10 Best Movies In Imax

Wednesday, January 19 by David Boston

IMAX movies furthered the experience moviegoers could obtain in the theater and these are the 10 best movies in IMAX. IMAX was a great advancement in entertainment all people could enjoy. The ten best movies in IMAX are listed below.

  1. “Avatar” James Cameron started working on Avatar in 1994, but it was released in 2009. Cameron’s use of 3D brings the world of Pandora alive and allows viewers to completely immerse themselves in a battle where a marine must decide whether to follow orders or protect that world he now feels is his home. Since its release, it has set a standard for other movies in IMAX.
  2. “Monsters vs. Aliens” This movie was a makeover of classical monster movies and IMAX gives viewers the ability to appreciate how the main character turns into a giant after a meteorite hits her. From here, she in taken to a secret compound where she meets other monsters that have been rounded up over the years.
  3. “Coraline” In this movie, a young girl finds another world similar to hers, but her idealized version. However, finding this world has its own sinister affects.
  4. “My Bloody Valentine” Though the film did not have a deep plot, it did have the ability to scare many people. The protagonist returned to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine’s night massacre. However, instead of a normal homecoming, Tom finds himself being accused of the murders and only one person believes he is innocent.
  5. “Journey to the Center of the Earth” This movie is based on Jules Verne’s famous novel and it brought the novel’s imaginary world before the public’s eyes. A scientist in search of his brother joins a quest with his nephew and their mountain guide where they discover a fantastic yet dangerous lost world in the center of the earth.
  6. “Meet the Robinsons” In this movie, Lewis, a brilliant inventor, meets up with an odd stranger by the name of Wilbur Robinson who takes him away in a time machine in order to track Bowler Hat Guy in a epic showdown.
  7. “Superman Returns” Superman visits his home planet of Krypton, but soon returns to Earth to protect the people and reclaim the love of Lois Lane.
  8. “Ghost of the Abyss” Another movie produced by James Cameron that fully captured the ability of IMAX 3D. Using state-of-the-art technology which was created for this expedition, Cameron and his crew explored the wreckage of the Titantic digitally.
  9. “Jim Henson’s Muppet*Vision 3D” was a 1991 film which took the 3D experience out of the screen. In this movie, Kermit narrates the movie as he visits the Muppet Lab. This is where viewers meet Dr. Bunsen Honeydew’s newest discovery, Waldo the spirit of 3D who causes trouble.
  10. “The Magic of Flight” This movie places viewers in the cockpit of a Blue Angel jet which allowed viewers to experience thrills as if they were in the cockpit.
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COMMENTS

  1. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    IMAX1

    Hi there I work as a n IMAX projectionist, and the only thing about this list is that only actually half of these films are actually IMAX releases. 1,2,7,8 and 10 are IMAX the rest are not, probably Real D.


  2. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    IMAX1

    Hi there I work as a n IMAX projectionist, and the only thing about this list is that only actually half of these films are actually IMAX releases. 1,2,7,8 and 10 are IMAX the rest are not, probably Real D.


  3. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    Pat

    What a crock! I emailed them, and they said the article is “opinion based” and they will not change it. Makes me wonder about the accuracy of the rest of their stories. I’ll bet they think Stonehenge and the pyramids are 2 of the best places to visit in the United States!


  4. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    Pat

    What a crock! I emailed them, and they said the article is “opinion based” and they will not change it. Makes me wonder about the accuracy of the rest of their stories. I’ll bet they think Stonehenge and the pyramids are 2 of the best places to visit in the United States!


  5. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    You're An Idiot

    This might be the worst feature I’ve ever seen on this site. Does the writer even know what IMAX is? Are they confused about the difference between IMAX and 3D? They’ve also neglected to include the two DMR releases containing scenes that were shot specifically for IMAX (two small-budget pics nobody ever saw…The Dark Knight and Tron: Legacy).

    They may as well be writing about the 10 best dairy products and include pears, peanuts, turkey, potato chips, and beef jerkey while leaving out ice cream and cheese. In other words, the author clearly has no clue what he/she/dog is writing about.


  6. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    You're An Idiot

    This might be the worst feature I’ve ever seen on this site. Does the writer even know what IMAX is? Are they confused about the difference between IMAX and 3D? They’ve also neglected to include the two DMR releases containing scenes that were shot specifically for IMAX (two small-budget pics nobody ever saw…The Dark Knight and Tron: Legacy).

    They may as well be writing about the 10 best dairy products and include pears, peanuts, turkey, potato chips, and beef jerkey while leaving out ice cream and cheese. In other words, the author clearly has no clue what he/she/dog is writing about.


  7. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    IMAXFan

    Lol! Five of these movies aren’t even IMAX movies! How embarrassing for the author to write this and obviously have no clue what IMAX is!


  8. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    IMAXFan

    Lol! Five of these movies aren’t even IMAX movies! How embarrassing for the author to write this and obviously have no clue what IMAX is!


  9. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    screenflunkies

    VERY POOR ARTICLE. AS THE OTHERS STATE BELOW, ONLY HALF WERE SHOWN IN THE IMAX FORMAT. I HAVE FORWARDED THIS ARTICLE TO THE IMAX CORPORATION SINCE I’M SURE THEY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THIS.


