The Most Valuable VHS Tapes And DVDs You Can Find Online

The Legend Of Hillbilly John

The Legend of Hillbilly John is not the most famous movie out there, and yet a DVD copy of it can be found for $149 on eBay. For some reason, it seems to be pretty valuable.

This 1972 movie tells the story of Hillbilly John, a wandering singer who travels back in time and gets involved in a sticky situation with the Devil himself. How bizarre does this movie sound?

Beauty And The Beast

Have you ever heard of Disney Black Diamond tapes? They are VHS tapes of classic Disney films, which are very rare to find and high in value.

But, how high? Believe it or not, a Beauty and the Beast Black Diamond tape can go for as much as $900,000, believe it or not. If you happen to own one that is in good condition, you might be sitting on a gold mine.

The Prowler

When you think of The Prowler, you may think of the Marvel villain or the 1981 horror film, but we are actually talking about the 1951 film this time. The movie is not very famous, and yet a BluRay of it can cost you $99.

The film is about a woman who calls the police after she suspects that a peeping tom is around her house. She then falls in love with the officer that investigates her report, and strange things begin to happen.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is undoubtedly one of the most famous and beloved movies ever made. This Steven Spielberg classic was released in 1982 and is now a huge part of pop culture.

It comes as no surprise that a VHS copy of this story about a boy who helps a friendly alien get back to his home planet is valued at around $70. Some copies can even be sold for around $4500, if they’re rare enough.

My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro is a Japanese film released in 1988 that is still very present in pop culture. You can find merchandise of the adorable Totoro pretty much everywhere, even though the movie is four decades old.

This classic Hayao Miyazaki film, which tells the story of two little girls who move to the countryside and befriend a strange creature named Totoro, can be bought for $100 on the internet.


Although it wasn’t very popular when it was first released, Dumbo has become one of the most famous Disney movies of all time. Because of this, the Black Diamond VHS can go for $2,500 on eBay.

In case you don’t remember, the movie tells the story of an adorable elephant that is ridiculed for his big ears, but once he learns to use them to fly, his life changes forever.

The Beast In Heat

Have you ever heard of The Beast in Heat? If you haven’t, it is probably because it was banned shortly after it was released on VHS. The reason why this movie was banned becomes pretty obvious once you learn about the plot.

Basically, it is about an SS officer that creates a beast to torture prisoners in concentration camps during WWII. Yikes. Rare copies of this obscure film are valued at $40.

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is about a young mermaid named Ariel who falls in love with a human and decides to leave the ocean forever. She makes a deal with an evil witch in order to become human but has to give up her voice in order to do so.

This movie is known for starting the Disney renaissance and changing the company’s history forever. A VHS copy in mint condition is valued at $35,000.


Halloween is one of the most famous horror movies ever made. The original film was so successful that it became a whole franchise, and new movies are still being made.

While you can find a copy of this movie pretty much everywhere, a new, factory-sealed VHS from 1981 can be found on eBay for $300. It’s a very rare find, hence the price.

The Great Mouse Detective

The Great Mouse Detective is one of those Disney movies that many people have never heard of, as it was part of Disney’s dark age. During this time, the company was on the brink of bankruptcy, and most of the movies they released were financial disasters.

This movie did better than its predecessors and helped bring the company out of the shadows. Nowadays, an unsealed, Black-Diamond VHS tape of this movie is worth thousands of dollars. Because of its rarity, a copy might be worth up to $10,000.

Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends

Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends is a British TV series that became a hit show all around the world. It first aired in 1984, and new spinoffs and series are still being made today.

A VHS tape of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends: Trusted Thomas and Other Stories can be found for $166 because it is pretty old and rare. Newer episodes are, of course, much cheaper to buy.

Kung Fury

Kung Fury wasn’t a big box-office success, but those who saw it thoroughly enjoyed it. The movie is an English-language Swedish comedy that pays homage to classic martial arts movies.

It has a very niche audience, but if you happen to be a fan of 1980s martial arts/police action films, this movie is definitely for you. You can get it on DVD for $200, though we are not sure why it is so expensive.

The Rescuers Down Under

Didn’t we tell you that Disney Black Diamond movies were extremely valuable? Another Disney classic that is expensive to get on VHS nowadays is The Rescuers Down Under.

This colorful movie is about two mice who are on a mission to save a 9-year-old boy and a golden eagle from a poacher in Australia. The Black Diamond edition in perfect condition is worth $11,000.


The British supernatural horror film Hellraiser is responsible for many of the 1980s kids’ nightmares. It is best remembered for the character of Pinhead, a terrifying villain whose face is covered in nails.

Getting your hands on a Blu-ray copy of this movie could cost you a pretty penny. A limited-edition copy costs $300 and includes two discs and a 200-page book with never-before-seen concept art.


Fantasia is very different from other Disney movies. It is a collection of short cartoons that go along with classical music pieces. The most memorable cartoon in the film is The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, starring Mickey Mouse.

The 1991 edition of the movie’s VHS can be found on the internet for $11,000, as it was the final release of the movie, making it very valuable and rare.

