Everyone loves a good movie, but there are definitely those among us who REALLY love a good movie. Or there are those who just love movies, period—no matter if they’re action, sci-fi, comedy, drama, or anything in-between. If you have a cinephile on your shopping list, there are plenty of clever, funny, and all-around awesome gifts out there that they would love.
We’ve rounded up a list of some of the best gifts for movie lovers out there, so you can check that person off your list sooner than later. Whether they’re a full-on movie-quote machine, an aspiring filmmaker, or someone who just loves the art form, there’s sure to be something on this list that will make them happy.
From projectors to snacks to books and decor, our list has gifts that will suit even the most dedicated film enthusiast. Check out our list below and make your holiday shopping list a little bit shorter!
Know a movie lover looking to decorate their home theatre or a college student looking to spice up their dorm? These vintage movie posters are the perfect solution. The self-adhesive posters are easy to hang up and the variety of classic movies looks great as a collage or hung up individually.
“Oh you haven’t seen (insert movie here)? You have to see it!” Anyone with a movie buff loved one has heard this more than once. Now they’ll have to put their money where their mouth is with the 100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster. This poster lets them scratch off some of the best movies out there if they’ve seen them and as they watch ones they’ve missed.
There are always subtle ways to rep your favorite movies, and these socks fit that bill perfectly. These super-soft socks depict famous movies such as Titanic and Harry Potter in a range of women’s sizes. These socks feel great in just about any temperature and people are sure to give them a compliment or two when they see their favorite movie on them.
There’s only one thing that movie buffs love more than watching their favorite movies — showing off their knowledge about their favorite movies. Now they can really flex their stuff with Cinephile: A Card Game. This game even has multiple different difficulty levels, so everyone can get in on the fun.
Everyone knows popcorn is the best snack companion for a great movie. Make your popcorn even better by popping it the old-fashioned way. Your movie buff will love the retro look of their popcorn machine and they’ll love that they can make their popcorn the way they make it at the theatre.
A projector is only one piece of the home theatre puzzle. A good projector screen is needed to complete the experience. This 120-inch projector screen is super easy to set up, works great for 1080p and 4k projections, and doesn’t crease when folded up. You can even bring the party outdoors.
Some people love microwaveable popcorn bags, but popcorn kernels allow you to buy in bulk and control exactly what ingredients go into your popcorn bowl. With this microwavable popcorn popper, it’s super easy to pour in your favorite kernels and pop them right in the microwave. A few minutes and the popcorn is ready to go!
Everyone knows the movie is (almost) never as good as the book. That being said, it’s hard to say no to these stylish vintage camera bookends. Even if the movie adaptation didn’t work out the way you wanted, you’ll always have a way to keep your favorite books upright on the shelf.
Star Wars is one of the biggest movie franchises of all time, and there’s bound to be someone on your shopping list who is a fan. Give them all the movies in one beautiful box set with the Star Wars: Skywalker Saga. This gives them all nine movies in the Skywalker Saga along with over 26 hours of bonus content.
Anyone who is a student of good cinematography will tell you that lighting is important. That fact holds true in daily life too. A good lamp can make a room feel that much homier. With this Industrial Tripod Floor Lamp, you can bring some tasteful Hollywood-set decor to any room in your home.
For some, a good TV is enough for their film-watching activities. For those who want to replicate going to the movies as closely as possible, there’s the Optoma Home Theatre Projector. This 1080p projector with 4k input will make you feel like you’re sitting right there at your local theatre, only without the crowd and having to leave the house.
Looking for a gift for an aspiring filmmaker? Give them the gift of lessons from a master. This MasterClass from critically acclaimed director Martin Scorcese will give them access to over 4 hours of video lessons from the man himself. They’re sure to learn something they can use in their future film career.
Some dedicated film-goers will save their ticket stubs for years. Partly as bragging rights and partly as a way to preserve their favorite theatre memories. Give them a stylish place to put this memorabilia with a Ticket Shadow Box. Now they can keep those stubs organized and proudly display them for all to see.
A nice refreshing beverage or an adult drink is always enjoyable while you’re relaxing and watching a movie at home. Add a bit of superhero flair to the experience with these glasses with logos from your favorite Marvel heroes. These come in sets of two and have options like Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, and more.
