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5 Movies with the Best Visual Effects

Love movies with visual effects? Well, if you do, make sure you watch this list if you already haven’t.

A still from Teminator 2: Judgement Day

Terminator II: Judgment Day

This movie was shot at a time when digital effects were still in their infancy. However, James Cameron took what was available and used it to create one of the best sci-fi movies in history. Terminator II is an icon and represents what good filmmaking and visual effects can achieve.

A still from Jurassic Park of a majestic creature.

Jurassic Park

Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park is considered the turning point for CGI. This is the movie that, pretty much, set things in motion for the visual effects industry. 

A still from the movie Avatar

Avatar

James Cameron’s post-hiatus offering turned out to be one of his best gifts to the movie industry and audiences all over the world. Avatar was nothing short of a visual treat. Ask anybody who watched the movie and they’ll tell you that it felt like stepping into a dream.

The visual effects in “Avatar” are best described as “ground-breaking”.

A still from the movie Gravity

Gravity

One of the more recent offerings to use visual effects is Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. What makes Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity special is that it perfectly balances a good storyline with stunning CG effects. 

Though a lot of the movie is driven by visual effects, it isn’t completely reliant on it. It’s a rare film where the visual effects actually compliment the story.

Bullet Time scene from The Matrix

The Matrix

Action – Check

Cool Storyline – Check

Fantastic Visual Effects – Check

Deep Philosophy – Check

This is the sci-fi movie of all sci-fi movies and also the movie to make “Bullet Time” a thing. Bullet Time is a slow-motion tracking shot that is executed by using multi-camera rigs that are arranged in an elaborate setting.