20 Best Movies to Watch in 4K

Ultra HD is probably the best format for watching on a home theater or a good modern TV. We have chosen for you the most spectacular, the most beautiful, and, of course, the most interesting films that are definitely worth watching in 4K.

1. Blade Runner 2049

Genre: Sci-fi, Action
Year: 2017
Country: USA, UK
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas
IMDb rating: 8.0

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The new Blade Runner, a direct sequel to the 1982 film, had every opportunity to be a breakthrough film — and became one at least in terms of pictures, winning two Oscars: for cinematography and visual effects. The action in the new Running 2049 takes place 30 years after the events of the first part, and although both films have a plot connection, it is not necessary to watch the first to understand the second. But in order to enjoy a stunning, high-quality picture and Dolby Atmos surround sound, which preserves the effect of presence for the viewer at any, even the quietest scene of the film, you can not even skimp on the purchase of a new TV.

Blade Runner 2049 is at the top of many top 4K movies — and we think it’s absolutely deserved.

2. The Covenant

Genre: Action, Drama, War
Year: 2022
Country: United Kingdom, USA
Director: Guy Ritchie
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dar Salim, Anthony Starr
IMDb rating: 7.5

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The recently released The Interpreter has already been dubbed the most brutal and serious of all that Guy Ritchie has filmed. Indeed, The Interpreter makes do with a rather restrained, dusty color palette, the dialogues in it are completely devoid of aphorism, and the plot refers the audience not to a fictional story but to a very real human tragedy. Among the recently made films, “The Interpreter” is definitely one of the top films in 4K — especially since it is available for viewing on several streaming platforms at once.

3. Deadpool

Genre: Comedy, Action
Year: 2016
Country: USA
Director: Tim Miller
Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin
IMDb rating: 8

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It could have been another regular superhero movie, but… There is a nuance. “Deadpool” is a collection of black humor, cynical jokes, and light vulgarity, seasoned with a driving plot and flavored with top-notch visual effects that become even better if you watch the Ultra HD version of the film. Shot on the Arri Alexa XT, the film looks great on LED TVs: the picture is so polished that you can see in detail the texture of Wade Wilson’s scars or the shimmer of the reflections on the skin of the Colossus. An original soundtrack — dynamic surround — will enhance the movie experience for those with Dolby Atmos equipment.

4. 1917

Genre: Drama, War
Year: 2019
Country: United Kingdom, USA
Director: Sam Mendes
Actors: George McKay, Andrew Scott, Colin Firth
IMDb rating: 8.2

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The film about the First World War, shot by Sam Mendes in a long frame format (up to eight and a half minutes per stage!), undoubtedly stands out not only for its bright humanistic message but also for the technically perfect work of the cinematographer Roger Deakins, who deservedly received the second of his Oscars for it. The war drama about two British soldiers forced to secretly make their way through the enemy’s rear to warn their friends of an impending attack has been declared the main film of the year by the British Academy of Film Arts and Sciences and has won many other awards.

Today, 1917 remains one of the best 4K films, where you can fully appreciate the richness of the color gamut provided by Dolby Vision and the depth of the picture captured with the Arri Alexa Mini LF.

5. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure
Year: 2019
Country: USA
Director: J.J. Abrams
Actors: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
IMDb rating: 6.5

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From the point of view of fans, Sunrise is not the best part of the saga: it is criticized for controversial script decisions and clichéd characters of the main characters, but what cannot be taken away from the ninth episode is the spectacle. J.J. Abrams knows how to make space-themed films, and it’s definitely better to enjoy this beauty in HDR. The visuals of Sunrise are worth watching the movie again in your home theater and enjoying the high-definition lightsaber action scenes and spectacular special effects.

6. Pinocchio

Genre: Cartoon
Year: 2022
Country: USA
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Actors: Ewan McGregor, Ron Perlman
IMDb rating: 7.6

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Last year, the fairy tale about a talking wooden boy named Pinocchio received two creative readings on the big screen: a version from Disney+ with classic images and a creepy puppet tale from horror master Guillermo del Toro. Of these, del Toro’s version in 4K film resolution looks many times more interesting. First of all, it is textured to the point of itching at your fingertips: real dolls were used in the shooting, and with proper detail of the picture, you can literally feel all the roughness, irregularities, and splinters that add a sense of reality to what is happening. Secondly, it is voluminous and filled with a variety of sounds, from the sound of an axe to the hubbub of people and the ringing of a bell in the square.

In 4K, the film is a real theatrical performance, unfolding in front of you almost in reality, which definitely deserves applause at the very end.

