The Perfect Date Night (Or Netflix & Chill) Movies. Elena Nicolaou. See All Slides. Begin Slideshow. We all want to spend every Friday date night traipsing around the city in search of a new adventure. We want to wine, dine, and swashbuckle our way into someone's heart When you have places to go, people to see, and worlds to save, it's easy to let Friday nights sneak up on you. Save the coq au vin and ambitious intentions for when you have more energy. While elaborate acts of wooing are all fine and good, sometimes, the best way to connect with someone is cuddled on the couch. Movies are a perfectly fine way to unwind and start conversations. So, submit to the temptation of Netflix and Chill. For a date night on demand, stream these movies or seek them out in theaters.
Welcome to Watching, The New York Times’s TV and movie recommendation site. Every month, Netflix Canada adds a new batch of movies and TV shows to its library. Here are the titles we think are most interesting for August, broken down by release date. Netflix occasionally changes schedules without giving notice.
Movies New to Netflix ‘8 Mile’ Starts streaming: Aug. 1 The rapper Eminem was at the height of his popularity when he starred in “8 Mile,” a semi-autobiographical account of his rough-and-tumble trailer park roots in Detroit and his efforts to break through in a musical genre dominated by African-Americans.
There’s more than a little calculation in Eminem’s cred-boosting attempt at self-mythology, but director Curtis Hanson evokes this poverty-ravaged stretch of the Motor City beautifully, and the rap battles are a nervy, electrifying confirmation of his protagonist’s talent.
— Starts streaming: Aug. 1 On digital shorts like “Lazy Sunday” and in music videos like “I’m on a Boat” and “Jack Sparrow,” the brilliant comedy trio the Lonely Island found huge viral success in silly rap parodies of music and popular culture.
Not many saw its debut feature in theaters, but choice clips from “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” have circulated heavily since, and the film itself holds together as a sendup of self-styled pop icons, celebrity culture and trends in the music industry.
Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer’s musical numbers are the main attraction here, but other whimsical touches abound, like a record release deal with an appliance company and Seal’s getting torn apart by wolves. — ‘Public Enemies’ Starts streaming: Aug.
1 This historical thriller from Michael Mann about the cat-and-mouse game between John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) and law enforcement agents, led by Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale), has the studio polish of “The Untouchables” but a more idiosyncratic feel, from the conspicuous digital-video look to a narrow focus on the methodology of the hunt. Against the backdrop of the Great Depression, the charismatic Dillinger thieves his way into popularity among Americans reeling from poverty, but his pursuit becomes an argument for J.
Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) to expand the F.B.I.’s investigative scope. All roads lead to the Biograph Theater in Chicago. — ‘Touch of Evil’ Starts streaming: Aug. 1 Orson Welles’s 1958 noir classic, “Touch of Evil,” is cited mostly for the most famous opening shot of all time, an unbroken take that follows the placing of a bomb in the trunk of a car and cranes over the top of a building as it cruises past the United States-Mexico border.
Welles’s chiaroscuro style is a chief attraction throughout the rest of “Touch of Evil,” too, which miscasts Charlton Heston as a Mexican narcotics officer who investigates the bomb’s explosion while on a honeymoon with his American bride (Janet Leigh).
Since the explosion happened on the American side of the border, all inquiries go through a corrupt American police captain, played to menacing perfection by Welles himself. — ‘Like Father’ Starts streaming: Aug. 3 Among the more promising and higher-profile Netflix original this month, “Like Father” pairs Kristen Bell and Kelsey Grammer as an estranged father-daughter pair who wind up on a honeymoon cruise together after Bell’s groom abandons her at the alter.
Bell’s current run on NBC’s excellent “” is a testament to how well she can turn life-altering misfortune into laughs and Grammer is a reliable comedy professional who hasn’t had a chance to show off much lately. The writer-director Lauren Miller has also cast her husband, Seth Rogen, as a love interest who drives a wedge further between them. — ‘Flavors of Youth’ Starts streaming: Aug.
