Despicable Me 2 – Released on December 10th

Despicable Me 2Despicable Me 2 - watch out for those minions

It’s official: Minions rule. The follow up to the hugely successful Despicable Me was shrouded in pressure bestowed upon it by its predecessor – so often a death sentence for a title. But Steve Carrell, Benjamin Bratt and Kristen Wiig pulled it off in style, dominating the box office with a huge $916 million box office, making it one of the year’s bona-fide smash hits. Buy it for those ridiculous minions, watch it for the inevitable family laughs over Christmas/ensuing winter sick-days in January and February.

Watch the trailer here and read our review here

Man of Steel – Released… It’s already out!

Man of SteelMan of Steel - Henry Cavill wears the 'S' on his chest

With the news that Ben Affleck is the new Batman, and that he’ll be fighting Superman in 2015’s Man of Steel 2, it’s easy to forget that the lycra-clad journalist-cum-super hero enjoyed a solid modern re-imagining in Man of Steel. From the very beginnings of his journey towards becoming Metropolis - and the world’s - saviour, this comic book epic sees what should be another brilliant movie franchise from DC, starring Henry Cavill.

Watch the trailer here and read our review here

Prisoners – Released on December 17th

PrisonersHugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in Prisoners

Hugh Jackman makes the list again here, but this time he’s a distraught dad, fresh from the trauma of losing his daughter to a kidnapper. Along with her friend Joy, Anna is missing, and with only one lead – an inconspicuous RV parked on his street earlier – Jackman and Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) set about finding the lost children. Only - following Alex Jones’s (Paul Dano) release due to a lack of evidence - time is fast running out.

Watch the trailer here and read our review here

Insidious: Chapter 2 - Christmas Eve!

Insidious Chapter 2Insidious Chapter 2 - cheap thrills

If horror fans love one thing more than a scary film, it’s a low budget scary film, and Insidious 2 seems to transcend the lowly amount of money spent on it to deliver a chilling tale from notorious duo: director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell. The haunted Lambert family attempt to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. And that’s it, we’re too scared to write anything else.

Watch the trailer here and read our review here

One Direction: This Is Us - Released on December 17th

One Direction: This is UsThe boys and their 3D glasses in One Direction: This is Us

The last title in our list will probably be the biggest in terms of sales. It’s pretty simple, One Direction will be on, we predict, 99% of girls aged 9-17’s Christmas list – and that’s a conservative estimate. Morgan Spurlock’s style might not be immediately translatable to a young audience, but the Supersize Me director admitted to be excited about working with the 1D boys, likening their fan base to that of The Beatles’ in the 60s.

Watch the trailer here and read our review here

So there you have our top 10 DVD releases for Christmas, because, despite every single film ever made being on television over the festive period, you’ve just got to have DVDs, don’t you?