Top 20 must-have Blu-ray discs

A few years ago we used to highlight some of the top DVDs that made your home cinema really look and sound like one. With Blu-ray in full swing, we thought it's high time to come up with a similar round-up of our favourite Blu-ray discs that will help show off your home theatre in all its glory.

The list was compiled with input from our editors, who look at a lot of content in their day-to-day testing of products. We've also been keeping an eye on AVS Forum's Blu-ray picture and audio quality threads and have always appreciated the site's "tier" rating system.

This list is not set in stone, and we'll be adding and removing discs as new ones come out. As always, feel free to make comments below and suggest your own personal favourites. They may get added to the list in the future.

Also: if you're someone who likes demoing your system and skipping around between scenes, you'll want a fast Blu-ray player. Right now, the fastest players we've tested are the Sony PlayStation 3 and the LG BD370.

We've also included links to each movie's page on IMDB if you want to find out more about a particular title. Please be aware that some of the following titles may not be available in Australia yet.

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daveysmallz posted a comment   

Transformers 2. Awesome.


Cookie posted a comment   

This list isn't about great movies it is about movies that look great and sound perfect on Blu-Ray. In my opinion Ronin is by far the best movie on the list and i just watched Avatar on blu-ray and you can say what you like about the movie(3.5 stars from me, mainly for CGI)but the video and audio quite frankly blew my mind.


PeterH posted a comment   

Got to agree Living Planet Blu-ray set is awesome!
loved Transformers and Terminator 4 for the look


The Misanthrope. posted a comment   

With the notable exception of 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Dark Knight, and Casino Royale; not a single film on this deplorable list are even remotely merited cinematically.

P.S. - When will they release The Exorcist on Blu-ray?


kaneanites posted a comment   

getting this movie, but you guys should REALLY consider 'The Fall'. Such stunning imagery


The Flying Dogtor posted a comment   

What about Awful Movies With Deadly Ernest? Quite rare but outstanding quality.


Jasper posted a comment   

Matrix should have made the list.
And Close Encounters is pretty impressive.


Ladyfingers posted a comment   

Mad Max 2/The Road Warrior, looks absolutely great, too. A prime example of how not to mess up a transfer of an older film.


Tomboy posted a comment   

Don't for get the BBC period dramas like Bleak House and Cranford also Lark Rise to Candleford Brideshead Revisited the UK release Zulu very impressive HD quality


Shayno posted a comment   

I robot for picture Q,
Not the best movie but it really brings out your set.

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