4 With few exceptions, anime tends to thrive on the margins of American popular culture, but last year, it had a breakthrough moment here and abroad with “Your Name,” a lush, metaphysical teenage love story that became the highest-grossing anime of all time. Now the producers of “Your Name,” CoMix Wave Films, are returning to a similar emotional place with “Flavors of Youth,” an anthology conceit that unfolds over three chapters set in three different cities in China.
Plot details are vague to the extreme, but the images look ravishingly beautiful. ‘I Kill Giants’ Starts streaming: Aug. 6 In an unfortunate accident of timing, “I Kill Giants” premiered at the same 2017 Toronto Film Festival where “A Monster Calls,” a splashier and bigger-budget children’s fantasy of a similar ilk, was destined to get most of the attention.
After bombing out in theaters earlier this year, “I Kill Giants” comes to Netflix ripe for discovery, a resourceful slice of magical realism that works out adolescent strife through monster-slaying action. Madison Wolfe stars as a bespectacled 12-year-old outcast who escapes her glum life by entering an imaginary world where she protects her small town from encroaching beasts.
— ‘Sully’ Starts streaming: Aug. 6 The story of the pilot Chesley Sullenberger is a great one, but it would also seem too short for the movies: Hero pilot safely lands a commercial airliner in the Hudson River after a flock of geese knock out the engines. Yet Clint Eastwood’s “Sully” justifies the length, returning to the same flight multiple times to examine technical issues as well as and emotional ones, like the deep responsibility Sully (Tom Hanks) feels for the safety of the passengers on board.
Eastwood relishes the opportunity to take potshots at the government bureaucrats who question Sully’s decision-making, but the film mainly exists in homage to Sully’s calm professionalism. — ‘The Commuter’ Starts streaming: Aug. 10 At this point, it isn’t easy to separate one generically titled Liam Neeson thriller from another, but virtually all of them are satisfying regardless, especially in the low-stakes realm of home video.
“The Commuter” reunites Neeson with the gifted director Jaume Collet-Serra (“The Shallows”), whose “Non-Stop” set Neeson loose on a plane with an active killer.
Now the two take their collaboration to a moving train, where Neeson’s ex-cop turned insurance salesman faces another deadly threat on his daily commute into New York City. As with “Non-Stop,” he needs to figure out the location of a single passenger, but he has plenty to keep him occupied in the meantime.
— ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ Starts streaming: Aug. 10 Based on the epistolary novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’ epistolary novel, this prestige drama from Mike Newell, who directed of “Enchanted April” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” looks admiringly at the resilience of an island community that survived German occupation.
Our guide into this world is Juliet Ashton (Lily James), an author in postwar London who picks up a correspondence with members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, who tell her stories about living under Nazis on their tiny island.
She is inspired enough to travel to Guernsey to work on a book about them, but the experience changes the course of her life in ways she couldn’t have anticipated. — Starts streaming: Aug. 15 Easily one of the best-directed studio horror films in years, “Don’t Breathe” follows three young burglars who try to rob a fortune from the home of a blind veteran but discover that he’s not the easy mark they’d assumed him to be.
Limiting the action primarily to the victim’s isolated home in a boarded-up Detroit neighborhood, director Fede Alvarez makes it clear early that the man has secured his home like a booby-trapped fortress and possesses a batlike sense of hearing to compensate for his lack of sight.
As the title suggests, the slightest sound will set him off, and Alvarez turns every creak of the hardwood into a potentially deadly mistake. The film gets ugly in the final act — the extreme violence makes it a hard-R — but it sustains maximum tension for most of the way.
— ‘Downsizing’ Starts streaming: Aug. 24 With “Downsizing,” the reliably excellent comedy director Alexander Payne (“,” “Sideways”) had his first major slip with critics and audiences, both of whom rejected his satirical sci-fi about a future in which people have the option of shrinking by five inches in order to get more value for their home-buying dollar.
But time may be kind to the film’s central insight on modern-day capitalism, which leaves working people with few options other than reducing themselves in size and living in mansions that look like dollhouses to the fully grown. Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig star as a financially struggling couple from Omaha who agree to downsize together, but one opts not to go through with it at the last minute. — TV New to Netflix ‘I am a Killer’ Starts streaming: Aug. 3 Perhaps still riding high off the success of its serial-killer series “,” Netflix has partnered with A&E on a 10-part true-crime series that profiles a new death row inmate each week.
