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It's almost that time of year again: Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and others are all marketing their Black Friday deals in anticipation for the upcoming holidays. Upon seeing one (or a thousand) of these ads, you might say to yourself "that's right, it's almost December! I've got to get to work!" and that's why I'm here to help. Just in case you haven't made a Christmas list yet, or know that in a few weeks you'll need some quick ideas for gift-giving, here's a list of five of this summer's blockiest busters that will come to store shelves near you.

1.) The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

While not the only action/adventure flick on this list, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. has the strengths of a fantastic cast, as well as being a successful adaptation of a long-ago action show, working in its favor. Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer brought the unlikely duo of a CIA agent and KGB operative to life, with Guy Ritchie (director of Sherlock Holmes and the upcoming Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur) running the show.

Blu Ray/DVD release: November 17

2.) Ant-Man

The cinematic twist on Marvel's smallest hero took theaters by storm this summer with a surprising mesh between superhero, heist and comedy genres. Directed by Peyton Reed (Yes Man, The Break-Up) and starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and a group of fantastic supporting characters, the origin of the newest Avengers-hopeful is not to be missed.

Blu Ray/DVD release: December 8

3.) Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

The fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise exceeded expectations this summer by scoring the highest ratings of any of its predecessors. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie (writer of Jack Reacher, Valkyrie and Edge of Tomorrow), Tom Cruise returned to the role of Ethan Hunt alongside returning cast Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames. Newcomer Rebecca Ferguson rounded out the stellar cast to deliver the best mission yet.

Blu Ray/DVD release: December 15

4.) Ted 2

Seth MacFarlane's second film starring a foul-mouthed teddy bear delivered exactly what it was expected to: lots of laughs and not much in between. If you're looking for a comedy that doesn't try to be anything other than a bunch of jokes tied together, look no further. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried and Giovanni Ribisi, the movie follows Ted in his attempt to be declared legally human.

Blu Ray/DVD release: December 15

5.) Black Mass

Johnny Depp blew audiences away this year with his portrayal of Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, the story about the real-life Boston gangster and FBI informant. Directed by Scott Cooper (writer/director of Out of the Furnace), the film starred Depp alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson and Kevin Bacon. Watch Depp's best performance since Captain Jack Sparrow in a film that generated Oscar buzz from the previews alone.

Blu Ray/DVD release: December 22


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