There’s very few things in this world that are quite as nice as watching a good movie on a rainy (or snowy) day. If you’ve got fluffy slippers, a cuddly blanket and some nibbles, you’re all set to laugh, cry, empathize, or get angry with, your favorite film star.

To help you make a choice, we’ve compiled a list of the 20 best Blu-ray movies to watch when the weather’s too awful to go outside.

COMPARISON TABLE

The Best Blu-ray Movies – Comedy

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Sister Act: 20th Anniversary Edition - Two-Movie Collection...
  • Shrink-wrapped
  • TOUCHSTONE PICTURES (06/19/2012)
  • Blu-ray, PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

In Sister Act, Whoopi Goldberg stars as a lounge singer who is on the run from the mob. She hides out in a convent and promptly livens up the choir by introducing the nuns to Motown.

In Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, our favorite singing nun spreads her Motown magic at an inner-city school. Both movies have been digitally restored and are multi-formatted.

  • Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy, Harvey Keitel
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: PG – Parental guidance suggested
  • Region: All Regions
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Price: $14.99
  • Review rating: 5 stars
The Mel Brooks Collection [Blu-ray]
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  • 20th Century Fox (05/08/2012)
  • Blu-ray, PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

You’re going to need more than one rainy day to get through this stunning collection. The full movies included on these discs are:

  • The Twelve Chairs
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Silent Movie
  • High Anxiety
  • History of the World – Part 1
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Spaceballs
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights

If that’s not enough to keep you amused, they’ve added some special features: 7 featurettes ad 6 Blu-ray featurettes exclusive to Blu-ray, 4 trivia tracks, 5 score tracks, interviews, commentaries and Documentaries.

  • Cast: Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Cleavon Little, David Huddleston, Harvey Korman.
  • Number of discs: 9
  • Rated: PG – Parental guidance suggested
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 868 minutes
  • Price: $27.27
  • Review rating: 5 stars
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Scary Movie Triple Feature [Blu-ray]
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  • Miramax Lionsgate (12/06/2011)
  • Blu-ray, R (Restricted)

This 3-disc set allows you to relive your horror movie phase while acknowledging how silly those movies often are. The first (and best) 3 movies in the scary movie franchise are full of cameos and pop culture references.

  • Cast: Anna Faris, Tim Curry, Charlie Sheen, Carmen Electra, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans.
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: R – Restricted
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 123 minutes
  • Price: $15.99
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
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Mamma Mia! The Movie [Blu-ray]
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (12/16/2008)
  • Blu-ray, PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)

A daughter trying to find out which of her mother’s former lovers is her father may not seem like a good plot for a musical, but this cast manages to pull it off with class.

Don’t forget to check out the extra features: Outtakes, deleted scenes, the making of Mamma Mia, Bjorn Ulvaeus cameo, feature commentary with the director, Phyllida Lloyd

  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Amanda Seyfried.
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 Parents strongly cautioned
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time:  minutes
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life - Zavvi Steelbook Blu-ray Movie
  • Steelbook
  • Blu-ray
  • The Snipped Bits: 7 Deleted Scenes

A list of the best Blu-ray movies would not be complete without at least one entry from the Monty Python team. This is their take on the age-old question, “What’s the meaning of life.” Full of skits and songs, this is the Monty Python comedians at their best.

The special features include a featurette with cast and Producer John Goldstone, and 7 deleted scenes.

  • Cast: Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, John Cleese
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Not rated
  • Region: All regions
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Price: $29.99
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars

The Best Blu-ray Movies – Drama

Even if movies about the mafia are not your thing, you should watch these 2 movies at least once in your lifetime. Francis Ford Coppola brought together a fantastic cast which is why these are still two of the best loved classics.

  • Cast: Marlo Brando, Robert Duvall, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Abe Vigoda, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, James Caan
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R - Restricted
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 379 minutes
  • Price: $99.00
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
The X-Files Movie 2-Pack (Fight the Future / I Want to Believe)...
  • 20th Century Fox (12/02/2008)
  • Blu-ray, NR (Not Rated)
  • Running time: 226 minutes

This 2-pack includes the X-Files movies, Fight the Future and I want to Believe. Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigate the cases that are deemed too unusual.

In Fight the Future, Scully and Mulder try to stop a deadly virus, that may or may not be alien in origin, from spreading.

In I want to Believe, an FBI agent is abducted, and Scully and Mulder are assigned to locate her.

  • Cast: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny.
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Not rated
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 226 minutes
  • Price: $52.99
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
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The Martian [Blu-ray]
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  • 20th Century Fox (01/12/2016)
  • Blu-ray, PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)

Matt Damon puts in a brilliant performance as an astronaut who finds himself stranded on Mars and must survive long enough to be rescued. At the same time, his former crew are plotting a rescue mission and the Scientists at NASA are also working a solution.

  • Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara.
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG – 13 Parents strongly cautioned
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 142 minutes
  • Price: $4.99
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
J. Edgar (Movie-Only Edition + UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
  • Warner Home Video (02/21/2012)
  • Blu-ray, R (Restricted)
  • Leonardo Dicaprio, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas, Judi Dench

This is not the movie that Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his Oscar for, but it is an entertaining watch.

J Edgar is the story of the infamous J Edgar Hoover, who was head of the FBI for over 50 years. It promises to reveal many of Hoover’s secrets while telling the story of this fascinating man’s career.

  • Cast: Leonardo Dicaprio, Judi Dench, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R - Restricted
  • Region: All regions
  • Price: $10.45
  • Review rating: 4 stars
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Hostiles [Blu-ray]
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  • LIONSGATE (04/24/2018)
  • Blu-ray, R (Restricted)

In 1892, an army captain escorts a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their home in Montana. They meet a young widow on the way who travels with them, a Comanche party and various other outlaws.