7. Knives Out

Genre: Mystery, Comedy
Year: 2019
Country: USA
Director: Rian Johnson
Actors: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis
IMDb rating: 7.9

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There are no spectacular chase or shootout scenes in Knives Out, and there are not a lot of superimposed visual effects. This is a chamber detective story, which, however, looks great in HDR format. The plot revolves around the murder of the head of the Thrombey family, a famous author of detective novels, who was found dead in his room the morning after the celebration of the anniversary. Each of the members of the household has a motive, but only one of them is the murderer. So who? “Knives Out” is a very pleasing film, not devoid of peculiar aesthetics. Besides, in 4K resolution, the film is available for viewing on Russian streams. The second part of private investigator Benoît Blanc’s story, Knives Out: The Glass Onion, has already been released on Blu-ray Disc with the original English soundtrack and several dubbed.

8. A Hidden Life

Genre: War, Drama
Year: 2019
Country: USA, Germany
Director: Terrence Malick
Actors: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner
IMDb rating: 7.4

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Terrence Malick’s films are famous for their unhurried and, at the same time, perfect visual accuracy. His films have been compared to the films of Andrei Tarkovsky and Stanley Kubrick, and Malick himself has been called a great visual genius. “A Secret Life,” his latest work to date, tells the story of a small village in the Austrian Alps and a real man named Franz Jägerstätter who refused to swear allegiance to the Nazis during World War II. Malik works professionally with the environment and shoots his films with natural light whenever possible, weaving numerous landscapes, the beauty of natural landscapes, and everyday scenes into the narrative. In 4K format, the film looks like a beautiful picture from the window; it fascinates with every frame, and the exposed surround sound helps “Secret Life” in HDR format sound like a full-fledged symphony with the effect of participation.

9. Mad Max: Fury Road

Genre: Adventure, Action
Year: 2015
Country: Australia
Director: George Miller
Actors: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
IMDb rating: 8.1

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“Fury Road” is another example of how the shooting of a new film can not only continue the cult franchise from the 80s but also claim several Academy Awards and the title of the best film of the year. The fourth Mad Max is not just a chase movie stuffed with visual effects. It is also a perfect post-apocalyptic action film, shot in a juicy and warm color palette with an emphasis on high contrast, as textured and tactile as possible. The sand, the chrome parts of the cars, the creepy masks on the faces of the characters — in the format of a 4K film- all the details are seen so clearly and naturally that watching Fury Road in plain HD seems almost sacrilege.

10. The Gentlemen

Genre: Comedy, Action
Year: 2019
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Guy Ritchie
Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant
IMDb rating: 7.8

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In the selection of the best films in 4K quality, it was impossible not to include the more traditional Guy Ritchie, The Gentlemen, which the Russian audience fell in love with thanks to its vivid characters and ornate, ironic, biting dialogues, which you want to pull apart into quotes. Shot on the Arri Alexa XT Plus, this film already suggests the possibility that you can fully enjoy its colorful picture, stunning intensity of action scenes, and incredibly realistic sound only in Ultra HD.

11. Three Thousand Years of Longing

Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Year: 2022
Country: Australia, USA
Director: George Miller
Actors: Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba
IMDb rating: 6.7

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Fabulous, meditative, magical, and thought-provoking – these are the epithets used by film critics to describe the film Three Thousand Years of Desire. This is one long story – as many as thirty hundred years – that fascinates not only with its meanings but also with its visual part. Director George Miller brings two famous actors together on the screen, and the chemistry that happens between them is not the magic of the 4K format. Still, it is definitely a reason to watch Three Thousand Years of Desire in a full-fledged Ultra HD release. Enjoy high-quality color reproduction, surround dialogue, and high-level visuals.

12. Avatar: The Way of Water

Genre: Sci-fi, Adventure
Year: 2022
Country: USA
Director: James Cameron
Actors: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana
IMDb rating: 7.6

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Fans of James Cameron’s films waited for a full-fledged release in HDR only a couple of months ago: the first Avatar and Avatar: The Way of Water, filmed thirteen years later, was released in 4K on the same day. On Blu-ray Discs, both of them have an English Dolby Atmos track and an impressive amount of additional material, interviews with the main actors, and recordings of the filming process. Avatar is a true visual triumph, the fruit of the work of many specialists in digital art, editing, and special effects, which was created to capture the imagination of viewers with the brightest color palette and graphics on the verge of the impossible. In general, for viewing in 4K format, the film is strictly mandatory.

13. Mountain

Genre: Documentary
Year: 2017
Country: Australia
Director: Jennifer Peadom
Actors: Willem Dafoe
IMDb rating: 7.2

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Only mountains, the music of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the voice of Willem Dafoe (or Mikhail Kozhukhov in the Russian dubbing) – and nothing extra. A cinematic odyssey dedicated to the mountains and the people in love with them, it gives you goosebumps with its majestic beauty. It promises a journey to the highest mountain peaks in the world. Even if it lasts only a little over an hour, in 4K quality, it will be a full-fledged ascent in the home theater format.

