What do you mean, you've tried movies, toys, cups, blankets? Do you mean you've tried bribeing him to go to sleep? Won't work. And movies before bedtime will actually stimulate him and make it harder for him to relax and sleep.
Have a short bedtime routine. Bath, brush teeth, 2 stories, lights out for example. Tuck him in, kiss him goodnight, tell him you will see him in the morning, and leave. Lock him in his room. If he wants to scream and cry, let him. If he falls asleep on the floor by his door, it won't harm him. He needs to learn that bedtime is bedtime. He needs to learn that throwing a fit will not get him his way - not even "one more minute". If necessary, take every last toy and book out of his room.
at 2:18 PM on Oct. 29, 2008