The World is changing, and so is the technology. From Silent movies to movies in 3-D, 4k cinema has also changed. A great movie gives you more joy if watched properly. Imagine watching “The Shining” alone at your home-theater; it still gives me the goosebumps as I watched at the first time. And now as the technology is evolving we have many gadgets which can enhance the movie watching experience for us. Virtual Reality is one of them; there are games which let you experience Virtual Reality. Companies are making many gadgets for users to experience different things in Virtua;l Reality. Watching a movie on Oculus Rift VR is a great experience and joy. It changes your movie watching experience completely.
The below-listed movies have visually surprised the fans around the world and not available for VR platforms yet but, in near future. But soon there will be a chromecast like steaming device or software platforms will fulfil your wishes. You should definitely consider this 25 movies before getting into your sitcoms!
If you haven’t heard yet, Oculus already stepped into the entertainment market with some visually stunning short films like The Rose and i, ABE, Invasion, Lost, Etc.
But there are many movies; you cannot just go and watch them all. Well, don’t worry we got your back. We have shortlisted Top 25 Movies you should watch in Oculus Rift VR. The list is filled with great films, from Classic 30’s to modern classic (if it remade to this century), from Science Fiction to Neo-Noir.
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25. Finding Neverland (2004)
Finding Neverland is one of the most finest Johnny Depp movies, it’s about J.M. Barrie and his relation with a family who inspired Barrie to create Peter Pan. This film got nominated for several Oscars. It got a health 7.8 rating on IMDB. If you love family movies, then Finding Neverland should be on your list and watching it on Oculus Rift VR will make it more beautiful. It is deeply beautiful, and it will leave you numb.
24. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
The record-breaking Superhero movie, “Captain America: Civil War” is out in theaters and it is making records every day. The movie is fantastic with its story line, characters, and subplots. This Marvel Universe movie is a cinematic wonder, and it is totally worth watching in Big Screen and Imax. It is not limited to big screens; you can watch it on Oculus Rift VR and it will still amaze you. The fight sequences and mind-blowing use of VFX will make it a treat to watch in Oculus Rift VR. With 8.3 rating on Imdb, it is currently on 127th Rank in IMDB’s Top 250 Movies.
23. Fight Club (1999)
Brad Pitt and Edward Norton starred “Fight Club” is one of the best movie ever made, it got a very special place in Cinema history also regards as a Cult Film. The movie is just amazing it shows the vast emptiness of our modern existence. How our lives are molded in shallow values, made up feeling and consumerism. Fight Club is one of the highest rated movies on IMDB, it got 8.9. Fight Club is a perfect movie to watch in Oculus Rift VR, a relaxing weekend with Cult Classic Fight Club.
22. Alien (1979)
Alien is a horror classic that stood the test of time; it is a science fiction movie, but it can be considered as one of the greatest horror/suspense movies ever made. Directed by Ridley Scott, who is famous to create masterpieces. Alien is an absolute treat to eyes in Oculus Rift VR, it is unforgettable, it is the mother of all movies.
21. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is the third installment in the Indian Jones Franchise. Just like the previous one, The Last Crusade is also directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie is set in 1938; Indiana is in search for his father who has been kidnapped by Nazis. Watching this action adventure pack movie in Virtual Reality will bring joy to you. All the locations in Spain, Italy, The UK, Turkey and Jordan, will look more beautiful.
20. Finding Nemo (2003)
A perfect film for the family, Finding Nemo was made by Pixar Animation, who are giants in making extra awesome animated movies. The user rating on IMDB is 8.1 and it makes it one of the highest rated animated movies. The movie revolves around a crown fish Father-Son duo. Son goes missing and Father is crossing the whole sea to find him. It’s a great adventure movie, watch it if you haven’t and if you have already then watch it on Oculus Rift VR. Finding Nemo is a beautiful film, it got innocence and charm. Watching it on Oculus Rift VR will give you both visual and cinematic treat.
