From American Beauty to The Godfather and Wolf of Wall Street: The 25 legendary films everyone should have in their collection

Once, we all had DVD collections we were proud of, that we could turn to on a rainy afternoon, or date, or a night in with mates. Then it all became about downloads of the latest blockbusters.

But now, we can have it all ways, with both a digital collection and DVDs that you can keep forever.

It’s all thanks to Sky Store’s new Buy & Keep offering, which means you can buy a digital copy of a movie from Sky to be sent to your TV, laptop, tablet or mobile and watch it any time, any where – and you also get sent the DVD too.

Why not have a relaxing night in with a great film, like 2014's The Theory of Everything?

Why not have a relaxing night in with a great film, like 2014's The Theory of Everything?

Whether you prefer to catch up with the classics, like Gone With The Wind and Citizen Kane, or enjoy the latest Oscar winners like Birdman and The Theory of Everything, nothing beats a night in with a good flick.

Looking for inspiration? Here are the 25 films that every self-respecting movie aficionado should own, in no particular order...

Boyhood (2014)

This revolutionary project was filmed in vignettes with the same cast - including Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette - over the course of 12 years, depicting everything from life's big milestones to the small moments that families experience everyday

This revolutionary project was filmed in vignettes with the same cast - including Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette - over the course of 12 years, depicting everything from life's big milestones to the small moments that families experience everyday

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 

Christopher Nolan’s epic superhero film brings back Batman (Christian Bale), after assuming responsibility for the death of Harvey Dent and sacrificing all he had for the greater good, but the adventure has only begun…

Christopher Nolan’s epic superhero film brings back Batman (Christian Bale), after assuming responsibility for the death of Harvey Dent and sacrificing all he had for the greater good, but the adventure has only begun…

Back to the Future (1985)

The sci-fi classic stars Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, a California teen who is transported back to the 1950s thanks to an experiment gone awry and a time-travelling DeLorean car

The sci-fi classic stars Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, a California teen who is transported back to the 1950s thanks to an experiment gone awry and a time-travelling DeLorean car

 Ghost (1990)

Patrick Swayze stars as a ghost who loves his partner (Demi Moore) so much, he can't bear to leave her. Must-see moment? That iconic, super-sexy pottery scene with Unchained Melody playing...

Patrick Swayze stars as a ghost who loves his partner (Demi Moore) so much, he can't bear to leave her. Must-see moment? That iconic, super-sexy pottery scene with Unchained Melody playing...

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) 

A mother (Barbara Harris) and her daughter (Jodie Foster) unexpectedly switch bodies during an argument on Friday the 13th…only to discover how difficult it truly is to be in the other’s shoes

Based on Truman Capote's novel, this story of a young woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her apartment building is one of Audrey Hepburn's most iconic roles 

 Grease (1978)

You have a duty, frankly, to watch this movie until you know every word to every song and can embarrass your children at weddings...

You have a duty, frankly, to watch this movie until you know every word to every song and can embarrass your children at weddings...

The Godfather (1972) 

Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino has the heads of a New York crime family, this is widely regarded as the greatest gangster movie of all time

Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino has the heads of a New York crime family, this is widely regarded as the greatest gangster movie of all time

American Beauty (1999) 

Kevin Spacey stars as a frustrated suburban husband having a mid-life crisis, who becomes infatuated with his daughter's friend, played by Mena Suvari who, it must be said, makes a pretty sexy cheerleader...

Kevin Spacey stars as a frustrated suburban husband having a mid-life crisis, who becomes infatuated with his daughter's friend, played by Mena Suvari who, it must be said, makes a pretty sexy cheerleader...

