Gift Guide: Cord Cutting Gifts for Movie Buffs




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It’s been a rough year for movie theaters, as VOD services have become the go-to way to enjoy the latest feature. Fortunately, movie buffs have been making the most of the at-home experience. Whether it’s subscribing to popular streaming services, updating to the latest devices, or customizing your home-theater, there are many ways to make watching movies at home equal to a theatrical experience. With the holidays approaching this is the perfect time to take advantage of special discounts to give your favorite cinephile the gift of movies.

Get your popcorn ready as we take a look at 10 cord cutting gifts for movie buffs.

(Note: Availability and prices below are accurate at the time of posting, but are likely to change throughout the holiday season.)

A Netflix Subscription

Price: $25-$200

Buy it on Best Buy

When it comes to watching movies on demand, Netflix is king due to its sheer volume of content. The streaming goliath also produces its own films, along with its extensive catalog, there are over 1000 hours of movies available on the platform. A Netflix gift card is the perfect gift for cinephiles because, for a little over $100, you can purchase a year’s worth of subscription, or cover a couple of months for as low as $25.

A Disney+ Subscription

Price: $69.99

Buy it on Disney’s Website

Disney+ is one of the most popular streaming services because almost everybody grew up on Disney content. With such a large vault of classic content including popular movies from Star Wars, Marvel Studios, and FOX’s catalog, Disney+ is a cinephile’s dream. With over 60 million subscribers, the platform has added new features like content sharing, and watch parties, so you can enjoy shows and movies with your friends. If your favorite movie buff has never subscribed to Disney+, gift them a year-long gift subscription. 

A Hulu Subscription

Price: $25-$100

Buy it at Best Buy

Movie buffs love Hulu because it has over 3,000 titles including popular blockbusters and older classics. Subscribers can choose from an ad-supported or an ad-free version to watch without interruptions. A Hulu gift card is a great gift because a cinephile can apply it to the basic plans or gain access to even more content with Hulu + Live TV.

A Subscription to The Criterion Channel

Price: $10.99-$99.99

Buy it on the Criterion Channel website

The Criterion Channel is a must-have for any classic film aficionado. With over 2000 titles available, the Criterion Channel has many choices when it comes to watching classic cinema on-demand. The service makes gifting a subscription easy because you can choose the number of months that you want to give.

A CuriosityStream Subscription

Price: $19.99-$69.99

Buy it on the CuriosityStream website

If you’re looking to give a movie buff who loves documentaries the perfect gift, then a subscription to CuriosityStream is the way to go. With 4K and HD options, CuriosityStream has over 3,000 titles that documentary-loving cinephiles can binge throughout the holiday season.

A Showtime Subscription

Price: $25-$50

Buy it at Best Buy

Showtime is one of the most popular premium channels and one of the best channels we reviewed this year. Movie buffs love Showtime because it is among the best when it comes to a collection of new and older films available on demand. Gifting Showtime is ideal for any film aficionado who wants to watch great titles and classic premium shows.

Redbox Movie Night Care Box

Price: $26.99

Buy it on Amazon

The Redbox Movie Night Care Box is a flawless gift for any movie lover that cannot go to the movies right now. Not only does it come with a Redbox movie rental code, but it also includes popular theater concessions like popcorn, Sour Patch Kids, Mike & Ike’s, and more.

Sanus – Premium Series Advanced Tilt TV Wall Mount

Price: $119.99

Buy it at Best Buy

Having the right setup will make a gigantic difference when it comes to watching movies at home. This Sanus TV wall mount fits most 42″ – 90″ TVs and extends 5.75″ to create the perfect viewing experience. Normally priced at $149.99, you can get a holiday deal right now at Best Buy.

Sony 55″ 4K Ultra HD LED Smart Android TV

Price: $518.00

Buy it on Amazon

This 55” Sony TV is currently over $100 off the regular price of $649.99, making it one of the best values on our list. Any movie buff would be happy to watch their most-liked films with rich real-life colors on this large 4K Ultra HD screen.

Sony 4K Blu-ray Player

Price: $149.99

Buy it at Target

For those movie buffs who still have a large collection of physical media then this blu-ray player will be a welcomed gift. Not only does it play blu-ray and other disc media in crystal clear quality, but it also streams 4K content from streaming services. This versatile device is worth taking advantage of while it’s on sale from its regular price of $249.99.

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