The Best Gifts For Movie Lovers 2019: Blu-rays, Accessories, And More
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With the holiday shopping season right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your family and friends. That includes snagging a few gifts for movie lovers, especially if they love to collect their favorite movies on Blu-ray. If you're looking for the perfect gift for them, we’ve got you covered with this guide to all the biggest releases of 2019 and movie-watching accessories. From the latest home releases to streaming devices and decorative pieces, we’re here to help you narrow down your search and pick out some truly great gifts to make all movie night with your special cinephile that much better during the holiday season.
Need more gift ideas? Check out more of our 2019 holiday gift guides below for the best gift ideas across gaming, entertainment, and tech.
Holiday Gift Guide 2019
Note that prices are accurate at the time of publication but subject to change without notice.
Detective Pikachu (Blu-ray)
Is Detective Pikachu the only actually great video game adaptation? That’s debatable, but it’s certainly one of our favorite movies based on a game. Relive Tim Goodman and coffee-addicted Pikachu’s quest to save Ryme City and enjoy a slew of special features that show how the creators brought this wonderfully weird world to life. Detective Pikachu comes with a Blu-ray, DVD, and digital version for $15.
Avenger's 4-Movie Collection (Blu-ray)
The Infinity Saga Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
The Avengers 4-Movie Collection is nice, but it’s missing 19 movies from the Infinity Saga. If you're looking for the perfect gift for the true Marvel movie fanatic, that’s where this massive, complete collection comes in. The Infinity Saga Collector’s Edition contains all 23 movies that comprise the Marvel Cinematic Universe up to this point. Each 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray is packaged in a special art case. The spines create a picture of all of the superheroes, with Thanos looming overhead. As a collectible box set, it comes with a numbered print, an exclusive lithograph, and a commemorative letter penned by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. This is the ultimate present for MCU fans. It’s available for pre-order exclusively at Best Buy ahead of its November 15 release.
Though it costs a seemingly staggering $550, the cost breakdown is $24 per movie. Not bad at all.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Blu-ray)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and quickly became a Marvel classic among fans (even if the film was produced by Sony). That’s probably unsurprising to anyone who has seen the super stylish and absurdly fun Spidey flick that brings Miles Morales center stage. Artfully blending drama and humor (Peter Porker, anyone?), Into the Spider-Verse is one of the best superhero movies ever made. Into the Spider-Verse on Blu-ray is available at Amazon for $13.49, which is pretty much a steal.
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (Blu-ray)
John Wick may never be able to truly retire at this point. While that’s sad for him, it’s great for action fans. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum continues the tradition of its predecessors by providing ample over-the-top Keanu carnage that is sure to keep the action movie fans in your life on the edge of their seats. Spend a couple hours with Keanu Reeves (not really) for just $18.
Spider-Man: Far From Home + Homecoming (Blu-ray)
Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which means you don’t have to watch his brilliant performances in Homecoming and Far From Home with a tear in your eye. The combo pack is currently listed on Amazon for $24.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Blu-ray)
Rife with flashy special effects and colossal battles, Godzilla: King of the Monsters is meant to be watched in stunning resolutions. This $15 Blu-ray edition of the latest Godzilla movie is loaded with neat special features detailing the creation of some of these larger-than-life creatures.
Us + Get Out (Blu-ray)
Get Out introduced Jordan Peele as a major directorial talent, and the eerie follow-up Us proved that he could keep the uneasy frights going--just the poster for it creeps us out. Both films are chilling, masterfully written, and feature performances that will keep you up at night. Watch them back-to-back in 4K Ultra HD and get an inside look at how each film was made in this four-disc collection that goes for $40 at Amazon.
Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever have a similarly captivating dynamic in Booksmart as Jonah Hill and Michael Cera had in Superbad. Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is a hilarious and endearing coming-of-age comedy that deserved far more love at the box office. Buying and watching Booksmart multiple times is a smart decision, and it'll only cost you $14.96.
One of the best DC movies, Shazam’s strength is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. Irreverent and heartwarming, this is an authentic depiction of the mysteriously powerful comic book wizard. The DCEU has lagged far behind the MCU, but Shazam is a giant step in the right direction. Get the Blu-ray, DVD, and digital combo pack for $15 at Amazon.
Fire TV Stick 4K
Turn your TV into media streaming hub with an Amazon Fire Stick. With the $50 4K Fire Stick, you can watch all of your favorite shows and movies through streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, HBO, Showtime, Amazon Prime Video, and many more. You can navigate apps using the handy remote or with Alexa voice commands.
An alternative to the Fire Stick, the $35 Google Chromecast plugs into the HDMI port on your TV to give you access to thousands of applications, including the heavy hitters of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. While it doesn’t come with a remote, you can use your mobile devices to navigate the menu or even use your TV remote if your set supports HDMI-CEC.
The Roku Ultra has a bunch of bells and whistles that make it a more premium device for streaming than the Chromecast and Fire Stick, including an ethernet port for hardwired streaming and a headphone jack to privately listen to your media. It’s capable of streaming in HD, 4K, or HDR and features high-quality Dolby Audio support. And you have options when it comes to controlling your experience. You can use the included remote, the Roku app for Android and iOS, or call out voice commands to Alexa or Google Assistant. Given the Roku Ultra's more lavish features, it's not surprising that it will set you back $103.88, more than double the cost of the Fire Stick.
Great Northern Antique Popcorn Machine
Bring the movie theatre experience to your home with this classy, movie-themed popcorn maker. You can make two to three gallons of popcorn per batch with this unique gift. While it’s hard to be certain, that might just be enough to share with friends and family. Beautifully designed to look like an antique, this popcorn machine goes for $125 at Amazon.
Lawrence Frames Shadow Box Ticket Holder
If you or a loved one likes to reminisce about your trips to the theatre, chances are you might hold onto your movie tickets. This 10x10-inch shadow box provides a decorative way to keep those memories stowed for $21.46 at Amazon.
Star Wars Coasters
A nice piece of decor and conversation starter, these Star Wars coasters feature sketches of Yoda, R2-D2, the TIE Fighter, and the X-Wing that were originally submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, before they'd even shown up some of the series' iconic scenes. Made with natural marble, these coasters really draw out the wonderful details of each sketch. Amazon is offering a $2 off coupon right now, so you can pick these coasters up for $33.
Marvel Avengers Destroyer Plush Throw
A great tie-in gift for the Avengers movie collection, this 40x60-inch Marvel Avengers throw blanket will keep you warm and snug while curled up on the couch during movie night. Made of 100% polyester, the plush blanket features four of the most well-known Avengers: Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Thor. This soft blanket is available for $20 at Amazon.