Monsters Vs. Aliens
Monsters Vs. Aliens was actually the first 3D Blu-ray we watched, showing off a Samsung Series 7 3D LED TV. It's a good 3D Blu-ray for testing whether your 3D TV is ghosting — the battle on the bridge is as good as any other scene we've tested 3D TVs with. Look for any blurriness or double-images on the bridge's suspension cables — if it's there, your TV is displaying ghosting.
Cloudy With A Chance Of MeatballsCloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs is one of our preferred 3D Blu-rays to test TVs with, because it has a good mix of high quality 3D animation, slow-moving scenes and fast action. Plus it rains food, which is always fun.
Jean-Michel Cousteau's Film Trilogy
This is a set of three 3D Blu-ray movies, all of which have excellent stereoscopic live-action 3D, filmed entirely underwater. We imagine this would have been quite a gargantuan task, but the end results are excellent — there's a particular scene in Dolphins and Whales 3D that will have you thinking a humpback whale is sitting in your living room. It's also great to see documentaries being given the 3D treatment for a bit of diversity.
Despicable MeDespicable Me is one of the best 3D Blu-rays we've seen. It's got excellent lighting that really sets it apart from other, older CGI movies — it's extremely realistic (despite the cartoony style) and as such the 3D looks very true-to-life and impressive. This sits very near the top of our best 3D Blu-ray movie pile.
Under The SeaUnder the Sea is an IMAX film shot around the world, including some scenes from the oceans around Australia. It's one of the best live-action uses of 3D we've seen so far, and it's got some excellent three-dimensional scenes. It shows a huge range of ocean wildlife and it's well shot and produced — we can even overlook its Jim Carrey narration.
Have we missed anything? If you can think of a Blu-ray movie that does 3D better than any of these, let us know in the comments and we'll check it out.