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The 11 Most Influential Visual-Effects Films of All Time

The Visual Effects Society has posted The 50 Most Influential Visual-Effects Films of All Time.

Here are the 11 films that occupy the top 10 spots:

  1. Star Wars (1977)
  2. Blade Runner (1982)
  3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and The Matrix (1999)
  4. Jurassic Park (1993)
  5. Tron (1982)
  6. King Kong (1933)
  7. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  8. Alien (1979)
  9. The Abyss (1989)
  10. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

If you check out the complete list in PDF, you’ll notice the tie for #50 between The Fifth Element (1997) and…Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1958)!

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