Total Nerd The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies  

Ranker Film
63 votes 10 voters 23 items

List Rules Vote up the movies where the CGI does not stand up to the test of time.

Computer-generated imagery (CGI) has the ability to create grand, gorgeous, and epic computer animation on a small budget. However, CGI can also go horribly wrong; here are the worst CGI effects in sci-fi films.

George Lucas is one of the most talented and creative producer/directors in cinema history. His Star Wars films changed the entire landscape of grand storytelling. Lucas was always at the forefront of creating new technology in film and finding different ways to bring his vision to the big screen. But that doesn’t mean that Lucas always got it right. Jar Jar Binks anyone? How about the entire look of Star Wars: Episode II or the addded CGI Jabba the Hutt in the 1997 re-release of A New Hope? They all have to be considered among the worst CGI moments in sci-fi movies.

Some of the films on this list are overall outstanding but with just a few of the worst CGI scenes in science fiction movies. Vote up the biggest CGI offenders.

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Hulk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Eric Bana
Hulk is a 2003 American superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character of the same name. Ang Lee directed the film, which stars Eric Bana as Dr. Bruce Banner, as well as Jennifer ...more
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4 1
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 American superhero film directed by Gavin Hood, based on the Marvel Comic character. The early years of James Logan (Hugh Jackman), featuring his rivalry with ...more
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The Matrix Reloaded is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith
The Matrix Reloaded is a 2003 American science fiction action film, the first sequel to The Matrix, and the second installment in The Matrix trilogy, written and directed by The Wachowski ...more
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Ultraviolet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Milla Jovovich, William Fichtner, Cameron Bright
Ultraviolet is a 2006 American dystopian science fiction action-horror-thriller film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer and produced by Screen Gems. It stars Milla Jovovich as Violet Song and ...more
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Blade II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman
Blade II is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Blade. It is the sequel of the first film and the second part of the Blade film series, ...more
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Cowboys & Aliens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig
Cowboys & Aliens is a 2011 American science fiction Western film directed by Jon Favreau and starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde. The film is based on the 2006 graphic ...more
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I Am Legend is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson
I Am Legend is a 2007 American post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith. It is the third feature film adaptation of Richard Matheson's ...more
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Justice League is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams
Justice League is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the fifth installment in the DC Extended ...more
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Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Maria Menounos
Fantastic Four is a 2005 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name. It was directed by Tim Story, and released by 20th Century Fox. It is the second live-action Fantastic ...more
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Jurassic World is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio
Jurassic World is an upcoming 2015 American science fiction adventure film directed by Colin Trevorrow. It is the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. The screenplay was ...more
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Howard the Duck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones, Lea Thompson
Howard the Duck is a 1986 American science fiction comedy film directed by Willard Huyck and starring Lea Thompson, Tim Robbins, and Jeffrey Jones. Produced by Gloria Katz and George Lucas and ...more
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Tron: Legacy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges, Cillian Murphy
Tron: Legacy is a 2010 American science fiction film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures. A sequel to the 1982 film Tron, it is directed by Joseph Kosinski, produced by Tron director ...more
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1 1
Skyline is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Brittany Daniel, Crystal Reed, Eric Balfour
Skyline is a 2010 alien invasion science fiction thriller film produced and directed by Brothers Strause, directors of Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. The film was released on November 12, 2010. ...more
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Deep Blue Sea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane
Deep Blue Sea is a 1999 science fiction horror film, starring Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, LL Cool J, Michael Rapaport, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson. The film was directed by ...more
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Star Wars Episode II: Attack o... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson
(22 Years Before Episode IV) Ten years after the events of the Battle of Naboo, not only has the galaxy undergone significant change, but so have Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala, and Anakin ...more
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1 1
Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco
Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and ...more
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1 1
Star Wars Episode I: The Phant... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor
(32 Years Before Episode IV) Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master ...more
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Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan
Fantastic Four (stylized as Fant4stic) is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Josh Trank, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. After teleporting to an alternate universe which ...more
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Green Lantern is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Angela Bassett
Green Lantern is a 2011 action fantasy film written by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim and directed by Martin Campbell.
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0 1
The Lawnmower Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Pierce Brosnan, Dean Norris, Geoffrey Lewis
The Lawnmower Man is a 1992 American science fiction action horror film directed by Brett Leonard and written by Brett Leonard and Gimel Everett. The film is named after a Stephen King short ...more
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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars franchise, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter ...more
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The Last Starfighter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Wil Wheaton, Robert Preston, Catherine Mary Stewart
The Last Starfighter is a 1984 American space opera film directed by Nick Castle. The film tells the story of Alex Rogan, an average teenage boy recruited by an alien defense force to fight in ...more
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In Time is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst CGI Sci-Fi Movies
Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake
In Time is a 2011 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film written, directed, and produced by Andrew Niccol. In 2169, people are genetically engineered to stop aging on their 25th ...more