CGI is considered the downfall of special effects by many. Here at we tend to agree. In order to celebrate the craft of old-fashioned special effects we made a Top 3 for you involving the very best the world of practical effects has to offer. Enjoy!

1. Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers and its depiction of the arachnid Bugs still does not cease to amaze us. Considering later and just awful looking movies like the Mummy this movie one might wonder, what exactly was going on in the producer’s head.

2. Alien

Alien is considered a masterpiece by many. Regarding the atmosphere and the iconic Alien we do agree.

3. 2001 – A Space Odyssey

Long before movies like Gravity or Interstellar Stanley Rubric mastered the art of depicting weightlessness in a way one would think not possible in the year 1968.