Let's take a five minute break from Food Week to watch this compilation of some incredible moments in the history of visual effects, from silent films to recent blockbusters. Oh, and pay attention to the background track. The tune's nice.

The movies included in this clip span over 100 years of cinema history:

  • 1900 - The Enchanted Drawing
  • 1903 - The Great Train Robbery
  • 1923 - The Ten Commandments (Silent)
  • 1927 - Sunrise
  • 1933 - King Kong
  • 1939 - The Wizard of Oz
  • 1940 - The Thief of Baghdad
  • 1954 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • 1956 - Forbidden Planet
  • 1963 - Jason and the Argonauts
  • 1964 - Mary Poppins
  • 1977 - Star Wars
  • 1982 - Tron
  • 1985 - Back to the Future
  • 1988 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  • 1989 - The Abyss
  • 1991 - Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • 1992 - The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
  • 1993 - Jurassic Park
  • 2004 - Spider-Man 2
  • 2005 - King Kong
  • 2006 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • 2007 - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
  • 2007 - The Golden Compass
  • 2008 - The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • 2008 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Did your favorite visual effect get left out? The comments allow for videos and pictures for a reason, so show us! [YouTube]