UHD content is gaining popularity, as 4K screens are gradually getting cheaper. After all, everyone wants to watch and enjoy any content in the highest possible resolution available. This brings us to the 10 best 4K Ultra movies of 2021, which we will show you in this article.
What is difference between 4K and 8K
The first and immediate thing you are going to notice when you view UHD content are the better quality images, as compared to HD. That is because UHD delivers 4K and 8K video resolutions respectively, as compared to 1080p from HD. HD uses progressive scanning, which is good for fast moving content, but you will get more from UHD since it supports accurate motion rendering. With UHD, you will also get support for advanced features like Dolby Vision, HDR support, Dolby Atmos, and DTS-X surround sound. Unfortunately, these features are not supported with HD. The biggest advantage of FHD is that it is compatible with smaller TVs which are cheaper to buy, but you will need to invest in a larger and often expensive TV to enjoy UHD content. To better understand the differences, refer to the comparison table below;
|HD||Ultra HD (UHD)|
Video image resolution
Operational pixel size
|1920x1080 pixels||4K: 3840x2160 pixels|
Required disc type for video storage
|Regular Blu-ray Discs||UHD Blu-ray Discs|
Accurate motion rendering support
|Common with large TVs||Common with small TVs|
Dolby Vision and HDR video support
Dolby Atmos and DTS-X surround sound support
|HDMI 1.0 terminal required||HDMI 2.0 terminal required (4K UHD), HDMI 2.1 terminal required (4K HDR, 8K UHD)|
10 best 4K Ultra HD movies of 2021
These are the ten best 4K Ultra HD movies available on UHD Blu-ray that you can watch in 2021;
1. Dr Sleep
Dan Torrance battles with alcoholism, and is taunted by memories of the sinister events that occurred at a hotel when he was young.
Two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that would save the lives of 1600 soldiers from a death trap.
A family's serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their unrelated look-alikes appear and begin to terrorize them.
4. The Gentlemen
An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London.
5. Uncut Gems
As debts mount, and angry collectors closing in, a fast-talking New York City jeweler risks everything.
6. A Star is Born
A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
7. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The remaining members of the Resistance face the First Order once again. The conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its peak, which ends the Skywalker saga.
8. Mulan (2020)
A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior, so that she can save her father from those who seek to do harm.
A corporate defense attorney takes a challenging environmental lawsuit against a chemical company which has a very long history of pollution.
10. Blade Runner 2049
K discovers a long-buried secret, leading him to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard who for the past 30 years has been missing.
How to back up UHD movie with ease
Backing up or copying your UHD Blu-ray Discs to your computer is a very easy task, if you make use of Leawo UHD Ripper, which is best known for its Blu-ray and DVD discs ripping capabilities. It has the following features and advantages that should make you consider it for this task;
☉ Decrypt and rip 4K Blu-ray discs, folders and ISO image files
☉ Convert 4K Blu-ray to MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, FLV, and other 180+ 4K/1080P/720P/regular files
☉ Convert 4K Blu-ray movies in Full Movie, Main Movie or Custom Mode
☉ Edit 4K Blu-ray movies like trimming, cropping, adding watermark, applying 3D effect, etc.
Once you have downloaded this software, follow the steps below for using it:
Step 1: Load the 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc
Insert the 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc into the drive, and then launch Leawo Prof. Media. Open the “Convert” module, and then click the "Add UHD/Blu-ray/DVD" button on the main interface.
Step 2: Select the output format
Click the drop-down list next to the “Add Photo” button. Select “Change” to enter the Profile settings panel where you can choose the output format from the “Format” group, for example HD MP4 VIDEO.
Note: You can click the same drop-down list and click the "Edit" button to adjust the video and audio parameters of the output files. They include video and audio codec, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, channel, etc.
Step 3: Start ripping your 4K UHD Blu-ray Discs
Click the green “Convert” button and then set the output directory to save the final converted Blu-ray movies in the “Save to” box. Click the button again and the ripping should start. The ripped videos will be saved onto your hard drive in the format you chose.
It supports a wide range of 4K UHD drives.
It enables you to downgrade UHD-unfriendly Firmware on Blu-ray drive to a compatible version for 4K UHD Blu-ray ripping, copying or playing via certain programs.
It has an intuitive interface
It can provide you with detailed information about your UHD Bu-ray drive, as well as a helpful log when you use the software.
It supports Windows 7/8/10 and macOS 10.13/10.14/10.15/11.
Prior to ripping your 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs, there are requirements that your computer should meet. Firstly, ensure that you have a 4K UHD optical drive (regular Blu-ray drives cannot support UHD Blu-ray Discs). Secondly, ensure that your 4K UHD optical drive is ‘friendly’. If your drive is ‘unfriendly’ (the type which implements AACS2 protection), copying or backing-up your UHD Blu-ray Disc will be impossible, as the protection prevents ripping or copying. If this is the case, you can fortunately downgrade your UHD optical drive firmware with a tool such as Leawo UHD Drive Tool. This is a superb, yet flexible UHD drive tool that allows you to read, rip, or burn discs without any restrictions.
Best UHD movie player
Your search for the best 4K UHD Blu-ray media player stops here, as we have developed Leawo Free Blu-ray Player to be the most advanced media player that you can rely on for all your media playback needs. Here are some of this free media player’s advantages and features:
Region-free Blu-ray player software to play Blu-ray disc and DVD disc for free, regardless of disc protection and region restriction.
Play 4K FLV videos, 4K MKV videos, 4K MP4 videos, etc. without quality loss.
Support the conversion from Blu-ray/DVD discs to MKV in the premium version.
Here is a video guide on how to use Leawo Free Blu-ray Player: