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The Best Movies to Watch on a Home Theater

Updated September 20, 2019 4.8k votes 630 voters 39.8k views52 items

List RulesFilms 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.
  • 1

    Saving Private Ryan

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon
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    Band of Brothers

    Donnie Wahlberg, Damian Lewis
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  • 3

    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving
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    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver
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  • 5

    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine
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  • 7


    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf
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  • 8


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy
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  • 9

    The Bourne Identity

    Matt Damon, Clive Owen
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  • 10

    Casino Royale

    Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green
    Casino Royale is the twenty-first film in the Eon Productions James Bond film series and the...  more

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  • 11


    Sigourney Weaver, Laraine Newman
    WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science-fiction comedy film produced by Pixar...  more

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  • 12

    Top Gun

    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan
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    Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
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  • 15

    Independence Day

    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum
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    Tron: Legacy

    Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges
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  • 17

    Star Trek Into Darkness

    Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch
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    Pacific Rim

    Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam
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  • 20

    The Fast and the Furious

    Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez
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  • 21
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  • 22

    How to Train Your Dragon

    Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig
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  • 23

    Fight Club

    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto
    Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The...  more

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  • 24


    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen
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    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow
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