Bridesmaids (2011) 

When Annie (Kristen Wigg) learns that her long-time best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) is getting married, she has no choice but to attempt to be the best maid of honour ever. Easier said than done…

When Annie (Kristen Wigg) learns that her long-time best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph) is getting married, she has no choice but to attempt to be the best maid of honour ever. Easier said than done…

 Ghostbusters (1984)  

After an invasion of ghosts takes over New York City, three unemployed parapsychology professors set up a unique ghost removal service

After an invasion of ghosts takes over New York City, three unemployed parapsychology professors set up a unique ghost removal service

The Wedding Singer (1998) 

What happens when two people are engaged to be married to the wrong people? Just ask Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer

What happens when two people are engaged to be married to the wrong people? Just ask Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer

 The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Many believed that this first-of-its-kind indie film was an actual documentary when it was first released at the end of the millennium – and it has since launched a ‘found footage’ style sub-genre among horror films

Many believed that this first-of-its-kind indie film was an actual documentary when it was first released at the end of the millennium – and it has since launched a ‘found footage’ style sub-genre among horror films

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) 

No family Christmas is complete without a viewing of this heartwarming fantasy film, which tells the story of an angel sent to Earth to show a man just how different the world would be if he had never been born

No family Christmas is complete without a viewing of this heartwarming fantasy film, which tells the story of an angel sent to Earth to show a man just how different the world would be if he had never been born

Top Gun (1986) 

Tom Cruise became an instant hearthrob to many a teenage girl - including Katie Holmes! - as Lt. Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell 

Tom Cruise became an instant hearthrob to many a teenage girl - including Katie Holmes! - as Lt. Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell 

Jaws (1975) 

This will ruin any thoughts you had of swimming in the sea this summer...

This will ruin any thoughts you had of swimming in the sea this summer...

Saving Private Ryan (1998) 

Saving Private Ryan is a Stephen Spielberg-directed war drama set during the Invasion of Normandy in WWII

Saving Private Ryan is a Stephen Spielberg-directed war drama set during the Invasion of Normandy in WWII

Stand By Me (1986) 

This coming-of-age tale recounts the days of four best friends growing up in rural America

This coming-of-age tale recounts the days of four best friends growing up in rural America

Mean Girls (2004) 

Watch it with your friends, your mum, or a tub of ice cream - this comedy, starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams, is the ultimate girly treat of a movie 

Watch it with your friends, your mum, or a tub of ice cream - this comedy, starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams, is the ultimate girly treat of a movie 

The Goonies (1985) 

When two brothers find out that they may lose their house, they set out on a treasure hunt with their friends

When two brothers find out that they may lose their house, they set out on a treasure hunt with their friends

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Steven Spielberg's fantastical adventure film stars the unlikeliest of heroes: a gentle alien who has become stranded on Earth 

Steven Spielberg's fantastical adventure film stars the unlikeliest of heroes: a gentle alien who has become stranded on Earth 

The Theory of Everything (2014) 

Eddie Redmayne took top honours at the 2015 Academy Awards for his portrayal as Stephen Hawking

Eddie Redmayne took top honours at the 2015 Academy Awards for his portrayal as Stephen Hawking

 The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) 

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill play two ambitious stockbrokers who found their own brokerage firm, Stratton Oakmont, in the early 1990s. Though they soon amass a huge fortune, it’s only a matter of time until their defrauding ways are uncovered

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill play two ambitious stockbrokers who found their own brokerage firm, Stratton Oakmont, in the early 1990s. Though they soon amass a huge fortune, it’s only a matter of time until their defrauding ways are uncovered

Home Alone (1990) 

Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is accidentally left behind by his parents during a family trip to Paris and has to cope with two bungling burglars

Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is accidentally left behind by his parents during a family trip to Paris and has to cope with two bungling burglars

... NOT TO MENTION SKY STORE'S SOON-TO-BE CLASSICS: 

As well as those beloved films that have stood the test of time, Sky Store is also home to plenty of recent, critically-acclaimed blockbusters sure to soon become mainstays in any DVD collection. 

Interstellar

With Earth in decline and a global food shortage on the horizon, a quickly-dwindling human population look to NASA - and their team of space cowboys - for help. Directed by Christopher Nolan and featuring an all-star cast including Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, this sci-fi epic is as visually breathtaking as it is thrilling.

Paddington

The classic children's tale gets a charming reboot with the help of Hugh Bonneville as Mr Brown, the erratic adoptive dad of a kind-hearted Peruvian bear who arrives at London's Paddington Station unannounced.

All of the films listed above are available now for purchase or download on Sky Store