It’s that time of year again. Or had you not noticed all the festive songs, blinking lights and bemusing listicles about movies that will ruin your Christmas and the most magical movie Santa Clauses?
If you’re anything like us, you’re only just now getting used to the idea that the holidays are here, and that it is once again your civic duty to bolster the economy by purchasing everyone you know (or at least, everyone you care about) a whole bunch of presents. And if you’re anything like us, all your friends and loved ones are movie people, who live and breathe cinema, or who at least really like those moving pictures they show at the multiplex every day.
The good news is, there’s no shortage of movies and movie-related paraphernalia available for you to buy this holiday season. The bad news is, there might be too much to choose from. So let’s just narrow that down for you with our picks for gift ideas for movie lovers of all kinds. Mainstream movie fans, horror aficionados, classic film lovers, kids and more. If they love movies, they’re bound to love something on this.
So start shopping, and have a happy holidays!
Amazon Price: $211.39
The live-action DC Extended Universe superhero movies have been a mixed bag, but the DC Animated movies have been kicking butt for ten years now. Finally, all 30 of these great superhero movies are in one place with the DC Universe 10th Anniversary Collection.
Amazon Price: $17.99
That DC Animated boxed set is impressive, but it's missing what may very well be the best DC animated movie of all time: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, which was finally released on Blu-ray for the first time this year.
MoviePass Price: $9.95/month
Why give someone ONE movie when you can give them EVERY movie? A subscription to MoviePass gives the recipient unlimited screenings at various theaters throughout the country (some limitations apply).
Amazon Price: $14.99
One of the best and most talked about films of the year only gets better with repeated viewings. The instant horror classic Get Out is a "must get".
Amazon Price: $129.99
Wonder Woman is more than just a great superhero movie, it's a landmark blockbuster that might just shake up the Hollywood paradigm. The DVD and Blu-ray are very affordable, but if you really want to wow somebody, get them this Amazon Exclusive with a classy Wonder Woman statue.
Amazon Price: $11.52
What did we just say about shaking up the Hollywood paradigm? Film journalist Alicia Malone's new book Backwards and in Heels chronicles the history of women in the medium, and where the industry is headed now.
Amazon Price: $62.89
The legendary horror filmmaker George A. Romero passed away this year, but you can celebrate his life with this unusual boxed set, George A. Romero Between Night and Day, which collects the rarely seen films he made between Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. Horror fans will love this collection!
Amazon Price: $17.99
One of the best and most important horror movies ever produced was unavailable for many years, but now James Whale's surreal haunted house classic The Old Dark House is finally on Blu-ray. Classic movie lovers (and horror fans, again) rejoice!
Amazon Price: $30.78
Nobody has actually seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet, but one thing everybody knows for certain is that we already love porgs. The adorable little critters now come in the form of Star Wars Porgs Mugs, which are either adorable or slightly creepy, depending on how you look at them.
Amazon Price: $19.99
Audiences rejected Luc Besson's visionary and stunning Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets in theaters, but that just means they'll have to discover it on home video. Make that happen. They will thank you, especially if they have 3D televisions.
Amazon Price: $22.97
The revived television series Twin Peaks was one of the most important cultural events of the year, and fans new and old are definitely going to want to revisit David Lynch's often misunderstood Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me after seeing it. Fortunately, the new Criterion Edition gives the film the classy treatment it always deserved.
Masterclass Price: $90.00
If you want to MAKE movies, not just watch them, you're in luck. Werner Herzog Teaches Filmmaking is a Masterclass from the celebrated director, very affordable, and practically guaranteed to expand the mind of anyone who dreams of directing their own movies someday.
William Bibbiani (everyone calls him ‘Bibbs’) is Crave’s film content editor and critic. You can hear him every week on Canceled Too Soon and watch him on the weekly YouTube series What the Flick. Follow his rantings on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.