Jurassic Park is a movie beloved by many. If you have a big Jurassic Park fan in your life, this book will be the perfect gift. Jurassic Park: The Ultimate Visual History is a huge book that gives incredible behind-the-scenes insight into the original Jurassic Park trilogy. Never-before-seen pictures and interviews make this a must-have for any Jurassic Park collector.
Binging With Babish is a popular Youtube channel known for its recreations of popular meals and snacks from movies and TV. Now you can make those mouth-watering meals at home with his recipe book. This book comes with 100 recipes that include meals from Forrest Gump, The Matrix, and much more.
HDTVs deliver stunning and beautiful picture quality, but they’re usually lacking in the sound department. Give any home theatre set-up a boost with the Polk Audio Signa S2 Soundbar. This soundbar and subwoofer will give you explosive action sound and bring clarity to quiet moments. Everything you could want out of a movie-watching experience.
The best part about watching movies at home is you get your favorite pillows, couch, and of course, your favorite blanket. Make movie night even cozier with the Bedsure Fleece Blanket. This blanket is comfy, warm, and plenty big to cuddle up in. Plus, it comes in tons of colors to match any furniture or room decor.
If you want to help someone win their Oscar pool more often, gift them this book. Oscarmetrics: The Math Behind the Biggest Night in Hollywood is a fun statistical look into the Oscars. With this book in hand, anyone can nail their Oscar predictions. Or at least get a fun read and think they’ll nail their Oscar predictions.
What do Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and Disney movies all have in common? You can stream almost all of them on Disney+! If your gift recipient is a fan of any or all of these movies, they’re going to be overjoyed with a Disney+ subscription. This is especially great for those with kids, as there is tons of family-friendly content for all to enjoy.
Fans of both movies and prestige television will definitely appreciate an HBO Max Subscription. Along with HBO-exclusive series, the service is constantly updating their movie selections, with some of their movies premiering on the same day they premiere in theatres. A subscription to HBO Max is the gift that will keep on giving.
Smart TVs are great, but not all TVs have smart capabilities. Luckily, with a Roku Streaming Stick+, you can make any TV smart. This Roku lets you use tons of streaming channels, watch content in 4k, and get Wi-Fi more easily with a long-range receiver. The HDMI cable is built-in too, so you can just plug it right in and enjoy.
Seeing a movie at the theatres is great. Seeing a movie at the theatres for free is even better. With an AMC gift card, you can give the gift of free movies, snacks, and drinks. You can give up to $100, letting you really treat the movie lover in your life to multiple nights of fun.
Seminal films such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Avatar, King Kong, and The Avengers are all known for their incredible and innovative special effects. The Art of Film Magic: 20 Years of Weta is a comprehensive book that gives you an inside look at the effects studio behind many of the most awe-inspiring films of the past 20 years.
Everyone knows that person who loves to speak in movie quotes, especially after they’ve had a drink or two. Now, these two pastimes can be combined with the Movie Quotes Drinking Game. Of course, you could always leave the adult beverages out of the equation for the younger film buffs!
Let’s face it, watching movies on your phone isn’t the best way to watch them by any metric. But it is easy and convenient. Well, now iOS and Android devices can make you feel like you’re sitting in your own personal movie theatre. This Phone VR Headset makes it easy to slide your phone in and get the most out of that small screen.
Popcorn is great with butter and salt, but sometimes you might want a little more out of your popcorn experience. Boost that next bowl of popcorn with this Gourmet Popcorn Gift Set from Urban Accents. You’ll get a container of popcorn kernels along with awesome flavors like White Cheddar, Buttery Caramel, Sweet & Salty Kettlecorn, and Sizzling Sriracha.
Most film buffs love going to the movies, but many are just as happy watching a great movie at home. Recreate that high-quality theatre experience as best you can by gifting them with this TCL 55-inch Smart TV. With built-in Roku, they have access to all their favorite streaming channels, and 4k capability gives them the absolute highest quality picture.
What’s the only thing better than popcorn with a movie? Popcorn, candy, and a free movie rental! This gift will have everything necessary for the perfect movie night at home. Two bags of popcorn for a buttery snack, eight different candy options, and a free Redbox rental code all in one box. Who could say no to that?
Being able to hear a movie well and get great sound is important. But sometimes good sound is hard to come by—whether you have to keep the TV down at night, you’re watching on a computer, or you don’t have the best sound system. With these headphones from Beats, you can hear your movies the way they were meant to be heard. They’re great for music too.