  • Cast: Christian Bale, Wes Studi, Rosamund Pike, Jesse Plemons, Adam Beach.
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R - Restricted
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 134 minutes
  • Price: $14.99
  • Review rating: 4 stars

The Best Blu-ray Movies – Action/Adventure

This is the first of two appearances on our best Blu-ray movies list for Liam Neeson. If you know your mythological Gods these movies might question your memory, but they’ll still give you an action-packed afternoon.

  • Clash of the Titans (1981)
  • Clash of the Titans (2010)
  • Wrath of the Titans (2012)
  • Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Gemma Arterton, Ralph Fiennes, Mads Mikkelsen
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: R - Restricted
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Price: $35.00
  • Review rating: 5 stars
Taken 3-Movie Collection [Blu-ray]
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  • 20th Century Fox (02/07/2017)
  • Blu-ray, NR (Not Rated)

Bryan Mills really should consider rounding up everyone he knows and placing them inside an impenetrable fortress somewhere remote. This 3-disc collection has all the Taken movies and, of course, that speech.

  • Cast: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Not rated
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Price: $9.99
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
Quentin Tarantino: Ultimate Collection (Blu-ray) [Django Unchained,...
  • Blu-ray, R (Restricted)
  • Running time: 1087 minutes
  • English

This is a collection you watch after the children have gone to bed. Tarantino’s well known for the violence in his films but also his unique brand of humor. This set includes:

  • Django Unchained
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Death Proof
  • Kill Bill Vol. 1 & Vol. 2
  • Jackie Brown
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Reservoir Dogs

After you’ve watched these, you might want to pick up The Hateful Eight.

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The Hateful Eight [Blu-ray]
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  • The Weinstein Company (03/29/2016)
  • Blu-ray, R (Restricted)
  • Cast: Samuel L Jackson, John Travolta, Tim Roth, Uma Thurman, Kurt Russell, Bruce Willis, Quentin Tarantino.
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Rated: R - Restricted
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 1087 minutes
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
Pirates of the Caribbean: 5-Movie Complete Collection [Blu-ray]...
  • Blu-ray, NR (Not Rated)
  • Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Keira Knightley
  • German, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Icelandic, Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

Johnny Depp had to make an appearance on our list of best Blu-ray movies to watch on a rainy day and his performance as a drunken pirate must be one of his best.


This set includes:

  • The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Dead Man’s Chest
  • At World’s End
  • On Stranger Tides
  • Salazar’s Revenge (Dead Men Tell No Tales)
  • Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush, Jack Davenport.
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: Not rated
  • Region: All regions
  • Price: $29.48
  • Review rating: 4 stars
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The Magnificent Seven [Blu-ray]
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  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (12/20/2016)
  • Blu-ray, PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)

Nothing beats a good cowboy movie and this version of The Magnificent Seven is one of the better ones. The residents of Rose Creek hire 7 outlaws in a bid to rescue their town from the control of the resident bad guy and industrialist, Bartholomew Bogue.

  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard, Chris Pratt.
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG – 13 Parents strongly cautioned
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 133 minutes
  • Price: $7.99
  • Review rating: 4 stars

The Best Blu-ray Movies – Family

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Illumination Presents: 3-Movie Collection (Despicable Me / Despicable...
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  • Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (12/05/2017)
  • Blu-ray, PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

The movie that started it all and its two sequels in one collection! Super-Villain Gru and his minions can’t help falling in love with three orphan girls while on their latest dastardly mission.

  • Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand, Benjamin Bratt
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated: PG Parental guidance suggested
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 283 minutes
  • Price: $24.57
  • Review rating: 5 stars
  • Run Time: 283 minutes
Bee Movie [Blu-ray]
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  • Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (06/05/2018)
  • Blu-ray, PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

The adventures of Barr B. Benson who goes off into the wide world and finds himself in trouble for breaking rule number 1 of Beedom: talking to a human. What follows is a lesson in how just one small bee can make a difference in the world.

Packed with special features this disc is going to entertain the little ones while teaching them as well.

  • Cast: Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger, John Goodman, Patrick Warburton, Matthew Broderick.
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG Parental guidance suggested
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Price: $9.96
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
Minions (Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD)
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  • Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (12/08/2015)
  • Blu-ray, PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

It was only a matter of time before they got their own movie. It’s 1960 and the minions have lost their super-villain boss. Again. Kevin, Stuart, and Bob head off to the city to find a new one and meet Scarlet Overkill.

  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Chris Renaud, Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin.
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG Parental guidance suggested
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Price: $12.94
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
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Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition - (BD+DVD+DIGITAL HD)...
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  • Walt Disney Studios (09/20/2016)
  • Blu-ray, G (General Audience)

This is the delightful cartoon version from 1990. As wonderful as Emma Watson is, nothing can compare to the sheer beauty of this version especially for the younger children.

  • Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, David Ogden Stiers, Richard White, Jerry Orbach.
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G-General audience
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Price: $9.95
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars
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Lego Batman Movie, The (2017) BD [Blu-ray]
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  • WarnerBrothers (06/13/2017)
  • Blu-ray, PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Lego Batman tries to save Gotham from the Joker, but he might have to learn how to play nice with others if he’s going to succeed this time.

  • Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera.
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG – Parental guidance suggested
  • Region: A/1 – North, Central, and South America, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Price: $14.00
  • Review rating: 4.5 stars

The Best Blu-ray Movies to Watch on a Sunny Day

Whether it’s a rainy day or a sunny day, our list of the best Blu-ray movies will keep you and your family nicely entertained. Just choose your genre and your favorite snack food and settle in for an exciting few hours.