Category: Celebrities

5 Celebrities With The Best Car Collections

When people are talking about what they would do if they came into a lot of money, a lot of them say that they would end up buying at least one expensive car and possibly start a collection. You can make a car collection for just a few thousand dollars, but it will probably be made exclusively of cars that don’t run. If you want a collection of luxury cars, it could set you back millions of dollars.

There are plenty of celebrities that collect cars that cost six figures or more, with some making it their primary hobby. Let’s take a look at the celebrities who have amassed the most impressive collections and break down how much they may have spent on acquiring all of their rides.

Floyd Mayweather

On the list of greatest boxers ever, Floyd Mayweather finds himself toward the top of the list. The Michigan native won all 50 of his professional fights before retiring, earning himself 15 world championships in the process, as well as a bronze medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Mayweather owns a car collection that’s estimated to be well over $20 million. The most expensive piece in his collection is a Rolls-Royce section that set him back more than $3 million alone. Mayweather owns several Bugatti Veyrons, his favorite model. There are plenty of Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and much more in his collection, too. What makes Mayweather’s collection so unique is an identical collection in two different cities with all of his cars in Los Angeles in black and all of his Las Vegas cars in white.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga had one of the most successful debut albums ever when she released “The Fame” in 2007 and never looked back as a pop star. Thanks to hits including “Poker Face”, “Telephone”, and “Bad Romance”, she became a music legend and has also dabbled in acting with great success.

Some might not take Lady Gaga as a car aficionado, but she has a collection that’s unrivaled by just about any other celebrity. Instead of going with a long list of sports cars like Mayweather, Gaga likes to stick to classic cars. Some of her cars include a 1965 Lincoln Continental convertible and a 1970 Chevy El Camino. Gaga also has some newer cars including a Lamborghini Huracan that she drove from Texas to California.

John Cena

On the Mount Rushmore of professional wrestlers, you would have to include John Cena. He started with the WWE in 2002 and found himself in first place for most world championships in the promotion’s history. Cena has also branched out into acting, starring in films such as “Bumblebee”, “The Suicide Squad”, and “The Fast & Furious 9”.

Cena’s car collection spans all eras from his 19606 Dodge Hemi Charger 426 to his newer Lamborghinis. Cena is a big fan of muscle cars and owns a Dodge Viper, Chevy Corvette, a Ford GT, and much more. In terms of diversity, Cena might take the cake for celebrities as he doesn’t stick to just one kind of car. It’s estimated that his cars combined are worth over $5 million, even if his favorite car is the simple 1989 Jeep Wrangler.

Justin Bieber

YouTube has helped make stars out of common people, but it all started with Justin Bieber. After being discovered thanks to his videos on the internet, Bieber was signed to a record deal and became perhaps the biggest pop star in the world. Some of Bieber’s biggest hits include “Sorry”, “Love Yourself”, and “Baby”.

Bieber has a little bit of everything in his car collection, and that even includes a Hummer H2 and a minivan. Bieber also has several luxury cars including an Audi R8 and a Bugatti that was gifted to him by rapper/producer Birdman. Out of all of his cars, though, Bieber’s favorite that he’s owned was the Cadillac CTS-V. 

Lil’ Wayne

Born Dwayne Carter Jr., Lil’ Wayne got his rap career off the ground even before becoming a teenager as he was signed to Cash Money Records. He then went on to become one of the biggest names in rap thanks to hit songs including “Lollipop”, “A Milli”, and “6 Foot 7 Foot” to name a few.

Lil’ Wayne has spent over $5 million to build his impressive car collection which includes a Porsche Boxter and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. The most expensive car in his collection is a Bugatti Veyron which set him back nearly $2 million. The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead also set him back another half-million. When Lil’ Wayne is giving a gift to someone, his mind immediately goes to cars.

5 Celebrities Who Are True Doppelgangers

Everyone in the world has someone that looks almost exactly like them. Very rarely does someone and their exact doppelganger both end up becoming famous, though. In Hollywood, there have been many instances where someone has said that one celebrity looks like another. In a lot of cases, however, we just don’t see it. Then there are those that seem like they could be identical twins, with these five pairs of celebrities being true doppelgangers for one another.

Will Ferrell and Chad Smith

One is an actor known for his roles in “Anchorman”, “Talladega Nights” and “Step Brothers” while the other is the drummer for the famous rock group, the Red Hot Chili Peppers. As a group, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold tens of millions of albums and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

The two look so similar that there are still people who believe that they are actually brothers. They are six years apart in age, so it really isn’t that outlandish to think that they could be. When the internet took notice of their nearly-matching identities, the two had a drum-off on “The Tonight Show” wearing the same outfit, and it was hard to tell the two apart.

