Wolfgang Peterson's epic came to our screens in the summer of 2000, casting George Clooney in the role of captain Billy Tyne Jr.
The film expertly focuses on the impact a number of severe weather events have on just one fishing boat. Captain Tyne, desperate to make up for a poor season out at sea, takes the decision to go out for one last trip in the hope of raking in some much-needed money.
It proves a fatal and disastrous decision from Clooney's character as his crew and their small boat, Andrea Gail, are quite literally caught in the perfect storm.
Peterson does an expert job of bringing the sheer nature of the beast to the viewer's eye and Clooney, alongside the likes of John C Reilly and Mark Wahlberg, deliver expert performances of desperation and fear.
The sheer size of THAT wave near the end of the film is enough in itself to put it on this list, but The Perfect Storm does, in fact, have plenty more to it than some special effects.