Eric Roth, Executive Director of the Visual Effects Society (VES), announced on the 10th of May the results of the VES 50: The Most Influential Visual Effects Films of All Time, which was determined by a vote of VES members.
These films have had a significant, lasting impact on the practice and appreciation of visual effects as an integral, artistic element of cinematic expression and the storytelling process,” said Roth.
Coming in at numero uno was Star Wars, with Blade Runner, 2001, The Matrix and Jurassic Park rounding out the top 5 (2001 and The Matrix actually tied on votes).
If you’d like to see the remainder of the top 50 listings you can click this .pdf link.
Whilst I’m not totally surprised of the popularity of Star Wars winning out, I can’t help but smile at the timing of this survey coming out now, especially considering the recent SFX Magazine poll which had Serenity at the top of the pile.