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10 Most Immersive Movies Ever

Dinosaurs, aliens and planet-sized babies have never felt so real.

1917 George McKay
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Watching so many movies can be both a good and a bad thing. On the one hand, sitting down for two hours and doing absolutely nothing is one of the most relaxing ways to spend your time, but on the downside, the more films you consume on a regular basis, the more passable and middling they can start to feel.

Seeing a lot of the same plot lines, average fight scenes and generic horror movie jump scares can turn everything you watch into a giant blur, and it sucks when the only impression movies start to leave on you is a non-committal "eh, that was fun I guess".

But thankfully, this isn't always the case.

Despite lacking the interactivity of a video game or the intimacy of holding a book, movies can be incredibly involving experiences that completely take you over for a good couple of hours, fully immersing you in their narratives with state-of-the-art visual effects, unique storytelling methods or exciting and colourful worlds.

These are the films that grab you by the scruff of the neck, pull you into the screen and do not let go until the credits start to roll, leaving you with the feeling that you've witnessed something truly special - not just another notch on your Letterboxd account.

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