17. The Polar Express (2004)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Peter Scolari
In a way, the current tendency toward 3D features could be blamed on Robert Zemeckis' now-classic holiday tale, about a boy who boards a magical North Pole-bound train on Christmas Eve. It was the first non-native IMAX film to be presented in the 70mm format and to the first to be released simultaneously in both 3D and 2D (a technique that is now standard operating procedure). It's also the film that proved that audiences were willing to fork over big bucks for a better moviegoing experience, with the IMAX release outperforming the 2D release 14 to one.