03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

WATCH: Top Technology Movies Of The Decade

James's Cameron's "Avatar," which has humanized the use technology like no film before it, "inaugurates the next generation and raises the bar," Roger Ebert told HuffPostTech. The groundbreaking sci-fi epic, Ebert added, ranks as "a milestone in the same sense as 'Star Wars.'" Movies will be divided into two epochs from here on out: B.A. and A.A. Before "Avatar," After "Avatar." And Cameron's achievement caps a historic decade of technological innovations in movies not seen since the late 1960s, when using color in film had become the norm. From a technical standpoint -- from the use of CGI and special effects to the possibilies of low-budget digital filmmaking -- every day should be Christmas Day for aspiring auteurs.

Let's look back at some of the landmark high-tech films of the '00s.


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