Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide Part 4: Movies, TV, and More

Our editors are sharing their picks for what to buy for the gaming fans in your life. Finally, we’ve got a few highlights showing how you don’t need a controller in your hand to get some gaming-themed entertainment.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Blu-ray

While 1993’s Super Mario Bros. has gained something of a cult following at this point, this year’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie is the film that we’ve all really been waiting for. Created by Minions makers Illumination, Mario and his brother Luigi get pulled into the Mushroom Kingdom, where they go on an adventure full of fun action scenes, colorful locations, and Nintendo cameos around every corner.

The Last of Us Season One Blu-ray

Movies and TV shows based on video games haven’t usually been great, but HBO’s The Last of Us proved that an adaptation can satisfy both fans and the broader viewing public. Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey lead the Emmy-nominated series, which stays true to the spirit and overall narrative of Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic survival horror game, but also reinvents key elements. Beware that, like the game, this one’s not for kids.

Gran Turismo: Based on a True Story Blu-ray

How do you make a movie about one of the world’s most beloved racing sims? You base it on the real-life story of a teenager who loved that racing sim, and then translated that fandom into an actual career as a professional race car driver. Watch the fascinating life of Jann Mardenborough unfold thanks to the talents of David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Djimon Hounsou, Geri Horner, and Archie Madekwe as Mardenborough.

Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Kit

Between the big-budget movie starring Chris Pine, Honor Among Thieves, arriving in theaters and the massively popular Baldur’s Gate 3 hitting PC and consoles, 2023 is proving to be a banner year for Dungeons & Dragons. Amid all that buzz, your friends or family may be curious to try the tabletop RPG that started it all, and this kit has everything you need to run your first campaign—except other players to round out the party.

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