The 15 Best Dolby Atmos Movies to Watch at Home


IMDb rating: 8.1/10

Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction

Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

Director: George Miller

Movie Rating: R

Running time: 2 hours

For one of the best post-apocalyptic movies ever made, watch Fury Road. It takes place in a wasteland where water is scarce and tensions are high. The film is highly stylized, the visuals are stunning, and the surround sound incorporated into the film really puts you right in the middle of the gritty vehicular road war. With plenty of deep, rich engine noises, explosions, and an intense soundtrack, Mad Max: Fury Road is sure to have you and your speakers along for the ride.


IMDb rating: 7.6/10

Genre: Action, Crime, Drama

Starring: Ansel Elgort/Kevin Spacey/Lily James

Director: Edgar Wright

Movie Rating: R

Length: 1 hour 53 minutes

"Bay Driver," directed by Edgar Wright, who also created "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and "Hot Fuzz," is a unique film where sound is the primary focus. movie of. The film centers on a music-loving getaway driver, giving the filmmakers ample opportunity to use their voices. It's an important part of the plot itself, and the experience is even better when you hear it in Dolby Atmos.


IMDb Rating: 8/10

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Movie Rating: R

Running time: 2 hours and 44 minutes

Already a stunning visual piece, Dolby Atmos technology takes this film to the next level, transporting you into this lush future world. You'll hear every sound in the environment, from the seemingly constant sound of rain, to high-tech machinery, to the hustle and bustle of the city. Paired with Hans Zimmer's echo-rich score, you've got an unforgettable experience.


IMDb rating: 8.1/10

Genre: Adventure, Comedy

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey

Director: Pete Doctor, Kemp Powers

Movie rating: PG

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes

One of the most original Pixar films to date, the film features a Golden Globe-winning soundtrack produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The music in the film is divided between two different worlds - the afterlife and Earth. This creates a wonderfully dynamic sound, full of atmosphere and upbeat tunes.

05 out of 15

IMDb rating: 7.7/10

Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama

Starring: Sandra Bullock George Clooney

Director: Alfonso Cuaron

Movie rating: PG-13

Length: 1 hour 31 minutes

The film won seven Academy Awards, including Best Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. This is an iconic work of depth and atmosphere, both visually and in sound design. In this film you will really be able to feel all the sounds of space, or lack thereof, as the filmmakers truly convey what sound does in a vacuum. It's this minimalism that runs throughout Gravity that makes it a unique experience.


IMDb Rating: 8/10

Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama

Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig

Director: Ridley Scott

Movie rating: PG-13

Running time: 2 hours and 24 minutes

"The Martian" is adapted from the novel of the same name and directed by Ridley Scott, who is also the creator of "Alien". The film tells the story of Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon), an astronaut who is stranded during a mission to Mars. Watching this film in Dolby Atmos puts you in the windy, dusty environments of Earth. The beginning of the movie, during the storm, is particularly powerful. If you want to fully immerse yourself in space, The Martian is a great choice.


IMDb rating: 8.4/10

Genre: Action, Adventure

Starring: Shameik Moore/Jake Johnson/Hailee Steinfeld

Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Movie rating: PG

Length: 1 hour 57 minutes

"Into the Spider-Man" is a Spider-Man movie like no other. Miles Morales gained Spider-Man's powers after being bitten by a spider. The movie explores different versions of Spider-Man, with plenty of action and fun moments. The best part of the film, though, is its unique animated world, filled with vibrant colors that sit somewhere between 2D and 3D. Watching it in surround sound only makes the experience better, as you see all the bass-heavy action tracks as a multi-layered sound environment.


IMDb rating: 7.4/10

Genre: Sci-fi, action, adventure

Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke

Director: Steven Spielberg

Movie rating: PG-13

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes

The premise of the film is that of a fully immersive video game, where the player puts on a headset and truly feels like they are inside the game world. So it makes sense that the film's creators would try to imitate this effect as closely as possible for the audience. Dolby Atmos delivers the feeling when you experience the noise of a fast-paced match or the subtle sounds of a game world.


IMDb rating: 8.7/10

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne

Director: Lana Wachowski, Lily Wachowski

Movie Rating: R

Running time: 2 hours and 16 minutes

One of the most innovative and immersive films ever made, The Matrix launches in 2018 in 4K with Dolby Atmos, elevating one of the best movie experiences to today's standards . It really delivers controlled bass that you can really feel during intense sequences. You'll especially want to experience the famous shootout near the end, which puts you directly in the action.

