What are the best 3D movies ?

Remember when 3D was meant to be the future of cinema? It wasn't. Moviegoers just didn't want to pay the extra ticket price to see things flying towards them. But it did bring forth some truly astounding movies that took advantage of the technology to enhance the viewing experience. Here are the best 3D movies ever.

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    Avatar is an action-fantasy film released in 2009. The film is directed and written by James Cameron and stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana. The story is about a paraplegic marine sent to the moon Pandora for a special mission. 


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    Russell Stanley
    Written on June 14, 2019
    "Avatar is one of the best 3D movies of all time, if not THE greatest. The story might be derivative, but the film redefined what 3D cinema can be. I remember watching it on IMAX and it was jaw-dropping. The visual effects were incredible and the use of 3D made sense and wasn't a distraction unlike in other films. "
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    Gravity is a 2013 science-fiction thriller movie that stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. It was written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The story is about two astronauts fighting for their lives after an accident on the ISS. 


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    Rosario Alonso
    Written on June 14, 2019
    "Did you watch Gravity in the theater? Was your heart racing? Mine was. This movie is the very definition of intense. This is edge-of-your-seat, cold sweat-inducing entertainment and I couldn't believe how astonishingly realistic everything was like they actually filmed in outer space. The opening sequence alone made me giddy with suspense. I bought it on Blu-ray and I must say it's one of the best 3d Blu-ray movies of all time. Sandra Bullock was captivating!"
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    Hugo is a 2011 movie directed by Martin Scorsese. It stars Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Ben Kingsley. It is about an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in a train station who gets wrapped up in a mystery involving an automaton. 


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    Rodolfo Rentería
    Written on June 14, 2019
    "Hugo is one of the greatest Blu-ray 3d movies of all time. It's one of those movies that I consider art. The cinematography was impeccable and the fact that Scorsese directed it was genuinely surprising. He's more known for ultra-violent films like Scarface and Taxi Driver but this one is definitely one of his best films ever. One of those films where the 3D enhanced the visuals and didn't feel gimmicky. "
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    #4How to Train Your Dragon

    How to Train Your Dragon

    How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 computer-animated film directed by Chris Sanders & Dean DeBlois. It stars the voices of Jay Baruchel & Gerard Butler. It is about a young Viking named Hiccup & his friendship with a dragon named Toothless. 


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    Roy Adams
    Written on June 14, 2019
    "How to Train Your Dragon is heartachingly beautiful. The story was beyond moving and the comedy was top-notch. Toothless is the most adorable dragon ever! I also really loved its use of the 3D format. It made the movie even more wonderful. "
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    #5Life of Pi

    Life of Pi

    Life of Pi is a 2012 movie directed by Ang Lee starring Suraj Sharma and Irrfan Khan. Based on the book by Yann Martel, it won four Academy Awards, including Best Director. The story is about a shipwrecked young man and a Bengal tiger.


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    Pranav Sengupta
    Written on June 14, 2019
    "Great use of 3D. Made the visuals pop-out even more. This movie is pure eye-candy. I love Richard Parker! And finally! An Indian actor in the lead! "
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    #6The Walk

    The Walk

    The Walk is a biographical drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Released in 2015, the movie was based on the story of Philippe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. 


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    Teresa Rivera
    Written on June 14, 2019
    "OMFG this movie made me nauseous! That part where Joseph Gordon-Levitt walking the tight-rope actually made me physically sick. And the 3D actually made it even more terrifying! "
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    #7Toy Story 3

    Toy Story 3

    Toy Story 3 is a 2010 computer-animated movie directed by Lee Unkrich and starring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. It is about Woody, Buzz and the rest of Andy's toys mistakenly donated to a daycare center run by an evil teddy bear. 


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    Roy Obrien
    Written on June 14, 2019
    "One of the best animated movies ever. I could not hold back the tears when Andy bequeathed Woody and the gang to Bonnie. The feels! One of the best 3d movies for kids I've seen! 😭"
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    Up is a computer-animated movie directed by Pete Docter in 2009. It won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. It is about the adventures of a septuagenarian named Carl Fredricksen, a Wilderness Explorer named Russell and a flying house. 


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    Emma Wu
    Written on June 14, 2019
    "The most lovable 70-year-old grumpy man and chubby Asian kid ever! Up's opening sequence where we see a montage of Carl and Ellie's married life and her *sob* death was beautiful and incredibly touching. It's also one of the best 3d movies in theaters that I've watched. "


Best What are the best 3D movies
1AvatarMovies 20 Paid
2GravityMovies 14 Paid
3HugoMovies 9 Paid
4How to Train Your DragonMovies 3 Paid
5Life of PiMovies 3 Paid
6The WalkMovies 2 Paid
7Toy Story 3Movies 1 Paid
8UpMovies 1 Paid

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