Dolby Atmos Blu-ray Disc Releases

Movie releases on Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray, and streaming with Dolby Atmos

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Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that provides more flexibility in the presentation of sound in a movie or home theater space. It allows for sounds to be treated as "objects" that the system can position in the listening space beyond the limitations of traditional 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound channels, including the addition of sound coming from overhead using in-ceiling or vertically firing speakers.

Products That Feature Dolby Atmos

Since its introduction in the Summer of 2014, almost all mid-range and high-end home theater receivers include Dolby Atmos decoding, as well as some home-theater-in-a-box systems primarily offered by Onkyo.

Dolby Atmos is also available on select soundbars from:

LG also includes a built-in Dolby Atmos sound bar with select OLED TVs. Although not quite the same experience as having a multi-speaker Dolby Atmos speaker setup, a Dolby Atmos soundbar brings a taste of its benefits to more consumers.

Most Blu-ray Disc players are compatible with Dolby Atmos and it is also possible to stream Dolby Atmos audio via the internet.

The following is a list of some key available Blu-ray and streaming releases that are Dolby Atmos encoded.

Dolby Atmos Blu-ray Disc Titles

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane 
  • A Quiet Place
  • Godzilla King of the Monsters
  • Gravity - Diamond Luxe Edition ("Gravity" is actually a re-issue, as it was released on Blu-ray Disc in 2014 but not with its well-regarded Dolby Atmos soundtrack).
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
  • John Wick 1 - 3
  • Kong Skull Island
  • La La Land
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Pineapple Express
  • San Andreas
  • Sicario
  • Suicide Squad
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • Wonder Woman

Dolby Atmos Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Releases

For those that have upgraded to the  Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc format, in addition to the improved image quality of Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs in combination with a compatible 4K Ultra HD TV, on the audio side, Dolby Atmos is also being featured on many releases. Here are some to consider.

  • Alita Battle Angel
  • Avengers Infinity War and Endgame
  • Black Panther
  • Coco
  • Deadpool (1 -2)
  • Godzilla King of the Monsters
  • John Wick 1 - 3
  • Jumanji - Welcome To The Jungle
  • Mad Max Fury Road
  • The Martian: Extended Edition
  • Sicario
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Suicide Squad
  • Thor Ragnarok

Dolby Atmos Streaming Titles

Streaming services such as VUDU, Netflix, and Amazon offer select titles in 4K with Dolby Atmos encoding along with HDR video:

Vudu

  • Ant-Man and The Wasp
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • In the Heart of the Sea
  • Into the Storm
  • Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
  • Mad Max Fury Road
  • Mission Impossible: Fallout
  • Pacific Rim/Pacific Rim Uprising
  • San Andreas
  • The Meg
  • The Incredibles 2
  • Wonder Woman
  • Complete Vudu List

Netflix Originals

  • Altered Carbon
  • Bird Box
  • Bright
  • Glow (Season 3)
  • Lost in Space
  • Raising Dion
  • The Christmas Chronicles 
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance 
  • Wu Assassins
  •  Complete Netflix List

Amazon Prime Video

A periodically updated listing of Dolby Atmos Blu-ray, Ultra HD Blu-ray, and Streaming releases is maintained by Dolby Labs.

The Bottom Line

Dolby Atmos definitely elevates the home theater experience, and there is a lot of content available, but there are some additional things to take into consideration when searching for titles.

  • Some films are released on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with a Dolby Atmos sound mix but don't provide a Dolby Atmos mix on the standard Blu-ray version, opting instead for a DTS-HD Master Audio mix. This is a disappointment for those that have a strong commitment to Blu-ray but have not upgraded to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.
  • Competing technologies like Auro Audio and DTS offer their own immersive surround sound formats. Studios sometimes have to make a decisions as to whether to release a film or program in Dolby Atmos or another immersive audio format.
  • 3D fans that view content on 3D Blu-ray Discs, Dolby Atmos may be offered on the 2D Blu-ray version of the title but not necessarily on the 3D Blu-ray version. Considering that Dolby Atmos is a great match for 3D visual effects, viewers are getting shortchanged as a result of such a decision. Note the disc specifications on the product packaging.
  • For those that are still buying and playing DVDs, Dolby Atmos is not included, due to the limitations of the DVD format. This means you won't find any DVDs with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack option or DVD player that can decode such discs.

If you are an avid moviegoer, check out a list of all theatrical releases with Dolby Atmos soundtracks, including forthcoming releases, to see how many films Dolby and the studios could draw from for future Blu-ray or Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc releases or re-issues.

For those that also enjoy, or prefer, the home theater experience, check out our suggestions for Best Blu-ray Discs for Home Theater Viewing and Best 3D Blu-ray Discs, which feature some titles that include Dolby Atmos.