Live Action Films with the Best CGI Effects Films
Ultimate List
3,570 votes 63,177 views by  Ranker
Staff
more info

Live Action Films with the Best CGI Effects

List Criteria: Movies must be mainly live action with elements of CGI.

Live action films with the best CGI effects include some of the most popular movies of all-time. Think Jurassic Park, the Transformers series, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. These movies all combine fantastic live action with eye-poppingly great CGI effects, creating memorable characters, and amazingly detailed scenes to keep you on the edge of your seat. This list includes some of the most notable live action movies with the best CGI effects. Don't agree? Vote a movie down. And, if you have a favorite live action movie that you think uses outstanding CGI effects, by all means, add it to the list.

Some of the best live action films with manage to be compelling and real without overdoing things. In some of the greatest films that combine live action and CGI, the scenes using computer generated images are so subtle, you can't even tell. A really well done CGI/live-action movie combines incredible technical wizardry and realistic-looking details to enhance a movie, not overpower it. Michael Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and David Fincher's Fight Club are great examples of this. Sometimes, less really is more when it comes to CGI.

What films do you think combined live action with the best CGI effects? Time to vote!

Be sure to also take a look at The Best Action Movies On Amazon Prime, The Best Action Movies On Netflix Instant, and The Best Action Movies of All Time.  
  • 5 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
The List
Comment
Embed
Options
rerank list
  1. 1
    Up 172
    Down 41

    open
  2. 2
    Up 157
    Down 34

    open
  3. 3
    Up 121
    Down 35

    most listed Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton

    open
  4. 4
    Up 140
    Down 34

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern

    open
  5. 5
    Up 123
    Down 46

    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

    open
  6. 6
    Up 135
    Down 57

    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

    open
  7. 7
    Up 58
    Down 12

    added by ChrisTanakis Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    open
  8. 8
    Up 78
    Down 33

    Katie Holmes, Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale

    open
  9. 9
    Up 81
    Down 40

    Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan

    open
  10. 10
    Up 52
    Down 18

    added by ChrisTanakis Jennifer Morrison, Zoe Saldana, Winona Ryder

    open
  11. 11
    Up 78
    Down 39

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

    open
  12. 12
    Up 68
    Down 41

    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

    open
  13. 13
    Up 63
    Down 39

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeouf, Patrick Dempsey

    open
  14. 14
    Up 65
    Down 32

    added by PeteBoyle Gérard Depardieu, Tabu, Irrfan Khan

    open
  15. 15
    Up 70
    Down 48

    Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid

    open
  16. 16
    Up 47
    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks & added by ChrisTanakis Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom

    open
  17. 17
    Up 42
    Down 18

    added by ChrisTanakis Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

    open
  18. 18
    Up 66
    Down 41

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

    open
  19. 19
    Up 48
    Down 38

    added by PeteBoyle Tom Hanks, Haley Joel Osment, Kurt Russell

    open
  20. 20
    Up 41
    Down 23

    added by ChrisTanakis Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner

    open
  21. 21
    Up 46
    Down 17

    added by PeteBoyle Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman

    open
  22. 22
    Up 56
    Down 35

    James Franco, Freida Pinto, Tracy Spiridakos

    open
  23. 23
    Up 59
    Down 38

    Sharlto Copley, John Sumner, Jed Brophy

    open
  24. 24
    Up 62
    Down 35

    Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

    open
  25. 25
    Up 52
    Down 43

    Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

    open
  26. 26
    Up 43
    Down 32

    Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand

    open
  27. 27
    Up 31
    Down 12

    added by PeteBoyle Jodie Foster, Matt Damon, Alice Braga

    open
  28. 28
    Up 52
    Down 42

    Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Dormer, Tommy Lee Jones

    open
  29. 29
    Up 50
    Down 33

    Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn

    open
  30. 30
    Up 43
    Down 41

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

    open
  31. 31
    Up 41
    Down 39

    Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Jared Leto

    open
  32. 32
    Up 46
    Down 43

    Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy

    open
  33. 33
    Up 42
    Down 38

    Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton

    open
  34. 34
    Up 30
    Down 46

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

    open
  35. 35
    Up 25
    Down 12

    added by wiabux Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López i Ayats

    open
36 +

Something missing? Add it!

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists