3D movies are on fire right now, what with Life of Pi thrilling holiday audiences and The Great Gatsby and Oz: The Great and Powerful on the way. 3D had its first major push back in the 1950s as a Hollywood ploy to get people away from those new-fangled TV sets and back into theaters. Audiences bitched about wearing the glasses, but enjoyed watching the action jump out at them. These days, Hollywood is using 3D to get us away from watching movies on smart phones and iPads. The studios want us to feel the excitement of 3D on giant IMAX screens and 3D home theater units. The bother of the glasses and the bump in ticket prices doesn't matter if the 3D delivers. Here are 10 of the best 3D movies (and three of the worst).

By Peter Travers