We've been producing a "cheap" Blu-ray movie list for several months and it's time for another update, especially since a number of our earlier picks on the list crept over the $15 mark.
As we like to note, cheap is popular these days and, not surprisingly, a lot of these bargain-price titles end up on the best sellers list on Amazon.com. But when it comes to owning discs, most people have become fairly discerning, and don't just buy anything because it's cheap. With that in mind, we've culled down the list of bargain titles and selected 15 we think actually are worth owning.
It's important to mention that taste is subjective, and if you don't like our picks, call us out and make your own suggestions in the comments section. If you're persuasive enough, we'll edit the list and swap in new titles. And as new budget Blu-ray discs come out, we'll also update the list. (Note: The discs on the list all were priced at less than $15 on Amazon.com at the time of this writing. Naturally, those prices are subject to change.)
For reference, here are some discs we considered but ultimately didn't include this round (call them honorable mentions): "Top Gun," "The Matrix," "L.A. Confidential," "The Usual Suspects,", "Heat," "Caddyshack," "Men in Black," "Minority Report," "300," "Heathers," "The Silence of the Lambs," "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Bullitt," "Unforgiven," "Beetlejuice," "V for Vendetta," "Swordfish," "A Clockwork Orange," "I Am Legend," "The Fugitive," "The Road Warrior," "The Dirty Dozen," "Enter the Dragon," "Risky Business," "Dirty Dancing," "The New World," "District 9," and "Gran Torino."
For the latest round, we dropped "True Grit," "The Fifth Element," and "Fight Club" (all of which remain great movies, but have crept over the $15 price threshold, at least for now). In their place, we've added four new titles. (How did we ditch three and add four? Click through to find out.)
Click on any image to view the movies we did pick.
Update, August 30: We swapped in four new titles.