Top Ten Bad Movies With Good Special Effects

Just because a movie is bad, it doesn't mean it can't look pretty. This list compiles the best examples of bad movies with excellent special effects (I know it's all subjective - just using examples commonly considered to be bad).

The Top Ten

1 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, you're better than this :(

I had to vote for this one, it's the best looking spiderman move... but also the worst overall spiderman movie - thedeadthebadandthedexter00

I honestly liked this one quite a bit, and one aspect that really worked were the special effects. - Mrveteran

Idiots this film is great

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2 Transformers: Age of Extinction Transformers: Age of Extinction
3 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

One thing that gave critics reason to attack the prequel trilogy was actually how much effort was taken from the scripts and into the choreography. - PositronWildhawk

It maybe not very good at this time but in 1999 it is the best even better than titanic in my opinion - Thirdwind

I still like this movie more than Episodes II and III. I can't stand Hayden Christensen. - BKAllmighty

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4 Wrath of the Titans Wrath of the Titans
5 I, Frankenstein I, Frankenstein
6 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

The only good things of this and the last one transformers movies (the first and the thirth rocks)

7 Pompeii Pompeii
8 Battleship Battleship

This truly is dreadful. You can tell all the cash was spent on CGI. I was hoping to see Rihanna get blown up, though. - PositronWildhawk

9 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Special effects were as good as the movie itself

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10 Man of Steel Man of Steel V 1 Comment

The Newcomers

? Ghostbusters (2016) Ghostbusters (2016)

The Contenders

11 Jupiter Ascending Jupiter Ascending

Oh, yes indeed. I saw this one in theatres because I was bored. Let's just say the visuals were the only thing that kept me from being MORE bored during the movie. - BKAllmighty

I was really only there for those incredible special effects. But the plot for this was an enormous let-down. - PositronWildhawk

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12 Tomorrowland Tomorrowland

Effects look good, mediocre acting, boring plot, abysmal writing.

13 Spiderman Homecoming

This movie is gonna suck. Seriously, Tom looks like a 10 year old kid in a cheap and lame suit. He lacks charisma unlike Toby and Andrew. This film become the most hated movie eclipsing Spiderman 3 and TASM 2.

14 Gravity Gravity

It is not bad movie but kind of bored movie - Thirdwind

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15 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
16 Avengers: Age of Ultron Avengers: Age of Ultron

Good effects, but they tried way to hard on the cinematography. - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

17 San Andreas San Andreas V 2 Comments
18 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Amazing looking visual effects for a movie that sucks

19 Spider-Man 3 Spider-Man 3

There is nothing bad about spiderman 3. It has a meaning to it, unlike Andrew Garfield's terrible spiderman movies

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20 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
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Top Remixes

1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction
3. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace



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