Love adding movies to your digital collection? Get thee to the iTunes Store as soon as you can. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of selling movies, Apple is offering bundles of 10 movies for $10 each. No, not $10 per movie—$10 for the whole bundle.
These prices are only good Monday, September 12, so don’t dilly-dally. Here’s what you’ll find in the Movies section of the iTunes Store.
The bundles are organized by studio. This bundle of Warner Bros. films, for example, includes The Judge, Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow, Pacific Rim, Magic Mike, Contagion, The Town, The Hangover, Sex and the City: The Movie, 300, and Superman Returns. Not too shabby!
A lot of times, $10 is the sale price for a single movie, so it’s not hard to want to pull the trigger on a $10 bundle even if you aren’t into every movie it contains. For example, the bundle from Universal includes Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Little Fockers, and Ride Along, but once you’ve bought it, maybe you’ll find out you like Identity Thief, Rush, Snow White & the Huntsman, The Adjustment Bureau, Inside Man, and It’s Complicated just as much.
The Paramount bundle is strong, with Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Selma, The Wolf of Wall Street, Flight, No Strings Attached, The Fighter, Up in the Air, Tropic Thunder, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Zodiac. I’ve enjoyed all of those that I’ve watched, and this is the bundle I’d buy first.
Sony’s bundle has some great movies too. My favorites are The Social Network, Julie & Julia, and Moneyball, but you also get Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, The Da Vinci Code, The Pursuit of Happyness, Easy A, To Rome with Love, The Monuments Men, and Captain Phillips.
Lionsgate has two bundles on offer. The first Lionsgate bundle is anchored by the Coen Brothers’ haunting No Country for Old Men, and also includes Divergent, Now You See Me, Warm Bodies, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Margin Call, Warrior, The Switch, Kickass, and Twilight. The second Lionsgate bundle includes Ender’s Game, Mud, The Impossible, Arbitrage, The Cabin in the Woods, The Hunger Games, The Expendables, The Cove, Gone Baby Gone, and The Queen.
Sadly, none of the bundles are tailored for families. There’s nothing from Disney and Pixar, for example. That’s a shame because those films tend to cost $20 and rarely go on sale. Apple is highlighting the top-selling iTunes movies of the past several years, which include tons of kids’ titles, but they haven’t been discounted. Big Hero 6, the top seller of 2015, is currently $20, its typical price.
If you want to double-check if any of these are available for streaming, say on Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video, I recommend Yahoo Video Guide, an extremely useful app that lets you search for movies and TV shows and then tells you which services have them. Of course, owning a movie makes it available offline, so you can watch whenever you want, and these bundles include iTunes Extras for most of the films.
Tempted to pull the trigger on any or all of these? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.