Movies with The Greatest Visual Effects


The Top Ten

1 Transformers

I hate Michael Bay's movie so much that I quit after second one which I didn't see complete but one thing his movies have best that's visuals especially from transformers 3. They are breathtaking

All you stupid look closely it looks fake but sometimes only in one or two scene it looks real due to which I am voting it

Great movie... I'll waiting the transformer 3 dark of the moon

This movie was bad, but if there is one thing that's good with it, it is the special effekts - FireflyNeville

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2 Jurassic Park

Yes, Transformers may have awesome and stylish visuals, but what about the film that made these elements strong enough to inspire movies like Titanic, Lord of the Rings, Avatar, The Star Wars Prequels E.T.C.

In my personal opinion, Jurassic Park will remain the father of recent special effects and I'm glad Steven Spielberg made it possible. Also, it gave us a more realistic approach of dinosaurs and the result was terrifying and breathtaking. - hussaintalib

After 65 Millon Years they were back - MatrixGuy

Great visuals, especially from a film in the early 90's because it didn't have what Transformers and other recent films have today. It was just so realistic.

It still looks real today in 2017!

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James cameron sacrificed so much for this movie! And it came out good!
Visual effects, Great Storyline & massive Gross Revenue, what more could you want!
James Cameron has done it again - Eon

Wow. The visuals are so amazing. No wonder it won best Visual effects at the Oscars. They look gorgeous.

None of the Tranformers movies have even won an Academy award for best visual effects. How is it number one? I would believe the consensus would make this movie. It is stunningly beautiful and a lot better than Tranformers.

4 The Matrix

This movie is a champion in every way including visual effects - MatrixGuy

Bullet time is epic. I was so baffled. - BoltMarksman

Bullet time was awesome and dynamic on so many levels.
Really other awesome effects added too. - lewieboy124

5 Star Wars

Hey, ever heard of ILM? It stands for Industrial light and magic and has done special effects to almost all big movies released after Star Wars, including harry potter, jurassic park, Indiana jones, pirates of the caribbean, avatar and hundreds others. Just name a movie, theyve done it! Without star wars special effects as we know it wouldn't exist! Think about it!

There are movies that came out in the 2000's that have inferior Special Effects to this 1977 masterpiece

The gold standard by which all other effects movies are judged

6 Terminator 2: Judgment Day

this piece of excellency and shear of what hollywood is
made in 1991 best before the world knew whats special and visual effects - shawnsoscar

This should be number 1. Because in 1991 is not technological days. It shows how hard to try make this movie...

This movie set a new standard of visual graphics for the movie industry. In 1991 these were top notch and can even compete in 2014!

Best visual effects ever

7 Aliens

for that year it was the bomb - Magnolia

Amazing Effects
Insane...1979 was it? Looks more like 2020 or something! Great effects, if you watched it at that time when it was released I am sure you would have been scared to death!

8 Lord Of The Rings - The Return of The King

this one of a kind peace biggest worth are not the visual effects but still they are fabulous - MatrixGuy

Great Graphics In the Fights... Great Acting And Even Great Acting... - Eon

This is the best war movie that sets a good effects

It had Gollum, enough said. - mtgo02

9 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
10 Titanic

We can't imagine how hard was record this movie. They didn't have ship or ocean or anything, but they recorded one of the greatest movies ever! - TitanicDiaries

I just LOVE titanic. EOS. - allbbyx3

The Contenders

11 Maleficent

The special effects are so real looking.

12 Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest
13 Godzilla (2014)

Only one word can explain the pure genius and visuals of godzilla 2014. SPECTACULAR!

14 Spider-Man

Graphics are better but could have been more better specially in spider
Man 3...

15 Jurassic World
16 X-Men
17 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
18 The Thing
19 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Take this off the list

20 Tron: Legacy

Tron is way too underrated..

21 Iron Man 3

The effects a better than its prequels

22 Saving Private Ryan
23 Total Recall
24 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
25 Mortal Kombat
26 Baahubali: The Beginning

It's truly amazing - vivek0305

Indian pride

Best movie in terms of VFX in Asia

The war formations that form a chunk of the latter portions of the film are the best we’ve seen in Indian cinema so far. These portions are spectacular and show the technical finesse of the cinematographer (K.K. Senthil Kumar) and the visual effects teams. The waterfall, the mystical forests and water bodies above the cliffs and the lead pair escaping an avalanche all add to the spectacle. Give into its magic, without drawing comparisons to Hollywood flicks. - vivek0305

27 Gravity

Everything feels so real... The lighting and the physics of the movie are just perfect... If you watch transformers closely you can make out its animation.. It looks so stupid

28 Twilight
29 The Avengers
30 Transformers: Age of Extinction
31 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
32 Artificial Intelligence: AI
33 2001 - A Space Odyssey

No idea why Twilight is on here. You might as well put Love Actually on here. This movie is still very good in terms of the visuals. Quite the spectacle after all these years. - logblobo

Who the hell put Transformers at the top? Everyone with half a brain knows that was garbage.

34 Interstellar

Should be #1

Okay so we have ra. One and magadheera before interstellar! What has the world come to?

35 Doctor Strange

The best by far!

36 Superman: The Movie
37 Iron Man
38 Ra.One
39 Life of Pi
40 Avengers: Age of Ultron
41 Final Destination 5
42 Blade Runner
43 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
44 The Dark Knight
45 The Black Hole
46 The Nightmare Before Christmas
47 Starship Troopers
48 The Fifth Element
49 Gladiator
50 Pearl Harbor
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1. Transformers
2. The Matrix
3. Jurassic Park
1. Transformers
2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
3. Godzilla (2014)
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