When it comes to dazzling audiences with mind-bending action sequences or enthralling them with scenes from an intergalactic war, 3D has largely replaced 2D as the preferred method of filmmaking. Despite the fact that the use of CGI and other cutting-edge visual effects techniques increases the budget, the end result is well worth it. But are all 3D movies worth seeing? Does anyone remember the terrible Avatar: The Last Airbender? We haven’t forgotten about it either, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the best 3D films released in the last few years that are definitely worth seeing in 3D. The films on our list cover a wide range of genres, from animated films to dramas to high-octane action movies. So, let’s not waste any more time and get down to business.
Best 3D Movies You Should Not Miss Out On
1: Avengers: Infinity War
IMDb Rating: 8.5
2 . Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg, frightened audiences like no other film of the time, and it did so without the use of realistic CGI effects, instead of relying on camera magic. Jurassic World: the Fallen Kingdom, the latest instalment in the popular franchise, takes a more modern approach by combining industry-leading visual effects to make the dinosaurs appear more lifelike and terrifying, and the ultimate result is a visually stunning film. The CGI effects’ absolute brilliance resulted in a life-like scene that showed the now-extinct species in greater depth and realism than ever before.
3. Ready Player One
IMDb rating: 7.5/10
Ready Player One is set in a futuristic era where people assume numerous personas in a virtual environment, and it was directed by none other than Steven Spielberg. The plot and locations of the film are created for 3D cinema, and once you’ve seen it, you’ll understand how much effort went into developing the mind-bending effects and neon visuals of the OASIS to keep you enthralled. The scenes viewers saw on the big screen were digitally recreated using high-quality telecine from the original camera recording. Ready Player One’s virtual world was inspired by a hotel in Stephen King’s The Shining, whose original film footage was post-processed to make it look virtually identical in Spielberg’s latest film.
IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
It’s never easy to shoot underwater sequences. So it’s only logical that in the case of Aquaman, a film set two-thirds underwater, creating authentic visuals that can capture a whole universe in all its grandeur and show character movements in a lifelike manner was a huge effort. Director James Wan, on the other hand, was able to do all of this while still mesmerising the audience. Aquaman is eye-candy and one of the best films to come out of DC’s stable in a long, long time, thanks to the spectacle of gigantic tides, colossal marine monsters swimming freely, and amazing combat sequences.
IMDb Rating: 8/10
Animated films and 3D effects go hand in hand, and when a 3D-ready animated film also includes a cast of memorable characters and a compelling tale, nothing will keep audiences from rushing to the next theatre. Zootopia was one of these films, and its star-studded voice actor ensemble only added to its allure. Zootopia, which follows the exploits of a rabbit law enforcement agent and a trickster red fox, won the hearts of moviegoers and won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year, as well as grossing over a billion dollars at the box office.
6 . Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been hailed as the Spider-Man film that fans have been waiting for, and one that they genuinely deserve. The film introduces the Spider-verse, a multiverse in the web-slinging superhero’s comic world, to the big screen in spectacular fashion, as well as introducing Miles Morales to the cinematic audience. With Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Sony assembled its largest ever team of animation experts, and their efforts have undoubtedly paid off with the film’s distinctive visual design, which is even more fun in 3D.
7. Black Panther
If there was one film that made ripples and genuinely stood out this year, it was Black Panther. Hands down one of the most stylish action films released in the last several years, Black Panther mesmerised audiences with some breathtaking action sequences, outstanding visual effects, particularly those showing the Wakandan world, the cast’s performance, and the thumping background score. And, based on what I’ve seen and heard, 3D is the best way to really appreciate Black Panther and witness the beginning of a new chapter in Marvel’s superhero tale.
8. Incredibles 2
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
It took Pixar and Disney fourteen years to make a sequel to the first Incredibles film, but it was well worth the wait. The Incredibles 2 brings the super-powered family’s adventures back to the big screen, with more awe-inspiring action sequences and enhanced visual effects than its predecessor. Incredibles 2 gained significant recognition for its stunning animation and storey, all of which contributed to the film’s worldwide box office gross of over a billion dollars.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is a fantastic actor. When he appears in a film with huge monsters, the awesome factor quickly multiplies. Rampage is one of these films, but if you can look past the charisma of its lead character, it’s a feast of eye-catching visual effects and CGI depicting massive monsters breaking down skyscrapers like cookies. Thousands of pictures were used to create the city model, and motion cameras were used to record Chicago’s skyline for the film’s climactic combat sequence for a realistic depiction of the carnage and destruction.
Moana hailed as one of the most enjoyable animated films to come out of Disney’s stable in recent years, received high accolades for its storey, songs, and, above all, its stunning graphics, which are best seen in 3D. The gorgeous scenes illustrating the moving tattoos that adorn the torso of the figure Maui and the marine expanse were created using a combination of hand-drawn and 3D computer animation. The picture was also nominated for an Academy Award and grossed a lot of money at the box office around the world.