Chelsea Handler and Elizabeth Banks

Chelsea Handler got her start in television while part of the Oxygen hidden-camera show “Girls Behaving Badly”. She was able to parlay this into an acting career and landed a long-running talk show on E! Meanwhile, Elizabeth Banks got her start as an actress in the soap opera circuit and went on to become a movie star with roles in “Role Models”, “Power Rangers”, and “The Lego Movie”.

The two actresses are friends and are mistaken for one another constantly while out in public. Banks said in an interview (with Handler, of course) that she was in Toronto and was asked for an autograph by a fan thinking she was Handler. “I was just hanging out, being Chelsea, drinking my vodka, and having a good time,” Banks said.

Zoe Saldana and Thandie Newton

Zoe Saldana was originally a dancer, but she started landing more acting roles after she made her debut in the 2000 film “Center Stage”. Since then, Saldana has been part of some significant movie franchises including both “Star Trek” and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thandie Newton has been in a wide range of films over the years such as “The Pursuit of Happyness”, “2012”, and “RockNRolla” just to name a few.

The two are mistaken for each other so frequently that even members of Saldana’s family have gotten confused…and that includes her mother. “My mom still thinks that I’m in Westworld,” Saldana said. “I’m like, ‘Years ago, you thought that I was in Traffic.’ I’m like, ‘Mom, you did not give birth to Thandie Newton.” The two have met and have become friends over the years.

Jessica Chastain and Bryce Dallas Howard

During the late 1990s, Jessica Chastain was a stage actress who made her way to the screen in the late 2000s in her early 30s. Since her debut in “Jolene”, Chastain has starred in films that include “The Tree of Life”, “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Martian”, while also winning an Oscar for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”. Bryce Dallas Howard, the daughter of actor and director Ron Howard, has starred in “The Lady in the Water”, “Spider-Man 3”, and the new “Jurassic Park” trilogy.

Not only do they have the same hair color, but they’re only a couple of years apart from each other in age and share similar facial features. Chastain posted a video about how she’s not Bryce Dallas Howard with the caption “When you spend 20 years building a career and they still think you work at Jurassic Park.” It’s all in good fun, though, as the two have acknowledged to each other in person that they look alike.

Margot Robbie and Jaime Pressly

Australian actress Margot Robbie has been one of the top actresses of her generation thanks to her roles in films including “The Wolf of Wall Street”, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, and “I, Tonya”. Jaime Pressly has been around for a bit longer, getting her start in the early 2000s and starring in the films “Joe Dirt” and “Not Another Teen Movie”, as well as the TV shows “Mom” and “My Name Is Earl”.

While they’re more than a decade apart in age, the two look like they could certainly be related. Some have even called Robbie “the Pressly of her generation.” Pressly has said that she gets mistaken for Robbie “all the time.” Neither one is complaining that they get mistaken for one another as that’s not exactly an insult.

5 Celebrities With A History Of Bad Driving

Car accidents are going to happen to most of us at one point, with an estimated three-quarters of people getting into some sort of accident. Thankfully, a massive chunk of these accidents are not life-threatening and the only real pain comes from opening up your wallet or dealing with your insurance company. Then, there are those that seem to have all of the bad luck and get into more than just fender benders every now and then.

Celebrities are no exception, and there are a lot of causes for this. Some of it is self-inflicted, while others have just been flat-out unfortunate. Here’s a look at five celebrities who have a bad history of driving, detailing the incidents they’ve been in along the way.

Pete Doherty

British singer Pete Doherty has been involved with several bands throughout his career, including The Libertines and Babyshambles. Doherty is known for his persona off-stage just as much (if not more) than his actual singing career.

The first major driving offense for Doherty came in 2007 when he was in possession of several drugs while driving a vehicle that wasn’t street-legal. Since then, Doherty has received several more traffic charges which include multiple DUIs, and has been caught driving with a suspended license several times. In total, Doherty has received a half-dozen driving offenses, which was a wake-up call for his personal life. Doherty said that he got sober in late 2019 and hasn’t looked back since.

Lindsay Lohan

Life isn’t always easy for a former child star, and that includes the likes of Lindsay Lohan. After getting her start in acting at just 10 years old, Lohan became a big star during her teens and early 20s before personal troubles got in the way.

