Whether he’s a movie buff or loves a binge-session with a quality TV series, there’s a great range of options to suit every dad’s taste at JB Hi-Fi. We’ve handpicked a selection of titles to help you get your Father’s Day gifts in the bag early…
Give dad one of the all-time great war movies. Masterfully shot to create the illusion of one long continuous take, 1917 follows two young soldiers’ race to deliver a vital message to a British regiment about to walk into a German trap. Technically complex and narratively simple, this is exemplary filmmaking that celebrates heroism, and cinema as an art form. Winner of three Oscars including Best Cinematography and Visual Effects.
Make dad’s day with the gift of geezers, guns and Guy Ritchie. The British director’s cracking crime flick recaptures the anarchic energy of his early films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, and is arguably his finest work to date. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam and Hugh Grant, it’s a violent, crass and masterfully orchestrated opera of criminal mischief from a veteran filmmaker back at the top of his game.
Director Todd Phillips’ bold and brilliant take on the origin of Batman’s arch nemesis ventures far beyond the comfort zone of shiny superhero blockbusters. Showcasing the ferocious talent of Oscar-winner Joaquin Phoenix, Joker is one of the best films to feature the iconic DC villain, conjuring the seedy milieu of Taxi Driver and shattering the comic book movie archetype.
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE: SEASONS ONE-SEVEN
Prepare for an assault on Precinct 99 when no-nonsense commanding officer Raymond Holt locks horns with immature detective Jake Peralta in this cool cop comedy. This 21-disc set contains seven seasons of law and disorder and is the perfect package for the Brooklyn buff in your life – especially if that’s your old man.
STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA
“I am your father!” Chances are your dad grew up with Episodes IV–VI and has been a devotee of all things Star Wars ever since. Make his day with the entire Skywalker Saga – from The Phantom Menace to The Rise of Skywalker – in a deluxe box set. And if he’s 4K-equipped, lash out on the Limited Ultra HD edition, exclusive to JB Hi-Fi while stocks last.
JAMES BOND – THE DANIEL CRAIG COLLECTION
As we wait for James Bond’s delayed new adventure No Time to Die, bring dad up to speed with the Daniel Craig incarnation of 007 – from his stunning debut in Casino Royale (2006) and its revenge-fuelled fallout in Quantum of Solace (2008), to an attack on MI6 in Skyfall (2012) and the return of a familiar foe in Spectre (2015).
THE BOYS: SEASON 1
Want something a bit different for your superhero-loving dad? This gleefully R-rated take on the genre – from the creators of Preacher – is set in a world where superheroes have been corporatised. Seven key crusaders go about their business saving lives, but beneath the heroic veneer they’re a corrupt bunch – a fact that drives the title group of vigilantes to attempt to take them down.
WWE: ROYAL RUMBLE 2020
The Road to Wrestlemania starts right here, with 30 WWE Superstars competing to be the last one standing in the ring. This double-disc set includes every PPV match in its entirety, plus the Superstars of Raw & Smackdown Live. Watch ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt defend his title against Daniel Bryan in a Strap Match, while Asuka challenges Becky Lynch for the Raw Women’s Championship. And much more…
FAWLTY TOWERS: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Give the gift of pure comedy gold and watch the incompetent Basil Fawlty (John Cleese) and his hotel staff deal with a dead guest, visiting Germans (“Don’t mention the war!”), customer dissatisfaction, hotel inspectors, and a rat on the loose. One of the best loved and eminently quotable of all Brit-coms remains just as hilarious today as it was back in the seventies.
THE AVENGERS: 4-MOVIE COLLECTION
Arguably the best – and definitely the biggest – movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers saga begins with an attack on NYC by the meddling Loki, before the misguided creation of AI Ultron changes the playing field. Then it’s on to the massive two-part finale, Infinity War and Endgame, which not only wraps up the saga but also ten years of magnificent cinematic universe building.