#1 Edited by Chocobodude3 (1011 posts) -

For me its Hugo and Gravity

#2 Edited by Snail (8772 posts) -

Life of Pi, hands down. I saw both those movies, and while they both featured some proper use of 3D, neither of those iterations of the technology added nearly as much to the cinematography as Life of Pi's, which had the most beautiful and inventive use of 3D I have ever seen in a movie theater.

This thread made me miss Screened.

#3 Posted by SMTDante89 (2730 posts) -

I haven't really watched that many movies in 3D, but I loved Gravity on it's own, 3D really brought out some more of the peril I thought.

#4 Posted by EVO (4028 posts) -

Hubble 3D and Gravity, both at IMAX, are the most immersive cinema experiences I've ever had.

#5 Posted by Zevvion (2997 posts) -

No clear winner for me. There are a couple of scenes where it has worked well though. I think Amazing Spider-Man 2 had the most of them so far.

#6 Posted by Stonyman65 (3029 posts) -

Dredd was pretty cool.

#7 Edited by Evilsbane (5061 posts) -

After watching Gravity in 2D it made me wish I had seen it in IMAX, but I would have to say Avatar there was a couple of scenes in there that were just unbelievable good looking in 3D.

#8 Posted by Stete (784 posts) -

The only 3D movies I could enjoy were The Hobbit 1 & 2 in 48FPS. Not only it looked incredible in motion, but they were the only 3D movies which did not give me headaches.

#9 Posted by OldGuy (1599 posts) -

It's an oldie (but a goodie):

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#10 Posted by SkullPanda1 (539 posts) -

Normally 3D movies do nothing for me, but that said I really enjoyed Monsters University when I saw it in 3D.

#11 Posted by Yesiamaduck (1442 posts) -

Gravity, that film would be hot garbage (very mediocre) but the 3D made it like an incredibly immersive fairground attraction.

#12 Edited by OneKillWonder_ (2009 posts) -

I still think Avatar is pretty far ahead of most of what else is out there despite being one of the first to popularize current 3D tech. Gravity, Pacific Rim, Dredd, Prometheus, and a few others all made pretty good use of it, too.

#13 Posted by Gatehouse (839 posts) -

I've never gotten on with 3D, to the point where I actually cobbled together a set of '2D' glasses from a Tested video so that I could get through a 3D film without a splitting headache and actually see what's going on. That said, the floating particles in Avatar (mainly the ash and the insects) were actually very immersive.

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#15 Posted by Tom_omb (497 posts) -

Seeing a 3D movie is like paying extra to watch a movie while wearing sunglasses. The colour gets washed out and the motion feels choppy when wearing those glasses. At best the 3D effect might be neat for the first 5 minutes of the film, but after that you no longer notice.

As for the best 3D movie? Coraline was the first movie I can recall where 3D was used to create depth instead of just having things pop out at the viewer.

#16 Posted by nasp (582 posts) -

dont think i can name a best.unless you want me to say the best of the worst ,because there has never been a time where i sat there and said this 3d sure is cool and added something to the movie.

#17 Posted by Nightriff (6316 posts) -

How to Train Your Dragon was awesome in 3D

#18 Posted by Teoball (674 posts) -

I agree with Life of Pi. Love that movie.

#19 Posted by face15 (1368 posts) -

I thought the 3D in Avatar was really cool and then for several years was hugely disappointed by pretty much every 3D movie I saw and felt with a lot of movies the 3D made it worse, but recently there have been a slew of movies that I've loved the 3D in and thought that it actually adds to the experience. The LEGO Movie, Gravity and Pacific Rim all immediately come to mind.

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#21 Posted by Sammo21 (4153 posts) -

Even though I hate the movie, Avatar still has the best 3D in a movie. Oblivion's use of 3D wasn't bad and neither was Dredd's.

#22 Posted by Marcsman (3376 posts) -


#23 Edited by crusader8463 (14744 posts) -

All of those times I watched movies and never realized it was 3D work. I have watched some behind the scenes stuff recently of a lot of different movies and the number of scenes that have 3D work that look realistic is mindblowing. 3D artists don't get enough recognition for their work.

#24 Posted by BBAlpert (1811 posts) -

I don't know about best 3D, but Pacific Rim was amazing with hella D-Box shaky seats.

#25 Posted by altairre (1398 posts) -

Dredd was pretty cool.

I was going to say none but this is the right answer.

#26 Posted by GaspoweR (4114 posts) -
#27 Edited by myrealnameisdj (9 posts) -

Do documentaries count? Cave Of Forgotten Dreams was an amazing 3D experience.

#28 Posted by Brightside (89 posts) -

Gravity, the depth was what made it for me.

#29 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (3683 posts) -

I think Avatar still had the most bang, and I think Tin Tin was pretty good but under rated.

#30 Posted by Crembaw (751 posts) -

Coraline, Dredd, Pacific Rim in no particular order.

#31 Posted by fisk0 (5180 posts) -

I really should've seen Gravity. :(

I'll say Avatar did the 3D really well though, the flaws with that movie were elsewhere.

#32 Posted by Random88 (292 posts) -

Went to a 3D screening of an anime movie called 009 Re: Cyborg. Would consider that the best of use of 3D I've ever seen. Although the only other films I've seen in 3D are Tron Legacy, Avatar, Thor, Jackass 3D

#33 Posted by Whamola (134 posts) -

Do documentaries count? Cave Of Forgotten Dreams was an amazing 3D experience.

^This guy knows what's up. Also, Jurassic Park 3D and Pacific Rim were pretty flash. Other than that, 3D is usually garbage.

#34 Posted by Rorie (3380 posts) -

BORN TO BE WILD oh my goddd that was some great 3D. One of the only 3D blu-rays I have actually bought.

#35 Posted by Whamola (134 posts) -

@rorie: Were there puppies in that? I thought it was about Orangutans or something.

#36 Posted by Rorie (3380 posts) -

@whamola: orangutans and elephants and awesomeness were the stars of it, if I recall.

#37 Edited by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

Prometheus. It was the perfect fit. The way they did the holograms and everything was just crazy cool. That scene where Weyland introduced himself through the recording was awesome, and when they discovered the star chart...

Although I wished I had seen Dredd.

#38 Edited by csl316 (10846 posts) -

Metallica: Through the Never.

I don't care about 3D, but it was incredible for a concert film.

#39 Posted by cav86 (98 posts) -

Gravity, Life of Pi, and the Hobbit were my standouts. Star Trek Into Darkness wasn't bad now that i think about it more.

#40 Edited by Corevi (6794 posts) -

Pacific Rim, the Hong Kong sequence was stunning in 3D. Tron: Legacy was also pretty fucking cool but It's been 3 years now so I don't remember how the 3D was.

#41 Edited by wemibelec90 (2108 posts) -

Avatar is the only movie I've seen in 3D, and it will be the last movie I ever see in 3D. Not worth the eyestrain, wearing two pairs of glasses, and the increased price.