007)

    50.

    20th Century Fox

    The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

    51.

    Warner Bros.

    The Iron Giant (1999)

    52.

    Miramax

    City of God (2002)

    53.

    Magnolia

    Tangerine (2015)

    54.

    Warner Bros.

    Magic Mike XXL (2015)

    55.

    Sony Pictures Classics

    Midnight In Paris (2011)

    56.

    Universal Pictures

    Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)

    57.

    20th Century Fox

    Alien (1979)

    58.

    Dreamworks

    American Beauty (1999)

    59.

    New Line Cinema

    Dark City (1998)

    60.

    Focus Features

    Brick (2005)

    61.

    MGM

    Network (1976)

    62.

    Warner Bros.

    Beetlejuice (1988)

    63.

    Sony Pictures Classics

    House of Flying Daggers (2004)

    64.

    Netflix

    Beasts of No Nation (2015)

    65.

    20th Century Fox

    The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

    66.

    Focus Features

    The Place Beyond the Pines (2013)

    67.

    Universal Pictures

    Casino (1995)

    68.

    20th Century Fox

    Big (1988)

    69.

    Paramount Pictures

    World War Z (2013)

    70.

    MGM

    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    71.

    RADIUS-TWC

    Only God Forgives (2013)

    72.

    20th Century Fox

    Kagemusha (1980)

    73.

    New Line Cinema

    The Cell (2000)

    74.

    Miramax

    Pulp Fiction (1995)

    75.

    Columbia

    Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

    76.

    Toho

    Spirited Away (2001)

    77.

    Universal Pictures

    Ex Machina (2015)

    78.

    Buena Vista

    The Sixth Sense (1999)

    79.

    Paramount Pictures

    Saturday Night Fever (1977)

    80.

    Warner Bros.

    Falling Down (1993)

    81.

    Universal Pictures

    The Breakfast Club (1985)

    82.

    Warner Bros.

    All The President's Men (1976)

    83.

    Buena Vista Pictures

    The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

    84.

    Buena Vista

    The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

    85.

    20th Century Fox

    Minority Report (2002)

    86.

    Buena Vista

    Léon (1994)

    87.

    Palace Pictures

    Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)

    88.

    Focus Features

    The Pianist (2002)

    89.

    Warner Bros.

    Inception (2010)

    90.

    Warner Bros.

    The Shining (1980)

    91.

    Columbia

    Marie Antoinette (2006)

    92.

    Warner Bros.

    Full Metal Jacket (1987)

    93.

    Paramount Pictures

    The Ten Commandments (1956)

    94.

    Disney

    The Lion King (1994)

    95.

    Village Roadshow

    Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

    96.

    Fox Searchlight

    Sunshine (2007)

    97.

    Warner Bros.

    Watchmen (2009)

    98.

    British Lion Films

    The Wicker Man (1973)

    99.

    Paramount Pictures

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

    H/T cinematicpaintings.com, this Reddit thread, and this other Reddit thread.

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