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Best Blu-Rays Under $10: ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas,’ ‘Hook,’ ‘Knives Out,’ and More

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Sometimes the constant scrolling through 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.

With the holiday season officially here, 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 under $10, 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, and if you need a place to keep your growing movie collection see our list of durable bookcases for all your storage needs.

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“The Nightmare Before Christmas” (Blu-ray + Digital)


Buy:
Walmart


$13.87

$8.99



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Tim Burton’s fun-filled musical fantasy follows the Pumpkin King himself, Jack Skellington, as he discovers the joy of Christmas Town and decides to slip into Santa’s boots.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (Blu-ray)


Buy:
Amazon


$19.99

$8.90



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Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt star as a washed-up actor and his stunt double in this 2019 comedic drama written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

“Love Actually” (Blu-ray)


Buy:
Amazon



$9.71



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‘Tis the season for romantic holiday classics! “Love Actually,” which premiered in theaters in 2003, is a Christmas-themed romantic comedy featuring Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, Keira Knightley, Laura Linney, and more stars.

“Knives Out” (Blu-ray)


Buy:
Amazon


$19.99

$5.99



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Can’t get enough of an ensemble cast? Add “Knives Out” to your watch list. The comedy centers around a murder mystery and features an all-star cast of Daniel Craig, Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer, LaKeith Stanfield, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, and Ana de Armas.

“The Santa Clause” (Blu-ray)


Buy:
Amazon


$19.99

$8.99



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Tim Allen transforms into Jolly Old St. Nick in this 1994 holiday comedy about a divorced dad who takes the reins of the magical sleigh after Santa Clause falls off his roof on Christmas Eve.

“Get Out” (Blu-ray)


Buy:
Walmart

$5.99



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The thriller that won Jordan Peele an Oscar (and launched the comedian to another level of Hollywood stardom) is available for just $5. The film follows Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a Black man in his 20s who visits his white girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) family estate and quickly becomes ensnared in the sinister — and real — reason for the invitation.

“Jaws” (Blu-ray + Digital)


Buy:
Amazon

$6.96



Buy it

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).

“A Simple Favor” (Blu-ray)


Buy:
Amazon


$14.99

$7.99



Buy it

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.

“Hereditary” (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital)


Buy:
Amazon


$14.99

$5



Buy it

Collette will scare the crap out of you as a woman whose family is haunted by death, and it will be your pleasure.

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital)


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$4.99



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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.

“The Witch” (Blu-ray + Digital HD)


Buy:
Amazon


$14.99

$4.99



Buy it

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.

“The Wolf of Wall Street” (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD)


Buy:
Amazon


$15.99

$9.99



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Watch 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.

“Arrival” (Blu-ray)


Buy:
Amazon



$6.96



Buy it

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.

“Sicario” (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD)


Buy:
Amazon



$4.99



Buy it

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.

“Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” (Blu-ray)


Buy:
Amazon


$14.98

$9.99



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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.

“The Replacements” (Blu-ray)


Buy:
Amazon


$14.97

$9.99



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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.

“Les Misérables” (Blu-ray)


Buy:
Amazon


$14.98

$9.99



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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.

“Molly’s Game” (Blu-ray + Digital)


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$5



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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.

“Jurassic Park” (Blu-ray + Digital)


Buy:
Amazon


$14.98

$6.96



Buy it

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.

“Hook” (Blu-ray + DVD)


Buy:
Amazon


$9.99

$5



Buy it

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.

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