Like Doherty, Lindsay Lohan’s string of driving troubles got started in 2007. While under the influence of drugs and alcohol, Lohan crashed her car in Beverly Hills. Just two months later she was arrested again for the same thing (without a crash this time). Lohan cleaned up her act for several years, but then clipped someone accidentally with her car in 2012. All in all, Lohan has had several accidents and multiple DUI arrests.

Britney Spears

Britney Spears is an icon in the music world, bursting onto the scene during the late 1990s when bubblegum pop was dominating the charts. Spears maintained her fame well into the new millennium and has been dubbed ‘The Princess of Pop’ as a result of that success. She has also had her troubles away from the stage and recording studio, though.

Wouldn’t you know it, Spears had a rough 2007 in terms of driving. Spears was involved in a hit-and-run, and it turned out that she didn’t have a valid driver’s license. She was looking at a potential prison sentence but was able to avoid any jail time. There were some other times when her driving was simply criticized, too. Spears was pictured driving with a baby on her lap and has gotten stranded multiple times for flat tires and running out of gas.

Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman is certainly among the most unique players in NBA history. He always stood out thanks to his demeanor both on and off the court, as well as his colorful hairstyle choices. The rebounding machine played professionally for 20 years, winning five NBA titles along the way.

Rodman has had several run-ins with the law, many of which have been while he was behind the wheel. Rodman’s first arrest came in 1999 when he was detained for drunk driving and not having a valid license. He was able to avoid prison but was arrested for the same crime less than five years later in Las Vegas. In 2016, still without a license, Rodman was charged with a hit-and-run, and just two years later was picked up again for driving under the influence. 

Tiger Woods

If you were to ask anyone in the world to name just one golfer, they’d probably say Tiger Woods. After all, he became the face of the sport at a young age and has won more major tournaments than any other golfer not named Jack Nicklaus. Woods is a sports icon, and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2021.

Rodman isn’t the only famous athlete who has had his fair share of troubles with automobiles. Not many people will forget the fallout from Woods’s affair while he was married to Elin Nordegren, resulting in Woods crashing his SUV into a fire hydrant and tree. Nearly a decade later, Woods was arrested for driving under the influence after he was found sleeping in his car. Then, in 2021, Woods was involved in a single-car accident, rolling over his SUV several times, nearly claiming his life.

5 Successful People Who Had a Low GPA

When we’re growing up, we’re told that our grades are pretty much the most important aspect of our lives. Getting good grades in high school can lead to getting into a prestigious college, and getting good grades in college can lead to a high-paying job. Just because someone is smart and dedicated, though, doesn’t always mean they’ll get good grades.

There have been plenty of people who have found massive success in their lives without a top-level grade point average. Before you stress too much about your own grades, here are five people who struggled with their GPA but went on to become some of the top people in their field of work.

Al Gore

Al Gore served as the Vice President of the United States throughout the presidency of Bill Clinton and nearly became the president himself during the 2000 election. These days, Gore is a businessman and environmentalist who spreads awareness for climate change.

Gore may have gotten into Harvard, but he struggled on certain tests and received low grades in many of his classes. In fact, Gore got a ‘D’ grade in one class (Natural Sciences) and got just a 488 out of 800 on a physics exam (and 519 in chemistry). Gore was able to do well in other classes, however, and his combination of SAT scores and IQ test scores showed that he was smart and just didn’t apply himself in some classes.

George W. Bush

Al Gore would end up losing the 2000 election to George W. Bush, who became just the second president in history to follow in his father’s footsteps to the White House. Bush, like Gore, also went to an Ivy League school but struggled throughout much of his academic career. 

Bush’s SAT scores were much lower than Gore’s, and he received low 70s marks in his PS14a and PS13b tests. Bush has talked about his grades, saying to the 2015 class at SMU that “To those of you who are graduating this afternoon with high honors, awards, and distinctions, I say, ‘Well done.’ And as I like to tell the C students; You too can be president.”

Steven Spielberg

Perhaps the most famous director to ever live, Steven Spielberg has been behind the camera for some of Hollywood’s greatest films. This includes the “Indiana Jones” series, “Jurassic Park”, and many more.

Spielberg’s attention didn’t go toward school while he was growing up as he was fully locked into movie-making. One of the main reasons why Spielberg struggled in school was because he suffers from dyslexia. “It is something that I have had since I was a child,” Spielberg dais. “It was not fun to go to elementary school and have other students and teachers not understand my reading problems…When you are a child you have to achieve a different balance when you find yourself to be dyslexic.”