14. Everything Everywhere All at Once

Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action
Year: 2021
Country: USA
Director: Dan Kwan
Actors: Michelle Yeoh, Ke Hui Kwan
IMDb rating: 7.8

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The main discovery of last year was the film, which collected five statuettes at the Oscars held in February. “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is amazing for literally everyone. Bright, original, unlike absolutely any other movie, it stands out, among other things, for costumes, scenery, and makeup, which can be admired in detail by the Blu-ray release in 4K format or online cinemas with the function of choosing the quality of the visual track. This fantastic film is an extravaganza of color, a celebration of visual effects, and a triumph of editing technique. For home theater owners, it is an opportunity to enjoy the acting of Michelle Yeoh once again, which, in addition to the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is also awarded by the Actors Guild and the Golden Globes.

15. Divergent

Genre: Sci-fi, Action
Year: 2014
Country: USA
Director: Neil Berger
Actors: Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet
IMDb rating: 6.6

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The story of Beatrice, a girl who embarked on the path of fighting against caste society in dystopian Chicago, includes three parts, and it isn’t easy to choose the best 4K film from them. United by a full-fledged end-to-end plot, all of them are noted by critics as extremely spectacular, dynamic, and visually developed, with graphics and special effects at the highest level. The best way to evaluate the advantages of the Divergent, of course, is on a high-resolution LED TV, connecting high-quality speakers for improved sound. The film is undeniably beautiful — it is worth watching Divergent in 4K, at least for the sake of the descent scene, where the camera, following Beatrice, rushes steeply down, then sharply aligns, leaving the viewer with a 100% sense of presence.

16. Joker

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Year: 2017
Country: USA, Canada
Director: Todd Phillips
Actors: Joaquin Phoenix
IMDb rating: 8.4

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One of the most talked-about films of 2019 that earned Joaquin Phoenix a well-deserved Oscar, Joker was released in full Ultra HD a year after its release. 4K clarity lets you see the sets, costumes, and makeup in detail, while Dolby Vision technology helps striking accent details like Arthur Fleck’s yellow vest or cheap neon signs stand out against the bleak landscapes of turmoil in Gotham. The emotions from watching Joker are an order of magnitude higher if you watch a UHD movie and choose to watch it in the dark: this way, the picture will acquire not only additional depth but also an atmosphere.

17. Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Genre: Action
Year: 2018
Country: USA
Director: Christopher Macquarie
Actors: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg
IMDb rating: 7.7

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It seems that the entire “Mission: Impossible” was created precisely to be watched, movie by film, in Ultra HD on a chic LED TV with a diagonal of 55 inches at least, enjoying picture quality and three-dimensional Dolby Atmos sound. Intelligence agent Ethan Hunt, played by Tom Cruise, takes on another dangerous task, which means that viewers who decide to watch the film in 4K quality are waiting for a driving action with stunning special effects, stunts, and surround audio, creating a 100% home theater effect. The pleasure of taking a closer look at the stunts that Tom Cruise performs without a stunt double (and for which he trained for a whole year) is worth buying this movie in 4K.

18. Spider-Man

Genre: Science Fiction, Action
Year: 2002
Country: USA
Director: Sam Raimi
Actors: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst
IMDb rating: 7.4

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When talking about the best 4K movies, the new Spider-Man movies starring Tom Haaland are often mentioned, but the old classics where Tobey Maguire plays Peter Parker are just as good in Ultra HD. Moreover, all three films in 4K quality are available for viewing in online cinemas. Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy stands out for its high-quality visual effects even against the background of many modern films: flying around the city on the web, abrupt changes of plans, but most importantly, the very comic atmosphere of the picture, thanks to which the films of the early noughties still look fresh and interesting in 2023. For many, it was Tobey Maguire who started the fascination with superhero films, so we safely recommend watching the old Spider-Man.

19. Inferno

Genre: Adventure, Action
Year: 2016
Country: USA
Director: Ron Howard
Actors: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones
IMDb rating: 6.2

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“Inferno” is the third part of the adventures of Robert Langdon, a professor of history and art from Harvard, whose remarkable mind and non-trivial knowledge once again help him uncover the most dangerous world conspiracy. All the film adaptations of Dan Brown’s books — The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, Inferno — are distinguished by high-quality filming of architecture and historic districts. For example, in Inferno, you can see old Istanbul, the quarters of Venice and Florence, and the streets of Budapest — most of the scenes of the film were filmed against their background. You can appreciate the architectural heritage in the movie in 4K quality in online cinemas or by buying a Blu-ray disc.

20. Soul

Genre: Cartoon
Year: 2020
Country: USA, Japan
Director: Pete Docster
Actors: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey
IMDb rating: 8.0

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To experience the 3D sound of a track in Dolby Atmos, choose to watch a cartoon where the music is not just a soundtrack accompanying the picture but the idea itself, for example, in Pixar’s Soul. This is the story of an amateur saxophonist, Joe Gardner, who, vegetating as a music teacher in high school all his life, cannot bring himself to step towards his dream and perform on stage. But as a result of an accident, Joe’s soul separates from his body and goes to heaven, to the world of spirits, where he will have to rethink his goals and look at his life from a new angle. At the Academy Awards, “Soul” won two statuettes: for the best animated film and the outstanding soundtrack.

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