Finding the perfect presents for people can be a struggle. However, if you’re seeking amazing gifts for film buffs, the good news is that you have lots of options. Whatever your budget, you can find affordable gift ideas sure to please even the pickiest movie lover in your life.
Here are 35 of the best gift ideas for movie junkies of all genres, ideal for the 2017 award season.
1. Replica Academy Awards Oscar Trophy
An Oscar trophy is the highest honor anyone in the movie industry can receive. Give the film buff in your life an 11-inch, personalized replica Academy Award statue made of gold plastic mounted on a marble base.
2. Keep Calm and Quote Movies Calendar
The ability to quote lines like “You talkin’ to me?” and ” You’re killin’ me, Smalls!” is one of the hallmarks of a true film lover. Fortunately, this calendar offers a full year of quotable dialogue for film aficionados to learn and repeat.
3. Fictional Hotel Notepads
From “The Shining” to “Dirty Dancing,” fictional hotels have played parts in some of the biggest movies ever made. Now the movie lover in your life can take notes on stationary from the most famous inns, hotels and motels ever depicted on the screen.
4. Antique Movie Theater Popcorn Machine
Buttery popcorn can improve even the most mediocre of films. Featuring three positions controls, the Great Northern Popcorn Red Matinee Movie Theater antique popcorn machine boasts premium paint, enhanced colors and tempered glass. Purchase one to bring the look and feel of Hollywood’s Golden Age to your loved one’s living room.
5. Outset Movies Trivia Game
With this trivia game, movie lovers can show off their knowledge, challenge pals and stay entertained for hours. The 220-card game is perfect for any film fiend aged 12 or older.
6. Movie Ticket Stub Diary
Of all the collectibles associated with movies, the best souvenirs might be the actual ticket stubs from the theater. Just the Ticket: Ticket Stub Organizer lets you chronicle your life-long love of cinema in a thick, high-quality scrapbook that you can flip through for years to come.
7. MoviePass Subscription
The best gift anyone can give a movie lover is, well, trips to the movies. MoviePass is a single card that grants the recipient entry into major movies in 3,700 theaters across America.
Price: Plans start at $14.99 a month. Prices may vary by location.
8. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Rose Handbag
If your loved one is a Disney fanatic, consider a gift celebrating one of the studio’s most beloved animated films. Lightweight and double-stitched, this beautiful handbag is adorned with the enchanted rose from “Beauty and the Beast.” A collage print from artist Lauren Hoffman, the design is sure to inspire.
9. IMDbPro Subscription
The Internet Movie Database is widely regarded as the online authority for all things film. If you’re seeking a gift for an aspiring actor or screenwriter, consider an IMDbPro subscription, which can help them get discovered, find roles and connect with industry leaders.
Price: $149.99 annually or $19.99 per month
11. ‘Ultimate Star Wars’
One of the most groundbreaking movies ever made, “Star Wars” won the hearts of sci-fi fans and ordinary film-goers alike. “Ultimate Star Wars” is a visually stunning, in-depth look at the chronology, characters and plot lines that make up this storied franchise.
12. ‘The Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies’
From “The Godfather” to “Goodfellas,” some of the most iconic films in history are gangster flicks. This hefty reference analyzes and lends perspective to a genre that continues to delight moviegoers to this day.
Price: $18.51 for paperback
13. ‘The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies’
Movies like “Rocky” and “Hoosiers” bring the drama and emotion of sports to the big screen. This comprehensive, in-depth book takes the movie lover in your life on a journey through the 100 greatest sports flicks in film history.
14. ‘The Encyclopedia of War Movies’
Only a small percentage of people have suffered the horrors of combat firsthand, but the greatest war movies help convey the experience to non-veterans. “The Encyclopedia of War Movies” chronicles the greatest films depicting the wars of the 20th century.
