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Top 5 Blu-Ray Movies to Watch In Your Home Theater
Okay so you’ve got your home theater set up with your nice slick Blu-ray player and you’re ready to have some friends over so you can show off that sweet new home entertainment system of yours. What movie should you watch? Here are the top 5 (one man’s opinion, of course) Blu-ray movies you should consider. All five fall under the action / thriller / crime / suspense / fantasy / drama genres, but you can bet that each of them will do the job!
Aside from the fact that Inception might be the greatest cerebral thriller of all-time, it also has its fair share of digital visual and sound effects that will make your seat shake. The director Christopher Nolan created a masterpiece with this film and main actor Leo DiCaprio is great as always.
If you’re solely looking for that “wow” factor but don’t really care about the storyline of the film, then this is a great choice. In Blu-ray, this film is flat-out a visual stunner and is what I consider to be one of the best videos for showcasing (or showing off) a home theater. It even makes average home theater setups look good.
3. The Dark Knight
Much like Inception this movie has both an entertaining storyline and a set of visual/sound effects that will knock your socks off. Batman: The Dark Knight is such a popular home theater watch; many people have created Batman-themed home theaters. Don’t believe me? Just Google search “Batman Themed Home Theater” and see what comes up!
4. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
I know it’s a trilogy, so if you’re having some company over, then this likely won’t do the job; in which case, just pop in the first (Fellowship of the Ring) or third one (The Return of the King) to get the best visual effects. Everybody loves Lord of the Rings so you really can do no wrong here. I watched The Return of the King recently in a home theater that had Home Theater Screen Paint and I will tell you, Smeagol/ Gollum looked frightening!
5. Transformers Trilogy
Many people choose the first Transformers movie as the one they most like out of the three released so far. Honestly, though, all three are pretty incredible to watch in a home theater, especially one with a high-end projector, screen, and 7.1 surround sound setup. If you have a decent setup, Transformers will convince you that staying home for a movie is just as good, if not better than, actually going out to the movies.
Of course there are many other solid movies missing from this list. Both Iron Man movies, both Star Wars trilogies, Back to the Future, the Mission Impossible series of movies would also serve as great additions to the list. For more titles, check out Hooked Up Installs’ “Best Movies for Testing and Calibrating Your Home Theater”.
About the Author: Chase is the main author for the blog at ScreenPaintHD.com where he does content marketing and social media for projector screen paint. He loves watching the NBA and Christopher Nolan movies in his home theater.