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…
Director: Sam Mendes
Writers: Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Stars: Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Daniel Mays
April 6th, 1917. As a regiment assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.
One of the best films we watched last year, and our copy is already on order.
Director: Greta Gerwig
Writers: Greta Gerwig (written for the screen by), Louisa May Alcott (novel by)
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh
Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters - four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.
Greta Gerwig is just simply getting better. This is a tour-de-force of a movie and certainly worth a purchase.
SPIES IN DISGUISE
Directors: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane
Writers: Lucas Martell (inspired by: the animated short film "Pigeon: Impossible" by)
Stars: Rachel Brosnahan, Will Smith, Tom Holland
When the world's best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world.
In isolation? Have a family? A great watch altogether on a Sunday afternoon.
PLAYING WITH FIRE
Director: Andy Fickman
Writers: Dan Ewen, Matt Lieberman
Stars: John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo
A crew of rugged firefighters meet their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids.
Basically, the same as above, maybe a great double header? Before you know it, the kids will be asleep.
Director: Taika Waititi
Writers: Taika Waititi (screenplay), Christine Leunens (novel)
Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson
A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.
A brilliant comedy with a dash of emotion. It’s a lot more than meets the eye. Go and own it, people.