I have chosen the best based on four criteria:
- Five-star overall blu-ray quality, meaning these movies all have the best sound and vision quality reviews. You won't find better movies in that regard.
- Five-star movie reviews, meaning these movies all have great storylines that people really enjoy.
- I have thrown a bit of my personal judgement in. Since we are looking for the five best blu-ray movies for Mom, I eliminated action movies. I don't mean to say that moms in particular or women in general do not like those movies, just that I was trying to target movies that Mom would pick for herself more than ones Mom would pick to watch with a family or as part of a couple.
- Finally, these are all blu-ray movies that I would like to own.
The five best movies on blu-ray for Mom are:
- Forrest Gump
- Gone With The Wind
- The Wizard of Oz
Forrest Gump is the story of a man with a low IQ who winds up being part of important events in America between the 1950s and the 1980s. It was a very successful movie with a Best Picture Oscar in 1994 and it holds the number 74 spot on the American Film Institute’s list of greatest movies. So the story is definitely a good one.
High-Def Digest says the blu-ray transfer has “stunning audio and video presentations” and a “complete host of extras.” High-Def finishes with: “Paramount has put together a Blu-ray release that is a must own for anyone.” Which means that the blu-ray is good, too, and done in a way that is appropriate for a movie that is an American classic. Sounds like a movie I need to check out on blu-ray.
What do you think? Are there some great movies on this list for your Mother or did this list not provide you with what you were looking for?
at the movies!
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Gone With The Wind
Ratatouille * Read my review of Ratatouille
The Wizard of Oz * Read my book & movie gift suggestions for The Wizard of Oz