Best 3D Movies? - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 27Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 58 Old 04-16-2018, 11:29 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
ajamils's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Katy, Tx
Posts: 1,922
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 227 Post(s)
Liked: 33
Best 3D Movies?

Looking for some suggestions for some demo worthy 3D movies to watch on my newly installed projector.

I've heard good thing about the movie "Gravity" but from the trailers it looked too cheesy. Any other suggestions?

Are there any 4K 3D blurays?

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
ajamils is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 58 Old 04-17-2018, 09:28 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
pbz06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,982
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1340 Post(s)
Liked: 1073
"Passengers" was well done 3D IMO.

Sony XBR-77A9G / Panasonic DP-UB9000 / Marantz SR7011 / Def Tech 9060 Series
pbz06 is online now  
post #3 of 58 Old 04-17-2018, 10:17 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Postmoderndesign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,141
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 542 Post(s)
Liked: 321
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajamils View Post
Looking for some suggestions for some demo worthy 3D movies to watch on my newly installed projector.

I've heard good thing about the movie "Gravity" but from the trailers it looked too cheesy. Any other suggestions?

Are there any 4K 3D blurays?

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
Recommendations are subjective and I find it difficult to divorce 3D effects from the plot if I am not enthusiastic about the movie. Additionally, I have a LG 65e6p and I think it is the best 3D TV possible. No 3D movies are in 4K because it would exceed the current 18 GBPS data limit.

1. I urge you to reconsider Gravity.
2. Mad Max: Fury Road. Some prefer the UltraHD version but I disagree.
3. Life of Pi
4. Try Fantastic Beasts a re-imagining of the Potter series.
5. If you like the comic book movies I suggest Spider-man Homecoming but this is not my favorite genre. Perhaps you would be happier with Dr. Strange or Guardians of the Galaxy or Pacific Rim, etc
6. If you would like to see classic literature in 3D, I suggest Gatsby because it immersed me in the Roaring 20's or Heart of the Sea which takes you into the back story of Moby Dick.

Anál nathrach, orth’ bháis’s bethad, do chél dénmha
Display: LG OLED 65e6p, Player: OPPO UDP-203, AVR:Yamaha TSR 7810, Streaming: Comcast 60Mbps RG6 to Cat6a, Speakers: Mains Vandersteen IIC, Center, Surrounds, Rears Klipsch

Last edited by Postmoderndesign; 04-17-2018 at 01:42 PM.
Postmoderndesign is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 58 Old 04-17-2018, 10:33 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 51
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 8
Gravity 3D and the Hobbit Extended Trilogy 3D.

I personally don't like post conversion if the filmmaker didn't shoot it on the day intending for a 3D distribution.
jordancferry is offline  
post #5 of 58 Old 04-17-2018, 10:38 AM
Member
 
Lurker123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 62 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Prometheus was excellent in its effects being natural. I'll need to revisit it on my 4K OLED screen, as the passive glasses experience with 4K is absolutely phenomenal.
Lurker123 is offline  
post #6 of 58 Old 04-17-2018, 10:50 AM
Senior Member
 
Egghaus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 227
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 131 Post(s)
Liked: 73
Top overall 3D Blu for me is Max Max Fury Road w/Atmos, such an immersive experience. I have also enjoyed these other discs;

X-men Apocalypse 3D
The Lego Movie 3D
Doctor Strange 3D
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 3D
Monsters Inc 3D
Transformers 3&4 3D - These are great with the 1.78:1 aspect ratio in the 3D versions.
ajamils likes this.

Sony XBR75X940C, UBP-X800, PS4 Pro 5.1.2 System Yamaha RX-V1081 Paradigm Studio 60 V5, Monitor Center 3 V7, Titan V2 Klipsch RP-140SA DIY 15" Sub w/Inuke1000DSP
Egghaus is offline  
post #7 of 58 Old 04-17-2018, 11:03 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
ajamils's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Katy, Tx
Posts: 1,922
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 227 Post(s)
Liked: 33
Has anyone compared the 4K counterpart of the 3D movies? Is it better to buy them in 4K or 3D?
ajamils is offline  
post #8 of 58 Old 04-17-2018, 11:27 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajamils View Post
Has anyone compared the 4K counterpart of the 3D movies? Is it better to buy them in 4K or 3D?
That depends on preference. Depends if you rather have the extra resolution and clarity and HDR or want that extra demension and pop out effects