All of the inmates have been convicted of capital murder and all are asked to recount their actions in detail and express their feelings about the crime, then and now.
“I am a Killer” promises a greater understanding of their motivations and the decisions that changed their lives and the lives of the victims and their families forever.
— ‘Disenchantment’ Starts streaming: Aug. 17 The last two times the cartoonist Matt Groening created a TV show, the results were “” and “,” two of the most beloved animated shows ever televised.
So anticipation is high for Groening’s Netflix series, “Disenchantment,” which brings his sensibility to the medieval realm. Abbi Jacobson of “” voices Princess Bean, an alcoholic royal whose chief companions including a tiny elf (Nat Faxon) and her own “personal demon” (Eric Andre).
Her episodic adventures will no doubt give Groening and his writers ample space to riff on medieval conventions and introduce some 21st century anachronisms. — ‘Ghoul’ Starts streaming: Aug. 24 With horror series like “The Purge,” “Insidious” and “Sinister,” Blumhouse Productions has become a dominant force in the genre, and it is looking to expand its business to other territories.
In collaboration with an Indian production company called Phantom Films, Blumhouse has created the three-episode series “Ghoul,” an Indian-language mini-anthology that spins stories off military interrogators who discover that the terrorist they’re interviewing has the power to turn dark secrets against them.
— Also of interest: “Along Came Polly” (Aug. 1), “Dragonheart” (Aug. 1), “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” (Aug. 1), “Julie & Julia” (Aug. 1), “The Land Before Time (Aug. 1), “Michael Jackson’s This Is It” (Aug. 1), “Marching Orders” (Aug. 3), “Homeland” Season 6 (Aug. 15), “Den of Thieves” (Aug. 17), “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” (Aug.
17), “Death at a Funeral” (Aug. 20), “How to Get Away with Murder” Season 4 (Aug. 22), “Follow This” (Aug. 23) and “Ozark” Season 2 (Aug. 31).
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What are the best date night movies? That's a tricky question, because you've got your first date movies and your second date movies...and so on.
This list of top films for date night includes a wide variety of different kinds of films that will hopefully make for an excellent evening of snuggling and discussion. Many of these films are some of the . These are the movies you really can't go wrong watching on date night. Vote up your favorites, vote down any you had to suffer through on bad dates and of course, rerank this list any way you want. And, if your favorite date night film is missing, add it!
While a list of the best date night movies will likely be dominated by romantic comedies ("rom-coms"), this list also includes some great dramas, some and a handful of , too. Why? Because not everybody likes Hollywood rom-coms.
Sometimes you want to dig a little deeper. A good date night movie can spur some interesting discussion and, in the case of horror movies, can bring you two much closer - literally. One caveat with the date night movie choices: Please, unless you are absolutely certain your sweetie loves period movies, do not, repeat, do not make them suffer through long, sweepingly epic films like 'The English Patient.' Yes, the movie is romantic but trust me, stick with the lighter fare.
The same goes for other like the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy. It's fine if your date is a huge fan, but if not? Bad idea. Also, beware the . You don't want to be sitting there blubbering like a baby in front of a date when Mufasa dies in 'The Lion King,' do you?
If you're really in doubt, go with one of these and/or a selection from this list of the . Photo: via Pinterest 1
It’s date night again, and you and your special someone are looking for something to watch. We take a look at 25 of the best date night movies streaming on Netflix in 2018, which you’ll both enjoy. Date night movies can sometimes be predictable with sappy endings, leaving at least someone unhappy — so we’ve taken a look at some of the best movies streaming on Netflix of many different genres, so both viewers will enjoy.
Click through our list of the best date night movies streaming on Netflix. If any of our unique date night movies streaming on Netflix piqued your interest, and you’d like to know more about a specific one, we’ve included a bit about each movie’s plot in the sections below. 1) ‘Finding Neverland’ This Oscar-winning film reveals how imaginative author J.M. Barrie envisioned a world that was at once so wondrous and perilous.
