Gifts for Movie Buffs

Whether for a birthday, holiday or other occasion, the movie buff will be impressed if you can get him or her a thoughtful gift that hones in on film. From sci-fi flicks to classics to Hollywood blockbusters, there are hundreds of gifts from which to choose. For less than $25 to more than $200, you can be certain that there is a one of a kind gift to make the movie lover smile. Here are a few generic ideas to get you started that work for everyone and every film genre. Just think about what style your movie loving friend is into and go from there. Or jump to the different genre sections by clicking on the links in the table of contents. More basics to consider besides those featured below are T-shirts, memorabilia (such as figurines and toys), chocolate Oscar statues (great stocking stuffers), autographed photos of a favorite movie star, Dinner and Movie Cookbook, a popcorn maker, a gift certificate to Netflix, a movie guide book, a season pass to a local movie theater, or the crème de la crème, a trip to Hollywood to see the stars.

Comic Relief

Make them laugh so hard that they start to cry with these comic films. You might also consider some of these other funny flicks and gift suggestions. ! * New: Zoolander, Napoleon Dynamite, 40-Year Old Virgin...Napolean Dynamite * Old: Father of the Bride, Princess Bride... * Romantic: Hitch, Wedding Crashers, Sleepless in Seattle, Pretty Woman... * Family: Meet the Parents, Muppets, Parent Trap, Home Alone... * Cult Classics: Woody Allen, Monty Python, Mel Brooks, Charlie Chaplin, Brat Pack, Howard Hawks, Cheech and Chong... * TV: Saturday Night Live, Crank Yankers, South Park, Simpsons, Da Ali G Show, Family Guy, The Chappelle Show...

Chick Flicks

Below you can see some romantic gifts for those who love watching "chick flicks." Besides these picks, you might also consider: * A classic twist: Gone With the Wind, Audrey Hepburn DVD Collection, Casablanca, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes... * Totally '80s: Heathers, Steel Magnolias, Beaches, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, When Harry Met Sally... * Recent and romantic: Love Actually, Moulin Rouge, Before Sunset, Notting Hill... * Funny: Legally Blonde, Clueless, Mean Girls, Pretty Woman, Bridget Jones... * Mother daughter: Little Women, Mermaids, How to Make an American Quilt, Freaky Friday... * Drama: Million Dollar Baby, Terms of Endearment, The English Patient...


Below are some classic movie sets, from drama to musicals to westerns. Other single classics include the following: * Oldies: Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, A Clockwork Orange, Singin' in the Rain, Rear Window, Dr. Strangelove, Lawrence of Arabia, A Streetcar Named Desire, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, To Kill a Mockingbird, Cinema Paradiso... * Newbies: Shawshank Redemption, Usual Suspects, Schindler's List, Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, Silence of the Lambs, Scarface, Fight Club, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, Raider's of the Lost Arc...

For Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fanatics

These are just a few ideas to get in the Sci-Fi state of mind. Not only are there some great movies that make inexpensive gifts, but there are also collector's edition sets that contain, for example, all three movies from the trilogy. It doesn't end at movies, especially since most Sci-Fi lovers are into all the fun stuff that goes along with the genre, from weapon replicas to action figures, framed movie posters, games and trivia books. Comic books, when available, are also a good pick since recently they have been making so many new movies based off of the comics. Some notable items that aren't listed below but that deserve a mention are the following: * Classics: Alfred Hitchcock Collector's Set, Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, Blade Runner, Robocop Trilogy, Dracula... * New: King Kong, Tim Burton, Sin City, The Matrix, Spiderman, Fantastic Four, X-Men... * Don't forget about Japanimation and Manga.

Gifts for the Gadget Guru

For the guy or gal who has to have the latest gadgets, these high-end techno treats are the current staple for any movie buff. They get pretty pricey, but for a big gift giving occasion, these are the perfect gift. Other options include fancy headphones to go with their portable movie devices and also surround sound speakers. If you know that the recipient has about a thousand VHS tapes lying around that he or she can't bear to part with, a VCR/DVD combo is a great tool for transferring those old flicks to updated media. Finally, if the recipient is also into computers and making their own films, consider either a digital camcorder or movie editing software.

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