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Gifts for Movie Buffs

If anyone needs to have their holiday brightened this year, it’s movie fans. With so many theaters closed and anticipated blockbusters delayed indefinitely, it’s been a tough time to be a cinephile. But there’s still time to give 2020 a happy ending by giving your favorite film fan something special from our gift guide.


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Michael Myers Tee Public T-shirt
Tee Public

A Tee for Horror Fans

$20 and up from Teepublic

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Your favorite horror movie fan can wear their love of cinema on their sleeve, er, chest with this cotton T-shirt featuring Michael Myers of the "Halloween" film series. Available in a variety of colors, cuts, and styles in sizes from small to 5XL.

Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition
Amazon

Star Wars The Child Animatronic Edition

Perfect for: Star Wars fans
$59 from Amazon
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Whether they love "The Empire Strikes Back" or "The Mandalorian," Baby Yoda will thrill any Star Wars fan. The robot knows how to make 25 sounds and gestures, plus he can wiggle his ears, move his arms and head, and open and close his eyes.


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After the Final Curtain: America's Abandoned Theaters
Amazon

After the Final Curtain: America's Abandoned Theaters

Perfect for: People Who Love Old Movie Theaters
$29 from Amazon
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Once upon a time, we built elaborate gilded temples to cinema that rivaled the fanciest concert halls. Today, most of these majestic movie theaters have been destroyed, converted, or abandoned. Photographer Matt Lambros explores some of these glorious wrecks, taking you inside crumbling theaters across America, uncovering the histories of these fallen temples to the stars of Hollywood.


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The Fill-In Filmography
Uncommon Goods

Ultimate Movie-Lovers Fill-In Poster

$40 from Uncommon Goods

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Those scratch-off "must-see movies" posters are all well and good, but we like this fill-in version, too. It's kind of like a standardized test score sheet, but way, way more fun. Measures 24 by 36 inches.

Personalised Retro Video Tape Print
Etsy

Personalised Retro Video Tape Print

$17 and up from Etsy

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If you're old enough to remember when video tapes were how you watched movies at home, then this poster is for you (or that friend of a certain age). Customize it with the titles of your 10 favorite films; available in two sizes.

Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection
Amazon

Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection

Perfect for: People Who Love Old Movies
$67 from Amazon
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Alfred Hitchcock is one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century, especially when it comes to psychological thrillers. This DVD boxed set contains 15 of his films, including “Rear Window” and “Psycho,” as well as 10 episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” and bonus features including interviews, documentaries, and commentaries.


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Disney Villains Crew Socks
Stance

Disney Villains Crew Socks

$85 from Stance

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Who doesn't have a favorite Disney villain? This set includes combed-cotton socks featuring Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty," Scar from "The Lion King," Sea Witch Ursula from "Little Mermaid," and Jafar from "Aladdin." Available in small, medium, and large.

Original Salbree Microwave Popcorn Popper
Amazon

Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper

Perfect for: A Movie Theater Gift Basket
$14 from Amazon
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Bring the movie theater home with a gift basket filled with their favorite concession-stand goodies. Fill this silicone popper with packages of microwave popcorn, boxes of their favorite candy, and finish it off with a couple cans of their favorite beverage to wash it all down. As a bonus, add a gift card to their favorite movie streaming service.


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John Wayne Famous Quotes Bandana
John Wayne Stock and Supply

John Wayne Famous Quotes Bandana

Perfect for: Western Movie Lovers
$20 from John Wayne Stock and Supply
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When it comes to legendary Hollywood Westerns, one star shines brighter than all others: John Wayne. This cotton bandana, designed by Spanish artist Dani Verges, includes quotes from some of The Duke’s most memorable films, and it's American-made.


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The Art of Mondo
Amazon

The Art of Mondo

Perfect for: People Who Love Movie Posters
$38 from Amazon
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Austin, Texas-based Mondo has made a name for itself making hyper-stylized, limited-run movie posters, T-shirts, and other memorabilia that often sell out as soon as they're released. This 356-page book collects Mondo’s best works, along with essays by filmmakers including Quentin Tarantino and Paul Thomas Anderson.


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Jason Vorhees Tiki Mug
Target

The Curse of Michael Myers Tiki Mug

Perfect for: Horror Movie Fans
$35 from Target
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Some faces are too scary to forget, such as horror icon Michael Myers, the mask-wearing maniac from the “Halloween” movies. These ceramic tiki mugs hold 22 ounces and are microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Other horror icons available include Pennywise the clown from “It" and Freddy Kruger from “Nightmare on Elm Street."


