|Copyright Universal Studios, 1993|
We now know (sadly) that there's no way to extract dino DNA from a piece of amber, but that doesn't mean we don't want to go back to Jurassic Park every once in awhile. While the movie franchise expanded into a trilogy (and soon, a quadrilogy) there's nothing like the original movie. With impressive special effects and a soundtrack by score master John Williams (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), this movie is one to watch with full surround sound. If you can't see your glass of water tremble when the T. Rex roars, you're not doing it right.
Watch the official Jurassic Park Trailer
|Copyright DreamWorks, 1998|
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Considered one of the greatest war movies of all time, Saving Private Ryan needs the audio quality of a stereo system to bring the battle to you. While it is gory, it is also an honest picture regarding the horrors of war. While rooting on Tom Hanks and his soldiers as they hunt down Nazis and look for Private Ryan, you'll also want to make sure your seat is soft and comfortable. The movie is long at 169 minutes, but the flick is well worth it.
Watch the official Private Ryan Trailer
|Copyright Alfred Hitchcock, 1960|
A&E’s Bates Motel series is creating a new audience of Norman Bates fans, but the black and white horror classic is what really belongs in your collection . Alfred Hitchcock created a slew of noteworthy movies, but Psycho, based on the life of serial killer Ed Gein, is the Hitchcock film people most often recall. While the shower scene is usually the main topic of conversation when it comes to this film, many don't remember exactly how twisted Norman Bates was. Let’s just say, he was the original mama’s boy.
Watch the official Psycho Trailer
|Copyright Tri-Star Pictures, 1991|
You know the catchphrase and remember the music, but Terminator 2 was also known for it’s groundbreaking special effects. The robotics and the liquid metal transformation of the movie’s villain (the T-1000) created an all-to-real world where machines have taken over. Considering the advancements Google is making with their technology, the future portrayed in the Terminator movies might not be as far away as you think.
Watch the official Terminator 2 Trailer
|Copyright Disney, 2010|
Say what you will about the original TRON, but this Disney movie was the birth of computer animated movies. The sequel to TRON, which came over 20 years later, was a visual and musical spectacle worthy of any sound system and a 3-D television. With a soundtrack by the techno duo Daft Punk and incredible graphics in the blue-toned world of The Grid, TRON: Legacy is a fun movie viewers of any age can enjoy.
Watch the official Tron Legacy Trailer
With the summer movie season approaching, we’re sure we will be adding quite a few movies to the list, but for now it’s a good starting point.