Johnny Depp pairs up with Kate Winslet wonderfully, and puts in one of his best performances to date. We’re also introduced to a young and incredibly talented Freddie Highmore, who now stars in A&E’s thrilling show Bates Motel. While this is one of the more romantic films on our list, it’s incredibly well shot, and has multiple great performances.
2) ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ Adele’s life is changed when she meets Emma (Léa Seydoux), a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
3) ‘Taking Lives’ FBI profiler Illeana Scott (Angelina Jolie) is recruited to assist the police in their search for a serial killer who later assumes the identities of his victims. Now that Jolie and Hawke are massive stars, it’s an interesting film to go back and watch, as you see how much they’ve changed over the years.
4) ‘Bruce Almighty’ When Bruce Nolan angrily gives up on God, he responds by giving Jim Carrey’s character all of his divine powers. Bruce struggles to deal with everyone’s problems, but all he really wants is to be with his one true love, played by Jennifer Aniston. Bruce Almighty is a great comedy, with romance at its core. 5) ‘The Duchess’ If you’re a fan of Keira Knightley, you’re bound to enjoy her in this period piece which sees her as the unhappy, young duchess Georgiana Spencer.
She later begins a scandalous affair with a politician which could ruin her husband’s (played by Ralph Fiennes) political reputation. One of her wigs catches on fire at one point, which is certainly a highlight, and the sets couldn’t be more beautiful. 6) ‘In Bruges’ When a lethal job goes terribly wrong in London, two hitmen are ordered to stay out-of-sight in the town of Bruges, Belgium, until their boss (played by Ralph Fiennes) decides what to do with them.
Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson have some of the funniest lines ever, despite being such a dark comedy. This film is truly a must-see, and it will leave you talking about it for days. 7) ‘Phenomenon’ When a humble mechanic is knocked unconscious one night after staring at a curious light in the sky, he wakes up with intellectual powers that rival anything anyone has ever seen, especially in his small town.
It’s not too long after the incident that the FBI is interested in how he breaks one of their codes, and he finds out that the powerful intellect might not be the best thing in his life after all. 8) ‘Adventureland’ Jesse Eisenberg’s character, James Brenna, isn’t able to afford to join his friend on a trip that he’s always wanted to go on after his parents inform him they’re on hard times. So, he reluctantly takes a summer job at an amusement park, where he meets many unique characters, including Kristen Stewart, who puts in a great performance as a young woman who doesn’t know what to do with her life yet.
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader bring some hilarious moments to the film, and this is one movie we promise is worth seeing if you’ve yet to watch it. 9) ‘The Invisible Guest’ When a man is accused of murder, he goes to extraordinary lengths to prove his innocence. But nothing is what it appears to be, and as you follow the same story from different perspectives, everything changes.
This Spanish thriller is the perfect conversation-starter and will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to its epic, unexpected conclusion.
10) ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Whether you’re into superhero stories or not, Thor: Ragnarok is a fun, entertaining movie that will keep you laughing throughout, as Thor finds himself trying to save Asgard from an evil villain — and save himself from a strange planet of gladiator games. The jokes are ingenious, the sets are beautiful, and the story gives famous actors hilarious dialogue. You don’t even need that much background information, if one of you hasn’t watched any Marvel movies.
Related: 11) ‘When We First Met’ This comedy about love at all costs is the perfect fun film to watch together. A story about appreciating what you have when you have it, it’s a great mix of laughs and earnest emotion with an age-old time-travelling trope.
12) ‘Set It Up’ The rom com renaissance deserves to be appreciated on date night, and Set It Up has all the tropes that make a movie fun to watch together: characters setting other characters up, enemies-to-friends-to-lovers, and a hilarious cast that shows their comedy chops in a way that will make you fall in love all over again.
Related: 13) ‘Up in the Air’ George Clooney offers one of his best performances in this movie about an obsessively career-focused bachelor who enjoys all the luxuries of constant travel. But though there’s a dash of romance, the movie is really about discovering one’s true priorities in life.
