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.
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.
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:
"A Bug's Life"
"Toy Story / Toy Story 2"
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.
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.
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."
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