The Best 3D Movies to Watch at Home

Posted By on December 14, 2015

With so many different 3D movies out there today, there is something special about each of them. It’s no surprise that the ones you find in 3D are now often created for 3D shooting, and therefore look much better in 3D than they do on the screen without it. With that many movies out there in 3D now, what are the best ones to watch at home?

One of the best movies for 3D was not even originally released in 3D. It came out in 1993, and is actually much more popular now than it was when it came out. That movie is the Disney hit The Nightmare Before Christmas, starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, and Catherine O’Hara. Tim Burton and Henry Selick did various shots in various positions for the movie. Digital remastering only did wonders to bring it up to 3D par without having it be too much.

Sticking with Henry Selick movies, the 2009 movie Coraline is another movie that works with 3D. This one was done in stop motion, just like The Nightmare Before Christmas, but the story line is much more menacing. With the added layer of the 3D, we can more easily see the Other Mother’s world through Coraline’s eyes. When the Other Mother begins to show her true colors, the movie’s 3D elements bring a different kind of fun to the movie.

For a fan of live action movies in 3D, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies are all wonderful 3D movies. The last one, in particular, was shot in 3D, and the entire movie allows die hard fans of the movie to feel as if they are part of the movie.

For fans of The Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, the fourth movie, titled On Stranger Tides, was filed for 3D. In addition, you can watch Johnny Depp’s trippy character Captain Jack Sparrow pull his antics and fun right in front of your face. Though it isn’t a part of the original trilogy, it’s an interesting addition. Let’s all be honest, At World’s End felt dry, right?

Staying on the Disney theme, Tangled is another movie that wasn’t meant for 3D. However, when the animation is taken into a 3D format, the famous lantern scene becomes even more breathtakingly beautiful. The concept of Disney Real 3D comes incredibly well into life during this movie, and the effects used to animate the movie go back to Bambi. With the sort of stereoscopic effects in the movie, it’s no wonder 3D works so well.