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7 Movies With Jaw-Dropping Visuals That Are Totally Worth Watching In 4K

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From the big screens to the amazing sound system, watching movies in the cinema is just so awesome! Don't you wish you could recreate that experience at home?

With the right devices, you can! Many people now have their own home cinema setups, consisting of 4K TVs, impressive soundbars, and more. Not sure what to get? Check out LG's NanoCell TV and SN11R soundbar for the ultimate cinematic experience! More deets at the end of the story.

And of course, it's not just your setup that needs to be cun, you gotta make sure that you're watching HD versions of the movies too. When it comes to quality, 4K Ultra HD Content is definitely the way to go!

Need some suggestions for your next movie night? Here are 8 iconic movies that are totally worth watching in 4K quality:

Note: All descriptions are referring to the 4K Ultra HD Content version of each movie.

1. Alita: Battle Angel

Realising that she has the soul of a teenager after being revived by Ido, a doctor, battle cyborg Alita sets out on a journey to learn about her past and find her true identity.

Things to look out for in the 4K version:
- The design work and craftsmanship that went into creating such a convincing futuristic world.
- The incredible level of detail in things such as the mostly computer-generated world of Iron City and the cyborg characters.
- Alita's large but lifelike and detailed eyes, as well as Zapan's robotic body comprised of intricate metal parts.

2. Avengers: Infinity War

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Avengers assemble! In this epic installment of the MCU, the stakes have never been higher. With the fate of the universe hanging in the balance, the Avengers have to stop intergalactic warlord Thanos from getting his hands on all the infinity stones.

Things to look out for in the 4K version:
- Any scene with Thanos. In 4K, you'll really be able to appreciate Josh Brolin's impressive motion capture performance.
- Strong highlights, especially whenever Thor summons thunder. His skills are extra dynamic, and these scenes really pop off the screen!
- With all the added detail and dimension, the final battle scene is even more epic in 4K.
- The Dolby Atmos audio track that provides a convincing 3D soundscape with impressive bombastics and atmospherics.

3. Blade Runner 2049

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The long-awaited sequel to the 1982 film Blade Runner. Set in the same futuristic world, a Los Angeles police officer named K discovers a secret that could change everything. In his quest for answers, he searches for a former blade runner who has been missing for three decades.

Things to look out for in the 4K version:
- Take in the incredible cinematography, especially the stunning neon-lit settings and futuristic locations, as well as the smoky atmospherics, moody lighting, and heavy rain.
- You'll be able to truly appreciate the costume detail and the movie's sound effects.

4. Bohemian Rhapsody

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A must-watch for fans of the British rock band Queen. This biographical drama film depicts the life of the legendary Freddie Mercury, the band's lead singer. It showcases Queen's journey to musical superstardom, as well as Freddie's personal struggles.

Things to look out for in the 4K version:
- Stunning picture quality and stomp-inducing Dolby Atmos audio track that'll have you rocking out to Queen's music.
- With the fantastic clarity and depth, showing even the tiniest details such as facial hairs and lines, you'll feel like you're actually there watching Queen up close.
- Eye-poppingly vibrant and lifelike colours.

5. Dunkirk

A Christoper Nolan masterpiece that depicts the Dunkirk evacuation of World War II, showing how soldiers from the British Empire, Belgium, and France try to evacuate from the town of Dunkirk during a harrowing battle against German forces.

Things to look out for in the 4K version:
- Since most of movie was shot in 7mm, you'll be awed at how it fills up your entire screen. You'll really feel like you're right there on the grim beaches of Dunkirk with the lapping waves all around you.
- There's a fine sharpness to the visual quality, bringing out all the incredible details.
- The action sequences really pop thanks to the HDR visuals. This adds depth to muted tones of the movie.
- Dolby Atmos is not supported, but the soundtrack will still have you at the edge of your seat. Blast it as loud as possible, and feel the tension build as you listen to scraping atonal notes and the sounds of machinery.

6. It

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In the small town of Derry, seven bullied children have to face Pennywise, an ancient evil clown that torments children by shape-shifting into their worst nightmares before feeding on them.

Things to look out for in the 4K version:
- You know how some movies are too dark so you can't really see what's going on? You won't have that problem with this. Visibility is always high, despite the fact that many scenes are of dark and dank settings.
- You'll be able to see all the detail in the shadows, adding to the scary feels.
- From the cracks in Pennywise's clown makeup to the intricacies of his creepy costume, the 4K resolution brings every detail to life.
- The perfectly balanced Dolby Atmos and DTS tracks makes the movie even scarier! Clarity, depth, and dimensionality is added to every creak, noise, and scream.

