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A New Century Brings a New Kind of Blockbuster

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Avatar (2009)

The return of 3D



Inspired:
Clash of the Titans
The Last Airbender
Alice in Wonderland
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Tron Legacy
Thor
On Stranger Tides
Green Lantern
Captain America
Immortals
Hugo
John Carter
The Avengers
Prometheus
Life of Pi
Oz the Great and Powerful
The Great Gatsby
Pacific Rim
The Hobbit Trilogy
Gravity


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People who added this item 1618 Average listal rating (1101 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3

Low Budget Big Effects Sci Fi




Inspired:
District 9
Attack the Block
Moon
Monsters
Byzantium
Another Earth
Skyline
Chronicle


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Epic Fantasy



Inspired:
The Chronicles of Narnia Trilogy
The Seeker
Reign of Fire
Eragon
Stardust


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Distopian Accecible to all ages and sexes



Inspired:
How I Live Now
Divergent
Oblivion


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People who added this item 6649 Average listal rating (4427 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4

Big Budget Super Heroes



Inspired:
Spider-Man
Fantastic Four
The Avengers
Daredevil
Hulk
The Incredibles


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VFX Heavy Young Adult Adaptations



Inspired:
Chronicles of Narnia
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Bridge to Terabithia
The Golden Compass


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People who added this item 8596 Average listal rating (5400 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9

Movie Star Voice-Loaded Computer Animation



Inspired:
Madagascar
Over the Hedge
Despicable Me
Monsters vs. Aliens
Megamind
Ice Age
Horton Hears a Who


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Fast Driving with Bad Acting



Inspired:
Several sequels
Torque
Redline
Red Lined
Driven
Death Race
Streets of Legend
Finish Line
Octane


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Big budget Kids VFX Movies



Inspired:
Sequels
Cats & Dogs
Sky High
The Haunted Mansion
Lemony Snickets
Charlotte's Web
Sorcerer's Apprentice
Bridge to Terabithia
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Nim's Island
G Force
The Last Airbender
Super 8


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Opening weekend importance



Inspired:
The Matrix Reloaded
Hulk
Shrek 2 $ 3
ALL Harry Potter Movies
Spider-Man 2 and 3
Revenge of the Sith
War of the Worlds
King Kong
Pirates: Dead Man's Chest, At World's End
X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine
The Da Vinci Code
Superman Returns
I Am Legend
The Simpsons Movie
300
The Dark Knight
Iron Man 1, 2, and 3
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
ALL the Twilight Movies
Quantum of Solace
Sex and the City 1 and 2
Cloverfield
Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of the Both Worlds Concert Tour
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Watchmen
ALL Tyler Perry Movies
Alice in Wonderland
Clash of the Titans
Paranormal Activity Sequels
Saw Sequels
The Hangover Part II
Thor
Captain America
Marvel's The Avengers
The Hunger Games
Prometheus

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Near-Future More Realistic



Inspired:
Paycheck
Her
District 9
Surrogates
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Real Steel


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Pirates



Inspired:
FOUR Sequels (upcoming 4th in 2016)
The Pirates!
Treasure Island (2012)
Captain Phillips
Pirates (Porn)


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Large Ensemble, Multi-Story Romantic Comedy



Inspired:
Paris, Je'Taime
New York, I Love You
Valentine's Day
New Year's Eve
He's Just Not That Into You
What to Expect When You're Expecting


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The apocalypse



Inspired:
2012
World War Z
The Happening
I Am Legend
Knowing
The Box
9
War of the Worlds
Wall-E


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Kinetic Spy Thriller, Shaky Camera



Inspired:
Three sequels
The Green Zone
Captain Phillips
United 93
Battle: Los Angeles
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Hunger Games
The Raid: Redemption
Quantum of Solace
The Hurt Locker


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Return of Swords and Sandals Epics



Inspired:
Alexander
Troy
Prince of Persia
300
The Scorpion King


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High Profile Documentaries



Inspired:
Fahrenheit 9/11
Super Size Me
Man on Wire
Inside Job


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Raunchy Female Comedy



Inspired:
Bridesmaids
Bad Teacher
Pitch Perfect
The Bachelorette
John Tucker Must Die
Baby Mama
The To-Do List
Going the Distance
The Heat
Juno
Sex and the City (maybe not)
The House Bunny


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The Frat Pack



Inspired:
Dodgeball
Anchroman
Envy
Wedding Crashers
Tropic Thunder
Starsky & Hutch
The Wendell Baker Story
Night at the Museum
The Watch
The Internship


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Batman Begins (2005)

Comics Promoted with a Turn to Dark



Inspired:
Spider-Man 3
The Incredible Hulk
Man of Steel
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Quantum of Solace
Rambo
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Terminator Salvation
Clash of the Titans
Robin Hood


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Black and White with Green Screen Use



Inspired:
Sin City
The Spirit
The Saddest Music in the World
The good German
Tetro
Frankenweenie


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People who added this item 4382 Average listal rating (2928 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Transformers (2007)

Nostalgic Toys



Inspired:
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Battleship
The Lego Movie
Wreck-It Ralph


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Young Adult Adaptations, Vampires



Inspired:
Beautiful Creatures
The Host
Vampire Academy
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Let the Right One in
Let Me In
Vamps
Underworld: Awakening


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People who added this item 3033 Average listal rating (1989 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1

Old folks kicking ass



Inspired:
Taken, Taken 2
RED, RED 2
Blackthorn
The Edge of Darkness
The Last Stand
A Good Day to Die Hard
The Grey
Safe House
Non-Stop
The Expendables Trilogy
3 Days to Kill
Bad Asses


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People who added this item 2512 Average listal rating (1698 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7

Found Footage with Effects



Inspired:
Paranormal Activities Movies
Quarantine
Chernobyl Diaries
Devil's Due
Project X
Chronicle
End of Watch
The Devil Inside
Trollhunter
The Den
Apollo 18
Europa Report
The Last Exorcism


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Heavy International Influence



Inspired:
The Rest of the Ice Age Movies
The Smurfs
The Mission: Impossible Movies
Avatar
The Golden Compass
The Adventures of TinTin
The Resident Evil Movies
The Life of Pi
Kingdom of Heaven
2012
Mamma Mia!
Pirates: On Stranger Tides
The Last Samurai
John Carter
Troy
Eragon
Skyfall
Oblivion
Rio
The Harry Potter Movies


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High Profile Animal Documentaries



Inspired:
Chimpanzee
Under the Sea
African Cats
The Last Lions
Amazonia
Wings of Life
Vanishing of the Bees
Bears
Oceans
The Crimson Wing
Earth


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Not every movie listed was a blockbuster. I'm mainly referring to the selected titles that inspired a wave of other movies.









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