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LOTR:FOTR


others include:


Behind Enemy Lines

U-571

Pearl Harbor

SW EpII : AOTC

Matrix Reloaded

Finding Nemo

Austin Powers: Goldmember

LOTR:TTT

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This is a VERY subjective question! There is NO "Best" movie. There are movies with great Video. There are movies with great Audio. There are movies with great Acting. . There are movies with great Writing. There are movies with a great Plot.


There are movies that have ALL of the above. The problem is that EVERYONE has different TASTES! Read 10 different reviews and you'll get 10 different opinions. Even the A/V can be debated (DD/DTS, 16:9/4:3).


There are plenty of movies that will give you a GREAT Home Theater EXPERIENCE . David's choices are a good starting point along with MANY others. There just is NO "Best" movie. Notice even David didn't list just ONE movie.
 

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Jawhn is right - it is a subjective question.


The movies that I selected have little to do with the substance of the movie itself, but is based primarily on the video and audio quality of the DVD.


I didn't take acting, plot, or writing into account here, but you asked for movies that would give you the 'experience' and I beleive these will.
 

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The answer: all of them.


You can select movies to demonstrate a theater's features, but a properly designed theater will give you a great environment in which to enjoy movies.


Sometimes we in "the hobby" lose site of why we're doing this crazy thing. In the ultimate sense, the theater should simply vanish and let you enjoy the movie as the director intended.


Don't fall into the mistake that I see many make: "I only watch movies that fit my screen aspect ratio." or "I only watch films that have 5.1 DTS sound."


"The movies are great medicine,

Thank you Thomas Edison,

For giving us the best years of our lives."



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"The movies are great medicine,

Thank you Thomas Edison,

For giving us the best years of our lives."
-Statler Brothers :D


(and you thought I was too young to know that ;))
 

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I shed more light on Randy's definition. If the home theater is in the right room, has the right acoustics, has the right equipment and is setup right then anything with sound and look good on the system. Someone earlier mentioned good video and good audio and good acting, those factors and great cinemaphotography of various places of the world make a great film. My two picks are Dances With Wolves and The Last of the Mohican's for these reasons.
 

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I think a lot of us ask this same question in the beginning when our HT rooms are new and we want something special to show off our systems that will impress and please everyone. I can't think of any better movie to do this job, then Disney's Pixar films:
  • "Monster's Inc"
  • "A Bug's Life"
  • "Toy Story / Toy Story 2"
  • "Finding Nemo"


These are movies that are bright and colorful, very 3D looking, and with excellent story lines that will be sure to please the youngest to the oldest members of your audience.


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Not a ? I could honestly answer. What works for me, most probably would not work for you. Everyone, I assume as different opinions to what is a good movie to watch in their particular home theatre. I am however sure, you will find many pleasurable hours in movie watching, and you too will come back and let others know what you think the best movie is to watch in a HT.


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Originally posted by David_Larkins
-Statler Brothers :D


(and you thought I was too young to know that ;))
Yep - the entire lyrics, filled with movie references:


There's lots of things in this old world

Fancy cars and pretty girls

And something I like more than sunny skies,

The grandest thing I've ever seen

Are pictures on a movie screen

Wolfman, you're a fright alright but sure a sight for sore eyes


It's a world of kings and queens

Up there on that movie screen

It's a picnic crossing River Kwai

The movies are great medicine,

Thank you Thomas Edison,

For giving us the best years of our lives.


Citizen Kane, Caine Mutiny

Mutiny on the Bounty,

The Bounty Hunters, The Hunters and The Sting

Thunder Road and Road to Rio

Rio Grande and Grand Hotel

Tell Them Willie Boy was Here with Bride of Frankenstein and Shane


I love anything that moves

Dancing feet to horses' hooves

Peyton Place and Dorothy's trip to Oz

Tom Mix to David Hedison,

Thank you Thomas Edison,

For giving us the best years of our lives


I love Captain Blood and Elmer Fudd and Charlie Chan

Ben, Ben Hur, The Way We Were, True Grit and Music Man

Thunderball and Walking Tall and Jaws and Jesse James

Dr. No and Vertigo and Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain...


Blood and Sand and Santa Fe

Dunaway and Getaway

Mexicali Rose and Rose Marie

Blackboard Jungle, Jungle Jim

Jim Thorpe - All-American

An American in Paris

Paris Blues, Blue Hawaii


I'm Teacher's Pet on Ship of Fools

The movies were my special school

I'm the Graduate of Twelve O'Clock High

The movies are great medicine

I thank you Tommy Edison

For giving us the best years of our lives


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

The movies are the craziest

I'll be a movie nut until I die

The movies are great medicine

Thank you Thomas Edison

For giving us the best years of our lives (Roy Rogers)

You gave us the best years of our lives


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I agree with all of the above although I do not think I could bring myself to watch,"Goldmember." A couple of my favorites I did not see lister here are, " Gladiator," and "Saving Private Ryan." I am sure you will discover many others on your own. Don't forget to try a few concert videos, like The Eagles. Hell Freezes Over," and James Taylor, Live At The Beacon Theater."


Enjoy!
 

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My two favorites are Gladiator and The Patriot.


Of course, any Jenna Jamieson flick looks pretty good too:D
 

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Jenna in hi-def...
 

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aside from all the newer eye candy movies with all the special effects and big budgets..we love to watch the older classic movies.especially older horror movies.


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For sheer sound factor..."Heat". Throw in "We Were Soldiers" and "Saving Private Ryan" and you're in for a great time.


I'm not a violent person...really. :)


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I worry about people who says these words: I'm not a violent person...really. :)
 
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