  10. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    screenflunkies

    VERY POOR ARTICLE. AS THE OTHERS STATE BELOW, ONLY HALF WERE SHOWN IN THE IMAX FORMAT. I HAVE FORWARDED THIS ARTICLE TO THE IMAX CORPORATION SINCE I’M SURE THEY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THIS.


  11. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    IMAXprofessional

    I’d never heard of screenjunkies.com until I read a blog post about this article. How sad that this article is so wrong! I’ve surfed the rest of the site and have come to the conclusion that most of this site’s articles are very shallow….it seems as if the stories are written by junior high school students. No substance. I think this site is merely a vehicle for ads. I was forwarded the reply to an email that was sent to them, and it’s obvious they don’t care about any form of accuracy.


  12. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    IMAXprofessional

    I’d never heard of screenjunkies.com until I read a blog post about this article. How sad that this article is so wrong! I’ve surfed the rest of the site and have come to the conclusion that most of this site’s articles are very shallow….it seems as if the stories are written by junior high school students. No substance. I think this site is merely a vehicle for ads. I was forwarded the reply to an email that was sent to them, and it’s obvious they don’t care about any form of accuracy.


  13. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    at max

    Sadly, internet “journalism” does not seem to be concerned about being factually correct. Even if the list is the author’s opinion they should at least all be movies that were shown in IMAX theatres. Now, whay makes a true IMAX film is another debate altogether…..


  14. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    at max

    Sadly, internet “journalism” does not seem to be concerned about being factually correct. Even if the list is the author’s opinion they should at least all be movies that were shown in IMAX theatres. Now, whay makes a true IMAX film is another debate altogether…..


  15. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    EIMÄX-Fän

    “Ghosts of the Abyss” and “The Magic of Flight” are the only TWO IMAX films on this list. The rest was shot on HD or 35mm film and the DMR’ed.


  16. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    EIMÄX-Fän

    “Ghosts of the Abyss” and “The Magic of Flight” are the only TWO IMAX films on this list. The rest was shot on HD or 35mm film and the DMR’ed.


  17. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    Lloyd

    Is everyone on this board too stupid to read that all of these movies were released in IMAX 3D? Coraline – yes, you could see it in IMAX at AMC Theaters even though everyone on this board says you cannot. My Bloody Valentine, also released in IMAX 3D. Journey to the Center of the Earth IMAX 3D, etc., etc. You may not like the fact that these movies were not shot in an IMAX format – but that is not the writer’s fault – is it?


  18. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    Lloyd

    Is everyone on this board too stupid to read that all of these movies were released in IMAX 3D? Coraline – yes, you could see it in IMAX at AMC Theaters even though everyone on this board says you cannot. My Bloody Valentine, also released in IMAX 3D. Journey to the Center of the Earth IMAX 3D, etc., etc. You may not like the fact that these movies were not shot in an IMAX format – but that is not the writer’s fault – is it?


  19. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    R Foster Wechsler III

    I recognize a number of the commentators here and, including myself, there’s around 60 years of experience working in IMAX theaters that know with a certainty you’re wrong. Both My Bloody Valentine and Coraline were playing exclusively in REAL D and Dolby 3D while IMAX theaters were showing the re-release of The Dark Knight. Journey to the Center of the Earth played exclusively in REAL D at the time that IMAX theaters were showing The Dark Knight in its first run. The accepted industry standard to be considered an IMAX movie is that it must be run on 15perf/70mm film or on digital files through IMAX’s proprietary film or digital projectors. Now, in the past, films have been shown in other formats in IMAX theaters, such as 35mm (Gladiator and Pearl Harbor with drive-in prints), but calling anything that doesn’t go through an IMAX projector an IMAX movie is like calling a Chevy a Ford simply because it’s sitting in the used car lot at the Ford dealership. Doesn’t work that way. If you still don’t believe that only half of the films on this list are IMAX, check out the following lists which have been compiled by industry professionals:

    http://www.3dmovielist.com/list.html
    http://lfexaminer.com/films.htm

    Thanks for your time.

    R Foster Wechsler III


  20. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    R Foster Wechsler III

    Ghosts of the Abyss was filmed with SONY CineAlta HDW-F950 24P cameras and transfered from the digital master to 1570 film at CFI, with the help of DKP. Much like this list, you’re only half right.


  21. January 19, 2011 6:12 pm

    Pat Caldwell

    Mr. Weschler III is correct Lloyd. I won’t call you stupid as you’ve called everyone else here in your post. I’ll call you simply “misinformed”. Sadly, it is a common trick that some theater operators will do: They will run a non-IMAX format movie in their IMAX theater. Some will even charge you the IMAX movie price knowing it’s not an IMAX film! They count on the fact that you won’t know the difference. My name is Pat Caldwell, and I’ve been in the film biz for almost 40 years….almost 15 of that in the IMAX end of things. Trust us….you’ve been hoodwinked by your local AMC. I was an IMAX projectionist at a major chain’s theater in the southeast when Gladiator came out. We ran a drive-in print of it on a 35mm projector in our IMAX theater. I asked management if I should put on the 30 second trailer supplied by IMAX that informs the audience the film is NOT an IMAX formatted film. Management said, “NO! Let them think it’s in IMAX….”

    http://www.imaxguy.com is my site….I think you’ll see that I’ve been doing this long enough to know about this….