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top 10 dvds to buy your teen or college son

Updated on November 26, 2009

DVDs - Blu Rays

DVD vs. Blu Ray

This is a quick distinction between DVD and Blu Ray movies. Before purchasing you must know which style you want to buy because they are not always swappable in DVD / Blu Ray players.

DVD is the standard which almost everyone can play in DVD players, computers, playstation, ect. These are the safe bet. Buy DVD's if you are unsure if the person you are buying for has Blu Ray capability (Playstation 3, Blu Ray drive in their computer, or a stand alone Blu Ray player). It is always safe to just ask.

Blu Ray - This is the higher quality, higher defenition, better graphics and newer format. In order to play Blu Ray's you must have a BR player, Playstation 3, or a computer with a Blu Ray drive. Be sure to check if a person has this technology before buying a Blu Ray movie.

Top 10 DVDs to Buy your Teen or College Kid

This list is composed of the top 10 DVDs / Blu-ray movies to buy a college age or teenage kid. These make great Christmas presents, birthday gifts, and awesome college surprises. The list will be composed with Amazon top sellers, IMDB ratings (Internet Movie Database), and personal preference.

Theses DVD's are in no particular order, so take a look at the entire list before buying.

1. Gladiator (Sapphire Series) [Blu-ray] DVD - Action / adventure / entertaining history and fighting movie all packed into one. Great for anyone who enjoys war movies, with a good plot. This movie is availalbe on DVD or Blu-Ray.

2.  The Hangover (Unrated Edition) [Blu-ray] DVD - The hangover was a box office success and had a strong following on social networks after it came out. This movie is perfect for anyone who enjoys comedy. Perfect for the college student.

3. Wedding Crashers - This is a classic comedy for teens - college all the way to adults. With the combo of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson this is for sure a movie you can watch over and over. Great for anyone looking for a comedy.

4. Fast & Furious - Fast and Furious is a great movie for action / cars / racing fans. The whole series of Fast and Furious movies are great gifts but the new one is called Fast (And sign) Furious, be careful that the movie says 2009 version.

5. Shooter [ DVD - Blu-ray] - Shooter is a movie about a sniper (Mark Wahlberg) who is caught in a conspiracy with the entire United States government after him. He was setup for shooting the president. Great movie for action / shooting / conspiracy fans. Great movie to test your surround sound and HDTV as well.

6. Blow [DVD - Blu-ray] - Blow is about the life of Georgy Jung, this documentary style movie goes over his life as a drug dealer, mainly cocaine and his experience with the 1960-1980's of the United States drug market. It shows his run-ins with Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. This is a good choice for anyone interested in US history (drugs), and likes documentary style movies. This movie is also full of drama, shooting, action. Overall a great movie.

7.  Iron Man (Ultimate Two-Disc Edition + BD Live) [Blu-ray] - Iron man the movie made after the marvel comic is a great movie for anyone interested in comics, superheros, and technology. This movie takes a comic book and makes it a real life situation and does a great job using futurist technology but making it completely believable. Another great choice to stretch your surround sound and HDTV.

8. Twilight (Two-Disc Special Edition) (2008) - Twilight has exploded with popularity. Since I have not yet seen this movie, I will use Amazons review, "bestselling vampire romance, is aimed squarely at its key demographic: teen girls whose idea of Prince Charming is a brooding, pale, undead teen who could kill you instantly at any moment." 

9. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Two-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray] (2009)- Transformers is another movie with a huge fan base that loves to watch all of the sequels. This is a great movie with non stop action for the entire thing. Great for anyone who likes the transformers series, another comic lovers movie, or anyone who wants to see things transform and battle.

10. Taken (Single-Disc Extended Edition) (2008)- Taken is a great film for the whole family because it is unique in that it is appealing to, action, fighting, mystery, drama, and adventure. This is the most underrated movie out right now. It was a smash hit in Europe before it came to the United States. One of the best movies I have ever seen. A great buy for anyone that wants to watch a new entertaining movie.

Click Here for the complete list of top Movies and TV of 2009.

Please feel free to comment below on your favorite movies, which ones you will be buying this holiday season, or any movies you own and would want to recommend people to buy.


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