If its a movie i really like i will double dip on 4k disc and 3d disc if a combo isnt available. I like having both options
ajamils likes this.
MirTech is offline  
post #9 of 58 Old 04-17-2018, 12:16 PM
Advanced Member
 
dew42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Saskatoon, Canada
Posts: 742
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 188 Post(s)
Liked: 175
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajamils View Post
Has anyone compared the 4K counterpart of the 3D movies? Is it better to buy them in 4K or 3D?
Although the cameras used can be 4K+, often masters are done in 2K. I'll read reviews to see whether 4K and/or HDR make it worth getting a UHD Blu-ray. (IMDB reports the camera and master resolutions used.) High Dynamic Range will depend on how well your projector/screen can do HDR in addition to how the movie was shot and mastered.

3D has a unique advantage over 2D 1080p in that you get a higher overall resolution from the spatial resolution captured by two viewpoints (1080p per eye). (1080 and 2K are nearly the same resolution.)

I generally go with 3D over 4K as I much prefer the immersive effect. Some people prefer the opposite.
RobKnapp likes this.
dew42 is offline  
post #10 of 58 Old 04-17-2018, 12:34 PM
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NW USA
Posts: 794
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 87 Post(s)
Liked: 50
Some older recommendations here: https://www.avsforum.com/forum/196-3d...must-have.html


For me, Titanic 3D is a must-see/have.
Roussi is offline  
post #11 of 58 Old 04-17-2018, 05:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Seilerbird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Orlando Florida
Posts: 305
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 207 Post(s)
Liked: 220
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajamils View Post
Has anyone compared the 4K counterpart of the 3D movies? Is it better to buy them in 4K or 3D?
I have and I much prefer the 3D versions. I have over 100 3D titles and the vast majority are great and demo worthy. But at the top of the heap are the four Lichtmond DVDs. The audio is 5.1, 7.1 or 9.1. and the 3D is amazing. The computer graphics are state of the art and the songs are fantastic. Watching one of those is like going to an attraction at Disney World (and I live in Orlando and have been to DW 100s of times). They are expensive but worth every penny. My favorite is Days of Eternity but only by a very small margin.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...ords=lichtmond

Chasing Rainbows is my favorite song. There are parts that feel like you are flying.


LG OLED55C6P
Sony STRDH770, Sony UBP-X800, Sony PS3 160
2 - Polk TSi300, 1 - Polk CS10, 4 - Polk T15, 1 - Polk PSW125
Seilerbird is offline  
post #12 of 58 Old 04-17-2018, 05:08 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
ajamils's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Katy, Tx
Posts: 1,922
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 227 Post(s)
Liked: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Seilerbird View Post
I have and I much prefer the 3D versions. I have over 100 3D titles and the vast majority are great and demo worthy. But at the top of the heap are the four Lichtmond DVDs. The audio is 5.1, 7.1 or 9.1. and the 3D is amazing. The computer graphics are state of the art and the songs are fantastic. Watching one of those is like going to an attraction at Disney World (and I live in Orlando and have been to DW 100s of times). They are expensive but worth every penny. My favorite is Days of Eternity but only by a very small margin.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...ords=lichtmond

Chasing Rainbows is my favorite song. There are parts that feel like you are flying.

https://youtu.be/iqK-WHOrhA8
Interesting. Never heard of them before. Will check them out. Thanks for the video link.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
ajamils is offline  
post #13 of 58 Old 04-17-2018, 07:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Seilerbird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Orlando Florida
Posts: 305
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 207 Post(s)
Liked: 220
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajamils View Post
Interesting. Never heard of them before. Will check them out. Thanks for the video link.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
They are definitely not mainstream but they should be. Awesome guitar work too.

LG OLED55C6P
Sony STRDH770, Sony UBP-X800, Sony PS3 160
2 - Polk TSi300, 1 - Polk CS10, 4 - Polk T15, 1 - Polk PSW125
Seilerbird is offline  
post #14 of 58 Old 04-17-2018, 07:35 PM
Member
 
euskadi71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajamils View Post
Looking for some suggestions for some demo worthy 3D movies to watch on my newly installed projector.

I've heard good thing about the movie "Gravity" but from the trailers it looked too cheesy. Any other suggestions?

