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The Best CGI Adventure Movies

Updated August 12, 2019 1.5k votes 300 voters30 items

List RulesVote up the adventure movies that were made all the more exciting with CGI.

An adventure movie can take an audience to a land far away, on a quest for treasure, or on an epic crusade to save the world. The best CGI effects in adventure films enhance the journey by serving the story, not by taking it over. The best CGI scenes in adventure movies can leave a spectator breathless and help to truly define the magic of the cinema.

Special effects can go horribly awry. In the wrong hands, they can appear cartoonish, over the top, and even ruin an otherwise perfectly good flick. The adventure films on this list vary in subgenre; there are superhero movies, disaster films, and science fiction offerings. However, they all use computer-generated imagery to perfection.

What are the best CGI moments in adventure movies? Make your voice heard. Let us know by voting the movies up or down on the list below.

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    24

    Avatar

    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver
    Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and...  more
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    14

    Interstellar

    Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey
    Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher...  more
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    13
    16

    Inception

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy
    Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by...  more
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    9
    13

    Jurassic Park

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum
    Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg....  more
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    14
    24

    Transformers

    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf
    Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on...  more
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    15
    29

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Felicity Jones, Diego Luna
    This film is a 2016 American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards. The daughter...  more
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    10
    23

    Godzilla

    Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston
    Godzilla is a 2014 American science fiction monster film directed by Gareth Edwards. It is a...  more
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    17
    35

    Serenity

    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin
    Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed by Joss Whedon. It is a...  more
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    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure...  more
  • 10
    23
    46

    Prometheus

    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender
    Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and...  more
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    10
    27

    The Abyss

    Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
    The Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction-adventure film written and directed by James...  more
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    13
    32

    The Mummy

    Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser
    The Mummy is a 1999 American fantasy adventure film directed by Stephen Sommers, and a loose...  more
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    13
    35
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates...  more
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    35
    77

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana
    Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the...  more
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    24
    81

    The Avengers

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans
    Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the...  more
  • 16
    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler...  more
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    11
    38

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson...  more
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    16
    69

    Doctor Strange

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor
    Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Scott Derrickson, based on the...  more
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    10
    38

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart
    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a 2017 American 3D action dark fantasy adventure comedy film...  more
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    10
    40

    War of the Worlds

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman
    War of the Worlds is a 2005 American epic science fiction disaster film and a loose adaptation...  more
  • 21
    10
    40

    Snow White and the Huntsman

    Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart
    Snow White and the Huntsman is a 2012 American dark fantasy action film based on the German...  more
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    11
    51

    Bumblebee

    Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena
    Bumblebee is a 2018 American science fiction action film directed by Travis Knight, based on...  more
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    8
    35

    Star Trek Into Darkness

    Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch
    Star Trek Into Darkness is a 2013 American science fiction action film. It is the twelfth...  more
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    7
    35

    Life of Pi

    Gérard Depardieu, Irrfan Khan
    Life of Pi is a 2012 American historical drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the novel of...  more
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    5
    29

    The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    Julianne Moore, Steven Spielberg
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a 1997 American science fiction adventure directed by Steven...  more