Top 40 must-have Blu-ray discs

Check out CNET's roundup of must-have Blu-ray discs. We'll be updating our picks as new discs come out.

Pacific Rim Blu-ray
Warner Home Video

As 2013 winds to a close -- and as many of you will soon be looking to spend gift cards -- we thought this was a good time to update our list of must-have Blu-ray discs. We've added three new 2013 films, each of which will max out your home theater system, both visually and aurally.

Though my face is at the top of the column, the list was compiled with input from editors John Falcone, Matthew Moskovciak, and David Katzmaier, who look at a lot of video content in their day-to-day testing of products. We also keep an eye on AVS Forum's Blu-ray picture quality and audio quality threads, and have always appreciated the site's tiered rating system.

This list is not set in stone, and we'll be adding and removing discs as new ones come out. As always, feel free to make comments and suggest your own personal favorites. They may get added to the list in the future.

Also: If you're someone who likes demoing your system and skipping around between scenes, you'll want a fast Blu-ray player, which you can find among our best Blu-ray player picks.

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Top 40 must-have Blu-ray discs

Updated December 22, 2013: We swapped in "Despicable Me 2," "Iron Man 3," and "Pacific Rim."
 

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