19. The Mummy (1999)
The Mummy is an action packed adventure horror film. The film is full of surprise; it even surprised the Box Office, nobody thought that the movie will become a Hit. The film got the surreal scene from the Sahara Desert and also amazing CGI. Oculus Rift VR will give the film an Indian Jones touch. Most of the shooting was done in Egypt and visuals are just amazing.
18. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
The Guardians of the Galaxy is an American superhero film which is also a part of Marvel Universe. It is the tenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Guardians of the Galaxy got everything, from an underdog Superhero to Funny dialogues. Acting in incredible and action sequences and visual effects are also amazing. Watching it in Oculus Rift VR is like seeing Monalisa in 3D. The Guardians of the Galaxy got 8.1 rating in IMDB and believe me it does complete justice with the rating.
17. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Sleepy Hollow is a supernatural horror film and if you are looking forward to watching it then watch it in Oculus Rift VR, as Virtual Reality will give you a great experience. The movie got horror component, and it is directed by Tim Burton and with Oculus Rift VR the experience of the movie will be out of the park.
16. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
The Transformers is an American Science Fiction film franchise and Transformers: Dark of the Moon is the third installment in the Transformer Series. We are recommending you to watch this movie in Oculus Rift VR and it is due its extraordinary special effects. The visuals are just mind-blowing. It was made with specially developed 3-D cameras and cinematography of the movie is also out of this world. Watching it in Virtual Reality is like doing justice with this movie.
15. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is an adaptation of the 1974 movie by the same name. It is a horror movie and believe us it will give you thrills every second. It got good acting, and well story line with suspense and camera angles it will give you horror. Horror movies are amazing when you watch them alone and even more amazing if you watch it with Oculus Rift VR. This straight up horror movie in Oculus Rift VR won’t disappoint you.
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14. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Edge of Tomorrow is an amazing Science Fiction action film starred Tom Cruise. The movie plot revolves around Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) who finds himself in a time loop. The story is something that you will talk for hours and hours; also the movie got Aliens, Time Travel and great action. This amazing Science-Fiction movie got 7.9 rating on IMDB. Watching it in Oculus Rift VR will give a great view of the action scene and effects. The music is also great and it will enhance you movie viewing experience in Oculus Rift VR.
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13. King Kong (2005)
King Kong is an Epic Monster film which is an actual remake of 1933 King Kong. This King Kong is amazing on many levels; it got mesmerizing visuals and Sound. It’s a complete treat to eyes and ears. The movie is set in 1933 New York City. Peter Jackson is famous for showing great visuals and he has also done this time. Oculus Rift VR will give you a detailed view of 1933 New York City with King Kong. All the small details in visuals make King Kong a great movie.
12. Avatar (2009)
When we talk about amazing VFX, CGI and Visuals Avatar comes in our mind. Avatar took the visuals effects to a great height which was hard for other films to reach. Avatar is a visual treat for your eyes. Oculus Rift VR is a perfect device to experience this movie; Avatar got surreal visuals and with its breathtaking cinematography, it’s a complete movie to watch in Virtual Reality.
11. Titanic (1997)
Titanic is one of the most famous movies of all time. It’s an American Epic romantic film directed by legendary director James Cameron. It is a fictional account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The movie tells us the love story of Jack (Leo DiCaprio) and Rose (Kate Winslet) who fall in love with each other even after their different social classes. The movie is just amazing, and in 2012 it was re-released in 3D which gave the movie more amazing aspects and visual effects. Oculus Rift VR will make this movie more amazing, the viewing experience of Titanic 3D in Oculus Rift VR is just outstanding.
10. Minority Report (2002)
Directed by Steven Spielberg, Minority Report is a neo-noir movie which packed with action, thriller, and mystery. The movie is set in a distant future where a special Police unit can arrest murderer before they commit their crimes but an officer from the same unit is accused of a future murder. This movie does not just look amazing it also is amazing and with Virtual Reality component it makes one hell of a movie. Minority Report got health 7.7 rating on IMDB.
9. Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park is one of the most iconic films in Cinema history; it made possible to show Dinosaurs on Big Screens. Jurassic Park is an adventure science-fiction movie directed by legendary director Steven Spielberg. It was also the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. Its not just about the movie, its about its details and watching the animal which is dead by 200 million years. It is an iconic movie with great special effects and sound effects; it is totally worth watching on your Oculus Rift VR.
8. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
When we talk about the Fantasy genre, The Lord of the Rings is the first movie which comes to our mind. The Return of the King is perfect, wherever you see it. The serene beauty of Shire looks amazing, from the cinematography to Acting everything about this film is just perfect. Now imagine this movie in Virtual Reality, The Lord of the Rings is a perfect movie to watch in VR. The Shire will look more real; the Orcs will look more gruesome, and The Misty Mountain will take your breath away with its surreal beauty. People love this movie and it can seen on IMDB where it got 8.9 rating.
7. Inception (2010)
A science fiction thriller heist film which is better than very other films in its genre. We got Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the movie is directed by Christopher Nolan. You know that it can’t get better than this. The movie is amazing with this insanely gripping and mind-boggling plot. Science Fiction movie are amazing when you watch them in VR. Watching Inception in Oculus Rift VR will take you to an incredible journey of someone else’s journey. The dream sequences and surreal architecture are perfect for watching in Oculus Rift VR.
6. The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix is one of the most influencing movies in Sc-Fi genre. It is a classic example of modern neo-noir movie mixed with Science Fiction. The story line in gripping and acting is fantastic; you can never get anything better than Matrix. It would be a complete class to watch The Matrix in Virtual Reality. Matrix with Oculus Rift VR is just amazing. Imagine watching the iconic bullet shot in slow motion.
5. Interstellar (2014)
2014 saw one of the best Time-Travel/Inter-Galaxy movies and it was directed by Christopher Nolan. Interstellar has taken the bar high for other science fiction movie. It is often compared with Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Interstellar is a masterpiece and along with its amazing story, its cinematography is also amazing. Watching it in Oculus Rift VR will give it an extra dimension to this multi-dimension movie.
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey is a movie that brought a revolution in science-fiction filmmaking. The movie is directed by Stanley Kubrick, who makes every frame as a masterpiece. Not with the story, the movie is also perfect with its scientific accuracy in showing the space. Watching it in Virtual Reality will give you an amazing and unique view to its out-of-this-world cinematography. Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” is art in the highest sense, like Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”, or Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night”. Not just the Critics, people also loved the movie, the user rating on IMDB is 8.3.
3. Metropolis (1927)
Metropolis is an old movie, but it is yet so futuristic. Fritz Lang made the movie in 1927 and it is still a mystery that how can a movie which was made soo early still look so disturbingly futuristic. When you see it in Virtual Reality using Oculus Rift VR, it will give you the classic taste with modern fun. The movie is a gem of the silent era; the movie is more powerful now than when it was made.
2. Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner is a 1982 American tech noir science fiction film. The film shows a dystopian Los Angeles, which is struggling with its evil problems. Blade Runner is a cult film; it didn’t do well on box office, but it remained one of the best noir sci-fi movies till date. Director Ridley Scott regards Blade Runner as his most complete and personal film. Oculus Rift VR gives a new edge to this masterpiece. The detailing and music of the movie will make you fall in love with this movie again.
1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Mad Max: Fury Road is an insane action packed film that will blow you away. It is the newest edition to the Franchise “Mad Max” which was started in 1979. It is filled with ridiculous action sequences that will keep you on the edge of the seat. The reason why we want you to watch the movie on Oculus Rift VR is to experience the insanity that George Miller has brought to the screen. It got an intense plot with great VFX and intense action. Mad Max is ranked on 180th number in IMDB’s Top 250 must watch movies of all time.
There are other platforms like CINEVEO, Total Cinema 360 degree, UXGround is available for HTC Vive, Steam VR and Cardboard. So, it’s just a start for a new dimension to the entertainment industry, and be ready for super surprises are yet to be revealed in near future!
Let us know what do you think about our list, you can also suggest your lst in the comment section below!
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