Article: Top 10 Visual Effect Films


Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. It isn’t the best Christopher Nolan film but the ambitious and the visual effect certainly eye catching from start to finish, with an all – star cast that are really good, it is sheer entertaining with amazing stunt and it is inventive.

9.Terminator 2: Judgment Day

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten-year-old son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg. The best thing about this film is the visual effect and the CGI that is really stand out, the soundtrack is brilliant and really poignancy and the acting is so convincing with a brilliant story that is easy to follow. Robert Patrick is outstanding as the sinister baddie in this thrill ride type of film.

  8.The Wizard Of Oz

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kanas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well. A well-intentioned film with great characters and with great personality through a multi coloured world that blended the black and white element which work really well, the colourful world with creatures and people made the visual effect so easy and with great storytelling.

7.Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory. Gene Wilder is eccentric but wonderful as Willy Wonka as this film is perfectly casted, I like the way it look especially the chocolate factory as it look fun in this fun filled type of film. The story is simple and all the songs are magnificent as I loved Pure Imagination which is so powerful, as it is uplifting and it just a really nice film.

6.King Kong

Set in the 1930s, this is the story of a group of explores and documentary filmmakers who travel to the mysterious Skull Island to investigate legend of a giant gorilla named Kong. Definitely the CGI/SFX and the visual effect combine with great acting in this compelling and exciting film, it is majesty with the drama aspect certainly made this film into a suspense and thrilling in this thought-provoking film.

5.Journey (2008 – 2012)

After travelling to the centre of the Earth, Sean Anderson, now seventeen, has been at the usual teen schemes lately. His latest crime lands him to finding some extraordinary, a key to a chunk of land in the Pacific Ocean. Both films are superbly made in this gorgeous good-looking film that is well intentioned, I know people absolutely slaughter both films and the review of them not so good. If you really into cheesy adventure film this is ideal with you with a hint of peril that it is colourful with stunning CGI/SFX with a brilliant story that is so simple.

4.A Christmas Carol

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian – era miser taken on a journey of self – redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. An all – star vocal cast that bring you a festive Christmas film with convincing motion capture type of film, it blended the lighter moments with the darker aspect of the film with the balance just right and everyone know this story as it is eye catching from start to finish.


A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream – sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O. People might think this is too confusing but if you put you mind to it you will enjoy it more, this is definitely one of the better movies from Christopher Nolan as it is so different with a character driven that drawn you in from the first frame, it is engrossing, action – packed with galore of action with a thrill ride. If you like an action film with a backstory this is perfect for you.


Dr Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strike. One of the best space movies that ever made with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as individual they are really good and with great chemistry, it is bold, inventive with suspense that work really well in this gripping, nerve wracking of a film that definitely bring you a masterpiece of a film.

1.The Polar Express

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. The reason why I picked this film first it has the element and the balance of the lighter and the darker elements which made this a perfect family viewing as it suitable for all ages. Tom Hanks and the rest of the cast member made this motion capture with stunning cinematography, with a beautiful story that captivating for its audience.

One thought on “Article: Top 10 Visual Effect Films

  1. All great selections Mark. Here’s some other selections I would have voted to include:
    Fantastic Voyage (1966) Doctors are miniaturized and put inside someone’s body.
    2001 (1968) Stunning space visuals
    Ben Hur (1959) great chariot race
    Poltergeist – great visual effects ‘from the other side’
    More modern films that I would have included are:
    Lord of the Rings trilogy


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