Jon Stewart

During the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, Jon Stewart found his footing as an actor and comedian, but his career really took off in 1999 when he was tabbed to take over hosting duties for “The Daily Show”. Stewart hosted the series for 16 years, and started his own show “The Problem with Jon Stewart” in 2021.

Stewart said that he was more focused on the inner workings of the real world while growing up, but was still able to get into the College of William & Mary where he starred as a soccer player. Stewart’s extracurriculars were more important to him, and he admitted that his college career mainly consisted of waking up late and taking other people’s notes before soccer practice. He spoke to the W&M graduation class 20 years after his graduation, saying “College is something you complete. Life is something you experience. So don’t worry about your grade, or the results, or success. Love what you do. Get good at it.”

Jeremy Clarkson

“Top Gear” is one of the most beloved television shows in British history, and it wouldn’t have been as successful as it was without the hosting abilities of Jeremy Clarkson. Clarkson has been a part of several other shows including “Robot Wars” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”

Each year, Clarkson likes to remind those who take the A-Level in the United Kingdom that he didn’t do so well on his either (or school in general). In an annual post on Twitter, Clarkson notes that he received a ‘C’ grade on the A-Level but has still been able to obtain success. “Don’t worry if your A level results are disappointing,” he says each year. “I got a C and 2 Us and I’m currently holidaying on this boat.” That’s just one of the many examples of Clarkson showing off that grades aren’t everything. 

5 Best Movies About War

There are all types of movie genres out there, but one of the hardest to get right is war. Set pieces are often intricate and expensive, which is why Hollywood tends not to make too many of them compared to earlier years when boots-on-the-ground warfare was much more common. That doesn’t mean that there haven’t been some fantastic war films recently, though. Let’s take a look through Hollywood history to find the five best movies about war, some of which came out more recently than you may have expected. 

Saving Private Ryan

By the time the late 1990s came around, many thought that the “war epic” genre was dead in the water. At that point, it had been over a decade since a very successful one had been released, but Steven Spielberg made sure that when he entered into a film about combat that he was going to do it right. The end result was a $70 million epic starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, and many other A-list stars called “Saving Private Ryan”.

The movie was intense right from the very beginning, which showed the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. Critics and audiences could feel the horrors of war while watching “Saving Private Ryan” and it ended up being one of the most successful films of the 1990s, pulling in close to a half-billion in ticket sales. “Saving Private Ryan” won five Oscars, including Best Directing and Best Cinematography.


Many consider Steven Spielberg to be the greatest director of his generation, and many feel the same way about Christopher Nolan in the newer era of cinema. Nolan has directed incredible films which include “Interstellar”, “The Dark Knight”, and “Inception”, while his first entry into the war genre was phenomenal with “Dunkirk” in 2017. The film was shot beautifully and put people into the action of World War I.

As a result, “Dunkirk” won Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing. “Dunkirk” has a massive cast that includes familiar names such as Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Hardy. Making well over a half-billion at the box office, “Dunkirk” proved to be yet another success for Nolan’s prestigious career, and it has been hailed as the “Saving Private Ryan” of the new millennium.

Apocalypse Now

In 1899, a novella named “Heart of Darkness” was created by Joseph Conrad, which is what “Apocalypse Now” was based on. This time around, though, the film revolved around the Vietnam War. 1979’s “Apocalypse Now” was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, who at that point had been known for his work on the first two “Godfather” films.

“Apocalypse Now” was chock-full of memorable lines and scenes to go along with a long list of A-list stars. This included Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Dennis Hopper, and even Harrison Ford. It cost just over $30 million to make “Apocalypse Now”, and it would gross well into the six-figures, making it a hit. Surprisingly, the only Academy Awards won by “Apocalypse Now” were for Best Sound and Best Cinematography.

The Hurt Locker

While it wasn’t as big of a hit at the box office as some of the films before it on the list, “The Hurt Locker” was a critic’s favorite when released in 2008, showing the more modern intensity of combat as we know it. Kathryn Bigelow would win Best Director at the Academy Awards thanks to “The Hurt Locker”, and the film went on later that night to win Best Picture.

“The Hurt Locker” is jam-packed with familiar names, especially if you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Evangeline Lilly (Wasp), and Guy Pearce (Killian) all make appearances in the MCU and “The Hurt Locker”. Other notable stars from the film include David Morse, Brian Geraghty, and Ralph Fiennes.

