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Sometimes the constant scrolling through all your streaming subscriptions results in decision paralysis — and with the streaming home of many movies constantly changing thanks to studio deals, you might not be able to watch whatever film you have your heart set on even with your multiple subscriptions.
Instead of shelling out for the rental fee, why not invest in some low-cost physical media options to have on hand at all times? We’ve rounded up a selection of Blu-rays available for just $5 or less, and many of them come with DVD and digital copies as well, meaning you can have HD content available to you in three different formats for less than the cost of a large seasonal latte at your fancy coffee shop of choice. A bargain! Check them out below.
The thriller that won Jordan Peele an Oscar (and launched the comedian to another level of Hollywood stardom) is available complete with a digital copy. The film follows 20-something African American Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), who visits his white girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) family estate and quickly becomes ensnared in the sinister — and real — reason for the invitation.
You might need a bigger boat, but you will not need a bigger budget (sorry) if you buy this HD copy of “Jaws,” which also comes with a digital copy and a slew of special features (making-of docs, deleted scenes, outtakes, behind-the-scenes photos, and more).
Justice for this delightful dark comedy starring Anna Kendrick as a widowed single mother who becomes entangled in the life of her glamorous neighbor (Blake Lively) while investigating her disappearance.
Toni Collette will scare the crap out of you as a woman whose family is haunted by the death of her mother, and it will be your pleasure.
You might be wondering why this film shows up on a lot of these lists. Well, the answer is because it’s a celebratory sequel to the hit musical starring Lily James as a young Meryl Streep galavanting around Europe and having the time of her life, and how could that not bring you joy? This edition gives you Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copies, plus a singalong version, a slew of extra features and commentaries, and Cher.
Even real-life witches loved this Sundance hit, which IndieWire’s Eric Kohn praised for writer-director Robert Eggers’ tricky accomplishment: “On the one hand an elegant period piece about the dissolution of a New England family circa 1630, it’s also a genuinely unsettling horror movie about possession.” It also introduced the world to Anya Taylor-Joy, which is an accomplishment in and of itself.
Watch Leonardo DiCaprio indulge in the most hedonistic ’80s lifestyle as Martin Scorsese tells the story of real-life New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort and his corrupt rise to wealth — and steep fall.
Check out one of Amy Adams’ many Oscar-worthy but ultimately snubbed performances as a codebreaker sent to investigate the arrival of mysterious spacecrafts across the globe.
Emily Blunt stars as an idealistic FBI agent recruited by a government official (Josh Brolin) to pursue a drug lord and gets caught up in a difficult mission complicated by a dangerous consultant (Benicio Del Toro). Get Blu-ray, DVD, and digital copies, plus several featurettes about the visual design, characters, score, and origins of the film.
Edgar Wright’s fan-favorite comic adaptation about a twentysomething man (Michael Cera) who must defeat his new crush’s seven evil exes comes with the heaps of special features you’d expect from a film so inspired by gaming and nerd culture: deleted scenes, bloopers, making-of docs, music videos, alternative edits, pre-production footage, rehearsal videos, casting tapes, commentaries, and much more.
This ’80s comedy classic starring Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, and Bill Murray is available in HD in this less-than-$5 purchase.
Catch the sports comedy classic, starring Gene Hackman as a legendary football coach tasked with recruiting replacement players to substitute when the Washington Sentinels go on strike and Keanu Reeves as the leader of a team filled with athletes looking for their second chance.
Regardless of how Tom Hooper’s next big-screen musical turned out, Hollywood was certainly receptive to this all-star adaptation of Victor Hugo’s French Revolution novel, featuring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe’s shout-singing, and Anne Hathaway’s Oscar-winning performance. Bonus features include several behind-the-scenes documentaries, plus a commentary track with Hooper.
Aaron Sorkin made his directorial debut with this true story of an Olympic-class skier who ran an underground high-stakes poker game before her eventual arrest. Jessica Chastain stars in the film, which also comes with a digital copy.
Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost team up in this first film in what would become the Cornetto trilogy (“Hot Fuzz” and “The World’s End” would follow), a zombie comedy inspired by the films of George A. Romero.
This underrated feminist comedy, about three daughters who vow to lose their virginity on prom night and their meddling parents who try to stop their plan, stars three up-and-coming talents who have since gone on to impress in plenty of other projects (Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, and Geraldine Viswanathan). This $5 purchase comes with a digital copy and special features, including deleted scenes, a gag reel, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and commentary from director Kay Cannon.
You can’t really write out the “Jurassic Park” theme song but imagine it is playing as you read this, which is really just a sentence telling you that less than $5 is a bargain for the Steven Spielberg classic — and that’s even aside from the fact that it also includes a digital copy and tons of special features.
Quentin Tarantino’s WWII revenge fantasy is worth revisiting, along with the extended and alternate scenes, making-of docs, roundtable discussions, poster gallery, and more that you’ll get with this less-than-$5 purchase.
Sure, there have been plenty of “Peter Pan” retellings since this 1991 classic, but the all-star cast — Robin Williams as a grown-up Peter, Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook, Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell, Maggie Smith as Wendy Darling — has ensured this version will remain in the pantheon of children’s movies for decades to come.