There are so many choices in that price range it makes it difficult to just name a few.
What's available where you live so you can demo? Do you want to or can you do mail order? What have you listened to before (other than what's already in the room?
Movies only? Combination of movie and music?
Budget includes the sub? If so look to spend $600-$1000 on a nice sub or a pair of subs and the rest on the speakers.
Klipsch RF-62II, RC-500, RS-400, SVS PC12+,
Def Tech SC8000
Harman Kardon AVR 1600
PS3, Apple TV, Sharp 70" Qattron