Watching a movie in VR allows you to view a movie theater size screen in your living room. If the film is 360 degree, you can step into the movie and be part of it not just watch it.
Will this revolutionize the entertainment industry? I certainly think so, and you can experience the beginnings of this VR cinema revolution today. 3D movies did not catch on, perhaps VR movies will have more luck? Only time will tell. Judge for yourself and try some of the VR movies below.
Unsure how to play 360-degree VR movies? There are many methods detailed in the link below. If you're using GearVR, then you're all ready to go. Click some of the movie links to sample some 360-degree VR movies.
The Dunkirk VR experience will submerge you underwater, take you to the skies, pilot an RAF Spitfire; and finally onto the beach, one of the hundreds of thousands of trapped Allied soldiers awaiting their fate.
The classic chest burster scene from the original Alien movie (1979) is one of the most famous scenes in Sci-fi.
The Alien VR short was made with real CGI assets from the movie and created by Technicolor-owned VFX house MPC and produced in partnership with RSA Films, the production company owned by Ridley Scott and Tony Scott.
Dear Angelica is an animated VR movie telling the story of Angelica and her daughter, with the vocals from Geena Davis and Mae Whitman. The story is of grief, loss, and love, Dear Angelica plays out in a series of painted memories, entirely painted by hand inside of VR and appear around you.
Since the dawn of VR, people have dreamed of having experiences not possible in the real world. Horror books and movies have always been popular. However, horror in VR brings it to a whole new level.
Remember when MTV showed music videos? Yeah, me neither. Surge is one of the first real-time VR music videos created specifically for VR.
Big budget 360 Degree VR Movie With ALIENS called Help. Directed by Justin Lin from Star Trek Beyond and Fast and the Furious.
If you are a Sci-Fi fan, especially if you are a Blade Runner fan, then you'll want to try Quanero on the HTC Vive.
Henry is a hedgehog who likes hugs. But since he has spikes very few people wish to hug him. As a result, he feels very lonely. Will you be his friend?
In Sonar 360 an asteroid emerges from the darkness of space, sending out some signal. A drone tries to locate the source and dives deep into an extensive cave system. Sonar 360 is a short 6-minute computer generated movie with an element of horror thrown in.
Preview of the Movie "The Mission" produced by Jaunt. Full 360-degree movie. Must watch.
Zero Point is the first 3D short movie (20 minutes) released specifically targeting the Oculus Rift.Not only is the movie shot for the Oculus Rift it is even about the Oculus Rift.
11:57 puts you in the middle of a room, dark room. Then things start to happen...
The Alien Desert is a 360-degree movie by DRYFT who specialize in filming natural scenery and to "Celebrate the infinite beauty and diversity of nature".