2. Life of Pi (2012)
Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain
The point of a 3D film—at least when it's done right—should be to make the viewer a part of the story. Ang Lee's Life of Pi may be the best example of doing just that. Based on the bestselling book by Yann Martel, the film tells of the adventures of Pi Patel (Sharma), the shipwrecked son of a zookeeper who finds himself adrift on a lifeboat with an enormous Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, both of them fighting to survive. It's the kind of fantastical tale that would be impossible to film without the otherworldly use of 3D, which seamlessly places the audience in the middle of all the action.