Iconic films released on 4K Ultra HD

Watching your favourite iconic films can be more fun and thrilling when you watch them on 4K Ultra HD (high definition).

A 4K TV has four times more pixels than traditional Full HD TV screens. Hence, the images appear more lifelike, and the movies typically feature an immersive soundtrack.

This article brings you a summary of the 10 most iconic films available on 4K Ultra HD. In no particular order, they include:


Raya and the Last Dragon 

This is one of the iconic films released on 4K Ultra HD. This film’s animation is a beauty to behold, especially at high resolution. It has very fine detail, plus a heavy punch of contrast on good HDR (High Dynamic Range) TVs. 

Raya and the Last Dragon was initially released for premium on Disney Plus. It’s now available for free to any subscriber.


Casino (a 1995 film)

This remarkable film hit the jackpot with its immersive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release in September 2019.

Casino is an epic, ambitious movie that shows how white-hot passion, blind ambition and 24-carat greed crippled an empire. It’s a fact-based story on the Mob’s million-dollar casino activity, where lives and fortunes are made and lost with just the roll of a dice.

Beyond that, this film has influenced the operations and activities of casinos in the present world, especially Mr Green.



Dunkirk is a 2017 blockbuster movie by Christopher Nolan. It’s filmed on a gorgeous 65mm camera, resulting in mind-blowing and breathtaking scenes. 

Due to the very high resolution, the movie is extremely clear and detailed. It has been released on 4K Ultra, and is a must-watch for any movie lover hoping to show off their new 4K TV.


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 

This is another breathtaking film produced in 2018 and released on 4K Ultra. It has a gorgeous visual quality.

The movie’s special animation style appears better in 4K HDR due to greater contrast and sharper lines. 



This 2019 film is thrilling and fun. It’s aptly showcased by the lead’s starring role, Joaquin Phoenix, who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2020.

The film’s 4K Blu-ray picture is tremendous, and it features Dolby Vision HDR. Joker is currently available for NOW TV subscribers.

Joker is filmed in 5.8K through ARRIRAW and downscaled to 4K via a digital intermediary.


Almost Famous 

This film is considered « the year’s single most entertaining film. » It covers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity taken by a teenage reporter who gets an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine. 

In spite of his mom’s objections, he hits the road with an upcoming rock band, where he finds a lot more to experience and write about.

Almost Famous was produced in 2000, and is set to be released on 4K Ultra in February 2022.


1917 (2019 film)

1917 is an interesting technical movie that looks stunning in both 4K and HDR, especially if you go for a superior disc version rather than the stream provided by Amazon Prime Video.

This film is worth watching in 4K Ultra HD because it offers viewers a true cinematic experience.


The Spine of Night

This is an epic fantasy tale that talks about a land’s history. It starts when an ambitious guy steals forbidden knowledge from the sacred plant.

Thereafter, he falls to the plant’s darker temptations and unleashes suffering on mankind. 

The Spine of Night is directed by Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King. It’s also set to be released on 4K Ultra in February 2022.

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Blade Runner 2049 

Watching Blade Runner 2049 in 4K Ultra is a thrilling experience. All its sci-fi cinematic scenes are a wonder to behold. 

It shows how LAPD Officer K uncovers a secret that could cause chaos in society. This discovery then leads him to search for Rick Deckard, a former LAPD Blade Runner who was declared missing for more than 30 years.

Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve, was produced in 2017 and recently released on 4K Ultra.


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The 9th and final chapter in the Skywalker Saga is considered the best of the series. However, it’s even more spectacular when you watch it in 4K Ultra.

This movie, produced in December 2019, is now available in Disney+. You don’t need to pay more to watch it. It can also be delivered via Dolby Vision.

The Rise of Skywalker appears mesmerizing and exciting in 4K HDR. Its colours are dazzling, superb and bright due to HDR. The 4K helps enhance the image clarity and details.



More high-profile films will continue to be released on 4K Ultra. And even though there are other great movies to come, those listed here are the most iconic and breathtaking.

4K Blu-rays and TVs offer crystal clear images and stunning HDR movies; it’s basically a homemade theatre. There’s no better way to watch your best movies than using 4K Ultra in the comfort of your home!