The 6 Best Virtual Reality Movies to Watch (2023)

Get into movies so much that you feel like you're there

Virtual reality movies put viewers in the middle of the action. Many VR movies include interactive elements while others offer passive viewing experiences, but you always have some control over what you see thanks to the 360-degree perspective. Not all of these movies are recent, but they are all worth watching.

Best Movies for Your VR Headset

Platforms offering VR experiences include the Meta Quest (formerly Oculus) store, Steam, Viveport, PlayStation Store, and YouTube. No matter what type of VR headset you own, you should be able to watch a few of these VR movies.

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A Day in the Life of an Astronaut: Space Explorers - The ISS Experience

Space Explorers: The ISS Experience in VR

ISS National Lab

Available for Meta Quest, Quest 2, and Meta Rift, Space Explorers: The ISS Experience is the closest most of us will ever get to space. This VR experience was actually shot on the International Space Station by NASA astronauts. Over four episodes, you'll follow the crew through daily life in zero gravity and even get to see the vacuum of space close up on the first-ever spacewalk filmed in VR.

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Ascend to New Heights: Alex Honnold - The Soloist VR

Alex Honnold: The Soloist VR

Jonathan Griffith Productions

Professional rock climber Alex Honnold prefers to scale mountains alone, but you can tag along in VR as he explores the remotest peaks in Europe. This breathtaking experience isn't for the faint of heart. The Soloist VR is exclusive to Meta Quest TV.

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Use the Force: Vader Immortal - A Star Wars VR Series

Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series


Vader Immortal blurs the line between movies and games in a way that's only possible in VR. As an apprentice of Darth Vader, you'll learn how to use the Force and wield a lightsaber, but you'll eventually have to choose between the light side and the dark side. The three-part experience amounts to a feature-length Star Wars film.

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Spookiest Interactive Bedtime Story: Wolves in the Walls

Wolves in the Walls in VR

Fable Studio

Inspired by Neil Gaiman's book of the same name, Wolves in the Walls puts you in the perspective of a little girl named Lucy who is convinced that wolves live within the walls of her family home. Can you help Lucy convince her parents that they are all in danger? Wolves in the Walls is intended for viewers ages 10 and up.

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Best Choose Your Own Adventure VR Movie for Kids: Baba Yaga

Baba Yaga VR

Baobab Studios

Baba Yaga is an interactive fairytale in which you, the viewer, are the main character. After a village chief falls ill, you must explore a forbidden forest that's home to a witch who has the cure. The whole experience is only about a half-hour long, but there are multiple possible endings depending on your decisions. An all-star voice cast includes Glenn Close, Jennifer Hudson, and Kate Winslet.

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Big Bugs Up Close and Personal: Micro Monsters With David Attenborough

Micro Monsters With David Attenborough

Alchemy Immersive

David Attenborough gives viewers a glance at the world under our feet. In Micro Monsters, you'll witness a duel between a scorpion and a centipede, travel through complex underground tunnels of ant megacities, and follow the life of a butterfly from caterpillar to adulthood.

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