16 Game-Changing Movie Firsts

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16 Game-Changing Movie Firsts

There's been a lot of firsts at the movies. First dates, first kisses, first time getting popcorn kernels weirdly stuck in your back molar and needing to use your soda straw to awkwardly wedge it out. Cinema itself has seen a lot of milestones as an art form as well. From the first movie to break financial records, to the first use of groundbreaking new technologies, the movies have helped drive a lot of innovation. 

Once moviegoers saw their first naked lady, heard their first scandalous toilet flush, and witnessed Ol' Blue Eyes get karate chopped in the face… well, there was no stuffing the genie back in the bottle.

We dredged up more than a dozen game changing movie firsts.

For example, did you know Jaws was the first movie to break the $100 million dollar box office barrier? Or that the first on screen cell phone was featured in Lethal Weapon? It is of course roughly the size of a shoe box.

Scroll down for more game changing movie firsts!

The first 555- phone number. 1961 EN ER SCOTT CRACKED CON The Second Time Around is the first instance of a production using the false phone number pr
The first $100 million movie. 1975 CRACKED CON Jaws was one of the first films to be released nationwide, all at once, instead of slowly rolled out ac
The first CGI. 1973 We get to see through the eyes of an evil robot in a scene in Westworld, and it's... boring. The motif was inspired by the first i
The first cell phone. 1987 It's roughly the size and shape of a decent vacuum, but that's in fact Murtaugh barking into film's first cell phone in Let
The first PG-13 rating. 1984 CRACKEDGO COM Even though it clocked in at 134 acts of violence per hour (Guinness counted), Red Dawn was the first film
The first GPS device. 1964 CRACKEDCON Not surprisingly, James Bond is the first movie character to use a tracking device and fire up his archaic Garmi
The first interracial kiss. 1957 CRACKED CON Although it was highly controversial, Island in the Sun, a film about interracial romance, was also a box
The first toilet flush. 1960 uyether PE erent- een VERA itement!!! CRACKED CO Alfred Hitchcock was the only man brave enough to imply that someone wou
The first karate fight. 1962 CRACKED COM Frank Sinatra has the honor of inciting the first-ever karate fight in American cinema in The Manchurian Cand
The first spit-take. 1906 CRACKED COM Dream of a Rarebit Scheme was a 7-minute long comic strip adaptation that marketed itself as a revolution in spe
The first motion picture. 1885 CRACKED COM Louis Le Prince, aka The Zaddy of Cinematography, was the first to film a moving sequence on a film-like st
The first copyrighted motion picture. 1894 CRACKED COM W.K. Dickson copyrighted Fred Ott's Sneeze, a 5-second film of Thomas Edison's assistant snorti
The first movie studio. 1893 CRACKEDcO Thomas Edison's New Jersey studio, The Black Maria, was built for about $600 to produce short films for the Kin
The first full frontal nudity. 1916 CRACKEDCON Annette Kellermann was an Australian swimmer who broke barriers by wearing a scandalous one-piece bathi
The first movie filmed in color. 1922 CRACKEDCON COM There are color films that predate this one, but they all required post-production coloring proce
The first to credit the full crew. 1977 George Lucas decided to list every last crew member in the Star Wars final credit crawl. Before that, only dep
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