7. Mad Max: Fury Road

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While leading the five wives of a tyrant in a daring escape, a warrior forges an alliance with a loner former captive. Riding in a massive armoured truck, the group tries to outrun the ruthless warlord and his henchmen in a deadly high-speed chase through the Wasteland.

Things to look out for in the 4K version:
- Sensational colours with added intensity. You can practically feel the burn of the explosions!
- Pay attention to the huge storm sequence. That's when you really get to see how the movie gets a more painterly appearance, thanks to improved contrast and increased resolution.
- The CGI stands out more.
- Look out for more realistic skin tones and textures, brilliant lighting, richer landscapes, and shinier chrome.

BONUS: Planet Earth II

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Presented and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, this British nature documentary film series lets you experience the world from the viewpoint of animals themselves. Get closer to nature than ever before, and learn more about the environment.

Things to look out for in 4K:
- Lifelike HDR visuals and absolutely gorgeous colours. From crystal clear waters to majestic volcanoes, you'll truly be awed by the beauty of nature from all over the world.
- Get a close up look at various land, air, and sea animals. You'll be stunned by the sharpness of every shot, and high detail in their faces and fur.
- Drone shots have never been more stunning. Soak in the gorgeous bird's-eye views of mountains, jungles, and cities from the comfort of your own home.

Wanna start building your home cinema setup so you can watch all these iconic movies and more in 4K? Get started with LG's NanoCell TV.

It's absolutely jam packed with all kinds of amazing features, giving you the ultimate cinematic experience, right from the comfort of your own home. With the LG NanoCell in your living room, your movie nights will never be the same!

Here's what makes the LG NanoCell so awesome:

1. Pure Colours
The NanoCell produces Pure Colours by applying about 1nm sized nanoparticles to filter out dull colour and enhance colour purity, delivering a stunning visual experience.

2. α7 Gen3 AI Processor 4K
Delivers spectacular viewing and sound experience by enhancing picture and sound sources. Delivers optimised viewing experience.

3. Wide Viewing Angle
Wherever you sit, the NanoCell TV maintains accurate colour, even from the sides, and allows everyone to enjoy the realistic picture.

4. ThinQ AI
NanoCell TV comes with a Hands-Free Voice Control that makes it super easy to get your content on screen. Just say “Hi LG, play Black Mirror on Netflix” and let your TV do the rest. This function is only available on the 8K NanoCell.

5. Dolby Vision IQ
Extends the benefits of Dolby Vision beyond HDR - screen brightness, colour, and contrast are intelligently adjusted for genre and lighting conditions.

6. Dolby Atmos
Delivers an immersive audio experience, for maximum enjoyment of all content.

7. Filmmaker mode
The processor automatically adjusts the picture, turning off motion smoothing for the full motion picture effect, enabling you to see content the way it was made.

8. HDR 10 Pro & HLG Pro
Provides optimal HDR picture quality by adjusting the supported major HDR formats - HLG and HDR10 Pro. Enables you to enjoy all your content in lifelike high definition.

9. Local Dimming
The color and contrast levels are enhancing, compared to direct back Lit TVs. NanoCell 4K provides a great entertainment experience with greater contrast.

10. Real 4K Made by Pure Colours
Delivers a Real 4K that meets the international standard CM value.

And as if that wasn't enough, it'll also take your gaming and sports watching to the next level!

Gamers will absolutely love features like Instant Game Response, Low Input Lag, HDMI 2.1, and HGiG. This will allow you to enjoy a virtual world of improved graphics in real time.

And if you're a sports fan, watching live matches on the LG NanoCell is practically like being in the stadium yourself. Confirm everyone gonna gather at your place on game nights.

Pure Colours delivers accurate colour without distortion from any angle, while Motion Pro lets you catch every quick and subtle movement of each player with less motion blur on your TV.

Plus, there's also the Sports Alert feature that notifies you before, during, and after games. You’ll never have to worry about missing the big plays from your favorite teams, even when you’re watching something else.

No home cinema setup is complete without a good soundbar, and the SN11R is the perfect match for the NanoCell TV

Created in partnership with Meridian, SN11R is LG’s top-end soundbar for 2020. It has a full Dolby Atmos surround effect with 7.1.4 channel speaker.

It also includes rear speakers, as well as upfiring height speakers. That's what allows the SN11R to deliver aerial sounds from all directions to simulate a cinematic audio experience.

The SN11R offers space-saving convenience and the simplicity of wireless connectivity. Plus, it truly fills the room with sound, producing a convincing 3D soundscape that’s well-balanced and generates plenty of power.

Click here for more information on the LG NanoCell TV

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