#1 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

Model maker Michael Lynch cut 450,000 Q-tips, painted them and inserted them into a mesh to fill the stands. To make it seem like the crowd was moving, the crew placed fans underneath.
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#2 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The actual shooting of the iconic opening credits of the movie.
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#3 Corpse Bride (2005)

Setting up the set with models.
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#4 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

Kenny Baker having a sandwich break on set.
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#5 The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)

A prop used for close ups of the ring.
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#6 The Matrix (1999)

In the scene where Neo is reaching for a doorknob, there was no proper way to hide the camera so the director of photography disguised it with a coat and tie matching the ones Morpheus is wearing.
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#7 Jaws (1975)

Steven Spielberg in the jaws of Bruce, the animatronic shark designed for the movie.
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#8 Star Wars: Episodes I & II

Adam Savage (yes, the same famous Mythbuster) worked as a model maker on both Star Wars episode I and II.
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#9 Labyrinth (1986)

In order to film the “Helping Hands” scene, the creators made over 100 pairs of latex hands.
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#10 Jurassic Park (1993)

The life size T-Rex animatronic on the set.
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#11 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

To make it seem like the pen was floating, Stanley Kubrick instructed the crew to glue it to a large sheet of glass, which was then rotated around to give the impression of free-floating.

#12 Alien³ (1992)

Bolaji Badejo, a Nigerian student who wore the Alien suit in his only film role, sitting down for a rest during a break. Filming was extremely physically taxing for him as the costume was made from latex that made breathing very hard.
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#13 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Steven Spielberg with a camera that’s covered in a white cloth with two holes in it. It was used to get the point of view shots for E.T.
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#14 Back To The Future Part II (1989)

The effects crew working on creating the auto-adjusting and auto-drying jacket effect.
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#15 Face/Off (1997)

John Travolta insert torso used for skin removal scene.
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#16 Goldfinger (1964)

The illusion that the laser was cutting through the table in the famous Goldfinger scene, was actually… not an illusion. The nervous look on Sean Connery’s face, we assume, must’ve also been real. To film it, a special effects man was under the table with an acetylene torch cutting through it from beneath.
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#17 Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)

A giant robotic bee that was used to film the bee ride scene. In the post-production of the movie, some digital effects were also added.
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#18 The Hunt For Red October (1990)

Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin on the set.
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#19 The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Wes Anderson directing Ralph Fiennes who’s looking through the window of a “train.”
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#20 The Shining (1980)

Stanley Kubrick shooting the famous hotel’s maze.
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