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TCM Retro Socks
TCM Shop

TCM Retro Socks

Perfect for: Classic Movie Fans
$14 from TCM Shop
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For more than 25 years, Turner Movie Classics has been must-see TV for classic Hollywood films, especially from the golden era of Warner Brothers and MGM. These argyle socks incorporate TCM logos and would make a great stocking stuffer.


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Personalized Couples Enamel Popcorn Bowl
Etsy

Personalized Couples Enamel Popcorn Bowl

Perfect for: A Movie Night For Two
$23 and up from Etsy
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This enameled popcorn bowl, available in two sizes, is crafted in Great Britain and can be customized with your favorite couple’s names (other designs are available). Wrap it up with a box of their favorite popcorn or chips, and you’ve got the makings for a date night done right.


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Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies
Amazon

Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies

Perfect for: Movie Gift Baskets For Women
$26 from Amazon
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Women have been making movies since the dawn of cinema, though they rarely have received the recognition they deserve. This richly illustrated book aims to correct that historical oversight, celebrating silent-era filmmakers such as Cleo Madison and contemporary actors such as Ellen Page. This, with a copy of “Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers” to watch, would make a great addition to a gift basket for her.

reel of film
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A Subscription to The Criterion Channel

Perfect for: People Who Love Foreign Films
$99 from Criterion Channel
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Since 1984, the Criterion Collection has been preserving, restoring, and promoting the best of world cinema, from German silent-era classics to modern Hollywood masterpieces, to say nothing of works by leading filmmakers from Iran, Japan, Russia, India, and beyond. For folks who love subtitles, a subscription is a must.

Film Festival in a Box
The Grommet

Film Festival in a Box

Perfect for: Aspiring Movie Directors
$18 from The Grommet
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Film festivals are the laboratories of cinema, where established filmmakers and beginners can rub elbows and inspire one another with their newest creations. Although the pandemic has put a (temporary) stop to many in-person cinematic events, Film Festival in a Box brings the party home. Each month, a DVD containing four short films will arrive in the mail, along with online extras such as filmmaker Q&As. Just choose your favorite genre and Indieflix, the distributor, will do the rest.


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Like Brothers
Amazon

Like Brothers

Perfect for: Young Movie Makers
$10 from Amazon
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Jay and Mark Duplass have been making movies together since they were kids growing up in Louisiana in the 1980s. From their film school days to their Sundance success with “Baghead” to their recent work on TV shows such as “The Boys” and “Transparent,” the Duplass brothers dispense practical advice on how to pursue your dreams without killing your best friend and sibling along the way.


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Google Chromecast
Google

Google Chromecast

Perfect for: People Who Stream Movies
$30 from Google
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Once upon a time, people had to go to the movies or the video store to see their favorite flicks. These days, there’s an app for that. Scores of apps, in fact. Google Chromecast allows you to stream and binge the best that Netflix, YouTube, Disney+, and other providers offer, as well as stream music, show photos, watch sports, and play games. Just plug it into your TV, download the app, and get started streaming.


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Plastic Popcorn Containers
Amazon

Plastic Popcorn Containers

Perfect for: Movie Gift Baskets For Men
$10 from Amazon
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Dude, everyone loves movie popcorn! These containers would make a great base for a movie gift basket that can be filled with all the goodies a guy could ask for. Set of four.


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Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Disney Little Golden Book
Amazon

Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Disney Little Golden Book

Perfect for: Disney Fans
$7 from Amazon
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This irreverent, loving parody of Little Golden Books dishes out the kind of wit and wisdom that classic Disney animated films dispense by the spoonful. With illustrations featuring Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, Pinnocchio, and others, it’s a treat for anyone who grew up reading (and rereading) Little Golden Books.


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Amazon Gift Card
Amazon

A Gift Card to Their Favorite Store

Perfect for: Anyone Who is Hard to Please
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Let’s be honest. Movie snobs are impossible to please. So give ’em what they really want, no matter what they’re into: the freedom to choose for themselves.


Before you go shopping for your holiday cards, consider installing the Capital One Shopping free browser add-on. It will instantly compare and find lower prices when you shop on popular stores like Amazon. It will also automatically search for available coupons and apply them to your cart at checkout, and help you earn rewards that can be redeemed as gift cards. (Available to all shoppers — Capital One account or credit card NOT required.)  Sponsored.