The Best 4k Blu-rays Of All Time

best 4k blu-ray of all time

There are hundreds of 4k Blu-rays to choose from, but which ones provide the best home theater experience? We’ve taken a bold step to select our Top 50, knowing some of you may disagree with the selections and wonder why your favorite title isn’t included.

What we can tell you is that our top selections are based on these 5 criteria:

  • Movie Quality (Oscar-winners/nominees, etc.)
  • 4k Ultra HD/HDR video quality
  • Audio Quality/Soundtrack
  • Bonus Material (including extras, packaging, presentation, etc.)
  • and that immeasurable “Wow” factor that is hard to put in words

Please note these titles are listed in alphabetical order and not in order of ranking. This page is a work in construction so please check back soon for updates. And, feel free to comment below if we’re missing any of your favorite 4k discs!

The Best 4k Blu-ray Movies of All Time (1-25)

  1. 1917

    1917-4k-Blu-ray
    1917 (2019) on 4k Blu-ray Disc

    Known for its groundbreaking seamless shot that won Roger Deakins an Oscar for cinematography, 1917 is also an earthy-looking sharp-as-hell war film with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack that provides a quality home audio experience. Buy on Amazon

  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001-A-Space-Odyssey-4k-Blu-ray-angle-720pxIt doesn’t get much better than 2001: A Space Odyssey on 4k Blu-ray. This movie from the late 60s was meticulously restored and a perfect example of how good an older film can look on Ultra HD Blu-ray. With rich black levels, HDR10, and a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack this film is a must-have for your home theater library. Purchase on Amazon

  3. Alien

    "Alien" (1979) 40th Anniversary
    “Alien” (1979) 40th Anniversary Ultra HD Blu-ray Purchase on Amazon

    Alien is one of the pre-eminent sci-fi horror films of its time that inspired a whole generation of moviemakers in the genre. Remastered from the original film negatives, Ridley Scott’s dark thriller looks like a new film in 4k resolution with HDR.

  4. Alita: Battle Angel

    "Alita: Battle Angel" (2019) Ultra HD & 3D Blu-ray
    “Alita: Battle Angel” (2019) Ultra HD & 3D Blu-ray Purchase on Amazon
  5. Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now (1979) 4k Blu-ray Combo Edition
    Apocalypse Now (1979) 40th Anniversary 4k Blu-ray Edition Purchase on Amazon
  6. Avengers: Endgame

    "Avengers Endgame" (2019)
    “Avengers Endgame” (2019) on 4k Blu-ray Purchase on Amazon
  7. Black Panther

    Black Panther (2018) 4k BD Cinematic Universe Edition Buy on Amazon
  8. Blade Runner 2049

    Ryan Gosling stars in "Blade Runner 2049" 2017
    Ryan Gosling stars in “Blade Runner 2049” (2017) on 4k Blu-ray Purchase on Amazon
  9. Blade Runner: The Final Cut

    Blade Runner: The Final Cut 4k Blu-ray
    Blade Runner: The Final Cut 4k Blu-ray Purchase on Amazon
  10. Braveheart

    Braveheart (1995) 4k Bu-ray
    Braveheart (1995) 4k Bu-ray Purchase on Amazon
  11. Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket (1987) 4k Blu-ray movie still
    Full Metal Jacket (1987) on 4k Blu-ray Purchase on Amazon
  12. Glory

    Glory (1989) starring Matthew Broderick movie still
    Glory (1989) on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Buy on Amazon
  13. Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 4k Blu-ray
    Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Purchase on Amazon
  14. Jaws

    Jaws 4k Blu-ray movie still
    Jaws (1975) directed by Steven Spielberg on 4k Blu-ray Purchase on Amazon
  15. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962) available in the Columbia Classics 6-Movie Collection on Ultra HD Blu-ray
  16. Prometheus

    Prometheus (2012) 4k Blu-ray
    Prometheus (2012) 4k Blu-ray Purchase on Amazon
  17. Saving Private Ryan

    Saving Private Ryan (1998) 4k Blu-ray
    Saving Private Ryan (1998) 20th Anniversary 4k Blu-ray Purchase on Amazon
  18. Spartacus (1960)

    Spartacus (1960) 4k Blu-ray
    Spartacus (1960) on 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Purchase on Amazon
  19. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Ultra HD Blu-ray Purchase on Amazon
  20. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope on 4k Blu-ray
    Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope on 4k Blu-ray Buy on Amazon
  21. Tenet (2020)

    Tenet (2020) on 4k Blu-ray
    Tenet (2020) on 4k Blu-ray Buy on Amazon
  22. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    The Lord of the Rings: Motion Picture Trilogy 4k Blu-ray
    The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Theatrical & Extended) on 4k Blu-ray Purchase on Amazon
  23. The Matrix

    The Matrix 4k Blu-ray
    The Matrix 4k Blu-ray Purchase on Amazon
  24. The Revenant

    The Revenant 4k Blu-ray
    The Revenant 4k Blu-ray Purchase on Amazon
  25. The Shining

    "The Shining" (1980) Ultra HD Blu-ray
    “The Shining” (1980) Ultra HD Blu-ray Buy on Amazon

Continue to Page 2 with 25-50 “Best Of” 4k Blu-ray Titles

Also, see our current 4k Blu-ray release dates and a complete list of 4k Ultra HD Blu-rays since 2006.

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