With almost every DVD and Blu-ray available to rent in the UK, it would take decades fo you to watch them all. That's why we've brought together 2,500 must see, essential movies that deserve to take pride of place on any list.
From unstoppable cyborg killers and authority-defying cops to vengeful martial artists and soldiers who never say die, there's plenty to get your heart racing here, from Rambo and RoboCop to Die Hard and The Terminator.
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Like Whitney before she went off the boil, we believe the children are our future, but for now they're noisy monsters and if you want to buy yourself a couple of hours' sweet silence, please consider the following babysitters, from Bagpuss and Barbie to Snow White and Spongebob Squarepants.
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Lose yourself in sweeping tales both real and imagined, challenge your old grey matter, cry your eyes out or just be gently amused by stories as diverse as Apollo 13, Beaches, Cold Mountain and The Elephant Man.
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Guaranteed to entertain the rugrats, kids, teens, young adults, grown ups, middle-aged, pensioned and ancient in your brood, live and animated favourites from Mary Poppins and Bee Movie to Scooby Doo and The Spiderwick Chronicles.
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Stretch the boundaries of your imagination, visit strange and alien worlds, or else jump up and down on the sofa as robots blow stuff up, in sensational sci fi fare from Pitch Black and Serenity to 2001 and Forbidden Planet.
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Glue your eyes to the screen, perch your bottom on the edge of your sofa, take a good, deep breath and prepare for your pulse to race so fast it's like Formula One in your chest as Hollywood's finest bring you the likes of Heat, The Departed, North By Northwest and No Country For Old Men.
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There's a great, wide world of cinema out there, and hard though it may be to believe sometimes, not all of it is in English. Here, then, is a selection of the best from the rest of the planet, from Nikita and The Kite Runner to Cinema Paradiso and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
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