The Liftoff scene from "Apollo 13" was visually stunning on the big screen. I was running the projectors at an 8 screen when that movie came out and I knew right to the minute when that scene began both times every night I worked and I made sure I was in the theater to see it as often as I could. A truly amazing scene to watch on a 60 foot wide screen. So I guess Im adding Apollo 13 to the list
42 Films to See on the Big Screen Before You Die
Despite everyone having their own home theaters with Blu-ray players and massive sound systems, there are still some movies which need to be seen at least once in a theater on the big screen, surrounded by an audience. Here are 42 of them. Mouse over each image to see the movie title.
some of those would be good to see...I can't get the Wes Anderson angle, I tried a few, but can't get it.
"42 Films to See on the Big Screen Before You Die"
But what are the best films to see AFTER you're dead?
I saw Jaws in the theater. my older sister was babysitting me. I was 10 and it scared me so much, I had a nightmare that night.
Most of these were before my time so I couldnt see them in the theater but we do have a theater here that sometimes shows older movies. I saw Pulp Fiction, some people brought their small children and then left horrified during the man rape scene as if they had no idea that was coming.
I love all of these movies and I have to thank my father for making me watch most of these when I was a kid (even though I hated them at the time)
Now we need the best revival houses in America-A great theater makes a huge difference to experience.
For example, Music Box Theater in Chicago is amazing, Gene Siskel needs a make-over.
New Jersey Lowes Revival house is a fantastic movie palace, Film Forum in NYC is pretty small (Museum of the Moviing Image has made huge improvements)..
I've seen a lot of these on my laptop, but I'm too young to have seen them in the theater. I did see Eraserhead in theaters and that was nutty as fuck.
Any movie where Robbie Muller is the cinematographer is going to look great on a big screen (Dead Man, most of Wim Wenders' films, Dancer in the Dark, others).
The inclusion of comedies (especially silent movies) is good. I won't even watch a silent movie without a crowd anymore.
I saw Lawrence of Arabia and Wizard Of Oz for the first time on the big screen and took friends to see Singing in the Rain for the first time (they LOVED it).
@bmack76 Beetlejuice, duh!
@bmack76 Tss Tss double guns bitch.