Top Ten Movies of 2015 with the Best Special Effects

This list compiles the movies released in 2015 that featured the most breath-taking special effects.

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1Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Considering it's a Star Wars film, it was bound to have good visuals, but because it was made in a time that there could be better effects than when the original trilogy was made, in my opinion, this is the Star Wars film with the best special effects. - Elric-san

The movie could have just been a series of random images and I still would have been amazed with it because the visuals are masterful. - BKAllmighty

I really respect any film that uses practical effects most of the time and only uses CGI when it absolutely needs to, and Star Wars: TFA is a great example of a film that does that. And even when there is CGI, it's still well done. - DrewtheGamer98

The most overrated movie of all time.

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2Mad Max: Fury Road

Considering that the movie was primarily made using practical effects absolutely blows me away. - BKAllmighty

3Furious 7

Digitally re-creating Paul Walker for the end scene should have won this movie the Best Visual Effects Oscar. It really deserved it. The fact that it didn't even get a nomination was a pretty big insult. - BKAllmighty

If it's almost impossible to tell when Paul Walker was actually playing the scene or not, they obviously did something right!

4Jurassic World

Aside from 'Jurassic Park III', each film in the series has brought the highest-possible-quality effects available at the time. Film # 4 did not disappoint. - BKAllmighty

God there is nothing more badass then watching a t Rex fight to the death with some raptors

5Terminator Genisys

The digital re-creation of the opening to 1984's 'The Terminator' is what earned this movie a spot on the list. You absolutely would not have been able to tell that the younger T-800 is CGI unless you'd been informed of the face prior to seeing it. - BKAllmighty

6The Martian

You will believe you are watching a man trying to survive on Mars. Not for one second will you doubt your eyes. - BKAllmighty

I've seen the trailer and it's enough to tell me this is the best movie I will watch

This was a great movie. My favorite for the year - ProPanda

7The Revenant

If you thought that they just merged bear footage in with Leo's performance footage, you're mistaken. That bear was CGI. Amazing, I know. - BKAllmighty

8Avengers: Age of Ultron

When it comes to quality effects, look no further than Marvel Studios. You know they're going to bring their A-game (see what I did there? ). - BKAllmighty

Best movie for comic book fans and movie fans

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9Ex Machina

It won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects... somehow. The effects are brilliant, of course, but they're subtle. I definitely deserved the credit but, nonetheless, I am amazed that it beat out all these other films (many of which didn't even receive nominations). - BKAllmighty

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The Contenders

11The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Awesome movie. Not as good as the book, but is a fair visual.

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13Terminator: Genesis
15The Walk

Watch this movie in 3-D and tell me it's not deserving of being here. - BKAllmighty

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17Cinderella (2015)

Everyone knows the story now stop making ten billion movies about it

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18Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Ex Machina
3. Terminator: Genesis
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2. Mad Max: Fury Road
3. The Revenant
1. Jurassic World
2. The Martian
3. Mad Max: Fury Road

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