The newest rage is watching movies in 4K definition. Those who enjoy this type of film viewing know that they will be watching the highest definition variety of movie that they possibly can, because a 4K movie is a film that is only available where the definition is at least 4,000 pixels or above. So if you want to enjoy the special effects of Jurassic Park, Inception, the Matrix, or many other classic and current movies, you need to make sure to get them in the 4K designation. Here is a list of platforms that are currently available for you to watch movies in the new genre of 4K:
In looking for a good 4K Movies list to consider, Netflix should be one of your first stops. Netflix has always been on the cutting edge when it comes to the latest movie rentals. Their 4K Movies list includes “The Smurfs 2”, “Jerry Maguire”, “Philadelphia”, and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”. In order to watch 4K Movies on Netflix you need to be on their highest-priced rental plan, which is $12.99 per month. Although Netflix does have a few titles available in this viewing format, the 4K Movies list selection is still fairly sparse as of right now.
- Amazon Instant Video
In order to be subscribed to Amazon Instant Video you need to have an Amazon Prime subscription, which will generally run you $99 a year and comes with a whole host of benefits besides just movies. For prime members, there are a few movies in this medium that are available for free, including such titles as “Philadelphia”, “Hitch”, and “Funny Girl”. Of course, other selections in this 4K Movies list are only available in a buy-only designation of around $19.99 and up. Titles such as “Captain Phillips”, “The Other Guys”, and the “Amazing Spider-Man” are titles that are available for purchase.
UltraFlix is striving to be the NetFlix for the 4K market. They offer a wide assortment of 48-hour rentals and there is not currently an option to buy or purchase the service just yet. One of the pros of going with this service is that there are a number of IMAX movies to choose from. A few vintage movies such as “RoboCop”, “Rocky”, “World’s Fastest Indian” and many others are included as well. Although they have a wide selection of movies to choose from, one of the cons to this service is in the fact that many of the movies are titles that most people—except the most ardent movie buff—have not even heard of. However, another pro to the UltraFlix service is that they offer a color coded rating system in Texas. Gold is those that have been transferred from film, Silver is those selections converted from 1080p, and native 4K movies are rated at the highest, the Platinum grade.
- Sony’s FMP-X10 4K player
There are a lot of pros to this way of obtaining your 4K Movies list with this player. First of all, this player offers the most selection of movies bar none. The selections include “Fury”, “Lawrence of Arabia” and literally hundreds more. The con? The cost of the player, which could run you around $700 at present.