Das Boot

Out of the films on the list, some might think that “Das Boot” would be the oldest, but it actually came out two years after “Apocalypse Now”. “Das Boot” was directed by Wolfgang Petersen, who went on to direct films including “The NeverEnding Story”, “Air Force One”, and “The Perfect Storm”. Some feel this was still Petersen’s best work, though, as it really tapped into the psyche of those in a submarine during the war.

“Das Boot” follows the story of the German submarine U-96 and its crew, with an ending that we don’t want to ruin, so simply watch for yourself and admire the great storytelling. “Das Boot” was a big success at the box office and received several Academy Award nominations including Best Director and Best Cinematography. 

5 Best Acting Performances by Singers

If you haven’t been trained in acting, it can be extremely hard to give a convincing performance on-screen. Movie studios are willing to take a chance on singers, though, as their name power alone can help bring in audiences. There have been some truly poor performances from singers who dabble in acting for the first time, but there have also been some great ones.

Let’s take a look at some of the musicians who wowed audiences with their performances, with several of them getting nominated for Academy Awards. Here are our picks for the five best acting performances from those who came from the music industry.

Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls)

Jennifer Hudson made waves in 2004 when she appeared on the third season of “American Idol” as a contestant. Hudson made it deep into the competition, but ultimately fell short as she finished in seventh place. Still, Hudson made a big impact during that time. Hudson didn’t go into singing after her “Idol” days, though, but instead went into acting.

In 2006, Hudson made her acting debut in the biopic “Dreamgirls” playing real-life singer Effie White. Hudson, like her co-star Beyonce Knowles, was nominated for an Oscar. Out of the two, Hudson was the only one to take home the trophy, winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Since then, Hudson has starred in films including “Chi-Raq” and “Respect”, this time playing Aretha Franklin.

Eminem (8 Mile)

During the late 1990s, underground Detroit rapper Eminem hit the mainstream when he was discovered by Dr. Dre and released his first debut with Aftermath, “The Slim Shady LP”, in 1999. Born Marshall Mathers, Eminem is considered by many to be the greatest rapper ever due to his songwriting and flow. He hasn’t dabbled much in acting, but when he has, it’s been memorable.

Eminem’s best role came when he played a fictionalized version of himself in the hit film “8 Mile” in 2002. The film had a large budget, but it ended up paying off as it grossed nearly a quarter-billion at the box office. Taking on the part of Jimmy (a.k.a. B-Rabbit), Eminem gave a heartfelt performance with audiences able to tell that Eminem tapped into his Detroit upbringing for the performance.

Cher (Moonstruck)

Cher had a little acting work early in her career with then-husband Sonny Bono when the two had a variety show together. However, Cher mainly was known for her music career in the 1960s and 1970s thanks to hit songs like “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”, “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”, and “Dark Lady”. 

After the height of her music career, Cher got into acting during the early 1980s. After appearing in “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”, she starred in the 1983 film “Silkwood”, leading to her first Oscar nomination. Four years later, she starred as Loretta Castorini in the hit film “Moonstruck”, this time earning herself her first Oscar win.

Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

Lady Gaga burst onto the scene in the mid-2000s with the release of her debut album “The Fame” which featured a long list of massive hits. She quickly became one of the most popular names in music and was even chosen to headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show. After accomplishing basically all she could in music, Gaga turned her attention to acting.

She had made appearances in the films “Machete Kills” and “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” during the mid-2010s, but her acting career really took off at the end of the decade. That’s when she starred in the remake of the 1954 film “A Star Is Born”, playing Ally Maine. Gaga was nominated for a pair of Oscars, taking home the title for Best Original Song (“Shallow”), but was snubbed for Best Actress.

Mary J. Blige (Mudbound)

Mary J. Blige is music royalty as many consider her to be the Queen of R&B. Blige churned out hits in the 1990s and 2000s including “Family Affair”, “Real Love” and “I Can Love You”. Blige made her acting debut in 2001 with “Prison Song”, but it would be a long time until she returned. In 2017, she came back in a big way, playing the role of Florence Jackson in “Mudbound”.

Blige starred alongside the likes of Carey Mulligan and Garrett Hedlund in a critically acclaimed performance. Like Lady Gaga, Blige was nominated for both acting and singing at the Academy Awards. While she didn’t win either title, she did get the nod for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song (“Mighty River”).

5 Reasons Why DVDs Are Still Great in the Digital Age

There have been many ways in which to watch movies and television shows over the years. We started back with getting original prints of a film and using a projector to watch on a wall or large screen and eventually worked our way up to the current digital age. Now, even video game consoles are able to stream all of the media we consume through endless apps for streaming services.

