I think this is because I've always found articles of this nature to be arbitrary and dated: they're honestly only as good as what the article's author has seen AND they're clearly subject to the time-and-place of their creation. For example, we don't know what's in store for us visually until it's invented and put up on the silver screen; so the constant evolution of something like Special Effects means that something might invariably fall off the list once something vastly more impressive comes along.
As I'm one known for celebrating All Things SciFi, I do check them out as I occasionally find one of them (lists) interesting: such is the case this morning with ScreenRant's "10 SciFi Visual Effects That Changed Movies Forever." It's a solid ranking largely because it actually includes things from the past which clearly influenced trends not only of their time but also inspired effects which followed and, no doubt, are still being developed. Plus, I thought it was exceedingly fair-minded and not quite driven by one writer's desire to push CGI over practical effects (of yesteryear) which so many of today's younger scribes tend to do. (I've been no fan of CGI, per se: I think it's pushed artists to easy yet expensive solutions when audiences are more inspired by invention than presentation, but that's an argument for another time, another day.)
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!