Are there any 4K 3D blurays?

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk


I saw this one in the 3d at the theater, enjoyed it quite a bit...

https://www.avsforum.com/the-walk-3d-blu-ray-review/


I'll also say Everest
Haven't seen this myself but could be a good one for 3d.
Postmoderndesign likes this.

Last edited by euskadi71; 04-17-2018 at 08:22 PM.
euskadi71 is offline  
post #15 of 58 Old 04-18-2018, 01:49 PM
Member
 
BozQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 77
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked: 23
Just purely on 3D spectacle

1. Avatar
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction
3. Pacific Rim
4. Doctor Strange
5. Ready Player One (when it's released)
BozQ is offline  
post #16 of 58 Old 04-19-2018, 02:40 AM
Member
 
steamboat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 11
I have so many top favorites but thought I would add that I watched King Arthur last night and thought it had stellar 3d
steamboat is offline  
post #17 of 58 Old 04-19-2018, 02:50 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
dfa973's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: EU
Posts: 1,460
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 991 Post(s)
Liked: 990
Gravity (2013) - great example of what you can do with 3D, sound and the story!
ez1dog likes this.
dfa973 is offline  
post #18 of 58 Old 04-19-2018, 09:45 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Postmoderndesign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,141
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 542 Post(s)
Liked: 321
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajamils View Post
Has anyone compared the 4K counterpart of the 3D movies? Is it better to buy them in 4K or 3D?
There are a number of quite worthwhile Nature movies in 3D. The Last Reef was released with 4K UltraHD, blu ray and a 3D version of the same material. You can do a comparison. In my opinion 3D wins.

Anál nathrach, orth’ bháis’s bethad, do chél dénmha
Display: LG OLED 65e6p, Player: OPPO UDP-203, AVR:Yamaha TSR 7810, Streaming: Comcast 60Mbps RG6 to Cat6a, Speakers: Mains Vandersteen IIC, Center, Surrounds, Rears Klipsch
Postmoderndesign is offline  
post #19 of 58 Old 05-01-2018, 08:52 PM
Advanced Member
 
Flambe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 942
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 293 Post(s)
Liked: 265
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajamils View Post
Has anyone compared the 4K counterpart of the 3D movies? Is it better to buy them in 4K or 3D?
I have bought several movies in both 4k & 3D formats:
Passengers
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Spider Man: Homecoming
Wonder Woman
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Justice League
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Mad Max: Fury Road

(a few others too that I'm forgetting I'm sure). I buy them all in dual packs (4k & 3D together, often from amazon.fr), never the two US discs separately.
Anyway, from disc to disc it varies whether I prefer the 4k or 3D version. I miss not having Atmos on most 3D discs, but for example I prefer the 3D version of WW over the 4k version, while for Justice League it's the 4k over the 3D version.
Flambe is offline  
post #20 of 58 Old 05-01-2018, 09:00 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
ajamils's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Katy, Tx
Posts: 1,922
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 227 Post(s)
Liked: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flambe View Post
I have bought several movies in both 4k & 3D formats:
Passengers
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Spider Man: Homecoming
Wonder Woman
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Justice League
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Mad Max: Fury Road

(a few others too that I'm forgetting I'm sure). I buy them all in dual packs (4k & 3D together, often from amazon.fr), never the two US discs separately.
Anyway, from disc to disc it varies whether I prefer the 4k or 3D version. I miss not having Atmos on most 3D discs, but for example I prefer the 3D version of WW over the 4k version, while for Justice League it's the 4k over the 3D version.
After watching both 3d and 4k on my projector I'm coming to conclusion that a well done 3D movie is a lot more immersive than 4K. While I enjoy the higher resolution, 3D is more fun to watch (but does have annoying problem that you need glasses)

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
ajamils is offline  
post #21 of 58 Old 05-03-2018, 07:15 AM
Senior Member
 
danlshane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Okolona, KY
Posts: 490
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 271 Post(s)
Liked: 256
Quote:
Originally Posted by ajamils View Post
After watching both 3d and 4k on my projector I'm coming to conclusion that a well done 3D movie is a lot more immersive than 4K. While I enjoy the higher resolution, 3D is more fun to watch (but does have annoying problem that you need glasses)
I've compared quite a few titles. 3D always wins, hands down. 4K adds a teeny-weeny bit of sharpness and color; 3D adds a whole 'nuther dimension (obviously). Sometimes that Z-axis is not taken advantage of, but in most cases there will be at least one scene (and sometimes many) where the stereo effect makes me say "WOW!" UHD rarely grabs my attention in that way.