10 out of 15

IMDb Rating: 7.5/10

Genre: Horror, Drama, Science Fiction

Starring: Emily Blunt/John Krasinski/Millicent Simmonds

Director: John Krasinski

Movie rating: PG-13

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes

You might think that this movie wouldn't offer much surround sound, since the focus is on a family who has to stay quiet or risk being heard by alien creatures. However, it's the use of sound in the film that really pushes it into an incredibly suspenseful experience. When getting up close and personal with the film's creatures, you may find yourself holding your breath a time or two, hearing every up-close and claustrophobic sound.

11 out of 15

IMDb rating: 6.8/10

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss

Director: Jordan Peele

Movie Rating: R

Length: 1 hour 56 minutes

Director Jordan Peele, the man behind Get Out, has released his next thought-provoking film, Us, to critical acclaim. It tells the story of a family who decide to take a trip to their mother's childhood beach house, however some very strange things begin to happen. If you are a horror fan but want something different, this is a great movie. Not least because of its impressive use of Dolby Atmos sound, which really comes into its own when the doppelganger versions of the family appear, adding an extra punch to the unfolding action.

12 out of 15

IMDb rating: 6.9/10

Genre: Sci-fi, action, adventure

Starring: Idris Elba/Charlie Hunnam/Rinko Kikuchi

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Movie rating: PG-13

Length: 2 hours and 11 minutes

If you really want an intense ride in your home theater, Pacific Rim has something amazing to offer. The film is based on a battle between giant humanoid machines called Jaegers and Kaiju, monsters from the ocean. What happens next is absolutely mesmerizing, taking in every conflict as you're thrown into dizzying combat scenes.

13 out of 15

IMDb rating: 7.7/10

Type: Drama

Starring: Yalista Aparicio/Marina de Tavera/Diego Cortina Autry

Director: Alfonso Cuaron

Movie Rating: R

Performance duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Alfonso Cuaron, the director of "Gravity," appreciates the capabilities of Dolby Atmos. He believes the technology is actually better suited for more intimate settings rather than in-person blockbusters. He provided some convincing evidence for this theory in Roma, a film in which he gave the mixers many months to create the sound design. If you want to witness the subtle power that Atmos can achieve, watch Roma.

14 out of 15

IMDb rating: 8.1/10

Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen

Director: James Mangold

Movie Rating: R

Running time: 2 hours and 17 minutes

A superhero movie unlike most other superhero movies, Logan follows an older and tired Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman. This movie is mostly a character study, but it's still a Wolverine movie, so there's a lot of action. Dolby Atmos is used in this movie to spread sound to all speakers, putting you right in the middle of any scene. The reviews for this movie are serious.

15 out of 15

IMDb rating: 8.0/10

Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure

Starring: Ryan Reynolds/Morena Baccarin/TJ Miller

Director: Tim Miller

Movie Rating: R

Length: 1 hour 48 minutes

Speaking of unique superhero movies, Deadpool is a great movie to watch to see how far your speakers can go. It's hilarious but packed with gripping action sequences, and Dolby Atmos takes it to another level entirely. They compliment the film's unique visual style and enhance the fourth wall-breaking element. Sound effects such as gunfire, crashes and numerous explosions are enhanced by Atmos. This is a fun movie, but definitely not for kids.

  • Press "Home" on the remote control and go to "Settings" > "Sound" > "Expert Settings" . Select Digital output audio format > Dolby Digital+ or Auto to play Dolby Atmos content from streaming applications. If you connect a Dolby Atmos soundbar via the HDMI eARC port, select and turn on HDMI eARC mode and Dolby Atmos compatibility .

  • First, make sure you're using a Dolby Atmos-enabled Fire Stick or Fire TV device with a compatible sound system. Go to Settings > Audio > Surround Sound > Best Available . Play Dolby Atmos content and select Options > Audio > Audio output > Dolby Atmos .

  • The ideal surround sound position depends on your room and whether you are using a 5.1, 7.1 or 9.1 setup. However, no matter how many speakers you use, there are some evergreen rules you need to follow. You should try to have the speakers equidistant from each other and place the surround speakers in the corners around the listening area. You should also try to keep your speakers clear of obstructions and out of alcoves, and if you can safely mount them on the wall, all the better.