One of the most prominent topics for debate among cinephiles is the need and use of technology in cinema. Most people have dismissed the use of CGI and 3D in cinema and while some of them have strong reasons, it’s unfair to overlook the staggering evolution of technology in cinema. Sure, there are films being churned out in 3D purely for the purpose of multiplying investments but let’s not forget that many filmmakers have explored and exploited the visual and emotional possibilities of the medium with the use of 3D. This article takes a look at such films that masterfully make use of the technology to tell stories that are visually ambitious and thematically profound. Here is the list of top 3D movies ever. If you are interested in watching these movies on UHD, some of them are available on Netflix or Hulu or Amazon Prime.
15. A Christmas Carol (2009)
Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film focuses on an old man who meets three spirits on Christmas Eve and change his life forever. An adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel of the same name, the film stars Jim Carrey in many roles and has a supporting cast that includes Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins, Rob Wright Penn and Cary Elwes. While the film was criticized for its writing and tone but it’s hard to ignore its dazzling ambition and visual imagination that make for an enthralling experience despite giving the impression of being style over substance at places. It’s flawed, beautiful and endearingly imaginative and that’s what makes it an exciting endeavor.
14. Hugo (2011)
‘Hugo’ isn’t quite the masterpiece you’d expect from Scorsese but seems more like a film that means so much to the master on a personal level. Scorsese displays his true love and passion for cinema here and whilst at certain places it feels like he is more hesitant to pour himself on to the film, it still features numerous endearingly charming and personal moments that make for a truly memorable experience. It’s a film that delves into the magical reality of cinema and Scorsese knows that there’s no better way to celebrate the beauty of this art than in 3D which beautifully captures the essence of the story.
13. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)