10 Best Imax Theater Movies
If you love watching movies on a really big screen then these ten best IMAX theater movies are good choices to start with. IMAX theaters have the largest types of theater screens in the industry and are a big attraction for extreme movie screen enthusiasts. For the most superlative in cinematic experiences IMAX theater movies are the way to go.
- "Avatar." If ever there was a mainstream movie that truly showcased the benefits of watching a movie in IMAX, it was James Cameron's"Avatar." By far the greatest movie ever made in 3D so far, is definitely "Avatar." Now imagine seeing Avatar in an IMAX theater, in 3D. For movie goers, especially sci-fi fans, this was an experience in theatrical epiphany. So much so that IMAX tickets for Avatar sold out day after day for weeks.
- "Everest." Of all the movies that are only played in IMAX theaters, this is the highest-ranked as far as ticket sales, according to Box Office Mojo. "Everest" is a documentary film covering many aspects of a typical climb to the top of Mount Everest. Of particular interest is the fact that the crew filming the movie stopped to help climbers caught in a snow storm during a highly publicized fatal incident in 1996. "Everest" grossed $87 million.
- "Space Station 3-D." The first IMAX movie filmed in 3D, and in space. was "Space Station 3-D." Tom Cruise did the narration of this 2002 documentary about the International Space Station.
- "Deep Sea 3D." A 3D IMAX movie documentary about ocean life, "Deep Sea 3D" was released in 2006 and featured music by noted composer Danny Elfman. It was narrated by Kate Winslet and Johnny Depp and ran for 40 memorable minutes.
- "Shrek Forever After." This may have been the second best movie ever made in true 3D. It was also released in IMAX 3D format, which makes "Shrek Forever After" by far the funniest IMAX theater movie you'll ever see.
- "NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience." Starring Kiefer Sutherland, "NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience" is a documentary peeking into the industry of NASCAR auto racing. Racing fans will love re-enacting past races, filmed in IMAX 3D from the driver's own perspective. Curious filmgoers will learn a lot about NASCAR's history and technical issues. This is one of the more action-packed IMAX movies, lasting 40 minutes.
- "The Polar Express: The IMAX 3D Experience." Made entirely by computer animation, "The Polar Express" is the first film to ever be filmed in both the 35mm format and the IMAX 3D format.
- "Ghosts of the Abyss." Directed and produced by Titanic producer James Cameron, "Ghosts of the Abyss" was released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2003 as a 3D IMAX movie feature. This 59 minute documentary about the RMS Titanic takes you on a tour of the Titanic with the help of two Russian-made remote-controlled submersibles, showing what the doomed passenger ship looked like both before it sank, and as it lies now.
- "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure." Distributed by National Geographic Entertainment, "Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure" was released in 2007 as a documentary for IMAX theater goers using the latest 3D technology. This IMAX movie features Dolly, an aquatic dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous period, who is orphaned by a shark attack that kills her mother. It follows her perilous encounters with a number of prehistoric creatures and is 40 minutes long.
- "Aliens of the Deep." Another 3D IMAX Theater movie directed by James Cameron, "Aliens of the Deep" is a collaboration with NASA to chronicle the exploration of the strange underwater life in the depths of the Mid-Ocean Ridges. Part of the allure of this movie lies in speculation about how alien life might resemble what was found in this area - hence the movie's name. "Aliens of the Deep"was released in 2005 and ran for 47 minutes.