18 Popular Movie Scenes with and Without Special Effects

10Doctor Strange (2016)

Fans were quite sure that this movie would be a real gam changer in the CGI world, upon its cinematic release. The movie did not betray their expectations as many scenes were multi-layered and unusual. This even raised the bar higher for upcoming CGI-based movies.

Doctor Strange

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11The Avengers (2012)

CGI really made a powerful presence in the “Avengers” when it first made its debut back in 2012. From then onwards, the Avengers franchise movies have topped the box office list as the most expensive movies or one of the highest-grossing movies ever or both.

The Avengers

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12Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park released in 1993 was hailed as a cinema classic and did so well that it won 3 Oscars. This incredible prehistoric film set a new standard for dinosaur movies. Even though the dinosaurs were the biggest selling point of the movie, “Jurassic Park” features only 15 minutes of the actual footage of the creatures.


In the 90’s, CGI was still largely uncharted waters in the movie industry. Hollywood was also reluctant to invest in high-tech special effects due to it being too expensive. But, with the release of this movie their opinions about CGI seemed to change as the movie eventually became the 31st highest-grossing movie in American cinema history.

Jurassic Park

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13Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

The film hailed as the epitome of CGI perfection was the 2018 “Avengers: Infinity War”. The CGI in the movie was used very creatively and originally. It once again up the standards for CGI-based films in the making.

Avengers: Infinity War

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14Avatar (2009)

To make his grandiose vision of AVATAR (2009) possible and affordable, producer James Cameron waited a whole 10 years until the technology was available. Back then, CGI wasn’t advanced enough according to him.

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