With streaming services galore and DVDs becoming a thing of the past, it’s important to make the right decision when adding to your collection.
Each month, we look at what movies deserve a space on your home-cinema shrine… (commonly known as a DVD shelf).
Here’s five films that we think have potential to be bought in a shop near you…
THE INVISIBLE MAN
Director: Leigh Whannell
Writers: Leigh Whannell
Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer
When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
A brilliant horror-thriller with an anchoring performance from Elisabeth Moss that deserves award attention. A must own. See our review here.
Director: Robert Eggers
Writers: Robert Eggers, Max Eggers
Stars: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman
Two lighthouse keepers try to maintain their sanity whilst living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
A festival favourite and cinematic experience to boot; The Lighthouse has a cult following already and deserves a spot on the DVD shelf.
Director: Stephen Gaghan
Writers: Stephen Gaghan (screenplay by), Dan Gregor (screenplay by)
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen
A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets.
This will keep the family happy at the weekend. Maybe it’s worth a rent rather than a buy, but hey! You never know, you might love it.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Billy Ray, Marie Brenner (article)
Stars: Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Brandon Stanley
American security guard Richard Jewell saves many lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely reported that he was a terrorist.
An underrated film from late last year that we think deserved more awards recognition. A few more nominations wouldn’t have gone a miss.
BIRDS OF PREY
Director: Cathy Yan
Writers: Christina Hodson, Paul Dini (Harley Quinn created by)
Stars: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
An action-packed DC Comics movie that stars Margot Robbie? Hell yes! This is a tip-top movie that needs to nestle with your other blu-rays.