We’re not too far removed from the days when the DVD was king, though. Even though digital has taken over for the most part, the DVD market is still very much alive. In fact, there are some people that haven’t made the jump to digital because the DVD is still a fantastic product. If you’re in this group or wondering why so many are, here are five reasons why DVDs are still great in the digital age.

No Internet Needed

First and foremost, to stream any movie or TV show, you need to have a stable internet connection throughout the entire stream if you haven’t downloaded it. Even then, you may live in an area where downloading a video can take ages and could possibly become corrupted. You also have to have storage room for all of your digital media and it can fill up quickly.

With DVDs, you don’t have to worry about that at all. Even if you’re using one of those video game consoles where you have to be online to play, you can still use a DVD while the internet is out or unstable. This makes a portable DVD player perfect for something like camping when your phone won’t connect to the internet to watch YouTube videos.


If you want a movie with better audio quality that’s better than a streaming service, watch it on DVD. If you want the best quality, watch it on Blu-Ray. Blu-Ray discs and players have Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD, making sure that you hear everything at the highest quality. Then, of course, there’s the video quality.

Unless your disc is really scratched up, your Blu-Ray player is going to have the best possible quality outside of a movie theater itself. Streaming services are often buffering and upload speeds can hiccup and make things blurry. Nobody has ever complained about a blurry screen with a Blu-Ray film.


There are plenty of people out there who like to collect physical media, but it seems to be a dying art with the advent of streaming services for television and digital copies of video games. Those of us who are still collecting pine for the physical release of everything because of the aesthetic factor.

A solid chunk of the population will look at someone who collects DVDs or other physical forms of media as living in the past but don’t scoff at people who collect movie posters. It’s essentially the same thing, and people love to collect as a hobby. DVDs are no exception, especially with some of the covers being works of art.


Let’s say that you’re an avid collector and you’ve run out of room for your newest purchase. Because of that, there might be a DVD that you don’t particularly care for and want to get rid of. Instead of simply uninstalling it from a hard drive, you can sell it to someone to recoup at least some of the money.

In the cases of rarer DVDs, you can end up making money overall. DVDs that are still in their original shrink wrap are quite valuable to other collectors depending on what movie it is. “The Cremaster Cycle” is the rarest and most valuable DVD set, coming in at six figures since only 20 copies were made.

Forever Yours

There are going to be times when old episodes of TV shows are removed from reruns and streaming services because they were a product of their era. This includes some content that would be considered sensitive or offensive today. There may also be instances like the “Pokemon” episode which could cause seizures.

When you get the DVD collection, you don’t have to worry about losing an entire episode of a show or a whole movie. There’s also the case of streaming services losing the rights to certain movies and TV shows. This has caused fans of shows like “The Office” to simply buy the DVD box set since the streaming rights have bounced around so much.

5 Straight-to-DVD Movies That Ended Up Being Classics

For the most part, people assume that movies that never get a release in theaters are of poor quality. After all, you’d never expect a blockbuster movie or a film that’s nominated for Oscars to be released directly to DVD. Still, there are plenty of movies that never got a full theatrical release that has ended up being beloved by those that were willing to take a chance on something with a smaller budget.

There have been countless movies that have been released straight to DVD, and while most of them are indeed as bad as you might think, there are some gems. Let’s take a look at some of those films and pick out the five best that you can pick up for cheap. You’re guaranteed to enjoy these movies that were once almost impossible to find in video stores in the pre-streaming era.

The Interview 

The first straight-to-DVD film on the list was never intended to be that way, but there were a lot of outside circumstances that prevented it from being released in theaters. “The Interview” stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, detailing the story of best friends and media members making their way to North Korea to film an interview with Kim Jong-un (played by Randall Park). The film was met with pretty solid reviews from fans, but released on DVD before it came to theaters.

The North Korean government caught wind of the movie and threatened to attack the United States if it were to be released in theaters. Kim Jong-un even said that “The Interview” was considered to be an act of war, taking things much too far. Eventually, writer Dan Sterling said that he didn’t want anybody to get hurt because of his comedy film, and it took a while before it was released on DVD and digital, several months after the theatrical release was canceled.

The Boondock Saints

These days, we all know Norman Reedus from his time on “The Walking Dead”, but his career got started in earnest with the 1999 film “The Boondock Saints”. The film, which was directed by Troy Duffy, certainly wasn’t lacking star power. Outside of Reedus, the cast included Sean Patrick Flanery, Billy Connolly, and the great Willem Dafoe who received top billing.

