You probably already know that many movies use visual effects to enhance (or sometimes ruin) our cinematic experience, but you probably didn't realize just how often - and to what extent - such effects are used in the modern-day film industry.

Sure we know that the tiger in Life of Pi wasn't real (we all know that, right?). Nor was most of what we saw in The Avengers. Oh, and Alice in Wonderland. That wasn't real either. Sorry. But you might be surprised to learn that other movies have also been digitally manipulated, and in ways that you might not expect. Take a look at the revealing before-and-after pictures we've compiled for you below to see what we mean. You'll never look at movies in the same way again.

#1 Game Of Thrones

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ValerieMarcotte 3 years ago

How could she keep a straight face while looking at this green blob?

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#2 Guardians Of The Galaxy

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RJazz909 3 years ago

I feel bad for the actor (Sorry I don't know his name >.<) in the green thing....he must be thinking about how weird it is to be petted by a giant muscle dude.....I mean come on, look at his face! XD

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#3 Pirates Of The Caribbean

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JulieSjøholm 3 years ago

He's scary anyway

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#4 Life Of Pi

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RenéKhan 3 years ago

someone had ONE job to draw those eyeballs on.

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#5 Alice In Wonderland

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catiekent 3 years ago

Who is the random man behind them?

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#6 Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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catiekent 3 years ago

She's petting a man!

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#7 Boardwalk Empire

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PhyllisSteging 3 years ago

That's really something. Who knew?

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#8 The Hobbit

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WendyPlant 3 years ago

And the only thing that stands out to me is the extra hair they added over Bilbo's ear.

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#9 The Great Gatsby

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PhyllisSteging 3 years ago

Holy Cow!! What they do with the green screens is something else.

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#10 The Dark Knight

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OlafReinhardWeyer 3 years ago

So much lost from the original expression (acting), sad.

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#11 The Matrix

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TessaKrellner 3 years ago

when you move your mouse across the picture/gif/idk it looks cool

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#12 X-Men: Days Of Future Past

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CarolynMeehan 3 years ago

AMAZING!!!

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#13 The Hobbit

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Izasna 3 years ago

the set .. wow ~

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#14 Game Of Thrones

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BonniPBrown 3 years ago

Technology is so amazing now.

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#15 Alice In Wonderland

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Marie-MichèleLacroix 3 years ago

This one actually is real! I want to be on this staircase!

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#16 Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince

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catiekent 3 years ago

Let's just sit on a broom stick here

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#17 Oz, The Great And Powerful

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catiekent 3 years ago

Good acting

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#18 The Secret In Their Eyes

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JéssicaCestariolli 3 years ago

No more a secret

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#19 Life Of Pi

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CupcakeQueen 3 years ago

What happened to Mr. Dino Doll? :-(

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#20 The Wolf Of Wall Street

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JorgeDeArmas 3 years ago

It was just a port! Why don't they film in a real one?

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#21 The Lord Of The Rings

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DiánaPalágyi 3 years ago

Andy Serkis is wayy too underrated! (*.*)

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#22 The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader

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MaggieGroverBacher 3 years ago

that's awesome!

#23 The Avengers

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VictorVakaras 3 years ago

I see a face in her hair. Lower right area. Guess it's just an optical illusion.

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#24 The Walking Dead

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RJazz909 3 years ago

Still looks like something from The Walking Dead without all the editing and CGI

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#25 Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

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maniat1k 3 years ago

again Andy Serkis? this is an real actor you know?

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#26 Deadpool

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FitzelgardMisledz 3 years ago

He's still an avocado underneath that mask

#27 Gravity

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LouWow 3 years ago

It's like my vertigo has an on / off switch.

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#28 Godzilla

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DennisSeda 3 years ago

They should have added more Godzilla...

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#29 Game Of Thrones

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KrystynaKielar 3 years ago

Looks like buying more Unsullied was way too expensive! :D

#30 Game Of Thrones

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LouWow 3 years ago

This actor lives life on the edge.

#31 Mad Max: Fury Road

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ZoltánKrisztián 3 years ago

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#32 King Arthur

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#33 Mad Max: Fury Road

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RoseMarieMorgan 3 years ago

Good movie!

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#34 Mad Max: Fury Road

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LolaAndrews 3 years ago

This is why it won an Oscar

#35 Elysium

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MaggieGroverBacher 3 years ago

a little naked feeling?

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#36 Robocop

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LouWow 3 years ago

It's just another sad case of a human stealing a robots job. It's happening everywhere.

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#37 300 - Rise Of An Empire

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CupcakeQueen 3 years ago

Everyone grew a few inches!

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#38 Mad Max: Fury Road

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CupcakeQueen 3 years ago

I think the real thing looks just as good!

#39 Game Of Thrones

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#40 The Martian

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Hamletstwin 3 years ago

They faked the Martian!?! You're probably going to tell me the Moon landing never happened...

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#41 Into The Woods

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JerieRagsac 3 years ago

I hate this movie.. I hate the musical. It's like Shrek with no ogres and more bullshit.

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#42 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

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GozMaculele 3 years ago

What they didn't go to Rio?

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#43 The Chronicles Of Narnia

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KirstyPowell 3 years ago

I have been to that island!! It's completely volcanic... there are no trees though!! Green screens seem to be for when they can't afford to ship their actors and crew anywhere!!

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#44 Iron Man

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TsvetaKoleva 3 years ago

Nothing real here, just an ugly model and the final result.

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#45 The Maze Runner

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KitKat 3 years ago

Wow

#46 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

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FitzelgardMisledz 3 years ago

They made his cloak long enough to sweep the floors. Magic at its finest. DustRepellio

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#47 Game Of Thrones

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#48 The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

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SonniRahmadian 2 years ago

before effect more good

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#49 Grey’s Anatomy

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CupcakeQueen 3 years ago

Who is that mysterious man?

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#50 The Monuments Men

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PandaBear 3 years ago

They actually used that many bags…???

#51 Game Of Thrones

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#52 Episodes

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ChuckLarson 3 years ago

It must be truly harder to act in the movies of today than it was 80 years ago.

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#53 Ugly Betty

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PetraSteenput 3 years ago

Is it really cheaper to animate it then to just go shooting in the street? So weird...

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#54 The Homesman

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CaroleDose 3 years ago

Wow! Even the extraneous horseman disappeared!

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#55 Deadly Honeymoon

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maniat1k 3 years ago

just a house? good one

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#56 District 9

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ShaherisSuhel 3 years ago

This movie still gives me nightmares...

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#57 Prometheus

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ManyMone 3 years ago

at least the computer is real

#58 300

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JerieRagsac 3 years ago

This isn't 300. This screenshot is from 300:Rise of an Empire. You shouldn't confuse the two movies. The first movie was cool, clings more to the book, has more sense, and the guys are so f*ckeable. The latter one is just sad, doesn't even compare to 300's level (despite Eva Green's tit show, it's a meh-- movie)

#59 Elysium

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LouWow 3 years ago

The grey suits with the band's would be a funny halloween costume for your robot of choice.

#60 Paranoia

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Martin 3 years ago

More stupidity, just film at the actual place.

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#61 300 - Rise Of An Empire

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#62 Robocop

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AndrewLeeke 3 years ago

So this one is a joke, right? The 'AFTER' shot here is actually the before, since the camera rig is in shot, and it was a real set. The suit was real.

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