Since I wear glasses anyway the passive clip-ons don't annoy me a bit.

--
Dan Shane
LG 65EF9500 & LG 65UH8500

God gave us two eyes for a reason.
danlshane is online now  
post #22 of 58 Old 05-03-2018, 10:55 AM
Member
 
RxpSGR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Kenner, La
Posts: 70
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked: 19
Sometimes the choice comes down to choosing between 3D with 5.1 sound to 4K with Dolby Atmos.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
RxpSGR is offline  
post #23 of 58 Old 05-03-2018, 11:00 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
ajamils's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Katy, Tx
Posts: 1,922
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 227 Post(s)
Liked: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by RxpSGR View Post
Sometimes the choice comes down to choosing between 3D with 5.1 sound to 4K with Dolby Atmos.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
But thats only valid if you have Atmos setup, which I currently don't but planning on setting it up in near future.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
ajamils is offline  
post #24 of 58 Old 05-04-2018, 07:02 PM
AVS Forum Addicted Member
 
zombie10k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 13,057
Mentioned: 177 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5527 Post(s)
Liked: 5977
Quote:
Originally Posted by RxpSGR View Post
Sometimes the choice comes down to choosing between 3D with 5.1 sound to 4K with Dolby Atmos.
it's possible to have both, it does take some effort. details are in this thread

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/39-net...y-quality.html






zombie10k is online now  
post #25 of 58 Old 05-04-2018, 09:21 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 1,969
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1135 Post(s)
Liked: 671
Top 3 visually for me...Tangled is fullscreen and colorful #1 pick



Moana and Beauty and the Beast 2017


RobKnapp and LeisureDave like this.

Voted most desirable mate by the ladies every year! Klan leader! Mob boss! Love advice expert! Credit cards accepted.
Kenbar is offline  
post #26 of 58 Old 05-06-2018, 09:18 PM
Member
 
chipper_85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 48
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Just recently starting collecting 3D movies the past couple of months to watch on my LG 55UH8500 with passive 3D. In no particular order:
Avatar
Hugo
Pacific Rim
Gravity
Tron Legacy
Wizard of Oz
Jurassic Park
Avengers
Guardians of the Galaxy
Doctor Strange
Ant-Man

Movies on my wish list:
The Walk
Fantastic Beasts
Beauty and the Beast
How to Train Your Dragon
Black Panther
The Great Gatsby
Star Wars Force Awakens
Prometheus

Last edited by chipper_85; 05-06-2018 at 09:27 PM.
chipper_85 is offline  
post #27 of 58 Old 05-20-2018, 09:48 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 1,096
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 738 Post(s)
Liked: 394
Gravity!
jorgebetancourt is online now  
post #28 of 58 Old 05-21-2018, 01:06 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked: 1
Someone new clearly took took over the 3D department at Marvel, Thor Ragnarok had a bloody fantastic conversion, some of the best 3D I've seen in years. Otherwise, Pirates of The Carribean: Salazars Revenge is a bit of a hidden gem.
Evoxx is offline  
post #29 of 58 Old 05-21-2018, 02:20 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 73
These movies were designed and composed for stereoscopic imagery utilizing two 35mm cameras. In other words, they are not post-converted.

The top 10, in no particular order:

Hugo
3-D Rarities
House of Wax
Kiss Me Kate
Dial M for Murder
Inferno
Cease Fire
The Maze
It Came from Outer Space
Creature from the Black Lagoon
RobKnapp and Uppsalaing like this.

Last edited by Bob Furmanek; 05-21-2018 at 02:24 PM.
Bob Furmanek is offline  
post #30 of 58 Old 05-22-2018, 10:33 AM
Advanced Member
 
Flambe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 942
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 293 Post(s)
Liked: 265
Most of the recent Disney/Pixar animated movies were created in 3D, so they're good choices:

Moana
Frozen
Tangled
Big Hero 6


On the subject of animated movies, also:
Coraline
Kubo and the 2 strings
Flambe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply 3D Content

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off