Blu-ray movie collections are some of my favorite ways to add more movies to my home libraries. Each film studio comes up with their top ten movies to release before a holiday season. Sometimes, these movie collections are dedicated to some anniversaries or memorable events.
In this post, I’ll highlight the details for the movie collection sets from DreamWorks, Illumination and Focus Features.
Fun Fact: All three studios – DreamWorks, Focus Features and Illumination – belong to the Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
DreamWorks 10-Movie Blu-ray Collection
I really appreciate the work and creativity of the DreamWorks animation studio. There are a few dozens of feature movies that are in progress at any given time frame. Having an opportunity to visit DreamWorks several times, I met with many writers, producers, directors, animators and creative talent. Not a single time was I disappointed by the production value of this truly magical place.
Best DreamWorks Movies that Made the Box Set 2020
The Holiday Season could be an amazing way to celebrate your favorite movies and give a gift of time spent watching them together.
This blu-ray box set 2020 includes some of our favorite animation movies from DreamWorks and hours of bonus features:
– Spirit: Stallion of Cimarron
– How to Train your Dragon
– The Croods
– Kung Fu Panda
– Boss Baby
– Abominable, check out Abominable Cupcake Toppers
Trolls musical series has been one of our favorites. I had a chance to meet the entire creative staff of the first Trolls: directors, animators and voices behind the characters. Check some of it in this posts:
Be ready to celebrate your movie night with additional animated shorts, music videos, deletes scenes, and some unexpected animation gifts on those blu-ray dvd discs.
Family Movie Night Ideas
We have a tradition in our family to have a family movie night here and there. Besides a movie we watch, we really have a cool time preparing for the movie, playing quick board games or bingo, and enjoying time watching a movie itself.
Here are some examples how we watch movies as a family.
This Bambi movie night was a cool one, filled with jello recipes, nuts, and simple collection of Japanese rice crackers. The kids loved making some movie-related stuff from the printables we printed out.
Check out this Bambi Movie Night Party ideas.
If your conditions allow, you can have a marvelous Movie Night Under the Stars, like we did with the Lion King.
And a simple movie night with popcorn and drinks was a Pinocchio movie night party.
Illumination 10-Movie Blu-ray Collection
If you are fond of watching comedy movies, then Illumination is your favorite movie production studio. Get excited with this 10-movie blu-ray box set that you can easily make a gift set.
Check out all 10 movies on the blu-ray discs:
– Despicable Me, all 3 films
– The Secret life of Pets 1 & 2
– Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, and
– Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
Focus Features 10-Movie Blu-ray Collection to Celebrate
If you are not closely familiar with Focus Features, you have definitely seen their movies and heard of the movie titles. Pride & Prejudice, Brokeback Mountain, Harriet, Suffragette, Victoria and Abdul, and many more.
Here are the movies that made the best blu-ray 10-movie box set.
Lost In Translation (2003)
In Sofia Coppola’s lyrical romantic tale, Bill Murray is Bob Harris, a past-his-prime American movie star who comes to Tokyo to shoot a television commercial. While staying at the hotel, the married Harris meets compatriot Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), the young, frustrated wife of a celebrity photographer (Giovanni Ribisi). The two lonely souls strike up a friendship while watching TV, singing karaoke, and going to parties, but can their relationship go any further? With Anna Faris.
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)
Scripter Charlie Kaufman and director Michel Gondry’s bittersweet, time-hopping romantic comedy stars Jim Carrey as a man who, upon learning that his free-spirited girlfriend (Kate Winslet) has undergone an experimental procedure to have all memories of their time together erased from her mind, agrees to the same treatment, only to regret his decision. Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Wilkinson, Elijah Wood also star.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Keira Knightley shines as Elizabeth Bennet in this stunning adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic tale of romance in Georgian England. As one of five wealthy sisters pressured by their parents to get married, Elizabeth, despite being courted by several worthy suitors, finds herself inexplicably drawn to the egotistical young Mr. Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen). Donald Sutherland, Brenda Blethyn, Jena Malone, Rosamund Pike, and Judi Dench co-star.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) spends the summer of 1963 sheepherding in the beautiful wilderness of Wyoming’s Brokeback Mountain, partnering with rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal). The two men form a powerful bond they are compelled to hide from their families and from a society unprepared to accept their enduring connection. Director Ang Lee’s acclaimed, emotional drama also stars Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Randy Quaid.
Based on the Ian McEwan novel, this stirring drama focuses on the repercussions when Briony, a young English girl (Saoirse Ronan), jealous over her older sister Cecilia’s (Keira Knightley) relationship with their housekeeper’s son Robbie (James McAvoy), falsely accuses him of rape. Years later, as Robbie returns from prison and prepares to fight in World War II, a guilt-ridden Briony tries to set things right between her and sister. Vanessa Redgrave co-stars.
Burn After Reading (2008)
The private memoirs of a disgraced CIA agent (John Malkovich) fall into the hands of a pair of dim-witted gym workers (Frances McDormand and Brad Pitt) who mistake them for super-secret documents. Now, the stage is set for an ill-conceived blackmail plot that causes hilarious trouble for everyone involved, including Malkovich’s wife (Tilda Swinton) and her lover (George Clooney), who’s also pursuing McDormand. Richard Jenkins, J.K. Simmons, David Rasche co-star in the Coen Brothers’ comedic thriller.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Director/co-writer Wes Anderson’s charming comedy/drama is set on a small New England island in 1965 and tells the tale of Sam (Jared Gilman) and Suzy (Kara Hayward), two youngsters who decide to run away together in an effort to shake off their discontent. Their plan to escape goes beautifully and romance blooms-until the adults in their lives turn the town upside down looking for them. Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand co-star.
The Theory Of Everything (2014)
This rich biopic about famed British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (Best Actor Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne) charts his life by focusing on his relationship with Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones), a literature student he courts at Cambridge in the 1960s. They marry shortly after Hawking is diagnosed with motor neuron diseases, their love growing and evolving over the years as his body shuts down and his cosmological ideas dazzle the world. With David Thewlis, Emily Watson.
On The Basis Of Sex (2018)
By the early ‘70s, law professor Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) was all too familiar, in spite of her academic excellence, with professional hurdles stemming from her gender. She was steered to the case of a taxpayer denied an elder care write-off because he was an unmarried man–and Mimi Leder’s engrossing biopic chronicles the first steps in the future Supreme Court Justice’s path of tireless advocacy against sexual discrimination. Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston co-star.
Born into slavery as Araminta Ross, the woman who would come to be known as Harriet Tubman is the subject of this powerful historical drama. After escaping to Philadelphia in 1849, Harriet (Cynthia Erivo) repeatedly put her own life in jeopardy as she helped other slaves make their way to freedom as part of the Underground Railroad. Leslie Odom, Jr., Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles, Vanessa Bell Calloway, and Janelle Monáe also star.
Any of these blu-ray 10-movie collections are packaged and prepped for gifting for unforgettable family movie nights.