Top Ten Movies of 2014 with the Best Special Effects

This list compiles the movies released in 2014 that showcased the most masterful special effects work.

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1Guardians Of The GalaxyV1 Comment

The film won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, and, with it being so often compared to '2001: A Space Odyssey', at the time of its release, it's hardly a shock. - BKAllmighty

3Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

2011's 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' bolstered a lot of really impressive VFX work, but this film brought the visuals to a whole new level. - BKAllmighty


Somehow this movie is already being forgotten about and that amazes me. I loved this film. And I must say that the top-notch special effects really helped this film earn a high spot on my list of favorite movies (of the year). - BKAllmighty

5Transformers: Age of Extinction

The Transformers series has, since 2007, been a leader in the special effects department. The detail that goes into each Autobot and Decepticon is astonishing. - BKAllmighty

6The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The movie was a crap-shoot in most ways but the one noticeable positive you can give this film is that the special effects (up until this point) have never looked better for the web-head. - BKAllmighty

7Captain America: The Winter Soldier

You would think that there wasn't a huge ton of CGI in this film upon viewing it for the first time. In reality, however, there was likely just as much as there was in Marvel's other 2014 film, 'Guardians'. - BKAllmighty

8X-men: Days Of Future Past

(Arguably) the best in the X-Men series, 'DOFP' elevated the franchise with not just a great story but also the best visuals the series has had to date. - BKAllmighty

9Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
10Edge of Tomorrow

An underwhelm-er in terms of box office returns but an overachiever in terms of perfect special effects work. - BKAllmighty

The Contenders

11Robocop (2014)
13Exodus: Gods and Kings

I did not like this movie much (for a lot of reasons). I did, however, allow myself to become fully-immersed in the films visuals. You know Ridley Scott's not going to give us a movie with second rate visual effects. - BKAllmighty

17Into the Storm
19The Maze Runner
20American Sniper
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