The story details two Irish-American brothers who see a lot of gun-related action throughout the city of Boston, and we don’t want to give too many spoilers. The film was created on a $6 million budget and was only shown in five theaters upon its release. Thankfully for the film’s creators, Blockbuster was still around at the time and marketed the film successfully, leading to a lot of rentals and making the movie profitable.

Tremors II: Aftershocks

Another movie that went straight to DVD is the first sequel to the classic Tremors franchise. “Tremors II: Aftershocks” follows main character Earl Bassett, from the first Tremors film, as he’s offered a generous sum of money to rid a Mexican oilfield of the oversized worm-like creatures people have dubbed “graboids”. 

Unlike the first film, Earl finds himself a love interest, geologist Dr. Kate Reilly. Together they fight back against the creatures that take them by surprise when they begin morphing into more dangerous predators, walking and using thermal imaging to spot their victims. Like the first film, the sequel has been named one of the best straight-to-DVD films of all time. 

An Extremely Goofy Movie 

Released in 2000 by Walt Disney Home Video, “An Extremely Goofy Movie” is a certified classic straight-to-DVD film that fills every 90s kid with feelings of sweet nostalgia. The film follows the loveable Disney character and father, Goofy, as he and his young adult son Max somehow end up attending college together and clashing socially. 

Through setbacks and butting heads with one another, Goofy and Max reconcile and find their bond is stronger. The fantastic visuals, exciting plot, hilarity that ensues, and awesome soundtrack make this an animated masterpiece to remember. 

Run Ronnie Run

Fans of the HBO comedy sketch series “Mr. Show” should certainly watch the straight-to-DVD film “Run Ronnie Run”. Released in 2003, the film had actually been finished nearly two years before then, but couldn’t find a wide release in theaters. “Run Ronnie Run” is a spin-off of the “Mr. Show” series, so of course it stars a lot of the familiar faces that include David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Ben Stiller, and Jack Black.

The film never really got the attention it deserved as Odenkirk (now of “Better Call Saul” fame) said that New Line Cinema and director Troy Miller for tampering too much with the final cut. Eventually, the film received positive reviews and became a cult classic many years later.

5 Rarest DVDs For Collectors to Find

Because of the rise in digital technology and streaming services, there haven’t been too many people clamoring for DVDs in recent memory. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of collectible discs or box sets, though. Some movies, anthologies, and season sets were incredibly hard to find when they were first released and can be even harder to find now.

The DVD hasn’t exactly gone the way of the Dodo like the VHS tape, either. You can still play a DVD on most computers, almost all video game consoles, and DVD players are insanely cheap these days. For DVD buffs that are still looking to add to their collection, these are the five crown jewels that you’ll want to search high and low for.

Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box

Hellraiser is the beloved horror franchise created and directed by Liverpool native Clive Barker, based on his 1986 book “The Hellbound Heart”. The film’s plot follows the thrilling events that unfold after a puzzle box summons the otherworldly “Cenobites”, with the infamous “Pinhead” acting as their leader. 

The highly sought-after “Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box” box set was released in 2016 and holds four discs, Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, and The Clive Barker Legacy. As well as a 400-page book, first drafts for the character drawings, a poster, and more spooky goodies. The box set can sell for over $400. 

The History of Beavis and Butthead 

The History of Beavis and Butthead is the box set for the legendary animated show. It features 32 episodes spanning all 7 seasons of the goofy show. It was set to release in 2002, but creator Mike Judge decided he wasn’t happy with the selection of episodes chosen for the box set. 

Though some copies still managed to hit the store shelves and they quickly became highly sought-after collector’s item. Today, the box set can sell for anywhere from $150-$200. 

Kung Fury  

One of the more rare DVDs of the bunch is the kickstarter Blu-ray for the goofy martial arts comedy, Kung Fury. The film was written, directed by, and stars David Sandberg. The film’s budget was crowdfunded on Kickstarter in 2014, blowing past their $200,000 goal, reaching $630,019. 

The limited budget meant the film only runs 31 minutes, though it didn’t hold back the film from becoming a hilarious classic. The rare and kickstarter exclusive Blu-ray for Kung Fury can sell for anywhere between $800-$1000. 