Price: $50.98 for hardcover
15. ‘Disney Pixar Character Encyclopedia’
Few studios have had a bigger impact on movie-making than Disney Pixar. From “Finding Nemo” to “Monsters, Inc.,” this illuminating volume reveals everything the film fan in your life wants to know about 200 of the most beloved characters in the Pixar history.
Price: $13.16 for hardcover
16. Your Own Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
Actors and actresses know they’ve made it when they earn stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Now, you can bestow the same honor on your favorite film lover. Give the gift of fame with this hand-painted, personalized authentic replica.
18. Vintage Smartphone Projector
Although this corrugated cardboard cellphone projector looks vintage, it’s actually one of the coolest new inventions for movie lovers. Easy to assemble and use, the projector connects with your mobile device to turn any wall into a movie screen.
19. Original ‘Star Wars’ Poster
Despite all the sequels and spin-offs, the first “Star Wars” film still holds a special place in the hearts of true film buffs. This unframed posture captures the original magic of “A New Hope,” the 1977 classic that started it all.
20. ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean
From “Christine” to “Pink Cadillac,” cars have played a crucial role in film history. Few, however, spark the nostalgia of Marty McFly’s DeLorean time machine from “Back to the Future.” Gift the movie buff in your life with this hand-painted, detailed miniature.
21. Resin ‘Rocky’ Statue
The movie “Rocky” so embodies the spirit of Philadelphia that the city erected a statue to the famous fictional boxer. This 12-inch exact replica captures the magic of the real thing and comes complete with its own presentation box bearing the official “Rocky” logo.
22. ‘Home Alone’ Ultimate Collection
“Home Alone” is the biggest Christmas movie in box office history, but the movie lover in your life can enjoy this classic collection year round. Bringing all five movies together for the first time, the “Home Alone” Ultimate Collection spans more than two decades of holiday film greatness.
23. Hitchcock Trucker Hat
Known as “the Master of Suspense,” Alfred Hitchcock elevated the horror genre from campy monster movies to masterpieces like “Psycho” and “The Birds.” With one word, this trucker cap makes the only statement needed for a horror fan.
24. Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli ‘Godfather’ T-Shirt
One of the most quotable movies ever made, “The Godfather” offers so many great lines that it can be tough to pick a favorite. However, the one uttered by hitman Clemenza is certainly in the running. This t-shirt is perfect for lovers of gangster flicks and Italian pastry alike.
25. Framed Ezekiel 25:17 Bible Passage From ‘Pulp Fiction’
Of all the memorable lines from the now-classic gangster flick, Jules Winnfield’s version of Ezekiel 25:17, which spelled certain doom for the person hearing it, just might be the best. This poster lets your favorite movie lover view the speech on high-quality paper.
26. Batman Wall Art
One of the most recognizable characters in movie history, Batman has thrilled superhero fans for generations. This handmade print is made from high-quality materials, including archival matte paper and giclee inks.
27. ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ iPhone Case
Arguably history’s most legendary cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” has endured for more than 40 years. Now, movie lovers can promote the flick to new audiences every time they use their cell phones.
28. Metal ‘Jurassic Park’ Velociraptor Containment Warning Sign
Movie monsters are as old as the film industry, but few terrified audiences like the velociraptor pack from “Jurassic Park.” This sign offers a warning that the characters in the movie would have been wise to heed.
29. Sackville Two-Seat Home Theater Recliner
The only thing better than watching movies is watching them in supreme comfort. This dual luxury recliner features multiple positions, pillow-top back cushions, floor glides and cup holders and is the ideal addition to any home theater.
30. Deck of Cult Movie Playing Cards
These affordable playing cards bring your favorite movies to mind every time you deal. From Moses to Beetlejuice, cinema’s richest characters adorn this attractive deck.
31. ‘Gremlins’ Smiling Gizmo Plush Doll
Gremlins might be among the most hideous, mischievous monsters to grace the big screen, but they start out adorably small. Here’s a plush, stuffed version of Gizmo, the most famous Mogwai of them all.