Lawnmower man (1992) was the first film to record a human actors movements in a sensor covered body suit – a technique called “Body motion capture”
Jurassic Park (1993) was the first to mix animatronic CGI, photo-realistic dinosaurs, displayed with textured skin and muscles.
The Mask (1994) was the first instance of VFX turning a live actor into a photo-realistic cartoon character.
Jumanji (1995) created the first photorealistic hair and fair for the digital lion and monkeys
Waterworld (1995) created the first CGI water.