A few months ago, i received a survey from the VES to vote for the most influential movies. The list was super long and took a while to go through, some of the really old movies were even completely new to me (seems like i have to catch up).
There are no real surprises in the final selection but still nice to see so many good movies in one compilation (and some many that i really loved as a kid). Some aged pretty well, some are looking pretty silly now, but all of them were important to bring us to the current quality of VFX.
The VES published a full list of all movies and a press release here.