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Top 10 Must-Watch 3D Movies like Gravity

Updated on July 16, 2016
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Made on a production budget of $100 million, Gravity is regarded as one of the best 3D movies ever made. This 2013 film not only won applauds from viewers and critics all over the world, it also won 7 oscars including the Academy Award for Best Director.

The plot surrounds around Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.

George Clooney and Sandra Bullock in Gravity
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock in Gravity

Written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in the lead roles, this movie is a marvel.

Here is a list of few more top of the class 3D movies just like Gravity:

Avatar (2009) - One of the best 3D movies of all time like Gravity

DIRECTOR:

James Cameron

WRITER:

James Cameron

STARS:

Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

Plot Summary:

In the future, Jake, a paraplegic war veteran, is brought to a moon, Pandora, which is inhabited by the Na'vi, a humanoid race with their own language and culture. In turn of events, Jake becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

How to Train Your Dragon (2010) - Arguably the best 3D anime of all time

DIRECTOR:

Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

WRITER:

William Davies, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

STARS:

Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

PLOT SUMMARY:

In a world with dragons, this movie takes place on the island of Berk. Hiccup, son of Stoik, wants to be a dragon killer like his dad, but his dad refuses. One night on an invasion of the dragons, Hiccup catches a Night Fury, the rarest and an unseen dragon of them all to prove to his father he is worthy. But while his father is away to find the nest of the dragons, he allows Hiccup to start training to kill dragons, and at the same time, Hiccup trains with with his newly found dragon Toothless since when he was caught, lost a part of his wing. But While Hiccup tries to persuade the other vikings that the dragons are good not bad, they have a hard time believing so.

The Walk (2015) - A must-watch 3D movie like Gravity

DIRECTOR:

Robert Zemeckis

WRITER:

Robert Zemeckis, Christopher Browne

STARS:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Guillaume Baillargeon

PLOT SUMMARY:

In 1974 Philippe Petit, a French wire walker, dreams of walking the tallest building in the world, The World Trade Center. He consults with an expert Papa Rudy and he meets some people whom he recruits to help him. Eventually he goes to New York to plan the thing and hopefully do it before the building officially opens.

Based on a true story and book by Philippe Petit.

Toy Story 3 (2010)

DIRECTOR:

Lee Unkrich

WRITER:

John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

STARS:

Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack

PLOT SUMMARY:

Woody, Buzz and the whole gang are back. As their owner Andy prepares to depart for college, his loyal toys find themselves in daycare where untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice. So, it's all for one and one for all as they join Barbie's counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Prickle-pants and a pink, strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o'-Hugging' Bear to plan their great escape

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

DIRECTOR:

Eric Brevig

WRITER:

Michael D. Weiss, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin

STARS:

Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem

PLOT SUMMARY:

Professor Trevor Anderson receives his teenager nephew Sean Anderson. He will spend ten days with his uncle while his mother, Elizabeth, prepares to move to Canada. She gives a box to Trevor that belonged to his missing brother, Max, and Trevor finds a book with references to the last journey of his brother. He decides to follow the steps of Max with Sean and they travel to Iceland, where they meet the guide Hannah Ásgeirsson. While climbing a mountain, there is a thunderstorm and they protect themselves in a cave. However, a lightening collapses the entrance and the trio is trapped in the cave. They seek an exit and falls in a hole, discovering a lost world in the centre of the Earth.

Beowulf (2007)

DIRECTOR:

Robert Zemeckis

WRITER:

Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary

STARS:

Ray Winstone, Crispin Glover, Angelina Jolie

PLOT SUMMARY:

Set against the coming of Christianity, this is the story of the last hero: in 507, a monstrous troll wreaks havoc in the mead hall of the Danish king, Hrothgar. He offers rewards for the death of Grendel, so Beowulf, a great and boastful Geat warrior, arrives with his thanes. Beowulf sets aside his armour and awaits the monster; a fierce battle ensues that leads to Beowolf's entering the watery lair of Grendel's mother, where a devil's bargain awaits. Beowulf returns to Herot, the castle, and becomes king. Jump ahead many years, and the sins of the father are visited upon Beowulf and his kingdom. The hero must face his weakness and be heroic once again. Is the age of demons over?

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

DIRECTOR:

Tim Burton

WRITER:

Linda Woolverton

STARS:

Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

PLOT SUMMARY:

Alice, an unpretentious and individual 19-year-old, is betrothed to a dunce of an English nobleman. At her engagement party, she escapes the crowd to consider whether to go through with the marriage and falls down a hole in the garden after spotting an unusual rabbit. Arriving in a strange and surreal place called "Underland," she finds herself in a world that resembles the nightmares she had as a child, filled with talking animals, villainous queens and knights, and furious bander-snatches. Alice realises that she is there for a reason--to conquer the horrific Jabberwocky and restore the rightful queen to her throne.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

DIRECTOR:

Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

WRITER:

Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

STARS:

Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Bruce Campbell

PLOT SUMMARY:

On the small island of Swallow Falls, the outcast boy Flint Lockwood is a clumsy inventor encouraged by his mother. However the island is not capable of exporting their sardine stocks, and the locals end up having to eat it all the time. Years later, Flint's mother dies and his skeptical father Tim Lockwood, an old fisherman who has a sardine store, gives Flint a partnership in his store and invites him to work there with him. But Flint, being the inventor that he is, has just invented a food processor that converts water into food. And He decides to test it out... but things don't go according to plan and he manages to launch it into the atmosphere. It begins to rain hamburgers and other food in the island. A television station sends a weather reporter trainee (Sam Sparks) to cover the phenomenon and Flint becomes famous. However, the greedy and glutton Mayor Shelbourne overworks the machine and the food becomes a menace to the human race.

Up (2009) - Another world class 3D movie like Gravity

DIRECTOR:

Pete Docter, Bob Peterson

WRITER:

Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy

STARS:

Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger

PLOT SUMMARY:

Carl Fredricksen as a boy wanted to explore South America and find the forbidden Paradise Falls. About 64 years later he gets to begin his journey along with a Boy Scout named Russel with help from 500 balloons. On their journey they discover many new friends including a talking dog and Carl and Russel figure out that someone evil plans. Carl soon realizes that this evildoer is his childhood idol. Will they be able to defeat him and will they find Paradise Falls?

Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

DIRECTOR:

Rob Letterman, Conrad Vernon

WRITER:

Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky, Rob Letterman, Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger

STARS:

Reese Witherspoon, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Colbert

PLOT SUMMARY:

When a meteorite from outer space hits a young California woman named Susan Murphy and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years. As a last resort, under the guidance of General W.R. Monger, on a desperate order from The President, the motley crew of Monsters is called into action to combat the aliens and save the world from imminent destruction!

Which of these awesome movies are you gonna watch next?

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      Sam Dreiberg 13 months ago from India

      Yes.. they just missed out.. I had to limit it to 10..

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      Pat Mills 13 months ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      A fine list, but I'd make sure to include Hugo and The Adventures Of Tintin.