List of the best special effects of 2013, as ranked by film fans and critics. Having special effects in a movie is a double edged sword. If the effects are amazing, it elevates the film overall. However, if the special effects are mediocre or unconvincing, it can pull the viewer out of the movie and degrade their experience with the film. Great special effects can make an action sequence feel real and more intense. Perfect CGI can make giant robots,aliens, and other important monsters look like they came straight from somebody’s imagination. The right special effects can be the difference between a hit and a flop film.
The films on this list have the best special effect features in 2013. Movies like Pacific Rim and Jack the Giant Slayer made convincing villains that looked like they could leap off the screen. Films like After Earth and Star Trek 2 created whole new convincing universes. Other movies like Beautiful Creatures and Now You See Me made magic look real. All these special effects made the settings and characters feel real.
What are the best film special effects of 2013? This list includes movies that used special effects to benefit the movie as a whole.