The Godfather

The Godfather is known as one of the best movies of all time. Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, the film revolves around an organized crime dynasty.

The first film was such a hit that it spawned two sequels. A boxset with the complete collection of movies is currently going for $350 on eBay.


Mulan was released in 1999 and was part of the Disney renaissance, the era during which Disney regained its popularity and was restored to its former glory. The movie is still very popular and was recently re-made in a live-action format.

A special-edition VHS tape of this ‘90s classic kept in perfect condition can be sold for up to $15,000. This is probably due to the fact that Mulan is one of the most beloved Disney movies of all time.

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom is a 1975 Italian film that was banned right after its release. The film, which was director Pier Paolo Pasolini’s last movie before he passed away, had a resurgence in the 1990s but was quickly banned again.

So, how bad does a movie have to be to be banned not once but twice? Well, it depicted extremely graphic and excessively violent sequences of torture and assault. A copy of the first DVD pressing of the movie is worth an estimated $400.

Robin Hood

The story of Robin Hood has been adapted a million times over the years, but the Disney classic is one that stood the test of time. 1973’s Robin Hood was a critical and commercial success, and many people remember this movie fondly.

For die-hard Disney fans and collectors, it can be hard to find a VHS copy of this film. For those who can afford it, they can get it for $12,000.

Professional Wrestling Tapes

The world of wrestling is huge. There are die-hard fans all over the world that make wrestling a multi-million-dollar industry. Wrestling was also a very popular genre on VHS tapes.

Nowadays, finding certain tapes can be extremely hard. For example, a sealed copy of Rampage ‘97 can be bought for $700, which is impressive. Other tapes might go for even more.


We are talking about yet another Disney classic; this time, it’s Cinderella’s turn. This has got to be one of the most famous movies of all time.

This beautiful adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale was released in 1950 and was one of the earliest films made by Walt Disney himself. A VHS copy is worth around $15,000.

Barney & Friends

Barney is probably the most famous purple dinosaur to ever exist. This character has been around since 1992 and has appeared in many movies and the show Barney & Friends, which was canceled in 2010.

Countless different VHS tapes and DVDs featuring Barney have been released over the years, but some specific ones are very rare and valuable. For example, a library-only copy of Love to Read with Barney was sold on eBay for almost $1,000 in 2019.

Lady And The Tramp

Who could forget the iconic scene in Lady and the Tramp where the two dogs share spaghetti and end up having their first kiss? This scene became so popular so fast that it was parodied in countless movies and shows.

It was originally released in 1955, but the 1992 Black Diamond VHS tape is the most valuable copy available. If you want it, you have to be ready to shell out $20,000 for it.

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead is a 1981 film that tells the story of a group of five friends who go on a trip and end up finding the Book of the Dead. With this book, they accidentally summon demons from the nearby woods.

Horror movies are very popular among collectors, especially if they’re old. A special-edition VHS tape of this movie goes for around $1,000.

101 Dalmatians

101 Dalmatians drove a whole generation of parents insane as their children begged them to buy them a dalmatian. This 1961 Disney classic also brought us one of the most memorable Disney villains of all time: Cruella De Vil.

A VHS copy of this beloved movie goes for as much as $22,500, even if it’s been used. We’re not sure what exactly makes it so valuable, but there are many people out there willing to pay this price.


Speaking of Disney classics, let’s talk about Bambi. This movie traumatized children for generations and generations thanks to the heartbreaking scene in which Bambi’s mother is killed by a hunter in front of him.

Despite the brutality of that particular scene, Bambi is still one of the most popular Disney movies ever made. A limited-edition VHS tape of this film can be bought for $24,000.

Star Wars

Star Wars is one of the most successful franchises in history. It has spawned many sequels, TV shows, comic books, and lots of merchandise. There are die-hard fans everywhere that love collecting Star-Wars-related products.

An original, sealed VHS tape of any of the original three movies can go for $2,300. For such old VHS tapes of movies that you can watch anywhere nowadays, it’s a lot of money.

Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was Disney’s first full-length film, and it changed the movie industry forever. It is crazy to think that this 1937 is still just as popular today as it was back then.

Obviously, when the movie was first released, there was no such thing as a VHS. The oldest VHS of this movie is from 1994, and it is worth about $52,000.

The Fox And The Hound

The Fox and the Hound is very similar to Bambi in that it’s an old Disney movie involving animals and dark themes. In fact, this movie is known as one of Disney’s darkest films.

Despite that, many people feel extremely nostalgic about it, which is why an old VHS tape of this classic is going for a whopping $60,000 on eBay. Nostalgia is an extremely powerful emotion!


We’ve saved the best for last, and this one is truly unbelievable. You’d think that finding an old Aladdin VHS tape in a garage sale would cost you just a couple of dollars - and you’d be right.

However, finding an unsealed, Black-Diamond edition of this movie on eBay may cost you up to $1,000,000 for reasons we just don’t understand. Apparently, it’s very, very rare and valuable.