film The Best Movies to Watch on a Home Theater  

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List Rules Films that look and sound amazing on your home theater

A key element to any authentic home theater experience, along with the perfectly calibrated surround sound system and stunning picture is picking the right movie to watch. It could be perfect thanks to the sound design of a well placed punch or punchy dialogue, or an awesome soundtrack. Of maybe it's the incredible scope of footage shot in IMAX or some crazy visual effects that make certain films great for the home theater.

This list of the best movies for home theater will help you show off your amazing audio visual set up and provide a wonderful spectacle that comes from the perfect home theater system!

Put your home theater to good use with one of the films below, vote up your favorites, or add one that looks and sounds incredible on your own home system.
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The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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Avatar Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies to Watch on a Home Theater
Independence Day Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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Gravity Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

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The Fast and the Furious Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Pr... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies to Watch on a Home Theater
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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WALL-E Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman, Kathy Najimy

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Transformers Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable

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How to Train Your Dragon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies to Watch on a Home Theater
How to Train Your Dragon Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

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The Bourne Identity Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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Seven is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies to Watch on a Home Theater
Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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Twister Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Paxton

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Top Gun Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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The Amazing Spider-Man Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

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Star Trek Into Darkness Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve

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Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Joseph Morgan

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Platoon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies to Watch on a Home Theater
Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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Heat Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

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Speed Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

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Collateral Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

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Lethal Weapon Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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Days of Thunder Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall

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Moon Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore, Kaya Scodelario