Top 10 Movies with the Greatest Special Effects

The Top Ten
1 Transformers

How is this movie in first place? Out of the top 5, this is the only one that hasn't won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects. That said, the special effects in the film are actually very good (it did have a high budget after all), but the other 4 are not only better but innovative as well, which Transformers lacks.

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

You may say that the visual effects from Transformers 4 and 5 are like garbage but when you look closely, they are actually similar to James Cameron VFX!

It is good really awesome film. Unlike Oreanta a disliker a Justin Bieber fan. Perhaps this movie is better than jurassic park that I'm sick of its grapihcs!

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.

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.

I could believe they were real dionsaurs! Stan winston and Dennis Muren do their job perfect!

It still looks real today in 2017!

3 Avatar

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.

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

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

Amazing effects, decent story.

4 The Matrix

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

Bullet time is epic. I was so baffled.

This movie is a champion in every way including visual effects

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!

The gold standard by which all other effects movies are judged

6 Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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!

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

Best visual effects ever

7 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
8 Aliens

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!

9 Lord Of The Rings - The Return of The King

It had Gollum, enough said.

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!

The Contenders
11 Maleficent

The special effects are so real looking.

12 Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest
13 Godzilla (2014)
14 Jurassic World
15 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
16 X-Men
17 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
18 Godzilla vs. Kong
19 Spider-Man

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

20 The Thing
21 Saving Private Ryan
22 Transformers: Dark of the Moon
23 Total Recall
24 Iron Man 3
25 Tron: Legacy

Better than the original film's visual effects. I'll give you that. The original Tron visual effects are completely outdated. After watching Tron Legacy, I concluded that Tron Legacy is superior to the original film.

Tron is way too underrated..

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