The Killer 

Part of the Criterion Collection, John Woo’s 1989 film “The Killer” can cost you nearly $300 for a copy of this out-of-production DVD. It stars one of Hong Kong’s most loved and successful actors, Chow Yun- fat, who plays an assassin named Ah Jong who blinds a young singer, Jennie, played by actress Sally Yeh. Jong decides to take on one last mission to pay for Jennie’s vision-saving surgery. 

The Killer didn’t gain the adoration of moviegoers in Hong Kong, although it has been named one of the best action movies by viewers in the western part of the world and is a hidden gem sought after by DVD collectors. 

The Minnesota Twins 1991 World Series Collector’s Edition

Ranging anywhere from $250 to $500 a pop, The Minnesota Twins 1991 World Series Collector’s Edition features all seven intense games played by the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves during the 88th edition of the World Series. Nine innings in game seven weren’t enough to determine a winner. 

Heading into the 10th inning, the game was knotted at 0-0, and Gene Larkin hit a walk-off single to win it for Minnesota. Oddly enough both teams ended their previous season in last place. Both teams finishing the 1991 season above all the rest is one of the unique factors that made this win so special and makes this collector’s item such a prized possession. 

5 Pet Peeves of DVD Collectors

No matter what it is that you’re collecting, there’s always going to be something about it that rubs you the wrong way. Comic book and sports card collectors will pick out the smallest imperfection they see and devalue an item to almost nothing, casual car collectors tend to dislike those who have a larger collection since they exude an air of superiority, and some coin collectors only care about misprints.

Then, there are those who collect movies, or DVDs, to be specific. Since DVDs can still be played easily on a seemingly endless range of devices, there isn’t a shortage of those who collect. Still, collectors have some things that are minor nuisances that they’ve revealed to the public over the years. Here are the five biggest pet peeves of DVD collectors.

Box Set Shapes

When you’re collecting an entire television series, you usually buy the box set one season at a time. In most cases, each season of the series will have a box with the same design and shape as the others. Then, there are the rare shows in which they switch it up every season and it can look like a mess on your shelves even though all of the boxes are for the same shows.

One of the most glaring examples of this is “The Simpsons”. The popular animated series started out with the same design for the first five seasons, featuring the family pictured on a couch within a television screen. Then, for the popular sixth season, the box was designed to emulate Homer Simpson’s head, making it larger and rounded at the top, sticking out like a sore thumb.

Spine Wrapping

To every company that has distributed DVDs, the entire collector’s community wants you to know that when you put shrink wrap over a DVD case, the overlap where it’s opened should be where the DVD case itself opens. There are too many instances in which the shrink wrap ends and begins on the spine of the DVD, and it leaves a sticky residue and ruins the aesthetic.

Those who collect DVDs have been complaining about this since the very first DVD was released, and no company has seemed to take notice despite the outcry. Even stores with used DVDs place the price tags on the spine, which also leaves an annoying residue that ruins the look, and it needs to stop.

Reviews on the Box

Collectors love a good clean cover, and in the same way in which people feel about movie posters, they feel about DVD boxes. Think of some of the best movie posters that you’ve ever seen. Not many of them have a line from a movie critic front and center, and the same applies to DVD covers. The movie has already been purchased, there’s no need for a critic’s quote.

Also, the review scores on the covers have to go. Owners don’t care if the movie is ‘certified fresh’ on Rotten Tomatoes. It just makes the case look tacky and too busy.  

An example of a good DVD cover is “Ghostbusters”. When it was released in disc format, it had the instantly recognizable slime in the background and the Ghostbusters logo dead center. The title of the film was large enough, and the only other text on the cover was reserved for the stars and the director. It’s clean, you know what it is from far away, and it’s appealing.


Your DVD disc is already well protected within the case, so there’s really no need for additional protection outside of wanting to stand out. There have been countless DVD cases that have come with a sleeve on the outside of the box. You then have to slip it out, and it can be hard to do it without damaging the sleeve.

Sure, it looks nice on a shelf, but it’s more of an inconvenience than anything. We’ve all had one of these DVDs where we slowly poke out the case from the top and hope to not damage the outside. It’s a lot of work just to get your movie into the player.

Multiple Discs in One Case

If there is going to be more than one DVD as part of a collection, then they should be in separate cases. Sure, there is less plastic involved when you’re using one case, but it makes for an awkward DVD experience.

You’ll know if there is more than one DVD in a case by the way it makes that strange rattling whenever you pick it up. The insert that holds the extra disc can often come unhinged and do more harm than good. To sum it up, a trilogy (looking at you “Spider-Man”) should be in three cases.