Facebook unveiled on Tuesday its list of the year’s top 360-degree videos, the virtual-reality-like videos that let you drag the screen to watch from different angles.
Want to go surfing in Tahiti? Or fly with the Blue Angels? Or hang out with a bunch of dancing North Koreans?
Well you probably can’t right now, but these videos are a pretty fun substitute if you’re sitting in your living room. Facebook thinks virtual reality is going to be the next big platform after smartphones. It’s why it paid $2 billion for Oculus and started putting these 360-degree videos into users’ News Feeds earlier this year. It’s also why it released a list of the “Most Popular 360 Videos on Facebook” to stir up some interest.
Still, these videos are pretty cool. They’re also a glimpse of what you might expect from Facebook moving forward. The company is building tools so regular users, not just big media companies, can create and share these kinds of videos with ease.
These are not necessarily the most-viewed 360-degree videos from Facebook. The company says it used a “combination of interaction factors — including views, ‘Likes,’ comments [and] clicks” to create the list. But here they are! (We put them in order by total views for you — no surprise, “Star Wars” is first.)
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.