While many films can be enjoyed on a smaller TV set, there are some blockbusters that are simply too epic to confine to restricted screen space.
If you have a 50 inch smart TV in your home – or if you are planning to invest in one – then why not make the most of it? Here are some fun films that will be ideal to watch on your capacious screen, allowing you to enjoy them as they were intended – with maximum impact.
If you have never watched this historic war film, then you are in for a stunning visual treat.
Based on both a graphic novel and the actual events that took place when King Leonidas led his 300 Spartans to their deaths at the Battle of Thermopylae, ‘300’ features spectacular visual effects, dramatic war sequences, and a crisp, compelling narrative that will sweep you away on a whirlwind ride right to the tragic denouement.
This Oscar-winning period piece is definitely required viewing for anyone with a 50 inch Smart TV.
Directed by Alejandro Iñárritu, and featuring jaw-dropping cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki, the film tells the tale of legendary fur-trapper and frontiersman, Hugh Glass, and his grim battle with the forces of nature when he is left to die in the wilderness by a traitorous member of his expedition.
Some of this film’s most iconic scenes – in particular, a heart-stopping bear attack – require a larger screen to really do justice to their striking visual effects.
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
If you have a fondness for epic fantasy, then you will definitely want to grace your sizeable TV screen with Peter Jackson’s beloved trilogy. These films have something for everyone – breath-taking landscapes, emotional storylines, thrilling battle sequences – all set against a stirring backdrop that will tug at your heart strings. If you’re looking for an enjoyable way to spend a day, why not watch all three films back-to-back for a Tolkien marathon that will immerse you deep in the heart of Middle Earth.
To get the full impact of the majesty and tragedy of Titanic, you have to watch this film on a large screen. James Cameron’s record-breaking film became the first movie to gross more than $1 billion worldwide, and also achieved several other claims to fame, including being the most expensive picture to be made (at that time) and the first movie to be nominated across all 7 technical categories at the Oscars – and to win all 7.
However, arguably the most impressive thing about this film is its combination of beauty, sadness, terrifying action and painstakingly created effects; elements which make it such a feast for the senses when watched on a big screen.
Last but certainly not least, if you missed out on watching Gravity at the cinema, it’s high time you treated yourself to this expertly directed space film, featuring the talents of Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. But be warned – it doesn’t make for easy watching, sucking you into a tense and often heart-pumping battle for survival as Bullock’s character desperately tries to make her way back home to Earth against terrible odds.