And it’s Anna Kendrick’s Oscar-winning performance! 14) ‘The King’s Speech’ Feel-good, historic, and full of excellent British actors, The King’s Speech is a beautifully crafted movie about King George VI (played by Colin Firth), who must overcome his speech impediment to be a good King.
Helena Bonham Carter stars as an amazing Queen, and with Geoffrey Rush — this time not a pirate — is the instructor that becomes the King’s speech trainer and close friend. 15) ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ If you like suspense set in 1970s England, laden with excellent dialogue, subtle political machinations and powerful performances, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy — an adaptation of the book under the same name — is a great way to see actors like Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, and Tom Hardy in more subdued but powerful roles.
16) ‘Train to Busan’ A good zombie thriller can bring people together in wonderful ways. This Korean movie about a father and daughter travelling by train, only to be hijacked by zombies, is one of the best zombie movies out there.
It also has some great action and acting moments. 17) ‘The Truman Show’ ’90s Jim Carrey shines in The Truman Show, a story about a man who discovers that his entire life has been televised to millions of people. It’s a story about love and truth, with some classic Jim Carrey thrown in. Even if you’re already seen it, it’s a great movie to go back and watch with a partner. 18) ‘Scott Pilgrim vs The World’ A story full of perfectly-timed jokes? Check. A lovable, awkward main character?
Check. A series of vengeful exes with superpowers that must be defeated in order to date the girl of his dreams? Check! This movie is unexpected in all the best ways, and makes you suspend your disbelief just enough to take you on a wild ride through a comic book-like film with adorable younger versions of Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick and Brie Larson.
19) ‘Cloud Atlas’ The Wachowskis’ most emotional (and confusing) film of all, Cloud Atlas has a little bit of everything — science fiction, action, romance, history and mystery.
Even if you don’t understand what it’s trying to tell you by the end, you’ll be moved by the beauty of the stories you’ve experienced, and the deep commitment the filmmakers had to create worlds that feel real.
20) ‘Lion’ Saroo was a five-year-old in India when he got separated from his family and lost in the orphanage system. Years later, an adult adopted by an Australian family, he finds himself reconnecting with his lost past, and beginning a search for the family he’d almost forgotten. This feel-good story based on real events is perfect for a quiet evening. 21) ‘Coco’ Animated movies are worth your time, and can be the best bonding experience of all!
Coco in particular brings all emotions to the surface, as you follow a young boy through the Land of the Dead, searching for his ancestor and redeeming his family’s history. Set in Mexico during Dia de los Muertos, it can be a profoundly personal experience, as it hearkens back to your relationships with your family and culture (an excellent way to know more about someone’s background!) Related: 22) ‘The Boy’ Feel like snuggling up with your date to watch some good old horror?
The Boy is a creepy story about a babysitter hired to take care of a young boy in a remote mansion while his parents go on a trip. Sounds okay, right? Except the boy isn’t really a boy… he’s a doll, and no one seems acknowledge it.
And the babysitter should watch out, because the boy is needy. This creepy story will have you shivering, and shock you with its riveting conclusion. 23) ‘Naked’ Sometimes you just need a ridiculous comedy, and Naked is about as ridiculous as romance gets.
When a man wakes up naked in an elevator on his wedding day, he has to do the impossible to get back to his wedding on time — and fix his relationship in the process.
It’s basically like Groundhog Day, except the main character spends a lot of screentime naked. 24) ‘The Sixth Sense’ The perfect thriller with an excellent ending, The Sixth Sense is a joy to watch and rewatch. Bruce Willis does one of his best roles yet as a confused psychologist, and young Haley Joel Osment’s famous confession never gets old. This movie has the best combination of creepy and emotional that you’ll ever see.
25) ‘Nacho Libre’ If you and your date like ridiculous humor, Nacho Libre is the movie for you. Jack Black stars as a frustrated Mexican monk that desperately wants to become a luchador, and in the process help feed the children at the orphanage he works in.
This feel-good, somewhat stupid, but surprisingly adorable comedy will be the perfect source of inside jokes for any relationship. Got a great date night movie rec? Leave it below!
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