The Pulp List has a cool blog post on The 10 Most Beautiful Special Effect Films. This comprehensive list is briefly explains each film and why it deserve a place in the list.

  • 1. What Dreams May Come (1998)
  • 2. The Fountain (2006)
  • 3. MirrorMask (2005)
  • 4. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • 5. The Abyss (1989)
  • 6. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
  • 7. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
  • 8. King Kong (2005)
  • 9. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
  • 10. Legend (1985)

The list features well-known films as well as lesser knowns such as Legend. I do find it interesting that The Matrix isn’t included in this list. Perhaps the writers at The Pulp List aren’t overly zealous fanboys and may actually know their stuff about film. Kudos.

Then again, they did not even discuss Metropolis, which deserves a place in this list. One of the first movies to use special effects that coincided with German Expressionism. I’ll let them slide.

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Aaron Weiss founded CinemaFunk in September 2009 after recieving his degree in Cinema Studies from the University of Central Florida. In 2012, he received his Master's in Cinema Studies from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He works full-time as a Senior Web Strategist at Tampa SEO Training Academy. When not doing either, Aaron is watching Indycar races, taking a hike, or riding his bike in Tampa, FL.