Boxed sets and movie collections are the one format in which buying actual physical movies still makes sense. There’s a coherent theme that you can’t find on any of the streaming services, and many of these boxed sets later become collector’s items worth a lot more than what you originally paid for them. Plus, they’re just a really, really good deal. Often, when you break it down, you only end up paying a couple of bucks per movie, and since these are almost all classic movies we’re talking about, that’s hard to pass up.
So, whether you’re looking for something to buy with those holiday gift cards, or you’re just in the mood for some classic movie magic, pick up one – or more – of these killer boxed sets available now.
You get nine movies from the godfather of comedy, including Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs and, well, you know… Mel freakin’ Brooks. You also get seven featurettes – six of which are exclusive – a handful of trivia tracks and five isolated score tracks. Mel. Brooks.
This 8-disc set features seven of Stanley Kubrick’s best known movies, and really, if I have to say anymore to sell you on that, then we have failed as a society.
This set features the first four Die Hard movies, which is fine because you get all the good stuff without having to put up with that abomination of a fifth movie involving his son, which we’re all better off pretending never happened. So, thrill as John McClane fights evil Eurotrash in LA, rejoice as he takes down a bunch of terrorist turncoats in Washington D.C., celebrate as he goes to New York City and whips up on some more Eurotrash, and finally, take comfort that he is on the case against a computer hacking Raylan Givens. This is the good stuff, man. This is Die Hard.
Look, you’re either into Tarantino or you’re not. If you are, you know you want this set containing eight Tarantino movies. Don’t lie to me and tell me you don’t. More importantly, don’t lie to yourself.
Buy this and then spend the weekend watching the entire Rocky saga unfold. Yes, from his initial battles with Apollo Creed to his war with Ivan Drago to his fight against brain damage and old age, it’s all here. Oh, and he also fights Mr. T! How could I leave that out? Oh, and Hulk Hogan! And… you get the point.
Rear Window, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Psycho, The Birds… “Essentials” is right. Goddamn. If you don’t buy this, you’re a villain and a churl. That’s right, you heard me. A villain and a churl.
This one’s for the more indy-minded amongst you. For their 20th anniversary, Fox Searchlights released this collection of twenty of their best films, most of them award winners. Whether it’s quirky fun like Juno or the terrifying madness of Black Swan, these movies represent the heart of cutting-edge filmmaking from the last twenty years.
That’s right, I’m telling you to buy the entire Police Academy set, all seven “films” in all their ridiculous glory. Don’t fight me on this, and don’t fight yourself. You know you want to hear that one dude who does all the funny noises and Mahoney… oh, Mahoney. Why wouldn’t you want this?
This 25-disc set features some of the biggest and best movies ever made. Back to the Future, Scarface, Animal House, E.T., Jaws… I could go on and on and on here. It also includes a 72-page book, which is the sort of thing that collectors get all hot and bothered by down the road.
Reclaim your childhood with this cozy collection of the entire Harry Potter franchise. All your favorites are here: Ron, Hermione, Voldemort, Gandalf, uh… those witches from Hocus Pocus. Look, I’ll be honest here, I never really got into the Harry Potter world, but I know a whole lot of you did, so what are you waiting for? Don’t be like me. Buy this set.
Look, I either had you at “Clint Eastwood” or I didn’t. If I did, you know what to do. Buy this now. If I didn’t… well, what in the hell is wrong with you?
Unlike many sets out there, this one is actually up to date, featuring every Jurassic Park movie, including Jurassic World. Marvel at the incredible scope of the dinosaurs on display. Shake your head at man’s inability to learn its goddamn lesson and stop opening dinosaur theme parks.
Go big or go home, bros. This is 100 movies spanning almost 100 years. 100 classics, all heavyweights in their own right, from The Jazz Singer to Inception, with just a ridiculous collection in between. Buy this and I’m pretty sure you automatically get a film history degree. Just think of it this way: you are getting the backbone of Hollywood for only a little more than a dollar per movie.
Nazis! Crazy Indian cults! More Nazis! Communists and Nazis! This is the good shit right here. Sure, Shia Labeouf makes an unfortunate appearance at one point, but he is literally sonned by Harrison Ford so it all works out okay in the end.
This is it. All 24 Bond movies in one place, all for around three bucks a movie. And yes, Spectre is included, so it’s up to date. If I have to explain why you should buy this, why you need this, then I have no idea what you’re doing on this site or on this planet. Don’t make me send Sean Connery after you. More importantly, don’t make me send George Lazenby after you.