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post #1 of 176 Old 11-11-07, 04:38 AM Thread Starter
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The best movies for home theater surround sound

I am looking for the best movies for surround sound and visual effects. After reaching 100 I will take a vote for the top 10 to 20.

What are some of your favorite movies for surround sound and visual effects?

For those of you reading this for the first time these are the suggested titles. I will add when new titles are suggested.

1. The Incredibles
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. Gladiator
4. Transformers
5. Band of Brothers
6. The Grudge movies (scary)
7. Flyboys "Dogfights scene"
8. Heat
9. Titan AE
10. War of the Worlds
11. Star Wars 4,5,6
12. Moulan Rouge
13. Apollo 13
14. Transformers
15. Twister
16. Titan AE
17. We Were Soldiers
18. U-571
19. Superman: The Movie
20. Master and Commander
21. Saving Private Ryan
22. remastered version of Top Gun
23. Four Brothers
24. Forest Gump, jungle war scene
25. Master and Commander
26. Open Range
27. Matrix
28. Spiderman 3
29. Silent Hill (scary)
30. Ratatouille "old lady with shotgun"
31. Gladiator
32. Matrix trilogy
33. Monsters Inc.
34. Lord of the Rings trilogy
35. Pearl Harbor
36. Titanic
37. The Rock
38. Independence Day
39. Outbreak
40. Deep Blue Sea
41. V for Vendetta
42. 300
43. Gladiator
44. Casino Royale
45. Terminator 2
46. Fellowship of the Rings
47. House of Flying Daggers
48. Fifth Element
49. Apocalypto
50. Event Horizon
51. Live Free Die Hard
52. X-Men 3
53. Day after Tomorrow
54. Ice Age
55. Star Wars Episode I "Pod Race"

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Re: The best movies for home theater surround sound

For me it would be the pod race in Star Wars Episode I.
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Re: The best movies for home theater surround sound

That's not easy to find the best movies for surround sound because there are so many !!!

Here are some of those I use to test my surround system:
- The Incredibles
- Master and Commander,
- Star Wars Pod Race
- Saving Private Ryan
- Open Range
- Gladiator
- Matrix

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Re: The best movies for home theater surround sound

I love pretty much anything war related. Band of Brothers is awesome!
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Re: The best movies for home theater surround sound

For new movies Transformers and Spiderman 3 are both awesome. For older action movies Matrix and Star Wars 4-6 are hard to beat, and my favorite type of surround, horror movies, Silent Hill and the Grudge movies have a more subtle,creepy type of surround.


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Re: The best movies for home theater surround sound

I forgot about a couple of those. Keep them coming. I like all kinds of action and scary movies so if you have a title of a movie with great bass or sound effects that make your skin crawl then by all means post it.
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I also use "Flyboys", the dogfight scenes.....
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Re: The best movies for home theater surround sound

Check out Ratatouille

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Re: The best movies for home theater surround sound

There is a very good old movie that I've used for many years for testing changes made to the audio side.. It has excellent surround sound and covers just about every square metre of the room..
It's one of the few movies that projects sound right up to your face..Infact you can almost believe that you're going to drown!!
Good thunder and lightning and roaring sounds with some pretty dramatic explosions thrown in as well..
The movie is Deep Blue Sea...but don't watch it if "Jaws" turned your stomach!!
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Re: The best movies for home theater surround sound

Too many to list!

Gladiator
Heat
Matrix trilogy
Titan AE
Anything Pixar
War of the Worlds
Lord of the Rings trilogy
Star Wars 4,5,6
Pearl Harbor
Moulan Rouge
Titanic
Apollo 13
The Rock
Transformers
Independence Day
Twister
Outbreak

would be among my favorites...


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