How to Arrange Your DVD Collection

Posted by Ian Stewart on

Owning a DVD collection is still a significant part of a film and television buff's arsenal. Even easy-going film and television viewers still enjoy the physical aspect of a DVD.

For those of you involved in the field of DVD collecting, you might be wondering how you can go about arranging it. Everyone can organize their DVDs their own way. Still, following the simple advice from a fellow film and television buff might make your DVD collection arrangement easier and better to navigate.

Of course, you can follow your own way, but for those of you searching for advice related to this topic, look no further. Let's take a look!

Alphabetical Order

This is a bit obvious, but most people who have a collection of anything keep it in alphabetical order. You don’t have to do this, but trust me when I say you’ll save yourself a lot of time by having it in alphabetical order.

I especially recommend this if you have an extensive DVD collection. This isn't mandatory for those of you with a smaller collection, but it won't hurt to get you started in that direction.


Outside of having everything in straight alphabetical order, you can separate them by genre. For example, you might have sections for horror, comedy, thriller, science fiction, and so on. Of course, this works best if you have a lot of DVDs.

Once you have enough DVDs across multiple genres, don’t be scared to start alphabetizing them throughout their specific genres.

Favourite Films

Generally speaking, most DVD collectors have their favourite films in their possession on DVD. If this is the case for you, have a particular organization for your favourite films. This will certainly be a smaller section of your entire arrangement. Still, it's not a bad idea to have a favourite DVDs area.

When it comes to your favourite films, at the very least, get your top 10 movies to start with. You may want to expand your list if you can pinpoint it accurately, but this isn't extremely necessary. Just do whatever you think is best for you since it's your collection.

Watched vs. Not Watched

You can separate your collection with what you've seen and haven't seen for those of you who buy DVDs before seeing the film or television series. Many people do this with the new music they buy, so why can't you buy the DVDs?

Keep them in alphabetical order and by what you’ve seen or haven’t seen yet. Before you know it, you’ll have a growing collection between the two.

Animation vs. Non-Animation

If you're big enough into animation and non-animation films, consider dividing up your collection between the two. Having an alphabetized animation and non-animation arrangement will make it very simple and easy for you to check out your collection. Plus, it'll be fun to see which style you have more of.

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